About Spencer Cox

I'm Spencer Cox, a landscape photographer better known for my macro photography! My photos have been displayed in galleries worldwide, including the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History and exhibitions in London, Malta, Siena, and Beijing. These days I'm active on Instagram and YouTube.

Post Archive By Spencer Cox

Compose Better Photos with Gestalt Theory

One of the better-known theories of perception is Gestalt Psychology. It deals with the way we organize information (usually visuals, but not always) into wholes. While Gestalt Theory isn’t mentioned very often in discussions about composing good photos, I think that’s a mistake.

Nikon Z 20mm f/1.8 S Review (on YouTube)

We just uploaded our first-ever video review to YouTube, covering the Nikon Z 20mm f/1.8 S! Check it out below if you’re interested. Of course, we will also publish our usual review of this lens on Photography Life when possible, so keep an eye out.

Photographing the Comet NEOWISE

Last week, I went out to photograph the comet NEOWISE before it disappeared. I had never seen or photographed a comet before, and it far exceeded my expectations! I filmed my process along the way, including several tips for star photography (and of course comet photography too).

Photography Tricks & Time Savers: New Video

We’ve just published a video with 11 of my favorite photography tricks and time savers, so check it out below if you’re interested! I wanted to make a list of practical and lesser known tricks that I rely upon all the time, and hopefully this does the job.

Canon Announces 4 New RF Lenses

Along with the R5 and R6 mirrorless cameras, Canon also announced four new lenses for its full-frame mirrorless system. The lenses are as follows: 85mm f/2 Macro IS, 600mm f/11 IS, and 800mm f/11 IS, and 100-500mm f/4.5-7.1L IS. Canon also announced two RF teleconverters as well.

Canon EOS R5 Announcement: A New Bar for Mirrorless

Canon just announced the EOS R5, the most advanced mirrorless camera they’ve ever released, and arguably the most advanced mirrorless camera from any company today. Capable of 20 FPS at the full 45 megapixel resolution, along with native 8K RAW video, the data the R5 can process borders on the absurd.

Canon EOS R6 Announcement: Big Features at 20 MP

Sitting in the shadow of the 45 megapixel EOS R5, yet nearly as impressive, the Canon EOS R6 is a feature-packed 20 megapixel mirrorless camera built with speed in mind. In fact, most of the R6’s specifications mimic those of R5, although there are some differences here and there.

Lens Filters Explained – New Video Released

Our newest video tutorial is now on YouTube, and this one covers the critical topic of lens filters for landscape photography. There’s a ton of information in this video that you may not have heard before, even if you’re an advanced photographer, so go ahead and take a look!

Behind the Shot: Pyramid Dune

Death Valley National Park has more extremes than almost any other place on earth. The weather is harsh and the landscape unforgiving. It’s a brilliant combination for landscape photography.