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.
Articles written by Alex Cooke
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.
When they first brought their mirrorless line to the masses, Nikon took a pretty conservative approach when it came to lens design, opting mostly for affordable primes and workhorse zooms. Now that they have filled in a lot of those gaps, the time has come for more extreme designs, and it looks like we might see two of those next week.
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.
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.