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Are You Making Full Use of the View Modes in Lightroom?

With Lightroom's new update being the main recent talking point among Adobe photography users, it still might be worth checking out some of the fundamentals of the powerful application. Here's a video detailing the four main view modes besides the Grid view in the Library module — with a bonus explanation of metadata filters at the end.

Five Unhelpful Yet Common Pieces of Advice From Other Photographers

Navigating the plethora of advice from other photographers in videos, articles, and comment sections can be a tricky journey. Some tips are indeed helpful and while others, even though well-intentioned, are repeated ad nauseam without being challenged enough.

Watch How This Landscape Photographer Edits a Photo by a Light-Painting Visual Artist

There are a lot of "edit-my-photo" type challenges going around because of restrictions on movement, but this one takes it to another level. Not only are the creators considered leaders in their respective fields, but the Photoshop editing workflow in this video is quite illuminating for anyone looking to learn how to utilize luminosity masks.

Should You Become a Professional Photographer?

This is inevitably the question that pops up in the minds of most photography enthusiasts and amateurs. In this video, a photographer who has gone from I.T. to photography to YouTube recounts his story of how he got to where he is now and gives some advice to would-be professional photographers.

Documentary Photographer Busts Some Common Myths and False Beliefs

If there's one thing that seasoned professional photographers love to do, it's to dispel ridiculous misconceptions and myths around the craft. Daniel Milnor is one of these people, and in this video, he crushes a few commonly held false beliefs within the wider photographic community.

In-Depth Travel Photography Critique From a Professional Travel Photographer

To be a great travel photographer it requires more than just the ability to capture pretty photo — in fact, sometimes the photos don't have to be pretty at all. This is a long video, so grab a coffee/tea/beer, and prepare to absorb some quality knowledge from a professional travel and documentary photography.

Video Lighting Basics With Affordable Gear

If you're thinking of using your new-found free time to start a YouTube channel, or if you just to put some different type content out there, having a good basic lighting setup helps you to stand out from the crowd. This video goes through the basics of video lighting with gear that doesn't break the bank.

Learn The Basics of White Balance and Color Temperature

For some beginners — and maybe for some, more advanced enthusiasts — the concepts of color temperature and white balance might be a little confusing. This video, from professional photographer, Omar Gonzales, goes a long way to shedding some light on the subject.

The Psychological Benefits of Post-Mortem Photography

Death photography was, at one time, a popular way of preserving a memory of a loved one who has passed. This video discusses the history of it, and suggests that it can still play a role in modern society as a way to cope with grief.

What Will Camera Reviewers Talk About While There Are No New Releases?

Everyone is doing their best at coming up with clever ways to teach photography and editing techniques from inside their homes, and there's some great content being put out there by the photography community. But please spare a thought for creators like this one, who rely heavily on news and updates from camera manufacturers for their content.

Clever Indoor Photography Tips for Beginners

For those of you with a neglected DSLR camera gathering dust on the shelf this is the perfect time to learn some new techniques, like a few basics of still-life photography. Whether you have a dusty DSLR or just a smartphone, this video has some great tips to help beat the self-isolation blues.

Is Landscape Photography the Hardest Genre to Vlog?

Vlogging is a common marketing tool or additional creative outlet for many photographers, and perhaps for none more so than landscape photographers. In this video, cinematographer and photographer Mikey McManus takes a more objective approach to analyzing a landscape photography vlog.

Fujifilm Stocks Jump 15% Overnight Because of Drug Used to Treat Influenza

Shareholders at Fujifilm have had a little break from the global economic woes due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as a drug made by a subsidiary arm of their company has been found to be effective in helping patients recover from the virus. Patients, no doubt, have even more to celebrate.

Essential Videography Tips For Wildlife Photographers

Wildlife photography, and especially bird photography, can quickly become an obsession. It takes an enormous amount of patience to nail a decent shot, so when it does happen, the endorphin rush can hook anyone.