Continuous lighting solutions have seen a lot more attention over the last few years thanks to the need for a constant light source that will provide illumination for both stills and video.
When people refer to a monolight or a strobe, they're talking about a light that produces a short, but very powerful burst of light for illuminating a scene or a subject and, when used to their maximum abilities, for freezing the actions of a subject...
There are more choices to consider than your camera maker's dedicated system flash, as well.
For many photo opportunities, compact "superzoom" cameras are the perfect blend of size and performance, combining DSLR features with a versatile, big-range zoom lens. ...
Figuring out the right camera and lens probably takes up most of the time you spend thinking about gear.
These applications excel at importing and organizing your photo library, but they do a lot more, including RAW processing and the essential adjustments you'll make to most images
Sound presents unique challenges to both photographers and videographers alike, especially when working with the limited capabilities of a DSLR's built-in microphone system. ...
Using the right support system can make all the difference between a blurry and a sharp photo or shaky and smooth video clips.
Canon has long produced two versions of its flagship EOS-1-series pro DSLRs: an EOS-1 model with an APS-H (1.3x crop) sensor and high frame rate, and a high-megapixel, full-frame model with even better image quality.
Digital technology hasn't only transformed the way we take photographs, but also created an explosion of camera options.
Supertelephoto lenses are really expensive, but worth it for those who can afford the cost, due to their superb optics and AF performance, and fast maximum apertures.
Flashes have never been so powerful.
Digital technology and software have given us enormous control over our images that we didn't have in the wet darkroom, and they have made photography more playful, too.
When working with natural light, the singular light source of the sun is difficult to control.
Hanging out at the pool or on the beach is a rite of summer. It's also a perfect time for expanding your photographic creativity as long as you have the right kind of gear for protecting your camera. ...
Want to capture high-quality video of the action—and still be a part of it?
Olympus has a thing for classic cameras, and we like it.
We'll look closely at what distinguishes the most expensive DSLRs, but keep in mind that the higher-end DSLRs aren't always the best choices, even for those who can afford them.
Whether artificial or natural, light that comes from a single source is directional and harsh, which results in images that have a lot of contrast and heavy shadows. ...
From small camera-mountable units to larger studio setups, LED (light-emitting diodes) lights are "cool" in more ways than one.
It's no secret that when shooting video with your DSLR, you need an external microphone if you want to capture quality audio in the field.
Pentax's first mirrorless, interchangeable-lens camera was the Q, the smallest mirrorless model, due in large part to its compact-camera-size backlit CMOS sensor. ...
This relatively low-cost Translucent Mirror camera can shoot 16-megapixel images at 10 fps and 8.4-megapixel images at 12 fps—all with full-time phase-detection continuous AF.
Fujifilm caught a lot of attention last year when they introduced the X100, a stylish, "retro" compact digital camera with a big APS-C image sensor and a built-in 23mm lens.
Nikon's full-frame D800 offers a great mix of image quality (even at high ISO settings), AF performance, ruggedness and price.
The EOS 5D Mark III's new 22.3-megapixel Canon full-frame CMOS sensor provides more pixels than any other Canon DSLR, yet offers a good balance between resolution, high-ISO performance and shooting speed.