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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
If you find that your GoPro’s battery is draining quickly even when the camera is switched off, here’s a troubleshooting checklist of things to try.
Wondering what the LRV and THM files are that appear when you shoot GoPro videos? Here’s what they do.
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.
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.
A collection of high-resolution photos I’ve taken with a Nikon D3400 under real-world shooting conditions.
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.
Vignetting is a common issue with many lenses, especially at wide apertures. Lightroom has two methods to correcting or reducing it.
There are two methods to installing Lightroom develop presets. One is better suited to bundles of multiple presets, while the other is better for individual presets.
The ability to dim the lights in Lightroom is a handy little tool for distraction-free viewing, sorting, and editing of your photos.
More Reviews & Tips
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.
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.
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.
The Nikon D3400 DSLR has two color space options in its settings. Here’s an explanation of which to use when.
The Nikon D3400 has a number of options you can choose relating to image quality and size. Here’s a rundown of what they mean and which is best for what.
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.
Its image quality is so-so, and it uses something you might have thought was extinct: instant film. But the Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 sure is fun.
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.
If you have a lot of photos in your Wordpress Media Library and are looking for a better way to organize them, the WP Media Folder plugin provides a way to create virtual collections without messing up your underlying filesystem.
Wondering which memory cards will work best in the Nikon D3400? Here are some practical recommendations.
The Ricoh Theta S offers a simple and inexpensive way to shoot 360° virtual tours. So how well does it work for architectural and real estate virtual tours?
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.