While 70mm isn’t the favorite focal length of most landscape photographers, James Popsys and Nigel Danson decided to see what they can do with it. In fact, they made it an interesting challenge: they got together at the same location and shot all their photos limiting themselves only to this focal length. Let’s see what they came up with.
We often see lenses described as being for a particular type of photography. Anything in the 50-135mm range is for portraits, anything 150 and up is for wildlife or sports and anything 28mm or less is generally regarded as a “landscape lens”. Wide angle lenses just typically seem to be designated to that genre.
It’s all nonsense, of course, you can shoot whatever you want with whatever focal length you like. And that’s put to the test in this landscape photography challenge between landscape photographers Nigel Danson and James Popsys. One is only allowed to shoot with a 24mm while the other has to shoot 200mm.
A life-threatening TikTok challenge has reportedly been going around. It’s called “Blackout Challenge” and it encourages kids to choke themselves until they pass out. Sadly, many have attempted to do it, and at least three of them have lost their lives so far.
Photographers of all genres face many challenges and misconceptions about their job. In this video, Pye Jirsa of SLR Lounge shares seven common challenges you may have faced during your career, as well as some misconceptions people usually connect with wedding photography. Have you faced them too?
A couple of weeks ago, I stumbled across a video on Facebook by the people at Campus Univers Cascades in France, an educational centre specialised in training stunt techniques for cinema and TV. It shows a bunch of stuntmen and women having a virtual fight from their respective homes, and the final result is both brilliant and hilarious.
With most movie and TV sets around the world shut down due to the coronavirus, it’s a great and fun way for them to keep showing off their talents. But this isn’t the only one! It seems that the #cucchallenge is taking off in a big way, with even Hollywood actors getting in on the action!
I’ve heard so many times that teenagers today do nothing but staring at their phones or playing video games. Well, that’s not exactly true. There are some talented folks out there, taking stunning photos at a very early age. Jessica Kobeissi teamed up with one such kid in her latest video. She and 14-year-old photographer Hudson Matter came together for a shootout in the streets of New York City. So, let’s see how they did and who shot it better.
Working on a film or photography set isn’t only about shooting and directing. It’s also about collaborating with many different people, and some of them can be very difficult to work with. In this video, Ryan Connolly of Film Riot gives you some spot-on tips for working with these kinds of people.
Photography is fun, rewarding and creative, no matter which genre you shoot. But just like any other hobby or profession, it has its challenges and things that are difficult to conquer. Nigel Danson asked his Instagram followers what they find to be the hardest about photography, and he got nearly 2,000 responses. He analyzed them all and came up with seven things people find the most difficult. Let’s see if you can relate.
Do you have a mild panic attack when you think about all your Instagram photos completely disappearing from your profile? Would it be easier if that could earn you a year of unlimited flights all over the world? In a weird Instagram challenge, JetBlue airline dares users to clear their profiles from all photos, and they’ll have a chance to win a year of free flights.
Although not as popular as they once were, due to the daily grind of platforms like Instagram, 52-week projects are still out there. And they’re great for those of us that might’ve just got our first camera, or for those who just want to try and push ourselves to take on new challenges.
This Project 52 challenge coming from Dale Foshe at Dogwood Photography, is now in its fourth year. Tens of thousands of photographers participated in the challenges of 2016, 2017 and 2018. So now he’s running the Dogwood 52 Week Photography Challenge again.