Laowa 58mm f/2.8 Macro Lens Review: Impressive, Affordable, Versatile

On the heels of the 90mm f/2.8 2x Macro APO Lens, Venus Optics has released another Laowa macro lens for mirrorless cameras in the 58mm f/2.8 2x Ultra Macro APO, which is arguably more versatile and therefore more attractive to general shooters. . Although similar in design and functionality to the 90mm version, the wider … Read more

Combined Power: Chandra’s X-Ray Data Added to James Webb’s Photos

X-ray data from NASA’s Chandra Observatory has been combined with infrared data captured by the James Webb Space Telescope to create new composites that make the most of each other’s data-gathering capabilities. The Chandra Observatory says the combination of data underscores that the power of one of NASA’s telescopes is only enhanced when paired with … Read more

‘Father of Digital Photography’ Made No Money Inventing the Active Pixel

Peter Noble invented the solid-state active pixel in 1966, a concept that is still used today in brand new mirrorless cameras via CMOS sensors. Noble, 81, says PetaPixel from his home in Dorchester, England, which he considers “one of the two or three fathers of digital photography”, but he never made a dime for his … Read more

How I Shot a Spread for Harper’s Bazaar Using Only $100 Garage Lights

Having very expensive equipment can make you a versatile photographer with an edge over your peers. In my opinion, knowing how to use equipment creatively is a much more critical skill. Earlier this year, I was hired to shoot for Harper’s Bazaar in my studio. In the early years of my career, I used strobes … Read more

Here’s Why Your Website and Socials Are Getting You Zero Photography Clients

One of the challenges for photographers who publish online is learning how to cultivate what we decide to publish. When I was just starting out as a portrait photographer, I only had an occasional client, and having a portrait created was a huge accomplishment. For this reason, I will immediately post footage from the session … Read more

Photographer Showcases the Entrancing Beauty of ‘Sacred’ Sites

Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland For years, photographer Chris Rainier has been captivated by the process of exploring the meaning of ‘sacred’ in a world filled with multiple religions, identities and growing consumerism. Over the past four decades he has traveled the vast expanses of the earth in search of sacred sites and landscapes and has … Read more