Street photography: it’s the act of documenting the world around you as it happens in a public setting. These days, some of the best street photography is done when displaying the current state of humanity or sometimes by simply looking at people as fixtures of urban geometry. The Panasonic S5 II is a positively incredible camera for a host of needs that photographers have — including street photography. With a full-frame sensor that performs impeccably at high ISOs and a secret weapon inside, there’s a lot to love here.
The Sony a7r V has received a new update that makes it a much better camera to use for photojournalism, sports, weddings, and more. Firmware 2.0 gives photographers access to using the new Creators’ app in addition to a few operational stability features. We called the Sony a7r V back in from Sony, and have updated our review accordingly. You can see the updated text below.
Yes, that’s right. A photography composite isn’t a photograph. It never was. We were just calling it that for most of history. We’ve never called a bunch of paintings put together a single painting: we called it a collage. Other art forms are similar in that it’s impossible to combine a bunch of things to form a single unit. We can’t do that with pottery, woodworking, drawing, glass blowing, etc. A finalized plate of food is called a dish and only really becomes a dish after processing and combining several things together. When different songs are combined, they’re labeled as remixes to signify that it’s different from the original. So why isn’t it that way for photographers? Well, there’s a lot that goes into the making of a photograph.
The Panasonic 35mm f1.8 Lumix S is such an incredible lens. “With the ability to focus up to 0.8 feet away, the Panasonic S 35mm f1.8 offers pretty reliable performance,” we said in our review. “It rarely missed while shooting landscapes. On action coming towards the lens, it missed a shot or two but was …
Micro Four Thirds is arguably the single best platform for street photography. Like with wildlife, you get a small package, a fast aperture, and deeper depth of field. That’s exactly what street photographers want. So it only makes sense that some of the best lenses for street photography are with Micro Four Thirds cameras. Here’s a roundup of our favorites that we’ve tested.
I’m genuinely tired of Instagram and the requirement to constantly keep posting pictures, videos, and reels on a daily basis to stay relevant to its algorithm. In some ways, it seems like it’s gotten out of control because of the sheer number of users on it. As it seems to quite effortlessly do, Meta Platforms, Inc., formerly named Facebook, Inc. messes up whatever it seems to get its hands on. Indeed it feels like Instagram was more fun to use while it still wasn’t in the clutches of Zuckerberg and his team. Giving in to the pressure of competition from Snapchat and Tiktok, Instagram has become more of a video-sharing app and less like the classic photo-sharing app it used to be. This is where Hipstamatic really can shine and probably will in the years to come.
Modern cameras are competent when it comes to autofocus, even though they’re not all able to do the same things. But in terms of pure autofocus, photographers have used primarily only a few points for most of photography history. These days, cameras have hundreds of autofocus points. This means that you can focus on nearly anywhere in the frame. However, the most important autofocus points are really just a few. Specifically, they’re only five points.
Last call for Tamron discounts! Tamron gives you some of the best value for the money. We’ve got a full guide to Tamron’s Sony FE Lenses and one for their primes that you should check out! And right now, Tamron lenses have pretty great discounts. Check them out below!
There’s no real substitute for an original camera part. Be that a battery, speedlight, release cable, or even a battery grip, it’s best purchased from the brand. But with so many counterfeit batteries flooding the market of late, Canon has stepped up and taken action. Together with Amazon, they’re stepping up efforts to ensure that knockoff batteries and other pieces of fake Canon gear don’t make it into your hands. The two recently filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against counterfeiters. But how do you spot fake Canon gear? Well, we’ll explain that and more here.
May has been observed as Asian American and Pacific Islander month in the USA since 2009. We’ve featured the work of many of them across the years that we’ve been an online publication. Here are some of the very best.