When Yashica announced a comeback, many fans of the brand rejoiced. With an interesting concept of “digital film roll” and design of the old Yashica Electro 35, Yashica digiFilm Y35 raised the incredible $1.28 million on Kickstarter and the future looked bright. But now as the company is shipping cameras to the backers, many of them are angry and disappointed with all the issues digiFilm Y35 has.
Three years ago, TinyMOS introduced TINY1, the world’s smallest astrophotography camera. Now they’re launching NANO1, which is three times smaller than its predecessor. With the new model, it looks like the smallest astrophotography camera has just got even smaller. Yet, despite the size – the NANO1 is more powerful than its big brother in terms of specs.
If I look back at how I learned to take pictures, the path isn’t straight at all. But this isn’t necessarily just because I took wrong turns (yes including selective colour, and cheap tripod). It’s also down to my goals changing. Constantly. One of the things that has changed significantly over the years are my goals for light.
I remember when I first saw someone take pictures of a model, he was using a big soft-box and was really impressed by the technical quality of the result – pin sharp due to a very small aperture, which in turn was made possible by tonnes of light. The light was also big so the result was perfectly even but directional light with soft shadow transitions.
Grey cards always seem to disappear when you need them the most, don’t they? There you are on a shoot, the lighting’s changed, you need to white balance, and where’s that damn grey card gone? Well, here to save the day is GRAYCAP. It’s a lens cap with a built-in grey card.
Timelapse and hyperlapse aficionado Kirill Neiezhmakov has been creating some pretty amazing films over the last few years. He’s travelled all over the place from Hong Kong to the romantic streets of Rome and Prague. In his newest film, Kirill takes us on a whirlwind tour of the Principality of Monaco.
Ever wondered what kind of portrait $10 in photographer’s fees will get you? Ever wondered what $25 in fees will get you?
I am not really sure if this can even be a serious question but apparently, there is a variance even in the lower end of the price market.
A few years back I heard of an interesting photography device. The Pixel Stick. It is a light painting tool that can “paint” images in the air based on jpgs. When it was launched, there was nothing quite like it in the market, and it made $600,000 on Kickstarter, which was very impressive for the time. The Pixel stick was a one of a kind for a very long time, but about a year ago, a similar contraption came to the market, The Magilight. Like the Pixelstick it was launched via crowdfunding and made just over half a mil. We took both tools to the desert for head to head test. Here are our thoughts:
There are times when only a super long lens like a Canon 400mm f/2.8L will do, even when photographing people. And when this wedding couple wanted their custom motorcycles incorporated into the shot, photographer Keydrin Franklin knew exactly what he needed to do to make the above shot.
Nikon Small World competition was founded in 1974 to recognize excellence in photography through the microscope. The results of the 44th competition have just been announced, and they will take your breath away.
This year, the contest had nearly 2,500 entries from scientists and artists in 89 countries. The judges have chosen the top 20 images, and we’re bringing you the winning photos here on DIYP.