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The (Un)Glamorous Life of the Hollywood Still Photographer

The perceived glamorous life of a Hollywood unit still photographer is not all about meeting A-list celebrities and taking iconic cover shots of award-winning films. It's actually a challenging endeavor that requires grit, perseverance, and a plethora of social and technical skills.

Raising a Toast to a Decade of Full Frame Sony E Mount

Sony has been pioneering change in the imaging world for over a decade. Let's take a look at why the 10-year anniversary of its full frame E Mount and Alpha mirrorless system is so significant.
Tips to Level Up Your Street Photography With Marion Mou

If you’re looking to level up your street photography techniques, check out some of the essential tips that we learned from our Sony Kando interview with renowned street photographer Marion Mou.
Sony a6700 Versus FX30 Battle: Which Flagship Should You Choose?

Sony's latest flagship APS-C camera, the a6700, offers many compelling features that make it a powerful contender to the cinema-focused FX30. Creator and filmmaker Terry Warfield puts the two cameras in a head-to-head battle to help you choose the best option for your needs.
Sony 400mm Lens Saves Sports Photographer From 104 MPH Foul Ball

Jim Rassol wasn't expecting to have his $12,000 Sony 400.. G Master lens smashed when he headed in to photograph an MLB game on June 24, 2023. Check out the story of how his lens saved him from injury and the community rallied together to help him fix his lens.
7 Reasons to Love the Sony ZV-E1

The Sony ZV-E1 packs the sensor from the a7S III, the AI autofocus from the a7R V, and the compact form factor of the ZV-E10, but what are some of the other reasons to love this small but mighty camera?
7 Tips to Improve Your Photography as a Beginner

There are many simple and effective techniques that you can utilize to improve your photography when you're just starting out. Check out these seven simple tips to help you improve your photography as a beginner.

Lighting the Night With Sony’s Airpeak Drone

Sony's AirPeak drone is the world‘s smallest drone that can carry a full frame Alpha series mirrorless camera. It's also a versatile aerial platform that's capable of carrying other payloads. Check out how professional drone pilot Craig Coker deployed powerful drone-lighting tools to capture stunning images of world-class athletes in the first AirPeak "Light The Night" showcase.

Should You Shoot JPEG as a Professional Photographer?

Can you shoot exclusively in JPEG as a professional photographer? Check out our interview with award winning wedding and portrait photographer Scott Robert Lim, as he explains why he's been shooting only in JPEG for over 23 years.

Did You Know That You’re Already a Sony Shooter?

According to Taylor Jackson, we're all Sony shooters, whether we like it or not. With the majority of today's cameras carrying Sony's imaging sensors, are we all becoming Sony shooters without even knowing it?

Turning the Lumix S5 II Into the Ultimate Cinema Camera

The Lumix S5 II is the first full-frame mirrorless camera from Panasonic to offer hybrid phase detect autofocus and a plethora of other cinematic video options. With all of the new improvements on the S5 II, could it be an ideal choice as a full-fledged cinema camera?

Sony a7R V: Is It the Best Alpha Yet?

The a7R V is the first AI-based camera from Sony. It has a dedicated AI processing chip, deep-learning algorithms, human pose detection, 8 stops of IBIS, and 61 megapixels of resolution. But is it really the best Alpha ever?