Learn How to Fully Weather Seal Your Fujifilm X100V with This Quick Vid

For whatever reason, *cough*profits*cough* Fujifilm left it up to the end-user to fully weather seal their Fujifilm X100V.

The X100V is a camera many have been waiting for and one of the most exciting cameras of 2020. The Fujifilm X100V boasts a new (to this line) sensor, an updated lens, and it is 98% percent weather-sealed (which is better than the zero weather sealing the X100F had). Still, it boggles the mind why Fujifilm couldn’t finish the weather sealing job. Fortunately, the Fuji Guys have put together a very short video that shows you how you can fully weather seal your Fujifilm X100V. We have it for you after the break.

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3 Reasons Why Sonder Creative Couldn’t Switch From Sony to the X-T3

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The Fujifilm X-T3 is a solid camera, but it’s certainly not for everyone.

We seem to see videos like this one from Sonder Creative quite often these days. It can be interesting to hear why individuals feel like they couldn’t make the jump to a new platform, and in this case, Usman from Sonder Creative explains why the Fujifilm X-T3 and the Fujifilm platform in general just doesn’t have what it takes to pull him away from Sony and the a7r III that he is using. Join us after the break to find out what his three reasons are.

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Film Photography Tutorial: Creating Stunning Galaxy Double Exposures

Whether you’re looking for something experimental to do on film or simply want to give your snaps the stellar treatment, this galaxy double exposures trick is worth a try!

Film photography is especially known for encouraging all sorts of creative experimentation, which eventually popularized techniques like double exposures during the digital age. The often cool results and happy accidents are among the things that encourage today’s generation to shoot film. If you’re yet to try double exposures on film or want to do something different with it, we’re sure this quick galaxy double exposures tutorial by United Kingdom-based Kate Hook is right up your alley.

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No, Vegans, Film Photography Is Not Vegan Friendly

The stereotype of someone being a vegan and a film/analog photographer is very counterintuitive.

Unfortunately for many analog shooters, there is still a stigma against us who shoot film. Because we like old school things and we like the actual connection with our subject while not worrying about all the digital things, we are often also associated with vegans. Why? I’m not sure. Maybe they just think it’s part of the culture. But the truth is film photography isn’t vegan-friendly. In fact, it’s pretty far from it.

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Daniel Norton Explains How to Balance Camera Settings for Perfect Pics

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To get the perfect exposure, you must have a basic understanding of how to balance your camera settings; this video will show you how to do just that.

Why did you use those particular settings for your shot? It’s a question we get asked a lot, and if you haven’t experienced being asked that question yet, it’s just a matter of when. Daniel Norton gets asked this question often, so he decided to make a very short educational video that explains how to balance your camera settings for the perfect shot every time. We have the video for you after the jump, so be sure to join us there.

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You Can Learn How to Shoot with Ambient Light in Just Over 8 Minutes

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If you are new to photography and want to learn how to make the most of ambient light, this is one video you need to see.

Photography is nothing without light. We all know this, but it can actually be hard to know where to begin when it comes to capturing and harnessing the power of light when starting out. Luke Edwin has released a new video on his YouTube channel, and he looks at the subject of ambient light in a way that will help explain things very well to those who have just picked up their first camera. We have the video for you after the break.

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Portrait Guide: Making the Most of a Room’s Corner and Studio Lighting

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Make the most of the space you have by following this studio lighting guide from Gavin Hoey.

Do you ever wish you had just a little bit more room in your studio or rented studio space to create more images? If you answered yes, you might want to check out this studio lighting guide from Gavin Hoey that shows you how to make the often unused corners of your studio an effective workspace with just one light source. Jump past the break to see how Gavin does it.

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Peter Mckinnon Wants to Teach You How to do Epic Product Photography

If you want to learn how to elevate your product photography, you should watch Peter McKinnon’s latest tutorial.

Product photography makes you channel your inner creative so that you can try to tell the story of a product in a single image, and while it might sound easy, product photography can be quite challenging. You need to take into account the setting, the lighting, and other elements that will make the image pop. If you have been trying to figure out ways to make your product photography images reach a new level, you should check out Peter McKinnon’s latest video. We have it for you after the break.

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Daniel Norton Reveals the Secret to Great Photography in His Latest Video

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The secret to truly great photography may shock some of you, so make sure you’re sitting down when you watch this video.

We have all seen ads pop up on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube that promise to reveal the secrets of great photography, and while we would love nothing more than to be able to flip a switch and be a world-class photographer, that is not how it works. Photographer, and YouTuber, Daniel Norton has shared a few thoughts about these ads that claim to reveal the secrets of great photography (for a price) and has put all of those thoughts into one short video. Let’s talk about this after the break.

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Follow These 20 Tips and Get More Out of Your Images in Capture One 20

If you have recently made a move from Lightroom to Capture One 20, these tips will bring you up to speed.

We’re huge fans of Capture One 20 here at the Phoblographer, in fact, all of the staff use it to edit their pictures thanks to just how much more we can get out of our RAW files. Now, if you have just made the switch to Capture One 20 as well, and you’re still trying to figure things out, you might be interested in this YouTube Video from Michael Comeau with OnPortraits. Join us after the break to see his top 20 Capture One 20 tips.

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Why a Good Camera Can Take Really Bad Photos

If someone ever told you to get only the latest and the greatest camera to get good photos, they’re terribly mistaken, as this quick video reminds us.

Planning to get your first serious camera and have been eyeing some of the latest and the greatest models? If you’ve been convinced that it will give you the most impressive photos, you have to do something about that mindset. In a quick video by Luke Ayers (who we’ve featured several times in the past), he wants every photographer to understand that the good camera = good photos idea is a myth.

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How To Save Money for Your Photography Passion

Photography can be expensive, but there are ways to make it easier on the wallet.

A common barrier for people trying to break into or sustain their path in photography is money. Gear, editing tools, accessories, travel: none of them are cheap. You would be forgiven for thinking that unless you’re a rich business tycoon, photography isn’t an option for you. The reality is that’s not true. There are ways in which you can budget, cut back, and invest wisely to keep your photography hobby or career alive. I’m going to take you through simple money-saving tips and tricks to ensure you can keep doing what you love.

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Make Your Milky Way Images Shine by Following These Simple Steps

Astrophotography season is almost upon us, and Kamil Pekala wants to teach you how to process your Milky Way images so that they look out of this world.

March of every year is an exciting time for photographers who love to dabble in astrophotography as it’s the time of year when the Galactic Core of our galaxy becomes visible in the northern hemisphere. Taking images of the Milky Way is quite easy, but processing the RAW files and getting the most out of them can be a challenge. After the break, we have a video for you that will show you how to process your Milky Way images so that they look better than ever.

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Portrait Photography Tips: The Guide for Those Still Learning

Every photographer could use some Portrait Photography Tips, and we’ve got a bunch for you right here.

With portrait photography among the core genres, we’re sure everyone wants to know how they can take great shots for when the need calls for it. More so for those who want to specialize in it and make it their bread and butter. This is why we make sure to regularly share projects, tutorials and cheat sheets loaded Portrait Photography Tips and its many sub-genres. If you’re still getting a grip on portrait photography, we can begin with a review of some essential tutorials to help move you forward.

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ILFORD Shows Us How to Create Black and White Darkroom Prints

If you’re a film photographer looking to make your first black and white darkroom print, ILFORD covers everything you need to know to get started.

For many ardent film photographers, the process is not complete until one has a print of their photo in their hands. Creating a darkroom print is one of the most magical experiences traditional photography offers. If you’ve been shooting film, you might as well go all the way and give darkroom printing a try, with the help of a quick guide from ILFORD.

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How to Shoot High Speed Sync Flash on Film for Outdoor Portraits

Been wanting to try shooting with flash for outdoor portraits on film? George Muncey of Negative Feedback shares his quick tips.

Flash photography has long been an integral part of portrait photography, whether in the studio or on location outdoors, and whether you’re shooting film or digital. George Muncey of Negative Feedback has been getting some good results with it, as he showed in his latest video. If you’ve never tried it before, his examples shot with an Elinchrom Kit will get you inspired to experiment with flash for your outdoor portraits on film.

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How to Find Good Natural Light for Portrait Photography

Shooting portraits in natural light only works well if you have a good light source. Here’s how to find it, even in tricky locations.

Natural light is both a blessing and a curse for portrait photography. If the light is good, it’s easy to get beautiful and interesting results. Otherwise, you practically can’t work with it and will have no choice but to use flash. Therefore, half of the work is looking for the kind of natural light that works for the look you want. In a quick video, Sean Tucker brings some tips for finding natural light when shooting portraits, even in locations where it may seem to be difficult to shoot.

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How Can I Stop Worrying About What Other People Think About My Photography on Instagram?

Mike: Every time I post a picture on Instagram, I worry about how many likes I’ll get. And I always feel bad if my pictures don’t get a lot of attention. How can I stop worrying about what other people think? -Dave

Thanks for the question Dave. First, let’s get something straight: everybody cares about what other people think, especially photographers. Photographers are approval-seeking creatures by nature. We all secretly crave appreciation for our work. Otherwise, we wouldn’t be show our pictures to everyone with a pulse. We wouldn’t get joy when a photo gets 100 likes on Instagram. So it’s easy to take it personally when you put something out there… and nobody gives a damn. But when your need for approval gets out of control, you need to do some soul searching. You need to ask yourself some hard questions about your motives as a photographer, and about the work you’re creating. So let’s start with the hardest question in the world:

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Quick Tips and Tricks for the Fledgling Photojournalist

Getting into photojournalism and want to know how to improve your snaps? Here are some quick tips and tricks handy for the fledgling photojournalist.

As with all genres of photography, mastering photojournalism will take years and a lot of practice. But, as a budding photojournalist, you have to start somewhere. Fortunately, we have generations of great photojournalists to learn from, and some fundamental tips and tricks that have proved useful to the craft. If you’re still getting the hang of it, this quick guide will be helpful.

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Three Ways Shooting in Black and White Improves Your Photography

Shooting in black and white can actually change the way we see things and boost our composition. This quick video tells us how.

We often hear about how black and white photography is a different experience for many photographers, and how it trains us to look at scenes differently. By stripping away the colors, we are forced to simplify our creative vision and focus on what’s important: the composition. In today’s featured video, Pierre Lambert reminds us exactly how shooting in black and white improves our composition, and thus, our photography.

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How to Create Mood in Black and White Photography

One of the best-known applications of black and white in photography is creating mood. Here are some great examples showing exactly how it’s done.

We hear expert photographers often say black and white is very effective in giving our photos more drama and mood. Need more drama in your landscape? Want a dramatic portrait? Want to make your street snap extra punchy and moody? Make it monochrome. But how exactly do we create mood with black and white? This quick video gives us some useful insights and great examples to get in the mood for monochrome.

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