The fascination with degrading the performance of our gear is interesting. On the one hand, why does a person spend thousands of dollars on equipment to want to do that? On the other, it can have some neat visual effects, even if that’s sometimes down to luck. Regardless of the reasons, or what kit is being used, it’s quite popular. Even if just to play and experiment with. In this video, the guys at the Cooperative of Photography (COOPH) show us 8 ways to make our own DIY lens filters to get some of these effects.
Cardboard is such a wonderfully versatile product. You can use it for all sorts of photography related things. Most of my cameras have arrived in boxes made from the stuff. But what can you do with it instead of throwing it away or leaving it to gather dust in the attic?
Well, here’s the folks from COOPH with 8 ways you can utilise cardboard with your photography. These are simple tips and tricks that can have a great effect. Most of us already have cardboard laying somewhere around the home, so there’s no cost, either.
Photography has changed immensely over the years, and in the 21st century, the change seems to be faster than ever before. The team behind COOPH has created an interesting video where they suggest ten predictions about the future of photography. With the development this fast and versatile, we can probably expect a lot of dramatic changes in both near and far future.
No matter how many photos people take with their phones, there’s still a lot of bad shots on there. We see them all day on Instagram and Facebook. Some of us shoot them and know we do, but we’re not sure how to get better. What can we do to help improve our shots?
Well, here comes the folks at COOPH to offer some suggestions. Most of these tips, though, aren’t limited to just smartphone photography. They apply equally as much to shooting with a DSLR, mirrorless or any other kind of camera, too.
Car photography seems to be becoming increasingly popular recently. People love their cars, they’re proud of them, and they want to show them off. When I browse through the feed on Instagram, I see them with some regularity, even from people who don’t normally post car photos. Just because you might be shooting it for social media, though, it doesn’t mean they have to look bad.
This video from the guys at COOPH shows a whole bunch of tips and techniques to help. The goal is to help you get the best smartphone car photos you can. The tips aren’t all limited to phones, though. There’s a lot of great advice with regard to environment, lighting, and general composition that apply no matter what camera you’re using.
Bloggers in general are not photographers. But, they regularly need photography. Many simply inhabit inexpensive or CC-Zero stock photography websites to find images to attach to their content. Pretty much everybody owns a camera these days, though, even if it’s just the one in their phone.
This video from COOPH with blogger & YouTuber Jenny Mustard shows you how you can get some great results very simply. They’re pretty effective examples that even beginners should have no time getting to grips with.
No, this is not about food 🙂 this is an easy way to remember the four key elements that makes a good photo: Design, Information, Emotion and Timing.
Photographer Craig Semetko explains how he sees that DIET to have a huge impact on a photograph. One element out of the DIET is good, but having three or more, is almost always a guarantee for a great photo. Hit the jump for some examples:
Christmas is only 11 days away, and some of us might have not actually managed to make it out to buy presents yet. Perhaps you didn’t want to deal with the rush of people in the city centre. Were the prices not as low as you’d have liked online? Or maybe you’re just worried that the busy season is going to cause shipping delays that mean the presents don’t arrive in time.
Well, worry no more. The Cooperative of Photography is here to help, with some last minute gift ideas for the photographer in your life.
Are you feeling a little bored with your instant photography? Looking for new things to try? Well, here comes the Cooperative of Photography with a few suggestions to spice things up a little.
Some of the techniques suggested in the video are common with digital photography, but not so much with analogue. Over the past couple of decades, we’ve seen a lot on the film to digital transition. How shooting on film has influenced digital, and so on. So, it’s interesting to see digital influencing analogue photography. I know for sure that shooting digital has pushed my film work.
Nothing like a little creativity to get a reason to go out and shoot, and if creativity does not come from within, here are 9 easy tricks to give you a reason to go out and shoot.
OR, if you are just looking or a fun weekend project, this little video by COOPH has your back for 9 weeks.