Here’s a collection of photos I’ve taken with the Sony HX99 compact camera using the macro feature.
Digital Photography Reviews
Here’s a collection of sample photos I’ve taken with the Canon R5 mirrorless camera to give a sense of how it performs in everyday shooting conditions.
Here are some sample photos I’ve taken with a Nikon D3500 to give a sense of how it performs in real-world shooting conditions.
Here are some sample images I’ve taken with the Canon RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM zoom lens, a versatile zoom for Canon EOS R series mirrorless cameras.
The VAVA 12-in-1 Dual 4K Docking Station adds a lot of extra flexibility to your laptop, especially with dual HDMI outputs and an integrated SD and microSD card reader.
Here’s a collection of full-size sample images I’ve shot with the Nikon Z7 full-frame mirrorless camera.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 photos I’ve taken with the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm ƒ/2.8 Pro 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’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 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’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.
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.
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.
Here’s my hands-on review of the Nikon 20mm ƒ/1.8G ED fast, wide-angle prime as a travel photography 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 sense of how it performs in real-world shooting conditions.
The Sony RX0 is tiny and looks like an action camera that’s built for shooting video, but it’s a surprisingly capable stills camera as well. Here are some example photos I’ve taken with it to give a sense of its real-world performance.
The Sony RX0 is tiny, rugged, and waterproof. But while it might look like Sony’s answer to GoPro, it packs a surprising amount of high-end features and power.
Traditional travel tripods are straight and stiff–the stiffer the better. But these small portable tripods take an unconventional approach in being bendy.
The Sony RX0 is a tiny but surprisingly powerful camera. Here’s what I’ve found when shooting photos with it in the ISO 3200 to ISO 12800 range.
I’ve been shooting with the Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM zoom lens on a Sony a7 iii full-frame mirrorless camera. Here’s my hands-on review.
Here are some sample photos I’ve taken with the Sony a7iii mirrorless camera to give a sense of how it performs under real-world shooting conditions.
A collection of high-resolution sample photos taken with the Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM E-Mount Lens designed for Sony full-frame cameras.
A collection of photos taken with the Sony FE 16-35mm ƒ/2.8 GM lens to give a sense of how it performs in real-world shooting conditions.
The cameras in Sony’s Alpha range are well-known for their superb sensors. I’ve been shooting with the latest model, the Sony a7iii, at high ISOs to find out how well it performs in real-world shooting in low-light conditions at high ISOs. Here are the results and some examples.
Here’s a selection of sample images I’ve taken with the Sony 35mm ƒ/1.4 ZA lens, one of Sony’s high-end E-mount prime lenses.
The Sony 50mm ƒ/1.4 ZA lens is one of Sony’s high-end lenses. On full-frame sensors it offers a normal perspective and is especially good for low-light and selective focus shooting. Here are some sample photos I’ve taken with it.
Wondering how useful the Fujifilm X-T2’s high-ISO settings are that go all the way up to ISO 51200? I shot some images to find out.
A selection of sample images I’ve shot with the Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM macro prime lens.
How useful are the Sony a7r iii’s high-ISO settings that go all the way up to ISO 102400? I shot some images to find out.
The Sony a7r iii has a well-earned reputation for boasting an extraordinarily good sensor, and it has an ISO range from 50 up through 102400. I shot some real-world examples through the ISO range to see how the ISO settings compare side by side.
The FujiFilm X-T2 has an ISO range from 100 to 51200. Here’s a collection of sample images shot across the full ISO range to give an idea of how to performs in real-world shooting.
The Fujifilm X-Pro2 might not have all the bells and whistles of some other mirrorless cameras out there, but it excels at refined shooting pleasure.
The Manfrotto 190go! M-Series Carbon Fiber Travel Tripod is a 4-section tripod that’s rated for a load capacity of about 15 pounds, stands up to 58 inches tall, and weights under 3 pounds. Here’s my hands-on review.
The Sirui W-2204 carbon fiber tripod has a distinctive feature: it’s waterproof. A happy side-effect of that is that it’s also protected against sand and grit.
The WD MyPassport Wireless Pro combines an SD memory card reader, an internal hard drive, and a rechargeable battery into a pack-friendly device for backing up photos from a memory card while traveling.
A collection of images taken across the Nikon D3400’s ISO range (ISO 100 through ISO 25600) to provide examples of the D3400’s high-ISO performance.
A collection of sample images I’ve shot with the D7500 to give a sense of how it performs under real-world shooting conditions.
To give a sense of the Nikon D7500’s high-ISO performance, I’ve put together a some example photos shot at a range of ISO settings.
If I had to pick one lens to take with me to the ends of the earth, it would be this one: Nikon’s 24mm ƒ/1.4G. Here are some example photos I’ve shot with it.
A collection of sample images taken with a Ricoh WG-50 waterproof camera under various conditions and with different kinds of scenes.
Need to stream some live video but don’t want to mess with the complications or expense that usually comes with doing that? The Mevo Plus is like having a basic TV studio in your pocket.
The Ricoh WG-50 camera is a waterproof compact camera that’s designed to be adventure proof. Here’s my hands-on review after shooting with it for a while.
The Induro Baby Grand Tripods aren’t your typical travel tripods. Truth be told, they’re not really travel tripods at all. But if you can settle for something very short, they’re extremely solid and portable.
A selection of images I’ve taken with a Fujifilm X-Pro2 with a 23mm f/2 Lens to give a sense of how it performs under real-world shooting conditions.
Here are some samples of photos I’ve taken with Nikon’s AF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR to give a sense of how it performs in real-world shooting.
Here’s my hands-on review of the Nikon 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G, a compact, affordable, and highly versatile zoom lens.
A collection of photos I’ve taken with a Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR zoom lens to give some examples of how it performs in real-world shooting conditions.
A collection of photos I’ve taken with the Tamron 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD under various settings and conditions to give a sense of how it performs in real-world shooting conditions.
Sometimes you want an app that can accomplish basic image workflow tasks like resizing and watermarking simply, quickly, and with minimal fuss. That’s where apps like PhotoBulk come in.
I’ve been testing out the Xcellon DRD-401 Four-Bay hard drive enclosure as a large local storage for backing up photos. Here’s my hands-on review.
A collection of sample images taken with the Nikon AF-S VR Micro-NIKKOR 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED lens to give an idea of how it performs in real-world shooting.
Here’s a collection of sample photos I’ve taken with the new Olympus TG-5 camera to give an idea of how it performs in real-world shooting conditions with a range of settings and subjects.
Here are some practical examples that show the zoom range of the Nikon 18-55mm lens in case you’re trying to decide which lens bundle to go with.
Leica has a waterproof camera in their line: the Leica X-U. I recently had the chance to shoot with it for a few weeks on a trip to the Arctic. Here’s my hands-on review.
Here’s a collection of sample images I’ve taken with a Leica X-U under different conditions and at different settings to give a sense of how it performs in real-world shooting conditions.
Like the model it replaces, the new Olympus TG-5 has a built-in focus stacking feature in its macro close-up mode. Here’s how it works and some examples.
A collection of photos I’ve taken with a Nikon D5500 to give an idea of how it performs in real-world shooting conditions.
EasyCover silicon skins work like a protective glove for a camera body. Here’s what they are and aren’t.
A collection of photos of taken with the Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 ultra-wide-angle zoom lens that gives an idea of how it performs under real-world shooting conditions.
For the past few months I’ve been shooting a Vello BG-N7 battery grip on a Nikon D810. It retails for only a fraction of the cost of Nikon’s own battery grip. Here’s my hands-on review of the Vello grip.
Here’s a collection of photos I’ve taken with the Nikon 17-55mm f/2.8G lens for DX cameras to give a sense of how it performs in real-world shooting.
If you have a Sigma 150-600mm Sports and are looking to use it on Arca-style tripods or gimbals, here’s a solution that’s better than simply adding a quick release plate.
A collection of photos taken with the Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR lens to give an idea of how it performs in real-world shooting.
There are several different apps that can automate and schedule backups of photo archives to different cloud storage providers. CloudBerry is one of the simplest, and it works with a wide range of cloud services.
The Really Right Stuff TVC-32G Ground Pod might be short, but don’t let that fool you. It’s an unusually strong and stable shooting platform when using large lenses or heavy gear.
A collection of photos I’ve taken with a Nikon 50mm f/1.4G to give an idea of how it performs in real-world shooting.
Looking to add a silicone skin to your shiny new Olympus TG-5 camera? Here’s a quick rundown of what the CSCH-126 silicon jacket accessory does and doesn’t do.
Here’s a collection of photos I’ve taken with the Nikon 16mm f/2.8D Fisheye lens to give a sense of how it performs in real-world shooting.
The Oben CTM-2500 is a solid yet light carbon fiber monopod. It stands up to 64 inches tall but collapses small enough to fit in carry-on. It can hold up to 26 pounds but itself weighs just a touch over one pound.
A collection of sample photos taken with the Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM Art Lens to give an idea of how it performs in real-world shooting.
Oben’s VH-R2 Tilt Head for monopods is a solidly built tilt head that can handle the weight of most telephoto lenses. Here’s my hands-on review.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A collection of sample images shot with the Ricoh GR II compact camera.
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 MeFOTO Globetrotter Air is a compact aluminum travel tripod designed for use with DSLRs and mirrorless cameras. Here’s how it stacks up.
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.
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.
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.
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.
My hands-on review of the smallest in 3 Legged Thing’s new Equinox line of carbon fiber travel tripods: the Leo.
If you the photos on your memory card have disappeared, all is not necessarily lost. Remo Recovery is one of several apps that might be able to salvage them.
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.
If you’re using a microSD card for 4K or 5K video or other demanding use, speed matters. These are the results from my independent, real-world speed tests.
Livestream have put out a new live-action, real-time editing camera, the Mevo. Here’s my hands-on review.
Food photography isn’t easy, but it’s also very possible to take great photos without fancy gear or studios and with some basic techniques and tricks. Corinna Gissemann’s new book shows you how.
The new NextoDI NVS2801 memory card backup device will especially be of interest to photographers shooting with CFAST 2.0 or XQD memory cards.
A hands-on review of the Sigma 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS APO HSM telephoto zoom lens. It’s the first lens in Sigma’s new Sports line.
I put the smallest and lightest of Gitzo’s new center ball tripod heads to the test. It’s designed as the perfect pairing with Gitzo Traveler Series 0 and Series 1 travel tripods.
It’s a baseplate with tripod studs and a few screws. But this tiny package is a surprisingly flexible way to mount a camera.
A hands-on review of the unconventional Arca Swiss Monoball p0 Ballhead.
JPEGmini Pro promises that their proprietary algorithm can dramatically reduce the size of JPGs with no discernible loss in quality. So I put their secret sauce to the test.
Sigma has two super telephoto zoom lenses in their current range. Lately I’ve been putting the less expensive and smaller model through its paces.
ImageRecycle is a cloud-based image optimization service that can shrink the size of your image files. Here’s another in my series of reviews of image optimization tools for WordPress.
The Benro GoTravel 2 GC269TB2 is a carbon fiber travel tripod that folds up into a small, portable package but offers impressive stability. It also has a couple of tricks up its sleeve.
With this travel tripod, Oben is aiming at the cheaper end of the market while still retaining features like carbon fiber construction, twist locks, and a convertible monopod. Here’s how it stacks up.
The Kirk TT-1 is an unusually solid table-top tripod rated for loads up to 100 pounds but is small and lightweight, easily fitting in a camera bag’s pocket.
Shooting spherical 360° panoramas with a Ricoh Theta S has a distinctive challenge: having the tripod take up as little of the frame as possible. Here are the stands that have become my favorites.
Nikon has come out with a new version of its 24-70mm zoom lens that adds Vibration Reduction. I’ve been shooting with it for a few weeks now. Here’s my review.
I’ve been putting the new Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM Art Lens through its paces.
As part of my ongoing series trying to find the best travel tripods available, I put the Sirui T-2205X to the test.
A collection of high-resolution sample images shot with the Nikon D5300 with a Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G lens.
Now that spring has finally arrived, here’s a hands-on review of using the Nikon 200mm f/4D IF-ED macro lens for outdoor flower photography.
The InCase DSLR Pro Pack is a backpack-style camera bag to fit a laptop, tablet, and your camera gear and is best suited to urban-style travel or commuting.
A hands-on review of Sigma’s flagship super telephoto zoom for sports and wildlife photography.
With cameras getting bigger and better HD video recording and burst shooting features all the time, some of them need the write speeds the current generations of SD cards provide. So here’s a roundup of the fastest SD cards available.
Lexar has come up with a new way to streamline the chore of downloading photos from your memory cards to your computer: the Lexar Professional Workflow system.
The Spyder5ELITE is the top model in the Spyder5 display color calibration range. Here’s how it compares to the Spyder5PRO.
The Varavon Baby T3 Mini Tripod is short, but that small stature comes with its virtues as a travel tripod.
My hands-on review of the new ColorSpace UDMA3 portable memory card backup device.
Hard drive docks for naked hard drives have been available with USB interfaces for several years. Now there’s a new dock with a Thunderbolt interface that promises up to double the speed. But it’s not going to be a good fit for everyone.
The GoWorx FreeRide is a smartphone cradle mount that attaches directly to GoPro mounting accessories without the need for an adapter.
A correctly calibrated display helps in your photo processing workflow and ensures better end results. Here’s how the i1 Display Pro performs.
Using a color calibrated monitor can save a lot of time, aggravation, and ink, and helps ensure that your images look their best when viewed elsewhere. Here’s my hands-on review of the Spyder5PRO from Datacolor.
A collection of sample images shot with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 under different conditions, of various scenes, and with an assortment of exposure combinations.
WP Smush Pro builds on the oldest of the cloud image optimization services. Here’s how the reborn version stacks up.
There are several cloud-based image optimization services available for Wordpress. I put ShortPixel through its paces to see how to stacks up to the competition.
I put Polaroid’s second-generation action cam, the Polaroid Cube+, to the test to see how it performs and see whether it’s a viable alternative to the GoPro HERO4 Session.
Whether you’re trying to make it for magic hour, line up the sun or moon with a landmark, or just want to make sure your subject is shown in the best natural light, smartphone apps that calculate the location of the sun and moon for any location on earth for any date and time can come in very handy.
The MOVO MTP-10 is one of several devices for adding rotation and panning to timelapse captures. It’s a significant step up in both features and price than some alternatives. Here’s my hands-on review.
If you’re looking for a way to spice up your timelapse captures, adding some rotation can be a good start. Here’s my hands-on review of the Camalapse 4 360-Degree Panning Timelapse Base.
Lexar has two USB memory card readers available. One is marketed as the professional model; one isn’t. I put them to the test.
Lowepro has a new version of the Photo Sport BP 300, a light backpack with a camera compartment in the bottom and room for everything else in the top. Here’s my hands-on review.
Kraken.io is a Wordpress plugin and cloud service combination that aims to reduce to file size of your images in order to speed up your site. Here’s how it works in practice.
Optimus is a plugin and cloud service combination that promises to dramatically reduce the filesize of your images and speed up your Wordpress site. Here’s my hands-on review.
If you’re looking to make the Ricoh GR II lens wider, from 28mm to 21mm, you’ll be after the Ricoh GW-3 Wide Conversion Lens. Here’s my hands-on review.
I’ve been testing out the EVOLUTION 3 Brian Carbon Fiber Tripod System from 3 Legged Thing. Here’s my hands-on review.
The Digital Foci Picture Porter Advanced is feature-packed. Here’s how it stacks up in real-world use for backing up photos without a computer while traveling.
Many cameras come with an AC battery charger. But charging from a USB power source can be far more convenient when you’re traveling. The good news is that there are USB chargers out there for the batteries used in common camera models, even if you have to hunt a little to find them.
The WD MyPassport Wireless is a portable hard drive that can be used to stream media to mobile devices like iPhones and iPads. But it’s also a cost-effective option for backing up your photos while traveling.
A small, reliable flashlight is a very handy thing to keep in your camera bag just in case. I’ve been testing out the NiteCore EA11, a tiny, rugged flashlight with impressive brightness.
The Rick is a lightweight carbon fiber travel tripod from 3 Legged Thing. Here’s my hands-on review.
Memory card backup devices combine a battery-powered hard drive with a memory card reader so you can back up your photos and videos without a computer. Here’s my hands-on review of the ColorSpace UDMA2.
The Photo Safe II is an inexpensive and straightforward way to back up memory cards without a computer. Here’s how it stacks up against its competitors.
Here’s a roundup of software that will take your photos and a GPS tracklog and marry them together to geotag your photos.
Garmin’s new Fenix 3 sports watch isn’t aimed at photographers, but it makes for a surprisingly useful tool for travel photography.
For travel photography, location matters. Whether you’re trying to track your adventures on a map or enter caption information in the image metadata, it helps to know exactly where a photo was taken.
A hands-on review of the NextoDI ND2901 portable memory card backup device for backing up photos and videos from memory cards to a hard drive without using a computer.
A roundup of some of the best options for small, reliable external hard drives that are perfect for backing up your images while traveling.