The Yongnuo YN-560 speedlight has been around for a while now, and is in it's third version as of writing this post. After releasing my review of the YN-560, which I've unofficially given the title of the best off-camera flash, a few of you asked me what the differences were between the three versions.Read More
Lens terminology is the most confusing thing I dealt with when I started learning about cameras, so here is a breakdown of what the differences are between variable aperture lenses and constant aperture lenses.Read More
I've made numerous videos in which I've used the Yonguo YN-560, but I realized that I've never actually done a full review on this wonderful flash unit. Well, here it is! These are the reasons why I think that the Yongnuo YN-560 is the best off-camera flash for beginners (and advanced users). The reason why the YN-560 is so great boils down to two things:Read More
In this video, I share my thoughts on the Fujifilm X100s, my go-to camera for the past month and a half. Initially, I was skeptical about how good it was going to perform because of all of the hype that it had received (and my previous experience with Fujifilm), but shooting with it has been a good experience so far. In fact, I'm enjoying it more and more as a go.Read More
Ever wonder how to get your background all nice and blurry when you take an image? To understand how to get that blur, you'll need to first understand what depth of field is, and how it works.
Before getting into the factors that affect depth of field, let's get our terminology straight. Depth of field is how much of your image is in acceptable focus. When you have an image where you have very little in focus (think portrait with only the eyes of the subject in focus), you have a small or shallow depth of field. When you have an image where a lot of the image is in focus (think landscape), then you have a large or deep depth of field.
With that out of the way, let's get into the 3 things that affect depth of field.Read More