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This month’s prizes:

1 $300 Adorama Gift Certificate

2 $200 Adorama Gift Certificate

3 $100 Adorama Gift Certificate

Hands-on testing with Samsung’s new line of “best-in-class” UHS-1 microSD cards

 
 

Look, I get it. Memory cards are not that exciting, especially when they're usually just a requirement to start using that camera you just bought. But good memory is important, and too few realize this before a card...

Panasonic GH5 Live Stream @ B&H: Panel discussion, user questions and more on the new Lumix flagship

 
 

If you’ve read our first Field Test of the Panasonic GH5 and want to learn even more about the flagship successor to the GH4, then you should mark your calendars. B&H will be hosting a special live stream on...

Sony Thailand factory tour Q&A: Mapping out the future of the interchangeable-lens camera (updated)


 
 

Shortly after the conclusion of the annual CP+ tradeshow in Japan, Imaging Resource founder and publisher Dave Etchells headed to Bangkok, Thailand for a tour of Sony's nearby camera factory. As well as a very...

Video showing how to build your own lens calibration tool and a second covering top tips for travel

 
 

DIY Photography has shared a pair of excellent videos. The first is about lens calibration and how to make your own DIY lens calibration solution. There are professional solutions you can purchase, such as Datacolor’s SpyderLensCal, which while highly regarded costs about $60 and could be overkill for someone who...

From over 105,000 images, 10 stand alone in Sony World Photography Awards Open competition

 
 

Ten photographers from around the world have been announced as the winners of the “Open” categories. The Sony World Photography Awards includes Professional, Open, Youth, National Awards and Student Focus categories. The Open competition alone saw more than 105,000 entries across its ten categories.

The winners...

Hands-on testing with Samsung’s new line of “best-in-class” UHS-1 microSD cards

 
 

Look, I get it. Memory cards are not that exciting, especially when they're usually just a requirement to start using that camera you just bought. But good memory is important, and too few realize this before a card fails, and images and video you absolutely needed were corrupted (this has happened to me, as...

Add color and pop to your gray background with this quick tip in Photoshop

 
 

If you shoot portraits with a gray background, it is very easy to change the background color in Photoshop. Jeff Rojas shows us how in a new video tutorial.

The first step is to create a clean selection of the background. Head up to "Select" in the menu bar and then choose “Color Range.” After doing so, you will...

Panasonic GH5 Live Stream @ B&H: Panel discussion, user questions and more on the new Lumix flagship

 
 

If you’ve read our first Field Test of the Panasonic GH5 and want to learn even more about the flagship successor to the GH4, then you should mark your calendars. B&H will be hosting a special live stream on Wednesday, March 29 at 1:00 p.m. EDT, and we will be live streaming the B&H GH5 event on our Panasonic GH5...

Mechanical versus electronic shutters: Pros and cons and when to use each shutter type

 
 

Mechanical shutters, which come in focal plane and leaf varieties, were the only option for a long time. However, many modern digital cameras now have electronic shutter options, either in the form of electronic first curtain shutters or fully electronic shutters. Both mechanical and electronic shutters come with...

Speed up your Lightroom workflow by improving performance and learning useful shortcuts

 
 

Lightroom is a very popular tool for photographers to both manage and edit their photo libraries. It is a powerful RAW editor, but many users have found that with each update, Lightroom seems to get slower. We have recently seen a couple of resources that will help users speed up their Lightroom workflow.

First...

Sony Thailand factory tour Q&A: Mapping out the future of the interchangeable-lens camera (updated)


 
 

Shortly after the conclusion of the annual CP+ tradeshow in Japan, Imaging Resource founder and publisher Dave Etchells headed to Bangkok, Thailand for a tour of Sony's nearby camera factory. As well as a very interesting tour of the factory during his visit to Sony Technology (Thailand) Co. Ltd., Dave was...

Lens selection, light and weather, patience and much more covered in this wildlife photography tutorial

 
 

Photographer Robert Andersen has compiled information from a wide range of tutorials that he and others have written for Photography Life and published an excellent, in-depth wildlife photography tutorial. The tutorial covers a massive range of topics in very good detail, including light and weather, lens...

Creating dimension and texture using light and a behind-the-scenes look at portrait photography

 
 

Jay P. Morgan of The Slanted Lens has been making a “Laws of Light” video series, which you can see more of here. He has published the latest video in the series and the focus this time is on creating dimension and texture using light. After all, an image isn’t three dimensional, but we want to make it look like it...

Guide to buying and selling used gear online: Getting great deals while staying safe

 
 

Photography is an expensive hobby, but you can save a lot of money by purchasing used gear. However, for those unfamiliar with the various photo gear marketplaces online, it can be a daunting experience. You want to save money, of course, but you don’t want to purchase faulty gear or not have any sort of buyer...

Firmware Friday catchup: Loads of updates from Cactus, Fuji and Nikon


 
 

With a heavy workload surrounding the CP+ tradeshow in Japan, it's been a little while since we had a moment to put together our regular Firmware Friday roundup. Today, though, we make up for it with a roundup of all the firmware news we're aware of going back to around the start of the month! In all, we have...

How to reduce noise in a single night sky exposure without losing star detail

 
 

As we have seen before, stacking night sky images is the best method for reducing noise. However, this assumes that you are shooting stars or the Milky Way rather than something like aurorae, where stacking multiple exposures would wash out certain definition or colors. So what if you have a single exposure but...

$150 lighting kit for video plus a cool “bokeh wall” for product shots and still life

 
 

You may recall our post in February about an affordable video lighting kit. All that gear cost less than $500, which while certainly a great deal considering all you could get, might be a bit too expensive for some. No problem, as Caleb Pike from DSLR Video Shooter is back with a complete video light kit for only...

Making masking easy: New Adobe Research paper showcases impressive neural network technology

 
 

While there are plenty of ways to make selections in Photoshop, including a variety of automatic and semi-automatic methods, complex selections remain tricky and time-consuming. Wouldn’t it be great if Adobe’s automatic tools could make traditionally difficult selections simple and easy? If Adobe Research’s latest...

Sony A99 II Review: Full-frame A-mount camera delivers great images, impressive speed


Click here to read our Sony A99 II Review Conclusion

 
 

The Sony A99 II is the company’s latest full-frame SLT camera, and the first since the original A99 in 2012. We have now wrapped up our Sony A99 II review, so read on to find out what we thought of the new flagship A-mount camera. 

The A99 II's...

Try these super-useful Photoshop techniques to make your work stand out

 
 

These two post-production techniques are examples of techniques that are easy to learn, yet bring considerably more "value" to your images. Firstly, have you ever wondered how graphic artists make text appear as though it was written on objects in Photoshop? The key to this is not just placing text over an object,...

Thrifty Thursday: Panasonic GH5 with gift card, lots of Canon deals and much more

 
 

Thrifty Thursday is back to save you money! Let’s get right into it as we have a wide variety of deals to share with you.

Panasonic GH5 filmmaking kit with free $100 gift card

You can preorder the brand-new Panasonic GH5 as part of a camera filmmaking kit with a free $100 B&H gift card. The filmmaking kit comes...

Wear your loyalty on your sleeve: Canon launches new line of official merchandise

 
 

Are you a crazed Canon fan? Canon UK (and presumably Canon USA at some point) has just the merchandise for you. The new line of accessories includes a wide variety of items, including a windbreaker, camera bags, t-shirts, sweatshirts and more.

Have you ever wanted to rep Canon’s vintage Camera Kwanon logo? Now...

For a two-time combat veteran, photography is an outlet and a way to give a face to PTSD

 
 

Michael McCoy served two tours in Iraq. He returned home with a photography hobby and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). “On my first trip to Iraq, I would take tons of pictures to keep up the morale and to send back to friends and family,” McCoy told TIME. All the photos he captured had been backed up to a...