Photographer Spotlight: Denny Yang

Dallas Fire and Ice Sunset

For our second photographer spotlight we have asked landscape photographer Denny Yang to share his story with us. He tells us how a single camera revived his interest in photography, and how an adventurous trip led to his favourite picture.

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Photographer Spotlight: Chris van Dolleweerd

the outsider III by Chris van Dolleweerd

Once in a while we would like to introduce you to a cool photographer we found online. We think that seeing works by others, and learning more about their backgrounds can be a great inspiration for each one of you. Meet Chris van Dolleweerd, and his cool conceptual photography.

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Canon G7X mark II Sample Images: Trip to Chicago

Night view from Hancock tower shot with the G7X mark II

It is already almost one month ago since I got the G7X mark II and wrote my review about this camera. In my first month of use I took my new camera on several trips, of which one trip to Chicago. I put up this selection of my images to serve as Canon G7X mark II sample images for you guys. Next to that I take some time to reflect on the first month of use of my new camera. Read all about it below!

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These Russian Metro Stations Are Simply Awesome

Novoslobodskaya Metro Station

Sometimes treasures are found beneath the surface, hidden from the eye. This is definitely the case for the metro in Russia. Each station has its unique style and looks nothing like the standard metro stations found everywhere in the States and Europe. These Russian metro stations from both Moscow and st. Petersburg are just stunning.

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Five Ways to Take Greats Portraits with Any Camera

You have probably all seen lots of beautiful portraits with people posing in front of soft, creamy, blurry backgrounds. For many people this is how professional portaits should be. And indeed, high levels of background blur and soft bokeh are reserved for the more expensive lenses and sensor formats. However,  it is also possible to make great portraits without the need for this effect. Portraits where the complete image is sharp, which can be taken with any camera. In this article we will give you five different ways to do this.

Beautiful bride in the outdoors - idyllic by Gergely Zsolnai on 500px.com

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Understanding Exposure, Fourth Edition Review

Today we posted one of our first in-depth articles on the topic of exposure. Be sure to check it out here!  If you want to learn more on the topic of exposure, there is one book you should definitely check out as well. The book is ‘Understanding exposure’, by Bryan Peterson. Exactly today is the first day the fourth edition is for sale. We will quickly introduce you to the book, and then see what’s new in this revised edition.

Understanding Exposure, fourth edition. By Bryan PetersonThe cover of the fourth edition of Understanding Exposure.

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Four Reasons to Buy the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM

Giovanna by Jan Mayer on 500px.com

So, you recently bought a DSLR in order to improve your photographic skills. Congratulations! It might be that you are still wondering how to achieve these typical portraits with blurred backgrounds. It could be that you are looking for new ways to master photography, to get creative. In this blog we present you the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM, also known as the nifty fifty, and four reasons why we think you should buy it.

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