50mm or 35mm Lenses: Which Should You Choose

The obvious answer between choosing a 35mm and a 50mm lens is whatever suits you. But there’s more.

This may sound like a crazy title, but in all honesty, it isn’t. The easy answer is, “Whatever is best for you.” But that’s not deep enough of an answer for whether you need a 35mm or a 50mm lens. Both lenses offer a field of view to photographers that mimic what the human eye sees. Both are good in similar situations, with one having a slight advantage over the other in varying degrees. And in today’s world, both types of lenses are easily able to deliver great image quality. So which do you choose?

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This Quick Tip Will Give You Finer Control Over Slider Adjustments in Lightroom

Sometimes it can be a pain to use the sliders in Lightroom to get a precise value; this tip will make that easier!

I think we have all been there at one point or another in Lightroom; you are working with one of the sliders and you keep moving it to the left and to the right in order try and narrow down to the point you like best. It can often feel like a very hit or miss process, where it can take longer than it should because you are constantly having to spend more time fine-tuning your slide, instead of simply moving the slider and being done with it.

But what if we told you there was a way to get a finer level of control over that slider, which could, in theory, make finding that goldie-lox spot on the slider a faster process? Well, get ready to be told… Continue reading…

Five Quick Tips for Easier and Better Street Photography

No need to struggle in street photography with these simple tips.

Whether you’re new to street photography or someone who is far along in the craft, there’s always something you can do to make your shooting experience easier. London-based Haris Finazzi has recently shared with us a handful of tips he believes would make for easier and more immersive street photography.

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The Digital Photographer’s Introduction to Kodak Film

Kodak film isn’t necessarily what you think it is. Here’s an intro.

If you’re a photographer who only recently got into film, you’ll need to understand a number of things about Kodak. The once mighty company still makes and manufactures film but their coffers are nowhere as large as they used to be. Their selection of film is still fairly large, but nowhere near as big as it was during their prime. What’s more, many photographers don’t really know a whole lot about film – what it does, and how to work with it. So we’ve got a tutorial video just for you.

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Set It and Forget It: A Case for Shooting in Program Mode

Have you learned to let go of technical perfection? 

If there are two things that are hammered into every photographer who pays attention to the educational circuit these days it is that they need to shoot in RAW and they need to shoot in manual mode. A camera’s controlled ‘auto’ mode is considered amateur or inferior, and while older cameras weren’t the best with metering (which leads to inaccurate auto mode settings), modern cameras are pretty darn good at it and can usually get you right around an ideal exposure – at least close enough that you can adjust to post.

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How to Give Your Portraits a Light and Airy Look on Lightroom

Screenshot image from the light and airy look video tutorial by Chelsea Nicole Photography

Wondering how you can get those clean, and sometimes dreamy portraits with a light and airy look? We’ve found some easy tips from Chelsea Nicole Photography so you can give it a try on your next portrait project. If you’re just starting out with portrait and wedding photography, this tutorial is perfect for you.

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How to Get Lightroom’s Basic Adjustments Panel in Capture One

The one thing you probably really miss about Lightroom can be easily recovered in Capture One

Fact: Most people using Adobe Lightroom when editing really just use the basic adjustments panel. I mean think about it – that’s why the company made a completely different version of the software for folks who know nothing about editing. Well, if you’re moving into Capture One and editing more heavily or want something with much more power, you should know about how you can get something that’s more or less the equivalent of Lightroom’s Basic adjustments panel in Capture One.

In today’s tutorial video, we’ll show you how to get it and its advantages and disadvantages.

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Using Motion and Transitions to Catch Attention on Instagram

It’s the name of the game these days, and this tip could help catch some eyeballs on your Insta

Instagram is king right now for photographers, and while you may be doing alright utilizing the social network in a fairly straightforward way, are you leaving views and likes and followers on the table? Probably. But this tip today could help you capture some of those things that you aren’t already and the more eyeballs the more chances you have to get hired right?

We’ve featured Peter McKinnon on here before, for good reason. He is always producing quality video content on Youtube and just generally rocking the whole social media game. Well, in this video, which is somewhat of a follow up to another video he did a while back about standing out on Instagram, McKinnon teams up with his buddy Alen to talk about using motion and transitions to help catch more attention on Instagram Stories.

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