The use of various filters – physical ones, not the ones in Photoshop – is something that waxes and wanes with time. Back in the film days, filters were an indispensable part of the landscape photographer’s toolkit. With the advent of digital photography and technologies like HDR, the use of filters, especially graduated and colored filters, has fallen off quite a bit.
Making great pictures is about the photographer, not the camera or the lens or any other piece of gear. Except that this isn’t always true. Learn why I believe gear does matter – but only in certain circumstances.
There are many ways to create panoramic images. One of my favorite ways to create panoramas is by using a tilt-shift lens. It’s a little unconventional but let me explain why I love it.
The practice of swapping lenses between platforms via adapters isn’t something new. You can use an adapter to mount Nikon lenses onto Canon cameras but until recently this was limited to a smaller subset of Nikon lenses. Enter the Nikon G Lens to Canon Camera adapter!
We take the Sigma 50–500mm f/4.5–6.3 APO DG OS HSM (there’s a mouthful for you) our for a spin to put it through a few paces. Read this review to find out how it did – and why I would rent this lens again.
Born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Juan Pons is a fantastic nature and wildlife photographer and educator. An avid conservationist, Juan’s passion for the environment is evident through his images, many of which he donates to non-profit organizations focused on nature conservation.
Every week, we post a photography-related tip on our blog. This week’s tip is about inspiration. Since one of the keys to becoming a better photographer is to look at the work of other photographers, here’s a few sites we go to for our inspiration.