Author: Alex Cooke

Sony Says They Could Make f/1.0 Lenses, but Won’t, Because There’s No Market Demand

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Sony Says They Could Make f/1.0 Lenses, but Won't, Because There's No Market Demand

Last month, a Leica executive claimed that Sony's E mount is essentially too small to support more extreme optical designs. Sony has fired back, saying they could create an f/1.0 lens if they wanted to, but that there simply isn't the demand for one.

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How to Eliminate Background Shadows When Working With Strobes

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How to Eliminate Background Shadows When Working With Strobes

When you're shooting with strobes onto a plain backdrop, one of the most common problems you're likely to encounter is a shadow from your subject on the background. This helpful video will show you how to deal with this situation.

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The Benefits Centered Compositions Can Have on Your Photos

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The Benefits Centered Compositions Can Have on Your Photos

Most photographers know the rule of thirds and have heard that centered compositions are something to be avoided. However, this insightful video embraces centered compositions and makes a strong case for why they're sometimes a great idea.

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Some Common Delusions and Lies in Landscape Photography

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Some Common Delusions and Lies in Landscape Photography

Landscape photography, like any other genre, is full of its own myths and misconceptions about how it's done and what a photographer needs to be successful. Here are some of the most common delusions about landscape photography.

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The Usefulness of V-Flats in Photography

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The Usefulness of V-Flats in Photography

One of the most useful pieces of lighting gear a studio photographer can have doesn't actually have a light in it. Check out how v-flats can help you shape your light in this great video.

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