Joshua Valdez

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GX1 with X lens for $399. 75mm lens for $799.

<i>The Olympus 75mm prime lens sells for $799 at Cameraland (Click here).</i><p>Panasonic G5 for $498 and leading the sales ranking at Amazon (Click …

Photographer Thankful to Laptop Thief for New Creative Direction

Having your laptop and photographs stolen usually isn’t a good thing, but for photographer Melanie Willhide, it actually helped her career move …

Time-Lapse Shows Three Years in the Life of Our Sun in Three Minutes

This beautiful video shows three years in the life of the Sun in three minutes. The photographs are shown at a pace of two photos for each day. Thus, …

Useful Photography Tip #54: Use Your Phone's Flashlight to Aid Your Camera's Autofocus

No matter how advanced autofocusing algorithms have become, they still tend to suffer in low light situations. Granted, your camera has an AF assist …

6 Photography Rules You Shouldn't Feel Guilty About Breaking

Whenever we first set out to learn something we usually are forced to learn the rules of that particular activity before we’re allowed to fully …

Photographer and Photojournalist Rank at the Bottom of Best and Worst Jobs List

Back in 2010, we shared some statistics from CareerCast’s annual list of the best and worst jobs, and things weren’t looking good for the photography …

Sony's New DEV-50 Binoculars Let You Be a Creep in Full HD

Isn’t this the dream of every stalker? Not only to get close to the person you’re obsessed with, but also to record everything they do? Don’t get us …

Sony Announces the HX50V With GPS, WiFi and 30x Optical Zoom

After reading the specs of this camera all I could think was “what else could they possibly add?” At a price that sits comfortably below the …

Panasonic Announces the LF1, A Point and Shoot Camera With an EVF

Isn’t she a beauty? This is the new Panasonic Lumix LF1 compact camera. The race has been going for the best premium compact camera and everyone is …

Here's The New Panasonic G6, It's Nothing Like That Music Video

The newly announced G6 will sit between the GH3 and above the GF3. This camera features a 16MP CMOS sensor capable of low light shooting up to a …

Panasonic Unveils G6 Micro Four Thirds and LF1 Compact Cameras

Panasonic this morning announced two new cameras: a Lumix G6 Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera and a Lumix LF1 high-end compact camera. Both …

Why a 50mm Lens is your new Best Friend

You may have heard the term “Nifty Fifty“ before. If you haven’t, it is usually a reference to the Canon 50mm f1.8 lens. But for the purpose of this …

A Brutally Honest Review of Canon’s New Rebel T5i, the T4i on Placebo

Calgary, Alberta, Canada-based camera store The Camera Store just released this review in which Chris Niccolls takes a look at the new Canon Rebel …

New Guide: Creating a Successful Photography Portfolio

Our latest free educational guide, <i>Creating a Successful Photography Portfolio</i>, contains major insights from seasoned photography consultants on how …

First Impressions: Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 DC HSM (Canon EF-S)

Sigma’s 18-35mm f1.8 DC HSM has been blowing the minds of photographers everywhere. Since its announcement, many are still truly amazed that the …

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 Review

For whatever reason it was a long wait for the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 — I counted about six months. Worth waiting for? Yes, for a number of reasons, …

Stray Light and Lens Flares in Photography

A camera lens is made up of several elements—pieces of special glass ground to a specific curve according to computer calculations. Each element …

Creative Work

Sony Unveils the Tiny HX50V, the World’s Smallest and Lightest 30x Superzoom

Somewhere in-between the point-and-shoot and ILC categories falls the superzoom, and it doesn’t get much love. Often nearly as bulky as an …

These Lighting Patterns Will Make Your Portrait Photographs Rock

Familiarizing yourself with different lighting patterns isn't just to help you diversify your portrait portfolio. Depending on what you are trying …

Review: Olympus 17mm f/1.8 M.ZUIKO (Micro Four Thirds)

Since its inception, the Micro Four Thirds format has only had one option for a 35mm equivalent, the Olympus 17mm f2.8. While its performance greatly …

New pictures of the Kodak S1 MFT camera...

The Kodak S1 MFt camera has been displayed in China. There are no specs but it should feature not yet definded “Sony sensor” and official release …

(FT5) First image of the new Olympus E-P5!

Yesterday we had the Panasonic announcement day. But there is no time for rest now. The next announcement is coming around May 9th by Olympus. And …

Useful Photography Tip #55: Place a Flash Against a Large Wall to Imitate Window Light

Often when I shoot products for the website, I try to think of different and creative ways to light the scenes but also have a natural and lifestyle …

Discover the Wonder of Time-Lapse Photography

This week over at our sister site – SnapnDeals – we have a great deal running where you can get 20% off Time-Lapse Photography: A technical and …

First Leaked Photo of the Olympus E-P5 Confirms Retro PEN F-style Design

Last month, a rumor emerged saying that Olympus’ upcoming E-P5 flagship Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera would have a design inspired by the old …