• Books

Macro Photography for Gardeners and Nature Lovers, by Alan Detrick | Book Review

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A review of Macro Photography for Gardeners and Nature Lovers: The Essential Guide to Digital Techniques, by Alan L. Detrick. Read More

  • Tips

Best Online Photography Courses

Whether you're looking to brush up, dive deeper, or learn a new photographic skill, here's a roundup of some of… Read More

  • Books

Photographing Flowers, by Harold Davis | Book Review

A review of the book Photographing Flowers: Exploring Macro Worlds, by Harold Davis. Read More

  • Lenses

How to Customize the Control Ring on the Nikon Z 24-70mm f/4 S Zoom Lens

A guide to customizing the behavior of the control ring on the Nikon Z 24-70mm ƒ/4 S zoom lens. Read More

  • Lenses
  • Sample Images

Nikon Z 24-70mm f/4 S Zoom Lens Sample Images

Here's a collection of photos I've taken recently with the Nikon NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S zoom lens. All of… Read More

  • Lenses

Practical Examples of the Zoom Range of the Nikon Z 24-70mm f/4 S Lens

Here are some practical examples of the zoom range of the Nikon NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S, with side-by-side examples… Read More

  • Filters

How to Use Step-Up & Step-Down Rings for Screw-in Lens Filters

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… Read More

  • Filters

How to Remove a Lens Filter That’s Stuck

If you can't get your lens filter off because it's stuck, here are some things to try. Read More

  • Software

Quick Guide to Using Hugin Panorama Stitching Software

Here's a quick guide to using the free Hugin panorama stitching software to create a basic high-resolution panorama from a… Read More

  • Power

RAVPower 10,000mAh Power Bank

The RAVPower RP-PB186 10,000mAh powerbank packs a lot of battery juice and fast charging in to a small size. Read More

  • Filters

The Basics of Screw-in Filters for Camera Lenses

Here's a quick rundown on using some of the most common types of screw-in filters and considerations when using them. Read More

  • Social Media

How to Make Custom YouTube Thumbnails with Canva

A guide to creating custom YouTube thumbnails for your videos using Canva's free account. Read More

  • Social Media

YouTube Thumbnail Size Guide: 2020 Edition

A up-to-date guide to the best YouTube thumbnail size, how to enable and upload custom thumbnails, and best practices. Read More

  • Power

RAVPower 20,000 Battery Pack

The RAVPower PD Pioneer 20000mAh 18W 3-Port Power Bank offers high power output for rapid charging via USB-C and a… Read More

  • DSLRs

Nikon D3500 Questions & Answers

The answers to some common questions I've gotten about the Nikon D3500 DSLR camera. Read More

  • Compact Cameras
  • Reviews
  • Sample Images

Review of the Ricoh GW-4 21mm Wide-Angle Conversion Lens for Ricoh GR III

Ricoh has made available a dedicated wide-angle conversion lens for the Ricoh GR III. It takes the standard 28mm lens… Read More

  • Mirrorless Cameras
  • Reviews

Sony a7R IV Review

Sony has released a new version of their flagship full-frame mirrorless camera: the Sony a7R IV. After having been shooting… Read More

  • Mirrorless Cameras
  • Sample Images

Sony a7R IV Sample Images

Here's a collection of images shot with the Sony a7R IV full-frame mirrorless camera under different lighting conditions and with… Read More

  • Lenses
  • Reviews

Sony FE 12-24mm F/4 G Ultra-Wide-Angle Zoom Lens Review

The Sony FE 12-24mm F4 G zoom lens has an ultra-wide perspective that adds a lot of drama and packs… Read More

  • Lenses
  • Sample Images

Sony FE 12-24mm F/4 G Ultra-Wide-Angle Zoom Lens Sample Images

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… Read More

  • Lenses
  • Sample Images

Sony FE 24mm ƒ/1.4 GM Lens Review

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… Read More

  • Lenses
  • Sample Images

Photos Taken with a Sony FE 24mm ƒ/1.4 GM Wide-Angle Prime Lens

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… Read More

  • Mirrorless Cameras
  • Sample Images

Sony a7R IV High ISO Image Samples

Here's a collection of images shot at high ISOs on the Sony a7R IV, Sony's flagship model with a new… Read More

  • Compact Cameras
  • Sample Images

Photos Taken with the Sony RX100 VII Compact 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. Read More

  • Compact Cameras
  • Sample Images

Sony RX100 VII High ISO Sample Images

Here's a collection of images taken with the Sony RX100 VII at high ISOs to give a sense of how… Read More

  • Display Calibration
  • Workflow

Which Color Space Should You Use When?

Color spaces and color profiles can get complicated and technical fast. But here are some simple, practical recommendations on which… Read More

  • Compact Cameras
  • Sample Images

Sony RX100 VII ISO Range Examples

The high-end compact Sony RX100 VII camera has a relatively narrow ISO range from 64 through 12800. Here are some… Read More

  • Compact Cameras
  • Sample Images

Ricoh GR III ISO Range Examples

The Ricoh GR III has an ISO range from 100 to 102400. Here are some high-resolution practical examples of how… Read More

  • Mirrorless Cameras
  • Sample Images

Sony a7R IV ISO Range Sample Images

I've been out shooting with the brand-new Sony a7R IV, the full-frame flagship model in Sony's mirrorless camera range. Here… Read More

  • Backup
  • Reviews
  • Travel Accessories

Hands on with the RAVPower 6-Port USB Charger FileHub

In addition to handling the high-power fast-charging needs of today's devices, the RAVPower 6-Port USB Charger FIleHub has a neat… Read More

  • Backup
  • Gear

Ultra Portable Backup Storage on the Go with the RAVPower External SSD

External SSDs have been getting smaller, with higher capacities, and cheaper. The new RAVPower Portable SSD is the smallest and… Read More

  • Compact Cameras

Shooting Panoramas with the Sony RX100 VII

The Sony RX100 VII has a panorama mode. Here's a rundown of what it does and how it works. Read More

  • Compact Cameras
  • Sample Images

Sony RX100 VII Zoom Range

The Sony RX100 VII high-end compact camera has a 24-200mm optical zoom and two kinds of digital zoom that go… Read More

  • Backup
  • Travel Accessories

The RAVPower FileHub is Like a Digital Swiss Army Knife for Traveling

The RAVPower FileHub is like a digital Swiss Army Knife, solving several connection and networking issues that you commonly run… Read More

  • Reviews
  • Travel Accessories

Review of the HooToo 8-in-1 USB-C Hub

Modern laptops have been getting fewer and fewer ports. The HooToo 8-in-1 USB-C Hub adds several useful ports in a… Read More

  • Mirrorless Cameras
  • Reviews

Lumix S1 Mirrorless Camera Review

Here's my hands-on review of the Lumix S1, a new full-frame mirrorless camera from Panasonic. Read More

  • Mirrorless Cameras
  • Sample Images

Lumix S1 High ISO Range Side-by-Side Examples

Here are some side-by-side comparisons of the Lumix S1's high ISO performance from ISO 3200 through ISO 204800. Read More

  • Mirrorless Cameras
  • Sample Images

Photos Taken with a Lumix S1 Mirrorless Camera

Here's a collection of sample images I've taken with the new Lumix S1 mirrorless camera from Panasonic. Read More

  • Lenses
  • Mirrorless Cameras

Lumix S 24-105mm ƒ/4 Macro Zoom Lens Review

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,… Read More

  • Lenses
  • Sample Images

Lumix S 24-105mm ƒ/4 Zoom Lens Sample Images

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.… Read More

  • Compact Cameras
  • Sample Images

Ricoh GR III Sample Images

I've recently been out shooting with the new Ricoh GR III high-end compact camera. For good reason, the GR cameras… Read More

  • Lenses
  • Sample Images

Practical Examples of the Zoom Range of the Panasonic Lumix S 24-105mm ƒ/4 Zoom Lens

Here are some practical examples taken at each end of the zoom range of the new Panasonic Lumix S 24-105mm… Read More

  • Micro Four Thirds
  • Reviews

Hands-on Review of the Olympus OM-D E-M1X Micro Four Thirds Mirrorless Camera

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… Read More

  • Mirrorless Cameras
  • Reviews

Sony a6400 Hands-on Review

Here's my hands-on review of the Sony Alpha a6400, Sony's newest addition to its compact mirrorless interchangeable lens range. Read More

  • Lenses
  • Sample Images

Photos Taken with a Sony 18-135mm ƒ/3.5-5.6 E-Mount Lens

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… Read More

  • Mirrorless Cameras
  • Sample Images

Sony a6400 Photos

Here's a collection of photos I've taken with the Sony a6400 to give a sense of how it performs in… Read More

  • Mirrorless Cameras
  • Sample Images

Sony a6400 High ISO Sample Images

Here's a collection of photos I've taken with the Sony Alpha a6400 mirrorless camera using high ISOs from ISO 6400… Read More

  • Micro Four Thirds
  • Sample Images

Photos Taken with an Olympus OM-D E-M1X Micro Four Thirds Mirrorless Camera

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… Read More

  • Micro Four Thirds

Practical Examples of the ISO Range of the Olympus OM-D E-M1X

Here are some practical examples of the ISO range of the Olympus OM-D E-M1X Micro Four Thirds camera. Read More

  • Lenses

Example of the Zoom Range of the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm ƒ/2.8 Pro Zoom Lens

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. Read More

  • Lenses
  • Sample Images

Photos Taken with the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm ƒ/2.8 Pro lens

Here are some photos I've taken with the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm ƒ/2.8 Pro lens. Read More

  • Lenses

How to Switch Between Autofocus (AF) and Manual Focus (MF) on the Olympus M.Zuiko 12-40mm ƒ/2.8 Zoom 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. Read More

  • Compact Cameras
  • Sample Images

Ricoh GR III High ISO Images

Here are some photos shot at high ISOs with the Ricoh GR III under real-world shooting conditions. Read More

  • Sample Images

Sony a6400 ISO Range Sample Images

Here are some practical examples of photos shot throughout the Sony a6400's ISO range from ISO 100 through ISO 102400. Read More

  • Lenses
  • Sample Images

Examples of the Zoom Range of the Sony 18-135mm ƒ/3.5-5.6 E-Mount Lens

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… Read More

  • Memory Cards
  • Mirrorless Cameras

Sony a6400 SD Card Recommendations

Here are some practical recommendations on which memory cards to get for the Sony a6400 so that you can take… Read More

  • Books

Wildlife Photography: From First Principles to Professional Results, by Richard Bernabe | Book Review

This new book from wildlife photographer Richard Bernabe is crammed with useful and practical information on capturing anything from the… Read More

  • Social Media

Facebook Video Covers – Size, Aspect Ratio, Duration, and Options

You can now use a video as your Facebook cover instead of a photo. Here's a rundown of the requirements… Read More

  • Travel Tripods

Hands On with the Manfrotto Befree Advanced Carbon Fiber Travel Tripod

There are a few variants in Manfrotto's Befree carbon fiber travel tripod line. The Befree Advanced adds twist locks and… Read More

  • Memory Cards

How to Unlock an SD Card that’s Write Protected

If your camera is showing an error that the SD card is write protected, there's usually a very simple fix. Read More

  • Compact Cameras
  • Sample Images

Ricoh GR II High ISO Sample Images

Here's a collection of photos I've taken with the Ricoh GR II in an effort to provide some practical examples… Read More

  • Mirrorless Cameras
  • Sample Images

Photos Taken with a FujiFilm X-T3

Here's a selection of images I've taken with a FujiFilm X-T3 to give a sense of how it performs under… Read More

  • Compact Cameras

Sony HX99 Review

The Sony HX99 is a tiny camera with a massive zoom. It makes for a very good and versatile everyday… Read More

  • Compact Cameras
  • Sample Images

Photos Taken with a Sony HX99 Compact Camera

The Sony HX99 compact camera packs a massive zoom into a tiny camera as well as including some features you… Read More

  • Compact Cameras
  • Sample Images

Sony HX99 High ISO Sample Images

Here's a collection of photos I've taken with the Sony HX99 focusing specifically on its highest ISO range of 1600… Read More

  • Compact Cameras
  • Memory Cards

Sony HX99 Recommended SD Cards

Here are some recommendations on which SD cards to get for the Sony HX99 so that you can use all… Read More

  • Lenses
  • Sample Images

Photos Taken with the FujiFilm XF 18-55mm ƒ/2.8-4 Lens

Here's a collection of photos I've taken with the FujiFilm XF 18-55mm lens to give some practical examples of how… Read More

  • Lenses
  • Sample Images

Practical Examples of the Zoom Range of the FujiFilm XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 Zoom Lens

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… Read More

  • Reviews
  • Travel Tripods

Sirui T-1204SK Carbon Fiber Travel Tripod Review

Hands-on with the Sirui T-1204SK T-S carbon fiber travel tripod. Read More

  • Mirrorless Cameras
  • Sample Images

FujiFilm X-T3 High ISO Sample Images

Here's a collection of photos I've taken with the FujiFilm X-T3 specifically focusing on its high-ISO performance. Read More

  • Mirrorless Cameras
  • Sample Images

Photos Taken with a FujiFilm X-T2

Here's a collection of travel-type photos I've taken with a FujiFilm X-T2 mirrorless camera. Read More

  • Adventure Cameras
  • Memory Cards

Sony RX0 SD Card Recommendations

Some practical recommendations on which SD cards to get to be able to use all of the Sony RX0's features. Read More

  • Gift Ideas

Gift Ideas for Photographers

Photographers can be hard to buy gifts for. Here are some fun, functional, unusual, and kitschy ideas--something for everyone. Read More

  • Memory Cards
  • Mirrorless Cameras

FujiFilm X-T3 SD Card Recommendations

To take full advantage of the power the FujiFilm X-T3 has to offer you'll need SD cards that are fast… Read More

  • DSLRs
  • Memory Cards

Nikon D3500 Memory Card Recommendations

Here are some practical recommendations for which SD cards work well in the Nikon D3500 DSLR. Read More

  • Mirrorless Cameras

How to Format a Memory Card in the Sony a6500

It's not difficult to format a memory card in the Sony a6500, but the option is a bit buried. Here's… Read More

  • Compact Cameras
  • Sample Images

A Massive Zoom in a Tiny Camera: The Sony HX99 Compact Superzoom

The Sony HX99 is a tiny camera with a massive zoom range. Here are some examples of what the zoom… Read More

  • Lenses
  • Sample Images

Zoom Range of the Sony E 55-210mm ƒ/4.5-6.3 OSS Lens

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… Read More

  • Memory Cards

Olympus TG-5 SD Card Recommendations

The Olympus TG-5 doesn't come with an SD card as standard. So which should you get? Here are some practical… Read More

  • Mirrorless Cameras
  • Sample Images

High ISO Photo Examples Shot with a Sony a6500

Here's a selection of photos that I've shot at high ISOs with the Sony a6500 to give a sensor of… Read More

  • Lenses
  • Sample Images

Photos Taken with a Sony E 16mm ƒ/2.8 Lens

The Sony E 16mm ƒ/2.8 lens is fast and tiny, making it a very attractive option for travel photography. Here's… Read More

  • iPhone Photography
  • Reviews

Spivo Travel Lens Hands-on Review and Image Samples

I've recently been trying out Spivo's Travel Lens for the iPhone. Here's my hands-on review, along with some example photos… Read More

  • Reviews

Nikon 20mm ƒ/1.8G ED Wide-Angle Lens Hands-on Review

Here's my hands-on review of the Nikon 20mm ƒ/1.8G ED fast, wide-angle prime as a travel photography lens. Read More

  • Lenses
  • Sample Images

Photos Taken with a Nikon 20mm ƒ/1.8G ED Wide-Angle Lens

Here's a collection of travel-style images I've taken with the Nikon 20mm ƒ/1.8G ED wide-angle prime lens to give a… Read More

  • Lenses

Hands On with the LensBaby SOL 45

LensBaby have released a new model in their range of special effects lenses. This one, the SOL 45, has a… Read More

  • Adventure Cameras
  • Compact Cameras

Which Battery to Get for the Sony RX0

Battery life isn't one of the Sony RX0's strengths. Whether you're looking for spares, a replacement battery, or external chargers,… Read More

  • Adventure Cameras
  • Compact Cameras
  • Sample Images

Photos Taken with a Sony RX0 Camera

The Sony RX0 is tiny and looks like an action camera that's built for shooting video, but it's a surprisingly… Read More

  • Action Cameras
  • Compact Cameras
  • Reviews
  • Video & Livestreaming

Sony RX0 Camera Hands-on Review

The Sony RX0 is tiny, rugged, and waterproof. But while it might look like Sony's answer to GoPro, it packs… Read More

  • Gear

A Grip, Table-Top Tripod, and Shutter Release for the Sony RX0 Camera

The Sony RX0 is compatible with just about any grip that folds out to a table-top tripod. But Sony makes… Read More

  • Reviews
  • Travel Tripods

Hands on with the Spivo Flexible Tripod

Traditional travel tripods are straight and stiff--the stiffer the better. But these small portable tripods take an unconventional approach in… Read More