A camera and lenses aren’t the only things professional photographers pack with them on a shoot. Where and what you’re shooting dictates what’s needed, but here are 15 essentials you should never leave home without; plus budget and pro options of our favorite gear.
Photoshop vs. Lightroom: The Differences That Really Matter
Photoshop and Lightroom both have their advantages, but which one is better for your photography needs? We wanted to know which differences really matter, so here’s our comparison of the unique functions and uses of each.
The Simple Equipment Leah Frances Uses to Showcase “Americanness”
Leah Frances uses only a few vintage fixed lens cameras to capture quiet, everyday moments of life – familiar scenes that evoke feelings of nostalgia and recall some of the more idyllic perceptions of what American life is, or what it used to be.
How Stevyn Durham Captured This Vibrant, Candid London Street Scene
While on a photo walk, Stevyn Durham came across this perfect UK-fashion scene and wanted to capture a stylish model to go with it. He tells us how he set about capturing a charmingly candid, high fashion shot on a London street.
Living Outside Society: Matthew Genitempo’s Photos of Isolated Mountain Life
In a collection of B&W photos, Matthew Genitempo gets to the core of what it’s like to live in isolation, deep in the woods of the Ozarks. His new book, Jasper, is an intimate look at the sequestered men who live in the wilderness.
How Davide Reina Made an Everyday Gas Station Look Dramatic
Graphic designer and amateur photographer Davide Reina combines basic equipment with an “educated” eye to create stark and dramatic photographs. Here, he walks us through how he captured this dynamic B&W shot of a simple gas station at night.
Fine Art Photographer Anya Anti Uses Vintage Lenses to Bring Fantasy to Life
Want to learn how to get started shooting fairy tale-like conceptual photography? We take a peek inside conceptual photographer Anya Anti’s camera bag to see what gear she uses to create her surreal, mystical and beautiful images.
Creating a Digital Marketing Strategy for Your Photography Business: Part 2
Continuing where we left off in our Digital Marketing Strategy series. In Part 2, we go even further into the steps you should take to market your photography business to the right clients and the types of media you can use to get the best reach.
Introducing the Industry’s Most Incredible Up-and-Comers: LensCulture’s Emerging Talent
It’s inspiring to see what budding photographers are doing to really make an impact in the industry. Here are some of the rising stars from LensCulture’s 2018 Emerging Talent Awards, celebrating today’s best.
Halloween-Inspired Kids’ Costume Photography by Courtney Bowles
Portrait photographer and mom of two Courtney Bowles takes daily photos of her sons, often dressed up in hilarious and adorable costumes. Take a look at what gear she uses to capture the magic to help get you inspired for your Halloween costume shoot.
2018 Astronomy Photographer of the Year Winners Take Us to Another Dimension
Astrophotography is an incredible artform in that it lets viewers take a closer look at the beautiful mysteries of the universe. Here are the winners of the 2018 Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year Contest.
7 Awesome Halloween Costume Photo Tips from Professional Cosplay Photographers
Here are seven great tips to take your costume photography to the next level! Professional cosplay photographers offer their best advice so you can take incredible photos of your favorite characters.