If you photograph professional models, they know their tricks. But photographing yourself or non-model friends can be quite a challenge because not all of us know how to pose. Sorelle Amore has created a fantastic video to help you get through this. She shares a bunch of useful posing tips and tricks to help you take awesome portraits of others or of yourself.
Facebook has shared a lot of updates at the F8 keynote on 1 May, and it looks like the plan to experiment with AI and VR in some interesting ways. While 360-degree photos and videos have been around on Facebook for a while, they now plan to turn 2D photos into 3D. In other words, they want to give regular, flat photos a feeling of 3D space and create a more immersive experience for the viewers.
At Facebook’s F8 developer conference, the company has announced some exciting news: Facebook and RED are teaming up to develop a high-end, professional VR camera system. It will reportedly be able to capture hi-res imagery in so-called 6DoF (six degrees of freedom). The viewers will be able to explore the high-quality content in real time within virtual reality.
Two months ago, a leaked code revealed that Instagram might add voice and video calls to the app. But now it’s official: Instagram is getting video calls in the weeks to come. The video chat, along with a few other improvements, will make Instagram a step closer to becoming “all-in-one” app.
There are certainly plenty of different camera straps in the market, and if you ask me, it’s hard to find the one that’s perfectly safe, yet comfortable enough to wear it all day. Fotcase is a Kickstarter project that promises a strap that will bring the best of both worlds. Its creators claim it’s perfectly safe for your camera, but also for your neck and back.
When you travel, there are times when you just don’t know what to shoot first. There’s just so much of wonderful sights! But, if you try to film everything, it will not do you a favor when you start editing your travel video. So, Thomas Alex Norman shares some tips with you that will help you make footage for awesome travel videos.
It’s not about gear or camera settings. It’s about changing your mindset so you can return from every travel with enough of usable footage you’ll turn into a beautiful video. Oh, and this works for photographers too, as it will help you return home with more of good photos.
Egyptian photojournalist Mahmoud Abu Zeid (a.k.a. Shawkan) won this year’s The Unesco/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize, awarded yearly to those contributing to press freedom anywhere in the world. Shawkan was arrested in 2013 in Cairo for covering an anti-government protest in August that year, and prosecutors requested a death sentence for him.