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Henry Anderson  |  Jun 01, 2022  |  0 comments

The point-and-shoot camera is dead? They’ve been saying that for years, especially as the popularity of smartphone photography grows and grows.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 01, 2022  |  0 comments

Easy-to-carry travel tripods are more popular than ever, as photographers have turned to mirrorless cameras and correspondingly small lenses to lighten their load. The challenge is finding an appropriately robust model that doesn’t sacrifice stability, quality and features—just to be small.

Henry Anderson  |  May 18, 2022  |  0 comments

We’ve discussed many times what the “Rule of Thirds” is in photography and why it’s such a good tool for creating visually appeally photo compositions but not everyone is a fan of the concept. In fact, some photographers think the Rule of Thirds might be ruining your images if you adhere to it too strictly.

Henry Anderson  |  Apr 28, 2022  |  0 comments

Is Instagram still a good place to share your photography or has it been taken over by annoying short-form videos, aka "reels," much like one of its main rivals, TikTok? Or to put it more bluntly, is Instagram dead as a platform for serious photographers?

Henry Anderson  |  Apr 21, 2022  |  0 comments

Not all the "truisms" you hear about photography are actually true. In fact, many of these axioms are really just myths that you should either ignore or take with a grain of salt.

Henry Anderson  |  Nov 30, 2021  |  0 comments

Do you really need an expensive camera to take great photos? That's the question portrait photographer Miguel Quiles tackles in the below video where he compares shooting with a Sony A7R IV, which retails for around $5400, with Sony's 24-70mm G Master lens vs the Sony ZV1, a compact camera that sells for just under $650.

 |  Sep 28, 2021  |  0 comments

Do you constantly worry whether your photos are getting enough likes on Instagram and elsewhere on social media? Do you find yourself always trying to create images that appeal more to a general audience than your artistic vision?

Dan Havlik  |  Oct 21, 2020  |  0 comments

Here's a thought-provoking video from Adam Karnacz of First Man Photography: is your photography fake or authentic? The crux of Karnacz' argument is that when you over-edit an image, it can sap it of its authenticity, making it nothing more than a manipulated photo illustration, not a photographic representation of a real scene.

Dan Havlik  |  Sep 03, 2020  |  0 comments

DSLRS are old. DSLRs' technology is ancient. DSLRs are dead. You've heard all these arguments before on why someone would be crazy to buy a digital SLR with its antiquated flappy mirror system today considering all the advances in the current crop of mirrorless cameras.

Deborah Sandidge  |  Aug 31, 2020  |  0 comments

I have never doubted the power of black-and-white photography, and this conviction was confirmed on a November day in Boulder, Colorado.

Dan Havlik  |  Jul 15, 2020  |  0 comments

Everyone always talks about "the rule of thirds" being the key to composing a compelling image. And yes, it is a helpful tool to get you out of the boring photo rut. But what if there was something different and more effective to help with appealing photo composition?

Dan Havlik  |  Jul 09, 2020  |  0 comments

Some people think you need a lot of expensive gear for photography, but landscape photographer Mark Denney begs to differ. In fact, he believes there are only two essential lenses you need for shooting landscapes.

Dan Havlik  |  Jul 01, 2020  |  0 comments

We've all felt this way as photographers. You start off knowing very little about photography but then with some instruction, some practice, and some simple trial and error, you start to see improvement. You may even see dramatic improvement with your photos. 

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Mar 05, 2020  |  0 comments

I’m tired of hearing people mindlessly repeating nonsensical assumptions as though they were true facts. You and I may disagree on some of these points, and that’s fine—I certainly don’t know everything. But I have been around long enough to still practice that old maxim, “Believe nothing you hear and only half of what you see,” which in a world that has a fascination with the internet becomes, “Don’t believe nothin’ ‘til you’ve checked it fer yourself.”

Deborah Sandidge  |  Mar 04, 2020  |  0 comments

On a clear, blue-sky day in Florida not long ago I was out testing neutral density (ND) filters when it occurred to me that the fact that I do that routinely was an indication of how important filters are to the kind of pictures I like to take.

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