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This month’s prizes:

1 $300 Adorama Gift Certificate

2 $200 Adorama Gift Certificate

3 $100 Adorama Gift Certificate

Who says old cameras can’t take home the prize money? Our April POTD contest winners unveiled!

 
 

We test the latest digital cameras for you along with the lenses that adorn them, but that doesn't mean we aren't nostalgic about some of the better models from yesteryear. For the month of April in our Photo of the...

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...

Meike launches lens line with four manual mirrorless lenses ranging from 25 to 50mm


 
 

Hong Kong camera accessory manufacturer Meike has announced four new manual focus mirrorless lenses for Canon, Fujifilm, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic and Sony mirrorless cameras. All of the new lenses are compatible with APS-C frame sensors and smaller.

Starting with the 25mm f/0.95 lens, this fast wide angle...

The strongest way of seeing: Huntington Witherill’s shares his composition secrets


 
 

Photographer Huntington Witherill studied with Ansel Adams and has had a distinguished career spanning over 45 years. Recently, he met with Marc Silber to discuss composition. For Witherill, a good composition is one that shows the scene not only for what it is, but also as something else. He recalls a Minor...

Who says old cameras can’t take home the prize money? Our April POTD contest winners unveiled!

 
 

We test the latest digital cameras for you along with the lenses that adorn them, but that doesn't mean we aren't nostalgic about some of the better models from yesteryear. For the month of April in our Photo of the Day contest, the winning image and grand prize of $300 in Adorama spending money was captured by our...

Caffeine Priority: Printing your own photos brings your work to life


 
 

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

Printing is a special experience. Jaron Schneider recently wrote an excellent article for Resource which did an excellent job of highlighting why printing your work is a distinctly rewarding experience. He says, "It wasn't very long ago that I...

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...