DJI has officially added a new member to their drone family – Phantom 4 Advanced. After announcing the termination of Phantom 4, it seems it got a decent replacement. Phantom 4 Advanced has some similarities to the rest of the series, like its sleek and elegant look and some of the features. But it has some advantages and improvements over its terminated predecessor. It seems that a new and improved version of Phantom 4 is ready for takeoff.
Even if you are satisfied with your photos and make great ones – there’s always room for improvement. But sometimes, you can feel like you’re running in circles. If you feel you’re stuck in a rut with your work, you should watch this great video from Peter McKinnon. It could change your point of view, make you go on with your work, and what’s more – become better at it.
Peter mentions three main issues that may be blocking you from becoming better photographers. Do you think these prevent you from improving as well?
How do you feel when you see a major historic document right before your eyes? And what about seeing dozens of images that testify about the past? A series of images by Henryk Ross from the Nazi-occupied Jewish ghetto could make you feel the connection with the past you’ve never felt before. The series of images is very strong and emotional, and it could draw tears to your eyes. Some of them are also very graphical and not easy to digest.
It’s not about the photos of war and destruction; at least these are not the only things you’ll see. Ross managed to document daily lives of these people and smiles on their faces despite the conditions in which they lived. And he did it all secretly, risking his life. According to the Polish laws, the images are under public domain and can be shared. So we are sharing them, along with their incredible story.
It seems that lately there’s been an entire movement aimed at getting photographers and models off the train tracks. No wonder, considering how many people die as train hits them while taking photos. TODAY recently investigated how long it takes for you to hear the train. It turns out that, once you do – it may be too late.
In the midst of it all, National Geographic posted a photo on their Instagram account with a girl standing on train tracks. According to the users, this image encourages both dangerous behavior and breaking the law. Therefore, there were fierce reactions of many photographers, who flooded the photo with comments of disapproval.
Computer generated graphics has been in our lives for quite a while now. We can’t accurately predict what it will bring in 35 years, but we can go that far into the past and see where it all began.
This video from BBC’s show Tomorrow’s World demonstrates the beginnings of CGI in 1982. The witty presenter Michael Rodd explains and illustrates what it looks like to transform a 2D image into a 3D model on the television screen. And it’s pretty impressive to watch the very beginning of what’s so common nowadays.
Perhaps you remember the viral “Under-Cats” project by Lithuanian photographer Andrius Burba. After publishing this series of photos and the accompanying book, Andrius and his team went on working on several similar projects, but with different animals. And if you are a dog person, you’re gonna love this one.
Andrius’ latest project, “Under-Dogs,” shows dogs photographed from underneath. Just like his previous projects, the photos are well made, funny and they want to make you hug your dog (or any dog, actually) and rub its fluffy belly. We spoke to Andrius about the photos, the gear he used and the challenges he encountered. And he also answered to a burning question – who is better at posing, cats or dogs?
News Corp Australia is experiencing a severe wave of job cuts. One of Australia’s largest media companies is trying to make up for the financial losses, and photographers and subeditors are first under the impact.
This media company owns over 100 newspapers. These include The Daily Telegraph, the Herald Sun and the Courier-Mail – which alone will experience 45 job cuts. Together with the other publications, they will have photographers made redundant. But also, they will undergo the restructuring of the business.
You might already be familiar with the name Kirill Neiezhmakov, at least if you love incredible timelapse and hyperlapse videos. We featured Kirill’s work on DIYP before, and I’m happy to present you with another fantastic hyperlapse he’s created.
This time, he took his gear to the capital city of Kazakhstan – Astana. He told DIYP a bit about his journeys to Astana and the process of making the hyperlapse. He also shared some BTS and other photos of Astana with us. It took him several returns to the city and quite some time to finish the project, but it was well worth it.
After some rumors about announcing Nikon D7500, it’s now officially here. The latest Nikon camera from D7x00 series is available for preorders, and it’s the update of the Nikon D7200, released two years ago. Let’s see what are the novelties and key features of the new member of Nikon family.
No matter how much you love photography, let’s face it – sometimes it’s hard to talk yourself into going out and shooting. You want to go out there and take photos, but at the same time, you’re subconsciously looking for reasons not to do it.
The excuses can be many – you want to save time, avoid bad weather, or you’re simply tired. Photographer Joshua Cripps shares a valuable life lesson about forcing yourself to go out and shoot. When in doubt – just do it! And on some of the examples I’ll give you in this article, you can see that he’s right.