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Sony's a9 III is one of the most important cameras to hit the market in a long time, finally bringing to the masses the holy grail of a global shutter in a full frame camera. What do you get from a camera so jam-packed with groundbreaking features? This excellent video review takes a look at everything you can expect. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Alex Cooke)
I heard about the Tamron 35-150mm f/2-2.8 for Sony cameras almost two years ago, but never took the time to test the lens myself. Now that it's out for Nikon as well, I finally got a copy. After two weeks of shooting both stills and video with this lens, I regret how long I've taken to test it, because I believe It's my favorite lens of all time. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Lee Morris)
The post dPS Bi-Weekly Photo Challenge: Gardens appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Sime. It surprised me to note that while we’ve done things like insects and rain and so on, we’d not opened up “gardens” as a dPS Photography Challenge! Make sure you include the hashtags #dPSWeeklyChallenge and #dPSGardensin your post, here in the comments or over on social media. You can tag us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter! Keeping it simple on the run up to Christmas, your challenge is to capture your photograph in your garden! Don’t have a garden, go for a wander and find one. Find all of our previous weekly challenges here. Simply upload your shot into the comment field (look for...dPS Bi-Weekly Photo Challenge: Gardens
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Tamron is one of the most popular and respected companies in the market, notable for creating a variety of lenses that use pragmatic design principles to offer a lot of the same capabilities and performance of first-party options at far more competitive prices. One such lens is the 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VC VXD G2, and this great video review takes a look at the performance and image quality you can expect from it in usage. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Alex Cooke)
It's 6 AM, and I find myself gazing through my kitchen window at the dawn breaking over the city, trying to shake off the remnants of sleep. The socialist architecture outside casts a gloomy gray hue. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Vojkan Milenkovik)
An ongoing exhibition on Long Island shines light on the transformative power of art behind bars. Featuring soul-baring self-portraits from inmates of the Yaphank Correctional Facility, the images emerged from an introspective four-week photography workshop aimed at reawakening dignity in persons serving time for nonviolent offenses. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Alex Cooke)
The post How to Photograph Sun Flare: A Guide (+17 Tips) appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Dena Haines. Sun flare can add a sense of creativity, beauty, and drama to your photos – and if you’re reading this article, you’ve probably admired the flare effects in some of your favorite landscape shots, street snaps, or dreamy portraits. But here’s the thing: Your lenses are designed to prevent these supposed “flaws.” They’re designed to give you the clearest, most natural image possible, with zero flare. So when you do sun flare photography, you’re technically breaking the rules! Fortunately, with the right approach, breaking the rules – and capturing gorgeous flare effects – is easy, not to mention...Sun flare photography
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Sigma's fresh 10-18mm f/2.8 DC DN Contemporary lens offers a compelling blend of a generous ultra-wide field of view and bright constant aperture, and that makes it an intriguing option for a wide variety of creatives. Can it deliver in practice, though? This great video review takes a look at the performance and image quality you will be able to expect. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Alex Cooke)
When I get the question, “Can I apply more than one Lightroom preset?” the answer kinda stinks because it’s “Well, probably not, but maybe. It just depends.” (By the way, “it just depends” is my all-time least favorite answer to anything. Well, today, we’ll at least look at when you can’t and when it won’t work. Above: First, let’s take a look at how applying a preset affects your settings (seeing this will help us understand the how and why of applying multiple presets – this will make more sense in just a minute). This is how the Basic panel looks before applying any preset — all the sliders are set at their default zero setting. Above: Here’s how the Basic...
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Have you ever taken an image that looked great on the back of the camera, but upon closer inspection on a larger screen, was found to be slightly out of focus? This is a very frustrating position to be in as a photographer. This tutorial provides options to help reduce blurriness and enhance texture and detail in your images. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Kim Simpson)
Looking for a camera that can serve many purposes, but not sure where to look? The Nikon Z f might be the right place to start. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Christopher Malcolm)
Since the introduction of AI-generated headshots, many have been lamenting the inevitable end of our industry, forecasting doom and gloom across every online forum almost on a daily basis. But one photographer isn’t afraid, and in fact, he believes that AI technology is actually good for headshot photographers and ultimately will strengthen our industry. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Pete Coco)
Fujifilm continues bolstering its medium format arsenal with ever more versatile GF mount options. One of the latest to come through is the GF 55mm f/1.7R WR, offering an unusually bright maximum aperture for the format. This fantastic video review takes a look at if the spec sheet lives up to its tantalizing promises in real-world practice. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Alex Cooke)
The Sony a7CR crams the formidable 61-megapixel full frame sensor from the nearly twice-as-expensive a7R V into a body barely bigger than the original a7C. What can you get out of this tiny powerhouse? This excellent video review takes a look at what you can expect. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Alex Cooke)
Photographers often hit walls when controlling off-camera lighting on shoots. While TTL flash offers some automation, real mastery means moving to manual settings for predictable, quality results. The excellent video tutorial will put you on the right track. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Alex Cooke)
Capturing the spirit of love’s celebrations demands thoughtful artistry behind the lens. In his latest tutorial, seasoned wedding shooter Pye Jirsa demonstrates essential techniques for intentionally crafting evocative engagement portraits through deliberate light shaping. Through five versatile lighting recipes, Jirsa spotlights how to create desired moods and contexts to transform setups into narrative tools. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Alex Cooke)
Speaking for wildlife and landscape photographers, we all seem to be interested in the fast glass (especially if it's longer than 600mm or wider than 24mm), better battery life, more frames per second, higher resolution, and a weather-sealed robust body that can take a licking. But, when the weather turns cold, there's something we can't shoot without: gloves. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Mark Dunsmuir)
There are many options out there for printing and presenting your images. In this article, we look at the multitude of benefits of creating a Layflat Photo Book and shed light on why they are fast becoming a favorite amongst professional photographers looking for a budget-minded alternative to Flush Mount Albums. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Kim Simpson)
The iPhone 15 Pro Max could possibly be considered one of the best mobile phone cameras for modern photography and videography. With a sophisticated camera system, and when paired with the Reeflex Pro app, it becomes even more powerful. This app unlocks the full potential of iPhone photography, allowing users to have complete control over their shots. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Gary McIntyre)
Many photographers looking to pursue more conceptual portraiture are intimidated by elaborate lighting configurations required to achieve intensely stylized effects. However, this excellent video tutorial makes the case that venturing beyond single-source illumination opens doors for bringing unique creative visions vibrantly to life. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Alex Cooke)

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