Photography Blogs & Tutorials

It’s no secret that being a photographer, amateur or professional, can be quite expensive. We both travel and we want the latest and best equipment but we can’t always afford it all. Being selective with the equipment we choose to purchase can be wise as it’s better to spend a few dollars extra purchasing something of quality. A lot of the gear we have isn’t essential and can easily be done inside the camera itself. Let’s look at using a remote shutter release... more

Shooting film is often seen as more of a novelty these days. Once, it was just the way photography was done. For those who started off in the digital world, the idea of shooting film can feel quite alien. Understanding the different formats and the effect they can have on the image can be difficult [...]

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Google’s Pixel phone has received a lot of attention since it was announced just a few short weeks ago. This attention is most notably caused by its camera. After quite a boastful announcement, DxOMark gave it the highest score it’s ever given to a mobile device. There’s a little sample footage out there now, but [...]

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For the last 14 months I’ve been paying for CaptureOne at 12 a month (168 so far). Or, you could buy a full license for279. Either way, it is a lot of money. I’ve only just realised that as a Sony user I could have just paid for Pro at45 (50). And so can you! [...]

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When Nikon updated the 70-200mm f/2.8VR with the VRII in 2009, it was much celebrated. Finally the vignetting issues that had plagued the original for full frame/film users had been fixed. While the VRII was just as successful as its predecessor it was quite heavily slated for focus breathing issues at the long end. Now, [...]

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New travel photographers are always asking me what equipment they should invest in when first starting out. Before I get into what I believe are the basic essentials that beginners should start with, there are a few things that you’ll want to take on board first.

  1. A more expensive your camera doesnt automatically make your photos better. The camera is just a tool, and the main factors are things like composition, lighting, and technical aspects, like focus.
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All new image software that gets released wants to become your go-to software. Coming in against the world of Lightroom and Photoshop can be a tough prospect. So tough that even Apple bowed out, completely dropping Aperture from its product line. There have been one or two challengers, but nothing really has the market that [...]

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There’s been a fair bit of buzz around the new Sony RX100 V since it was announced. There’s been a lot of talk about the A6500, too. The RX100, though, sits in a couple of prettylargemarkets. There’s the ever dwindling compact camera market. The threat of mobile phones has never been greater to compacts. Somehow, [...]

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We’ve shown you a few different DIY LED light panels before, but technology and techniques evolve. LEDs are always coming out that are better, cheaper, brighter and with higher CRI than the previous generation. Photographers and videographers are now able to more easily address their needs with DIY lighting options, and oftenat a much lower [...]

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When Photoshop was first introduced to the world in 1990 it could only do the most basic of image editing tasks such as clone a selection, crop a picture, and work with some filters such as Blur, High Pass, and Sharpen. However, for its time it was incredibly advanced and the ability to work with digital pictures in this manner was practically unheard of for desktop computers, most of which were still using black and white screens. It wasn’t until late in 1994 when version 3 hit store... more