Online backup in the cloud is coming of age. Here are some of the options available if you’re a photographer looking to back up your photos online.
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.
A collection of photos taken with the Nikon 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G under various conditions to give a sense of how it performs in real-world shooting.
The headline feature of the Watson Duo Charger is that it has swappable charging plates that make it compatible with a very wide range of camera batteries.
While it’s designed to be paired with the Joby GorillaPod Focus flexible tripod, the Joby Ballhead X is very good on its own terms as a small, strong, and affordable ballhead for a travel tripod.
A collection of sample photos taken using the new Nikon 105mm f/1.4 lens with an emphasis on travel photography.
The Oben BC-166 heavy-duty ballhead doesn’t try to do fancy. It aims for no-fuss, rock-solid support and easy adjustment. And it succeeds well.
Sigma has a USB dock for its newer lenses that allows you to update the lens’s firmware and customize some of the lens’s core functions like autofocus and optical stabilization. Here’s how the USB dock works and what you can do with it.
A rundown of the external USB powerbanks that have earned a regular place in my travel kit for one reason or another.
You might have noticed your camera getting very hot to the touch. In general, that’s normal, but there can be some consequences.
It’s always a good idea to format the SD card in the camera. Here’s a rundown of how to do it with recent GoPro models.
GoPros have a couple of different ways of setting the date and time, each with its advantages.
The Wasabi Power Hand Grip is an external USB battery and hand grip in one. It’s a convenient way to add extra battery power to extend your GoPro filming.
Wondering if you can control your GoPro remotely by wifi underwater? An explanation of what’s possible and what isn’t to remotely control GoPros underwater.
Wondering if the touchscreen on the back of GoPro HERO5 Black or HERO4 Silver works underwater?
Wondering what the GoPro spot meter does? Here’s an explanation.
Sennheiser has released a new microphone for the GoPro HERO4 Black and Silver, the MKE 2 Elements. It attaches directly to the camera and is waterproof.
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.
A rundown of some of the good options for batteries and chargers that are compatible with the Nikon D3400, including Nikon’s own as well as some good ones from other manufacturers.
NiteCore’s new charger for Nikon camera batteries has a few tricks up its sleave that Nikon’s own more expensive chargers don’t offer, like USB charging and a LED display of charging status.
The Ricoh CA-3 Remote Shutter Release is a simple, quick remote shutter release that now works with the Theta S and Theta SC 360° cameras.
One of my unsolicited pieces of advice I give to friends and family who are new parents is to take lots of photos. So here are some of my favorite books on taking photos of children and families.
If you’re looking to get in even closer than the iPhone 7’s camera can do, a snap-on lens like those in the OlloClip Macro Pro Lens Set can help.
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.
Here’s how to change the image that’s used as the cover image for an image stack.
Lightroom has a quick way to separate out the virtual copies from the master versions. Here’s how to do it in the Library module.
There are several different ways to post to Instagram from a desktop or laptop. Here’s an option for posting to Instagram from Lightroom directly.
JPEGmini Pro offers a way to make filesizes impressively smaller when you export JPGs from Lightroom or use with a publish service.
If you’re looking to export multiple images organized into folders while preserving the folder structure, there’s a plugin that can add that capability to Lightroom.
Lightroom has a very useful feature that shows you precisely the parts of an image where highlights or shadows are getting clipped as you adjust the settings.
Here’s a method for exporting square photos from Lightroom without having to create virtual copies or use the crop tool.
Contact sheets are a throwback to film days, but they still have their uses. Here’s a guide on how to make a contact sheet in Lightroom.
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Nikon has announced three new wide-angle lenses: a 28mm f/1.4 and 8-15mm fisheye zoom for FX sensor cameras and a 10-20mm ultra-wide zoom for DX sensor cameras.
The Magewell USB Capture HDMI captures the HDMI output from a camera and send it to your computer.
Instagram has a new feature to archive posts. It makes them private, so only you can see them, without deleting the post and losing the comments and likes.
Here’s a method for posting to Instagram from a desktop or laptop that doesn’t involve any third-party apps or installing plugins. It uses a feature built into several modern web browsers.
Gramblr is a free app and web service that lets you post photos to Instagram from a desktop or laptop. Here’s how it works.
Uplet is a simple Mac app that let’s you upload photos and videos from your desktop or laptop directly to Instagram.
The new Nikon D7500 is the latest addition to Nikon’s DX-sensor range, featuring a 20.9MP CMOS sensor, tilting back screen, and 4K 30fps video.
Sony’s new Alpha a9 mirrorless camera, which brings boatloads of speed, is now available for pre-order.
Here’s a rundown of how the Nikon D3400’s Auto ISO feature works.
If you’ve just bought yourself a Nikon D3400, or even if you’ve had one for a while and are looking to make use of more of its features, here’s a quick rundown of what I think are the best books on using this camera.
There’s a new and better way to share panoramas on Instagram. Here’s how to do it and some ways to prep the tiled images.
Photos of your kids are likely to be some of your most precious photos. This book aims to help you create better family keepsakes.
The distinctive design of the Ricoh Theta S and Theta SC has its benefits, but a silicone skin case improves the camera’s grippiness and adds some protection.
A collection of sample images taken with Sigma’s 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens.
OlloClip has released a set of macro lenses for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. It includes lenses with 7x, 14x, and 21x magnification. Here are some sample images.
Ricoh has produced a simple solution to making the USB and HDMI ports accessible when mounting the Theta S and Theta SC on a tripod or stand for running with external power or doing live streaming.
The Nikon D810, D750, and D610 have two methods for formatting the memory cards. One is obvious. The other is less obvious but is also quicker.
A collection of high-resolution photos I’ve taken with a Nikon D3400 under real-world shooting conditions.
Sigma have announced four new lenses for full-frame cameras: from a wide-angle prime to a long telephoto zoom.
Blackmagic Design has announced its newest professional cinema camera, the Blackmagic Design URSA Mini Pro 4.6K Digital Cinema Camera.
Wondering what the difference is between UHS-I and UHS-II with SD and microSD cards? Here’s an explanation.
Instagram has added a new feature that lets you share up to 10 photos or videos in one post. Here’s how it works.
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.
Facebook has a new feature that gives you more control over the image thumbnails for shared links. Here’s how it works.
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.
I put SanDisk’s UHS-II SD memory card reader to the test. It’s in their Extreme PRO range.
Your profile picture is what represents you everywhere you tread on Facebook. Here’s how to make the most of it.
A collection of sample images shot with the Ricoh GR II compact camera.
If you’re trying to post example shortcodes in your post but finding that the shortcode is getting processed, here’s how to escape it and present the shortcode as plain text.
This simple little hack is a way to change the “Filed under” and “Tagged with” labels from post metadata if you’re using the Genesis Framework in Wordpress.
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.
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.
Ever tried using photos and images on your Facebook page? It can be frustrating. So here’s an up-to-date guide explaining what’s what, what’s where, and how big.
Which memory cards will work best in the Nikon D5500? Here are some practical recommendations.