Kotama Bouabane, a photographer and artist in residence at the Banff Center in Alberta, Canada, had the idea to make a camera out of a coconut shell to see what kind of photos he couldget. To do so, Bouabane poked a hole through one of the coconut’s “eyes”, cut it in half, then drained and removed the coconut meat. To expose a photo, he simply slides a piece of photographic paper between the two halves and opens the “eye” hole to let in light. (Bouabane even saves the coconut water to put into his chemical baths when he’s developing the images.) [Read more…]
Need a laugh break? Take a look at the latest installment form DigitalRev. This time, the team is poking a little fun at film photographers by spouting off some of the (ahem) more self-righteous things that tend to come out of film enthusiast’s mouths. Of course, it’s all in good humor, but the look Kai gets while condescendingly mentioning how easy it is to take a photos with a digital in close earshot of a DSLR sporting photographer (2:39) is kinda priceless. [Read more…]
Modeling is not easy. I am not being a cynic here. Done right it can be a very demanding job and has much more to do than just ‘looking pretty’. There is posing involved, understanding lighting, makeup, and hard physical work. This has always been the case. But looking at the job from the pink glasses of the eighties somehow makes it all so dreamy.
Found Footage Fest “showcases footage from videos that were found at garage sales and thrift stores and in warehouses and dumpsters across the country“. This time they put together a compilation of modeling tutorials, tips and interviews featuring Denise Richards, Tiffani-Amber Thiessen and others. I am not sure, but maybe it should have stayed on VHS.
Put your leggings on and remember to practice your ‘Ay’, ‘ee’, ‘Ay’, ‘Oh’ and your action poses.
While GoPro supplies great footage it is often unusable without some sort of stabilization. Sometimes stabilization is made in post, with some cost in image quality, but we are seeing more and more options for stabilizing footage while shooting. This is what Aeon wants to do for your GoPro – “Create Smooth, Cinematic Videos“.
The Aeon has some very nice features under the hood and a very slick design as a the hood itself. Think Halo meets District 9 kind of look.
The Aeon is a 3-Axis gimbal so it provides all the stabilization you would expect from this kind of device (and the demo reel is quite impressive). But it also has some nice features to make it stand out.
The video pitch and some thoughts after the jump
The most recent update to the rumored specs for Nikon’s upcoming flagship DSLR, expected to be named the D5, confirms most previously mentioned specs, includes more info regarding the 4K video capabilities, mentions full HD slow motion and a possible decrease in the expected number of autofocus points.
Despite the possible decrease from previously rumored specs, meaning the number of autofocus points might “only” be doubled, Nikon Rumors says the new focusing module will include larger coverage.
I stated pretty innocently with my first camera, and then slowly but surely I became a camera and lens addict, throwing money out of the window. The result after all of these years is wasted money and all the stuff I got never made me happier besides the initial high. When others make mistakes one can either learn from them, or….not. Here’s my story, I’m not too proud of it but I am sure this will serve as a lesson for countless others. Here are my confessions of an ex-gear addict.
If you’re like me, your social media and news feeds were chock full of some great (and some not so great) shots of last night’s supermoon/total solar eclipse. Sadly for me, we had some pretty terrible weather and clouds that made my eclipse gazing plans non-existent–and I really had my heart set on trying to catch the International Space Station make a pass across the exciting lunar event.
Fortunately, I wasn’t the only one who wanted to have a look. Renowned astrophotographer, Theirry Legault, wasn’t going to miss the rare occurrence for anything. Legault was able to not just see the ISS transit, he also grabbed some video and stills of the eclipse and it’s drive-by visitor.
Last year we shared some photos that compared the camera quality of every iPhone ever made. The comparison shots were taken by Camera+ co-founder, Lisa Bettany, and being the mobile photography enthusiast she is, Bettany has updated her collection of iPhone comparison shots to include the newly announced iPhone 6s. [Read more…]
Here is a simple recipe you can use to add colour and subtle narrative to your images. It will delight your clients and help your images stand out from the crowd.
A lot of the time we see coloured gels used in photography to create very bold statements, this is often achieved with hard lighting to create a lot of saturation in the colour but there are times when a more subtle colour wash is all you need.
Sometimes you will want to introduce that subtler coloured gel by diffusing or softening the gels before they hit the model, one way to soften these coloured gels is to obtain large softboxes and completely cover them with huge sheets of coloured gels. This method is often impractical and costly to buy massive softboxes and rolls of gels but there is a way to create those soft pastel tones with the equipment you already have.
Over the last year it seemed that GoPro are upping their positioning and slowly crawling into the pricier side of the action camera range. (going up to $500 with the HERO4 Black). Now the company is bringing it down a notch with an addition of a new Camera – the Hero+. If the name sounds familiar, it is because it is a price reduction of the Hero+ LCD, and it offers the same features, sans the LCD.
The camera ‘sits’ right between the GoPro HERO ($120) and the GoPro HERO+ LCD ($300) at $199. Features wise it provides the same set as the higher one of the two: Up to 1080 @60 FPS, 8MP and 5 fps Burst – the LCD is gone, but you get to keep Wifi – I think it’s worth the extra $70 over the plain Hero.