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This month’s prizes:

1 $300 Adorama Gift Certificate

2 $200 Adorama Gift Certificate

3 $100 Adorama Gift Certificate

Firmware Friday: Fuji X-T1 gets improved flash, front dial bug fix


 
 

Between the holiday season, CES show and an impressively powerful flu bug which took Senior Reviews Editor Mike Tomkins out for the count, our Firmware Friday roundup has necessarily taken something of an...

Fluorescent flower photos look out of this world: Photographer captures glowing flower images

 
 

There are lots of beautiful flower images online, but Craig Burrows’ work is unlike any we’ve seen before. Craig utilizes a technique called UV induced fluorescence photography. This photography requires that the lens absorb all ultraviolet and infrared light and allow visible radiation to pass through to the...

Adding depth to a still image: Real-time face painting shown off in new Adobe Research team video

 
 

Following up on our earlier story about Adobe’s concept for an intelligent digital assistant to help you with your photo editing, the company has also published a video showing the Adobe Research team’s work on real-time face painting.

This new spin on face painting showcases interesting technology that allows...

FOX Sports teams up with Intel to bring virtual POV and most 4K cameras ever to Super Bowl LI

 
 

There are few sporting events that create as much buzz as the Super Bowl. This year’s edition, Super Bowl LI, will be broadcasted on FOX. FOX Sports has announced that they will be utilizing an array of interesting camera technology for the big game, including field-of-vision perspective.

Teaming up with Intel,...

Predators’ eyes and a Hollywood sunset: The images that won our December prizes unveiled

Ah, to win prize money with your photography. Now isn't that a great concept? Shoot a cool shot, submit it to us, win Adorama cash you can put towards that next lens you've been dreaming about... simple!

OK, so it's really not that simple. The three photographers we're featuring for you this month have all spent many years honing their craft...

The future that never arrived and the now distant past of the Lytro Illum

 
 

Lytro hoped to change the world of imaging with its light field camera, the Lytro Illum, but it never quite happened the way that they had envisioned. Despite having a few years to work out the kinks after announcing its first light field camera, consumers were slow to latch on to the Illum and before long, the...

Monkey double agent: Spy cameras infiltrate wildlife communities, capture rare images

 
 

Sometimes it isn’t what’s inside the camera that counts, but rather what it looks like. There are some strange-looking cameras out there, but BBC might have some of the oddest ones. For their new nature documentary television series, “Spy in the Wild,” the British outfit created a variety of spy cameras that look...

Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review Conclusion: The best Micro Four Thirds camera yet

 
 

The Olympus E-M1 was a major step up for Micro Four Thirds. Geared for professionals and advanced photographers, the E-M1's goal was to offer DSLR-like performance, ergonomics and features in an altogether smaller, lighter, and more convenient package. For many, this was indeed the case, as the E-M1 was excellent...

“What if you had an intelligent assistant for photo editing?” Adobe asks, offering peek at the future

 
 

Adobe has announced that its internal research team is exploring the concept of an intelligent digital assistant. This digital assistant would utilize voice interaction in addition to an understanding of the creative workflows of Adobe’s users.

The speech recognition system in question can accept “natural user...

Epson replaces Stylus Pro 4900 with 17-inch SureColor P5000, offers 10 inks and precision printing

 
 

The final Epson Stylus Pro printer in their lineup, the 17-inch Stylus Pro 4900, has now been replaced. The new 17-inch SureColor P5000 printer offers numerous improvements upon its predecessor while building upon the same foundation of a precision printhead and set of UltraChrome inks. Epson America’s product...

Tamron 150-600mm f/5-6.3 G2 Hands On: An impressive super telephoto zoom at a great price

 
 

Long telephoto lenses, especially ones for full-frame cameras, can cost a lot of money. This means that being able to do wildlife or sports photography can have a very high barrier to entry. Fortunately, in recent years, there have been numerous affordable telephoto zoom lenses released, including the Tamron...

KitSplit acquires CameraLends, providing content creators the largest peer-to-peer rental market

 
 

Peer-to-peer gear rental has become more popular in recent years with the advent of east coast-based KitSplit and CameraLends out west. Customers now have a larger single pool of gear to choose from as KitSplit has announced that they have acquired CameraLends. CameraLends started in 2013 in San Francisco and their...

Using the Lumenzia Photoshop panel to customize a luminosity mask and remove unwanted shadows

 
 

There are many ways to remove unwanted shadows in images, including content-aware fill with the Magic Wand tool, the clone tool and more. However, you can also utilize color tone adjustments and luminosity masks to customize a selection and easily remove shadows, even when it is on a complex pattern that would be...

Olympus E-PL8 Gallery Supplement: A gorgeous camera that can capture beautiful images

 
 

It's been several years since I had the privilege of reviewing the capable Olympus E-PL7, a camera that brought a higher-end degree of precision to the dials and controls than had been previously offered in the mid-level PEN "lite" line. That was an enjoyable little camera to shoot with and put through its paces,...

DIY underwater housing: Underwater photography for less than $50

 
 

Underwater housings can be very expensive, with prices sometimes running into the thousands. However, photographer David Wahlman didn't want to pay the high prices so he built his own underwater housing for less than $50.

The materials Wahlman used include a sealable container, such as Tupperware; an extra lid or...

Instagram blazes a trail, offers wide color capture and display on iPhone 7 (Plus)

 
 

Apple’s latest iPhones, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, have wider color gamut displays than their previous iterations. The phones’ built-in cameras support the wider color range but many image sharing platforms convert images to sRGB when you upload them. Instagram has now changed their platform to allow iPhone 7...

The return of an icon: Will Kodak bring back Kodachrome?

 
 

While there is no confirmation or official announcement to make, Kodak is "investigating" bringing back Kodachrome. They are currently considering what it would take to start producing and selling Kodachrome again. Kodachrome was first sold in 1935 and was produced until 2009, when production of the iconic film was...

Improve your retouching technique for free: Eight-part retouching tutorial video series

 
 

Professional retoucher Sarah Tucker has learned a lot from other retouchers during her career and wanted to give back to the community by recording and releasing a free eight-part video series which cover her complete editing and retouching process.

Her series covers topics including blemish removal (part 1, seen...

Canon continues developing their 250-megapixel APS-H sensor, offering exceptional surveillance capabilities

 
 

In 2015, Canon announced that they were working on a 250-megapixel APS-H CMOS sensor. The sub-full-frame sensor packs 19,580 x 12,600 pixels on its 29.2 x 20.2 millimeter surface, offering a pixel density of 418,000 pixels per square millimeter. Per Canon’s press release at the time, even the low-light and high ISO...

How to capture, stitch and post process HDR panoramas in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop

 
 

Scott Kelby of KelbyOne wants to help you create better HDR panoramas in Adobe Lightroom. Of course, you need to make sure that you have good files to work with in Lightroom if you want to get good final results. When shooting images for an HDR panorama, you want to use your camera in a bracketed exposure mode....

Olympus 30mm f/3.5 Macro Lens Review: A compact, highly affordable entry into the macro world

 
 

During Photokina 2016, Olympus announced the 30mm f/3.5 Macro M.Zuiko Digital ED lens, their second dedicated macro lens for Micro Four Thirds after the 60mm f/2.8 M.Zuiko Digital ED -- which was coincidentally announced during Photokina four years prior. We have now tested the new macro lens and published our...