Ultra-wide angle lenses can be a fantastic creative tool and a lot of fun to play with, but they are also some of the trickiest focal lengths to shoot with. If you struggle to take good photos with yours, this helpful video will give you lots of great tips to improve your work.
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The 24-70mm f/2.8 lens is the workhorse of choice for many photographers across a variety of genres, providing a versatile range of focal lengths combined with a useful maximum aperture. This excellent video review takes a look at the NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S lens for Nikon mirrorless cameras.
The MacBook Pro is the laptop of choice for a wide range of professionals who need to be able to work on the go. The latest version of the MacBook Pro comes with a bevy of new improvements and features, and this excellent video review takes a look at it and what you can expect from it in practice.
Along with shutter speed and ISO, aperture is one of the most fundamental parameters that every photographer should a mastery of. This fantastic video will show you how aperture works, its practical consequences, and how to control it for better photos and creative decisions.
Retouching a portrait in Photoshop often takes the use of a wide variety of techniques, all of which you must have a good grasp of to create a professional image. This fantastic video will show you how to use frequency separation, dodging and burning, color grading, and more to retouch a portrait in Photoshop.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
With many of us unable to work or even practice right now, it can be both difficult and frustrating trying to keep our skills sharp and the creative juices flowing. Would you practice lighting within a virtual studio? This fantastic video shows you how you can learn about lighting and create setups you can use in the future without ever touching a light.