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7 things photographers need to know about shooting video

With more photographers taking to video now, it’s good to be armed with a little information about the basics. It seems like there might not be much real difference between photography and videography, especially as we often use the same kit for both. Show More Summary

Watch the evolution of National Geographic covers: 130 years in under 2 minutes

National Geographic magazine has been with us for 130 years. Over this time, the design of the magazine has changed and evolved. To demonstrate this change, NatGeo has published a short video that shows this evolution in less than two minutes. Show More Summary

How to Find the Best Possible Time to Shoot Cityscapes at Blue Hour

Blue hour, especially the one in the evening (yes it happens before sunrise too!), is probably the most popular time of day to take cityscape photography with dazzling city lights illuminated. But exactly when is the prime time of blue...Show More Summary

How I “scanned” old negatives with 0$ budget, a DSLR and stuff I had at home

A few days ago, my boyfriend found some old 35mm negatives. I really wanted to see baby photos of him, so I was wondering: can I “scan” these films with just my DSLR and the stuff I had lying around? I’ve never done it before, neither with a proper scanner nor by improvising. Show More Summary

Photographer called out for fat-shaming after over-editing a couple’s photos and trashing them on Facebook

The extent to which we retouch photos can sometimes end up in a huge misunderstanding. This is exactly what happened to an Ohio-based wedding photographer. She photographed a couple and made them noticeably thinner in Photoshop. This caused the bride to accuse the photographer of fat-shaming. Show More Summary

I created this low-budget set with DIY props for less than $75

I love DIY props and big scenes in photography that are well designed. Not many of us photographers have the place or money to create our own stages so I wanted to challenge myself to make one in our living room with a very low budget. Show More Summary

Apple now lets you choose whether you want to slow down your phone

After Apple admitted they’ve been slowing down old iPhones, it made many users furious. Now the company’s doing what they probably should have done much earlier – they’re making the “power management” feature optional. Apple’s mistake...Show More Summary

4 Incredible Photoshop Shortcuts in Six Minutes

I’m a bit of a post-processing shortcut addict. I’m always looking for more efficient ways of getting through my workflow in programs like Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop, ON1 Photo RAW, etc. When I find a new shortcut, even if requires a bit of practice, I feel like I just leveled up. Show More Summary

Something is coming from DJI – Could be a new Mavic or even a fixed-wing drone

With the tagline “Adventure Unfolds“, DJI’s new video is teasing something coming on January 23rd. Or at least, it’s being announced on January 23rd. But what could it be? There’s been some speculation that it might be a fixed-wing craft, but the leading theory is that it will be a new Mavic. Show More Summary

This guy put a $48 Yongnuo lens on a 6K RED Epic Dragon to see how it stands up

We’ve all seen this lens vs that lens and camera vs phone comparisons before, but I’ve not seen one quite like this before. A $48 Yongnuo 50mm f/1.8 lens on a ridiculously expensive 6K RED cinema camera. They say that no matter what camera you’re using, it’s all about the glass. Show More Summary

The box camera is back and it has interchangeable lenses

First introduced by Kodak back in 1888, the box camera is one of the simplest forms of camera out there. Popular until halfway through the 20th century, they started to disappear as 35mm SLRs and rangefinders started to take over. Although...Show More Summary

9 More Great Apps You Need for Your Smartphone

What are the next great apps you need for your Android and your iPhone? There are many apps out there that are fun to use. In part two we bring you 10 more great apps for your smartphone (read part one here). Some of the ones listedShow More Summary

Four 85mm lenses resolution compared: Sigma, Tamron, Canon and Zeiss

85mm is a commonly used lens, very much loved by portrait photographers. If you’re thinking of buying one, photographer Dustin Abbott is giving quite a detailed comparison in his two new videos. He compares four top 85mm lenses: Canon 85mm f/1.4L IS, Sigma 85mm f/1.4 ART, Tamron 85mm f/1.8 VC and Zeiss Otus 1.4. Show More Summary

How to record great audio for your videos even with a phone

For those of you who aren’t planning to ditch YouTube and will keep making videos, you know sound is important. People will forgive a slightly dodgy video if the audio’s perfect. But if the audio isn’t great, then it doesn’t matter how pretty the picture is. Show More Summary

Goodbye Instagram, hello Ello

Do you remember Ello? In the fall of 2014 headlines praised it as “the Facebook Killer”, apparently it was created as an ad-free alternative to existing social networks. Well guess what, it hasn’t died… their founders never intended it to be a Facebook killer. Show More Summary

Practical Tips for Doing Commercial Product Photography

If you’re like me, you may be wondering, “What exactly is commercial photography?” Well simply put, it is taking photos for commercial use. Common uses include ad space, websites, product placement, and items for sale. As you can imagine, having a working understanding of the essential elements of product photography can be extremely beneficial. Show More Summary

YouTube implements tighter restrictions for creators to monetise their content

This one’s going to upset a lot of people. That much is obvious. Because, whenever YouTube move the goal posts required for monetisation, people always get upset. This morning I received an email which serves as 30 days notice that my channel is being removed from the YouTube Partner Programme. Show More Summary

Kodak to resurrect their Super 8 camera and here is a sample video

It’s been two years since Kodak first showed off their modernized version of Kodak Super 8 camera. It combines analog and digital technologies and the official launch is still to come. In the meantime, they are showcasing the footage taken with their new-old Kodak Super 8. Show More Summary

On Assignment: Strip Lighting Pole Dancers for Allure Fitness

Some photography gigs you take to pay the bills, some photography gigs you take because they’re just awesome. This assignment for Allure Fitness was most definitely the latter. In this article, I will share the lighting setup I used for this series of photos of Allure’s pole dancing fitness instructors. Show More Summary

Tattoo fixer Jay Hutton under fire after offering to pay wedding photographer with exposure

Jay Hutton, a member of UK reality show Tattoo Fixers has recently caused the public backlash after a photographer has shared the offer he got from Hutton’s representatives. The tattoo artist and a reality TV “star” is allegedly looking for a photographer for his upcoming wedding – and he’s paying in exposure. Show More Summary

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