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.

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Nikon D780 Review

The Nikon D780 is a 24 megapixel DSLR capable of shooting 12 frames per second in live view and uncropped 4K video at 30 FPS. It brings many of the newest live view features from the mirrorless Nikon Z6 to a Nikon DSLR for the first time, including on-sensor phase…

Nikon D780 vs Nikon Z6: Which One Should You Get?

Upon first glance, the Nikon D780 and Z6 appear to be very different cameras. The D780 is a traditional-looking DSLR with Nikon's standard control layout, while the Z6 is a smaller and more streamlined mirrorless camera with a number of new design cues. But beneath the surface, the Nikon D780…

Recommended Nikon D780 Settings

The Nikon D780 is a complex camera with plenty of menu options that may leave new D780 owners confused. So, I've created this guide to explain the camera's most important settings, including how I set everything on my own D780. Keep in mind that these are just personal preferences - there's…

Photographing the Liwa Desert in Fog (+ New Video)

While in UAE during our Dubai and Jordan photography workshop, we had a chance to visit and photograph the stunning Liwa Desert. Little did we know that we would be lucky enough to witness a rare fog covering the entire desert. In this article, I will talk about my experience…

High-Quality Astrophotography With Basic Camera Equipment

This week’s video covers the topic of image stacking, including how to use it in order to take high-quality astrophotographs without any special camera equipment. If you’ve ever wanted to photograph the Andromeda Galaxy, Orion Nebula, Pleiades, or any other deep-sky subject - but you don’t have an expensive astro…

Fuji X-T4 Announcement

Fujifilm just announced the 26.1-megapixel X-T4, a highly anticipated update to 2018's X-T3. The X-T4 sports significant improvements in autofocus, video, and shutter durability, but the headline feature is 6.5-stop IBIS (the previous X-T3 does not have in-body image stabilization at all, so this is a major upgrade). The camera…

How to Light Macro Photos

Last week, I took some macro photos and videos at Pelican Island Wildlife Refuge in Florida, one of my favorite places in the world for close-up photography. In the video I filmed, I've explained in detail how to master lighting in macro photography. Now that I live in Colorado, I’ve…

Live Youtube Q&A with PL

Today we’ll be doing a live Q&A / AMA (ask me anything) on our Youtube channel at 9 PM Eastern / 6 PM Pacific. Nasim and I will both be there to take questions for about an hour. Update: The livestream is over, thanks to everyone for participating! Below is…

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…