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.
The Sony E 18-135mm ƒ/3.5-5.6 is a popular choice for APS-C mirrorless cameras like the new Sony a6400 or the Sony a6000. And it makes for a versatile zoom lens for everyday travel photography. Here are some practical examples of its zoom range.
Here's a collection of photos I've taken with the Ricoh GR II in an effort to provide some practical examples of how the Ricoh GR II performs in low-lighting shooting conditions.
Here's a selection of images I've taken with a FujiFilm X-T3 to give a sense of how it performs under different real-world shooting conditions.
The Sony HX99 compact camera packs a massive zoom into a tiny camera as well as including some features you might not expect in a camera of this type. Here are some photos taken with the HX99 to provide some practical examples of how it performs under real-world shooting conditions.
Here's a collection of photos I've taken with the Sony HX99 focusing specifically on its highest ISO range of 1600 to 6400.
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 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.
If your GoPro begins recording as soon as you turn it on, you're probably starting it in QuikCapture mode. Here's how to turn on your GoPro without the recording beginning immediately.
GoPro's Smart Remote will let you control up to 50 cameras from a single remote. Here's an overview of how it works.
The HERO7 cameras have sensors that can detect the rotation of the camera. Here's how to lock it in place to prevent automatic rotation.
If you're looking to control your GoPro HERO6 Black with the Smart Remote or Remo, here are some step-by-step guides to pairing the remotes with the camera.
If you find that you're accidentally touching the back screen and changing shooting modes when shooting with the HERO7 cameras, here's how to lock the screen.