Fujifilm's latest entry in the X Series, the X-T5, brings with it some of the company's newest and most advanced features and capabilities in its most well-known design. Can it compete with the many powerful full frame options on the market? This excellent video review takes a look at the performance and image quality you will be able to expect from it.
My First Look at the Sony FE 20-70mm f/4 G Zoom Lens
Sony just announced an all-new full-frame lens, the FE 20-70mm F4 G, which combines an ultra-wide focal length with a standard zoom.
Smartphone Features Cameras Need ASAP
Having recently written a piece in which I explained how my iPhone 14 Pro replaced my professional camera in some cases, I was wondering, in what ways is my phone actually, technically better than my DSLR? It turns out there are a bunch of features that I wish cameras had.
How to Add Pets to Engagement and Couples Portraits
Pets are one of the most important presences in the lives of a lot of couples, and it is only natural that they might want to include them in engagement or couples portraits. Of course, adding a rambunctious dog or the like to the mix can make your job substantially more difficult. So, how do you satisfy the desires of your clients without pulling out your hair? This helpful video tutorial will give you some useful advice.
How to Change Hair Color Easily and Quickly in Lightroom
You would be surprised how many times you might want to change the color of something in post-production. This video shows you how to do it quickly and easily in Adobe Lightroom.
How to Find and Photograph Comet C/2022 E3 ZTF: Your Once in a 50,000 Year Chance
Astrophotographers and even regular photographers have a chance at a comet that is now appearing in our early morning, pre-dawn skies. I'm talking about Comet C/2022 E3 ZTF, rapidly approaching its closest encounter with our sun. It hasn't been to our part of the solar system for about 50,000 years. It's a striking green in color, and not all comets are, so it's created a stir among astrophotographers.
A Deep Look at the New Sigma 60-600mm f/4.5-6.3 DG DN OS Sports Lens
The new Sigma 60-600mm f/4.5-6.3 DG DN OS Sports lens is one of the company's most versatile lenses yet, covering everything from normal to supertelephoto focal lengths and promising to do so with great performance and image quality, making it a potentially fantastic option for sports photography, wildlife work, and more. Can it live up to its potential? This excellent video review takes a look at everything you can expect.
One of the Most Useful and Overlooked Camera Features
Modern cameras are impressively capable machines, full of a range of advanced features and capabilities. One of the most useful features has been around for much longer than mirrorless cameras, though; in fact, it goes back to the film era. This great video tutorial will show you where to find it and how to take advantage of it to make your workflow easier and to help you get more shots.
Sony Announces Development of 300mm f/2.8 G Master OSS Lens
Sony announced the development of the 300mm f/2.8 G Master OSS lens, with an expected arrival date of early 2024. The lens is sure to be welcomed by a variety of professional sports and wildlife photographers.
Is It Time To Quit the Photography You Do?
Photography seems like a noble enough activity, but is it really the thing we should be spending all our time, money, and energy on? Here's how to work out if photography is what you should be doing with your life.
Apple Announces New MacBook Pro and Mac mini Models Featuring M2, M2 Pro, and M2 Max Chips
Today, Apple announced the next generation of the Mac mini, powered by the M2 and new M2 Pro chips, as well as the new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro, powered by the new M2 Pro and M2 Max chips.
The Truth About Photography YouTubers
I started my YouTube photography channel a little more than a year ago ,and it's been quite an interesting journey. At first, I just wanted to post some videos as a tool to help me improve my own videography skills, but I quickly realized that I enjoyed creating content and watching the channel grow. Having now created videos including tutorials, gear reviews, and even tongue-in-cheek commentaries for a year, I wanted to give you a glimpse into what it's like and dispel some common misconceptions about what it really means to be a small photography "YouTuber."
Fujifilm X-T5 Versus Canon EOS R5: Battle of the High Res Sensors
In this video, I test the new Fujifilm X-T5 against the Canon EOS R5, which is my go-to studio camera. Originally, I intended only to compare the image quality of Fuji's new 40-megapixel cropped sensor against Canon's 45-megapixel full-frame sensor, but after using the X-T5 for a number of sessions in my studio I decided to make a friendly general comparison of the two cameras.
A Fujifilm Camera and Lens Kit for Wedding Photographers
Fujifilm's mirrorless cameras are highly respected for their design, capabilities, and innovative features, and they have become the system of choice for many wedding photographers. This great video essay features a wedding photographer taking you through the Fujifilm cameras, lenses, and accessories he uses for the big day.
The Best Images from GuruShots "Mostly White" Challenge
Some of the most stunning images have the simplest color schemes, which is why Gurushots "Mostly White" challenge produced some stunning photos. Gurushots hosts "The World’s Greatest Photo Game,” with regular challenges in which they invite participants to submit and rate photos within a certain theme. In this latest challenge, thousands of entries and millions of votes were submitted. Here are the three winners of the challenge as well as the top 60 rated images.
Is Your Email Dripping? Lead Retention and Conversion for Photographers
Maybe you’ve heard the term "Drip Email" or "Drip Email Campaigns?" Perhaps you’re not exactly sure what that is or how it is one of the most effective ways to retain and convert leads.
A Review of the Sony a7R V Mirrorless Camera
Sony's a7R series has long been respected for offering extremely high levels of resolution (the highest available in a full frame camera, in fact), along with a range of advanced features that make it the workhorse of choice for a wide range of applications. Now in its fifth generation, the a7R is quite refined and can satisfy the needs of many users. This great video review takes a look at the camera and the sort of performance and image quality you can expect from it in practice.
Our First Look at the New Sony FE 20-70mm F/4 G
There's definitely more than meets the eye with this new standard zoom lens option. Aside from a wider range and a smaller size, let’s see what else this has to offer.
Testing the Sigma 65mm f/2 for Portraits
If you're a portrait photographer, you'll know the feeling of getting a new lens and going on your first portrait shoots with it. That feeling was strong for me over a decade ago and it's just as strong now!
The Good and Bad of Fujifilm Cameras
Fujifilm has established itself as a leader in the photography industry with cameras that have earned devoted fans from all genres. Just like any other company, though, there are good and bad aspects. What are the pros and cons of Fujifilm cameras? This excellent video essay takes a deep look at Fujifilm cameras and how they perform in a competitive world.
Post Reels, Not Photos if You Want Any Hope of Success on Instagram
It sounds counterintuitive for the once photo-only Instagram to be minimizing photos in favor of video, but it's exactly what's happening, and if you're not on the bandwagon, your photography brand might get left behind.
Why I Replaced My Camera With an iPhone 14 Pro
I have been very vocal about phones never being able to replace cameras for professional work. But, as photographers, we also indulge in casual photography of things that simply look good. I looked for a camera for such work for the past two years now, and now I found one. It is the unlikely star: iPhone 14 Pro.
How Do You Find the Perfect Foreground?
You've got your subject, you've got your elements, you've got your rule of thirds composition, but you're missing something in the foreground. How do you find the perfect foreground to complement your image and give it that real wow factor?
The Gloves Are Off: EF Glass Working on Panasonic S5 II
Panasonic’s latest and greatest cameras will have a much better chance of success.
Don't Let Competition Hold Your Photography Back
Would you judge a photography competition? Do you compete with other photographers? Although competition is accepted in photography, it has significant drawbacks that prevent you from succeeding.
10 Ways to Explore Photography as a Beginner
The beauty of photography is that there are so many genres, techniques, styles, and philosophies that there is room for just about everyone to find a niche that suits them. If you are new to photography and wondering how to find your place in it all, check out this fantastic video tutorial that will show you 10 different ways you can explore your creativity with a camera.
Is This the Best Street Photography Camera?
Ricoh's GR series of compact cameras have long been considered some of the best options for street photography, as they offer a wide angle lens paired with a large sensor for a compact body, making them discreet but powerful. This excellent video review takes a look at the latest version, the GR IIIx, and how it performs for street photography.
5 Great Available Lighting Portrait Scenarios
While every portrait photographer should learn how to work with artificial light, available light is still a fantastic tool for a lot of applications and can be the better choice in a range of situations. Available light can be more versatile than you might suspect, and this excellent video tutorial five different scenarios that make for fantastic portraits.
How to Handle a Bad Day in Photography
Like it or not, it is going to happen. Even the best photographers in the world have bad days when the creative juices are not flowing, when the shots are not coming together. They do not just pack it in when that happens, though. You can always salvage a tough day if you have the right attitude and the right approach to your work. This great video tutorial follows a photographer when he experiences such a day and shows you what he does to power through it and still come home with worthwhile shots.
The Honest Truth: What It Means to Be Pro as a Photographer in 2023
I’ve spent a long time trying not to cringe when I announce myself as a professional photographer. I’m not quite sure why this is.
Myth Busted: High Megapixel Cameras Do Not Produce More Noise in Low Light
There's been a long-held belief that higher-megapixel cameras produce more noise in low-light situations. Here, different models of Fuji, Canon, and Sony cameras are compared side-by-side to prove that high-megapixel cameras do not produce more noise than lower-megapixel models when lighting conditions are poor.
The Best Way to Use DeNoise AI as a Photoshop Plugin
Topaz Labs' DeNoise AI software does an incredible job of cleaning up images and removing unwanted noise. However, it works differently depending on whether you're using it in Lightroom, Photoshop, or as a standalone platform. Here, we take at look the best way to use it as a Photoshop plugin.
5 Most Annoying Questions Every Photographer Gets (And How to Answer Them)
Photography has an air of mystery around it. Not every client understands how photographers work, which leads them to ask silly questions. Perhaps you have heard some of these yourself, perhaps you haven’t. In any case, here are five of my top favorites and how to answer them.
A Simple Technique to Make Your Photos Pop
When it comes to landscape photography, we talk a lot about how to make photos "pop," but there is a fine line between a photo that pops and one that is gaudy. This great video tutorial will show you a simple and straightforward technique for adding a bit of pop to a landscape photo in a tasteful but effective manner.
Just How Good Is the New Sony A7R V?
Glyn Dewis takes a look at the Sony A7R V with his usual comedic but incredibly informative style. He compares it to his existing A7R IV and looks at the new updates to the software and hardware on this updated camera model. Now if you managed to catch his earlier video that was recently taken down you'd have seen that the issues he had when using the new Sony A7RV whilst focussing on the subject in the video were less than ideal. This refresh of that video comes as Sony reached out and sorted a few of the issues that plagued the version he was loaned. The changed settings are clearly...
Is This the Ultimate Wedding Photography Lens?
In the past few years, Tamron has reinvented themselves as a company that offers both lenses that make smart compromises to be highly affordable and lenses that push the boundaries of design. The 35-150mm f/2-2.8 Di III VXD falls into the latter category, and it looks like an impressive option, particularly for wedding photographers, and this great video takes you behind the scenes with the lens and shows you just what it can pull off.
A Review of the Tiny TTArtistan 28mm f/5.6 Lens
TTArtisan makes some of the most affordable lenses currently available, and the 28mm f/5.6 is no exception to that trend, offering a relatively wide angle focal length in a lens that fits in the palm of your hand. Can it offer image quality too? This great video review takes a look at what you can expect.
If You Shoot Fuji, You've Got To Try This Lens
The Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 DC DN Contemporary Lens is the new addition to the Sigma range for Fuji X Mount to accompany their three existing contemporary f/1.4 prime lenses. So how does this lens fair when it comes to image quality, value for money, and useability? We test it to find out.
A Review of the Tamron 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3 Di III RXD Lens for Nikon Mirrorless Cameras
Tamron has established itself as a manufacturer of both practical and competitively priced lenses as well as options that push the boundaries of lens design. The 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3 Di III RXD offers Nikon Z mirrorless users a versatile focal length range for an array of applications, and this excellent video review takes a look at the sort of performance and image quality you can expect from it in usage.
Lighting Ideas to Improve Your Creative Space
Lighting is everything to photographers, but how much thought have you put into the place where you work? Whether you shoot in that space, record videos and vlogs, or just are in there a lot, you can use your professional lighting to improve the space.
Network Storage Is the Only Safe Way to Store Your Pictures
Okay, so I know a lot of readers may disagree with me on this and have different opinions. My writing here isn't intended to cause any offense, but more to offer an opinion and start a discussion on the matter. My evidence here is based on having worked in the IT industry for over 30 years and working in the photographic industry with creatives. Hopefully, after reading this you'll come up with an understanding which may help your next (or first) computer storage purchase.
A Review of the New Fujifilm XF 30mm f/2.8 R LM WR Macro Lens
When Fujifilm announced the X-T5 mirrorless camera, they also announced the XF 30mm f/2.8 R LM WR Macro lens, which offers the versatility of a true macro lens and a normal focal length in a lightweight and portable package, making it an intriguing option for everything from detail work to portrait photography. This excellent video review takes a look at the new lens and the sort of performance and image quality you can expect from it in usage.
A Review of the Viltrox AF 24mm f/1.8 Lens
24mm lenses are favored for offering a reasonably wide focal length without going so wide as to start running into major issues with distortion, making them great for events, astrophotography, weddings, and more. Viltrox's AF 24mm f/1.8 offers those advantages at a very reasonable price, and this excellent video review looks at the sort of performance and image quality you can expect from it in practice.
Where Are the Best Places to Sell Your Photos in 2023?
Selling your images online can be a hassle, as companies are constantly changing their pricing and payout structures, making it difficult to know where to devote your time and efforts. This excellent video breakdown takes a look at a large number of stock services, how their pay structures and demand have evolved, and where the best place to devote your time and energy is in 2023.
A Travel Hack for Photographers Who Fly
Traveling with photography equipment can be a challenge. Airlines limit the size and weight of cabin bags so much that it's nearly impossible to bring all gear as carry-on. While I've accepted that my tripod has to go into checked luggage, cameras, lenses, filters, and laptop have to stay with me. In this article, I share a little travel hack that helps to get around hand luggage limitations.
One Photographer's Thoughts After a Year With Sony Cameras
The Sony a7 series of cameras really accelerated the photography world's transition into the mirrorless realm, and the company continues to offer highly competitive options that keep other manufacturers on their toes. Are they right for you? This interesting video features one photographer discussing his thoughts after a year using the Sony system.
Sony Launches a User-Controllable a7R IV Satellite Into Space
Have you ever wanted to take photos and videos of the Earth from space? Sony has launched an a7R IV nano-satellite into space, offering a user-controllable space photography service.
Steal This Dramatic One-Light Studio Lighting Setup for Food Photography
I am going to walk you through how these dramatic food shots were created using only one flash and simple light shapers to imitate light coming through a window frame.
Everything You Need to Know to Edit Landscape Photos in Lightroom
Creating a compelling landscape photo takes good technique, knowledge of weather and light, planning, and, often, a lot of time and effort. And after all that, it takes strong understanding of post-processing and good taste to produce a finished product. This excellent video tutorial features an experienced landscape photographer who will take you through how to edit a landscape photo using Lightroom.
A Look at the Viltrox AF 50mm f/1.8 Lens
A quality 50mm lens is one of the most flexible optics a photographer can have in their kit, with the ability to tackle just about everything from portraits to events, street photography, and much more. Such lenses can cost anywhere from under $100 to well over $2,000, which makes the Viltrox AF 50mm f/1.8, which sits at $379, a nice middle-of-the-road option that offers you higher levels of performance and image quality without breaking into stratospheric price levels. This great video review takes a look at the lens and the sort of performance and image quality you can expect from it in practice.