If you have a bunch of old analog cameras that you want to use, you may be interested in this Raspberry PI project from befinitiv. According to befinitiv, the module is capable of mimicking a modern digital camera, so you’ll have “everything that you expect from a digital camera nowadays [it] can do video, it can do a stream-video over wi-fi and store things on an SD card.” Obviously, I got drawn in, and I was quite impressed.
Photographer Adam Sherez found a Mavic Air 2 while shooting in Jerusalem. The drone was in one piece and looked quite new. With a price tag of $799, Adam was sure that someone is having a terrible day now, missing a drone. Here is the problem, the drone had no contact details to contact the owner. Adam posted a photo of the drone in the relevant groups, but nothing came up.
Everyone likes a great deal and here at DIYP, we are no different. We partnered with the great folks at 5DayDeal to bring you a stellar package valued at over $4,000 for only $157. That’s about 95 percent savings.
Technically, almost any of the products in the package are typically sold for over $160, so even if you just found one good product, you are already at a profit here.
About a month ago, Vivo announced the international version of their X60 series. This is a flagship-level phone, and while pricing wasn’t known at the time of the shooting, you can find it for $1,099.99 on Amazon.
All the press materials boast about the camera capabilities. So naturally, I compared it to a modern DSLR – the Sony A7III.
It was not so long ago that I was traveling quite a bit, and as such, I needed portable solutions for my workflow. The Wimaxit M1400CT monitor has the right mix of size, weight, and features to make it into my trolly when travel returns. And for a price that will not break your wallet – $189.88.
Let’s dive into this piece of gear and see how it performs.
OK, I lied. These posing tips are relevant for posing models as well.
When you shoot “ordinary people,” they are not always aware what which post highlights their best features—things like the shape of the face, long noses, big ears, and so on. Experienced models will usually know how to pose to look at their best, but for the rest of us, here we go.
Photographer Jerry Ghionis shares a few posing tips for shooting people, focusing on non-models. Of course, we can always go into photoshop and liquify our models to perfection, but Jerry shares how to make people look goon in-camera.
About a week ago, Tiktok came up with a challenge to empower people and make them feel sexy. It’s called the Tiktok Silhouette Challenge, and the idea is to shoot a video of yourself to the sound of a Paul Anka “Put Your Head on My Shoulder” mashup with Doja Cat’s “Streets.”
The “trick” is that the video starts pretty trivial. But as the music transitions, you merge a second video. That video has a filter that changes your appearance into a silhouette. Hopefully, where you can feel more comfortable wearing sexy clothes, lingerie, or even pose nude.
Sadly, this has gone terribly wrong as “The Internet” found a way to remove the red filter, and thereby show things that Tiktokers never meant to expose.
If you are one of the many, many creatives who use a MacBook, your biggest problem is probably the dongles. Or rather, your biggest problem is the lack of I/O ports, and your solution is getting a dongle. With some Macbooks offering only a single USB-C port, It’s not a surprise that the dongle market is exploding. It’s enough to look at Hyper’s $1.8 Million Kickstarter to understand that Macbooks just don’t have enough ports.
But now, Apple’s latest investor note, noted by MacRumors, suggests that the new MacBook Pro “are equipped with more types of I/O, and most users may not need to purchase additional dongles.“.
For a little while, it seemed that both Nikon (with their D5600) and Fuji (with their Fujifilm X-T4 and X100V) were getting some satisfying ranking news. But before they got to rest on their laurels comes a report from Yodobashi Camera, and puts the Canon R5 as the top-selling camera in Japan. Yodobashi Camera is the Japanese B&H and is one of the biggest Japanese consumer electronics outlets.
It’s no secret that we use Set a Light to test our photo lighting before we start a shoot. (We talked about it here, here, and extensively here). We even used it to play around with models under lockdown. While I used the software quite a bit for photo projects done with strobes, it lacked in the cinema section. But now, they released a new version, and I am blown away by the possibilities it opened.
If you want to play, there is a trial version in this link; if you need some motivation, though, read on.