Cosmetic products are some of the hardest things to photograph. The combination of reflective, translucent, opaque and shiny surfaces makes it an absolute nightmare. Below you will find my quick and dirty method for dealing with those hard to shoot subjects.
Fuji has made a new interactive website which allows us to take a virtual test drive all of their X-mount lenses and it is pretty awesome. In the first column, you can scroll through until you find a lens you want to test out, then move over to the second column and click on which aperture you want to “shoot at”. If the selected lens happens to be a zoom lens, you can select from different focal lengths in the third column. Then all you have to do is click on the shutter release button on the right hand side (or press the Take Photo button). A light box will pop-up with a photos which was taken using the settings you select. [Read more...]
By now, we’ve everyone is pretty much familiar with Humans of New York. The wildly popular project has nearly 12,000,000 followers on Facebook alone. And this month, Brandon Stanton, the man behind it all, is using his project’s widespread popularity for a good cause. After taking a portrait of a Vidal Chastanet, and eight grader living in a notoriously rough neighborhood in Brooklyn, Stanton asked the student who his biggest influence in life has been. The boy explained to the photographer how his school’s principal Nadia Lopez, is not only a positive influence to himself, but to all the students of Mott Hall Bridges Academy. [Read more...]
The much anticipated specs of Canon’s upcoming megapixel monsters have been leaked and, if correct, the rumors were pretty accurate.
The sensor will pack 50.6MP, besting Nikon and Sony’s current 36MP, but did the megapixel race lead to a camera unable of capturing video?
In a suit filed on January 28th in the California District Court, Adobe has accused the retail clothing company, Forever 21, with pirating software. Adobe alleges Forever 21 has illegally obtained 63 copies of various Adobe products such as Photoshop and Illustrator. Corel and Autodesk have also joined the lawsuit, citing Forever 21 has pirated copies of their software as well.
The piracy has apparently been an ongoing issue between Adobe and Forever 21. In the suit, Adobe states Forever 21, “continued their infringing activities even after being contacted by Adobe regarding the infringement.” It is not known exactly how the software company was able to track the incident; however, Adobe is in possession of specific registration numbers and dates corresponding to the allegedly pirated software. [Read more...]
Ever wonder what it looks like inside your DSLR when you trigger the shutter? So did the team over at the Slo Mo Guys and, luckily, they have a Phantom to record the action at 10,000 frames per second. In the video below, you can witness what your shutter looks like as it opens and closes at various frame rates. When watching the shutter fire in real time, it’s sometimes difficult to even notice a difference; however in slow motion you can really get good a good look at the mechanism.
Are you just starting out with photography? Have you ever wondered why that expensive, brand new, professional grade DSLR in your hands is betraying you and not giving you perfectly exposed photos – every time?
Read this article and you can learn the secret to correct exposure with any DSLR camera – revealed for the very first time – right here on the internet.
(Warning – the truth about getting correct exposures from your DSLR camera may shock some readers – discretion is advised.)
One of the most intriguing photo-related copyright infringement lawsuits in recent years has been put on hold due to a bankruptcy protection request.
Rod Stewart and the other defendants have avoided an appearance in court, for the time being, following Caesars Palace filing for Chapter 11 earlier this month.
A couple days ago we reported on a DJI Phantom being crashed into the lawn of the White House. News later surfaced that the unidentified man responsible for crashing the drone (who, I kid you not, works for the National Geospacial Intelligence Agency ) was intoxicated at the time of the flight. The New York Times reported the man claimed the drone belonged to a friend who was letting him borrow it. He was attempting to fly the drone from the window of his apartment, which is located near the White House. When the drone failed to come home, the man texted his friend noting he was afraid it may have crashed onto White House property. He then decided to just go to bed.
The next day, the man turned himself in. He was questioned by authorities before being released without being charged with a crime.
Obama responded by recognizing there are a lot of good uses for UAVs, but efforts needed to be taken to ensure they are not dangerous or invading people’s privacy. He also noted the necessity to establish a “framework that ensures we get the good and minimize the bad.” [Read more...]
I love dogs. About a month ago we adopted a puppy, we named her Sol. Sol, as most puppies, has a bio-polar personality – Either she is asleep and is perfectly still or she is awake and is perfectly hyperactive. Between those two moods it is incredibly difficult to take a photo of here which is both interesting (i.e. not sleeping) and sharp (i.e. focused on a faster than a bullet object).
My first attempts of shooting Sol were hand held using the camera’s built in auto fucus. Sadly (yet happily on other occasions) Sol was faster than the focus motor, I only got about one good photo out of every 100 clicks.
This would be a very typical photo….