If you are shooting with a Sony camera, you know that they eat and spit batteries faster than I eat M&Ms. One trivial options is carry another set of batteries (though originals are about $45 each). What I am doing is using off the shelf power banks to run the Sony for much longer than its original battery.
While you’d think that the Profoto will nuke the AD600, this was not the case at all, and in most parameters it either won the battle or stood up fairly well. There was one exception to that, and I think that it’s one of the main reasons that the B1 is so0 much more expensive.
We are big fans or Eric Pare and Kim Henry, the photographer/dancer duo has created some epic art over the years. Now, they are coming back with a new technique that involves fog machine, a projector and some copper lights. The shooting was done to celebrate Eric’s new light painting studio, and a celebration they had.
Eric explains how the photos were created:
Every once in awhile we stumble across a really cool time lapse. This is the case with Urbanique Chicago by Chris Biela.
This 4K timelapse was shot in Chicago for a little over 8 months, and has amassed quite an impressive amount of footage – 65k photos and 250 clips.
While you may think that the darkness and eerie locations were the main concern, it was actually balancing the project with a full-time job and a family:
You know that whole “was this photo shopped” debate? Well, things are going to get much worse. Adobe just showed a new tech they call VoCo. Here is how Adobe describes it: “#VoCo allows you to change words in a voiceover simply by typing new words“.
And the demo that Adobe showed in AdobeMAX did exactly that. A series of cut and paste to waveforms magically changes what we hear in a sentence. But it goes further. Voco enables you to “plant” new words and phrases into an already existing voiceover.
Adobe tells us that we will be able to do soe amazing stuff with this:
With Black Friday just around the corner, the war for your money is heating up. All three major companies released initial discounts (some are only available until Wednesday).
Depending on how high on the money scale is the gear you’re buying the discounts can be quite significant. (percentage wise, most discounts range between 5% and 18%, though the Rebel SL1 goes 200$, all the way to 28%). Some of the companies will also throw in some freebies, like a memory card, a small tripod or an extra battery.
If you are considering getting a camera, this is definitely a good time to go shopping:
I love a good living room studio. Not everyone can afford a full fledged studio and for many, the
photography room living room is the only option. Probably not to the delight of the significant other.
What grabbed my attention right away is how three dimensional the photos look, so I asked Manny about it. Manny tells that the secret is using backlight. There are three lights in each shot: A key which shines on Diana (a Flashpoint360 with a 47″ octa); A Light Blaster with a slide and a Flashpoint Zoom; and the key ingredient – a gridded and gelled strobe as back light.
Do you remember how fun it used to be sitting in the living room and passing albums around. Heck, I still break out my wedding albums when the kids get curious. But albums in general are getting more rare and those family photo gatherings are getting rare as a result.
SmugMug has a great solution for that, it’s their new Apple TV app. It’s an alternative way to display and share photos even if you don’t print them. And I can see the fun and value in that.
This is why we teamed up with SmugMug to give 2 Apple TVs away. How cool is that. Just enter your details in the box below.
Have you ever needed to replace a boring sky on a photo? If you’ve done this with photoshop, you know that masking the sky is long and tedious process. (well, not always long, but definitely tedious).
In what seems to be Adobe’s crawl into the easy tricks realm, they showed a Sky-replacing tech that we will probably see in one of the upcoming photoshop releases.
The idea is that you can select a photo you like and a sky you like and integrate them in a single click.