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The definitive guide to not messing up your solar eclipse timelapse

As most of you in the photography and filmmaking community know, on the 21st of August, North America (and some parts of South America, Africa and Europe) will get to experience a moment that reminds us just how small we are on this tiny planet rocketing around the universe – a solar eclipse. Show More Summary

Kai’s hands-on review of new Leica TL2

Leica TL2 was recently announced, and Kai Wong got his hands on one of these mirrorless cameras to bring you a review. He’s walking around the city of Bath, taking photos and videos and trying out the camera. If you’re thinking of cashing...Show More Summary

Use this simple trick to instantly improve your smartphone vlogs and selfie videos

Phones are great for recording video of yourself. The big advantage is that big LCD letting you see what you’re doing while you’re filming. But they also have that big LCD that you constantly stare at while talking instead of the camera lens. Show More Summary

5 classic portrait lighting mistakes and how to avoid them

In this article I am going to highlight 5 key things that I see portrait photographers doing that I consider to be ‘in need of improvement’ and although there are no hard-and-fast rules to photography, try to think of it as being similar...Show More Summary

A hands on first impression with the $139 7artisans 7.5mm F2.8 APS-C Fisheye Lens

I held the curiosity of having a fisheye lens in my camera bag since I first used the Nikon 10.5mm APS-C Fisheye. Though fisheye lenses serve a very niche market, it’s a fun lens to have and most of those lenses are not that big or heavy to bother your shoulders. Show More Summary

3 composition tips to instantly improve your photos

Good composition is one of the key elements of what we’d call a good photo. Sometimes, it’s what turns a decent photo into a great photo. In this video, Peter McKinnon shares three composition tips that will help you improve your photos instantly. Show More Summary

Sony offers $500 bonus to trade in your old camera for a new a9

If you’ve been considering switching to a Sony mirrorless camera, this could be the right time. Sony has announced an offer that allows you to trade in your old (but working) DSLR or mirrorless for some of their models, including the new Sony Alpha a9. Show More Summary

B&H Photo to pay $3.22 million to settle discrimination case

In February 2016, the Department of Labor sued B&H Foto & Electronics Corp. (or B&H Photo) for discrimination against multiple groups. A year and a half later, they have agreed to pay $3.22 million to settle the case. As the Department...Show More Summary

Obama’s tweet with photo by Pete Souza becomes the most popular tweet ever

A photo is worth a thousand words, but when you pair the right photo with the right words – you can go viral. A few days ago, former US President Barack Obama tweeted Pete Souza’s photo, along with a quote of Nelson Mandela. The photo,...Show More Summary

Pole Steeple Trail, Pine Grove Furnace State Park (Pennsylvania)

Pine Grove Furnace State Park is in southern Pennsylvania, a short drive north of Gettysburg. The highlight of this state park is the Pole Steeple Trail, that leads to a peak in the neighboring Michaux State Forest. Pole Steeple is the highest point and provides an excellent view of the surrounding area. Show More Summary

These cooking videos shot in the styles of famous directors are just beautiful and hilarious.

Cooking videos tend to follow a fairly strict recipe (pun intended). First, we’re introduced to the ingredients. Then they dice, chop and mix a few things up. Finally, they pull one out of the oven that they “prepared earlier” that’s been cooking away for a couple of hours. Show More Summary

How 3D printed camera equipment can make your life easier

I think it’s a pretty safe bet that 3D printing is now well and truly here to stay. They’re no longer just the DIY custom built passions of hardcore makers. Now, anybody can get buy a 3D printer, or at least get access to one. They’re mainstream now. Show More Summary

Specs and more info released as the Godox A1 mobile flash trigger goes on pre-order

The Godox A1 flash trigger for mobile devices is now available for pre-order. The price actually isn’t that bad, either. It’s about where I was hoping it would be, but lower than I expected. At $69.90, it is a little more expensive pricey than the X1T for DSLRs & Mirrorless cameras. Show More Summary

These are the first 12 things a filmmaker should buy

If you have decided to start making films, there is a list of items you need to have before you get started. Darious Britt shares a list of 12 things you absolutely need to get before you start shooting videos and films. If you are transitioning from photography to video, you already have some of these items. Show More Summary

Breaking down masterful composition of Henri Cartier-Bresson’s photos

We can learn a lot about photography by observing and analyzing the works of the masters. Henri Cartier-Bresson is one of my favorite photographers of all times, the master of the decisive moment.  Although he thought of photography as “immediate reaction,” he managed to combine prompt reaction with great composition. Show More Summary

How to photograph sorrow

I can’t tell you how often I had to tell how I got to make this picture. This image was created for the semi-final of the Dutch Canon Grand Prix 2017, and I had lots of talks to people about it, before and afterwards. Let’s start at the beginning. Earlier this year I got an […] The post How to photograph sorrow appeared first on DIY Photography.

This artist photographs satirical miniature worlds that play with your mind

The artists who build and photograph miniature worlds never cease to amaze me with their skill, patience, and ideas. One of such artists is a German photographer and model builder Frank Kunert. He builds his miniature worlds from scratch, but the scenes he makes don’t belong to the world we see with our eyes. Show More Summary

21 UV & protection filters are put to the test and the results are rather surprising

The “protective” filter debate rages on as always, but whether for them or against them, how do they all stack up? The folks over at Lens Rentals wanted to know. The man assigned to the task, Roger Cicala, didn’t really want to know, though. Show More Summary

Drone pilot “amazed” to land on deck of Britain’s largest warship without being noticed

I don’t know whether to laugh or cry at this one. The HMS Queen Elizabeth (Ro8) is the Royal Navy’s largest warship. It’s brand new. It cost £3 billion ($3.9 billion) to build. It was only officially named last month, and it’s not even been formally commissioned yet. Show More Summary

Macphun launches Aurora HDR 2018, finally coming to Windows

Today, Macphun announced the release of the latest version of their HDR creation software. Aurora HD 2018 will soon be available for preorders, and what’s more – for the first time, it will be available for PC, and not only for Mac.Show More Summary

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