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This month’s prizes:

1 $300 Adorama Gift Certificate

2 $200 Adorama Gift Certificate

3 $100 Adorama Gift Certificate

Add some wow factor: Preserve and present your work with WhiteWall’s new premium photobooks

 
 

German-based WhiteWall has been producing high-quality prints on a wide variety of substrates from their Frechen, Germany photo lab since 2003. Their online service, WhiteWall.com, has been operational since 2007,...

Panasonic ZS100 Review: 1”-type sensor and compact form factor make for pleasing travel zoom

 
 

The new 20-megapixel Panasonic ZS100 is first ZS-series model to include a 1"-type sensor. It combines that with a 10x optical zoom lens while maintaining a compact, pocketable size, which altogether, results in a...

Hands-on with the Hasselblad X1D: A remarkably portable & manageable medium format digital camera

After the announcement yesterday morning, reviewer Eamon Hickey then had an opportunity to get some hands-on time with a prototype of the new Hasselblad X1D medium format mirrorless camera during their press event in New York City. As a...

Canon 1D X Mark II Field Test Part I: Sports photography performance with a flagship DSLR

 
 

I'm not a professional sports photographer, not anymore, anyway. I did, at one point, photograph sports for a local newspaper company, but even then I didn't "feel" like a professional sports photographer...and I...

Add some wow factor: Preserve and present your work with WhiteWall’s new premium photobooks

 
 

German-based WhiteWall has been producing high-quality prints on a wide variety of substrates from their Frechen, Germany photo lab since 2003. Their online service, WhiteWall.com, has been operational since 2007, and earned an enviable reputation for quality in that time.

Many high-end photographers around the...

Panasonic ZS100 Review: 1”-type sensor and compact form factor make for pleasing travel zoom

 
 

The new 20-megapixel Panasonic ZS100 is first ZS-series model to include a 1"-type sensor. It combines that with a 10x optical zoom lens while maintaining a compact, pocketable size, which altogether, results in a rather versatile travel zoom camera.

With solid image quality across a respectable range of ISOs, a...

Don’t let an overnight flight go to waste, capture cool Milky Way shots with these great tips

 
 

If you've got an overnight flight and a bit of luck with regards to conditions, you might as well try your hand at some photography through the window, right? Ian Norman of Lonely Speck has put together a tutorial for photographing the Milky Way from an airplane.

It isn't easy, but it can be done. There are...

Hands-on with the Hasselblad X1D: A remarkably portable & manageable medium format digital camera

After the announcement yesterday morning, reviewer Eamon Hickey then had an opportunity to get some hands-on time with a prototype of the new Hasselblad X1D medium format mirrorless camera during their press event in New York City. As a pre-production model, some of the finer details, such as image quality, AF performance and a number of...

Making waves in 4K: Sony artisans travel to Nicaragua with the A6300 and Action Cam

 
 

Famous surfer Tia Blanco recently took to the waves in Nicaragua, accompanied by Sony Artisans David McLain and Gabe Rogel to make "Tia Blanco 'My Journey'" for Sony.

The 4K video, which you can see below, was mostly recorded using a Sony A6300 with a Sony 20mm f/2.8 lens. Rogel handled the majority of the...

Focused on a faster workflow: Phase One releases Capture One Pro 9.2

 
 

Phase One has updated their popular open-platform imaging software Capture One Pro 9 to version 9.2. The software, which offers tethered capture, raw image conversion and extensive image editing tools, is considered integral to many professional's and enthusiast's workflows.

Capture One Pro 9.2 includes new...

Canon 1D X Mark II Field Test Part I: Sports photography performance with a flagship DSLR

 
 

I'm not a professional sports photographer, not anymore, anyway. I did, at one point, photograph sports for a local newspaper company, but even then I didn't "feel" like a professional sports photographer...and I certainly never used the latest 1D-series cameras and big white supertelephoto lenses. I did buy an...

Changing the game: Hasselblad launches world’s first mirrorless medium format camera

 
 

Digital medium format cameras have traditionally been large, unwieldy and complicated pieces of gear. Hasselblad hopes to have changed this with their new mirrorless medium format X1D-50c. As was the case with the popular mirrorless Xpan film camera of the late 90s, Hasselblad has again created an entirely new...

Are your images unforgettable? Run them through MIT’s “MemNet” algorithm to find out

 
 

We have a wide array of goals for our images, but I think it's often the case that no matter the subject matter or purpose for releasing the shutter, we hope to make images that a viewer will remember. It isn't easy to determine if an image will be memorable, however.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology's...

The men who drive the megamillion-dollar boats: Portraits and sailing come together for Peter Hurley

 
 

Established portrait and headshot photographer Peter Hurley picked up a camera for the first time when he failed to go to the Olympics for the United States sailing team in 2000. Sailing has been a part of his entire life, so it was exciting for Hurley when he got to combine his two passions, sailing and...

Portable backup for your memory cards: Western Digital’s My Passport Wireless Pro WiFi hard drive


 
 

Western Digital has announced a new, upgraded version of their My Passport Wireless portable hard drive this morning, sporting a number of upgrades, significant new features, and significantly improved speed.

Photographers' main interest in the device will likely be in its built-in SD card slot and ability...

Smarter, faster and integrated: Adobe updates Creative Cloud software for 2016

 
 

Adobe has launched a wide variety of updates to its Creative Cloud software suite today, including deeper integration of Adobe Stock through its software and a few interesting Photoshop-specific features.

Adobe Stock: Integrated and ready for your submissions

Adobe Stock is now deeply embedded into CC software....

Frenetic final: Nikon Ambassador shares his experience photographing UEFA Champions League

 
 

When you’re photographing an important event like the UEFA Champions League final between two storied franchises Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid, it can be a stressful assignment. There might be only one chance to get the definitive shot of the event and everything happens so quickly. Nikon Europe Ambassador Joel...

“Stop” wasting time when dialing in your exposures at night with this simple tip from Karl Taylor

 
 

That pesky moon, it always creates tricky exposure situations when shooting at night and wastes your time partaking in what feels like fruitless trial and error, right? Photographer Karl Taylor wants to help reduce this tedium by relying on very high ISO speeds and a bit of mental arithmetic to prepare you to take...

Who needs Photoshop? The five best FREE photo-editing apps

 
 

The High Tech Hobbyist has compiled a list of the five best free photo editing applications of 2016. Photoshop is fantastic and I think that around $10 a month for Photoshop and Lightroom is a solid deal. But it's still $120 a year that could've been spent elsewhere. If you want to be frugal without losing all of...

Going the extra mile: Nat Geo photographer uses seal decoy to photograph great white shark

 
 

Due to a growing seal population in the dark, cloudy waters off the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, experts think that the peninsula could become a hotbed for great white sharks. Less than 20 years ago, a shark sighting off the east coast, let alone as far north as New England, was rare.

Nonetheless, they're...

Beautiful photos with a single beauty dish: Behind the scenes on Joel Grimes’ outdoor photo shoot

 
 

Commercial photographer and Canon Explorer of Light Joel Grimes recently took to the field in Phoenix, Arizona for an outdoor portrait session.

In the video below, you can see him utilizing an F.J. Westscott 24" Rapid Box Beauty Dish. Designed by Grimes himself, it's a travel-friendly softbox designed for beauty...

Firmware Friday: Better image quality for Blackmagic URSA Mini-series and Samsung Gear 360

 
 

Want better image quality from your camera? If it's a model from Blackmagic Design or Samsung -- specifically the URSA Mini 4K or 4.6K and their accessory viewfinder, or Samsung's VR-friendly Gear 360 -- then we have good news for you in this week's Firmware Friday roundup.

Blackmagic URSA Mini 4K, URSA Mini 4.6K...

Caffeine Priority: First impressions of the affordable mirrorless Canon EOS M10

 
 

The mirrorless Canon EOS M10 is an easy-to-use interchangeable lens camera with intuitive controls. Through its use of an APS-C-sized, 18-megapixel sensor, the M10 delivers good image quality. But what about the rest?

My first impression of the M10 was that it looked good -- I'm field testing a white one -- but...

Looking for a good reason to travel? Canon’s upcoming Destination Workshops have you covered

 
 

If you'd like to travel to a fantastic location and try out some of Canon's latest camera gear, then one of the Canon Destination Workshops might be just what you're looking for. You'll be able to travel to somewhere exciting and receive close teaching from a working professional. 

The pricing for the workshops...