What is Lens Distortion & How Does it Affect Your Photos?

Photography is more than just clicking the shutter. It’s about truly understanding your camera and the lenses you use as tools. One aspect that often gets overlooked is lens distortion. It’s a common occurrence, yet many photographers are unaware of its impact on their photos. Understanding lens distortion can actually help you improve the quality of… Continue reading What is Lens Distortion & How Does it Affect Your Photos?

What is an F-Stop in Photography — A Beginner’s Guide

You’re out there, camera in hand, ready to capture the world through your lens. But there’s a hitch. Your pictures are either too dark or blindingly overexposed. Or maybe everything is in focus when you only want your subject to be. The culprit? The F-stop. It’s a concept that can make or break your photography… Continue reading What is an F-Stop in Photography — A Beginner’s Guide

What is a 50mm Lens Good For — All About the Nifty Fifty

Types of LensesOpen menu Lens Basics Prime Lens Zoom Lens Anamorphic Lens Focal LengthsOpen menu Wide Angle Lens (14mm – 35mm) Standard (35mm – 70mm) What is a 50mm Lens Good For 35mm vs 50mm Lenses Telephoto Lens (70mm – 200mm) Specialty LensesOpen menu What is a T-Stop Macro Lens Fisheye Lens Tilt-Shift Lens Split-Diopter… Continue reading What is a 50mm Lens Good For — All About the Nifty Fifty

35mm vs 50mm Lenses — A Comparative Analysis

Types of LensesOpen menu Lens Basics Prime Lens Zoom Lens Anamorphic Lens Focal LengthsOpen menu Wide Angle Lens (14mm – 35mm) Standard (35mm – 70mm) What is a 50mm Lens Good For 35mm vs 50mm Lenses Telephoto Lens (70mm – 200mm) Specialty LensesOpen menu What is a T-Stop Macro Lens Fisheye Lens Tilt-Shift Lens Split-Diopter… Continue reading 35mm vs 50mm Lenses — A Comparative Analysis

What is a Wide Angle Lens — And When to Use One

Types of LensesOpen menu Lens Basics Prime Lens Zoom Lens Anamorphic Lens Focal LengthsOpen menu Wide Angle Lens (14mm – 35mm) Standard (35mm – 70mm) What is a 50mm Lens Good For 35mm vs 50mm Lenses Telephoto Lens (70mm – 200mm) Specialty LensesOpen menu What is a T-Stop Macro Lens Fisheye Lens Tilt-Shift Lens Split-Diopter… Continue reading What is a Wide Angle Lens — And When to Use One

What is a 35mm Lens Good For — 4 Reasons You Need One

Types of LensesOpen menu Lens Basics Prime Lens Zoom Lens Anamorphic Lens Focal LengthsOpen menu Wide Angle Lens (14mm – 35mm) Standard (35mm – 70mm) What is a 50mm Lens Good For 35mm vs 50mm Lenses Telephoto Lens (70mm – 200mm) Specialty LensesOpen menu What is a T-Stop Macro Lens Fisheye Lens Tilt-Shift Lens Split-Diopter… Continue reading What is a 35mm Lens Good For — 4 Reasons You Need One

Soft Focus Photography & How to Master that Soft Focus Look

While we may be familiar with soft focus shots as images with intentional blur or glamour shots in portraits, understanding this effect in such a limiting way…well, limits us! The shots that are possible when you master soft focus are endless, and they can be done whether you have high-tech equipment, or not. So what… Continue reading Soft Focus Photography & How to Master that Soft Focus Look

What is Shallow Depth of Field? Definitions and Examples

DOF Basics Shallow DOF Deep DOF DOF Guide DOF vs Depth of Focus FREE E-Book Whether you’re interested in photography or cinematography, you’ve seen the gamut of what can be done to manipulate images to get breathtaking cinematic effects. Some though, aren’t as complicated as they may look. This article covers the fundamentals of one… Continue reading What is Shallow Depth of Field? Definitions and Examples

What is a Dolly Zoom — Scene Examples of the Vertigo Effect

Types of FocusOpen menu Shallow Focus Deep Focus Rack Focus Zoom Shots Dolly-Zoom (Zolly) Tilt-Shift More ShotsOpen menu All Shots & Angles Camera Shot Ultimate Guide Create Free Shot List Now The dolly zoom is one of the most discussed cinematic techniques. You can use them in many ways, but a great director will find… Continue reading What is a Dolly Zoom — Scene Examples of the Vertigo Effect

14 Best Sigma Lenses in 2023: Canon, Sony, Nikon, & Cine

Types of LensesOpen menu Lens Basics Prime Lens Zoom Lens Anamorphic Lens Focal LengthsOpen menu Wide Angle Lens (14mm – 35mm) Standard (35mm – 70mm) What is a 50mm Lens Good For 35mm vs 50mm Lenses Telephoto Lens (70mm – 200mm) Specialty LensesOpen menu What is a T-Stop Macro Lens Fisheye Lens Tilt-Shift Lens Split-Diopter… Continue reading 14 Best Sigma Lenses in 2023: Canon, Sony, Nikon, & Cine

What is Cinematography? Defining the Art and Craft

BasicsOpen menu What Does a Cinematographer Do What is Cinematography What is Digital Cinematography Cinematography Terms What is Motion Blur ResourcesOpen menu Essential Cinematography Books Top 100 Cinematography Films DP Advice from Alex Buono Videography Contract Template Best Cinematography Schools Cinematography Jobs How to Join the Cinematographer’s Guild Best Cinematography Online Courses E-BooksOpen menu FREE… Continue reading What is Cinematography? Defining the Art and Craft

Carl Zeiss Lenses Buying Guide in 2023: Sony, Canon, Nikon, & Fujifilm

Types of LensesOpen menu Lens Basics Prime Lens Zoom Lens Anamorphic Lens Focal LengthsOpen menu Wide Angle Lens (14mm – 35mm) Standard (35mm – 70mm) What is a 50mm Lens Good For 35mm vs 50mm Lenses Telephoto Lens (70mm – 200mm) Specialty LensesOpen menu What is a T-Stop Macro Lens Fisheye Lens Tilt-Shift Lens Split-Diopter… Continue reading Carl Zeiss Lenses Buying Guide in 2023: Sony, Canon, Nikon, & Fujifilm

What is a T-Stop — Camera Lens Essentials Explained

Types of LensesOpen menu Lens Basics Prime Lens Zoom Lens Anamorphic Lens Focal LengthsOpen menu Wide Angle Lens (14mm – 35mm) Standard (35mm – 70mm) What is a 50mm Lens Good For 35mm vs 50mm Lenses Telephoto Lens (70mm – 200mm) Specialty LensesOpen menu What is a T-Stop Macro Lens Fisheye Lens Tilt-Shift Lens Split-Diopter… Continue reading What is a T-Stop — Camera Lens Essentials Explained

31 Best Canon Camera Lenses in 2023 [Buying Guide]

Types of LensesOpen menu Lens Basics Prime Lens Zoom Lens Anamorphic Lens Focal LengthsOpen menu Wide Angle Lens (14mm – 35mm) Standard (35mm – 70mm) What is a 50mm Lens Good For 35mm vs 50mm Lenses Telephoto Lens (70mm – 200mm) Specialty LensesOpen menu What is a T-Stop Macro Lens Fisheye Lens Tilt-Shift Lens Split-Diopter… Continue reading 31 Best Canon Camera Lenses in 2023 [Buying Guide]

What is a Camera Obscura — Definition, Origin & How It Works

What is a camera obscura? When was the camera obscura invented and who invented it? Many of us have heard the term… but what does camera obscura mean? We’re going to answer those questions by exploring their history, from prehistory to the modern day. We’re also going to show you how to create your very… Continue reading What is a Camera Obscura — Definition, Origin & How It Works

Optical Zoom vs. Digital Zoom — Why the Difference Matters

What is the difference between optical zoom and digital zoom? Is one better than the other? We will be answering those questions and providing definitions for both types of zoom. Before we get into comparing and contrasting optical zoom and digital zoom, let’s first take a look at each zoom type individually.Continue reading Optical Zoom… Continue reading Optical Zoom vs. Digital Zoom — Why the Difference Matters

What is an Anamorphic Lens? How to Get that Cinematic Look

Types of LensesOpen menu Lens Basics Prime Lens Zoom Lens Anamorphic Lens Focal LengthsOpen menu Wide Angle Lens (14mm – 35mm) Standard (35mm – 70mm) What is a 50mm Lens Good For 35mm vs 50mm Lenses Telephoto Lens (70mm – 200mm) Specialty LensesOpen menu What is a T-Stop Macro Lens Fisheye Lens Tilt-Shift Lens Split-Diopter… Continue reading What is an Anamorphic Lens? How to Get that Cinematic Look