DJI Launches Air 2S with Bigger Image Sensor

New drone features 1-inch sensor and improved obstacle avoidance
Photo of Mavic Air 2S
DJI’s compact drone for novice flyers just got better with the launch of the Air 2S. The follow-up to the Mavic Air 2, which we praised last year for its advanced features and ease-of-use, the DJI Air 2S drops the Mavic name but adds a bigger image sensor and improved obstacle avoidance while maintaining the same compact design. The DJI Air 2S... Read more

The Top 3 Superzoom Cameras in 2021

We pick our favorite long-zooming bridge cameras: Good, Better, Best
Photo of superzoom camera
There’s a reason superzoom cameras are still popular: they do things your smartphone camera just can’t. An all-in-one camera with a built-in optical zoom that’s 25x or more is also substantially cheaper than buying a mirrorless camera or DSLR and a separate long zoom lens. Sometimes referred to as “bridge” cameras because... Read more

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
Photos for Best Budget Flashes
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

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