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This month’s prizes:

1 $300 Adorama Gift Certificate

2 $200 Adorama Gift Certificate

3 $100 Adorama Gift Certificate

Firmware Friday: New features for Canon Cinema EOS C300 II, C700-series; Sigma updates Optimization Pro


 
 

For the second week running, our Firmware Friday roundup is a relatively brief affair, with little news to report other than for Canon's Cinema EOS video camera lineup, and Sigma's Optimization Pro software...

The LaCie d2 Professional functions great, and looks good doing it

 
 

It's important to me for my hardware to look as good as it functions. I have to like using something in order for me to keep using it, and a huge part of that is aesthetics. G-Tech and LaCie get that, for the most...

A full-frame Olympus? Not just no: *HECK* no! (And why Olympus is better off for it)

 
 

When Panasonic announced the development of their full-frame mirrorless system at Photokina 2018 back in September, it left a lot of people wondering what that meant for the future of the Micro Four Thirds system,...

The Sony RX100 Mark VI is a good video camera, but doesn’t advance the series


Click here to read about the Sony RX100 VI's Video Features & Analysis

 
 

It's hard to say that there is anything specifically wrong with the Sony RX100 VI because the primary difference between it and the Mark V...

Fujifilm XF 200mm f/2 Hands-On + Gallery: At last, a bright telephoto prime for Fuji shooters


Click here to read our Fujifilm XF 200mm f/2 Hands-on

 
 

If you're a Fujifilm photographer and you've been patiently waiting for a long, bright telephoto prime lens for your work in the field, that wait is now...

6 DIY photography gifts you can make at home this holiday season

 
 

The holiday season is in full swing and if you haven’t finished your gift shopping, you’re quickly running out of time. Fortunately, the folks over at COOPH have put together a DIY photography gift guide, featuring six gift ideas you can make at home for fellow photographers or for friends and family using your own...

Two Minute Tips with David Bergman: Using negative fill to create more dramatic portraits

 
 

In this week’s episode of Two Minute Tips with David Bergman, David will show us how to use negative fill to add drama to your portraits.

When you are first learning how to light a subject, one of the simplest and most dramatic steps you can take is moving your flash off camera. When you light a subject from the...

Firmware Friday: New features for Canon Cinema EOS C300 II, C700-series; Sigma updates Optimization Pro


 
 

For the second week running, our Firmware Friday roundup is a relatively brief affair, with little news to report other than for Canon's Cinema EOS video camera lineup, and Sigma's Optimization Pro software package. In all, there are updates for six Cinema EOS camera models in the C300 II and C700-series,...

Five-part video guide to time lapse photography guide with Brian Leary and Zeiss

 
 

Zeiss contributor and photographer Brian Leary recently headed to Mexico City to create a series of videos about shooting time lapse photography. In the five videos below, Leary uses various Zeiss lenses while discussing necessary gear for a good time lapse video and showing us how to set up our cameras. If you’ve...

The LaCie d2 Professional functions great, and looks good doing it

 
 

It's important to me for my hardware to look as good as it functions. I have to like using something in order for me to keep using it, and a huge part of that is aesthetics. G-Tech and LaCie get that, for the most part. Specifically, with the latter, I've been nothing but impressed with the last two products I've...

A full-frame Olympus? Not just no: *HECK* no! (And why Olympus is better off for it)

 
 

When Panasonic announced the development of their full-frame mirrorless system at Photokina 2018 back in September, it left a lot of people wondering what that meant for the future of the Micro Four Thirds system, with understandable cause for alarm.

The Micro Four Thirds system was jointly developed by Olympus...

Using a curves adjustment in Photoshop to easily and quickly color grade your photos

 
 

In Photoshop, there are many tools which are much more versatile than they are often considered. An example of this is using a curves adjustment layer to automatically color grade a photo. This technique is explained in the video below by Unmesh Dinda with PiXimperfect.

The first step is to create a new curves...

In landscape photography, the spectacular can sometimes be very scary

 
 

Although often thought of as peaceful and safe, landscape photography can nonetheless deliver some scares. In his latest video, photographer Nigel Danson offers us a behind the scenes look from his trip to the Faroe Islands, including a visit to the “scariest bridge” he’s ever been on.

The islands are...

Another couple of days in Zion with photographer Ben Horne showcases the power of scenes within scenes

 
 

Earlier this month, we went behind the scenes with large-format film photographer Ben Horne as he made his annual autumn trip to Zion National Park. It’s a location of great significance to Horne on both personal and professional levels, and his love for the beautiful nature shows through in his work and his video...

The Sony RX100 Mark VI is a good video camera, but doesn’t advance the series


Click here to read about the Sony RX100 VI's Video Features & Analysis

 
 

It's hard to say that there is anything specifically wrong with the Sony RX100 VI because the primary difference between it and the Mark V is basically just the lens. But given its hefty $1200 price tag, it's hard to find a lot to truly love...

In surprise move, you can now export Apple ProRes from Premiere Pro on a PC

 
 

This is one of those "never saw that coming" moments that are few and far between in the photo/video industry. In a shocking move, Adobe now offers support for exporting Apple ProRes on the Windows platform with today’s updates to the Adobe Creative Cloud video apps. The apps that can now do this export regardless...

Color spaces explained: Ensure your colors look great on all devices by selecting the right color profile

 
 

Have you ever uploaded one of your images to the internet or had it printed and wondered why the colors looked completely different than they did on your display when you were working on the image? In many cases, this is due to an issue with color spaces and profiles. With a basic understanding of color spaces and...

Adobe updates Lightroom Classic and adds more supported cameras & lenses

 
 

Adobe has added a few new features to Lightroom Classic such as customization of Develop Panel, Add to Collection option in auto-import settings, Grid Snap option in book module, other enhancements, support for new cameras and lenses, and bug fixes. For a full list of all the cameras and lenses added to ACR, you...

How to work nondestructively with raw photos in Adobe Photoshop

 
 

For many photographers, Adobe Lightroom is a great way to edit their raw image files. It’s powerful, versatile and offers many organizational tools. However, Adobe Photoshop is also a proven way to open and process raw files alongside Adobe Camera Raw, which utilizes similar tools as you can find in Adobe...

From capture to print: Misty & moody photography with Thomas Heaton

 
 

Last week, photographer Thomas Heaton headed to the Peak District and did some misty early morning landscape photography. The weather was very foggy, which leads to moody scenes. When shooting in fog, you lose a lot of fine detail and sharpness in the scene, but by leaning into the conditions, you can capture...

Behind the scenes in Dubai with portrait photographer Irene Rudnyk

 
 

Portrait photographer and educator Irene Rudnyk recently headed from Canada to Dubai to host a workshop along with photographer Andras Schram. In the video below, we go behind the scenes with Rudnyk on a lovely natural light photoshoot in a desert in Dubai.

Rudnyk went with her typical combination, which is a...

Chinese lens maker Kipon releases five f/2.4 prime lenses for Nikon and Canon mirrorless cameras

 
 

Chinese lens company Kipon has released five lenses for the new mirrorless Nikon Z and Canon R lens mounts. These are among the first third-party lenses to be announced for the new full-frame mirrorless camera systems. The lenses have already been made available on Amazon for other mounts, including Sony mirrorless...

Fujifilm XF 200mm f/2 Hands-On + Gallery: At last, a bright telephoto prime for Fuji shooters


Click here to read our Fujifilm XF 200mm f/2 Hands-on

 
 

If you're a Fujifilm photographer and you've been patiently waiting for a long, bright telephoto prime lens for your work in the field, that wait is now over. I recently had the chance to take the new XF 200mm f/2 WR into the field for a few days shooting...

Two Minute Tips: Why a wider focal length is not the cause of distortion in your portraits

 
 

Conventional wisdom often states that the focal length of your lens affects how a subject appears, especially with respect to how a person appears in a portrait. Photographer David Bergman argues in the latest episode of Two Minute Tips for Adorama that this is wrong and that a wider focal length doesn't...

Sigma announces release of their new $1,500 70-200mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Sports pro telephoto zoom

 
 

First revealed at Photokina, Sigma has announced that their new 70-200mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Sports lens will be hitting store shelves later this month. The new flagship large-aperture telephoto zoom will join two other f/2.8 zoom lenses, the 14-24mm and 24-70mm Art lenses, to complete the standard pro-zoom trio.

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