If you were wondering what may be in store for the new DJI Phantom 5, here is a hint of what may be coming soon. While those photos are not confirmed (DUH!!), we have a good reason to believe that OsitaLV, the Twitter user who shared the photos is spot on and is not spoofing.
Here is something we did not see coming. SmugMug, a photo management company, just bought Flickr, one of the foundation pillars of online photo sharing.
The purchase amount remains unknown, as well as the other terms of the deal.
Alastair Jolly, Global Marketing Manager for SmugMug tells DIYP that “Through this acquisition, SmugMug will now extend this dedication to the largest photography community in the world benefitting tens of millions more photographers and putting their work and inspiration first. The acquisition also builds on SmugMug’s vision to help photographers at all levels share and sell stories”
If you are a user of either of those services, Smugmug tells DIYP that each site will keep its entity and separate operations. If I had to guess though, I think we will see at least some integration in the future, such as direct import and export and maybe some level or portfolio display utilizing Flickr photos via the SmugMug display system.
The number of people who get to photograph is not huge, but the number of people who get to see a Polar Bear actually using a camera is close to zero.
Photographer Roie Galitz was leading a photography workshop in Svalbard when the team encountered a big male Polar Bear. Little did they know that the bear had artistic aspiration.
Roie tells DIYP:
Face it, if you want an action-light (those small on-your-motorcycle cube lights), there are two options in the market: the Lume Cube (Amazon, B&H) and the Litra Torch (Amazon, B&H). They are both great lights if you are doing any sorts of action sports photography, they are compact, light, have some resistance to the elements and hold a few hours if you avoid max power. But which is the better light? Which of those light will give you the most bang for your buck? we set out to find out and ran the two lights through a battery of (sometimes ridiculous) tests.
The GNARBOX (pronounced narbox) solved a major issue for many: How to work in the field with no laptop. A decent laptop that supports backing up, exporting short bits for social media, handle RAW files and similar tasks, cannot be a
weak small laptop. But many times, you don’t actually need a laptop, you just want to backup some files, or post a short shot to social media, and a laptop is too much to carry for that. Not to mention the weight and extra care a laptop demands.
Now, the GNARBOX 2.0 SSD takes that concept and turns it into an eco-system. The new GNARBOX 2.0 SSD has more storage, is definitely sexier, and supports four apps or workflows to enable working in the field. The only caveat I have with the box is that it is launching on Kickstarter.
April’s fools is a day of fun but also a day of caution for anyone getting near the internet. If you look at some of the past jokes, you’ll see that some of them came true. (Heck, DIYP once got the world to believe that we own the term Bokeh.)
If you are not sure if you are seeing a real new story or being hoaxed, head here and check to see if we covered this joke. Check back as this page updates every 30 minutes. Did we miss anything? let us know.
If you are in the video creative world, RØDE is now starting a competition where there is $1,000,000 of prizes up for grabs for making a killer short. If this does not get your creativity going, I don’t know what will.
Competition rules are simple: shoot a short of maximum of three minutes, a BTS movie, and enter both into MY RØDE REEL. You will have until July 31st to submit your entry.
We’ve seen quite a bit of film being discontinued in the last years. Some Velvia and Provia, Agfa Vista, and many others. We reported that some Fuji Acros was going to go away back on October 07, and completely forgot about it.
But it seems that the time has come, and the Casual Photophile reports that communication was sent to Japanese dealers telling them that Fuji will stop production on the 35mm and 120 Acros films. (Get some here, here and here while stock lasts).
We all know the exposure triangle. The exposure triangle deals with the relations between shutter speed, Aperture and ISO. Those three aspects are dealing with the way that the camera sees light.
To better understand light, we can look at the complete path light goes through from the second it leaves the light source (say a strobe), through hitting the object, reflecting the light into the lens , and going through the different lens and camera elements, until it hits the sensor (or film).
This is quite a journey, and it sheds some light (sorry) on many of the aspects that contribute to exposure.
When SYRP first introduced the Genie in 2012, we did not quite know how to swallow this new animal. It was a motorized panning head, but it had a wire-wrapping function that allowed to travel great distances, creating some very interesting results. Ever since SYRP evolved the system to include a second motor, a pan-tilt head a Cable Cam and a complete eco-system in general.
Now, the company is releasing their second version of the Genie – Genie II, and I have to say it makes a lot of sense.
The two most notable things are integrating PAN and TILT into a single unit. I mean, you could always kinda pan and tilt with the Genie, but it was a cumbersome solution involving a big bracket and two Genie minis. No,w this function seems a lot more mature and integrated.
The other big thing is that SYRP is bringing their app control (bluetooth) to the main unit. I have not seen the app yet, but I assume it will be similar to the app that drives the mini which is pretty easy to use.