With artificial intelligence, generating images and text has become common and accessible to everyone. However, recent studies reveal that this seemingly harmless activity comes at a significant environmental cost. They use up electrical power and gulp water – both in enormous amounts.
HARMAN Photo has released a new color film called Phoenix 200, and it’s special in several aspects: It’s the first one the company made from scratch in the UK, it’s their first color film and the newest color film currently in the market. In addition, it comes with a backstory and gorgeous colors and contrast for your photos.
With each day filled with information and social media content, not many things can catch my eye and make me stop scrolling. However, street photos by Cosmin Gârleșteanu did. This Romanian photographer captures everyday moments in his hometown of Bucharest, often adding a humorous tone to them. They made me not only stop scrolling but often look twice… And then smile. So, I reached out to Cosmin, wanting to know more about his work. In this article, you’ll read more about him and his street photography. Of course – you’ll see his selected photos.
This is an interesting one. It’s definitely for shooting a single particular type of thing, but it looks like it does the job quite well. It’s the SmallRig x Mikevisuals Tracking POV Kit (buy here), and it’s designed for sticking objects in front of your camera.
But not in the filter kind of way. This makes whatever you stick in front of the camera your main subject, with the world whizzing by in the background. Of course, there is some post-work required to remove the rig.
International Wedding Photographer of the Year (IWPOTY) has announced its 2023 winners. The overall winning image shows a bride as a curious bird landed on her head in the middle of reading vows. It simply radiates joy, and if it doesn’t make you smile today… Well, then, you’re a real Mr. Grumpy Pants.
Is photography all the same today? What makes one image different from one another when not only technology allows us to rely on features that trivialise traditional skills, but the pool from which many learn new skills, is so easily accessible?
At a surface level this automation of foundational skills and us all having permanent access to a global knowledge pool that is continuously updated sounds amazing, but are we all becoming the same? If we all have the same tool and the same knowledge, do we run the risk of producing very similar work?
Another lap around the sun means another winter holiday season! Black Friday may be over, but here are some more gift ideas this giving season, even if you’re giving to yourself. In this guide, we’re looking at some of our favourite gear of 2023.
It’s the last day of our holiday gift guides today, so it’s time for accessories and gadgets! We’ve already posted our cameras, lenses, lighting, and sliders, tripods & gimbals gift guides, so be sure to check those out.
On Tuesday, Stability AI introduced a new AI image-synthesis model, Stable Diffusion XL Turbo. The bombastic name reveals its main advantage: it generates images at an unprecedented speed. It produces images in a single step, compared to the 20-50 steps its predecessor required. In other words, it can generate images as fast as you can type… maybe even faster.
AstrHori, one of only two companies that seem to make macro probe lenses, has just announced its newest. It’s an updated model of the company’s original 28mm f/13 2x Macro probe (buy here), released in 2022.
The new update takes some pointers from the Laowa 24mm T14 Periprobe lens (buy here), by letting you see around corners. Of course, this is AstrHori, so the new AstrHori 28mm f/13 2x Macro Periscope (buy here) does it at half the price.
Sony World Photography Awards (SWPA) is undoubtedly one of the world’s most prestigious photography contests. However, it recently got under scrutiny for age limitations regarding its “Student” category. Even though you can be a student at any age, the contest only recognizes those up to 30 years of age, which recently stirred up the community. As a mature student myself, in this article, I’d like to offer my own view on the matter.