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How to Control Contrast With Lighting

One of the greatest tools you have at your disposal for creating mood within a portrait is controlling the contrast through your lighting setups. This excellent video will show you how you can use lighting to control the contrast in portraits and create more dynamic photos.

How to Create Dramatic Black and White Landscape Images

When you think of landscape photography, you probably think of vibrant, colorful images that pop off the screen, but there is an entire world of black and white photography that can be just as powerful and that is well worth exploring. This fantastic video will show you how to create dramatic, eye-catching black and white landscape images that have a powerful impact.

A Review of the Nikon NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.8 S Lens

The fast 50mm lens is a staple optic for a wide variety of photographers and videographers, with a useful, neutral focal length and wide maximum aperture, making it great for anything from portraits to events work. This great video review takes a look at the Nikon NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.8 S lens for the Z mount and what you can expect from it in practice.

A Beginner's Guide to Aperture in Photography

Aperture is one of the most fundamental and crucial parameters in photography, and having a complete mastery of it will give you greater technical and creative control of your images. This excellent video will introduce you to aperture, what it does, how it works, and how you can use it to make better photos.

Creative Ideas for Mounting an Action Camera

Action cameras are a fantastic option for getting unique shots in places or situations in which you would not or could not place a normal camera. This great video will show you a range of creative ways you can mount your action camera to get shots from interesting perspectives that can really invigorate your work.

Why Color Grading Is so Important to Your Work

Color grading is one of the most important techniques for giving any video a professional touch and developing your own personal style. This helpful video tutorial features a cinematographer and colorist discussing a wide range of color grading techniques, theories, and examples and how you can apply them to your own work.