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2 $200 Adorama Gift Certificate

3 $100 Adorama Gift Certificate

Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art Field Test: Ultra-wide, ultra-fast and very good


Click here for my Sigma 14mm f/1.8 Art Field Test

The Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art lens is the world's first full-frame ultra-wide lens to offer a maximum aperture of f/1.8. That alone makes it a very appealing lens to certain groups of...

Wacom Intuos Pro Creative Tablet Review: A very useful accessory for extensive photo editing

 
 

If you do a lot of photo editing, particularly if you're using a computer with a trackpad, it can be incredibly frustrating when trying to make selective adjustments or painting adjustments onto an image....

Panasonic ZS200 Field Test: Compact camera with ample zoom, many features & good image quality

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The Panasonic ZS200 further develops its predecessor's largest advantage over the competition, its long built-in lens inside a compact camera body. The 20-megapixel...

3 ways to use flash to capture sharper bird photos at faster shutter speeds

 
 

It’s difficult to capture sharp images of birds for a number of reasons. They are a fast, small subject, for starters, which means you typically need a long lens and a fast-shooting camera with strong autofocus capabilities. Being quick, it is also often the case that you need a fast shutter speed to capture a...

Creating a better black and white conversion in Capture One

 
 

Creating a powerful black and white image is not as simple as removing the color in an image, but rather requires a more precise, fine-tuned approach. Within different image editors, there are varied ways to create black and white conversions. In Capture One, a powerful raw image editor, there are numerous tools...

The Grid with Scott Kelby and Serge Ramelli: 10 post-processing mistakes photographers make

 
 

When you edit your images, the hope is that you fix mistakes and enhance the strengths of an image, thereby making it better. However, there are times when a person's editing or processing actually make an image worse. Fortunately, you can always edit an image again, but you still need to know what the mistake is....

Lighting how-to: Rembrandt lighting is a timeless style which requires only a single light source

 
 

Over at Red River Paper's blog, photographer Joel Grimes has written an interesting article about the famous 17th century artist, Rembrandt, and his lasting effect on lighting for different types of art, including photography. Grimes recalls taking art history courses as part of his BFA in photography at the...

What gear do these two professional wedding photographers use?

 
 

Over at SLR Lounge, wedding photographer Pye Jirsa is answering a question he gets very frequently asked, "what gear do you use on a wedding day?" Firstly, he says that "the gear you own will never be as important as your knowledge and creativity…" With that said, over the years as a working pro, Jirsa has acquired...

Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art Field Test: Ultra-wide, ultra-fast and very good


Click here for my Sigma 14mm f/1.8 Art Field Test

The Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art lens is the world's first full-frame ultra-wide lens to offer a maximum aperture of f/1.8. That alone makes it a very appealing lens to certain groups of photographers. More than that, it is an impressive lens that delivers great images and certainly lives up...

How to dodge and burn in Adobe Lightroom using luminance range masking

 
 

It's long been the case that for dodging and burning, you needed to use Adobe Photoshop. However, for photographers who like processing their raw images in Adobe Lightroom, perhaps you don't need to leave the software for precise brightening and darkening after all. Aaron Nace of Phlearn shows us how to dodge and...

Two Minute Tips with David Bergman: How to angle your reflector to achieve the best results

 
 

Whether you are working with natural light or artificial light, reflectors are a very powerful tool. When used correctly, they can act as their own light, which allows you a lighter, more flexible and much less expensive overall kit of gear. In fact, you can get collapsible reflectors which will easily slip away...

One Tool, Three Ways: Selective editing in Lightroom helps these three pros bring their artistic vision to life

 
 

Much like different photographers will approach any given scene in their own unique ways, photographers also edit and process their digital files in their own way, with their own personal touch. In fact, more than any other part of the photographer's workflow, the editing of images is what sets photographers apart...

Sony’s #1 in full-frame ILC cameras (for 6 months now)

 
 

Sony today announced that it has led the entire U.S. camera market in sales of full frame ILCs for the last 6 months, putting them ahead of full frame rivals Canon and Nikon for this coveted distinction. The NPD Group is cited as the source for this data; they're a reputable retail tracking service of long...

Wacom Intuos Pro Creative Tablet Review: A very useful accessory for extensive photo editing

 
 

If you do a lot of photo editing, particularly if you're using a computer with a trackpad, it can be incredibly frustrating when trying to make selective adjustments or painting adjustments onto an image. Fortunately, there are relatively inexpensive options available, including tablets from Wacom. These tablets...

Precision reliability: Nikon shows off its weather and toughness testing methods for the Nikon D850

 
 

Earlier this year, we did extensive water torture testing on a variety of industry-leading cameras, including the Nikon D850. The success of the D850 helped us crown it the best camera of 2017. In a recent video published by Nikon Asia, we gain valuable insight into why the D850 was so successful in our own water...

Panasonic ZS200 Field Test: Compact camera with ample zoom, many features & good image quality

Click here for my Panasonic ZS200 Field Test

 
 

The Panasonic ZS200 further develops its predecessor's largest advantage over the competition, its long built-in lens inside a compact camera body. The 20-megapixel 1-inch sensor remains unchanged, which allows the ZS200 to continue to deliver good image quality for...

Nature photographer Morten Hilmer heads to Finland to photograph wild bears and wolves

 
 

Nature photographer Morten Hilmer, whose work has been featured numerous times here on Imaging Resource, is in Finland to photograph wildlife. In particular, he is after images of wolves and bears.

The first video from the trip, which can be seen below, focused mostly on the trip and traveling to the location....

When composing an image, photography is a game of inches

 
 

When composing an image, most of us know the basics and perhaps more importantly, we know what kind of images we like to create. There are certain hard and fast rules, such as the rule of thirds, but there are also other guidelines which require a bit more precision, such as not putting distracting elements near...

Panoramas from start to finish: Using Adobe Lightroom to stitch a stunning panorama

 
 

While on a trip to the Faroe Islands, photographer Nigel Danson had an equipment malfunction with his wide-angle lens. As a landscape photographer, it's an oft-used lens, so what was Danson to do?

To replicate the field of view of his broken wide-angle lens, Danson utilized a simple and elegant solution, shooting...

How to capture multiple shots to properly expose shadows and highlights

 
 

Photographer Andrew Marr is on a Tasmania photography adventure with a couple of other photographers, Andrew Dawes and Richard Lefroy. Below, we see the first video from his trip. The trip is focused on landscape and nature photography in particular. The first stop on the trip was Mount Fields National Park, which...

Firmware Friday: Sony and Panasonic fix bugs for professional video cameras and gear


 
 

Our regular Firmware Friday roundup for this week has to be one of the briefest we've had in quite some time, with none of the main camera makers issuing any updates for their still cameras, lenses and accessories this week, and only two companies shipping any new updates for video gear either. So unless...

Definitive guide to photographic composition: Building blocks, practical advice & much more

 
 

We have shared a couple of photographer Anton Gorlin's guides with you here at Imaging Resource. You may recall his excellent seascape photography and sunrise photography guides from earlier this year. Gorlin is back with a new guide after six months of work and it is "the definitive guide" for photography...

Developing the “ultimate camera,” Nikon releases another teaser for their upcoming mirrorless system

 
 

The hype train left the station earlier this summer, but Nikon is keeping the engines stoked for their upcoming mirrorless camera. The latest video released this morning teases the body of the upcoming mirrorless camera.

Unsurprisingly, we don't get any great looks at the camera, but we can certainly see the...