WD G-Technology unveils portable, rugged SSD for photographers

Western Digital has announced the launch of a new portable storage drive under its G-Technology brand: the G-Drive mobile SSD R-Series. This USB-C storage drive is marketed specifically at photographers and other content creators, and is formatted to work with Mac computers out of the box, though it can also… Continue reading

Tamron SP 24-70mm F2.8 G2 sample gallery

Fast, stabilized and affordable is a winning combination when it comes to zooms. With this latest version of its 24-70mm F2.8, Tamron aims to upgrade autofocus speed and stabilization. Along with the Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 Art, it provides an appealing alternative to more costly Canon and Nikon 24-70mm F2.8 zooms.… Continue reading

Apple iPhone 8

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Apple iPhone 8 Plus

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Apple iPhone X

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Video: Four common composition mistakes and what to do instead

When you’re first starting out, the great big world of photography composition can seem like a long list of rules and a bunch of videos where photographers paste grids on top of iconic photos. It’s all a bit abstract. So if you’re looking for concrete advice, this video by photographer… Continue reading

Kodak PixPro Orbit360 4K VR camera now on sale in the US

The 360-degree Kamera Kodak unveiled at Photokina 2016 is now available to buy in the US. The PixPro Orbit360 is a rugged, compact action Kamera with a pair of 20MP sensors, one on the front and the other on the back, joining by two curved 155-degree and 235-degree lenses, a… Continue reading

Bookmark this HEIC to JPEG converter if you’re upgrading to iOS 11 tomorrow

iOS 11 will launch officially tomorrow—it’s been in beta for months—and one of the most relevant photo-centric features coming to Apple’s new mobile OS is the introduction of a high efficiency image file format (HEIF) called HEIC. This format should, in theory, make images smaller without sacrificing quality, in addition… Continue reading

ImageRights expands copyright registration, adds new blockchain protections

Photo protection company ImageRights International, a Boston-based business with offices in Seattle and Berlin, has launched a new image copyright registration system that anyone can use, not just subscribers. The company offers both a Lightroom plugin and a website-based registration tool that streamlines registrations, including automatically checking for errors and… Continue reading

Lens Rentals test shows all circular polarizing filters work great, price doesn’t matter

Photo: Roger Cicala/Lens Rentals Our friend Roger Cicala over at Lens Rentals is at it again: buying up super expensive optical testing equipment because someone asked him why LR carries the circular polarizing filters they do. The answer, until now, was simple: make the expensive one on the market their… Continue reading