For most of our readers who are also Star Wars fans, today is a big day – Star Wars: The Last Jedi premieres today. The movie cast has been under the spotlight for the past few weeks, giving interviews and being photographed. Photographer Jesse Dittmar got to capture their group shot for The New York Times, and he only got two minutes to do it!
Adobe Premiere Pro is one of the most popular video editing applications there is. But for newer users it can be a bit overwhelming. Even for experienced users, there’s always things we can do to improve our workflow. In this video, Jordy from Cinecom shows us is five favourite tips for faster editing in Premiere Pro.
Once only in the domains of Hollywood and high-end sports, cablecams have started to become more common of late. There are a number of DIY solutions out there, and a couple ready-made commercial cablecam systems. One of those companies is High Sight, who’ve announced a new “Mini” cablecam, designed for use with motorised gimbals such as the DJI Osmo.
The winners of 2017 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year contest have been officially announced. This year, the judges had a task of selecting the winners among more than 11,000 entries from all over the world. The grand prize winner is Jayaprakash Joghee Bojan from Singapore, who captured an orangutan crossing a river in Indonesia’s Tanjung Puting National Park. We’re presenting you with the winning photo, along with the gorgeous winning images in all the categories of this prestigious contest.
It’s not surprising when camera companies hire photographers to pitch their products. But photographers have also been enlisted to sell other types of products; the result of Madison Avenue trying to romanticize the occupation, even though the reality often fails to meet the expectation. Nowadays photographers are more likely to spend the majority of their time sitting at a desk in post processing, or trying to collect on invoices that are 6 months past due.
Nevertheless, we’ve seen a number of companies in a variety of industries employ photographers in their ad campaigns in the past few years, spanning the gamut from the old living icons to the newest generation of light chasers.
An ultrawide angle lens is often the best friend of a landscape photographer. But sometimes it can be advantageous to take a slightly different approach. In this video, photographer Nigel Danson shows the benefits of shooting landscapes with a 70-200mm f/2.8 in the beautiful landscape of Scotland’s Glencoe.
Many photographers use Instagram nowadays to showcase their work. But if you need some inspiration and boost to your photographic skills, Instagram can be a good place to get it. Joe Allam shares a couple of tips for making the most of Instagram to get inspired and improve your photography.
Fuji are finally starting to see some flash love recently. Earlier this year Godox updated their X1T triggers to add Fuji support (amongst others), and just yesterday, Adorama put the Fuji (and Sony) versions of the new XPro up for pre-order (no news on when they’ll ship, though). Now, Broncolor are getting in on the Fuji action, with their X1T lookalike, the new RFS 2.2F transceiver.
The new Sony RX0 action camera was announced earlier this year. 4K HDMI output, 1080p at up to 1,000fps, wireless timecode sync for multiple cameras, and a 1″ sensor made it a serious competition to GoPro. Kai Wong got his hands on one of these, and in his latest video, he compares it to the GoPro Hero 6. On paper, Sony RX0 sure looks promising. But can it beat GoPro in real life conditions?
You might remember that police in the Netherlands were training eagles to take drones out of the sky. After almost two years they have decided to shut down the program.
This controversial program had caused significant concern among animal activists who questioned how harmful it would be to the birds. After nearly two years the birds are being retired and reportedly sent to new homes.