If you post your photos on social media and critique groups asking for opinions: well, you should stop doing that if you want to improve. This is what Joe Edelman argues in his latest video, so let’s see how the opinion of others can slow your progress down instead of improving it.
With both Nikon and Canon soon joining the mirrorless game, the old question of the faith of DSLRs rises again: will this be the end of DSLR cameras? In this video, James Popsys gives his take on the topic. He believes that DSLRs will stay with us regardless of the mirrorless cameras, and let’s see if you agree with his arguments.
It was a classic NCAA Championship game. Perennial powerhouse Alabama comes back to tie the game in regulation and then win it in overtime. The game winning play was a 2nd down, 41- yard heave-ho into the end zone that broke a lot of Georgia fan’s hearts. It was a play that will be etched in their collective memories for a long time. And one image, a screen grab of that play, will also be etched in the memories of a few people…for a totally different reason.
All of us DIYP writers and readers are photographers and/or filmmakers, right? So, why on Earth would we ever want to stop capturing the world around us? Well, no matter how much you love photography, there are situations when you just shouldn’t take photos. When is it best to leave your camera in your bag? I’ll discuss some of these situations in this article and I hope you’ll agree with me, at least up to a point.
Before I start, I believe it’s important to point out that it’s different if you’re paid to take photos. In this case, of course, it’s your job to take them. But, in all other instances, I believe these are the moments when you should forget about your camera.
What is a model? A set of skills? A beautiful aesthetic? A combination of both? Is there a bias in either direction? Is that bias shifted by our personal preference of what we believe to be a “beautiful subject”?
We’re taking photo’s because of first and foremost the subject matter. Take a bowl of fruit for example. Sometimes the perfect fruit might be less interesting subject matter than that of mouldy / decaying fruit.
And by attracted to I’m referring to “interested” in. Something / someone who takes your creative interest.
Look how purple and shiny I am SOOL: straight out of laptop.
I am at my cabin sitting at my laptop. I just showered, dried my hair, threw on a sweater and sat down to write this article. You will notice that I worked to get those light flares over my head and behind it. If you didn’t notice that, I invite you to notice it now. Take that, JJ Abrams.
I’m not in the habit of taking photos without makeup on my face. I don’t wear tons of it, but I am fond of concealer, mascara, blush, powder and lipstick. The Big 5. When I wear them, they change my appearance. Not drastically, but it does change. I like the change, and I don’t even really know what I’m doing with the makeup. In the hands of a trained makeup artist, the difference is really astonishing.
Earlier this year, we talked about how many restaurants are embracing social media as a means of free advertising. Some American restaurants even changed their menus, ingredients, and plating to cater to those Instagram loving, self proclaimed “foodies”. In Germany, however, it seems as though some chefs are a lot less keen on the idea of their edible creations being photographed and tossed around on the internet for all to see. [Read More…]