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This month’s prizes:

1 $300 Adorama Gift Certificate

2 $200 Adorama Gift Certificate

3 $100 Adorama Gift Certificate

Sony fans, get your wallets ready, the new A6300 and G Master lenses are available for pre-order

Following up on the immensely popular Sony A6000, the new A6300 is now available for preorder from both Adorama and B&H, along with two of new G Master lenses, the FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM and FE 85mm f/1.4 GM.

Retailing for just under $1000 in a...

Retaining 25-600mm eq. range and 5-axis OIS, Olympus SH-3 announced in Japan, adds 4K video

Following up on the Olympus SH-2, Olympus has announced its successor, the SH-3, in Japan.

The Olympus Stylus SH-3 utilizes the same 1/2.3" 16-megapixel CMOS sensor found in the SH-2, along with the same 24x optical zoom 25-600mm f/3.0-6.9...

Neutral density filters aren’t so neutral after all: Fstoppers reviews five popular ND filters

Neutral density filters are critical for landscape and portrait photographers. Unsurprisingly, considering their necessity for these types of images, there are a massive number of neutral density filters available. How on earth are you supposed...

Panasonic ZS60 First Shots: Is the move back to higher res a good thing for such a small sensor?

 
 

In early 2015 Panasonic announced something rather bold regarding their latest premium 30x pocket zoom camera, in that with the ZS50 they decided to substantially decrease the resolution from the previous year's...

“Raising Redemption” reimagines iconic war photo with an environmental message

In an "Fstoppers original," Quentin Decaillet provides a behind-the-scenes look at Anthony Kurtz's Raising Redemption image. This reimagining of Joe Rosenthal's Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima aims to give the classic image an environmental twist.

Rather than the raising of a flag, Kurtz wanted to raise a tree. As it turns out, finding the...

Shoot faster using the focus-and-recompose technique

Depending on which camera you use, you might find that your camera's autofocus points don't always cover enough of the frame to allow you to simply focus directly on your subject and capture your image. An article by Simon Ringsmuth at Digital Photography School discusses what to do when your camera's autofocus is unable to capture the image...

Exploring a massive river cave with a drone

During a recent two-day kayaking trip on the Xe Bang Fai River in the Southeast Asian country of Laos, China-based photographer Ryan Deboodt navigated through the large Khoun Xe Cave. Instead of a typical camera, Deboodt opted for his drone, which allowed him to capture some stunning and dramatic images and video.

"Tham Khoun Xe is a river...

Panoramic photographers: Lightroom’s new “Boundary Warp” aims to salvage your warped edges

 
 

Adobe has released an update to Lightroom, bringing Lightroom CC to version 2015.4 and Lightroom 6 to version 6.4. This new update includes numerous new features and adds support for additional cameras and lenses, including an exciting new panaramic fix feature!

When you stitch a panorama, it often has...

Go Pano! Hahnemühle’s new pano format papers allow for simple panoramic printing

 
 

Hahnemühle recently announced new panoramic format photographic papers. These come in 8.27" x 23.386" size sheets (21 x 59.4 cm), enabling straightforward printing of panoramic images. With a width of only 8.27", these papers will be compatible with many fine art printers.

Two fine art papers will be available in...

A jet ski, the right strobe and a Nikon D810 = nighttime surf photography!

 
 

Two years ago, Australian photographer Steve Wall decided to try to photograph the ocean using artificial lighting. He had an image in his mind of a brightly-illuminated wave against a dark backdrop, but achieving this image proved to be difficult and required creativity on his part.

With a range of custom built...

Easily create duotone images with Lightroom for mobile

 
 

In December, Adobe added numerous features to Lightroom for mobile, including using split toning to create duotone images. Scott Kelby has written an article for Lightroom Killer Tips about how to use this new feature and we thought it well worth sharing here!

After getting Lightroom for mobile set up and synced...

Photographer uses Canon 5D III + Nikon D600 over three years to create this stunning time-lapse video

 
 

Photographer Leif Erik Smith captured tens of thousands of images over three years to make a breathtaking time-lapse video, Vista.

Vista showcases the natural beauty of Oregon, California, the Canadian Rockies, and the Himalayas. Leif puts a strong emphasis on excellent light and vibrant colors, which helps make...

One of our favorite cameras gets the LE treatment: Introducing the Olympus E-M10 II Limited Edition Kit

 
 

Based on the success and popularity of the Olympus E-M10 Mark II released this past fall, our friends at Olympus have today unveiled a new limited edition kit for the award-winning Olympus E-M10 Mark II.

Reported to provide more texture for a firmer grip, this model is wrapped in a brown synthetic leather to...

Brains meets beauty: Olympus PEN-F offers premium design with a healthy dose of technological goodies

 
 

Style meets substance with the newly announced Olympus PEN-F mirrorless camera. Sporting a super-stylish, well-designed exterior, which hearkens back to the original PEN-F film camera of the 1960s, the new 'digital' PEN-F brings a number of technological features and even some upgraded specs over their current OM-D...

Explore the highest-resolution photo ever taken of Dubai

 
 

In celebration of the one year anniversary of Dubai360, a virtual tour of Dubai, the massive image has been updated by the photographer, Gerald Donovan. You can now explore a 45 gigapixel image with improved resolution and visibility.

While the original was already very impressive, the updated version is simply...

From expansive landscapes to modern offices, the 10 best-selling photos on 500px

 
 

PetaPixel's Michael Zhang, along with the help of the team at 500px, has compiled a list of the ten bestselling photos on 500px. Further, they've shared why each image is doing so well within their commercial licensing system.

In these ten images, all but three of them show people, which highlights the...

Go big or go home: Epson debuts new 64-inch SureColor P20000 printer

 
 

Epson has rounded out their SureColor printer lineup by unveiling their all-new successor to the popular large-format Stylus Pro 11880, the 64" SureColor P20000.

Designed to deliver high-quality, high-production output, the P20000 incorporates numerous new technologies, including the enhanced PrecisionCore...

Caffeine Priority: Scouting locations

 
 

Location scouting is critical to my own landscape photography and putting in the effort allows me to capture better images and become a more efficient photographer in the field. Not only that, but the preparation allows me to be more relaxed and have more fun when making images. Fortunately, location scouting is...

Experimental Optics lives up to their name and puts 50mm f/0.75 M-mount lens on Kickstarter

 
 

Experimental Optics has put the “fastest photographic lens in the world” up on Kickstarter.

Their project is to convert 50mm f/0.75 lenses that are manufactured by Dutch company De Oude Delft to M-mount lenses. Once affixed with an M-mount bayonet, the lens can be mounted to Leica M cameras (of course), but also...

Showcasing the Nikon D5’s 4K video chops with “My Nebraska”

 
 

Professional photographer and Nikon Ambassador Bill Frakes has just created a short film in 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) resolution with Nikon's new D5 DSLR camera.

The film, My Nebraska, showcases many of the D5's video features while providing Frakes the opportunity to share what it is that makes Nebraska,...

60-second Adobe Lightroom tips from Benjamin Warde

 
 

If you’re an Adobe Lightroom user and have a minute to spare every couple of weeks, then you should check out Lightroom team member Benjamin Warde’s new bi-monthly Lightroom Coffee Break video series.

In this series, Warde will cover various Lightroom tips and tricks in videos that are under sixty seconds,...

See the first 4K resolution video from the Nikon D500

 
 

The Nikon D500 is one of Nikon's first DSLR cameras that can record 4K UHD video (along with the Nikon D5) and Nikon Europe has just released the first 4K sample video from the D500 on YouTube.

The D500 can record 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) video at 24, 25, and 30 frames-per-second for up to 29 minutes 59 seconds. With...

Serenity, shadows and snow - Our December contest-winning images do winter proud

 
 

Our prize-winning images for December from our Photo of the Day contest reflect the grace and serenity of winter, and are a perfect compliment to your coffee on a Sunday morning!

The three prize-winning photographers this month are all old-school IR regulars, and have all won multiple prizes before, so are no...

What happens when you drop a metal ball on Sigma’s new WR Ceramic protective filter? Take a look!

 
 

In December, Sigma introduced a new line of protective filters. These filters utilize Sigma's new Clear Glass Ceramics technology and Sigma states that they are the first of their kind and the strongest in the industry.

Sigma recently shared a video on their YouTube channel that shows their new WR Ceramic...