Four Reasons Why a Fast 35mm Prime Lens Should Be in Your Bag – Photography Article

I’ve always passed on 35mm prime lenses. On paper, they always seemed too close to what I could already capture with my phones or what’s duplicated in my 24-70mm professional zoom lenses. It turns out, I didn’t know what I was missing until I tried out the Tamron SP 35mm f/1.4 Di USD lens. My own logic around 35mm lenses doesn’t hold water. I’ve purchased a Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.8G ED lens specifically for astrophotography. I’ve even purchased the…

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Get this $35 AI Photo Editor for Free and Stop Wasting Time on Manual Processing – Photography Article

We live such hectic lives that there’s hardly ever any time to stop and appreciate the beauty around us (let alone take a picture of it). Even if you do manage to carve out a little photography time, even the simplest editing offers new challenges to overcome. All the tools, masks, layers, filters — not everyone has time for that. AI to the Rescue Are you short on time, or even (gasp) don’t like photo editing? AI and machine learning…

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International Dance Photography Conference Set for Jan. 31-Feb. 2 in Phoenix – Photography Article

I started my photography business in 2009 as a dance photographer. At the time I felt like I had to work my way into the industry blindly. There were plenty of resources to learn how to become a wedding photographer or a senior portrait photographer, or even photographing newborns or family portraits. But there was nothing on dance photography. What equipment did I need? What products should I offer? What prices should I charge? What marketing strategies should I use?…

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3 Ways to Control Natural Light for Portraits – Photography Article

I usually use natural light as my go-to for quick group photos or for portraits that need to be done very quickly or with very little gear. That doesn’t mean you can’t shape or control natural light to create studio quality images wherever you are. Here’s three easy ways to shape natural light for your next portrait shoot. One of the huge positives to shooting more natural light photos is you can lighten your gear bag if you desire and…

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Be Sure You Make It for PHOTOPLUS 2019: Free Passes Available – Photography Article

We’re coming to that time of the year again for yet another huge photography event. PHOTOPLUS in New York City is one of the largest photography events in the world, and each year, it seems to get bigger and better.  A Brilliant Place To Network One of the best places to network with fellow creatives and brands is at photography events such as PHOTOPLUS. These types of events generally attract a large number of creatives from pretty much all backgrounds.…

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Pixellu Launches Biggest Update Since 2015 to Their Popular Album Design Software: SmartAlbums 2019 – Photography Article

Following the success of their powerful drag and drop album design software, Pixellu has launched SmartAlbums 2019. The latest update is complete with time-saving features, workflow improvements, and faster performance. Seattle-based company Pixellu is focused on delivering smart and intuitive software designed to help photographers increase their profits while saving valuable time. Their foundation software, SmartAlbums, has quickly become a staple for many wedding and family photographers. For professional photographers, albums are a valuable upsell opportunity and a way to consistently increase…

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Good Photography Decisions Start With Pre-Visualization – Photography Article

One percent of great photographs are simple luck, being at the right place and time with a camera… the other 99% are the result of good decisions. One could even argue that a large number of the one percenters made the right decision to be in that place at that time and carry their camera. Good decisions start with pre-visualization.Pre-Visualization is seeing an image in your mind, what does that really mean? That means thinking about an image all the way through and…

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Three More Things Capture One Can Do That Lightroom Can’t: Luma Curve, Sessions, and Process Recipes – Photography Article

This is the second in this series of posts highlighting some of the differentiators between Capture One and Lightroom. As with the first, if you’re reading this, the likelihood is that you are or were recently a Lightroom user and are curious about a better software solution with which to treat your images. “Better,” of course, is somewhat subjective overall, but less so with specific features, and though that quest to find the best software is not necessarily an easy one,…

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Tips for Printing Your Work – Photography Article

Printing your photos is one of the best things any photographer can do for themselves. There are lots of reasons why you should be printing and it gets brought up here on Fstoppers all the time. In my opinion, one of the best reasons is because a decent sized physical print really brings your work to life and gives it a presence. We have become used to swiping through countless amazing images that just stopping and looking at a great…

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Fstoppers Reviews the Tenba Roadie Air Case Roller 21 – Photography Article

Tenba has been creating some very stylish and excellently designed camera bags recently and the Tenba Roadie Air Case Roller 21 is the pinnacle of these new offerings. With a semi rigid hard shell case surrounded by a 1680 denier ballistic nylon shell, the roadie air case is not only an inconspicuous and highly stylized camera bag, but it’s also an incredibly protective roller case that’s great for domestic and international travel. At first glance of the Tenba Roadie Air Case Roller 21 you would not…

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Capture One Tips: Three Beginner Tips for a Faster and More Efficient Workflow – Photography Article

Capture One is one of those programs that, once learned, is hard to do without, but due to the common experience of learning post-processing software within an Adobe ecosystem, anything different like Capture One can appear less intuitive or more challenging, even if it isn’t.  If you’re reading this, the likelihood is that you’re a new Capture One user or someone who is considering becoming one and like most people are perhaps a little intimidated or overwhelmed at learning new software.…

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Five Things Capture One Can Do That Lightroom Can’t – Photography Article

If you’re reading this, the likelihood is that you are currently or were recently a Lightroom user and are looking for better software with which to treat your images. That quest to find the best software is not necessarily an easy one, but it is necessary. While you may change camera bodies, lenses, lights, locations, and styles, the one constant that touches all of your images is the software used to develop them.  Capture One is multifaceted image processing and asset management software.…

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Learn More With ACDSee and Their YouTube Channel – Photography Article

For many photographers, the Adobe software suite is the main suite they use for editing and to manage their content. Over the last few years, however, many creatives have become dissatisfied with the monthly subscription model that Adobe has now opted for. For this reason, many photographers have been looking for a viable alternative.  A great alternative to some of Adobe’s software is the ACDSee Photo Studio Ultimate 2019. One of the great things about this software is that there’s no…

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Syrp Announce Successor to Popular Motion Control System: Genie Mini 2 – Photography Article

With the success of the original panning motion control system, popular with time-lapse enthusiasts in particular, Syrp Ltd announce a new and improved version. Aukland based company Syrp are focussed on creating products to aid and improve the work of filmmakers and videographers. They first little device was met with adulation and success, and built on that foundation, they have just announced a second edition of the Genie Mini. The first generation Genie Mini was a device aimed at a wide…

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How to Light and Edit a Classic Portrait – Photography Article

ACDSee recently asked to sponsor a video where I use their new Photo Studio Professional software. I thought it would be fun to do an entire portrait session from start to finish.  My buddy Nick Milak currently has a glorious full beard and I thought he would be a great model for this shoot. I asked Nick to show up with a few different coats with large collars. I wanted to create something that looked like a classic painting/portrait.  Gear Used FujiFilm…

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Here Are 7 Top Stores Made with Picfair Plus – Photography Article

Have you always wanted your own online photography store but found it to be too expensive, time-consuming, or difficult to set up and maintain? Picfair Plus could be the solution. Priced at around 2 cups of coffee a month ($6.99/€5.99/£4.99) it’s 65% cheaper than similar offerings from Zenfolio and Photoshelter – and it’s even cheaper if you pay annually. Full disclosure: This article was sponsored by Picfair. To start selling digital downloads and prints, all you have to do is…

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How to Recover Deleted Photos and Videos from Cameras – Photography Article

Our cameras are probably one of the most important digital devices that we own. Apart from smartphones, a lot of people use digital cameras to click better photos on the go. Sadly, just like any other electronic item, it can also malfunction at times. Our photos are our prized possessions and losing them can be our biggest nightmare. If you have also lost your important photos from a digital camera, then use a dedicated data recovery tool. Full disclosure: This…

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