A Paradox of Ultra Wide Angle Lenses: How to Use Them to Make Extraordinary Pictures

If you are a lucky owner of an ultra wide angle lens, you know that the world is so different when you look at it through a lens like this. Further still, it’s a lot different from what you imagined it to look like.

Many photographers who are planning to buy an ultra wide angle glass think that their photos—irrespective of the subject and composition—will come out looking really awesome just because of the fact that they are using an ultra wide angle. Click click and that’s it, right?

This is exactly where the paradox of ultra wide angle lenses pops up, making photographers realize that it’s not as easy as they thought. Let’s talk about it and find out all do’s and dont’s when it comes to how to use ultra wide angle lenses.

How to Make Tack Sharp Photos

Perfect image sharpness is the ultimate thing that all photographers long for. Some day you get to understand that—even when you have mastered all composition, light and color, and post-processing techniques—it all comes down to how sharp your photos are.

Soft photographs aren’t exactly what clients are looking for these days and this is why you should try to achieve extreme sharpness in all of your shots. These 10 tips that we are sharing with you below will help you understand what’s wrong with your pictures and learn how to take tack sharp photos.

Photos of Hasselblad X1D Leaked:The First Mirrorless Medium Format Camera in the World

A few hours ago guys from Photorumors received a message from one of their users with leaked photos of Hasselblad X1D camera—the world's first mirrorless medium format camera—as well as some technical specifications and info on lenses. The official release of the camera is scheduled for tomorrow but you can have a peek into how this monster looks like and its features right now.

Can You Use Nikon Lenses on Canons and Canon Lenses on Nikons?

Currently we see a trend where so many people who were used to shooting with either Nikons or Canons would like to change their camera brand. However, if you are a professional photographer and have a lot of gear, it would be difficult to change all your lenses at once. This is why so many Nikon and Canon users are wondering whether they can use their lenses on a camera made by the other brand.

The short answer to this question is yes, you can use an adapter and shoot with Nikon lenses on a Canon DSLRs but not the other way around. Why is that?

Color Contrast in Photography

Every photographer who strives after perfection understands the importance of practicing daily and constantly improving their photography. But if you take it really seriously, in about a year or so the time that I like to call a slow-down phase comes. This is the moment when your photos just remain on the same level of quality irrespective of how much you practice or do to improve.

This is a pretty common phenomenon and usually it’s about making a leap from amateur to professional photography. And as a matter of course, professional photography requires you to know many advanced techniques that you can’t really learn through trial and error and may need some guiding to understand.

One of these techniques is color contrast and it’s about grasping the relationships between colors as well as learning to combine them and make them stand out in order to make your photos more powerful.

KeepSnap June 2016 Event List

KeepSnap was made for independent photographers who like taking photos of people and would like to turn their passion into earnings. You only need to sign up, print off your business cards, go out to take photos of people and give them your cards, and then upload the photos to KeepSnap. Customers will enter your gallery and purchase the shots they like priced at $0.99 to $19.99 for a picture.

Previously we mentioned that the best and easiest way to earn with KeepSnap is by covering events. That's why we are going to publish monthly infographics with event lists in the most popular cities for KeepSnap photographers. This month we'll tell you about events in New York, London, Los Angeles, and Chicago. Just pick out the event you like, get your camera, and set out on a photohunt. 

What is 35mm Focal Length Equivalent of an iPhone Camera?

In the world of mobile photography, iPhone cameras tend to lead the way in terms of image quality, sharpness, and colors for almost a decade since iPhone 1 was released in 2007. And though we make photos using our mobile phones almost daily—and most often we shoot using an iPhone—we don't really have the slightest notion about the focal length (or its 35mm equivalent) of the iPhone's lens and the size of the phone camera's sensor. Let's find it out.

Interviewing Jaime Pavon: Mesmerizing Balance between Good and Bad

Jaime Pavon Aviles is a 31-year-old Ecuadorian fashion and editorial photographer. He has worked with a great many acknowledged Ecuador’s companies and his photos were published by various brands and magazines from Mexico, Costa Rica, Spain, Argentina, and Colombia. Among his clients are Ford, Nestea, Halls, Movistar, Axe, Ecuador’s government, and so on.

Jaime has been taking photos for life for over 11 years, but in future he’d like to devote himself only to giving photography workshops and performing photography exhibitions of his work. Be sure to check out his Instagram account with daily new updates.