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10 Digital Cameras for Street Photography to recommend in 2015

Jul<p>2015<p><b>There are cameras specifically thare are most indicated for street photography. I have my ideas how a camera should be when it comes to street</b> …

Travel: Zoom! Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V real-world sample gallery

The Sony Cyber-shot HX90 has the kind of specs that should appeal to a travel photographer looking for something compact. It packs a 30x optical zoom …

15 Awesome Photos Captured On Point & Shoot Cameras

Got a minute to watch us beat a dead horse? GREAT! In yet another attempt at convincing you that the photographer is more important than the camera …

Photography

How to Convey Size in Landscape Photography

In landscape photography, you can very often take a shot of some immensely large scene (Grand Canyon, Ayer's Rock etc) and get home to look at your …

Going Mobile: Light Creatively with Gear You Can Actually Carry

Sponsored by ExpoImaging<p>Packing and transporting location-lighting gear can take a toll on any photographer. As New York City-based freelance …

Sony Alpha a7s Travel Photography: Filmmaker and Pro Surfer Cyrus Sutton | Expert photography blogs, tip, techniques, camera reviews

<i>At Adorama we recognize the importance of supporting our fellow photo and film community, and in that vein we are proud to have sponsored Emmy</i> …

Sony Unveils 42.4MP Alpha 7R II

Sony has launched a new digital mirrorless interchangeable lens camera, the a7R II, which features the world’s first back-illuminated full-frame …

6 Top Online Photography Portfolio Hosting Options

Your photography deserves a website that can showcase its creativity and beauty… without breaking the bank. Former TIME CEO and Curator Gallery owner …

The Sony-Zeiss 16-35 F/4 OSS Lens Review By Steve Huff

Photography

Why A Backup Plan is Invaluable to Photography

Recently, I’ve found myself improvising way too much just because things didn’t go as planned and too many unexpected variables came into play. So …

Landscape Photography

On Assignment: The Light You Don't See

This photo is 100% flash, 0% ambient. But it almost looks like the reverse. And for this portrait of soprano Robin Steitz, a timeless available-light …

Dining Rooms

Fstoppers Landscape Photography Tutorial With Elia Locardi Is Now Available

In September of 2014 Patrick and I met Elia Locardi totally by chance in the basement of a German beer house during Photokina. That night we learned …

What The New Updates to Photoshop and Lightroom Really Mean for You

So here we are a couple of months in from the release of Adobe Lightroom CC and Lightroom 6 and we have the first major update. A controversial …

Tutorials

How Lightroom’s Catalogs Will Make Your Photography Collection More Organized

Adobe’s Lightroom is perhaps the most powerful image management tool on the market. Much of that power lies in the way it arranges images in a easy …

iPad, the Photographer's Friend - Enlight Leak

The iPad isn’t famed for its photographic abilities. But in reality, it is one of the most useful devices a photographer could own.<p>Everyone who takes …

GNARBOX: Offload, Edit, and Share Your Photos and Videos Without a Laptop

If you’ve been looking for a way to download, organize, edit, and share your photos and videos on the go without having to use a laptop, GNARBOX is a …

How to Create an iPad Portfolio, for Photographers

Regardless of “niche,” the one thing every working photographer needs is a portfolio. Not just any thrown-together collection of images will cut it, …

Mount Speedlights in Your Strobe Softboxes with the Cheetah Stand Speed Pro MKII

It has always driven me insane that I had to stock multiple sets of softboxes that are largely identical but designed for use with either studio …

10 Photoshop alternatives that offer powerful editing and photo management controls

One could argue that, as an image editor, Adobe Photoshop is in a class by itself — a unique industry standard. So perhaps it’s counterintuitive to suggest alternatives or replacements for it.<p>Still, some people who bought Photoshop in the past did so because it was the best image editing app, even …

Tutorials

How the Switch from DSLR to Mirrorless Changed How I Edit Photos

When I started in photography more than 10 years ago, the only viable option for editing images was Adobe Photoshop. At that time, 100% of my photo …

Best Photo Editing Software For Photographers

Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop – Incredible All-Around Photo Editors<p>There are a lot of very effective photo editors out there, but the best …

Tutorials

Striking Black and White Street Photography Examples

A typical photographer will take several years exploring the many niches in photographic style before arriving at a creative personality. This is a …

13 Exercises for Photographers That Can Help Jump-Start Creativity

Like the world’s tidal waters, photographic creativity ebbs and flows for many of us. Sometimes creativity can use a jump-start, an artificial method …