With holiday spirit all around, Kaiman Wong (better known as ex digital rev Kai) and his friend Rita Law bought each other film cameras for Christmas. The idea was to create a challenge of shooting film in the street. But they couldn’t afford proper film cameras, so they got each other something more affordable: Lomo Instax and Fujifilm Instax Hello Kitty camera. Guess who ended up with the Hello Kitty one. How did the cameras perform in Hong Kong’s busy streets? Is it possible to take decent shots with cameras like this?
Adobe Photoshop is a complex program with tons of features. Some of them are familiar to everyone, but there are some which even the experts don’t know about. Nathaniel Dodson from Tutvid gives you an interesting and fast paced tutorial. He presents you with 10 features you probably didn’t know existed in Photoshop CC, but which can make your editing job much faster and easier.
Do you compare photos with others and wonder how come they are better than yours? You should learn from your mistakes and use them to improve your photography. Peter McKinnon points out to the most common mistakes, and gives you fives you five short, but important tips for making a progress. And each of them takes only a few seconds of extra thinking or preparation.
If you are a handyperson, you sure have a bunch of tools, and of course – wrenches. And it is certainly a bother trying to find the right one. Jordan Steranka, an industrial designer based in Seattle, has created a concept that could spare us from searching for a suitable wrench. It will particularly thrill all the shutterbugs and DIY photographers out there – since the concept is based on camera aperture.
Photographing time-lapses where the camera moves a long distance is not easy. You can set up tracks, but this is a long and laborious project. Plus, you need to make sure the tracks are not in the shot. This is where cable cameras come into play. It may look like a hard thing to set up, but this video by Morten Rustad will take you through all the steps you need to take to create fascinating time-lapses.
I have a problem. I am overly attached to my old work. Work that no longer serves a purpose, but I feel attached to somehow.
When I look at my hard drives, my cloud storage, etc — I feel like I am a digital hoarder. I hold onto too many images.
What is the problem in today’s world? The fact is that we are over-saturated with information. With bits and bytes, it is easy to have “unlimited storage” (whereas with physical storage, there tends to be a limit).
I’ve been trying to take a more “zen” approach to life— and trying to live lightly. I try to pare down my belonging to the absolute essentials, and try my best to get rid of things that are superfluous in my life.
However I haven’t really listened to my own advice when it comes to digital things. I have too many files that are backed up (even though I know I won’t look at them ever again). I also have tons of old photos which I am no longer interested in — but I still keep them for some reason.
If you are into macro photography, you probably already have a macro lens. Or three. And in this case you know how much they cost. If you are just getting interested in macro, there my be a better option than macro lens – at least price-wise.
Most professional wedding photographers are not thrilled when someone brings up mirrorless cameras. I understand – the concept is relatively new, and there may be some distrust towards these cameras’ performance. Especially in demanding conditions such as shooting a wedding. But an example by Kevin Mullins proves them wrong. He shot an entire wedding with a Fujifilm X-Pro2 and published a video which may break down misconceptions.