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    15 Photo Projects You Can do at Home During the COVID-19 Crisis

    We’re all going to be affected by the Novel Corona virus, regardless of how we feel about it. The most obvious and common effect is isolation. From self-quarantine to mandatory shelter in place orders, many of us are going to be sitting at home twiddling our thumbs while we dream up something new to do […] More

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    7 Things Every Filmmaker Should know about working with macro lenses.

    Tips for Filmmakers Working in the Extreme Close-up End of Image Crafting Filmmakers love a close-up. However, when you start talking about really super close-ups, not just a head filling the frame (the classic cinema close-up) but an eyeball filling the frame, we leave the “normal” cinematographic world behind and start dealing specifically with the […] More

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    Landscape Photography: 12 Tips to Add Impact to Your Shots

    Landscape photography is among the most popular genres for both amateurs and professionals. With all the spectacular images out there, creating photos that stand out can be a challenge. We’ve compiled this list of straightforward tips to help you produce images that demand attention. 1. Tell your viewers a story. Let’s start off with one […] More

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    How to Shoot the Northern Lights: Planning, Gear and Tips

    The spectacle of the Aurora Borealis, aka Northern Lights, is one of the most captivating sights on our little planet. Capturing this phenomenon is the dream of many a photographer. If you’re one of those, this tutorial will help you realize that dream, with some tips and advice to help increase your chance of success. […] More

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    How to Choose a Macro Lens

    Putting a macro lens on your camera lets you capture the world from a unique perspective that people often overlook. Having the right lens makes that much more enjoyable. We’re offering this guide to choosing a macro lens, to help you know what to expect and what to look for. Opening image ©Fran Ros (@fmros) […] More

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    Christmas Light Photography: 11 Quick Tips

    ‘Tis the season for Christmas light photography! By now, it’s likely you can find dazzling displays of Christmas lights everywhere in your town or city. If you’re like most photographers, that means it’s time to get out and start shooting. With the spirit of the Holiday Season in mind, we’re offering this list of tips […] More

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    What’s so Special About a Cinema Lens?

    With the release of the first lens in the Irix Cine line on the horizon, many of our followers may be wondering about the difference between a still camera lens and one designed for cinematography. There are significant differences and I’ll do my best to explain them in this article. Let’s start with the differences […] More

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    8 Tips for Photographing Waterfalls

    Waterfalls are one of Mother Nature’s most magnificent spectacles. Who doesn’t love the sight and sound of them? From tinkling cascades to thundering torrents, these scenic wonders offer wonderful opportunities for capturing images. In this post, I’ll offer some simple tips to help you make the most of your waterfall shoots. 1. Don’t spend a […] More

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    8 Tips for Improving Your Macro Photography

    With the release of the new 150mm f/2.8 macro Dragonfly lens and Christmas right around the corner, we thought this might be a good time to offer some insights for creating the best possible macro images. Here’s a quick overview of some methods we recommend. 1. Choose the Right Focal Length The variety of macro […] More