This year, the legendary Leica camera turns 100. Exactly 100 years ago, Oskar Barnack’s workshop journal listed “Liliput camera for cine film completed”. And this camera shaped the history of the 20th-century photography. Leica’s birthday celebration includes a range of content. It starts with the video about the history of Leica and its inventor Oskar Barnack, and there’s plenty more for all the Leica lovers to watch, read, and buy.
There’s hardly a wedding without a photographer and a videographer. If these two are not from the same studio, there may be some disagreements, tension, and pressure. They both aim at getting the perfect shot or footage, and it’s important that they work together, and not against each other. In this video from Adorama TV, Vanessa Joy and Robbie Canter will tell you more about the ways for wedding photographers and videographers to work together and make great photos and videos.
Instagram has a wide range of different users. But you’ll agree a great portion of this social network belongs to girls and their photos of everyday life. “Candid” shots from a night out, spontaneous selfies (feel the irony) with a best friend… But all we see is the result, and we know nothing about the photographers.
Well, Boyfriends of Instagram are about to change this. Their Facebook and Instagram page pay a tribute to all the boyfriends out there, who are responsible for the perfect Instagram photos and all the “candid” moments that aren’t actually candid. I’m sure they’ll give you a good laugh.
When you fly by airplane, bringing the camera with you is a must. How else would you capture magnificent aerial scenes on such height? But would you ever say you could lose a camera through an airplane window? I thought it was impossible, but then I saw this video. It’s only a bit heartbreaking, but most of all – it’s pretty hilarious.
Dads love their daughters and there’s nothing they wouldn’t do for them. And Josh Rossi, dad and photographer, combined the love for his daughter with the passion for photography. He made his three-year-old daughter’s dream come true with his photographic skills, lots of Photoshop and even more love. He turned his daughter Nellee into Belle from Beauty and the Beast. Maybe you remember him from a few months ago, when he turned his daughter into Wonder Woman.
Josh traveled all over Europe to take the perfect shots. Later on, he did a photo shoot with Nellee and brought all the images together. It took a lot of time, work and patience, but it gave truly fantastic results.
The Met Museum in New York recently published over 375,000 images under Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license. In other words, this is 375,000 images to use as you like, free of charge and without any restrictions.
There are photos of artworks and different historical items in the collection. But what will make photographers especially happy is a vast number of photographs under CC0 license. They were taken in various techniques, depicting all sorts of events, people, and objects. And they are all recorded in different periods of photographic history.
Canon has officially announced the latest addition to their mirrorless M series: Canon EOS M6. In addition to the two new DSLRs and the 18-55mm lens, they have also invested in the mirrorless line once again. In addition, they have also announced the optical viewfinder to go along. So, it turns out that the rumors were true: the new mirroless camera has arrived from Canon only a few months after its “older brother” M5. And what’s more, they seem to be pretty much alike.
Plenty of news comes from Canon today. They have announced two new DSLR cameras: EOS 77D and T7i (which will be known as EOS 800D outside the US). These will most likely make advanced beginners happy, as they will allow them expand their knowledge and skills. Canon has also announced a new 18-55mm lens to go along. You can order them separately or with some of the cameras, there are several options available. But let’s take a look at the details.
Did you know that the most iconic movie prop ever was made out of a piece of photographic gear? While George Lucas was making A New Hope, he used all sorts of junk as props. He wanted to suggest the sense of history and make the items in the movie seem used. Because of this, set decorator Roger Christian looked for props in thrift stores and at antique dealers. At a small photography shop, he found a piece of gear that will become something we can’t imagine Star Wars without, and a prop every Star Wars geek dreams of having.
Remember the animation showing how focal length impacts the portrait? When you shoot with different focal lengths and your subject takes the same space in the frame, you’ll get a certain amount of distortion. As a matter of fact, this is one of the reasons why camera “adds ten pounds”. In this video, Koldunov Brothers demonstrate how geometry of the face and body depends on the distance from the camera. So, what is it that looks so strange when shooting up close with a wide angle lens?