Gear

What’s in My Bag?

Whatis In My Bag - Nicole Vug Photographer

What’s in My Bag – Photography Resources Guide Cameras, lenses, accessories, software, storage & sharing. Find out what I use and recommend, and what I don’t…and download the PDF guide! “The right tools is half the job done.”   …but the right tools for me may not be the right tools for you…it depends on…

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Why I Have Filters On My Lenses

Should I put filters on my lenses

Why I have filters on My Lenses So the question arises – again – “why do I need filters on my lenses?”  And as a picture can tell a thousand words… …well…I’d show you a photo just as it happened…if I was thinking straight at the time…but I was horrified – that my camera strap…

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Lithium Battery Issues in Cold Weather

Lithium Battery Issues in Cold Weather Smartphones or rather their lithium ion batteries are downright unreliable in the cold, and with the newer slimmer phones they are worse than ever… but there is more: I’ve been taking a lot of photos with the iPhone 6 lately and at the moment it is snowing where I…

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Photography New Year’s Resolutions

Walking - Camera in Hand in Frame

Photography New Year’s Resolutions If you’re going to take better photos this year, you need to plan… So…I know “New Year’s Resolutions” are corny…but we all have aspirations.  How’s it going so far?? Time slips away doesn’t it…not to mention that it seems like every year it slips by faster than the one before… If…

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How to Make a Speed Strap

Speed Strap instructions

How to Make a SpeedStrap the principle of this type of strap/sling, is to allow the camera to move freely and quickly from your side/hip to your face without tugging at your torso. Now don’t get me wrong – BlackRapid camera straps and accessories are awesome, but if you are not that flush with funds, then…

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Photo Tip – How to save money on filters

Tip for buying filters www.GreatPhotoTutorials.com

I had a financial decision to make a little while ago when I decided my 3 polarising filters were DEAD – I needed a set of new polarising filters…;-(( At $200 a pop I was a bit overwhelmed – I can buy a whole lens with that!!! Here’s what I did…and it works great!  You…

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REVIEW – Veho MUVI X-Lapse 360 Rotating Camera Mount

Review: Veho Muvi X-LAPSE 360 Timelapse action panning needs this nifty little accessory I had the opportunity to review this nifty little gadget a couple of months ago and, well, then the winter rains came, as they do in the Australian High Country, so I waited a while so i could do something in a grand…

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Lighthearted B+W ND Filter Review

I recently treated myself to a brand new and rather expensive B+W Neutral Density filter.  Actually it has been in my camera bag for a few months waiting for a high country nature based adventure to use it.  I have mostly Hoya filters and the B+W sticks out in my camera bag in it’s big…

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The Best Camera App Now Available For Android Phones

Camera Awesome editing app

December 2013 Camera Awesome is just that…(so is the company that produced it – Smugmug – I have my online gallery on their platform).  After 20 million downloads for iPhone, android users finally get to have it too…I’m on iPhone so I have had the pleasure of using it for a while now and it…

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Here’s a Great Christmas List Photography Nuts

Not only is this list  great to pass on to your loved ones as a hint hint….but it is a great list of the best of the best as tested by Popular Photography Magazine.  Page 2 & 29 are on my Christmas list…hint hint… 2013 Pop Awards: The Best Photography Gear of the Year |…

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Earth Shattering Industry Changes…

  I cannot let go of my beloved full size pro Canon cameras and lenses at this point…but I was flicking through a few of my not too bad iphone photos yesterday, wishing I had bothered to drag out the big camera at those moments for higher quality commercially viable shots ….and I had to ponder again…

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