In late 2014, I was given a few pieces of piping — what you might call trash, but which I call the “ring of fire.” It ended up being an incredibly useful tool in my photography. I quickly decided to add it to my (now literal) bag of tricks along with Prisming, Lens Chimping, my Broken Freelens, and Anamorphics.
“Fauxtographer” (according to Urban Dictionary): A person that claims to be a good photographer when in reality they just set their camera to automatic mode a start shooting. This person also happens to fumble over photographic terms or has no knowledge of the terms or switches the color mode to monochrome and calls it artistic no matter what the hell is in frame.
How far is too far when it comes to advertising photography? Calvin Klein has a risqué reputation of flirting with the border between acceptable and inappropriate, but one of their recent underwear ads may have crossed that line.
An anonymous photographer in New York City claims to have spotted the much-anticipated future Sony “A9” flagship camera out in the wild… and apparently it packs quite a sensor.
Photographer Anna Ostanina of St. Petersburg, Russia, has spent years working with alternative photo printing techniques. Her favorite is one called gumoil printing.
The 2-minute video above shows how Ostanina recently used the process to create a giant print showing the portrait of a girl.
Forget wildlife cameras, when it comes to capturing cool photos of birds, it seems all we need are traffic cams. Just a few months after a CCTV camera in Canada captured these shots of a snowy owl in flight, a traffic cam in the UK repeated the feat with a ‘speeding’ blue tit.
Just because you think it can’t possibly happen to you, doesn’t mean it won’t happen anyway.
Starting out in studio portraiture and not sure what light modifier to choose to achieve the photo you want? In the post, we’ll take a look at the differences between the main modifiers in order to help you make a good choice.
The Dutch Angle (or Dutch Tilt) is a technique that involves tilting your camera to one side, resulting in a frame that isn’t level. Jacob T. Swinney of Fandor created this 3-minute compilation video showing the technique being used in a large number of movies.
Steve McCurry is, perhaps, one of the most iconic names in the National Geographic pantheon. A travel photography giant, his vibrant images have inspired millions, but he’s recently come under fire over Photoshop use after a botched print at a show in Italy was found to have a serious issue.
You can add “Russian guy with a spear” to your list of things your drone should fear. Joining Jet Skis, anti-Drone net bazookas, and mother nature herself, a Russian man at a history festival made his displeasure for drones known by taking one down with a spear.
I got my Pentax K-1 last night and have spent the entire day with it, shooting and getting a feel for the camera. I thought the Pentaxians in the crowd might be interested to read a real world review of Pentax’s newest camera and first full frame offering.
“We have to be humane,” said the driver. It was nine o’clock at night, and since six there had been no cars or buses on the plain of Chiaraje. We were the last unnatural disruption of the monotonous highland landscape, abandoned with a failed engine.
The saying goes that “you are your own worst critic,” but when it comes to photography, a Canon photo trends study finds that the old adage simply doesn’t track. In fact, the vast majority of people think their photography is ‘good to excellent.’
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.
Time and again photographer Martin Heck has captured our attention by pushing the time lapse envelope. We’ve featured two of his 4K time lapses in the past, and today we get to show you something even more stunning: his 8K Patagonia time lapse captured entirely on a medium format camera.
Can photo clients tell the difference between a professional photographer and a fake one? Seattle-based photographer Ben Lucas recently decided to do an experiment to find out, and the 5-minute video above shows what happened.
Whoa. This is pretty big if it’s true: a new report says that Sony is working on a new camera called the A9. It’s supposedly DSLR-like in its size and will feature unlimited RAW burst shooting.
Actor JD Walsh recently created a Hollywood-style movie trailer… featuring strangers he encountered on the street.
If you’ve ever tried to stitch a panorama in Photoshop, you know that the program is not always up to the task. In this “Photoshop Secrets” tutorial, photographer Jimmy McIntyre will show you two tricks that will help Photoshop stitch even the most difficult tiles together into a beautiful pano.