What does it mean to be a professional photographer, and what makes you a professional photographer? Is it about earning money and making a living from photography? Or perhaps there is more to it? In his latest video, Joe Edelman tries to give an answer to these questions and define what makes a professional photographer. And according to him, it’s definitely not just about the earnings.
No matter if you are a fan of Pink Floyd or not, I’m sure you know the cover of their iconic album The Dark Side of the Moon. After all, as photographers, you are familiar with the phenomenon it depicts.
Young photographer Mason Maxwell turned that phenomenon into a photo that pays a tribute to one of Pink Floyd’s most famous albums. He created a surprisingly accurate replica of the cover, using sunlight, prism and cardboard. It sounds fairly simple, but it was more complicated that you would think. Mason shared some details of taking the shot with us, and it was quite a challenging process.
When you see the word “bokeh” written, you probably see an image in your head to associate it with the word. But when you read it out loud, how do you do it? Is it “boh-key,” “boh-kuh,” “boo-kay” or something else?
Guys from Photogearnews asked photographers at The Photography Show how they pronounce it. There are so many different answers, that you may wonder whether yours is the right one. Well, in the video you’ll also hear what the correct pronunciation is from a reliable source. Ryu Nagase, Canon’s Product Management Director, will tell you the right way to say it.
I’m sure you’ve heard this plenty of times: “Gear doesn’t matter.” I am also one of the people who stand behind this point, and I believe it’s the photographer who makes the image, not the gear. But of course, the view on this matter can’t be either black or white. In some cases and for certain reasons, gear does matter.
This is the issue Marc Falzon from The Analog Process addresses in his video. As a response to Ted Forbes’ “Why Gear Doesn’t Matter” video, Marc discusses why it matters after all and why we can’t just say that it doesn’t.
French company Airvada has launched Diodon, the world’s first inflatable drone. Yup, you read it right, inflatable drone. You use a compact electric pump to fill it with air, and it’s ready for a takeoff.
It sounds funny, but apparently, it’s quite powerful and has a few pretty good sides. So let’s check them out.
Gigapixel images are something we mainly see at political events or sports games. But Bentley Motors has raised the bar of advertising and used this technique to show off their Bentley Flying Spur W12 S.
Their new gigapixel photo is set in Dubai, and it allows you to explore the magnificent scene to spot their latest model of the car. But you can examine the picture further and check out what else is there, and it’s quite amusing.
Long lenses are a must for certain types of photography, but they can be a huge investment. This is why people often opt for teleconverters. This may or may not be the best option, and maybe you’re having second thoughts whether you should buy a teleconverter or not.
In his latest video, Jay P. Morgan talks about the advantages and disadvantages of teleconverters. If you can’t make up your mind whether they’re worth the investment, this video might be of great help for you.
There are many ways and attempts to make the post-processing time shorter and more efficient. Researchers at Cornell and Adobe have teamed up and came up with a new solution. They have created a method that transfers the style of one image onto the other. It’s like a crossover between the Prisma app and copying and pasting settings in Lightroom.
With this solution, you are not supposed to edit the image and then copy and paste settings. You can transfer the style from a finished reference photo onto the one you want to enhance. This includes copying the time of day, lighting and weather from a reference image onto the one you’re editing.