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1 $300 Adorama Gift Certificate

2 $200 Adorama Gift Certificate

3 $100 Adorama Gift Certificate

The ghost of the sun: A pre-eclipse photo essay with the Olympus E-M1 II + 12-100mm f/4 Pro

 
 

We're just a few days away from the Great American Eclipse, happening midday this Monday, August 21st, across the continental USA. I was in the middle of culling images from a shoot with the Olympus 12-100mm f/4,...

Firmware Friday: Sigma updates lenses, converters; Android improvements for Nikon KeyMission 360


 
 

Our regular Firmware Friday roundup this week is short and sweet, with relatively few updates on which to report after many weeks in a row of massive roundups. This time around, Japanese optics manufacturer...

Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM Field Test: Top-notch results from a long-awaited Sony FE lens


Click here to read our Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 GM Field Test

Debuting not too long after the FE 24-70mm f/2.8 and FE 70-200mm f/2.8 lenses, Sony's latest 'G Master' lens rounds out their set of f/2.8 zooms with the FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM....

8 great videos from Adobe to help you step up your Lightroom, Photoshop and overall photography game

 
 

Adobe has been hard at work creating a lot of interesting video content for photographers. We have regularly featured videos from their "Lightroom Coffee Break" series, but they've also recently started a pair of new series, "Make It" and "3, 2, 1…Photoshop!" This article will serve as a weekend roundup of a...

The ghost of the sun: A pre-eclipse photo essay with the Olympus E-M1 II + 12-100mm f/4 Pro

 
 

We're just a few days away from the Great American Eclipse, happening midday this Monday, August 21st, across the continental USA. I was in the middle of culling images from a shoot with the Olympus 12-100mm f/4, and the clouds across the Atlantic briefly obscurring the sun reminded me that we are now oh-so-close...

Shutter Release: New Voigtlander 40mm f/2 for Nikon, an $11k reason to not check camera gear and more

 
 

We hope you're having a good weekend so far. What better way to spend the weekend than by pouring over new photography content? In today's Saturday edition of Shutter Release, we will look at news from Cosina, tips for working with your camera's picture profiles for video, a PSA about checking camera gear, how to...

Firmware Friday: Sigma updates lenses, converters; Android improvements for Nikon KeyMission 360


 
 

Our regular Firmware Friday roundup this week is short and sweet, with relatively few updates on which to report after many weeks in a row of massive roundups. This time around, Japanese optics manufacturer Sigma dominates, with updates for two of its lenses, accompanied by new firmware for two mount...

Expanding the range of your sunrise and sunset images using luminosity masks and exposure blending

 
 

Do you want to have a brilliant sunrise or sunset image without needing to use HDR? Luminosity masks might be a great way to cleanly blend exposures and expand the visual dynamic range of your photos.

Photographer and educator Jimmy McIntyre has created a new tutorial for blending sunrise or sunset exposures...

Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM Field Test: Top-notch results from a long-awaited Sony FE lens


Click here to read our Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 GM Field Test

Debuting not too long after the FE 24-70mm f/2.8 and FE 70-200mm f/2.8 lenses, Sony's latest 'G Master' lens rounds out their set of f/2.8 zooms with the FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM. Versatility and performance are key when it comes to this so-called "holy trinity" of zoom lenses. The big...

Shutter Release: 4 photographers and 1 model, using Nikon’s AF Fine Tune feature and Loupedeck in stock

 
 

In today's Shutter Release roundup, watch four photographers all capture shots of the same model, a user guide for Nikon's AF Fine Tune feature, discuss the news that the Loupedeck editing console deck for Lightroom is now in stock and we will look at interesting news about the Leica SL (Typ 601) camera.

Shutter...

Shutter Release: How to use Photoshop’s healing brush, 12 things every filmmaker needs and more

 
 

There is a lot of excellent photo-related content out there, including articles, tutorials and other videos. Shutter Release, our regular roundup article, is our way of sharing the interesting work done by our colleagues around the web. While we work hard to bring you great original content, ultimately our primary...

Shutter Release: The “camera whisperer,” 30 street portraits and why you shouldn’t shoot video at 24 fps

 
 

In today's Shutter Release roundup, we will take a look at three very different stories from around the web. First up is an electronics repairman in the Philippines who performs miracles on cameras that were thought to be dead. Next is a behind-the-scenes look at a photography challenge wherein a photographer...

Shutter Release: Smartphone videos, new filter holder for Sony 12-24mm and many tips for outdoor portraits

 
 

Our regular Shutter Release feature is a chance to share with you great photography content from around the web, such as interesting opinion pieces and enlightening tutorials. While we are dedicated to bringing out the best in original content, there are many talented photographers out there producing content we...

Samsung’s new SSD T5 is tiny, portable, up to 2 terabytes and boasts 540 MB/s speeds

 
 

Samsung has announced the latest version of their incredibly small and lightweight SSDs: the T5. Boasting incredible transfer speeds of up to 540 MB/s and up to 2 TB of storage on a single drive, Samsung's latest is designed to work for traveling photographers and videographers who don't want to waste weight and...

“Expressive Nature Photography” Review: An excellent book for outdoor photographers

 
 

Photographer Brenda Tharp has been a fine art photographer specializing in travel and landscape photography for over 30 years. She has also run many workshops and tours. In addition to her workshops, she also educates through her writing. Her latest book, "Expressive Nature Photography: Design, Composition, and...

Aurora HDR 2018 is coming soon to Mac & PC with new user interface & improved performance

 
 

Software developer Macphun has announced the next version of their popular Aurora HDR software, Aurora HDR 2018. Like prior versions, Aurora HDR 2018 has been co-developed with well-known photographer Trey Ratcliff. Aurora HDR originally launched for macOS in November 2015 and has since been downloaded nearly two...

Canon 6D II Field Test Part I: We test out the 6D II’s new 26-megapixel sensor, autofocus and much more


Click here to read our Canon 6D II Field Test Part I

 
 

In our first Field Test for the new full-frame Canon 6D Mark II, we look at the camera body, image quality, autofocus, performance and shooting modes, including the new built-in 4K time lapse feature.

Speaking to image quality in particular, the dynamic...

From lens cleaning cloths to a first aid kit: Must-have non-photography gear for your photo kit

 
 

Fstoppers Alex Cooke has written a very helpful article about "15 Little Things You Should Carry in Your Camera Bag." We certainly think about the photography gear we should be carrying, cameras, lenses, filters, tripods, etc. But we don't often think about the non-photography gear that can prove to be the...

Sony Summer Trade-in Event: Receive a $500 trade-in bonus when you trade up to a Sony A9

 
 

If you've been interested in a Sony A9 camera, there's no better time to buy. Sony has announced a summer trade-in and savings event which includes an offer for an additional $500 bonus when you trade in a qualifying DSLR or mirrorless camera toward the purchase of a Sony A9. The full list of qualifying cameras you...

Shutter Release: Instagram and mental health, corporate headshots, watermarks and more

 
 

We hope you had an excellent weekend. Let's kick off the new week with a bang. In today's edition of Shutter Release, our ongoing roundup article feature, we will look at an interesting Instagram study, a quick tutorial for how to capture corporate headshots, an opinion piece on watermarking images, a tutorial for...

Shutter Release: Tiger meets a Nikon KeyMission 360, another wedding photographer sues and more

 
 

We here at Imaging Resource hope your weekend is going well. While we are dedicated to bringing you original content, we also want to make sure you see a variety of great photography content from around the web. In today's Shutter Release roundup, we will look at a video outlining five mistakes beginning landscape...

Firmware Friday: Fuji and Nikon cameras, Sony camcorders, Panasonic/Leica lens get new updates


 
 

As we approach the end of another week, it's time once more for Firmware Friday, our regular roundup of all that's new in the world of camera and imaging firmware (plus occasionally, a little bit of software news to boot.) And this week, you'll want to read on if you're shooting with gear from Fujifilm,...

Shutter Release: Parallax effect, Corel PaintShop Pro 2018, turning your studio into a dance club and more

 
 

Heading into the weekend, there is plenty of interesting content and news to cover. In today's Shutter Release roundup, we will look at how to create a 2.5D parallax effect in Photoshop, see Corel's latest PaintShop Pro release, go behind the scenes with a laser-infused portrait shoot, learn about editing photos in...