Category Archives: Equipment

Understanding Portrait Lenses: Part-2

In the second installment of this 2-part tutorial, Mark Wallace demonstrates the differences between wide angle and telephoto lenses for portrait photography. This video debunks the myth that wide angle lenses distort faces, shows why you should use longer zoom lenses in the studio, even a small studio. Mark also walks through the process of using a 35mm lens for environmental portraits.

Understanding Portrait Lenses

In the first part of this two part series, Mark Wallace discusses some of the technical considerations for choosing a lens for portrait photography. Mark walks through perspective, distortion, angle of view, and depth of field. Then he demonstrates how all of these thing affect portrait photography.

First Look: The Canon EOS 6D Mark II

Canon EOS 6D Mark II—the camera for adventure photographers seeking the highest quality, full frame images to bring their story to life.  A compact and lightweight DSLR camera, whether you are embarking on weekend adventures or the trip of a lifetime.  Whatever the lighting situation, it is the perfect camera to take with you to ensure all your images stand out.

Introducing the Canon EOS M5

Join Diana Bowe from Canon USA as she introduces the new EOS M5 camera. She goes over the kits the camera is available with as well as major features for both still and video modes such as combination IS, built in electronic viewfinder, Dual Pixel AF modes for both still and photo, and much more.

Announcing: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

The 5D Mark IV is the successor to the wildly popular 5D Mark III, and features DCI 4K video at 4096 x 2160 at both 24 and 30 fps. The camera has a 30.4 Full-Frame CMOS Sensor with shooting speeds up to 7 fps. Built in WiFi, NFC and GPS top-off some of it’s new features.

Canon also announces 2 new lenses. The Canon 24-105mm f/4L II and the 16-35mm f2.8L III lens.


 

Change your lens, Change your story

Join journalist Lisa Wilkinson, and adventure photographer Krystle Wright, Canon Master, as they explore how our landscape, portrait and sports lenses add a creative new angle to their photography – in our latest ‘Eye versus Eye’ lens challenge.

 

Nikon D5: Inspired

Go behind the scenes with Nikon photographers Matthias Hangst, Ole Jørgen Liodden, Bill Frakes, Mirco Lazzari, and Dixie Dixon as they give you an inside look into their photography world with the Nikon D5.

Designed to transcend boundaries, the Nikon D5 is a powerhouse that lets you capture images no other camera can and express your creativity in exactly the way you imagined. Designed with a new generation autofocus (AF) system with 153 focus points and 99 cross-type sensors, shoot in any situation with a new level of precision. No matter how fast the action, capture it all with the D5 that shoots up to 12 frames per second (fps) with AE/ AF tracking or at up to 14 fps with mirror up.

The Versatility of Canon Intermediate Telephoto Lenses

Artie Morris and Denise Ippolito review the most popular of Canon lenses in this class, share the techniques that they use with them, and illustrate the great variety of images that they have created with lenses like the 70-200mm f/4L IS II, the old 100-400, and the amazing new 100-400 II.

The Grid: Canon 1DX Mark II

The Grid: Canon 1DX Mark II with Rudy Winston, Peter Read Miller, and Damian Strohmeyer.
Rudy answers all the technical questions from the viewers on the 1DX markii and Peter and Damian share their views on shooting with the new camera at the super bowl. They also share some of their photos they captured.