Earlier this year, we talked about how many restaurants are embracing social media as a means of free advertising. Some American restaurants even changed their menus, ingredients, and plating to cater to those Instagram loving, self proclaimed “foodies”. In Germany, however, it seems as though some chefs are a lot less keen on the idea of their edible creations being photographed and tossed around on the internet for all to see. [Read More…]
A word to the wise, if you rent a location for a photoshoot, you may want to let the location owners know in advance if you plan on bringing along a tiger, a wolf, and a bobcat. Photographer, David Yarrow, learned his lesson the hard way after he tried bringing along a small herd of exotic animals to the Packard Plant in Detroit, Michigan.[Read More…]
The Parrot Bebop drone has never been quite so popular as the DJI’s or 3DRs out there. It does not rank the same on the pro equipment scale so pros are less likely to use it. Then again, it is less than $500 where a 3DR solo (gimbal-less) or a DJI Phantom Vision 3 are around $1000. That puts the Bebop it the same price range as the Phantom 2, but again, not as popular.
Here is another reason why this little drone may not be as successful as its colleagues, it can be taken over or dropped to the ground quite easily.
As photographers, backing up our images has sort of become a passion, and so it should. The catch-22 in the situation is that hard drives (the ones with the little DJ in there spinning laser-read disks) offer the most storage space but suffer from low long-term reliability. We therefore resort to all kinds of other methods to increase file redundancy, such as cloud storage. Solid state drives (SSD) are great (and fast), but they have typically been rather limited in capacity. That…is changing.
The other day we reported on Samsung’s new 256-gigabit flash technology that would significantly increase the storage capacities of solid state drives, but we had no idea they were aiming for the moon and hitting it!
Samsung has since unveiled the culmination of this technology: the world’s largest SSD hard drive.
Nature is a wonderful thing – there are times it entrances us with its hypnotic beauty…and there are other times when it just makes us laugh a ball off. Today, we’re exploring the latter.
Wyatt Green of Boater’s Outlet was chilling with the fishes (literally, no metaphor implied) at Lake Powell in Utah when things got a little frisky. While filming some tiny fish swimming around him (why, exactly, we’re not sure), one of them leapt from the water and quickly got to second base with Wyatt, latching onto his nipple. (Yes, Mr. Media Censorship, men have nipples, too.)
Australian photographer Adam Lancaster was taking his DJI Phantom out for an aerial stroll through the bushes of Victoria when a winged guardian of the skies took exception to its presence. In exciting footage of the encounter, a Wedge-Tailed Eagle flying nearby is seen attacking the drone midair, sending it plummeting to the ground.
Drones are great for capturing aerial imagery on a budget (…at least when they’re not about crashing into airliners). But, not everyone can afford to or wants to jump on the drone-ownership bandwagon. And as drone regulations continue to tighten, the prospect of drone ownership is could begin to fade.
However, for those living a drone-free existence who still want to capture great imagery from time to time, DroneBase may be the answer for you. DroneBase facilitates a peer-to-peer network of drone operators and prospective imaging clients, allowing you to hire a qualified professional to capture what you need without all the hassle or cost of owning the equipment yourself.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage in all 50 states brought with it quite a stir in the photography community. One group was cheering in victory, calling for further legislation making it illegal for photographers and wedding vendors to refuse clients based on religious beliefs. Another group was crying out that their religious freedoms were now in jeopardy and their businesses could face extinction. And still others were indifferent. (We gotta have the indifferent ones…)
While a small minority seemed to have made their voices heard loud and clear, a recent poll conducted by Caddell Associates indicates that more than 80% of Americans still believe a photographer should have the right to decline a wedding based on religious beliefs.
Everyone loves a good fairytale…or, at least my daughter does. (Me? Not so much…) But it was on July 29, 1981 that the world looked on at the fairytale wedding of Prince Charles and Princess Diana. (Sure, it didn’t last, but so what?)
Lord Patrick Lichfield was the only photographer allowed to capture the candid moments of the royal family as they returned to Buckingham Palace for the reception after the big to-do at St. Paul’s Cathedral. Lichfield was commissioned with compiling a private photo album for the newlyweds, but not all of his photos made the final cut. Now these never-before-seen images have been brought to light, thanks to Lichfield’s assistant that day, and are being sold by RR Auction in Boston.
The Airbus A320 was operated by Brussels Airlines and carries 160 staff and passengers. On Monday afternoon flight BEL3289 was approaching landing and at about 4,000 feet (about 1.2km) the pilot reported that a drone was crossing its path approximately 75-100 meter away. The pilot also reported that the drone was black and blue and had 4 small motors.