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.
The Platypod Ultra is an evolution of the original Platypod--which is designed to let photographers and videographers travel lighter without tripods and to also let their cameras get into spots where tripods don't necessarily excel.
We have posted about several of the 5DayDeal bundles over the last year, and today we are here to let you know about their latest venture - The Complete Video Creators Bundle 2017. In this kit you will get over $2,000 worth of video creation education from some of the worlds leading video educators for just $97.
The VENQUE Transformer A-Modular isn't totally a camera bag, but it surely has some ways of appealing to photographers. The bag, which is currently being funded via Kickstarter, has a number of fantastic features for both backpack lovers and messenger bag users.
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 […]