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Best Online Backup For Photographers

  • February 15, 2019
  • Shimona Carvalho
Online backup is one of those things that everyone knows they need but no-one wants to set up. The last ransomware incident finally lit a fire...

Panasonic Lumix GX85 vs. G85 - Which one's right for…

  • February 12, 2019
  • Shimona Carvalho
While I love Panasonic's lineup, I'll admit they are not the best at naming and differentiating their cameras, resulting in a bit of confusion. The...

Great Places to Take Pictures in San Diego

  • December 23, 2018
  • Shimona Carvalho
San Diego is a beautiful and fun city and there's a lot to do and see. So naturally, there are a lot of amazing places...

A DIY Camera Bag is the Best Travel Camera Bag

  • July 30, 2018
  • Shimona Carvalho
Alright peeps, I've had a number of camera bags along the way and honestly, most of them have been downright ugly. So my rec is...

The Best Camera for Travel in 2018

  • June 13, 2018
  • Shimona Carvalho
People often ask me which camera to buy, so I figured, why not consolidate what features I consider must-haves and what I believe to be...

The Best Photography Classes with Assignments

  • May 14, 2017
  • Shimona Carvalho
If you think a photography class with assignments is for high school students, you'd be wrong. I think assignments are the best way to learn...

The Best Tripods Under $100

  • March 15, 2017
  • Shimona Carvalho
The running advice in photography circles is that you must spend a couple of hundred on your first tripod, or forever rue the day. So...

Essential Travel Photography Gear

  • February 5, 2017
  • Shimona Carvalho
I often get asked what's in my camera bag or basically what I think the best travel photography gear is if you want to travel...

6 Stellar Gifts For Your Favorite Photographer

  • November 27, 2016
  • Shimona Carvalho
Do you have a photographer in your life? Perhaps it's you! This list is a lovely set of gifts that any photographer would be happy...