Tips & Tricks

Lexar's Jeff Cable offers advice on formatting and caring for memory cards so photographers can keep them functioning properly and enjoy them for years to come.
It was with a lot of excitement that I headed back to the Galapagos Islands, May 2 through May 16 of this year. Having traveled there in 2009, I knew the photographic potential of this place. The Galapagos are remote, but not all that difficult to reach. One has to go through a group, as regulations dictate that every visitor needs to be accompanied by a registered guide in addition to having a...
The days of missing those once-in-a-lifetime shots or picture-perfect opportunities because you left your camera at home may become a thing of the past due to the growing popularity and improved technology of camera phones. While their technological capabilities still pale in comparison to point-and-shoot digital cameras and digital SLRs, camera phones have become a convenient backup for those...
More time creating, less time waiting: Lexar Media Director of Marketing Jeff Cable takes you through tips and examples of how to speed up your digital photography workflow process. Improve your end-to-end workflow with Lexar and Crucial products.
Lexar Elite Photographer Joe McNally discusses why he uses Lexar Professional memory cards. Joe has used Lexar memory cards to store every single digital image he's ever shot, and knows that he can trust his most important images to Lexar.
With so many options available in the world of digital photography, it can be daunting making sense of all the choices. With memory cards offered at different capacities and speed-ratings (and some with no speed-rating at all), how can you decide what's ideal for you and your type of photography? The answer is this: speed-rated cards are a smart investment for all photographers and offer a...
The very nature of my photography (bad pun there) demands that the vast majority of my image processing be done in the "field." My Dell notebooks (M65 & M70) because of this demand are fitted with the necessary hardware (160GB HD, 2GG Ram & 2.4 dual processor) and software (CS3, Capture NX, DigitalPro 4.0) so I can function. While all of this is to insure I can work, all of this...
Most digital camera owners neglect to read their instruction manuals that say their cameras are "delicate optical instruments." And almost no one reads the fine print in the back of the manual, warning against using a camera in rain, salt spray, freezing conditions, or in an explosive atmosphere. Digital camera manufacturers would prefer to have every owner use their digital camera in...
This panorama was produced from 3 pictures taken in Kenya, Africa. The short tutorial that follows explains how the image was put together. Three images were shot individually, not as overlapped images to be stitched together, then were put together in Photoshop. The images were matched with image adjust> match color and then placed on a new file in Photoshop, larger than the combined images...
They're still the best choice for creative photography in the digital age. Here are the ones you need most. The great shift from film to digital capture over the last five years has transformed the entire picture-taking process in incredible ways. Images are now stored on hard drives, flash memory cards, and discs as electronic files that can be retouched or altered in Photoshop or with...