So, you are an aspiring street photographer? Street photography has become an important part of your life, and now you want to shift your passion to the next level and want to study Photography? Forget about it. I had exactly the same thoughts a few years ago. Here are the reasons from my personal point of view that changed my mind.
So this was the first sunset I captured in 2012. It cost me $6,612 to take this photo.
A few weeks ago, the company behind “zero distortion” ultra-wide angle Laowa 12mm f/2.8 lens contacted me to see if I would be interested in reviewing their upcoming lens. I said yes.
Nearly every photographer has spent a portion of a session bouncing from tree to tree, placing their subjects in the patches of shade that these saviors provide. After all, it tends to be one of the easiest settings to work in. Your subject’s eyes are relaxed, your camera’s meter is calm, and if you’re lucky you get to cool off too.
Commercial portrait photographer Gabriel Hill’s typical day involves photographing big players in the pharmaceutical industry, some of the wealthiest people in the world. But his powerful personal project ImPORTRAITS is all about people who have almost nothing: refugees who escaped their countries carrying only the bare essentials… and sometimes not even that.
Photographer Taylor Jackson got his hands on one of the first Nikon 105mm f/1.4 ED lenses to hit Canada, and given the amount of hype this “world’s first” lens has gotten, he was anxious to see if the lens could walk that talk.
OK Go, the kings of viral music videos, just released their latest video for the song “Last Leaf“. It’s a stop motion video in which individual pieces of toast are …
There’s something special and so satisfying about shooting, editing, and publishing photos all on one device. The following is an example of taking a photo through the editing process.
It’s quite possibly the most anticipated camera announcement of the year, and it finally happened! Canon has revealed the long-awaited 5D Mark IV, with a new sensor, 4K video, and some interesting ‘Dual Pixel RAW’ capabilities.
Okay, this is awesome. A bar dedicated to “building community through the art of photography” is currently in the works in Washington DC. Called “The Darkroom,” it plans to live up to its name by including a photo studio and a working darkroom in the bar itself.
The digital revolution—and a revolution it was—enabled photographers to immediately start saving money after new equipment purchases. Sure, the quality sucked initially (and convenience was overstated) but after a few years, the whole thing really started to work properly, for the most part.
The 5D Mark IV might be the big release of the day, but it’s certainly not the only news from Canon this Thursday. In addition to the fancy new camera, Canon also revealed two new L lenses—the EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM and the EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM—and an interesting SD card-shaped W-E1 WiFi adapter.
I recently had the great pleasure of shooting fashion photography for the first time with Suede Brooks (model), fellow photographer Bil Brown (he arranged it all), as well with stylists and makeup professionals, and Cindy (creative director, and lighting assistant).
The United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) issued a public service announcement this week warning Kentucky residents to stay away from any trail cameras they find in Harlan County. Not because they’ll ruin a photo… because these cameras might have bombs inside them rigged to explode.
Photographing the moon can be spectacular—a rising full moon looks very big and is often red. And combining a spectacular moonrise shot with landscapes or objects in close-up can give really great results.
As beginner’s guides go, this is one of the best we’ve stumbled across. In 10 minutes, Joe Edelman does a fantastic job comparing the standard speedlight to the standard monolight or “studio strobe,” explaining some of the confusing terminology, and helping break down which is better when and why.
The deputy mayor of Nice is receiving a sizable dose of criticism and mockery online today after calling for the prosecution of people who are taking and sharing photos of French police enforcing the city’s controversial “burkini” law.
I’m going to preface this by saying that this isn’t a lens review article, there are many photographers better suited for this topic, so if you’re after refraction index comparisons and chromatic aberration charts this article probably isn’t for you.
Capturing the Northern Lights in real time only recently became doable, with beautiful videos like this one popping up to show the potential of cameras that can handle high-ISO with low noise. But the folks at OZZO Photography took this idea to new heights… literally. They strapped a Sony a7S II to a drone and shot the northern lights from the air.
There is a big craze for Sony full frame (FF) mirrorless cameras at the moment, and seeing people rush onto that bandwagon is like watching lemmings following each other over the cliff.