With rumours that Sigma are discontinuing the 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM, the timing makes a lot of sense.
Lightning is one of those that subjects many of us have tried to photograph at some point or another if we live in an area where it happens. It’s one of those topics that seems almost too well documented. There’s a million different methods and techniques to try and figuring out which one works the best can only be discovered by actually giving it a go.
Professor Ningyu Liu at the Florida Institute of Technology’s Geospace Physics Laboratory has taken things a little further by capturing a recent lightning storm at 7,000 frames per second, showing the majestic beauty of lightning as it steers towards the earth.
On set, Production Assistants have a vital, yet often thankless role to play. In this video from RocketJump Film School, we see a day in the life of a production assistant through the eyes of Colin West McDonald.
The tasks may be somewhat different for a production assistant on a movie, but there are many parallels to those of assistants on photography shoots, especially when it comes to mindset and attitude.
I sometimes worry that I’m moving from being a photographer into simply being a collector of photography equipment. You just accumulate so much stuff over the years. A good deal on a camera here, a lens there, or you bid on a complete outfit on eBay because the final price is worth the one item you actually wanted.
Swedish commercial and travel photographer Jens Lennartsson is taking a much more cut down approach these days, minimising the amount of equipment he takes on his travels, allowing him to shoot more, and worry about gear less.
In a deal costing Western Digital $17 billion in cash and shares, it puts the company in a great position to compete with companies like Samsung in the solid state memory market.
Chimera have just announced a pair of new self-levelling lighting boom arms, allowing you to quickly raise and lower your lights without having to adjust the hight of your light stand, or readjust the angle of your light & modifier.
If your first thought, like mine, was “Awesome, cheap camera jib!”, then I would suggest you brace yourself. The “Compact” version costs $550 and the “Standard” version has a price tag of $700.
The video, presented by Stephen Neilson from the Adobe Photoshop team, walks us through the new feature. Designed to help us fill in the gaps when rotating and cropping images, Stephen shows us how content aware crop differs to the current crop tool.
Xiaomi have been teasing us about their foray into the drone market for a little while now. Now they have officially announced the Mi Drone, a 4K quadcopter which also shoots RAW stills, for a mere $460.
Boasting an array of impressive features, the Chinese electronics company looks all set to take on the big boys at a fraction of the price.
Matt Blanc and Ian Flanders were the best of friends, constantly pushing and inspiring each other. In July 2015, during what was supposed to be a fairly routine jump, Ian tragically lost his life. Matt recounts the story, and pays tribute to Ian in this heartbreaking video.
Many Windows based video users have been concerned lately regarding security flaws which led Apple to pull all support for Quicktime for Windows, with the Federal Government going so far as recommending that Windows users completely remove it from their system.