What is a Telephoto Lens and Why Should I Use One?

Telephoto lenses are incredibly popular among both amateur and professional photographers. Zooming in safely on far away subjects, taking flattering, bokeh-rich portraits, and creating the “compression” illusion are among the many benefits of telephotos. A good telephoto lens can help you take your photography to the next level. Here are some of the reasons photographers love telephoto lenses so much and a few of our recommended lengths.

How to Edit Video for Beginners: A Step by Step Guide

Editing video is more accessible to the amateur videographer thanks to the availability of free software and the sharing of information on the web. While it can be daunting to learn how to edit videos without professional-level training, it is possible to edit everything from a family vacation montage to a pilot episode of a web series. To help, we created a step-by-step guide that will teach you how to edit videos even if you’ve never touched editing software before.

Sony a9 vs Canon 1D X Mark II for Action/Adventure Shooting

I’ve always been a Canon shooter but Sony is making such huge strides in quality and versatility that I had to reassess my preferences and try out the a9. I shoot action/adventure work and need something somewhat portable but also rugged without sacrificing shooting speed or ISO sensitivity. Here, I compare the 1D X Mark II against the Sony a9 – check out what I discovered.

BL Recommendations: Special Gear Collections for Sharp Lenses, High Speed Cameras, and More

Picking the perfect camera or lens can be overwhelming. Here is a list of our special gear collections with cameras, lenses, and accessories hand-picked for specific uses. Whether you’re shooting the Northern Lights or looking for gear with a particular feature, like WiFi or stepping motors, these collections will help narrow down your search and save you time!

An Introduction to Frame Rates, Video Resolutions, and the Rolling Shutter Effect

Gain some historical context for frame rates, learn how to quickly combat rolling shutter effects, and prime yourself on the basics of resolutions. As a photographer who has transitioned to including video work for clients, I understand how daunting all this can seem. Let this introduction be your guide for confidently exploring your settings for more natural looking footage – even for a beginner!

Intro to Portable Power for Photo and Video

Battery technology has greatly advanced in recent years and prices have come down markedly from where they were just a few years ago. I will demystify portable power in this post and arm you with the knowledge to make the right selections from the many options available for powering your gear on the go.

The 10 Best Canon Mount Lenses for Video in 2017

Picking the right lens to go with your Canon-mount camera is a crucial decision if you want to make beautiful videos. While the camera itself is an important piece of the video equation, the lens is just as important—if not more so. In terms of both photography and videography, your final product will only be as good as the glass that you are shooting through.

The Top 5 Hikeable Peaks Photographers Will Love

Some of the most astonishing landscape photographs ever taken over the last century are the result of dedicated photographers making the long trek up and over mountains to find the perfect spot for that iconic scene. You can find great shots of mountains simply by driving to a mountain pass or an overlook but there is something special about finding a spot that can only be reached by foot. Here are 3 low-traffic peaks to explore for unique landscape photography.

June’s Best New Locations for Your Production Shoot

Looking for a unique backdrop, like a yurt or houseboat, but don’t need the space overnight? Or maybe you just need an empty photo studio that charges by the hour? Whatever your needs might be, Peerspace uncovers hidden gem locations ranging from all different price points and space types for commercial shoots, narrative filmmaking, and more.

Making Portraits in Cuba: A Photographer’s Experience with the Fuji GFX 50S Medium Format Camera

“Try not to plan for anything. Spend a couple of days just walking around and taking in the area.” This was advice given to me when I had the chance to take the Fuji GFX 50S to Cuba. Rather than take in the area, I let the area take me in by providing portraits for the locals. Here’s why the Fuji GFX made that experience particularly special. Plus, some RAW files for you to check out.

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