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2017 Roundup: Consumer Long Zoom Compacts

Bridge and travel zoom cameras are two of the very few categories of compact cameras to survive the smartphone. Whether it’s a travel zoom, which puts a 25X-30X zoom into your pocket, or a bridge camera which offers even more zoom, phones just can’t compete. While there are now enthusiast-level long zoom cameras with 1″-type […]

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How Including People or Manmade Objects in Your Landscapes Can Add a Sense of Scale

My natural instinct as a landscape photographer has always been to keep people and manmade objects out of my images. I want to create images of nature that are pure and free (or at least appear to be free) of human interference. That said, over the past few years, I have started to backtrack on […]

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Sony FE 16-35mm f2.8 GM preview

Sony’s FE 16-35mm f2.8 G Master is a wide zoom for its full-frame mirrorless cameras. The fifth G Master lens, it completes a ‘trinity’ of f2.8 models, joining the FE 24-70mm f2.8 and FE 70-200mm f2.8. It aims for high resolution and attractive bokeh, while maintaining quality at all distances. I’ve been shooting with it, […]

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The Importance of Understanding Genre as a Fashion Photographer

There is no shortage of educational material on the market for getting started in virtually any industry of photography. Moreover, fashion is one of the most crowded spaces in regards to this sort of education which can mean the volume of repetition offered from one educational video to another can become rather tiresome. In contrast, […]

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How to Get Started as a Professional Wedding Photographer

As entry-level DSLR cameras have become more affordable, many people have turned into hobbyist photographers. The popularity of social media apps has also played a key role in fueling people interests in photography. The need for professional wedding photographer is on the rise today, which makes wedding photography a lucrative career opportunity for many. photo […]

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Facebook Live: Sony a9 impressions so far

The new Sony a9 landed in our office a few days ago, and we’ve been using it non-stop. Editors Rishi Sanyal and Carey Rose hosted a Facebook Live discussion to share their early impressions about the camera so far, as well as to answer live questions from our audience. We apologize in advance for some […]

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How to Design a Wedding Album Simply and Painlessly

I’ve been photographing weddings for about nine years now, and I’ve found this to be the most effective and efficient way of designing and delivering a client’s dream wedding album. The method that I am going to describe keeps you in control of the process and still gives the client what they want and need. You might […]

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