Photography

New Lexar Memory Cards Can Keep Up With Any Camera

If you’ve got a recently made digital camera or camcorder but are using older memory cards in them, you could be headed for trouble. Not only does it take a lot of time to transfer data from older memory cards, the older cards might not be able to store data fast enough to keep up with newer cameras.

Taming the Sun: Lens Flare, and How to Deal with It

Every experienced photographer knows and fears lens flare. Most often, we associate it with those horribly distracting 'stars' of light we see through our viewfinder and in our images when shooting into the sun. But not everyone knows that lens flare doesn't only affect those shots—it is part of every image we capture. So knowing how to reduce its effect is a valuable tool in many shooting situations.


The Tools and Techniques of Panoramic Photography

There’s something about the shape or aspect ratio of panoramic photographs that always makes you slow down for a closer look. Most of the pictures we view on a regular basis in print or online are invariably horizontal, in 3:2 or 4:3 rectangular aspect ratios, which can be visually digested with a quick pass or two of our eyes.

Hands-On Review of the PocketWizard Plus III

The PocketWizard Plus III Transceiver is a camera and flash trigger and receiver that represents a marked improvement and refinement over the earlier Plus II and it accomplishes the same tasks with equal efficiency. 

Use M-Mount and M42 Lenses on Mirrorless Cameras

Sometimes technology gets in the way of quality. For example, the finest wristwatches made today are self-winding units with jewels used as pivot points. They’re mechanical works of art assembled by hand, and you won’t find a battery or quartz crystal inside any of them.

Beyond Hearts & Flowers for Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

You can always go with roses, assorted chocolates and a greeting card, but a bit of imagination can’t hurt when it comes to making Valentine’s Day memorable. Here are a bunch of gift-giving ideas for her, for him and for the kids.

Lowel Prime 400 LED Lights

The Lowel Prime 400 light is a professional LED panel that’s perfectly suited to any project that requires high quality, bright studio lighting, be it photography or video. Like all LED models, the light draws very little power and runs both quietly and coolly.

Speedlight Buyer’s Guide

A speed light is a common term used to describe an accessory electronic camera flash. Depending on the manufacturer, it might be spelled “Speedlite” or “Speedlight” and may also be referred to as a “flashgun,” which is a term that goes back to the days of scrappy newspaper reporters with Speed Graphics and flashbulbs. Some people simply call it a “flash.”

Workplace Efficiency Starts with Tether Tools

Support isn’t just about getting a technician on the phone. It’s also about trusting your camera, computer and critical accessories to the most reliable tabletops and attachments available—modules that can be extended as your needs grow. 

Singh-Ray Filters

Not long ago, filters were part and parcel of any worthwhile camera system. If you wanted to warm up the palette of a dreary day, you used a filter. Ditto for converting daylight to tungsten light, tungsten to daylight, and daylight to (or from) fluorescent lights.

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