A lot of photographers love to have a walkaround lens they can keep on their camera for a variety of situations they encounter — typically a zoom with a decent range and an aperture of f/2.8 or f/4. If you are looking for such a lens for your Fuji camera, this great video review takes a look at the XF 16-80mm f/4 R OIS WR lens.
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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.
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).
Waterfalls are one of the most popular subjects for landscape photographers, as they offer the chance to create dramatic images that capture the viewer's imagination. If you are interested in improving your waterfall photos, this great video will give you 10 helpful tips to get you on your way.
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.
Tamron has been on a roll as of late, and perhaps one of the most interesting new lenses is the 20mm f/2.8 Di III OSD M 1:2, which comes in a lightweight and inexpensive package and offers macro capabilities in addition to normal wide angle usage. Is it the next lens for your bag? This great video review will answer that question for you.
Bokeh fanatics love their wide-aperture lenses that can turn backgrounds into nothing more than gooey swaths of colors, but they know those capabilities are generally not cheap. So, is there something to be said for a sub-$200 lens with an ultra-wide aperture of f/1.2? This great video takes a look at just such a lens.
While there are a lot of advanced and intricate techniques for working with your images, one of the simplest but most effective methods for accentuating your subject in Lightroom is the radial filter. This helpful video will show you how the radial filter works and how to use it to help emphasize your subjects in Lightroom.
Posing can be a tricky thing for a lot of photographer, and it can twice as tough when you are doing it with a couple. If you find you have trouble posing couples in a natural way, this great video will show you five reasons why your couples portraits might be a bit awkward.
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 is showing no signs of slowing down, as alongside the announcement of the powerful R5 mirrorless camera, they have also announced that seven new RF mirrorless lenses are scheduled for release this year alone, along with two new lens extenders for the mirrorless mount.
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.
For portrait photographers who shoot on Fujifilm cameras, the XF 56mm f/1.2 R lens is one of the highest quality options, offering great sharpness, an ultra-wide aperture, and smooth bokeh. If you have been wondering if this lens deserves a place in your bag, this excellent video review takes it through its paces and shares some helpful sample images.
Action photography will challenge your skills as a photographer, but one thing you should pay particular attention to is your autofocus settings. If you are new to the pursuit and want to increase your chances of getting the shot, this helpful video will show you the basics of autofocus settings for action photography.
We do not always have the luxury of shooting in stunning locations, which can make it difficult to take great portraits. Nonetheless, you can still take compelling portraits even in drab locations with a little bit of know-how. This excellent video will walk you through the process as a photographer shoots in such a location.