Articles written by Alex Cooke
Tamron has been on a roll the last few years, producing highly popular lenses that offer great image quality at prices far below comparable first party options. Their latest lens, the 28-200mm f/2.8-5.6 Di III RXD for Sony E mount, offers an all-in-one solution for photographers looking for a single lens to handle a variety of scenarios, and as this great video review shows, it looks like the company has another winner on their hands.
The Sony a7S II was a popular camera, but photographers and filmmakers have been waiting for the third iteration in the series for a few years now, with some beginning to wonder if it will ever make it to the market. The good news is that Sony has confirmed that we can expect the a7S III later this year with some major changes.
Saturn, the sixth planet from the sun, is a beautiful gas giant, well known for its iconic rings. However, it is almost unfathomably far from Earth, making it a challenge for any photographer wanting to take an image of it. This great video follows an astrophotographer as he tackles the challenge of creating a photo of the planet.
Leica makes some spectacular lenses, but they are often quite expensive. On the other hand, Canon's latest 50mm lens is not exactly cheap either, but it still comes in several thousand dollars cheaper than the Leica. Can it keep up with a Leica lens? This great video compares the two to help you decide.
Lighting people is a difficult but important skill to learn, and an additional complication is introduced when your subject wears glasses. This great video will show you how to eliminate distracting reflections in your subject's glasses while still creating flattering lighting.
The wonderful thing about photography is that no matter how long you practice it and how much experience you have, there is always something new to learn or different ideas you can try. This great video discusses seven lessons a photographer learned over the span of one day.
Replacing the sky in a photograph is traditionally a fairly tedious process, particularly if you are dealing with a complex structure consisting of things like tree branches and the like. However, Luminar 4 brought with it a new AI sky replacement tool that promised to drastically reduce the amount of time and effort that goes into the process. Can it hold its own with Photoshop? This great video pits them head to head to find out.
An umbrella is normally one of the first lighting modifiers photographers use, and while they are a great tool for lots of scenarios, eventually, you will likely want to explore other options. The beauty dish is a highly popular option, and this helpful video will show you the differences between the two.