Vintage special effects are among my favorite things to watch. I enjoy not only seeing them in movies but also breaking them down and learning how they were pulled off. In their latest video, folks at Film Riot break down the special effects from nine iconic movies, from 1901 The Man with the Rubber Head to 1993 The Fugitive.
When you travel to iconic and popular locations, it can be hard to avoid clichés when taking photos. But does it mean you should skip photographing these places? Of course not. In this video, Chris Sale teams up with Tom Maple to give you some tips on shooting at places that have been photographed thousands of times before.
It’s funny, I was just thinking the other day that X-Rite should release a giant ColorChecker for drone photographers. And, well, they haven’t quite done that (yet). But what they have done is release a giant ColorChecker Video for aerial filmmakers. X-Rite has today announced the new ColorChecker Video XL. It’s like the ColorChecker Video, but bigger. Much bigger.
It’s nothing new that Facebook censors nude photos, but now it turns out that even classical works of art aren’t spared from the social network’s policy. Works of 16th-century painter Peter Paul Rubens have been removed from Facebook after the Belgian region of Flanders shared them in a social media advertising campaign. As a response, Toerisme Vlaanderen, the Flemish tourism bureau wrote a rather humorous open letter to Mark Zuckerberg. They have even published a comical video that mocks the “21st century social media regulations.”
Call me cranky, but I don’t like the latest photography trends.
I love simple, classic portraiture, and I admire legendary photographers like Richard Avedon, Irving Penn, and Albert Watson.
Now, one big thing that’s been missing from this site is a real statement about who we are and what we believe in.
I want people to visit and know right away whether this is the place for them.
That’s why I put together the 10 Commandments of Portrait Photography.
When it comes to getting consistent colour with your stills photography, regardless of the lighting conditions, camera model, or even brand, I can’t think of anything I’d rather have with me than the X-Rite ColorChecker Passport (CCP). It just works, pretty much flawlessly.
For video, though, it’s not quite as useful. So, when X-Rite announced that they had released two new products aimed specifically at video shooters, the ColorChecker Video and the ColorChecker Passport Video (CCPV), I had to check them out and see for myself.