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Darren Miles

Fuji 23mm f/1.4 a perfect starter lens, with fast autofocus and beautiful bokeh
A new standard in ultra-wide lenses: The Nikon 14-24mm for Z mount
Four reasons why pro photographers need to stop losing sleep over smartphone cameras
Five things successful photographers don’t do
The XF 8-16mm has me rethinking Fuji cameras for my professional work
Has Profoto lost its way?
The most criminally overlooked camera of 2020
The Olympus 17mm f/1.2 PRO: Great fun, at a price
Three reasons why you should consider tethering
Four reasons why I’m ordering a Nikon Z 6II
The value of getting it right in-camera
Utilizing the Olympus 7-14mm f/2.8 PRO for real estate

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Has Profoto lost its way?

Let’s get one thing out of the way — this is not a hit piece on Profoto. I’ve been an avid user and proponent of their gear for almost a decade. Their lighting is consistent and nearly bulletproof, and the

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The most criminally overlooked camera of 2020

It’s understandable why Canon and Sony have sucked all the oxygen out of the room in 2020. The Canon R5 and R6 were groundbreaking cameras that told the photography community that Canon finally “gets it.” The Sony a7s III was

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The Olympus 17mm f/1.2 PRO: Great fun, at a price

The venerable 35mm lens. It’s a focal length that’s considered a must for most photographers. Not too long and not too wide, many photographers consider the 35mm in the “Goldilocks Zone” — that is, just right! The 35mm is versatile,

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Four reasons why I’m ordering a Nikon Z 6II

Did you hear the news about the new Z 6II camera? Nikon’s announcement was met with a collective yawn, but in spite of that, I’ll likely order the newest camera from Nikon. Here are four reasons why. 1. Adaptable lenses I

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The value of getting it right in-camera

“You can fix that in Photoshop, right?” When I first started in photography 15 years ago, most of my original mentors grew up in the film era. Me? I was born and raised on digital, primarily because photography was my

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Tips to avoid G.A.S. (Gear Acquisition Syndrome)

I’ve been that guy. You know the guy who’s convinced the latest and greatest camera, lens, flash, flash modifier, strobe light, gel, grid and magnetic softbox will help them achieve the desired result in his (or her) images? Yeah, that

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Five inspiring female photographers to follow

Today is International Women’s Day, a perfect occasion to bring attention to some of the most inspiring female photographers I’ve written about as of late. I consider myself lucky to be discovering such amazing creative minds on a regular basis.

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The easiest way to add sun flare to photographs

I’m a Lightroom Classic user, and have been since Adobe first released Lightroom. But is Lightroom the best and easiest way to add sun flare to photographs? I have created my own Lightroom presets to make light leaks and flares.

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On Photography: Fred Baldwin, 1929-present

“Have a dream, use your imagination, overcome your fear, and then the real secret to the whole thing: You have to act.” -Fred Baldwin Photo career starts with Pablo Picasso Fred Baldwin was only 26 and a student at Columbia

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Which file format is best for photographers?

If you’re a little further along in your photography, you most likely have already established your own workflow. This includes saving your image files in the best file format that preserves your layered work. Otherwise, you must be wondering, what’s

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