With all the excitement in recent weeks about the release of the new Nikon mirrorless camera and its homage to the history of a great camera company, I thought I would take a moment to look back at the evolution of the Fujifilm X100 series into its current form and talk about why it still isn’t truly a mature camera.
There are plenty of ways in which video and photography technique overlap. One of my favorite ways to increase interest is to add things in the foreground, and with video, this can really add a lot of motion to the scene via a parallax type effect, while for photography, it can add depth.
All I’ll say, is that I owned the original a7 and it kinda sucked. Is Nikon going to get it right the “first” time? Or will next week's supposed announcement of the Z-series cameras begin a long cycle of trying to one up themselves while trying to keep up with the major mirrorless players?
Most landscape and cityscape photographers prefer to have images that are void of tourists, traffic, and other distracting elements in their scenes. One way to remove these eye sores is to meticulously clone them out in Photoshop, but what if there was a way to get a scene to look empty with a single exposure all in camera? Today I explore using a 15 stop neutral density filter for the first time.
Although the Sony a9 takes direct aim at the flagship bodies of both Canon and Nikon, one of the most prominent issues has been the lack of wide-aperture super-telephoto lenses. The Sony FE 400mm f/2.8 GM OSS directly addresses that need, and this great video offers a first look at it.
Long telephoto glass can quickly get very expensive, but luckily, in the past few years, we've seen an influx of 150-600mm lenses at affordable prices. Today only, you can get a great deal on the Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary Lens in Nikon F or Canon EF mounts.
By now, everyone within the EU has witnessed the effects of the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on the Internet. One festival held in the Netherlands has come up with an unconventional way to try to combat the issue of attendees wishing to not have their photo taken.
When you get into more complex and involved edits in Photoshop, it can be a bit daunting to try to remember everything you did and in what order you did it all. This awesome video will show you how to have Photoshop generate a detailed written report of each step you take.
When it comes to portrait lenses, the Nikon 105mm f/1.4 is possibly one of the best choices. At the time of its release, it was the first of its kind and was met with much praise. Since then, however, Sigma released their own version of this lens and many, including myself, wanted to know which lens is actually better.
There are very few people who haven't heard of Stanley Kubrick, as he was one of the most influential and successful directors of all time. But before he ever made a film, Kubrick got his start as a photographer, and this great video talks about how that influenced his career.