It’s no secret that ending a drone without permission has its consequences. And as we’ve seen a few times so far, it can even land you in jail. Photographer Chris A. Hughes had this experience when flying a drone in Cuba. Speaking with Chris Hau, he talks about how he ended up imprisoned and how he managed to get out.
The Sony A1 reviews hit YouTube and they’re resoundingly positive
YouTubers have had the embargo lifted on the Sony A1 content and now they’re all coming out in force to go over their experiences using the new camera and giving their thoughts on how it stacks up against the competition – including the rest of Sony’s own product lineup.
While there are brief mentions of the A1’s stills features, these reviews largely focus on their video capabilities. After all, when it comes to video, it does everything the video-centric A7S III does, and then some. And it looks like Sony’s managed to solve a lot of the 8K overheating issues suffered by the Canon EOS R5.
What to do when you have $17,000 worth of camera gear stolen
It’s every photographer and filmmaker’s worst nightmare. You pop your bag full of gear down on the ground, turn around for a moment, turn back and it’s gone. Just missing. Well, that’s exactly what happened to YouTuber and filmmaker Chris Hau. On Friday the 13th, of all days.
While out on a shoot, he had his bag stolen from right behind him containing his Sony A7S III, 16-35mm f/2.8 GM, 24-70mm f/2.8 GM, 24mm f/1.4 GM and Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 lenses along with a bunch of other accessories with a total value of a little over $17,000.
Use food and household objects to make amazing miniature worlds
Miniature photography seems to be very popular right now. The world is starting to come out of lockdown in many places and some of us are beginning to shoot regular-sized people again, but there’s something about photographing tiny ones that’s always a little bit special. And combining them with everyday objects really captures the imagination.
Inspired by the work of photographers such as Erin Sullivan and Tatsuya Tanaka, photographer Chris Hau shows several different miniature scenes in this video, using food and other household items. They’re a lot of fun, and pretty easy to do. In fact, Chris says that the most difficult part was getting hold of the miniature characters.
How to convince your family that photography is a real career
If you have decided to start a photography business, it can come as a shock to your friends and family. Especially if you give up a steady day job to become a freelancer. It can be hard to convince them that this is your calling and something you want to do probably for the rest of your life. If you’re struggling with this right now, this video from Chris Hau will help you go through it and convince your parents, family, and friends that photography is a real career you want and should pursue.
How your photography can help you travel for free
Have you dreamed of traveling the world with the help of your photography? I must admit it sounds like a dream come true. Chris Hau is living this dream and photography has earned him some free trips. He shares the story about how it all started, that can get you inspired to try this yourself.
10 tips to grow organically on Instagram
Instagram has become one of the major platforms for photographers to share their work. So naturally, you want to build your audience there and get many people to see your work. If you don’t want to buy fake followers from a vending machine, photographer Chris Hau shares some tips for building your audience and growing your business organically.
7 tricks that will make anyone smile and give you more natural portraits
I’ve always found it challenging to capture a smile in photos so it doesn’t look staged. I’m still overcoming the feeling of awkwardness when photographing people, and one of the hardest things is to make them genuinely smile. Photographer Chris Hau shares seven great tips that will help all of you who also find this challenging. They are small, simple tricks you can use on a photoshoot and get a genuine, sincere smile from your model. And plus, have a good time and make the shoot more enjoyable.
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