Top of the Crops! 4 Powerful APS-C Cameras Good Enough for Pro Use

Full-Frame cameras are all the rage, but APS-C cameras can deliver the goods too.

One of the biggest questions in photography is whether you need a Full-Frame camera to be a professional. The answer is no. If you’re able to produce the goods and get paid for them regularly, then you’re a pro. The type of camera you use plays no part in whether you’re professional or not. Many will still tell you that you need a Full-Frame camera to get the most features. Well, this used to be the case, but it’s not anymore. Today’s APS-C cameras are packed with the same features their Full-Frame brothers have. You’ll find IBIS, powerful sensors, incredible autofocus systems, dual card slots, and more. You’ll often find them at more affordable prices too. If you like the idea of having extra reach from a crop sensor camera for your work, check out these four APS-C cameras that are good enough for professional use.

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Four of Our Favorite Crop Sensor Cameras for $2,000 and Under

APS-C cameras are incredibly affordable, and aren’t only for enthusiasts now thanks to advancements in technology and features.

Just a short while ago, APS-C cameras were seen as being only suitable for beginners and enthusiasts in the field of photography. Now, thanks to advancements in sensor technology, and the amount of features being poured into these camera bodies, they are suitable for beginners to pros, and beyond.

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The Trick to Fixing Portraits with Awkwardly Cropped Limbs You Need to Know

Fix those awkwardly cut off limbs in your portraits with this quick trick


One of the very first things photographers learn during their venture into portraiture is properly framing the subject. Limbs should not be cut along the joints. When badly-framed shots still make the cut, we sometimes notice they’re actually not so bad if not for the awkwardly cropped limbs. A quick video tutorial by Pretty Preset for Lightroom tells us how to remedy this with a simple trick on our photo editing software of choice.

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How to Create Better Portraits for Instagram

Portraiture and gaming the system on Instagram isn’t always so simple. In fact, it’s pretty difficult. But photographers have been trying to cut through all the noise as best as they can for as long as the platform has been around. Getting better photos for Instagram starts in-camera, then with the editing process, and then with creating better content overall on the platform. So here’s what you should know.

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Creating More Effective Street Photography Through Editing

The idea of capturing great street photographs is one that sometimes forgets that the photo capturing process doesn’t end when the camera records the information. Instead, it continues into the darkroom or on your computer. Editing can also make a drab photo into one that is incredible–but this really happens only if you’re more experimental and embrace the idea of having fun with and playing with ideas to create something different.

In truth, it really isn’t that tough.

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This is How You Should Crop a Portrait


If you’re looking to get into portraiture then you’ll learn very quickly that sometimes a photo should be cropped in order to make it better. It’s a skill that many photo editors learn quickly. Digital Camera World just released this awesome infographic on how to crop a portrait. It covers a basic fundamental that I was taught in photo school: Don’t crop at a joint–ever! always crop a little bit above or below it.

Save this infographic for when you’re editing: print it out and put it on your wall next to your monitor–it will provide a very quick, easy and visual guide for you when editing.

Review: Rokinon Cine 35mm T1.5 Lens

I’ve had a bit of experience with Rokinon’s Cine lenses. I kind of feel an explosion has occurred in the video end since DSLR’s have come to maturity in it’s life. And no surprise, so has the very glass you mount to your camera. Rokinon makes some very affordable options if you are looking for some cine glass for your HDDSLR. In fact, very, very affordable when you compare the price versus what you get from Canon’s L line or Zeiss Cine glass. Just keep in mind that all three lenses are quite different in the way they do things.

Let’s move on forward and dive into this lens.

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