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2 $200 Adorama Gift Certificate

3 $100 Adorama Gift Certificate

IR Podcast: We answer your questions on the Sony A9

 
 
 
 

When it comes to new gear, there is a lot to talk about - especially new cameras that have the potential to disrupt the industry. Last week such a camera was...

Sony overtakes Nikon for the #2 position in the U.S. full-frame interchangeable lens camera market

 
 
 
 

Sony announced today that they have overtaken Nikon at the number two spot in the United States in the full-frame interchangeable lens camera market according to the NPD Group's Retail Tracking Service (based on dollars) in January through February 2017. Sony...

Photographer offers a unique perspective on our fluffy canine friends in new “Under-Dogs” project

 
 

Lithuanian photographer Andrius Burba made a name for himself with his “Under-Cats” project. Some people consider themselves bigger fans of dogs, so Burba and his team have followed up “Under-Cats” with “Under-Dogs.”

Like “Under-Cats,” the canine photo project captures photos of man’s best friend from beneath,...

Panasonic G85 Review: Mirrorless ILC delivers excellent image and video quality in a rugged body


Click here to read our Panasonic G85 Review Conclusion

 
 

Following up on the Panasonic G7, the Panasonic G85 (known as the Panasonic G80 in some markets) combines a 16-megapixel Four Thirds sensor (sans an optical low-pass filter) with updated image processing all inside a weather-resistant, rugged DSLR-style...

NatGeo did not select nor publish that photo on the railroad, a contributor did

 
 

Earlier today, DIY photography published a piece on the supposed uproar of disapproval of an Instagram photo published by National Geographic. Though their heart is in the right place, as taking photographs on railroads is absolutely a bad idea, it's important to know how or why an image like this got posted in the...

Using a neutral density mount adapter to shoot video at wide apertures in bright light

 
 

We have covered the work of photographer and videographer Mathieu Stern mostly for his videos on old and unusual lenses, but he also creates tutorials. His latest tutorial is a quick video on how to shoot video using fast lenses in bright light.

In the video below, Stern employs a Canon 55mm f/1.2 FL lens, which...

GoPro wants you to trade-in your old camera for a new HERO5

 
 

GoPro, who has seemed to notice their customers' penchant for holding on to what they consider to be "outdated" equipment, has announced a program to try and get their huge user base to upgrade to their latest HERO5 action camera. In GoPro's words, they want all users "to experience the new, cloud-connected GoPro...

Book Review: Who needs Photoshop? Hone your skills by shooting everything “In Camera”

 
 

By the time I was serious about getting into the world of photography, the "digital revolution" was going full-steam. My first "real camera" was a Nikon D80, and based on what I read online and from other photographer friends, I was firmly swayed to shoot in RAW mode and then explore the world of photo editing...

How to build and tweak portrait poses to add variety and change the mood of your portraits

 
 

Photographer Manny Ortiz creates a lot of awesome tutorials and behind-the-scenes videos aimed at portrait photographers on his YouTube channel. We have covered his work in the past and his latest video is yet another must-watch for portrait photographers. His latest video, seen below, shows how Ortiz builds and...

Adobe adds new camera and lens support to Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw

 
 

Adobe has released updated versions of Lightroom and Camera Raw. Lightroom is now up to CC 2015.10 and standalone 6.10. Camera Raw’s latest update brings it to version 9.10.

Lightroom’s update is aimed at providing additional camera raw support, lens profile support and addressing bugs. Note that the camera...

Nikon introduces the D7500: A D500 for $700 less?


Click here to read our Nikon D7500 Preview

 
 

What happens when you take the imaging pipeline of the Nikon D500 and combine it with the D7000-series? You create the Nikon D7500. Nikon has announced this newest addition to their D7000-series of enthusiast DX DSLR cameras and the successor to the popular Nikon...

Easy, affordable DIY lightbox: Capture great product shots with this collapsible lightbox

 
 

John Park, a maker for Adafruit Industries, has written a comprehensive tutorial for building your own light box at home, perfect for product photography and other small-scale still life work.

The list of required materials is quite short and everything is easily sourced. For the softbox itself, you will need a...

Pulitzer Prize-winning photographers announced: Photojournalists give a voice to the victims of violence

 
 

The 2017 Pulitzer Prizes have been awarded and the winning photographers this year are a pair of photographers who turned their lenses on violence across the world.

In the Breaking News Photography Award, Daniel Berehulak won for his coverage of the government crackdown, assault and violence on drug dealers and...

Colorful headshots: How to use colored gels to add vibrant, consistent color to your background

 
 

A couple weeks ago, we covered how to change a gray portrait background to any color you wanted in Photoshop. But what if you want to get a certain color during capture? Photographer and Fstoppers staff writer Jeff Carpenter of Readylight Media has created a tutorial showing how to use colored gels on background...

Thousands of hours of interviews with professional photographers distilled in Marc Silber’s new book

 
 

We have covered Marc Silber’s videos on numerous occasions, including his interview with Ansel Adams’ son, Michael, and this interview with Chris Burkard.

Marc has interviewed many other professional photographers and has compiled their lessons learned over thousands of hours of interviews along with his own...

Blend like a pro: Video tutorial breaks down all 27 blend modes in Adobe Photoshop

 
 

Once you figure out how to achieve the results you desire in Photoshop, it can be easy to ignore rarely-used tools and features of the powerful software. Perhaps there are many tools in Photoshop you simply have never used, either because they are too complicated or it felt unnecessary.

For some users, blend...

High Tech in Thailand: Touring Sony’s massive camera and lens production factory

 
 

In early March of this year (that's 2017, for those of you reading this in the future), I and a small group of other members of the photo press had the opportunity to tour Sony's massive camera and lens production facility in Chonburi, Thailand. It's an impressive place. The photos and color commentary below tell...

Huawei and Leica team up for the P10 phone: Going behind the scenes with a portrait pro and the P10

 
 

Chinese-Malaysian photographer CY Wong recently did a promotional shoot for Huawei and their new P10 phone which is coengineered with Leica. You can read our coverage of the first Huawei/Leica collaboration, the P9, here. The P10 puts a focus on its imaging capabilities, with its marketing materials claiming to...

Firmware Friday: Blackmagic, Canon, GoPro, Nikon get updates; Canon / Pentax firmware hacks land too


 
 

Our regular Firmware Friday roundup is a little unusual this week, as it includes not just official firmware from the manufacturers themselves, but also news of a couple of third-party firmware hacks. (As always with these unofficial updates, you run the risk of bricking your camera and turning it into a...

Panasonic GH5 Field Test Part II: Examining the video capabilities of this mirrorless monster


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The GH5, as the GH4 and GH3 before it, is and always was expected to be a video camera. It's a capable photo camera, but the real reason most will seek and eventually purchase the Panasonic flagship is for its lauded video capability. To see how the GH5...

Adobe Research leverages the power of Sensei to transform selfies into professional-looking portraits

 
 

Last autumn, Adobe announced Sensei, which is a framework of intelligent services designed to enhance digital experiences. One of the intelligent services that has emerged from Sensei is face aware editing.

The Adobe Research team is exploring what Adobe Sensei and face awareness might mean for the future of...