Have you ever wanted to try your hand at traditional film developing but lacked a space to set up a darkroom? Well, your problems are now over as Ilford Photo has just announced three interesting new products, including a portable pop-up darkroom tent.
Summer is finally over (for those of us who live in hot countries and hate hot weather this is a definite yeah!) and it’s pumpkin spice latte season again, otherwise known as Fall. In this video Toma Bonciu, or Photo Tom as he’s known, gives us a few tips on how you can take advantage of this time of year to take beautiful Autumn landscapes. And there’s not a decorative gourd in sight.
It’s the stuff of nightmares: you’ve been asked by a close friend to photograph their wedding. You feel like you can’t say no, but you’re not a professional wedding photographer. So what do you do? One Reddit user said ‘I do’ to her friends, only to regret it bitterly during the actual event when a heated argument with the groom caused her to take extreme measures.
Do you enjoy sticking to rules or are you a bit of a rebel? Some rules are there to be broken and in my opinion, especially those rules in photography that we all know and love. But there’s the old adage “first learn the rules before breaking them” to take into account. This is what Daniel Inskeep of Mango Street explains in his latest video.
This is the winning photograph of the HIPA “Humanity” Photography Awards. Shot by Brazillian photographer Ary Bassous, it shows Dr Juliana Ribeiro after 8 hours of continuous work in the Covid-19 emergency room. The image is an intimate moment in a day experienced by so many medical professionals during the past 18 months and you can clearly see the fatigue and emotional cost etched into her face along with the deep grooves from wearing her protective clothing for such a long time.
This is the moment that retired engineer Jose Luis Pereira captured footage of a piece of space rock the size of London clock tower Big Ben as it crashed into the planet Jupiter earlier this week. This is the first time anything of its kind has been recorded in Brazil and is something that Pereira had been trying to capture for years.
Have you ever wondered how you can create high-quality product shots using just one speed light? Dustin Dolby from Workphlo show us how to do just that in his latest video, and it is really very simple. I’m a huge fan of using minimal gear if you can, and I love to use just one light source when possible. As you can see from Dustin’s final images you can create a very solid looking e-commerce type image with this method.
I get asked to photograph some pretty interesting things, and sometimes these things create some unique problems to solve. Here I’ll take you behind the scenes of a recent shoot for a violin maker and show you how I photographed this series of a violin in a way that is both a document of the instrument and also a beautiful wall poster.
Most of us know about the amazing sky replacement AI in Photoshop, but what happens when you don’t want to actually replace the sky, just select it to make adjustments? Masking the sky can be a bit of a hassle if there are intricate parts to mask such as a bridge. We’ve shown you various techniques before to make this easier, but it seems that another extremely powerful tool in Photoshop’s latest update is hiding in plain sight and makes sky selections even quicker.
In this video, Scott Kelby shows us a powerful sky selection tool that I certainly had no idea was there, and it literally takes no time at all to mask out a complicated sky.
Rumours of a collaboration between Oppo and Kodak on a smart phone have been batted around for a while now. It’s not exactly a new concept, with many phone manufacturers teaming up with big camera names: Huawei and Leica, OnePlus and Hasselblad, Vivo and Zeiss to name but a few. Now it looks as though Oppo and Kodak have finally joined the camera-phone club, but is it exactly a new product or is it a rehash of an existing one?