Articles written by Alex Cooke
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.
The Fstoppers community is brimming with creative vision and talent. Every day, we comb through your work, looking for images to feature as the Photo of the Day or simply to admire your creativity and technical prowess. In 2020, we're featuring a new photographer every month, whose portfolio represents both stellar photographic achievement and a high level of involvement within the Fstoppers community.
A lot of creating a fast photography workflow is finding every spot you can to create more efficient procedures, and a place a lot of people sometimes overlook is automating the export process. If you have not explored that before, this great video will show you how to create your own export presets in Lightroom to save a lot of time in the future.
The Canon EOS R5 has been making lots of waves for its video features, but beyond those, it is also a highly capable stills camera. If you are interested in the R5 for your photography work, check out this great video review for a look at the kind of performance you can expect.
In the past few years, we have seen an influx of insanely wide lenses, including 11mm, 10mm, and even 9mm options. With a careful approach, these lenses can provide a very unique look to your images. This great video review takes a look at such a lens, the Venus Optics Laowa 11mm f/4.5 FF RL.
There is no doubt that the industry is heading toward an almost totally mirrorless world, but that does not mean that DSLRs will suddenly become useless overnight. In fact, now might be a better time than ever to consider investing in a DSLR for your work, and this great video discusses five reasons why.
Back in the era of film photography, you based a lot of your work and creative style around your choice of film stock, which could make a huge difference in the final look of your images. If you are interested in using film for landscape photography, be sure to check out this great video that shows what it is like shooting with one of the most famous landscape films ever, one that was the stock of choice for many shooters.
By far, one of the best investments a photographer can make is a pressure-sensitive pen tablet. They can make a huge difference in your editing workflow, both in terms of precision and efficiency. This great video illustrates why a tablet can be so useful in a photographer's workflow.
The 70-200mm f/2.8 lens is one of the most important in a wide variety of photographers' bags, but such lenses are rarely affordable. Nonetheless, with third party alternatives becoming both more available and of higher quality in recent years, it is a great time to look at different options. This great video review takes a look at the Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VXD lens.
Most landscape photographers prefer to use wide angle lenses for the majority of their work, but that does not mean telephoto lenses cannot be useful as well, and in fact, they can be a great way to distinguish your work from that of others. However, telephoto lenses come with their own pitfalls, and this excellent video details one of the most hazardous mistakes you can make and how you can fix it.
Photography can be a very cyclical pursuit: you will often find yourself with almost a sense of deja vu as you go through different phases of creative preferences and feelings toward your own work. This great video discusses eight phases we photographers tend to go through.