Adventure Week

419 Views ·Posted 01/27/2020
Hiking through the snow, nature photographer Martin Bailey shows you Hokkaido's beauty through minimalist black-and-white photography. He offers a look inside his Hokkaido Winter Landscape Photography Adventure Tour, which is sure to inspire you to travel! If you had to choose anywhere for your adventure photography, Hokkaido, Japan should be on your list. More Adventure Week  
162 Views ·Posted 07/29/2019
There's nothing better than an action camera when you're out on an adventure and want to capture all your favorite activities. Let's take a look at some of our favorite action cam accessories that’ll help you get the shot. Do you have a favorite action cam accessory? Let us know in the Comments section, below. You can find more action cams and accessories by clicking here, and view our wide selection of other
by M. Brett Smith ·Posted 07/26/2019
Though there are more than 100 devices that bear the Xperia name, it’s fair to say we’ve never seen anything quite like the Xperia 1. From its cinematic 21:9 aspect ratio and first-ever 4K HDR OLED screen to its professional-grade camera features, the Xperia 1 is, by all accounts, a truly unique device. But does that
by M. Brett Smith ·Posted 07/26/2019
Although they’re marketed primarily as “sport” earphones, the PowerBeats Pro are so much more. With class-leading battery life, excellent sound quality, and a highly secure and comfortable fit, the PowerBeats Pro make a strong argument for best overall true wireless earbuds. I tested them for an entire month and am now an unapologetic
by Sarah Hiance ·Posted 07/26/2019
Adventure has always presented itself as an avenue of nosy exploration into worlds I knew very little about. It was a spark of curiosity and wonder that swept me, at a very early age, into the unknown. Kentucky has many natural wonders to explore, but my favorite growing up were a set of abandoned river stone steps buried deep in my backyard, compacted by fermented leaves, slick twigs, salamanders, and clouds of mosquitos. Days were spent excavating these steps with my Mom’s garden shovel, and a paint brush, and the collection of fossilized
by Shawn C. Steiner ·Posted 07/26/2019
Well, that just about does it. The second annual Adventure Week is ending, and I’m happy to say it was jam-packed with exciting and helpful content. Everything was here! From our excursion to Colorado with the Hasselblad X1D II 50C, Tamron 17-28mm, and DJI Osmo Action; content provided by even more adventurous affiliates, such as Stan Moniz, the Mandagies, and Jess Santos; and our usual fare of educational pieces ready to guide you through your next trip. Here are some the highlights of the week. Adventure Week 2019: Will the Crew and Gear
826 Views ·Posted 07/24/2019
We took a look at the new a7R IV Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera, with Sony Artisan Colby Brown, to find out how this latest release from Sony compares to previous models. Brown, a landscape, wildlife, and travel photographer, took the a7R IV to Alaska for 12 days to test it. In this interview, he shares his many thoughts about the new design and features. Click on the link to read more about our exploits during
by Shawn C. Steiner ·Posted 07/25/2019
One of the most notable announcements from WWDC 2019, even including the reveal of the new Mac Pro, was the announcement of iOS 13 and iPadOS. Hear that? iPad is getting its own distinct operating system that will bring enhanced capabilities. What kind of changes, you ask? This overhaul will transform the iPad into its most powerful iteration yet, and iPadOS brings it one step closer to being a laptop replacement for many, including me. 
by M. Brett Smith ·Posted 07/25/2019
Generally, smartphones are some of the most valuable pieces of technology we keep on our person—both in terms of usefulness and actual dollar value. That’s why it’s important to protect your phone at all times and in all situations. Here are out tips for keeping your smartphone safe in any environment. Screen Protector Modern smartphones rely largely on their screens to communicate information. Take away the screen, and you take away the majority of a smartphone’s features. That’s why it’s absolutely paramount to safeguard your phone’s display
1,238 Views ·Posted 07/23/2019
Armed only with the Hasselblad X1D II 50C medium format mirrorless camera, photographer Bjorn Petersen attempts to capture America's majesty. Come with us on a journey to the American west to discover how this medium format mirrorless camera can breathe life and light into even the most challenging landscapes. Click on the link to read more about our exploits during Summer
by Shawn C. Steiner ·Posted 07/24/2019
Filters are common in landscape photography. They help photographers craft images that wouldn’t be possible otherwise. For example, filters can cut reflections that are impossible to remove, permit longer exposures or wider apertures, and even provide a boost to the contrast of an image. Aerial photographers using drones should understand what filters are available and which they can use to get the best possible photos and video. Drone Filters Are Specialized
by Shawn C. Steiner ·Posted 07/24/2019
If you are here I’m guessing you’ve done a time lapse or two, maybe read our introductory article or Stan Moniz’s night-specific piece, and want to see how you can make your time lapses even better. I’ll admit it, time lapses are tough. There is a ton of information you need to know about photo and video to make
by M. Brett Smith ·Posted 07/25/2019
The advent of true wireless earbuds has been a godsend for those of us who prize portability and convenience above all else. Also, anyone who hates that feeling of a connection cable dancing across the back of your neck. If you haven’t yet experienced the joy and freedom of true wireless audio, we’ve put together a list of some of our favorites wireless earbuds for you to consider. Apple AirPods In many ways, the 
by Shawn C. Steiner ·Posted 07/23/2019
Pop on a pair of (decent) sunglasses and not only are your eyes less strained, things just look better. The reason for this is likely the polarization effect. Colors may appear more saturated, bright blue skies can take on a deeper hue, and some pesky reflections just vanish. All of these can benefit certain photographs and make the circular polarizer filter one of the best—and most difficult—filters to use.  Exactly What Does a Polarizer Do? It’s both simple and