Articles written by Alex Cooke
Lighting equipment can be quite costly, but you do not necessarily have to spend a ton of money to get effective setups that can create professional-level portraits. This fantastic video tutorial will show you five different budget lighting setups you can use to create professional portraits.
Winter can be an absolutely wonderful time of year for landscape photography, but with the different season comes various changes in the look of your images and the way you should approach editing them. This fantastic video tutorial will give you a variety of tips for better winter landscape photo edits.
A few years ago, Fujifilm sent shockwaves through the industry by releasing a medium format mirrorless camera with modern features and capabilities that was priced tens of thousands of dollars below other medium format offerings, followed by two more models that pushed the boundaries of price and capabilities all the more. And now, the company seems set to do it again.
Fujifilm's X-S10 mirrorless camera is the company's latest model in the highly popular X Series line of bodies. It comes with a lot of the company's newer designs and useful features, such as 4K video. This excellent video review takes a deep look at the camera and the kind of performance you can expect from it in practice.
Canon mirrorless users have a variety of general purpose walkaround lenses available, each with a different set of specs and prices. This excellent video review takes a look at three different RF options, the RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM, RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 IS STM, and the RF 24-240mm f/4-6.3 IS USM.
Lens sharpness is one of the most sought-after characteristics in photography, with photographers often willing to shell out a lot of money on lenses that are often quite bulky and a lot to carry around. Why are we so obsessed with sharpness? How much do we really need? This excellent video essay discusses the topic.
The Canon EOS R has been out for a while now, with newer mirrorless cameras from the company offering updated feature sets, but it still sits as a decent all-around full frame camera at an affordable price. This great video review takes a look at how it holds up over the long run.
A 35mm lens with a wide aperture is useful for a wide array of applications ranging from events coverage to portraiture and more. Nikon offers an affordable budget version of such a lens, the AF-S DX 35mm f/1.8 G, and this fantastic video review takes a look at the kind of performance you can expect from it in practice.
2020 was horrible for a lot of photographers, leading many of us to work on finding alternate income streams to shore up our businesses. For one photographer, this meant leaning more heavily on his YouTube channel, and this fantastic video breakdown shows you how he generated income through his channel and offers some tips for how to do so with your own work.
Most of the time, when you see aerial photography, it is taken with top-end modern equipment; after all, it is not cheap to rent a plane or helicopter, and usually, the photographer wants to get the most they can out of the experience. But that does not mean you can't shoot film from the air, and this fun video shows just what a joy it can be.
It can be very exciting when you find a new landscape photography location, and that excitement can lead to you running all over the place to get shots. But it might be a better idea to just stay put and focus on a single spot, then come back another time to explore more, and this excellent video discusses why that is the case.
Lighting and taking a great portrait is certainly a challenge, but it is only half of what it takes to create a compelling image, as you will need to have top editing skills in addition. This excellent video tutorial will show you how to edit a portrait in Photoshop from start to finish.
Composition is one of the trickier parts of landscape photography, and it helps to have a variety of tips and ideas ready to go when you are out in the field. This helpful video tutorial will give you a wide variety of compositional ideas to improve your landscape photography.
Photoshop on iPad has continued to grow and now offers a lot of the functionality of the desktop version while on the go. There are some differences in its usage, however, and if you are new to the app, this fantastic video tutorial will show you everything you need to know.
The Sony a7S III and Canon EOS R5 are two powerhouses of the video world, and they both have advantages and disadvantages over each other. If you are wondering which is right for your own work, check out this great video comparison review that features lots of test footage for you to examine.
Computational photography and AI is one of the most exciting new frontiers in photography, with features ranging from automatic sky replacement to entirely automated portrait processing. This great video takes a look at Topaz Sharpen AI and if it can work enough magic to make a cheap lens look like a more expensive one.
For many creatives, making a living from YouTube or at least establishing a notable presence is a dream, but with a fiercely competitive and highly crowded space, doing so is anything but easy. This excellent video features one YouTuber discussing how he gained 135,000 followers in 2020.