Post Archive By Spencer Cox - Page 14

The Art of Saving Money on Camera Gear

For most of my time as a photographer, I’ve been on a strict budget, from my days as a student to my current attempts to save for a house and car. I’m sure I’ve spent more than necessary along the way - but I’ve also learned how to navigate the...

How Many Good Photos from a Trip Is a Success?

I’ve gone on two photography trips recently with very different results.  The first trip led mostly to duds, aside from a single portfolio-quality image. The second led to dozens of publishable shots and multiple for my portfolio. It made me wonder what counts as a successful photography trip at all.

Our Most Popular Comment Ever

As I was updating some old articles on Photography Life, I came across what I believe to be the most popular comment anywhere on the site. It concerns a particular lens that Nikon Z users have been asking about for a while now. I’ll let the comment speak for itself:

Blurry Corners in a Photo? Don’t Blame Your Lens

One of the most common image quality challenges in photography is to get sharp corners. Landscape photographers (among others) often pay big bucks for lenses with high resolving power at the edges of the frame. But a new lens may not solve your problem – because blurry corners usually aren’t due to the lens.

When and Why to Make a Photo Black and White

I’m a fan of black and white photography. A lot of subjects that fall short in color look evocative and powerful when captured in shades of gray. But it’s not always easy to decide if a photo should be color or black and white. Today, I’ll explain how I choose.

Canon EOS 80D Sample Images & RAWs

I've used the Canon EOS 80D extensively in the field and wanted to share some sample images with you today, including full-resolution original RAW files available for download! If you're considering the Canon EOS 80D, these sample images and RAW files should give you a good idea of how the...

Nikon D780 Sample Images & RAWs

I've used the Nikon D780 extensively in the field and wanted to share some sample images with you today, including full-resolution original RAW files available for download! To make it easy to judge the image quality, the photos were taken at a variety of ISO values and under different lighting...