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Susheel

Susheel Chandradhas is a Photographer and videographer. He has been taking photographs and studying photography since he was a kid. His classmates all believed that he would write a book on photography... Instead, he writes this blog (because - isn't a community more fun?). His passions include photography, parkour, wide-angle lenses, blue skies, fire extinguishers, and fast computers.

Affinity 2 Launch

Affinity 2 Suite Launch + 40% Discount

The much-awaited Affinity 2 Suite of apps for macOS, Windows, and iPad is now available for purchase to all. This includes Affinity Designer, Affinity Photo, and Affinity Publisher. For a few years now, Serif’s Affinity suite has provided designers, photographers, image editors, and publishers an alternative to the Adobe Creative Suite ecosystem.

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How Can I Get Better At Photography?

How Can I Get Better at Photography?

Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned pro, there are always concrete steps that you can take to improve your photos. Most seek the quick fix of buying better equipment. While there is truth in that: it is a short-term remedy to mask a lack of skills, it could also end up showcasing the said lack of photography skills.

So, in this article, we’re going to try to get you started on a path to a better photography skillset, and a method of learning that will see you through bad times, and on to good ones.

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Sony A7RV

Sony a7R V Launched Officially

Sony announced their latest high-resolution full-frame mirrorless camera, the a7R V on October 26th. The camera is the long-awaited upgrade to the Sony Alpha 7R IV, which was announced over 3 years ago, in July 2019. The Sony Alpha 7R V comes with a dramatically improved autofocus system which is based on AI models, a faster processing capacity giving it 8K 24p video output capabilities, better in-camera image stabilization up to 8 stops, and a 4-axis multi-angle touchscreen. The camera will be available for pre-order on October 27th and is priced at $3,898.

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Cleaning a Vintage Fungus Infested Lens

Cleaning A Vintage Fungus-Infested Lens

We’ve discussed camera maintenance and fungus prevention many, many times. It’s a topic that comes up annually, especially when the weather is hot and humid, and we are worried about our expensive lenses. While modern lenses are less susceptible to fungus, they’re not immune, which is why we take care of them…

But what happens when we come across a beautiful vintage lens that you can buy second-hand, but that’s full of fungus? Well, you try to clean off the fungus and get it working as good as new, of course, and that’s what we see in this video.

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Choosing The Best Lenses for Still-life Photography

If you’re interested in still-life photography, you’ll need to choose the right lenses for the job. There are a few factors to consider, such as the size of your subject, the level of detail you want to capture, and the amount of space you have to work with.

The most popular lenses for still-life photography are macro lenses and telephoto lenses, but once you master these, you may want to explore tilt-shift lenses too. Macro lenses are great for close-up shots of small subjects, while telephoto lenses allow you to capture more detailed shots from a distance.

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Capture One Hidden Features - Book Review

Capture One Hidden Features – Book Review

If you’ve always suspected that a slew of tools and features are hidden beneath Capture One’s sleek (but complicated) interface, you’d be correct. With his eBook, Capture One Hidden Features, Alex from AlexOnRAW is here to help. He tries to explain the most useful workflow, processing, and performance-enhancing features in Capture One Pro that you may have missed while working with it.

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How to use DMF in Sony Mirrorless Cameras

How Can I Use DMF on My Sony Alpha Camera?

Here’s how I found out that Direct Manual Focus (DMF) is more fun than plain old Manual Focus (MF). I was photographing some bicycles in the studio recently and decided to use Manual Focus to ensure that the exact spot that I wanted would be in sharp focus. I also decided that I would use AF before refining my manual focus. I’d do this by using the AF-On button on the back of the camera.

After having used it in this way for a while, I decided to try out the inconspicuous, but ever-present DMF mode. Here’s what I found out about it… It’s exactly what I needed! Maybe you need to try it out too!

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The Skills Factory - Affinity Photo Tutorial Video

Learning Affinity Photo – From Basic to Intermediate

Affinity Photo is an excellent alternative to Adobe Photoshop for beginners or enthusiasts who are not already embedded in the Adobe ecosystem of apps. Affinity Photo is quite robust (with minor exceptions), cost-effective, and can perform all the tasks that most photographers and graphic artists would need. However, Affinity Photo also goes beyond the basics, and that’s where things become interesting.

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