The Importance of Perspective in Landscape Photography

The challenge of landscape photography is that unlike most other genres, you do not have any control over the placement of the elements in your frame, which makes creating compelling compositions one of the most challenging aspects of its pursuit. One important part of composition is perspective, and this interesting video shows a few examples of how carefully considering it can lead to better and more compelling photos.

How to Get Better Edges in Sky Replacements in Photoshop

Sky replacements tools have become increasingly automated and more proficient in the last few years, and they are now at the point where a task that used to take 10 minutes or so now takes a few short clicks for most cases. One thing that remains an issue, however, is getting convincing edges. This helpful video tutorial will show you how to improve the edges of your sky replacements when using Photoshop.

Which Canon Supertelephoto Zoom Lens Is Right for You?

When it comes to supertelephoto zoom lenses, Canon mirrorless shooters have two options, the RF 100-500mm f/4.5-7.1 L IS USM and the RF 100-400mm f/5.6-8 IS USM. With different prices and feature sets, these two lenses fill different needs, and this helpful video comparison will help you choose the right option for your work.

Gear I Regret Buying as a Professional Photographer

Every time we make the leap to the next expensive purchase, there is a lingering thought in our head: will I regret it later? Well, at least in my head. Nonetheless, if I need to make a purchase, I do it. Here are some purchases that I wish I didn’t make.

8 Helpful Photo-Editing Tips for Beginners

When it comes to creating a finished photo, choosing the right camera settings and a nice composition is only half of what it takes. Knowing how to edit a photo to achieve a tasteful result that matches your creative vision is the other half. If you are newer to photography, check out this fantastic video tutorial that will give you eight tips sure to improve your post-processing.

More Premium Canon Lenses Are on the Way

Canon has been pushing ahead with vigor in the full frame mirrorless market, releasing a wide variety of competitive cameras and innovative lenses. The company shows no signs of stopping, as patents for more high-level lenses have appeared.

What It Really Takes to Be a Landscape Photographer

Being a landscape photographer means some incredible experiences and the chance to capture remarkable natural beauty, but it is not a walk in the park. If you are interested in the genre and curious about the sort of time and effort you will need to invest and the hardships you will have to endure, check out this fantastic video that will show you what really goes into being a landscape photographer.

How One Sheet of A4 Paper Can Make You a Better Photographer

If you are being honest with yourself would you say you are completely happy with how your photography is going? A few small changes could be all that you need to take things to a more fulfilling and successful level.

Nine Important Things to Grow Your Photography Business

Becoming a successful professional photographer takes a lot of skill behind the camera, of course, but that is not all it takes. In fact, it takes a lot more than just being a skilled photographer to actually make a living from it. This fantastic video tutorial will show you nine essentials that will help you grow your photography business and increase your chances of success.

3 Different Shoots With Only a Bare Bulb

In this video, Lindsay Adler shows how going back to the basics, with nothing more than her camera, a white backdrop, and a bare bulb flash can make for some great images.

A Review of the New Samyang AF 135mm f/1.8 FE Lens

Samyang has long been known for creating very sharp and affordable manual focus lenses, but in the past few years, they have started offering autofocus-capable options while still keeping those budget prices. One such lens is the AF 135mm f/1.8 FE, which offers a lot of bokeh at a popular portrait focal length, and this great video review takes a look at if it can unseat first-party options with its performance and image quality.

Who Makes the Best Mirrorless Camera Right Now?

With the Nikon Z 9 on the market, the competition for best mirrorless camera is a three-horse race again, with Nikon's option competing against the Sony a1 and Canon EOS R3. All three cameras offer highly impressive feature sets that can tackle just about anything you can throw at them, and this great video discusses the pros and cons of each and which edges out the other.

How to Calibrate Your Displays

One of the first devices I bought for my office when I started with photography was, in addition to a proper monitor, a calibration device. Editing my photos with accurate colors and brightness has always been a priority for me. And the use of a colorimeter and monitor calibration software is a requirement for achieving those. In this article, I explain how to use such a calibration system.

Virtual Lighting Just Got Better!

Elixxier software is an innovative company that has produced very useful and helpful tools for photographers and filmmakers, especially when it comes to creating 3D light simulations.

A Tribute to a Broken Film Camera

I’ll admit it — I’m a 35mm point-and-shoot junkie. I have a collection of electronic cameras that many film photographers would call "ticking time bombs". The reason for this is that many cameras made 20+ years ago were never intended to be used for this long.

A Look at the New Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM II Lens

A 24-70mm f/2.8 is the workhorse of choice for a huge number of photographers, suitable for a wide range of scenarios and needs. Sony recently released the second version of theirs, the FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM II, and this excellent video review takes a look at the improvements and new features in the new lens and the sort of image quality and performance you can expect from it.

How to Choose the Right Shutter Speed for Long Exposures of Seascapes

A long exposure of a seascape will always be a great way to create a compelling image, but it takes a lot more than simply slapping an ND filter on your lens and going to town. One of the most crucial parts of a long exposure is choosing the proper shutter speed, particularly when moving water is involved, and this helpful video tutorial will walk you through the process to ensure you get the exact image you have in mind.

Helpful Tips for Pricing Your Photography

Learning to be a competent photographer takes mastering a variety of techniques and creative ideas, but learning how to run a successful photography business takes an entirely different set of skills. One of the trickiest things to learn is how to price your work, but this helpful video tutorial will give a ton of advice to ensure you get paid what you deserve.

Is the Affordable Canon RF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens Worth It?

50mm lenses can cost anywhere between less than $100 to over $2,000, with every level of image quality and performance imaginable. At $179, Canon's RF 50mm f/1.8 STM sits at the lower end of the price spectrum, but it still brings with it a range of quite useful features. This excellent video review takes a look at the lens and the sort of performance and image quality you can expect from it in practice.

The Secret of Finding Compositions in Photography

On some days, we can see one composition beside another, but on other days, it is hard to find just a single one. What is the difference between those days, and how can we increase our chances to find outstanding compositions all the time?

How to Photograph and Edit Interiors

Interior photography is a challenging but fun genre that takes a combination of techniques to produce successful images. This helpful video tutorial will show you a range of tips and techniques on how to shoot and edit interior photos.

How to Photograph Wildflowers

Wildflower photography can be a great way to enjoy nature and photography simultaneously. If you are interested in wildflower photography and unsure of how to get started, check out this fantastic video tutorial that will give you several useful tips that are sure to improve your work no matter what kind of camera and lens you use.

Will This Affordable Conversion Lens Make Your Fujifilm X100V More Versatile?

The Fujifilm X100V is a popular and widely respected camera that offers a unique shooting experience and excellent image quality. With a fixed 35mm-equivalent lens, however, you might sometimes wish for a bit more versatility. The WCL-X100 II Wide Conversion lens allows you to turn that 35mm lens into a 28mm lens, and this great video review takes a look at the device and the sort of image quality and performance you can expect from it.

Helpful Composition Tips for Outdoor Photography

Head outside, and you will find photographic opportunities everywhere you look, both big and small. If you are struggling a bit with your compositions, check out this fantastic video tutorial that offers a wide range of helpful tips that are sure to improve your images of outdoor subjects.

The Boring Secret to Becoming a Great Photographer

Few of us will ever become truly great photographers, but giving yourself the best chance of it is still very much worthwhile. There is one method that is certainly a key ingredient, but it's often overlooked because it's not as interesting as buying new equipment or traveling to new places.

edelkrone Announces the JibONE v2: 'The World's Smartest & Most Portable Jib'

edelkrone had announced its new portable jib the JibONE v2. The original edelkrone JibONE proved to be an excellent tool for creating interesting and creative shots. With the motorized features that edelkrone has become famous for, the JibONE offered an incredibly capable yet portable motorized jib. The new JibONE v2 takes this further with some important updates.

A Look at the Fun and Capable Fujifilm X100V Mirrorless Camera

Most modern cameras have ergonomic considerations built into them but are primarily designed to get results without getting in your way. However, the Fujifilm X100V mirrorless camera marries capabilities with an inspiring and fun to use design, making it quite the desirable and unique option. This great video review takes a look at the X100V and the sort of performance and image quality you can expect from it in practice.

5 Quick and Helpful Tips for New Users of Premiere Pro

Premiere Pro is a very powerful application for video editing work and the program of choice for many industry professionals, but it is not the most inviting piece of software and can be a bit daunting at first. If you are new to Premiere Pro and wondering how to get started, check out this fantastic video tutorial that will show you five helpful tips to put you on the right track.

The Canon EOS R7 Mirrorless Camera Is Coming

Canon's mirrorless camera has filled out nicely in the last few years, with powerful models like the EOS R5 and EOS R3 offering professional-level performance and options like the EOS RP and EOS R6 offering more affordable pricing with reasonably balanced feature sets. Missing in all of that is an advanced APS-C mirrorless camera, but thankfully, that will likely change later this year.

How Music Can Impact Our Photography

There are sometimes surprising overlaps between photography and music. The more we learn about music, the more we can understand how that knowledge can improve our photography.

A Review of the Impressive Nikon Z 9 Mirrorless Camera With Firmware 2.0

Nikon's Z 9 turned the mirrorless camera competition into a three-horse race again, keeping the pressure on Sony and Canon to continue innovating. Furthermore, Nikon just released firmware 2.0, which makes the camera even more powerful. This great video review takes a look at the camera with the latest firmware installed and the sort of performance and image quality you can expect from it.

A Review of the Sony FE PZ 16-35mm f/4 G Lens

The new Sony FE PZ 16-35mm f/4 G lens has turned quite a few heads as a portable, versatile, and relatively affordable wide angle zoom. This great video review takes a look at the new lens and the sort of performance and image quality you can expect from it in practice.

How You Can Win Part of $85,000 in Getty Images Grant Money

If you ever get the feeling that photography is not valued today, it might interest you to know that Getty Images is offering $85k in three new editorial grants to support photojournalists and organizations, with an emphasis on supporting photographers whose work shines a light on important issues of our time.

How To Nail Your Exposure in Bird Photography Every Time

With fast action and rapidly changing backdrops, getting the correct exposure can be a real challenge in bird photography. With the right techniques and a bit of practice, however, you can ensure consistently correct exposures, and this fantastic video tutorial will show you everything you need to know.

The Benefits of Aperture Priority Mode

Taking full control of your shutter speed, aperture, and ISO is one of the most fundamental things every photographer needs to master. There is a range of camera modes to assist you with these settings, ranging from automatic mode to full manual mode, with a set of semiautomatic options in-between the two extremes. One such in-between mode is aperture priority, and this excellent video tutorial discusses its usefulness and how to use it.

How to Book More Weddings Without Advertising

Wedding photographers are always looking for ways to book new clients, and while paying for advertising is certainly one way to do that, it is, by far, not the only way. This fantastic video tutorial will show you 10 different ways to land more clients without spending any money on advertising.

Where To Find Photography Models and How To Approach Them

Some photographers go their entire career without deliberately photographing people. However, most of us, at some point, will want or need to photograph people in specific situations. If you’re not used to working with models, here’s some helpful advice on how to go about it. Whether you want to learn portraiture or need to shoot a model for a specific job, this guide will be of use.

How to Prepare for Your First Year of Wedding Photography

Wedding photography is a challenging genre, and if you are preparing to enter it, it can be a little daunting. If you are ready to get started and looking for some advice, check out this fantastic video tutorial from an experienced wedding photographer that will give you some good advice to put you on the right track.

9 Days in Iceland, Part Two: The Sexy South

The drive south from Akureyri had been eventful, to say the least, but the snow subsided and we managed to stop briefly and get some minimal shots every now and again. As color began once again to show in the landscape we began to feel more hopeful as we headed towards Vestrahorn.

I Shot an Entire Wedding on a Cell Phone, the Sony Xperia Pro-I

Using a phone to shoot professional work isn't new, but most instances involve situations where the photographer has almost full control. But how would a phone stand up to the same test if the photographer had little to no control over the lighting and environment?

Who Makes the Best 135mm Lens?

Wide-aperture 85mm lenses are the classic choice for portrait photography, but, of course, they are not the only focal length you can use. 135mm lenses have long been a popular alternative choice, and several companies make impressive options. This great video review compares the Sony FE 135mm f/1.8 GM, Samyang AF 135mm f/1.8 FE, and Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art lenses.

A Review of the Sony FE 70-200mm f/4 G OSS Lens

70-200mm f/2.8 lenses are highly popular workhorses, suitable for a huge range of genres and applications. That being said, they are both expensive and rather bulky. If you do not need that extra aperture to stop, but still want the versatility of that focal length range, a 70-200mm f/4 can save you both bulk and money. This excellent video review takes a look at Sony's option, the FE 70-200mm f/4 G OSS.

My New Filming Set Behind the Scenes

For the last couple of months, Patrick and I have been moving into our new homes in Puerto Rico and building out personal studios in each. Let me show you what I've built.

How a Photography Business Became a Shipwreck

Why do some photography businesses fail? Training courses talk about how to make a business work, but overlook the commonplace mistakes. This is how not to run a business, with five lessons from a photography business that stank and sank.