Photographers today often complain about the amount of time they have to sit at the computer processing images. When you see what wet plate photographers had to go through for every single shot, it doesn’t seem so bad.
Here is an entry that will probably go down as a totally impractical build, but it is just so insane that I had to share it. I mean I can’t see anyone actually using such a bright light (especially with the low CRI they probably produce), but it can set the ground for some a groundbreaking cinema lights.
The build, made by EcProjects, is using 18 (yes eighteen) 100WATT LEDs, 2 one kg heatsinks and 2 6-cells 5200mHa LiPo batteries. There are also some peripherals: connectors, LED drivers, lenses, fans and high-amp wires. It is almost doubling our previous record holder, a 1,000W light.
This is by no means an easy project and it involves quite a bit of drilling and milling, as well as soldering and power management. Hit the jump to see the final sample footage which is blinding.
This is one of those lenses that you almost don’t even know you want until somebody announces that it exists. I’ve been using my Nikon 105mm f/2.8D AF Micro-Nikkor as a portrait lens for years and always loved it. It’s one of my absolute favourites. I never really thought about a potentially faster version. Until now.
Nikon have today announced the AF-S Nikkor 105mm f/1.4E ED lens, a very fast take on their 105mm legacy which includes the very popular 105mm f/2.8G AF-S Micro-Nikkor and slightly less common 105mm f/2D AF DC.
I always thought, perhaps a little naively, that when packages were thrown in my general direction I simply got a crappy delivery guy. As it turns out, this seems to be standard practise if the responses to this Reddit post are anything to go by.
User mlapaglia told DIYP that he ordered a Sony E 35mm f/1.8 OSS Lens through Amazon. Being in something of a rush, he opted for same day delivery through a company called LaserShip. This is what LaserShip thinks of $500 lenses, and it turns out that they’re not the only ones.
Adobe have just announced the release of Lightroom for Apple TV. Interestingly, it doesn’t actually seem to let you edit your images. What it does do, is sync up your work letting you quickly flick through your images on the big screen.
Lightroom for Apple TV is available now and completely free from the App Store. It does, however, require a Creative Cloud subscription to login and sync up your images.
Now here’s a treasure trove many of us would love to have access to, regardless of what brand we may normally shoot. This is Getty’s arsenal for the Rio Olympics kicking off in a few days.
The Canon 1DX Mark II seems to be the clear camera of choice for this year’s games. There’s a few original 1DX thrown in for good measure. The display also sports a pair of 5DSR bodies, which appear so small in comparison that they’re almost cute.
For those who use flash on location, the biggest issue you’ll usually face is power. More specifically, a lack of power. Speedlights start to drop rapidly once you go into high speed sync and big inverters are a pain to carry.
Great advances have been made in the last few years by the likes of Profoto and Godox, but those units still lose power when you go above your sync speed. Priolite’s “Hot-Sync” technology claims to solve this problem. They also have a new 500Ws monolight to show it off.
Shiny skin can sometimes be a problem for portraits, especially if you don’t have a makeup artist. Camera LCDs are so small that you might not notice the shine while shooting. When the shoot’s all over and you’re looking at the images on the computer monitor, what can you do?
There are a million different ways of dealing with shiny skin, but Photographer Joe Edelman is here to give us a couple of very quick methods for both Photoshop and Lightroom. It may not work for every situation, but you can never know too many techniques for Photoshop or Lightroom.
Interviews are one of the most common video subjects that most people will shoot. Even if it’s not a regular thing for you, an interview is pretty much a certainty at some point. They’re pretty easy to shoot, but there are pitfalls that can catch you out if you’ve not done it before.
In this video from Wolfcrow, filmmaker Sareesh Sudhakaran walks us through the process of how he sets up for interviews. He talks about the things to watch out for, as well as how to eliminate problems that may arise.
Yup, that’s right, after a super brief beta period of only a few days, Prisma is now available for Android. The wildly popular iOS app has over 10.6 million downloads since its launch a short time ago.
Prisma shows no signs of slowing down with over 1.55 million daily active users and over 400 million photos “prismed”. Opening up the software to Android adds a huge chunk to their potential userbase.