There's more to a travel photographer's kit than a camera body and a few lenses. Here are the essentials the pros always keep close at hand.
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Regardless of whether you're an amateur photographer or seasoned pro, you've undoubtedly heard of the "exposure triangle". Put simply, a camera's shutter speed, ISO and aperture are the key settings that determine how exposed the final image is. But one photographer argues we're missing an element, one so critical we should consider the triangle to be more of a square.
Getting to know the ins and outs of photography doesn't have to dry or boring. All you need is the right stimuli — say, Star Wars LEGO — and before you know it, you'll be a Jedi camera master.
The Samsung Galaxy S10 is shaping up to be something very special indeed. Previously, we've heard murmurings of a fingerprint-sensing touchscreen, a truly bezel-free display and a Exynos 9820 CPU featuring a next-gen Mongoose M4 core.
Now we have some equally intriguing news about the camera. If true, it could blow every other smartphone in early 2019 out of the water.
Over the past few months our home has been a mini Fort Knox, with review cameras covering the perimeter of our ground floor, and one strange tubular camera keeping an eye over everything in the kitchen. The cameras used for testing included a Netgear Arlo Pro 2, Reolink Argus 2, a Swann Smart Security Camera and the D-Link Omna.
Smartphone cameras keep getting better and better but if you really want to kick your photography up a few levels, they can only take you so far. If you're a little green when it comes to photography, it can be hard to know where to start looking so you don't want to splurge on your first big camera purchase and slap down a few grand for something you might not even use (or know how to use!).
Whether you’re after a mirrorless camera, DSLRs, action cameras or even a point-and-shoot, we’ve got you covered with our round up of some of the best cameras you can buy for under $1000.
There are literally hundreds of security cameras on the market. If you've been looking at cameras for a while, you'll be familiar with Swann. They've been making home security gear for a long time. The Swann Smart Security Camera is a security camera that can be used indoors and outdoors and boasts wireless operation. Here's what I found after a couple of weeks of testing.
Have you ever struggled with the appearance light sources when taking photographs? Sometimes, you want a hazy effect, other times you'd like halos. Or perhaps, you want those lights — be it the sun or a street lamp — to be in sharp focus. For this last situation, by understanding how light interacts with the camera, you can achieve an in-focus look every time.
When he was 15 years old, Ryan Pierse stole his Dad’s camera. That simple act of thievery started a life-long passion for photography which, eventually, led him to shooting five Olympic Games.
For the next two weeks, he will battle extreme cold, dying batteries and exhaustion to try and capture the perfect moment at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, all while carrying a mountain of gear on his back.
When it comes to ergonomics, we put a lot of focus on posture, specifically sitting at a desk. But posture is important regardless of what you're doing, including carrying a camera bag around. So, if you're a keen photographer and wondering why you're getting headaches and shoulder pain, it might be time to reconsider your choice of backpack.
When it comes to purchasing a lens for your digital camera, the sheer number of options, specifications, acronyms and features is enough to make anyone throw up their hands in frustration and resort to simply using their smartphone. But dedicated cameras are still worth it, and produce high-quality photos that smartphone cameras just can't match with their minuscule sensors.
Once you know what you're looking for, and know how different companies brand identical features, it isn't too difficult to figure out what type of lens you need. With a little education, you can determine which features in your new lens are superfluous, essential, or just nice to have.
You may not succumb to the call for the latest mirrorless body or expensive lens for your vintage camera, but many people often buy products they don't need, wallet be damned. I suffer from a case of gadget lust myself, leading me to acquire lenses useful for situations I rarely ever encounter (my recently acquired Nikon macro lens now rests in a desk drawer, unused).