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Read reviews of the latest wildlife and nature photography equipment. Our camera equipment reviews cover lenses to accessories and everything in-between.




Tuesday, September 18, 2012

In Focus: November 2012

On your next adventure, take the Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS with you no matter how rough the environment.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Gadget Bag: Apps For Nature Photography

A bevy of apps you should always have with you

Once you get past the ability to make a phone call or check email, the usefulness of smartphones and tablets is all in the apps.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Solutions: Nik HDR Efex Pro 2

Finer control and more functionality in the new version of this popular software

The best HDR is less noticeable than the hard line of a graduated neutral-density filter cutting through the frame (which used to be the only way to control high-contrast scenes).

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Solutions: The Camera That’s With You

Consider a pocket point-and-shoot

I'm the first to admit that I'm a camera snob.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

In Focus: October 2012

Canon enters the mirrorless, interchangeable-lens camera category with the EOS M.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Gear For Still And HD-Video Capture

Essential equipment for getting the best still and motion imagery and sound in the field

The onslaught of DSLRs that can shoot professional-caliber HD video has not slowed.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

In Focus: September 2012

Using the Canon EOS Rebel T4i and the STM (Stepping Motor Technology) lenses developed for it to shoot video on your next trip should be a quiet experience.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Teleconverters

These simple devices give you more reach with your telephotos for high-impact wildlife, macro and even landscape photography

A really long lens will fill the frame with the subject, but really long lenses are really expensive and bulky.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Solutions: Polarizer Basics

How to get results with this must-have filter

The polarizer is the single most used filter in nature photography.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Gadget Bag: Compact HD Cams

They’re small, they’re light, they produce outstanding footage, and they’re everywhere. Why you should have one in your bag.

The world of the small video camera has exploded lately.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Use High Speed Bursts For Sharper Shots

With high-capacity memory getting cheaper, shooting in bursts rather than single frames May be a good solution for a lot of reasons

Most photographers think of high-speed shooting as being the domain of sports and wildlife photographers, that is, shooters who are going for sequences where the action is unfolding rapidly and you want to be sure you capture the peak moment.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

In Focus: August 2012

Boost the quality of your DSLR filmmaking with support from the Redrock Micro ultraCage DSLR.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Lighten Up! Go Mirrorless!

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera systems are a fraction of the size and weight of most DSLRs, and they can produce top-level images. What’s not to love?

Today, you can choose from a wide line of cameras that are truly compact, produce DSLR image quality and accept interchangeable lenses: the mirrorless cameras.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Solutions: Pick A Pack Of Paper

How to choose the ideal surface for your black-and-white prints

In the film darkroom, you'd match your individual negatives to individual papers to craft a perfect print. Papers available in different grades or multigrade options let you use filtration to adjust the contrast.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Gadget Bag: Convert To B&W

The era of complex maneuvers with the channel mixer has given way to a bevy of software solutions that give you control and make it easy to transform color to evocative, dramatic black-and-white images

To create the best bold black-and-white images, you used to have to know the ins and outs of Photoshop's channel mixer.

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