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This is a Giant Fujinon XA55 Broadcast Lens on a Tiny Panasonic GH4

What do you get if you mount a giant $60,000 broadcast lens to a tiny mirrorless camera? That’s what YouTube user SirJonnyCargo recently set out to …

Cameras

Shooting Weddings with a $20 CCTV Lens

A while back, I came across an article about using a super cheap CCTV lens. The results to me looked something like a Voigtlander f/0.95 but for a …

Stop Wind Noise on Your Camera with a $2 DIY ‘Dead Cat’ Windscreen

In video productions, microphones are often covered with a synthetic fur cover that’s commonly referred to as a “dead cat” or “windmuff.” The hairs …

Videography

Top 5 Tips for Lighting a Wedding by Photographer Ryan Brenizer

Here’s a 10-minute video in which well-known wedding photographer Ryan Brenizer shares 5 of his top tips for lighting in wedding photography. He …

Photography

Your Light Problems, Illuminated at Last

We’ve gathered up your most pressing light issues and found the perfect solutions for them. Dare we say we shed light on the situation? Oh yeah, we …

Wedding Photography Tips | Film vs Digital Wedding Photography with Karen Hill

If you’re in the aviation community, particularly military but not necessarily, you’ll know that the older, more experienced flyers love to sit …

Photography

12 Steps to Successly Promote your Photography on Instagram

If you’re reading this and are interested in digital photography, chances are you’re a user of Instagram, the current goliath of social media in …

7 Things I Learned from Shooting My First Wedding

My name is Oliver Ruffus, and recently I had the experience of shooting my very first wedding. I’d like to give back to the photography community by …

Weddings

How Getting the Foreground Right Can Make Your Outdoor Photographs Pop

Photography is about representing a three dimensional scene in a two dimensional image. When we first start to use a camera, we tend to fixate on our …

Seeing in Depth of Field: A Simple Understanding of Aperture

Photography can be simply defined as: painting with light. When you are painting with light, you are creating a story in a split second. That’s what …

ShutterSpots is an App for Finding Photo Hotspots Near You

Want to find the sweetest photo locations near where you are? There’s a new app that can point you in the right direction. It’s called ShutterSpots, …

Achieving Black Backgrounds in Macro Photos

One of the most important aspects of fine art macro photography is capturing a non-distracting background so your subject stands out. I tend to like …

How To Protect Your Rights As a Photographer in the Modern World

In today’s society, it seems that no knowledge is more prudent for photographers to learn than the rights of themselves and their photographs. Here …

U.S. Dept. of Energy

44 Tips to Improve Your Photography

<i>In this article, New York-based photographer Todd Vorenkamp shares 44 helpful tips you can use to improve the quality of your photography.</i><p><b>1. Shoot</b> …

How to Survive as a Photographer in Today’s Industry

There was a time in which anyone who could light a photo well was of value, but those people are of no value anymore, says artist rep Maren Levinson. …

Photography

Directing Video – The Photographer’s Perspective

Michael Grecco fell in love with photography as a kid during summer camp. Like most analog photographers, he was enthralled by the magic of watching …

Photography

Demystifying Shutter Speed

One of the most crucial factors of making any photograph is the selection of the shutter speed. It is not always an easy task to decide what shutter …

Digital Photographer

Photography

The Olympus 75mm f/1.8 is Expensive Because It’s Worth It.

The first Olympus 75mm f/1.8 m4/3 lens arrived today, courtesy of Tyler’s connections with the King of Siam or wherever it is he gets these things. I …

What it Takes to Go Pro - Lessons from 10 Professional Photographers

I asked 10 experienced professional photographers to reflect on the early days of their careers – from finding their first clients, to marketing …

Dramatic Beauty Tutorial Part 2: Preparing Your Image for Retouching Using Lightroom and Camera Raw

In Part 1 of our Dramatic Beauty Portrait Tutorial, we looked at the lighting setup, gear breakdown, and shooting of our dramatic beauty shoot. In …

Bokeh and Portraits: Why I Just Don't Care

Pull up almost any lens review these days and one of the primary attributes people are judging is the oh-so-important bokeh. Purchases are made and …

Living Rooms

The 5 Keys to Doing Large Photography Projects

Not long ago, a few friends of mine and I started a small video production in order to try out the success of this business in our country. We needed …

Communication Skills

How to Make the Mundane Look Good in Photography

We often think of photography in two ways, photographing things that are beautiful, or documenting reality, which is often the anthesis to beautiful. …

Landscape Photography

Things to Consider Besides Gear

It’s very easy to think that a new camera or a new lens is the answer to a photographic impasse. I have, on many occasions, scrolled through …

Editing Skin Tones in Adobe Lightroom

Model: Asta Paredes<p>We’ve done a couple of tutorials on how to edit skin tones and make them look better in Adobe Lightroom, but today we’re sharing a …