The Apple iPhone XS and the Dawn of Computational Photography

After a couple weeks with the new device, it's the camera that's most impressive

The hype whenever Apple introduces a new product is that it’s “revolutionary.” That’s quite literally hyperbole because very few companies debut something that truly creates a sea change with any sort of consistency. But the new iPhone XS and XS Max actually are revolutionary, especially because they herald a different kind of photography in your pocket that has never been possible before. To understand how and why, …

Hands-On With the New iPad Pro 10.5-Inch

This might be the tablet that replaces the MacBook Air

Apple’s new 10.5 inch iPad Pro begins shipping this week, but I had a chance to spend some quality time with it over the weekend and was really impressed. Despite being a longtime iPad fan, my usage of the tablet had wained over the last year as my iPhone 7+ closed much of the gap between laptop and phone that the iPad used to fill. …

Notes: The Three Camera Kit

Carrying the Nikon D5, Sony Alpha 7ii and iPhone 6s+, it’s impossible to miss a shot

I started taking pictures with my father’s Nikon F when I was eight years old and not long after began developing film and making prints in the darkroom. Back then watching a photo come to life in a tray of developer was instantly gratifying—granted it was sometimes hours, but more likely days after capturing the moment with a camera. Nowadays, as it has been for …

Test Drive: 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet

How the impressive car held up on the tiny roads between Italy and Slovenia

by Abigail Bassett There is something romantic about cruising through a place that feels still somewhat wild and untouched. A place that has served as the crossroads for trade, culture, and war for centuries has plenty of stories to tell in its red-starred roadside markers and tiny houses whose walls line the roads of small towns, making it feel like you’re driving through deep, impenetrable …

Notes: Prime, Fast and Wide

Sigma's 20mm f1.4 Art Series lens is muse-worthy

Prime and fast. As a photographer, these are the two most important words that describe the lenses I use. Prime, meaning one focal length—not a zoom lens. Fast, meaning a wide aperture to let in lots of light. Prime lenses not only deliver sharper and crisper images, they also force me to think more about where to position my camera in space to get a …