ND Filter: A Beginner’s Guide to Neutral-Density Lens Filters

The neutral density filter, or ND filter, is a powerful tool that photographers use to reduce the amount of light entering the camera lens to select exposure combinations that would otherwise result in overexposed images. This article is a basic guide to ND filters and how to use them. One of the fundamental principles of … Read more

5 Reasons to Use a Telephoto Lens for Landscape Photography

Telephoto lenses may not be the most popular landscape photography lens, but – when used correctly – they can produce consistently excellent results. I do telephoto landscape photography all the time, and in this article, I share my top five reasons to use this long lens for shooting landscapes. So if you’re ready to start … Read more

Why Lens Coatings Are So Important in Photography

In recent years, some lens designers have updated their lenses with new lens coatings. For example, Pentax’s new limited lenses feature an existing optical design with only a few improvements, including better lens coating. When testing such lenses, reviewers generally agree that new lens coatings significantly improve image quality (especially contrast and flare), but never … Read more