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1 $300 Adorama Gift Certificate

2 $200 Adorama Gift Certificate

3 $100 Adorama Gift Certificate

Firmware Friday: Sony A7R III, Panasonic GH5, G80, G81, G85 updated; Canon & Sony video cameras too


 
 

Our Firmware Friday roundup this week is a tale of three companies: Canon, Panasonic and Sony. (So if their products aren't among your stable and you don't enjoy a vicarious peek at what's going on with other...

The Best Portrait Lenses for Every Camera Brand

 
 

Portraits are one of the most popular styles of photography, and if you want to take your portraiture to the next level, you'll want to look at a fast prime lens with a mid-range or short telephoto focal length....

Gear story: Loved, lost & coming to terms with life without a trusted brand

 
 

Yesterday, upon getting back home after a cross-country wedding shoot, I noticed something was missing in my bag: my card readers. Lately, I’ve been making a habit of bringing my prized card readers with me on trips...

Canon G1X Mark III First Shots: Pixel-peep sample images from Canon’s first APS-C compact camera!


Click here to view our Canon G1X III First Shots

 
 

Canon's flagship PowerShot series, the G1X, is now on its third revision. This time around, there are a lot of upgrades and new features, making it Canon's most...

How to use a long lens to capture the scene within the scene in landscape photography

 
 

Thomas Heaton is continuing to release videos from his photography trip to Namibia. While his recent videos have focused on his foray into wildlife photography, a discipline far different from his typical landscape photography, his latest video sees a return to the norm for Heaton. The video takes place in...

Firmware Friday: Sony A7R III, Panasonic GH5, G80, G81, G85 updated; Canon & Sony video cameras too


 
 

Our Firmware Friday roundup this week is a tale of three companies: Canon, Panasonic and Sony. (So if their products aren't among your stable and you don't enjoy a vicarious peek at what's going on with other brands, you can move on to another article now. We'd recommend our just-published Canon G1X III First...

Which new iMac Pro is the best bang for your buck?

 
 

Yesterday, Apple released their promised iMac Pro computer. It starts at US$4,999. While that's a very steep price, we think that it's actually not a bad deal considering what Apple has packed into the new space gray enclosure. It's not uncommon for there to be a hefty "Apple premium" on their products, but it...

Nikon D850 captures beautiful windswept winter landscapes

 
 

Winter has nearly arrived and late-autumn snowstorms have peppered many landscapes throughout North America with a lovely coat of snow. Photographer Adam Gibbs recently headed up Mt. Seymour in British Columbia, Canada, for winter landscape photography. It's a location he's visited multiple times and considers it...

Is Adobe’s new Auto button in ACR and Lightroom worth using? Pro puts it to the test

 
 

Earlier this week, Adobe updated their entire suite of Lightroom software, including a big improvement to the "auto" editing functionality. Blake Rudis of f64 Academy has published a new video about the updated "Auto" button. Is Adobe's new algorithm any good? Is it worth using the "Auto" button in Adobe Camera Raw...

As expensive as a fully-loaded iMac Pro is, it’s actually well-priced

 
 

Today, Apple released the new iMac Pro that they announced back in June, and for Apple fans it's just one more thing to drool over. But with every new Apple product comes PC-faithful coming out of the woodwork ready to tell you how you're paying way too much for the same thing they could build on PC. "I could build...

Thrifty Thursday: Save up to $100 on Sigma lenses and up to $1,000 on Apple products

 
 

In today's edition of Thrifty Thursday, we are focused on Sigma lenses and Apple products. On the Sigma front, the deals are on a wide variety of lenses, including some Sigma Art lenses. For Apple, the deals cover iPads, MacBooks, iMacs and even Apple's Mac Pro desktop. If you still need to do some Christmas...

The Best Portrait Lenses for Every Camera Brand

 
 

Portraits are one of the most popular styles of photography, and if you want to take your portraiture to the next level, you'll want to look at a fast prime lens with a mid-range or short telephoto focal length. Many cameras, both DSLRs and mirrorless models, come with kit zoom lenses that feature narrower...

Canon bets big on added value CarePAK service, offers free year with many DSLR, lens purchases

 
 

For some time now, Canon has been pushing their service and support as a major cornerstone of value for their camera products. Seeing as how much money they invest in local repair facilities, I believe them. It's kind of inarguable how good Canon service and support is. Therefore, it's no surprise that they are...

The importance of self-doubt in the creative process

 
 

Self-doubt may not seem like an important component to photography, but photographer Ben Horne believes it is. So long as you harness it and make it productive, at least. Wondering what you're doing and why, questioning how something is going to work out, can make you a more curious and creative photographer....

Gear story: Loved, lost & coming to terms with life without a trusted brand

 
 

Yesterday, upon getting back home after a cross-country wedding shoot, I noticed something was missing in my bag: my card readers. Lately, I’ve been making a habit of bringing my prized card readers with me on trips in case I need to access something while on the road. It’s not common, but it does happen. Now I’m...

Photographing the Grand Canyon with medium format cameras

 
 

Photographer Ted Forbes of "The Art of Photography" recently travelled to the Grand Canyon while he was visiting Arizona. He got up early to get there before sunrise and we can follow along on his photographic journey in the video below.

It wouldn't be a behind the scenes video without some gear discussion....

Canon G1X Mark III First Shots: Pixel-peep sample images from Canon’s first APS-C compact camera!


Click here to view our Canon G1X III First Shots

 
 

Canon's flagship PowerShot series, the G1X, is now on its third revision. This time around, there are a lot of upgrades and new features, making it Canon's most advanced compact camera to date. The big story is that despite it's compact size, the Canon G1X Mark...

“Mantis Cam” is a new camera which replicates the incredible eyes of the mantis shrimp

 
 

Normally scientists and engineers design cameras to see in a way similar to how the human eye sees the world. Sure, there are infrared cameras and other specialized tools, but researchers at the University of Illinois have developed a specialized camera to see the world similar to how mantis shrimp see the world.

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Apple awards Macphun/Skylum Aurora HDR 2018 “Best Mac App of 2017” honor

 
 

Apple has announced its most popular and best Mac apps of 2017 and Macphun - soon to be Skylum - has been awarded Best Mac App of 2017 by Apple for their Aurora HDR 2018 software.

Of the recognition, Macphun/Skylum CEO Alex Tsepko says, "When you have a goal, you have to live, dream and breathe this goal 24/7!...

Adobe updates Lightroom CC on all platforms with improved and new features

 
 

Adobe has today released a massive update to the entire Lightroom CC ecosystem, including mobile and desktop applications. There are new features, fixes and new cameras and lenses supported. Let's dig into the details.

One of the big improvements comes to "Auto" settings, which have been completely reworked to...

Think Tank Photo releases Video Tripod Manager 44, perfect for transporting large, heavy-duty tripods

 
 

While we know many of you are focused on stills photography, there are many video users who peruse our site as well. Video is typically only as good as it is steady. A dedicated video tripod can be very large and heavy and it is not always easy to transport. Think Tank Photo has released a new rolling tripod case...

Big savings on Nikon lenses and DSLR cameras

 
 

With Black Friday and Cyber Monday long gone, that doesn't mean that you can't still save a lot of money during your holiday shopping. Nikon has started new lens-only rebates, which are highlighted in the first section below.

There are still good savings to be had on a variety of Nikon cameras as well, which we...

Bring out the details in your photos with this selective sharpening technique in Photoshop

 
 

Over at Photoshop Cafe, Colin Smith has produced a new tutorial all about sharpening your images. If you shoot RAW, you will need to process your images to bring out the best quality that your files have to offer. This includes sharpening. While JPEG images often come out of the camera with a good amount of fine...

What’s in this landscape and wildlife photographer’s camera bag?

 
 

If you're reading Imaging Resource, it's a safe bet that you love gear. What better way to talk about gear than with a "what's in my bag?" video from a professional photographer. Landscape photographer Thomas Heaton is traveling in Namibia and has just published a video showing off the gear he took with him.

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