A Portrait Shoot with a Lensbaby Composer Pro and Sweet 80 Optic – Photography Article

I shot a full portrait session using a Lensbaby Composer Pro II with Sweet 80 Optic. Here’s how it went… Helpful Hearsay For years I had only delivered work for clients, something which is imperative for paying the bills. But what I found was that years of shooting for someone else had really stunted my creativity. Someone pointed out to me that I needed to shoot for me as well as my clients. They told me that it would help…

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Meike MK-MT24 is a Solid and Affordable Wireless Macro Flash – Photography Article

The Meike MK-MT24 is one of the most interesting lighting products I’ve ever used. The concept of this product is similar to some macro flash systems that have been on the market for years — especially the Nikon R1C1 — but while I knew of their existence, I’ve never once considered them due to their exorbitantly high price (the R1C1 is over $700). The Meike MT-MT24 system, while at first glance seems pricey, comes in at $300. I’ve come to…

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Apple’s Night Mode Strikes the Right Balance of Technology & Art – Photography Article

Make no mistake, the new iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max smartphones from Apple are all about the camera system. From the new ultra-wide angel camera, to better Smart HDR, to Night Mode and beyond, Apple has gone to great lengths to catch up with the Google Pixel, and photographer Austin Mann thinks they’ve done it… and then some. Mann is an incredibly talented and successful photographer whose clients include Apple, Condé Nast, Nat Geo Traveler, Nike, and many more.…

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These Are the Best Phones for Night Photos: DxOMark – Photography Article

DxOMark has announced an update to its smartphone camera quality testing methodology that adds two new scores for each phone: Night for dedicated low-light modes and Wide for ultra-wide lenses. The Wide score is in response to the ultra-wide camera modules being introduced in smartphones over the past few years, starting with the LG G5 in 2016. The Night score covers the rise of computational photography techniques that have brought special new low-light abilities to newer phones. To test the…

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High ISO and the Milky Way – Photography Article

For several years I had believed that shooting a medium format camera at high ISO would yield terrible results. Most likely there would be no point in trying, I thought. However, a few days ago I nevertheless brought the Pentax 645Z and the Pentax 25mm f/4 out into the darkness where the zoombies reign — in my imagination anyway. I would have loved to have an ultra-wide-angle f/2.8 lens on the 645Z. That would assuredly have been an advantage. On…

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Tamron 35mm f/1.4 ‘Optically the Best 35mm Lens You Can Get’: LensRentals – Photography Article

Roger Cicala over at LensRentals has been doing extensive MTF tests on lenses to figure out the landscape of optical quality in the camera industry. One of his latest findings may be a surprise to many: the best 35mm lens on the market optically is one made by Tamron. Cicala says he went into his MTF test of the Tamron SP 35mm f/1.4 Di USD lens expecting it to be “pretty good at an excellent price.” The lens is a…

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A Review of the Best Hidden Features – Photography Article

A few days ago, Panasonic released their new LUMIX S1H. The S1H has gone to town with new features designed to match most filmmakers needs. The features that filmmakers have grown to love in the GH series are now available and improved upon in the full-frame S-Series. The S1H bridges the gap between solo content creators and the cinema production world. Included headline features such as V-Log and V-Gamut with 14+ stops of dynamic range, open gate 6K recording capability,…

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Testing the New Canon RF 24-240mm Over Three Weeks in Pakistan – Photography Article

I can’t even begin to describe how excited I was about trying out the new Canon RF 24-240mm f/4-6.3 IS. Full disclosure: I’m a Canon Ambassador and two months before it hit the shelves, I was sent the lens for testing. This review reflects my personal experiences and opinion. It’s about using the lens daily in a challenging environment. I’ve intentionally left out technical details since these have no bearing on my work. Canon EOS R with 24-240mm at 24mm…

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Sigma 35mm f/1.2 Art for Sony FE, Sigma’s Fastest Lens Ever – Photography Article

Back in early July, Sigma announced the development of three new mirrorless lenses that were designed to be used with Sony and Panasonic full-frame mirrorless cameras from the start, unlike their previous E-mount Art Primes, which looked like they had an MC-11 grafted onto them. One of the lenses that was announced was the 35mm f/1.2 Art. Not only is it Sigma’s fastest prime lens, but it’s also one of the fastest lenses for Sony FE that has autofocus. The…

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A Prime Lens Photographer Tries Out Tamron f/2.8 Zoom Lenses – Photography Article

Being in the photography game over 12 years has given me some fixed routines that are hard to break. Routines like focusing solely on prime lenses. In the last few years I’ve been carrying 20mm, 35mm, 85mm, and 200mm fixed focal length lenses on my camera bag while occasionally wondering if the grass looks greener on the flexible focal length side. Spectacular clouds and the calm sea in the morning. Tamron 28-75mm @28mm, f/9, ISO 100, 6-25s, ND filter. 4…

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Nikon at Top, Leica at Bottom – Photography Article

The quality of a camera’s shutter sound probably isn’t high on the list of what any photographer considers when looking to buy a new body, but Lensrentals has just published a tongue-in-cheek review/comparison of shutter sounds anyway. “As a leading authority on optical testing and product reviews, it occurred to the Lensrentals staff recently that we owed it to The Internet to explore the final frontier of camera comparisons, a comprehensive examination of shutter sounds,” the camera gear rental company…

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Who is the King of Compacts? Ricoh GR III vs Fuji X100F – Photography Article

If you’re going to get serious about shooting all the time, the best camera you can buy yourself is a quality compact. High-end DSLRs and interchangeable lens mirrorless cameras can be intimidating to shoot with for the everyday photos, not to mention an unnecessarily heavy load to carry. A compact is a camera you can take everywhere that will distinguish you from other “phonetographers” in both improved control and image quality. There are two premium compacts that I was stuck…

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First Impressions and Real-World Photos – Photography Article

A few weeks ago, Sony asked me if I wanted to do a quick test run with the (at that time) unannounced Sony a7R IV. I was pleasantly surprised as I (and I am sure many others) expected the a7S III to come out first. I agreed and was excited to be one of the first in the world to test the new camera. Full disclosure: The author, photographer Albert Dros, is a Sony Global Ambassador of Imaging. I was…

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Sesili’s Apartment, Tbilisi City, Georgia – Photobook Photography Article

Coordinates: 41.691412, 44.802271Google Maps Link: https://goo.gl/maps/4A1d2pubqGdFbqt29Address: 18 Shalva Dadiani Street, 0108 Tbilisi City, GeorgiaPhone: +995 599 55 19 02Positives: – The owner was very nice.  – Kids playing in front of the room were very welcoming and my son loved playing with them.  – The room is on the ground floor thus access is very good.  – All facilities were available in the room.  – The AC was very good. – SPAR 24/7 market was just across the street. –…

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Two Essentials for Stress-Free Camera Tethering via USB-C – Photography Article

In the film days, which for me ended in late 2004, instant film was the only way for a photographer (and everyone else on set) to see what was being captured. From the perspective of a celebrity/fashion photographer, these could be some tense moments as celebrities, publicists and clients would gather around to take a look, and hopefully see a flattering result right off the bat. A smart photographer would make sure to keep the first trials away from the…

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Lensbaby Omni is a Fun Way to Get In-Camera Effects – Photography Article

Lensbaby has become a bit of a household name in recent years and for those of us searching for a more unique look to our images, Lensbaby has been there to provide a whole host of creative solutions. Its latest product is no different, but this time around it isn’t producing a new lens, but instead a ‘creative filter system’ called the Omni. I was fortunate enough to get my hands on one of these Omni’s prior to launch and…

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Two Issues I Had with the Leica Q2 in the 1st Month: Dust and Banding – Photography Article

After using a Leica Q for 3.5 years, I decided to pre-order the eagerly anticipated Q2 in early March 2019. Despite owning a number of cameras over the years, the Leica Q had become my go-to camera for its light weight, small size, and high image quality. While I hope to do a full review of the unit in the future, I had two problems that caused me to send the unit to Leica’s service center within the first month.…

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My Nightmare with USPS Insurance in Shipping a Camera Lens – Photography Article

Photography is amazing, but it does require gear. I recently moved from Canon to Sony, so I had to offload a camera body, lenses, flashes, and triggers. I purchased out-of-pocket insurance on all of my gear packages just to have some peace-of-mind. I sent the last piece of my Canon kit, my awesome Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 (a009), on January 10th. This was my first serious photography lens (costing over $500), which I originally purchased used. I rolled the actual lens…

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Why the Fujifilm GFX 100 is Next Level – Photography Article

There has never been a camera that combines such stunning image quality, resolution, dynamic range, autofocus performance, overall handling, and ergonomics like the new Fujifilm GFX 100 does. Previous medium format digital camera systems have been able to deliver very high-resolution images for a good 10 years now, but have sorely been lacking in handling and speed, particularly when it comes to autofocus performance, and especially with the limitation of only one central autofocus point. The GFX 100 on the…

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Episode 262: IPPAwards And Apollo App Update – Tiny Shutter – iPhone Photography Article

You are here: Home › App Alert › Episode 262: IPPAwards And Apollo App Update Paul Yahya In this episode, Greg, Dave, and Matt talk about the iPhone Photography Awards and updates to the Apollo App. Producers: Matt DeVore, Greg McMillan, Artful iPhotography Community, Bob Richter Weekly Tip: Post Pic of the Week Winner: Paul Yahya Extra:The Joy of iPhotography – Jack HollingsworthiPhone Photography Awards App Mentions: Moment – Pro Camera, Polarr, Oggl, MightyNetworks, Slow Shutter…

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Episode 261: Favorite Apps 2 – Tiny Shutter – iPhone Photography Article

You are here: Home › App Alert › Episode 261: Favorite Apps 2 Nick (@deep_blue_shadows on Instagram) In this episode, Greg, Dave, Matt, and Joseph talk about a few of their favorite Apps. Greg: Halide, Lumibee, IFTTTMatt: Focalmark, Hashtag Generator, Prime Photos AppDave: Camera+ 2, Google Photos, EnlightJoseph: Snapseed, Office Lens, Squaready Producers: Matt DeVore, Greg McMillan, Artful iPhotography Community, Bob Richter Weekly Tip: Post Pic of the Week Winner: Nick (@deep_blue_shadows on…

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Episode 256: Camera+2 Review – Tiny Shutter – iPhone Photography Article

Sue Hunt In this episode, Dave, Greg, Matt, and Marc talk about the Camera+ 2 and their thoughts on it. Producers: Matt DeVore, Greg McMillan, Artful iPhotography Community, Bob Richter Weekly Tip: Post Pic of the Week Winner: Sue Hunt Extra: iPhone Photography School: https://iphonephotographyschool.com,Greg’s Instagram photo: https://www.instagram.com/p/BgNK9AwgUBI/?taken-by=mcmillanphoto App Mentions: Camera+ 2, Apollo, Flare Effects, Camera-M, Google Photos, KD Pro, RNI Films, Focos, Helide, Camera+, Snapseed, Photoshop Express, Darkroom, Handy Photo, Lucid, AEE MagiCam, Lumibee, Portrait by img.ly, Amazon… This is…

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Episode 249: Patreon Thanks, How To Add Filter Packs, And More – Tiny Shutter – iPhone Photography Article

You are here: Home › App Alert › Episode 249: Patreon Thanks, How To Add Filter Packs, And More Jason Watts @jwattsphoto on Instagram In this episode, Dave, Greg, Matt, and Joseph talk about how to add filter packs to your iPhone Photos App, and we want to thank our Patreon producers. Producers: Matt DeVore, Greg McMillan, Artful iPhotography Community, Bob Richter Post Pic of the Week Winner: Jason Watts Extra: iPhone Photography School:…

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Episode 218: Shooting Around Water – Tiny Shutter – iPhone Photography Article

You are here: Home › App Alert › Episode 218: Shooting Around Water Paul Yan In this episode, Joseph and Dave talk about the app Brushstroke and Shooting Around Water. Producers: Matt DeVore, Greg McMillan Post Pic of the Week Winner: Paul Yan App Mentions: Brushstroke, Enlight, Enlight Photofox, Snapseed  Amazon Store: http://astore.amazon.com/tinyshutter-20 Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/tinyshutter Lenses & Accessories – Ztylus, Joby Ballhead, Tripod, Jobi Grip, Bluetooth Shutter Release, Moment Lens, Mefoto Tripod, Siriurs Tripod, Power Packs Email The Show –… This is only a snippet of a iPhone Photography…

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Episode 217: iPhone 8 Rumors And Solar Eclipse Tips – Tiny Shutter – iPhone Photography Article

You are here: Home › App Alert › Episode 217: iPhone 8 Rumors And Solar Eclipse Tips Rey Rina Bacod In this episode, Joseph, Dave, and Marc discuss the Subscription Based Apps, iPhone 8 Rumors, and Solar Eclipse Tips. Producers: Matt DeVore, Greg McMillan Post Pic of the Week Winner: Rey Rina Bacod App Mentions: Oblique, Plotagraph, Camera+, Enlight, Enlight Photofox, Snapseed  Amazon Store: http://astore.amazon.com/tinyshutter-20 Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/tinyshutter Lenses & Accessories – Ztylus, Joby Ballhead, Tripod, Jobi Grip, Bluetooth Shutter Release, Moment Lens, Mefoto… This is only a…

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Episode 216: Plotagraph And Subscription Based Apps – Tiny Shutter – iPhone Photography Article

You are here: Home › App Alert › Episode 216: Plotagraph And Subscription Based Apps @sunsetsam In this episode, Joseph, Dave, and Matt discuss the Plotagraph App and a shift to Subscription Based Apps. Producers: Matt DeVore Post Pic of the Week Winner: @sunsetsam App Mentions: Plotagraph, Cinemagraph Pro, Enlight, Enlight Photofox, Snapseed, Prisma, Slow Shutter Cam, Camera+, Office Lens  Amazon Store: http://astore.amazon.com/tinyshutter-20 Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/tinyshutter Lenses & Accessories – Ztylus, Joby Ballhead, Tripod, Jobi Grip, Bluetooth Shutter Release, Moment Lens, Mefoto… This is only a snippet of…

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Episode 215: Podcast Awards & Sunset Photography – Tiny Shutter – iPhone Photography Article

You are here: Home › iPhoneography › Episode 215: Podcast Awards & Sunset Photography Linda Laine In this episode, Joseph and Dave discuss the Podcast Awards and Sunset Photography. Producers: Matt DeVore Post Pic of the Week Winner: Linda Laine App Mentions: Apple Clips, Slow Shutter Cam, Camera+, Office Lens  Amazon Store: http://astore.amazon.com/tinyshutter-20 Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/tinyshutter Lenses & Accessories – Ztylus, Joby Ballhead, Tripod, Jobi Grip, Bluetooth Shutter Release, Moment Lens, Mefoto Tripod, Siriurs Tripod, Power Packs Email The Show –… This is only a snippet of a iPhone…

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Episode 214: Portraiture – Tiny Shutter – iPhone Photography Article

July 8, 2017 | Filed under: App Alert, iPhoneography, Podcast, Reviews Barbara Frish @iphonecameragirl In this episode, Joseph and Dave discuss Fireworks Photography and Portraiture. Producers: Matt DeVore Post Pic of the Week Winner: Barbara Frish @iphonecameragirl App Mentions: Slow Shutter Cam, Camera+, Office Lens  Amazon Store: http://astore.amazon.com/tinyshutter-20 Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/tinyshutter Lenses & Accessories – Ztylus, Joby Ballhead, Tripod, Jobi Grip, Bluetooth Shutter Release, Moment Lens, Mefoto Tripod, Siriurs Tripod, Power… This is only a snippet of a iPhone Photography Article…

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