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No discount for B&H, but I can highly recommend them for their customer service and the wide assortment of products. If you need it, they have it!



Try before you buy! is a great place to rent – convenient, reliable service that all should know about. No discount, but a great way to borrow lenses. Check them out below:



I love Nik’s software products – I regularly use the latest versions of Viveza , Color Efex Pro , Silver Efex Pro, HDR Efex Pro , Sharpener and Define. Since Google acquired them, however, the affiliate connection has stopped. Stay tuned for further notice if it gets reinstated.


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Just click on the picture or this link to go to Think Tank Photo. These are my bags of choice. I use the Airport Acceleration, Airport Takeoff, The Speed Freak beltpack, and several modular pouches that fit on the beltpack’s belt. Also have the zoom pouches that fit a camera with 70-200 zoom lens attached. They are all very functional bags! When you buy through me, and spend over $49.50, you’ll get to choose a cool free gift – memory card wallet, belly dancer harness, travel pouch, battery holder and more!

Receive a FREE CAMERA BAG from Think Tank Photo



WIMBERLEY – I use a Wimberley Sidekick for my long telephoto lenses to mount them to my tripod/ball head. I love the Sidekick! I also have a macro flash and a telephoto flash bracket, and a Plamp. Wimberley products are very well-engineered and made to last. I don’t have a discount arrangement with them (yet) but I stand by their products.



TOPAZ Labs For a 15% discount on your entire purchase, enter the code “brendatharp” at checkout.


SINGH-RAY FILTERS – the best filters out there. A discount is available for all workshop participants, 30 days before and 30 days after a tour or workshop. For more information, e-mail me.



 FLY PAPER TEXTURES – Incredible assortment of textures for overlaying your images. Click here to visit Flypaper Textures. Enter “Tharp” at checkout for a 15% discount on your total order.


Hoodman has great loupes for your LCD screens! I have the collapsible one and love it. Great memory cards, too. No discount but they are great products.




LENSBABIES -Take your photography to another level with the incredible assortment of unique optics. Workshop participants (only) receive 10% off entire purchase at Contact me for more information.


Lumiquest makes great soft-boxes for accessory flash units, and a soft screen for pop-up flashes too. I use them in the field for my travel photography and for nature when I need a little kick light but want to keep it all natural looking.