A Decade of Fujifilm's X Series

Fujifilm's X series of cameras began a little over a decade ago as quirky, unique bodies, but in the time since, they have evolved into powerful tools used by many professionals while still maintaining those interesting designs that captured the imaginations of many users many years ago. This neat video takes a look at the X-Pro1 and how it holds up a decade later. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Alex Cooke)
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How to Become a Good Photographer: 12 Steps

The post How to Become a Good Photographer: 12 Steps appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by James Maher. In this article, I explain how you can become a better photographer – just by following a few simple guidelines. Specifically, I share my 12-step plan that’ll help you develop both your technical skills (i.e., settings, composition, editing) and your artistic skills (i.e., your personal photographic voice). If you read this article carefully, if you follow my plan, and you put in the work, then you will become a good photographer. Step 1: Look at the light Most folks, when trying to become great at photography, look straight to their camera settings. They dive headfirst into technical features like...SoHo, NYC.
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This Brutal Takedown of NFTs Explains How Each New Investor Is a Bigger Fool Than the Last

The excitement around NFTs is hard to ignore, having established a cult-like following that is gaining an ever-growing foothold in mainstream technology. What if an entire financial system was built around little more than hype backed by a handful of tech millionaires? [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Andy Day)
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How Handheld Focus Stacking Works

I always take a tripod with me in addition to my camera when I'm out on a hiking or scouting trip because there can always be an unexpected photo opportunity. And since I apply focus stacking to nearly all of my photos to ensure optimal sharpness, photographing handheld is not an option. Or is it? In this article, I show you how to use the automatic focus bracketing feature of modern cameras to perform handheld focus stacking. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Michael Breitung)
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What Was Your Favorite Photograph From 2021?

We ought to always be looking forward to our photography, but it's also important to add some ceremony to our achievements and use the past as a learning tool for the future. So, what is your favorite photograph from 2021, why, and what can you learn from it? [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Robert K Baggs)
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Gear Mistakes Beginner Photographers Always Make

The internet, as well as being a great resource for photographers, is also a black hole for our collective wallet. It seems that almost daily a new camera, lens, computer, or must-have bit of software is launched. So let's look at the biggest gear mistakes we make as beginners. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Scott Choucino)
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How to Tell a Story in Landscape Photography

It is the story that makes a photo special, and it is one of the base requirements for fine art photography. But it is also that area where landscape photographers seem to struggle most. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Christian Irmler)
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Photo Of The Day By David Connel

Photo By David Connel Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Facing The Storm” by David Connel. Location: Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, Montana. I’ve been to the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center several times,” explains Connel. “On this particular snowy winter day, the weather kept getting worse and worse until it reached blizzard conditions. Everyone, including the staff, all left or found shelter. I hung around in the storm hoping for a good dramatic picture depicting the harsh conditions. As the visibility started to really deteriorate, this lone wolf came out and stood facing into the wind and snow. This was the image I was waiting for.” Exposure: 1/320 sec., f/6.3, ISO 125, 200mm. Want to get your images in the...
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The Many Ways to Photograph a Tree

The tree is a timeless and deceptively simple subject, capable of being rendered in numerous ways, each compelling and interesting in its own way. And so, with all those different ways, how do you pick? This interesting video discusses the topic and shows some options. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Alex Cooke)
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5 Ways to Become More Creative in 2022

The last two years have been anything but normal, and it has been easy to be derailed creatively amidst all the uncertainty. If you are feeling a bit lost and wondering how you can get back on track, check out this fantastic video that discusses five ways one photographer is going to increase his creativity in 2022. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Alex Cooke)
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Lightroom vs ACDSee: Which Editor Should You Buy?

The post Lightroom vs ACDSee: Which Editor Should You Buy? appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Simon Ringsmuth. Lightroom Classic vs ACDSee Photo Studio might not seem like a fair comparison, but there’s a lot more to the discussion than you might realize. Photographers looking for a software program that can perform double-duty as a digital asset manager and an image editor have a handful of options from which to choose, and while ACDSee Photo Studio doesn’t have the same level of popularity or name recognition as its Adobe-developed counterpart, it is certainly worth a look. The two programs are similar in some important aspects but quite different in others, and ACDSee Photo Studio has some important...Lightroom Classic vs ACDSee Photo Studio Lightroom Interface
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Photographer Catches Polar Bears Roaming Free at Meteorological Station on Abandoned Island

In one of the most eastern part of Russian Arctic, there lies a deserted island in which polar bears have taken over. Russian photographer Dmitry Kokh has recently released a bunch of beautiful images that show the animals roaming free among the town’s buildings. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Jack Alexander)
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Our In-Depth Review of the Sony a7 IV

The popular Sony a7 III has been updated. Meet the Sony a7 IV, the fourth edition of this popular camera. Sony Netherlands provided me with this camera for a review, and I also got a chance to compare it with the previous model. These are my findings. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Nando Harmsen)
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Why Make Black and White Landscape Photos?

Hop on Instagram and look at landscape photography, and you will often be greeted by a veritable plethora of eye-catching images awash with vibrant colors. And there is certainly nothing wrong with that, but black and white images can be equally compelling. So, why make black and white landscape images? How do they differ in their impact? This great video explores the topic. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Alex Cooke)
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The Lens One Photographer Believes Everyone Should Own

The holy trinity of lenses — usually 16-35mm, 24-70mm, and 70-200mm — has been a staple for decades, but it is beginning to be tested. This lens is a convention breaker and Nigel Danson believes every photographer should own one. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Robert K Baggs)
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Is the Godox V860III the Best Value for Money Flash on the Market?

In recent years, Godox has become the go-to brand for many photographers looking for competitively-priced lighting products that are packed with features. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Matt Murray)
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Photo Of The Day By Archie Tucker

Photo By Archie Tucker Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Pure As Snow” by Archie Tucker. Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the website homepage, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To get your photos in the running, all you have to do is submit them. The post Photo Of The Day By Archie Tucker appeared first on Outdoor Photographer. Original link(Originally posted by Staff)
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How to Connect With Your Portrait Subjects

You can have all the camera technique, lighting ability, and post-processing savvy, but if you are not able to connect with your portrait subjects, you are going to have immense difficulties creating compelling photos. If that is something you struggle with, check out this fantastic video that features a seasoned portrait photographer discussing how to better connect with your subjects. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Alex Cooke)
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A Look at the Nikon NIKKOR Z 28-75mm f/2.8 Lens

We have seen a move toward lenses that make smart compromises to reach more affordable price points in recent years, and that trend has made its way to first-party manufacturers. For Nikon mirrorless shooters, there is the new NIKKOR Z 28-75mm f/2.8 lens, and this great video review takes a look at the sort of performance and image quality you can expect from it in practice. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Alex Cooke)
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11 Best Cameras for Macro Photography (2022)

The post 11 Best Cameras for Macro Photography (2022) appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Ana Mireles. Looking for the best camera for macro photography? In this article, we reveal our 11 favorite macro cameras, including models that feature fixed lenses, as well as body-only cameras that – when combined with the right lens – offer outstanding macro shooting capabilities. Of course, there are multiple types of macro photographers, each with different needs and budgets, so I’ve added something for everyone. Below, you’ll find point-and-shoot cameras, mirrorless cameras, DSLRs, and even smartphones. What each camera has in common is the ability to focus up close to capture stunningly detailed shots of tiny objects. Each camera also offers...Nikon D850 best camera for macro photography
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