Tripods are, quite literally, a solid foundation upon which you can create your photography, but have you ever wondered how they’re made? Assuming you’re not using a fancy carbon fiber tripod, it was probably something like this.
Taking some rather ordinary images, as well as some exceptionally good ones, he creates amazing posters that wouldn’t look out of place on the walls of your local movie theatre.
As some of the devices we use as photographers start to get smaller and less obtrusive, so do their storage formats. While their physical size is getting smaller, however, the data they’re collecting and recording becomes more demanding.
Going from basic stills to 720p, then to 1080p, and now with 4K starting to become standard in many new devices being released, they’re becoming more demanding than ever.
The days of smaller storage formats like microSD being relegated to simply storing contacts in your mobile device are long gone.
Perched on a sand bank in Tomales Bay, CA, the ship nicknamed the “S.S. Point Reyes” has sat for a great number of years, left to rot and decay naturally. The exact number of years it’s been there is something of a local secret, adding to the mystery of the wreck, which has been a significant local tourist attraction.
Sitting in the bay, and not the Pacific Ocean is the reason why the wreck has remained around for so long, and has been of great interest to photographers visiting the area, which has a long history of shipwrecks.
On Sunday night, it became of particular interest to one unnamed Instagram user who thought it’d be a great idea to start spinning red hot wire wool behind the boat for a photo. As one might expect, this caused a fire which went on to consume about half of the wreck, and was still being battled by local fire fighters into Monday morning.
This is why we can’t have nice things.
Looking more like a giant eyeball than a camera, Samsung have today entered into the 360 degree arena with the announcement of the Samsung Gear 360 camera.
This camera also conforms to that new standard with a pair of f/2.0 lenses, each covering an extremely wide 195 degree field of view for full 360 degree total coverage.
The lens leaks and announcements are coming through thick and fast at the moment, aren’t they?
You might’ve noticed Tamron’s teaser image floating around lately suggesting that some new lenses might be coming, but now Tamron officially joins Sigma, Sony, Samyang, SLR Magic, Canon, and others launching new glass in 2016 with the announcement of two new lenses.
Daniel Ochoa de Olza‘s emotional series of 8 images that received third place in the People, Stories category of the World Press Photo contest (see the winners here) has been withdrawn by Associated Press, stating that the submission of the set was made in error.
The photographs in question were never distributed by the AP – our criteria for entering work in contests – because of our policy on reproducing photographs taken by others.
We sincerely regret the inconvenience our withdrawal of these eight photos has caused World Press Photo and we will take immediate steps to prevent this from happening again in any photojournalism contest. – Santiago Lyon, Associated Press vice president for photography
Since first seeing JoeyL tape a polaroid to a projector screen in 2010, the annual Gulf Photo Plus Shootout has become the one photography event that I look most forward to each year.
The formula is a simple, yet very effective one. Take three wildly talented photographers, set them a challenge, and then get one or two more photographers to heckle them through the entire process for our entertainment.
Covering an array of mountains with names he refuses to even attempt to pronounce, landscape & travel photographer Thomas Heaton takes us on a whirlwind tour of Glencoe to photograph some amazing winter landscapes.
In this video documenting his two-and-a-bit-day visit, Thomas talks to us throughout his journey, explaining what he looks for in a landscape and how he captures it when he finds it.
At virtually every major sporting event across the planet, we see groups of photographers huddled together on the sidelines, their allegiance often only visible by the colour of the lenses attached to their cameras, but why are Canon’s telephoto lenses white?
Canon’s official position is that large lenses contain large elements and that are more susceptible to heat expansion than the lens elements found in smaller lenses.