It’s typical. You wait forever for a bus to come along, and then they always seem to show up right when you don’t need them any more. The creator of this video, which was supposed to be of the demolition of a high rise block of flats a few days ago in Glasgow, Scotland, certainly didn’t need this bus coming along to block his shot.
With the speed boosts and memory capacities of modern computers, stitching multiple shots together to make larger panoramic images has become a very common technique used by many photographers. Chances are, if you’re reading this, you probably have too, or you’ve at least thought about giving it a go.
While most stitches go pretty well, there are times when Photoshop isn’t quite sure what you want it to do, and gives you a result you definitely didn’t expect. In this video tutorial from Photoshop wizard Jimmy McIntyre, we see some pretty in-depth techniques for recognising these issues and how to overcome them.
It turns out that May is National Photography Month and to celebrate, Canon USA have revealed a few current consumer trends in the world of photography.
Consumers are showing more confidence behind the camera than ever, claiming that 80% of them rate their photography skills as “good to excellent”. It certainly goes some way towards explaining why the general public tend to undervalue professional photographers.
In the modern digital world, what is it that fascinates us about photography techniques that died out maybe a hundred years or more ago?
Whatever it is, you can satisfy your desires a little bit with this video featuring wet plate photographer David Rambow, who walks us through his thoughts and process when working in this medium.
In this very non-scientific exercise by Seattle based portrait photographer Ben Lucas, we see if subjects can tell the difference between photograph created by a full time working pro vs a paid actor.
The camera, lighting and setup is identical for each “photographer”, to try and illustrate that creating a portrait is about more than just the technical. You need to be able to connect with your subjects to bring out their personality and real emotion.
The eagle eyed amongst you might’ve noticed the historically-inaccurate porta-potties in the background of the image above, but it seems they managed to escape the wrath of participants at a renaissance festival in Russia recently, unlike this drone that managed to capture its own death.
The Canon 600EX II-RT replaces Canon’s former flagship Speedlite 600EX-RT offering a huge boost in recycle times up to 2x faster than its predecessor. The 28mm Macro flash is pretty much as the rumours predicted, although offers a 1:1 magnification, along with a 1.2x “Super Macro” mode.
Over the last few years, cheap lenses have become a big thing, and it’s driven the prices of a number of old cheap lenses right back up to where they used to be when new.
This video from Mathieu Stern of the Weird Lens Challenge presents us with his top seven tips to buying cheap lenses online. Some of them just make good sense, while others are not so obvious.
Today, Instagram have introduced a new look. While a little more flashy than the previous polaroidesque icon, they state that the new one represents a simpler camera with the familiar rainbow living on in gradient form.
While the icon itself seems to have gotten more outgoing, the app has been cleaned down to a more minimalistic and muted layout, allowing you to concentrate more on the images you see scrolling down your screen.
19 year old Courtney Marie Mulkentine from Gympie, Queensland, posted photos of her boyfriend’s ex-girlfriend to Facebook and removed them after Mulkentine received a phone call from the victim, but by then it was too late.
After pleading guilty to “using an electronic carriage service to harass or offend”, the Australian teenager has been banned from using social media for six months, after the act of “revenge porn”, an increasingly common and worrying practice.