Articles written by Alex Cooke
DJI makes a variety of great drones at various price points and with different feature sets, with the Mavic Mini being one of the most inexpensive, making it an intriguing option for lots of new drone users. This great video review takes a look at the Mavic Mini and how well it performs, particularly how it has improved with new firmware updates.
We spend a lot of time discussing things like lighting, posing, editing, and the like, but one that perhaps does not get the amount of discussion it needs is the choice of backdrop. This fantastic video discusses a wide range of different backdrops and the pros and cons of each for different photographic applications.
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.
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.
If you are currently stuck at home and looking for something to shoot, now is a perfect time experiment with different creative ideas to keep your technical skills sharp and to continue to develop your style. This fantastic video will show you how you can set up, shoot, and edit an eye-catching mixed light portrait.
Luminar 4's AI features have made most of the headlines, but the application is also a fully featured editor that can handle all the most essential adjustments as well as more advanced and creative techniques. This excellent video will show you five ways to make your landscape photos pop using Luminar 4.
There is no shortage of 24-70mm lenses for full frame cameras, but of course, when it comes to medium format, the landscape is a bit different. Fuji's GF 45-100mm f/4 R LM OIS WR lens fills that gap, and this excellent video review takes a look at how it performs in practice.
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.
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.
Replacing a sky used to be a tedious (though still often worthwhile) procedure, but in recent years, advancements in selection technology and even AI sky replacement tools have surfaced, making the job quite a bit easier. This great video will show you how to replace a sky using both Photoshop and Luminar 4.
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.
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.