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Wesaturate Offers RAWs and JPEGs for Free Commercial Use

<i>Photo by Wesaturate user maxigladkiy</i><p>If you’ve ever struggled with finding high-quality photos for your imaging needs, there’s a new website that …

Photography

Photographing the Total Solar Eclipse: Tips from the Last One in 1991

<i>This is a guest blog post by Ellis Vener. All images and text by ©Ellis Vener are being used with permission.</i><p>Being in the path of totality during a …

Astronomy

Film or Digital? Fujifilm Film Emulsion vs Digital Blind Comparison

Lots of photographers believe that the Fujifilm film simulations on their cameras really look like film. But is that true? To put this to the test, …

Cameras

Watch How Black and White Films Are Made at the Ilford Photo Factory

<i>Screenshot taken from the video</i><p>Ilford, a long-time favorite black and white film brand with a whopping 137 years in the industry, is also a stalwart …

Photography

The New Voigtlander 40mm f2 SL II S Was Designed With Nostalgia In Mind

Photographers who like the look of Voigtlander as well the the functionality of their lenses will be pleased to know that a new Voigtlander 40mm f2 …

Cameras

10 Lifehacks For Staying Motivated and Inspired In Your Photography

<i>Featured Image screenshot from video. All credit to Jessica Whitaker.</i><p>We all remember what it was like when we found our wings in photography when you …

Lifehacks

Fujifilm’s Earnings Reports Are Looking Good Bolstered By Strong GFX, X100F, And Instax Sales

Fujifilm has released their first quarter results for this year and things are looking particularly well for the company’s imaging solutions division …

FUJIFILM

The Best Thing You Can Do as a Photographer is Put the Camera Down

I’ve had this theory in my mind for a really long time: a photographer should shoot less and instead, just concentrate on being more and more human. …

Photography

The Gripping Story of Dorothea Lange’s “Migrant Mother”

<i>Screenshot taken from the video</i><p>Many years after Dorothea Lange took her iconic “Migrant Mother” photograph in 1936, the portrait of a troubled mother …

Art

Legendary Biotar 75 F1.5 Lens Officially In Development By Oprema Jena

A while back we mentioned reports indicating that Myer Optik or Zeiss could be looking into relaunching the famed Biotar lens lineup, specifically …

Cameras

Nikon Pro Mirrorless System May Have Pellicle Based F-Mount Adapter

We have been hearing a lot on the wind about Nikon’s current ambition for launching a pro-focused mirrorless system. But one of the biggest questions …

Cameras

B&H Photo To Pay Over $3.2 Million in Discrimination Lawsuit

<i>NEW YORK, NY – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs has entered into a consent decree with B&H Foto &</i> …

U.S. Dept. of Labor

These Are The Speedlights We Recommend For Lighting Up Your Party Photography

As you have noticed lately, we have been exploring the arena of party and event photography, specifically the gear and tools needed to get great …

Portrait Photography

Review: Capture One Styles (Capture One 10, All Packs)

Presets are the lifeblood of so many photographers that don’t have a whole lot of time, and so Capture One Styles is more than a welcome entry into …

Tutorials

5 Crop Sensor Lenses With Bokeh Like Butter

There was a time when shooting with a crop sensor meant being looked down on, and in many cases that is still the case. But many of the myths about …

Cameras

Ultra Budget Bokeh: 10 Creamy Lenses That Won't Break Your Bank

We all love bokeh, after all, what’s not to like?! Actually, there is quite a bit not to like in the form of digits on the price tag. The best bokeh …

Cameras

Book Review: Gordon Laing's In-Camera (Perfect for Travel Photography)

Gordon Laing’s In-Camera book is a natural evolution of the famous website CameraLabs.com. If you’ve been doing photography for many years the way …

Photography

Telephoto Zooms Lenses For Capturing Party Shenanigans

Telephoto zooms are more popular in the party and event scene than you might think initially from the outside. These fast lenses with long-range help …

Cameras

The Secrets of Photography Hidden Within Edward Weston’s Home

<i>Featured image is a screen capture from the video. All credit to Advancing Your Photography.</i><p>Edward Weston, one of the most influential American …

Photography

Eric Kim Lays It Down: Get More Followers On Instagram

Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Instagram – Social Media. Although many of us photographers wish that these things were not as important to our …

Eric Kim

Leica M3 Stripped Down

The Leica M3 is one of the more popular Leica M cameras around even today. Indeed, they still work and many photographers reach for them because of …

Cameras

Which One? Sigma 35mm f1.4 Art vs Zeiss 35mm f1.4 Milvus Comparison

When considering the Sigma 35mm f1.4 Art vs Zeiss 35mm f1.4 Milvus lenses, it can be tough to figure out which one is right for you. They both differ …

Cameras

How to Make Money as a Landscape Photographer

One of the most difficult things to do as a landscape photographer is making money. For many, it trumps being able to figure out the perfect exposure …

Landscape Photography

Scrublands, a Series on the Lives of People Living Off-the-Grid

<i>All photographs by Antoine Bruy. Used with permission.</i><p>The idea of leaving our basic modern comforts – the Internet, our smart phones, central …

Inspiration

These In-Camera Double Exposures Are a Result of Write Issues

<b>All images by Juan Alvarez Lara. Used with permission</b><p>The world of double exposures usually yields results that are completely intentional. But in …

Photography

Documentary and Instagram Tips From Nat Geo Photographer Ira Block

Photographer Ira Block has traveled around the world and these days is both a National Geographic Photographer and a Sony Artisan. To that end, he’s …

Photography

How I Got Rid of Gear Acquisition Syndrome

I have a confession to make: I wanted all the gear years ago. My entry point was the Canon 5D Mk II many, many moons ago. I wanted loads of L glass …

Cameras

Addendum is a Street Photo Project Involving Painted Faces

<b>Photos by Aref Jdey. Used with permission</b><p>There are loads and loads of issues with street photography: one of which is the issue of someone’s rights …

Photography

The ReEdit: Culling Down 83 Images to 14 Good Ones In Adobe Lightroom

One of the biggest problems a lot of photographers have is the culling and editing process–but it's pretty simple to do in Adobe Lightroom. One of …

Photography