Features / Photography
Become a better photographer by concentrating on what you’re shooting. George Diebold’s lecture consists of a visual presentation of his images, as well as a discussion on how he works, how he generates ideas, and how he uses color and composition to create pictures. This informal interaction with the audience draws upon his career, based here in New Jersey, as well as Hawaii, shooting for... READ MORE
This week in the news: Ricoh announced the new 16MP Pentax XG-1 digital camera, which features 52x optical zoom. The prices of the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera and the DJI Ronin stabilized gimbal were significantly cut. And RØDE came out with a Lightning version of its iXY microphone, which is compatible with Apple's latest mobile devices.
The New Pentax XG-1 Super-Zoom Digital Camera... READ MORE
Not long ago, it seemed that if you wanted to focus your camera lens so everything beyond a certain distance was in focus, you would turn your focus ring to the "infinity" setting. The lens barrel had engraved or painted markings displaying distances in feet and/or meters and just past the highest digits was this symbol: ∞
One of the traditional hallmarks of a high-quality manual-focus... READ MORE
In the realm of super-zoom point-and-shoot cameras, one of the self-referential hallmarks of this genre is "how long can you go?" With manufacturers consistently pushing the... READ MORE
When the Canon 16-35mm f/4L lens was first announced, many photographers were disappointed that it wasn’t a new version of the already existing 16-35mm f... READ MORE
Photography is not about the camera. It’s not even about the beautiful images we create. It is about telling powerful stories. Photography is a tool for creating awareness and understanding across cultures, communities, and countries; a tool to make sense of our commonalities in the world we share. I believe the way to find common ground is by seeing yourself in others.
A lot of my work involves... READ MORE
Because I composite many images, I use a ranking system that's only slightly different from the classic Adobe five-star rating system when going through my travel photos. I use one star for images that don’t work but embody an idea that is worth revisiting. Images that can work get two stars, if combined with another image (panorama or composite). Solid images receive three stars—but for me to... READ MORE
When I'm on location, I shoot lots of material. I cull my work constantly, and feel relieved every time I delete another hundred or so images. Some people are amazed that I delete anything, and almost everyone is amazed at just how much I delete.
"...I find that the editing process really helps, and by deleting, I am able to analyze my shoot and create the necessary contact sheets..."
Back in... READ MORE
- Sony announced a new smartphone that's equipped with a front-facing selfie flash
- The Leica M received a new set of features and fixes in a firmware update
- DxO Optics Pro 9 added raw-file support for the Sony a7S and RX100 III
- Sonos wireless speakers can now stream audio content from Soundcloud
- Holdfast Gear announced an elgant, new camera pouch called...
As with all types of weather, it’s important to know the differences between categories of Weather Alerts. Floods have three basic classifications of potential alerts: Watches, Warnings, and Advisories.
Types of Flood Watches, Warnings, and Advisories
- Flood Watch: Conditions are right for possible flooding (stay alert for announcements).
- Flash Flood Watch: Conditions are right...
Vanguard’s new flagship binoculars boast high-end extra-low-dispersion glass, plus a host of significant upgrades. We put them to the test to see how well they perform.
Vanguard, based in Whitmore Lake, Michigan, near Detroit, has been designing binoculars, spotting scopes, and... READ MORE
This week in the news:
- Apple is ending the development of Aperture, its professional photo-editing and organization application.
- The new Sony a7S full-frame mirrorless camera arrived and is in stock. We took all three a7-series cameras out for a test drive.
- It appears that the FAA will miss its 2015 deadline for the creation of new laws that regulate...
Are you creating your own adventure, scouring the stores for a camera bag that has both outdoor functionality and stealth style? According to Vanguard's Director of Sales and Marketing, Doug Feldner, "supporting the 'real' photographer" is the commitment of Vanguard. "Real" refers to those who, whether they be professional or amateur, love utilizing their camera to create fantastic images.... READ MORE