The first thing that comes to mind when panoramas are mentioned is an extremely wide field of view. Often, you need multiple photos to cover such angles. A panorama can also be achieved by a crop. Which method should you use for landscapes? Cropping or stitching?
Why Is Photography the Right Fit for You?
Let’s chat a bit. Have you ever stopped to think why you chose photography over all other avenues of artistic expression?
How Do You Find an Original Creative Voice in Landscape Photography?
Gaining technical competence is hard enough, but developing an original creative voice is an entirely separate challenge. This can be particularly tough in a genre in which you do not get control over the presence or placements of elements in the scene, such as landscape photography. If that is something you find yourself struggling with, check out this fantastic video essay that discusses the process of finding originality in landscape photography.
Raw And Untamed With Joe Cornish And Colin Prior
Why My Synology NAS Is Still My Best Photographic Purchase in 2023
Are you thinking of buying yet another lens? Can't wait for a new body? (In my case, reincarnation is the only option). This article covers the main reason why my Synology DS1821+ is the best purchase I made in 2020 for my photography business.
A Review of the Nikon NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S Lens
70-200mm f/2.8 lenses are the workhorses of choice for a huge number of photographers, as they can comfortably tackle many genres and needs and often offer some of a company's best features and capabilities. For Nikon mirrorless shooters, there is the NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S, and this excellent video review takes a look at the sort of performance and image quality you can expect from it in practice.
5 AI Tools You Can Use for Video Editing
Edit Your Images Faster With Lightroom's AI Masks
Adobe's Lightroom masking feature introduced just under a year ago revolutionized the workflow for many photographers by automating the tedious task of creating individual masks for specific parts of an image. This AI masking feature allows photographers to easily separate the foreground from the background, easily break down the parts of a portrait, and apply various edits to each individual part.
A Review of the Fujifilm GF 20-35mm f/4 R WR Lens
Fujifilm's GFX line of medium format mirrorless cameras helped to rewrite the paradigm of the format with a combination of aggressive prices and modern features traditionally reserved for smaller sensor sizes. The GF 20-35mm f/4 R WR offers GFX users an enticing wide angle focal length range suitable for genres like landscape photography, and this great video review takes a look at the lens and the sort of image quality and performance you can expect from it in practice.
5 Hacks to Make You a More Productive Photographer
One of the challenging things about running a photography business is that, unlike a regular job, we have to give ourselves all the structure to stay on track and to be productive. If that is something you struggle with, check out this fantastic video tutorial that will show you five useful hacks to make you a more productive photographer.
We Review the V-Flat Karl Taylor Light Cone
When V-Flat released the new Karl Taylor Light Cone, the comments ranged from dismissive jokes about "the cone of shame" to excitement for a product designed by esteemed commercial photographer Karl Taylor. I decided to take the cones into my product studio and see for myself if this simple tool really delivered the effortless results it boasted.
Forget the Vintage Point-and-Shoot, the Barbie Wireless Video Camcorder Is the Retro Handicam of Your Dreams
It's no secret that Gen Z has rediscovered the digital cameras of most millennials' youth. But while 20-year-old point-and-shoot cameras are fun and all, the realest camera of them all just might be the Barbie Wireless Video Camcorder.
50mm Versus 85mm: Side-by-Side Lens Comparison for Portraits
5 Photographs You Need to Get When You Photograph Basketball
It takes years of practice to become good at sports photography. Basketball, for example, is fast-paced, with frequent turnovers. When covering a game, you need to be attentive to all of the action happening on the court. But even if you photograph all of the crucial plays, something may be missing from your coverage. This article will help you understand the variety of potential shots at a basketball game and what you need to do to ensure that you capture them properly.
Are Samyang Lenses Good Alternatives to More Expensive Options?
A decade ago, Samyang lenses were known for being sharp, affordable, and manual focus only, but in recent years, the company has expanded their offerings to start including autofocus in many options while still maintaining reasonable prices and impressive image quality. So, how do they compete with current options? This great video overview takes you through four options: the 35mm f/1.4 AF II, the AF 50mm f/1.4 FE II, AF 85mm f/1.4 FE II, and AF 135mm f/1.8 FE.
Fujifilm Patents Its Most Versatile Medium Format Lens
Fujifilm's GFX line of medium format mirrorless cameras has reinvigorated the market beyond full frame, and the company continues to invest in expanding its capabilities. Along those lines, a patent has emerged for an interesting lens that would offer a lot of versatility for its users.
A Review of the Sony a7R V Mirrorless Camera
The Sony a7R line of mirrorless cameras has long been popular for offering some of the highest levels of resolution available in a full frame camera in tandem with a wide range of features that make it suitable for many different genres and applications. We have now reached the line's fifth generation, and the a7R V brings with it some of the company's latest advancements and capabilities. This excellent video review takes a look at the camera and the sort of image quality and performance you can expect from it in usage.
How to Remove Braces Using Photoshop
Braces are extremely common, but their wearers are often a bit self-conscious about them, and as such, you might get requests to remove them. As usual, it is Photoshop to the rescue, and this helpful video tutorial will show you how to deal with a situation that can be surprisingly tricky.
We Review the Ugreen 9-In-1 Docking Station for Multiple Display and Expanded Connectivity
There’s nothing like having a neat and efficient workstation, and for on-the-go digital creatives, this means having a laptop that you can bring everywhere is obviously a must. However, when in your personal workspace, having a docking station to bridge it with all your peripherals makes a huge difference in your workflow.
Can AI Design a Photoshoot?
Tips on How to Make Your Photography a Career
Beyond the Studio: How Shooting Boudoir Outdoors Can Take Your Work to a New Level
The art of boudoir photography, which is playful, imaginative, and private, honors the femininity and beauty of women (though the genre is expanding rapidly to men as well). It's all about capturing personal and stirring moments that highlight your clients' best features. But have you ever thought about holding your boudoir sessions outside?
A Detailed Guide to Posing a Non-model for a Full-body Portrait
The nice aspect of learning things like camera settings and lighting is that these topics can often be objectively quantified. On the other hand, something like posing is a bit more nebulous and something that many photographers struggle with even when they have mastered other aspects of portrait work. If posing is something you are still working on learning, check out this fantastic video tutorial that will show you how to pose a full-body portrait when working with a non-model.
The Canon 5D Mark II: The Relic Still Flying the Flag in a Mirrorless World
DSLR fashion has plummeted in recent years. The perks of mirrorless tech continue to exceed expectations, pushing boundaries and leaving their clunky, slower siblings in their shiny, space-age wake. But does any of that really matter in the commercial photographic world? Well, no, not really. In 2023, £250 will still have your images contending with ones from bodies 10 times the price.
The Actual Daily Life of a Professional Photographer
No doubt, you need to be good with a camera and have a strong creative voice to find success as a professional photographer, but there is a lot more to that life than simply taking images for money. If you aspire to be a professional photographer, check out this great video that will show you the ins and outs of a typical photographer's day and everything it takes to keep a business running.
How to Update Your Canon R6 Camera to The Latest Firmware Update
How to Organize a Paste-up Show
Exhibition opportunities are often few and far between for artists.
Why Cameras Are Easier to Steal and What You Can Do About it
My business insurance has rocketed in price this year with a 33% increase. Yet, I would not do without it. Like anything with monetary value, cameras can be targeted by thieves. That risk is growing.
This Budget Tablet Is All You Need: One by Wacom Review
Wacom has become a staple in the photography industry. If you're a professional photographer, a graphic tablet can greatly improve your workflow. The issue is that many graphic tablets come with hefty price tags. Fortunately, there is a budget option that is surprisingly brilliant, and that is the One by Wacom tablet.
Simple Outdoor Lighting Setups for Filmmaking
How I Ended Up Using 11 Nikon Z9 Cameras to Film a TV Pilot
Today, we will eschew all the glitz, glamour, and pixel-peeping and get down to brass tacks on why I chose to use a specific camera for a specific use case.
How You Can Save Thousands of Dollars on Top-level Professional Lenses
Supertelephoto primes are some of the most desirable lenses out there, but their prices often run upwards of $10,000. You can often pay half or even a third of that without major sacrifices if you are savvy, though, and this helpful video will show you both how and what to expect.
5 Common Photo Composition Mistakes and How to Fix Them
Composition is one of the trickiest and most nebulous aspects of photography, and it is something even experienced photographers often struggle with. If you find yourself often having trouble with creating balanced and compelling image compositions, check out this helpful video tutorial that discusses five common composition mistakes and how to fix them so that you can create better photos.
5 Common Mistakes New Photographers Make
Being a new photographer can be daunting, and it can be easy to make mistakes that can derail your progress and confidence as a creative. If you are new to the craft and looking to improve, check out this fantastic video tutorial that features an experienced photographer sharing five mistakes he made along the way and how to avoid them or learn from them.
Canon Gives Some Surprising Commentary on DSLRs, Third-party Lenses, and Its Other Mirrorless System
In a recent interview at CP+, Canon was quite honest about many of the things its users want to know about most, including DSLR production, the EF-M mount, and third-party RF mount lenses.
The Top 10 Essential Photos You Need to Capture as a Wedding Photographer
Are you starting out as a wedding photographer? Maybe you're looking to improve the quality of what you deliver. Here are my top 10 must-have shots, when they will happen during the day, and key information to consider when setting them up, finessing, and completing them.
An Easy Way to Instantly Improve Your Eye for Landscape Photos
Creating a successful landscape image takes a complex combination of a range of factors, and as such, anything you can do to simplify or clarify the process can have a big impact on your workflow and the final product. Although it is rarely used, almost every digital camera has a built-in function that can vastly improve how you see a scene, and this great video tutorial will show you how to take advantage of it for better landscape images.
The Canon EOS R5 Is Getting a Major Upgrade
Recently, rumors have swirled regarding the release of the Canon EOS R5 Mark II mirrorless camera, the follow-up to the company's wildly popular EOS R5. It seems as though that release might take a bit longer than initially thought, but in the meantime, EOS R5 users will likely get to enjoy a major upgrade to their cameras' capabilities.
We Review the Meike 12mm For Fujifilm: A Budget Lens That May Be Worth Your Investment
Photography is an expensive game, especially when you are just starting out. Sometimes, what you are seeking is just a little bit out of reach for now. Third-party manufacturers offer many different options for your brand and sometimes at a greatly reduced price, but are they worth the investment?
10 Helpful Tips for Photographers Starting to Learn How to Use Flash
Working with flash is something that scares a lot of photographers, but once you learn the basics, you will probably wonder how you went so long without in your toolkit. Flash can make you a far more versatile photographer and open up creative avenues that simply are not possible when working solely with natural light. This helpful video tutorial will show you 10 important tips that will assist you in gaining comfort and competence with flash photography in no time.
An In-depth Review of the Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS II Lens
70-200mm f/2.8 lenses are some of the most versatile out there, suitable for countless applications, genres, and needs. Because of that, manufacturers often put some of their best designs and capabilities in such lenses. For Sony shooters, there is the FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS II, and this great video review takes a deep look at the lens and the sort of performance and image quality you can expect from it in practice.
The Secret Sauce to More Effective Photographs
Have you ever experienced being delighted about the outcome of your photographs but ended up getting a different reaction from your audience? Here’s a step that might help you curate your images better.
This Lens Could Change How You Take Photos
A Month With the 14" MacBook Pro
The MacBook Pro line has long been the workhorse computer of choice for many photographers and filmmakers who need the power to tackle a range of demanding creative projects in a package they can take with them. For those who want that power but without the larger footprint of the 16-inch MacBook Pro, the 14-inch model looks like the perfect option. This great video review takes a look at the 14-inch model and how it performs after a month of usage.
10 Tips for Successful Panning Photography
When you love photographing moving subjects, it may be difficult to get a perfectly sharp photo. The best way is by moving your camera with the subject to keep it in the frame. This technique is called panning. I have 10 tips for successful panning photography.
Canon Hasn't Forgotten About the Flagship EOS R1 Mirrorless Camera
With the announcement of the EOS R3 now 18 months behind us, many have started to wonder where Canon's flagship mirrorless camera, the EOS R1, has gone to. In a recent interview, Canon reassured its users that the EOS R1 is indeed still in development and will be on its way eventually.
Social Media Split After Wedding Photographer Shares Controversial 'Safety Shot' Technique
The internet is split after a wedding photographer shared a controversial "safety shot" technique he uses in case couples divorce or break up.
Vivo V27 Pro: A Flagship-Level Camera Phone at an Affordable Price
Vivo has launched its latest addition to the V series, the V27 Pro. This model is designed for people looking for a seamless user experience in a sleek smartphone, but with a price tag that won't break the bank.
Should I Show a Price List on My Photography Website?
Price lists can be dangerous, but they can also be great. How do you know if you should reveal your hand and have one displayed on your website?
What's Next From Fujifilm?
CP+ 2023 recently wrapped up, and at it, the photo world was able to glimpse some of the most exciting cameras and lenses yet to come from some of the world's biggest manufacturers. Here is some of what you can expect next from Fujifilm.