Rob Sonneveld

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Here’s Something Every Photographer Needs to Hear

<i>SLR Lounge</i> recently published this 8-minute video on 10 ways you can light and shoot the same scene. But it’s the short monologue at the end, …

Boost Your Autofocus Speed with Victoria Will’s Simple Back-Button Focus Technique (VIDEO)

Victoria Will is an accomplished New York-based photographer specializing in celebrity portraiture and lifestyle photography, and she utilizes an …

Tutorials

Malick Sidibé, photographer – obituary

Malick Sidibé, who has died aged 80, was the first African photographer to gain international acclaim; with his celebratory images of Mali’s youth in the mid-20th century he captured a wave of positivity as their country shifted from French colonial rule to independence.<p>Before Sidibé the …

Art

Richard Forster: Levittown review – little boxes remade with love

De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea It took 17 minutes to erect a Levittown prefab: 70 years later, Richard Forster has spent months painstakingly resurrecting that American Dream in pencil<p>You know Levittown, you’ve seen it in the movies: thousands of neat little houses radiating out across the …

Literature

Leica Survives the Digital Shift

Camera maker struggled with the death of film, but now it has a lucrative niche: digital, retro cameras<p>Germany’s Leica Camera, the inventor of the 35mm film camera, has a new niche with digital, retro models. Its cameras today have digital insides, not rollers for film, and sell for at about $6,500 …

Cameras
Humanities
Humanities

Photographer Beth Moon Spent 14 Years Hunting for the World’s Most Ancient Trees

“Portraits of Time” is a series of photographs showing the oldest and most majestic trees on the face of the Earth. Photographer Beth Moon traveled …

Digital Age

The Magic of Trading, or: How I Got a $2,100 Canon 85mm f/1.2L II for Just $145

I got a $2,100 Canon 85mm f/1.2L for $145 earlier this year. To be honest, it was more like $145 plus a couple trips to Starbucks, but it was still a …

Comparing the Optics of the $40 Yongnuo 50mm f/1.8 and the $125 Canon 50mm f/1.8 II

I recently did a simple review that compared Yongnuo’s new $40 clone of the Canon 50mm f/1.8 II. Today I will dive a little deeper into how the two …