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How to photograph fireworks: It’s a lot easier than you might think!

 
 

For any of you in the rest of the world who may not know, we Americans use the fourth of July to celebrate our independence from the British Empire a few hundred years ago. Fortunately, we're now the best of...

Canon T6s Sample Gallery: Take a wilderness hike with this new beefed-up flagship Rebel

 
 

Wildlife and landscape photographer Jeremy Gray's in-depth Canon T6s Shooter's Report is just around the corner, but in the meantime, we've received his vast selection of real-world gallery images shot with Canon's...

Nikon announces fast 16-80mm f/2.8-4 DX zoom, faster-focusing, lighter 500mm, 600mm f/4 lenses

 
 

Nikon today announced a trio of new lenses they've added to their expansive lens lineup: a high-performance and versatile, enthusiast-oriented AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-80MM F/2.8-4E ED VR lens as well as two...

Panasonic CM1 Shooter’s Report: We take the smartphone with the huge sensor out into the real world

 
 

Smartphones continue to rise in popularity, much to the chagrin of camera manufacturers, as they see many of their dedicated compact cameras decline in use. While nearly every, if not all, camera manufacturer is...

Review: f-stop’s Lotus is a mean, modular camera bag for weekend backcountry adventures

Photography backpack manufacturer f-stop is the self-proclaimed ‘global leader for adventure and outdoor photography packs’. Until now, I couldn’t vouch for that, as I’ve never owned an f-stop bag. However, as part of our bag review series, we...

Panasonic LX100 Review: Could this be the enthusiast compact you’ve been waiting for?

 
 

For several years, Sony has had the enthusiast compact camera market all to itself -- but the times, they are a-changin'. As you'll see in our just-completed Panasonic LX100 review, there's finally a real fight on...

Adobe resets free 30-day trials for those wanting to test out Creative Cloud’s newest features

Just as they did last year, Adobe has announced its resetting free trial offers for its Creative Cloud platform to all users who have already taken advantage of it.

Earlier this month, Adobe released the 2015 update for its Creative Cloud platform. It included a number of new features for Photoshop and Lightroom, and brought about a new life...

Canon warns of fake 600EX-RT speedlites; find out if yours is authentic

Canon has issued an advisory regarding counterfeit Speedlite 600EX-RT flash products that have recently been discovered in circulation.

In their statement, Canon emphasizes these counterfeits were neither designed nor manufactured by them, despite look nearly identical to Canon’s own products down to the individual trademark logos.

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We review Think Tank’s robust and versatile StreetWalker HardDrive Camera Backpack

The Think Tank StreetWalker HardDrive Camera Backpack is a very well designed backpack that can comfortably carry a lot of gear. It's the largest in Think Tank's StreetWalker series with interior dimensions of 11” W x 19” H x 6–7” D. Despite its large interior space, the backpack only weighs between 3.8 and 4.6 lbs depending on what is...

Olympus TG-4 Shooter’s Report Part I: The newest tough camera proves a worthy adversary

Olympus recently invited Imaging Resource to Whistler, British Columbia to shoot with the TG-4, the newest camera in their long-running line of waterproof and tough cameras. While the constant rain was something of a disappointment for the trip, it proved the perfect setting to test the TG-4's waterproofing (and the weather sealing of its distant cousin, the E-M5 II).

The...

So you want to be a photographer, eh?

With each new video, Ted Forbes of The Art of Photography impresses us with his thoughtful and well articulated insight. But in one of his most recent videos, ‘So You Want To Be A Photographer…’, he goes above and beyond, providing a very necessary commentary to a question and topic that is all too often misconstrued.

As the title of the...

Sony RX100 IV First Shots: the new souped-up, speed-demon RX pocket cam hits our lab!

 
 

Sony's latest premium compact camera, the Sony RX100 IV, made its way into our lab, and we have our classic First Shot set of lab images ready for your perusal and scrutiny. As the RX100 family has eveolved, Sony's introduced noticeable technological improvements at every step. The Mark II brought a...

Incredible time travel time-lapse seamlessly blends ‘then and now’ images of Portland

Uncage the Soul Productions recently shared a mesmerizing time travel time-lapse that takes us on a journey through the Portland, Oregon.

Titled Yesterday’s Tomorrow - A Portland Journey, the five minute time-lapse seamlessly and meticulously places historical photographs of Portland into their modern-day locations. It takes ‘then and now’...

Olympus patent shows off what could be the first super telephoto lens for MFT systems

A new patent from Olympus shows off a 500mm f/4 (1000mm 35mm equivalent) telephoto lens for its Micro Four Thirds systems.

The patent, originally filed in October of 2013 and published earlier this month, details a super telephoto lens made up of 17 elements in 14 groups. Also present inside of the lens is an image stabilization group, for...

Sony HX90V Initial Gallery Impressions: To boldly go where no smartphone has gone before

 
 

As a digital camera reviewer I cut my teeth a few years ago on the Shooter's Report for the Sony HX30V, a 20x zoom offering that was several incarnations before the HX90V. That camera greatly surprised me in terms of just how much an affordable digicam could achieve, so I was excited when we finally received our...

Tokina launches its first 24-70mm full frame lens, the AT-X 24-70mm F/2.8

Tokina has officially released the AT-X 24–70mm F/2.8 lens, the first full-frame 24–70mm lens from the Japanese manufacturer.

Announced at CP+ earlier this year, the AT-X 24–70mm F/2.8 features a new optical design that uses three ‘precision molded’ aspherical lens elements and three ‘SD’ super-low dispersion elements. This proprietary...

SEO for photographers: How to make sure your work stands out in search results

For a number of years, Photoshelter has been releasing annual guides to help amateur and professional photographers find they’re footing in an industry that dramatically changes from year to year. Photoshelter’s latest is their 2015 ‘SEO Guide for Photographers’.

In it, Photoshelter speaks to the important of Search Engine Optimization for...

Instagram announces new Search and Explore features in 7.0 update

Moments ago, Instagram announced it’s releasing Instagram 7.0, an update that will further help users connect with and explore the world around them. Both the Explore section and the Search section of Instagram’s apps have received a major overhaul the includes a new list of trending Tags and Places, and a more robust search that better finds...

Canon 5DS R & 5DS First Shots: Production sample lab shots are now available!

 
 

At long last, we've finally gotten our hands on production-level review units of the brand new, 50MP-packing Canon 5DS R and Canon 5DS full-frame DSLRs. Earlier this year, we had an opportunity to post images and crops from both a pre-production 5DS R model as well as a later-but-still-beta sample of this camera....

Watch this tiger shark take off with diver’s camera rig

Apparently, tiger sharks aren’t fond of having their photo taken.

As seen in the below video, two divers were capturing underwater images of tiger sharks in the Bahamas when one of the sharks decided it was time for the photography to stop. It grabbed the diver’s unknown camera setup and started taking off with it. The diver held on for an...

This cheat sheet shows you everything you need to know about photography filters

To use a lens filter or not, that is the question.

Lens filters have long been a debated subject in the photography world. While they provide protection and benefits in the form of altering the light before it ever hits your sensor, many argue that lens filters have become all but useless in the digital age, pointing out that all you’re...

Nikon D7200 Gallery: Old meets new in Lexington, KY

 
 

Earlier this year, the Nikon D7200 DSLR arrived on the scene, refreshing the company's enthusiast-grade DSLR with a deeper buffer, uprated autofocus and in-camera Wi-Fi. It's been through our lab, and now preparations for our first Nikon D7200 Shooter's Report are underway!

For our first real-world gallery with...

Could this 20mm f/2.8 lens patent be Canon’s next pancake lens?

A new patent from Canon details the schematics for an EF-S 20mm f/2.8 STM, a lens that could very likely be Canon’s next pancake lens for APS-C DSLRs.

Originally filed back in December of 2013, Patent Publication No. 2015–111192 (translated) shows a 20mm lens made up of six elements in five groups. Focusing for the lens is done through...

Best practices for storing and archiving photos while traveling

Last week, we shared with you a collection of ‘Ultimate Travel Photography Tips.’ Today, we’ll further assist you with streamlining your travel photography workflow with this helpful video from Steve Perry.

Just shy of seven minutes long, the video walks through a number of tips and methods for properly storing, backing up and archiving your...

Ask Sony: Questions about the latest models? Here’s how to get them answered!

 
 

Sony really took the photography world by storm when they unveiled the ultra-high res A7R II and a pair of speed-demons with the RX100 IV and RX10 II last week in New York. All three cameras pack a ton of ground-breaking, interesting new technology, from the new stacked 1-inch Exmor RS sensor with built-in DRAM in...

Panasonic 42.5mm f/1.7 Lens Review: a top-notch, ultra-portable and affordable Nocticron alternative

 
 

Hot on the heels of our recent review of the Panasonic 30mm f/2.8 Macro lens, the other newest member to the Lumix lens family is the Panasonic 42.5mm f/1.7 OIS lens. Like the earlier 42.5mm f/1.2 Nocticron lens from Panasonic, this f/1.7 version provides an 85mm-equivalent focal length, making it a perfect...