Product photography requires a great deal of work in order to get the shot just right. A product shot is crucial in conveying a product's purpose or message. We're talking about the photos you see at any online retailer, in magazines, or on billboards. Gear varies from product to product, but the fundamentals are almost always the same. Even if you’re not photographing products, the techniques... READ MORE
In the following video, Larry Becker, of KelbyOne, presents an overview of the Sony Alpha a7II mirrorless digital camera, and covers its updates and distinctions from its predecessor, the a7, as well as the other a7-series cameras. The video begins by touching on some ergonomic and... READ MORE
Sleek and stylish, yet delivering on the imaging goods, Panasonic's new LUMIX DMC-GF7 is a mirrorless Micro Four Thirds camera designed to capture your daily experiences, be they distant landscapes or up-close selfies.... READ MORE
Phase One releases the next iteration of the professional's choice in imaging software, with Capture One Pro 8. Join one of the members of the COP8 technical team, Margaret K. Lamb, as she walks you through the new suite of powerful imaging tools. Capture One Pro 8 now allows you to control the content of your images completely and to remove unwanted objects or blemishes. The new clone and heal... READ MORE
Everyone has different needs when it comes to image processing. Whether your final output is a website, a digital C-print, or an inkjet print, tailoring your workflow is essential to insuring the quality of your work. In this class, X-Rite’s Jeff Lazell, with his decade of experience as a production manager in New York City's premier wedding and portrait studio, helps you build an effective,... READ MORE
In the following video, Larry Becker introduces the Westcott Flex, a 10 x 10" LED array that is just 1/32" thick and is completely flexible. This video outlines the qualities of both the daylight- and tungsten-balanced models, including their output and CRI. Becker also discusses the AC... READ MORE
This week in the news: After a long, restful, winter slumber, the explosion of the 2015 CES trade show has left The Gear Roundup a bit exhausted after a week where, according to the PBS Newshour, over 20,000 new products were released in a week of excitement in Las Vegas. We kept you up to speed on much of it and our site is still rich with fairly new stuff from CES, so, after you read this... READ MORE
Imagine back if you will, exactly two long years ago, mid-January, 2013. Just weeks before the Superdome blacked-out during the “Big Game,” the mirrorless camera world made an equally memorable step forward with the introduction of the Speed Booster, from Metabones. Based on the terrific success of this line... READ MORE
Although wonderful photographic opportunities abound at zoos, so do photographic challenges. Many indoor exhibits are poorly lit and feature highly reflective glass or plastic that additionally may be scratched, discolored, or otherwise marred. Outdoor exhibits may feature wire mesh enclosures, plastics, bars, and thick metal fencing.
Jeffrey Falk has spent years photographing wildlife at WCS (... READ MORE
It appears that Fujifilm decided to jump right into some of the company’s New Year’s resolutions with the announcement of five digital cameras. Among the new releases is the X-A2 Mirrorless Digital Camera, an entry-level for the X-series line, with a 175° tilting LCD screen, and a premium... READ MORE
Ricoh Imaging has announced 34 new binoculars as part of a completely revamped Pentax Sport Optics Lineup. In order to more clearly define these new binoculars, they have created four different series to accommodate everyone, from enthusiasts looking for high quality at an attractive price point to serious travelers, birders, wildlife conservationists, and astronomy devotees.
The Z Series ... READ MORE
If you are lucky enough (and talented enough) to have a long career in photography, over time your work takes you down many roads, and Mel DiGiacomo is one of those photographers. Whether he is shooting the US Open or a wedding, on assignment for top magazines, or doing self-assignments on the street in New York City or in his small town in New Jersey, DiGiacomo is one hard-working photographer... READ MORE
Tiffen’s latest XLE Series filters are aimed at advanced photographers using full-frame, APS-C, and Micro Four Thirds-format interchangeable-lens cameras who need to shoot long exposures but don’t want to compromise color reproduction or want to achieve specific special effects. Perhaps the most technically interesting is... READ MORE
When the year ends and I look back as a photographer, I feel like a walking version of Time magazine’s “Year in Pictures Issue.” As a shooter who always has a camera in his pocket or slung over his shoulder, my year is truly documented in photographs. I seek, in life, images that illustrate my daily experiences. I create them both for my sanity and also to populate my blog, presentations, and... READ MORE