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?
Apple announced the launch of the new iPhone 13 range yesterday, and its camera is a real game-changer, particularly for videographers. With new features such as a wide-angle and macro lens, plus 3x telephoto zoom and a dedicated cinematography video mode, could this be the beginning of the end for bulky DSLRs and mirrorless cameras?
The phone boasts many impressive attributes such as a 1TB storage, 5G, and extended battery life. Additionally, for photographers and content creators, several features will be very exciting.
Nikon has announced the release of their new Nikkor Z 40mm f/2 lens for the Z mount mirrorless camera series. A compact and lightweight prime lens with “high portability ideal for casual everyday shooting” according to the Nikon website. This lens furthers the lineup for their full-frame Z mount mirrorless cameras.
Apple has warned iPhone users not to attach their phones to motorcycles or scooters if they value the camera function. High amplitude vibrations at particular frequencies can degrade the phone’s camera systems over time.
Apple released a long and very specific support document on Friday called “Exposure to vibrations, like those generated by high-powered motorcycle engines, might impact iPhone cameras.” The high-frequency vibrations caused by these vehicles can seriously mess up the functioning of the built-in camera system, gradually degrading the phone’s optical image stabilization, or OIS, and closed-loop autofocus systems.
An unlikely collaboration between two artists has saved countless victims from their own stupidity through an incredible optical illusion. Artist Naomi Haverland from Minnesota created her own answer to the viral TikTok Milk Crate challenge by making a clever chalk drawing on the street in a way that creates a perfectly realistic perspective in 3D when photographed from the right angle.
Have you ever gone somewhere expecting to take some amazing photos only to get there and be so uninspired you don’t even take your camera out of your bag? It can happen for so many reasons and to most of us at one point or another. The important thing is to not beat yourself up over it but find ways to break through this undesirable condition. Here are a few reasons why it’s happening.
An arresting photograph of a flock of thousands of geese in mid-flight from the point of view of another bird has been announced as the overall winner of the Drone Awards 2021, the main international contest of aerial photography. The award is part of the International Festival of Visual Arts Siena Awards, and the winning images from eight categories will form the exhibition “Above Us Only Sky” in Siena from October 23rd till December 5th 2021.