Canon 5D Mark I vs 5D Mark IV: A Low-Light Comparison

The original Canon EOS 5D DSLR was announced in August 2005, and the latest Canon EOS 5D Mark IV was announced 11 years later in August 2016. Through the four generations, maximum ISO has increased from 3200 to 32000.

The Advantages of Medium Format Over 35mm

In digital photography, larger sensors generally equate to better image quality across a variety of measurables. If you’re curious about the advantages medium format cameras have over 35mm ones, Hasselblad has a new set of videos just for you.

4 Top NYC Photographers Shoot the Same Model

Here’s a new 13-minute video showing a shootout recently done between four popular NYC-based photographers: Joey L, Dani Diamond, Brandon Woelfel, and Jessica Kobeissi. All four are extremely popular online, with hundreds of thousands of followers each just on Instagram (Woelfel has around 1.

DJI Drone Cameras Compared: Spark, Mavic, and Phantom

DJI is a primary choice in the consumer drone market at the moment, but which of their popular options should you choose? This 4-minute video compares the camera quality of the DJI Spark, Mavic Pro, and the Phantom 4 Pro.

Pro Photographers with Amateur Gear vs. an Amateur with Pro Gear

The photographers at Mango Street wanted to show that it generally takes more than “pro” camera gear to shoot “pro” photos, so they decided to do a shootout to test this. The two professional photographers each used a discontinued ~$500 Canon Rebel T3i and low-end lenses (a kit 18-55mm and a 40mm f/2.8 pancake lens), […]


$400 Camera vs $4,000 Camera: Can a Pro Photog Tell the Difference?

Photographer and YouTube star Peter McKinnon decided to do an experiment on whether you can create top-quality content using entry-level camera gear. He had a pro photographer see if he could distinguish between photos from a $400 camera and those of a $4,000 camera.

Portrait Lens Shootout: 85mm vs. 105mm vs. 135mm vs. 200mm

Here’s a 5-minute video showing a portrait lens shootout I recently did at 85mm f/1. 4, 105mm f/1. 4, 135mm f/1. 8, and 200mm f/2. 8. If you are looking for a portrait lens, you can’t go wrong with any of these focal lengths.

A Comparison of all the 120 Film Stocks on the Market

If you’re looking to get into shooting medium format film but aren’t sure which film stock to start with, check out this helpful 16-minute video by The Slanted Lens. Photographer Jay P. Morgan purchased all the B&W and color 120 film rolls he could get his hands on and did a shootout to compare the […]

Flash vs. Natural Light: Two Pro Portrait Photographers Go Head-to-Head

Portrait photographers Manny Ortiz and Jessica Kobeissi just did a shootout that pitted flash against natural light. The two each shot portraits of the same model in a studio, except Ortiz used an off-camera flash as his main light while Kobeissi only used the sunlight bouncing around in the space. Here are the portraits that […]

Film vs. Digital: Can YOU Tell the Difference?

It’s an age-old question: why do people shoot on film? Can you tell the difference between film and digital? Is it enough of a difference to warrant the high cost of shooting film? Or is it just a fad? We are here today to hopefully answer some of these and more! Who is Shooting Film? […]

Canon 85mm Shootout: f/1.2 vs f/1.4 vs f/1.8

Canon currently offers three different 85mm lenses: the $370 85mm f/1.8, the $1,600 85mm f/1.4L IS, and the $1,900 85mm f/1.2L II. If you’re wondering how they stack up, check out this 9-minute video by self-proclaimed photography nerd Kai Wong, who recently went hands-on by comparing the trio in a shootout. The 85mm f/1.2 is […]

Film vs Digital: A Fashion Photography Shootout

Photographers Anita Sadowska and Alex Hutchinson recently did a “film versus digital” comparison through a fashion photography shootout. They photographed the same subject with Sadowska using a digital Canon 5D Mark IV DSLR and Hutchinson using an analog medium-format Pentax 67.

Shootout: A $3,000 Canon 80D Kit vs. the $80,000 Arri Alexa

The Canon 80D is a popular enthusiast-level video-capable DSLR. The Arri Alexa is a professional video camera that is commonplace on many Hollywood feature film sets. Here’s a 7-minute shootout by Potato Jet that compares what you get from a $3,000 camera kit versus a $80,000 one.

Film vs. Digital: Let’s Put It to the Test

Have you ever heard the argument that digital just doesn’t have the same look as film? Well, let’s put that argument to rest. I have painstakingly made my own Lightroom preset that I believe is 96% the same as my favorite film, Kodak Tri-X 400.


4 Photographers Shoot 1 Model: Who Did It Best?

Photographer Jessica Kobeissi is back again with another portrait challenge, and this time she invited photographers Brandon Woelfel, Jerry Maestas, and Derrick Freske to participate. For the latest challenge, they pointed their lenses at model Tashi Rodriguez.