The Top 3 Budget Flashes for Photography: Good, Better, Best

You don't need to spend a lot of money to get a great external flash
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If you recently purchased a DSLR or mirrorless camera from one of the top brands such as Canon, Nikon, or Sony, you’ve probably also gone looking for an external flash (aka a speedlite, flashgun, or hot shoe flash) to provide extra illumination for portraits and event photography. And, understandably, you’ve likely tried to match the flash... Read more

Epson Expression Photo XP-8600 Review: Best Budget Photo Printer 2021?

Print high-quality photos quickly with this affordable all-in-one device
Photo of Epson XP-8600
In the past if you wanted to print high-quality photos at home, you needed to spend good money on a dedicated professional inkjet photo printer. Not only would the actual printer set you back upwards of $1000, the cost of having to replace the inks when they would inevitably run out after what would seem to be only a dozen or so photo prints, was aggravating. In... Read more

The Top 3 Ring Lights in 2021: Good, Better, Best

We pick our favorite ring lights for photography and video
Lead photo for best ring lights 2021
Ring lights have long been a popular and easy-to-use lighting option in portrait photography. When deployed, ring lights provide flattering, balanced light on your subject while virtually eliminating shadows. But many people might be familiar with ring lights these days because of how they can make you look more attractive on a Zoom webcam call. And... Read more
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Canon Selphy Square QX10 Printer Review

This mobile printer for the Instagram crowd produced surprisingly high-quality square photo prints
Product image of the Canon Selphy Square QX10
Convincing photographers to print the images they share on social media has long been a goal of printer manufacturers. The problem is the photos we post on Instagram, Facebook and other sites tend to be fun and spontaneous in nature while outputting images using traditional photo printers can be anything but. Many photographers who grew up in the age... Read more

Realize Your Vision

Create gallery-quality prints at home with Canon imagePROGRAF PRO Series printers
Image of a studio setup with a Canon imagePROGRAF printer
Nothing is as thrilling as the moment when all of your planning and preparation to get “the shot” pays off, right before your eyes. But the most lasting satisfaction comes from holding an archival photographic print that faithfully reproduces that vision. Whatever passions drive your photography, your best photographs deserve the finest printing... Read more

6 Great Smartphone Camera Accessories

Step up your smartphone photos and videos with these top accessories
smartphone camera accessories include video mics
The cameras in smartphones continue to get better and better—but they can only do so much. There are simply too many inherent limitations in the design of smartphone cameras including tiny imaging sensors, limited lenses and awkward ergonomics for many photo and video uses. That’s where a few key smartphone camera accessories can help. A... Read more

Lume Cube 2.0

The second generation of this ultra-compact LED light includes several upgrades
lume cube 2.0 in use
We thought the original Lume Cube was a bright idea when it launched in 2014, but this highly-portable lighting solution for still photography and video has gotten even more versatile with the new Lume Cube 2.0. While it looks essentially the same as its tiny predecessor, Lume Cube 2.0 offers significantly improved battery life, better quality of light... Read more

Travel Photography Toolkit

If you’re traveling and want to photograph your adventure like a pro, discover the tools you need to make the most of your trip
Travel Toolkit
As a pro photographer, I’ve done more than my share of travel photography. But one thing I’ve noticed in my personal experiences as well as those from other travel shooters: The genre of travel photography is so broad and expansive that it’s almost impossible to make recommendations without first learning more about the intent of the photographer... Read more

Summer Travel Lens Guide

If you're on the road during the hottest months of the year, invest in a compact, versatile zoom or prime that makes bringing back better pictures more convenient than ever
2019 is shaping up to be a great year for travel lenses, with new offerings from many manufacturers—particularly for their mirrorless camera systems that are small and light and ideal for travel. One way to think about these types of lenses is that they’re go-anywhere, do-anything devices. That’s because travel encompasses such a broad range of... Read more

Adventure-Ready Storage And Backup

Award-winning surf filmmaker Aaron Lieber offers insights for on-location workflow to ensure your images return safely home with you
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As imaging technologies advance, you’re probably taking more images and video than ever before. The fast, continuous shooting capabilities of today’s digital cameras along with their ability to record incredible high-resolution video open up so many creative possibilities for visual storytelling. Whether you’re a working professional or an adventurous... Read more