Photographer <a href="http://thomasheaton.co.uk/" >Thomas Heaton</a> recently headed to the beach for sunrise. As he discusses early in the video, it is very difficult to predict how conditions will be and how they may change at the beach ahead of time. You can find a composition you really like and then come back the next day and it'll be completely different. It's important to check tide charts, but even when armed with that knowledge, there are still a lot of variables to contend with.
During a single shoot at the beach, Heaton came home with two very different...
<br /><a class="readMore" href='http://www.imaging-resource.com/news/2017/11/24/a-morning-shoot-results-in-two-very-different-images'>(read more)</a>
With current deals - which you can <a href="http://www.imaging-resource.com/articles/black-friday-camera-deals">check out here</a> - you can purchase a lot of camera for around US$750. Over at <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZjvC18ru6g" >The Slanted Lens</a>, Jay P. Morgan discusses which camera you should purchase if your budget is $750 or less.
Should you purchase a mirrorless camera or a DSLR? It's a tough choice, but you can't go wrong either way. In the video below, they've picked out a camera from each of four major manufacturers, a <a href="http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/canon-t7i/canon-t7iA.HTM">Canon Rebel T7i</a>, <a href="http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/nikon-d5600/nikon-d5600A.HTM">Nikon D5600</a>, <a href="http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/sony-a6300/sony-a6300A.HTM">Sony A6300</a> and <a href="http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/fuji-x-e2s/fuji-x-e2sA.HTM">Fujifilm X-E2S</a>, two DSLRs and two mirrorless cameras. Watch the <!--more--> below...
<br /><a class="readMore" href='http://www.imaging-resource.com/news/2017/11/24/four-cameras-from-canon-nikon-sony-and-fujifilm-that-cost-under-750'>(read more)</a>
We've featured videos from <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5bp5_6h-ZxkBz6S_33ZUVg" >Mango Street</a> before. They usually focus on ways to improve your photographic skills. This time, the duo of Rachel Gulotta and Daniel Inskeep are back with a holiday gift guide for photographers. Whether you're looking for gifts for fellow photographers or maybe making a list for yourself, the video below has some great ideas.
Photography can be an expensive hobby, but you don't need to spend a lot on great gifts for shutterbugs. With film making a resurgence, buying film for the analog photographer on...
<br /><a class="readMore" href='http://www.imaging-resource.com/news/2017/11/24/holiday-gift-guide-mango-street-offers-many-great-ideas-for-the-shutterbugs'>(read more)</a>
This is a time of year when everyone's budget could use some help, so we've come up with a little holiday gift for our readers: Special coupon codes for $25 off an order of $250 or more with Adorama.
You can use it for anything you want, including cameras or lenses that have "minimum advertised prices" (which are why you always see all the legitimate dealers offering identical prices on things).
There are just a couple of restrictions:
Unfortunately, Nikon and Sony pricing policies won't allow even a "shopping cart"...
<br /><a class="readMore" href='http://www.imaging-resource.com/news/2017/11/22/25-off-250-for-ir-readers-no-strings-no-expiration'>(read more)</a>
Wildlife photographer <a href="http://www.sam-rowley.com/" >Sam Rowley</a> has teamed up with <a href="https://www.naturettl.com/" >NatureTTL</a> for a new video tutorial about photographing birds in flight. It's one of the most challenging types of wildlife photography, but it's also one of the most rewarding.
First things first, you will want a sturdy tripod and if possible, a gimbal head, as it will allow you to quickly and smoothly pan and move your camera around in all sorts of different angles. You'll often be shooting up above you, which can be tricky with normal tripod setups. A long lens is a must for...
<br /><a class="readMore" href='http://www.imaging-resource.com/news/2017/11/22/wildlife-photography-tips-how-to-photograph-birds-in-flight'>(read more)</a>
Click here to read my <a href="http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/nikon-d850/nikon-d850A.HTM#shooting2">Nikon D850 Field Test Part II</a>
The 45.7-megapixel <a href="http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/nikon-d850/nikon-d850A.HTM">Nikon D850</a> is Nikon's newest professional DSLR and is one of the most versatile cameras I've ever used. In the newly-published <a href="http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/nikon-d850/nikon-d850A.HTM#shooting2">Nikon D850 Field Test Part II</a>, I test the D850's mettle as a wildlife camera and also put it through its paces in a challenging night photography scenario.
The D850 is equipped with Nikon's latest-generation autofocus and image processor systems, which allows the 153-point AF system to focus as the camera shoots at up to 9 frames...
<br /><a class="readMore" href='http://www.imaging-resource.com/news/2017/11/21/nikon-d850-field-test-part-ii-nikon-d850-review'>(read more)</a>
If eyes are the windows to the soul, then they should be the focus of your portraiture. While it's easy to edit eyes to make them pop in a portrait, it's not so simple to do so in a realistic, natural-looking way. In the video below created by the <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdQ_ZkYaMe6qPoueUyPQgpQ" >Photoshop Training Channel</a>, Jesús Ramirez shows us how to enhance eyes in Photoshop using seven different techniques.
The different techniques can be used in conjunction with each other, but the most important thing is determining what you want to convey in your image and then going...
<br /><a class="readMore" href='http://www.imaging-resource.com/news/2017/11/21/7-techniques-for-creating-amazing-looking-eyes-in-photoshop'>(read more)</a>
<a href="http://www.imaging-resource.com/articles/phase-one-capture-one-pro-10-review-a-very-powerful-raw-processor">Phase One's Capture One software</a> is one of the most powerful RAW editors on the market. The company works with Sony to provide Capture One Express with Sony camera purchases and Sony has been working on a post-production workflow series over at Alpha Universe. While the tips are aimed at Sony owners, anyone who uses Capture One Pro can take advantage of the educational content. The video below is from the Alpha Universe series and it's all about skin tones.
Color editing is one of the most important steps in any photo editing...
<br /><a class="readMore" href='http://www.imaging-resource.com/news/2017/11/21/learn-how-to-edit-natural-looking-skin-tones-in-capture-one-pro'>(read more)</a>
<a href="http://www.imaging-resource.com/news/2017/11/21/leica-releases-new-leica-cl">Alongside their new Leica CL camera</a>, the German company has also released a new L-mount lens for their APS-C camera system, the Leica Elmarit-TL 18mm f/2.8 ASPH. lens. The L-mount lens has a 27mm equivalent focal length and an aperture range of f/2.8 to f/16.
The ASPH. lens has four aspherical surfaces and a pancake form factor. The lens is only 0.83 inches (21 millimeters) long and has a 2.4 inch (61 millimeter) diameter. The lens weighs a paltry 2.8 ounces (80 grams). With its 39mm filter thread, this is one small Leica lens....
<br /><a class="readMore" href='http://www.imaging-resource.com/news/2017/11/21/leica-announces-pancake-elmarit-tl-18mm-f-2.8-asph.-lens-for-leica-l-mount'>(read more)</a>
Leica has announced the Leica CL, the newest - and most expensive - addition to their APS-C camera system. Joining the TL2, the Leica CL employs a 24-megapixel APS-C format image sensor and Leica Maestro II image processor.
The Leica CL has a classic Leica design. However, the retro-inspired look packs a lot of modern technology. In addition to the 24-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor and Maestro II processor, the Leica CL also includes a 2.36-million dot electronic viewfinder, 3-inch 1.04-million dot touchscreen LCD and a top...
<br /><a class="readMore" href='http://www.imaging-resource.com/news/2017/11/21/leica-releases-new-leica-cl'>(read more)</a>
Being able to create compelling black and white images is a skill unto itself. It is not easy to convert a color image into a dynamic monotone image. You lose a method of creating contrast and leading your viewer through an image, color, and have to instead rely on different elements of an image, such as brightness, contrast and texture. It is far from the case that a nice color image works in black and white with only a simple black and white conversion.
As is often true with post-processing, there are many ways to perform a...
<br /><a class="readMore" href='http://www.imaging-resource.com/news/2017/11/21/creating-dramatic-black-and-white-images-in-photoshop'>(read more)</a>
The <a href="https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1285010-REG/dji_cp_pt_000642_mavic_pro_plus_fly.html/BI/771/KBID/1047" >DJI Mavic</a> is a very capable drone, able to shoot 4K video and 12-megapixel still images. The quadcopter has proven a popular choice for many videographers and photographers. One such photographer is <a href="https://www.nigeldanson.com/" >Nigel Danson</a>, who has created a new video with tips for improving your landscape photography.
In the video below, Danson discusses settings specific to the DJI Mavic while also offering more general tips for drone photography, including discussions about light and composition, which can be much different when using a drone than...
<br /><a class="readMore" href='http://www.imaging-resource.com/news/2017/11/21/landscape-drone-photography-tips-and-tricks'>(read more)</a>
Photographer <a href="https://www.benhorne.com/" >Ben Horne</a> does a lot of traveling for his large format photography, but there are some locations he continues to visit year after year. One of those places is Zion and in the video below, we get to see Horne's first day at Zion this fall. Visiting Zion is like visiting a friend. Catching up, hearing stories about the old days and seeing how we both have changed," Horne says.
Visiting the same place year after year gives Horne a distinct opportunity to see precisely how he has changed and grown with time, being able...
<br /><a class="readMore" href='http://www.imaging-resource.com/news/2017/11/20/large-format-photography-in-zion-national-park'>(read more)</a>
Enthusiast-grade cameras represent top-tier performance and image quality without the need to spend the extra premium for the top-of-the-line professional models, and are consistently the most popular cameras on our website. Since the majority of our readers (and us humble camera reviewers!) are not full-time professional photographers but rather just very passionate devotees of the craft, this makes sense. After all, we want "the best" but don't necessarily need every bell and whistle that some of the professional-grade...
<br /><a class="readMore" href='http://www.imaging-resource.com/news/2017/11/20/camera-of-the-year-2017-best-enthusiast-premium-compact-cameras'>(read more)</a>
If you're buying a new camera this holiday season, one of the first settings you might want to change on the camera is to switch your image format from JPEG to RAW or RAW+JPEG. There are many good reasons to shoot RAW files and there are good reasons to shoot JPEG as well. They are different file formats with their own pros and cons.
Although it seems as simple as choosing the right format for the task at hand, the RAW versus JPEG debate refuses to die and the discussions can at times become heated. Not long ago, <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDkJEEIifDzR_2K2p9tnwYQ" >Tony and <!--more-->...</a>
<br /><a class="readMore" href='http://www.imaging-resource.com/news/2017/11/20/raw-versus-jpeg-round-2-when-should-you-shoot-jpeg-instead-of-raw'>(read more)</a>
Today's <a href="http://www.imaging-resource.com/topics/firmware%20friday">Firmware Friday</a> roundup is a tale of two imaging devices, both of them specialized. The Ricoh Theta V is a 360-degree spherical panoramic camera, while the DJI Inspire 2 is an aerial camera platform, and this week both of them have received updates.
So what's new? Read on and let's find out!
Ricoh Theta V
Firmware version 1.11.1 for the Ricoh Theta V makes four changes, according to the official release notes. Image quality when shooting with the interval timer has been improved, and the sleep mode configuration...
<br /><a class="readMore" href='http://www.imaging-resource.com/news/2017/11/17/firmware-friday-improvements-bug-fixes-arrive-for-the-ricoh-theta-v-and-dji'>(read more)</a>
From now through December 31, or while supplies last, Leica fans will be able to purchase a special edition Peak Design for Leica Backpack. There is a "very limited" quantity of this new backpack and it will be available exclusively in Leica Stores and Boutiques.
The backpack comes with a Cuff and Leash from Peak Design as well. It pays homage to the historic Leica brand with signature red stitching and the classic Leica red dot. The collaboration offers "an ideal, complementary accessory for Leica enthusiasts."
If there's one...
<br /><a class="readMore" href='http://www.imaging-resource.com/news/2017/11/17/a-premium-backpack-for-a-premium-camera-brand-peak-design'>(read more)</a>
Photographer <a href="https://www.florian-ledoux.com/en/home/" >Florian Ledoux</a> says of his aerial photos of the Arctic, "The scale of the landscape and the incredible species that live there draw me to the Arctic. I was deeply touched when I took my first journey above the Arctic Circle and that feeling continues to intensify as I explore further." In a new <a href="https://www.nationalgeographic.com/photography/proof/2017/11/arctic-aerial-wildlife-pictures/" >article</a> for National Geographic, Ledoux's beautiful photography is on full display and the images and video are stunning.
Capturing imagery of landscapes and wildlife, Ledoux has spent time on foot and in the air in Iceland,...
<br /><a class="readMore" href='http://www.imaging-resource.com/news/2017/11/17/the-arctic-from-above-polar-bears-like-youve-never-seen-them-before'>(read more)</a>