Photographing a couple from up close can drastically change the way your image feels. Getting up close with a wide angle lens creates a sense of action and aliveness that draws the viewer in.
We Are Lady Parts, the story of an all-Muslim-female punk band in London, is a groundbreaking collaboration between creator Nida Manzoor and cinematographer Diana Olifirova. Not only is the plot compelling and refreshing, but Olifirova and Manzoor also use a variety of filmmaking techniques to develop character, move the story along, and visually excite their audience. I had a chance to speak with Olifirova about putting Manzoor’s project on screen.
Sony's ZV-E10 is an affordable and versatile camera aimed squarely at content creators and meant to produce quality photos and videos in an efficient and easy manner. This excellent video review takes a look at the camera and how it performs in real-world usage.
Sony's latest lens, the FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS II, is here, and it brings with it a ton of improvements over the original, making it an intriguing option for a wide range of applications, from wedding shooters to bird photographers and more. This excellent video review takes a first look at the new lens and the sort of image quality and performance you can expect from it in practice.
5DayDeal is back with one of their biggest photography bundles yet. You can spend only $157 and get over $5,000 in tools and education from industry leaders. This year, Fstoppers is launching a brand new tutorial, Portrait Retouching: Capture One and Photoshop, as part of the pro add-on bonus.
Since photography prices range all over the spectrum, it can be difficult to understand your pricing placement. Am I charging enough for the work or am I severely undercharging? There is a way to gauge your fees for the beginner photographer, and it works like this.
Photographing live music is a difficult but rewarding genre and can require a masterful understanding of settings to get the best images. If you can use speedlights, however, you not only gain more control over the results, but it allows for greater creativity too.
Financial results are one thing and pundit commentary another; however, there is nothing like hearing it directly from the horse's mouth. So, how does Nikon think they are doing? Hear what they've got to say.
SIRUI has become synonymous with bringing affordable anamorphic lenses to the masses. Their latest lens has seen substantial interest and now reviewers are getting the chance to be hands-on with it.
When it comes to landscape photography, using a long shutter speed to create smooth blurs of water is a highly popular technique. Occasionally, though, you might not be able to do that, as you might have forgotten your ND filter or you are just out on a quick walk. If that is the case, you can still create the effect in Photoshop, and this great video tutorial will show you what you need to know.
So what’s it like to shoot in 12K video? This was just one of the many questions I had which inspired me to take the Blackmagic Design URSA Mini Pro 12K out for a spin and see how it would perform in the real world.
The Super 8 motion picture film format came out in 1965, and obviously, technology has advanced quite a bit since then. Still, though, there is something to be said for nostalgia, particularly when capturing emotional moments like a wedding. So, should you add it to your services list? This interesting video discusses the idea.
Lightroom is a place where a lot of photographers spend a ton of time, and any tips you can pick up to speed up your workflow or improve your image quality can pay off quite a bit. This helpful video tutorial will show you five tips that will both make your workflow more efficient and increase your image quality.
When it comes to portraits, things like light placement and camera settings are quantifiable and in that sense, more easily learned than something a bit more nebulous, such as posing. If you have been struggling with posing your subjects, this great video tutorial will break it down into a 10-step process that will make it more digestible and easy to implement.
Autofocus was one hell of a quality-of-life upgrade in photography, but it's not always necessary. In this video, see a comparison of one fast autofocus prime with four fast manual focus primes to see how they hold up.
If you have spent any amount of time on photography NFT Twitter recently, you’ll notice that everyone is so positively happy and supportive of each other. As the adage goes, if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. That seems to be the case here.
There have been some excellent lens releases this year, but Tamron's newest offering might be challenging for the top spot. With an unbelievable focal range and widest aperture, how does it hold up on different shoots?
In a new development for the company, Samyang/Rokinon has unveiled its latest lens for Sony full frame cameras: the AF 24-70mm f/2.8 FE. Just released on sale in Thailand, an announcement for U.S. and European markets is expected soon.
Hailed as one of the world's greatest portrait photographers, Platon has captured the likings of world leaders, actors, musicians, and human rights victims. What does it take to capture the world’s most recognizable images? I spoke to Platon himself to find out.
DJI's drone lineup has grown into a well-respected and varied range of options suitable for everything from casual snaps to high-level professional work. Three of their most popular consumer options are the Mavic Mini, Mini SE, and Mini 2, and if you are wondering which one is the best option for your needs, this excellent video review will help you pick the right choice.
Astrophotography has some specific and often more demanding requirements when it comes to lenses, and as such, it takes careful evaluation of potential options to know which is right for your work. For astrophotographers on a budget, there is the Viltrox 35mm f/1.8 AF, and this great video review takes a look at the sort of image quality and performance you can expect from it in practice.
One of the neat things about street photography is that there are so many different approaches to what gear one can use. Some prefer a simple, quiet rangefinder with a neutral focal length prime, while others will use a DSLR or mirrorless camera with a superzoom for the flexibility and more advanced features. What is the right option for you? This great video features a few street photographers discussing their thoughts on the topic.
If you've worked in photography for a little while, you'll likely have been confronted with the question of whether you should sell your raw files or not. Is there a right answer? Here's one photographer's take on it.
I used to believe that film photography was a dying medium, but now, I am not so sure. One thing I am certain about is that Kodak and Fujifilm are making it difficult for film to come back.
If there is one thing the world absolutely does not have a shortage of, it is 50mm lenses for Sony E mount cameras. Two of the best options are the Sony Planar T* FE 50mm f/1.4 ZA and FE 50mm f/1.2 GM, and this awesome video comparison will show you everything you need to know to choose the right one for your work.