The saying goes that with most black and white film, you can get all of the forgiveness in the world. For the most part that's true; and that's why so many schools encourage students to start out with black and white film if they're teaching film photography.
The rumors have been flying around for some time now, and today we're getting the brand new Panasonic GH5S mirrorless camera at CES 2018. This new camera has a 10. 2MP Four Thirds sized sensor--the lowest number of megapixels on a sensor this size since 2009 when Olympus introduced the Olympus Pen EP-1.
It seems like every month there’s an earth-shattering new camera bag that can hold ridiculous amounts of gear in an absurd number of compartments. Fstoppers decided to poke fun at this niche in the photo industry and created this humorous 3-minute sketch showing what camera bag marketing hype is like when you buy into it. […]
Dynamic Range, if you have read a camera announcement or review in the last 10 years then chances are that you have seen this term more than a few times – especially in the last 3-5 years. But if you are newer to photography or just never took the time to investigate you may find yourself wondering what exactly dynamic range is and why you should even be concerned about it. Today we are here to help you get that question answered.
In a somewhat interesting move ALPA, the medium format camera maker, has started to make moves aimed at attracting medium format video shooters to their platform. The biggest of these moves is now bundling Hasselblad’s 100MP H6D-100C digital back with some of their cameras, in addition to adding more connectivity options for video specific features such as Arri-Rosette, Universal Rail, and standard 15mm rods.
Adobe just released this helpful 2-minute video that shares 10 handy shortcuts you can use in Photoshop when working with layers. Here’s a quick rundown of the 10 shortcuts (watch the video above for visual demonstrations): 1.
With the holiday season just around the corner, photographer Irene Rudnyk decided to do a portrait photo shoot using Christmas lights hung from the ceiling next to a bedroom window. This 4-minute behind-the-scenes video shows her results and glimpses at how she set each shot up. Shooting with a Canon 5D Mark III DSLR and […]
Need a dose of inspiration for your aerial drone imagery? This 3-minute film of drone footage from Hong Kong-based production company Visual Suspect will provide it. It was shot by fixing the drone’s camera on a landmark while the drone flies around it in giant orbits, and the result is mesmerizing. The film is called Low Earth Orbit, […]
The Sony a7r III is the company's latest offering when it comes to the high end, pro-oriented market. The same sensor from the Sony a7r II is at the heart of this camera but the processing has been upgraded to give it 15 stops of dynamic range at the lower ISO settings.
Photographer Albert Watson has photographed many celebrities and important people; but his image of Steve Jobs is one that really, truly stands out to lots of folks. Albert shot it with large format film and Steve was questioning why.
Today's video isn't really a ReEdit episode per se, but more of a comparison of Adobe Lightroom Classic CC vs Capture One Pro 10. To do this comparison, I'll show you guys how I'd go about editing the same image in Adobe Lightroom vs editing it in Capture One Pro 10.
Here’s a basic fact everyone should know: just because a photo appears in a Google search doesn’t mean it’s a free photo that you can use for any purpose. If it’s copyrighted, you could be sued if you use it without permission.
In light (pun intended) of the new changes that Adobe is announcing today at Adobe Max, we got the chance to play with the new Adobe Lightroom Classic CC to put it through its paces. For a while now, photographers have been complaining about Lightroom.
This is a relatively open letter to you folks asking you, the big corporations who try to foster the needs of photographers, videographers, content creators, designers, digital media specialists, etc through a few key platforms that you've created.
We've called the Fujifilm X-E3 in for review, and we've been playing with it for a few days now. Many photographers are bound to love it due to the design aspects that were incorporated into it that took some thought.
A godsend to APS-C camera owners, speedboosters allow photographers using adapted full frame lenses to regain some of the image lost in the crop factor as well as increase the light gathered by the sensor.
It seems that the storage wars are getting pretty insane right now as today Seagate is introducing two new hard drives. The first is called the Seagate IronWolf. The second is the Seagate BarraCuda Pro.
The BenQ SW320 PRO is one of the monitors on the market currently drooled over and dreamt about by many a photographer. It offers a whole lot for photographers who need to edit often in addition to printing, managing tasks like email, blogging, etc, and for general designing needs.
Take a look at the video above. It’s actually a string of still photos that shows how blazing fast the new Sony a9 is. The sequences were shot using the camera’s 20fps burst mode for photos.
One of the most popular picks in the compact film camera scene, the Contax T2, has retained its allure almost three decades after it was introduced. It was created with the professional market in mind, at a time when the "luxury compact" was in vogue around the 90's.
360-degree cameras are evolving at a rapid pace in recent times, and the latest addition to the increasingly crowded marketplace is the new Ricoh Theta V. This incarnation of a 360-camera will allow you to record a 360-degree video in 4K, as well as live stream it (also in 4K). There’s spatial audio recording too, […]
On a more technical note, cyanotype is a UV light-sensitive photographic process, which means you'll have to do your exposures in full sunlight or with the help of a UV light box. You also need to prepare your materials in a darkroom or a dimly lit room.
If the United States had Richard Avedon, the United Kingdom has David Bailey. Hailed as one of the pioneers of contemporary photography, the English photographer continues to be a big name in the world of fashion and portrait photography to this day.
Want to see where and how one of the legends of photography processed their photos? Here’s a 14-minute video that takes us on a tour of Edward Weston’s darkroom (note: there’s brief nudity).
Concert goers and rock photography fans: here's something right up your alley, especially if you've sneaked in some gear in one too many "no camera" concerts and emerged unscathed, with images intact to tell the tale.
Photoshop’s Liquify Tool is a very powerful tool for retouching images, especially photos of people. Learning all of the features of the tool is important to make sure your edits don’t look unnatural.
Magnum photographer Bruce Gilden himself spent decades perfecting his signature style of filling the frame with candid close-up portraits, making him one of the revered – and often imitated – street photographers in that arena.
Many years after Dorothea Lange took her iconic “Migrant Mother” photograph in 1936, the portrait of a troubled mother with her bashful children remains one of the most important images of The Great Depression.
As the saying goes, sometimes the best camera is the one that you have with you. With some clever tools and techniques, Kai Wong shows how your smartphone can be used to create usable video in the 5-minute video above.
Photographer Rob Whitworth has created some of the most popular timelapse videos ever using his trademark “flow motion” techniques. His whirlwind tour of Dubai has been viewed millions of times across the Web.
Photographer Ira Block has traveled around the world and these days is both a National Geographic Photographer and a Sony Artisan. To that end, he's one of the perfect photographers to speak to about documentary photography.
In this tutorial, I’ll break down how I create light trails from video and how you can create a video panning shot. A panning shot is where a camera pans horizontally to track a subject in a frame, keeping the subject sharp, while blurring the background. Recently I created a video for Toyota that combined […]
Edelkrone has just announced the SurfaceONE, a motion control system that can easily capture straight, curved and targeted, and panning shots with precise laser control. Edelkrone is calling it the “world’s smartest 2-axis motion control system.
Did you know that Photoshop has built-in animation tools? In this 12-minute video from Peter McKinnon, learn how to utilize them to animate your photographs and create a 2.5D parallax effect. Editing your photos in this way can bring them to life and add movement to them that could be cut in with video footage […]
Here’s a lighthearted 1-minute video by VGAG that provides some unusual posing ideas for group photos. We see a series of illustrations showing figures in different poses. For each one, a group enters the frame and tries to pull it off for the camera.
Visual artist Simon Cade of DSLRguide created this 2. 5-minute video that can give some inspiration and encouragement to you if you’re photographer (or any other type of artist) who’s feeling defeated and unsure of whether or not to push forward in your craft.
You’ve probably used Hue/Saturation/Lightness adjustment layers in Photoshop before, but there’s likely more to it than you may have known. This 8-minute video from f64 Academy looks at the tool in detail and shows how you can use it to enhance your control over color ranges. Have you ever noticed the little sliders at the […]
With last night's announcement of the new Nikon D850, the only thing that we possibly know about it is that the camera will apparently have an 8k timelapse mode. But if history is going to repeat itself, we may see something that Nikon has done before--use Sony's Sensors.
One of the popular photo looks these days is the soft focus look; and for many photographers it's tough to get just right unless you really understand what's going on. The soft focus look is based on a look that photographers used to produce years ago in the film days.
Rumors about the Canon 6D Mk II have been circulating the web for a while now; and today the camera is getting officially announced. The new Canon 6D Mk II is in many ways an incremental upgrade from the original Canon 6D in that it's not doing a whole lot to reinvent the wheel.
Photographer Timothy Greenfield-Sanders has created photo series' that have been exhibited at the Sundance Film Festival amongst other places. He's a celebrity portrait photographer who started out, admittedly, not know what he was doing.
Panning with a moving subject is a great way to show motion whilst also separating your subject from the background. Learn how to achieve this effect in this 11-minute beginner’s guide from photographer Josh Katz.
Instagram is evolving as a platform; it's surely come a far way from just being a place where you slap on a vintage looking filter. Instead, Instagram has evolved to become more of a marketing platform involved with advertising and keeping someone going through feeds.
Back in 2015, Lou Guarneri of Nailed It! Productions created a creepy horror film titled “Follow Focus” about a photographer’s last walk in the woods. Now they’ve remade the film and titled it simply, “Follow,” and it’s as creepy as ever.
Lots of folks consider themselves hobbyists and amateur photographers--and they always wonder how they can take better pictures. Lucky for those folks, The Project Photography came up with a number of great tips that the advanced photographers will do and consider (because of course they have experience) but that others may not.
"These changes will include 1, a mask to give a better spread, 2 a better developer reagent and a pod that isn't quite so fussy, and three a smoother, better print. " says says Sam Heiser from New55 in the company's latest Kickstarter video.
Every photographer and filmmaker will likely one day find they have some kind of creative block, and breaking through this can be a total nightmare. One of the best ways to do this is to force yourself to be creative in a really dull, plain situation.
It’s difficult to stand out from the crowd in still life photography. When someone picks up a camera for the first time, still life is probably the initial thing they try. Therefore the internet is packed full of still life images, but these tips will help to give your photos an edge. In this short but […]
There are few things in life more frustrating than tangled cords and rope, and you may run into both during a photo shoot. In under 5 minutes, this video from PremiumBeat will teach you how to properly wrap your cables to keep them tidy and save time. The “Over and Under” method is a tried-and-true […]
Leather harnesses look super stylish, but they can cost upwards of $200 retail. What’s a cash-strapped photographer to do? French photographer Duncan Dimanche has a DIY solution for you, and it’ll only cost $70.