Helpful Tips for Getting More Photos in Focus

Few things are more important when it comes to making a successful photo than getting it in focus. This fantastic video tutorial will show you a range of tips and settings to increase your chances of getting an image sharply in focus.

Share Your Spherical Panorama as a VR Video

NASA/JPL’s recent posting of the first Mars panoramic view from the Perseverance rover brought me back to some experimentation I had been doing a few years ago with spherical (360x180 degree) panoramic photos. Standardized viewers for interactively viewing panoramas aren’t readily available even today, but one option for sharing is to post a video on YouTube.

A Review of the Nikon NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.2 S Lens

A wide-aperture 50mm lens is one of the most versatile out there, useful for anything from portraiture to low-light events coverage. For Nikon shooters, the premium option is the NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.2 S, and this excellent video review takes a look at its performance and image quality in real-world usage.

Is the RF 100-500mm f/4.5-7.1L IS USM Canon's Best Superzoom Lens Ever?

When Canon's RF 100-500mm f/4.5-7.1L IS USM lens was announced, it raised a few eyebrows over its maximum aperture, but as the reviews have started to pour in, it seems like the company has created a winner. This great review takes a deep look at the lens and how it compares to one of Canon's most expensive supertelephoto prime lenses.

All the Photography Basics You Need to Know in Eight Minutes

Learning photography can be a bit daunting, especially as you try to tackle a range of technical parameters while also learning to find your creative voice. This excellent video tutorial will show you a wide range of basic things you need to know that will get you up and running in no time.

How Freelensing Can Reinvigorate Your Photography

The fact that the focal plane of a picture must always be parallel to the sensor plane is so obvious to most photographers that they don't even bother questioning that fact. Here's what happens when you do question it and how modern mirrorless cameras can help you do it.

Can You Make Passive Income Selling Your Existing Photographs Online?

Passive income, the Holy Grail of personal finances. Who wouldn’t want to make money from all those old photos without having to lift a finger? With that in mind, I’m going to share with you my own experiences as a casual photographer selling my existing back catalog of digital photos online. It’s been an interesting experience to say the least and I even made a little money.

Quick and Easy Retouching Using Frequency Separation in Photoshop Plus Free Actions

Frequency separation is a powerful retouching technique used by many professionals to enhance portraits while retaining detail. As with many editing techniques, it requires practice and restraint for the best results. This great video tutorial will show you how to quickly clean up your portraits. Using the free action for Photoshop CC you can make your portraits pop without looking over-processed.

Do You Wait for the Right Light?

One thing I do hear often is '' the conditions are not right. I'll wait till the light is better.'' And although good light can make or break an image should this hold you back from just going out to practice?

The Only Preset You Need to Be a Great Photographer

A lot of photographers seem to fall for promises that presets make, and sometimes, they are true. There are packs out there that give decent results. But the problem with presets is that they do the creative work for you instead of helping you be the creative you wish to be. And that is what is holding you back. But what if there's one unique preset that will distinguish your work from everyone else's? You can't buy it, but you can develop it. Here's how.

How to Create Large Prints of Your Photos

There is something special about seeing your work in print, and a particularly large print can be especially entrancing to behold. This great video tutorial will show you the process of creating a large print from shooting it to hanging it with plenty of helpful tips along the way.

5 Reasons to Hate the New Sony a1

The Sony a1 is groundbreaking in its technological capabilities, but is it the perfect camera? Not quite. If we’re going to nitpick, there are definitely a few areas where it falls short, and there are several design decisions that are hard to explain.

Can the iPhone 12 Pro Replace a Dedicated Pocket Camera?

As advanced as phones have become, they are still outdone by dedicated professional cameras with larger sensors. However, the device they have largely replaced, the pocket camera, are on a more level playing field. So, how does a top-level cameraphone compare to a premium compact camera? This great video review compares the Sony ZV-1 to the iPhone Pro 12.

A Review of the Fujifilm GF 45mm f/2.8 R WR Lens

For Fujifilm GF shooters, the GF 45mm f/2.8 R WR lens offers an equivalent focal length of about 35mm along with a wide maximum aperture, making it perfect for a wide variety of scenarios. This excellent video review takes a look at the lens and the kind of performance and image quality you can expect from it in real-world usage.

A Look at the Three Newest Lenses From Sony

Sony just announced three new lenses, the FE 24mm f/2.8 G, FE 40mm f/2.5 G, and FE 50mm f/2.5 G, each a very compact and light prime meant for quick shooting with easy portability. This excellent video review takes a look at all three lenses and the kind of performance and image quality you can expect from them in real-world usage.

Canon Is Planning a 100-Megapixel Mirrorless Camera

The Canon EOS R5 is the company's highest-resolution mirrorless camera to date, but as the general 5D analog, it actually is not meant to be the company's high-resolution body. This means we will likely see a high-resolution RF mount body at some point, and it looks like Canon is aiming to clear 100 megapixels.

How To Upgrade Your Photography Without Breaking the Bank

So, you’re starting to think that you really want to grow and try something new with your photography, but don’t have the funds for a new camera? Well, there’s a good chance that you can make significant upgrades to your productivity without breaking the bank.