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1 $300 Adorama Gift Certificate

2 $200 Adorama Gift Certificate

3 $100 Adorama Gift Certificate

Fuji X-A5 First Shots: Perhaps the best image quality we’ve seen yet for $600

 
 

Fujifilm has been very successful at making cameras with excellent image quality, and that's been the case throughout their ILC line from the entry-level X-A series all the way up to the recent medium-format...

Tips and tricks for flying your drone in tight woodland spaces

 
 

One of the things that makes photographer Adam Gibbs' behind the scenes videos so good is that he mixes in awesome drone footage to showcase the scenes he explores. It makes sense then that he would be a great resource for tips about using drones.

Specifically, Gibbs offers tips for how to capture drone images...

Should you photograph popular locations? Nigel Danson approaches a commonly-shot lighthouse

 
 

Fortunately for photographers, there are a lot of very picturesque locations to capture beautiful images. On the other hand, many of them have been very frequently photographed. It can be difficult to get excited about shooting something that has been captured so many times. However, does that mean you should avoid...

Fuji X-A5 First Shots: Perhaps the best image quality we’ve seen yet for $600

 
 

Fujifilm has been very successful at making cameras with excellent image quality, and that's been the case throughout their ILC line from the entry-level X-A series all the way up to the recent medium-format GFX-50s. Their latest entry-level model, the Fuji X-A5, has now taken its first lap through our test lab,...

How to bracket and combine exposures when you don’t have graduated neutral density filters

 
 

Photographer Andrew Marr doesn't specialize in lighthouse photography, but when he was visiting Augusta in the southwest of Australia, he had a good opportunity for lighthouse photography. The only problem was that the exposure range in the scene was dramatic, leading Marr to bracket exposures using his Fujifilm...

Micro Four Thirds versus full-frame camera for macro photography: Pros and cons of each system

 
 

When considering many different types of photography, there are pros and cons to every available sensor size. Full-frame cameras typically deliver the best image quality but they are often more expensive and the cameras and lenses are larger and heavier. APS-C cameras sort of hit a happy medium in many respects....

Matching color between images using curves and LAB in Adobe Photoshop

 
 

Have you ever been working on an image and thought, "I really want to take this color and apply it to another photo I'm working?" If so, now you can using curves and LAB mode in Photoshop.

Photographer and educator Colin Smith of photoshopCAFE If you'd like to get a more in-depth look at curves and LAB, click on...

Fantastic flags: An uncommon and useful modifier used to change quantity and quality of light

 
 

While there are a lot of common and purpose-built light modifiers, such as umbrellas, softboxes and reflectors, there are also a lot of other modifiers you can use that are less common, including a flag.

In his newest video, Jay P. Morgan with The Slanted Lens shows us how to shape light with flags as part of his...

Reviewing the picturesque Lake District in England

 
 

Recently, photographer Thomas Heaton started a new video series, A Photographer's View, in which he discusses and reviews different landscape photography destinations he's visited. His first video discussed a specific area of Iceland and his second video, seen below, covers a picturesque area in his native United...

Firmware Friday: Bug fixes for Nikon P900, W300; Ricoh G800SE; Sony A7 III, FS5 and NXCAM NX5R


 
 

Firmware Friday returns for another week with a relatively compact list of updates this time around. In the past seven days, we've learned of a couple of firmware updates for Nikon's Coolpix-series cameras, some new software for the Ricoh G800SE, and a triplet of firmware updates for the Sony A7 Mark III,...

SmugMug announces the intent to purchase Flickr, creating a massive photography community

 
 

One of the largest photo management platforms out there, SmugMug, has made a big splash in the industry today by acquiring Flickr. For the last 15 years, SmugMug has focused on helping and supporting photographers with their consumer-friendly business model, which doesn't rely upon forcing advertising on visitors...

Sony Savings: Save up to $900 on a brand-new Sony camera or lens

 
 

Starting this Sunday at 12:01 AM EST, B&H will have new deals on a trio of Sony mirrorless cameras: the Sony A7R II, Sony A7S II and Sony A9.

The Sony A7R II features the best deal of the bunch, with the price dropping down to $1,998 after $400 instant savings. That's a lot of full-frame megapixels for under...

Mathieu Stern tries out the very rare Helios-65 and captures swirly, unusual bokeh

 
 

Photographer Mathieu Stern is well-known for his videos showcasing odd and unusual lenses. His new video is about a particularly rare lens, the Prototype Helios-65. This lens was produced in Kiev in 1965 and it features an unusual mount, for which there is no commercially-available adapter.

Stern acquired the...

4 new Laowa lenses announced, including widest Sony FE zoom, 2x macro, MFT fisheye and GFX lens

 
 

Venus Optics has announced four new Laowa lenses in development. The lenses will be available for a variety of camera systems, including a Micro Four Thirds fisheye lens, an FE zoom lens, a Macro lens for multiple mounts and a GFX ultra-wide prime. All four lenses detailed below will make their full debut May 3-6...

Sony World Photo Awards 2018 Winners Announced: Photographer of the Year wins $25,000

 
 

After recently naming finalists in the 2018 Sony World Photo Awards, Sony and the World Photo Organization have announced the overall winners, including Photographer of the Year. The 11th edition of the annual contest received a record-breaking 320,000 submissions from photographers hailing from over 200 different...

Win an amazing photo trip in Capture One’s new Capture Dedication photo contest

 
 

You may have seen prior coverage here on Imaging Resource of Capture One's "Dedication" campaign, showcasing a trio of professional photographers and what dedication to their craft means to them. Now's your chance to show off your own photography and win a photography trip of a lifetime.

The steps are easy. You...

Learn how to utilize the new Styles and Presets features in Capture One 11.1

 
 

Earlier today, Phase One announced the newest version of Capture One 11. With this update, they not only added new Styles, but they improved the Styles and Presets workflow, allowing users faster access and better control over editing their images.

In the video tutorial below, you can learn how to apply Styles...

Google Pixelbook Review: Less of a laptop and more of an iPad Pro competitor

 
 

If you take a step back and really look at what Google has done with their laptops, it starts to seem bizarre when you really consider it: This is an entire computing experience powered by a browser. To think that Google has managed to build an entire ecosystem around this one piece of software by steadily shoring...

3 tips for composing landscape images: How to successfully lead the viewer’s eyes around the frame

 
 

If light is the most important aspect of a photo, composition is a very close second. There are many rules about composition and there are a near-infinite number of ways you can arrange a particular landscape scene, even a particularly famous or oft-photographed one. Do you opt for a tried-and-true approach,...

Creating a natural-looking depth of field effect using Adobe Photoshop

 
 

A blurred background is why many photographers choose fast lenses for portraiture. You want to be able to create good separation between your subject and the background to help draw your viewer's attention to the subject. However, you don't always have access to the right lens or be able to shoot a lens wide open,...

Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Field Test: An affordable, fast and mostly good APS-C prime lens


Click here to read my Sigma 16mm f/1.4 Contemporary Field Test

 
 

Late last year, Sigma released the 16mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary mirrorless lens, which is the first APS-C lens for Sony E-mount to offer an equivalent 24mm focal length and fast f/1.4 aperture. The lens not only offers a fast maximum aperture, it...