Articles written by Alex Cooke
It is not realistic to expect to be constantly inspired and to never have any lulls in creativity or motivation. But what do you do when the inspiration has left you? This great video examines the topic and offers some helpful advice on how you can regain your footing.
If you thought editing photos took up a lot of computing resources, just wait until you dive into video. If you are new to video and wondering what you can do to make your post-processing run as fast as possible, this helpful video will give you some tips to optimize both your hardware and your software to keep your editing running as quickly as possible.
Can you guess who earned the most on YouTube in 2019? I would not blame you for guessing one of the popular vloggers, esports stars, or someone similar, but you would be wrong. The winner was Ryan Kaji, an eight-year-old who pulled down a whopping $26 million this year thanks to his channel.
Did your dreams come true this holiday season? Are you holding a shiny new camera, eager to mount a lens and run out to start shooting? Before you do that, be sure to read this list of 10 things you should do to make sure you maximize your experience with your new camera.
It is easy to take for granted how easy it is to preserve our images these days; after all, we can create multiple copies of our photos in multiple locations with just a few clicks of the mouse. It was not always so easy, and as this great video shows, the process of preserving historical photographs can be incredibly delicate and require a highly skilled hand. Check out this great video to see the process in action.
There is certainly no denying that Instagram has had a massive impact on the consumption and experience of art, but that impact extends beyond just the consumers of art to the very creators themselves. Is it for better or worse, and how is our experience of art going to evolve in the future? This fascinating video discusses these ideas and how Instagram is shaping the future.
Sigma's 24-70mm f/2.8 DG DN Art lens for Sony's E mount and the Leica L mount is quite the exciting piece of glass for mirrorless shooters, because it is offered at an impressively affordable price, particularly compared to similar lenses. Can its performance hold up to its more expensive counterparts? This great video review answers that question for you.
The holidays bring a lot of traveling, something that can be quite a pain for photographers carrying lots of fragile equipment. In this article, I discuss 10 helpful tips to ensure that you and your photography gear arrive to your destination both safely and headache-free.
It would be nice if we could all have access to beautiful shoot locations on a daily basis, but that simply is not possible for the majority of photographers. That does not mean you can't take interesting portraits in a boring location, however, and this great video will show you five examples of what you can accomplish.
Softboxes are some of the most fundamental and versatile lighting modifiers out there, and they are a great tool for anyone looking to learn how to use artificial lighting and build their skills. This educational video will show you five different ways to use softboxes and give you some helpful tips for using them.
The new Mac Pro can be customized and expanded to some pretty insane levels, but most videographers and photographers are probably looking at builds that are less than the maxed-out version. This video shows how impressively even the base model Mac Pro performs when one adds the Afterburner accelerator card.
Post-processing is your chance to really add your personal signature to a photo, and one of the most common styles photographers like to embrace is adding drama to their images. This excellent video tutorial will show you five ways to add more drama to your photos using Lightroom.
The wide-aperture 85mm lens is one of the most classic and versatile pieces of glass any photographer can own, but they are not always the cheapest. However, the Viltrox PFU RBMH 85mm f/1.8 STM is a highly affordable option for mirrorless shooters, and it even comes with autofocus. This great review takes a look at this lens to help you decide if it is the right choice for you.