The Gripping Story of Dorothea Langes Migrant Mother

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.

How to Create Long Exposure Light Trails in Video with After Effects

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 […]

How to Give Your Still Photos a 2.5D Parallax Effect in Photoshop

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 […]

Ridiculous Group Photo Poses You Can Try With Your Friends

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.

Why You Shouldnt Be a Photographer

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.

An Advanced Look at Photoshops HSL Adjustment Layer Tool

Youve 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 […]

Could The Nikon D850 Have 8K Timelapse, Sony a7r IIs Sensor?

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.

The Canon 6D Mk II Sports a Vari-Angle LCD Screen With No 4K Video

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.

How to Isolate a Moving Subject: Panning for Beginners

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.

What Photographers Should Prepare For With Instagram

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.

Follow is a Short Horror Film About a Photographer in the Woods

Back in 2015, Lou Guarneri of Nailed It! Productions created a creepy horrorfilm 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.

Get Your Creative Juices Flowing with the Boring Room Challenge

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.

7 Quick Tips to Revolutionize Your Still Life Photos

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 […]

Heres the Right Way to Wrap Cords and Cables

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 […]

How to Make a DIY Leather Camera Harness For Under $70

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 Complete Video Creators Bundle 2017 Is Here!

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.

A Beginners Guide to Using Lens Flare Creatively in Photos

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. Its pretty easy to add lens flare to an image in post, but intentionally introducing it while you are on location can result in […]

This Forest Mirror Illusion is Bending Peoples Minds

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 […]

Skier Falls Into 60-Foot Crevasse with His GoPro Rolling

Yeah, Im 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 […]

Video: Sonys Kenta Honjo Takes us Through the new Sony a9

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.

These Time-lapses of Earth Were Shot by Nikon DSLRs in Space

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 […]

Video: Watch 47 Minutes on the History of Fujifilm

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.

Comparing The Most Popular Black and White 400 ISO Films

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.

How Sony Mirrorless Cameras Are Made

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.

10 Tips and Tricks for Making Difficult Selections in Photoshop

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 […]

How I Made My Sony Camera Battery Life Last Four Days

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.

A Primer for Effectively Using Leading Lines in Photography

Eric Kim recently posted a great primer on leading lines on his YouTube Channel. If youre 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.

Humor: Marriage Proposals in the Age of Instagram

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.

Apertus AXIOM, The Open Source Cinema Camera

The AXIOM Beta is an open source camera developed by Apertus, which was successfully funded on Indiegogo in 2014. Progress went a little quiet, but they’ve now released an update. If you don’t know what the AXIOM camera is, then don’t worry – you’re probably not alone.

This Guy Made His Own 90mm f/2.8 Lens from Scratch

Plenty of photographers these days try their hands at making their own cameras, but Swedish photographer, inventor, and camera maker Mats Wernersson recently did something a little more unusual: he made his own 90mm f/2.

How to Add Front Bokeh to a Portrait Using Christmas Lights

We’re all familiar with the fuzzy circles that bokeh creates usually behind our main subject, but this lesson is about creating bokeh in front of the subject. And that is what Mark Wallace is about to show us in the 6-minute video above.

Photographer Flies from UK to South Africa to Confront Photo Thief

How far would you go to see justice if you found your memory card stolen and photos posted online? For travel photographer Paul Eustice, the answer is: halfway around the world. Eustice is an international landscape, travel, and adventure photographer based in Brighton, UK. He says that in late 2016 and early 2017, he spent […]

First Impressions: Fujifilm X100F

The Fujifilm X100F is really targeted at the higher end enthusiast, professional, documentary photographer, street photographer, etc. It combines a lot of aspects of the Fujifilm X Pro 2 with the more traditional X100 series of cameras.

A Look Inside Elton Johns World Class Photo Collection

In addition to being one of the world’s best-selling living musicians, Elton John is also a passionate collector of modernism photography. The 4. 5-minute video above is a tour of John’s impressive home gallery.

A Rare 1967 TV Interview with Victor Hasselblad

Back in 1967, Swedish National Television was granted a rare interview with Hasselblad founder Victor Hasselblad at his sea-side home in Sweden. In the 30-minute segment above, Hasselblad talks about everything from designing his first camera to dealing with copycats in Japan.