One of only 359 ever made, this particular Nikon Nikkor-P 1200mm f/11 lens is probably one of the most pristine examples still around, and now it can be yours if you have a spare $6,000 burning a hole in your pocket.
After the teases and the leaks, it’s now official as Hasselblad launch their X1D Medium Format Digital Mirrorless camera. It is a thing of beauty, and the specs look very impressive. Although, with a price tag of $8995, one would hope so.
It uses the same 50MP CMOS sensor as their new H6D-50c, so the X1D is going to be able to produce the same kind of colour, tone and detail as it’s bigger sibling, but in a much smaller package.
Even if you shoot to two cards at once with a dual slot DSLR, one of the biggest issues that many location photographers face is that of creating backups when out in the field.
I’ve long recommended the Western Digital My Passport Wireless as a self contained solution for such a need, but it can be painfully slow, especially if you’re backing up multiple cards at the day. This situation is now hoped to be resolved with the new Western Digital My Passport Wireless Pro.
The kits are designed to be an all-in-one solution for independent YouTube content creators who don’t want to have to figure out everything they need to get up and running quickly.
It seems every time a new camera is about to be released, somebody somewhere always slips up and lets content out online before they’re supposed to, although it’s rarely the manufacturer themselves.
Today, Adobe finally unleashes an update that many users have been waiting for. As well as giving us back the Legacy Healing Brush, this update to Adobe’s CC2015 suite of applications brings some great new features to Photoshop, After Effects, Premiere and other applications.
We’re going to look at some of these new features, and thanks to the folks at the Photoshop Training Channel on YouTube, you’ll find out how they work.
Unless you have a dedicated boom arm, or a voice activated lightstand (an assistant) to do the job for you, booming microphones and lights overhead can prove to be a little tricky. Good boom arm stands can be expensive, especially if you want stability.
This solution from the Frugal Filmmaker couldn’t have come at a better time for me, as I’ve been in the market for something to hold my microphone boom pole for a little while now. Being able to utilise a tripod I already own and would already be taking on shoots with me anyway will make life much easier.
Uploading from your desktop straight to Instagram isn’t really anything new. There are a number of methods out there to let you access your Instagam account and post new images straight from Windows or OSX. Usually, they’re a bit of a long winded process.
The new LR/Instagram plugin for Lightroom, however, makes the process simple and smooth. Best of all, it’s completely free to try it out, and only $10 to register if you like it.
Planning and producing a photo shoot, especially when there’s crew involved, can be a demanding and stressful task. This is especially so while you’re still learning, making mistakes, and figuring out exactly what kind of things you need to plan and prepare for.
Not everybody has access to a produce to figure all this out for them, so Alexi Lubomirski is here to help with his new video, detailing everything that goes into producing a shoot.
As more DSLR owners shoot video, it’s natural that they’re going to start experimenting with visual effects. In this video from Tobias at Surfaced Studio, we’re shown how to clone ourselves in video footage using Adobe After Effects.
While you might not want this exact effect in your own work, the video is still worth watching. In it, we are shown some very handy techniques for keying out green screen footage, and compositing them onto new backgrounds.