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.
We expect light to come in the front of the camera. Shooting with the lens cap on doesn’t tend to work so well. But we don’t always expect it to come in the back. Here’s a real-world example of light leak through the viewfinder.
The Nikon D7500 has built-in virtual horizon tools that provide a more precise alternative to the old-fashioned bubble level method of making sure you’re shooting level. Here’s how to use the three different versions of it.
If I had to pick one lens to take with me to the ends of the earth, it would be this one: Nikon’s 24mm ƒ/1.4G. Here are some example photos I’ve shot with it.
If you’re looking to extract the JPG preview that’s embedded in a RAW image file, here are two free apps that can help.
Bolt’s VX-760 flash is a portable strobe that aims to be a cost-effective alternative to the Nikon and Canon speedlights. Here’s my review.
Scott Kelby is out with a new book that serves as a concise introduction to getting comfortable with using a flash.
A collection of sample images taken with a Ricoh WG-50 waterproof camera under various conditions and with different kinds of scenes.
The Olympus TG-5 has an extra feature when it comes to formatting your memory card to free up space. Here’s a rundown of the difference between the Erase All and Format options.
Newark, New Jersey, isn’t exactly known as a jewel of the American northeast. But from certain vantage points, it can actually be quite pretty. Glittery, even.
Quebec City is a kind of Paris-in-miniature, set on a beautiful spot on the Saint Lawrence River and full of old-world charm. At Christmas it really shines.
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.
The rugged, mountainous terrain of northern Laos is beautiful. While well off the beaten track and not really on the road to anywhere else, Luang Namtha and Oudomxai provinces are well worth seeing.
From its fearsome gold naga guarding the main stairs, its incredibly lavish gold and red interior, and multi-tiered roof, the Haw Pha Bang at Luang Prabang’s Royal Palace looks ancient. But it’s not.
Most churches count their blessings to have one patron saint. This one has two.
Southeast Asia’s morning markets are much more interesting than the night markets. Luang Prabang’s morning market is no exception.
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.
While there aren’t a lot of options for external batteries for the GoPro HERO6 Black and HERO5 Black, there are some. Here are the best options I’ve come across for powering your GoPro for more than a couple of hours at a time.
If you’re after an extended battery for the GoPro HERO6 Black or HERO5 Black that’s waterproof, the new Oumers Side Power is one of the few options available.
Wondering whether you can run the GoPro HERO6 Black with external power without having the internal battery installed? Yes, you can.
GoPros are best known for video, but yes they most certainly can take still photos. All GoPros can take still photos as JPGs. Some of the newest models can shoot RAW as well.
Wondering if you can use a 128GB microSD card in your GoPro? So long as you’re using one of these models, you can.
If you’re looking for a GoPro alternative at a lower price, the Akaso EK7000 is worth a look. It doesn’t have the same bells and whistles as a GoPro, but it’s a surprisingly good action cam.
If you’re getting an error message on your computer when you try to open a video shot on the GoPro HERO6 Black, it might be because it isn’t compatible with the HEVC (H.265) codec used in some of the HERO6 Black’s video modes. Here are some workarounds.
Here’s a rundown of which GoPro remote to use when as well as some other options for controlling your GoPro remotely.
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.
Trying to figure out how to convert RAW files to JPG in Lightroom? Here’s how to do it.
A running list of Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals for Lightroom users.
Aurora HDR 2018 can be used as a standalone app, but it can also be used as a plugin for Lightroom. Here’s a quick guide on how to install and use Aurora HDR 2018 as a Lightroom plugin.
One of the new features in Lightroom Classic is that you can use the embedded previews more effectively to speed up importing and culling.