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Planet Earth II is BBC’s most cinematic series yet

When it was first broadcasted in 2006, BBC’s series Planet Earth was truly groundbreaking. And now, more than ten years later, there is its brand new sequel – Planet Earth II. It’s the most cinematic wildlife film yet. You could sit back and watch it, and feel like you’re watching a movie. Show More Summary

Review of the Polaroid PL-190 TTL Flash

Popping open the generic black carrying case of the Polaroid PL-190 TTL flash is an unimpressive endeavor. Not that these things ever are of course. The flash which slid smoothly out into my hand looked unremarkable as well; an LCD screen and a series of buttons below. Show More Summary

How to Use the Levels Tool in Photoshop

Photoshop is a pretty daunting program when you’re beginning. So this is the first in a series of articles to bring you up to speed on some of the most useful tools to you as a photographer for editing and correcting your photos. IfShow More Summary

4 Refraction Ideas to Use Your Creativity

The application of science to photography is a great way of getting creative results with your work. The camera itself is, of course, a product of scientific endeavor. One that brings everyone here to learn more about it. Inside theShow More Summary

Why Getting Outside Your Comfort Zone is Good for Your Photography

Getting outside your comfort zone is good for your photography. The single, biggest factor that has helped me to improve my photography was becoming comfortable with being uncomfortable. This has been across all areas of photographic work, from weddings, corporate through to my absolute passion, travel photography. Show More Summary

How to Color grade using Luminosity-Masks

As you probably know, I am a bit obsessed with colors lately. While I was obsessively looking around and searching and asking people until they didn’t answer my requests anymore, something popped up and I have to share it because it’s simple and brilliant: Color Grading using luminosity masks. Show More Summary

How to get sharp, crisp, black & white photos when shooting with film

If you want sharp black and white images with fine grain, then you are on the right page my friend! I’m a bit of a freak in terms of image quality and I love very detailed photos. That’s why I’ve been searching for a good combination of film and developer to obtain the best results. Show More Summary

Watch: the lightning strikes at the tempo of music in this spectacular thunderstorm timelapse

Nobody can throw a spectacular light show like nature can. Timelapse photographer Ron Risman is well aware of this, so he chased a storm to create a magnificent timelapse of thunderstorm raging over a field in Kansas. He shot it in 4K and combined it with epic music (reminds me of music from Warcraft). Show More Summary

Quick tip: How to make the tilt-shift effect in Lightroom

Do you like photos with tilt-shift effect? If you do, then you know there are plenty of ways to make them. You can either buy a tilt shift lens or make one on your own. And if you prefer doing it in post-processing, Photoshop and Lightroom will be your allies. Show More Summary

ADOX is building a new factory to produce photographic film, paper and chemicals

Founded as the world’s first photochemical factory in 1860, ADOX has had an interesting life. But as observed by Ilford, Kodak, and other companies, film is becoming extremely popular again. So much so that ADOX have announced plans to build a huge new factory in Bad Saarow, just outside Berlin, Germany. Show More Summary

Three Fujifilm lenses get superlative sharpness results on Fujifilm GFX 50S

French website Le Monde De La Photo (The World ofPhotography) has recently published test results for three Fujifilm lenses on a Fujifilm GFX 50S camera. They tested Fujinon GF 63mm f/2.8, Fujinon GF 120mm f/4 and Fujinon GF 32-64mmShow More Summary

How to fold giant reflectors and backgrounds without looking like an idiot

Folding reflectors, softboxes and backgrounds are awesome. There’s no two ways about it. They pack down really small for transport or storage, they pop up quickly when you need them, and they’re really lightweight. As a location shooter, they’re perfect for me. Show More Summary

Review: The 2017 Wacom Intuos Pro

This Valentine’s day, I got a little present from my love, Wacom. It was the brand new Intuos Pro! They refreshed the product line this year so I got a chance to check it out. Surprisingly, I found the update to really tighten up on a lot of areas. I didn’t have to do a […] The post Review: The 2017 Wacom Intuos Pro appeared first on DIY Photography.

Schnebly Hill Road, Sedona (Arizona)

Sedona, Arizona is known for its stunning scenery filled with red rock formations. It's a favorite location for many photographers and an iconic location in the American southwest. While Sedona offers many wonderful views, Schnebly Hill...Show More Summary

Neural network turns your Pixelated, black and white gameboy photos into realistic portraits

Neural networks, deep learning, artificial intelligence, whatever term you prefer seems to be a very hot topic lately. Every couple of weeks there seem to be new developments to show off what it can do. We’ve seen CSI-like enhancements, facial recognition that can see through obscuration, converting 2D to 3D and plenty more. Show More Summary

Hands On With the New Tamron 70-200mm G2

If you’ve read any photography website or stopped into our store recently, you probably know that the creative options available to photographers are as numerous as ever. One aspect of photographic gear that has seen the most rapid expansion in quality options as of late, is lens selection. Show More Summary

Prices and specs announced for the new Irix 11mm f/4 lenses with glow in the dark markings

Last March, Irixi told us that they were working on an 11mm f/4 rectilinear lens. In September, DIYP even had the opportunity to play with one at Photokina. But now it’s official, the Irix 11mm f/4 is ready. An ultrawide rectilinear lens with very little distortion indeed, it’s a very impressive lens. Show More Summary

Sigma officially presents four new Art lenses: two zooms and two primes

  It seems that the rumors around new Sigma lenses were true. At least partially though – because they didn’t launch two new lenses, but four of them. Sigma 14mm f/1.8 and 135mm F/1.8 Art prime lenses are accompanied by two zooms: 100-400mm f/5-6.3 and 24-70mm F2.8. Show More Summary

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