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The Sun, Our Star

The sun is a lot larger than people think. When we see it in the sky, it looks small (as big as our Moon looks, in fact). However, it only looks this …

In the Field with the Sekonic Speedmaster L-858D-U Light Meter

Considering how accurate your camera’s light meter is, selling a light meter to a photographer sounds as weaselly as selling ice cubes to an Inuit or …

What’s in Your Bag? North American Eclipse 2017 Edition

As we start the countdown to the event of the year, I spoke to some people with whom I’ve had the pleasure of working, both inside and outside of …

4 Other Ways to Use Your Solar Filters after the Eclipse

Is the solar-photography filter a one-trick (or eclipse) pony? After the solar eclipse, does your solar-photography filter become a paperweight, a …

Solar Photography Aiming

Aiming your camera at the sun is inherently difficult due to the brightness of the sun—especially with long focal length telephoto lenses. The longer …

Podcast: Seeing in Sixes with Brooks Jensen and Episode 4 of "Dispatch"

Structure and limitation is the key to the artistic process. This is the idea that opens our conversation with photographer and publisher Brooks …

Solar Eclipse Social Media Guide

Are you ready for the August 21, 2017 North American Solar Eclipse? You'd better be! And, if you are on this blog, you are likely going to be taking …

What’s Wrong with My Camera? Part 2

As was discussed in the first part of this two-part article, my camera was producing an overexposed arc through the center of the image frame. …

3 Photographers Test-Drive the Lensbaby Velvet 85mm f/1.8

The latest addition to the Lensbaby Velvet family is the Velvet 85mm f/1.8 lens, available for Canon EF, Nikon F, Pentax K, Sony A, Sony E, Fujifilm …

Podcast: Irving Penn - Many Versions of Perfect

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Interfit Unleashes Compact 320Ws Honey Badger Studio Strobe

The honey badger is one of the most fearless creatures in the world, and it looks as though Interfit wants to be just as fearless with its desire to …

The Versatile GoodLighter Umbrella Series from Photek

Updating the classic umbrella, Photek’s GoodLighter line offers a series of improvements and features that will result in both enhanced usability and …

Gearcast: Fast, Wide-angle Lenses

On this month’s “Gearcast” we take a look at wide-aperture, wide-angle lenses. With our guest, Neil Gershman, a lens expert from the B&H Superstore, …

Nikon Celebrates Centennial with First Details of the "Herculean" D850

Happy Birthday Nikon! Today marks the 100th anniversary of one of the most important and celebrated companies in the photography industry. Even if …

A Studio Visit with Lori Nix

Lori Nix’s photographs picture life on Earth after the fall of human civilization. Drawing inspiration from the Romantic painters of the 19th …

Field Test: Sigma 14mm f/1.8 + 24-70mm f/2.8 ART Lenses

If you’re into wider-aperture wide-angle lenses that deliver ridiculously sharp image files (as I am) you’re precisely the person Sigma had in its …

Classic Cameras: the Pentax K1000 SLR Film Camera

Our lives are marked by firsts. First love, first car, first marriage, first kid, first heartbreak, and first camera. For many photographers of my …

In the Berry Fields with the Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM Lens

You can finally complete your f/2.8 lens trifecta with Sony’s release of the FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM, which not only matches its partners in speed, but …

New Products from Savage

Savage has announced a trio of new products for use in the studio, as well as on location. The Savage 700W LED Studio Light Kit consists of two …

Time-Lapse Tips and Tools

Time-lapse videos have invaded nearly every form of media in recent years, even breaking into our social media apps with the recent development of …

One Fish, Two Fish, Photos of Me and You Fish

When I think of fishing photography, I think of the countless 4 x 6" snapshots taped to bait shop and barroom walls I’ve seen over the years, the …

Use Unruly Weather to Your Advantage, in Photographs

As photographers, we tend to monitor weather conditions before deciding whether to shoot outdoors on any given day. After investing thousands of …

Get Super-Soft Light with GVB Rpad-450 Circular Fixtures

Slim, lightweight, and super soft, the Rpad-450 series of circular LED fixtures from GVB will help photographers create beautiful scenes and flatter …

A Perfect Personal Photo Printer: The Canon SELPHY CP1300

Though screens dominate the ways in which we consume media today, Canon is making sure that those of us who appreciate physical prints can quickly …

Travel-Friendly Camera and Lens Systems

The topic of this article might seem easy-breezy to compose, but truth be told—it isn’t. For starters, how do you define “travel friendly?” Where are …

Seven Pocketable Point-and-Shoots for your Next Adventure

Sometimes you don’t want to bring your bulky DSLR or mirrorless camera on vacation or your next trip, but you don’t want to rely on your phone to …

Podcast: Why Do It Twice? Visual Engineering, with Steve Giralt

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North Dakota Driving Guide: Theodore Roosevelt National Park

The roughrider state of North Dakota marks the geographic center of the North American continent, commemorated by a stone obelisk in the small town …

Maine Driving Guide: From Mount Katahdin to Acadia National Park

Numerically speaking, the New England road map is as straightforward as it gets, which makes it a great starting point for a travel excursion. …