About Alex Coleman

I'm Alex Coleman, a commercial and travel photographer in Arizona. As an educator, I enjoy sharing my appreciation for photography with audiences both online and in person. You can see more of my work on my website.

Post Archive By Alex Coleman

Maximum and Minimum Aperture in Photography, Explained

Understanding aperture in photography is key to creating great photos. One of the most important considerations is the difference between "maximum aperture" and "minimum aperture." You'll constantly hear photographers use these terms, but they can sound like gibberish if you don't have the right background knowledge. So, today, I’ll explain...

Sirui B25R Bendable RGB Light Review

Sirui’s new light, the B25R, literally puts a twist on traditional studio lights. The defining feature of the B25R - a constant, RGB strip light - is the ability to articulate and curve individual sections of the light to turn it into a wraparound source. Is this feature a must-have...

What’s In My Camera Bag? – Alex Coleman

While I don’t have a definitive camera bag setup, I’ve got a number of must-haves, as well as a few typical setups, depending on what I’m shooting that day. Want to see some of my favorite gear for landscape and commercial photography? Here it is!

Necessary Videography Gear for DSLR and Mirrorless Cameras

In the past, photography equipment and videography equipment were very different pieces of kit. Times have changed, however, with the rise of DSLR and mirrorless cameras that can shoot excellent quality video. If you plan to take advantage of these features, what additional equipment do you need? In this roundup...

What is Purple Fringing in Photography?

Within the broader category of chromatic aberration in photography, purple fringing can be a particularly tricky problem. Purple fringing usually appears as unwanted purple outlines around high-contrast objects in your photo, like leaves against a blown-out sky. In this article, I’ll take a closer look at what causes purple fringing...

Necessary Accessories for Drone Photography

Drone photography can be a fantastic way to expand your photographic horizons. However, it can be tricky to equip your drone with the proper accessories for a photoshoot. There are simply so many accessories available for drone photography that it can be difficult to sort through the noise. In this...

How to Get Better Image Quality in Drone Photos

Modern drones can produce excellent image quality, but they're still limited by physics. With smaller sensors and difficulty using multi-second exposures, images from drones can be noisy or low in dynamic range. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to fix these drone image quality issues. In this guide, I’ll show...

Weebill 3 Gimbal Review: Powerful Video Stabilization

The Weebill 3 gimbal from Zhiyun is a compact yet powerful gimbal, capable of stabilizing mirrorless and DSLR cameras with large, fast lenses for video usage. I’ve spent the last few weeks testing the Weebill 3 stabilizer on a number of video shoots, comparing it against my past experiences with...

Fiveray FR100C Light Review: 100 Watts in a Light Stick

Continuous lights have come a long way recently, thanks to a number of developments in both LEDs and batteries. The Zhiyun Fiveray FR100C is a perfect example of how these advancements can enable great new lighting options for photographers and videographers. The FR100C is a continuous LED light source with...