Not long after Verizon took over Yahoo and Flickr, we can see the first changes. The once popular platform is terminating their service which allows users to turn their photos into wall art. Also, they’re giving up the book printing service. However, it won’t be terminated completely, but turned over to Blurb instead.
Phottix have announced a new speedlight, it’s “a manual flash with all the innovation you’ve come to expect from Phottix”. And, if you’ve come to expect “not much”, then yup, absolutely. Phottix’s new Juno speedlight is a manual speedlight with a built in 2.4Ghz transceiver. Not dissimilar to the half-the-price, Yongnuo YN560-IV.
Juno has a guide number of 58 (fudged by zooming the head to 200mm), and goes as low as 1/128th power. It’s compatible with their “cutting edge” Ares II and Strato II flash triggers. Or, it can act as a transmitter itself, controlling other flashes.
With Lightroom CC shifting into the cloud, there’s a lot of doubt amongst fans of the former desktop application. They question Adobe’s commitment to the future of the Classic desktop platform, given the big push toward “the cloud”. If this indeed becomes the case, it’s left many users wondering where to go next. Right now, there’s two potential names that spring to mind. Affinity and Macphun.
The latter of those got in touch with DIYP today. Machpun tell us that they have received a lot of questions in response to yesterday’s announcement from Adobe. Users want to know what their plans are for creating a Lightroom alternative. So, now Macphun have a sort-of announcement to make of their own. They’re working on a Digital Asset Management (DAM) application for both Mac and Windows.
This week our news feeds were flooded with two simple words: #MeToo.
This trending hashtag has raised awareness regarding how devastatingly widespread sexual harassment and assault are in today’s society. The campaign began after activist Tarana Burke launched metoo.support, a website that supported and amplified the voices of survivors of sexual abuse, assault, and exploitation, and Alyssa Milano later shared the following: If you’ve been sexually harassed or assaulted write ‘me too’ as a reply to this tweet. (@AlyssaMilano)
Paris-based photographer Stefan Draschan has found the second best way to spend time in a museum. He visits museums and takes photos of people who match the artworks. Sometimes it’s the color palette of their clothes that matches one of the paintings. Other times, it’s the color and texture of their hair. There are cases when even the pattern of the clothes is strikingly similar to the one in the artwork!
But regardless of the type of similarity, all these photos have something in common: they are all fun and clever. And for each of them, Stefan stands still and waits for the perfect moment to capture them.
We’ve seen AI used for grouping photos before. A new app named Nude does it too – but it’s focused on the “naughty” photos. If you have any NSFW images on your mobile device, this app promises to automate the process of finding them and hiding them from prying eyes.
According to the description, the app will analyze your camera roll to detect sensitive material. It will then be imported to the app and deleted from your camera roll and iCloud. So, letting an app inspect your private photos, what could possibly go wrong?
The winners of 2017 Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest are officially revealed. The winner of the fifty-third competition is photojournalist Brent Stirton with his heartbreaking photo titled Memorial to a species. The photo shows a recently shot and de-horned black rhino in South Africa’s Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve.
We already know that this contest doesn’t only show the beauties of the natural world, but also the problems. The winning image points out to the problem of poaching and illegal trade in rhino horn. Due to poaching, the species on the verge of extinction. According to Stirton, he visited over thirty he crime scenes like this while covering this tragic story.
Ever wondered why I’m so fussy about ‘clean’ lighting with my coloured gelled photography? Well it’s because failing to produce cleanly lit shots with gels, simultaneously produces horrendous looking shots with gels.
When I refer to clean lighting I’m referring to the fact that I like to keep all of my lights in my scene exactly where they’re supposed to be. If I have a background light then I have it lighting the background and nothing else, when I have a hair light, I have it lighting the hair and nothing else and so on. This might seem fairly obvious but when you’re using white-light and large modifiers like softboxes, the lighting is going everywhere whether you like it or not. We simply can’t get away with being that sloppy with coloured gels.
VSDC has been one of those under-the-radar pieces of software until recently when GoPro started recommending it as an alternative to Studio for Windows users. It happened after GoPro Studio video editor has reached its end-of-life, and in case you’ve missed the news, here is a short F.A.Q. to bring you up to date. After a closer look though, VSDC appears to be a program worth attention of many video editing enthusiast, not just GoPro owners.
Moreover, if video post-production is not a part of your daily routine, but rather an occasional job, this video editor might be a better choice instead of spending hundreds of dollars on professional software.
Photographer Eric Paul Janssen died tragically on Monday afternoon at the age of 44. While taking photos, he fell from the 20th floor of the LondonHouse hotel in Chicago. He landed on the sixth-floor, and according to the medical examiner, the fall was an accident.