Best Smartphone Photography Gear (Lenses, Tripods, Tablets)

Investing in the best smartphone photography gear is a great way to boost your results. Smartphone cameras are one of the most accessible entry points into the wonderful world of photography. And with a couple of smartphone camera accessories, you capture pro-level photos. This article covers all the essential smartphone photography gear. Looking at everything from macro lenses to tripods, this is the perfect introduction into camera phone accessories. Keep reading to find exactly what you need to take your smartphone photography to the next level.  © Jimmy Chang .stg-desktop { display: block; } .stg-mobile { display: none; } @media screen and (max-width: 768px) { .stg-desktop { display: none; } .stg-mobile { display: block; } } Best Smartphone Photography Gear You...
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How To Retouch Faces in Video

Almost anyone can remove acne or wrinkles in a photo, but retouching a face video used to be a monumental task... until now. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Lee Morris)
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Photographing Woodlands Without Fog: Can It Be Done?

Woodland photography is hard enough for landscape photographers, but what about when there isn’t any fog? Fog is the cheat code for this type of photography, but do you just need to head home when there isn’t any fog? We find out in this video. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Jeffrey Tadlock)
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Tips and Techniques for Creating Vintage-Inspired Fashion Photography

Vintage-inspired fashion photography brings a timeless elegance that resonates with many enthusiasts. Understanding how to create such imagery while maintaining a modern twist can elevate your work. This video will take you behind the scenes of a vintage-inspired photoshoot, emphasizing the importance of concept, lighting, and post-processing. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Alex Cooke)
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Lightroom Just Got Better…But It Still Needs This.

I can tell you, from doing hands-on Lightroom workshops, that the two most intimidating and confusing parts of Lightroom Classic are (1) the Import window and (2) the Export window. Fixing the import window is tricky (they tried once, and it didn’t get the love it probably deserved), but there is something they can do, quite easily, that would make life so much easier, for so many users, especially users who are new, or don’t use Lightroom every day. They need to add this to the File menu: That. Right. There. It shouldn’t be easier to save a JPEG out of Photoshop than it is out of Lightroom (but it’s WAY easier for new and casual users to save as JPEG...
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Is There a Point When You Should Upgrade Your Photography Gear?

Do you think about improving the contents of your kit bag? It’s expensive, so is it worth it? Let’s talk about upgrading your gear, or not. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Ivor Rackham)
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Five Things Photography Helps You Appreciate in Life: A TED Talk

In a thought-provoking TED Talk, artist-photographer Felisa Tan takes us on a journey through her life and the profound lessons she has learned through photography. With over 15 years behind the camera, Tan’s insights offer a unique perspective on how photography can help us appreciate life’s beauty and complexity. Her poetic narrative, paired with captivating images, challenges our preconceptions about photography and invites us to explore universal truths often overlooked in our daily lives. Tan begins by sharing her early struggles with understanding her place in the world, a... [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Kim Simpson)
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The Ugly Truth About Landscape Photography

In today’s world of social media and YouTube, it is easy to think every time a photographer goes out, they come back home with portfolio-ready images. If you begin to believe this, it can impact your own landscape photography. This video looks at the real truth behind landscape photography. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Jeffrey Tadlock)
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Skylum Announces a New Photo-Editing App for Professional Portrait Photographers

Skylum has news that will be of high interest to portrait photographers. It's an announcement of a dedicated app code-named "Project Barcelona." It's an app designed for professionals to enhance portrait retouching. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Mel Martin)
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Choosing Between Raw, JPEG, TIFF, and PSD for Your Photos

File formats matter. The type of file you use for saving and editing your photos can significantly impact your workflow and final image quality. From JPEGs to raw files, understanding the differences can help you make better decisions for your photography and workflow. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Alex Cooke)
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Finding Beauty in Every Shot

Mastering photography requires not just technical skills, but also a keen eye for opportunities and the right mindset. One key piece of advice can significantly impact your approach to photography, the famous: "f/8 and be there." This concept emphasizes the importance of being present and ready to capture moments, regardless of perfect conditions. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Alex Cooke)
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Finals Days In "Unique Lighting" Contest

We are almost 48 hours from the latest Critique the Community photo contest. The theme for this month's contest is "Unique Lighting" and the prizes include several new products from the lighting company Profoto. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Patrick Hall)
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Do This for Every Lens You Buy

Imagine heading to a photo shoot and noticing afterward that most images you took are partially out of focus. You are sure you set the focus right, and the depth of field in the photos is also sufficient. The problem might be a decentered lens. Half of the lenses I bought in the past 15 years were decentered. At first, I didn't know of that problem. The first wide angle lens I got from Canon required focus-stacking all the time. Since I mostly shot landscapes, it wasn't clear to me that this was due to a problem with the lens and not because of the topography of the landscape or the... [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Michael Breitung)
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Can This Affordable Portrait Lens Keep Up With More Expensive Options?

Getting high-quality portraits without spending a fortune is a common goal. The Astrhori 85mm f/1.8 lens, priced at under $300, offers a budget-friendly option. Let's see if it delivers the quality you need. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Alex Cooke)
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Essential Canon Lenses for Astrophotography

Astrophotography presents unique challenges and opportunities, making the choice of lens critical. This helpful video will show you some of the best options for Canon users. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Alex Cooke)
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Mastering Light Direction for Stunning Portraits

Understanding how to manipulate light direction is crucial for creating compelling portraits. The direction and quality of light can dramatically alter the mood and depth of an image, and this helpful video tutorial will show you how to harness those properties to maximize your image quality and creative vision. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Alex Cooke)
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The Best Images from GuruShots "Photogenic Pursuits" Challenge

Have you tried is the "The World’s Greatest Photo Game" from GuruShots? They offer challenges all the time and allow photographers of every level to submit and participate. Their latest challenge "Photogenic Pursuits," received thousands of entries and millions of votes. You can see the three winners of the challenge as well as hundreds of top rated images below. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by David Strauss)
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Next-Level Performance: A Month With The Exascend 1 TB CFExpress Memory Card

As a wedding and sports photographer, reliability and speed are at the top of my list when choosing media cards. I've tested many different brands and various-sized cards in the past, so how did the Exascend 1 TB CFexpress stack up when put under pressure? [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Peter Morgan)
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Shooting With the Hasselblad 907X: A Photographer's Experience

The Hasselblad 907X is a unique camera that stands out for its distinct features and the creative freedom it offers. This fun video takes a look at why its users love it. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Alex Cooke)
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How to Edit Exposure in Lightroom (Under or Overexposed)

Today, we will guide you through how to get the correct exposure in Lightroom. Exposure is key in photography. Underexposed and overexposed photographs are important for stylistic reasons. But, working out how to have an even exposure across your image is incredibly important for beginners.  We will outline some ways you can spot a well-exposed image. This will include learning how to read your histogram in Lightroom. We will continue to cover the main basic exposure adjustments in this digital editing software. By the end, you will confidently be able to achieve a correct exposure in Lightroom.  What is Exposure in Photography?  Achieving the correct exposure in photography is crucial. The exposure is dictated by the settings you put into the camera. The...Man taking a photograph on a pier during sunset
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