Combining photography and kitchen? Yes, please! I love spending time in my kitchen experimenting with food as much as I love taking photos of it. Well, Marc Klaus has “cooked” beautiful portraits in his kitchen using some of the items that we usually use to prepare food. In this video, he’ll show you how to use stuff from your kitchen to take some creative portraits at home.
I don’t know about you, but I’ve found myself placing my camera onto stacks of boxes and books more times than I can count. Sometimes, the tripod’s not around when you need it, so you just have to work with what you’ve got. Well, if you’ve got a table lamp around, Peter McKinnon will show you how to turn it into a tripod. And it will literally take you only ten seconds to do it.
I thought this was quite a weird and odd video at first. It wasn’t until I was a little while in that I finally realised what he was getting at. But if you’ve been struggling to understand the histogram but you have an ear for music then this video from Tim Shields is a pretty good analogy to help you figure it out.
Pentax has today officially announced the development of the new HD PENTAX-D FA★85mm F1.4 ED SDM AW K mount lens for Pentax. At the moment, this is just a development announcement, but some of the lens specs have been released, along with a single photo. And this one doesn’t appear to simply be a rebranded Tokina.
The coronavirus pandemic has made us wash our hands a gazillion times a day and taught us to (finally) stop touching our faces. But our cameras are in contact with both our faces and our hands. So, it’s important to keep them clean and disinfected, too.
DIYP’s Dave Williams wrote about it in a recent article, and our friends from Lensrentals are sharing a few more tips that you’ll find useful. Other than disinfecting your camera, they also teach you how to do it with your workspace, and make sure to take their advice and keep your gear and space clean.
Photographer Brendan Barry has turned some huge objects into cameras. He started with a $200 camper, then used a shipping container, and finally turned an entire floor of a skyscraper into a working camera obscura with a darkroom. Considering that most of us are closed in our homes these days, how does it sound turning your bedroom (or any room) into a camera obscura? Or better yet, a camera obscura you can take photos with? Well, you can do it with stuff you already have at home.
For his latest project, Brendan has turned his daughter’s bedroom into a camera obscura and his bathroom into a darkroom. He guides you through the process in the video below, so you can build your own “room-camera,” too.
Tamron hasn’t announced its upcoming 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VXD lens yet, however product photographs of the new lens have leaked online. As is often the case these days, the images have been released by Nokishita by way of Twitter. There are no official specs yet, other than the obvious ones – the focal length range and maximum aperture, but here’s what the new lens looks like.
Atomos has released a new version of AtomOS for the Ninja V monitor recorder. The new AtomOS 10.3 comes with frame guides for social media, a 9 grid overlay, a legalised HDMI input, IRE scale for false colour, Anamorphic 1.25x and 1.8x desqueeze and rolling filenames (even after formatting).