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This month’s prizes:

1 $300 Adorama Gift Certificate

2 $200 Adorama Gift Certificate

3 $100 Adorama Gift Certificate

Cameras of the Year: Best Compact Cameras of 2014

The Imaging Resource Camera of the Year Awards

 
 

Best Compact Cameras of 2014

In Parts I and II of our Cameras and Lenses of the Year series, we were wowed by the quality of the entry-level cameras and the best...

Nikon D750 flare problems? Here’s why and what to do about them. (It’s not your lens.)



 
 

There have been numerous reports on the web for several weeks now about odd-looking bands or shadows in the flare of backlit photos shot with the Nikon D750. Given the camera's otherwise exceptional...

Fujifilm X30 Shooter’s Report: The retro compact gets modern features, keeps great image quality

 
 

Fujifilm's X-series cameras have become one of the most popular choices for street photography with great image quality and performance, plus a stylish, retro-inspired design. But as photographer Jeremy Gray found...

Panasonic FZ1000 Review: Proof positive that you don’t need a big bag of lenses for great photos


 
 

Long-zoom cameras have weathered the onslaught of the cameraphone better than the humble compact, but while their far-reaching zoom lenses provide a lot of convenience, they've not always been known for the...

Cameras of the Year: Best Entry-level Cameras of 2014

The Imaging Resource Camera of the Year Awards

 
 

Any passionate photographer will tell you the same thing: 2014 was an amazing year to be a photographer. Sony brought us the world's first full-frame camera with...

Lenses of the Year: Best Zoom & Prime Lenses of 2014

The Imaging Resource Lenses of the Year Award

 
 

As we discussed in Part I of our Cameras and Lenses of the Year series, 2014 was an incredible year to be a photographer. Not only were the entry level camera options...

Japanese travel agency now offers ‘solo weddings,’ complete with bridal photo shoot with stand-in groom

 
 

Marketing is a powerful tool. Case in point, ‘solo weddings,’ a rising trend in Japan.

Created and offered by Japanese travel agency Cerca Travel, these ‘solo weddings’ allow a single woman to partake in a barrage of wedding-like activities. This includes picking a fitted gown, enjoying a florist’s custom touch...

Receive $30.00 of Amazon Credit with 12-month subscription to Adobe’s Creative Cloud Photography Plan

 
 

Back in 2013 Adobe unveiled its photographer-oriented subscription plan that gives you Adobe Photoshop CC and Adobe Lightroom for $10/month. An impressive deal on its own, Amazon has decided to sweeten up the subscription by giving away $30 in Amazon Credit if you purchase a 12-month subscription.

Considering the...

Nick’s Photography Tips: 13 tips for photographing snow

 
The difference between snow that is actually in the air and falling and snow that’s on the ground is huge. When the snow is coming down, drop everything, grab your camera, and go shoot some pictures.

If there were only one country in the world that had rain, wind, clouds, or fall color it would have the number one...

Cameras of the Year: Best Compact Cameras of 2014

The Imaging Resource Camera of the Year Awards

 
 

Best Compact Cameras of 2014

In Parts I and II of our Cameras and Lenses of the Year series, we were wowed by the quality of the entry-level cameras and the best lenses of 2014. Fortunately, the new compact cameras of 2014 were no less impressive. Despite (or...

Through caves and libraries: a BTS look at Von Wong’s photo shoot roadtrip through Europe

 
 

Benjamin Von Wong enjoys nothing more than a challenge. Whether it’s making the most of a point-and-shoot or figuring out how best to capture an elaborate setup of costumes and locations, Von Wong does whatever it takes to get the shot.

This particular video documents just that as it shows a behind-the-scenes...

Nikon D750 flare problems? Here’s why and what to do about them. (It’s not your lens.)



 
 

There have been numerous reports on the web for several weeks now about odd-looking bands or shadows in the flare of backlit photos shot with the Nikon D750. Given the camera's otherwise exceptional capabilities and value, we wanted to investigate the issue in depth, so as to understand both the extent...

Video shares great advice on how to set your pricing, ‘charge what you’re worth’

 
 

One of the most difficult aspects of going pro in photography is determining what you should charge for your work. Whether a wedding or commercial shoot, every genre of photography has its own quirks that contribute to what you need to charge to make a profit and come out after a project with a smile on your face.

...

Oakland photographer robbed at gunpoint as she packed up her gear after a wedding

This is the type of news you don’t ever want to hear about; especially the week before Christmas. While wrapping up and packing away the gear used for a wedding shoot, Oakland-based photographer Helene Paz was robbed, at gunpoint, of her gear.

As Paz and her husband were packing the gear into their car, three men approached them and three videographers from the wedding....

Fujifilm X30 Shooter’s Report: The retro compact gets modern features, keeps great image quality

 
 

Fujifilm's X-series cameras have become one of the most popular choices for street photography with great image quality and performance, plus a stylish, retro-inspired design. But as photographer Jeremy Gray found with his Fujifilm X30 Shooter's Report, these cameras are also great for landscape and nature...

Astronaut Chris Hadfield talks about the excitement and challenges of photographing Earth from the ISS

 
 

Canadien Astronaut Chris Hadfield has captured some of the most incredible images of Earth while aboard his multiple missions to the International Space Station. From 268 miles above the Earth’s surface, he captures the lively textures and scenes that our Blue Marble has to offer, all while traveling just shy of...

Panasonic FZ1000 Review: Proof positive that you don’t need a big bag of lenses for great photos


 
 

Long-zoom cameras have weathered the onslaught of the cameraphone better than the humble compact, but while their far-reaching zoom lenses provide a lot of convenience, they've not always been known for the best image quality. Last year, Sony changed that with its large-sensor RX10, and now Panasonic has its...

Cameras of the Year: Best Entry-level Cameras of 2014

The Imaging Resource Camera of the Year Awards

 
 

Any passionate photographer will tell you the same thing: 2014 was an amazing year to be a photographer. Sony brought us the world's first full-frame camera with in-body image stabilization in the A7 II, as well as the A6000 with its amazing feature set for the...

Absolute steal: 16.2MP Nikon Coolpix A going for $400, 60% off original price

 
 

It’s not often any camera is marked down 60% new, even if it’s getting discontinued. However, for Nikon’s Coolpix A 16.2-megapixel camera with its fixed 28mm f/2.8 lens, that’s just the case.

Specifically, the silver edition available for $400 on Amazon, $600 off its $1,000 MSRP. It’s even available with free...

Lenses of the Year: Best Zoom & Prime Lenses of 2014

The Imaging Resource Lenses of the Year Award

 
 

As we discussed in Part I of our Cameras and Lenses of the Year series, 2014 was an incredible year to be a photographer. Not only were the entry level camera options fantastic, but the glass released in 2014 was nothing short of incredible. In the prime arena, 2014...

Massive Fuji firmware update: X-T1, X-E2, X-E1, and X-Pro1 gain impressive new features

 
 

Just in time for your holiday photos, Fujifilm has unleashed a barrage of firmware updates that add a number of new and impressive features to its X-T1, X-E2, X-E1, and X-Pro1 cameras.

Each of the four cameras now have an ‘AF+MF’ function that makes it more efficient to fine-tune your focus. Half-press the...

From digital image to 19th century salt print in 16 steps

 
 

Salt printing is one of the oldest methods of producing a positive print of a photograph. Discovered in the early 19th century, it wasn’t until around the 1840s when its chemical processes were refined, becoming the go-to method for printing images for the next two decades.

Here to show just how this age-old...

Nick’s Photography Tips: How to photograph Christmas

 
 

After wedding photographs and baby portraits Christmas morning photographs may rank in third place as some of the most important—and stressful photos—family photographers will ever shoot. Almost everyone wisely eliminates the stress factor at a wedding by hiring a photographer and just about every parent can...

P-HONY: Aussie comedian perfectly parodies ‘Humans of New York’ portrait

 
 

Aussie comedian Hamish Blake has taken to Instagram to parody a post from Humans of New York (HONY), a photo blog that shares the life stories and insights of people across the Big Apple.

Blake was so determined to be captured by Brandon Stanton, the man behind HONY, that he shared the following Instagram post...

Canon G7X Shooter’s Report Part I: It’s all about the zoom for Canon’s first large-sensor pocket camera

 
 

When we published the first part of our Panasonic LX100 Shooter's Report last week, we pitted it head-to-head against the Canon G7X and Sony RX100 III, a duo of pants pocket-friendly, large-sensor enthusiast compact cameras for a real-world comparison. Truth be told, though, the latter two cameras are even closer...

Rat brains, bugs with gears and more in the winning images of Olympus’ BioScapes competition

 
 

Olympus has officially announced the winners of its 2014 BioScapes photo competition. From rat brains to the birth of a fruit fly, the microscopic images captured reveal a strange, beautiful world to us that we could never see with our own two eyes.

First place in the competition went to a video of a fruit fly...