Author: Alexandria Huff

Alexandria Huff's photography and lighting tutorials can be found on 500px and her blog. See her lighting tutorials here. She is a Marketing Associate Manager at She learned about lighting and teaching while modeling for photographers such as Joe McNally and has since gone on to teach lighting workshops of her own in San Francisco. Before focusing on studio portraiture, she shot motorsports for X-Games, World Rally Cross, and Formula Drift. See her chiaroscuro-style painterly portraits on her website.

Understanding the Reciprocal Rule in Photography to Take Better Photos

Camera Settings, Photography

Discover what the reciprocal rule is, how to use it when determining your shutter speed, and how it is affected by IS, sensor size, and...

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Guide to Live Streaming Cameras and Social Streaming Devices

Streaming & Vlogging, Videography

Live streaming video has never been easier but getting started can feel overhwelming. Learn what streaming is, the gear you need, and the...

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Best Lenses for the Sony a6600, a6500, a6400, a6300, and a6000

Gear Reviews, Photography, Sony, Videography • 69 Comments

Discover the best lenses for the Sony a6500, a6300, and 6000 cameras. We dive into 7 zooms and 7 primes we recommend for portraits,...

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8 Best Zoom Lens for Canon in 2019

Canon, Photography, Photography Lenses • One Comment

Choosing the best zoom lens for Canon can be overwhelming. Here, we narrow it down for you so that you choose the right lens for your style...

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The Best Canon Lenses for Video

Canon, Videography • 5 Comments

There are a lot of great lens options out there for videographers, photographers, and those in-between. Here is a list of lenses to...

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A Guide to Understanding Focal Length: Camera Zoom & Lenses

Photography, Photography Lenses

By learning how to choose your focal length, you can take a more mindful approach to photography and achieve the perfect shot. ...

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Canon EOS RP vs EOS R – Which is Right for You?

4K Cameras, Canon, Gear Reviews, Photography

This review covers performance options for photo vs video on the Canon EOS RP, including 4K/1080p limitations, AF control options, and...

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Shutter Count Guide: Nikon, Canon, and Sony

Camera and Lens Care, Photography • 14 Comments

As a camera gets older, it’s important to be aware of your camera’s shutter count. Learn how this mechanism works and what the...

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The Top 10 New Video and Photo Gear Releases of 2018

4K Cameras, DJI, Gear Reviews

2018 had some notable upgrades and long-awaited innovations from Canon and Nikon. Discover the best camera gear of the year in our Top 10...

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Best Night Sky Events for Photographers and Videographers in 2018

Landscape Photography, Night Photography, Photography • 3 Comments

Top night sky events of 2018 for shooters to put on their calendars, plus our favorite night sky gear....

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