One of the best tests of a photographer's lighting skill is their ability to use natural light and strobes together in an organic and convincing manner. This fantastic video tutorial will walk you through the method of using gelled strobes and natural light together to create this portrait along with the editing process in Capture One and Photoshop.
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Photographers and videographers have more choice in capable gear than ever before, with something out there for everyone. Now that most manufacturers have well-established mirrorless lines, it may be worth asking yourself whether a DSLR or mirrorless setup is right for you in 2020.
Even if it is not your specialty, product photography is a fantastic way to practice creating precisely crafted lighting. This great video will show you how to create a versatile overhead product lighting setup that you can use on a variety of items and vary to your personal taste.
Canon's EF-to-RF adapters are already a great way to ease the transition from DSLRs to mirrorless while maintaining good performance. Beyond enabling you to use your EF mount lenses, the higher-end adapters let you use a drop-in variable ND filter or circular polarizing filter, saving the need to carry large filters or step-down rings. This excellent video review takes a look at the circular polarizing filter version.
Knowing how to objectively evaluate your own work is crucial to growing as a photographer and continuing to offer the best possible images to your clients. This fantastic video will give you a five-step process to evaluating the quality of your photos and understanding where you need to improve.
Tamron's 28-75mm f/2.8 lens for Sony E mount has been a huge hit for the company. They eventually filled out the lineup with the 17-28mm f/2.8 and the 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VXD lenses, creating a fantastic alternative for photographers looking for a cheaper f/2.8 zoom trio. This excellent review takes a look at the 70-180mm f/2.8 and if it can stand up to the heavy demands often placed on such lenses.
Camera equipment is quite expensive, and investing in a new body or lens is no small decision. If that is something you are currently considering, this fantastic video will give you a lot of perspective on both the purchasing process and what we really need as photographers.
Most of the time, we think of Lightroom as a place for cataloging and global edits, but it also has some great local adjustment capabilities that can really put the finishing touches on an image. This excellent video will show you how to take advantage of those local adjustment features to improve your landscape images.
When you think of lenses for landscape photography, you likely think of wide focal lengths made for capturing a large amount of a scene in the frame. And while those are certainly useful, a good telephoto zoom can be just as useful. This fantastic video will show you seven different ways a 70-200mm lens can improve your landscape photography.
Back in the days of film, the 6x6 format was highly popular among a lot of photographers. Even today, a lot of photographers would still love to have a square format digital sensor. This great video discusses a wealth of 6x6 film cameras, what they are like to shoot with, and the sort of images you can take with them.
Photographers and videographers are lucky to have a wide range of general-purpose full frame mirrorless cameras that can competently handle a lot of genres and scenarios. If you are wondering which model is right for you, this fantastic video compares the Sony a7 III, the Canon EOS R, and the Nikon Z 6.