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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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17 Best Cameras For Digital Low-Light Photography: Tested and Compared!

You won't believe which digital camera is the new King of Darkness! Updated for Summer 2014

ArticleBuying Guides Gear Guides & Reviews - by Mason Resnick, 1 day ago

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Boosting your ISO is an effective way to capture images in low light—and many digital cameras are getting better at handling low light photography. Here are 17 top low-light high-ISO cameras.

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TAGS: canon,  buying guide,  Olympus,  Panasonic,  pentax,  samsung,  ISO,  buying tips,  high ISO,  hasselblad,  Phase One,  low-light photography 

The Best MILCs for Holidays 2014!

Mirrorless compact system cameras are revolutionizing how you take pictures

ArticleThe Best...Right Now Gear Guides & Reviews - by Mason Resnick, 2 days ago

Five years ago, 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 

The Best Big-Sensor Compact Digital Cameras for Holidays 2014

Photographic pocket rockets

ArticleThe Best...Right Now Gear Guides & Reviews - by Mason Resnick, 2 days ago

This line of posh compacts sports bigger, better sensors with killer image quality.

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TAGS: Olympus,  compact digital camera,  system compact,  Panasonic LX7,  Sigma DP3 Merrill,  Nikon Coolpix A,  Ricoh GR,  Sony DSC-RX1R 

Photographing Fake Chicken With Real Light

When "flexitarian" means being flexible about food photography lighting

ArticleProfessional Imaging Techniques and How-Tos - by Mason Resnick, 2 days ago

A behind-the-scenes look at a food photography shoot—and a lesson in being flexible and willing to change plans at the last second.

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TAGS: canon,  lighting,  lighting technique,  food,  food photography,  lighting gear 

The Best Entry-Level DSLRs for Holidays 2014

Check out the most popular DSLR cameras for beginner photographers. Also find out about more about DSLRs and why they are so popular.

ArticleThe Best...Right Now Gear Guides & Reviews - by Mason Resnick, 3 days ago

Meet four fantastic starter DSLRs with a kit lens that cost less than $650. Learn why these are not just great bargains, but also great cameras!

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TAGS: canon,  DSLR,  pentax,  beginner,  digital SLR,  sony 

10 All-in-One Camera Lenses That Do It All for Holidays 2014

Consider these all-in-one camera lenses for taking photos on the go. Also learn about what makes these camera lenses essential to a photographer.

ArticleBuying Guides Gear Guides & Reviews - by Mason Resnick, 3 days ago

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A new generation of superzoom telephoto lenses has arisen that can take in scenic vistas, zoom in on distant subjecs, and focus up close for near-macro shots. Will one of them be your next lens?

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TAGS: canon,  Olympus,  zoom,  sigma,  wide angle,  tele,  telephoto,  zoom lens,  long-range zoom,  Tamron,  Canon T3i,  Nikon D3200 

Fujifilm X-Pro 1 Street-Smart MILC: Guided Tour

An in-depth look at a unique digital camera

ArticleGuided Tours Gear Guides & Reviews - by Mason Resnick, 6 days ago

Embraced by pros worldwide, the exceptional Fujifilm X-Pro 1 is a flexible, fast, compact digital cameras with many features below the surface that will help you with your photography. We take a deep dive.

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TAGS: street photography,  MILC Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Compact,  MILC,  Fujifilm X-Pro1,  guided tour 

Accessorize your Fujifilm X-Pro 1

The right lenses and accessories for the photography you love!

ArticleGuided Tours Gear Guides & Reviews - by Mason Resnick, 6 days ago

The Fujifilm X-Pro 1 is part of a fast-growing ecosystem that, amazingly, is only a couple of years old. It’s older sibling, the Fujiflm X1, offers a DSLR-like experience but is based on the same sensor as the X-Pro 1. Here's our guide to the lenses and other stuff you'll need for the kind of photography you love to do.

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9 Ways To Shoot Football Like A Pro

Great gridiron action photography

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

Whether photographing amateur or pro games, here are suggestions for getting professional quality photos of Football, American style.

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TAGS: sports,  sports photography,  fooball,  sportsshooter 

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