Even in the digital era, there are still those who shoot film and hand-develop all their photos. On the other hand, there are those who can’t even insert a film into an analog camera, but create stunning photos with a digital one. German photographer, Andreas von Grabowiecki, managed to combined analog with digital and create something beautiful.
Let’s face it, everything looks good on a 3″ screen. So, the advantages of shooting tethered become immediately apparent in the studio. You’re able to quickly see the results as you shoot them on a much larger screen. This makes it much easier to spot distracting elements, issues with hair or makeup, and if the composition even works when shown big.
It’s an ability that many photographers find absolutely invaluable and difficult to work without. It’s also an ability that’s been lacking with the Fuji X-T2, until now. Fuji have released a new v1.10 firmware for the X-T2 which, amongst other things, now gives the photographers the ability to shoot tethered to Lightroom. Users can also shoot tethered to Fuji’s own HS-V5 software.
Everybody knows that all the most important business discussions are made on the golf course. Even if that gold course is sometimes just a back yard putting green. This is exactly the setting used for RGG EDU’s series of shorts with world renowned sports & commercial photographer Tim Tadder. In the videos, Tim talks about several different aspects about the photography business. Fantastic information for newcomers, but also some good tips for those who’ve been at it a while.
The focus is more towards commercial, but much of it can also apply to other types of photography business, too. Breaking into a new market, figuring out pricing, what to do with downtime, should you specialise? It’s a fantastic series of topics. It not only answers some questions, but helps you start figuring out which ones you need to ask yourself next.
We are only a week away from the official release of Rogue One, and all Star Wars fans are curious to see what the new film will bring. A new featurette shows some behind the scenes moments, and reveals that Gareth Edwards created creatures much closer to the George Lucas’ original vision.
When I see the phrase “for those of you following along at home” in a teardown article, I know it’s going to be a good one. This is especially so when it’s the first public teardown of such a new and expensive lens. Nikon announced the 105mm f/1.4E back in July to much fanfare. Many photographers who managed to get their hands on one instantly fell in love.
So, what’s caused this teardown now? Is there an issue with these lenses? Nope, it’s simply maintenance and cleaning. For most of us, a few specks of dust aren’t an issue, but for gear hire company LensRentals, the equipment has to look like brand new each time it goes out to the next client. This means regular teardowns and cleaning of their equipment.
David Hobby, aka “The Strobist“, was the original Internet trailblazer when it came to using small hotshoe flashes. At least, if you wanted to use them for more than just giving your subject red eye. Inspiring photographers to get their speedlights off the hotshoe, David created a free Lighting 101 course way back in 2006.
I learned so much from that first course. So, when David released Lighting 102 the following year, I dived right in. Speedlight technology and variety has come a long way since 2007, so David updated Lighting 102 this year to reflect some of those changes. Now, David has announced an all new Lighting 103 course coming in January 2017, which takes things even further.
I’m a big fan of Zen/Taoist, Eastern philosophy.
Even though I am very pro-American at heart (in terms of our love for risk-taking, for individuality, and for freedom), I see a lot of negatives of the American/Western line of thinking. There is too much focus on “profit”, “success”, and externalizing your self-worth in terms of material markers (having a lot of money, a big house, a nice car, etc).
I discovered “Zen”/Taoism by chance. I was mostly stressed out, fed up with the bullshit of life, and wanted more peace, tranquility, and happiness in my life.
Zen/Taoism was the solution for me. It helped me loosen up, walk slower, worry less, and mellow out.
Why do I use Zen/Taoism interchangeably? To me, there are far more similar than dissimilar. Honestly, I am not the expert in Zen/Taoism (I only know it from a pop-culture perspective), but my practical learnings is that they preach the same philosophy.
To move on, the more practical question — how can we learn how to be more “zen” in our street photography and life? Here are some ideas:
Imagine using your phone every day and not being able recharge it. Scary, right? Now imagine a filmmaker, who needs to use his cameras all the time, spending 14 days without power. An India-based filmmaker George Thengummoottil was in this exact situation while shooting in the Himalayas. But he didn’t go unprepared. He created a custom-made solar charger using only three components.
This year has been tough on GoPro. Shortly after they had to recall their Karma drones, GoPro is shrinking. They recently announced that they are about to cut 15% of their overall workforce in order to cut operational costs. The company’s been operating at a loss and they decided to take radical measures to get back on track. A few days after this announcement, GoPro launched a new product for HERO5 and HERO4 users.