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Alex Cooke
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Shooting Portraits With a Massive 400mm f/2.8 Lens

400mm f/2.8 lenses are generally the domain of sports and wildlife photographers, who need lots of reach and to be able to capture as much light as possible and are often willing to pay five-digit prices for the ability to do so. However, with such high-quality optics and thin depth of field, there is another genre in which it is fun to play with such a lens: portraits.

Take $450 off a Sigma Art Lens Today Only

Sigma's Art series of lenses is generally lauded for its excellent optical quality at prices that are often substantially below equivalent lenses from first party manufactueres. Today only, you can get the versatile 12-24mm f/4 DG HSM Art lens for an even better price than normal with a savings of $450 (almost 30 percent).

The Creative Use of Color in Editing Photos

Editing is your chance to add your personal touch to an image, and perhaps nowhere is that more possible than the manipulation of color. This excellent video features two professional photographers discussing one's creative use of color to give his photos a strong identity and how you can apply the principles to your own photos.

Don't Be Afraid of Failure

Failure is something every creative has to deal with, no matter how talented they are or how far along they are in their careers. Whether it is rejection or a personal project that did not work out as expected, failure is something we will always deal with and something that we should learn to embrace.

Canon Gets Serious About Mirrorless Cameras With the Highly Powerful R5

Canon's mirrorless lenses have been lauded for their high quality and boundary-pushing designs, but their mirrorless cameras have generally seen mixed reviews for being a bit middle of the road and not challenging the likes of Sony. That is no more, as Canon has announced the development of the R5, with many firsts for the company and marquee features like 20 fps shooting and 8K video.