Harsh and bright midday sun is definitely not the ideal time of day for portrait shots. However, you can even out the light and avoid the unflattering shadows using only one light. In his latest video, Manny Ortiz shares a quick tutorial how to do it and make stunning portraits even in the bright sunlight.
As a professional photographer or filmmaker, you probably have quite a lot of equipment. But there are some items you may not count as essential part of your gear, yet they could be a lifesaver when you’re on set. Peter McKinnon shows you seven gadgets that may seem stupid, but you will find them super-useful in plenty of situations when you’re on a shoot.
A professional leather harness can cost up to a few hundred dollars. If you want to save some cash and still have a great-looking and safe harness for your gear, there is a DIY method to do it. Duncan Dimanche will guide you through it in his latest video. You will need a couple of items for around $70, and in about half an hour you can make a sleek leather harness on your own.[Read More…]
The food in ads always looks appetizing and makes your mouth water. However, you probably wouldn’t want to take a bite of these dishes. Photographers and videographers use a bunch of weird tricks that make the food look gorgeous – but they also make them inedible.
This video from Top Trending brings you ten tricks photographers use to make the food look good in photos. If you’re not really a great cook, but you still want to make the food photogenic – you can use them at home or in the studio to make stunning images.
Have you already been to India and photographed Taj Mahal and other famous monuments? If you haven’t, from now on you may need a license to do it. The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) is changing their photography policy, and they will soon require photographers to be licensed if they want to operate commercially in India’s protected monuments.
Unlike the Swiss village that banned photography, this isn’t a PR trick. The reason for this move by ASI is to prevent freelance photographers from “pestering” the visitors who want to take photos.
The news that Google abandons Nik Collection affected users all over the world. Over the years, many photographers embraced it as a part of their workflow, and one of such users started a petition to bring the collection back. Sascha Rheker from Germany started the petition on Change.org, in an attempt to make Google go on with developing Nik collection.
A resort village of Bergün/ Bravuogn in Switzerland recently implemented quite an unusual ban. The local council has announced that, from now on, it’s forbidden to take photos of this picturesque village. Anyone who gets caught taking pictures will be issued a symbolic fine of 5 CHF (around $5), and the reason – they want to stop people from feeling miserable.
“What sense does it make,” you may ask. According to the Facebook post on the resort’s page, “it is scientifically proven that beautiful holiday photos shared on social media cause the viewers to feel miserable because they are not in that place. And Bergün is so lovely that there are only beautiful photos.” So, this strange move serves to prevent anyone from feeling sad because they’re missing out.
As the latest addition to their EOS Cinema cameras, Canon has launched EOS C200. It features a super 35mm CMOS sensor paired with Canon’s Dual DIGIC DV 6 image processor, which allow shooting up to 4K DCI resolution. With its compact size and powerful features, Canon EOS C200 could be, as DigitalRev refers to it, “the ultimate run & gun camera.”
As you probably already know, NASA makes their photo library publicly available. Thanks to this, from time to time there are devoted artists and space geeks who turn the images from NASA into something new and beautiful. This time, photographer Sean Doran took still photos of Jupiter and turned them into a mesmerizing animation.
The photos taken by Juno spacecraft are awe-inspiring on their own, but the video adds a totally new dimension. Have you ever tried to imagine yourself orbiting around Jupiter? This video makes you feel like you do, and it’s simply wonderful.