We should be used to it by now, but it’s always sad to see the magazines we love disappear. Just last year, Popular Photography magazine closed after 80 years of business. And today, the 45-year print-business veteran Shutterbug announced that they will no longer publish their print magazine as well.
It’s always interesting to see how those who have some kind of actual construction skill tackle photography related projects. For example, if any of us needed a lightbox for a small product shoot, we may typically venture off toward Amazon. Or we might be impatient and want to build our own, so we grab a cardboard box, and start hacking away at it with a knife.
For a woodworker, though, like Glenn Scott at DIY Creators, a cardboard box just isn’t enough. After recently requiring a lightbox to shoot some small products, Glen decided to build his own. He uses common woodworking techniques to construct it, and the result is just magnificent. A purpose-built wooden lightbox that looks like it fits right in with your furniture.
There’s been a lot of buzz regarding the X-T100 lately, especially when Fujifilm EU accidentally leaked its full specs not long ago. Today, we finally get a glimpse of what the new camera might look like. Nokishita just leaked photos of the X-T100, and it seems to share a similar design with the X-T20. At least as far as outside appearance is concerned.
Instagram recently began testing a “Mute” button, and now it’s been rolled out. From now on, you can mute anyone you don’t really wanna follow without having to go through the whole “why did you unfollow me?” conversation. While this can certainly be a useful feature, it can potentially be a double-edged sword if you use Instagram to promote your work.
The one certainty in photography is that the closer we get to our subjects, the shallower our depth of field becomes. If we’re shooting with a macro lens, we have the option to stop our lens all the way down to increase the depth of field. Sometimes this can be enough to give us what we need. And sometimes it can’t.
If you’re shooting down a microscope, though, then changing the aperture isn’t really an option. So you have to get a little creative. And this is where focus stacking comes in. After recently switching up to DSLRs for microscope photography, The Thought Emporium YouTube channel decided to put this video together on their microscope photography focus stacking technique.
It seems that RED has gone from prototype to production. The RED Hydrogen smartphone was announced last July with pre-orders starting at $1,195. Delivery was pushed back until August this year, pending carrier certification. It appears to have now passed that certification and will be coming to AT&T and Verizon this summer.
What makes the Hydrogen One stand out from other smartphones, RED says, is its 5.7-inch 4V “holographic display”. They haven’t let it be seen by the cameras yet, though. Their justification is that cameras simply can’t do it justice, so they’d rather real-world first impressions get out the first.[Read More…]
If you’re into storm chasing and fantastic timelapse videos, then you’ve probably heard of Mike Olbinski. He has recently published his latest video, and just like before: it’s mind-blowing. You can see a tornado forming right before your eyes, and Mike managed to capture its entire lifecycle that will leave you in awe.
After announcing “Usage Insights,” Instagram is now testing yet another feature that can potentially be a wake-up call for those spending too much time on the app. As you browse through the feed, the app will notify you when you’re all caught up with new posts. This way you’ll know that there’s nothing new left to see, so you can stop scrolling and go do something meaningful.
The royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle sure caused a lot of attention all over the world. Many photos have been taken and published, but one of them went viral on social media, showing the newlyweds holding hands from above. The photographer behind the image is Yui Mok, a staff photographer at Press Association (PA). He answered the questions on Twitter and revealed how he took this photo which received so much attention.