If you’ve been looking for an alternative to Bridge, On1 is offering up their Perfect Browse software free of charge. Just head over to their website, plug in your name and email, and the download should begin automatically. You’ll then be directed to another page where you can copy your license number (they’ll send it in an email, too).[Read More…]
Archives for April 2015
Many of the timelapses that we feature here are heavy on the drama. It feels like a breath of fresh air to feature a timelapse that is all about peace and serenity.
This salt sea produced the most perfect reflections which Enrique uses cleverly to create perfectly symmetrical compositions and framing.
While its HERO cameras currently offer 4K video recording and dominate the action camera market, the hardware company is unable to offer the software necessary to get the most out of its products.
This is where Kolor, a French software company and GoPro’s latest purchase, comes into play. Kolor’s software enables users to create 360° content including panoramas, virtual tours and videos.
Up until now spherical content was mostly created by professionals, and the purchase of Kolor has them worried that the company will now focus on creating 360° software for the masses rather than cutting-edge pro-level software solutions.
Will this acquisition lead to the release of a GoPro virtual reality camera?
Today I want to talk about LEDs and CRI. You see not all LEDs were created equal. Most of the time when we talk about LEDs we talk brightness and color temperature, and that makes sense as those are easily measured and have great impact on our photos.
One thing that we often overlook is CRI. And what is CRI you ask? Well CRI stands for Color rendering index and it the number that has the bigger impact on the quality of light.
Let me explain.
Concert photography is probably one of the most challenging fields in photography, but also one of the most rewarding. I can clearly remember the first time I stood in the photo pit, getting ready to shoot the alternative band, Tv On The Radio. I was still trying to figure out the right settings on my camera when suddenly the lights in the venue went off. The band got on the stage, hundreds of people started screaming behind me and I thought, “Am I dreaming or is this real?” Then it hit me – damn, it’s real and I’d better get back to reality quickly and take some great photos! That was how concert photography felt for me the first time I did it. 7 years later, every concert I shoot still gives me an adrenaline kick and there´s always a new challenge to deal with.
Concert Photography is the dream of many passionate music and photography lovers out there. However, there isn’t much information around detailing how to succeed at concert photography. You won´t be able to find many books about concert photography. Something else that holds people back from starting to live their dream is thinking that they need the expensive gear that pro photographers use. In this article, I’m going to show you 7 tools that will help you to get started and bring your concert photography career to the next level.
Your 7 must-have tools in concert photography:
Everyone loves their 24-70 f2.8.
For most photographers, its often their first major upgrade from the kit lens that came with their camera (it was for me anyway). For pure speed and versatility – nothing else comes close. But when it comes to pure image quality and artistic vision…there is such a bigger world out there than what is possible with a 24-70.
Well, in this article I am going to compare these three lenses shot for shot.
If you frequently find yourself needing to power some of your gear while on the go, you know what a pain it can be to make sure you have a way to keep everything powered up when you have no electricity to plug into. Of course, there a plethora of solutions to mobile power stations, but a lot of them are costly and/or excessively bulky. These handy little Power Pods from Indi Pro Tools, may be exactly what you need, especially if you already have some extra Canon LP-E6 batteries laying around. You can power all your gear using one of these adapters and your spare LP-E6’s.[Read More…]
Earlier today Carl Zeiss Lenses uploaded a few sample photos of the new Batis 85mm f/1.8 lens to its Flickr account, but what’s really interesting are not the images but rather the size of one of them.
While there’s nothing unusual with the rest of the album, one photo sticks out. The photo’s caption states it was taken with the new lens and a Sony α7R, but while that camera features a 36.4MP sensor (7392 x 4920), the sample photo’s original size is 8910 x 6300 – which equals to 56.1MP
Could this photo have been taken with the still-rumored Sony A7r II?
Imagine if you could put a drone inside a 5.5 miles long cave that is as tall as a 40-story skyscraper. Plus it has a river flowing through it. Hang Sơn Đoòng (or mountain river cave) is the largest cave known to mankind and the mere fact that they allowed a crew along with a drone to shoot inside is not trivial at all.
Photographer and cave explorer Ryan Deboodt spent some time in the cave along with a Canon 6D, a 16-35mm f4 lens, a DJI Phantom 2 and a GoPro Hero 4 Black edition to give a glorious view of the cave. It is breath taking.
It is amazing that footage like this can be taken with less than $4K worth of gear.
Photographer Olga Barantseva recently created a series of photographs with two beautiful models. But this is where the story stops being normal.
The companion for this photoshoot was a 650kg brown grizzly bear named Stephen.
You need some balls to pose next to such a dangerous animal, even if it is 100% tamed. A friendly “high five” from one of those paws will leave you massively bleeding.