If you’ve considered buying an action camera, but have hesitated due to the cost of a GoPro, this little gem might be the answer. It’s called CAME-ZERO and it’s a budget version of GoPro’s HERO action cam lineup.
The University of Missouri has been a hotbed for protests over the past week as students fight back against administration for all but ignoring a handful of racially-charged incidents that have occurred over the past few years.
Although the school administration is at the center of the protests, a new video has come out showing the students, who have set up a small camp on the public school’s quad, blocking student photojournalist Tim Tai – on assignment from ESPN – from capturing the protests. [Read more…]
Breakthrough Photography has already had their, well, breakthrough, but they’re looking to push the boundaries even further.
On December 14th 2014 the San Francisco-based startup finished a very successful Kickstarter campaign for their then-new collection of neutral density and circular polarizer filters. Now, they’re improving their offerings with a new circular polarizer filter that they claim to be the ‘world’s sharpest and most color neutral.’ [Read more…]
I love creating mood and a dramatic atmosphere with my lighting. I predominately shoot fashion portraits and as well as the position of my lighting, I find adding gels can give a great creative edge to my images. This use of colored gels can produce a multitude of different effects from deep bold color to a more subtle, delicate palette. Check out some further tutorials by my colleague Jake Hicks who creates amazing complex hues from his unique gelled lighting setups.
I was conducting a couple of photographic seminars lately in which I demonstrated some of the gelled effects I usually use. The first shoot was at an old abandoned Gaol located in Armagh, Northern Ireland. This was a fantastically creepy location so I knew the gelled lighting effect I was using would provide an equally eerie image.
I know that you just grabbed that $500 Leica pen and am feeling quite luxurious, but considering what’s out there, you are still pretty low on the being excessively extravagant ladder.
Brikk Designs house which is notorious for covering anything in gold (dog harness anyone?), released a gold covered Nikon DF called the LUX Nikon Kit. It is a Nikon DF Camera along with a Nikkor 14-24 F/2.8 lens finished in pure 24k gold. But the gold just did not make the Nikon luxurious enough so sections of the camera are adorned in stingray leather.
In many Photoshop 101 lessons they say that any adjustment to a photo can actually be achieved via a manipulation on the curves tool. While this may seem true, it is not really trivial to understand how each of the adjustment layers changes the curves. In fact some of the adjustment layers (like photo filters) don’t seem to be curves related at all.
When I type the word ‘Nikon’, what comes to mind? Cameras, optics and maybe speedlights? Whatever your answer was, I have a feeling it didn’t include tripods. [Read more…]
In this rather unusual photo set, French photographer Antoine Geiger criticizes our obsession and addiction to modern technology and smartphones by creating faces being sucked into screens.
Using candid photos captured in the Louvre and elsewhere in Paris, Antoine says this project places the screen “as an object of “mass subculture”, alienating the relation to our own body, and more generally to the physical world”.
Love ‘em or hate ‘em, these photos make an interesting point.