If you’re using a microSD card for 4K video or other demanding use, speed matters. These are the results from my independent, real-world speed tests.
The Yongnuo YN685 TTL flash works much the same as many other flashes, but there are some quirks to using it, especially wirelessly. Here are some tips.
The Manfrotto 190go! M-Series Carbon Fiber Travel Tripod is a 4-section tripod that’s rated for a load capacity of about 15 pounds, stands up to 58 inches tall, and weights under 3 pounds. Here’s my hands-on review.
The Sirui W-2204 carbon fiber tripod has a distinctive feature: it’s waterproof. A happy side-effect of that is that it’s also protected against sand and grit.
In some shooting modes, the Sony a6000 can be picky about what memory card you put into it. Here are some recommendations for which memory cards work best in the a6000.
There are two methods for exporting an individual frame from a Premiere Pro project. One is quick and simple but doesn’t give you much control. The other involves more steps but gives you more control over things like size and compression amount.
Here’s the quick way to find Instagram’s location ID for any given place. This is useful for some plugins or feeds that can use location ID as a filter.
Here’s my hands-on review of the Formatt Hitech 100mm filter kit (Di Fruscia Signature Edition), which includes a holder, 3-stop ND filter, a graduated ND filter, and a polarizing filter.
There are a lot of videos on places like Youtube and Vimeo showing how to use off-camera flash, but some are definitely better than others. Gavin Hoey’s Fearless Flash Photography with Speedlights series is one of the best I’ve come across.
If you’re looking to add polarizing or ND filters to the GoPro HERO5 Black or HERO6 Black, PolarPro has a 3-pack kit of snap-on filters specifically for these camera models. Here’s my hands-on review.
While there aren’t a lot of options for external batteries for the GoPro HERO6 Black and HERO5 Black, there are some. Here are the best options I’ve come across for powering your GoPro for more than a couple of hours at a time.
If you’re after an extended battery for the GoPro HERO6 Black or HERO5 Black that’s waterproof, the new Oumers Side Power is one of the few options available.
Wondering whether you can run the GoPro HERO6 Black with external power without having the internal battery installed? Yes, you can.
GoPros are best known for video, but yes they most certainly can take still photos. All GoPros can take still photos as JPGs. Some of the newest models can shoot RAW as well.
Wondering if you can use a 128GB microSD card in your GoPro? So long as you’re using one of these models, you can.
If you’re looking for a GoPro alternative at a lower price, the Akaso EK7000 is worth a look. It doesn’t have the same bells and whistles as a GoPro, but it’s a surprisingly good action cam.
If you’re getting an error message on your computer when you try to open a video shot on the GoPro HERO6 Black, it might be because it isn’t compatible with the HEVC (H.265) codec used in some of the HERO6 Black’s video modes. Here are some workarounds.
The WD MyPassport Wireless Pro combines an SD memory card reader, an internal hard drive, and a rechargeable battery into a pack-friendly device for backing up photos from a memory card while traveling.
A collection of images taken across the Nikon D3400’s ISO range (ISO 100 through ISO 25600) to provide examples of the D3400’s high-ISO performance.
A collection of sample images I’ve shot with the D7500 to give a sense of how it performs under real-world shooting conditions.
The Bolt VM-210 is a macro light with two light sources on flexible arms. It might look like some kind of bug with two antennas hanging out over the lens, but it’s a very versatile approach to macro lighting.
If I had to pick one lens to take with me to the ends of the earth, it would be this one: Nikon’s 24mm ƒ/1.4G. Here are some example photos I’ve shot with it.
A collection of sample images taken with a Ricoh WG-50 waterproof camera under various conditions and with different kinds of scenes.
Need to stream some live video but don’t want to mess with the complications or expense that usually comes with doing that? The Mevo Plus is like having a basic TV studio in your pocket.
The Ricoh WG-50 camera is a waterproof compact camera that’s designed to be adventure proof. Here’s my hands-on review after shooting with it for a while.
By itself, Lightroom can’t find duplicate photos. But here are a couple of plugins available that can add that functionality.
Here’s how to quickly delete rejected photos in Lightroom to help speed up the culling part of the workflow.
A guide to selecting multiple photos in Lightroom.
Both Lightroom Classic CC and Luminar 2018 now offer processing using AI, or artificial intelligence. Here’s a side-by-side comparison of their initial automatic one-click processing options.
Luminar 2018 is designed as a standalone app, but you can also use it alongside Lightroom. Here’s how to install and use Luminar as a plugin in Lightroom Classic CC.
The Auto tone function has been given a major overhaul in the latest update to Lightroom Classic CC (7.1) to use Adobe’s artificial intelligence network, Sensei, in an effort to improve the effectiveness of Auto tone. Here’s how it works in practice.
Lightroom’s white balance tools help reduce color casts. They can be used to neutralized any casts or break the rules and create an entirely new look.
Trying to figure out how to convert RAW files to JPG in Lightroom? Here’s how to do it.
More Reviews & Tips
A rundown of some of the best options for replacement EN-EL15a batteries for the Nikon D7500.
Twitter has a built-in way to make your photos accessible to visually impaired users by adding image descriptions. Here’s how to enable and use the feature.
We expect light to come in the front of the camera. Shooting with the lens cap on doesn’t tend to work so well. But we don’t always expect it to come in the back. Here’s a real-world example of light leak through the viewfinder.
The Nikon D7500 has built-in virtual horizon tools that provide a more precise alternative to the old-fashioned bubble level method of making sure you’re shooting level. Here’s how to use the three different versions of it.
If you’re looking to extract the JPG preview that’s embedded in a RAW image file, here are two free apps that can help.
Bolt’s VX-760 flash is a portable strobe that aims to be a cost-effective alternative to the Nikon and Canon speedlights. Here’s my review.
Scott Kelby is out with a new book that serves as a concise introduction to getting comfortable with using a flash.
The Olympus TG-5 has an extra feature when it comes to formatting your memory card to free up space. Here’s a rundown of the difference between the Erase All and Format options.
The Induro Baby Grand Tripods aren’t your typical travel tripods. Truth be told, they’re not really travel tripods at all. But if you can settle for something very short, they’re extremely solid and portable.
Here’s a rundown of the various video modes available on the VIRB Ultra 30.
The authors of this book encourage you to apply fresh eyes to the world close to home to capture creative photos and ultimately become a better photographer.
A selection of images I’ve taken with a Fujifilm X-Pro2 with a 23mm f/2 Lens to give a sense of how it performs under real-world shooting conditions.
Not every memory card is fast enough to keep up with the high-bitrate recording of the Garmin VIRB Ultra 30. Here are some recommendations for cards that are fast enough.
Here are some samples of photos I’ve taken with Nikon’s AF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR to give a sense of how it performs in real-world shooting.
There are two methods to formatting the memory card on the Nikon D7500. One of them is obvious; one of them is less so.
My hands-on review of the new Olympus TG-5 waterproof camera, the latest in Olympus’s Tough line of go-anywhere shoot-anything amphibious cameras.
Some recommendations for which SD memory card to get to work well in the Nikon D7500 camera.
I’ve recently had the opportunity to shoot with the Nikon 28-300mm and Tamron 28-300mm side-by-side. Here’s my take on how they compare.
Magazine subscriptions can be a gift that keeps on giving. Some provide news and information. Some provide education. Some provide inspiration. Some have a narrow focus, and some provide a bit of everything.
Here’s my hands-on review of the Nikon 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G, a compact, affordable, and highly versatile zoom lens.
If you’re after a photography t-shirt for yourself or for a gift, here are some of my favorites.
Some examples of what the new Accent AI filter in Luminar 2018 does.
A collection of photos I’ve taken with a Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR zoom lens to give some examples of how it performs in real-world shooting conditions.
Tom Ashe’s Color Management and Quality Output is a comprehensive and authoritative book on the complex issue of color management, from creation to display.
Tamron’s 28-300mm lens is designed as a versatile all-in-one zoom for full-frame sensor cameras, the type of lens you might choose to leave on your camera most of the time for things like travel photography. Here’s my hands-on review.
A collection of photos I’ve taken with the Tamron 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD under various settings and conditions to give a sense of how it performs in real-world shooting conditions.
If you’re looking to export a single frame from Final Cut Pro X as a JPG, there’s a built-in function to that. Here’s how to do it.
You might have seen a new A1 speed rating on some of the new SanDisk SD and microSD cards. So what does it mean?
Sometimes you want an app that can accomplish basic image workflow tasks like resizing and watermarking simply, quickly, and with minimal fuss. That’s where apps like PhotoBulk come in.
I’ve been testing out the Xcellon DRD-401 Four-Bay hard drive enclosure as a large local storage for backing up photos. Here’s my hands-on review.
A collection of sample images taken with the Nikon AF-S VR Micro-NIKKOR 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED lens to give an idea of how it performs in real-world shooting.
Here’s a collection of sample photos I’ve taken with the new Olympus TG-5 camera to give an idea of how it performs in real-world shooting conditions with a range of settings and subjects.
The Nikon D3400 doesn’t offer the option to choose a different aspect ratio when taking photos, but here’s a partial workaround that works for small numbers of images at a time.
Leica has a waterproof camera in their line: the Leica X-U. I recently had the chance to shoot with it for a few weeks on a trip to the Arctic. Here’s my hands-on review.
Here’s a collection of sample images I’ve taken with a Leica X-U under different conditions and at different settings to give a sense of how it performs in real-world shooting conditions.
Nearly 1 in 10 people who look at your photos are likely to perceive colors differently because of some form of colorblindness. Here’s a way to use Photoshop to simulate how your photos will look to someone who is colorblind.
Like the model it replaces, the new Olympus TG-5 has a built-in focus stacking feature in its macro close-up mode. Here’s how it works and some examples.
A collection of photos I’ve taken with a Nikon D5500 to give an idea of how it performs in real-world shooting conditions.
If the built-in lens on your Olympus Tough TG-5 or TG-4 isn’t as wide as you’d like, there’s a waterproof fisheye adapter lens that you can snap onto the front that will instantly add a super wide-angle perspective.
EasyCover silicon skins work like a protective glove for a camera body. Here’s what they are and aren’t.