Artificial lighting can be a bit tough for a lot of photographers to master, but once you understand the fundamental behavior of light and some of its basic properties, you will be well on your way to creating better images. If you are new to artificial lighting, this fantastic video details six fundamental lighting facts every photographer should know.
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The Sony a7C is the latest in the popular a7 series, and it offers a marked departure in design from its predecessors while still including a lot of the company's most popular features. This excellent video review takes a look at the new camera and what you can expect from it in practice.
The Canon EOS R5 is one heck of a camera that packs a wallop on both the video and stills side of the equation. If you are wondering if it is the right camera for you, check out this great video review that takes an in-depth look at the sort of performance you can expect from it in practice.
Making a good landscape photo is just as much about the editing process as it is about shooting it. While everyone has their own style, there are certain fundamental editing skills every photographer should know, and this great video will show you what they are and how to use them.
A double chin is one of the most common cosmetic issues a client is likely to want you to correct, but once you understand how to retouch it, it is not particularly difficult to do. This great video tutorial will show you how to use Photoshop to retouch a double chin.
You can have all the technical proficiency and creative vision in the world, but if you are not good with your finances, you will have a lot of trouble building a successful photography or videography business. This excellent video discusses some common financial mistakes that creatives make and how to remedy them.
Large format photography is a very different way of approaching the process of creating images, but it can reward you with images absolutely bursting with detail. Adding in a technique like focus stacking can bring out all the more detail, and this great video explores that process.
The 70-200mm f/2.8 lens is the workhorse of choice for a wide variety of photographers, but given its size and cost, creatives who do not need the f/2.8 aperture may opt for the lighter and cheaper f/4 version. If such a lens sounds right for your work, check out this great review of the Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM.
When you think of landscape photography, you probably think of using wide angle lenses. No doubt, these are normally the lenses of choice for most landscape work, but that does not mean that telephoto lenses do not have their place too. This excellent video discusses why landscape photographers should also own a telephoto lens.
Spend any amount of time on the internet studying photography, and you are sure to hear about a wide variety of rules photographers should follow and mistakes they make. But what constitutes a mistake is not always ironclad, and it is worth considering that before you lose your individuality as an artist.
The 24-70mm f/2.8 lens is the workhorse of choice for a wide variety of photographers and videographers across a lot of genres. Fuji's version comes with a lot of the company's top technology, and this excellent review takes a look at what you can expect from it in practice.
While modern autofocus systems have made stills work a lot easier in many ways, when it comes to video, you will often resort to different techniques, which often include manual focus. If you are new to shooting video, this great video will show you how to get proper focus using a variety of tools and techniques.
Excellent sharpness is one of the top requirements for a successful landscape image, and there are steps you can take all throughout the process of shooting to help ensure that your image is pin-sharp. This excellent video gives a great seven-stop process to help you get those sharp photos.
Macro photography is a very rich and rewarding genre, but it also comes with some of the most specific and specialized knowledge and equipment requirements of any photographic pursuit. If you are new to macro photography, check out this fantastic video that discusses a multitude of camera and light settings you need to know for macro photography.
One of Lightroom's most useful features for making your editing process both easier and more efficient is the range mask tool. If you have not tried it before, this great video will show you how to use color, luminance, and depth range masks and how they make editing easier.
The Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM lens is a rather unique lens that takes advantage of Canon's diffractive optics technology to help create a lighter and shorter design, perfect for people like wildlife photographers who have to lug around large lenses. This excellent video review takes a look at the lens and the kind of performance you can expect.
No doubt, we should all strive to make our sets and working environments as inclusive as possible for all members of our crew. This fantastic video gives seven very practical and actionable tips on how to make your sets more inclusive for hard of hearing crew members.