If 2017 will be the year of the big comeback of film, Zorki Photo has made an announcement that supports this claim. They are launching their first film product, and it will be a 100 ISO black-and-white negative film. So, after the comeback of FILM Ferrania and Kodak Ektachrome, film photographers have another film to look forward to.
Although I’ve (sadly) never owned a Nintendo Game Boy Camera, I love to see how artists, scientists or nineties kids play with it in the modern age. An astronomer Alexander Pietrow used this 1998 gadget for astrophotography, and ended up with 2bit images of the Moon and Jupiter. He shares the process and the photos with DIYP, so take a look how the Moon craters look when taken with a 2bit, 128×112px Game Boy Camera. And if you use a telescope, you could take them yourself, too.
Agoraphobia is not merely a fear of open spaces. It’s a fear that certain environment is unsafe and with no easy way of getting away. Artist Jacqui Kenny has been living with this disorder, which affects her ability to travel. However, she has managed to find the way to take “travel photos” from the safety of her room – using Google Street View.
This project came to life accidentally, while she was exploring Google Street View and taking some screenshots. Her sister encouraged her to continue, and so the “Agoraphobic Traveller” was born. It shows photos of many beautiful corners of the earth, without the artist leaving her home or even using her own camera. But there’s more to just that. It also encourages Jacqui and other agoraphobic people conquer their fears.
From time to time, Mathieu Stern presents us with a cool, unusual lens. This time, he found Novoflex 600mm f/8, or as he calls it: a “bazooka lens.” It’s not an ordinary telephoto lens, at least not when it comes to its design. It’s made to look like a rifle, and it’s definitely not something you’d want to shoot with in a crowded place. At least if you don’t want to scare people off or have a talk with the police.
As photographers, we find ourselves behind the camera way more often than in front of it. However, some photographers enjoy taking self-portraits as well. I belong to this group, and while I don’t feel too comfortable when posing to others, I am perfectly fine with posing to myself. I’m not a fan of selfies, but I think self-portraits can have certain benefits for photographers. I’d like to share them with you, and see if we think alike.
Street photography doesn’t only require photographic skills and capturing the right moment. It also involves interaction with the strangers, which can be difficult for many of us to deal with. Photographer Eduardo Pavez Goye has created a helpful video, in which he’ll give you some tips for taking the right attitude. If you feel awkward taking photos of strangers, but really want to pursue street photography, these tips could really boost your self-confidence and help you overcome inhibitions.
Eduardo uses film cameras, which makes it more difficult to get the right shot at the right time. Some of his tips are especially helpful if you also shoot film, such as prefocusing, taking your time and talking to people. However, all these tips are also applicable on those who use digital cameras, and they’ll certainly help you loosen up and get your street photography and interaction skills on a higher level.
We’ve shown you some amazing colorization and restoration work before. But if you are a baseball fan, you will definitely love the series we’re about to show you today.
Chris Whitehouse is a sports lover and a photo restoration and colorization artist. He brings his two passions together, and as a result, he breathes a new life into century-old photos of Major League baseball players and games. Using Photoshop and lots of patience, skill, and research, he teleports us to the baseball fields from 100 years ago and creates a new look on the history of sports.
Even though in body image stabilization (IBIS) isn’t compatible with Fujifilm X-mount, this could change in their future cameras. According to Fuji Rumors, Fujifilm is working on the possibility to bring IBIS to their new camera models.
As Fuji managers Takashi Ueno and Shusuke Kozaki pointed out earlier, they didn’t want to compromise the image quality with the IBIS in Fujifilm X cameras. However, considering the growing need for this feature, we may see it in the future models after all.
The debate whether the gear matters or not is probably never ending. And while I generally always place the idea above gear, I still believe gear matters in many other aspects. But what does a veteran photographer has to say about this? What really makes a good photo?
Photographer Jesse James Allen has created a wonderful tribute to his mentor, photographer Charlie Howse. He inspired him and showed him not how to take, but how to create photos. In Allen’s video, Mr. Howse shares his knowledge, thoughts and a message for all the photographers out there. He talks about what makes good photos and if the gear has the influence, and if you’re looking for some wise words and inspiration, take a look.
Zoom creep or lens creep is one of the most annoying shooting-related phenomena, occurring when the zoom lens barrel extends due to its own weight. Fortunately, there’s a simple and basically free way to resolve it. This video from Dr. Jake Newman shows how to use a rubber band to prevent the zoom lens from creeping. A tiny item you probably have lying around somewhere will prevent the gravity from messing with your lens and help you nail the shots.