Author: d4mations

  • How to Become a Commercial Photographer

    Have you ever walked by a beauty image on the shelf at ULTA or scrolled by a brilliant shot on Instagram and thought: “I want to make images like that”? Or perhaps you are a photographer who saw a picture and thought: “I could have shot that better!” You have the skills, but you don’t […]

  • How Much I Made From YouTube Full-Time in 2022

    While my focus revolves around landscape photography, much of the information I break down through this article would apply to any photography content channel. I’ve been doing YouTube full time for over two years. This is a breakdown of all of my revenue from 2022. I’ve written about the different ways you can turn your […]

  • Reasons to Jump to Micro Four Thirds: We Review the System and the OM-1

    The tired arguments against the Micro Four Thirds (MFT) standard are obsolete and rarely voiced now. Furthermore, the release of the OM-1 a year ago has seen a massive migration to the system, and for good reason. Many consider giving their creativity a boost by swapping to an MFT camera. To begin, a disclaimer. As […]

  • Nikon Launches New NIKKOR Z DX 24mm f/1.7

    Today, Nikon has announced a new addition to its APS-C/DX line of lenses for its Z series mirrorless cameras. Last week, we discussed the new Nikon Z8, a camera towards the upper end of the company’s product line and which is priced accordingly. But for those of you, like me, who also love to pack […]

  • The Forgotten Symbol on Your Camera

    Have you ever come across this alien-like symbol while cleaning or setting up your camera and had no idea what that was? Read further, where we discuss what this symbol is and its practical applications. What Is That? This symbol resembles the Greek Letter Phi (a circle with a line through it) and is usually […]

  • I Built a Digital Technical Camera, and Yes, It's Slightly Ridiculous

    I’m not one to obsess over gear; I’ve never suffered from GAS. Frankly, the seemingly endless discussions around cameras, lenses, and various bits of kit that just keep multiplying year after year, couldn’t interest me less. And now that I’ve said that, I’m going to write about gear. The Camera If you’ve made it this […]

  • We Review the Canon RF 100-300mm f/2.8L IS USM Lens

    I got an opportunity to use the brand-new Canon RF 100-300mm f/2.8L IS USM zoom lens. This expensive and large zoom lens with a large aperture is even more amazing than I initially expected. In this article, I share my experience and thoughts on this lens from real-world use. When Canon Netherlands offered me a […]

  • Is the Fujifilm GFX 100S Too Much for Weddings? 

    I’ll admit I was seduced by digital medium format, with its ridiculous resolution and that “medium format look.” It has been two years of full-time use. Do I still think it was worth it? Better yet, should you drop $10K+ for a medium format digital camera kit? As a wedding and portrait photographer who loves […]

  • We Go Hands on With the New Leica Q3

    Leica has just released their long-awaited update to the fan-favorite Q line-up called the Leica Q3. I’ve been using it for a couple of hours each day for the past three days. So, how does it feel to shoot with it, and should you want one?Many of the good features of its predecessor have stayed, […]

  • 4 Mistakes to Avoid When Shooting With Filters in Landscape Photography

    Filters are some of the most transformational tools when it comes to creating possibilities in landscape photography. Aside from the intended exposure effects, there are some things you might need to learn about using them that will help you achieve better-quality images. If you’re an experienced landscape photographer, the use of filters may already be […]