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Nikon Z 28-400mm f/4-8 VR: The Best All-Purpose Lens I’ve Ever Used

When Nikon announced a new Nikon Z 28-400mm f/4-8 VR in March, I didn’t get very excited. After all, lenses that attempt to cover an extreme range of focal lengths (“all-in-one”) tend to suffer from distortion at their widest and longest and lose sharpness at the long end.

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Get Ready for Your Summer Photo Adventures with ProMaster Tripods

It's that time of year again – where spring begins to give way to summer. Soon, the sun will be shining, the days will be getting longer, and it's time to start planning those summer photography trips and travels. As you prepare for your summer adventures, it's essential to have the right gear to make the most of your photography experiences. Tripods are a must have.

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How I Shot Viral Photos of the Aurora Over Dutch Windmills

Last Friday I was able to take photos I only thought were only possible in my dreams. As a professional landscape photographer, I have seen my fair share of beautiful northern lights in the Arctic, but I’ve always dreamed of seeing a strong aurora display in the Netherlands.

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New Media, New Rules: Reimagining Photojournalism

When was the last time you saw a great news picture? Or a piece of reportage that truly made an impact? Regardless of your opinion of the winners, did you see any of the World Press images winners when they were actually published for the first time?

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My Take: How AI Image Editing Keeps Me Competitive in the Market

I'm Karlis, a professional photographer with 13 years of experience and a focus on weddings. I've been using AI image editing for over two years, during which I've tested various tools and now work with the German provider, Neurapix.

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Why I Shoot Medium Format Film

Back in the day, 35mm film was called “miniature” format; its itty bitty negatives were considered only good for snapshots and maybe street photography (sorry, Leica shooter Henri Cartier-Bresson). Serious photography—landscape, portraiture, documentary, commercial—was dominated by medium format film, a platform that produced images with fine detail and luscious tonality, even when blown up to make billboard-size prints.

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AI is Corrupting the Internet as We Know It

The internet is being overrun by fake and bogus AI imagery and text. The question is, what are we going to do about it? The internet has always had a problem with misinformation, but that problem is being accelerated by AI and the deluge of fabricated lies and deceit. Is it not important that the truth is determined by how it matches up with reality?

Vision: The Most Important Skill in Photo Editing

I don’t know about you, but even though I’ve been photographing for almost fifteen years now, sometimes I feel stuck when deciding which editing direction to take with some of my images.

Tracking Down and Testing the Camera from ‘Rear Window’ (1954)

My hobby is film photography, which involves collecting interesting cameras, taking photos, printing pictures, and so on. Within this fairly common hobby though I have a particular niche interest, which is tracking down and trying out cameras that feature in film and media.

Photographing a Pacific Wren in the Redwood Forests of California

During a short visit to the beautiful redwood forests of northern California, I spent a morning photographing a Pacific Wren. My goal with this outing was to capture this tiny bird in its massive habitat and try my best with a few photos to show the scale of the huge forest.

The Best Photos from GuruShots’ ‘Water Wonders’ Challenge

GuruShots, the "World's Greatest Photo Game," has announced the winners of its "Water Wonders" challenge, which received thousands of entries and over 37 million votes. The "Top Photographer" winner of the contest is Fabiano Dos Santos of the United States (whose photo is seen above).

Hands-On with the ROGETI TSE Frame for the Canon 24mm II Tilt-Shift Lens

I have stitched many panoramas, including those I took with my Canon 24 mm TS lens by shifting the lens from side to side. The TS lens gives easy-to-stitch frames. One uncontrolled element that remains in that case is the parallax shift because the lens position changes. Although that may go unnoticed in landscape panoramas, it is still there.

How Photographers Can Protect Their Photos (and Democracy) from Generative AI

Sight was the first of our senses to be technologically shared in a world we did not witness with our own eyes. Photography—writing with light—has historically meant a one-to-one relationship between what was before a camera (defined as a lens focussing light on a recording media) and what came out the other end, created by a human.

Light Lens Lab 1966 50mm f/1.2 and SPII 50mm f/2 Review: Rare Lenses Recreated

This article will review two prototype lenses from Light Lens Lab: the “1966” 50mm f/1.2 lens and the SPII 50mm f/2 multi-coated rigid design lens. Light Lens Lab based in China has an interesting business model. Instead of designing new highly corrected camera lenses, they re-create special lenses from past decades.

Covering the Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl Journey, From Ecstasy to Horror

While I photograph the Kansas City Chiefs' home games during the season, I don’t go along if they make the playoffs or Super Bowl. But that doesn’t mean I’m finished doing assignments involving them. This year, for instance, I was hired to cover their departure from Kansas City to Las Vegas, then the big downtown watch party the night of the game, and finally the victory parade and celebration that went from ecstatic to horrific.

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Photographing High-End Portraits at MLB’s Spring Training

As I am a commercial photographer in Arizona, I often get the call to photograph baseball players during spring training. This work is unique and different from any other mid-season sports photo shoot -- including baseball. They are the kind that I cherish because of the calmness on set.

Filming the Sounds of Nature for Apple TV

“So we love all your cityscape flow motions -- how would you feel about creating them for the natural environment?” 11 episodes later having explored terrains as diverse as the dunes in Namibia, the lush Tambopata rainforest, and the barren Shetland isles, here is what I found out.

Haukland 7-in-1 Parka Pro: The Ultimate All-Weather Jacket Set for Photographers

In the world of landscape and nature photography, capturing the perfect shot often requires venturing into harsh and unforgiving environments. Whether it's trying to stay warm in the biting cold or attempting to stay dry in frozen rain, photographers need gear that not only shields them from the elements but also enhances their ability to focus on their craft. Enter the Haukland 7-in-1 Parka Pro.

Photographer Captures Leopard Eating Crocodile in Tree

Years of traveling the plains of the Mara have etched countless wildlife encounters into my memory. From the heart-stopping chase of a cheetah to the tender moments in prides of lions.

Photographing Cars with Jay Leno

Every so often, a photo shoot comes along, and in the middle of it, you find yourself taking a step back and mentally trying to reckon with the idea that you should be paying just to be there. Sometimes, it is the subject, and sometimes, it is the experience; the photo shoot I’m talking about today was a bit of both.

Unveiling the 2024 Thin Line Fest: A Fusion of Documentary, Music, and Photography

Tucked away in the artists’ enclave of Denton, Texas, Thin Line Fest is an artistic adventure filled with communal celebration and discovery. What started as a documentary film festival in 2007 is now a lively mosaic of artistic expression with seven music stages and multiple photography galleries.