A couple of months ago, Sigma announced two new prime lenses: 135mm F/1.8 DG HSM Art and Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art lens. After the 135mm, the 14mm is now only days away from preorders. Starting from June 22, 2017, you’ll be able to preorder this lens for Canon EF, Nikon F and Sigma SA mounts.
“Everyone’s a photographer nowadays.” How many times have you heard this phrase? This video from Erik Wahlstrom addresses it, and deals with one question I’ve been thinking a lot – in this era when photography’s so available, what makes a photographer? If “everyone is a photographer,” is anyone?
This question has been on my mind a lot, and I never came up with a straightforward answer. I’m sure I’m a person some photographers would scoff at and say the phrase above. On the other hand, I think the same for some camera owners who present themselves as photographers. Everyone’s taking photos today, that’s for sure. But who, among all these people, can call themselves a photographer?
When it comes to making high-quality shots with affordable gear, Dustin Dolby is full of ideas. This time, he guides you through a workflow of shooting classic high-key shots of cosmetic products and getting almost everything done in-camera.
He made these photos for Spela’s catalog. When you shoot a great number of photos, you want to make them as good as they can get in-camera, so you don’t spend an eternity in post. Dustin shares his setup and tricks for achieving the perfect look of these subjects, so you can minimize the time you spend editing.
After Sports Illustrated and Billboard, Elle Australia also issued a cover shot with a smartphone. The photographer Georges Antoni opted for iPhone 7 Plus, like Miller Mobley who shot for Billboard Magazine. And once again, with fine golden light and skillful photographer and model – the results ended up to be fantastic.
Shooting an evenly lit portrait in backlight is a bit of a challenge. Photographer Daniel Ceapă has created a wonderful, balanced portrait in conditions like this using a two lights setup. He has shared his image and some BTS shots with DIYP, along with a detailed explanation how he took the photo. So, all of you searching for knowledge and inspiration in OCF portrait shooting, this will certainly be a valuable resource.
You’ve probably already noticed that we at DIYPhotography love toy photography, Star Wars and LEGO. A young photographer Lampert Benedek brings them all together! He spent two months creating this photo series, featuring LEGO toys in all kinds of situations and with lots of action. And the best of all, he (almost) entirely used practical effects to pull it all off.
As the number of photos we take grows, the more space we need for storage. Apple has launched HEIF and HEVC, formats that could save you up to 50% of storage for photos and videos. They’ve launched it for the camera in iOS 11, and it’s supposed to replace JPEG and allow you to shoot twice as much photos without compromising the image quality.
Nowadays, we’re able to share photos in a matter of seconds, and we often take it for granted. But did you know what it was like 20 years ago? This is when Philippe Kahn took the first cellphone photo ever and shared it with others online.
It’s interesting that the birth of a camera phone came with the birth of Kahn’s daughter Sophie. He photographed her first moments and shared the image with 2000 people, and Conscious Minds share the story behind his game-changing project. Unlike Wi-Fi connection and a couple of taps we need today, it was way more complicated back in 1997.
If you’re looking for a neat and simple way for storing light stands, tripods and booms, guys from The Film Look have come up with a simple solution and they share it in their latest video. All it takes are some screws, hooks and two pieces of bungee cord, and you’re all set.
The stands and tripods usually end up crammed in a corner of the room or behind the door. This makes it difficult to reach the right one, especially if you’re trying not to tip over all the others. The storage hack from this video helps you organize the stands better, make them easily accessible, and also use up the otherwise unused space. And you’ll have to agree, it’s always good to use the extra space to the max.
If you’re looking for the best vlogging setup, the options are many. It may not be easy to bring together the ease of operation, image and sound quality, versatility and the price. But Caleb Pike from DSLR Video Shooter proposes a solution that you could embrace. The entire setup costs around $600 (more or less, depending on the retailer). It’s lightweight, useful at various conditions, and allows you to shoot from the table or from hand, with good sound quality both indoors and outdoors.