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Mitakon Speedmaster 85mm f/1.2: A ‘Dream’ Portrait Lens from China

ZY Optics, the Chinese company behind Mitakon and Zhongyi lenses and adapters, has announced its new Mitakon Speedmaster 85mm f/1.2 lens. It’s an …

How to Improve Your Photography on a Low Budget

Let’s be honest, photography has never been cheap, in the pre-digital age we needed to buy and process film and ironically the free digital era …

How To Build A 5-point LED Interview Set Up

Here is a quick and easy setup from Dedo Weigert Film for making a 5 point lighting setup using nothing but LED lights.<p>This is a very nice single …

10 Editing Techniques That Changed My Photography

In the digital age you as a photographer are expected to be familiar and knowledgeable with Photoshop. It can be argued back and forth if this is …

‘Should I Work For Free?’, Video Provides Helpful Tips For All Creatives

<b>Should you</b> work for free?<p><b>Photographer and filmmaker</b> Ted Forbes answers the above question in the following video, providing helpful tips for not just …

So you Want to be A Photo Journalist

Interview With Leading International Photo Journalist Stuart FreedmanEminent reportage photographer and MyPhotoSchool tutor Stuart Freedman talks …

Ten Basic Day to Day Techniques to Improve your Photography

Photography is a lifelong learning experience. Even the best of the best will tell you that they still have much to learn. This is perhaps doubly so …

5 Speedlight Flash Modifiers You Wish You Had

<i>Welcome to Time Out with Tanya, where I’ve put my fast paced graphic design career on hold in favor of adventures in motherhood. I’m capturing every</i> …

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New Zeiss Sony lenses have built-in OLED displays

There's a new line of Zeiss lenses on the way for Sony Alpha mirrorless cameras, and they come with a weird twist. The full-frame autofocus Batis lenses have built-in OLED screens that can display information like depth of field or the distance of the focal plane from the camera. Zeiss calls the …

Tip of the Day: Unlock Your iPhone by Writing Your Passcode With Your Finger

Apple’s VoiceOver feature is designed for those who are visually impaired. When the feature is turned on, a voice will let users know what is on the screen and allow them to navigate their iDevice. However, VoiceOver can also be used by anyone to unlock their iPhones by drawing their passcodes with …

7 Most Challenging Shooting Scenarios and How to Make the Best of Them

We photographers love a challenge. Whether it is contorting ourselves into strange positions to get a macro shot, or trying to soothe a screaming …

Portraits and Places: Photographing People in Their Spaces | Benjamin Heath

• <b>Portrait photography.</b> Ben will teach you how to use cameras, lighting, composition, and your subject’s personality to create a series of photographs …

A Hyperlapse Tour of Toronto’s Rapidly Changing Skyline

Toronto-based time-lapse photographer Ryan Emond has released an impressive new video that takes you on an tour of the Toronto skyline, hyperlapse …

How to Use Lightroom’s Lens Correction Controls

All lenses distort. Most have some degree of barrel distortion as well as pin cushioning. They often also have other issues such as chromatic …

The Parrot is a Teleprompter You Attach to the Front of Your Camera Lens

Want to read lines into your camera while maintaining eye-contact with your lens? The Parrot is a new teleprompter system that can help you do just …

5 Free Online Courses to Improve Your Photography

MOOCs – or massive open online courses, offer free or low-cost access to top-notch courses taught by university professors and professionals. Whether …

How to Find Interesting Images In Everyday Locations

We have all been there before, the photographer’s equivalent of writer’s block. You know what I mean, when all you have to photograph is normal …

Landscape Photography

New Image Format BPG Looks To Replace The Popular JPEG

There is a new image format called BPG (Better Portable Graphics) designed by the French programmer Fabrice Bellard and it promises to deliver better …

How to Use LAB Color in Photoshop to Remove an Unwanted Color Cast

In a recent article about the LAB colorspace, I covered the basic LAB move to enhance colors. Hopefully that gave you an idea of the power of the LAB …

Golden Hour, Any Hour: A Photographer's Guide to Faking It

It has happened to all of us. We spend countless hours planning, scheduling, and coordinating for a beautiful golden hour photo shoot only to have …

Landscape Photography

Old Glass: How to Use Old Film Lenses with New DSLR Cameras

Do you want a sharp and well built lens? Of course you do. Everyone does. Think you can’t afford great glass? Think again. You may not be looking in …

Macro Photography on a Budget

Close-up and macro photography continue to be popular with shooters of all levels. Practical applications include product detail shots, food …

Another Useful Lightroom Feature You Probably Did Not Know Existed

I feel like I'm constantly hearing about new shortcuts in Lightroom that make my workflow increasingly painless. This is one that's been around for a …

Easy Preset System for Lightroom

The Easy Preset System (EPS) is a system for creating your own presets in a systematic and visual way. We have leveraged Lightroom’s ability to stack …

Ambitious iPhone keyboard gets quick funding on Kickstarter

Next Keyboard — an app claiming to be the "perfect keyboard" for the iPhone — reached its funding goal just two days after it was launched on …

iOS App Design Bundle: Name your Own Price!

If there’s one thing the world’s most popular mobile apps have in common, it’s that they look great. Designing the perfect interface takes time and requires skill and practice – and our latest bundle includes everything you need to shape a beautiful iOS app.<p>Pay what you want for four top-notch …

Steadicam Operator Walked Backwards 7 Miles a Day for 10 Days to Film the First 24-Hour Music Video

If you’ve ever wondered to yourself what life as a Steadicam operator is like, you might want to take a look at this video.<p>Deemed a ‘Walkumentary,’ …