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5 Tips for Avoiding Boring Photos of Mountains

Jagged peaks, precipitous drops, deep and sweeping valleys: mountainous landscapes are unquestionably some of the most photogenic places on the planet. It shows too – take a look at any photo magazine or website, and you are likely to find not just one or two, but dozens of images of mountains. Show More Summary

Behind the scenes of the 12K Phase One XF IQ3 100MP Timelapse

Not long ago, we showed you an amazing 12K timelapse from Joe Capra shot on the Phase One XF IQ3 100MP camera. Why shoot in 12K if there’s no platform which supports it and no devices capable of playing back that resolution? For more creative zoom options in post. The final timelapse video was output [...]Show More Summary

Interview: Celebrity photographer Jeremy Cowart speaks to us about The Purpose Hotel

Imagine staying at a hotel where everything in the rooms - and the nightly rate of the room itself - benefited someone in need. That's the idea that lodged in commercial and editorial photographer Jeremy Cowart's imagination, and which...Show More Summary

How to create beautiful slow motion slider shots

At some point or another, most of us that shoot video have to create a clip sliding past, or moving around some kind of static object. Perhaps something small, like a pair of rings for wedding shooters, or it could be something as large as a car. In this video from DSLR Video Shooter, Caleb Pike walks [...]Show More Summary

SmugMug Films: Point, Click, ShootTokyo

SmugMug's latest film features street photographer Dave Powell, the man behind the popular blog 'Shoot Tokyo'. In the video, Powell takes us on a tour through the streets of one of the most visually distinctive cities on earth. In an...Show More Summary

Leica introduces silver version of the APO-SUMMICRON-M 50mm F2 ASPH

German camera manufacturer Leica has announced that it is to introduce a version of its premium f/2 standard lens for the M system finished in anodised silver. Until now the lens, which was first announced in 2012, has only been available in a black finish. Show More Summary

Accusations fly over Fukushima photos

We recently featured the photography of Keow Wee Loong, who claimed he had entered Fukushima's exclusion zone without a permit. His photos of the area have been widely shared on social media and by other publications. While controversial...Show More Summary

Review: Light Painting Brushes – Tools for Creativity

If you enjoy light painting photography, I think this review of tools from Light Painting Brushes (LPB) will interest you. All photographers know that light is essential to taking a successful photograph. At night, when light is limited,...Show More Summary

Comparison Review: Sony FE 50mm F1.4 ZA vs 55mm F1.8 ZA

Sony has announced a high-end 'normal' prime for its Alpha E-mount line of cameras: the Planar T 50mm F1.4 ZA lens. As the third normal prime for the system, we wanted to know what it offers over the already excellent FE 55mm F1.8 ZA,...Show More Summary

CASE Remote Air is the world's smallest smart camera controller

CheeringTech, the maker of the CASE smartphone remote for DSLRs, has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo for a lighter and smaller next-generation version, the CASE Remote Air. CheerinTech says at 2.4" x 1.6" x 0.2" the CASE Remote Air is the world’s smallest smart camera controller. Show More Summary

Aputure Amaran AL-M9 is a pocket-sized adjustable LED fill light

Still photography and video accessory purveyor Aputure has unveiled the Amaran AL-M9, an affordable pocket-sized LED panel. It uses 9 SMD TLCI 99 bulbs, an integrated rechargeable Li-ion battery, offers 9-step brightness adjustment and 120-degree light beam angle, and is a lightweight at 140g. Show More Summary

This is what happens when men are Photoshopped like women

Recently, The Try Guys at BuzzFeed were Photoshopped to produce their ideal male body types, as a way to explore how the world of Photoshop and retouching affects men. With such an overwhelming experience and response, especially from women, they started thinking about how the process female subjects, too. In their new video, they recreate [...]Show More Summary

Trippy mirrored timelapse turns Hong Kong upside down

Skill, dedication, vision: a good timelapse requires all of these things. A really cool subject helps too. 'The Allegory of the Cave,' a new timelapse from Visual Suspect, checks all of those boxes. By mirroring Hong Kong's vibrant cityscapes,...Show More Summary

Phottix drags Sony flash into the 21st century bringing it in line with Nikon and Canon

There’s no question that Sony make some ridiculously good cameras (don’t tell Udi I said that), but one of the things that seems to have let them down is their flash capability and interoperability with third party flash units. It’s one of the things that stops people switching to Sony, and it’s one of the [...]Show More Summary

The best lens for street photography

For street photography the choice of cameras and lenses is, simply put, huge. So where do we start? What IS the best lens for street photography? Whilst a lot of talented street photographers use camera phones or compact cameras for street photography and do a great job at it, this article will focus on prime lenses [...]Show More Summary

Tips for Processing Landscape Photos – from Basic Edits to Artistic Interpretation

All professional, and many hobbyist photographers, post-process their photos. There are various reasons why you want to edit your photos, besides the fact RAW files need some level of processing, including: To fix minor errors made when you took the image. Show More Summary

Why You Shouldn’t Follow Your Passion in Photography

I recently read an eye-opening book: “So Good They Can’t Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love” — in which the author argues against the “passion” hypothesis (the idea that you should follow your passion). The author argues that following your passion often leads to failure. For a long [...]Show More Summary

Master Ken offers up some Selfie Defense techniques to shoot selfies safely

Even when you’re not likely to fall off a cliff, shooting selfies can be dangerous. Even in seemingly harmless conditions, selfies present risks that we should all be aware of. Did you know that the “duck face” pose draws blood away from your eyes and impairs your vision? This and more selfie defense tips come in [...]Show More Summary

5 Reasons to shoot film

Yeah, I know, quit with the “X reasons to shoot Y” already, but here’s the thing, people are still interested in this stuff, and none of these types of posts are really trying to make you give up what you’re doing and completely rethink your photography life choices. They’re simply to give you more information, [...]Show More Summary

Deep dive: the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II is an underwater ace

Canon 1Dx Mark II Underwater Camera Review By Backscatter Staff Backscatter Underwater Video & Photo is the largest underwater imaging equipment supplier in the world. They love the water, and they personally dive and shoot with the gear they sell. Show More Summary

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