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Photographing the Perseid meteor shower

The Perseids are often the most spectacular meteor shower in the Northern Hemisphere due to frequency as well as its appearance in August. There are typically about 100 visible meteors

When things go awry with your camera

Occasionally things go awry with your camera. Not faulty, just unexpected or strange. It’s possible that you fiddled around with one too many settings. Or you changed things and can’t

Infrared and summertime

Summertime. Here in Arizona the light becomes harsh in short order. One of the things I do to increase my shooting time is to switch to the infrared camera. High

Smart Studio Lighting

How to create your own smart studio lighting

While my office is also my studio, just like so many other photographers, I am in a unique situation. My office/studio lights have to be adjusted for various scenarios: Working

Should you get a battery grip?

For years, I’ve photographed with a battery grip on my cameras. It no longer feels “normal” to hold my camera without one! But why do I insist on having a

How to know when your white is really white

Are you delivering digital photos and/or selling prints? Then having accurate colors is essential! Make sure to know when your white is really white by using grey cards and calibrating

How to choose the right tripod

Nearly every photographer has a need for a good tripod. But how do you know which one to go with? Should you go lightweight or heavy-duty? Should you get a

What’s next for Olympus users?

When I first heard the news about Olympus’ intentions to sell its imaging division, I was pretty caught off-guard. Leading up to COVID-19, it was thought that the company was

Portrait Tips: What was I wearing???

How do you know someone is a photographer? They only wear black clothing, of course. The stereotypical garb of photographers is a stereotype for a reason, and we’ll get to

Focus stacking with a macro rail

Well, there are some buzz words for you — focus stacking, macro rail … but what does it all mean? In layman’s terms, it is a guide that sits on

Can your gray card do THIS?

The SpyderCUBE — a smart alternative to the gray card — measures white balance, exposure, black level and brightness … Can YOUR gray card do this? Let’s compare from a little closer!

Enter to win a new camera, a Spider Holster prize package and more!

It’s our birthday, and we want to celebrate with you! Check out our 21st birthday contest and enter to win a new camera, Drobo 8D, X-Rite calibration tools, XPozer prints, Skylum software and more!

Plus, by entering you’re automatically eligible to win one of our monthly prizes. This month we’re giving away a Spider Holster package and a gift card from B&H Photo!