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What is a 35mm Lens Good For?

What is a 35mm Lens Good For?

Brandon BallwegOctober 8, 2021

35mm is my personal favorite focal length for photography. It’s wide but not overly so—in many scenarios it’s just wide enough. It also has an uncanny ability to make intimate…

Street Photography Camera Settings

Street Photography Camera Settings

Brandon BallwegApril 12, 2019

If you’re just getting into street photography, you may be wondering what settings to use for it. There are some differing opinions on this topic, but there’s a lot of…

Street Photography: Is it Ethical?

Street Photography: Is it Ethical?

Brandon BallwegSeptember 21, 2021

If you’re a street photographer or thinking about getting into, you’ve probably wondered to yourself about the ethics of street photography. It’s only natural to question something that can make…

How to Remove Light Pollution in Astrophotography

How to Remove Light Pollution in Astrophotography

Martin PopovskiOctober 4, 2021

Ah space, the final frontier, these are the voyages of the Starship Enterprise… Oh no, we’re not in the 24 century just yet—we’re still far from being able to travel…

Some Thoughts on Street Photography Etiquette

Some Thoughts on Street Photography Etiquette

Brandon BallwegSeptember 21, 2021

Street photography etiquette is a tricky subject. It’s subjective. It also can be difficult to practice proper etiquette on the street when someone takes offense to you photographing them. While…

35mm Street Photography: 8 Reasons Why It’s Great for Street Photography

35mm Street Photography: 8 Reasons Why It’s Great for Street Photography

Brandon BallwegOctober 6, 2021

In my opinion, 35mm lenses are pretty much the ideal focal length for street photography. Many street photographers must agree because it’s one of the most widely used focal lengths…

35mm vs 50mm Street Photography: Choosing the Right Focal Length

Brandon BallwegJanuary 26, 2019

Trying to decide between 35mm and 50mm lenses for street photography isn’t an easy decision for many photographers. After all, there are many examples of excellent street photographers who have…

50mm Street Photography: Is it a Good Focal Length for You?

50mm Street Photography: Is it a Good Focal Length for You?

Brandon BallwegSeptember 28, 2021

50mm lenses may not be the most used lenses for street photography (at least in today’s day and age), but they are commonly used and this focal length may resonate…

8 Reasons Why 28mm Street Photography Works So Well

8 Reasons Why 28mm Street Photography Works So Well

Brandon BallwegSeptember 21, 2021

It depends on where you’re at in your street photography journey, but it’s likely you’ve heard that 28mm is a common focal length among street photographers. But why is that—why…

Mastering Cityscape Photography Settings

Mastering Cityscape Photography Settings

Chris DerrickOctober 6, 2021

A striking cityscape… is one where the composition is unique and the exposure is excellent (where the full latitude of the sensor or the film stock is utilized). I can’t…

Creative Portrait Photography: Adding a Unique Twist to Portraits

Creative Portrait Photography: Adding a Unique Twist to Portraits

Joep HovensOctober 9, 2021

Creative portrait photography comes in many forms. From a simple touch of color grading for a more cinematic look to elaborate post-work creating a contemporary piece of conceptual art, the…

Camera Settings for Nature Photography: Explanations and Recommendations

Camera Settings for Nature Photography: Explanations and Recommendations

Dana CrandellOctober 8, 2021

Of all the photographic genres, the “nature” niche may be the least specific. After all, just about anything that isn’t man-made fits into this category. Given that, any discussion on…

Best Camera Settings for Stars

Best Camera Settings for Stars

Paul FriedmanOctober 8, 2021

When done right, a photograph of a starry night sky is awe-inspiring and is capable of reminding the viewer of the infinite nature of space and their place within it.…

What White Balance to Use for Night Photography

What White Balance to Use for Night Photography

Paul FriedmanMay 9, 2018

First of all, there are many different settings you’ll want to be familiar with before going out to shoot the stars. You can certainly check out my article on “Nightscape…

Creative Nature Photography: 13 Tips to Help Get You Outside the Box

Creative Nature Photography: 13 Tips to Help Get You Outside the Box

Dana CrandellOctober 6, 2021

For some of us, there’s nothing that can compare with spending a day, a week or a lifetime photographing the wonders of nature and the outdoors. There’s also nothing quite…

Corporate Portrait Lighting: Producing Professional Results for Busy Clients

Corporate Portrait Lighting: Producing Professional Results for Busy Clients

Joep HovensOctober 5, 2021

Corporate portrait photography means you need to be able to adapt, be flexible, not waste anyone’s time and produce great images quickly. You’re not only dealing with people, but with…

How to Sell Landscape Photography Work: The Mindset and the Methods

How to Sell Landscape Photography Work: The Mindset and the Methods

Dana CrandellMay 3, 2018

Would you rather hang out with Mother Nature than photograph people? If so, you’re certainly not alone. Compared to genres like weddings, events and portraiture, landscape photography offers a slower-paced,…

The Nightscape Photography Settings You Need to Know to Master the Genre

The Nightscape Photography Settings You Need to Know to Master the Genre

Paul FriedmanOctober 8, 2021

Nightscape photography is a fun and yet challenging field of photography. I have spent many nights under the stars and come up with some absolutely stunning images. It wasn’t all…

What is Cityscape Photography? Meaning, History & Purpose

What is Cityscape Photography? Meaning, History & Purpose

Chris DerrickOctober 5, 2021

Light and shadow battling for supremacy in jungles of steel, concrete, glass, and brick… this is the hunting ground for cityscape photography. I say hunting ground because an adroit photographer…

Photojournalistic Wedding Photography – Is it The Right Style for Your Business?

Photojournalistic Wedding Photography – Is it The Right Style for Your Business?

Paul FriedmanOctober 7, 2021

Photojournalism at its core is quite simply journalism, the act of gathering and presenting information, through the use of photography, as opposed to other mediums. The job of a photojournalist…