Do you compare photos with others and wonder how come they are better than yours? You should learn from your mistakes and use them to improve your photography. Peter McKinnon points out to the most common mistakes, and gives you fives you five short, but important tips for making a progress. And each of them takes only a few seconds of extra thinking or preparation.
If you are a handyperson, you sure have a bunch of tools, and of course – wrenches. And it is certainly a bother trying to find the right one. Jordan Steranka, an industrial designer based in Seattle, has created a concept that could spare us from searching for a suitable wrench. It will particularly thrill all the shutterbugs and DIY photographers out there – since the concept is based on camera aperture.
Photographing time-lapses where the camera moves a long distance is not easy. You can set up tracks, but this is a long and laborious project. Plus, you need to make sure the tracks are not in the shot. This is where cable cameras come into play. It may look like a hard thing to set up, but this video by Morten Rustad will take you through all the steps you need to take to create fascinating time-lapses.
I have a problem. I am overly attached to my old work. Work that no longer serves a purpose, but I feel attached to somehow.
When I look at my hard drives, my cloud storage, etc — I feel like I am a digital hoarder. I hold onto too many images.
What is the problem in today’s world? The fact is that we are over-saturated with information. With bits and bytes, it is easy to have “unlimited storage” (whereas with physical storage, there tends to be a limit).
I’ve been trying to take a more “zen” approach to life— and trying to live lightly. I try to pare down my belonging to the absolute essentials, and try my best to get rid of things that are superfluous in my life.
However I haven’t really listened to my own advice when it comes to digital things. I have too many files that are backed up (even though I know I won’t look at them ever again). I also have tons of old photos which I am no longer interested in — but I still keep them for some reason.
If you are into macro photography, you probably already have a macro lens. Or three. And in this case you know how much they cost. If you are just getting interested in macro, there my be a better option than macro lens – at least price-wise.
Most professional wedding photographers are not thrilled when someone brings up mirrorless cameras. I understand – the concept is relatively new, and there may be some distrust towards these cameras’ performance. Especially in demanding conditions such as shooting a wedding. But an example by Kevin Mullins proves them wrong. He shot an entire wedding with a Fujifilm X-Pro2 and published a video which may break down misconceptions.
Light pollution is one of the main problems of every astrophotographer, no doubt about that. If you want to get rid of its orange-yellowish tint, you need either post-processing or a filter. We have recently presented you with PureNight Premium, a filter you can attach to your camera and reduce the effects of light pollution. It’s mounted onto your lens by using a standard square filter holder.
But Cyclops Optics, a Hong Kong-based company has another solution. They produce filters that can be clipped on – but onto your camera’s sensor.
I believe most of us snap selfies from time to time. And we mainly forget about them as soon as we post them on Instagram (and so do others). Some of us take self-portraits as well, to express an opinion, depict our emotions, or because we simply lack another model at the moment. Johnny Tang, a Brooklyn-based fine art photographer, brings self-portraiture to a new level. He creates self-portraits you are not likely to forget any time soon. He clones himself numerous times in a single photo – but he does it by shooting on 35mm film.
Have you ever tried Cibachrome (Ilfochrome) processing? The materials for it are not produced any longer, and I suppose most of us will never get to see or make such photos. But artist and engineer Tim Hunkin was lucky enough to have some of the papers left in stock. He chose quite a strange DIY camera, developed the photos inside of it, and achieved remarkable results.
Corridor Digital are known for their viral cinematic short videos, with plenty of awesome effects. But when they’re not busy creating these, they like to get a bit goofy on their sister channel Sam and Niko. This is where they recently published a video of shooting a GoPro 5 out of a custom made air cannon. After stabilizing the footage, they got some quite interesting results.