Truth be told, there’s a lot of vintage glass out there that’s leaps and bounds better than some of the more modern lenses we see on the market. Because they’re old and typically require some kind of mounting adapter to fit newer cameras, vintage lenses just don’t see much love nowadays; however, that doesn’t mean they aren’t worthy of your time or attention. In fact, you can save some mega bucks by opting for a vintage lens over a newer lens. [Read more…]
New Zealand based astrophotographer Mark Gee (previously, and here) has quite a creative take on the Super Moon we had last week. I mean, we all shot the Super Moon (didn’t we) but Mark documented the shooting of the Super Moon with a few of his photographer friends, taking the whole thing to a new level of Meta.
In order not to miss the actual super moon itself, Mark made the movie one day prior to the Super Moon day, but that had very little impact on how the moon looks like in the movie.
The movie shows a gorgeous shot of the moon rising with several photographers gathering up to photograph the events. It starts with the photographers arriving at the scene, unloading their gear, doing their thing and finally tearing up. This entire 2 minutes scene is happening in front of the most gorgeous moon you’ve ever laid eyes on.
Every photographer knows what it’s like to get an idea for a photograph and then struggle to figure out how to execute the shot that’s in their head.
In this case, the idea belonged to photographer Andy Van den Eynde who imagined a heroic band of torch-bearing Gauls venturing into the Belgian forest on a misty, cloudy evening. The challenges came in the form of execution as Andy asked himself questions like “how do I create that glow from the fiery torches?” And “how do I get that dark blue sky during an afternoon photo shoot?”
Andy was kind enough to invite Frank Lambrechts to visit behind the scenes of the photo shoot as he brought his idea to life. While he was there, he got to see how Andy used several Rosco products to enhance his shot. Here is how he did it:
21-year-old mother of two captured selfies showing her boyfriend aiming a gun at her head and posted them on Snapchat. Just a few hours later she was found dead in her apartment with a gunshot wound on the side of her head.
We’ve recently encountered several fatal selfies involving guns, but this might be the first selfie with a killer.
Last year I had a shoot where I made this wooden table for food photography. This year the client contacted me again for another shoot. While on our way to the initial brief meeting I was thinking what I can do for this shoot to make it special. Then it hit me, I would light this shoot with a beautiful window light. Sadly, my concept has some trouble as I did not have a well lit window facing where I needed at the time of the shoot. OK, why don’t I “Create” a window, full with window light. Not shoot near a window or shoot using a light from a window, but actually create my won window where I would have total control. a window with light. In this article I’ll show you how I Created my own window (and window light).
At first it had been a dream to travel to Asia for a long time already, even before I discovered photography. I am now 22 years old and I finished my bachelors in psychology. However, along the way I found out that I really wanted to pursue photography, but nonetheless psychology still gave me some really good insights: It never hurts to have some more knowledge about human life in general.
When Madonna sang Strike A Pose, she probably did not image a model that can strike 25 poses over 30 seconds. Vogue would have been quite a ridiculous song if she had to go that fast.
But the model that Sick Chirpse got on video take is able to change poses faster than the strobes recycle, and this is about 1 pose second. (+ a little dance between poses)
In this post I’ll explain the structure and scheme that I personally use for backup. It’s not the cheapest, not the easiest, and perhaps not the safest method, but after trying several options, I believe this setup provides balance between price, accessibility and data integrity.
The two main objectives here were: 1) eliminate any monthly payments, and 2) combine local redundancy and free cloud storage services. Folks who already have a some knowledge with backup systems will perhaps only need the schema above to understand the setup, but I’ll detail everything after the jump.
Half a year ago, Wyoming passed one of the most controversial laws concerning photography ever (and agriculture for that matter) – the Data Trespass Law. The law has lots of legalese, but in a shell, the law makes it illegal to “…photograph or otherwise preserve information in any form from open land which is submitted or intended to be submitted to any agency of the state or federal government“.
Now Wyoming is being sued [pdf] by broad coalition of environmental, justice, and animal rights groups challenging the law to be unconstitutional.
A while back we featured the Eyelighter by Westcott. It gives really gorgeous catch lights and helps to provide fill and light from the bottom. A little after we saw a first DIY version of the Eyelighter which involved bending PVC pipes using hot sand and an industrial fan. While the results of this DIY were really nice, not everyone wants to go through the efforts connected with bending PVC pipes.
Here is an easier (though not as sturdy) alternative for building a DIY Eyelighter courtesy of Isiah Xiong.