What is a 35mm Lens Good For?

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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 and personal images. So what is a 35mm lens good for? That’s what I explore in this article. Street Photography The 35mm focal length is …

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Street Photography: Is it Ethical?

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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 you feel uncomfortable at times—and you may notice you’ve caused someone else to feel uncomfortable at some point or another. It begs the question: is …

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8 Reasons Why 35mm is an Excellent Street Photography Focal Length

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In my opinion, 35mm lenses are pretty much the ideal focal length street photography. Many street photographers must agree because it’s one of the most widely used focal lengths among street photographers. After trying out pretty much every reasonable focal length for street photography, I’ve grown very fond of shooting with 35mm lenses. In this …

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

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 shot with 35mm lenses and the same goes for 50mm lenses. Ultimately, one isn’t ‘better’ than the other; it comes down to your personal preference …

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8 Reasons Why 28mm Lenses are Great for Street Photography

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It depends on where you’re at in your street photography journey, but it’s likely you’ve heard that it’s a popular focal length among street photographers. But why is that—why would so many street photography greats and enthusiasts alike have such an affection for this particular focal length? Well, as with anything in photography, these things …

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Camera Settings for Nature Photography: Explanations and Recommendations

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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 camera settings for this type of photography would be pointless, right? Right – and wrong. While you’re certainly not going to use the same settings …

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Best Camera Settings for Stars

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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. But many photographers, maybe even you yourself, come away from the experience of trying to photograph the stars extremely disappointed. It’s not uncommon to botch …

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

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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 so disappointing as coming home with nature photography shots that just don’t reflect the emotions we felt while we were there. If that happens to …

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Corporate Portrait Lighting: Producing Professional Results for Busy Clients

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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 people who are busy and don’t really have time for this, so you better be well prepared! Understanding your options and limitations, knowing when and …

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

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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, less stressful and arguably more rewarding experience. Unfortunately, it also means selling your work as art, rather than yourself as a service provider. The general …

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

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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 glory though, there are a lot of elements that need to fall into place for nightscape photography to be successful. Between the weather, the challenge …

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What is Cityscape Photography? Meaning, History & Purpose

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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 has no choice but to avoid the oft-photographed and easy “shots” in order to capture the magical parts of a city that are overlooked. Most …

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

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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 is to capture moments as they happen with minimal interference. The mere presence of a photographer is usually going to shape the course of events …

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