Matt Blanc and Ian Flanders were the best of friends, constantly pushing and inspiring each other. In July 2015, during what was supposed to be a fairly routine jump, Ian tragically lost his life. Matt recounts the story, and pays tribute to Ian in this heartbreaking video.
Canon’s $11,000 200-400mm f/4L lens is not something you take apart lightly. (In fact, the full official name is Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Lens with Internal 1.4x Extender, but we are trying to keep it short). But that is not to say that it can not be taken apart.
Canon’s youtube channel published such a lens being pilled apart piece by piece and to make it more interesting they do it with a stunning stop motion movie.
The description says it is made from “hundreds of precise mechanical and optical parts” but does not say how many hundreds. It just seems like a lot. Adn we get to see them all stripped from the lens
Many Windows based video users have been concerned lately regarding security flaws which led Apple to pull all support for Quicktime for Windows, with the Federal Government going so far as recommending that Windows users completely remove it from their system.
To start with the end of the story, Facebook did apologize and allowed the photo at the end, but this case shows how Social media networks have control over what photos are perceived “OK”, or “accepted”.
The story starts when Cherchez la Femme, an Australian group that promotes an agenda of “unapologetically feminist angle”, said that an ad for their upcoming even was rejected by Facebook. The ad featured Tess Holliday, a plus-sized model wearing a bikini. According to Facebook, grounds for rejection were: violating the company’s “ad guidelines”.
As somebody who got back into film a few years ago, I’ve kept my eye on various apps that have spawned for iOS and Android. I’ve still not found anything that lets me do everything I need, but the Kodak app has proven to be occasionally helpful.
Sony seem to have been on a quest the last couple of years to ditch some aspects of its business to help counter some of its losses.
After selling off VAIO in 2014, spinning off Bravia into its own company, and laying off several thousand staff, Sony now appear to sold off most of its Creative Software suite to Magix, a German company specialising in multimedia software.
A bathroom might seem an odd place to make a portrait, but then most of our bathrooms aren’t as appealing as this one.
In this video from Fuji X-Photographer Damien Lovegrove, we see how we can light such a scene using continuous LED lights, and cookies to help break up and scatter the light for a more natural appearance.
This has to be the best use for drones ever and you can almost hear “Help me R2, you’re my only hope!” running through your head as the video starts to play.
The guys at CorridorDigital teamed up with the amazing drone pilots from Rotor Riot to bring us one of the most amazing drone videos we’ve ever seen. Mixing terrestrial and drone footage, along with a dose of miniature and VFX work results in this epic battle for air supremacy.
Looking around it seems that technology is at its peak (well, read this in two or three years and laugh, but for now…). Cameras are almost noiseless, lenses are tack sharp and resolution is blowing off the roofs. To top it all, lenses have micro coating and nano coating eliminate any distortion.
And what do we do with those hyper-real photos? We apply Instagram filters and Nik filter. Then we post them online. Kinda funny, no? Gear makes are chacing optical perfection while the world is moving back to the 70’s and 50’s “damaged look”.
Stefan of the Image Manipulation Store came up with a fast and clever way to add realistic flares to any image in seconds. The cool thing is that they are no computerized, and are derived from real old lenses. (see video below)
This 4 minute video packs a lot of information into a short space of time and I’m sure many will be able to pick up at least one new trick here, even if you’re been doing street photography for a while.