Lomography has launched a Kickstarter campaign for their new Neptune Convertible Art Lens System. It’s a set of small, handcrafted lenses, all compatible with the same lens base. Relying on Chevalier’s convertible lens design, Lomography has designed the base and the set of three prime lenses: 3.5/35, 2.8/50 and 4.0/80. They practically fit inside your pocket and give you versatility and good quality on the budget.
Imitation can be a form of learning, and using other people’s photos to create something new is perfectly fine. But when one awarded photographer takes the work of the other, photoshops it in their own “documentary” photo, it’s wrong on so many levels.
Award-winning photographer Souvid Datta has been accused of stealing work from another renowned photographer, Mary Ellen Mark. And the evidence is more than evident. He took a woman from Mark’s image and badly photoshopped it in one of his own photos. After the scandal broke, Datta was silent for a while, but finally admitted that he really did clone a woman from Mark’s photo into his own work. What’s more, he admitted that some of his other work contains elements of stitching and cloning as well.
On Wednesday, April 19, Harper’s BAZAAR celebrated their 150th birthday. As it suits a birthday party of such a high-end fashion magazine, they threw quite a spectacle. They projected 150 of their most iconic images on the Empire State Building. In partnership with Tiffany & Co., the magazine’s glossy pages turned into sky-high projections and threw a memorable show for all the viewers.
If you’re in search for a camera slider, Austrian startup Waterbird Systems will make you say “Shut up and take my money.” They have developed Multi Slider, a bendable slider which enables linear and curve camera tracks in the same product. You can change it from a linear to a curve slider at any demanded radius in only a few seconds. Also, you can control it either manually or via mobile app. Whether you’re a cinematographer or a timelapse photographer, I’m sure you’ll find this product useful.
The Guggenheim Museum has a real treat for all art lovers and book worms. They have released an online library containing over 200 art books, both modern and historic. You can find the works about the art and artists from various fields, and of course – this includes some photography books as well.
If you’re a wedding photographer, it can happen that you don’t have enough time to get couple shots before or after the ceremony. However, you can create your workflow which will get the couple enough time to strike a lot of different poses in as little time as possible. Starting from a few basic poses, you can build upon them to get many different looks over a limited amount of time. With time, you’ll learn how to do them quickly and do it well, and get many beautiful shots of the couple in as little as a couple of minutes. Vanessa Joy from Adorama TV shares a couple of tips for speed posing and getting many beautiful couple shots even when the time is not on your side.
It’s hard to stand out in the flood of incredible timelapse videos. But Kirill Neiezhmakov certainly manages to capture viewers’ attention with his incredible timelapse and hyperlapse videos. This time, he presented us with hyperlapse of the wonderful city of Rome, the capital of Italy. It caught my attention from the first frame and kept it until the very end.
Kirill didn’t only create technically flawless and interesting hyperlapse, but it also contains a story, which I find particularly interesting. He shared with us some of his experiences and details, as well as some of the photos taken in Rome during the making of another of his gorgeous hyperlapse works.
How many times have you heard (or pronounced) “Everyone is a photographer nowadays?” Indeed, there are so many people who bought a DSLR yesterday and created an “Uncle Bob Photography” Facebook page today. They throw photo shoots on super-low rates or often for free, and we all know it’s a big no-no in the industry.
You may feel like these people are harming the industry, taking away the clients and harming your business. Since they have such low rates or even don’t charge at all, it’s logical that you feel this way. But the truth is – they affect you less than you think.
From time to time, there are very interesting photography-related campaigns on Kickstarter. One of them is Illuminati, a wireless light and color meter for photography and filmmaking. It syncs with your smartphone to help you adjust the lights on set, measure white balance even in the trickiest situations and set your camera to take the color-correct shots.
There are a few benefits to using this gadget to improve your photography and videos. In his recent video, Jay P. Morgan gives you several reasons why you should use this color meter and how you can benefit from it.
Working as a freelancer has its advantages, but also carries a lot of uncertainties. It’s not easy to plan your activities and balance all the projects you work on. CJR wanted to make it easier for the photographers to focus on publications worth working for. They talked to 30 freelance photojournalists, who revealed some of the best publications photographers can work for. They discussed the topics of pay, of course, but other important ones as well, like the relationships with editors and respect for photography. In terms of all these aspects, freelancers recommended six best outlets, as well as some honorable mentions.