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The story of the film: A beginner’s guide to black and white film development

I love the immediacy of digital photography. In fact, I’m puzzled how anyone managed to gain expertise in the days of film: it takes hours, sometimes days, to get any feedback on the shot you’ve taken. By that time, I’ve usually forgotten...Show More Summary

How I created a homage to Universal studios Wolfman in Photoshop

Recently I got to work with FX makeup artist Nikoleta Tzani on a few projects. So far or collaborations have created neo-noir demons, Zombie hordes, Baba Yaga (a Slavic witch) and Recently this homage to Universal Studios Wolfman. Being...Show More Summary

Sony and Fuji just released a large amount of firmware updates for cameras and lenses

Firmware updates are kind of a mixed blessing. We like when they come out and fix issues we’ve been having or add new features. But when they come out too often, they can be a pain to keep updating. But it seems to be the way these days. Show More Summary

Read this post before buying a Leica M or a rangefinder camera

Today I want to share with you my thoughts on the Leica M and more generally the Rangefinder system. When I sold all my digital equipment to make a permanent switch to analog camera I went for a Rangefinder camera. The obvious choice for me was to buy a Leica M6 and a full set of lenses to cover a wide focal range. Show More Summary

How I shot dramatic portraits on a wonderful Icelandic landscape

My wife, Vicki, and I are full-time portrait and wedding photographers. When we aren’t shooting these things, some of our favorite concepts are creating dramatic images of people in fantastic surroundings. After years of doing this kind of work I now find it difficult to photograph landscapes without placing a human subject into the image. Show More Summary

This DIY HD drone is even smaller than the DJI Spark and weighs less than 95 grams

Sometimes, the best option is still to just build it yourself. A few months ago, we introduced you to filmmaker Robert McIntosh. He told us how he hacked up a GoPro to cut the fat and minimise its space & weight. Now, he’s had a little...Show More Summary

Conceptual photographer takes us behind the scenes on the moon’s ever changing cycle

Swedish Photographer and retoucher Erik Johansson goes all out for his creations. They take so much work that, according to his website, Johansson aims to create only six to eight new images per year. Some of you might remember his mirrored lake project from last year. Show More Summary

What is “pro gear” and do you really need it to do “pro work”?

The topic of “pro gear” comes up quite often. What is it? Does it make a difference? Will clients and other photographers look at you differently if you’re not using it? The short answer is “probably not”. It really just depends on whether the gear you’re using delivers the results you need. Show More Summary

How to professionally photograph glassware with one speedlight and a kit lens

Photographer Dustin Dolby is known for his comprehensive tutorials all of us can try out at home. After a series of excellent wine photography tutorials, he has issued the latest one – about photographing glassware with minimal gear, but professional results. Show More Summary

How to match the colors between different photos in Photoshop

What I’m going to do is I’m going to show you how to match the colors between backgrounds and objects once you’ve cut them out and combined the different photos or otherwise known as compositing. So what I’ve done here is I’ve grabbed some photographs from Adobe Stock. Show More Summary

The popular Macphun photo editing software is finally coming to Windows

I’ve been looking forward to this announcement for a while. Affinity did it last year, bringing their popular Photo and Designer apps to Windows. Now Macphun are following suit announcing that their Luminar and Aurora HDR applications are coming to the Windows platform. Show More Summary

The Best Places to Photograph in the Yukon Territory, Canada

In northwestern Canada the Yukon Territory is a wild and rugged place. It borders Alaska, British Columbia, and the Northwest Territories. There is plenty of amazing natural beauty to see, but pretty much everything here is a remote location. The post The Best Places to Photograph in the Yukon Territory, Canada appeared first on Loaded Landscapes.

How to make DIY “rusty wall” background out of plywood

Guys at raw.exchange offer tons of great resources for photographers and retouchers. They are devoted and serious and put a lot of effort in their packages, and for this article, they shared with us how they built a “rusty wall” background...Show More Summary

This artist combines real photos and turns them into amazing digital art

From time to time, we get to see really masterful digital art. The young Ukranian digital artist brings together photography and digital art, reality and dream, fairy tales and dark stories – and creates beautiful art from them using Photoshop. Show More Summary

Parkour team breaks tons of rules while shooting promo video at Joshua Tree National Park

Sadly, it’s nothing new that tourists or photo and video enthusiasts harm natural parks and nature in general only to take the shot. But the recent rule violation in Joshua Tree National Park is pretty impressive – not in a good way....Show More Summary

My visit to Chernobyl and the abandoned city of Pripyat

Before you read the rest of the article, and it will be a long read, please allow me to share a few thoughts with you. Visiting the abandoned city of Pripyat and the disaster site of Chernobyl was an experience that I was looking forward to for a very long time. Show More Summary

Use Nikon & Canon full frame lenses with Fuji GFX medium format with no vignetting

Adapters that let you mount a lens from one camera system to a body of another are nothing new. Even so-called “Speed boosters” which allow you to get much of the benefit of full frame lenses on crop bodies have been out for a whileShow More Summary

Here are the first reviews of $500 DJI Spark mini-drone

The affordable mini-drone DJI Spark is here. The comments and reactions about it are different, and the first hands-on reviews are already out. In this article, we bring you reviews from Kai Wong and iPhonedo. They’ll show you what this tiny drone is capable of, and you’ll see what its features look like in action. Show More Summary

Ricoh introduces WG-50, a $280 rugged compact camera with 5x zoom

Ricoh has introduced WG-50, their new rugged compact camera. It’s a durable little point-and-shoot: it’s freeze-, crush-, water-, dust- and shockproof. It features a 5x optical zoom lens (35 mm equivalent 28-140mm), and it’s equipped with six LED lights around it. Show More Summary

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