Multiple Android phone users have reported that a certain photo has been making their phone to crash. Ironically, the photo is pretty calming, featuring a lake and a sunset. But when set as a phone wallpaper, it makes it go crazy with the screen constantly turning on and off.
The Nik Collection has had a tumultuous history, but it remains one of the most popular and much-loved plugin suites out there for Photoshop and Lightroom. After it was acquired by Google, its future was uncertain, especially after Google announced they’d pretty much abandoned it. Fortunately, they were willing to turn it over to DxO, who released a version 2.5 update a few months later to add some new features and fix a number of issues.
Today, DxO has announced the release of the Nik Collection 3, a major upgrade to the suite, with newly designed Nik Selective Tool (the plugin launcher for Photoshop), new quick edit and non-destructive workflow tools with direct one-click access from within Photoshop to your favourite presets in Silver Efex Pro and HDR Efex Pro. The new upgrade also sees lens and perspective distortion correction and tilt-shift style miniature effects with a new Perspective Efex.
When we talk about professional headshots, it often involves a studio and using at least one light. But if you’re on a budget or out of the studio, you can still get professional-looking headshots without using any artificial lighting. In this video from Adorama, David Bergman will show you how.
Many new people who find my work today, think my lighting is simply inspired by me watching a couple of modern films. Either that or I get asked which photographer inspires me the most. The truth behind my lighting and colour inspiration is routed far further back than that though, and not even by cinematographers or photographers at all.
Although I’ve never consciously tried to be inspired by this, my best guess assessment of what inspired me and my work all those years ago was in fact not a photographer at all, but rather a comic.
In a not too surprising move, The Photography Show organisers have just announced that this year’s physical show at the Birmingham NEC, originally planned for March and rescheduled for September has now been cancelled. Instead, TPS 2020 will be a virtual show on Sunday and Monday the 20th and 21st of September.
What is surprising, however, is that TPS 2021 is not scheduled to return at the traditional March date. It will still be at the Birmingham NEC, however, it’s moving to September 18-21st. The good news, though, is that all entry tickets and passes that were booked and confirmed for this year’s show will still be valid for TPS 2021.
In 2017, Netflix launched Abstract: The Art of Design, an inspiring documentary TV series. It features different kinds of creatives (including photographers), showing us how design affects all aspects of our lives. If you haven’t seen it so far, here’s a good news – the series is now available for free on Netflix.
The Universal Serial Bus has come a long way as a technology; it is now a standard in today’s electronics and gadgets for work and play.
Computers and peripherals interact through USB ports. As you can see here, legacy serial and parallel ports once dominated the scene. Under this setup, a keyboard, mouse, external monitor, printer, and all other PC accessories have a corresponding custom port to communicate with the computer.
If you take product photos for e-commerce, you need consistent lighting and setup for shooting the items from all angles. If you’re on a budget, worry not – you can achieve great results on the cheap. In this helpful video, Dustin Dolby of workphlo will show you how to create professional-looking 360° product photos. You’ll need just one light, a kit lens, and a smartphone-controlled turntable.