Ep. 65: When Photography-Hating Moms Attack!

The GSS 520 5-axis system is NOT your typical gimbal. Designed by Gyro-stabilized Systems to work at “high velocity”, it can capture buttery smooth footage while strapped to the side of a fighter jet going over 300 knots and pulling 2.5 Gs!

Back in February, Pentax announced its first full-frame DSLR, the K-1. The camera, which has some pretty nifty and novel features and fantastic weathersealing, won’t start shipping until late April. If you want a look at what the camera can do, the operating manual has appeared online.

The UC Davis pepper spray incident was national news. Memes were generated from the resulting photos, which spread across the Web like wildfire in the wake of the events of that November day in 2011. But according to new reports, UC Davis has since spent tens upon tens of thousands of dollars to try and scrub that event from Internet history.

How much damage can a tiny drone propeller really do when it comes up agains something as solid as a person? That’s the question Aalborg University in Denmark is answering with a rig that can ram a spinning drone propeller into a piece of flesh at 33mph… and record the results in slow motion.

Here’s an amazing short film titled “The Old New World” by photographer and animator Alexey Zakharov of Moscow, Russia. Zakharov found old photos of US cities from the early 1900s and brought them to life.

Everybody seems to know what the next big camera from Fuji will be. Now that the X-Pro2 is out and performing admirably, we’re waiting on the X-T2. And while we don’t know exactly when it will arrive, a set of leaked photos are giving us our first real life peek at what the camera will look like.

Cuba is one of the few places in the world where photography standard bar is set so high that even coming close to those standards feels like an achievement. Anyone who aspires to be creative and want to preserve time through the lenses would want to visits Cuba.

Many photographers want to give large format a shot, but carrying a massive 4×5 camera around with you isn’t always practical or realistic. Fortunately for those people, the folks of Wanderlust Cameras have hit Kickstarter with a new invention: the Travelwide 4×5. It’s an affordable, ultralight large-format camera that you can take with you anywhere.

If you have a dog, you know the magic of the substance known as peanut butter—a small smudge on their nose and they’ll be busy for the next 30 minutes. And now, animal photographer Greg Murray is capturing this magic in his photo book For the Love of Peanut Butter.

This feature could be huge for wedding photographers. In the tutorial above, photographer Gary Fong shows you how the Sony a6300’s “Face Registration” feature can recognize up to 8 faces, prioritize them, and focus on the top priority face later… even in a crowd.

A great photo takes both the skill and creative talent of a photographer, but technology has also played a vital role in making that job easier (and in some cases, possible in the first place). Since the advent of the dry plate process to today’s astonishingly high sensitivity sensors, the craft of photography has advanced with improvements in technology.

Want. Want really badly actually. Magnum Contact Sheets is one of the most lauded, loved, and recommended photography books a photo lover can buy, and now signed copies are available in the Magnum Store.

Huawei is making a lot of noise and some big claims about the dual cameras in their new, Leica co-engineered Huawei P9 smartphone. But will the phone live up to the hype out in the real world, in real photographers’ hands? EyeEm teamed up with Huawei to find out.

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Utah-based wedding photographer Robert Lance Montgomery of RLPhotoArt recently put on a killer cosplay shoot that is driving the Internet wild. It’s called “The Real Finn and Rey,” and it features an engaged couple playing the much-beloved Finn and Rey from the newest Star Wars film.

“Men-ups!” is a humorous project by photographer Rion Sabean featuring men doing pin-up-style poses. It’s interesting how much more absurd some poses instantly look when they’re being done by men.

If you’ve read a tabloid recently—or simply haven’t been hiding beneath a rock—you’ve probably heard about the ‘wedding photographer from hell’ who showed up late, delivered bad pictures, and spent time taking selfies in the photo booth. But the drama doesn’t end there.

This is really neat. Here’s a quick, useful DIY tip that’ll show you 5 creative ways to add a 1/4″ tripod mount to just about any object both destructively and non-destructively.

We’ve seen Instagram photos turned into just about everything. Temporary tattoos? Yup. iPhone case? You betcha. Marshmallows? Yes, even that. And now a service called Color Me Book can turn your feed into a coloring book.

A lot of professional photographers have a growing frustration about losing jobs to part-time “photographers” doing horrible work for $30, or having clients tell them that another “photographer” will do the same job for $25. So, I got to thinking: what if other professions were treated like photography?

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