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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...

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.

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.

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.

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.

In Focus: August 2012


In Focus: August 2012

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

Gadget Bag: Time For A Tablet


Gadget Bag: Time For A Tablet

The tablet has changed the way the world uses photos. The high-resolution backlit screens make your images look rich and luminous, and a bevy of apps give you all sorts of control over the photographs.

Solutions: Storage On The Go


Solutions: Storage On The Go

Today's DSLRs and mirrorless digital cameras provide the outdoor photographer with lots of megapixels for detailed landscapes and the ability to crop into shots of distant wildlife.

Solutions: Lightroom 4 Tone Controls


Solutions: Lightroom 4 Tone Controls

With Lightroom 4, Adobe has made the most significant change to its RAW image-processing engine since Adobe Camera Raw was first introduced in 2003.

Blackmagic Cinema Camera


Blackmagic Cinema Camera

At the 2012 NAB show, Blackmagic Design, an Australian company mostly associated with more behind-the-scenes pro video gear, unveiled a new motion-only camera capable of 2.5K resolution.

Also labeled: Cameras, D-SLRs, First Look

The Big Glass


The Big Glass

Using a longer lens, moving closer to the subject or choosing a larger subject will make the subject appear larger in the image frame.

Also labeled: Lenses

In Focus: July 2012


In Focus: July 2012

With the Lightning Trigger from Stepping Stone Products in your camera bag this summer, you can capture those impromptu lightning storms from a safe distance.

Solutions: Time For A New Bag


Solutions: Time For A New Bag

Even the best-designed and best-built camera bags don't last forever, and the canary in the coal mine that tells you it's time for a replacement is lint.

Zooms: Pros & Cons Of All-In-One


Zooms: Pros & Cons Of All-In-One

All-in-one zoom lenses—those that go from wide-angle to telephoto—offer some solid benefits for a nature photographer who's on a road trip.

Also labeled: Lenses

Gadget Bag: Anatomy Of The Polarizer


Gadget Bag: Anatomy Of The Polarizer

Why do some 52mm polarizing filters cost nearly $200 and others less than $20? Maybe a better question is: Why do some photographers spend $200 for a polarizer when there are alternatives available for a fraction of that price?

Also labeled: Gadget Bag

In Focus: June 2012


In Focus: June 2012

Capture an epic vista or move in close to emphasize a foreground with help from a pair of Canon wide-angle lenses.

Gadget Bag: DSLR Video Support


Gadget Bag: DSLR Video Support

Having the ability to capture motion with your DSLR opens up the enticing world of video vignettes and clips of landscapes, wildlife and sports.

Also labeled: Gadget Bag

Camera, Lenses, Landscapes!


Camera, Lenses, Landscapes!

Today's digital landscape photographers can choose from a great variety of DSLRs.

Also labeled: Cameras, D-SLRs

Canon EOS 5D Mark III


Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon's long-anticipated successor to the trend-setting EOS 5D Mark II DSLR delivers on many requests regarding that popular camera and adds several features developed for the flagship EOS-1D X. ...

Also labeled: First Look, D-SLRs

In Focus: May 2012


In Focus: May 2012

The EF 24-70mm ƒ/2.8L II USM is the latest from Canon. A durable build with weather sealing makes it good for the outdoors, plus the lens is dust- and water-resistant.

Gadget Bag: Ballheads Deconstructed


Gadget Bag: Ballheads Deconstructed

Most outdoor photographers use ballheads because they're ideal for landscape photography.

Also labeled: Gadget Bag

Olympus OM-D E-M5


Olympus OM-D E-M5

Olympus' first mirrorless camera, the PEN E-P1, evoked the popular Olympus PEN 35mm compact cameras of the 1960s.

Also labeled: Cameras, D-SLRs, First Look

Nikon D800


Nikon D800

When Nikon announced its new flagship D4 pro DSLR a few months ago, some were startled that it had "only" 16.1 megapixels.

Also labeled: Cameras, D-SLRs, First Look

Wide-Angle Zooms


Wide-Angle Zooms

Wide-angle lenses are essential landscape photography tools for their ability to take in epic vistas and allow you to move in close to emphasize a foreground object while still showing enough of its surroundings to give a feel for the location. ...

Also labeled: Lenses

In Focus: April 2012


In Focus: April 2012

When experimenting with high dynamic range, there's a fine line between creating an image that has more oomph and one that looks like a cartoon.

Also labeled: In Focus

Gadget Bag: Make Your Own Photo Book


Gadget Bag: Make Your Own Photo Book

Making a custom photo book has become fast, easy and inexpensive.

Also labeled: Gadget Bag

In Focus: March 2012


In Focus: March 2012

Sometimes a camera phone is all you need, especially if it's the camera in the iPhone. Now you can step up your iPhone photography with the iPro Lens System from Schneider Optics.

Also labeled: In Focus

Low-Cost Gear That Makes A Big Difference


Low-Cost Gear That Makes A Big Difference

It's always nice to get a new DSLR or lens, but while madly pursuing more megapixels and longer lenses, it's easy to forget that there are lots of far less expensive items that can improve your photos or photo-making experience.

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