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Review: Bashert Jewelry Leica Shutter Release Buttons

<i>Fujifilm and Leica camera owners may really appreciate the Bashert Jewelry Leica Shutter Release buttons.</i><p>Though they may seem like just jewelry, the …

Cameras

Hadi Asgari's Technique Makes Landscapes Look Like Paintings

<i>All images by Hadi Asgari. Used with permission</i><p>Getting landscape photos to look different from much of what’s out there often requires some creative …

Photography

How Photographers Can Use Hard Light for Beautiful Portraits

<i>Screenshot image from the video by Adorama on hard light</i><p>In some of the previous video tutorials we shared, we were told that a soft light setup is …

Portrait Photography

I'm Unashamedly a Photographer Suffering from Gear Acquisition Syndrome

I’m an amateur photo-hobbyist living in Tokyo, Japan. I picked up photography around 3 years ago, thinking I could jump into a new realm of the world …

Cameras

Irene Rudnyk Shares Her First Large Format Camera Experience

<i>Sreenshot image from the video by Irene Rudnyk on Large Format cameras</i><p>Surely, anyone who’s a fan of traditional photography today certainly has large …

Photography

Get The Tilt-Shift Effect In Your Photos - Digital Photo Magazine

<i>Lofoten Islands, Norway. This image of a fishing village shows the miniaturization effect using a Nikon PC-E Micro-NIKKOR 45mm ƒ/2.8D tilt-shift</i> …

Tutorials

The Professional Photographer's Introduction to Wireless Flash

Like many photographers, I worked for a time as an assistant in a studio, where one of my most important tasks was to follow behind (or in front of, …

Portrait Photography

Watch How Handcrafted Wooden Wet Plate Cameras are Made

<i>Screenshot image from the video by Dieter Schneider’s video on wooden wet plate cameras</i><p>It’s always entertaining to watch how things are being made, …

Photography

Sample Images: Rokinon SP 85mm f1.2 (Canon EF)

We’re in the middle of reviewing the Rokinon SP 85mm f1.2 lens–which is one of the company’s new high end lens offerings. Rokinon’s build quality has …

Cameras

The Perfect Debut

<i>Photo by Chris X Carroll</i><p>It was the perfect opportunity—shooting a cover and an ad campaign for a novel, where the client asked if we could “shoot a …

Photography

Speed Magny Turns Nikon F cameras to an "Instant" Nikon

<i>Screenshot image from the Speed Magny 45 video by Doug Bardwell</i><p>From the 1960s to the 1980s, photographers who wanted to check their lighting or churn …

Nikon

Because You Asked: We Are No Longer Part of the Great NYC Film Photography Meetup

<i>It’s an illegal event with no permit</i><p>Hey folks, as many of you knew, we were a part of the great NYC film photography meetup happening this month. But …

Apparently

The "Taz Cam" Polaroid Camera Will Tug at Your Millennial Heart

<i>When you use the Taz Cam, be sure to spin around in place as fast as you can</i><p>If you grew up in the late 80s and early 90s, you probably will remember …

Photography

Thanks Adobe! There Are Two Different Versions of Adobe Lightroom CC

<i>You’re going to want to pay attention if you use Adobe Lightroom</i><p>Today, Adobe is introducing brand new versions of Adobe Lightroom entitled Adobe …

Adobe

Review: Adobe Lightroom Classic CC (Apple iMac)

<i>The New Adobe Lightroom Classic CC has surely improved, but it could still do much more</i><p>In light (pun intended) of the new changes that Adobe is …

Adobe

The New Phottix Juno Transceiver Flash Will Work With Most Cameras

<i>The brand new Phottix Juno can come with an Ares II transmitter for only $149.99</i><p>It’s been awhile since we’ve heard or seen anything from Phottix, but …

Portrait Photography

The Definitive Step by Step Guide on How to Be a Photographer

Every photographer needs to start somewhere. And one of the biggest things that people don’t understand is the answer to the question “What makes …

Cameras

The Zeiss Milvus 25mm f1.4 May Make Landscape Photographers Drool

<i>The Zeiss Milvus 25mm f1.4 lens expands the Milvus lineup even further</i><p>Zeiss had a runaway hit with their Zeiss Milvus 35mm f1.4 lens, and I only …

Photography

Manny Ortiz on Two Must-Have Portrait Lenses for Portrait Photographers

<i>Screenshot image from the video by Manny Ortiz</i><p>So, you’ve decided to focus on portrait photography and want to start putting together a gear setup …

Portrait Photography

First Impressions: HP ZBook x2 Tablet for Creative Professionals

<i>The HP ZBook x2 seems to be a very big Apple competitor for creative professionals</i><p>When HP called me into a meeting, I didn’t at all think that they’d …

Laptops

Cody Schultz: I Was Going to Be a Landscape Photographer

<i>All images and text by Cody Schultz. Used with permission.</i><p>I am Cody Schultz, a landscape photographer who specializes in creating beautiful works of …

Photography

Film Photography Matters Because Black and White Still Matters

<i>There is a whole generation of photographers who still haven’t experienced film photography</i><p>At a time where photography has evolved in leaps and …

Photography

The Complete Photography Bundle 2017: The Catch You Need To Know

<i>Only a little bit of time left for the 5Day Deal</i><p>Okay, so as we have mentioned before, the best deal on photography education, tools, and software …

Photography

HUAWEI Mate 10/10Pro Feature Dual Leica Lenses With F1.6 Aperture

<i>The HUAWEI Mate 10 has a Leica Lens on It</i><p>HUAWEI is joining in on the fake bokeh game with their latest updates to the Mate phone line. Officially …

Tablets

Tom Bradley's Surreal Portraiture Explores His Relationship with Dhaka

<i>All images by Tom Bradley. Used with permission.</i><p>My name is Tom Bradley. I was brought up in London, where I’m generally based, but I spend much of …

Photography

Why Shooting Large Format Makes it So Hard to Go Back to 35mm

After shooting 35mm for a number of years I was intrigued by the higher resolution, and richer images produced by medium format cameras. I was a …

Photography

Cheap Photo: Fujifilm's Crazy Fall Savings Are Now Live!

<i>Fujifilm camera owners will get a lot of savings if you act soon!</i><p>Fujifilm just launched their fall savings, and that means some major deals on their …

Cameras

The Yashica Y35 Could Come With Metal Body, Larger Sensor

The Yashica Y35 has been receiving a whole lot of traction and updates as of late, with the team behind the project being very responsive to comments …

Cameras

I'm Back Gives Old School Film Cameras a Digital Back

<i>I’m Back: A digital camera back for your old school film camera.</i><p>A new Kickstarter called I’m Back is finding a way to give old school film cameras …

Cameras