This video posted recently by Chelsea and Tony Northrup is a bit of a wake-up call for all of us and tells the story of their friend Louis Chan who was out shooting at the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, and then followed home by armed thieves. Many of us carry around a huge amount of camera gear that adds up to thousands and we need to be aware of how to minimise our risk of being a target.
I don’t often usually agree with everything Tony Northrup says, and this video isn’t much different. I don’t agree with all of the opinions he puts forward in this video, but he does actually makes a few valid points. The topic is mirrorless camera myths and it’s filled with fallacies often touted on social media that are just complete nonsense.
Some of the myths surrounding mirrorless cameras are just simply untrue – like mirrorless cameras being inherently sharper than DSLRs. Others might have been true at one time but no longer really are, such as mirrorless setups being smaller, not to mention the notoriously bad battery life. So, which myths are true now? Should you switch from DSLR to mirrorless?
If you are a photographer (or any kind of creative, really), I’m pretty sure you’ve had some nightmare clients. And it’s no secret that those kinds of clients can sometimes drive us insane. So, Tony and Chelsea Northrup imagined what a group therapy would look like for photographers who’ve had enough of those clients from hell. Even though it’s a comedy video and it made me laugh, I still found it painfully relatable. Let’s see if you can relate to these stories, too.
Like any other field of art or technology, photography has been changing and evolving over the years. But there were some moments that significantly changed the course of photography history. In this video, Tony & Chelsea Northrup bring you ten of these important moments and discuss how they affected photography.
When you want to make sure that your photos will be completely free from camera shake, you’ll put your camera on a tripod. However, even then, there are certain factors that could cause your tripod to shake and leave you with blurry photos. In this video, Tony & Chelsea Northrup share a checklist of five things to remember to keep your tripod perfectly stable. They even made up an acronym for it to help you remember it: SWEAT.
There are some photography beliefs that we were taught ages ago and we firmly stick to them. Should you delete photos in-camera? Should you really always shoot raw? In this video, Tony and Chelsea Northrup challenge and debunk twelve of the most popular photography myths. Let’s see if you agree with them.
Although it sparked some controversy, Steve McCurry’s “Afghan Girl” is an iconic image that has influenced and inspired many people. Tony Northup wanted to talk about how this image inspired him, but then he learned the story behind it – and it wasn’t pretty. The truth behind how this legendary photo was taken is sad and disturbing, and Tony shares it in this video.
We have seen all kinds of cameras and lenses compared: film vs. digital, full frame vs. crop, cheap vs. expensive. In this video, Tony and Chelsea Northrup compare photos taken with a $5,500 full frame camera + lens kit, a $600 APS-C kit, and a new iPhone XS. Can you tell the difference?
The announcement of Canon EOS R full frame mirrorless camera got many photographers excited, while the others were disappointed. In his latest video, Tony Northrup tested the Canon EOS R compared to some of its biggest competitors: the Canon 5D Mk IV, Canon 6D Mk II, Sony a7 III, and Sony a7R III. Take a look at the video and see how Canon’s full-frame mirrorless stacks up against competition in terms of image quality.
Drones have become the hit “toy” over the last few years. Sure, they’re an expensive, grown-up toy, but for most of us, they’re still a toy nonetheless. And there is so much choice out there now. Chances are if you’re reading this, then either you own a drone or you know somebody who does and you’re thinking about getting your own. And who could blame you? They’re pretty amazing.
But have you ever thought that maybe you shouldn’t? Tony Northrup doesn’t think you should get one and in this video, he explains why. He highlights a lot of things people just don’t think about when it comes to deciding whether or not they should get a drone. And, refreshingly, it’s actually a pretty sound and logical argument for the most part.