Month: September 2020

Nikon updated its 600mm super-telephoto lens in July of 2015, replacing its “G” version with a completely brand new design and optical formula. The Nikkor 600mm f/4E FL ED VR was released with the best optical technology Nikon had at the time, including a faster autofocus motor, a magnesium alloy construction, and two fluorite elements
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If you’ve been in the world of commercial photography for a while, you might be familiar with the story of “everywhere girl,” a model who posed for a stock photoshoot in the 1990s. In the decades since, her photos have appeared throughout a vast range of marketing projects—on posters and brochures, in books, on blogs,
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Photography equipment has come a long way in recent years; staggering megapixel counts, blisteringly fast AF systems, and low-light performance that was unheard of not long ago. But in my opinion, one of the most useful and underrated advancements has been in off-camera lighting, notably portable, battery-powered strobes. Gone are the days where I hauled
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[embedded content] Cinematographer Shane Hurlbut of the Hurlbut Academy recently shared a great DIY tutorial in which he shows you how to build a giant soft box using just some foam core and a few lengths of 1×3-inch wood. The result allows you to create a large, soft light source without breaking the bank. This
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Every last Sunday of the month, we bring together a collection of easy reading articles from analytical to how-to to photo-features in no particular order that did not make our regular daily coverage. Power, Consent, and Obligations in Photography – Conscientious Photography MagazineDorothea Lange got permission from Florence Owens Thompson to photograph her and her children, but
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After announcing its plan to create this exact lens almost two months ago, Tamron has officially launched the 70-300 f/4.5-6.3 Di III RXD: the “world’s smallest and lightest telephoto zoom lens for Sony E-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras.” Admittedly, this isn’t the most exciting lens given its maximum aperture of f/6.3 at the telephoto end, but
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Ante Badzim is a minimalist photographer from Sydney, Australia. Ante’s portfolio presents a minimalist perspective of nature and human life, often incorporating natural elements like water and sand. For his work, Ante has received accolades such as Top 10 Australian Photography Photographer of the Year 2018, Blow Up Photo Award, Olympus Global Photo Cup Award,
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[embedded content] Landscape photographer Christian Möhrle of The Phlog Photography recently put together a handy compilation of his favorite tips and tricks for Adobe Lightroom Classic. Chances are good you’ll find at least one or two (and probably several more) little workflow tips that you didn’t know about. Like it or not, Lightroom Classic is
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According to market research, the number of people taking photographs around the world increased by 800% between 2005 and 2015, due in large part to the prevalence of smartphones. Today, smartphones are more powerful, mirrorless technology is better, and editing tools are smarter, making photography more accessible than ever before. These days, it doesn’t necessarily
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When shooting portraits on location, choosing the right background is critical, and just like anything in photography, there is no one size that fits all. Let’s break them down into different scenarios. I’ll use examples for each one. We go from easy-to-follow ones to trick ones that sometimes rely on some luck. Choose brighter backgrounds
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