DC’s cherry blossom season brings a huge number of photographic opportunities. Here’s how to take one of its iconic scenes: cherry blossoms with the Washington Monument.
The Induro Baby Grand Tripods aren’t your typical travel tripods. Truth be told, they’re not really travel tripods at all. But if you can settle for something very short, they’re extremely solid and portable.
The Really Right Stuff TVC-32G Ground Pod might be short, but don’t let that fool you. It’s an unusually strong and stable shooting platform when using large lenses or heavy gear.
The Really Right Stuff TFC-14 Series 1 Carbon Fiber Tripod doesn’t have bells and whistles, but it just might be my new favorite travel tripod.
The latest Platypod, the Ultra, is another ultra-mobile and super-flexible mount that can be used as a tiny travel tripod or as a secure mounting point in all sorts of ways.
The new MeFOTO Globetrotter Air is a compact aluminum travel tripod designed for use with DSLRs and mirrorless cameras. Here’s how it stacks up.
Vanguard has a new VEO collection of travel tripods. I’ve been trying out the VEO 235AB, the model in the middle of that range.
My hands-on review of one of the larger and taller tripods that 3 Legged Thing have put out. This one is in their Equinox range.
My hands-on review of the smallest in 3 Legged Thing’s new Equinox line of carbon fiber travel tripods: the Leo.
Really Right Stuff has put out a new ultra-portable table-top tripod, the TFA-01 Ultra Pocket ‘Pod. Here’s my hands-on review.
The PlatyPod Pro Max is a bigger, broader platform that’s designed for larger DSLR and on-the-go video rigs.
I put the smallest and lightest of Gitzo’s new center ball tripod heads to the test. It’s designed as the perfect pairing with Gitzo Traveler Series 0 and Series 1 travel tripods.
It’s a baseplate with tripod studs and a few screws. But this tiny package is a surprisingly flexible way to mount a camera.
The Benro GoTravel 2 GC269TB2 is a carbon fiber travel tripod that folds up into a small, portable package but offers impressive stability. It also has a couple of tricks up its sleeve.
With this travel tripod, Oben is aiming at the cheaper end of the market while still retaining features like carbon fiber construction, twist locks, and a convertible monopod. Here’s how it stacks up.
The Kirk TT-1 is an unusually solid table-top tripod rated for loads up to 100 pounds but is small and lightweight, easily fitting in a camera bag’s pocket.
As part of my ongoing series trying to find the best travel tripods available, I put the Sirui T-2205X to the test.
The Varavon Baby T3 Mini Tripod is short, but that small stature comes with its virtues as a travel tripod.
I’ve been testing out the EVOLUTION 3 Brian Carbon Fiber Tripod System from 3 Legged Thing. Here’s my hands-on review.
The Rick is a lightweight carbon fiber travel tripod from 3 Legged Thing. Here’s my hands-on review.
I’ve been shooting with the newest version in Sony’s RX100 compact camera line, the Sony RX100 V. Here’s a collection of high-resolution sample images to go along with my detailed review.
I’ve been putting some of the most popular circular polarizing filters to the test. Here are some side-by-side results.
A rundown of some of the best programs for stitching panoramas, from free and simple to paid and powerful.
The FireCel battery is a pocket-sized external 2500mAh battery for charging devices on the go. It also includes a red light flashlight and a hand warmer function.
I’ve put together some side-by-side examples to show the effect of using a polarizer filter.
It’s often a bad idea to use a polarizer filter when shooting panoramas. Here are examples showing why.
The Easy Panorama mode that was in its predecessor has gone. Here’s a guide to shooting panoramas with the Nikon D3400.
A collection of photos shot with the Sony RX1R II full-frame compact camera.
A collection of sample images shot with the Ricoh GR II compact camera.
Fujifilm cameras come with several film emulation profiles built-in. You can apply them in-camera if you’re shooting JPG or apply them in processing if you’re shooting RAW.
A collection of high-resolution sample images shot with the Fujifilm X70 compact digital camera.
A collection of high-resolution sample images shot with the Fujifilm X100T camera.
Sony’s new RX1R II marks the very high end of pocketable cameras. It has a 42-megapixel full-frame sensor, a fixed f/2 Zeiss lens, and boatloads of features. It also has a price to match.
Circular Studio is a Mac app that helps you create those distinctive tiny planet photos that warp the distortion of 360-degree photos.
It’s a distinctive look that isn’t for every occasion or taste, but creating tiny planets can be a fun way to put one of the new breed of 360-degree cameras to use.
So you’ve shot some cool new 360 degree photos. How do you share them so other people can see them? Here are some places to start.
If you’re looking for an external USB battery pack that’s more rugged than the usual, this one’s waterproof, snow proof, dirt proof, and drop proof.
It’s not a flashy ballhead, but Oben’s BE-117 with Arca-style QR plate is a solid performer at a cost-effective price point.
The new NextoDI NVS2801 memory card backup device will especially be of interest to photographers shooting with CFAST 2.0 or XQD memory cards.
A hands-on review of the Sigma 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS APO HSM telephoto zoom lens. It’s the first lens in Sigma’s new Sports line.