Lighting how-to: Rembrandt lighting is a timeless style which requires only a single light source

Over at Red River Paper&#39;s blog, photographer <a href="http://www.joelgrimes.com/Artist.asp?ArtistID=12191&amp;Akey=P7FJP8B4" >Joel Grimes</a> has <a href="http://blog.redrivercatalog.com/2018/07/what-rembrandt-taught-me-about-portrait-lighting.html" >written an interesting article</a> about the famous 17th century artist, Rembrandt, and his lasting effect on lighting for different types of art, including photography. Grimes recalls taking art history courses as part of his BFA in photography at the University of Arizona and learning about painters, including Rembrandt, and being captivated by the painters&#39; use of light.

What makes Rembrandt&#39;s use of light distinct is how the light falls across a subject&#39;s face. The...
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Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art Field Test: Ultra-wide, ultra-fast and very good

<a href="https://www.imaging-resource.com/lenses/sigma/14mm-f1.8-dg-hsm-art/review/#fieldtest">Click here for my Sigma 14mm f/1.8 Art Field Test</a>











The <a href="https://www.imaging-resource.com/lenses/sigma/14mm-f1.8-dg-hsm-art/review/">Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art lens</a> is the world&#39;s first full-frame ultra-wide lens to offer a maximum aperture of f/1.8. That alone makes it a very appealing lens to certain groups of photographers. More than that, it is an impressive lens that delivers great images and certainly lives up to its "Art" billing, which has quickly become a consistent mark of a quality optic.

Unsurprisingly, it is a fairly heavy lens, weighing over 2.5 pounds. With that weight there is also high-end build quality. <!--more--> lens...
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How to dodge and burn in Adobe Lightroom using luminance range masking

It&#39;s long been the case that for dodging and burning, you needed to use Adobe Photoshop. However, for photographers who like processing their raw images in Adobe Lightroom, perhaps you don&#39;t need to leave the software for precise brightening and darkening after all. Aaron Nace of <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC47XN5bhLTBH5TRFyKaUpKg" >Phlearn</a> shows us how to dodge and burn in Lightroom in the video below.

The secret is luminance range masks, a recent addition to Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw. Before watching the video, if you&#39;d like to download the sample image used and follow...
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Two Minute Tips with David Bergman: How to angle your reflector to achieve the best results

Whether you are working with natural light or artificial light, reflectors are a very powerful tool. When used correctly, they can act as their own light, which allows you a lighter, more flexible and much less expensive overall kit of gear. In fact, you can get collapsible reflectors which will easily slip away into your camera bag.

In the latest episode of <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4a9smiB5OM&amp;list=PLwm6LvGc5xq0zeay6mkYx6rwrIH7xLQwq" >Two Minute Tips</a> with <a href="https://www.davidbergman.net/index" >David Bergman</a>, the professional photographer and educator discusses how to use reflectors. More specifically, he discusses different angles of reflection...
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One Tool, Three Ways: Selective editing in Lightroom helps these three pros bring their artistic vision to life

Much like different photographers will approach any given scene in their own unique ways, photographers also edit and process their digital files in their own way, with their own personal touch. In fact, more than any other part of the photographer&#39;s workflow, the editing of images is what sets photographers apart the most. With the incredible flexibility of RAW files produced by today&#39;s leading cameras, there is a lot you can do to adjust, tweak and finish an image. Some photographers prefer high-contrast images with rich,...
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Wacom Intuos Pro Creative Tablet Review: A very useful accessory for extensive photo editing

If you do a lot of photo editing, particularly if you&#39;re using a computer with a trackpad, it can be incredibly frustrating when trying to make selective adjustments or painting adjustments onto an image. Fortunately, there are relatively inexpensive options available, including tablets from Wacom. These tablets allow you to use a pressure-sensitive pen on an interactable surface, which is excellent for making precise and natural selections.

I&#39;ve been using a Wacom Intuos3 tablet for many years and Wacom recently approached me...
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Wacom Intuos Pro Creative Tablet Review: A very useful accessory for extensive photo editing

If you do a lot of photo editing, particularly if you&#39;re using a computer with a trackpad, it can be incredibly frustrating when trying to make selective adjustments or painting adjustments onto an image. Fortunately, there are relatively inexpensive options available, including tablets from Wacom. These tablets allow you to use a pressure-sensitive pen on an interactable surface, which is excellent for making precise and natural selections.

I&#39;ve been using a Wacom Intuos3 tablet for many years and Wacom recently approached me...
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Wacom Intuos Pro Creative Tablet Review: A very useful accessory for extensive photo editing

If you do a lot of photo editing, particularly if you&#39;re using a computer with a trackpad, it can be incredibly frustrating when trying to make selective adjustments or painting adjustments onto an image. Fortunately, there are relatively inexpensive options available, including tablets from Wacom. These tablets allow you to use a pressure-sensitive pen on an interactable surface, which is excellent for making precise and natural selections.

I&#39;ve been using a Wacom Intuos3 tablet for many years and Wacom recently approached me...
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Precision reliability: Nikon shows off its weather and toughness testing methods for the Nikon D850

Earlier this year, we did <a href="https://www.imaging-resource.com/articles/2017-weather-testing-nikon-d850-vs-sony-a7riii-canon-5div-olympus-e-m1II">extensive water torture testing</a> on a variety of industry-leading cameras, including the <a href="https://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/nikon-d850/nikon-d850A.HTM">Nikon D850</a>. The success of the D850 helped us crown it the <a href="https://www.imaging-resource.com/news/2018/01/05/camera-of-the-year-2017-best-overall">best camera of 2017</a>. In a recent video published by Nikon Asia, we gain valuable insight into why the D850 was so successful in our own water torture testing and also why it excelled in different environments during Field Testing.

When manufacturing and testing the D850, Nikon engineers looked at ways to ensure that there was not going to be ingress of water...
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Panasonic ZS200 Field Test: Compact camera with ample zoom, many features & good image quality

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The <a href="https://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/panasonic-zs200/panasonic-zs200A.HTM">Panasonic ZS200</a> further develops its predecessor&#39;s largest advantage over the competition, its long built-in lens inside a compact camera body. The 20-megapixel 1-inch sensor remains unchanged, which allows the ZS200 to continue to deliver good image quality for its class, but the 25-250mm equivalent lens of the ZS100 is now a 24-360mm equivalent in the ZS200, even further besting the Canon G7X II and Sony RX100 series in terms of optical zoom.

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Nature photographer Morten Hilmer heads to Finland to photograph wild bears and wolves

Nature photographer <a href="https://mortenhilmer.com/en/" >Morten Hilmer</a>, whose work has been featured numerous times here on Imaging Resource, is in Finland to photograph wildlife. In particular, he is after images of wolves and bears.

The first video from the trip, which can be seen below, focused mostly on the trip and traveling to the location. Hilmer is traveling with <a href="https://www.instagram.com/simonvammen/" >Simon Vammen</a> and you can learn more about their final location by <a href="https://www.wildfinland.org/" >clicking here</a>.



While there isn&#39;t a lot of action until the end of the video above, Hilmer just released the second video from...
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When composing an image, photography is a game of inches

When composing an image, most of us know the basics and perhaps more importantly, we know what kind of images we like to create. There are certain hard and fast rules, such as the rule of thirds, but there are also other guidelines which require a bit more precision, such as not putting distracting elements near the edge of the frame or creating an otherwise imbalanced composition. When you&#39;re in the field and you have the luxury of time to scout and plan your shots, how precise do you have to be? Photographer <a href="http://www.adamgibbs.com/" >Adam Gibbs</a> discusses...
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Panoramas from start to finish: Using Adobe Lightroom to stitch a stunning panorama

While on a trip to the Faroe Islands, photographer <a href="https://www.instagram.com/nigel.danson/" >Nigel Danson</a> had an equipment malfunction with his wide-angle lens. As a landscape photographer, it&#39;s an oft-used lens, so what was Danson to do?

To replicate the field of view of his broken wide-angle lens, Danson utilized a simple and elegant solution, shooting panoramas with a longer lens. In this case, the "longer" lens was a 50mm-equivalent prime lens. By shooting multiple images and then stitching them together, you can capture a wider field of view than with a single shot...
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How to capture multiple shots to properly expose shadows and highlights

Photographer <a href="http://andrewmarr.com.au/" >Andrew Marr</a> is on a Tasmania photography adventure with a couple of other photographers, Andrew Dawes and Richard Lefroy. Below, we see the first video from his trip. The trip is focused on landscape and nature photography in particular. The first stop on the trip was Mount Fields National Park, which included a sunset hike to Lady Barron Falls.

The location, while very nice, proved challenging due to the extreme contrast in the scene. While you can often recover shadow detail from a scene, even if that means...
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How to capture multiple shots to properly expose shadows and highlights

Photographer <a href="http://andrewmarr.com.au/" >Andrew Marr</a> is on a Tasmania photography adventure with a couple of other photographers, Andrew Dawes and Richard Lefroy. Below, we see the first video from his trip. The trip is focused on landscape and nature photography in particular. The first stop on the trip was Mount Fields National Park, which included a sunset hike to Lady Barron Falls.

The location, while very nice, proved challenging due to the extreme contrast in the scene. While you can often recover shadow detail from a scene, even if that means...
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Definitive guide to photographic composition: Building blocks, practical advice & much more

We have shared a couple of photographer <a href="https://antongorlin.com/" >Anton Gorlin&#39;s</a> guides with you here at Imaging Resource. You may recall his <a href="https://www.imaging-resource.com/news/2018/01/31/the-ultimate-guide-to-seascape-photography">excellent seascape photography</a> and <a href="https://www.imaging-resource.com/news/2018/02/20/15-tips-for-better-sunrise-photography-gear-weather-settings-and-much-more">sunrise photography</a> guides from earlier this year. Gorlin is back with a new guide after six months of work and it is "the definitive guide" for photography composition.

The <a href="https://antongorlin.com/blog/photography-composition-definitive-guide/" >composition guide</a> is separated into eleven sections and covers topics such as why composition is important, what we can take from composition in painting, different compositional concepts and techniques, tips...
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Developing the “ultimate camera,” Nikon releases another teaser for their upcoming mirrorless system

The hype train left the station earlier this summer, but Nikon is keeping the engines stoked for their upcoming mirrorless camera. The latest video released this morning teases the body of the upcoming mirrorless camera.

Unsurprisingly, we don&#39;t get any great looks at the camera, but we can certainly see the general shape of whatever it is Nikon has up their sleeves. Of the new video, Nikon says, "We&#39;ve pursued the development of the ultimate camera for many years. Our new mirrorless system further embodies our spirit of...
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What’s in your kit? Packing for travel photography with a pair of professionals

When traveling, which photographic gear is essential? Of course, the answer depends on which kind of photography you intend to do and what equipment you have. However, it never hurts to learn what different pro photographers are using to capture their shots.

In the pair of videos below, we join two different photographers as they discuss their essential cameras, lenses and accessories. First up is <a href="https://www.nigeldanson.com/" >Nigel Danson</a>, who recently returned from a trip to the Faroe Islands. Danson shoots with Fujifilm cameras -- although he has in the...
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