Becoming a Full-Time Landscape Photographer: 9 Months on YouTube

Becoming a full-time landscape photographer can be difficult to navigate and there are many paths you can take. I've focused heavily on developing a YouTube channel to hopefully turn my passion into more, and in this 3rd update, I go over my progress, revenue, setbacks, and what the future holds.

5 Reasons To Go Back to Film

I went back to shooting film recently, and I couldn't believe how different the process was. It isn't just taking a photo without the live view screen, it really is a different world. A world that you should experience if you want to improve as a photographer.

An Important Tip for Better Composition

It doesn't matter how proficient you are with your camera and how expert your post-processing skills might be, without a full and strong understanding of composition, you will likely fall short of great images, most of the time.

How to Choose the Right Head for Your Tripod

Tripods are one of the most common and useful accessories a photographer or videographer can have, and just as important as the tripod itself is the head you put on top of it. There quite a few different kinds of heads, and this awesome video tutorial will show you how each of them works and which one is most appropriate for the work you do.

How to Plan Stunning Moon Alignment Photos

You have probably seen jaw-dropping photos in which the moon aligns with some sort of natural or man-made landmark. They take a fair deal of careful and precise planning, however, and this excellent video tutorial will show you exactly how to do it to get your own shots.

Building a Polaroid Back for the Mamiya RB67

There's nothing quite like the feel of a Polaroid image in your hands. If you've run out of FP-100C and long for the days of shooting instant film on your medium format rig, all hope is not lost.

11 Things Every Photo Studio Needs

We spend a lot of time talking about camera gear and lenses, but of course, a photo studio needs more equipment than that — a lot more, in fact. If you are outfitting a new studio space or looking to add a bit to yours, check out this great video that discusses 11 things every photo studio should have.

Let Your Photography Make You Happier and More Content

How often do you go back and look through old photos, even ones that did not make it into your portfolio? And how often do you really spend time with those photos, not just scanning them? It can be more valuable than you think, not just for your photography, but for your happiness and for finding deeper meaning.

Comparing the Sony a7 III to the Nikon Z 6II

Both the Sony a7 III and Nikon Z 6II are relatively affordable hybrid full frame bodies, meant for professionals who need to be able to tackle multiple scenarios with ease. If you are wondering which of the two is right for you, this great video compares their performance to help you decide.

Art, Commerce, and Photography

How does one garner success as a photographer? This article delineates between different photography markets to showcase some aspects of art practice that are necessary for intra-disciplinary success.

How to Buy Used Cameras and Lenses

New cameras and lenses can be very expensive, but you can save a fair amount of money by buying used gear. However, there are, of course, certain considerations you should make before you buy that previously owned body or lens to ensure you are actually getting a good deal and are buying from a reputable and honest person. This excellent video tutorial discusses the ins and outs of buying used camera gear.

Canon Is Planning a More Affordable Professional Wide Angle Zoom Lens

Canon's RF lens lineup has been highly impressive so far, with a lot of innovative and quite impressive glass coming to the market. On the other hand, most of the new lenses have commanded premium prices. However, it looks like they will soon be adding a newer, more affordable wide angle zoom to their professional L lineup.

How I Have My Office Set Up to Record and Zoom

In this day and age, more and more people are setting up recording spaces. Whether for simple work meetings, live streaming, or recording content, the need for a good-looking space is in high demand. This is a walkthrough of how I have my space set up and lit.

Five Storytelling Tools for High-Impact Videography

One of the earliest sayings I adopted was to “never work with children.” In this video, Ron Taylor of Shred Yard absolutely demolishes that advice to create a high-energy, professional-quality mountain biking video in collaboration with his son.

How to Make Photography Fun Again

Most people get into photography because it is fun and exciting. But when you do photography as a job or even if you are in school studying photography, it can at times lose its luster. Finding ways to bring joy and fun back to photography can be a challenge, but is a worthwhile pursuit.

What Do You Do When People Say They Don't Need a Professional Photographer?

The proliferation of cameras that can produce impressive photos with minimal user intervention (all in a phone) has been great in a lot of ways, but on the other hand, it has also led to a lot of potential clients thinking they no longer need the services of professional photographers. So, how do you deal with that? This excellent video essay discusses how to handle ever-evolving attitudes toward professional photographers.

Things You Only Find in Pro Photographers' Studios

Photography, as a hobby and profession, comes with a lot of gear. There are the obvious cameras, lenses, and lights that we all own, but then we start to delve into the oddities of the art form. Throw in a bunch of eccentric professionals, and you can expect to find all sorts of stuff in their studios.

6 Reasons to Choose the New Canon EOS M50 Mark II

It’s all about full frame mirrorless cameras nowadays. If you don’t go for such a camera, you are not taken seriously. Why not choose a mirrorless crop camera? I have six reasons to go for the new Canon EOS M50 Mark II.

Should You Consider Outsourcing Your Retouching?

Photographers generally like full control over an image from the moment they press the shutter to when they export it and send it off to the client, and as such, the idea of handing over retouching responsibilities to someone else can seem ludicrous. Some photographers do it and actually prefer it, however, and this interesting video essay features one successful photographer discussing why.

How to Handle a Large and Heavy Telephoto Lens by Hand

If you are shooting a genre that requires large telephoto lenses, then you know that they can be quite unwieldy to deal with. And while things like a monopod or gimbal head can help alleviate that issue, sometimes, you will find yourself shooting handheld with that behemoth lens. And when that happens, you can use the great tips in this video to make your life easier and improve the quality of your images.

Is This the Oldest Photo of a US President?

It is a truism that the rich and famous are early adopters of the latest technology. Given that photography was unleashed on the world in 1839, what is the earliest surviving photo of a US President?

How to Set Up a 10-Bit External Color Grading Monitor With an iMac or MacBook

If you are looking for a way to output a 10 \-bit video signal from an iMac or a MacBook Pro, then you are in luck. In this article, you will discover everything you need to know to bypass Apple’s color management system and send a clean video signal using the Blackmagic Decklink Mini Monitor 4K.

An Interview With Siddharth 'Sid' Mantri: Moments of Narrative in Landscape Imagery

Siddharth "Sid" Mantri is a landscape photographer currently based in Spain. His unique voice leads him to find smaller moments of a narrative within large landscapes. He creates images that aren't just swathes of landscape, but rather elements within a landscape that unequivocally act as a subject within a scene.