Lenses For Portraiture

Considerations when choosing a lens for flattering photos of people
By Wes Pitts
Though there's no "perfect" lens for portraiture, it's generally agreed that a moderate telephoto in the range of 85mm to 135mm (35mm equivalent) is a reliably good choice. For tight headshots, an even stronger telephoto in the 200mm or even 300mm range may be a better choice. A lot depends…

New Gear: March/April 2015

Canon's new EF 100-400mm ƒ/4.5-5.6L IS II USM, Sony's 4K Action Cam, Seagate's super-slim Seven portable drive, and more
By The Editors
CANON EF 100-400MM ƒ/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Canon has redesigned their compact super-telephoto zoom lens. Fully compatible with all EOS cameras, the EF 100-400mm ƒ/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens now utilizes a rotation zoom ring for exact adjustments and weight balance instead of the previous model's push-pull zoom. With this…

Software For Black & White

Seven popular applications for converting your color images to monochrome
By Ashley Myers-Turner
Though any good photo editor will include tools for black-and-white conversion, plug-ins and specialty apps go a step further for more control and additional special effects that can add an extra creative dimension to your images if you do a lot of black-and-white work. Here are some of the most…

Epson SureColor P600

Featuring a new pigment inkset with epson’s densest blacks yet, this may be the ultimate desktop printer for black-and-white
BY Wes Pitts
SPECIFICATIONS Max Width: 13 inches Roll Paper-Compatible: Yes Number Of Inks: 9 Monochrome Inks: 4 Ink Type: Pigment Minimum Droplet Size: 2 picoliters Dimensions (WxDxH): 24.2x32x16.7 inches (trays extended) Estimated Street Price: $799 It has been nearly 20 years since Epson debuted their first desktop photo printer, the Epson Stylus…

2015 Editors’ Choice Awards

Our annual collection of noteworthy gear and technology
By The Editors
HOLDFAST GEAR MONEY MAKER What appeals to me about HoldFast Gear's innovative Money Maker camera-carrying solution isn't simply that you can have up to three cameras at the ready—awesome for event and wedding photographers­—but that you can also attach HoldFast's Explorer Lens Pouch and Indispensable Wallet to carry lenses, memory…

The Shutter Sisters’ Great Gear Guide

Handpicked Cameras, lenses and accessories
By The Shutter Sisters
Gathering an arsenal of the right camera equipment is important to all photographers—hobbyists, amateurs and pros alike. But what's included in each collection is as diverse and unique as the perspectives of those photographers. In other words, no two camera bags are alike. No one knows that quite like the…
Page 1 of 30
Subscribe & Save!
International residents, click here.