With each passing year, the quality of power supplies, preamplifiers, analog-to-digital converters, and DSP technology improves. We are fortunate to live in a time where there is now a wide variety of digital mixers available for live sound and theater applications. This overview will explore some of the products currently available from several manufacturers, and the unique features they offer.... READ MORE
The slogan “You are what you eat” carries more weight than ever, and photographing our food to proclaim what we are has become a multi-faceted reflexive gesture for those of us who have come to regard our phones as another appendage.
Food photos can signal mood, intent, achievement, or sense of place―they can even be used as a stimulant. They are used for everything from self-congratulation on... READ MORE
Compared to other kinds of electronics, purchasing a record player is typically a more meaningful acquisition. It carries with it a commitment to embrace the technology of yesterday. It makes it possible to play the music of past generations—not from compressed, impersonal Internet streams—but often from the same... READ MORE
Even with the plethora of online sharing methods and virtual ways to view your photographs nowadays, there is still nothing quite as satisfying as seeing, and holding, a printed photograph. Call it nostalgia or call it a respite from our otherwise plugged-in lifestyles, seeing an image on paper is one way to give, inherently, some deserved importance to your best shots. Throughout the process of... READ MORE
In the following video, our host, Chase, of KelbyOne Media, gives us a detailed look at the Aputure DEC Wireless Remote Adapter, which allows users to take full control of adapted Canon EF and EF-S lenses from up to 328' away. The adapter is available in both Sony E and Micro Four Thirds mounts and offers both focus and iris... READ MORE
The only thing more important than picking the right travel partner (if you’re not flying solo) is picking the right bag. A necessary task on every pre-trip checklist, this is entirely subjective to the person carrying it, as well as to the kind of trip they will be taking. In my case, I needed a bag that could last through a year of travel that would include, but not be limited to, countless... READ MORE
Film Scanners: A Buying Guide
In the age where darkrooms are scarce yet film photography is seeing a resurgence in popularity, a scanner can be your best option for converting film originals to usable digital files for printing, sharing, and archiving. Whether you are an active film photographer or just have an archive of negatives and slides from the past, a film scanner is an incredible,... READ MORE
A projection screen is a large reflective surface, usually white, that’s typically hung on a wall in a room at some distance in front of any type of digital or film projector for the purposes of entertainment, training, education or a sales presentation.
A week after launching the astounding full-frame SL Mirrorless Camera, Leica is showing its commitment to the entire newly coined L line of mirrorless cameras with a firmware update for the T (Typ 701) and two new APS-C format... READ MORE
Although visually understood as “the type of camera the pros use,” DSLRs comprise a wide-ranging genre of cameras with numerous options available for all skill levels. Offering significantly more control while photographing than nearly any compact point-and-shoot camera available, DSLRs are a tried-and-true design that blends an air of intuitiveness and familiarity with the most current and up-to... READ MORE
In the second grade, my favorite book was Kenneth William Gatland’s 1979 Future Cities: Homes and Living into the 21st Century. The 32-page, lavishly illustrated anachronism brimmed with visions of a sparkling super-advanced future, and since it was 1997, I naïvely assumed that glass-... READ MORE
While their approaches are distinct, photographers Dennis Livesey and John Harris both have benefited from taking the long road. As their experience exemplifies, there are many joys and successes to be found in approaching a photo subject with a long-term commitment in mind. Relationships grow, errors are made and improvement is organic as you spend significant time working with one subject.... READ MORE
How does a rangefinder camera work? What were the landmarks in rangefinder camera design? How have they influenced photography over the years? What are their pluses and minuses compared to SLRs? What do they do best, and why?
In the late 19th Century, there were two dominant camera types:
1. View cameras that required you to compose the shot upside-down and in reverse on a ground glass, and... READ MORE