What It’s Really Like After Buying Your First DSLR

What It’s Really Like After Buying Your First DSLR If you’ve already bought your first DSLR, the chances are that you remember the anticipation of doing so, certain that armed with a better camera that you would automatically become a better photographer. Beyond creating improved pictures, others would admire you and your new gear, wondering...

Lens Mastery Series - Understanding Lenses

Lens Mastery Series - Understanding Lenses Have you ever wondered what all the markings on your lens mean? Do the different types of mounts confuse you? Are you overwhelmed by talk of primes and zooms? Rest easy, because we’ve put together a Lens Mastery Series to help take the confusion out of lenses. In partnership with KEH Camera,...

Which is Better for Portraits? 50mm f/1.8 or 85mm f/1.8?

Which is Better for Portraits? 50mm f/1.8 or 85mm f/1.8? Ah, the great debate - which is better for portraits? A 50mm f/1.8 or an 85mm f/1.8? Both offer many benefits to the portrait enthusiast, including being lightning fast and super versatile, as well as producing sharp results. But there are plenty of differences as well, including typical pricing...

Top 4 Items Needed for Shooting Video With Your DSLR

Top 4 Items Needed for Shooting Video With Your DSLR Want to take amazing videos like those you see on YouTube and Vimeo? What you might not know is that you don’t need a ton of expensive gear to do so. In fact, you don’t even need a dedicated video camera. Your everyday DSLR is capable of making solid videos, and with a few well-chosen...

The Next Generation of ND Filters is Here

The Next Generation of ND Filters is Here I don’t know about you, but when new gear debuts, I get really excited. And boy, there is something to be excited about coming from Syrp. I’ve talked about Syrp’s outstanding line of motion control time-lapse products in the past. But their new offering is set to change the game in the...

Lens Mastery Series - Buying Used Lenses vs. New

Lens Mastery Series - Buying Used Lenses vs. New Buying a new lens is like buying a new car. There’s the excitement of having something that’s never been someone else’s before. It’s fun to get to know your new purchase, checking out all its bells and whistles. And, of course, putting your new purchase to the test is the height of...

Demystified: Extension Tubes for Macro Photography

Demystified: Extension Tubes for Macro Photography If you’re interested in macro photography, you have to buy a special macro lens, right? Wrong! There are a few workarounds you can use, including extension tubes, which are much less expensive than investing in a specialized macro lens. In the video below, Eric and Michelle from Prime...

3 Things Every On-the-Go Photographer Wishes They Had

3 Things Every On-the-Go Photographer Wishes They Had For photographers, there is no end to the incredible gear we can buy. From top-shelf camera bodies and an array of lenses that cover every focal length, to fancy drones and the latest, greatest computers, there are accessories of all sorts and type calling for us to open our wallets. But if...

The Camera Bag Just Got a Whole Lot Better

The Camera Bag Just Got a Whole Lot Better Over the years, I've had the opportunity to test a wide variety of camera bags. Some have been very nice bags, and some were, politely putting it... just not what I had expected. Honestly speaking, I thought the camera bag industry had gone on vacation. Now, I know they ALL didn't go on vacation....