Why only have round bokeh, when you can get it all sorts of shapes? You can achieve shaped bokeh by cutting a shape in black paper and placing it on the lens. Or if you’re too lazy or not really precise, you can even buy premade shapes. But what if I told you there’s a way to achieve square bokeh with nothing but a lens? Mathieu Stern presents you with a cheap lens that has a square aperture, so it creates super-interesting square bokeh.
I’m sure it has happened to all of us that people confuse us with someone else. It usually ends up in saying hello to a complete stranger with a confused look on our face, and that’s all. But for a 63-year-old Lyn Slater, this mix-up ended up in changing her life.
She went to meet a friend for lunch near the Lincoln Center during New York Fashion Week. Suddenly, the foreign photojournalists surrounded her and attracted a large crowd. They mistakenly thought she was a fashion icon, and from then on – she actually became one.
Some of the specifications for the possible replacement of Nikon D810 were released a while ago. Now there are new updates concerning Nikon D820, and the one that catches most attention is that D820 might have the same autofocus system as Nikon D5. This means 153 focus points, 99 of them being cross type and 55 selectable.
Sony shooters who prefer wide angle lenses, Sony has an exciting announcement for you. They are going wide and they have announced two new lenses for their E-Mount full frame cameras. One of them is Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM and the other is Sony FE 12-24mm f/4 G.
They belong to the G Master series and they are designed to provide great sharpness and fine image quality. Both of them are fast, flexible and characterized by the constant aperture of f/2.8 and f/4. Let’s take a look at the details and see what you get with these lenses.
While Pantone is a widely used color matching system, it is also an artistic inspiration. Graphic Designer Andrea Antoni uses it to match the colors of landscapes and cityscapes with Pantone palettes. He travels and takes photos of scenery and cities, and finds Pantone colors in these scenes. Later on, he digitally adds his hand holding a matching Pantone swatch for each image and turns travel images into unique memories.
If you were one of those kids who would dismantle every toy to see what it was like on the inside, you certainly discovered plenty of cool and interesting things. But have you ever seen what a golf ball looks on the inside? Photographer James Friedman became interested in discovering it, and he captured dozens of golf balls cut in half. Turns out there’s quite a colorful inside in each of the tiny white balls, and James shows it in a gorgeous abstract series of photos he named Interior Design.
A couple of months ago, we’ve seen how iPhone 7 Plus stands against the $50K Red Weapon. It performs pretty well in bright conditions, considering that’s it’s just a smartphone and Red Weapon is a powerful professional camera. But now, Potato Jet makes a new comparison. This time he compares the iPhone 7 Plus to Arri Alexa Mini, and shoots in various lighting conditions, not just in the bright sunlight. So, how bad is the iPhone compared to $82,000 Arri Alexa?
Summer is coming, and it’s the right time for choosing the perfect camera for the adventures it brings. Olympus seems to have this in mind, so they’ve launched their latest rugged compact camera: Olympus TG-5. It’s water-, dust-, freeze, crush- and shockproof, able to withstand a variety of weather conditions and follow you wherever you may roam. At the same time, it’s capable of 4K video shooting and high-speed Full HD 1080p at 120 fps.
Imagine exercising your butt off, entering the bodybuilding competition, only to later find out your photo was omitted from the contest gallery because you’re not “perfect.” This is what happened to Jana Roller. She worked hard for two years, lost 140 lbs and entered her first bodybuilding competition. However, when she browsed through the gallery of photos from the contest, she realized there was no photo of her among the other contestants from her category. She contacted the photographer to ask shy her photo wasn’t included, and received an unpleasant answer. The photographer assumed that she’d be embarrassed by her body.