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The Purpose of Camera Lens Hoods & Why You Should Use Yours

The Purpose of Camera Lens Hoods & Why You Should Use Yours

ByBrandon BallwegAug 31, 2022

If you just bought your first camera kit, you may be wondering what the plastic thing is that came with your lens. Maybe you’ve been doing photography for a while…

57 Street Photography Tips for Better Street Shots

57 Street Photography Tips for Better Street Shots

ByBrandon BallwegAug 31, 2022

Street photography is a great way to capture the everyday beauty around us. It’s a form of documentary photography where the photographer captures candid moments from everyday life. Street photos…

Street Photography ISO: How to Manage Your ISO in Changing Lighting Conditions

Street Photography ISO: How to Manage Your ISO in Changing Lighting Conditions

ByBrandon BallwegAug 31, 2022

Street photography ISO is tricky; on the one hand, low ISOs give you better image quality; on the other, high ISOs let you shoot at smaller apertures and higher shutter…

Underexposed Street Photography: Here’s How & Why I Do It

Underexposed Street Photography: Here’s How & Why I Do It

ByBrandon BallwegAug 31, 2022

If you’re a fan of street photography, you may have noticed that underexposed street photography can be really compelling. It’s a spin on reality that doesn’t look overdone or cliché,…

Street Photography Shutter Speed: Freeze the Action or Create Motion Blur

Street Photography Shutter Speed: Freeze the Action or Create Motion Blur

ByBrandon BallwegSep 1, 2022

Street photography shutter speed is highly dependent on what you want to achieve with your street photography. For example, do you want to freeze the action so that it’s like…

Best Focal Length for Street Photography: 6 Focal Lengths for Every Situation

Best Focal Length for Street Photography: 6 Focal Lengths for Every Situation

ByBrandon BallwegSep 1, 2022

While I wish there was a single best focal length for street photography that would fit every situation, it’s not exactly a possibility. There are wide-angle prime lenses that do…

Street Photography Gear: Pack Light to Focus on What’s Important

Street Photography Gear: Pack Light to Focus on What’s Important

ByBrandon BallwegFeb 10, 2022

Street photography gear is often over-thought. Gear, to some extent, is an essential part of making street photos though. My philosophy on street photography gear is to keep things as…

What’s the Best Aperture for Street Photography?

What’s the Best Aperture for Street Photography?

ByBrandon BallwegFeb 10, 2022

Your choice of aperture for street photography is one of the main elements that will determine the look and feel of your images. That’s because it affects your depth of…

Street Photography Aperture Priority: When and How to Use It

Street Photography Aperture Priority: When and How to Use It

ByBrandon BallwegFeb 10, 2022

Street photography is an amazing outlet for photographic creativity. But one thing that can get in the way sometimes is keeping up with your camera settings to get the correct…

Best Aperture for Portraits: Perfecting Depth of Field in Portrait Photography

Best Aperture for Portraits: Perfecting Depth of Field in Portrait Photography

ByAmy GraceJun 10, 2022

When shooting portraits, whether they’re of friends, family, or clients, it’s important to get the most flattering photographs possible. Using apertures creatively can lead to some impressive shots, but there’s…

Night Street Photography: Gear, Camera Settings, Techniques

Night Street Photography: Gear, Camera Settings, Techniques

ByBrandon BallwegFeb 10, 2022

Shooting street photography at night can make compelling images, but it’s also very challenging. Obviously, the biggest challenge is that you have less available light to work with. Low light…

Fujifilm XF 55-200mm f/3.5-4.8 R LM OIS Review

Fujifilm XF 55-200mm f/3.5-4.8 R LM OIS Review

ByBrandon BallwegSep 1, 2022

I bought the Fujifilm XF 55-200mm f/3.5-4.8 R LM OIS for those times in landscape photography when you’re far away from the focal point of your scene and you need…

Best Fujifilm Cameras for Street Photography: 5 Top Picks

Best Fujifilm Cameras for Street Photography: 5 Top Picks

ByBrandon BallwegSep 5, 2022

There’s a lot to like about Fujifilm mirrorless cameras for street photography with compact form factors, low weight, intuitive manual controls, and sleek designs. Fujifilm digital cameras do a great…

Fujifilm XF 10-24mm f/4 R OIS WR Review

Fujifilm XF 10-24mm f/4 R OIS WR Review

ByBrandon BallwegSep 6, 2022

The Fujifilm XF 10-24mm f/4 R OIS WR is a wide-angle, 15-36mm full-frame equivalent X-series cameras. It’s an update to the previous version of this lens, which was released in…

Viltrox 56mm f/1.4 for Fujifilm Review

Viltrox 56mm f/1.4 for Fujifilm Review

ByBrandon BallwegSep 6, 2022

The Viltrox 56mm f/1.4 for Fujifilm is a budget-friendly, compact, lightweight, 85mm equivalent focal length prime lens for Fujifilm’s APS-C cameras that offers excellent image quality when you get the…

Fujifilm 18-55mm f/2.8-4 Review: More Than Just a Kit Lens

Fujifilm 18-55mm f/2.8-4 Review: More Than Just a Kit Lens

ByBrandon BallwegSep 6, 2022

The Fujifilm Fujinon XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM OIS is a wide-angle to mid-range zoom lens that is sold as a kit lens with some of Fujifilm’s cameras. There are…

Fujifilm XF 60mm f/2.4 R Macro Lens Review: Great Image Quality, Disappointing Autofocus

Fujifilm XF 60mm f/2.4 R Macro Lens Review: Great Image Quality, Disappointing Autofocus

ByBrandon BallwegSep 6, 2022

The Fujifilm XF 60mm f/2.4 R Macro is a 90mm full-frame equivalent lens with very good sharpness and image quality. I’ve had this lens for a couple of years now,…

Fujifilm XF 18mm f/2 R Review

Fujifilm XF 18mm f/2 R Review

ByBrandon BallwegSep 6, 2022

The Fujifilm XF 18mm f/2 R is a compact and lightweight wide angle prime lens with a 28mm-equivalent focal length. Its compact size and low weight makes it a great…

Fujifilm XF 23mm f/2 R WR Review: A Speedy Street Lens

Fujifilm XF 23mm f/2 R WR Review: A Speedy Street Lens

ByBrandon BallwegSep 6, 2022

The Fujifilm XF 23mm f/2 R WR is a relatively compact and lightweight lens for Fujifilm’s X series APS-C cameras. It has a 35mm equivalent field of view. The size,…

Fujifilm XF27mm F2.8 R WR Review: Pancake-Style Street Power

Fujifilm XF27mm F2.8 R WR Review: Pancake-Style Street Power

ByBrandon BallwegSep 6, 2022

The Fujifilm XF27mm f/2.8 WR was released in March of 2021 and is available in a package along with the Fujifilm X-E4, which I reviewed here. The 27mm f/2.8 is…