Some photographers still debate why film is better than digital and vice versa. But hey, why don’t we have both? Sanasol took his old Nikon FM and turned it into digital. It even has Wi/Fi connection so the photos are immediately transferred to his phone.
It’s the age-old question. If I’m shooting outdoors in bright conditions and I want a shallow depth of field with flash, should I go high speed sync or just stick an ND filter over my lens?
This time, it’s Gavin Hoey’s turn to try to answer the question. In this video, Gavin shoots a series of identical images using both 3 & 5-stop ND filters as well as the Godox AD400Pro strobe to see how the methods compare and what the advantages and disadvantage of each are.
Okay, we all know that you can turn your fancy Fuji, Sony, Canon, Nikon, and other cameras into a webcam. But can you do it with something that is the opposite of fancy: a Game Boy camera? Well, yes, you can! Bernard Capulong aka berndog turned his game Boy camera into a fully functional webcam, and it’s as amazing as it is ridiculous.
This whole Canon APS-C mirrorless thing just gets weirder and weirder. After a random post on a website saying that Canon was killing off the EOS M product line after the apparently impending announcement of the EOS M7, Canon Rumors is now reporting that the rumours of an APS-C RF mount camera from Canon have resurfaced.
They say that “a known source” has told them that an APS-C RF mount camera was initially scheduled to be announced in early 2021, but that the announcement has now been pushed back to the latter half of next year.
This is the story of how I created one of the strangest cameras you may ever hear about. I’ve been working on the design for over a year and I’m finally ready to share it with the world. It’s a long story, but first I want to jump to the end. Here’s what the final camera looks like as well as what a photo take with it:
Iranian photographer Alireza Rostami has come up with some really cool DIY projects so far. This time, he’s made a prototype of a talking camera. As usual, he used various scrap parts, this time pairing them with talking mechanisms of old dolls. Even though it’s a pretty basic prototype – could a smart, talking camera be our future?
We talked with Alireza a bit about his project, the inspiration behind it, as well as his hopes for the future of the talking camera.
Game Boy camera is most likely not the first choice of portrait photographers. But what about when you pair it with a 70-200 DSLR lens? And you print your images on canvas? Well, Sam McKenzie 3D Printor decided to try it out. Using a simple 3D printed attachment, he added a telephoto lens to his modest Game Boy camera, and the result is actually pretty cool!
So before the film school nerds explode, let me just explain what a ‘scrim’ actually is and what the term colloquially means to us photographers.
Technically scrims are large sheets of black woven fabric that reduce the brightness of a light when placed in front of them (these are usually constant HMI lights that don’t have individual brightness adjusters).
There are alternative large sheets of fabric that are placed in front of lights called ‘silks’ and these are actually white in colour. When ‘silks’ are placed in front of the lights, they diffuse the light and spread it over a far wider area resulting in very soft lighting. You could consider that a softbox is actually just a small silk as it has a large sheet of diffusion material in front of the light that softens it as it passes through it.
It’s funny. Olympus seems to have actually become more prolific since they announced their sale to JIP. They’ve announced the new OM-D E-M10 Mark IV camera, the 100-400mm f/5-6.3 IS lens, unveiled a new lens roadmap, and told us how their stabilisation works.
Ok, admittedly, that last one was filmed last October, but still, Olympus Europe has been going crazy on the video content lately. This one is really something, though. And no, it’s not just a meme. This is how Spanish extreme photographer Fernando Marmolejo really cleans his Olympus cameras.