When you fly by airplane, bringing the camera with you is a must. How else would you capture magnificent aerial scenes on such height? But would you ever say you could lose a camera through an airplane window? I thought it was impossible, but then I saw this video. It’s only a bit heartbreaking, but most of all – it’s pretty hilarious.
Someone in Canon Canada’s PR department is about to get a substantial raise. [Read more…]
Adobe’s Content Aware Fill tool is one of the most incredible pieces of editing technology to come around in a long time. Sure, it’s nothing more than an automated clone and stamp tool, but with each update it seems to get more and more intelligent, making removal of unwanted objects more simple than ever.
To demonstrate, YouTube user wopkins has created a helpful tutorial showing how the Content Aware Fill tool can be used to help finish your homework, make a sandwich and even clean your room! [Read more…]
Nature is a wonderful thing – there are times it entrances us with its hypnotic beauty…and there are other times when it just makes us laugh a ball off. Today, we’re exploring the latter.
Wyatt Green of Boater’s Outlet was chilling with the fishes (literally, no metaphor implied) at Lake Powell in Utah when things got a little frisky. While filming some tiny fish swimming around him (why, exactly, we’re not sure), one of them leapt from the water and quickly got to second base with Wyatt, latching onto his nipple. (Yes, Mr. Media Censorship, men have nipples, too.)
Wedding photography can be a roller-coaster of ups and downs.
Here’s one way to tell if you’re having a good day:
Leave a brand new Nikon 20mm f/1.8 lens laying on the ground during the park photos. Have it found by a random passerby who proceeds to jump into her car, drive in the general direction she thought the limo went, spot the bride’s dress while she’s having her photo taken in the garden of the banquet center, pull over and return the lens.
Yes, someone found a $1000 lens sitting on the ground – then tracked down the wedding party just to return it to the wedding photographer (me).
The whole experience left me feeling really awesome about the state of the world – and also feeling like I owe someone some serious karma.
Some people have all the fun…something I’ve never really ever been accused of. But, that’s not the case for photographer and Yale MFA graduate Victoria Hely-Hutchinson. In what is probably one of the most epic About pages I have ever seen, Victoria wastes no time with the usual BS about awards and accolades and exhibits. Who really cares anyhow, right? The page contains a single image that is not only uproariously hilarious but describes so much about the artist at the same time.
Any of us who have ever done portrait or wedding photography know what it’s like to work with a fussy client/model/subject who has a tendency to think they are royalty. Granted, those cases are often few and far between, and it’s just par for the photography business course. But, what happens when your subject is fussy AND royalty?
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and husband to Queen Elisabeth II, was at a photo-op at the RAF Club in London to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain. Apparently, the photographer wasn’t moving the procession along fast enough which is when the royal gentleman and veteran of the Royal Navy lost his royal temper.
Most often, photo-bombers are those annoying, inebriated trolls lurking in the shadows at parties or on the street. But, every now and then, they come in the form of an innocent and hilarious child.
Knoxville-based photographer Leah Bullard was shooting the wedding of clients Michelle and Anthony when she asked the bride and groom to kiss. It was at the moment that Michelle’s four-year-old daughter, Anderson, decided to steal the show and, with arm wrapped around his neck, plant a kiss firmly on the ring bearer’s lips.
I have never had the privilege of seeing the Queen’s Guard in person, but with hats like that, one can only assume they are not very well-humored. One poor photographer found out the hard way that nothing, or no one, will stand in the way of their duty to proudly march about.
With the holiday season in full swing, I thought that it might be a good time for a fun article.
I don’t know a photographer that doesn’t enjoy a drink or ten in the middle of a marathon photography editing session, so here are my choices for the top 5 drinks to pair with photography post processing.