Avoid These Mistakes Because They May Cost You

Avoid These Mistakes Because They May Cost You When I first started in the photography industry, I was fortunate enough to have a couple of mentors that guided me. Due to their mentorship, I was able to avoid some mistakes early on to help give me somewhat of a head start. Even still, I've had my fair share of "facepalm" moments, and some of the points discussed in this video feel uncomfortably familiar. [ Read More ]

Samsung Galaxy A9: A Smartphone With Four Cameras

Samsung Galaxy A9: A Smartphone With Four Cameras The way smartphone cameras have been developing over the last few years, it may not come as a surprise that we now have a phone with four cameras. Trying to stand out in the fierce competition between the manufacturers is tough, but Samsung thinks they might just be able to make enough of a statement with their latest announcement, the Samsung Galaxy A9. [ Read More ]

Is Sony’s Color Science Really That Bad?

One of the biggest complaints I hear quite regularly about Sony mirrorless cameras is that their color science is horrible. Many photographers don’t seem to like how Sony interprets colors from any given scene. This it seems, to be especially true for portrait photographers. In stark contrast, color science is one of the major positive points for Canon cameras. Many photographers love Canon colors and it’s actually one of the reasons so many photographers don’t want to switch. I personally have made comments about Sony’s color science too, however, I thought it was important to properly compare them. This
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Fujifilm Officially Wins Medium Format

I recently discussed how Fujifilm’s decision to go into the medium format industry might have been a mistake. But considering some of the recent announcements, have my points been completely negated? In short no; this is because the full frame market is still significantly larger. Imagine the kind of market share they could have gained in full frame based on the kind of developments and investments they are making in the medium format industry. In any case, Fuji has made its decision to not develop any full frame camera and its commitments to medium format is very clearly visible.
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Was the Fujifilm GFX a Mistake? Should Fuji Have Gone Full-Frame Instead?

Of all the current camera manufacturers, if you were to call me a fanboy of any of them, Fujifilm would be the most accurate. There’s good reason too: it produces some of the best cameras on the market and its commitment to offering meaningful updates, after the fact, is uniquely wonderful. Its latest addition, the Fujifilm X-T3 is a fantastic update, offering incredible video features and image quality rivaling that of full frame. The issue is that although the company’s APS-C cameras rival full-frame cameras in some respects, there is an upper limit both in regards to resolution and
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Why Canon Shooters (Still) Need to Consider Sony Cameras

When it comes to architecture and interior photography, it’s generally best practice to shoot using a tripod. There are several obvious reasons why, mostly due to being able to shoot effectively with slower shutter speeds and to compose your images more precisely. Many landscape photographers will more than likely agree with the idea of using a tripod too. Unfortunately, there are certain scenarios where shooting with a tripod is simply not feasible. Take for instance a recent contract I received from a construction company that wanted one of their staircases photographed. The location itself does allow you to photograph the
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Initial Reviews for Nikon Mirrorless Are Not Good

Initial Reviews for Nikon Mirrorless Are Not Good When Nikon first started with their teasers, there was a lot of excitement. Many people were intrigued about the larger lens mount and the potential for super-wide-aperture lenses. The excitement now seems to be fading and the reality of Nikon's mirrorless system is starting to set in. [ Read More ]

Canon Will Dominate Mirrorless Too

Over the last few years, we’ve seen how Sony has made some pretty huge gains in the photography industry. This is especially true for the mirrorless market and plenty of photographers have switched from DSLR cameras to Sony mirrorless cameras. Even still, I predict that once Canon releases its mirrorless cameras, it will eventually dominate that industry too. I’m assuming some of you may have some snarky (and more than likely humorous) comment about how Canon might if it actually released a mirrorless camera. We can comfortably allay those thoughts because Canon has stated it will be focusing on mirrorless,
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Canon IS vs Sony IBIS: Which Image Stabilization is Better?

The Sony a7R III is a feature-filled camera that I’m sure many of us would consider to be one of the best currently available on the market. One of its very useful features is IBIS or in-body image stabilization. This feature helps prevent motion blur in your images by moving the sensor to compensate for unintentional vibrations and movements. In practical uses this means you can shoot with relatively slower shutter speeds and still produce sharp images, preventing the need to increase the ISO. The great thing about having stabilization on the sensor is that it’s effective on pretty much
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Nikon 105mm f/1.4 Vs. Sigma 105mm f/1.4 Art: Which Is the Best?

Nikon 105mm f/1.4 Vs. Sigma 105mm f/1.4 Art: Which Is the Best? When it comes to portrait lenses, the Nikon 105mm f/1.4 is possibly one of the best choices. At the time of its release, it was the first of its kind and was met with much praise. Since then, however, Sigma released their own version of this lens and many, including myself, wanted to know which lens is actually better. [ Read More ]

How to Make Your GoPro Footage Look Awesome

How to Make Your GoPro Footage Look Awesome GoPro cameras are some of the most versatile cameras on the market. The super compact size and lightweight design make them ideal for a lot of creative uses. Not to mention their durability and water resistance. This makes them ideal for those strange and somewhat crazy angles. [ Read More ]

Fstoppers Reviews the Lensbaby Sol 45 f/3.5 Lens

Fstoppers Reviews the Lensbaby Sol 45 f/3.5 Lens Lensbaby is a company known for making interesting and somewhat unique lenses. Currently, all of their lenses are manual focus, however, this actually adds to the charm. Their latest lens is the Sol 45, a budget-friendly option for both DSLR and mirrorless cameras. [ Read More ]

Here’s Why You Need to Take More Selfies

Here's Why You Need to Take More Selfies The photography community is generally quite snobbish when it comes to selfies. Selfies aren't even considered a proper form of photography by many individuals, which is obviously ridiculous. I, for one, think that we aren't taking half as many selfies as we should. [ Read More ]

My Drama With Hasselblad, Bullying, and Their Latest Comparisons

As a photographer and YouTuber, I review equipment and photography related gear on my channel. There are occasions when certain items receive less than positive reviews and, in most circumstances, the company in question operates in a very professional manner. Unfortunately, this isn’t true in every case and after I reviewed the Hasselblad H6D 100c, Hasselblad weren’t too happy with me. It was early last year when I reviewed the flagship Hasselblad camera comparing it to several full-frame cameras and an iPhone. Initially, Hasselblad were fine with the reviews and actually gave me more equipment to test and review.
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What Is the Best Portrait Lens?

What Is the Best Portrait Lens? When it comes to portraits, two major factors determine how good a lens is for many photographers and they are focal length and aperture. Generally speaking, many photographers prefer to have a relatively long focal length with a wide aperture as this helps with both the framing of the shot and also the kind of background blur you can achieve. [ Read More ]