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Ron Leach  |  Mar 29, 2021  |  0 comments

We all love new gear, and many photographers are constantly chasing the latest innovations in cameras, lenses, and accessories. But in many cases you can capture amazing images with the gear you already own, especially if you refine your skills with a few simple tricks.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 24, 2021  |  0 comments

Conventional wisdom is that landscape photography calls for wide-angle lenses. Another “rule” is that if you shoot with long lenses a tripod is absolutely essential. But this quick tutorial takes a somewhat radical approach that you may find surprising.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Mar 19, 2021  |  0 comments

Tamron just announced the world’s first f/2.8 lens in the 17-70mm zoom range for Sony mirrorless cameras. Focusing as close as 7.5 inches and measuring just 4.7-inches long, the new zoom features advanced image stabilization that is AI-enhanced when shooting video. We tested the Tamron 17-70mm f/2.8 on Sony cameras with APS-C sensors and with Full Frame sensors. Here is what we found.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 12, 2021  |  0 comments

One question we’re frequently asked is, “Should I buy a zoom lens or a prime?” And like many age-old questions, the answer is “It depends.” To give you thoughtful response we’d want to know your budget, the type of photography you do, whether or not you frequently shoot in low-light conditions, and how much gear you’re willing to lug around in the field.

Henry Anderson  |  Mar 10, 2021  |  0 comments

One of the hardest things for beginners to understand in landscape photography is picking the right aperture. The main reason aperture selection is so confusing for newbies is that there are two schools of thought when it comes to composition, landscape pro Mark Denney explains in the below video.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 03, 2021  |  0 comments

Last week we discussed the basics of depth of field, a key concept enabling you to capture better images. Today we’ll explore the topic further, through the eyes of an experienced pro.

Kyle Long  |  Feb 26, 2021  |  0 comments

Over the years I have worked with hundreds of musicians and captured thousands of photos. While each performance is different, there are five tips that you can follow to make sure you leave with great, portfolio-worthy photos at your next concert.

Henry Anderson  |  Feb 24, 2021  |  0 comments

An ultra-wide-angle lens would seem to be a fun tool to use for landscape photography, but it comes with some inherent problems that are hard to avoid, explains landscape pro Mark Denney in the below video. When Denney switched last year from a Sony full frame camera system to a Fujifilm crop sensor camera, he ended up buying a Fujifilm 8-16mm lens, which is the equivalent to a 12-24mm lens.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 22, 2021  |  0 comments

Lens Filters were more commonly used back when everyone shot film, perhaps because some digital photographers are imbued with the notion that “You can always fix it in Photoshop.” And that’s a shame because putting a filter on your lens is an easy way to “get it right in the camera,” rather than resorting to post-processing enhancements.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 19, 2021  |  0 comments

One of the many benefits of modern mirrorless cameras is that they enable you to use vintage lenses of various brands with the use of simple and affordable adapters. So if you have an assortment of old legacy glass gathering dust, it’s possible to get started as soon as you acquire a new camera, without immediately investing in native lenses.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 15, 2021  |  0 comments

We all know that it’s ultimately the photographer—not the gear—that’s responsible for incredible images. But there’s no doubt that appropriate, quality equipment will make the process easier and more enjoyable whenever you head out into the field.

Henry Anderson  |  Feb 12, 2021  |  0 comments

One of the main questions that beginner boudoir photographers ask established pros is about their lens choices. It's something that Critsey Rowe of Couture Boudoir gets asked so often she decided to make a video about it titled "Undisputed BEST Lens for BOUDOIR Portrait Photography: Beginner Tips."

Ron Leach  |  Feb 03, 2021  |  0 comments

When heading out for a day of landscape photography, most shooters instinctively reach for a wide-angle lens. That’s because conventional wisdom dictates that capturing expansive vistas is the best way to go. Unfortunately, if you’re afflicted with this common reflex, many great photo opportunities will pass you by.

Henry Anderson  |  Feb 02, 2021  |  0 comments

Which is better: cropping your photos, zooming in with your lens, or zooming with your feet? It's another one of those age-old questions from photographers and one that Matt Granger tackles in the below video.

Henry Anderson  |  Jan 28, 2021  |  2 comments

One of the most common questions we get from beginner photographers is: What's the best lens to get started in portrait photography? Of course, there's no right answer to this question. Some beginner portrait photographers are fine with the basic kit zoom lens that came with their camera. Others want to try something higher quality.

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