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1 $300 Adorama Gift Certificate

2 $200 Adorama Gift Certificate

3 $100 Adorama Gift Certificate

Review Redo: Sony A7S II vs Panasonic GH5S High ISO Comparison

 
 

Last week we published our field test of the Panasonic GH5S and lauded its high ISO performance which we still stand by when considering how relatively small the sensor of the camera is. However, in that review we...

Fotorgear Magilight launches on Indiegogo as a more affordable, portable, ergonomic Pixelstick alternative


 
 

A few years ago, light painting as an artform was reinvented by the arrival of one seriously cool gadget. Bitbanger Labs' Pixelstick debuted to great acclaim, quickly whistled past its funding goals on...

Sony 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 Field Test: A compact, all-in-one zoom lens that’s ready for your next vacation


Sony E 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 Field Test

 
 

Despite all the attention towards Sony full-frame cameras these days, they still make some darn good APS-C cameras. With the recent announcement of the E 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6...

Resolution Wars heat up as Hasselblad announces new H6D-400C that’s capable of 400mp images

 
 

With more and more full-frame cameras now including a multi-shot mode, such as the new Sony A7R III, Hasselblad has released a new medium-format model with its own "Multi-Shot" technology, the Hasselblad H6D-400c MS...

Nikon D5 and 600mm f/4 telephoto track and photograph musk oxen in brutally cold Norway

 
 

Nature photographer Morten Hilmer recently headed to Norway to track and photograph musk oxen. These beautiful animals make an excellent subject and Hilmer is a very passionate photographer. You really have to be passionate to withstand nearly zero-degree (Fahrenheit) temperatures and cold winds.

In the pair of...

Sharpening portraits in Photoshop using the High Pass Filter

 
 

PiXimperfect's Unmesh Dinda has a new tutorial showing us how to sharpen portraits in Photoshop. To ensure that we are all on the same page, Dinda spends the first six or so minutes of the video discussing what sharpness is and how you can quantify the sharpness of a digital image.

Following this, we can look at...

A misty morning in the Lake District demonstrates how much you can accomplish on the go

 
 

It's easy to take for granted how far technology has come. In a new video, landscape photographer Thomas Heaton demonstrates this by going out in a campervan and capturing and processing a new image on the road.

It's a misty day for Heaton in the English Lake District. These are the exact conditions he was after...

Fujifilm GF 32-64mm f/4 R LM WR Field Test: The GFX’s only zoom lens delivers superb performance


Click here to read my Fujifilm GF 32-64mm f/4 R LM WR Field Test

 
 

The Fujifilm GF 32-64mm f/4 R LM WR lens is currently the only zoom lens in the Fujifilm GFX system. It occupies the standard zoom role by offering a 25-51mm-equivalent focal length range. The weather-resistant zoom lens is an absolute workhorse,...

Lens Stories: What do these Sony Artisans have to say about their favorite lenses?

 
 

Over at Sony Alpha Universe, a trio of Sony Artisans have shared their perspectives on a variety of Sony E-mount lenses. While the company is of course trying to advertise their products, it is nonetheless interesting to hear what these pros think about certain lenses and learn more about how they utilize their...

Footprints in the snow: Tracking and photographing mountain hares during the winter

 
 

Professional wildlife photographer Mark Hamblin was recently on the hunt for mountain hares in Scotland. He takes us along on his wildlife photography journey with NatureTTL.

Wildlife photography is always tricky for a number of reasons. You can't control your subject, for starters, and it can be difficult to...

Easily improve your winter photography with these great tips and tricks

 
 

Game of Thrones has been teasing that winter is coming for years, but for many of us, winter is already here and its icy grip doesn't need to freeze your photography. Below we have a couple of videos which focus on winter photography and how to improve your own snowy shots.

The first video comes to us from Nigel...

Sony A7R II with battery grip for under $2,700 and more great deals at Adorama

 
 

Over at Adorama, there are a few great deals to help you ring in 2018. For starters, you can save $550 via an instant rebate on a Sony A7R II camera with a Sony vertical grip. The A7R III may be the new camera, but keep in mind that the A7R II includes a very similar sensor and is still a great camera. If you want...

Behind the scenes look at large format film from Zion: The importance of self-critique

 
 

If you've been following the Zion journey of photographer Ben Horne, you'd know that the large format photographer has been visiting many familiar locations in the park and working to capture the perfect fall foliage photo. On his seventh day, he is revisiting a location for the first time this year. The location...

Stunning Canadian landscapes: Pro photographer shares his top ten favorite photos of 2017

 
 

Photographer Adam Gibbs captured many great photos throughout 2017, including from locations such as Vancouver Island, Yoho and Jasper National Parks in Canada and more. In the video below, Gibbs selects his ten favorite images of 2017, which is a very difficult task for any photographer, let alone one as prolific...

5 ways to make your colors pop using Adobe Photoshop

 
 

Nathaniel Dodson of tutvid has published a new tutorial, his first of 2018, to show us five ways to make colors pop in Photoshop.

The first way to make your colors more vibrant in Photoshop is to utilize LAB color. To enable LAB color, you need to go to "Image" and then "Mode" to access LAB color. When enhancing...

Manny Ortiz demonstrates the adaptability of the Sony A7R III with Canon 200mm f/2 lens

 
 

One of the most popular aspects of Sony mirrorless cameras is that you can adapt a wide variety of lenses to the cameras while maintaining autofocus features and functionality. For example, you can attach a Canon lens to your Sony camera and keep full eye autofocus. In the video below, photographer Manny Ortiz...

Firmware Friday: Fuji updates Lightroom tethering plugin with X-Pro2 support and a bug fix


 
 

After last week's epic roundup of new firmware and software, things have been rather quieter over the Christmas holiday period. In fact, we've not turned up any new firmware released in the last seven days, and so our roundup this week includes just one item: A new piece of software from Fujifilm which will...

Sony Artisan shows how to create the perfect 3-light studio setup

 
 

Sony Artisan Miguel Quiles teamed up with Adorama TV to show how to build a three-light studio lighting setup for portraiture. While you don't need three lights to capture great portraits in a studio, three lights do offer a lot of flexibility and control.

Every time you add a light, it can become more...

Controlling your background with a 70-200mm telephoto zoom lens

 
 

Fstoppers cofounder and photographer Patrick Hall is a huge fan of his 70-200mm lens. In the video below, he uses a Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 SP lens, which just came out earlier this year.

Hall is a big fan of the 70-200mm lens due to its versatility and that it allows you to control your background via...

How to make your subject’s hair pop by adding shine, color and volume in Photoshop

 
 

Your subject's hair can be one of the most important aspects of a portrait image. In many cases it is quite literally framing the face. At the same time, hair is very challenging to retouch and enhance. Aaron Nace of Phlearn has some quick tips for us in the video below to help add pop to hair in portraits.

The...

Freezing action using strobes: How to balance flash duration and power for the perfect shot

 
 

If you want to freeze action, strobes are a great way to do so. An important aspect to achieving this goal is to shorten your flash's duration. Some strobes include a high-speed or t-mode which will shorten the flash duration. To ensure that your camera's shutter syncs with the short flash, you need to use a high...

Nikon Storytellers Scholarship application period now open, 10 $10k scholarships available to students

 
 

As part of Nikon's 100th anniversary celebration, the company announced a $100,000 scholarship program. The "Nikon Storytellers Scholarship" will award $10,000 academic scholarships to 10 individuals and the application period for the award is now officially open.

Nikon's Director of Marketing, Communications and...

Bringing a dream image to life, Thomas Heaton captures beautiful simplicity in Namibia

 
 

When we last saw travel photographer Thomas Heaton, he was doing landscape and wildlife photography in Namibia. His latest video takes us to Sossusvlei in Namibia, a location known for its red dunes and white salt pan. It's an absolutely stunning area.

Heaton notes that despite how beautiful the area is, it...

Shooting panoramas with the Canon TS-E 24mm lens

 
 

In addition to being able to greatly reduce distortion, tilt-shift lenses are also excellent for capturing images to stitch together into panoramas. Photographer Adam Karnacz headed into the British Lake District to capture panorama images with Canon's 24mm TS-E Mark II lens.

To create a panorama with a TS-E...