Susheel Chandradhas is a Product Photographer and Filmmaker based in India. He has been taking photographs (almost) all his life. He has a diploma and a bachelors degree in Visual Communication, where his classmates all believed that he would write a book on photography... Instead, he writes on this website (because - isn't a community more fun?). His passions include photography, parkour, wide-angle lenses, blue skies, fire extinguishers, and fast computers. In addition to writing for Beyond Photo Tips, Susheel is a staff writer for Fstoppers.com, and owns and runs ColoursAlive, a photography, and video production studio. You can connect with Susheel on Twitter, Instagram, or LinkedIn.
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.Read More »Affinity 2 Suite Launch + 40% Discount
Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned professional photographer, there are always concrete steps that you can take to improve the quality of your photos. Most people seek the quick fix of buying better equipment. While there is truth in that: basic equipment could hold you back from learning new photography techniques, I think that it is a short-term remedy to mask a lack of photography skills. On the other hand, it could also end up showcasing a lack of photography skills. So, developing your skillset would seem like a good first step in photography.
So, in this article, we’re going to try to get you started on a path to develop your photography skillset, and a method of learning that will see you through bad times, and on to good ones.Read More »How Can I Get Better at Photography?
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 is now available for delivery, and is priced at $3,898.Read More »Sony a7R V Launched Officially
It’s that time of year once again… Capture One has announced that their new version for 2023 will be available with a 20% discount if you purchase the pre-upgrade package. The promotion is only valid until October 31st. So, what do you get? And is it a good deal?Read More »20% Off – Capture One 23 Pre-Upgrade
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 seemingly less susceptible to fungus, they’re not immune to lens fungus growth, 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 from the lens, and get it working as good as new, of course! That’s what we are going to see in this camera lens fungus cleaning video.Read More »How To Clean Camera Lens Fungus Off A Vintage Lens: Video
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 also want to explore the use of tilt-shift lenses in still-life photography. Macro lenses are great for close-up shots of small subjects, while telephoto lenses allow you to capture more detailed shots from a distance.Read More »Choosing The Best Lenses for Still-life Photography
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.Read More »Capture One Hidden Features – Book Review
Direct Manual Focus (DMF) is a hybrid focus mode on Sony Alpha cameras. It blends auto and manual focus into a single flexible mode. 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 setting the camera to Manual Focus, and then using the AF-On button on the back of the camera when needed. DMF does exactly this, just more easily.Read More »How Can I Use DMF on My Sony Alpha Camera?
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.Read More »Learning Affinity Photo – From Basic to Intermediate