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Landscape photography can take a tremendous commitment of time and effort, and even then, you are not guaranteed to come home with the shot you had hoped for. And so, when that happens, it can be easy to become discouraged and eventually find yourself in a creative rut. What can you do when that happens? This excellent video tutorial features an experienced landscape photographer sharing his thoughts. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Alex Cooke)
The Canon RF 28mm f/2.8 STM is a truly small lens, which makes it a fantastic option for any creative who want an affordable lens suitable for multi-hour walks or long trips. Can it pack decent image quality and performance into that tiny footprint? This excellent video review takes a look at what you can expect from it in real-world usage. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Alex Cooke)
The post dPS Bi-Weekly Photo Challenge – The Hats We Wear appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Sime. You know what, it can be as dumb, or as good as you make it! The hats we wear, either metaphorically or physically. Yes, you get to choose – My friend suggested this could be a fun theme, and the fact that it’s late means you only have to think about it for …well, still two weeks I guess! Make sure you include the hashtags #dPSWeeklyChallenge and #dPSTheHatWeWear in your post, here in the comments or over on social media. Hats – The ones you pop on your head when leaving the house / heading to the beach (That...
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A 70-200mm f/2.8 lens is the option of choice for countless photographers, as it can handle a huge variety of situations and needs and produce quality images with a high degree of reliability. That being said, such lenses are often quite expensive, easily topping $2,000. If you do not need that wide aperture, a 70-200mm f/4 can be an excellent alternative. The new Sony FE 70-200mm f/4 Macro G OSS II is one such alternative, and it also brings with it 0.5x macro capabilities, making it an intriguing option. This great video review takes a look at what you can expect from it. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Alex Cooke)
The Nikon NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.2 S lens offers the promise of being the ultimate portrait lens for Z mount shooters by offering a combination of an extremely wide maximum aperture, top-level image quality, and smooth and buttery bokeh. Can it actually provide those in practice? This excellent video review takes a look at what you can expect from the lens in real-world usage. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Alex Cooke)
Running a photography business is not as easy as you would like to think it is. A very common misconception starting in this industry would be thinking that you will be successful if you are good at taking photographs. While it was probably true decades ago, the steep competition and the change of industry landscape these days pushes the difficulty to the next level. In this article, we will be discussing an ongoing issue about client ghosting that has become increasingly common and continues to bug the industry as a whole. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Zhen Siang Yang)
The nice thing about topics like camera settings and lighting is that they are easily quantifiable, which makes learning them easier in some cases. Posing can be a bit trickier and is often one of the last things portrait photographers really master. If you are growing as a portrait photographer and want some useful advice to add to your bag of tools, check out this helpful video tutorial that features an experienced creative sharing three common posing mistakes and how to fix them. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Alex Cooke)
A while ago, someone commented on an article that composition is meaningless and people drawing wiggly lines on a photo were pulling the wool over people’s eyes. Initially, I dismissed that as being a naïve comment. Then, I did a little research and found something surprising. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Ivor Rackham)
As much as we view photos on screens nowadays, there really is no replacement for seeing and holding a physical representation of your work. However, printing your photos is a rather delicate process, and mistakes that cause ruined prints can be rather costly. To ensure you get things right the first time, check out this helpful video tutorial that features an experienced landscape photographer discussing five common photo-printing mistakes and what you can do to fix them. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Alex Cooke)
Photography is a very popular business to get into, but a very difficult one in which to make a stable, successful living. Why is that? What does it take to be a successful professional? This insightful video essay features a seasoned pro discussing what it takes to find success in 2023. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Alex Cooke)
Being stuck in a creative rut can be one of the most frustrating things a photographer can experience, and paradoxically, trying to force your way through it can often only make it worse. This fantastic video essay features a photographer sharing his experience with a creative lull, what worked, what did not, and the most important lessons he took away from the experience. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Alex Cooke)
Cameras have become increasingly more complicated of late, and with that comes a complexity of menus. They can be overwhelming to work through, but hidden inside are many options that can transform your quality of life when shooting. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Robert K Baggs)
Do you have insurance? Do you need insurance? Is this something that you've thought about and then just not gone ahead and purchased? Photography is a hobby, so I'll be covered with my home insurance should anything go wrong. Is there something in the small print that won't cover your equipment at home or overseas? [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Gary McIntyre)
It’s on like Donkey Kong!!!! Join me and thousands of photographers from all over the world as we join together for another annual Worldwide Photo Walk, take loads of photos, make some new friends along the way, and raise money for the Spring of Hope Orphanage in Nakuru, Kenya. Check out this short video below for more details and how you can be a part of this all: There are already lots of walks in cities around the world. To join a photo walk near you, go to and sign up for a walk (it’s free – it’s all free), and I’ll see you on Saturday, October 7th. Have a great weekend, everybody! -Scott The post Announcing my 15th Annual...🙂
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Recent versions of Lightroom come with an improved and far more powerful masking panel that allows you to make precise and powerful adjustments with ease. While the purpose of some of these masks is clear, the intersection function is a bit trickier to use. It is well worth learning, though, as it will add even more power to your editing tools. This helpful video tutorial will show you what it is and how to use it. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Alex Cooke)
There is a lot to love about Sigma’s new 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG DN Contemporary lens for Fujifilm X mount cameras, including superb image quality, a compact design, and image stabilization – all at an affordable price. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Pete Coco)
Photoshop's Generative Fill is possibly the single most talked about addition in the history of the program. This AI-powered feature allows users to add elements to a photograph not present in the original capture. Many creators love the feature. But that may be about to change due to a recently announced change in Adobe's pricing structure. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by John Ricard)
Luminar Neo is one of my top editors, and Peakto is my very favorite cataloging app. Bringing the two together is a win-win for editors because one of the weaknesses of Neo is their catalog/database. It's been improved some, but it certainly can't compete with Lightroom or even Adobe Bridge. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Mel Martin)
If you have a video production business, or you're looking to start one, it can be as difficult to scale as it is to start. In this video by Lizzie Peirce, learn three tips on how to improve and elevate your company. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Robert K Baggs)
We are absolutely inundated with gear news and discussion every single day from all corners of the internet, and while gear can certainly be a lot of fun, it is important to remember that it is the means, not the end. This important video will show you that you can create fantastic images even with a camera that is 15 years old. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Alex Cooke)

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