Last year, NASA announced that it would open the International Space Station (ISS) for tourists. Estée Lauder decided to hop on board with one of its products. The cosmetics company is sending ten bottles of its skin serum to space for a photo shoot, and it’s reportedly paying NASA $128,000 for this unusual advertising campaign.
Getting started with Arduino Nano and Python is easy thanks to extensive online documentation and an increasing DIY culture.
Waiting whilst flatbed scanners scan a colour negative film is nothing to be excited about. This process and the subsequent colour precorrection can take anywhere from an hour to two. Tools available today, such as Negative Lab Pro, make it easy to achieve great colour negative conversions. So fastening the scanning process using a camera makes more sense than ever before. However, the software to automate this process so far did not exist. Until today!
Indoor Adventure is a series of images created by Felix Hernandez for BMW Motorrad in Mexico. Shot in miniature (It’s Felix, what else would they be?), the scenes recreate outdoor scenes to show off the motorcycles in a number of environments that many of us aren’t getting to experience right now.
It’s a three-part series, and as always, each comes with some behind the scenes photos and a video to document its creation. And as is usually the case with Felix’s work, all three are both inspired and inspiring.
Today I’m out here with Chanda AM, and Chanda will help me illustrate how to balance ambient light with strobes. I love shooting in this situation with ambient light and strobe light. I want to be able to combine the ambient light here in this beautiful area with strobes. So the way I generally do this is:
There’s been a bit of misunderstanding over exactly what Canon’s Dual Gain Output (DGO) is on the newly announced Canon EOS C70 4K Super 35mm cine camera. Some have speculated that it might be something akin to dual ISO (given that gain and ISO are often interchangeable in the video world) and, well, sort of, but not quite.
Canon has released a new white paper detailing what Dual Gain Output for their new 4K Super 35mm sensor is and exactly how it works to provide over 16-stops of dynamic range.
I’m having a go at converting my DJI Mavic 2 remote controller from two thumbsticks to a more Aircraft style controller where a whole hand joystick controls Pitch, Roll and Yaw and the left stick only controls Throttle / Altitude.
The first step is opening up a second-hand remote I bought to see if this is possible.
When Apple introduced a new security feature in iOS 14, I wondered if Android users would also get a feature that reveals if their camera is spying on them. Well, there’s an app for that. Access Dots is an Android app that lets you know if any of your apps accesses your camera and microphone without your knowledge.
The GoPro Hero 9 Black was just officially announced only 9 days ago. But as usually happens, one gets into the hands of a lucky individuals few rather quickly (sometimes before it’s even been announced). One such individual is YouTuber the daniel life. He hasn’t posted a review of the camera yet, but he has posted is a mammoth long tutorial going over the Hero 9 Black’s feature set.
He’s actually done two videos – one in English (above) and one in German (below) – and each is over an hour and a half long going over just about every topic you can imagine. It’s designed to help everybody from complete beginners through to those who are a little more advanced and just want to find out more about specific features.
Rumours of a mirrorless 1DX level body have been around for a while. Since before the 1DX Mark III development was even announced, actually. But now according to a new report on Canon Rumors, it looks like it might actually be on the cards for 2021. They say that Canon “will definitely be announcing an RF mount mirrorless version of the EOS-1D X Mark III in 2021”.
Whether that means, a literal mirrorless version with pretty much the same specs and features or to replace what would be the EOS 1DX Mark IV is unknown, although it’s set to come in the second half of the year. CR has nicknamed it the “EOS R1” which I think would be appropriate, given the D1/D1X lineage.
Light has many properties that we need to learn if we want to control it and improve our photography. One of them is light falloff: the property of light to become less and less bright the further it travels from its source. Most of us know this feature as the Inverse Square Law, and it involves quite a lot of math. Well, at least too much for my taste.
If like me you also don’t really like math, you’ll love this video from Adorama. Photographer Gavin Hoey will show you what light fall off looks like in the real world, and his demonstration is visual rather than mathematical.