Lens flare can either be an annoyance or an interesting creative tool. In this 6-minute video, Jay P. Morgan of Slanted Lens demonstrates how to master lens flare for your photography. It’s pretty easy to add lens flare to an image in post, but intentionally introducing it while you are on location can result in […]
Stop-motion animator Kevin Parry has shared a clever little video illusion titled “Walk in the Woods” that has a lot of people scratching their heads. It’s a loop that shows Parry repeatedly walking into a mirror in a forest and emerging out “the other side.” Take a close look and see if you can figure […]
“Yeah, I’m in a crevasse”, Jamie Mullner radios to his friends after tumbling 60 feet to the depths of a glacier in the Swiss Alps. “I had the GoPro recording; how epic is that!?” This GoPro Video of the Day starts with Jamie and his friends surveying the slope in front of them. In a […]
Today at the Sony a9 announcement, Product Manager Kenta Honjo was kind enough to run through some features of the camera with us. The new Sony a9 is a groundbreaking and in many ways game changing camera when it comes to specs.
Incredible… and terrifying. Last year, extreme storm chaser Reed Timmer got up close and personal with an EF-2 tornado outside of Wray, CO, and captured 4K footage of the twister that will leave you slack-jawed.
Nikon Europe released this 3-minute video by SmugMug Films showing a compilation of time-lapse videos of Earth created using still photos shot by Nikon DSLRs onboard the International Space Station. “Nikon’s history in Space began with the Nikon Photomic FTN, a modified Nikon F camera that was used aboard the Apollo 15 in 1971 and […]
You would think the physics of lenses and light are pretty set in stone—and yet, somehow, people still get really twisted around when it comes to things like crop factor, depth of field, and speed boosters.
For every photographer that has ever been afraid of a flash photography, we've got a special treat for you. Photographer Dustin Dolby created a fantastic video on how he used a single speedlight to create a pretty magazine quality photo of Old Spice.
Fujifilm, when you really think about it, is one of the photo companies that has weathered one hell of a storm. Along with the likes of Canon, Olympus, Leica and Nikon, they're still a company that is an independent camera manufacturers and wasn't owned by a larger entity of any sort in their evolution.
Some of the biggest questions on the mind of every film photographer has to be how different black and white films perform in a similar setting. So with that in mind, the crew over at Brooklyn Shooters Channel have done a comparison of some of most popular 400 speed Black and white films out there.
One of the absolute best things that every Fujifilm X Pro 2 and Fujifilm X-T2 owner can say about their camera is that with every firmware update, it seems like Fujifilm is giving them something akin to a slightly upgraded and revamped camera body.
Very recently, I got a chance to visit Sony's factory in Thailand and to tour what goes into making each camera and lens. Admittedly, so much is going on that it's kind of confusing--with the lenses perhaps being the simplest to explain.
Want to see what goes on inside Sony’s main factory for digital cameras and lenses? Here’s a 4-minute video that shows how the Sony a7R II is assembled, tested, and boxed up at the Sony Digital Imaging factory in Chunburi, Thailand.
If you’re just starting out in Photoshop and would like to learn the art of making difficult selections to isolate things in photos, check out this great video tutorial by Tutvid. It’s a 37-minute lesson with 10 tips and tricks on methods that range from beginner to advanced. “Learn to make virtually ANY selection and […]
If you're looking to move away from Adobe Lightroom and you've become frustrated with a lot of the issues that the program has including its sloth-like pace, then you may want to try Capture One 10.
Our premium publication, La Noir Image, is featuring the work of great documentary photographers doing fantastic work in black and white.
If you're a Sony camera user, then I'm positive you're aware of how terrible the Sony camera battery life is at any given point. Surely, it's nothing like a DSLR or any of the other mirrorless camera manufacturers.
Eric Kim recently posted a great primer on leading lines on his YouTube Channel. If you’re new to photography, this is a perfect video to learn more about the compositional technique; when used properly, leading lines can help guide viewers’ eyes to the subject of your photograph.
We've been spending a bit of time getting to know the new Fujifilm X-T20 and so far we're pretty impressed with it's capabilities. Today, we've added sample photos to our first impressions.
Comedian John Crist made this humorous 3-minute video poking fun of the “The Millennial Marriage Proposal,” in which a girlfriend being proposed to (played by Megan Batoon) is too focused on the resulting photos and videos to enjoy the moment.
For a while now, I've become more and more frustrated with the things that Adobe has been doing with Lightroom. Like the Apple users amongst the creative world, it's just not cutting it for us anymore.
Today, we're super psyched to finally launch a special product that we've been working on for a really long time--Creating the Photograph: On Assignment at a Restaurant. Stemming from our very popular Creating the Photograph series, this tutorial video package includes a whole load of educational content that is bound to occupy you for a while.
This is just a quick news post to tell everyone that we've updated our Canon EOS M5 review. When we were initially testing the camera's image quality output, we only ran it through Lightroom.
YouTube user StupotMcDoodlepip created this video turned an animated GIF into a flipbook, shot a video of himself flipping that flipbook, printed the still frames of that video into a new flipbook, and recorded the above video.
Years ago, I never believed that Canon would ever build at least a serious attempt at mirrorless cameras. But now, we've got one in the form of the Canon M5--and the company has created a really impressive camera overall.
While American cowboys have been popularized by the media and entertainment industry, not many know about the gaucho, the South American cowboys. Chris Schmid has undertaken a short film project to document the lesser known stories of gaucho.
Panasonic's latest released flagship Micro Four Thirds camera, the GH5 has been highly anticipated with curiosity over what improvements this new cinematography-centric camera brings. Nick Driftwood who has worked with Panasonic on the development of the GH5 has posted a sample of an extreme low light video recording on his Youtube Channel.
What does it take to cover the Olympic Games as a sports photographer? Here’s a 10-minute video titled “One Shot” that offers a behind-the-scenes look at the Olympics from the photographers’ perspectives.
We feel, and most others agree, that the Olympus PEN-F was one of the most beautiful cameras to come out in the last year and a half or so. The craftsmanship, build quality, all of the aesthetics were on point and top notch.
For CES 2017, Panasonic is reannouncing the Panasonic GH5 camera--the company's flagship that has been mostly targeted at the videographer for many years now. With their newest addition to the lineup, the company is trying to make an even bigger splash.
It's a sad fact that companies look to work with photographers that have large numbers of followers on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, etc. Heck, it's how we grew Phoblographer. So if you've been in the industry for a while, you most likely know who Hattie Watson is.
After sharing his 8 camera hacks in 90 seconds, Toronto-based photographer Peter McKinnon is back again with another helpful video for beginners. In the 6-minute one above, he shares 5 basic tips that can help you instantly improve your photos.
Toronto-based photographer Peter McKinnon created this short video that shares 8 clever, quick, and easy camera hacks in the span of about 90 seconds. “These are 8 camera hacks I use frequently when I’m shooting in the field and need to rig something up in a pinch,” McKinnon writes. “Most of these items can be […]
This is an older video (2014… practically prehistoric in social media terms), but if you’re looking for a totally different take on the “one second of video per day” idea, this is it.
Obviously, all camera systems these days have become very mature and capable of doing almost everything that a photographer needs or wants. They’re all good and can help image makers in many ways.
Magnum Photographer Martin Parr is one of the most respected living photographers of our time not only for his documentary work, but also for his particular style. A few years ago, he spoke to a number of students about photography, and the advice that he gave them still holds up.
Fujifilm recently put its new GFX 50S medium format mirrorless camera in the hands of French photographer Philippe Marinig for a natural light photo shoot in Kyoto, Japan. In the 2. 5-minute Fuji video above, Marinig had positive things to say about shooting handheld with the camera.
Many modern camera lenses focus by moving the elements inside of the lens. But not all lenses focused like that. Modern large format and some medium format cameras focus with the use of a lens bellows.
Here’s a video by the Camera Repair Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia, that shows an overhaul they did recently of a Pentax K1000 film SLR — the “dirtiest Pentax [they’ve] seen in a very long time.
Let’s be honest, the best part of High School Chemistry was definitely setting stuff on fire, which is probably why we enjoyed the latest “Beauty of Science” video so much. Following up on his stunning Crystalization timelapse, Yan Liang decided to capture combustion next.
Using burning steel wool in photography has gotten a lot of bad press as of late, but one thing’s for sure: the stuff looks wild when viewed through a macro lens. Macro Room did various experiments with setting balls of steel wool on fire, and then pointed super macro lenses at the spreading blaze to […]
At Photokina 2016, Panasonic announced the development of the successor to their GH4: they're calling it the Panasonic GH5. This camera is being targeted at the highest end of professionals that need to shoot stills and video.
GoPro’s much-anticipated Karma camera drone will finally be unveiled next Monday (9/19), but today we’re getting our first tiny glimpse at what the drone will look like. GoPro just put out its latest Karma teaser, and this one shows the drone itself briefly whizzing by.
GoPro will be announcing its new Karma camera drone on September 19th, and the company has been sharing video teasers to drum up excitement for the unveiling. The latest teaser, the 45-second clip above, is titled “Karma is Close.
The majority of “photos” you see these days when you flip through an IKEA catalog are actually purely computer generated images, but some of the shots are still done in a photo studio. To promote its 2017 catalog, IKEA released this humorous 2-minute tongue-in-cheek video that offers a glimpse into the minds of a few […]
Curious Droid made this 9-minute video that takes a look at 5 of the most amazing camera technologies, both those in existence and those that are coming soon. They include an ultra-powerful satellite camera, a high-resolution surveillance camera, the most powerful camera, the fastest camera, and the smallest camera.