Author: Mark Shastany

Mark has been passionate about photography for over ten years and has photographed subjects ranging from fine art landscapes and portraits to commercial and product photography. Mark studied photography at Parsons: The New School For Design and earned his Bachelor's of Fine Arts in Photography from the San Francisco Art Institute studying under photographic legends like Jack Fulton, Henry Wessel Jr, and Darcy Padilla.

Guide to Choosing the Best Wide Angle Lens in 2021

Photography, Photography Lenses • One Comment

Learn about what a wide angle lens is, its benefits, and the best wide angle lens options for your photography needs....

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Best Cameras for Beginners in 2020: 14 Entry-Level Options

4K Cameras, Gear Reviews • 94 Comments

A guide on what to look for when buying a new camera, plus 14 favorites from the past year in a variety of price points and brands....

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Low Light Photography Tips for High Quality Photos

Night Photography, Photography • One Comment

Low light photography is tough but worth getting good at. Here's what to look for in a low light camera and lens, plus beginner tips on...

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Canon vs Nikon: Which DSLR to Buy in 2020

4K Cameras, Canon, Gear Reviews, Nikon, Photography • 12 Comments

Each industry has rivalries and in photography it's usually Canon vs Nikon. Find out which one is the right camera for you....

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What is a Macro Lens? Everything You Need to Know as a Beginner

Macro Photography, Photography • 15 Comments

Discover what a macro lens is and the benefits of using one. Learn shooting tips, including what types of lighting to use....

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6D Mark II vs 5D Mark IV Canon DSLR Comparison

4K Cameras, Canon, Photography • 4 Comments

Two very popular full frame DSLR camera models are the Canon 5D Mark IV and the Canon 6D Mark II. Which is right for you?...

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20 Best Photography Apps for iOS and Android

Night Photography, Photo & Video Business Tips, Photography, Photography Editing • 19 Comments

Here are 20 highly-recommended and versatile photography apps for both iOS and Android users. Take your mobile shooting to the next level. ...

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Nikon D7100 vs. D7200: What’s New?

Gear Reviews, Nikon, Photography • One Comment

Nikon’s D7100 and D7200 are two of the most popular crop sensor (called “DX” in the Nikon world) cameras on the market. We’ll talk...

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Lightweight Hiking and Travel Alternatives

Gear Reviews, Photography, Sony, Travel and Vacation Photography • One Comment

Mark Shastany recently took a trip to the Catskills and needed a lightweight solution that still matched his personal standard of quality...

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