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Today, Fufjifilm has announced a new mirrorless camera, the X-S20, and ultra-wide angle lens, the XF 8mm f/3.5 R WR. Here's what you can expect. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Alex Cooke)
Can photography change the world? Iranian artist and journalist Farnaz Damnabi's new exhibit, "UNVEILED," set to open at 29 ARTS IN PROGRESS, would seem to suggest yes, at least in part. I don't think it's a surprise to anyone that shifts in power structures can be turbulent. Even minor revisions in social identities can lead to conflict. Damnabi's exhibit is a document of the transformations in the identity, visibility, and recognition of women as equal and free participants in Iran, an unveiling of a new Iran, if you will. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Mark Dunsmuir)
Filters are some of the most transformational tools when it comes to creating possibilities in landscape photography. Aside from the intended exposure effects, there are some things you might need to learn about using them that will help you achieve better-quality images. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Nicco Valenzuela)
In recent years, we have seen budget full frame cameras become more affordable while medium format prices have become competitive with upper-level full frame options. At the same time, APS-C cameras have continued to grow in capabilities and performance, and micro four thirds is enjoying a resurgence. So, should a new photographer follow the old wisdom of using a larger sensor for the best image quality or consider the benefits of a smaller system? This great video makes a case for the latter. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Alex Cooke)
The post 7 Photoshop Setup Tips (for an Effective Workflow in 2023) appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Helen Bradley. Looking to optimize your Photoshop setup? You’re in luck! Whether you’re a seasoned Photoshop pro or just starting out on your creative journey, getting your settings right is crucial. If you choose the right settings, you’ll be prepared for a fast, effective, and efficient PS workflow, and your editing will be easier than ever before. If you choose the wrong settings, on the other hand, you may find yourself consistently frustrated by Photoshop’s interface, options, and file-handling approach. That’s why I’ve gathered some essential tips to help you navigate the labyrinth of PS preferences and customizations. By...7 Photoshop Setup Tips (for an Effective Workflow in 2023)
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Cinema may be a source of inspiration for photographers. And if we have titles of movies coming to mind or names of directors, we usually pay less attention to directors of photography, also called cinematographers. Big mistake! Those are the guys who master cameras and lighting techniques in order to materialize ideas into images. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Stefan Gonzalevski)
Today, Canon has announced a highly affordable mirrorless camera and lens, the EOS R100 and the RF 28mm f/2.8 STM. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Alex Cooke)
Influencers have invaded just about every space in which there are products for sale. If there is money to be made, there is probably an influencer for it, whether you realize it or not. Photography has not been immune to this, and it has left hobbyist and professional photographers in a strange place. This insightful video essay features a long-time pro discussing the issue and offering his thoughts. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Alex Cooke)
The post 24mm vs 50mm: Which Focal Length Is Best? appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Meredith Clark. Choosing the right lens for photography can be a daunting task, but while there are many focal lengths available, 50mm and 24mm stand out as versatile choices that cater to a variety of shooting styles and preferences. Therefore, if you’re a beginner or an enthusiast looking to invest in a new lens, understanding the distinctions between these two focal lengths is crucial. Both 50mm and 24mm lenses are popular options for a variety of photographic genres, but they each come with distinct advantages (and disadvantages). In this article, we’ll explore the pros and cons of both the 50mm and...50mm vs 24mm lens for photography
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Photographing star trails is more than just taking pictures. It takes time to shoot on location, and it takes even more time to edit the images afterward. I have ten tips that can help you get amazing star trails. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Nando Harmsen)
When I started out in photography, I started learning on film. While it was very much in the digital era, I still shot film. The reason being it was what was available to me at the time, and buying film stock was not as expensive as it is now. Shooting on film has taught me a ton and has helped me be a better digital photographer. Here is why beginners should consider film photography as their first step in the journey. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Illya Ovchar)
Along with shutter speed and aperture, ISO is one of the three fundamental exposure parameters, and as such, mastering it is crucial to taking full control of your images. If you are new to photography, check out this fantastic video tutorial that will show you the ins and outs of how ISO works and how to use it. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Alex Cooke)
The digital age and the ability to crop our photos however we want instantly has reduced the attention placed on aspect ratios. Nonetheless, aspect ratio has an important impact on many factors of your image, ranging from composition to printing. This excellent video tutorial features an experienced landscape photographer discussing the effect aspect ratio has on images and how to leverage it to improve the quality of your photos. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Alex Cooke)
50mm lenses with wide apertures are some of the most useful and versatile options a photographer can own, suitable for a wide range of genres and applications, including portraits, low-light events, and much more. For Fujifilm shooters, there is the XF 33mm f/1.4 R LM WR, this excellent video review takes a look at the lens and the sort of performance and image quality you can expect from it in real-world usage. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Alex Cooke)
Bird photography is a challenging discipline to master and it's even more difficult when you are in locations that have erratic and invasive weather. In this video, Brent Hall goes to Scotland to shoot birds on cliffs and in rivers, with Scottish weather behaving exactly as it always does: poorly. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Robert K Baggs)
Anamorphic lenses were once rare and extremely expensive, but they have become more common and slightly more affordable. This latest offering from Viltrox is still reasonably expensive, but it's certainly capable of creating some amazing visuals. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Robert K Baggs)
Ecommerce images represent a product on the web to provide potential customers with an accurate representation of the products. Therefore an efficient workflow that enables you to get an image of a product that is fully in focus is extremely crucial. Check out this article to find out how easy focus stacking might be the answer for you if you find yourself struggling with focusing issues. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Zhen Siang Yang)
In the world of photography, capturing moments with precision and perfection has long been the pursuit. However, there's always a different approach. The compelling alternative photographers can explore is being intentionally imperfect. Today, social media bombards viewers what some believe to be a perfect lifestyle, even what a perfect cup of coffee can look like. Now, like anything else, it's all subjective. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Michael Rudzikewycz)
The post 5 Essential Macro Photography Rules (and When to Break Them) appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Jaymes Dempsey. Talk to any macro photography expert, and they’ll likely give you a few handy rules that are designed to help you improve your shots as quickly as possible. These rules can be insanely helpful, especially if you’re just starting out – but they can also be restrictive, frustrating, and very problematic. So while it pays to explore a handful of essential macro photography rules, it’s important that you also understand how to break them effectively. That way, you can take advantage of the rules when they suit your photos, and you can break them as needed, too....flower macro photography gerbera abstract
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If you look through the galleries here at Fstoppers, trending images on social media, or those on the pages of magazines, they usually depict beauty. Beauty is easy to like and is, understandably, popular. But there is something far harder to capture that is sublime. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Ivor Rackham)

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