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This is what low contrast lens filters are and how you can use them in portraits

Mar 27, 2024
Jake Hicks

As the name of the filter alludes to, these lens filters do indeed lower the overall contrast of a shot. To clarify what that means…

Your pop-up flash is better than you think: Use these 20 creative techniques for stunning photos

Mar 20, 2024
Dunja Djudjic

Most photographers will tell you that a pop-up flash produces unflattering and ugly lighting. And they’re right – unless you get creative! If this video…

Lighting Setup: Hanging Bulbs Portrait

Feb 1, 2024
Jake Hicks

I’ve been shooting for a long time now, but there are always some lighting setups that I’ve never gotten around to shooting. I’m sure we…

A Beauty Portrait with Gravity-Defying Hair

Dec 26, 2023
Joe Edelman

The goal of a beauty portrait is to highlight the subject’s physical beauty. The challenge in adding the word ‘creative’ to the mix is that you…

Amazon still sells clothes hook spy camera despite facing lawsuit

Dec 12, 2023
Dunja Djudjic

Despite legal challenges and ethical concerns, spy cameras disguised as everyday objects are still readily available on Amazon. Recently, a camera disguised as a clothes…

A star is born: James Webb Telescope captures supernova remnant in unprecedented detail

Dec 11, 2023
Dunja Djudjic

The James Webb Space Telescope has captured yet another stunning, detailed space image. This time, it offers a detailed view of the Cas A supernova remnant, a massive explosion that occurred 340 years ago. This image reveals intricate features of the expanding shell of material slamming into the gas shed by the star before it exploded.

“It’s truly an incredible feeling when you can show someone how beautiful they are”

Nov 21, 2023
Alex Baker

Award-winning photographer Bella Kotak is best known for her ethereal fine art portraits and also for her love of flowers and pomeranian dogs. Her images…

The PMI Smoke Ninja is a phone-sized smoke machine

Nov 18, 2023
Sagiv Gilburd

The new tiny smoke machine, the PMI Smoke Ninja (249$), is only 142mm tall. 5mm shorter than an iPhone 15. It’s the size of a…

Ulanzi jumps on the fog machine train with the FM01 FILMOG Ace

Nov 14, 2023
John Aldred

Small portable fog machines seem to be the new thing at the moment. And Ulanzi’s not one to be left behind on such things. So,…

Surreal image of lava-illuminated cloud wins 2023 Weather Photographer of the Year

Oct 5, 2023
Dunja Djudjic

The Royal Meteorological Society has announced the winners of the 2023 Standard Chartered Weather Photographer of the Year competition. This year’s overall winner is Francisco…