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The keys to perfect prints: Monitor calibration & color profiles ensure that your prints match expectations


 
 

Have you ever printed a photo only to have the print look nothing like the image on your screen? It's a frustrating outcome. Fortunately, you can avoid the problem once you integrate monitor calibration, soft-proofing and ICC profiles into your printing workflow. Whether you're printing at home or ordering...

Imaging Resource Camera of the Year 2022: Reader’s Choice Award

 
 

Here we are! The final day of our annual Camera of the Year Awards, and we're wrapping things up with one last award: the Reader's Choice Award. For the past couple of years, we've included a Reader's Choice Award in our series of awards, as we wanted to include your voice for what you all thought were the best...

Imaging Resource Camera of the Year 2022: Best Standard Lens & Overall Lens of the Year

 
 

So far, we've crowned our top lenses in wide-angle, ultra-wide angle, telephoto and super-telephoto categories. Those lenses are useful for a wide range of subjects, but no lens tops the classic "standard" lens when it comes to delivering a realistic, natural perspective. If you want to get very specific, the...

Imaging Resource Camera of the Year 2022: Best Overall Camera of 2022

 
 

Deciding on the best camera of the year is always a difficult decision, as we take into consideration a wide range of factors in what constitutes the "best" camera. Image quality performance is a key criterion, if not the most important one, but other factors such as AF performance, video features, handling and...

Imaging Resource Camera of the Year 2022: Best Telephoto and Super-telephoto Lenses

 
 

Here at Imaging Resource, we are big fans of telephoto lenses. They're great for a wide variety of subjects, including the ever-popular wildlife and sports. However, telephoto lenses are also suitable for capturing portraits and photographing landscapes. 2022 brought us some excellent long lenses. While we didn't...

Imaging Resource Camera of the Year 2022: Best Pro Cameras & Best Medium-Format Camera

 
 

Following yesterday's awards for the Best Camera for Beginners and Best Camera for Enthusiasts, today we're looking at professional-oriented camera models. Typically, we put all "pro" cameras together in a single category, but 2022 was packed to the gills with so many pro cameras across different sensor sizes, we...

Imaging Resource Camera of the Year 2022: Best Ultra-Wide and Wide-Angle Lenses

 
 

It's our first day for Camera of the Year Awards, and we're kicking things off with the ever-popular categories of ultra-wide angle and wide-angle lenses. It was a busy year for wide lenses, with new optics arriving from a wide range of manufacturers across nearly every lens mount and camera system.

Sigma was...

Imaging Resource Camera of the Year 2022: Best Cameras for Beginners and Enthusiasts

 
 

To make a great camera, it doesn't always need to be filled with every bell and every whistle, nor does it need to cost an arm and a leg. Not every camera needs to be designed for high-end or professional uses for it to be impressive and capable of capturing beautiful photos and stunning videos. There are...

Add a big splash to your living space with Saal Digital’s metal photo prints

 
 

Back in the heyday of film cameras, getting prints of your photographs was much more common. I mean, you essentially had to if you want to see and enjoy your photos beyond just tiny negatives or in slide format. But as the world transitioned to digital, storing loads of images digitally and viewing images...

The state of the Fujifilm GFX system (2022 edition): Everything you need to know about Fujifilm’s medium-format camera system

 
 

About five and a half years after its original release, the Fujifilm GFX system remains one of the market's most affordable and versatile medium-format camera systems. It's a genuine alternative to full-frame cameras for many types of photographers, and Fujifilm has shown a strong commitment to the system,...

The best astrophotography lenses for your mirrorless camera

 
 

As far as specific types of photography go, night sky photography is relatively accessible. You can capture images of the night sky with almost any camera and wide-angle lens, so long as you have good camera support. However, while a kit lens can work for astrophotography, you'll find that your images improve...

Best Hybrid Cameras for Photo and Video in 2022

 
 

Cameras of all shapes and sizes these days capture both photos and videos. Most of them anyway. You'll still find a few new models here and there that capture exclusively still images, but the vast majority of digital stills cameras also capture video. And it's often not just basic video capture, but many cameras...

The best photo editing software available in 2022

 
 

Modern digital cameras are fantastic at capturing the tones, color and detail of any subject or scene. However, if you shoot RAW – which you absolutely should – there's so much more flexibility and nuance to your image files than you can see on the back of your camera. But when you first open a RAW file, it can...

Is the Fuji X-T3 still a good camera in 2022?

 
 

Camera manufacturers are constantly redesigning, innovating and updating their products. They develop new technologies, fix issues and add new features to make their cameras (hopefully) better than the ones before them. But, once a new model arrives on store shelves, what about the previous model? Or what about...

Best Enthusiast Mirrorless Cameras for Around $2000 in 2022


 
 

A while back, we put together a list of camera recommendations that hit a price point of under $1000. That's a very popular price bracket, with cameras offering a good balance of image quality, performance and affordability. These cameras, therefore, tend to lean more towards the entry-level and...

9 Top Camera Tips & Techniques for Improving your Bird & Wildlife Photography

 
 

Spring is on the horizon here at IR HQ, and although wildlife photography can be a year-round activity, we're excited for the warmer weather, blooming flora and lots of critters being up and active. We're gathering our cameras, lenses and other photo gear and itching to get outdoors!

Yet, no matter the season, I...

Essential landscape photography gear: The best cameras, lenses, tripods and more

 
 

Making great landscape photographs requires more than just a high-quality camera and lens. While you can capture beautiful images without high-end equipment, high-quality gear never hurts. Further, while you can capture stunning shots with a mobile phone, we're considering interchangeable lens cameras for this...

Does Color Management Really Matter? See your images exactly the way you intended them.


 
 

You are probably familiar with color management if you’ve spent any time on photography or videography. We have all taken photos, ordered prints and noticed that they have a flaw, like a green cast. “That’s not what it looked like when I shot the photo!” is the most common reaction. Nobody wants unattractive...

Imaging Resource Camera of the Year 2021: Reader’s Choice Award

 
 

Last year, we introduced a Reader's Choice award into our Camera of the Year Awards repertoire, giving you all a say in what you consider the year's best camera. The response we received was very positive, and so we've conducted a reader poll once again this year. A few weeks back we opened up the voting booth and...

Imaging Resource Camera of the Year 2021: Best Overall Camera of 2021

 
 

Well, we've finally reached the end. Technically. We're ready to unveil our pick for the Best Overall Camera of the Year for 2021! We still have our Reader's Choice Award to come, so keep your eyes out for that one soon. But for us here at IR, we've discussed, deliberated and tallied the votes, and the choice has...