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If you've got a Sony or Fujifilm APS-C camera, it likely came with a kit lens. Maybe a 16-50mm or even 18-135mm. These are nice lenses; there's no doubt about that. However, what if you want even more reach or one lens that can do it all? That's where the Tamron 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 comes in...
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I got my first medium format camera, a Mamiya 645 1000s, in 2017. It was a leap in quality and big change of workflow compared to 35mm; my process became slower, more contemplative, framing and composition became more thorough and the resulting photos became better. I began with one lens: the...
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Among many other things that are fading away with film is the viewing filter. The Kodak Wratten #90 has long been the standard, though as a discontinued item, it is getting rare and expensive. The Zone VI mounted filter is long gone. If you get moving, you can still pick up the Tiffen Viewing...
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Illustration by Walled Culture INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY EXISTS IN PHOTOGRAPHY Maneuvering through copyright laws can be perplexing. When I first began shooting, copyright photograph laws seemed overwhelming and complex—I wasn't sure where to start! My clients, too, are often uncertain about the...
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(Image credit: N-Photo ) The best camera for macro photography will open up tremendous possibilities for photographing tiny subjects. Macro photography is the art of seeing the smallest details, whether they’re in tiny insects, miniature plants or just household objects. A macro photographer...
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Artificially generated images of real-world news events proliferate on stock image sites, blurring truth and fiction A young Israeli woman, wounded, clinging to a soldier’s arms in anguish. A Ukrainian boy and girl, holding hands, alone in the rubble of a bombed-out cityscape. An inferno...
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Jo Ann Callis/Courtesy ROSEGALLERY In 1977, Jo Ann Callis took a photograph of a woman’s head thrown back, her neck taut and tied with a bow looped together from the thin baby blue straps of her white lace dress. It’s an image that beckons a long look, as the tension heightens in its stillness...
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Why is it that when Kodak Alaris and Lomography have lowered the prices of many of their poular 120 films, this news is unreported? Kodak Film Price Drop When Kodak announced an increase in film prices of up to 25% the internet overflowed with articles about „the next“ big price increase...
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While digital photography certainly has its roots in film, the advancement of the digital sensor has changed the way we shoot. ISO is a setting, and not a film sensitivity rating, for starters. But digital cameras also have the technology to handle different light sources built right into the...
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If you followed the news yesterday, you may have heard that the Biden Administration announced its first-ever Executive Order on AI. We at Fstoppers are here to break down for you what the main points were, and how they will affect you as a photographer. In his landmark Order, Biden expressed...
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Sony just changed photography forever by releasing the Sony a9 III, the world's first global shutter camera. Global Shutter—A First for Mirrorless Sony has delivered the world's first full-frame global shutter mirrorless camera with the a9 III. The use of a global shutter provides a leap in...
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Photography-on-the-Net, one of the original digital photography forums and perhaps one of the most prominent of the time, is shutting down at the end of 2023. Running continuously since April of 2001, Photography-on-the-Net has acted as a digital gathering place for digital camera enthusiasts...
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If you’ve just traveled here in a time machine from some distant, dystopian future to answer the question of when and where humanity went tragically wrong in the early part of the 21st century, then I suppose I could direct you to nationalism or war or rising oceans, any one of which might...
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How much you'll be able to create with Firefly will depend on how much you already pay Adobe. Adobe’s generative AI-powered Firefly tools are now commercially available to subscribers, but with a catch: Adobe will “charge” you for using it with a credit plan that you may need to pay...
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The Nikon Zfc is one of the most beautiful modern mirrorless cameras, and I would argue, the classiest. You’re all welcome because for years I hounded Nikon to recreate the famous Nikon FM/FE look in a digital format, and with the Zfc it finally happened. I’m taking all the credit. Okay...
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LIFE photographer Margaret Bourke-White making a precarious photo from the Chrysler Building. Oscar Graubner—The LIFE Images Collection/Getty The people who make up today’s thriving photographic community are our eyes to the world. Whether established artists and journalists or passionate...
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Learn about the development of colour photography—from the very first experiments with hand-colouring to the mass production of commercially viable colour film. Today we take colour photography for granted. Taking pictures in full, natural colour is so easy that we don’t pause to consider how it...
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Table of Contents Adaptation, Innovation, and Perseverance: Thriving in the ever-evolving photography industry. Introduction: State of photography industry report Where in the world? What do you call yourself? What's your photography specialty? What's the go-to gear for still shots and video...
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Like most photographers, I’m obsessed with the light around me — be it the sun, the moon or the stars. But, I want to talk about why I’m also in love with the humble little flash in my camera bag. Off-camera flash (OCF) has become a key component of my creative process. It’s reassuring to know...
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What Is A Macro Lens and Macro Photography? Before we start discussing lenses, let’s find out what macro photography is in the first place. Macro photography is similar to micro photography. They both concentrate on capturing small objects. The difference is that micro photography focuses on...
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