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Professional Photographer Reinvents Himself During Pandemic in Unexpected Way: Storage Unit Scavenger

Commercial photographer Chip Litherfield buys and sells the contents of abandoned storage lockers to make ends meet

iPhones Are NOT the Enemy: 7 Reasons Why Mobile Photography Is Good for Professional Photographers

Professional photographers shouldn’t be threatened by smartphone cameras. Here are seven reasons why mobile photography is good for pros.

Myth Busted: Pro Mirrorless Camera Systems Are No Longer Smaller and Lighter Than DSLRs

If you're thinking you can save a few ounces by switching to mirrorless, that ship has sailed

Photos Of The Day For January 2021

Gain inspiration from our gallery of images

Latest News

Sigma Announces Compact and Lightweight 28-70mm F2.8 DG DN Contemporary lens

New Sigma lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras goes on sale in March 2021 for $899

Fujifilm Announces 102MP GFX100S: A Light and Portable Medium Format Mirrorless Camera

Fujifilm's svelte new medium format camera goes on sale in March 2021 for $5999

Sony Unveils Alpha a1 Flagship Camera that Shoots 50MP Images at 30FPS & 8K Video

Sony's new flagship camera goes on sale in March 2021 for $6500

Sony Intros Compact and Lightweight 35mm F1.4 G Master Lens

Fast prime lens is smaller and lighter than competing models, Sony says

Sony Launches New Airpeak Drone Designed to Carry Alpha Cameras

"World's smallest drone" capable of flying Sony's full frame mirrorless cameras makes its debut at CES 2021

Business

Seven Challenges of Photographing Destination Weddings

Seven Challenges of Photographing Destination Weddings

Wedding photographer Javon Longieliere and wedding industry specialist Kristi Drago-Price share their experiences of shooting weddings around the world
An excerpt from ESSAY, Issue Four by Daniel Milnor.

The Enduring Nature Of Black-And-White Photography Books

Why in the 21st century are we still seeing black-and-white photography books?

Gear and Reviews

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The 5 Best Beauty Dishes for Photography 2021

Beauty is in the eye of these studio reflectors
Hands-on photo of the Fujifilm GFX100S

Hands-on First Look Review of the 102MP Fujifilm GFX 100S Camera

An early test drive of Fujifilm's surprisingly portable and affordable medium format camera
Box shot of Canson Infinity Baryta Photographique II

Canson Infinity Baryta Photographique II Photo Paper Review

This inkjet paper is designed to recreate the look and feel of a traditional, fiber-based darkroom print
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8 Great Strobe Flash and LED Continuous Lights for Studio Photography

We pick our favorite lighting gear in a variety of pricepoints for shooting photos or video

Technique

On Assignment: How to Use a Portrait Photography Self-Assignment to Spark Creativity

Photographer Vanessa Joy walks us through a recent self-assignment project while sharing tips

5 Classic Techniques for Using a Beauty Dish in Portrait Photography

These tried-and-true lighting setups never go out of style

How I Made It: The Story Behind Ira Block’s Photo of Myanmar

Location scouting and a clear goal helped produce a memorable image of Myanmar in a more peaceful time

Try These 5 Quick Lighting Techniques to Give Your Photos Some Spark

Project light through gobos to create head-turning looks for portraits

Lightroom Pro Tip: How to Use Range Masks to Make Targeted Edits on Photos

Speed up your Lightroom workflow with this great tool for making refined localized adjustments

LED Continuous Lights vs Strobe Flashes: Which Is Better for Studio Photography?

LED and strobes have their pro and cons but there's one clear winner when it comes to serious studio shoots