Tripods & Supports

You probably know that tripods can make a huge difference in getting sharper pictures, but buying a tripod definitely isn’t as exciting as buying a new camera or lens.
By Rob Sheppard
You probably know that tripods can make a huge difference in getting sharper pictures, but buying a tripod definitely isn't as exciting as buying a new camera or lens. Owning a good tripod is a bit like flossing—you know you should do it, but other things just get more attention.…

Flash & Lighting

Mastering the tools to control light is one of the most effective ways to improve your skills as a photographer.
By Kim Castleberry
Mastering the tools to control light is one of the most effective ways to improve your skills as a photographer. Your camera’s built-in flash is adequate for typical snapshots, but it will only take your images so far. The fixed straight-on direction, further hampered by generally limited control and range,…

Special-Duty Software

For many photographers, image processing is more work than play, but even if you enjoy it, you’ll appreciate the speed, control and creativity provided by plug-ins and specialty software.
By Rob Sheppard
For many photographers, image processing is more work than play, but even if you enjoy it, you'll appreciate the speed, control and creativity provided by plug-ins and specialty software. These applications can expand your possibilities, such as HDR (high dynamic range) programs, or they can simplify and quicken routine tasks.…

Lenses

Some photographers still ask if they can use old 35mm-film lenses on new DSLRs.
By William Sawalich
SOME PHOTOGRAPHERS still ask if they can use old 35mm-film lenses on new DSLRs. The answer is yes you can, but you probably won't want to. Why? Because digital sensors handle light differently than film. Designed-for-digital lenses focus light differently to better register on the image sensor, and digital-specific coatings…

onOne Software PhotoTools 2.5

The best thing about Photoshop is that the creative possibilities are practically endless; that’s also the worst thing about Photoshop.
By The Editors
The best thing about Photoshop is that the creative possibilities are practically endless; that’s also the worst thing about Photoshop. Unless you have a clear vision of your end result, you can spend hours tinkering with adjustments only to decide you don’t like the final product. That’s where plug-ins like…

It’s The Lens, Baby!

Selective focus is a hot trend in photography. The soft, dreamy look is ideal for portraits, close-ups and scenics, directing attention by blurring your subject’s surroundings.
By The Editors
Selective focus is a hot trend in photography. The soft, dreamy look is ideal for portraits, close-ups and scenics, directing attention by blurring your subject's surroundings. When you want the creative effects of selective focus in-camera, you can't beat the simplicity of Lensbaby lenses and optics. A big part of…
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