On-Camera Lighting

Accessories and light modifiers for controlling speedlight flashes and adding photographic effects
By David Willis
Camera flashes are highly directional light sources. This means that the burst of light is coming from a single light source, the bulb, resulting in an uneven style of lighting with a brightly lit subject in the foreground and a lot of heavy shadows surrounding the subject. This effect is…
CANON EOS 70D The newest addition to the Canon EOS line, the EOS 70D introduces a unique 20.2-megapixel Dual Pixel APS-C CMOS AF sensor. Each pixel contains two photodiodes, which serve to both record the image and perform AF duty for faster focus acquisition, improved tracking and smooth focus transitions…

July/August 2013

By The Editors
PRECISION EDITING The computer mouse is great for navigating around a page, but it isn't an ideal precision instrument for photo editing. The Wacom Cintiq 13HD gives you the fine control of a pen, which many photographers and professional retouchers prefer to a clumsy mouse, and an integrated touch-sensitive display.…

Monolights & Strobes

Gear options for powerful and fast illumination to capture the action or create amazing effects
By David Willis
Monolights, flashes and strobes are lighting systems capable of timed bursts of light in a rapid sequence. Because the bursts of light are intermittent, they're much cooler to use instead of most traditional continuous light sources, especially important in closed studio environments. Low-heat continuous LED lights are challenging this advantage,…

Apps For Travel

These smartphone apps will help you stay organized, get translations, find local hot spots and store or share your images as you go.
By Ashley Myers-Turner
Whether you're taking a world trip to explore new cultures or simply visiting family and bringing your camera along for the ride, these smartphone apps will help you stay organized, get translations, find local hot spots and store or share your images as you go. When you're in a different…

May/June 2013

By The Editors
NEW COMPACT FOVEON CAM Last year, Sigma upgraded its DP1 and DP2 APS-C compact cameras with the unique 46-megapixel (three stacked 15.3-megapixel layers) Foveon X3 sensor from their flagship SD1 Merrill DSLR, creating the well-received DP1 and DP2 Merrill (with built-in 19mm ƒ/2.8 wide-angle and 30mm ƒ/2.8 normal lens, respectively,…
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