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8-Bit vs 16-Bit Images

The term "bit" is common in any form of digital media. With respect to digital imaging, bit depth goes by many names like pixel depth or color depth. In digital photography, the debate of 8-bit vs 16-bit files has been going on as much as Nikon vs Canon.

Firmware Update for All Nikon Z Cameras – And Our Wishlist Gets Smaller

Nikon just announced firmware updates for its entire Z-series camera lineup, to be released on April 26. Rather than routine bug fixes, all the changes Nikon is listing so far are performance related. Let's take a look at the features that were added to each camera.

Nikon Z April Camera Sale: Which Deals Are Worth It?

Nikon just announced temporary rebates on many of its mirrorless cameras, up to $600 off. As always, we'll list the deals below and then analyze which ones we think are worthwhile for photographers considering a Nikon Z camera.

Canon EOS R5 Review

As Nasim noted in his review of the Canon EOS R6, Canon’s entry into the mirrorless market three years ago was not the most exciting moment for Canon shooters. By comparison, Canon made a big splash when they released the R5 and R6 in 2020.

Timing and Direction in Landscape Photography

Landscape photographers would have a much easier time if only we could move the sun to suit our whims. (We’d make sure to put it back afterward.) Alas, unless you’re an unapologetic Photoshopper - or maybe a Luminary these days - you can’t do much to change the natural light.

Canon’s Series of Mirrorless Announcements

Canon has announced three new mirrorless lenses - a 400mm f/2.8, 600mm f/4, and 100mm f/2.8 macro - as well as the development of the EOS R3, a pro-grade mirrorless camera with a built-in battery grip and 30 FPS shooting. The macro lens and the R3 in particular have some unusual, promising features that we at Photography Life cannot wait to test!

15 Tips for Photographing the Ocean

With warmer weather on the horizon (for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere at least), it’s a great time to start thinking about how to photograph the ocean. The ocean is my personal favorite landscape subject, but anyone who has taken their camera along to the beach knows that capturing the sea can be trickier that it might appear. Today we are...

What Lens to Buy? A Beginner’s Guide to Buying Lenses

If there is one ‘holy grail’ that everyone talks about in photography, it has to be lenses. Beginner or professional, photographers have always been obsessed with glass. At a certain level, there is a valid reason behind the infamous glass obsession. Other than lighting equipment, lenses are the camera gear with the biggest impact on making a good picture....

Hiking and Camping Tips from a Landscape Photographer

Even ignoring photography - which is a fun way to begin an article on a photography blog! - I’ve always loved hiking, camping, and being in the great outdoors. Some of my favorite memories are from times when I left my camera in my backpack or at home and just went exploring.

Venus Laowa 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5× Ultra Macro Lens Review

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