Jim Wehtje discovered an apparent oversight that could potentially cause a lot of headaches for photographers and creators in general). It appears the symbol Adobe’s Behance website uses to mark a specific work’s copyright as “No use is allowed without explicit permission from owner” is the exact same mark the Creative Commons uses to label a work as “No rights reserved“, which puts into the public domain. Obviously two very different licenses. Yikes!
Jay P. Morgan and the Slanted Lens team whipped up this fun little tutorial on how to use a BB gun to (literally) shoot the bulbs, and shoot them with your camera as they explode. Morgan uses Miops brand triggers to help capture the bulb explode at just the right time, which he’ll talk more about in the video. He also does a walk through of his lighting setup, exposure setup, and how he made his in studio “shooting range” with safety in mind.
Brazillian photographer, Vitor Shietti, has been working with light painting and incorporating it into the natural surrounding. Schietti takes to both the countryside and the city to capture his images, which complement things such as bodies of water and trees in a pretty interesting way. At times the light painting resembles a dense spiderweb entombing a tree, while other times it looks like a gentle, soaking rain shower. Either way, they really encourage you to get in there for a closer look–fascinating!
Travel website, Busbud, has been up to some interesting research–they’ve been scouring Instagram for the most ‘grammed locations in both the United States and Canada. In many instances, you’ll probably be able to guess the most photographed places, but there are some surprises hidden in there, too. For example, Washington D.C.’s hot photo spot is obviously the White House, but would you have guess the bridges of Madison county for Iowa or Coors Field for Colorado?
Kotama Bouabane, a photographer and artist in residence at the Banff Center in Alberta, Canada, had the idea to make a camera out of a coconut shell to see what kind of photos he couldget. To do so, Bouabane poked a hole through one of the coconut’s “eyes”, cut it in half, then drained and removed the coconut meat. To expose a photo, he simply slides a piece of photographic paper between the two halves and opens the “eye” hole to let in light. (Bouabane even saves the coconut water to put into his chemical baths when he’s developing the images.)
Need a laugh break? Take a look at the latest installment form DigitalRev. This time, the team is poking a little fun at film photographers by spouting off some of the (ahem) more self-righteous things that tend to come out of film enthusiast’s mouths. Of course, it’s all in good humor, but the look Kai gets while condescendingly mentioning how easy it is to take a photos with a digital in close earshot of a DSLR sporting photographer (2:39) is kinda priceless.
If you’re like me, your social media and news feeds were chock full of some great (and some not so great) shots of last night’s supermoon/total solar eclipse. Sadly for me, we had some pretty terrible weather and clouds that made my eclipse gazing plans non-existent–and I really had my heart set on trying to catch the International Space Station make a pass across the exciting lunar event.
Fortunately, I wasn’t the only one who wanted to have a look. Renowned astrophotographer, Theirry Legault, wasn’t going to miss the rare occurrence for anything. Legault was able to not just see the ISS transit, he also grabbed some video and stills of the eclipse and it’s drive-by visitor.
Last year we shared some photos that compared the camera quality of every iPhone ever made. The comparison shots were taken by Camera+ co-founder, Lisa Bettany, and being the mobile photography enthusiast she is, Bettany has updated her collection of iPhone comparison shots to include the newly announced iPhone 6s.
Whenever you’re photographing huge, wild animals, there’s always potential for danger. As a wildlife photographer, you should be prepare yourself the best you can, so you know how to respond in the event something does go “off script”. In the event of an elephant charge, the young tourist in the video below can show you precisely how to handle that situation.
When photographing an elephant while on vacation at the Phu Luang Wildlife Sanctuary in Thailand, the tourist, Tor Bowling, began noticing the elephant was feeling threatened by the man’s presence. As the animal began posturing, Bowling did exactly as is recommend in this situation–he calmly stayed put, not turning his back to the elephant. He even kept snapping photos!
The filmmakers over at RYOT have just released a short mini-documentary that was shot entirely on the iPhone 6s Plus, which is some of the first footage we’re seeing made with Apple’s latest smartphone model. David Darg & Bryn Mooser, the filmmakers from RYOT, took their 6s Plus to Haiti, where they made a vibrant film about an inspiring Haitian gentleman.
The iPhone 6s Plus features a 12MP camera, capable of shooting in 4k, which also marks the first time an iPhone has seen a megapixel boost since 2011.