Here’s Everything You Need to Know About the APS Film Format

You all know that APS was a film format, right?

In the late 1990s, before the digital era came and took over the photography world, there was the Advanced Photo System (APS). It was heavily marketed as the newest and trendiest film format with cutting-edge technology. Depending on whether you’re a veteran in photography or fairly new to the craft, we bring you an in-depth video which could either send you on a trip down memory lane or satisfy your curiosity about this discontinued film format.

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Jason Halayko Shoots with Passion for Action

All images and words by Jason Halayko. Used with permission.

My name is Jason Halayko, and I am a Canadian-born photographer who is now based in Tokyo, Japan. I have been doing photography for around 20 years (since many hours of time in the high school darkroom) and have been doing it as a full professional for the last 3 years. The main types of photography that do would be action sports, portraits, street photography, event photography, etc. I personally really love shooting action photography and working with the crazy athletes that take their sports to the extreme edge and even beyond at many times. This is what I am best known for as a photographer, and especially for my work with Red Bull here in Japan over the last 10 years.

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iMac Pro Reviews Are Coming In; Should Photographers Be Considering It?

Apple’s iMac Pro Has Hit The Reviews Circuit, So Far, All Looks Positive But Photographers Should Be Looking Elsewhere. 

Apple’s iMac line of desktops has long been a popular choice for creatives, photographers in particular. So no doubt when Apple announced their iMac Pro many of you were happy to see a new pro-level iMac coming to the marketplace. Well, the reviews on Apple’s new all in one desktop solution are coming in and while the reviews are positive, to say the least, one thing is abundantly clear to us…

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A Quick Primer on Depth of Field, Bokeh, and Focal Lengths

Is the myth that everything is in focus on wide angle lenses true?

Bokeh is probably the most buzzy of buzz words associated with photography in this day and age, with everyone from smartphone instagrammers to professional fashion photographers coveting any lens claiming to offer a smoother, creamier, more unique bokeh.

But despite the popularity of the term, there is still a lot of confusion out there about Bokeh and its relationship to depth of field, and how they all relate to your lens’ focal length, aperture and the distance to your subject. We hope the video we are sharing today clears a lot of that up for you… Continue reading…

The Broncolor RFS 2.2 F is an Overpriced Godox Trigger For Fujifilm Cameras

The Broncolor RFS 2.2 F will let you use Bronocolor’s lights with Fujifilm cameras

If you happen to be one of those photographers who uses Fujifilm and wants the absolute best lighting available, then consider the Broncolor RFS 2.2 F. Like we’ve reported before, it’s an overpriced Godox transmitterused with nearly every flash system out there. These triggers from Bronocolor run for around $114-$112. But from Godox directly, they’re around $40.

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Quick Tips on Getting The Most Out Of Your 85mm Lens While Shooting Portraits

If you shoot portraits, an 85mm lens (or equivalent) should really be in your kit. 

85mm, THE classic portrait focal length. If you are just getting into shooting portraits, or maybe have been shooting on the wider end with a 35mm or 50mm lens, then shooting with an 85mm lens could be something you are looking for tips on. If that is the case, then this is the post for you as we will go over some tips for getting the most out of your 85mm lens when shooting portraits. Continue reading…

Matt Lief Anderson’s Affinity for Travel and Landscape Photography

All images and words by Matt Lief Anderson. Used with permission.

I’m Matt Lief Anderson, a music photographer based in Austin, Texas. I work mostly for Pitchfork and Vice and travel the world shooting bands on tour and music festivals. I like to shoot landscapes and travel photos when I’m not on assignment. I don’t see myself tied to any specific photographic genre and mostly take inspiration from films. I love shooting portraits of musicians in studio and on location and I feel very lucky to make my living that way, but I also have a need to retreat to nature as much as possible. I have a deep connection with travel stemming from my time living and working as a teacher in Asia and Europe for several years as well as my day job of music photography which sends me to some incredible corners of the world.

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