Godox is well known for producing affordable, high quality lights that a lot of photographers are quite fond of. The Godox V1 is their entry into the round head speedlight market, and it has captured the attention of a lot of photographers, particularly in the face of the much more expensive Profoto A1. Is it the right speedlight for you? This great review will answer that question.
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The wonderful thing about trees is that every single one is unique in texture, shape, curvature, structure, setting, and more, making them excellent subjects for landscape photographers. This excellent tutorial will show you how to create eye-catching photos of trees.
You don't always need to have a complicated lighting setup to shoot high-quality images, and in fact, with a bit of ingenuity and editing prowess, you can make some very creative photos. Check out this awesome video to see how this natural light HDR portrait was shot.
One of the tricky things about modern video consumption is that it's watched on many different devices with vastly different aspect ratios. Adobe recently showed off a new feature that will make this issue much easier to deal with by automatically and dynamically cropping a video to match the desired aspect ratio while simultaneously keeping the most important action in frame.
When you are new to photography, it can be a bit overwhelming trying to nail down the fundamentals, build a signature creative style, and work toward a career and financial success all at the same time. This excellent video discusses seven things a photographer wishes he had learned when he first started in the industry.
The Sony RX 100 VII is the latest entry into the company's line of premium point and shoot cameras, and with it comes a plethora of features for photographers and videographers alike. This great video review takes a look at the video features of the camera to help you decide if you should consider adding it to your kit.
One of the neat things about landscape photography is that you can produce vastly different images from the same scene simply by varying the choices of your basic settings. This excellent video discusses numerous situations you might encounter as a landscape photographer and the best camera settings to consider using in each of them.
A Wacom tablet is by far one of the most useful tools any photographer can have, and dodging and burning is one of the most powerful editing techniques for almost every genre. This helpful video tutorial will show you everything you need to know about using a Wacom tablet to dodge and burn using Photoshop.
When you are new to photography, you might wonder what sort of secrets and lessons photographers have learned from their time in the industry and how that knowledge can benefit you. This awesome video features a professional sharing five secrets about life and work as a photographer.
As mirrorless cameras become more and more advanced, most photographers assume that they are ringing the death knell for the DSLR. But will DSLRs be totally a thing of the past, or will they just take a new position within the photography industry? This thought-provoking video essay explores just that question.
Traditionally, the most extreme supertelephoto lenses have mostly remained the purview of first-party manufacturers aside from a few exceptions, but Sigma recently dipped its toes back into the waters with the 500mm f/4 DG OS HSM Sports lens. Can it keep up with Canon and Nikon's variants? This great review will answer that question for you.
Rich people spending money on frivolous things is not exactly new, but this Instagram account seems to take it to a new level, allowing users to buy a post for at least $1,000 purely to show that they can afford to. The amount users chose to pay is even showcased on the accompanying website for bragging purposes.
Canon's mirrorless lenses have been met with much acclaim, but many photographers are anxiously awaiting a truly professional level body to accompany them. A Japanese newspaper is reporting that that camera, equivalent to a 1D flagship body, will be announced sometime in 2021.
Sigma's Art series of lenses took the photography world by storm a few years ago, and perhaps none was more hotly anticipated than the 85mm f/1.4 Art lens. That lens finally came to the Sony E mount last year, and this great video review takes a look at it to help decide if it is the right portrait lens for you.
Us photographers love our expensive gear that features the best quality in optics, autofocus, sensor design, and more and offers us the utmost control of every last setting. So, could you take a shooting challenge with the lowest quality camera and absolutely no control over any settings? Check out this fun disposable camera challenge.
One of the most commonly touted features in lens design are aspherical elements, though you might wonder just what that rather technical-sounding name refers to. This excellent video will give you an introduction to aspherical elements, including what they are, how they function, and why they are so highly desired by photographers.