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Is It Worth Upgrading to the Nikon D780 From the D750?

The Nikon D750 is a highly popular and respected camera, but at almost six years old, it was almost certainly ready for an upgrade. Thus came the D780, which looks to be a solid performer that should be able to tackle a wide variety of shooting scenarios. Is it a worthwhile upgrade if you already own the D750? This great video answers that question for you.

A Look at 1080p, 4K, and Raw 5.5K Video on the New Canon 1D X Mark III Camera

The Canon 1D X Mark III is quite the quantum leap forward from the already capable Mark II, with one of the most noteworthy features being the inclusion of 5.5K raw video at 60 fps using the full width of the sensor. If you are interested in the 1D X Mark III for your own video work, this excellent review will show you what you can expect from the 1080p, 4K, and 5.5K raw video capabilities in the camera.

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.