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January 2019: A Beginner's Guide to Image Sensors, Formats & Sizes!

Top Left: Olympus OM-D E-M1ii Micro Four-Thirds, Top Right: Fujifilm X-T3 APS-CBottom Left: Sony A7R III Full-Frame, Bottom Right: Fujifilm GFX 50R  Medium Format [read more]

November 2018: Best Point-and-Shoot Cameras

Best Point-and-Shoot Cameras [read more]

November 2018: Best Cameras Under $300

Best Cameras Under $300 [read more]

November 2018: Best Cameras Under $500

Best Cameras Under $500 [read more]

November 2018: Best Cameras Under $1000

Best Cameras Under $1,000 [read more]

November 2018: Best Cameras in 2018 Under $1500

Best Cameras Under $1,500 [read more]

November 2018: Best Cameras in 2018 Under $2000

Best Cameras Under $2,000 [read more]

November 2018: Best Cameras Over $2000

Best $2,000+ Cameras [read more]

November 2018: Best Entry-Level DSLR & Mirrorless Cameras

Best Entry-Level DSLR & Mirrorless Cameras [read more]

November 2018: Best DSLR & Mirrorless Cameras for Enthusiasts

Best DSLR & Mirrorless Cameras for Enthusiasts [read more]

November 2018: Best DSLR & Mirrorless Cameras for Pros & Advanced Photographers

Best DSLR & Mirrorless Cameras forPros & Advanced Photographers [read more]

November 2018: Best Smartphone Cameras

Best Smartphone Cameras [read more]

November 2018: Best All-in-One / Bridge Cameras

Best All-in-One / Bridge Cameras [read more]

November 2018: Best Drones & Action Cams

Best Drones & Action Cams [read more]

November 2018: How to Capture and Post Facebook 3D Photos

Want to add a little extra dimension to your Facebook feed? Well, you're in luck! Facebook now offers a nifty 3D Photos feature, bringing some added depth to your social media experience. [read more]

February 2018: Five Great Cameras to Help You Travel Light

The holidays are over, and spring is almost upon us, which means traveling! We at Steve's Digicams are here to help you slim down your travel pack and get out there and enjoy your vacation. This guide is for light travelers, no checked baggage, no exceptions! (Ok, this doesn't count the return trip where you may have picked up some tasty local adult beverages.) This type of small packing mentality affects everything else. If you're only bringing a carryon and a personal bag like a backpack it limits the kinds of cameras you can take with you, and that's ok. So, what do you do? For me, it's usually a combination of two cameras, and before you freak out, one is a smartphone. [read more]

August 2017: How To Make a GIF in Adobe Photoshop (It's So Easy!)

Adobe Photoshop has been morphing into more of an everyday kind of tool over the last few years than something just for professionals. Let's face it, we do more now than we ever did with photos. It's not just color correction, it's titles, animation, effects, and just about anything else you can think of. Now, Photoshop makes it even easier to make gifs out of anything, without using any other software. It could be with a burst of photos you took or even a video, it's just as easy with one or [read more]

December 2014: Pictures and Words

I know what I love about pictures. They don't require words."But you're a writer," you say.True. But even that is me not wanting to speak vocally. I'd rather text people than call them. I'd rather they text back and not call me. I hate long explanations. I'd rather you were ignorant of what it is than to have to explain it. And take social networks, I've jokingly said, "If it has more than seven words, I don't read it." Recently, I extended that to, "If it has more than seven steps, I don't attempt it."I am a very simple person. In my writing, whether nonfiction or fiction, I find it hard to extend a thought. Your typical novel is around 80,000 words. M [read more]

October 2014: Gratitude

It has happened to me again - lassitude. I watch the world go by and never pick up my lens. Oh, I see lots of things. We've had an inordinate amount of rain lately, so much so it flooded the neighbor's cow field causing a newborn calf to escape. Then there was the night we heard coyotes in our yard. That made my hair stand on end. I've seen the largest flock of ibis and cattle egrets ever, wading through the soggy grass, and an eagle that perched at the edge of the expanded pond.But I have no pictures of any of it. Just one of the field full of water, more documentary than anything else, and a close crop of the eagle, not very good. [read more]

June 2014: How Far is Too Far?

There are hobbyists and professionals in the graphic arts who do quality work ... and let me define the word "quality." By "quality" I mean they care about the presentation of their photography or digital art. Looking at it, you cannot find anything technically wrong with it. However ... and this is the point of this article ... their choice of subject matter cheapens graphic art across the board.Now, I will not go into what that subject matter is, but in recent days, a photographer I was (past tense) following went on a rant because one of his or her pieces was pulled from a social network for being in poor taste. (Frankly, I agree it was in poor taste, but saying so would have o [read more]


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