A Beginner's Guide to Using Telephoto Lenses

One of the most exciting things about moving into dedicated photo equipment is the ability to use more specialized focal lengths, with telephoto lenses being one of the best way to expand your creative options. This helpful video tutorial will show you how to use a telephoto lens and give you a variety of helpful tips for getting the best possible photos.

How Side-Lighting Can Bring Out Better Texture in Photographs

We talk a ton about front-lighting and backlighting quite a bit, but of course, you do not always have to work with the sun directly behind you or in front of you. Side-lighting is another option, and it offers a powerful tool for bringing out the texture in your frame. This excellent video tutorial will show you how side-lighting can be used to highlight the texture in an image.

How to Use Content Aware Fill in Photoshop

Photoshop is full of a variety of tools, and there are many different ways to accomplish the same task, some more time-consuming than others. One of the most powerful time-saving tools out there is Content Aware Fill. This excellent video tutorial will show you how the tool works and how to get the most out of it to make better photos.

Why a Two-Sensor Camera Could Be a Fantastic Option

The concept of creating a mirrorless system is very similar in the case of all the camera manufacturers: get rid of the mirror and create a new lens mount closer to the sensor. What if there was another option to do it, arguably a better one?

How to Whiten Teeth in Photoshop

By far, one of the most common retouching tasks you will undertake is whitening someone's teeth. Luckily, unlike some other editing requests, whitening teeth is a fairly straightforward and quick process. This excellent video tutorial will show you how to do it in Photoshop.

Laowa Launches Year Long Free Live Stream Series 'Meeting Masters'

Venus Laowa, a lens manufacturer known for their off-beat collection of manual focus lenses has launched a series of free live stream events on its Facebook page called "Meeting Masters." For the rest of the year, the company will be hosting photographers from all over the world to cover various topics related to photography using Laowa's collection of lenses.

Kandao Stuffs 8 APS-C Sensors Into New Obsidian Pro 12K 360 Camera

With a global pandemic precluding many from physically visiting places, you’d think that 360 cameras would move beyond niche status into the mainstream, as the immersive aspect can somewhat create an effect of being somewhere in-person. While that hasn’t really happened, maybe capturing those spaces in 12K 360 video will change that. At least that’s what Kandao is hoping for its new Obsidian Pro 360 camera.

A Comprehensive Review of the Powerful Sony a1 Mirrorless Camera

The Sony a1 might just be the most impressive camera ever released, with specs and features that let it tackle just about any photo or video scenario you can throw at it, no matter how demanding. This excellent video review takes a look at the camera for both photo and video applications and the sort of output quality and performance you can expect from it in real-world usage.

A Review of the Affordable Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VXD Lens

For a lot of photographers, the 70-200mm f/2.8 is the most important lens in their bag, covering a huge range of scenarios and needs. However, such lenses are considered professional optics and are often quite expensive. However, the Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VXD sits at about half the price of comparable options and still offers good performance and image quality, and this fantastic video review shows exactly what you can expect from it.

How Foregrounds Improve Your Landscapes

Landscapes can be tricky to get right, but that's even more the case when you find yourself in a less than magnificent location. One of the biggest issues with flat and uninspiring vistas is composition becomes more difficult and this is where foregrounds play an important role.

We Interview Photographer Myra Holt: Connection and Photo Series

Myra Holt is a fine art photographer and educator currently based in Kansas City. Her work explores a range of concepts, but they all stem from the broader idea of connection to places, people, and nature. I spent a morning chatting with her to learn more about two of her bodies of work and what advice she has for newer photographers wanting to create photographic series.

Photos of Naked Models Are Not Fashion Photography

The vast majority of fashion photographers have worked with nude models. A smaller minority work only with nude models. As a fashion photographer, I am often asked if I shoot nude models. While I find the question silly, it’s important to understand that nude photography is absolutely not fashion photography.

The Differences Between Zoom and Primes Lenses

There are two fundamental types of lenses: zoom and prime. Each has their own advantages and disadvantages, and it is important to understand them before you make your next purchase. This helpful video will teach you the differences between prime and zoom lenses and help you decide which is right for your work.

This Is the First Non-Kit Lens You Should Buy

When you are new to photography, one of the most exciting things you will do is purchase your first non-kit lens. Every camera mount has dozens or even hundreds of lens available to purchase, and choosing one can be tricky. This fantastic video will show you why your first lens should be what photographers colloquially refer to as a "nifty fifty."