How do you level up your photography skills? The obvious places might be to peruse work by other photographers or watch some YouTube tutorials, but these are actually the least effective ways to learn: your best learning resource is your own library of bad photos!
It's often that us photographers can find ourselves stuck in a rut, looking up at other creatives and wondering where they get their ideas from and just thinking that some people have it, and some people don't. That little voice in our heads can really be detrimental to our self-confidence and reflect in our work.
Canadian photographer Nick Wons took to the street to test the low-light performance of his new Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 FL VR lens. While wandering Queen Street in Toronto, he noticed a man walking away and thought it’d be best to take a snap. He wasn't prepared for what he captured.
A lot of writers and experts in the photography world have been joining the chorus of “photographers should add video to their skill basket.” But, as far as business models are concerned, photography and video can be as different as sushi and gelato. So, before you jump head-on into video, consider my words of caution.
Any burger advertisement makes it seem like, for just a couple of bucks, you’ll get a juicy stack of meat piled high with vegetables on a crisp bun. Reality never meets expectations, of course, and so, if you’re wondering why your limp burger with wilted vegetables never looks like that advertisement, this video will show you why.
When it comes to lenses, there always seems to be a balancing act between sharpness and cost. It’s really tough to find that tipping point; thankfully, you don’t have to. YouTuber Christopher Frost does some of my favorite lens testing out there, and he has put together his top ten list of the sharpest lenses under $1,400.
Art is a huge form of self expression. We use it to push through a traumatic experience, to pull us out of sadness, or even to express the intense happiness we feel when we are overwhelmed with the beauty that surrounds us. Sometimes, we can also have this same effect on others maybe without even trying .