Michael Long

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135mm Portrait Lenses Compared: Which One is Best For You?

<i>The 135mm lenses is a fantastic offering for many photographers</i><p>The 135mm lens has started to grow more in popularity as a portrait lens option for …

FUJIFILM

Capture Stunning Photos using Selective Focus

For many, spring is finally beginning to emerge and the earth is coming back to life. The flowers and plant life of spring are perfect for practicing …

Landscape Photography

How to Extensively Stretch the Background of Your Images

We all have photos that we wish had a wider composition, either because we didn’t own the right lens or because we saw new potential for it in …

Tutorials

4 Post-Processing Mistakes Made by Beginners

Everyone goes through stages in photography. We start making snap shots, move up to making more thoughtful images, and then we start thinking about …

Everything Bokeh Photo Contest Winners

Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best photos showing the bokeh effect in the Everything Bokeh Photo contest with chances to win …

How to Get the Most Out of Your Camera

Not sure why your images aren't quite what you want them to be?Well, it might be because your camera isn't set up to allow you to take shots quickly …

The Power of RAW on the iPhone

I take a lot of photos. Usually, I pack either a Sony a7R II or a Leica M — two cameras with massive sensors and brilliant lenses. But lately, I’ve …

Mobile Photography

The Photo Basics Series (Very popular series of blog posts for new photographers)

Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned.The photo basics series is a …

How to edit raw images in 5 simple steps

<b>James Paterson gives his top tips for editing raw photographs</b><p>Camera makers expect the raw photographer to want to make their own choices when it …

Tutorials

HOW TO MAKE BETTER PHOTOS

Dear friend, Here are some distilled ideas on how to make better photos, after about 10 years of distilled information/knowledge (from age 18-29). 1. …

6 Lessons I’ve Learned After Shooting All the Expensive Cameras

Dear friend, I want to write you a letter about the lessons I’ve learned after shooting pretty much all the expensive cameras out there. 1. If your …

Flash Photography for Beginners: Intro to Off-Camera Flash

Last week, I posted an article about how to create amazing portraits with on-camera flash. My hope was to help anyone who was on the fence about …

Communicate

Hasselblad X1D Review: An Expensive Gadget or a Worthy Performer?

Of all the cameras that sit in my camera bag, the Hasselblad X1D is the one camera that I never expected to purchase.<p>But, after my Hasselblad H5 went …

Cameras

Flash Photography for Beginners: How to Take Amazing Portraits With On-Camera Flash

Shooting with flash can seem daunting at times, but it also opens up a whole new world of possibilities to take some truly epic photos that just …

Shutter Speed

Which Sony a9 Feature Will Make Pros Switch?

Sony’s recently announced full-frame flagship a9 is a game changer for mirrorless systems. Designed to compete directly against the Canon EOS 1D X …

Full Frame vs. Crop Sensor Camera: Which One is Best For You?

If you're considering an upgrade from your current camera to something newer, one of the considerations you might need to make is whether a full …

Look at What You Can Do with Canon Lenses Featuring Built-in Macro Lite LED Flash Units (VIDEO)

Canon has two innovative lenses that incorporate built-in LED “Macro Lites” on either side of the front element, the EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM for …

How to Make a Timelapse Video: A Beginner’s Guide

A video is made up from 25 single photos per second, that, when placed back-to-back, trick our mind into seeing motion. But what would happen if we …

Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 Review

Review and conclusions based on use with Firmware v1.0. A list of the changes added in firmware v2.0 is included and we hope to test these features …

Cinematography

If you’re the proud owner of a new DSLR (or thinking of getting one), this guide is for you. There are a lot of knobs and buttons on that thing, and we’re here to tell you our top tips for getting to...

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DSLR Cameras

Apple Clips is great: here's how to use it - CNET

<b>The Good</b> Deep editing controls and effects. Impressive voice-transcribing autocaptioning works really well. Uploads to apps like Instagram, YouTube and Facebook. Included soundtracks are fun. It's free.<p><b>The Bad</b> Only makes square videos. Menu layouts can be a little confusing to learn at first. Audio …

10 tips and tricks for Apple's new Clips app

Apple on Thursday released Clips, a video app that's a mix between Snapchat's playful aspect and iMovie's editing prowess. CNET's Scott Stein has been using the app for a few days now and loves the captioning tools. You can read his full review here.<p>As is the case with most video-oriented apps, you …

Apps

These are the 10 Best Mirrorless Cameras of 2017

Shopping around for a new camera is an exciting venture, but it can also give you headaches.If you haven’t made up your mind about a system yet, that …

A beginner’s guide to window treatments

Until recently, I didn’t pay much attention to window treatments. My dad, who builds houses, doesn’t care for them, so we always had bare windows growing up. When I set out on my own, moving from apartment to apartment, I adopted whatever shades or blinds came with the place. It felt silly to …

6 Tips For Getting The Most Out of Your Fujifilm X Pro2

When moving over to a new camera, especially when moving from a completely different system, there is always a bit of a learning curve while you …

Batteries

Used Sony Alpha A7R II

Used Sony A7 II Compact System Camera

<b>Sony Alpha A7 II</b><p><i>The well made Sony Alpha A7 Mark II Digtal SLR Camera combines a full frame sendor and compact body.</i><p>The Sony Alpha A7 Mark II Digital …

Getting out of Auto: Understanding the metering modes on your camera

Metering modes allow a camera to determine how much light there is in any given scene, and how much there should be. However, the way the modes …

Cameras

6 Travel Photography Accessories To Bring On Your Next Trip

You’re headed out on your next adventure, and you want to come back with lots of great photos. But, camera and lenses aside, what gear should you …

Landscape Photography

15 Humor Books That Are Capable Of Literally Making You Laugh Out Loud

From short stories and poetry, to comics and memoirs!