Remember the animation showing how focal length impacts the portrait? When you shoot with different focal lengths and your subject takes the same space in the frame, you’ll get a certain amount of distortion. As a matter of fact, this is one of the reasons why camera “adds ten pounds”. In this video, Koldunov Brothers demonstrate how geometry of the face and body depends on the distance from the camera. So, what is it that looks so strange when shooting up close with a wide angle lens?
How many times have you heard the proverb “I am not rich enough to buy cheap things?” Do you live by it? When buying camera and lighting gear, you should rely on this saying. Cheap gear may actually turn out to cost you more in the long run, and not only in terms of money. In this video, Pye Jirsa explains the true cost of gear and gear failure. So, is cheap gear really a good investment?
A camera with a crop (APS-C) sensor and the one with a full frame sensor give different results with the same lens. It can sound abstract in theory before you actually see the results. Photographer Ilko Alexandroff created a comparison between APS-C body and a full frame body, using 85mm and 135mm lenses on both. So, from this video, you can see exactly how these lenses perform on a crop and on a full frame body, and how the combination of the camera and the lens affects the photo. It’s interesting to see the changes, and if you are still relatively new to this topic, you will find this very useful.
There are undoubtedly many gorgeous drone videos and timelapse videos on the internet. But Belarusian timelapse photographer Artem Pryadko has combined the two styles. He created a video that shows all the beauties of Minsk recorded from the air. He turned aerial shots into a timelapse and got a dronelapse that’s true eye-candy.
Burhan Ozbilici, the photographer who documented the assassination of Russian Ambassador to Turkey, won the World Press Photo of the Year. On December 19, 2016, he was at an exhibition opening in Ankara, when the incident occurred. As he said back then, he was only doing his job. As the crowd started panicking, Ozbilici remained calm and documented what he witnessed. The photo went viral almost instantly and the reactions were different and pretty intense.
After announcing the delay of DL-series, it appears that Nikon won’t be launching it at all. The company has decided to cancel all three cameras from the DL-series of premium compact cameras. As they announced, the reason is “concerns regarding their profitability.” It appears that several factors affect the production of this line, and despite the wait – the users won’t get to buy them after all.
There are plenty of ways to take photos of snowflakes. Some are complicated, some are simple, and some are DIY to the max. Photographer Chrissy Kerkhof shared with us a very simple setting she used to take clear and crisp snowflake photos. It takes only one additional piece of gear to the lens and the camera.
Do you take selfies or they annoy you? We have recently reported about a study that shows people are ready to accept selfies as a tool. But another study shows an interesting twist when it comes to selfies. It seems many people are willing to take them, yet not so many want to look at selfies of others.
Sarah Diefenbach and Lara Christoforakos of Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich conducted a research, and the results were published in Frontiers in Pshychology. The paper explores what the researches have named “The Selfie Paradox”, and it really is interesting how “nobody likes selfies”, yet they take them regularly.
What’s the camera you are looking forward to? Are you upgrading your gear this year? There were several exciting announcements of cameras we can expect in 2017. Zacuto ran a poll asking the users what is the most anticipated camera for them in 2017. They have published the list of top five most anticipated cameras, and one has won a very convincing victory.
Other than coming home with great photos, traveling enriches your soul and helps you learn more about yourself, the others, and the world. A young Swiss couple shares this point of view, and they have even quit their jobs so they can travel Asia for six months. And it wasn’t for nothing. Sylvain Botter and Jenny Gehrig visited nine Asian countries and returned home with thousands of photos. They used them to create an epic hyperlapse called “Share Your Dream”, to share their adventure and inspire others to travel.