Welcome to the 2018 Photography Life Guest Post Contest, where we are offering one of our largest prizes ever! The winner of this competition, which is free and easy to enter, will receive a $1500 prize, or your choice of a Nikon D750 (retail value: $1800) or Fuji X-T2 (retail value: $1600). All you need to do is submit a great guest post to Photography Life, and the author of the top post will receive the prize. On top of that, there will be additional prizes for runner-ups who also write stellar articles. If you are interested and would like to find out how you can enter, please read on!
In this detailed guide, we will be providing the recommended settings for the Sony A6500, an advanced interchangeable lens camera designed for enthusiasts and professionals. We will go over some information on what settings are ideal to use for day-to-day photography and videography needs, as well as explain what some of the important settings do in the camera. Since the Sony A6500 has a myriad of settings that can be confusing to understand, the below information is provided as a guide for those who struggle with the camera and just want to get started with a basic understanding of these settings.
This is an in-depth field review of the ultra-wide full-frame Irix 11mm f/4 lens released in 2017. I have tested the more expensive and heavier Blackstone version, but since the Firefly version features an identical optical design, all conclusion made in the review hold for both versions. This glass is the widest rectilinear lens for full frame DSLR cameras. Only the Canon 11-24mm f/4L gets equally wide. Shooting with such an extremely wide lens brings a whole lot of practical challenges as well as creative opportunities. And that is exactly what this review is going to focus on.
This is an in-depth review of the Alien Skin Exposure X3 software for culling, managing and post-processing images. A couple of weeks ago, Spencer wrote the first article of our “Lightroom Classic vs. Other Software” series. In his article, he compared Lightroom to Alien Skin’s Exposure X3. I’m following his article up with a more detailed take on Exposure X3. Here I will dive a little bit deeper into the user experience I have had with the program while using it exclusively for the last four weeks. And since Spencer’s article, an update to the software was released, so I’ll fill you in on those details too.
The Nikon D7500 is a complex camera with more than 100 menu options, and it isn’t easy to know how to set everything properly. This guide covers the most important settings and how to pick them for your own photography. Keep in mind that these are personal preferences, and you may end up setting some of them differently, but this is a good place to start. The information below should help you understand how to use the D7500 to its full potential if you are feeling confused about some of the settings and menus it has.
Indonesia is of particular interest to renowned travel photographer David Lazar, having made multiple trips to various islands in recent years. He returns again in the fall, this time to lead his Bali photo tour workshop. Being one of the most artistically rich micro-climates in the world, Bali is an easy and natural choice for the amiable Australian snapper.
Focusing is one of the pillars of photography. If you don’t focus in the right place, at best, your photos won’t be as sharp as possible – and, at worst, they could be completely unusable. There’s a lot that goes into focusing correctly, even in a genre like landscape photography, where your subject tends to stay relatively still. To get the best results, you’ll want to optimize your techniques as much as possible, and that’s what this article covers. So, how do you focus properly for landscape photography?
This camera works. That was my thought after testing the Nikon D7500 for two days of sub-freezing photography in Rocky Mountain National Park – only taking breaks from the cold while driving from one location to the next – in conditions that are the very definition of a field review. We’ve now been testing the D7500 at Photography Life for several weeks, but the 48 hours of intense shooting at Rocky Mountain solidified things. This DSLR packs a serious punch, and it is reminiscent in many ways of Nikon’s higher-end options, both full-frame and crop sensor. In this comprehensive Nikon D7500 review, we will cover the most important aspects of Nikon’s newest prosumer DX DSLR, including image quality tests and comparisons with other cameras on the market. Not everything about the D7500 is perfect, but Nikon got a lot of things right, as you’ll see below.
Noise is a topic in photography that seems made to cause confusion. However, it is crucial to understand it if you want to maximize image quality. In this article, we will go into detail about the two types of noise that affect your photos, shot noise and digital noise, and what you can do to minimize them. We will also explain the connection between things like your camera’s ISO and the amount of noise in your photos. So, what is noise in photography, and what can you do to reduce it?
There’s a reason why landscape photographers like waking up at 4AM and hiking out to the middle of nowhere. (Or, at the very least, there’s a reason why we tolerate it.) Are you a morning person? I’m not. But – countless times – I’ve stood by my tripod as the sun rises, watching the morning light illuminate a beautiful landscape. And that’s the reason. It’s all about the light. If you can get this one right, your photos will be as good as possible. So, what are some of the things you can do to find good light?