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What Can You Accomplish With an Advanced Smartphone?

Samsung's latest flagship phone has some camera specs that are sure to make lots of photographers and videographers do a double take, and while they are certainly impressive, you might be wondering how the phone performs in the real world. This excellent video follows a photographer as he takes the 108-megapixel Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra smartphone into the wild for a landscape shoot.

Five Reasons Why One Photographer Prefers Fuji Over Other Brands

Now, more than ever, photographers have their choice of a vast range of brands with tremendously capable equipment capable of helping them realize whatever creative visions or professional needs they have. As such, it can be a bit tough deciding which brand is right for you. This great video features one photographer discussing five reasons why he prefers Fuji cameras for his work.

Covering All Focal Lengths: A Review of the Canon RF 24-240mm f/4-6.3 IS USM Lens

A high quality superzoom lens is somewhat of a unicorn for a lot of photographers. After all, the prospect of a single lens that can handle pretty much any situation is tempting for a lot of reasons ranging from convenience to budget. This great video review takes a look at the Canon RF 24-240mm f/4-6.3 IS USM to help you decide if it deserves a place in your bag as the do-it-all performer.

The Magic of Blue Hour Photography

Most photographers are familiar with the golden hour, the time of day just after sunrise and just before sunset, but a lesser-known time of day is the blue hour. This great video explores the blue hour and the sort of landscape images you can create during this time.

A Beginner's Guide to Shutter Speed

Shutter speed is one of the three fundamental exposure parameters, and having a mastery of it is crucial to taking full creative and technical control of your images. This informative video will introduce you to the basics of shutter speed so you can begin to take better photos.

The Power of Split Toning in Lightroom

Lightroom has a lot of great tools for editing your photos and putting your creative touch on your work, but one that gets a little less attention than some of the more common functions is the split toning panel. Nonetheless, it is a great way to add a personal touch to your images and develop your own style. This great video will show you how to take advantage of the split toning panel in Lightroom for your landscape images.

Why Less Gear Is Sometimes Better

There is no doubt that most photographers love gear; after all, modern cameras and lenses are pretty nifty gadgets. And while it can be fun to have a pile of gear on your shelf, sometimes, having less equipment is actually better for your abilities and your creativity.