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Alex Cooke
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How to Improve Your Landscape Image Compositions

Composition is by far one of the trickiest parts of creating a successful landscape image — full of nuance and competing elements that must work in harmony. This fantastic video discusses one of the most difficult composition problems in landscape photography and how you can address it to create better, more compelling images.

Is This the Best Denoising Software Available?

Noise is one of the most common issues photographers have to deal with, and there are lots of different ways to deal with it in post-processing. This excellent video review takes a look at one of the most advanced pieces of specialized software for the task and how well it can take care of noise in your images.

How Different ND Filters Change Your Images

One of the most useful and common creative tools a photographer can have in their bag is a neutral density (ND) filter. ND filters come in a variety of different strengths that can have diverse effects on your photos, and this great video will show you how the various options will change your images.

When Does Gear Actually Matter?

We often tell beginners that gear does not matter for the sake of preventing people from falling into a trap of spending money on equipment instead of improving their technique, but it is not a simple black and white issue. This great video discusses the situations in which the gear you are using actually does make a difference.

Cheap and Fast: A Review of the Viltrox AF 33mm f/1.4 Lens

A wide aperture 50mm (or equivalent) lens is a workhorse for lots of photographers in many genres, offering a versatile focal length and useful low-light and depth of field capabilities for a variety of applications. If you are looking for such a lens for your Fuji camera, this excellent video review takes a great look at the ultra-affordable Viltrox 33mm f/1.4 lens.