Join landscape photographer and Canson Infinity ambassador Robert Rodriguez Jr as he shares advanced workflows in the Lightroom 5 Develop module. Developing images creatively in Lightroom is more than just optimizing tonalities and color, it entails careful interpretation of the raw file to convey the essence of the image effectively. Selective detail, subtle use of color, and local adjustments... READ MORE
This week in the news: Apple updated their MacBook Pro with Retina display computers featuring faster processors, more RAM, and a lower price for the top-of-the-line model. Sony announced the PXW-X70, a 4K-ready camcorder that's their most compact XDCAM to date. Two new Canon super-zoom cameras were announced, with the introduction of the SX520 HS and SX400 IS. And DJI revealed that they're... READ MORE
The dawn of a new era is upon us. For more than 100 years, camera companies have been trying to squeeze the best specs into the smallest available formats. Smartphones and point-and-shoot cameras are too limiting, and digital SLRs are too bulky. Enter the Mirrorless Generation. Now, we can pack big image quality into a small, travel-friendly package.
Whether you are looking for a new camera or... READ MORE
Two years after the introduction of the D800 and D800E, Nikon announced their successor, the D810, which was billed as the new high-resolution DSLR solution for still... READ MORE
In the following video, Larry Becker presents the Tamron 16-300mm f/3.5-5.6 Di II VC PZD Macro Lens, and covers its versatility, optical qualities, and performance-related attributes. The video begins with a rundown of the lens' design as well as its ability to produce a 1:2.9 maximum magnification ratio... READ MORE
So, you are a regular Explora reader and you recently mastered fireworks photography. Now, the fireworks shows are done and you are hooked on photographing dazzling light, so you decide you want to photograph the lightning that comes with summer storms. Well, again, you have come to the right place!
Before we get... READ MORE
Canon has just added two new super-zoom point-and-shoots to their expansive line of PowerShot digital cameras; the SX520 HS and SX400 IS. As part of the esteemed SX-series of cameras, these two new offerings are contextualized by their high degree of imaging capabilities, versatile zoom... READ MORE
This is not your average department store cooler by any means. Pelican, a proven leader in rugged equipment has done it again with their Elite Cooler products. Delivering on their well-earned reputation, Pelican brought their long history of building high-quality rugged gear into the design. This cooler is a game... READ MORE
If you own a portable electronic flash for your DSLR, but don’t like the results you get by keeping it on top of your camera, that’s understandable. Maybe you feel that you are just not enjoying the full capability of your 580EXII or SB910, or any other flash you bought for your camera.
If this is true for you, then “The Power of Portable Flash” is the seminar for you. Take control of this... READ MORE
Indian weddings are a fast-growing segment of the overall wedding market across the nation. With multiple days of celebrations and rituals, it’s an experience unlike any other. Successfully documenting the festivities through your lens takes unique preparation, and a well-rounded understanding of the culture, as well. Learn 10 helpful tips on how to capture an Indian/fusion celebration ... READ MORE
This week in the news: Pentax announced the new K-3 Prestige Edition DSLR and battery grip, both of which feature an eye-catching gunmetal finish. Fujifilm unveiled its X-mount lens roadmap, which shows the upcoming lenses through the end of 2015—and it's peppered with some new additions. And new audio gear from Dave Smith Instruments, Novation, and PreSonus was announced at Summer NAMM 2014... READ MORE
The weather is something we all have to adjust to accordingly with each passing day. Sometimes it’s the heat, sometimes snow, sometimes the threat of beastly supercell thunderstorms and tornadoes, especially here in the Central Plains. It’s on these... READ MORE
I think that travel can be an important part of the creative experience for photographers. The idea of the open road and the images you’ll find there is a powerful draw. Seeing new sights and exploring new visual territory can be very invigorating and it helps to kindle the creative spark. You see things in a new way because the primary purpose of the journey is to see, to view the world with new... READ MORE
It's June 19, and I'm at a diner in Twenty Nine Palms, California, staring warily at the first cup of coffee I’ve had in days. Ten days ago I was in Upstate New York, anxiously anticipating the images I was about to make. To most of... READ MORE