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In Focus: April 2013


In Focus: April 2013

Sigma's DP-series digital cameras feature compact size and a built-in prime lens designed specifically for the camera and sensor.

Solutions: Vibrance


Solutions: Vibrance

Vibrance is grouped along with Clarity and Saturation in Lightroom. ...

Solutions: Clarity


Solutions: Clarity

One of the more interesting challenges that the digital revolution brought home to nearly every photographer, both amateur and professional alike, is that with digital, you're now in control of your own image processing.

Gadget Bag: Ultimate Landscape Accessories


Gadget Bag: Ultimate Landscape Accessories

In the days when he was trekking throughout the American landscape, Ansel Adams was often traveling on roads that we would barely recognize today.

Full-Frame: DSLRs For Landscape Master Work


Full-Frame: DSLRs For Landscape Master Work

One of the many things Ansel Adams was known for was the superb image quality of his prints, which exhibited excellent detail and a magnificent range of tones.

In Focus: March 2013


In Focus: March 2013

Add to your lens lineup with the Sigma 35mm ƒ/1.4 DG HSM.

Solutions: Try The High Pass Filter


Solutions: Try The High Pass Filter

The High Pass sharpening technique isn't what I would call a "true" sharpening process, but rather what I generally refer to as a local contrast-enhancement adjustment.

Gadget Bag: Cold Weather Photo-Savers


Gadget Bag: Cold Weather Photo-Savers

Some of the most spectacular outdoor photo opportunities occur in cold weather—snowy landscapes, clearing storms, winter wildlife and more. ...

Mirrorless Systems For You


Mirrorless Systems For You

Five years ago, if you wanted to travel light, you had to choose between a DSLR and a compact digital camera.

In Focus: January/February 2013


In Focus: January/February 2013

As a nature photographer, you know the value of the 70-200mm focal-length range.

Also labeled: Buyer's Guide

Gadget Bag: High-Speed CompactFlash Cards


Gadget Bag: High-Speed CompactFlash Cards

So the need for fast, high-capacity memory cards has never been greater. ...

Also labeled: Gadget Bag

In Focus: December 2012


In Focus: December 2012

Our year-end wrap-up to some of the highlight products of 2012 will help you take optimum advantage of the capabilities of ever-evolving photo and video technologies.

Which Camera Should I Buy?


Which Camera Should I Buy?

What camera should I buy? It's the question that we get here at OP frequently.

Also labeled: Cameras, D-SLRs

Gadget Bag: Best Printers for Fall


Gadget Bag: Best Printers for Fall

As autumn arrives, it's time to get out and make striking color photos.

Also labeled: Gadget Bag

Solutions: Metal


Solutions: Metal

Photographers who sell prints and are looking for an edge may do well to consider metallic prints.

Solutions: To A “T”


Solutions: To A “T”

The T-mount system first appeared as an early solution for the age-old problem facing photographers who wanted to use the same lens on two or more camera bodies with unlike mounts.

The Year Of Full-Frame DSLRs


The Year Of Full-Frame DSLRs

Landscape photographers, in particular, have some very good reasons for adopting a full-frame workflow.

Also labeled: Cameras, D-SLRs

In Focus: November 2012


In Focus: November 2012

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

Solutions: The Camera That’s With You


Solutions: The Camera That’s With You

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

Also labeled: Cameras

Solutions: Nik HDR Efex Pro 2


Solutions: Nik HDR Efex Pro 2

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).

Gadget Bag: Apps For Nature Photography


Gadget Bag: Apps For Nature Photography

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.

Also labeled: Gadget Bag

Gear For Still And HD-Video Capture


Gear For Still And HD-Video Capture

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

Also labeled: Cameras, D-SLRs

In Focus: October 2012


In Focus: October 2012

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

Gadget Bag: Compact HD Cams


Gadget Bag: Compact HD Cams

The world of the small video camera has exploded lately. The world of the small video camera has exploded lately. GoPro HERO cameras have...

Also labeled: Gadget Bag

Solutions: Polarizer Basics


Solutions: Polarizer Basics

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

Teleconverters


Teleconverters

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

Also labeled: D-SLRs, Lenses

Use High Speed Bursts For Sharper Shots


Use High Speed Bursts For Sharper Shots

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.

Also labeled: Cameras, D-SLRs, First Look

Gadget Bag: Convert To B&W


Gadget Bag: Convert To B&W

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

Also labeled: Gadget Bag

Solutions: Pick A Pack Of Paper


Solutions: Pick A Pack Of Paper

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.

Lighten Up! Go Mirrorless!


Lighten Up! Go Mirrorless!

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.

Also labeled: Cameras, D-SLRs

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