With summer vacation season coming up, there's one thing that you might not have remembered to put on your list of things to pack: a great camera. Sure, you probably have a camera somewhere in the house, but while your smartphone might be perfect for posting pictures to Snapchat and Instagram, it can't give you the same quality of photos that even a budget point and shoot will be able to deliver.
Today we're looking at the art of storytelling through photography, and offering you some background information and practical advice to help you tackle one of the most challenging aspects of photography.
Sony has just announced the release of it's latest flagship point-and-shoot - the RX10 III. It comes with one of the longest telephoto lenses ever made, and is capable of shooting pretty much anything you can imagine!
Today we're going to give you some advice on how invest in new camera equipment wisely. We'll help you make choices that will empower you to do things that are beyond the scope of your current setup, rather than just buying new stuff for the sake of it.
Whether you shoot nature and wildlife, architecture or people, there are principles that can be applied across all genres of photography that can help you to become a better photographer. Today in part 3 of our 'How To Use Your Camera' series, we're going to try to help you find inspiration for your journey in photography.
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Sony has introduced a new camera into its repertoire with the Alpha A6300, a successor to the A6000 released in 2014. The new model, while trimmed down in size, boasts more under the hood, making it one of the more compelling mirrorless cameras to hit the market.
on 01-18-201611:59 PM - last edited on 02-09-201601:55 PM by BBYMartin
The Fujifilm X-series has won acclaim from technology critics and photographers alike; it’s a camera that focuses uniquely on image quality first, while also building cameras that exude style. The X-Pro line’s latest entry—the X-Pro2—was announced today, delivering a drastically improved image processing engine along with quality-of-life features like weather resistance. Read on to learn more.
Today is the first of a four part series that aims to help you learn more about photography so that you can go out and create some amazing images in 2016. In part 1 we're looking at the basic equipment you need to get started.
on 01-07-201609:48 PM - last edited on 01-13-201612:22 PM by BBYMartin
CES is always a great time for Nikon; this year is no different. They’ve hit the ground in 2016 running with three great new cameras, each excelling in the own category, along with a cool new connectivity piece that makes it easier than ever to share your pictures from a Nikon camera to your social networks. Let’s take a look!
Now that 2016 is here, it’s time to honour all those resolutions you made when the clock struck midnight. There’s no better time than the present, but don’t worry, we’re here to give you some support in keeping those promises. So, if your New Year’s resolution was to learn a new skill, read on for how to actually make it happen in 2016.
The New Year is fast approaching, and resolutions are being made left, right, and centre. If you break your resolutions more often than you make them, then maybe it's time for a motivational push this year. Whether you want to eat healthier, trim down, or spend more time with the kids, you can achieve your goals with a plan and some extra effort.
What do you do when you’re asked to test out the 360Fly panoramic 360-degree HD video camera? You take it heli-skiing of course. As you’ll see in my review and video, thanks to this action camera, anyone, even someone not along on the trip, can take in spectacular views.
If you're thinking about upgrading your lens, or expanding your current lens collection, you may find yourself overwhelmed by all the options available to you. Today I'm going to give you some tips to help you find the lens that's right for you.
Did you know that you're not supposed to shake a Polaroid as it dries? Yup, it's true! Despite what you see in the movies, waving around a modern Polaroid does nothing to help it develop, and it can actually cause blobs in the image if you wave it around too aggressively.
GoPro has just announced its latest model - the Hero+ . No more waiting till you get home to see what footage you've captured, now you can review, edit and share your footage right from your phone or tablet.
It’s amazing to see how cameras have evolved over the last 20 years. Remember the days when you’d have to load a roll of film into your camera and then take that film in to be developed after only 12, 24, or 36 snapshots? Those days are long gone. Now we can capture the ins and outs of our daily lives with our smartphone cameras and share those moments with the world in an instant via the touch of a button. The Narrative Clip wearable camera takes this concept of chronicling our lives—or “lifelogging”—to a whole new level by snapping a picture every 30 seconds, and I recently had an opportunity to take one for a spin.
The art of the selfie isn’t something new, despite what you might think. The French photographer Louis Daguerre, inventor of the first publicly announced photography process, sat for more than one of his “daguerreotypes”, making them the very first selfies.
Nowadays you don’t need to polish sheets of copper or treat them with mercury vapour, you just need to point your camera or your smartphone at yourself. It’s a great way to include yourself in your memories as you share them with others, so here are five tips for better selfies!
The Sony A7II is one of the most coveted mirrorless cameras on the market, because it carries a full-frame sensor capable of producing incredible image quality. Today we're going to look at some of the pros and cons of this groundbreaking camera and ask - are the professionals about to start ditching their DSLRs?
Last week I took a look at the Sony Sonnar 35mm f/2.8 and found it to be a lens of exceptional quality. This week I’ve been fortunate enough to get the opportunity to test another lens from the Sony ZA line-up; the Sony Sonnar T* FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA. This is another high-end lens manufactured to the exacting standards of German optics company Carl Zeiss, designed for use with Sony’s full-frame A7 range of cameras.
The Sony Sonnar T* FE 35mm f/2.8 ZA is a high-end lens designed for Sony’s E-mount compatible cameras like the A7 II, the A5000 and the A6000. It’s a lens which aims to satisfy the needs of professional photographers and serious enthusiasts. But for many readers of the Plug-in blog the question is: "Is it worth upgrading the kit lens that comes with my camera?" Today I’m going to attempt to answer that question in a totally unbiased manner.
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If you have a 4K TV you have a few options out there for getting the most out of your display … but if you’re like me there’s nothing more satisfying than creating your own content. Whether you’re shooting beautiful nature vistas, capturing exciting downtown life, or creating memories with friends and family at events that you won’t forget, shooting your own video in 4k is pretty awesome—and it’s more accessible than ever. Coming in at a reasonable price and packing a powerful 4k punch, the Sony FDR-AX33 Handycam is the portable video camera that’s makes it possible.I had a chance to take it out for a spin: here’s how that turned out.
on 07-06-201511:22 AM - last edited on 07-10-201510:55 AM by BBYMartin
There’s a new member of the GoPro family that’s mixing it up. It’s lighter, smaller, and more colourful than its companions, while maintaining the level of quality and compatibility that GoPro is famous for. Want to learn more? Meet the GoPro HERO4 Session and read on!
Right now, the “selfie” trend is all over news sites, social media, blogs, and forums -- but did you know that selfies (and internationally-renowned “selfie artists”) have been around for hundreds of years?
Summer is upon us, and that means lots of long, fun-filled, worry-free days ahead. If you’re anything like me, most of your favourite memories of youth revolve around the summertime. Today I’m going to give you some advice on choosing the best lens to help you get more from your photography this summer.
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