Michael Conlan

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7 awesome ways to creatively use your on-camera flash.

Do you ever feel the need to have an artificial light source when photographing? You don’t have to look any further, as you probably already have a …

Sport picture of the day: sign here, please, Mr Federer

First published on Thu 9 Jan 2014 07.13 EST

How To Balance Strobes With Constant Light Like a Pro

One of the most important things to know as a photographer is how to balance available light with controlled light. Unfortunately, many in the …

The Best Camera and Photo Gear from CES 2014

The Consumer Electronics Show is the electronics industry's yearly chance to trot out all their newest and coolest gear for the first time. We were …

7 Essential Accessories for Every New Camera

Great camera… yeah… it was the camera.<p>There is a common debate among photographers that starts with, “The gear doesn’t make you a better …

Cameras

One Simple Tip for Great Family Portraits

Even if the only pictures you ever show are landscapes, or closeups, or flowers, or horses, someone is going to ask you to make a family picture. …

Airtame wireless dongle mirrors your computer onto any HDMI display

Here's yet another option for wirelessly mirroring your computer screen to another display, but don't worry: This one is rather impressive. Airtame, the creation of a group of Danish folks, is an HDMI dongle that links your PC -- be it running Windows, OS X or Linux -- to whatever display it's …

Always-on meMini camera wants to prevent lost moments

LAS VEGAS -- The meMini wearable camera wants to help capture those spontaneous moments that tend to get lost unless you happen to have a CCTV pointed at you.<p>Meant to be clipped on to clothing and left on, the $249 meMini is always recording. When something interesting happens, you simply press the …

Samsung's 105-inch curved UHD TV and 85-inch bendable screen hit retail this year

If you dug the 105-inch curved Ultra HD TV and <i>bendable</i> 85-inch UHD screen (above) Samsung debuted this week, we have good news. They'll both hit retail sometime in the second half of this year, according to the tech giant. If you were expecting pricing info, well, you're going to have to wait a …

4 Trends for TVs in 2014

According to every TV manufacturer we listened to yesterday, 2014 promises be the year for Ultra High Definition (UHD) TVs, also called 4K TV. UHD …

Volleyball Promo Video – What I Learned

Fun free film I created over this past weekend.<p>We went up to Laramie Wyoming to visit family last weekend and my two nieces were playing volleyball …

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10 Reasons to Bring the Outdoors In

Have you ever stepped out of the car (after a traffic-dodging drive from the city) into fresh mountain air, drawn in a deep breath, and felt …

Canon 70D: How Good is the Cutting-Edge Autofocus System While Shooting Video?

After many years of releasing similar cameras with small changes, Canon has finally unleashed a brand new technology inside the new 70D they are …

Control a dSLR camera with your Android phone or tablet

That Android phone or tablet you've got? Consider it your dSLR's best new accessory. With the help of a little adapter and an innovative app, you can use it to augment your camera, opening doors to a range of new shooting options and flexibility.<p>It's all thanks to the ever-useful USB On-the-Go …

Wide Angle Photography Tips

Ahh…wide angle photography, probably one of the easiest types of photos to take, but also one of the hardest areas in which to excel. Have you ever …

Hidden iPad features that could improve your life

Apple's iPads are designed to be easy to use, but many owners are not getting the best out of the tablet – here are some hidden features that may transform the way you use your iPad.<p>Some features on the iPad are straight forward – a touch screen is, after all, designed to be easy to use.<p>More …

7 Ways To Create Authentic & Powerful Portraits

by Steven McConnell Do you remember the time you were learning to drive a car? If you’re like most people, it began as a purely technical, logical …

Photography

5 Steps to Building More Powerful Images

A Guest Contribution by Dan Bailey We photographers seem to have it easy. Whereas most artists spend anywhere from hours, to months to years to …