The XF 56mm f/1.2 R has long been one of the favorite portrait lenses of Fuji shooters, offering great performance with an extremely wide maximum aperture. Then, the XF 50mm f/1.0 R WR came along, pushing the boundaries of lens design all the more. Is it the new top portrait lens for Fuji shooters? This fantastic video review takes a look at the new lens.
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A successful photoshoot takes the confluence of a wide range of factors and planning, and doing everything you can to prepare ahead of time increases your chances of creating the images you want. This excellent video discusses five helpful tips for ensuring your next shoot is successful.
Photoshop has a huge array of tools and features, and many of them have some degree of overlap between each other. Two of the most fundamental and powerful tools you have at your disposal in the program are Curves and Levels, and this excellent video tutorial will show you the difference between them and how you can use them for editing your images.
Taking the time to learn proper artificial lighting techniques and setups is crucial to becoming a proficient and versatile portrait photographer. If you are working on learning lighting, check out this fantastic video that details a wide variety of helpful tips and information in just three quick minutes.
It has now been two years since Canon got into the full frame mirrorless camera market, and they have gone from camera bodies in the middle of the pack to class-leading cameras that have reinvigorated their brand. How far have their sensor capabilities and image quality come in that time? This great video comparison takes a look at how the new EOS R5 stacks up against the EOS R.
We all want to take better photos, of course. It is a never-ending process that everyone from inexperienced beginner to seasoned professional works on. If you feel like you are stuck and not improving, this excellent video discusses eight reasons why your photos might be bad.
Canon's RF 600mm f/11 IS STM and RF 800mm f/11 IS STM lenses caused a bit of a stir when they were announced, as they offered ultra-long telephoto reach at a very affordable price, but also raised eyebrows with their very narrow maximum apertures. So, how do these unique lenses hold up in practice? This great video review takes a look at what you can expect.
There has understandably been a lot of chatter about Canon's new mirrorless cameras, but their highest-megapixel cameras are actually two DSLRs: the 5DS and 5DS R. Right now, B&H is offering significantly deep discounts on both cameras, allowing you to pick one up for almost 65% off the normal price.
One of the most powerful features Lightroom has is the ability to copy pretty much any post-processing setting from one photo to another, making it easy to save a lot of time when you are working with large batches of similar photos. This great video tutorial will show you four different ways to copy your settings between images when you are working in Lightroom.
Photoshop is full of a wide range of tools and features, and a fair amount of them have some amount of overlap between their functions and capabilities. Two such tools are the opacity and flow sliders. If you are not quite sure of the difference between the two, this excellent video tutorial will get you up and running in no time.
In landscape photography, we do not get control over the light or the conditions in which we are photographing, and as such, it is very much a genre of planning and patience. This can often lead to a mistake that makes us miss images, and this excellent video discusses how we fall into that trap and the consequences it can have.
Off-camera flash can be a bit intimidating for a lot of photographers, but it opens an entirely new world of creative possibilities and is well worth learning. This excellent video discusses the benefits of off-camera flash over just natural light and how it can improve your work.
It can be easy to get caught up in the annoyances of professional obligations or to simply grow bored or tired of photography from time to time, which is when it is important to remember why you should be taking photos in the first place. This thought-provoking video discusses why.
Now that the EOS R5 and EOS R6 mirrorless cameras are here, Canon has a fairly complete mirrorless camera lineup that ranges from a very powerful professional model down to a quite affordable budget option. If you are wondering which model is right for you, this fantastic video will help you choose the right model for your work, budget, and needs.