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,…

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.…

Essential Acessories

Ahead of the trend toward natural, interactive interfaces, the Wacom Cintiq 21UX offers the most precise way yet to interact with a truly useful, large-format display.
By The Editors
WACOM CINTIQ 2IUXH Ahead of the trend toward natural, interactive interfaces, the Wacom Cintiq 21UX offers the most precise way yet to interact with a truly useful, large-format display. At 21.3 inches, the pressure-sensitive screen has plenty of room for software toolbars and big photo views—perfect for pixel-level editing. Touch…

Bags & Cases

When taking your photography out on the road, it’s essential to have the right bag to carry the right equipment.
DPMag
This Article Features Photo Zoom When taking your photography out on the road, it’s essential to have the right bag to carry the right equipment. This past year in camera bags and cases has been all about making it more convenient to transport gear, especially with the convergence of still…

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…
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