Photographers’ Laptops

One of the joys of digital photography is the instant feedback you get from looking at your images right after capturing them.
By Jon Canfield
Above: Alienware Area-51 M15X Weight: 7 pounds Size: 14.5x10.7x1.3 inches List Price: From $1,299 One of the joys of digital photography is the instant feedback you get from looking at your images right after capturing them. Whether you're photographing a family event or traveling on vacation, having a laptop with…

Tele-Zooms

A tele-zoom is the convenient solution for getting close to the action, even when you need to remain at a distance.
By Dave Willis
A tele-zoom is the convenient solution for getting close to the action, even when you need to remain at a distance. For portrait, sports and wildlife photography, these zooms give you the compositional flexibility you need to frame your subjects creatively. Telephoto lenses tend to be large and often heavy,…

Framed!

One way to add interest and importance to a photo is to frame it.
By The Editors
Black-and-white images are particularly well suited to colorful frame treatments. For a color photo, try using a woodgrain or metallic pattern, or use Photoshop’s Desaturate command to change a color pattern into a monotone one (Image > Adjustments > Desaturate). One way to add interest and importance to a photo…

2009 Editor's Picks

Looking for a perfect holiday gift for the “To Me, From Me” under the tree?
By The Editors
Looking for a perfect holiday gift for the “To Me, From Me” under the tree? We’ve compiled our annual list of a few of our favorite gear and accessories about which you’ll want to start dropping hints. From updated versions of essential tools to totally new ideas to make your…

Silver Efex Pro

For fans of Nik Software’s intuitive U Point-powered Control Point technology, creating black-and-white images is made easier with Silver Efex Pro.
By The Editors
For fans of Nik Software’s intuitive U Point-powered Control Point technology, creating black-and-white images is made easier with Silver Efex Pro. If you’re new to Nik Software, Control Points let you apply adjustments selectively to particular areas of an image without needing to create complicated, sometimes time-consuming layer masks. With…

Buyer's Guide 2009: Online Sharing & Services

What's the best way to share, print and store your digital images? For millions of photographers—from casual shooters to pros—the answer can be summed up in one word: online.
By Jon Sienkiewicz
What's the best way to share, print and store your digital images? For millions of photographers—from casual shooters to pros—the answer can be summed up in one word: online. Over the past 10 years, web-based photo services have honed their skills and become an essential part of many photographers' workflow.…
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