How to Create Better Wildlife Photos

When we think of wildlife photography, we often think of expensive, high-quality lenses and fast cameras. But if you truly want to create an image where you’ll give a wild animal its moment to shine, you need more. Here are some essential tips to help you creating lasting animals portraits that stand out from the pack.

Creating and Publishing Your First Photography Book

After 10 years of shooting, I decided to self-publish a limited edition photography book. This is highly recommended for anyone looking to celebrate their work – whether for fans, family, or even just yourself. Here is my approach to creating a photo book, including questions to ask yourself so that you get the most out of your book and not waste money in the creation process.

A Hands-On Review of the Nikon D7200

Nikon’s top of the line APS-C camera comes with a lot of improvements from its predecessor, the D7100. We took the Nikon D7200 for a spin and did hands-on testing to see if its upgrades are worth the investment. Read on to find our conclusions across ergonomics, speed, battery life, video capabilities and more.

A Photographer’s Take on the Hasselblad X1D

I had three days to shoot with the Hasselblad X1D and was searching for that quintessential medium format quality in my results. Here is what I found, what I loved, and what I hated. Explore a few of my examples and hopefully get inspired to try it out for yourself!

Canon 6D vs 5D Mark II: Battle of the Full Frame DSLR

If you’ve considered upgrading to a full frame DSLR, look no further than the Canon 6D and 5D Mark II. Both equally powerful cameras, we’ve outlined the key differences between the two before you make a commitment. We break down the details like sensor strength, SD card storage, low light capabilities and autofocus that will make a big impact in your investment.

The 7 Best Mirrorless Cameras for Enthusiasts

Mirrorless cameras may come in a small package, but pack a punch in power. While small in size, mirrorless cameras still include many of our favorite DSLR features like interchangeable lenses, autofocus, and video capabilities. This new trend is taking the photography scene by storm, but it’s hard to know which type of camera is the best fit for you. We’ve outlined our seven favorites for any type of budget so you’re left with the perfect fit.

How to Set Up 3 Popular Interview Lighting Techniques

Using only 3 lights, I’ll demonstrate how to set up for 3 popular lighting styles for interviews. I’ve done a lot of experimenting, especially with limited resources. This guide will hopefully help you gain confidence to create an appropriate lighting design for different moods and small locations. By no means will this be an exhaustive masterclass, but I’ll outline some tips, tricks and observations that I’ve developed over years of pointing cameras at faces.

Nikon D7100 vs Canon 70D: The Best Cameras for Enthusiasts

The Nikon D7100 and Canon 70D are popular among beginner to intermediate level photographers for being powerful crop sensor cameras at a very affordable price. These are both excellent options for people who are looking to get their feet wet in DSLR photography or those who want to upgrade their first rig. Picking between these two cameras can be a challenge – but we’re here to help.

High Dynamic Range vs Multiple Exposure Blending Editing for Photographers

Have you ever noticed when photographing a sunrise or a sunset that your DSLR camera can’t capture the brightest and darkest part of the scene at the same time in one exposure? This limitation is because of a camera’s dynamic range, or the gap in luminosity between the lightest and darkest parts of an image. Discover the three main techniques to overcome this and create dynamic landscape scenes.

Field Report: The Fuji X-T2

Placing my order for the Fuji X-T2 was a no-brainer. After cycling through multiple platforms for the last four years, I was finally ready to settle down with just one. For some time it looked like that would be the Sony a7R II, but I just could not bring myself to pull the trigger on it for a number of reasons. Then, Fuji announced the X-T2. On paper, it checked off every item on my list.

10 Favorite Cameras and Lenses from 2016

2016 produced a lot of high-profile, long-awaited updates to flagship favorites: the Nikon D5, Canon 5D Mark IV, Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 III, Fuji X-Pro 2, and the Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8E, just to name a few. Here are some big and small releases in 2016 that you might have missed.

Nikon D7100 vs. D7200: What’s New?

Nikon’s D7100 and D7200 are two of the most popular crop sensor (called “DX” in the Nikon world) cameras on the market. These two cameras are very similar but there are a few key differences between them. In this article we’ll talk about those differences and hopefully help make deciding between them a little bit easier.

Beginner Basics for Shooting Video at Night

Shooting video between the hours of dusk and dawn has its challenges and perks. It creates a natural ambiance for a certain feeling you’re trying to evoke in a story, provides a lighting situation that brings the vision to life, or it can leave you stumped on how to get proper exposure when the sun sets. Before you set out for that twilight adventure, here are a few important things to remember to help make your night videos shine.

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