This is a simple one, but I'm noting it here mainly for my own reference because this isn't a mode I use all that often and always forget how to do it. And every flash is a little bit different. Set the bottom right dial to Remote. Use the button immediately above that to toggle […]
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.
I've been shooting with the Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM zoom lens on a Sony a7 iii full-frame mirrorless camera. Here's my hands-on review.
Here are some sample photos I've taken with the Sony a7iii mirrorless camera to give a sense of how it performs under real-world shooting conditions.
A collection of high-resolution sample photos taken with the Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM E-Mount Lens designed for Sony full-frame cameras.
A collection of photos taken with the Sony FE 16-35mm ƒ/2.8 GM lens to give a sense of how it performs in real-world shooting conditions.
The cameras in Sony's Alpha range are well-known for their superb sensors. I've been shooting with the latest model, the Sony a7iii, at high ISOs to find out how well it performs in real-world shooting in low-light conditions at high ISOs. Here are the results and some examples.
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 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.
Lightroom doesn't have much in the way of editing tools when working with video files, but it does have the ability to trim the beginning or end of video clips.
Color labels are one of several useful workflow tools in Lightroom. And if you want to customize what text label is paired with which color, you can. Here's how.
Lightroom has a super quick way to switch between landscape and portrait orientations with the crop tool. Here's how to do it.
How can you work with GoPro RAW format .gpr image files without using Lightroom or Photoshop? Here's a quick guide for a free option.
GoPros don't float by themselves. So if you let it go or it gets knocked loose unintentionally, you'll need to add something to prevent it from sinking straight to the bottom.
Here's a quick guide to finding your GoPro's MAC address.
There are some shooting situations where you might want to get the files off a GoPro's memory card without touching the camera. Here are some good options.
While charging GoPro batteries isn't complicated, the specific options vary from camera to camera. Here's a rundown of the charging and battery options for the GoPro Fusion.