It’s unlikely you’ll have the desire to go back to full frame after shooting medium format. But in the event that you do, Kipon’s brand new reducing adapter will now let you use Hasselblad medium format lenses with your full-frame Sony E-mount camera bodies. [Read more…]
We’re all familiar with alligators and some people encounter them on a daily basis, but despite their healthy population and proximity to humans there’s a lot we don’t know about their feeding habits.
Thanks to National Geographic’s Crittercam, researchers from the University of Florida were able to get unprecedented access to the daily (and nightly) habits of wild alligators and watch them feed.
Much to their surprise, the POV camera also recorded a seemingly narcoleptic alligator.
USB drives are practically a dime a dozen nowadays. But sometimes you want something a little more specialized that will make yours stand out from the crowd when you slip it into your USB port.
To help take your USB drive game to the next level, Canon has unveiled a new mini DSLR USB drive. [Read more…]
I want to propose a new school of photography called “personal photography.” Consider this letter as a way for me to work out some ideas, and to share some ideas with you.
Disregard what others do
Let me outline the biggest causes of misery for photographers:
- Feeling that their gear isn’t good enough
- Not having enough followers online
- Not having others appreciate their work
- Not making a living from photography
- Not having enough time to take photos
Creating posts for later posting in Instagram is a drag. Right now the options are pretty limited. You can use an app like Grum (which violates Instagram’s Terms Of Service, not a good idea). Or maybe, you can create yourself a reminder to post something and post it manually later. None of those options is very enticing.
Photographer Eric Pare shared a quick and (extremely) dirty tip on how to prepare Instagram posts and publish them later. It is still a bit manual and definitely not elegant, but it works.
Everybody probably knows the A-Clamp (A.K.A Pony Clamp), most know the Super Clamp, but how many of you know the Cardellini and the platypus clamps? (answer: anyone who is doing grip/gaffer work).
There are a few more grips and JP Morgan of The Slanted Lens is giving a great primer on what each of the grips are, how they work and what they do best. Hit the jump for the video and a list of the various clamps in the movie.
“Have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language. Don’t search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now.” – Rainer Maria Rilke
Next to all the technical aspects that come along with photography, creativity is the force that makes you use the tools at hand to make a photograph your photograph and display your view at the world, to share with others how you experience life. Sometimes those technical aspects tend to take over and you forget that what makes a photo special is you. It’s good to be reminded that creativity is not a constant stream, but more like a river: sometimes it’s overflowing and at other moments it’s hardly there.
A month after releasing the α68 in Europe, Sony has announced that it is bringing its latest entry-level camera to the US and Canada, contradicting previous rumors that Sony was killing off its A-mount lineup. [Read more…]
DIY YouTube effects guru Shanks FX took this piece of trivia and used it to create an informative tutorial video showing how you can make your very own lightsaber using the same methods and materials the Star Wars special effects artists used. [Read more…]
This week, European Parliament voted into place a new law that increases the age of consent for online social media services, such as Instagram, Flickr and Snapchat, from 13 to 16, effectively banning any would-be photographers from sharing their work on social media networks until they reach the age of 16. [Read more…]