Accessories

How to Make an Emergency Beanbag Tripod

We’ve all been there: that situation where you’re just about to take a nice picture, all you need is your tripod, and—it’s not there. Did you leave it at home on purpose? Sigh. What now? Improvise. In an emergency, you can create a simple and reliable tripod out of something easily available—for example, a beanbag.

How to Work with a Gray Card

128 128 128. That’s the color code for neutral gray. And neutral gray is extremely important for digital photography. Not only because it’s easy to “hide” (to make it neutral, translucent), but also because you can us this color to easily balance all the other colors in a picture... or even in other pictures.

Tips on Gifts for Every Photography Lover!

Christmas is drawing near, and so we’re here with inspiring answers to the question: what do you give a photographer? Although the best gift of all is the new Zoner Photo Studio 17, today we’ll be bringing you lots of tips on other ways to bring joy to every photographer.

What Should Be in Your Camera Bag?

We recently offered some advice on how to choose a camera bag. This time, we’ll tell you what ought to be in it besides just a camera. We’ll start from the basics, but we have some surprises for you at the end.

Choosing the Right Bag

Transporting photo equipment may seem like a simple issue, but it’s not. You need to safely get your gear to a shoot, take your pictures, and safely get things back home. You’ll need different gear for every discipline and genre, and your choice of photo equipment bag will need to adapt to that.

Diffusion Tools: Softboxes vs. Octaboxes

Today we’ll take a look at one of the most basic and most used types of diffusion tools: softboxes and octaboxes. These two light diffusion tools look very similar, and you could almost say that octaboxes are a type of softbox. But these tools have subtle differences. The differences may at first glance seem to be mere details. However, details are what separate the good photos from the bad.

Pick the Right Memory Card!

It’s tiny, but it’s no small thing! Pick the right memory card for your needs—don’t underestimate this critical part of your kit. Because we believe in quality, in today’s article we’ve focused on high-quality brands that stand among the top memory products in the world. We’ll help you find the card that fits your camera best.

Learn to Use a Polarizing Filter

If you often photograph landscapes, then a polarizing filter is an important accessory. When you start using one, the difference will be visible right away. This article will explain the principles behind this filter, and what you can expect from it. Every photographer should know a bit about these filters: they’re good for more than just landscapes!

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