Nikon's NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR lens is very compact, ridiculously light, and quite affordable, making it a fantastic companion to the popular and affordable Z 50 mirrorless camera. This great video review takes a look at the lens and what you can expect from it in practice.
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Tamron has created several highly popular lenses over the last couple of years, offering great performance at highly competitive prices. They recently released the 28-200mm f/2.8-5.6 Di III RXD for Sony E mount, which seeks to offer every focal length a photographer could need all in one optic at a very affordable price. This helpful video review shows what you can expect from the lens in practice.
I worked hard when I first started in photography to become competent both behind the camera and when interfacing with clients, but a subtle error I was making worked against me for a long time until I realized how to fix it. Here is why learning how to think more like a client can improve your work.
The Detail panel in Lightroom often does not get as much attention as it should, with many photographers opting to leave it at its default settings. However, it can make an appreciable difference in your final images, and this great video tutorial will show you everything you need to know for using to sharpen your photos.
The new Canon EOS R5 and R6 mirrorless cameras have been making waves for their highly impressive feature sets, but one thing that has some worried is their potential for overheating when shooting video. If you have been wondering about that yourself, this great video takes a look at real-world usage and what you should expect from them.
A few years ago, Adobe moved to a subscription model for their Creative Suite, a decision that was fraught with controversy, particularly since many creatives felt it was a money grab. If you prefer to work with software that is either free or that only requires a one-time payment, here are some great alternatives.
Good audio is just as important to creating a successful video as the images on screen, and as such, anyone working with video should have at least a basic knowledge of how to edit and improve their sound. This excellent video tutorial will show you how to use the spectral frequency display in Adobe Audition to make more precise audio edits.
Both the Sony a7 III and Fuji X-T4 are the result of several generations of refinement, and they are both highly capable cameras for a wide variety of applications in both photo and video. This great video comparison takes a look at both cameras to help you decide which is right for you.
The Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens was the first in the Art series and has been a valuable tool for a wide range of photographers. How does the Sony version fare? This excellent video review takes a look at the lens and what sort of results you can expect in normal usage.
Street photography is a particularly tough genre to achieve success in: it takes a combination of a quick eye, good instincts, and a dose of bravery, and even then, a little luck certainly helps. Personally, I think that even with that taken into account, a lot of street photography is simply bad photography and exploitative of the subjects.
The advent of the smartphone camera completely eliminated the point and shoot market save for a few niche exceptions, thereby eliminating a large potential customer base for many manufacturers. What can those manufacturers do to attract smartphone shooters toward dedicated devices?
Wedding photography takes the ability to interact with and direct numerous people over the span of sometimes 12-16 hours, and it can be an exhausting experience even for the most extroverted of those among us. Many creatives tend to be introverted, however, which may leave you wondering: if you are an introvert, should you avoid becoming a wedding photographer? This great video discusses the topic.
We often talk quite a bit about the virtues of different portraits lenses, how various lighting techniques render your subject, and how different poses make for a flattering final image. But one thing that does not get discussed enough is how to make your subject comfortable in front of the camera. This fantastic video discusses the importance of doing so and several techniques that will help.