As well as a wealth of technical, creative, and workflow ideas, it demonstrates the value of forming good relationships and even friendships with your clients.
Nikon USA have announced that they are expanding their recall of Nikon D750 bodies to cover those manufacturered over a significantly longer period of time.
Since the silent recall of the D750 in January of last year, Nikon announced an official recall in June covering cameras produced in October and November of 2014, warning that they “may not function normally”.
This has now grown to cover potentially all D750 bodies manufactured between October, 2014 through to June, 2015.
I recently came across the work of Italian photographer Manuel Cafini over on Facebook, and I was instantly blown away. His Chronophotography project particularly intrigued me, as it’s a look I’ve attempted and failed to create myself a number of times.
Chronophotography is defined as “an antique photographic technique from the Victorian era (beginning about 1867-68), which captures movement in several frames of print. These prints can be subsequently arranged either like animation cels or layered in a single frame.”
Manuel has updated the basic principles and brought it to the present day. So, we reached out and contacted Manual to get some insight into his process.
Photographer Manuel Cafini recently posted a great series of images on how he built up his own SLA based battery packs for his speedlights to help improve recycle times and give him a bit more power, and has allowed us to share it here on DIYP.
The tools and construction is fairly basic if you’re confident with a soldering iron, but you’re still dealing with electricity here, so if you try this, be careful.
Lone trees in the landscape are a popular photography subject around the world, but it’s not often that what makes such a scene so pleasing also causes the owner of the land on which it resides to cut it down.
This particular tree, nicknamed the “Philosophy Tree”, has become something of an attraction to local photographers, and Instagram users.
People often ask me about the flash equipment I currently use, and what I would do differently if I were to start over today.
I also often see “What should I buy?!?!” posts on photography groups on Facebook, and the simple truth is, we don’t know. We have no idea what you need. We only know what we need.
This two part series of posts is a way for me to provide some insight into how and why I buy new equipment, and hopefully it will help you to look at your gear choices more objectively, so that you buy new gear because you need to, and not because “so-and-so said I should get this”.
In this first part, I’m going to go over my current gear and explain some of the issues I feel I’m having, what walls I’m hitting, as well as the stuff that I’m absolutely not getting rid of (and why).
The shortlists for the world’s biggest photography competition, the 2016 Sony World Photography Awards has been released this week.
This year’s competition has broken all records this year, receiving a massive 230,201 entries, up 28% on last year.
The Sony World Photography Awards is split into four separate photography competitions for Professional, Open, Youth and Student Focus, with each divided group into various categories. There are also National Awards for the best entries from different countries.
One of the problems when trying to create the images we see in our head is that, in the real world, the constituent parts can be very difficult to get together in front of your camera all at the same time.
This is where compositing steps in. Sometimes, you just have no choice, and you may need to photograph elements separately and then blend them together in post.
I’ve been following the work of illustrator and retoucher Arun Kumar for a while now, and his videos rarely fail to impress me, and his latest two part compositing tutorial is no exception.
One would think that with a surname like “Click”, a person might be more sympathetic toward photographers, especially when that person is also Assistant Professor of Mass Media at the University of Missouri.
Some of you will remember the story from November last year, of Dr. Melissa Click’s tussle with journalists attempting to interview and photograph students during a protest on the campus.