Whether you’re just starting to explore the world of off-camera lighting or are an experienced strobe user looking to try some new techniques, here are some of the best places to find online photography lighting courses.
Sigma’s EM-140 DG ring flash builds in some of the features we’ve become used to with modern speedlights, like TTL and high-speed sync. Here’s my take on it.
The Yongnuo YN685 TTL flash works much the same as many other flashes, but there are some quirks to using it, especially wirelessly. Here are some tips.
There are a lot of videos on places like Youtube and Vimeo showing how to use off-camera flash, but some are definitely better than others. Gavin Hoey’s Fearless Flash Photography with Speedlights series is one of the best I’ve come across.
The Bolt VM-210 is a macro light with two light sources on flexible arms. It might look like some kind of bug with two antennas hanging out over the lens, but it’s a very versatile approach to macro lighting.
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.
Here are some practical examples of the zoom range of the Sony FE 70-200mm ƒ/2.8 GM OSS zoom lens on a Sony Alpha full-frame mirrorless camera.
The Pacific Image PowerSlideX is designed to automatically scan batches of up to 50 slides at once. After using it, here’s my take.
The Wolverine F2D Titan Film to Digital Converter is a dedicated slide and film scanner. It’s small, simple to use, and relatively inexpensive. Here’s how it works in practice.
Have some old family photos you’d like to scan? If they’re slides or negatives, a basic film scanner can be a great option, whether you want to share the old photos on social media or preserve the photos in a printed photobook. I’ve been trying out one of the simplest, cheapest, and smallest options, the Kodak Mini Digital Film Scanner. Here’s how it works.
Here’s a collection of photos I’ve taken with the Sony HX99 compact camera using the macro feature.
Whether you’re new to Lightroom or looking to dive deeper, here are some of the best places to find Lightroom tutorials, classes, and courses.
If you need to filter out just the portrait (vertical), landscape (horizontal), or square images, you can use the Aspect Ratio filter criteria.
You can change the color of the space behind single images in Lightroom. That can be simply a matter of preference or used as a visualization tool
HDR is traditionally all about the drama. But it doesn’t have to be all about overly saturated and uber dramatic images. The tone-mapping tools built into apps like Photomatix and Aurora HDR 2019 can be useful for making otherwise blah photos more interesting and perhaps salvaging them as keepers.
Changing the thumbnail image, or poster frame, used for videos in Lightroom can be a handy way to provide a more useful visual reference point when you’re trying to find the video you’re after. Here’s how to do it.
GoPros save their video files in 4GB segments. Here’s how to join them back together using Wondershare UniConverter. Includes 4K HEVC video files.
There’s a new remote for the GoPro HERO9 Black. It’s called The Remote. Here’s what it does and how it works.
A rundown of the GoPro HERO9 Black batteries, chargers, and compatibility options.
Here’s a detailed breakdown of how the GoPro HERO9 Black compares to the HERO8 Black.
If you need to switch between NTSC and PAL video shooting modes on the HERO9 Black, it’s not quite as obvious how to do that as it could be. Here’s how to do it.