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Photographing Birds with an iPhone: Leave the 600mm Lens at Home?

One of the most popular photo seminars in the world happens every December, when hundreds of photographers flock to the tiny town of Socorro, New Mexico, to document the migration of some 20,000 birds en route to Mexico.

Can You Shoot Underwater Photos with an iPhone?

It doesn’t seem that long ago that we tried to revive wet smartphones by sticking them in a bag of rice and hoping for the best. Now, most modern smartphones are “water-resistant.” If water gets into them, they won’t be destroyed, like in years past. Still, we’re not supposed to dunk them in the water. But try telling that to kids.

5 Reasons Why I Upgraded to the Sony a7 IV

I’ve been happily shooting on the Sony a7 III since shortly after its release in 2018, and now I just became an a7 IV shooter! Here are 5 reasons why I upgraded to the Sony a7 IV.

13 Camera Settings Every iPhone Photographer Should Know

If you do iPhone photography, common sense may say you pick up the iPhone, open the camera app and just start shooting. That’ll work, but there happen to be so many settings and features hidden within these phones that stump way too many people, even some of us pros sometimes.

Where Did Live Photos Go in iOS 15?

For years, Apple's iPhone Live Photos has offered the coolest camera trick. With one click and no tripod, I could easily transform a body of water into a long exposure like dreamy shot, with long flowing water.

GoPro Hero 10 Versus Hero 9: Should You Upgrade?

I use the GoPro Hero cameras all the time for my video productions, but not for action. I like the tiny Hero’s for moving car shots, street walking, and just general situations where a little camera can be placed in out-of-the-way places to pick up my shot.

Why Not Wear a Camera on Your Face?

Think about it for a minute: if you’re willing to hold a camera to your eye, why not have a camera attached to it that can snap away, by voice instruction, instead of finger on the shutter?

What’s New in Apple iOS 15 for Photographers

For many, Labor Day weekend means the kick-off of the fourth quarter, new products from Apple, Google, Amazon, and so many others. There’s also that new Apple iOS operating system free upgrade that will be available to the masses to download in a few weeks.

Don’t Buy That New iPhone Yet: The iPhone 13 is Nearly Here

We’re a little over a week from September, and for some of us, we’re thinking about the end of summer, Labor Day, that sort of stuff. For others, like all of us photographers, it’s time to home in on the new iPhone hype.

I Hate Google Photos, But I Fear I Won’t Be Able to Live Without It

I called the Google Photos photo sharing and management app the Turkey of the Year in my 2020 USA TODAY round-up of the apps and gadgets that screwed over consumers last year. Reason: Google Photos was free for all, but starting June 1st, it switches to a paid model after five years of bait and switch.

I Was Robbed in San Francisco While the Cameras Rolled

Last week I was in San Francisco, one of the most beautiful cities in the world on a video shoot for Kelby One on Crissy Field -- one of the premier spots in town -- at the foot of the majestic Golden Gate Bridge when one of my cameras was stolen right in front of me.