A lot of becoming a successful photographer is learning through the process of making mistakes and fixing your errors the next time around, but there are common mistakes most of us make when we are first starting, and it is worth knowing what they are so you can avoid them in the first place. This great video details three common mistakes beginner photographers make.
Articles written by Alex Cooke
In the past few years, Fujifilm's X Series cameras have made some major strides in autofocus performance, putting them on par with many advanced full frame bodies and positioning the series for high-speed sports and wildlife work. If you own a Fujifilm X Series camera and want to get the best possible performance out of your autofocus system, this is the video tutorial for you.
A good wide-aperture 50mm lens is a staple in the bags of many photographers, and while the Sony Planar T* FE 50mm f/1.4 ZA is definitely on the expensive side of things, it delivers fantastic images. If you are wondering if it is worth the premium price tag, check out this great video review to see what you can expect from the lens.
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.
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.