I love toys… camera equipment toys, that is. And thanks to my never-ending photographic ADD, I have owned a lot of different cameras. I have a pretty good understanding of most of the different camera makes and models that are on the market today. I’ve shot most of them to some degree, and I have been able to really dial in what works best for me as a professional wedding photographer.
Watch out iPhone: Google wants to be the smartphone camera champ. The company just announced the Pixel and Pixel XL, a pair of new smartphones that puts a huge amount of emphasis on photography.
Apple’s powerful, photographer-friendly line of Retina display MacBook Pros are overdue for an update. But if you’re thinking of getting one anyway, don’t! Reliable reports claim Apple will announce an update to these laptops at the end of the month.
How does the camera quality of Apple’s latest flagship smartphone compare to Leica’s high-end digital rangefinders? Respected Japanese street photographer Shin Noguchi decided to find out by shooting the same scenes and then comparing them side-by-side.
25-year-old French socialite Louise Delage has amassed some 44,000 followers and over 50,000 likes on Instagram in the last 2 months. An impressive feat by social media standards… except that she’s not a real person.
Everyone’s digging that “faded” film look nowadays, but here’s a secret: you don’t have to have a VSCO preset pack to get it. In this short tutorial, Mathieu Stern will show you three very quick and very effective ways to “crush the blacks” and get that popular look using just Photoshop.
Back in April, Zeiss announced its new Batis series of lenses — a lineup that featured the world’s first-ever OLED distance display rather than a physical distance indicator window. The new OLED screens can be easily read by photographers even in low (or no) light situations.
If you’re wondering what the screens look like at night, check out the short clip above showing a screen glowing during a shoot in the dark.
The Ask First Campaign is not primarily about photography, it’s about consent. But when the campaign’s popular stickers and their message was recently applied to photographers taking pictures of people at a public BDSM fair without asking, the proverbial claws came out.
While embedded with troops in Afghanistan in the late 2000s, war photographer and writer Michael Yon captured numerous photos of the sparkling halo that can appear when a helicopter’s rotors hit sand and dust. Upon finding that the particular phenomenon didn’t have a name, Yon gave it one that honors two fallen soldiers: the Kopp-Etchells Effect.
COOPH is back with another great video, this one featuring world-class travel photographer and TED speaker Chris Burkard. Burkard, who boasts over 2 million followers on Instagram, is here to share some tips on how you can “up your Instagram game” and get on his level.
The talented Felix Hernandez is back with another beautiful scene captured using tiny objects. This time, he’s taken a scale model of a microbus and placed it into a snowy scene in the middle of nowhere… of course “nowhere” is actually his home studio.
Not even Leica is sure what the Leicina VC is. Is it a directors viewfinder? A call back to the Leicina Super 8 cameras of old? A gimbal? The answer seems to be (D) All of the above… sort of.
What would you do if you were stranded in the wild with nothing but your camera gear? Could you fashion tools for yourself to stay alive? That’s what Chris Niccolls of TCSTV explores in this unusual 14-minute video.
Part Parkour athlete and part cameraman, we already introduced you to the so-called “Gimbalninja”‘s skills last year. Now, watch as he helps capture a Nike ad by pulling some free-running stunts and filming at the same time.
The filmmakers behind ShoHawk have put together a simple infographic for filmmakers that, with all due respect of course, we think applies even better to photographers. The graphic describes 15 principles of Mise en Scéne, and it helps explain how different visual elements and styles in an scene (or photo) help tell different kinds of stories.
The Fuji X-T2 have been showing some amazing preliminary results from people testing it in the real world, but can it stack up against Nikon’s flagship D5? Portrait photographer Taylor Jackson wanted to find out.
For a recent project, I was tasked with shooting a hot rod. It was exciting from the beginning, because this particular kind of car is pretty rare here where I live. The owner also requested that their dog sit on the car’s fender, and for the photos to be huge — 100 megapixels were too few.
Red Bull Illume, the world’s top action and adventure sports photo contest, has announced the winning photos for the 2016 edition. After receiving 34,624 photo submissions, the contest’s 53 judges ended up selecting 11 shots as the best action photos in the world for 2016.
In the span of just over one week, DJI and GoPro each unveiled a foldable and ultra-portable personal camera drone. With so much hype surrounding these two products, we’ve decided to do a comparison of features and specs to see how the Mavic Pro and Karma stack up — at least on paper.
Photographer and videographer Michael Shainblum just released some 100% unedited 4K test footage and first thoughts from/about the DJI Mavic Pro, and it’s (to use the technical term) freaking gorgeous. So why does half the Internet think the Mavic Pro has a low quality camera?