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Light and Motion launches Sidekick companion light for GoPro on Kickstarter

Light & Motion has introduced a new GoPro companion light called the Sidekick, and is seeking funding for its production on Kickstarter. The Sidekick is designed to attach directly to the GoPro's existing mount, eliminating the need to carry an external light, though it retains some flexibility via an optional armature for positioning the light. Read more

Tips for Better Composition of Seascape Photographs

I do not believe that in photography there are absolute rules of composition, but it is undeniable that certain compositions work better than others. Why? Probably because our brain is the result of millions of years of evolution, and...Show More Summary

This On-Location Workstation will make you drool

Photographer Tom Barnes shoot on location quite a bit. While he started like most of us using his eye glued to the viewfinder followed by a quick look at the LCD, he has now moved to tethered shooting almost exclusively. And while shooting tethered in the studio is a somewhat familiar and safe territory, shooting tethered [...]Show More Summary

Adobe Flash Malware Crushes Almost All Browsers

A prominent browser exploit kit takes advantage of a new Adobe Flash flaw, infecting numerous Web browsers and operating systems.

set.a.light 3D Is a Studio simulation for photographers

Sometimes I wonder why I can’t sleep that good. It happens often is a big shoot is on my plan for the next day, I ask myself “Is my light plan right, did I miss something, is there something to improve?”. As a child of the computerized generation, I was wondering if there is a [...]

Microsoft Flunks Antivirus Tests. Who Aced Them?

German security lab AV-TEST put two dozen Windows 7 antivirus programs through their paces. Microsoft's free Security Essentials failed more than half the time. Here's who came in first.

Why “Do What You Love” Career Advice Leads To “I Live In A Van Down By the River” For Creative Professionals

I have been thinking a lot recently about the direction that I want to take my photography business, and this week I came across two really interesting ways of looking at career advice for creative professionals. First, there is the “do what you love” genre of career advice for creatives.  Then, there are statistics. For [...]Show More Summary

A Beginner’s Guide to Working With Flash Off-Camera

I spent the first three years of my photography career avoiding the use of speedlights off-camera because I couldn’t wrap my head around the concepts and science behind them. I tried to cover it up saying things like “I’m a natural light...Show More Summary

Gear Avoidance Syndrome: It Might Be Healthy For Your Photography

GAS, also known as Gear Acquisition Syndrome, is very common among photographers. It simply means that you just can’t get enough new lenses, equipment and upgrade your cam as soon as possible in order to have more options and – according to the seemingly prevalent opinion – become better. But have you ever thought about [...]Show More Summary

Study Shows Photographers Are Among The Sexiest Of Creative Types

Good news, photographers, it turns we’re some seriously sexy mother jumpers. Though we’re still pretty ugly compared to musicians, we are more attractive than comedians and poets. The study, conducted by the University of Pennsylvania’s...Show More Summary

Inventive Video “Lightspeed” Combines Light Painting With Stop Motion Photography

It starts out a lot like most timelapses, a sweeping landscape, some cool star trails, a trip to a southern California desert and then BA-BAM! An illuminated skeleton pops up out of the ground and takes us on an adventure through the desert as he morphs into a menagerie of animals right before our eyes–no CGI [...]Show More Summary

Rode unveils RodeLink wireless audio system

Australian microphone maker RØDE has announced a new digital wireless system called RØDELink. It uses 2.4GHz transmission with 128-bit encryption while transmitting on two channels simultaneously. The system can monitor and change frequencies as needed to maintain the strongest signal, transmitting a 24-bit/44.1k signal up to 100 meters. Show More Summary

Microsoft Adds 3D Holograms to Real World

Microsoft's new HoloLens is a holographic headset that lets you physically interact with Windows throughout your home.

8 Quotes From Master Photographer Ansel Adams and How You to Apply Them to Your Photography

The technology of photography has been evolving at a very rapid rate. Most of our cameras are almost obsolete by the time we purchase them! But one thing about photography hasn’t changed over the years and that is the art of photography. Show More Summary

Painter Found Guilty Of Plagiarism For Painting A Photo

A Belgian court has recently found Luc Tuymans’ painting of a local politician to be in breach of a photographer’s copyright. The photographer whose photo was copied, Katrijn Van Giel, sued the painter leading to his conviction of plagiarism. Originally sued for $57,000, Tuyman’s could end up paying over half a million Dollars if caught [...]Show More Summary

How to Crop Like a Boss in Photoshop

I have a habit of shooting for the crop (see my previous article ‘No Telephoto lens No Problem – Shoot for the crop‘) which often means that my final vision is a 4:2 proportion, or even a 4:1 panorama style image, instead of the most common 3:2 that is the default for most digital cameras. Show More Summary

Documentary Photographer Uses Forced Perspective Photography To Help Preserve Mongolia

Often in photography, we are told to be different, to do things in ways that are original, unique. Do something that sets yourself apart from the rest of the pack. It’s good advice, especially as the vast pool of photographers inevitably becomes more and more saturated. In a series of photographs by Daesung Lee, the [...]Show More Summary

RØDE Enters Wireless Audio With RØDELink and Filmmaker Kit

Rode made a name for themselves as quality microphones suppliers and many sound guy swear by their mics (as do I). While they do make great microphones, one thing was always missing from their offering, a wireless system. The kind of transmitter that goes in the pocket (along with a lav mic) for the speaker and [...]Show More Summary

Album Cover Fee Story Followup – An Open Letter From The Photographer

A few days ago we covered a story about a couple in dispute with a photographer over ‘Album Cover Fees’. The story went incredibly viral getting coverage on around the blogosphere (dailymail, NBC 5, Petapixel, dpreview and DIYP were among the outlets who covered the story). In all this coverage (us included) there was no deep [...]Show More Summary

Photographer Comically Photoshops Himself Photobombing Actors In Stock Images

There’s some pretty interesting and bizarre stock photography floating around the Internets and we’ve also undoubtedly seen some pretty clever uses for it. But, The Stock Photobomber (Matt Vescovo) may have just stole the show with his tongue in cheek series of Photoshopped stock images. Show More Summary

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