Richard Grech

Richard Grech

As a father of young triplets, Richard Grech has his hands full. But, as a photography enthusiast and one of Digital Trends' experts, he wastes no time capturing their every moment with his always-on camera. As someone who knows the ins-and-outs of a DSLR, Richard shares his valuable camera knowledge with DT readers.

Capture the colors of July 4 with these simple tips for photographing fireworks

Properly capturing fireworks can be more than a little challenging. Check out a few of our simple tips and tricks for doing so, whether talking shooting speed, image stabilization, or exposure time.

Photography

Family portraits around the Christmas tree made perfect

Taking family indoor portraits in front of the Christmas tree can be challenging. To get that perfect shot to remember, here are a few tips to keep in mind.

How-To

Nikon 1 AW1 review

The Nikon AW1 is a waterproof, shockproof, and freezeproof model of the third generation Nikon 1 mirrorless lineup. Its imaging specs are identical to the J3, but now you can take…

  • Pros: Waterproof, shockproof, freezeproof , Produces better images…
  • Cons: Average lens , Lower quality images at higher ISO settings…

JVC Adixxion GC-XA2 review

JVC expands its Adixxion action camcorder lineup with the new GC-XA2. This new model offers improved specs and Wi-Fi performance, and its rugged design means you don’t need an…

  • Pros: Good-quality HD video , Back-illuminated CMOS sensor…
  • Cons: Only one mount included

Nikon Coolpix S31 review

Its performance isn’t the best, and its image quality won’t give you museum-quality enlargements, but when taken for what it is – an extremely durable and easy to use camera…

  • Pros: Simple operation , Durable , Inexpensive
  • Cons: Laggy performance , So-so image quality

Canon Vixia Mini review

As designed, the Canon Vixia Mini could provide home self-shooters the creative capture device they are looking for. They just need to decide if its limited use and unstable action…

  • Pros: Easy to use , Small, compact design , Lots of creative…
  • Cons: Somewhat limited practicality , Unstable video when…

Olympus Tough TG-2 iHS review

The Olympus TG-2 is one of best rugged cameras available, packing a lot of nice features and performance. Unfortunately, we encountered an issue with water tightness, making us…

  • Pros: Solid yet light design , Very good performance , Fast…
  • Cons: Some issues with water tightness , Audible lens movement…

Should you get caught snooping around with a camera, say you are doing it for art

A Manhattan Supreme Court justice ruled that "Peeping Tom" photography is considered free speech and protected by the First Amendment if it's for artistic purposes

Photography

Olympus PEN E-P5 Review

The Olympus PEN E-P5 is the latest in Olympus’ Micro four-thirds camera interchangeable lens line. It throws the latest tech into a classic retro body – but does its…

  • Pros: Attractive retro design , Efficient and intuitive controls…
  • Cons: Autofocus not as smart as we would have expected , Myriad…

Is Olympus and Fujifilm calling it quits on budget cams a death knell for the basic point-and-shoot?

As more and more users embrace smartphones for casual photography, Olympus and Fujifilm have signaled they will exit the low-end sector and concentrate on higher-end cameras. Is this the beginning of the end for the basic point-and-shoot camera?

Opinion

Improvements to Canon’s EOS M camera on their way, thanks to new lens and firmware

In Europe, Canon has announced a new 11-22mm lens for the EOS M that offers great image quality, the company claims. Also, a firmware update promises faster autofocusing speeds. No word, yet, if the lens will make it stateside.

Photography

Could iPhones replace news photographers? The Chicago Sun-Times thinks so

In a move of epic proportions, the Chicago Sun-Times has laid off its staff of full-time photographers in favor of freelance photographers and reporters armed with iPhones. The Sun-Times says the move is in part of a growing need for video content.

Photography

New CompactFlash card uses RAID-like data mirroring to protect against memory failure

A new CompactFlash memory card from a Japanese company, Amulet, uses RAID-like mirroring to duplicate the data stored, helping to prevent data loss should the main memory card partition fail.

Photography

Sony Alpha NEX-5R Review

The Sony NEX-5R is a top-notch interchangeable lens camera that offers good performance and lots of features. Just watch out for the slow autofocus, confusing menus, and a bizarre…

  • Pros: Produces great images, even in low light , Good (non-menu)…
  • Cons: Slow autofocus , Confusing menus , Silly “app store”…

Say cheese: Duke University to make gigapixel camera available to public via Kickstarter

Once a prototype designed for a U.S. defense agency, Duke University now plans to bring its Aware2 gigapixel camera to the public via a Kickstarter campaign that will allow anyone to rent the camera for a day.

Photography