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10 of the Best Third-Party Lenses for Sony Mirrorless Cameras

Fstoppers - 1 hour 55 min ago

Sony users have a ton of choices available when it comes to lenses, with many manufacturers offering a wide range of focal lengths and maximum apertures that can fit just about any budget. If you are wondering how to navigate all those choices, check out this great video that will show you 10 excellent third-party lenses for Sony mirrorless cameras.

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How to Simplify Photoshop for a More Efficient Workflow

Fstoppers - 3 hours 54 min ago

Photoshop is a behemoth of a program, and while it has a ton of features and functionalities in it, very few photographers ever need all those options. All those extras can make it a bit tedious to navigate through the interface and find what you need. This helpful video tutorial will show you how to simplify Photoshop's interface to make it easier to navigate and to make your workflow more streamlined.

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Does the New DJI Mic Have a Noise Problem?

Fstoppers - Fri 20 May 2022 10:00pm

I finally received my DJI Mic after pre-ordering it more than a month ago, and at first, I was disappointed. When I did the initial test with the DJI Receiver connected to my Canon R5, the audio I recorded was much noisier than what I was used to from my old setup, for which I used a Zoom H1 with a Rode Lavalier GO. But there's a solution to this problem, and in this article, I share it with you.

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10 Tips to Help Beginner Photographers Improve Their Work

Fstoppers - Fri 20 May 2022 9:03pm

When you are learning photography, it can be a bit overwhelming trying to simultaneously balance all of the technical and creative ideas and techniques that go into making a successful photograph. If you are new to the pursuit and wondering how to grow, check out this fantastic video tutorial that features an experienced photographer giving 10 tips for improving as a photographer.

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A Review of the New Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG DN Art Lens

Fstoppers - Fri 20 May 2022 8:04pm

Sigma first hit the jackpot with the 35mm Art, which kicked off the entire series. The 35mm f/1.4 DG DN Art is the update to the original, and it brings with it a variety of improvements and new features. This excellent video review take a look at the lens and the sort of performance and image quality you can expect from it in practice.

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Be Careful When There Are Too Many Compositions!

Fstoppers - Fri 20 May 2022 5:00pm

Sometimes, we try hard to find a composition, but sometimes, we get distracted by too many, and it gets hard to choose the best one. At home then, we have often to accept that all our images are just average. How can we avoid situations like that and come home with a masterpiece instead?

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How to Use a Softbox to Create Beautiful Rim Light Portraits

Fstoppers - Fri 20 May 2022 3:02pm

There is a lot of flexibility within portraiture to create a wide array of different looks. One of the primary ways to put your own stamp on a shot is through lighting and this tutorial might be just the trick for your next shoot.

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How To Remove Footprints in Sand Using Photoshop

Fstoppers - Fri 20 May 2022 1:01pm

When an image has a distinct texture or pattern, cleaning up blemishes or the like can be a bit trickier, as you need to replicate the texture and/or pattern accurately in order to create a convincing replacement. One such example is pristine sand that has been walked upon, and this excellent video tutorial will show you how to make it perfect again using Photoshop.

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A Review of the Ultra-High-Capacity Anker 757 Portable Power Station

Fstoppers - Fri 20 May 2022 3:02am

If you work a lot in the field or like to take long road trips, you know how difficult it can be to have access to enough power to keep all your devices charged and running. Anker's 757 Portable Power Station has a ridiculous amount of power to spare, and this great video review takes a look at its performance and applications.

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The Joy of Creating Art: Non-Technical Edition

Fstoppers - Thu 19 May 2022 10:02pm

Today, hopefully, you’ll allow me a brief break from discussing tech and technique to revel in a bit of the pure joy that is the process of photography.

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Which Mac Studio Is Right for You?

Fstoppers - Thu 19 May 2022 9:01pm

Apple's Mac Studio is ludicrously powerful. It comes in two basic configurations, the M1 Max and M1 Ultra, which might leave you wondering which you should pick for your work. If you are asking yourself that question, check out this excellent video that discusses three options for video editing to help you choose.

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5 Portrait Lighting Setups Using Just One Umbrella

Fstoppers - Thu 19 May 2022 8:00pm

When you are newer to working with artificial lighting, it can be a bit overwhelming trying to pick the right modifier for a given shoot. Umbrellas are easily the cheapest modifiers you can get, making them a great tool for learning how to work with artificial light, and they are more versatile than you might think. This great video tutorial will show you five different single umbrella setups for shooting portraits.

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The Importance of Expressing Vision in Photography

Fstoppers - Thu 19 May 2022 5:00pm

Sometimes it is difficult for me to look back at the photographs I created early in my career. The shots are all technically strong, but there is something missing. That missing element can be defined as vision. In this article, I will detail my journey in understanding the need to incorporate this crucial element into my art.

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A Review of the Viltrox 35mm f/1.8 AF Lens

Fstoppers - Thu 19 May 2022 3:02pm

35mm lenses are popular for good reason, as they offer a versatile focal length that is neutral enough for a variety of applications, including portraits, street photography, events, astrophotography, and more. The Viltrox 35mm f/1.8 AF is one of the more affordable options out there, but it still offers a range of great features. This excellent video review takes a look at the lens and the sort of performance and image quality you can expect from it in practice.

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BTS of a Natural Light Portrait Shoot in an AirBnB

Fstoppers - Thu 19 May 2022 1:02pm

It's easy to think that if you want to put together a great portrait shoot you need to book an expensive location and have a room full of lights, but sometimes simplicity can be more rewarding.

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Premiere User Tries Color Grading in Final Cut Pro

Fstoppers - Thu 19 May 2022 1:39am

A couple of months ago, I tried Final Cut Pro for the first time. Surprisingly, there were many things I liked about Final Cut, but it wasn't enough to convince me to switch from Premiere. Today, I'm giving Final Cut Pro another try.

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6 Important Things About Landscape Photography That Are Often Overlooked

Fstoppers - Wed 18 May 2022 10:01pm

If you love landscape photography, you probably know a lot about camera equipment, settings, and the most common composition rules and techniques. But landscape photography is not always about those things. I have six important tips that are often overlooked.

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Surprising Results Shooting Raw and Converting in Camera Versus in Photoshop

Fstoppers - Wed 18 May 2022 9:01pm

In this informative video from Pal2Tech, Chris Lee demonstrates how to convert raw files to TIFFs or JPEGs right in the camera. The results are both interesting and quite surprising when the images are uploaded and compared.

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The Astro Mount We've Been Waiting For

Fstoppers - Wed 18 May 2022 8:01pm

About a month has passed since Skywatcher officially announced the Star Adventurer GTi, the smallest and lightest purpose-built GoTo astrophotography mount. But is it actually any good?

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ACDSee Gemstone 12 Editor Is an Affordable Adobe Alternative, but Does It Work for You?

Fstoppers - Wed 18 May 2022 5:02pm

When I started photography, one of the hardest things for me was to pick the editing software I should use. Indeed, a lot of photographers face the same problem every day. Looking beyond the classic choices, there is arguably much better software you can choose: ACDSee Gemstone Photo Editor 12. It combines the functionality of several Adobe products into one affordable and intuitive software.

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