About Spencer Cox

Spencer Cox is a landscape and nature photographer who has gained international recognition and awards for his photography. He has been displayed in galleries worldwide, including the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History and exhibitions in London, Malta, Siena, and Beijing. To view more of his work, visit his website or follow him on Facebook and 500px. Read more about Spencer here.

Post Archive By Spencer Cox

15 Tips to Improve Your Photography

For this week's video, I've compiled several of my favorite tips to help photographers take better pictures. I made sure to focus on the basics, but there's plenty of good information here regardless of your skill level. We've covered many of these before in our photography tips for beginners and…

Photographing the 10 Elements of Composition

For this week’s video, which I published a couple days ago on Youtube, I went to Great Sand Dunes National Park in Colorado in an attempt to photograph the ten elements of composition in 24 hours. It’s the first time I’ve done this sort of video so far, and I…

Understanding Shutter Speed

For today's video, I’m revisiting one of the most critical camera settings out there: shutter speed. So much of photography builds off shutter speed (and exposure generally) that I wanted to publish this one before diving into deeper topics. If you’d prefer to learn about shutter speed in an article,…

Nikon D750 vs D780

Now that Nikon has released the D780, a lot of photographers are wondering just how it compares to the earlier Nikon D750. Certainly, the two cameras share a lot of DNA - but the D780 has a lot of little differences that add up to make a more advanced camera…

Nikon Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S Announcement

Amid a series of announcements late last night, Nikon just officially announced the 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S for its Nikon Z cameras. This lens wasn’t exactly a surprise, since it has been on the roadmap for over a year, but it is a very welcome addition to Nikon’s mirrorless lineup…

New Year, New Youtube Videos

I'm happy to kick off the 2020s at Photography Life by announcing a new weekly series of Youtube videos, including one I've published today. This video covers a bunch of ways to take better photos with any camera. I will say, this new series might seem suspiciously familiar if you…

Exposure Value (EV) Explained – Plus EV Charts

You may have heard photographers use the terms “exposure value” or “EV” when talking about the amount of light in a scene. But what does EV really mean in photography, and why does it matter to the photos you take? This article answers those questions and more. Before I begin,…

Complete Guide to Winter Photography

Winter is an amazing season for photography, especially nature photography. Conditions may be harsh, but your photos will reflect that - they’ll stand out and convey different emotions than normal. Of course, winter photography also brings with it a number of challenges. This guide covers everything you need to know.…