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  • “Getting Your Zen on” with a Wide-Angle Lens

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    Photography is a creative process. As such, it requires a balance of knowledge, skill, talent and imagination to excel. An expanded field of view introduces an element that affects that creative balance more than you may realize. In this article, we’ll explore some of the ways that happens and how to make the adjustments that […] More

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  • Star Trails and Time-Lapse: Two Shoots in One

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    Star Trails ©David Mcalpine

    One of my favorite uses for a digital camera is wide-field astrophotography. That definition covers a lot of things, but basically, it means I like to point my lens at the night sky and capture what it holds. Of the countless photo opportunities “out there,” two of the most unusual and captivating effects you can […] More

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  • Wide Angle Portraits: A Study in Creativity

    Wide angle portrait ©Corentin Hais. All rights reserved.

    Many portrait photographers wouldn’t think of working with anything shorter than a “normal” focal length. Even more prefer to shoot with nothing less than twice that standard. There’s some very sound reasoning behind both stances and it’s no mystery that the main issue is distortion. On the other hand, there are always good reasons to […] More

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  • 5 Ways NOT to Use a Wide-Angle Lens

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    Wide angle photo with Iirx 15mm. ©Alberto Bouzón

    A wide angle lens is a great addition to any photographer’s tool kit. It allows creative expression in ways that simply can’t be achieved with longer focal lengths and the related narrower fields of view. Like any other tool, however, it isn’t intended for every job. More importantly, there’s a lot to consider in using […] More

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  • Irix Lenses Continue to Make Their Mark in the US

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    Photographers around the world have been looking for a serious alternative to DSLR camera lenses with prices that will singe your credit card around the edges. Until recently, the accepted solution was to sacrifice some quality. We just had to live with the fact that paying less for a lens meant less-than-optimum performance. Irix lenses […] More

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  • Take Another Look at Real Estate Photography

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    Taking property photos isn’t often considered a “real job”. That’s unfortunate, because it’s a potentially lucrative occupation. Like product photography, it isn’t glamorous, but it’s a good way to bring home the bacon if you line up just a few good clients. What’s more, if you like to just get out and shoot, property photos […] More

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  • Wide-Angle Street Photography: a Fresh Perspective on the Urban Scene

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    Waiting on Green by Pixel Hobo

    When it comes to grabbing photos on the streets, there are plenty of opinions out there on the best lens for the job. Many urban photographers like working with zoom lenses in various ranges, to “be prepared for anything.” Still others swear by prime lenses, particularly in “normal” focal lengths of 35mm and 50mm. There […] More

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  • An Early Video Review of the Irix 11mm f/4.0 Firefly Lens

    Irix 11mm Firefly Lens

    We know that a lot of our followers are anxiously awaiting the release of the new Irix 11mm lens, coming later this month. (More about that in a moment.) To give you a good idea of how well the new arrival will perform, we asked Christopher Frost to take a look at the lightweight Firefly […] More

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  • Widen Your Perspective with the NEW Irix 11mm f/4 lens!

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    TH Swiss is pleased to announce the official launch of the newest model of Irix lens, the 11mm f/4. The new addition is another ultra wide-angle, rectilinear, manual focus lens designed for DSLR cameras. But this time… it’s even wider! The ingenious functionality of the Irix 11mm f/4 To the family of Irix lenses comes […] More

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