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Mason Resnick is the editor of the Adorama Learning Center and a lifetime photography enthusiast.


Mason Resnick is the Editor of the Adorama Learning Center. Previously, he spent five years as the Managing Editor of Popular Photography & Imaging, the world’s largest circulation photography magazine. Before that, he spent eight years as the Associate Editor of Modern Photography, where he started his career in 1983, and three years as the Managing Editor of Photo Business, a trade magazine for photo retailers.

Resnick has served as the Camera columnist for the New York Times, and has contributed articles about photography to Shutterbug, Photo District News, Visio, Darkroom Photography, American Photo, and Outdoor & Travel Photography magazines. He has contributed to several online photo-oriented web sites, including Hyperzine, eTown, Photohighway, and other retail photo web sites. He has written dozens of articles on creative picture-taking techniques.

A photography enthusiast since age 5, Resnick studied with legendary photographer Garry Winogrand, and is an avid street photographer. He can occasionally be seen on the streets of Manhattan taking candid photos with his trusty old Leica M3 - - and an Adorama 28mm f/3.5 lens! An online gallery of some of his work can be found at Resnick is a graduate of Queens College, with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications, and the New School for Social Research, where he earned a Master’s degree in Media Studies.

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Accessories You Need For Macro Photography

Check out the numerous camera accessories available to improve your macro photography. Learn more about macro photography & its essential accessories. Updated for Spring 2014.

ArticleMacro Photography Techniques and How-Tos - by Mason Resnick, 9 days ago

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You're inspired to go out there and capture the world in all you need's the right stuff. Here are the essentials—lenses, lighting, and accessories—that will help you produce that macro magic.

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TAGS: adorama,  macro,  macro photography,  ring flash,  clamp,  lens,  Focus on Macro Photography 

How To Boost Dynamic Range In A Single Photo

Expand your shadow and highlight details in one shot

ArticleDigital Darkroom, Post-Processing & Printing Techniques and How-Tos - by Mason Resnick, 11 days ago

High dynamic range (HDR) is usually accomplished by combining multiple bracketed exposures into a single image, and is a great way to compensate for digital cameras' limited native dynamic range. Here's how you can expand the dynamic range when multiple images aren't possible.

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TAGS: photoshop,  photoshop elements,  HDR,  Photoshop Lightroom 5 

The Best MILCs for Spring 2015!

Mirrorless compact system cameras are revolutionizing how you take pictures

ArticleThe Best...Right Now Gear Guides & Reviews - by Mason Resnick, 17 days ago

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At the dawn of this decade, the mirrorless interchangeable-lens compact digital camera didn’t exist. Now, there are hundreds of them, ranging from simple point-and-shoot affairs to cameras that pro shooters are flocking to. Find out if one’s in your future!

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TAGS: Panasonic,  samsung,  compact digital camera,  system compact,  interchangeable lens,  MILC Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Compact,  Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Compact,  Pentax Q,  Fujifilm X-Pro1,  Olympus OM-D EM-1,  Fujifilm X-A1,  Sony Alpha 7,  Fujifilm X-E2 

Top Lenses for Sports Photography

Want to catch the action? Here’s a quick guide to the gear—especially lenses--you need. Updated for Fall 2013.

ArticleLenses and Filters Gear Guides & Reviews - by Mason Resnick, 24 days ago

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Whether you're shooting with a DSLR or a high-end Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Compact, there's a plethora of choices when it comes to lenses. Which are best for catching the action?

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TAGS: canon,  sports,  Lens advice,  lens 

Fujifilm M Mount Adapter For X Mount: Product Review

Film-era lenses get digital makeover

ArticleProduct Reviews Gear Guides & Reviews - by Mason Resnick, 30 days ago

If you've read my article "Everything You Need To Know About Lens Mount Converters," you know that there are dozens of ways you can now mix and match older lenses with modern digital cameras. Let's take a look at one that's near and dear to my street photographer's heart.

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TAGS: Fujifilm,  lens,  Fujifilm X-Pro1,  Leica M,  Lens Camera Adapter 

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Premium Compact Digital Camera: Product Review

Category-Leading Big-Sensor Compact Also Captures 4K Video

ArticleProduct Reviews Gear Guides & Reviews - by Mason Resnick, February 24, 2015

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The retro-designed Panasonic LX100 is the first self-contained compact digital camera with a Micro Four Thirds sensor. The results are impressive.

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TAGS: Panasonic,  compact digital camera,  micro four thirds,  compact camera,  4K video,  Panasonic LX100 

Everything You Need To Know About Lens Mount Converters

Mix and match, and expand your creative options!

ArticleLenses and Filters Gear Guides & Reviews - by Mason Resnick, February 17, 2015

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Minolta SR lens on a Fujifilm X-mount MILC? How about a Nikon lens on Canon DSLR? Thanks to Lens Mount Converters (also called Lens to Camera Adapters), nearly anything is possible!

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TAGS: lenses,  Lens advice,  lens,  MILC,  Lens Camera Adapter 

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