Earlier this year, Venus Optics launched two wide-angle lenses for Nikon Z. The company is now expanding its Z-mount line, along with the Canon RF mount line. Three of Venus Optics’ most popular lenses are now available for Nikon’s and Canon’s full-frame mirrorless cameras. The 12mm f/2.8, 25mm f/2.8, and 100mm f/2.8 already exist in a few other mounts, but they are now available to Nikon Z and Canon RF users as well.
Last month, Instagram went global with hiding like counts. For some of us, it was a welcome change and refreshment of the app. But for others, especially influencers, this was a disaster. But there’s a solution.
If you prefer seeing everyone’s like counts, The Return of the Likes comes to the rescue. This browser extension lets you see how many likes there are on other people’s posts, just the way it was before.
It looks like Apple’s going a bit nuts on the “shot on iPhone” campaign this year, at least when it comes to video. Selena Gomez recently shot an entire music video with it, albeit one that doesn’t really tax the iPhone’s camera all that much. Now, they’ve put one in the hands John Wick, Deadpool 2 And Hobbs & Shaw director David Leitch.
His creation is a snowball fight of epic proportions called “Snowbrawl”. It’s the type of family Christmas video that the rest of us could only dream of shooting. With any type of camera. As one would expect from somebody like John Leitch, it’s packed full of action, stunts and slow motion.
My son texted me the other day asking for my meatball recipe. It’s a rarity that he texts me for recipes, so I was thrilled to my toes. About a week later, my daughter texted me asking for my fresh pumpkin pie recipe. Again, joy spread through my body as I thought to myself, “Finally.” See, I’ve been waiting for the day my children discovered the joy of cooking and baking. It had gotten to the point where I was questioning if it would ever happen. Would all of my recipes die with me? Would my last words on this earth be, “I love you, children. And why didn’t you want my Alfredo recipe?”
The tilt-shift effect has become really popular in recent years as more people have discovered that these lenses exist and the miniaturising effect they can have. But tilt-shift lenses are expensive, so many people resort to faking the effect in post. No matter how much work you put into it, though, an effect you add on the computer is never going to look quite like shooting it for real.
But if your wallet’s crying at the price of tilt-shift lenses, don’t worry. It turns out that Fotodiox has a range of adapters available that let you turn many older regular lenses into tilt-shift lenses. In this video, NOMO Films takes a look at them and some of the types of photos and footage they can let you shoot.
While antivirus software is pretty good these days, it doesn’t always get things right. Some quite nasty stuff still gets missed and sometimes innocent software gets accidentally flagged as suspicious or infected with something when it’s not.
Almost Nikon’s entire collection of Windows software was being identified by some antivirus applications as containing Trojan Horse malware. Nikon says this was a mistake, and that the software caused no actual threat. They have released updates for almost all of their applications to resolve the false alarm.
“Good photos come from experience, experience comes from bad photos.” After you come home with the memory card full of photos, you may just go through them, select the good ones and delete the bad ones immediately. But this could be a mistake. In this video, Nigel Danson will show you some techniques for analyzing your bad photos so you can learn from them and grow your photography skills.
Every now and then I am contacted by my friends at East Dunbartonshire Leisure and Culture. I help them to document events or artwork installations as part of the Trails + Tales Project. This particular art installation by Toby Paterson, where he placed stained glass windows into the watchtower of Cadder Church, has its own set of unique challenges for me to overcome which I would like to talk about.
What’s the first photo that comes to your mind when you think of Hubble Space Telescope? For me, it’s the Hubble Deep Field from 1995. Hubble has definitely given us some of the most iconic photos of space, and it continues to do so. As we are wrapping up 2019, it’s time to see some of the best images taken this year.