Today we have something a bit unorthodox. We’ll be sharing the live view from KameraKind & Benjamin Von Wong‘s largest photographed Where’s Waldo? ever made. If you want the live on-location feed, just hit the jump. (a detailed account will follow in a dedicated post)
Watching and listening to the original DVD is an amazing experience. Almost every second sentence feels like a cosmic truth and resonates very well.
This new short takes the words of part of the movie and pours a new meaning into them while describing a story of a young boy falling in love with a young girl through a camera.[Read More…]
I was not always a photographer. I used to be a project manager and before that a coder. (If you are you using Skype, Comcast voice or TimeWarner cable modems, you are probably running my code daily). One thing that we were thought as coders is that it is a pain to memorize keyboard shortcuts, but once memorized, it is significantly faster to work with keyboard only than with mouse and keyboard combined.
This is especially true for programs like Lightroom where items are hidden in sub-menus and issuing a command looks kinda like this: take hand off keyboard; find the right menu; the right sub menu; click command; regain hands-on-keyboard position.
You know that to get the most of your DSLR you should be shooting in RAW, right? But these days Nikon cameras gives you even more options: 12-bit or 14-bit, and compressed or uncompressed RAW (NEF) files. Which should you choose?
Short question: Does it matter? Will you see any difference between compressed (lossy) and uncompressed (lossless) RAW? And between 12 and 14 bits?
Short answer: No it does not matter. Choose 12-bit compressed (because they take up less space) and forget about this topic. Or choose 14-bit uncompressed because theoretically you’re getting the “most” from your camera – you just have to live with the file sizes.
| Approximate RAW file
size on a Nikon D7000
|12 bit||14 bit|
|compressed||12.6 MB||15.7 MB|
|uncompressed||14.9 MB||18.8 MB|
Not happy with the short answer? Then read on…[Read More…]
I don’t really know how to tag this short here, but after yesterday’s announcement on the MoVI I thought it would be right to bring some counter opinion.
There are a lot of misconceptions about photography and copyright. Some of the more common questions (and wrong answers – at least on the net) concern copyright ownership, photo usage, online usage, fair use and licensing.
Others concern model releases, invoicing & payments (and their relations to copyrights) and legal documents and wordings.
Jack Reznicki and Ed Greenberg A.K.A The Copyright Zone (and authors the Photographer’s Survival Manual: A Legal Guide for Artists in the Digital Age) have a great lecture on B&H indepth blog.
It is a one hour and fifty minutes long lecture, but it clears a lot of the questions and misconceptions around the subject of copyrights and well worth the time watching it.
If cleaning up after a flour session seems like a crappy job, how about the mess after doing a session with colored pigments.
A few years back we released what was then a revolutionary product called the Bokeh Masters Kit. It is a revolutionary device (or at least it was back then), that transforms light into shapes with the spirit of Create Your Own Bokeh.
Just in case you need a refreshment, Bokeh® is a Japanese word with a close proximity to the English word blur, and in photography it is used to describe the blur (or out of focus area) quality. This made it perfect to describe our product which changed the shape of out of focus specular highlights.[Read More…]
So, you’ve got the shoot planned to perfection, you’re all good to go and the subject walks in the door. But how do you make someone smile, and how do you dig out those genuine expressions? That is what we’re going to be talking about today. Well, what I’m going to be writing about anyway. From the pre-shoot planning and meeting, to how you act on set, and a few stern words on not being a damn creep. So let’s get on with Communicating with your subject[Read More…]