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This month’s prizes:

1 $300 Adorama Gift Certificate

2 $200 Adorama Gift Certificate

3 $100 Adorama Gift Certificate

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...

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...

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...

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...

Leica launches stealthy, limited camera and lens; Meyer-Optik adds colorful options to Kickstarter

 
 

Leica "Blue Stain" MP and Summilux-M 50mm f/1.4 ASPH

To celebrate the ten-year anniversary of the Leica Store in Berlin, the legendary company is releasing a special series of the Leica M, dubbed “Blue Stain.” This is a particularly limited edition as the special MP will be produced in a series of ten cameras....

Canon EOS M6 First Shots: See what the EOS M3 successor sports under the hood for image quality

 
 


Click here to see our Canon EOS M6 First Shots

 
 

It sure seems like it's "Canon Week" here at IR! After serving up a heaping helping our Canon lens factory tour and subsequent interview as well as First Shots from two other recent Canon DSLRs, we're now set to...

Marvelous Mars: Finnish photographer’s labor of love brings Martian surface to life

 
 

Finnish photographer and videographer Jan Fröjdman has a wide array of interests including nature, design, hot-air ballooning, but he also enjoys astronomy and space. Enter NASA’s High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) and it’s a match made in heaven. NASA produced high-resolution stereo images of the...

Canon 77D First Shots: Lab images from Canon’s new sub-$1000 intermediate-level DSLR


Click here to see our Canon 77D First Shots

 
 

Simultaneously announced alongside the T7i last month ahead of CP+, the new Canon 77D features an altogether similar imaging pipeline as its Rebel-series sibling, housing a high-res 24-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor and the latest-generation DIGIC 7 image processor....

How is your color vision? Take these quizzes to find out

 
 

Unless you exclusively photograph black and white images – which don’t get me wrong, I love black and white photography and find it to offer its own unique set of challenges – color plays an important role in your photography. We spend a lot of time searching out beautiful color and finding ways to process our...

Lomography goes wide with new Instant Automat Glass Magellan, first wide angle instant camera

 
 

Using Fujifilm Instax Mini Film, the new Lomography Lomo’Instant Automat Glass Magellan is the first wide-angle instant camera. Equipped with a 21mm-equivalent lens (actual focal length is 38mm) with a maximum aperture of f/4.5, “the Lomo’Instant Automat Glass has everything you need to capture the world in...