Storing and backing up your photos in the cloud is now a viable option. But not every cloud storage service is a good fit for serious photographers. Here’s a rundown of some of the best options.
I’ve been out shooting with the brand-new Sony a7r IV, the full-frame flagship model in Sony’s mirrorless camera range. Here are some side-by-side examples taken through the ISO range from ISO 50 to ISO 102400.
In addition to handling the high-power fast-charging needs of today’s devices, the RAVPower 6-Port USB Charger FIleHub has a neat party trick up its sleeve.
External SSDs have been getting smaller, with higher capacities, and cheaper. The new RAVPower Portable SSD is the smallest and most portable I’ve used yet.
The Sony RX100 VII has a panorama mode. Here’s a rundown of what it does and how it works.
The Sony RX100 VII high-end compact camera has a 24-200mm optical zoom and two kinds of digital zoom that go beyond that. Here’s what each type does, along with practical examples.
The RAVPower FileHub is like a digital Swiss Army Knife, solving several connection and networking issues that you commonly run into when travelling.
Modern laptops have been getting fewer and fewer ports. The HooToo 8-in-1 USB-C Hub adds several useful ports in a compact and portable package.
Here’s my hands-on review of the Lumix S1, a new full-frame mirrorless camera from Panasonic.
Using a pistol trigger with a GoPro provides a comfortable grip and a more precise way to operate the shutter. Here’s a roundup of the best trigger grips I’ve come across.
If you’re taking your GoPro out on the water, sometimes you need something that combines flotation with extended reach. Here are some of the best GoPro float pole options.
The camera tips that show you what the screen icons do on a GoPro HERO7 go away automatically after you click on them once. Here’s how to bring them back.
Do GoPros have zoom? Yes, some of the newer models do, but there are some limitations that are worth knowing. Here are some examples.
There’s a good chance you’ll be wanting to take your GoPro in the water. But you’ll find out pretty quickly that GoPros don’t float. So here’s a rundown of options for keeping your GoPro afloat.
If you’re looking to mount a GoPro on a tripod, here’s a rundown of the various types of tripod conversion adapters that you can get to be able to use any GoPro on any tripod.
Trying to choose between the Akaso EK7000 and EK7000 Pro? Here’s a rundown of how they compare.
If your underwater photos are coming out blue and with washed-out colors, a good option is to add an underwater filter. There are several approaches; Backscatter’s Flip7 is unique and convenient.
Here are some side-by-side comparisons of the Lumix S1’s high ISO performance from ISO 3200 through ISO 204800.
Here’s a collection of sample images I’ve taken with the new Lumix S1 mirrorless camera from Panasonic.
I’ve recently been out shooting with the new Lumix S 24-105mm ƒ/4 on the also-new Lumix S1 full-frame mirrorless camera. Here are some images taken with the combination with an emphasis on examples showing how the lens performs in real-world shooting.
I’ve recently been out shooting with the new Ricoh GR III high-end compact camera. For good reason, the GR cameras have long had a cult following among street photographers and travel photographers. Here’s a collection of high-resolution sample images I’ve taken with it.
Here are some practical examples taken at each end of the zoom range of the new Panasonic Lumix S 24-105mm f/4 macro zoom lens.
Here’s my hands-on review of the new Olympus OM-D E-M1X mirrorless camera, a high-end Micro Four Thirds camera with speed features especially well-suited to sports and wildlife photographers.
Here’s my hands-on review of the Sony Alpha a6400, Sony’s newest addition to its compact mirrorless interchangeable lens range.
This is a selection of photos I’ve taken with the Sony 18-135mm ƒ/3.5-5.6 E-Mount lens, a highly versatile zoom lens that’s an especially good pairing with cameras in Sony’a Alpha range such as the a6000, a6400, and a6500.
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.
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.
Lightroom’s map module uses GPS coordinates in the degrees, minutes, and seconds format. If you need them in decimal degree format, here’s a quick way to convert them.
More Reviews & Tips
Here’s my hands-on review of the Lumix S 24-105mm ƒ/4 macro, a versatile and high-quality zoom lens for Lumix, Sigma, and Leica cameras using the L-mount system.
Here’s a collection of photos I’ve taken with the Sony a6400 to give a sense of how it performs in real-world shooting conditions.
Here’s a collection of photos I’ve taken with the Sony Alpha a6400 mirrorless camera using high ISOs from ISO 6400 up through ISO 102400.
Here’s a selection of images I’ve taken in my hands-on testing of the Olympus OM-D E-M1X Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera.
Here are some practical examples of the ISO range of the Olympus OM-D E-M1X Micro Four Thirds camera.
Here’s a quick practical example of the zoom range of the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm ƒ/2.8 Pro zoom lens.
Here are some photos I’ve taken with the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm ƒ/2.8 Pro lens.
Here’s how to switch between Autofocus (AF) and Manual Focus (MF) modes on the Olympus M.Zuiko 12-40mm ƒ/2.8 zoom lens.
Here are some photos shot at high ISOs with the Ricoh GR III under real-world shooting conditions.
Here are some practical examples of photos shot throughout the Sony a6400’s ISO range from ISO 100 through ISO 102400.
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 are some practical recommendations on which memory cards to get for the Sony a6400 so that you can take advantage of all of the camera’s features.
This new book from wildlife photographer Richard Bernabe is crammed with useful and practical information on capturing anything from the most exotic safari animals to the hidden gems in the wildlife in your backyard or local zoo.
You can now use a video as your Facebook cover instead of a photo. Here’s a rundown of the requirements and options to make it work.
There are a few variants in Manfrotto’s Befree carbon fiber travel tripod line. The Befree Advanced adds twist locks and a heavier load rating.
If your camera is showing an error that the SD card is write protected, there’s usually a very simple fix.
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 is a tiny camera with a massive zoom. It makes for a very good and versatile everyday travel camera that easily fits in your pocket. Here’s my hands-on review.
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.
Here are some recommendations on which SD cards to get for the Sony HX99 so that you can use all of the camera’s features.
Here’s a collection of photos I’ve taken with the FujiFilm XF 18-55mm lens to give some practical examples of how it performs in real-world shooting conditions.
The FujiFilm (Fujinon) XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM OIS zoom lens, often included with FujiFilm X-series cameras such as the X-T3 and X-T2, is better than your average kit lens. Here are some practical examples of its zoom range from 18mm to 55mm.
Hands-on with the Sirui T-1204SK T-S carbon fiber travel tripod.
Here’s a collection of photos I’ve taken with the FujiFilm X-T3 specifically focusing on its high-ISO performance.
Here’s a collection of travel-type photos I’ve taken with a FujiFilm X-T2 mirrorless camera.
Some practical recommendations on which SD cards to get to be able to use all of the Sony RX0’s features.
If you’re after a spare or replacement battery for your Sony a6000 camera, here’s a rundown of the best options.
Photographers can be hard to buy gifts for. Here are some fun, functional, unusual, and kitschy ideas–something for everyone.
To take full advantage of the power the FujiFilm X-T3 has to offer you’ll need SD cards that are fast enough. Here are some practical recommendations.
Here are some practical recommendations for which SD cards work well in the Nikon D3500 DSLR.
Here are some great deals on photography apps and services for Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2018.
It’s not difficult to format a memory card in the Sony a6500, but the option is a bit buried. Here’s where to find it, as well as some other related tips.
The Sony HX99 is a tiny camera with a massive zoom range. Here are some examples of what the zoom can do in real-world shooting.
Here are some quick practical examples of the zoom range of the Sony E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 lens, a cost-effective and versatile telephoto zoom for Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras.
The Olympus TG-5 doesn’t come with an SD card as standard. So which should you get? Here are some practical recommendations for cards that are fast enough to take advantage of all the TG-5’s features.
Here’s a selection of photos that I’ve shot at high ISOs with the Sony a6500 to give a sensor of how useful its high ISO settings are in real-world shooting.
The Sony E 16mm ƒ/2.8 lens is fast and tiny, making it a very attractive option for travel photography. Here’s a collection of travel photos to give a sense of how it performs under real-world conditions.
I’ve recently been trying out Spivo’s Travel Lens for the iPhone. Here’s my hands-on review, along with some example photos I’ve taken with it.