12 Tips for Winter and Snow Photography

Photography during the winter takes courage. From what I’ve experienced, it well worth taking the time to bundle up and head outdoors, even if it is miserably cold outside. 

Some of the best photographic opportunities present themselves during the winter season. Cold winter air is generally clearer than warm summer air, as it generally contains less moisture. When the ground is covered in snow like a blanket, the familiar surroundings can take on an entirely different perspective. So, don’t let an entire season slip by without taking your camera outdoors. It’s important, though, to prepare yourself and your camera gear … Read more

GoPro Hero 6 Black 4K

GoPro Releases the HERO 6 Black 4K Ultra HD Camera

So, you have a GoPro Hero 5 and you’ve been looking at the Hero 6 but you are scratching your head because you don’t see any difference? Well, I can’t say that I see any differences – from the exterior – either. They’re that physically identical.

That’s where the similarities end though. The difference lies on the inside with the new GP1 processor — GoPro’s latest weapon in the action camera market. The processor has been custom designed by Socionext and is exclusive to GoPro. Their involvement in the development of the GP1 processor is significant for GoPro because it gives … Read more

The Things That Matter to Photographers From Apple’s September 2017 iPhone Event

Social media has been buzzing leading up to Apple’s first keynote in the Steve Jobs theater at the company’s new headquarters in Cupertino, California. As a result, the even didn’t hold many surprises. Tim Cook said it’s “the biggest leap forward since the original iPhone.” 

I could write a detailed post about all of the updates to the new iPhones but I’ve decided to focus specifically on the features that matter most to photographers.

Apple has embedded within its phones a new kind of computer chip, called A11 Bionic. This chip allows the cameras to render graphics faster and focus more … Read more

The 10 Best Travel Photography Lenses

The top travel photography lenses for Nikon’s and Canon’s full frame FX-format cameras.

“I’m going on vacation. What lens should I take?”

Depending on the type of travel that you’ll be doing, the equipment choices that you make will be radically different. On one of my first trips abroad to Paris, I remember standing in Montmartre and continually changing lenses. I was using the Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 wide angle lens for capturing the stunning Sacré-Cœur Basilica and then switching to the Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 to get closer to the street performers who dotted the streets in the area. This, in … Read more

The New iPhone 8 and iOS Could Make You a Better Travel Photographer

The official announcement of iPhone 8 is about a week away (watch live). What I am most interested are, of course, the cameras, and it seems there could be some intriguing features for the photographer in the latest model of iPhone. The latest edition marks the tenth anniversary of the original iPhone and it is expected to be the company’s biggest launch in years. Rumoured by some, the latest model will be named the “iPhone X” (with X pronounced “10”) or “iPhone Edition” after the Apple Watch Edition.

The Apple Special Event will be held on September 12 at 10 a.m. PDT the … Read more

Nikon D850 Has Arrived

The Nikon D850 could be the most complete DSLR ever

Early this morning, Nikon formally announced the full details of their newest DSLR, the Nikon D850. The D850 is the successor to the D810. The next-generation full-frame digital SLR camera boasts a massive 45.7 megapixel sensor and the ability to shoot at a swift 9fps.

Nikon D850

One of the most eagerly anticipated cameras of 2017  has just been unveiled. The Nikon D850 is finally here. The specs are impressive and even the most demanding professional will find little to grumble about here.

The D850 is a FX-format (full frame) digital SLR camera that … Read more

Sony Releases Firmware Updates for Alpha Mirrorless Cameras

Only a couple of weeks ago when Sony issued firmware updates for many of their lenses, Sony today has released firmware updates for many of their popular mirrorless cameras. The updates mainly address issues with overheating as well as fixing the “star eater” problem that was introduced in a prior firmware version, as well as various other stability issues. Basically, the star eater issue involved the Sony cameras’ noise reduction algorithms incorrectly identifying stars in the night sky as noise, and as a result, removed them in images. This has not made the photographers in the astrophotography community particularly happy.… Read more