If you’d like to explore macro photography and you’re not willing to invest thousands of dollars in professional macro lenses, photographer Adam Kappa has quite an affordable solution. He shares the setup he uses for macro photography which all of us can use with minimum investment. It involves a kit lens, a cheap external flash, macro tubes and a DIY diffuser. So, with less than $100 of additional gear and some DIY magic, he achieves really great results. Take a look.
Smartphone cameras have become quite powerful. Because of this, it seems that more people get attracted to photography and want to explore all its possibilities. To help newbies get into phone photography, Apple has dedicated a section of their website to all aspiring iPhone photographers. They share some shooting tips and tricks in a cool and useful set of videos for all those who are just discovering the wonderful world of photography.
No matter if you shoot film or digital, I’m sure you have at least a few rolls of film lying around the house. Our parents and their parents used film, and many precious memories are saved on it. So, if you want to revive the old memories or scan the film you shoot yourself, you may soon be able to do it with your smart device.
Abe Fetting is developing an app that lets you scan a roll of film with your smartphone and tablet. And in an instant, you have a positive image you can print or share on social networks.
The owner of well-known Polaroid brand, PLR IP Holdings, LLC, now has a new owner. A group of investors has bought 100% of the shares, led by Smolokowsky family, particularly Mr. Wiaczeslaw (Slava) Smolokowski. He is a Polish businessman and a majority shareholder of the Impossible Project, who produces the instant film for Polaroid cameras. According to President and CEO of Polaroid, Scott Hardy, “this is a new chapter in the story of Polaroid brand.”
How much we’re ready to set the limits for a perfect shot is a topic worth discussing. Some people would risk more, some less, and it’s all perfectly okay. But sometimes, there are photo shoot ideas that just seem so wrong that I can’t find the excuse for the person who thought of them. This photographer who set the bridal dress on fire with the bride wearing it is definitely one of such cases.
Some couples dream of having a classic white wedding and the others want something out of the ordinary. But James and Ashley took unordinary to a new level by exchanging vows at Mt. Everest Base camp, at 17,600 ft. The obligatory tux and a dress were there even at temperatures well below zero. And they were fortunate to get a photographer who is as adventurous as them to capture it all on camera.
Charleton Churchill took the photos of this brave elopement. Considering that the ceremony was everything but ordinary, so are the photos. The magnificent view, the beautiful bride and groom in wedding attire and hiking boots, surrounded by the view so gorgeous that it makes you gasp in awe. We got in touch with Charleton and got to hear more about this adventure. Although the photos are magnificent, it took a lot of effort to get them shot and he and the couple went through a lot. But it was worth it.
Do you have the habit of photographing plates? This doesn’t refer to food photography, but to the backgrounds you capture to give you more options when you get to the editing process. In this video, Jay P. Morgan shares some great advice why photographing plates is important and how they can be useful for your work. They can definitely save you sometimes and help you get the shot even when everything seems lost.
Have you updated to version 2017.1 of Adobe Premiere Pro? According to some users on the Adobe forum, their files are disappearing, and in some cases, they even get completely deleted. One of the users reports that after clicking on the “clean unused” Media Cache Database, the files from one of the previous projects were completely missing when he tried to reopen the project. Can this be an accident and an isolated case, or is it the global problem?
Whether you’re a photographer or videographer, there are many ways to make money from your work. In this video, Matti Haapoja from TravelFeels gives you a couple of tips how to get brands to collaborate with you using social media. After all, we all use social networks, so why not put it to best possible use and start gaining clients through them?