We’ve already seen some of Sony a9’s impressive features in action. We’ve showed you how it focuses and shoots at 20 fps, and now there’s a video that shows its capability of eye-tracking autofocus. It’s pretty accurate and fast, and you can see it work on a person who moves, blinks, turns his head and more. Take a look.
An Oregon based plant retailer has been awarded $900,000 in actual damages by federal jury over a copyright claim. Or they’ve been awarded $300,000 in statutory damages. It’s recipient’s choice. They can have one, but not both. I would imagine they’ll probably go for the $900K. The case revolves around the unauthorised use of 24 images created by Under a Foot Plant Co. president, Frances White.
Under a Foot Plant Co., owns a product line of plants called “Stepables“. These are a range of plants that can be walked upon. A series of images were created to promote these products. In 2014 they sued Maryland based Exterior Design over taking and using these images to promote their own line, “Treadwell Plants” on the web, posters and in brochures.
When shooting fashion or beauty for an editorial/commercial market the most important thing will always be the team – No Exceptions.
The model will be the most important part of this team – The subject of your images.
This is something that aspiring photographers take a lot of time to understand. And aspiring photographers find a lot of excuses around this fact. (Of course, the ones that do get it, are not aspiring for long).
It’s May and catchy Christmas carols are finally out our heads. Even though it’s out of season, photographer Ed Gregory decided to sing one of the Christmas songs on his YouTube channel. But it comes with a twist – he made it about photography.
“12 Days of Photography” fits 12 photography tips into a 4-minute song. And while he and his buddy Dan Cooper have fun singing, Ed Gregory’s clone has troubles keeping up with them and demonstrating all the tips. If you’re a photography newbie, this is a certain way to memorize some of the rules. And for those of you who are more experienced – this will cheer you up if you’re having a bad day.
As a part of Skyglow Project, two filmmakers are producing a set of stunning timelapse videos to point out to the problem of light pollution. This time, the journey took Gavin Heffernan and Harun Mehmedinović to famous Grand Canyon, Arizona. They managed to capture a phenomenon known as full cloud inversion. And in this timelapse, it looks truly magical.
I often get behind the scenes video when I’m out on a shoot. I have a couple of DSLRs packed in the bag just for this purpose. One usually gets locked off on a tripod covering a wide shot. The other goes handheld. But getting smooth handheld footage can be a pain. A gimbal or steadicam would be fantastic, but often overkill. And it’s a lot more weight for me to carry out into the wilderness. Fortunately, there are other options.
In this video, photographer Peter McKinnon shows us some of the methods he uses to get stable handheld footage. I regularly use a few of these techniques myself. But there’s definitely some new ones here I hadn’t thought of that I’ll be trying in the future.
You must remember the recognizable photo of a smiling man named Tom, who was your no. 1 friend on MySpace. In 2005, News Corporation bought MySpace for the incredible $580 million, and in 2009 Tom left the company. Even if you haven’t been wondering what on earth he is doing now, you’ll still find the answer interesting – he’s turned to photography.
“MySpace Tom,” or Tom Anderson as he’s known in the real world, discovered his passion for photography shortly after retiring. From 2011, he’s been traveling the world and taking photos that are truly stunning!
Depending on where you live, you might have already watched Alien: Covenant or you’re only a few days away from the premiere. Either way, you can play a bit and create some toy photos with an Alien figurine. When you’re a photographer, you can never be too old for toys, right? Mathieu Stern shares an idea and a quick tutorial for toy photography dedicated to this cult movie. It takes a macro lens and a couple of items you have at home, and you can make a photo worth a movie poster.
Using a handheld light meter isn’t for everybody, and we occasionally forget to pack a grey card. But there are things that are close enough to middle grey that they can work just as well. Grass is a common subject to meter off in rural areas. But something else you can use is your hand.
Using your hand as a target for spot metering isn’t a new idea, but it’s one that many don’t know about. All modern cameras have built in reflective spot meters, and the hand can be a great way to nail a good exposure. As long as it’s in the same lighting conditions as your subject, you’ll be able to get it spot on every time. This video from Sareesh at Wolfcrow shows us how it’s done.
How do you feel when you pass a decaying old house? Is it just an ugly ruin or you see something more? Photographer Rebecca Lilith Bathory sees beauty in these objects most people just seem to pass by or even avoid. Sure, they are sad, ruined, chaotic and even scary – but Rebecca finds beauty and art precisely in these things.
In 2012, she stepped into an abandoned school and instantly fell in love with the beauty she found in decay. Five years and over 500 abandoned locations later, she brings a stunning photo series of truly wonderful abandoned locations in her project Orphans of Time.