When you are new to photography, it can difficult to try to combine all the different techniques, parameters, and creative ideas you need to know all at once to create a successful photo. To help you on your way, this great video will show you five different techniques you should know to create better images.
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Golden hour portraits are the favorite of many photographers who love the combination of soft, flattering, and warm light with a dramatic sky as a backdrop, and they tend to be a favorite of many clients as well. This awesome video tutorial will show you both how to shoot and edit a golden hour portrait.
One fantastic thing about photography is the sheer amount of genres you can specialize in and all the different ways you can approach it. In order to find success, it is crucial that you not only understand who you are as a photographer but also how that should influence your work with clients. This great video discusses the various types of photographers and how you can move forward in your career.
In the past few years, drones that offer good image quality have become both quite affordable and portable, making them a great way to get an alternative perspective and create unique and eye-catching images. This excellent video discusses the joys of using a drone for landscape photography.
In between the ads seemingly every three posts, forced "suggested" posts and accounts, and the infamous algorithm, a lot of us have grown very apathetic toward Instagram in the last few years. If you are one of those people, here are three ways to make the app more enjoyable again.
For a long time, the XF 56mm f/1.2 R has been considered the ultimate Fujifilm portrait lens, but now that the crazy XF 50mm f/1.0 R WR is here, its place on the throne might be in danger. This video review takes a look at the new lens and the kind of images you can expect from it.
I will be the first to admit that shooting at super-wide apertures like f/1.4 is a lot of fun. But like many things in life, just because you can do it does not mean you always should. This great video discusses why there is more to life than wide open shots and why you should consider stopping down more often.
No doubt, any photographer who plans to work in a studio will need to learn proper artificial lighting techniques to realize their creative visions, but flash comes with its own pitfalls and challenges. If you are struggling or new to such techniques, this fantastic video will show you nine mistakes to avoid and how to fix them.
The 24-70mm f/2.8 zoom lens is the workhorse of choice for a wide range of photographers and videographers, offering a lot of versatility for different situations. Tamron's 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD lens offers that versatility at a very affordable price and portable footprint. How does it hold up in practice? This great video review takes a look at what you can expect.
No doubt, a lot of landscape photography is about complex compositions full of vibrant colors and ornate features. But at the other end of the spectrum is minimalist work, which can be just as compelling. This great video will give you some helpful tips and a guided example of minimalist landscape photography.
Canon has indicated that the EOS R5 is essentially a mirrorless replacement for the 5D Mark IV, which is one of Canon's most popular DSLRs and the workhorse of choice for a wide variety of photographers across lots of genres. If you are one of those people and wondering how the EOS R5 compares, check out this comprehensive video review.
Lightroom is the program of choice for tons of photographers for cataloging and editing their photos, and it is a multidimensional application with a lot of different features and capabilities. If you are new to using Lightroom, this excellent video will show you the ins and outs of the important aspects of the application and have you up and running in no time.
Most people start out their photography journey learning how to light their photos using natural light, and many photographers continue to use it for work at home, both because of its look and because it saves on space that might be tight wherever you live. If you enjoy working with natural light in your home studio, be sure to check out this great video with lots of helpful tips and tricks.