Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 Art Is Wide Enough For The Widest Subjects

Typically used for architecture and landscapes, the focal range of this lens allowed me to frame most of the airplane body and then get in tight for the cockpit and cabin
With a lens this wide from Sigma, I needed something huge to shoot and it needed to be something that I couldn’t shoot from half a mile away. How about a 747 in a hangar. That’s up close, if not personal. This one is retired and is part of the exhibition at the Museum of Flight near my home in Seattle. A lens like this is well-suited to shooting... Read more

Sigma Ships Primes For Sony E-Mount Cameras

Sigma is now shipping five Art Primes for Sony's Alpha series cameras
Sigma has announced they’re shipping five Art primes with Sony E-mounts. They include: Sigma 20mm F1.4 DG HSM—$899 USD Sigma 24mm F1.4 DG HSM—$849 USD Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM—$899 USD Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM—$949 USD Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG HSM—$1,199 USD This is another indication of Sony’s strong market position. Also, an adaptor... Read more

Panasonic LUMIX GH5, GH5S And G9 Update — Explored In-Depth!

Panasonic released significant firmware updates for the LUMIX GH5 (v.2.3), LUMIX GH5S (v.1.1) and LUMIX G9 (v.1.1), adding enhancements and bug fixes to autofocus, stabilization, photo profiles and many other features!
Panasonic released significant firmware updates for the LUMIX GH5 (v.2.3), LUMIX GH5S (v.1.1) and LUMIX G9 (v.1.1), adding enhancements and bug fixes to autofocus, stabilization and a whole bunch of other features! I explored the entire list of features, breaking down which feature went with which camera(s) and, where applicable, showed how the feature... Read more

Digital Photo’s Your Greatest Street Scene Photo Contest Launches

In the spirit of our popular photo contests, Digital Photo wants you to take to the streets to spotlight & celebrate the beauty of the urban landscape in the month of June. Enter your best work in Digital Photo’s Your Greatest Street Scene contest for your chance to receive recognition and win great prizes! Enter Read more…

In the spirit of our popular photo contests, Digital Photo wants you to take to the streets to spotlight & celebrate the beauty of the urban landscape in the month of June. Enter your best work in Digital Photo’s Your Greatest Street Scene contest for your chance to receive recognition and win great prizes! Enter now! Presented by First Place... Read more

Big Light, Little Pockets: PhotoJoseph’s New Favorite LED Light

The Aputure AL-M9 is a powerful, tiny, rechargeable LED light that fits in your pocket, lasts for hours and puts out an impressive amount of light
The Aputure AL-M9 is a powerful, tiny, rechargeable LED light that fits in your pocket, lasts for hours and puts out an impressive amount of light. With a magnetized diffusion panel that doubles as a holder for colored gels, a cold-shoe + ¼-20 adapter and a handy little carrying case, this inexpensive LED is a great asset to any camera bag. It’s... Read more

Sony’s Success Is Driven By Community

The Collective is a group of immensely talented photographers playing the Instagram game just like us older players did with blogging
Talking to Sony last week, I learned that sales of the a7 III are booming and the company is continuing to allocate more units to the States based on demand. Also, judging by several conversations I had with members of the Alpha Imaging Collective, it seems like these young influencers have a lot to do with their success in the market and pushing the... Read more

Can You Mix Long Exposures And High-Resolution Mode On The LUMIX G9?

Can long exposure blurred motion photography be combined with high-resolution mode (aka Pixel Shifting Resolution System or Pixel Shift Multi Shooting Mode) on the LUMIX G9? PhotoJoseph answers that question!
We’ve all seen those long exposure photos of moving subjects like waterfalls where the water goes all blurry and pretty. We’ve also been hearing more and more about certain new cameras (like the LUMIX G9) featuring a “high-resolution mode,” where the sensor shifts a tiny bit over a short amount of time, combining photos to create images way... Read more

My Wow Moment: Underwater Photography

Sony Wants to Wow You
My wow moment—finding ones is the reason Sony hosted the Collective, Artisans and journalists for evangelism at Asilomar Hotel and Conference Grounds—was seeing one usable underwater photo in post from the hundreds I took—or thought I did. The featured one on this post is an obligatory sunset photo because we were at the beach. It’s this one... Read more

Exploring Creativity At Sony Kando

Several years ago, Sony began to talk about “kando,” a phrase borrowed from Japanese that’s difficult to define but refers to the feeling of connection and creativity that comes when fully engaged in your art, the moment when the tools and the processes come together and the result is a magnification of expression. Sony’s annual Read more…

Several years ago, Sony began to talk about “kando,” a phrase borrowed from Japanese that’s difficult to define but refers to the feeling of connection and creativity that comes when fully engaged in your art, the moment when the tools and the processes come together and the result is a magnification of expression. Sony’s annual Kando event... Read more

Shooting With Leica, And Photography Destinations

Become a better photographer by shooting with a rangefinder
The Napa Valley from the fall of last year. The thing about Leicas, compared to the latest from other camera brands, is they cost a lot and are idiosyncratic. If you’re interested in photography and becoming a better photographer, you should spend some time shooting with a rangefinder, though, because of the immediate experience and feeling of connection... Read more

Self-Assigned Challenge: Shoot with a Medium-Format Camera

See the world entirely different with a Phase One IQ3 Trichromatic
On the grayest of Seattle days, one dripping wet with record-setting rain, I set out to find some color with the Phase One IQ3 100MP Trichromatic digital back ($50,000). Shooting with it was sort of like wearing a technicolor dream coat—well, raincoat—or when the Wizard of Oz switches to color from black and white or putting on a pair of those... Read more

Hands-On: Sigma 100-400mm Offers Pro-Quality Images At A Budget Price

A lens you'd mistake for costing twice that retails for $700
Shooting on a budget. It’s a tall order, but it isn’t impossible. Take the Sigma 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | C lens. Pair that with Sony’s Alpha series body and you have an instant solution for shooting distant subjects. Take the image below: Fast-moving subjects in low light captured in hand-held panning with a single object selected for the... Read more
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