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All the gear you need to shoot like a pro.
It wasn’t so long ago that we talked about the value of the iPhone as a photographer’s tool and what so-called iPhoneographers can do to get the most out of their devices. While the focus of that particular piece is on the iPhone, the advice contained within can easily be applied to any mobile device. Let’s now take a look at the accessories that can take the mobile phone photography to the next level.
A polarizing filter is one of the most useful filters you can purchase. From eliminating reflections to enhanced saturation of colors, it can help you add that wow factor to your images with very little effort and get great shots straight out of camera.
This is the first part of my series on continuous lighting. Here, I discuss the various types of artificial constant light sources you can use to create great-looking product and portrait images. Small flash units and studio strobes have their advantages, but many photographers simply feel overwhelmed when dealing with the technical issues associated with […]
These days, we often hear about the benefits of full frame cameras over APS-C, we are told about four thirds sensors and micro four thirds sensors but what does all this mean to us in relation to the way we take pictures. The biggest difference is in what we call the crop factor of the sensor and to begin to understand that we are going to go back in time a little to the days of film. Crop factor determines the 35mm equivalent focal length of the lens which in turn affects the field of view of the lens.
Many new photographers unwittingly fall into the accessory overload trap; you’re excited about your new camera and all the creative possibilities it presents, so you figure you should have all the available odds and ends to complete the package. A bag, a tripod, a lens cleaning kit, a good strap, filters. Filters. This is where […]
There are other lenses out there; lenses that may not be talked about as often, or lenses that don’t hold much of a market share, but lenses that nevertheless are proven performers and occupy a special place in the hearts and camera bags of all those who use them.
Photography has always gone through phases and fashions, both in the style of the imagery and of course the technology we use. At the moment the DSLR is perhaps on the wane whilst the upstart is mirrorless.
However, through these changes in fashion, one camera type has always sat in the background, quietly being used by a select group of enthusiasts and professionals alike – the rangefinder camera.
Retro styled cameras are all the rage these days and are selling like hotcakes. From the Nikon DF to the Fuji x100s, a lot of manufacturers are taking advantage of fashion over function. But is it really a case of style over substance or are these new retro cameras up to par in functionality too?
Medium format cameras can offer a lot of benefits over traditional and digital SLRs. If you’re thinking of taking the plunge, here’s a backgrounder on them to get you started.
One of the problems that you run into when you take up photography is that some of your images, under certain conditions and with certain gear, can look distorted. That’s fine if it’s intentional, but sometimes you will want to avoid this outcome. Here, Jason Row takes us through the exact steps to fix it in post production.