Daily Wrap: How to Free Lens, Old Mac Pros for Photography and Backlighting!

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Another interesting day of photography with articles on free lensing, the old Mac Pro for photography, backlighting wide angle environmental portraits and some lenses for micro four thirds cameras. So grab a coffee and get comfortable!

Introduction to Free Lensing
As photographers, we sometimes get into the mindset that every detail must be perfect. Sometimes, this is good! Achieving perfect focus should always be a goal. But one of the things I…
Understanding light falloff: Applying the inverse square law of...
Premier portrait photographer Peter Hurley, whom we have covered before, made a four and a half hour tutorial for Fstoppers, “Illuminating the Face.” This tutorial costs $300, but…
Why I just bought the aging base model 4 year old Mac Pro
Why I just bought the aging base model 4 year old Mac Pro as my new Desktop Computer in 2017 By Steve Huff In 2013 when Apple announced their new Mac Pro with the option of 4-12 cores with…
Rabari - Encounters With the Nomadic Tribe
Learn the craft of travel portraiture from a pro.
Put some pop into your images with these Lightroom presets.
Lightroom Mobile now captures RAW HDR images
Adobe Lightroom has released a new feature that allows you to capture HDR images in RAW format on your mobile device. This was previously possible only with DSLR and mirrorless cameras, but…
Are we entering photography's "Golden Age"?
This article is for commercial photographers and not intended for consumer shooters] Shoot, I don't know. Seemed like a good headline made to interest someone enough to engage. A headline…
How to Backlight Wide Angle Environmental Portraits
Wide angle environmental portraits make beautiful large format prints and are often used by photographers to capture subjects against a stunning backdrop. However, a relatively small…
How to Tell a Story in Your Landscape Photos
Sometimes when I go to new locations, they can be so awe-inspiring that I feel photographically challenged. When this happens, I need to take a step back and think about the location's…
Obituary: George Pitts, Photo Editor and Photographer
George Pitts, photo director of Vibe from 1993 to 2004, died March 3 after a long illness, according to the Society of Magazine Photographers. A former painter who took up writing and…
11 Night Photographers on Mischief and Magic After Dark
During the day, the camera sees what we see, but at night, it can record things that are completely invisible to the human eye. Photographer Michael Kenna once put it this…
After The Kit: 5 Incredible Lens Upgrades For The Micro Four Thirds
Micro four thirds is such an interesting system in that we have this situation where both Panasonic and Olympus lenses work on each others cameras, and each come with their own pros and…
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