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2 $200 Adorama Gift Certificate

3 $100 Adorama Gift Certificate

ZAP! Ultra slow-motion video of a lightning bolt at 7,000 fps is mesmerizing


 
 

Lightning storms are one of nature's most exciting and fascinating displays. Part of the appeal of lightning is its amazing speed, which makes it impossible for the naked eye to see what's happening in the sky...

Pentax K-1 Gallery: Dozens of real-world samples for your pixel-peeping pleasure

 
 

A few days ago, one of the year's most exciting new cameras -- the Pentax K-1 -- landed on my desk for a review. As a Pentaxian myself, I've been waiting with barely-contained excitement to get my hands on the...

Sony A6300 Review: A tough act to follow, but Sony packs in the power

 
 

The Sony A6300 comes as the follow-up to one of the most popular cameras in recent years. Given the top marks garnered by its Sony A6000 predecessor, it's one tough act to follow. Thankfully, Sony's packed in so...

Tamron 85mm f/1.8 VC Lens Review: Giving the big lens makers a run for their money

 
 

An 85mm f/1.8 is a classic lens: a solid, longer focal length that's perfect for portraits and a bright f/1.8 aperture for good subject isolation and low light performance (without the increased bulk and expense of...

Millions of views, but then what? Going viral isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, says wedding photographer


 
 

Going viral is a common goal for photographers and other content creators. Why wouldn't you want as many people as possible to see your work? Finnish wedding photographer Aaro Keipi had one of his photos go viral and thought it was a dream come true -- but it turned out not to be all it was cracked up to be.

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Ricoh warns of possible production delays in wake of Kumamoto earthquakes


 
 

Planning to purchase a new camera or lens from Ricoh or its Pentax brand? If so, you might want to get your order in pronto unless you want to be stuck waiting, as the company has today warned of potential production issues for interchangeable and fixed-lens cameras, as well as for the interchangeable lenses...

Content-Aware Crop: Photoshop CC 2016 aims to fill in blank areas after you straighten photos


 
 

It happens to everyone at one point or another: The dreaded tilted horizon. It's not a difficult thing to fix during post-processing, but you always lose parts of your image when you straighten and crop your photo. Adobe Photoshop's latest release hopes to correct that with the new "Content-Aware Crop"...

Take to the skies for less: Become a 4K drone pilot for $460 with the Xiaomi Mi Drone


 
 

Chinese electronics company Xiaomi has revealed their 4K quadcopter drone that is capable of capturing RAW images -- and it's impressively affordable, at only US$460.

The Mi Drone is looking to compete feature-wise with drones such as the DJI Phantom 4 (although the Mi Drone doesn't include collision...

ZAP! Ultra slow-motion video of a lightning bolt at 7,000 fps is mesmerizing


 
 

Lightning storms are one of nature's most exciting and fascinating displays. Part of the appeal of lightning is its amazing speed, which makes it impossible for the naked eye to see what's happening in the sky when each bolt strikes. Aiming to reveal the invisible, Professor Ningyu Liu at the Florida...

Create motion timelapses on the cheap: Make your own custom camera slider for under $100


 
 

Do you have roughly US$75, some tools, and the desire to add motion to your timelapses through the use of a motorized camera slider? If so, perfect -- Instructables has just the DIY project for you!

The build shown in the videos below is designed to support something a bit lighter than your favorite DSLR,...

Spark your creativity: Adobe launches new free-to-use visual storytelling platform, Spark


 
 

As part of the Creative Cloud ecosystem, Adobe has launched Spark, a collection of free "integrated web and mobile solutions for creating and sharing impactful visual stories."

Putting the power to create visual content in the hands of content creators -- and for free, no less -- Spark could certainly be of...

Pentax K-1 Gallery: Dozens of real-world samples for your pixel-peeping pleasure

 
 

A few days ago, one of the year's most exciting new cameras -- the Pentax K-1 -- landed on my desk for a review. As a Pentaxian myself, I've been waiting with barely-contained excitement to get my hands on the brand's first full-frame DSLR. (And if the flood of comments our preview received is any indication, I'm...

Sony A6300 Review: A tough act to follow, but Sony packs in the power

 
 

The Sony A6300 comes as the follow-up to one of the most popular cameras in recent years. Given the top marks garnered by its Sony A6000 predecessor, it's one tough act to follow. Thankfully, Sony's packed in so many new features and performance improvements into the new A6300 that it's definitely a worthy...

Tamron 85mm f/1.8 VC Lens Review: Giving the big lens makers a run for their money

 
 

An 85mm f/1.8 is a classic lens: a solid, longer focal length that's perfect for portraits and a bright f/1.8 aperture for good subject isolation and low light performance (without the increased bulk and expense of going to an f/1.2 or f/1.4). Many of the major manufacturers, including both Canon and Nikon, have...

Portaits of the powerful and polarizing: World Press Photo winner recalls his photo shoot with Putin


 
 

I find capturing portraits intimidating enough when I'm dealing with friendly, everyday people. Greek photographer Platon Antoniou -- better known by the mononym Platon -- has photographed many far more formidable subjects, including Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez and Libyan Prime Minister Muammar Gaddafi.

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Turn your phone into a portable microscope for less than $25 with Blips stick-on lenses


 
 

External mobile phone lenses come in all shapes and sizes, but they often make your phone bulkier or require special adapters or cases. BLIPS, on the other hand, are small and thin lenses that fit right in your wallet when not attached to your phone and "turn your devices into digital microscopes in seconds."...

Giving your memories a fresh coat of digital paint: How to fix aged photos in Photoshop


 
 

So you have a scan of an old photo and you want to spruce it up to make the scene look how you remember it. What can you do?

Phlearn's Aaron Nace has put together a tutorial on how you can fix an aged photo in Photoshop. The example photo he uses for the tutorial has a wide variety of issues, some of which...

Nikon D500 Image Quality Comparison: Pitting the new flagship APS-C Nikon against the challengers

 
 

Come one, come all and step into the ring with Nikon's latest flagship APS-C offering. Sporting a 20.9MP sensor, an EXPEED 5 processor and no optical low-pass filter, the Nikon D500 is some seven years in the making and eagerly awaited by fans of this line. Our technical editor Zig Weidelich has now penned our...

Fuji X-Pro2 Field Test Part II: A fast performer in almost every way

 
 

Our man on the streets in Manhattan, Eamon Hickey, has been at it again putting the Fuji X-Pro2 through yet another round of real world shooting and testing, this time focusing on performance characteristics of this latest Fuji flagship street-shooter. Eamon also takes a deeper look at a few additional aspects of...

Caffeine Priority: Photojournalism and the pursuit of truth—can photojournalism be art?


 
 

Wake up with IR! Here's today's cup of Caffeine Prioirity...

Truth is complicated, as evidenced by its lengthy entry in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, which itself only scratches the surface of the concept. But what does truth have to do with photojournalism?

This is a topic which comes up...

Action fans: Olympus TG Tracker films your extreme exploits, gives you the data on how radical you were!


 
 

For years now, Olympus has been one of the key players in the rugged camera market. Now, the company hopes to parlay the great reputation of its solid, dependable Stylus Tough-series cameras into the action camera segment with the launch of the Olympus TG Tracker.

The unusual-looking TG Tracker, which looks...

Tips from a travel photographer: Engage with the culture to capture more creative, distinctive photos


 
 

Your camera is bored, says Boston Globe columnist Christopher Muther. A lot of people take the same “dime-a-dozen” views of landmarks and scenery around the world, he continues. Muther interviewed photographer and travel writer David Noyes to discuss travel photography and what people can do to make their...

A look back at Kodak’s awkward first steps into digital photojournalism, the NC2000-series


 
 

TheCameraStoreTV has recently started a brilliant Unsung Cameras of Yesteryear series (you can see their previous Unsung Cameras of Yesteryear video about the Fuji S5 Pro here) and this time they’re taking a look back at the Kodak NC2000e. They’re covering this interesting digital camera -- which was the...

Take back your EXIF data: What information is photo software discarding?


 
 

You’ve probably seen a lot of information alongside your image files when you’re viewing them in an image editor. The EXIF data -- that stands for Exchangeable Image File Format, if you were wondering -- records a massive amount of information about your photos and how they were captured, including the basics...