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.
Whether you’re looking to brush up, dive deeper, or learn a new photographic skill, here’s a roundup of some of the best online courses for photographers.
A review of Photographing Flowers: Explore Macro Worlds, by Harold Davis. Book review.
A guide to customizing the behavior of the control ring on the Nikon Z 24-70mm ƒ/4 S zoom lens.
Here’s a collection of photos I’ve taken recently with the Nikon NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S zoom lens. All of these were shot on a Nikon Z7 body.
Here are some practical examples of the zoom range of the Nikon NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S, with side-by-side examples shot at 24mm and 70mm.
If you don’t have a screw-in filter that’s the right size for your lens, step-up and step-down rings work as size adapters.
If you can’t get your lens filter off because it’s stuck, here are some things to try.
Here’s a quick guide to using the free Hugin panorama stitching software to create a basic high-resolution panorama from a sequence of individual images.
Here’s my detailed breakdown of how the GoPro HERO 7 Black compares with the newer GoPro HERO8 Black.
A rundown of the video modes and features on the GoPro HERO8 Black.
The GoPro HERO8 Black has two video codecs available for recording video. Both of these produce files with an .mp4 extension. The difference is in how the video is compressed and encoded.
I’ve been trying several options in an effort to find viable replacement batteries for the HERO8 Black. Here’s what I’ve found.
When using the media viewer on the back screen of the HERO8 Black, here’s how to select and delete multiple files at once.
If you need to switch between NTSC and PAL video shooting modes on the HERO8 Black, it’s not quite as obvious how to do that as it could be. Here’s how to do it.
The new design for the side door of the GoPro HERO8 Black has its flaws, especially if you’re trying to use the USB-C port for external power an an external microphone. Here’s a replacement side door that allows unfettered access to the USB-C port.
Here are master lists of the Protune options available when shooting video and photos with the HERO8 Black.
Ricoh has made available a dedicated wide-angle conversion lens for the Ricoh GR III. It takes the standard 28mm lens to a wider 21mm. Here’s how it works and what it does in real-world terms.
Sony has released a new version of their flagship full-frame mirrorless camera: the Sony a7R IV. After having been shooting with it quite a bit, here’s my take.
Here’s a collection of images shot with the Sony a7R IV full-frame mirrorless camera under different lighting conditions and with different settings to give a sense of how it performs in real-world shooting.
The Sony FE 12-24mm F4 G zoom lens has an ultra-wide perspective that adds a lot of drama and packs a lot of scene into the frame, but it manages to do it without the distracting parts that you often get at such extreme focal lengths.
Sony’s FE 12-24mm F/4 G lens is an ultra-wide-angle zoom lens designed for their full-frame cameras. For an unusually wide lens, it’s remarkably true and sharp and doesn’t suffer from the usual optical flaws you’d expect.
The Sony FE 24mm f/1.4 GM is a high-end fast prime designed for Sony’s full-frame mirrorless cameras. Here’s my hands-on review.
Here’s a collection of photos I’ve taken recently with the Sony FE 24mm ƒ/1.4 GM wide-angle prime lens on a Sony a7R IV body.
Here’s a collection of images shot at high ISOs on the Sony a7R IV, Sony’s flagship model with a new and improved 61MP sensor.
Whether you’re new to Lightroom or looking to dive deeper, here are some of the best places to find Lightroom tutorials, classes, and courses.
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.
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The RAVPower RP-PB186 10,000mAh powerbank packs a lot of battery juice and fast charging in to a small size.
Here’s a quick rundown on using some of the most common types of screw-in filters and considerations when using them.
A guide to creating custom YouTube thumbnails for your videos using Canva’s free account.
A up-to-date guide to the best YouTube thumbnail size, how to enable and upload custom thumbnails, and best practices.
The RAVPower PD Pioneer 20000mAh 18W 3-Port Power Bank offers high power output for rapid charging via USB-C and a more precise percentage-based status indicator.
The answers to some common questions I’ve gotten about the Nikon D3500 DSLR camera.
Here’s a sampling of photos I’ve taken with the Sony RX100 VII, the latest in Sony’s high-end compact camera line.
Here’s a collection of images taken with the Sony RX100 VII at high ISOs to give a sense of how it performs in low-light conditions.
Color spaces and color profiles can get complicated and technical fast. But here are some simple, practical recommendations on which color space to use when shooting and sharing photos.
The high-end compact Sony RX100 VII camera has a relatively narrow ISO range from 64 through 12800. Here are some example shots showing what that means in real-world shooting.
The Ricoh GR III has an ISO range from 100 to 102400. Here are some high-resolution practical examples of how that translates in real-world shooting.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.