So, you’ve seen plenty of splendid stop-motion videos, and you’ve finally decided to make your own. Rob Nelson of the Rob & Jonas duo will show you where to start and how to make your very first stop-motion video. You don’t need fancy gear and a lot of money to start. If you have a smartphone, it’s basically free. You need some props, a few hours of your time and the willingness to do it, that’s all.
If you’re new to studio photography, you may want to take it one step at a time. Or literally one light at a time. You can make great studio portraits and create different setups with a single light. In this video, Manny Ortiz will show you how. All you need is one light and an optional reflector – and you’re good to go.
When we magnify even the most ordinary object, we can discover interesting new worlds. Photographer and videographer Andrew “Drew” Geraci did this with food we see and consume every day. With help of a microscope and a camera, he magnified his subjects 1000x and turned them into an abstract and trippy video. His short film titled Structure shows us the unseen, micro world of the things we see every day.
So, you are a photo hobbyist and enjoy photography. But are you a true photography devotee? The 101% photo geek? In this hilarious video, Kai Wong teaches you how to “up your photo game to level 11” and be the ultimate photo geek. And it’s all spiced with his recognizable, sarcastic humor.
In a recent interview for Nikkei Asian Review, Canon Chairman and CEO Fujio Mitarai admitted that the company is lagging behind others when it comes to innovation. They talked about the company’s medium-term plan, but also their biggest challenges and issues. After summing up the results of 2017 and the plans for the following few years, Mitarai argued that “it’s time to think outside the camera box.”
Last night, the College Football Playoff National Championship was played between Alabama and Georgia. After the game-winning touchdown, both the crowd and the players were ecstatic. In the overall madness, one photographer also got a little carried away… and he got knocked down by an ecstatic football player
We’ve seen several different ways of creating double exposure photos in Photoshop. Photographer Leo Rosas shares an interesting tutorial on how to do it on a digital Nikon camera, in-camera. Well, sort of. You take the individual photos and blend them in-camera to create a RAW file. You can later fine tune it in Adobe Lightroom or Camera Raw. Take a look.
At CES 2018 in Las Vegas, Sony has unveiled a new smartphone, and photographers might be interested in it. Xperia XA2 features a 23 MP Exmor RS sensor in its rear camera. The front side isn’t all that bad either. It features two cameras, one of 16MP and the other of 8MP, with a 120° field of view.
Some major changes have happened inside DxO Labs. The company has recently announced that DxOMark Image Labs has split from DxO Labs, and they are now a privately-owned, independent company. According to their announcement, DxOMark will go on with the “development and commercialization of image quality solutions and services.”
A new, huge lens has joined the Nikon family. NIKKOR 180-400mm f/4E TC1.4 FL ED VR is a super-telephoto lens with a built-in 1.4x teleconverter. It lets you extend the focal length from 180-400mm to 252-560mm on full-frame cameras. Used with crop bodies, that’s the equivalent field of view to full frame 378-840mm with the teleconverter activated.
The lens seems to be designed with sports and wildlife photographers in mind. It has plenty of great features, and they come with a price tag of nearly $12,400.