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1 $300 Adorama Gift Certificate

2 $200 Adorama Gift Certificate

3 $100 Adorama Gift Certificate

Fuji GFX 50R Field Test: Fujifilm’s medium-format camera system receives a sleek and stylish addition

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When Fujifilm launched their GFX medium-format camera system with the GFX 50S, it marked a new chapter for the storied company. The GFX system promised incredible...

Fuji GFX 50R Field Test: Fujifilm’s medium-format camera system receives a sleek and stylish addition

Click here to read our Fuji GFX 50R Field Test

 
 

When Fujifilm launched their GFX medium-format camera system with the GFX 50S, it marked a new chapter for the storied company. The GFX system promised incredible image quality and high-quality Fujinon lenses at a relatively affordable price. The 50S certainly...

DxOMark Image Labs releases new Selfie score for analyzing front-facing smartphone cameras

 
 

With how people use smartphones, DxOMark Image Labs felt it was time to update their scoring metrics for smartphone cameras. While many photographers are primarily concerned with how a smartphone's rear camera(s) perform, it remains the case that a lot of people utilize the front-facing camera on their phone for...

Firmware Friday: Panasonic updates a raft of 4K and Full HD camcorders


 
 

The beginning of a new year is usually a quiet time when it comes to firmware news, and the start of 2019 has certainly been no different in that respect. We're already three weeks into the year, but until just yesterday we'd not found news of a single firmware update since the holidays. Panasonic swoops to...

Take and Make Great Photography with Gavin Hoey: Selecting the best position for your softbox

 
 

It's often thought that when using a softbox to light portraits, the softbox should be placed in front of your subject. However, as Gavin Hoey shows in the newest episode of his Adorama video series, Take and Make Great Photography with Gavin Hoey, there is actually more flexibility with a softbox, particularly a...

Nikon at CES 2019: A treasure trove of great photography presentations

 
 

At this year's CES in Las Vegas, Nikon's booth was a busy place for not only showing off their latest and greatest in cameras and lenses, but delivering awesome presentations from some of Nikon's most accomplished professional photographers as well. The talks ran the gamut and covered basically every type of...

Nikon Z7 Review: Does Nikon’s first full-frame mirrorless meet lofty expectations?


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For Nikon fans, especially after many rumors and teasers, it was not a matter of "if" Nikon would release a full-frame mirrorless camera system, but "when." The wait finally ended this past September when the Nikon Z7 mirrorless camera hit the scene. Equipped...

Enhancing eyes in Photoshop: Bringing out the best in any subject’s eyes

 
 

Eyes get a lot of attention in portraits, and for good reason. When you connect with a subject through an image, it's almost always through the eyes. This is part of the reason why the focus point in a portrait is usually on an eye and why eye detect autofocus is an important and evolving feature in modern cameras....

Fujifilm announces GF 100-200mm f/5.6 telephoto zoom lens for GFX medium-format system

 
 

Fujifilm has announced that their newest GF lens, the Fujinon GF 100-200mm f/5.6 R LM OIS WR will hit store shelves on February 14. It will be the eighth Fujinon GF lens and the second zoom lens to join the medium-format GFX system.

Designed with outdoor photographers in mind, the GF 100-200mm f/5.6 lens features...

Two Minute Tips: Wide angle lenses can create more intimate portraits but do pose challenges

 
 

In the 150th episode of David Bergman's video series for Adorama, Two Minute Tips, he is tackling the topic of wide angle portraiture.

It's conventional wisdom that you shouldn't use wide angle lenses for portraiture. However, Bergman says that you certainly can shoot portraiture with wide lenses, but there are...

Portraits with the Sony A7 III and A7R III: How portrait photographer Manny Ortiz sets up his cameras

 
 

Photographer Manny Ortiz specializes in portrait and for the last four years, it's been almost exclusively the type of photography he has done with his Sony cameras. Drawing on his experience, Ortiz has made a new video wherein he discusses and shares his camera settings for portraiture using Sony A7 III and Sony...

Do you need 50 megapixels to make large prints? Discussing sensor size, megapixels and print size

 
 

Nothing beats seeing your photography come to life in the form of a large print. For photographers such as Nigel Danson, it is an important part of the photographic process; it's the tangible result of a lot of hard work.

When discussing megapixels of cameras, the topic of print size often comes up. "How big can...

Sony A6400 announced, alongside souped up A9 firmware

 
 

Sony has just announced its first APS-C model in many years in the form of the (somewhat oddly named) A6400. We say oddly because both the A6300 and the A6500 were announced in 2016, and it's therefore not overly clear (at least from the name) where this model exactly sits. We've been told by some that it's the...

How to Photograph Everything with ON1 and Tamara Lackey: Utilizing different lights in the studio

 
 

There are many different ways to light portraits in a studio. There are strobes, constant lights and a wide variety of ways to modify different types of light. It can be overwhelming. Fortunately, there is a lot of educational content out there as well, including the video below from ON1 and photographer Tamara...

Imaging Resource Lens of the Year 2018: Best Prime Lenses


 
 

Where zoom lenses offer obvious focal length versatility, primes lenses are known for bringing the ultimate image quality to a desired focal length. They're also generally brighter in maximum aperture than comparable zooms, and often lighter as well (though certainly not always!).

From landscape work to...

Imaging Resource Lens of the Year 2018: Best Zoom Lenses


 
 

Zoom lenses represent convenience and versatility for those times when the ultimate in brightness is not needed from your aperture. And yet, as you can see from many of the excellent lenses below, manufacturers these days are really pushing the envelope and creating ever-brighter zoom lenses! And they're...

Lexar beats all competitors to market with highest capacity SD ever: 1TB

 
 

It's been a spell since Lexar was in the news, basically since they were sold off by Micron to Chinese hardware company Longsys, so it is a welcome sight to read some good news from the storied and somewhat beleaguered brand. Bringing Lexar back into the forefront of the storage conversation is the announcement and...

Setting up a simple high key portrait with only a single light

 
 

When shooting portraits with artificial light, more doesn't always mean better when it comes to lights. In fact, you can do a lot with only a single light. In the newest episode of OnSet with Daniel Norton, he shows off how to create a high key portrait using only one light.

A high key portrait generally features...

An infrared balloon ride with Ted Forbes and his full-spectrum Sony NEX-7

 
 

Ted Forbes of The Art of Photography recently sent his old Sony NEX-7 camera into Sony and had them convert it into a full-spectrum camera. This means that Sony removed the infrared and low-pass filters from the camera's image sensor, which allows the camera to record light beyond the visible spectrum. You can...

IR exclusive: Where’s Canon going with the EOS R? Do they have a plan?

 
 

Ever since Canon launched their EOS R series of camera and lenses with the eponymous EOS R body back in September of 2018, speculation about the line has run rampant. Why did they introduce the series with what's obviously positioned as a mid-level model, while the initial lenses were all clearly higher-end...

How to create beautiful black and white photographs using Adobe Photoshop

 
 

Aaron Nace of Phlearn is back with yet another great Photoshop tutorial. This time, the focus is on black and white photography. We aren't interested in a simple black and white conversion, but rather, the ways in which you can use the tools in Photoshop to quickly and easily control different tonal values within...