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Vanguard AM-204 Monopod

I recently contacted Vanguard US about testing some of the monopods they manufacture. My plan was to test one monopod on the lower end of the spectrum, and one on the higher end. Several weeks ago, I reviewed the VEO AM-264TR, which you can read here.  This week I will be reviewing the VEO AM-204, which is on the lower end of …

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Creating a Good Sports Composite

The majority of photographers will not have to worry about making a composite image but anyone who gets into Team and Individual or commercial work will at some point need to create a composite image.  A composite image is any image where the final outcome is a single image made from multiple images. In sports this is typically for team …

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Wide Angle Macro Fun With The Laowa 15mm Lens

The Laowa 15mm macro lens is exactly what it sounds like – an extremely wide angle lens that focuses as close as 1:1 macro. What that means is that you can (theoretically) photograph tiny things so close up that they take up the same amount of space on your sensor as they occupy in real life. That means filling the frame …

Call For Feedback: The Improve Photography Location Finder!

Hey guys, Jim Harmer here.  For a few YEARS I’ve toyed with and dreamed of the idea of a photo locations app, and I’m excited to announce that plan are underway for us to build it.  This is–by far–the biggest project I’ve ever undertaken with Improve Photography, so I’m writing to ask your help today. When I travel to shoot …