News entries for December, 2015

Sharpen smarter with these photo editing tips

 
 

In the digital age, there continue to be better ways coming out frequently to sharpen images and enhance detail. There are some things that hold true, however, such as the advantages of viewing files at 100% when sharpening and over sharpening can make an image look even worse than one that hasn't been sharpened...

Amazon’s best-selling camera item this holiday was…film

 
 

Amazon has released their sales results from the holidays.

While there are some staggering results, such as Amazon shipping more than 200 million items via free Prime shipping this holiday season and over three million people joining Amazon's Prime service during the third week of December, perhaps the most...

Achieve sharper and more impactful prints with these tips

 
 

Professional photographer and teacher Karl Taylor has published a video tutorial for preparing images for exhibition-quality printing. The video tutorial is aimed at photographer's sending their image files to a lab for printing, but these tips can also work for photographers who print their own images at home.

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Canon G5X Field Test: A viewfinder and more new features make the G5X a solid compact camera

 
 

When Canon released the PowerShot G7X in October of 2014, many users found the camera to offer solid performance, but lamented the absence of an electronic viewfinder. Canon's new G5X addresses this shortcoming and adds new features as well, while building on an imaging platform similar to the G7X.

In my...

Ansel Adams through his son’s eyes

 
 

The Booth Western Art Museum in Cartersville, Georgia is currently hosting an Ansel Adams exhibit through March 20th. The exhibit, Ansel Adams: Before & After, displays his work amongst the work of "predecessors, peers, and contemporary photographers."

Atlanta's NPR Station, 90.1FM WABE did a story about the...

Chinese fashion photographer Chen Man might be her country‚Äôs ‘Annie Leibovitz’

 
 

Chinese fashion photographer Chen Man might be China's own "Annie Leibovitz." The thirty-five year old photographer has made waves in both China and internationally, with her work gracing the covers of publications such as Vogue, Cosmopolitan, and more. She is her country's go-to fashion photographer.

CNN Style...

Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 VC Lens Review: Fast, wide & stabilized make for an interesting combination

 
 

Unveiled back at the 2014 Photokina expo, the Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 VC lens provides a unique combination of features and amenities not typically seen all together. Sure, there are wide-angle full-frame zooms. There are wide-angle f/2.8 lenses. And their are wide-angle full-frame lenses with image stabilization....

TEDx talk: Flying (really) high with Vincent Laforet

 
 

Photographer Vincent Laforet recently did a TEDx Talk (seen below) about his AIR project, in which he discusses the motivations behind AIR and how the project came to fruition.

It all started when Laforet was hired to capture images to accompany a Men's Health magazine article about psychology and finding order...

Christmas Cash Conundrum? Check out these post-holiday camera deals

 
 

Happy New Year! Well, just about. Although 2015 is almost over, new enticing camera deals are not. With your pockets nearly bursting with all that holiday gift money, there are lots of tempting year-end sales, savings and rebates on cameras and lenses from a wide variety of brands. Check out all the deals below,...

Caffeine Priority: Widest Fujinon lens meets latest Fujifilm body: XT-10 + XF 10-24mm f/4 OIS

 
 

Wake up with IR - Here's your weekend cup of Caffeine Priority!

The Fujinon 10-24mm f/4 OIS is Fuji's widest XF lens, zoom or prime, by a fairly good margin. At 15-36mm eq. range it bests the next widest, the 14mm f/2.8 (21mm eq.) lens by a full 5mm eq. Wide angle zooms are getting ever better, and this year two...

A Nikon D4s and the racing bulls: Our November POTD winners are worth taking a look!

 
 

The only gripe we have with our November Photo of the Day award-winning image from photographer Dennis Miller is that we don't have a larger resolution file of the image to print for our office wall! In a very rare happenstance this image received first place votes from all five of our esteemed judges this month. A...

Epson P800 Printer Review: An impressive evolution of Epson’s 17” desktop printer

 
 

Facing the difficult task of replacing the Epson Stylus Pro 3880, the team at Epson have delivered a significant upgrade with the new Epson SureColor P800. This new 17" desktop printer, the world's most compact printer of this size, manages to improve upon the 3880 in a multitude of ways.

Currently selling for...

Using visual balance to compose better images

 
 

Visual balance is crucial to making a good image. Photographer Eva Polak has written an article, 7 Quick Tips on How to Use Visual Balance to Make Better Photographs, for Digital Photography School that outlines ways to use visual balance to create well-composed and visually interesting images.

Of the seven...

Panasonic GX8 Review: Taking what made the GX7 great & making it even better

 
 

Following up on the highly successful GX7, the new Panasonic GX8 offers a similar, retro-ish rangefinder design, but with a number of big improvements including a new 20-megapixel sensor, the GH4's Venus Engine image processor, 4K video and impressive Dual I.S. technology. We've just now finalized our full,...

It’s not too late! Free Next Day Delivery for Camera Deals at B&H

You waited until the last minute, didn't you? Do you still have a gift or two on your list for the photographer in the family? Well, fear not! B&H has extended the cut-off time to December 23rd at 7am EST for free (yes, FREE) Next-Day Delivery on tons of awesome camera deals (and more) so they can arrive just in-time for Christmas.

While...

Canon PRO-1000 Printer Review: Our ‘printer of the year’ combines great features with excellent print quality

 
 

With their new 17"-wide imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 desktop printer, Canon has pulled out all the stops. The first printer in a new series of professional inkjet printers from Canon has an extensive feature list that is topped only by its print quality.

Selling for $1,300 USD, the PRO-1000 represents an excellent value...

Most unique camera of the year becomes more powerful: Ricoh releases THETA+ Video app

 
 

If you have an iPhone, your Ricoh THETA camera just became more powerful with the release of Ricoh's new THETA+ Video application for iPhone.

The new THETA+ Video application brings a bevy of new features to your Ricoh camera, such as 10 filters to adjust color and tone, four new video view formats (including...

Cameras of the Year Finale: New Technologies and Best Overall of 2015

The Imaging Resource Camera of the Year Awards

Printers, New Technologies and Best Overall of 2015

If you’ve been following our Camera of the Year awards for the past few weeks you will have witnessed the recognition of an array of cameras and lenses that rose above the crowd. Now, we're ready to crown our "Best Overall" champion for 2015,...

Today’s the day! Time to register your drones with the FAA

 
 

Registration through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) begins today for all users of drones weighing between 0.55 and 55 pounds (250 grams to approximately 25 kilograms).

The federally-mandated registration program aims to make all unmanned aerial vehicles traceable in the event of security and privacy...

Liven up your landscape images and capture dynamic skies with these 6 tips

 
 

Landscape photos are not just about the land, a great landscape photo often relies on the sky as well. Writer and photographer Hillary Grigonis highlights six tips for capturing "dramatic skies in your landscape photography."

Hillary's first tip is to time your image correctly. You may not think of landscape...