Watching this video, you’ll be sure there were special effects involved. However, the director Oscar Hudson used no VFX whatsoever. He used a tiny camera, a huge set, and only two takes to create this fantastic work. He came up with a great solution, both technically and in terms of storytelling. And the video simply makes you watch it until the end. And then once again.
I assume most of us will have a hard time forgetting Richard Prince making a fortune from selling other people’s Instagram screenshots. Photographer Donald Graham decided to file a lawsuit when Prince ripped off his image without permission. Despite Prince’s attempts to get the court throw out the lawsuit – the case goes on.
Last week, a federal judge in New York officially refused to dismiss the charges against Prince. According to the New York Times, this case could set an example of how the fair-use rules relate to Instagram, and it was about time.
On their 100th anniversary, the company launched a teaser video for the newest camera model. The announcement is pretty vague this time. Instead of learning the full specs of the camera, we will learn only a few. But nevertheless, they’ll leave Nikon shooters in expectation.
We’ve recently learned that you can edit videos in Lightroom, at least as the “first aid.” Nathaniel Dodson of Tutvid demonstrates another unconventional use of Lightroom – colorizing black and white images. He turns a black and white photo into color using only Adjustment Brush and the adjustments within this tool. So if Lightroom is your editing tool of choice – check out this tutorial.
One of the great things about Photoshop is that you can do almost everything in a variety of different ways. Blake Rudis of f64 Academy shows you how to enhance landscape photos using the Selective Color adjustment layer.
Frankly, I don’t know many people who enhance photos this way (including myself). So, I found this approach very interesting, and as it turned out – pretty useful, too. Using Selective Color on landscape photos gives you a great control and a wide range of changes to apply – from slightly enhanced natural look to the popular look with lifted blacks.
Many artists use Instagram to promote their work and even book sessions. However, there are probably even more teenagers who use this social network for presenting themselves – the fake version of themselves. Anti-bullying organization Ditch the Label has explored the connection between social networks and bullying. In their Annual Bullying Survey 2017, they concluded that Instagram is the number one social network when it comes to cyberbullying.
The survey was conducted in collaboration with schools and colleges, and it’s described as “the largest benchmark of bullying in the United Kingdom.” It’s published annually, and this year included 10,000 volunteers aged 12 to 20.
Light painting involves long exposure, and as we know, this is when you want everything to be perfectly still. So, in cases like this, the wind is definitely not the friendliest weather condition. The master of light painting Eric Paré shows you how to deal even with the harshest wind when light painting with tubes. It’s not easy to get the perfect shot, but with some preparation and a couple of tricks, you can make some awesome photos for sure.
Eric demonstrates light painting in the harsh wind with his model Kim Henry. They share a few points to pay attention to, so you can get the best out of the windy day when you want to create light painting portraits.
A recent post on Google products forum announces that YouTube Video Editor and Photo slideshows will be discontinued in September. Apparently, there were a limited number of users of these features. So, Google has decided to cancel them completely so they can focus on “building new tools and improving on other existing features.”
Google Street View lets you see almost all corners of the world, but now you can even see the world from another angle – from space. They launched the latest novelty to the web app, which lets you explore the inside of the International Space Station (ISS). In addition, you can also see the images of the Earth taken from the observation cupola.
The ISS floats 250 miles above the Earth, and it’s a base for space exploration. And through Google Street View, now you can get some insight what it looks like for the astronauts who spend their time there.
Earlier this year, the U.S. banned electronics on flights from eight Muslim countries. Even though there was a word it could happen on all international flights, the U.S. government has decided to lift the electronics ban altogether. According to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the security measures have been enhanced, so there is no need to rely on electronics ban for the increase of safety.