Creator or Destroyer: Photography, Drugs, and Substance Abuse

Drug and alcohol addiction often go hand in hand with art. Painting has Van Gogh and Pollock, poetry has Coleridge and Ginsburg, music has The Beatles and Jim Morrison, and novels have Burroughs and Welsh. I was, however, surprised by how little information I could find about photographers’ substance abuse. Where are the in-depth books about photographers that were inspired or crushed by their addictions?

Here Are the 21 Most Important New Features in Photoshop

The latest version of Photoshop is here, and it brings with it what is probably the most impressive array of new features and improvements to the program in recent memory. With all the new capabilities, you might be wondering what all is now possible. This excellent video will take you through the 21 most important new features and demonstrates what you can do with them.

4 Reasons to Consider Lenses Before Considering Which Camera to Buy

Most gear chatter online tends to center around the endless and ultimately useless debate about which camera bodies are the best on the market and will transform you overnight into a photographic superhero combining the skills of Ansel Adams, Annie Leibovitz, and James Nachtwey into one without ever having to practice or learn your craft. But with all the focus on sensors and capture devices, we often pay far too little attention to each image's first port of entry: the lens.

7 Great Composition Tips for Woodland Photos

A lot of landscape photographers overlook the potential of woodland photography, often opting for grander and more arresting views elsewhere. But there are numerous fantastic photo opportunities to be found in the forest, and this fantastic video tutorial details seven great tips to improve your woodland compositions.

How Good Is Canon's Unique RF 800mm f/11 IS STM Lens?

The Canon RF 800mm f/11 IS STM certainly raised a few eyebrows when it was announced, due to its rather unique specs that offer extreme reach at an affordable price, but at the cost of using a very narrow and fixed aperture. How does it perform in practice? This great video review shows what you can expect and if it is workable in real-world situations.