Wide-Angle Zooms

Whether taking professional candids at events or family snapshots at parties, the winter season means an abundance of holiday festivities, and that also means more photos taken indoors.

Whether taking professional candids at events or family snapshots at parties, the winter season means an abundance of holiday festivities, and that also means more photos taken indoors. It’s important in these situations to be able to move quickly on your feet while dealing with low light and tight quarters, and a quality standard zoom that starts... Read more

HDR Magic

One of the wonders of digital photography is that there’s always something new to experiment with.

One of the wonders of digital photography is that there’s always something new to experiment with. Even a process that originates to correct a problem can develop a life of its own to become a hot trend. Case in point: HDR. It all started when some clever people sought to overcome the limited dynamic range of digital imaging by combining exposure... Read more

Bags & Cases For Travel

There’s a delicate science to packing the essentials when you’re planning an extended trip.

There’s a delicate science to packing the essentials when you’re planning an extended trip. It’s important to have the gear you’ll need for any opportunities that may come your way, and to capture masterful photos but it’s also important to stay light on your feet. Thankfully, camera bags come in all shapes and sizes, so whether it’s only... Read more

Photo/Video Storage

Thanks to ever-increasing image file sizes and the convergence between photo and video, external hard drives are having a technological renaissance.

Thanks to ever-increasing image file sizes and the convergence between photo and video, external hard drives are having a technological renaissance. The new USB 3.0 format is pushing data-transfer read and write speeds to record levels. At the same time, the demands for huge capacities are growing exponentially as our archives are adding up to larger... Read more

Top Compact Cameras

In terms of sheer performance and flexibility, nothing beats a digital SLR for serious photography, but try slipping one into your pocket. There are times when it’s more important to have a camera that’s portable, speedy and nimble—when a D-SLR, for all of its benefits, is too large, heavy or conspicuous.

In terms of sheer performance and flexibility, nothing beats a digital SLR for serious photography, but try slipping one into your pocket. There are times when it’s more important to have a camera that’s portable, speedy and nimble—when a D-SLR, for all of its benefits, is too large, heavy or conspicuous. Full-featured compact cameras... Read more

External Storage Solutions

They say you never can be too thin or too rich.

They say you never can be too thin or too rich. If you’re a digital photographer, you can add “have too much disc space” to that list. As camera resolutions grow and shooting in the RAW format becomes more common, hard drives fill quickly with all the digital images you accumulate. Luckily, drive capacities have been growing even faster... Read more

Wide Zooms

Wide-angle lenses display their merits in many different situations and are highly desirable for any photographer.

Wide-angle lenses display their merits in many different situations and are highly desirable for any photographer. Specially designed optics make them perfect for capturing large expanses in landscape photography or big groups of people confined to tight areas. When you further combine wide-angle lenses with the flexibility to zoom, their appeal suddenly... Read more

Tripods

Many photographers think a tripod is a tripod, a necessary evil if you want to get sharp pictures when using long lenses or long exposure times.

Many photographers think a tripod is a tripod, a necessary evil if you want to get sharp pictures when using long lenses or long exposure times. But a tripod is more than a camera-steadier, and tripods vary greatly in design, features and versatility. In addition to preventing camera movement from blurring your photos, a tripod locks in your composition... Read more

Laptops

It may not be an absolute necessity, but taking your digital darkroom with you when you travel is definitely a huge benefit for your photography.

It may not be an absolute necessity, but taking your digital darkroom with you when you travel is definitely a huge benefit for your photography. You can thoroughly review, organize, annotate, edit and back up your photos as you go, so there’s less to do when you get home. You also can upload to the Web and create an online gallery of your travels... Read more

Photo & Multimedia Viewers

Many digital cameras are now sporting large, high-resolution LCDs, which are terrific for composition and limited review of images.

Many digital cameras are now sporting large, high-resolution LCDs, which are terrific for composition and limited review of images. We’re glad to see these larger screens, but for an even better mobile viewing experience, multimedia viewers are hard to beat. Smaller and more portable than a laptop, these viewers include the ability to view all... Read more

Display Calibration

It may not be as exciting a topic as the latest D-SLR technologies, but color calibration is a critical part of digital photography.

It may not be as exciting a topic as the latest D-SLR technologies, but color calibration is a critical part of digital photography. With a properly calibrated monitor, you can be confident that the adjustments you make to your images are exactly what you intend. Don’t underestimate the importance of this! Adjusting an image on an uncalibrated... Read more

10 Awesome Photo Printers

From big display prints to fast proofs and everything in between, there’s a photo printer that’s made for the job
Choosing the best photo printer for your needs may mean choosing more than one printer. We’ve come a long way from the one-size-fits-all office inkjets—with specialty photo printers ranging from fast and portable mini-printers for quick proofs and 4x6s to pro-quality, large-format printers for making frame-worthy display prints. We’ll look at... Read more
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