Articles written by Alex Cooke
Traditionally, you probably think of using color gels to change the hue of your subjects or to add a splash of color to a backdrop, but with this clever technique, you can use color gels to change the color of the sky. This great video will show you the theory behind the technique and how to change the sky to whatever color you please.
Samyang has begun to expand their lens lineup into the realm of autofocus while trying to retain their reputation for being sharp and affordable. One of their latest lenses, the 75mm f/1.8 for Sony E mount cameras, provides a unique focal length great for portraits combined with a wide aperture, all in a small package. This helpful video review takes a look at the lens and the sort of results you can expect from it.
Choosing where to focus in a landscape photo can be a tricky thing, with photographers often resorting to techniques like using the hyperfocal distance or focus stacking. If that is something you struggle with, this excellent video will show you five different ways to choose where to focus in a landscape image.
When you think of landscape photography, you likely think of vividly colorful images. However, there is an entirely different world of black and white landscapes that can be just as entrancing in their own way, and this great video will show you how you can create them using Lightroom.
One of the neatest things about photography is how different people can create such different representations of the same subject. What happens when that subject is literally the exact same photo? This fun video shows the results of over 1,000 photographers editing the same images.
It can be stressful as a photographer to constantly feel pressure to get a winning image, but it is important to remember why we became photographers in the first place. This excellent video discusses why we should remember that photos are not the only part of photography.
With the current situation surrounding the pandemic, most of us cannot conduct photoshoots in person, leaving us to resort to creative ways to keep making photos. Many photographers have turned to online photoshoots via platforms like FaceTime and Skype. If that is something you are interested in, this great video will give you lots of helpful tips for improving your shoots.
Editing large batches of photos (such as those from a wedding) can be an extremely time-consuming task. What if software could do it for you? Would you use it? This interesting video takes a look at editing a wedding entirely using automatic software and the kind of results you can expect.
Astrophotography is a genre with a lot of specialized equipment designed for very specific purposes, but a lot of photographers still use normal consumer cameras to create their images. What sort of images can you create with a camera specialized for the task? Check out this great video to see what is possible.
When you think of portraits, you probably do not think of long exposures. But incorporating long exposures can be a fantastic way to give your portraits a very unique look that stands out from the crowd. This great video will show you how to create an eye-catching engagement portrait the incorporates motion from a long exposure for a striking look.
A lot of us struggle to find great landscape photography locations, and it can be frustrating trying to find opportunities, particularly during this time, when travel is very limited. If that is something you struggle with, this great video will show you how you can find better locations for shoots.
Exposure compensation is one of the most fundamental tools on pretty much every camera, and it can make a major difference in your shooting workflow. If you are wondering what it is and how to use it, this fantastic video will show you the technology behind it and how it can improve your images.
When you think of lighting, you might think of splitting things between either natural light or artificial lights, but strobes can be a great way to balance out an exposure with varying levels of ambient light. This excellent video will show you how you can use a strobe or even just its modeling light to create great golden hour or nighttime portraits.
Generating decent income from YouTube is a dream of a lot of content creators, and you might be wondering what kind of money you can earn from the platform once you have found decent success. This great video features a prominent photography YouTuber sharing an honest look at the kind of money he makes from his channel and what you can expect.
We are in a very strange time, and many of us are locked down at home, unable to travel and unable to find photography projects to keep our skills sharp and our creativity thriving. Now is a great time to discover your home and your local area through photography, and this fantastic video discusses how you can do that and the benefits of it.