4 photographers shoot the same model: Three Canon cameras and a Nikon face off

Photographer and popular YouTuber <a href="https://www.instagram.com/jessicakobeissi/" >Jessica Kobeissi</a> is back with another edition of her 4 Photographers Shoot the Same Model video series. In her latest video, she&#39;s joined by photographers <a href="https://www.instagram.com/sawyerhartman/" >Sawyer Hartman</a>, <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p.hil/" >Phil Shaw</a> and <a href="https://www.instagram.com/marksingerman/" >Mark Singerman</a>.

As always, it&#39;s interesting to not only see how differently the various photographers work with the model, but also how disparate their photographic styles are. Each photographer is able to select their own location and outfit for the model, <a href="https://www.instagram.com/hannahtrib/" >Hannah</a>. It&#39;s also fun to see how their own gear...
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Stopping down for better skin textures: You don’t always need to shoot portraits wide open

Many of us have heard of the term "portrait prime" to describe a fast lens. Photographers often reach for f/1.4, f/1.8 and f/2 lenses when shooting portraits to capture images with shallow depth of field and dreamy backgrounds. Sony Artisan <a href="http://miguelquiles.com/" >Miguel Quiles</a> often opts for a stopped down aperture instead, which is an unusual choice. Let&#39;s learn more about why this is in Quiles&#39; latest video for Adorama&#39;s <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTrKu_5GpLE&amp;list=PLwm6LvGc5xq0oJ3sV-K7e-D0CRgG8kfEE" >Breakdown</a> video series.

Selecting your aperture is something which has a massive impact on what your final portraits end up looking...
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Budget-friendly, 24-mpix Fuji X-T100 crosses handling of X-T20 with image quality, affordability of X-A5

If you&#39;ve been tempted by the Fuji X-T20 but haven&#39;t yet found yourself able to justify its pricetag, then Fujifilm has some intriguing news for you today. The company has just launched its latest model -- the 24.2-megapixel <a href="https://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/fuji-x-t100/fuji-x-t100A.HTM">Fuji X-T100</a> -- and it pairs styling and handling akin to that of its pricier X-T series brethren with an imaging pipeline and feature set similar to that of the budget-friendly (and very well-reviewed) X-A5.

The Fuji X-T100 forgoes the company&#39;s proprietary X-Trans color filter array (as featured in the...
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OnSet with Daniel Norton: Using shadows to accentuate and shape your subject’s face

Photographer and educator <a href="http://www.dnphoto.com/" >Daniel Norton</a> has an ongoing video series, <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPGWc_91o5E&amp;list=PLwm6LvGc5xq3lwSsD9QBXiyD7pn5OQW0C" >OnSet</a> for Adorama and in his latest episode, he shows us how to harness the power of shadows to create dramatic black and white portraits.

Photographers spend a lot of time working with lights and modifiers to remove shadows, but there are times when you can utilize shadows to enhance your work. In the videos below, Norton is using the mirrorless medium-format <a href="https://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/hasselblad-x1d/hasselblad-x1dA.HTM" >Hasselblad X1D camera</a> and Hasselblad 90mm f/3.2 XCD lens.

Back to the subject at hand, to create...
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Is lens compression real? Fstoppers aims to show why it doesn’t exist

Lee Morris and Patrick Hall of <a href="https://fstoppers.com/" >Fstoppers</a> decided to tackle the topic with the aim of showing that lens compression doesn&#39;t exist. As we can see in the video below, the background elements certainly -- and dramatically -- change in size relative to the subject, which in this case is Patrick&#39;s face. What&#39;s going on here if not lens compression?

Morris states that the effect is not the result of the lens itself at all, but rather the distance of the camera from the subject and from the background. To show this, Morris starts by...
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Panasonic details upcoming firmware updates for GH5, GH5S and G9 cameras

Panasonic has announced new firmware updates for the <a href="https://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/panasonic-gh5/panasonic-gh5A.HTM">GH5</a>, <a href="https://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/panasonic-gh5s/panasonic-gh5sA.HTM">GH5S</a> and the <a href="https://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/panasonic-g9/panasonic-g9A.HTM">G9</a> that will be available on May 30, 2018. This announcement comes a bit ahead of the actual release, which is unusual but probably not unwelcome. This update, though not available for download until May 30, is slated to improve AF performance across all three cameras as well as adjust the already great in-body image stabilization found in the GH5 and G9. Panasonic also promises more new functions and other improvements for all three cameras, though specifics on...
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Using layer masks in Photoshop: Getting started plus 7 tips and tricks for making the most of masks

Layer masks are a big reason why Photoshop is a more powerful and versatile photo editing tool than something like Lightroom. However, with great power can sometimes come great complexity. Whereas tools such as gradient filters and sliders are highly intuitive, things like masking is not always as straightforward. Colin Smith from <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCc0_OX4mqSoRecj3IgJTLtg" >photoshopCAFE</a> is here to help with his latest video.

In the video below, Smith shows us not only how to use layer masks within Photoshop, but also shows off seven tips and tricks you can use in...
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Sony A7 III Video Features & Analysis: For $2000, the A7 III is an attractive full-frame 4K video option

Click here to read our <a href="https://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/sony-a7-iii/sony-a7-iiiVIDEO.HTM">Sony A7 III Video Features &amp; Analysis</a>

As you probably know from reading reviews, <a href="https://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/sony-a7-iii/sony-a7-iiiA.HTM">including ours</a>, the Sony A7 III is a pretty darn good full frame stills camera, especially given its $2000 price point. <a href="https://www.imaging-resource.com/articles/how-the-new-a7-iii-stacks-up-against-its-closest-competitors">It outclasses it&#39;s closest rivals in just about every category</a> when it comes to capturing images, but how does it fare in video? In that regard, one of the only cameras that sits as a direct competitor might be the Panasonic GH5. <a href="https://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/sony-a7-iii/sony-a7-iiiVIDEO.HTM">In our A7 III Video Features &amp; Analysis</a>, we take a look at what the Sony <!--more--> III...
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Skylum Software develops new collaborative AI Lab, aiming to make software smarter and more efficient

Skylum Software, the developers of popular photo editing software Luminar and Aurora HDR, has announced the formation of a new research and development division focused on artificial intelligence technologies within photo editing. The new <a href="https://skylum.com/blog/skylum-introduces-skylum-ai-lab-and-joins-forces-with-photolemur" >Skylum AI Lab</a> is a collaboration between Skylum and its sister company, Photolemur, which creates AI-based image editing software and technology.

Skylum has already incorporated AI-based image editing tech into its software in the past, such as with the "smart filters" in Luminar, but they hope...
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Printing your photos: 7 printing mistakes to avoid

Did <a href="https://www.imaging-resource.com/news/2018/05/21/tips-and-tricks-to-help-you-start-printing-your-own-photos">yesterday&#39;s article</a> about printing get you fired up to start making prints of your own? If so, a new video from photographer <a href="https://www.nigeldanson.com/" >Nigel Danson</a> will help you avoid seven mistakes when making prints.

Don&#39;t feel discouraged if you make an error when printing. I&#39;ve made hundreds of prints and every so often, I still forget to change a certain setting in Photoshop or choose the wrong type of paper for a specific image. It happens. With that said, by becoming familiar with common printing mistakes, you&#39;ll certainly be in a better...
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RAW versus DNG: What are the advantages and disadvantages of DNG files?

If you use Adobe software such as Lightroom and Photoshop, you may convert and save your RAW files as DNG files. This can improve performance, save space and offer other benefits. However, <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDkJEEIifDzR_2K2p9tnwYQ" >Tony Northrup</a> argues in a new video, seen below, that it might be a mistake to rely heavily upon DNG files.

There are advantages and disadvantages to DNG files when compared to your camera&#39;s native RAW file format (note that in some cases, camera&#39;s can natively save as DNG files, but it&#39;s often the case that your camera uses a proprietary RAW...
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Panasonic 200mm f/2.8 Lens Review: The premier f/2.8 supertelephoto lens for Micro Four Thirds

Click here to read our <a href="https://www.imaging-resource.com/lenses/panasonic/200mm-f2.8-power-ois-leica-dg-elmarit/review/">Panasonic 200mm f/2.8 Lens Review</a>

We&#39;re cranking away here, churning through a backlog of lens reviews, and next up is our lab review of the new <a href="https://www.imaging-resource.com/lenses/panasonic/200mm-f2.8-power-ois-leica-dg-elmarit/review/">Panasonic 200mm f/2.8 Leica</a> supertelephoto lens. Debuting towards the end of 2017, the Panasonic 200mm f/2.8 just made the cut-off for our annual Lens of the Year Awards, and no shocker here, but it easily got the nod for Best Telephoto Prime lens last year: small, light and tack-sharp!

We&#39;ve now compiled our lab testing results and published our full review of...
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Adam Gibbs travels from Canada to the Lake District in the United Kingdom and finds a familiar subject

When we join photographer <a href="http://www.adamgibbs.com/" >Adam Gibbs</a> on his photography vlogs, we are often treated to lovely forests, streams and other nature scenes in British Columbia, Canada. However, in his latest video, we join Gibbs in the picturesque Lake District in the United Kingdom.

Although he traveled 6,000 miles and crossed the Atlantic Ocean, Gibbs still gravitated toward one of his favorite and most common subjects, a waterfall. As he worked on finding a composition, he wanted to discuss an important topic. When you&#39;re in a new area which is...
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Tips and tricks to help you start printing your own photos

It&#39;s great to view and share your photos online and there are many excellent ways to do so. However, it&#39;s tough to top a print. There&#39;s something special about holding your work in your hands and being able to share a physical print with others. If you&#39;re new to printing, it can feel a bit daunting as it often proves challenging -- and at times frustrating -- to turn your digital file into a pleasing physical print.

To help you get started with printing your photos, whether you are using a lab or printing at home, photographer...
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Editing 5 images from start to finish in Capture One Pro

Capture One Pro is a very powerful photo editor. In the video below, David and Alex from the Capture One team go through five images from start-to-finish, showing off many different techniques and tools within the software.

The video is great if you are already using Capture One, but if you&#39;re not and would like to try the software, you can download a free trial by <a href="https://www.phaseone.com/download.aspx?utm_source=youtube.com&amp;utm_medium=description&amp;utm_campaign=resources" >clicking here</a>. Stay tuned to Imaging Resource for additional coverage on the latest version of Capture One Pro, including an upcoming review.

(Via <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SO4PFqynVME" >Capture One Pro...</a>
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Are you using your camera wrong? 7 ways you might be and how to fix your mistakes

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHIRBiAd-PtmNxAcLnGfwog" >B&amp;H</a> certainly knows a thing or two about cameras, being one of the largest camera retailers out there, and that means they also know a lot about how people use their cameras. B&amp;H has outlined seven common ways people incorrectly use their cameras in the video below. Are you guilty of any these mistakes?

The first one is a mistake I used to make and see many photographers make, holding the camera incorrectly. When shooting, your left hand should be free to support the weight of the lens and the best way to support it is by holding...
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Ted Forbes and Kevin Raber discuss mirrorless technology, photography and breaking rules

Ted Forbes with <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7T8roVtC_3afWKTOGtLlBA" >The Art of Photography</a> recently sat down with Kevin Raber of <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8lJ3EM0VC4TS0jY6VJtTcw" >The Luminous Landscape</a> at a recent Sony event to discuss photography.

The discussion covers a wide range of topics. When you put two great photographic minds together at a table, you know that&#39;ll be an interesting talk. Early on, Raber brings up mirrorless technology and innovation. Raber argues that with mirrorless technology, photographers are able to take their work to previously unseen levels. It&#39;s particularly interesting to hear how two...
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Creating better black and white images in Adobe Lightroom with Sony Artisan Chris Orwig

Like many of us, Sony Artisan <a href="http://chrisorwig.com/" >Chris Orwig</a> enjoys a good black and white image. As popular and common as black and white images are, there are a lot of different approaches and workflows for black and white conversions. You can use a wide array of software to achieve great monochrome images, but for many photographers using Lightroom, that photo editor should prove plenty capable.

In the video below, Orwig shares numerous tips for creating better black and white images in Lightroom. He offers ideas for how to convert and fine-tune...
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