Learn How to Shoot This Portrait With Off-Camera Flash

Outdoor portraits with a dramatic sky behind the subject are a popular and timeless look, but usually require an off-camera flash to get a proper exposure on your subject. If you are new to working with artificial lighting, this excellent video tutorial will show you how to use off-camera flash to balance ambient light and produce a compelling portrait.

Helpful Techniques for Better Landscape Photo Compositions

Whereas things that can be quantified, like camera settings, can be learned in a relatively straightforward manner, composition is a bit more nebulous and difficult to master. If you have been having trouble with your compositions, this excellent video tutorial will show you some helpful techniques to improve your landscape images.

How to Get the Best Colors From the Canon EOS R5

The Canon EOS R5 is a landmark camera from Canon. It's the first full frame mirrorless camera to shoot 8K raw video along with 4K at an impressive 120 frames per second. What we're really impressed with is how well this camera produces color. This is why in our latest video, we show you how to get the best color and image quality out of the Canon EOS R5.

5 Common Mistakes in Landscape Photography

Landscape photography is a tricky genre to master, but it is highly rewarding when you get things right and you are able to produce a compelling photo. This excellent video discusses five common mistakes landscape photographers make or traps they fall into and how to avoid or remedy them.

Some of the Best Plugins for Final Cut Pro X

Plugins for software were once considered something of a gimmick, but are now closer to a staple. Here are some of the best plugins for Final Cut Pro X that might just increase the quality of your video productions.

The Joy of Later Life Sex: Rankin and Relate's Collaboration

Renowned Scottish photographer, Rankin, has teamed up with Relate, the UK's largest relationship support provider, to help reduce the stigma related to later life sexuality. Shot with a stark black and white style, Rankin and Relate have produced something quite special.

Creating Unusual In-Camera Effects Using Creative Filters

If you're striving to create more interesting and unique shots in-camera, one solution might be to use some of the creative filters on the market today. Here's how one videographer found using some and the results that came of it.

Apple and Facebook Wars: Good or Bad for Photography?

A few social media platforms, especially those owned by Mark Zuckerberg, monopolize the sharing of images online. Those platforms do have controversies, and Apple’s changes to how Facebook handles data is starting to shake up that dominance. But will it be a good thing for photography? Furthermore, should we consider doing something else with our images instead of posting to social media?

A Review of the Pentax K-3 Mark III Camera

Pentax has always maintained a small but fiercely loyal set of followers, and the company is unique in that it continues to plow ahead with DSLRs with no intentions to get into mirrorless. The K-3 Mark III is their latest installment in its highly popular line of APS-C DSLRs. This excellent video review takes a look at the camera's newest features and improvements and how it performs in practice.

The Best 35mm Digital Camera for Commercial Photography

With the recent trends in mirrorless cameras, and the price of medium format coming down to a point where they are actually financially viable for most of us, does the 35mm camera still reign over digital cameras for the best bang for the buck, and if so, which one wins the race?

A Review of the Tamron 28-200mm f/2.8-5.6 Di III RXD Lens

Tamron has become well known for their ability to create lenses that strike intelligent balances between portability, image quality, performance, capabilities, and most importantly, price. The 28-200mm f/2.8-5.6 Di III RXD offers an all-in-one solution that covers almost every focal length most photographers need in an impressively small and affordable package. How does it perform in the real world? This excellent video review takes a look.

5 Reasons for Landscape Photographers to Switch to Mirrorless and 5 Reasons to Keep Your DSLR

There is no arguing that the camera industry is quickly transitioning to mirrorless, but that does not mean every photographer has to immediately jettison all their DSLR gear. In fact, many genres really do not need all the benefits of mirrorless cameras. This excellent video essay features a landscape photographer discussing five reasons why a switch to mirrorless would benefit him and five why he might just hang on to his DSLR a little longer.

What Is a Test Shoot?

TFP, Time For Print, Time For Photos; All these terms and initialisms can become a bit daunting and overwhelming. What do they all mean? I definitely can’t pay rent with exposure dollars. So why is everyone always offering exposure for compensation?

The Usefulness of the HSL Panel in Lightroom and How to Edit With It

The HSL panel is a tremendously useful tool for taking finer control over the post-processing your images, both from a technical and a creative standpoint. This excellent video tutorial will show you why the panel is so useful and how to incorporate it into your photo edits.

5 Beginner Tips for Photographing Models

The first time you photograph a model can be extremely daunting. Here are five tips to help you make sure that the first shoot is a success and you and the model get the most out of it.

A Simple Guide To Creative Light Painting in Your Images

Mastering light can mean many things, from the manipulation of natural light through to how to setup multiple strobes for a specific look. However, there are a few more niche techniques that are both incredibly fun and rewarding. One of these is light painting.

Critique the Community View Results: Baby/Infant Photography

We Critique Hero Shots and Baby Photos
Congratulations to the Winners!

Thanks to everyone who submitted their baby images for our first critique of 2021! It's been a wild last few months with Lee being back stateside with a newborn of his own and finally becoming a dad.  Because it has been so long since our last critique, we decided to combine this latest baby critique with our last critique with E-Commerce / Hero advertising shots.  Hopefully you don't mind the variety in photos. 

How Does Photography Make You Happy?

If amidst all the challenges of the changing times and around the craft itself, you’re still really passionate about photography, it probably brings you significant joy. But why?

Make Your Indoor Portraits Look Like They Are Outside

Having a strong enough grasp on lighting to control your surroundings — no matter what they may be — can be a powerful tool. Here is a brief tutorial on how to make your indoor portraits look like they were taking outdoors.