Drone owners, it looks like Spiderman-inspired nets aren’t the only thing you’ll need to worry about taking down your drone.
Models, Photographers, MUA’s – The computer is out to get your jobs!
In recent years, we’ve seen how photography is being taken out of catalogs. IKEA was one of the first to embrace 3D rendering, with about 75% of its catalog being computer generated. Now it seems that fashion photography is following the same footprints.
Looklet is a company that does to fashion catalogs what IKEA did to furniture catalogs. Almost.
The video description explains how a fashion house can focus on shooting clothes while Looklet will superimpose them on models (of your choice), provide backdrops and create a finished image.
After his younger brother Romeo participated in a Christmas ad for Burberry, a British luxury fashion house, 16-year-old Brooklyn Beckham was chosen to photograph the company’s latest fragrance campaign.
Claiming that he was chosen due to his parents, David and Victoria Beckham, and his many Instagram followers, professional photographers are complaining about nepotism and the “devaluation of photography”.
Was this a smart marketing strategy or a slap in the face of professional photographers?
DIYP was one of the first to report about Nikon Singapore awarding a trolley bag to a Photoshopped photo (you can read the full story here). While both the internet and Nikon SG have been having a great deal of fun with the photo, Yu Wei have been taking quite a deal of abuse. From something that was supposed to be a fun photo contest, this has become an open season on Yu Wei.
GoPros are marketed towards those who seek adrenaline, day in, day out. For better or worse, adrenaline often coincides with illegal activities. This was made very evident in the latest GoPro adventures of 18-year-old Andrej Ciesielski, a German-born teen who recently made an illegal climb to the top of the Great Pyramid of Giza and captured it all on his head-mounted GoPro. [Read more…]
Uh oh. Nikon Singapore PR might have some explaining to do.
Last night, Nikon Singapore shared a Facebook post announcing the winner of a photo contest giveaway. There was a slight problem though. The winning photo appears to be a fake, despite the story behind the image blatantly stating otherwise. [Read more…]
As usual, market research and analysis firm BCN announced its annual BCN Awards, accolades given to photography equipment manufacturers based on sales volume, calculated from data gathered from thousands of retailers across Japan.
Of course, since this is based only on the Japanese market it doesn’t tell the entire story, but it’s interesting nonetheless to get such a broad perspective of how the camera market is doing and seeing who is selling what. [Read more…]
Two days ago The Hong Kong based gear company Yongnuo announced their next product, the YN360, an LED lit bar of light. While different in form from the Westcott Icelight, some found the comparison unavoidable.
This was not the first time that Yongnuo has products that resemble other products in the market. The YN600EX-RT looks amazingly similar to Canon’s 600EX-RT Speedlite. Yongnuo’s nifty fifty looks very similar to Canon’s at about half the price. This is all not new.
But it does pose a question which I think is best illustrated by quoting two of the comments we got on the YN360 light wand. Is Yongnuo’s story one of enabling photography to the frugal photographer or bluntly copycatting other market innovations cutting down on costs.
JP Danko is a commercial photographer based in Toronto, Canada. JP
can change a lens mid-rappel, swap a memory card while treading water, or use a camel as a light stand.
JP’s photography is available for licensing at Stocksy United.
Gannon Burgett is a photographer from Marion, Indiana. "Striving each day to make my dent in the universe"