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7 Easily Missed Wedding Photos and How To Make Sure You Get Them

Wedding photography is a high-stakes genre, with a lot of must-have shots for which you do not get a second chance. This excellent video tutorial discusses seven easily missed wedding photos and what you can do to make sure you get all the shots.

How to Whiten Teeth in Photoshop

By far, one of the most common retouching tasks you will undertake is whitening someone's teeth. Luckily, unlike some other editing requests, whitening teeth is a fairly straightforward and quick process. This excellent video tutorial will show you how to do it in Photoshop.

A Comprehensive Review of the Powerful Sony a1 Mirrorless Camera

The Sony a1 might just be the most impressive camera ever released, with specs and features that let it tackle just about any photo or video scenario you can throw at it, no matter how demanding. This excellent video review takes a look at the camera for both photo and video applications and the sort of output quality and performance you can expect from it in real-world usage.

A Review of the Affordable Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VXD Lens

For a lot of photographers, the 70-200mm f/2.8 is the most important lens in their bag, covering a huge range of scenarios and needs. However, such lenses are considered professional optics and are often quite expensive. However, the Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VXD sits at about half the price of comparable options and still offers good performance and image quality, and this fantastic video review shows exactly what you can expect from it.

The Differences Between Zoom and Primes Lenses

There are two fundamental types of lenses: zoom and prime. Each has their own advantages and disadvantages, and it is important to understand them before you make your next purchase. This helpful video will teach you the differences between prime and zoom lenses and help you decide which is right for your work.

This Is the First Non-Kit Lens You Should Buy

When you are new to photography, one of the most exciting things you will do is purchase your first non-kit lens. Every camera mount has dozens or even hundreds of lens available to purchase, and choosing one can be tricky. This fantastic video will show you why your first lens should be what photographers colloquially refer to as a "nifty fifty."

Sports Look Amazingly Good in Ultra-High Definition

I may have accidentally ruined my enjoyment of baseball. Whereas I normally watch games in 1080p, seeing how good they look in ultra-high definition has made me forever envious that I can't watch them at that resolution all the time. See just how good sports look when filmed in 8K on the Canon EOS R5.

8 Helpful Tips for Photographing Hummingbirds

Hummingbirds are some of the most beloved birds out there, but they are small and fast and have some attributes that can make them especially difficult to photograph. If you are a hummingbird lover and are looking for a fun challenge, check out this great video tutorial that will give you eight helpful tips for getting better shots.

5 Helpful Tips for Better Landscape Photo Edits in Lightroom

No doubt, when it comes to landscape photography, the majority of the time, half of the image is in the edit. Lightroom has a lot of powerful tools to help you accomplish your creative vision, and this helpful video tutorial features five great tips to make sure you are getting the most out of them.

Try Being a Lazy Photographer

Most photographers are very hard-working people, but sometimes, it is ok to be lazy. In fact, it might even improve your images, and this great video discusses why.

A Review of the Fujifilm X-E4 Mirrorless Camera

The great thing about the Fujifilm X Series is that almost all models get the same sensor, allowing you to get the best image quality, even if you decide to go with a budget model. The Fujifilm X-E4 pairs the company's latest X-Trans sensor with a variety of new features and versatile capabilities, all packaged at an affordable price. This informative video review takes a look at the camera and the sort of performance you can expect from it in practice.

Helpful Tips for Running a Successful Photography Business

Being a competent photographer and running a successful photography business are two distinct things, and it is important to have good business acumen to find financial success. This excellent video tutorial features a photographer discussing some things you should do and some others you should not to give yourself the best possible chance of finding success with your photo business.

What Is the Best Shift Lens?

If you want to take greater control over your images, a tilt-shift lens can give you the sort of extra capabilities you are looking for. This awesome video review compares three options from Venus Optics, Nikon, and Canon.

16 Camera Settings You Should Change for Landscape Photography

Modern cameras come with a huge variety of customizable settings, and it is well worth taking the time to go through yours and set it up to ensure you have the best chances of coming home with the shots you want. This excellent video tutorial discusses 16 settings landscape photographers should consider changing from their defaults to get the best possible images.

It Looks Like Sony Is Planning a Unique and Impressive Lens

It has been an exciting year for gear, and it looks like camera companies are showing no signs of slowing down. Sony looks to be next in line, with an exciting and boundary-pushing lens being readied for announcement next week.

5 Reasons Why Being a Landscape Photographer Is Great

Landscape photography is a tough genre, requiring long slogs to find good shots with no guarantee that nature will cooperate once you get there. Still, there are a lot of great things about it, and this fantastic video discusses five of the best parts about being a landscape photographer.

Learn to Embrace Eyesores in Landscape Photography

Humans are a rather invasive species, and it is getting harder and harder to find pristine landscapes that are untouched by manmade structures. So, how do you create good images when you have to deal with all these eyesores? Maybe the answer is to learn to embrace them. This insightful video essay discusses the issue and what we can do about it.

Check Out Canon's Neat New Bokeh Control in the RF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM Lens

A good medium telephoto macro lens is an extremely versatile optic, offering the ability to shoot extreme close-ups and also doubling as a sharp portrait option. Canon's new RF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM comes with increased magnification and a neat bokeh control feature, and this video shows it in action.