Photography

PowerDirector, PhotoDirector aim to balance advanced tools with easy editing

Cyberlink Cyberlink’s photo- and video-editing software packages have gained new features that help create high-end results minus the steep learning curve. In September, Cyberlink launched updates to the suite of Director-series multimedia editing software, including PhotoDirector 10, PowerDirector 17, ColorDirector 7, and AudioDirector 9. Now, the company has added a subscription option for PhotoDirector 10. […]

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Luxury resort bans smartphones from poolside so guests can ‘truly relax’

Ayana Resort & Spa When you’re on vacation, do you lock your phone in the hotel safe in a bid to forget about the rest of the world and fully engage in your immediate surroundings? Or do you take it everywhere you go, snapping pics for Instagram, updating your Facebook page, checking your messages, and […]

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Get the GoPro Hero7 for under $200 from Amazon and Walmart

With video and photography becoming so ingrained in our everyday life, action cameras have become a great way to capture some of the most awesome moments of life. Whether you’re biking, surfing, skateboarding, snowboarding, or skydiving, you’re probably going to need more than just a smartphone to record the action. GoPros have been around for […]

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To capture nature’s insanity, this storm chaser built his own 16K camera rig

[embedded content] StormStock owner Martin Lisius has a long-standing fascination with the sky — when he was a kid, he built a weather-station on his roof. At age 12, he created a supercell replica from cotton and shot his first storm photo out the kitchen window. But the producer, director, cinematographer, and storm chaser has […]

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Canon and Nikon Black Friday deals: Save big on new brand-name cameras

Although the built-in cameras on mobile devices are getting better, there is still a huge gap between smartphones and standalone digital cameras. Brand-name digital cameras are expensive, though, with professional-grade DSLR models retailing for well over a grand. That’s why annual retail events like Black Friday are such welcome opportunities to score big discounts on […]

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The Best Holiday Gifts for Photographers

You don’t have to spring for a new camera to make the photographer in your life happy; there are plenty of accessories and other tools to help them make images. These are the best gifts for photographers at a variety of price points. November 21, 2018 9:30AM EST November 21, 2018 PCMag reviews products independently, […]

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Open wide: LG G7 ThinQ vs. Huawei Mate 20 Pro vs. Asus ROG Phone

Andy Boxall/Digital Trends For a while, LG was the proponent of the mobile wide-angle camera; but today there are several other options, including the new Huawei Mate 20 Pro. We’re getting used to bokeh shots, and impressive lowlight ability, so if wide-angle cameras are becoming more common, what sets a good one apart from the […]

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DJI’s Ronin-S just got more capable with slew of new accessories

Previous Next DJI’s first DSLR and mirrorless gimbal that doesn’t need two hands just got more flexible. On Wednesday, November 21, DJI launched nine new accessories for the Ronin-S gimbal. The new hardware includes accessories from a focus motor for manual lenses to an external GPS for enhanced stabilization in fast-moving shoots. The Focus Motor […]

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Best Black Friday camera deals

For serious photographers, Black Friday isn’t usually that exciting. A few discounts trickle in on low-end gear, but there’s rarely anything that gets enthusiasts and professionals champing at the bit. But this year is different, with impressive savings on both enthusiast and professional gear that can save you some real money. If you’ve been holding […]

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Nikon 105mm f/1.4E ED review

Some prime lenses are designed for affordability and portability, while others are designed for maximizing image quality at any cost. The Nikon AF-S Nikkor 105mm f/1.4E ED falls squarely in the second category. Tipping the scale at more than two pounds, it’s a beast of a lens, but uses a wide aperture and excellent optics […]

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Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer trades in his gear for a toy camera

[embedded content] “All the gear, no idea” is a quip often thrown at photographers weighed down with a ton of kit that they don’t know how to use, or whose images fall well short of expectation. It’s a taunt that could certainly never be leveled at Oded Balilty, an Israeli documentary photographer who has proved […]

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How to take great photos with the Pixel 3, the best camera phone around

Simon Hill/Digital Trends If there’s one area where smartphones have really improved over the last couple of years, it’s photography. Google’s Pixel 2 was our reigning champion in the best camera phone category, so it’s not surprising that the device that knocked it out of the top spot was its successor, the Pixel 3. Anyone […]

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Sony A7 III review

When it introduced the third-generation A7, Sony said the mirrorless camera would redefine what it meant to be the “basic” model — a promise that has largely been kept. The A7 has always been the entry point to Sony’s full-frame line, along with the higher-end A7R and A7S, and thus lacking some features. The A7 […]