Photography

Welcome to the Tiffen Filter Effects Directory! The directory is your interactive guide to 16 popular Tiffen filters. Here you can see, first hand, the effects a particular Tiffen filter has on an image by selecting a specific filter and then using your mouse to position the filter around the image. There are those who say that you can simulate the effects of any filter when you use post-...
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Image stabilization, or vibration reduction, O.I.S., Optical SteadyShot, SR, VC, VR, MEGA O.I.S., and other equally catchy monikers, are technologies that enable photographers to take pictures under lighting conditions that once upon a time would have been considered too iffy for capturing sharp still images. Depending on the make, model, and vintage of your IS-enabled camera or lens, image...
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In the following video, Allan Weitz takes a Quick Look at the new Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds digital camera, and covers its new features and specifications. The video begins by highlighting the 16MP Live MOS sensor and new Venus Engine 9, which enable 8 fps shooting, ISO 25600, and 4K UHD video...
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Positioned as a true multimedia camera, capable of utilizing its high-resolution video capabilities for both stills and movies, Panasonic's Lumix DMC-G7 is a...
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Including a new compact X-series body, a fast prime telephoto lens, and new colors for a pair of FinePix, Fujifilm's newest releases expand the breadth of its series while adding some panache to the lineup, as well. The X-T10 is the newest mirrorless camera, and follows the SLR...
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In the following video, Allan Weitz takes a Quick Look at the new Fujifilm X-T10 Mirrorless digital camera, and covers its range of features and specifications. The video begins by highlighting the unique, classically inspired exterior design, as well as the unique 16.3MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS II sensor and EXR Processor II...
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For a beginner, few things seem more intimidating than photographing a wedding. A sense of anxiety is perfectly normal if you haven't yet spent much time in the field. It's important to remember that we all begin somewhere, and even the most experienced pros were also novices at one point. With practice and education, nerves begin to morph into confidence. No two weddings are the same, but...
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Whether you choose the new Lightroom 6 software or prefer Lightroom CC, which is available as part of the Creative Cloud Photography Plan subscription, you are sure to benefit from the advances made in these new programs. Both Lightroom 6 and Lightroom CC provide markedly faster performance speed and incorporate HDR and Panorama image creation modes, as well as facial-recognition technology and...
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Adrian Toto understands shooting weddings as a photographer and as a videographer, but he rightly points out that knowing more doesn’t necessarily make it easier. The more you know, the more you want to incorporate into your work, but his wedding films certainly reflect the fine application of his knowledge. He speaks on two different approaches to filming a wedding: establishing your...
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Adrian Toto has an important piece of advice for wedding videographers: think about audio! Quality audio bridges the gap between fine art and storytelling and is imperative for a successful wedding video. Toto outlines the basic audio gear and mic setups needed to record a wedding, whether you are shooting solo or with assistants, and he mentions a few pitfalls that you can expect along the way,...
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A light meter provides crucial information to photographers and cinematographers for their work; it provides a measurement of the exposure, tells users exactly what shutter speed/aperture combination to use based on the 18% gray standard, and can even provide detailed charts and graphs on the quality and color of the lights one is using. Generally, it will be seen as a tool to check exposure...
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We spoke to a handful of wedding photographers across North America to find out what they recommend for helping a wedding photography business stay on track and compete effectively in the marketplace. All of them gave us great input and here are some of the most commonly mentioned tips. 1. Vendors Working and playing nice with others is the key to getting more work as a wedding photographer. This...
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In this video, Mia McCormick, from KelbyOne, takes a look at three new lens offerings from Rokinon designed to cover up to full-frame image sensors: the 135mm f/2.0, the 135mm T2.2 Cine, and the 50mm f/1.4. It begins with a discussion of features common to all of the lenses, including their manual focus design, the...
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An on-camera flash, also known brand-wise as a “speedlight” or “speedlite,” is an indispensible accessory for many photographers; it provides additional light when conditions become too dark to handhold your camera comfortably, allows you to achieve more balanced exposures in daylight, permits freezing of fast-moving subjects, and can also be used to control or trigger other flash light sources....
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When working with flash lighting, it is rarely the case that bare-bulb flash is the ideal choice for lighting subjects, especially when those subjects are wedding participants and your objective is to create inviting and flattering light. Flash can be modified in a number of ways, which all effectively diffuse and redirect the initial light source into a broader, more aesthetically pleasing...
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