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Photographer Manny Ortiz wants to help you choose the right portrait lens for your work. In the video below, he compares Sony and Zeiss 35mm, 55mm and 85mm prime lenses along with a 70-200mm f/2.8 telephoto zoom. Of these four lenses, which is best? Of course, what counts as best depends on many things. To help demonstrate the different strengths and weaknesses of each lens, Ortiz takes similar
Arthur Bleich with Red River Paper has written a fascinating article detailing one of photographer Jack Delano's most interesting and important photo assignments. American photographer Jack Delano was born as Jacob Ovcharov in 1914 in the Russian Empire. At age 83, he died as Jack Delano in Puerto Rico and between those two bookends, Delano captured many incredible images and left behind a fa
My mom was a florist. She used to say you can always tell a florist by their thumb. Each floral stalk must be cut prior to refrigeration and cut again when incorporated into a design, so if the inside of the thumb is rough and slightly discolored, with tiny slices lining the soft padding, like a hundred tiny paper cuts, you’re talking to a florist.She made incredible floral arrangements, from bou
In the late 1950s and early 1960s, chemists Robert Bunsen and Henry Roscoe and showed that burning magnesium produces artificial light that’s similar to daylight. A man named Edward Sonstadt then brought the technology into the world of photography, and thus the idea for the photographic flash was born.The Atlantic made this 2-minute video that provides “A Visual History of Light.R
Episode 281 of the PetaPixel Photography Podcast.Download MP3 –  Subscribe via iTunes, Google Play, email or RSS!Featured: Fujifilm X photographer, Karen HuttonIn This EpisodeIf you subscribe to the PetaPixel Photography Podcast in iTunes, please take a moment to rate and review us and help us move up in the rankings so others interested in photography may find us.Show Opener:Fujif
Large-format nature photographer Ben Horne regularly captures great images. But every so often, things don't go according to plan and he comes home from a trip empty-handed. That doesn't mean that a trip without usable photos doesn't still offer something useful. For Horne, he learned valuable lessons that have helped him more consistently produce portfolio-quality shots on each of hi
Click here to read our Canon 6D Mark II Video Features & Analysis At or around the $2,000 level can get you one heck of camera these days, usually offering loads of performance and top-notch quality for both still photographers and videographers, alike. Canon's long-anticipated 6D Mark II arrived some five years after the original, and while this sub-$2,000 full-frame DSL
Firmware Friday has arrived once more, and this week we bring news from Nikon, Olympus, Ricoh / Pentax, Panasonic, Sigma and Sony. The majority of the changes made by all of these companies are bug fixes this time around, but a few tweaked features can be found amongst the mix, as well. Without any further ado, let's get right down to it! We'll start off this week with the cameras, then
If you're interested in trying Capture One software, you may very well be wondering how you can migrate your Lightroom workflow to Capture One. There are numerous aspects to consider when moving from Lightroom to an alternative, such as Capture One, including arranging the workspace to be more familiar, learning new shortcuts, figuring out which tools and features Capture One has and learning
After announcing the Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens earlier this year, Sigma has announced when you'll be able to purchase the lens and for how much. To recap, the new lens, dubbed by Sigma as the "Bokeh Master" is their longest focal length lens with a f/1.4 maximum aperture. In total, it's the ninth f/1.4 Sigma "Art" lens designed for full-frame cameras. It includes 17 optical elem

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