She Dies Tomorrow: An Interview With Cinematographer Jay Keitel

She Dies Tomorrow has been celebrated for its unsettling sensibilities and unorthodox filmmaking techniques. Independent Spirit Award-nominated cinematographer Jay Keitel's work on the film is one of the main factors in the film's moody success. I recently had the chance to ask Keitel a series of questions about his approach to filmmaking on She Dies Tomorrow.

How Do You Approach an Unfamiliar Location?

New locations can be challenging for all of us. How you approach them can make the difference between a successful image or a frustrating day. This excellent video tutorial features a photographer discussing his approach to working at a new location.

A Beginner's Guide to Crop Factor in Photography

One of the most fundamental but frequently misunderstood concepts in photography is crop factor, or how different sensor sizes relate to each other. If you are new to photography and not sure of how crop factor works, this excellent video will get you up and running in no time.

3 Fresh Tips for Spring Landscape Photography

If winter is the season of monochrome, spring is the season of color. Spring, following a season of coma-like dormancy, reminds us that we inhabit a miraculous living organism. We are reminded that our planet is a colorful one. Absence, indeed, makes the heart grow fonder.

Everything You Need to Know About Aperture

Of the many things you have to learn about in photography, aperture is by far one of the most important and fundamental to the way your images will look. If you are new to photography, this excellent video tutorial will show you everything you need to know about aperture to take better creative and technical control of your images.

A Five-Step Process to Shooting Moody Landscape Photos

A lot of landscape photos are vibrant, bright, and bursting with color, light, and life, but of course, that is not the only way to create a compelling image. Moody landscapes can be just as eye-catching, and this awesome video tutorial will show you a five-step process to creating them.

Helpful Tips for Better Drone Photos

Consumer drones have made remarkable strides in the last few years, and it is now possible to get professional image quality from affordable devices, opening entirely new perspectives and creative possibilities to photographers. If you are new to working with a drone, this great video tutorial will give you some helpful tips on settings and editing to get the best possible images.

10 Fun Spring Photography Ideas

Spring is here, and with the weather warming up and the outdoor world coming to life, there are numerous fun photography opportunities waiting for you. This great video will show you 10 ideas for springtime photography across a variety of genres.

Fujifilm GFX 100s Versus Sony Alpha 1: Image Quality Comparison

For those of you that enjoy extreme levels of pixel peeping, you're in for a treat. A recent video compares the image and video quality between the Sony Alpha 1 and the Fujifilm GFX 100s. Although both cameras sit in slightly different categories, it's interesting to see how both camera systems compare against one another.

Is Your Photography Website Doing Its Job?

If you want to make money as a photographer, one of the most important aspects of your business is your website. It is where most of your clients will first see your work and how they will contact you to hire you. Is yours doing its job properly? This great video discusses what clients look for in a website and what you can do to make yours better.

A Year With the Fujifilm X-T4 Mirrorless Camera

Now several generations in, the Fujifilm X-T series has become highly refined, powerful, and respected by a wide range of photographers and filmmakers for its ability to competently tackle a wide range of scenarios despite its compact and portable size. How does it hold up in the long-term? This great video review discusses what you can expect.

Why the Influx of Amateurs Is Not Killing the Industry

Cameras have become so dumbed down in recent years that pretty much anyone can take great shots with even an iPhone or an entry-level camera. Here’s why you do not need to worry about the explosion of mediocre photography impacting your business.

How To Capture Incredible Water Droplet Photos

Water droplets are a lot of fun to capture, but it can be tricky to time the shot and light the scene. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to get started and create your own version of this classic shot.

What Does $30,000 in Sony Gear Get You?

If you are not keeping an eye on what you're putting in your cart, camera gear can quickly become jaw-droppingly expensive. Still, at those top-tier prices, you can get some absolutely spectacular equipment, and it is awfully fun to see what it can do. This neat video shows what $30,000 spent on Sony's best camera and two best lenses gets you in terms of performance and image quality.

A Guide to Photographing the May Lunar Eclipse

In 2021, one of the astronomical targets you may want to challenge your photo skills on is the lunar eclipse occurring on May 26 (the evening of May 25-26). While lunar eclipses are generally not hard to see, since half the world can see the moon at any instant, not everyone can see the full extent of the approximately three-hour event. For this one, Pacific Ocean hemisphere residents are favored, but the west coast of the U.S. gets to see totality followed by the still partially eclipsed moon set opposite the sunrise.

How to Use Photoshop's Sky Replacement Tool and Add Your Own Skies

Photoshop recently implemented an automated sky replacement feature that drastically cuts down on the time and effort that goes into what was once a tedious task. This excellent video tutorial will show you both how to use the tool for the best results and how to add your own skies to the library.

10 Helpful Tips for Photographing Trees

Trees can be a fantastic and bountiful subject for landscape photography work, but often, they are far more intimate than the wide views you might normally work with, which can present its own set of challenges. If you are interested in photographing trees, this fantastic video tutorial will give you 10 helpful tips to create better photos.

50 Non-Photography Items You Might Want To Carry in Your Camera Bag

Everyone has a pocket or two in their camera bag filled with odds and ends that they might find useful. If you’re the type of photographer that travels a lot or is often on-location you’ve probably developed a list of non-photographic items for various scenarios, based on your own experiences. Here is a list of all the things that can be found in my camera bags.

A Review of the Sony FE 35mm f/1.4 GM Lens

A wide-aperture 35mm lens is by far one of the most popular choices for a huge range of genres and needs, offering a wide but still relatively neutral focal length combined with a lot of light-gathering and subject-isolating power. Sony's FE 35mm f/1.4 GM offers the company's best optics in such a lens, and this excellent video review takes a look at it and the kind of performance you can expect from it in practice.