Looking close-up at a black and white print – Fine Art Photography Article

Looking close-up at a black and white print Examining a 30 x 40-inch black and white print on Hahnemühle Fine Art Baryta paper Detail photograph of a junked antique Cadillac shot by Keith Dotson. I recently had the opportunity to print this photograph for a client at 30 x 40 inches on Hahnemühle Fine Art Baryta paper. I recently switched to this stock for all of my fine art prints, and I love it. I thought I’d share a few…

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The Photo Mentorship Weekly Roundup – Dec. 13, 2019 – David Molnar – Your Photography Mentor – iPhone Photography Article

The Photo Mentorship Weekly Roundup – Dec. 13, 2019 – David Molnar – Your Photography Mentor One of my favorite things is to show off The Photo Mentorship, and all the incredible things happening there.If you’re not familiar with the Photo Mentorship, it’s our exclusive photography membership that gives you unlimited access to all of my courses. Plus, you’ll receive access to our exclusive Facebook group, Lightroom preset packs, unlimited help from myself and my team of mentors, giveaway events, dedicated learning…

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Should I get the 50mm f1.4, or the f1.8? – David Molnar – Your Photography Mentor – iPhone Photography Article

Should I get the 50mm f1.4, or the f1.8? – David Molnar – Your Photography Mentor The lens so universally loved, it has its own nickname: the “nifty fifty.”ProsMost of the side-by-side shots comparing the f1.8 and the 1.4 have subtle differences, especially when you zoom in to the details in your photos. Most people will have to search for those differences, as they aren’t always obvious. These subtle differences make most hobbyists decide on the more budget-friendly f1.8.ConsA f1.8…

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Moza Slypod review | Matthew Vandeputte – Time Lapse Photography Article

Moza Slypod review | Matthew Vandeputte The Moza Slypod is the world’s first monopod and camera slider combined into one.In the below video I show you what’s in the box, what I like about the Moza Slypod, what I don’t like about it and how I would change it.Buy the Moza Slypod from this link here. Moza Slypod specsWeight: 750 grams / 1.56lbsTravel distance: 28 cm / 11 inchesMaximum load horizontal: 4 kg / 9 lbsMaximum load vertical: 9 kg…

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My London Youtube studio tour – Time Lapse Photography Article

My London Youtube studio tour London Youtube Studio tourWelcome to my latest Youtube studio tour!This is the gear I use in our new place in London.We don’t have a lot of room and I didn’t bring a ton of my filming equipment from Australia so I had to start fresh, take a minimalist approach (lol) and this is what I ended up with. Most of the links below are affiliate links. If you buy anything through them I might make…

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Lumix S1 timelapse photography review – Time Lapse Photography Article

Lumix S1 timelapse photography review The Panasonic Lumix S1 is a new 24.2MP full frame mirrorless camera featuring a dedicated timelapse mode.Is the Lumix S1 timelapse photography king? Let’s find out! I’d like to note that this camera review only talks about the Lumix S1 from the eyes of a timelapse photographer. There are many other reviews out there that talk about this camera’s video and photo functions, I’ve linked some of them throughout this post.Buy the Lumix S1 here.Panasonic…

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Amazon Mistakenly Listed Camera Bundles With 95% Discounts on Prime Day, Shipped Orders That Were Placed – Photography Article

Good deals are expected on Amazon’s Prime Day, although an error allowed for many photographers to purchase gear worth thousands of dollars for as little as around $100. One customer reported buying a $13,000 lens for $94, a whopping 99.3% discount. One eagle-eyed customer first noticed the $550 Sony a6000 and 16-50mm lens bundle on sale for just $94.50. News soon spread to bargain site Slickdeals, which saw an influx of users head straight to Amazon to take advantage of the incredible…

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Fujifilm Announces Two New Lenses: The XF 16-80mm f/4 R OIS WR and GF 50mm f/3.5 R LM WR – Photography Article

Today, Fujifilm has announced two new lenses, one for X series cameras and one for their medium format cameras: the XF 16-80mm f/4 R OIS WR and GF 50mm f/3.5 R LM WR. Check out these two new lenses!  The XF 16-80mm f/4 R OIS WR The XF 16-80mm f/4 R OIS WR looks to be a great walkaround lens with a versatile zoom range. Check out its specs: 24-120mm full frame equivalent focal length range Constant f/4 aperture One extra-low dispersion aspherical element…

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If Sensor Size Doesn’t Matter, Why Buy a Bigger One? – Photography Article

Recently Lee published a comparison between the images from several different-sized cameras and there was no apparent difference. What’s the point of buying a camera with a larger sensor then?Sensor size matters. Sometimes. You won’t have the need for a bigger sensor until you know the technical side of it and find yourself in a lot of situations you would benefit from a camera having such a sensor. The Sensor In a Nutshell While there are “by-products” from the size…

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Is the LRTimelapse Pro Timer 2.5 the best timelapse remote in the world? – Time.Lapse Photography Article

The LRTimelapse Pro Timer was first developed as a free open source DIY project by legendary LRTimelapse software developer Gunther Wegner. It was specifically designed for pro timelapse and astro photographers. I remember emailing Gunther years ago asking if I could somehow buy the completed remote as I didn’t have the means to build it myself.  Sadly, the reply was negative, however a few years later we can now finally buy the completed product! You can buy the LRTimelapse Pro Remote…

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How Much It Cost To Fix My Flooded Nikon D850 Camera – Photography Article

A couple of months ago a rogue wave destroyed my Nikon D850. Today I got back it back from Nikon and it’s been fully repaired.  If I had a little more time, I think I could have potentially fixed the camera myself. The vertical grip port on the bottom of the camera corroded and short circuited the camera. After a cleaning, the camera did come back to life but the corrosion continued and the next day the camera once again…

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Why You Need Polarizing Filters – Your Photography Mentor – iPhone Photography Article

You should add a polarizing filter to your lens anytime you’re out shooting in bright daylight, or around reflective surfaces like water or glass (or even sweaty skin!)  By cutting out the glare, a polarizing filter gives you truer colors and also increases contrast, to make your subject ‘pop! in your frame. In particular, polarizing filters really help create darker and more dramatic skies when you’re shooting landscapes, and at the same time, controls your highlights so you don’t blow…

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The Samyang 85mm f/1.4 Versus the Sony 85mm f/1.4 – Photography Article

Sony’s 85mm f/1.4 is a fantastic lens… but you could save $1,100 if you buy the Samyang version.  85mm lenses are believed by many to be the ultimate portrait lens. It’s the right length to keep you a reasonable distance from your subject without producing too much distortion while producing ultra-sharp images with beautiful bokeh. In the video above and the post below, we will be comparing Sony’s $1,800 85mm lens to Samyang’s $700.  Features The Sony 85mm f/1.4 has more features…

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Sony Announces the New Alpha 7R IV: A Proper Rival to Medium Format – Photography Article

For many photographers, having a high-resolution camera is a must. For some time now the Canon 5DSR was the highest resolution full-frame camera on the market. Sony has now one-upped it with their latest announcement the new Sony a7R IV. As someone who shoots with both Sony and Canon, I have to say I’m really excited about this new camera.  Several times during the presentation Sony mentioned medium format and described how the a7R IV offers results rivaling such cameras.…

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Can the Cheapest MacBook Pro Keep Up With Professional Demands? – Photography Article

The MacBook Pro is the standard workhorse laptop of choice for the vast majority of photographers and videographers, but depending on the configuration you select, it can become a bit pricey. However, Apple makes some lower-priced versions of the laptop, and you might be surprised by what they can handle. This great video will show you just what the cheapest MacBook Pro can do.  Coming to you from Jonathan Morrison, this great video examines the cheapest MacBook Pro on the market…

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Are Nikon Mirrorless Cameras Ready for Wedding Photography? – Photography Article

As Nikon continues to push into the mirrorless market, the Z 6 and Z 7 are finding their way into the hands of more and more photographers. Wedding photography is one of the most demanding of all genres, and many Nikon shooters are wondering if the cameras are up to the task. This great video review seeks to answer that exact question. Coming to you from Taylor Jackson, this excellent review takes a look at the Nikon Z 6 and Z…

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Why I Got Rid of My Photography Gear, Revisited – Photography Article

I had everything I could ever need, all the dream gear. Broncolor lighting, the latest professional Canon cameras and all the faster canon lenses. I had the latest Apple laptop, tethering equipment, software, c-stands, tripods, light modifiers, Polaroid cameras, all the gear I could have ever dreamed of. I had it all, and at that time it was good—better than good, it was extraordinary. So why did I later decide to get rid of everything I worked so hard to…

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500px Blog » Top cameras and lenses for different styles of photography – Photography Article

The last few years have brought a wave of transformation in the field of digital photography, from the emergence of high-quality smartphone cameras to the mirrorless revolution. With so many options available to rent or buy, it’s an exciting time to be a photographer. Trends come and go, but great cameras and lenses stick around and leave their mark. Here’s a look at just eight pieces of gear that prove their worth time and again. If your specialty is landscape…

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What Can You Accomplish With a Barebones DSLR? – Photography Article

Professional photography gear has become good enough to handle almost any situation you can throw at it. But how about budget gear? This great video takes a look at how far you can push a basic DSLR and kit lens and if it can stand up to the demands of a professional photographer.  Coming to you from DP Review and featuring Nigel Danson, this awesome video follows Danson as he works with a Canon SL3 DSLR and kit lens. The SL3 is…

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4 Ways To Avoid Loss And Fraud When Buying Used Camera Gear Online – Photography Article

[Total: 0    Average: 0/5] Many prospective buyers approach the used camera gear market with a great degree of trepidation, especially when it comes to purchasing online. This anxiety is understandable — no one wants to get scammed or waste their money. There are, however, a few key points to remember that can keep you safe and help you get the best bang for your buck when buying used camera equipment online. Claim Your Free Camera Craft Cheat Sheet Print…

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How Useful Is an External Field Monitor for Stills Photographers? – Photography Article

I’ve watched with interest as videographers use external small monitors attached to their DSLR or mirrorless cameras. I could see the advantages: the larger screen, the ability to see vectorscopes, histograms, and the variety of focus tools available. At the same time, I wondered if a monitor would enhance my landscape and nighttime photography, so I took the plunge, and here are my findings. Based on recommendations, I got hold of a SmallHD 5″ monitor. I thought anything larger, like a…

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How Good Is the Eye Autofocus on the Nikon Z 6 and Z 7? – Photography Article

Nikon recently brought eye autofocus to the Z 6 and Z 7 mirrorless cameras, a feature that many photographers rely on to help them get the shot, particularly when shooting at wider apertures with narrow depth of field. How good is Nikon’s implementation of the popular feature? This great video answers that question. Coming to you from DP Review, this excellent video shows the ins and outs of the new eye autofocus feature on the Nikon Z 6 and Z…

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Four Extra Features Enabled by Using RF Lenses With Canon Mirrorless Cameras – Photography Article

In addition to being quite optically stunning, Canon’s new RF lenses add some helpful features that allow you both to customize your workflow and make shooting easier. This excellent video details four features enabled by shooting with RF lenses and a Canon mirrorless camera. Coming to you from ZY Productions, this great video shows four features enabled when using RF lenses with Canon mirrorless cameras. Canon’s addition of the control ring is pretty neat, as it allows you to map a range…

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Versatile and Sharp: A Review of the Tamron 35-150mm f/2.8-4 Di VC OSD Lens – Photography Article

The Tamron 35-150mm f/2.8-4 Di VC OSD lens offers a highly functional focal length range with wider apertures than we normally see in high zoom ratio designs. In addition, it’s quite affordable, making it an interesting prospective lens for quite a few photographers, especially those who do not want to carry multiple lenses. Check out this helpful review to see if it’s right for you.  Coming to you from the The Phantom Photographer, this great video review takes a look at the Tamron 35-150mm…

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Sigma Is Producing a High-Resolution Camera With a Unique Sensor Next Year – Photography Article

Sigma just introduced the fp, a remarkably small full frame mirrorless camera, but it seems the company is only just getting started. Next year, they’ll be releasing a high-resolution mirrorless camera that takes advantage of a niche sensor technology that produces very sharp images. If you’re ever shot with any of Sigma’s cameras that use a Foveon sensor, you know that they produce stunningly sharp images. The Foveon sensor is fundamentally different from the more standard Bayer sensor. Whereas the…

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Why Your Intel Computer Just Got Beaten – Photography Article

For videographers and photographers, a good computer can mean the difference between struggling and success during post-processing. A combination of announcements means your Intel powered computer is no longer the best tool for the job. As you’ve certainly seen, if you’ve read any tech news recently, AMD has released new processors. AMD’s 3rd generation Ryzen chips, including the 3900x, 3800x, and 3700x offer a number of key advancements for digital content producers. The launch of these highly acclaimed chips couldn’t…

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A to Z of Photography: Inge Morath and Minolta – Photography Article

With M we reach a significant milestone in the A to Z of Photography as this is the halfway mark. So far “Bronica and Burtynsky” and “Fujifilm” have been the most read with the “Family of Man” and “Image Stabilization and Into the Jaws of Death” languishing at the bottom of the popularity charts! Onwards then to Inge Morath and Minolta. Inge Morath Inge Morath was born in 1923 to Austrian parents who, as scientists, worked in various laboratories across…

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Syrp Genie Mini II timelapse motion control device – Time.Lapse Photography Article

Syrp Genie Mini II New Zealand based timelapse hardware manufacturer Syrp has released the Genie Mini II, the second version of the popular Genie Mini. The Genie Mini II is a hockey puck sized smart device that allows you to move your camera very slowly (either panning or tilting). Buy the Genie Mini II here: https://geni.us/djOxf It connects to your phone via Bluetooth and works with the Genie II app. Watch the video below for an overview of all its…

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This Rare Lens Is the ‘Finest f/1.2 Ever Made’ and Produces Incredibly Sharp Results – Photography Article

Photographer Mathieu Stern has collaborated with popular YouTuber Irene Rudnyk to take some portraits using a rare f/1.2 lens. The pair took portraits with the Konica 57mm f/1.2, often referred to as the finest of its kind ever to be made. “Really fast, I realized that at f/1.2, this lens is way sharper than the other f/1.2 lenses I tried,” says Stern. A manual focus lens, Stern notes the Konica 57mm f/1.2 is a heavy lens and is best suited…

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Why I Purchased the Fujifilm GFX 100 – Photography Article

Cameras don’t always come cheap, but when you find the right fit for your style and your business model, value isn’t always only about the sticker price. You already know the specs. Well, at least you likely know one spec. It’s right there in the name, after all. The Fujifilm GFX 100 has a whopping 100 MP medium format sensor (102 MP actually), a number that seemed beyond comprehension when I started my photography career all those years ago with a 10…

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