I recently had the pleasure of reading through Tavis Leaf Glover‘s latest book Photography Composition and Design. A book that aims to take the complex nature of composition and make it easily digestible in order to pass on 100’s if not 1000’s of years worth of information passed on through the ages.
Charades is a pretty common game to play with the family at Christmas. You know the one. Where one person tries to mime out a word or a phrase, while everybody else attempts to hilariously guess what it is. Well, this year, the folks at Analog Process decided to give the name a new twist, with Light Charades.
In the game, one person had to light paint a picture to represent the word, and another had to guess what it was. In order to capture the light painting, they used a 4×5 large format camera with instant film. Despite the lack of drawing ability by some of them, and the fact they’d probably never light painted before, their results were surprisingly good.
Have you ever felt stressed, shitty, and overwhelmed with life — and went out with a walk with your camera, and instantly felt much better?
For me, photography is all about self-therapy. I’ve used the camera as a tool to overcome my stress, my social anxiety, and as a way of creative self-expression.
I’ve seen (and bought) my fair share of Star Wars gadgets and toys. But the guys from FliteTest have taken Star Wars gadgets to a whole new level. They built their own giant Death Star drone to recreate the attack scene. But this one has a slightly different flow and ending, and if you are on the Dark Side, you will shed a tear of joy.
The popup flash sucks. There’s no two ways about it. It’s small, too close to the lens, produces a bunch of red eye, it’s just horrible. These reasons, and more, are why many of the higher end cameras don’t even have one. But not everybody starts out with a bunch of lighting gear. They may not know that it even exists, or what to do with it even if they had it.
So what can beginners or those with minimal kit do to get better portraits with the popup flash? Well, according to the Koldunov Brothers, one method is to use a simple balloon. Given the current festive season, it’s an option that many will have easy access to.
It’s winter and it’s cold out there. I suppose you don’t use a reflective window visor to protect your car from the Sun anymore, right? If it’s been lying around for a while, you can repurpose it and make yourself an eyelighter for about $40 (it’s usually $300). Michael A. Craven built his own and shared his idea with us. It’s practical, useful, affordable, and very easy to make. And you probably already have most of these stuff at home.
All Nikon users out there, we may have something to look forward to in 2017. A Swedish photographer Tomas Jönsson recently shared a photo he took with a Nikon camera in 2015. According to the description and comments, it’s something Nikon will treat us with next year: a new full frame camera with amazing low light capabilities.
This is one of those posts that’s going to divide people. Some will love it and completely agree with everything said. Others will hate it, but it’s usually because they’re guilty of the things mentioned. If I’m completely honest, I might’ve done one or two of them myself in the past. But, ultimately, you don’t have to agree with it, as long as you’re happy with what you’re doing.
When I first watched Joe Edelman’s Holiday Wish List for photographers, I did find myself nodding in agreement with a lot of it. I’m not planning to do anything about my G.A.S., though. Mine is a relatively mild case, and most of the things on my list aren’t being made any more.
Many Canon fans have been looking forward to trying Canon EOS 6D Mark II in 2017. But rumor has it that they may not see their wish fulfill. It appears that Canon might have something else in mind. Instead of launching a follow-up to the popular EOS 6D, the company might make a completely different move – launch their own full frame mirrorless camera.
This video recently surfaced on Reddit, after it was discovered by user TheKnightLife. It was featured in the 80s on ABC in the show “World of Photography”. As it turned out, the profile was on TheKnightLife’s father, sports photographer Bill Knight. Bill says in the video that he’d been on the tour for about 13 years, which his son believes puts the video at sometime around 1985.
Bill retired in the early 2000s after never fully recovering from a double knee replacement surgery due to osteoarthritis. He passed away in August, 2015, but this video serves as a good memory of how dedicated he was to his photography. And the passion he obviously had for it.