There’s a saying among photographers, advice really, that one should always shoot what they love. After getting his start photographing extreme sports, French photographer Samsofy Pardugato decided to pay a little more attention to another of his hobbies–model making. Samsofy has combined his love of photography and legos, by creating a vast collection of “microcosms” in all kinds of environments. [Read more…]
B&H has released a new, in-depth review of the legendary Canon EF 1200mm lens, and while you most likely won’t be able to afford the $180,000 price tag, it makes for a great read.
Todd Vorenkamp was lucky enough to take the beast of a lens out for several shoots and survived to share some of the advantage, disadvantages and random trivia about this rare lens.
When you are just starting out as a creative it can be pretty stressful and one of the main causes for that stress can be the shortage of money. Retoucher Pratik Naik of Solstice Retouch had a tough but very true message for ones looking to make it as full time creatives.
Being a full time creative is a mixing between passion and occupation. And mixing the two may not be easy when you start. Especially in the monetary sense. And Pratik gives the only real true definition of making it: “…success in this industry is being able to support yourself by creating. Everything after that is up for discussion”
Just when you think you’ve seen every possible form of selfie comes along an elephant and shows that you ain’t seen nothing yet.
Christian LeBlanc was feeding elephants in Thailand and when he ran out of food, the gentle giant took his GoPro instead. Luckily, the elephant aimed the camera at himself and his guest rather than trying to eat it as well.
This photo awakens a copyright dispute instigated by a monkey whose selfies went viral.
So, with HDSLRs becoming so affordable, some interesting options come up, like sub $2K rig that can really shoot decent video. Two very popular options are the GH4 from Panasonic and the OM-D E-M5II from Olympus, each with its their pros and cons. One notable feature of the E-M5mkII is its 5 Axis stabilization. And if you are shooting lots of hand held-on the move footage, this may be a deciding factor for you. The team at panophoto put the two cameras on a place and gave them a run.
In my review of the Seaport Digital MegaMast, I mentioned a few projects that I was just dying to try…well this was one of them.
Stick $4k worth of camera gear up on a three story high pole and shoot fireworks at it.
Ya – simply because I though it would be amazing…and because amazing sells.
Here’s how I did it…
As a photography enthusiast, chances are you’ve run into someone like this guy. The guy who likes to brag about all his expensive equipment while belittling everyone else’s choice in gear. The guy who genuinely thinks having an expensive camera makes him a better photographer than anyone else in the room (and he’s almost always embarrassingly wrong about this).
If you’ve ever heard about this special kind of photographer, or seen one live in action, you’ll really appreciate this clip from the television show, Veep. When an especially obnoxious man, played by Timothy Simons, confronts an event photographer, questioning him as to why he’s shooting with a Canon 5D instead of a 1D, the annoyed event photographer quickly turns the passive aggressive insults back onto the offender.
Some believe that smartphones will never replace “real cameras” like DSLRs or mirrorless cameras. This article is about providing evidence to the contrary and about making some amazing images with limited equipment. Here’s my account on shooting some of my first images of the Milky Way with nothing but a smartphone and a tripod.
It has only been 10 days since Lily came to the world a blazing and already there is has a challenger on the market. Introducing Sprite, which claims to be the world’s most portable and rugged unmanned aerial vehicle.
The two projects could not be more different, yet they address the same market: Autonomous (or Semi-Autonomous) camera drones.
As part of his AIR project, which aims to show the world is connected by creating outstanding nighttime aerial photos; Vincent Laforet recently shot some incredible photos of London from a helicopter.
The project began with a set of photos above New York city that went viral, and has since covered several more cities around the world.
Other than London and Barcelona, which were both photographed earlier this month, Laforet will be spending the next few days capturing the scenic night views of Berlin, Paris and Venice.
A behind-the-scenes video of the Los Angeles shoot, as well as a video detailing Laforet’s workflow, have been released and can be seen below.