External Storage

Chances are, you’re storing a lot more digital media on your computer than even just a year or two ago.

Chances are, you’re storing a lot more digital media on your computer than even just a year or two ago. Music and movie collections perpetually grow, e-mails with long-forgotten attachments aggregate, and now that your digital camera probably has the ability to capture HD video in addition to multi-megapixel images, your own creative library is... Read more

Bags & Cases

When taking your photography out on the road, it’s essential to have the right bag to carry the right equipment.

This Article Features Photo Zoom When taking your photography out on the road, it’s essential to have the right bag to carry the right equipment. This past year in camera bags and cases has been all about making it more convenient to transport gear, especially with the convergence of still and motion images. A variety of new models even... Read more

Essential Acessories

Ahead of the trend toward natural, interactive interfaces, the Wacom Cintiq 21UX offers the most precise way yet to interact with a truly useful, large-format display.

WACOM CINTIQ 2IUXH Ahead of the trend toward natural, interactive interfaces, the Wacom Cintiq 21UX offers the most precise way yet to interact with a truly useful, large-format display. At 21.3 inches, the pressure-sensitive screen has plenty of room for software toolbars and big photo views—perfect for pixel-level editing. Touch Strips and... Read more

Tripods & Supports

You probably know that tripods can make a huge difference in getting sharper pictures, but buying a tripod definitely isn’t as exciting as buying a new camera or lens.

You probably know that tripods can make a huge difference in getting sharper pictures, but buying a tripod definitely isn’t as exciting as buying a new camera or lens. Owning a good tripod is a bit like flossing—you know you should do it, but other things just get more attention. Still, a good tripod will go a long way for improving your photography.... Read more

Flash & Lighting

Mastering the tools to control light is one of the most effective ways to improve your skills as a photographer.

Mastering the tools to control light is one of the most effective ways to improve your skills as a photographer. Your camera’s built-in flash is adequate for typical snapshots, but it will only take your images so far. The fixed straight-on direction, further hampered by generally limited control and range, make most built-in flash insufficient for... Read more

Lenses

Some photographers still ask if they can use old 35mm-film lenses on new DSLRs.

SOME PHOTOGRAPHERS still ask if they can use old 35mm-film lenses on new DSLRs. The answer is yes you can, but you probably won’t want to. Why? Because digital sensors handle light differently than film. Designed-for-digital lenses focus light differently to better register on the image sensor, and digital-specific coatings maximize color and... Read more

It’s The Lens, Baby!

Selective focus is a hot trend in photography. The soft, dreamy look is ideal for portraits, close-ups and scenics, directing attention by blurring your subject’s surroundings.

Selective focus is a hot trend in photography. The soft, dreamy look is ideal for portraits, close-ups and scenics, directing attention by blurring your subject’s surroundings. When you want the creative effects of selective focus in-camera, you can’t beat the simplicity of Lensbaby lenses and optics. A big part of the appeal of Lensbaby... Read more

Intuos4 Wireless

We love Wacom tablets for photo enhancements. Pressure-sensitive pens give you unmatched control and efficiency with common retouching tasks like cloning and painting layer masks.

We love Wacom tablets for photo enhancements. Pressure-sensitive pens give you unmatched control and efficiency with common retouching tasks like cloning and painting layer masks. Intuos4, Wacom’s professional tablet series, was introduced last year and featured several innovative enhancements and conveniences. The new Intuos4 Wireless... Read more

Ultimate Travel Lenses

Now more than ever, traveling light is a pleasure.

Now more than ever, traveling light is a pleasure. While the amount of gear photographers typically carry has expanded in the digital age, airlines are increasingly restricting what we can bring on board. Minimizing gear without sacrificing creative options is a huge benefit. That’s where big-range zoom lenses can help dramatically cut the weight... Read more

iPad

It’s tough to miss a new product announcement from Apple these days—the company is playing a major role in reinventing the ways we interact with media and data, with an emphasis on mobility.

It’s tough to miss a new product announcement from Apple these days—the company is playing a major role in reinventing the ways we interact with media and data, with an emphasis on mobility. Most of the attention paid to the iPad has been around the subject of e-books and whether Apple’s hotly anticipated device will be a “Kindle... Read more

Ultimate Photo Printers

It may be easy to share photos online, but it’s no substitute for seeing your favorite photographs nicely matted and framed.

It may be easy to share photos online, but it’s no substitute for seeing your favorite photographs nicely matted and framed. Even if you’re not planning to display your work publicly, making gallery-quality prints elevates your photography out of the inbox and into the spotlight. The key to fine-art printing at home is in your choice of printer.... Read more

Memory Cards

Given the constant innovation in digital cameras—from super-high-resolution capture to full HD video and the constantly shrinking form factor—it’s increasingly important that media cards continue to get physically smaller, store more data more reliably and do it all blazingly fast.

Given the constant innovation in digital cameras—from super-high-resolution capture to full HD video and the constantly shrinking form factor—it’s increasingly important that media cards continue to get physically smaller, store more data more reliably and do it all blazingly fast. To choose the right media card for your needs, there are three... Read more
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