Hagia Sophia is old. Very old. The building that currently stands on the first of Istanbul's famous seven hills dates back almost 1,500 years and has had a remarkable and colorful history. It's also a beautiful place to visit.
Some cameras say they have a silent shutter, but when you go to use it they turn out to just have a very quiet shutter. I've been pleasantly surprised that the one on the Sony a7iii really is silent. Here's how to set it up.
Here's a selection of sample images I've taken with the Sony 35mm ƒ/1.4 ZA lens, one of Sony's high-end E-mount prime lenses.
The Sony 50mm ƒ/1.4 ZA lens is one of Sony's high-end lenses. On full-frame sensors it offers a normal perspective and is especially good for low-light and selective focus shooting. Here are some sample photos I've taken with it.
Wondering how useful the Fujifilm X-T2's high-ISO settings are that go all the way up to ISO 51200? I shot some images to find out.
A selection of sample images I've shot with the Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM macro prime lens.
How useful are the Sony a7r iii's high-ISO settings that go all the way up to ISO 102400? I shot some images to find out.
The Sony a7r iii has a well-earned reputation for boasting an extraordinarily good sensor, and it has an ISO range from 50 up through 102400. I shot some real-world examples through the ISO range to see how the ISO settings compare side by side.
The Fujifilm X-T2 has an ISO range from 100 to 51200. Here's a collection of sample images shot across the full ISO range to give an idea of how to performs in real-world shooting.
Oo Hmin Thone Sel Pagoda is an explosion of color, with almost 50 statues of the Buddha looking out from a cave-like crescent from a hilltop in Sagaing.
The Galata Bridge has multiple personalities. It spans the Golden Horn from Eminonu to Karakoy and provides both a real and symbolic link connecting two key parts of Istanbul.
Ushuaia claims the title of the world's southernmost city. These days its main industry is tourism, serving as a gateway to Antarctica. But the town also has charms of its own.
The Gran Hotel Cuidad de Mexico is an Art Nouveau gem in the heart of Mexico City's historic district.
Central America is where American school buses go to retire. In the balmy tropical climes of places like Guatemala and Honduras, they're given a new, colorful lease on life.
Sitting on top of Mandalay Hill, Sutaungpyei Pagoda features a large patio that offers a wonderful views over Mandalay City and the Ayeyarwaddy.
Guatemala City isn't a popular tourist destination, in large part because of the scourge of violent crime, but there are some things worth seeing in this otherwise crowded and poverty-stricken city.
The Vietnam Military History Museum in central Hanoi celebrates the Vietnamese victories of the 20th century, first over the French and then the United States. And, of course, it presents a version sanctioned by the Vietnamese Communist Government.
Here's a detailed breakdown of how the GoPro HERO5 Session compares with the new HERO (2018), including video and photo capabilities.
Although the GoPro HERO (2018) isn't compatible with the Remo or Smart Remotes, there are still a couple of ways to control the camera remotely out of the box.
Here's a rundown of the relevant modes and settings of the photo mode on the GoPro HERO (2018), including file types, fields of view, and enhanced dynamic range.
On the GoPro HERO6 Black and HERO5 Black, you can choose between two image formats for still photos: JPG and RAW. Here's a quick overview of what the difference is and when to use which.
GoPro's QuickCapture feature is designed as a one-press way to power the camera up and start shooting immediately. There are a few tricks to using it, though.
Here's a detailed side-by-side comparison of the GoPro HERO (2018) and the HERO5 Black.
The new HERO (2018) and the HERO6 Black look the same, but there are lots of differences in features and capabilities. Here’s a detailed breakdown of how they compare.
Here's a rundown of the video resolution, framerates, fields of view, and modes that are available on the GoPro HERO (2018).
Here's how to enable the Publish Services, Catalog, Folders, or Collections panels in the Library module if they're not visible.
By itself, Lightroom can't find duplicate photos. But here are a couple of plugins available that can add that functionality.
Here's how to quickly delete rejected photos in Lightroom to help speed up the culling part of the workflow.
A guide to selecting multiple photos in Lightroom.
Both Lightroom Classic CC and Luminar 2018 now offer processing using AI, or artificial intelligence. Here's a side-by-side comparison of their initial automatic one-click processing options.
Luminar 2018 is designed as a standalone app, but you can also use it alongside Lightroom. Here's how to install and use Luminar as a plugin in Lightroom Classic CC.
The Auto tone function has been given a major overhaul in the latest update to Lightroom Classic CC (7.1) to use Adobe's artificial intelligence network, Sensei, in an effort to improve the effectiveness of Auto tone. Here's how it works in practice.
Lightroom's white balance tools help reduce color casts. They can be used to neutralized any casts or break the rules and create an entirely new look.