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Henry Anderson  |  Jun 15, 2021  |  0 comments

Photographers never get tired of debating the qualities of zoom lenses vs prime lenses for shooting portraits. There are proponents of both camps and there's really no right answer (it's ultimately a matter of preference) but it's a fun optical debate, nonetheless.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jun 03, 2021  |  0 comments

Don't be afraid of the dark. That's the message from pro photographer Jessica Sterling who shares her low light photo hacks to help you shoot crisp images in dim conditions.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 03, 2021  |  0 comments

Sparkling nighttime skies offer a great opportunity for capturing eye-popping images, but many photographers shy away from astrophotography because they think special gear and complicated techniques are required to do it right. If that sounds like you, the straightforward tutorial below will likely change your mind.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 02, 2021  |  0 comments

Most photographers turn to wide-angle lenses when shooting landscape images. But as you’ll see in this quick tutorial, there are times when a longer focal length will deliver superior results.

Henry Anderson  |  Jun 01, 2021  |  0 comments

Camera lens shootouts are always fun especially when comparing a popular focal length and aperture. It's even more fun when they're led by swimsuit photographer Anita Sadowska and she's photographing a beautiful model on the beach.

Henry Anderson  |  May 26, 2021  |  0 comments

Yesterday we shared a lens shootout with you where a photographer compared capturing portraits with a 35mm lens vs an 85mm lens. If you decided that an 85mm is preferable to your shooting style, here's a great tutorial on how to get the most out of shooting portraits with that prime lens.

Henry Anderson  |  May 25, 2021  |  0 comments

What is the best lens for portrait photography? This is a debate that has raged through the ages amongst photographers. There are quite a few focal lengths and apertures that are the favorites for shooting portraits, but many photographers agree that prime lenses are the way to go.

Ron Leach  |  May 13, 2021  |  0 comments

Spring is in full bloom, with summer barely a month away, and it’s time to pull out the macro lens, brush up on your technique, and start thinking about close-up

Henry Anderson  |  May 12, 2021  |  0 comments

The Canon RF 50mm F/1.2L USM lens retails for about $2200 while the RF 50mm F/1.8 STM lens sells for just $200. So, what's the difference between these two 50mm lenses aside from about $2K? A lot, according to Jay P Morgan of the Slanted Lens who pits the two optics against each other in a head-to-head shootout in the video below.

Deborah Sandidge  |  May 07, 2021  |  0 comments

Before I answer the question above, a few words about the kinds of pictures I like to take. Simply, they are pictures that are different—different from what others might be shooting at a particular location, even different from what I might have shot at that location the last time I visited.

Sponsored  |  May 04, 2021  |  First Published: Apr 30, 2021  |  1 comments

Spring is here and summer is right around the corner, which means it's a great time to go out and take photos. Whether you're capturing gorgeous landscapes, close-up macros of flowers and insects, or zoomed in shots of wildlife, the warmer weather and beautiful light provide many picture-taking opportunities.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Apr 25, 2021  |  0 comments

Hands on with a Hasselblad X1D II 50C medium format mirrorless camera, Hasselblad 24mm f/4.8 HCD wideangle lens and the enigmatic Hasselblad XH Converter 0,8. Does this change our attitude toward converter lenses? Continue reading to find out.  

Henry Anderson  |  Apr 15, 2021  |  0 comments

Recently we shared with you what one professional photographer called the best camera for boudoir beginners. Now here's another boudoir pro recommending what she says is the best lens for capturing intimate portraits.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Apr 02, 2021  |  0 comments

7Artisans just released the updated Mark II version of their popular 7.5mm f/2.8 Fisheye lens and it’s about the most fun a photographer can have for $139. We borrowed an early sample in Fujifilm X mount and here’s what we discovered.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 29, 2021  |  0 comments

We all love new gear, and many photographers are constantly chasing the latest innovations in cameras, lenses, and accessories. But in many cases you can capture amazing images with the gear you already own, especially if you refine your skills with a few simple tricks.

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