For my most recent "Photography News" article, I showed a photo of a bird in flight. Unless I count the photos I took on my smartphone, it was the last photo I took of 2022. My usual equipment for photography is fairly minimalist - just a camera, a lens, and...
Nikon Announces Development of 85mm f/1.2 and 26mm f/2.8 Lenses
In their first announcement of 2023, Nikon has revealed the development of two upcoming lenses: the Nikon Z 85mm f/1.2 S and the Nikon Z 26mm f/2.8. Neither of these lenses will surprise you if you’ve kept an eye on Nikon’s roadmap, and we still don’t know most of the lenses’ specs.
The Best Noise Reduction Tools for Photography (2023)
Aside from blown-out highlights, noise is probably the most frightening thing for many photographers. Not a day goes by that I don't see some post in a forum about removing noise, or some news about AI-powered noise reduction software. In this article, I'll introduce the major noise removal tools today...
Photography News: Mysterious AF Technology, High-MP Camera Sales
Dear reader, is landscape photography your photographic passion? Then in the new year I wish you many golden hours. Do you shoot portraits and street photography? Then let there be many interesting faces and situations in front of your lens. Or, are you a wildlife photographer? If so, I hope...
Highlights from an Exciting 2022 at Photography Life
Another year is wrapping up, and it was a big one! Our team at Photography Life grew by four talented writers during 2022. Meanwhile, the photography world kept chugging along with new technological developments, especially in artificial intelligence. Here’s how I see the “best of 2022” from my position as the Editor of Photography Life.
Behind the Photos: Australian Bowerbirds
Kangaroos with babies in a pouch, cute koalas eating eucalyptus leaves, and the world’s most venomous snakes… All of these things come to mind when you say Australia. But have you ever heard of bowerbirds? We’ll take a closer look at two of them in today’s edition of “Behind the Photos.”
What Are Diffusers in Photography? (And How to Use Them)
A diffuser is a critical piece of equipment for flash photography. In terms of the quality of light, I’d even say that using a diffuser is more important than the flash you choose! In this article, I’ll answer all of your questions about using diffusers for flash photography and artificial light.
What Are Anamorphic Lenses, and Should You Get One?
Anamorphic lenses can offer a unique look both for photos and videos, but they’re unusual to work with and require special post-processing care. Some recent anamorphic lenses have made them less expensive than ever before. So, is now the time to look at adding an anamorphic lens to your bag?
How to Use a Flash for Wildlife Photography
What piece of equipment is the unsung hero of my wildlife photography? It’s not the camera or even the lens, but my flash. A flash opens the door to many possibilities as a wildlife photographer. It can take your work to the next level, especially for smaller subjects like reptiles, amphibians, and macro photography.
So, Your Autofocus Isn’t Good Enough for Wildlife Photography?
Partly as an experiment – and partly because I no longer have a copy of the Nikon Z9 – I recently took a lot of wildlife photos with my trusty Nikon Z7 for our upcoming Nikon Z 800mm f/6.3 review. The Z7 isn’t widely known as a camera for fast wildlife photography, and that’s an understatement.