When I first thought about the intro to today's Photography News, I wanted to write something about how gloomy, dark, and cold it is outside all day. This morning, my hand literally froze to the door handle. But your perception of the world is likely to be quite different from...
Secrets of Professional Photography: Jiri Hrebicek Interview
When you shoot a promising burst of images, you probably delete the ones that didn't turn out well. The blurry ones go first, of course. But I suspect that for my guest today, it's exactly the opposite - he deletes everything that's sharp. In this episode of Secrets of Professional...
Nikon Z 28-75mm f/2.8 Review
At first glance, the Nikon Z 28-75mm f/2.8 lens seems a bit out of place. Nikon already has a 24-70mm f/2.8 S for their mirrorless system, and it’s one of the best lenses we’ve ever tested. Why would Nikon release another f/2.8 zoom with such a similar focal length range?
Nikon Z 400mm f/2.8 TC VR S Field Test
Earlier this year, I was lucky enough to go to the tropical Andes with two great companions. I’m not referring to the group of nice people who went with me to photograph the wonders of the local nature. I’m talking about the two 400mm telephoto lenses we took along.
Photography Life 2023 Workshop Announcements
I'm excited to announce the schedules for our upcoming 2023 Photography Life international workshops. In addition to our Jordan Photography Workshop that we have been running for many years now, we are adding a brand new workshop in Ecuador and Galápagos Islands! My close friend and business partner, Tareq Hadi,...
39 Best Gifts for Photographers by Budget (2023)
Photographers aren't easy people to shop for... and frankly, it doesn't help that most "gift guides" out there are generic, copy-paste articles written by non-photographers. Today, I want to fix that problem with a list of genuinely useful photography gifts ideas for the photographer in your life. You won't find...
Photography News: Five New Lenses, Rumored Telephoto Zoom for Nikon Z
A really smart AI-based robot, ChatGPT, has recently appeared on the web. You can ask it questions, and it responds with uncanny accuracy (for a robot). I asked it a simple question: “Are cameras with a full-frame sensor better than those with an APS-C sensor when shooting at high ISO?”
Low-Light Wildlife Photography Tips for Beginners
Animals have a tendency to prefer low-light conditions, which is a big challenge in wildlife photography! It’s hard to capture a sharp, well-exposed image after sundown or in a forest, especially with a moving subject. The right settings and a better camera can help, but they only take you so far.
Photographing Landscapes… With the Nikon 800mm f/6.3?
I just returned from Bosque Del Apache, a beautiful wildlife refuge in New Mexico, where I spent a week testing the Nikon Z 800mm f/6.3 VR S. Yes, our copy of Nikon’s longest Z lens finally arrived! Of course, as a landscape photographer, I mainly used it for landscapes, not wildlife.
Photography News: Rumored Sony Lenses, More Holiday Sales
Yesterday, I went to South Moravia to take some actual photos for today's Photography News. I visited this wine region in the south of the Czech Republic - not (just) for the wine, but for the birds. To my surprise, though, a flock of about 100 Monk Parakeets landed in...