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Background Basics for Wildlife Photography

One of the most desirable qualities in a wildlife photograph is having good separation between the animal and the background. Here’s a simple breakdown on how to achieve this with any camera and lens.

The Sony a7S III’s Missing Feature

Between the Sony a7S III’s announced specs satisfying the five-year hype and its praise given in early reviews, it appears that the new camera is off to a great launch. However, I noticed a feature was missing.

What the a7S III Means for the Sony a7 IV, a9 III, and a7R V

Today, Sony announced their long-awaited a7S III with an eagle-eye focus on video performance. For those less enthused about a video-oriented camera, here’s what we can expect for Sony’s other product lines based on the new developments inside the a7S III.

Sony a7S III Announced: The Best Hybrid Camera Ever?

We’ve all felt the undying anticipation for this day to finally come, so without further delay let’s get straight into the details. For your safety and the safety of those around you, please remain seated with your seatbelt fastened.

Perseverance in Bird Photography

This year, my shot list for which bird species I was most eager to capture was kept very short in order to be realistically achievable. Unfortunately, as luck would have it, from that list I had already missed the migratory opportunities for two of them. I wasn’t about to let my final target bird slip away as well.

Sony Camera Settings for Bird Photography

Sony cameras can be customized extensively to suit each individual user’s needs. In this video, I share my own menu settings and custom buttons for bird photography as well as the reasons behind them.

Panasonic Announces LUMIX G100 Micro Four Thirds Vlogging Camera With Advanced Feature Set

Panasonic’s mission was to create a Micro Four Thirds camera that would have a compact design, have the ability of easily connecting to smartphones and tablets to drop media files and start editing, and feature a robust set of creative tools to elevate photo taking and video productions at all levels. From these goals, the LUMIX G100 was born. The new camera, which will be known as the LUMIX G110 outside of North America, is aimed at hobbyists and vloggers in both key features and price, but it still comes with a few new technologies and specs never seen on any LUMIX camera before it.

Big Changes to Capture One 20: Here's What's New

Capture One is rolling out a noteworthy free update today that greatly improves the photo editing software’s healing and cloning brush tools, plus adds another long-requested feature.

I Switched Back to the a7R III

A couple of weeks ago I turned in my Sony a7R IV and went back to the previous generation a7R III.