Author: Matt Jacques
Nikon 58mm f/1.4 – The Unexpected Review

Nikon 58mm f/1.4 – The Unexpected Review

When Nikon first announced their Nikkor 58mm f/1.4, many were confused about the ‘interesting’ choice in focal length and shocked by the initial sticker price. What makes this lens so special? Let’s find out!

The Don Komarechka Interview

The Don Komarechka Interview

Don Komarechka has made a name for himself in the world of macro photography, exploring the realms of water droplet refraction, ultraviolet fluorescence and snowflakes. I sat down with him for a chat about his business and his process.

The Esther Horvath Interview

The Esther Horvath Interview

Esther Horvath is a documentary photographer based in Germany. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine and National Geographic.

The Moose Peterson Interview

The Moose Peterson Interview

Matt Jacques sits down for a chat with renowned wildlife photographer and Nikon USA ambassador, Moose Peterson.

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Review: DJI Mavic 2 Pro Drone

Review: DJI Mavic 2 Pro Drone

Matt Jacques got out to test the new DJI Mavic 2 Pro, and reports on overall build quality and image quality impressions. Does the partnership with Hasselblad provide any tangible benefits to photographers? Is this the ultimate drone from DJI, combining the best of the Phantom 4 Pro in the small body of the Mavic Pro?

My Top Three Pieces of Photo Gear for 2016

My Top Three Pieces of Photo Gear for 2016

To kick things off in 2017 I’ve just launched a new vlog, and for the first episode I’ve taken a look back at the top three most trusted pieces of photo gear from my kit in 2016.

The Dark Art Of Film Photography

The Dark Art Of Film Photography

In an earlier post here on Shutter Muse, I revealed how seductive the call of film photography can be, and that even the oldest, most basic cameras can present a rewarding learning curve. I’m writing this little update several months later to say that first spark of curiosity has led to an ongoing shift in my photographic processes and priorities.

5 Lessons Learned From A Journey Into Film Photography

5 Lessons Learned From A Journey Into Film Photography

Everything old is new again. The Nikon Df might be the latest and most hotly debated, but Fujifilm, Olympus and other manufacturers are clamoring to inject a little vintage nostalgia into their digital innovations. But instead of rushing out to buy the hot new old thing, let me propose that when it comes to getting back to the basics of photography, absolutely nothing is better than the real thing. In this post, I’ll share just a few of my impressions and top lessons learned from a year-long adventure with film photography.

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Wildlife Photography Pro Tip: How to Select your Best Images

Wildlife Photography Pro Tip: How to Select your Best Images

The importance of careful image selection is a greatly underestimated task in any situation where you're photographing the same subject for more than just a couple off photos. On a wildlife photography safari or expedition, it's often the case that you'll get to spend...