What better way to test out your new Sony A7’s low light abilities than with the stunning scene Northern lights photographer, Harald Albrigtsen, was lucky enough to come across. While taking his new camera out for a test drive on Kvaløya, in Northern Norway, Albrigtsen happened across the unusual sight–and the best part, the whales came back the following night giving the photographer two days capture this footage.
In recognition of Instagram’s 5th birthday, TIME has compiled a list of the 5 most-liked photos on the photo-sharing app, as well as a list of the 5 most popular photos for each of the five years.
With over 40 billion photos shared by its 400 million users, now averaging 80 million new photos and 3.5 billion “likes” per day, the competition should be fierce.
I say should because with so many users and photo you’d expect varied results, especially with more than 75% of users living outside of the USA, but that’s far from being the case.
Current events, news, politics? Not even close. “America’s First Family” are the big winners, and I’m not referring to the one living in the White House.
A little while back, Victoria’s Secret lunched a new line of underwear called Mesh-back Cheeky Panty. Now this usually wont land them an article in a photography related blog, but the photo VS posted on their social media channels [NSFW link] was an epic Photoshop fail.
The photo is showing a model wearing the underwear from behind but both the model’s legs and her bottom were missing something. In the case of her legs one leg was missing more meat than the other, and in the case of the bottom, one cheek had disappeared completely.
Want to cover your walls in art, but the cost of actually doing so slowing the process down? The fine folks from Parabo Press (part of the trusted Photojojo family) have you covered. They’ve dubbed themselves as “print service for design-minded photo takers”, which makes a lot more sense when you see what they’re all about. In a nutshell, enabling photographers from all walks of life affordable access to various fine art printing processes. [Read more…]
In a press release put out by Sony on October 6th, the company announced it would splitting off it’s sensor division and developing it into it’s own company division, Sony Semiconductor Solutions . The company touched on the potential for a division back in February, and it appears as though they moving ahead with plans at full steam. The press release stated Sony Semiconductor Solutions will be up and running on April 1, 2016. [Read more…]
Chances are that in the time it took you to read this sentence, a photographer (or ten) was asked if his photos can be used for free.
This happens all the time and has gotten to the point where it doesn’t faze most people, but when a company valued at over $30 billion asks a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer if they can use his photos in exchange for credit, you know you’ve hit rock bottom.
Keep reading to view the correspondence between award winning photographer David Carson and a Twitter account belonging to CBS.
As a 25 year old, Tokyo born Tsuneko Sasamoto, made the decision to become a professional photographer. World War II was just getting underway and, in Japan, it was mostly unheard of for a woman to choose a career over a husband. That didn’t stop the young Sasamoto–she had been shooting since her early twenty’s, documenting pre-war life, and had become incredibly passionate about her work. Her determination helped her become on of Japan’s very first female photojournalists, documenting the turmoil of the World War II era. [Read more…]
The company is being accused of conducting 65 unauthorized commercial flights, which involved aerial photography, over Chicago and New York’s highly restricted Class B airspace.
“These operations were illegal and not without risk,” the FAA said, and the company now has 30 days to respond to the agency.
The Lensbaby brand has been around for a while now and it’s a name that is synonymous with helping photographers see in a new way but perhaps most importantly in my opinion they also help to inject a bit of the creativity and art back into this slightly more clinical digital age of photography.
Up until now Lensbaby has always been about making lens for photographers that would add a creative edge to the image taking process. They make a variety of lenses, some of which distort the field of focus on a horizontal plane like their Edge 80 lens or their Composer Pro lens that distorts the image on radial focal point all fully adjustable by the user. I have used one of their lenses at some point during nearly all of my shoots for a long time now and although the effects produced are incredibly dramatic I have never thought to use a Lensbaby on an entire shoot from start to finish, that is until now.
When we featured Imagination we were intrigued by the bullet time sequences that the short movie featured. I asked Marc Donahue from PermaGrin how those shots were accomplished and luckily for us, Marc shared this info.
The magic behind those timeslice sequences was a combination of using 20 Gopros mounted on a curved rail, some special triggering cable from Cam-do and levitation post production techniques