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Sony A6500 First Shots: Sony’s souped-up, flagship APS-C mirrorless camera hits our lab

 
 

The Sony A6500 was a bit of a surprise, seeing as how the predecessor A6300 model arrived earlier this same year in February. But despite the short turnaround time, the new A6500 packs in a whole bunch of new...

How does an iPhone 7 Plus stack up with a $50k RED Weapon camera in the video department?

 
 

Can an iPhone 7 Plus surpass a $50,000 RED Weapon camera in the video department? No. However, according to Parker Walbeck of Fulltime Filmmaker, it can come astonishingly close in the right situation. That right situation is when viewing video in the ways most people consume media, on compression-ridden streaming...

Unified, unlimited storage: Ricoh launches cloud-based Keenai photo and video management service

 
 

Ricoh is looking to make a splash in the photo management market. Ricoh Innovations Corp., a subsidiary of Ricoh Company, Ltd., has launched Keenai. Keenai is a photo management service which keeps your files secure and organized, all while being accessible across multiple platforms including Android, iOS, MacOS,...

Sony A6500 First Shots: Sony’s souped-up, flagship APS-C mirrorless camera hits our lab

 
 

The Sony A6500 was a bit of a surprise, seeing as how the predecessor A6300 model arrived earlier this same year in February. But despite the short turnaround time, the new A6500 packs in a whole bunch of new technology and upgraded performance into that familiar shell. We've already had the opportunity to get some...

Sigma getting into the holiday spirit:  Sigma sd Quattro H coming this month, has DNG compatibility

 
 

Update December 8 at 9:00 a.m. EST: We have gotten word from Sigma that DNG support will be coming for other Quattro cameras. Information on dates and exact cameras to be updated is not yet available, but stay tuned as we will let you know as soon as we find out more! 

Although pricing is still not available,...

Really Right Stuff coming to B&H, expanding consumer choice in the premium support market

 
 

Really Right Stuff makes some of the best camera support systems and accessories on the market, including tripods, camera plates and more. Their gear has been available exclusively through their own website and store. However, that’s changing as Really Right Stuff products will now be available through B&H.

As...

Instant watercolor: Give your photos a painted appearance with AKVIS Watercolor 1.0

 
 

If you want to turn your photographs into beautiful watercolor (also known as aquarelle) paintings, software developer AKVIS has the program for you. The company has released AKVIS Watercolor 1.0 for both MacOS and Windows which will quickly make your photos look like paintings.

The software, available as a...

Luxurious carrying solutions: Hawkesmill announces line of smaller messenger-style camera bags

 
 

English high-end camera accessories brand Hawkesmill has announced a new line of smaller, luxurious camera bags. The new line is designed to carry smaller cameras such as mirrorless systems or compact Leica cameras, although it can hold a DSLR with a single lens attached. The more compact carrying solution joins a...

Visual storytelling: WIRED launches redesigned Photo site, puts photography front and center

 
 

WIRED has long been an excellent source of technology and culture news, including photography news, but it is now an even better place to view incredible photography. Wired has relaunched WIRED Photo to make it much more visual and put photography at the forefront. 

The site offers a variety of regularly updated...

Lightroom is powerful portrait editing software: Three start-to-finish retouching tutorials

 
 

Lightroom is more than excellent photo cataloging and raw editing software, it is also a powerful photo editor. We have covered many Lightroom tutorials, but today we are going to focus solely on using Lightroom for portrait retouching. Retouching tutorials regularly focus on using Photoshop, but not everyone has...

Cloud-connected WD My Cloud Pro external hard drive is well-suited for creative collaboration

 
 

Backing up your photos is critically important and every photographer should have at least some form of a backup solution. Ideally, you have multiple local backups and something off-site. There are many options on the market for local backup, which one is right for you? PetaPixel’s Michael Zhang helps to answer...

Canon joining the modern Japanese space race, although not in the way you might expect

 
 

Nikon has had a long relationship with space travel and exploration and continues to have an important place on the International Space Station. Canon wants to get in on the action now. However, unlike Nikon, Canon isn’t concerned with sending cameras into space, but are instead helping to fund the creation of a...

Firmware Friday: 36 updates from Canon, Fuji, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, Pentax, Sony and more


 
 

Firmware Friday is here once more, after a brief hiatus while I was out of town shooting Sony cameras in Austin, Texas, and then feeling under the weather with a bug I picked up on my return home. Since we've missed a couple of weeks, I've done my best to catch up not only on this week's firmware news, but...

Camera Lenses 101: What to know before you buy your first lens

 
 

Apertures, focal lengths, ƒ-stops -- with all the terms surrounding camera lenses, it’s completely normal for a new photographer with an interchangeable-lens camera to feel out of their depth of field and lost in a circle of confusion.

But have no fear, the purpose of this article is to give you an overview of...

Look out! These videos highlight the occupational risk of sports photography

 
 

Sports photography is about capturing the iconic sports moments that sometimes transcend the field of play altogether. Shooting the timeless images can come with more physical wear and tear than the soreness that accompanies lugging a massive exotic telephoto lens around for hours. Have you ever seen a photographer...

Is your camera lying to you about highlights? Plus an excellent presentation on mastering lighting

 
 

Today we have a couple of videos which we hope will help you improve your photographic skills on the computer and in the field. First up is a quick tip from Scott Kelby on improving your Lightroom skills. For those who aren’t familiar with Kelby, he writes for Lightroom Killer Tips and runs Kelby One, a premium...

Nikon D500 takes on martial artist and Chronos high-speed camera gains “bullet time”

 
 

We have a couple of high speed-centric videos for you today. First up is a video from Nikon and sports photographer Tom Miles. The video below goes behind the scenes with a Nikon D500 as martial artist Tom Duqesnoy (who has the excellent nickname “Fire Kid”) smashes objects such as cakes and watermelons with his...

Selfie and budget-friendly: Fujifilm announces the X-A10 mirrorless ILC, 16.3 megapixels and tilting display

 
 

Fujifilm has announced the Fuji X-A10, a new entry-level mirrorless interchangeable lens camera which incorporates the selfie-friendly design of the recent X-A3 camera with a more wallet-friendly price. The $500 X-A10 uses a 16.3-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor and pairs it with a compact, lightweight camera body.

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Give your portraits a customized, colorful backdrop in Photoshop with these simple steps

 
 

Have you ever shot a portrait using a background and then wished after the fact that you had used a different colored background? Or perhaps you simply don't want to have a massive collection of backgrounds on hand. No matter the reason, it is easy to change the background color of a portrait (or product shot) in...

Phase One releases faster, more user-friendly Capture One Pro 10 raw editor + support for E-M1 II, A6500

 
 

Capture One Pro 10 represents a major update to Danish company Phase One’s popular raw image conversion and editing software. Just released, Capture One Pro 10 focuses on providing users a faster, more powerful experience through the addition and enhancement of a wide range of features, including improvements to...

Unsafe conditions, reduce speed: DJI Inspire 2 not as fast as originally announced

 
 

In mid-November, DJI announced their new DJI Inspire 2 drone, which was advertised to be faster, lighter and offering better imaging capabilities. All of that should still hold true when the Inspire 2 starts shipping in December, but DJI has announced that the top speed of the Inspire 2 will not be as high as...