If you’re a GoPro user, you probably have a whole pile of used GoPro adhesive mounts accumulating in your gear closet.
Well, if you want to re-use them, there is a really easy and cost effective way to get your sticky back.
Something I’ve always struggled with as a photographer is being willing to put my work out there for the world to see. As a branding junkie, it’s not that I’m not proud of my work, it’s that I want to somehow come up with a cohesive portfolio before I market myself in a particular genre of photography.
There’s a fatal flaw with this sort of logic though, as pointed out in the most recent Chase Jarvis RAW video. No one will ever notice you or see what you’re capable of if you don’t share your work. [Read more…]
Normally, tutorial videos cover one or two tips to work on, but in this video from YouTuber TutVid, we get a glimpse at 28 different Photoshop CC tips, tricks and hacks.
Considering there are 28 of them, there’s a good chance you know them. But even if you know a dozen, that leaves 14 tips available for you to pick up on. [Read more…]
It is a battle as old as video itself, and without a doubt one of the most common friction points for wedding and event photographers – the battle between photographers and videographers.
When two people are out to get the same shot from the same spot, there can be only one loser – the client.
Here’s a humorous parody about this age-old conflict, with plenty of advice professionals share but aren’t likely to admit. [Read more…]
One of the most prestigious accolades any photographer can obtain is to be the recipient of the Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship. Awarded annually for 90 years, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation gives the honor of the Fellowship to ‘men and women who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts.’
After this year’s recipients were chosen, photography site ONWARD took some time to interview each of them, asking what it is that makes their photography projects come to life. Below we’ve taken one quote from each of the interviews and created a little synopsis of advice from some of this year’s most talented storytellers. [Read more…]
Terry Richardson is the most recognized and probably the most controversial photographer in the art world. From stripping down naked while shooting risqué fashion work to publishing books filled with pictures of him receiving fellatio and having sex to collections of images of his feces, he’s a bit of a hotly-debated topic. And that’s not even mentioning the numerous first-hand accounts of Richardson allegedly sexually preying on models with whom he’s worked. But, if there’s one thing he’s got going for him, it’s his easily-recognized photographic style. With images that have graced the pages of almost every major fashion publication, from covers to editorials to ads, he knows how to get around.
His signature style is very simple and almost jarring, often shot as high key with the model posed against a white wall, using a bare flash for harsh, direct lighting. For those looking to replicate the “Terry Richardson Style” into your own work, the kind folks over at StyleMyPic show us how to do it with the most basic of gear.
It has been my experience in life that you learn the most from past mistakes, whether they be of your own doing or from someone else. (Unfortunately, sometimes I have to make the same mistake several times before I finally catch on and move forward.) The same goes in the creative world. Being able to identify the bad can help us be able to more easily identify the good.
Darious Britt advocates just that in a recent video he shared on his YouTube channel. As he says in the 5-minute clip, “If you’re a doctor, how can you get good at diagnosing sick patients if all you’ve ever evaluated are healthy patients?” And he’s right. Analyzing great movies (and I venture to postulate that there are very few that fall into this category) is also a good practice when learning and honing your own skills, but it’s much harder to see what is truly great in it until you can understand what is truly bad.
A trending topic right now across the photography world is 4K video and the amazing quality that cameras such as the Sony A7s II and Panasonic GH4 can produce. But, along with this, many people seem to be giving off the vibe that anything less than 4K is simply amateurish. So, is 4K video all it’s cracked up to be, or is it just an over-hyped ploy?
The guys at LinusTechTips decided to take that question head-on, testing native 4K, 1080p, and “up-sampled” 4K video to see what the truth may be. The results vary just a bit, but the conclusion of their experiment is not what I was expecting.
JP Danko is a commercial photographer based in Toronto, Canada. JP
can change a lens mid-rappel, swap a memory card while treading water, or use a camel as a light stand.
JP’s photography is available for licensing at Stocksy United.
Gannon Burgett is a photographer from Marion, Indiana. "Striving each day to make my dent in the universe"