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Digital photography basics: Using a flash

Learn how to get the most from your camera's built-in flash--and know when it's time to use an external flash.

How to update a camera's firmware

Firmware is the operation system for a camera, and it controls its sensor, LCD screen, lens, buffer, and autofocus. Updating to the latest version of firmware can fix bugs and add fun new features to a digital camera.

Nik Software launches black-and-white Photoshop plug-in

Nik Software will release Silver Efex Pro 2 on February 1. The upgrade to its plug-in for creating black-and-white images using Photoshop, Aperture and Lightroom introduces new features that offer more control over detail, contrast, and tonality.

The Big Picture for iPhone and iPad

This hybrid app delivers impressive-looking photos to whatever iOS device you happen to use. But the overall user experience needs some improvement to differentiate it from what you can get on the Web for free.

Olympus E-5 DSLR

The E-5 is a solid if somewhat underwhelming DSLR for existing Olympus kit owners.

How to rate photos in iPhoto

Don't waste time scrolling through thousands of thumbnails in iPhoto. Instead, quickly locate the best shots in your library by organizing them with star ratings.

Epson Stylus NX625

Unlike most basic small- or home-office MFPs, the NX625 offers mostly cheap inks and some impressive performance.

Lady Gaga unveils Polaroid sunglasses camera, printer

Almost a year to the day since Polaroid said it was signing on Lady Gaga as its creative director, the popular singer unveiled on Thursday the fruits of her labor at the imaging company.

Three apps to help manage your photos

As enjoyable as it can be to add fun edits to your images, being able to easily manage and share your work is an important way to complete the experience of dealing with your photos and videos. The three reasonably priced applications I discuss here will help keep your work organized and ready to be shared online.

The Glif iPhone stand and tripod mount

The Glif is a small, multitasking iPhone 4 accessory that acts as both a stand and tripod mount.

Looking back at 35 years of the digital camera

A visual tour of notable highlights and firsts from digital camera history, going all the way back to 1975.

Lexar doubles SD storage capacity with 128GB SDXC card

Lexar Media on Monday announced the first 128GB SDXC secure digital memory card, which could help products like digital cameras store more video and images.

New Year's resolutions for photographers

Instead of making the same ho-hum New Year's resolutions you break every year, consider these resolutions specifically for photographers. In 2011, make it a point to try new things, break old habits, and push your gear and talent to new limits.

Get creative with these iOS apps

The App Store is teeming with mobile offerings designed to kick-start your creative muse, so we've created app collections aimed at designers, illustrators, and photographers.

Clever ways to gift online presents

Whether you’ve waited until the last minute or simply wanted to purchase an online present, you don’t have to settle for a an email or printed link when Christmas morning comes. Spice up your gifting with a few of these ideas.