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How I lost faith in micro four thirds and switched to Sony mirrorless

If you’re thinking about moving to micro four thirds or buying the E-M1 Mark II… maybe read this first, it may actually save you money down the line. For the past year and a half I have been shooting both the top of the range MFT and A7RII on professional assignments. Show More Summary

Timelapse video of Aurora Borealis from an airplane window will take your breath away

Shots from an airplane window can be truly beautiful. And shots of Northern lights can be even more beautiful. But how about combining these two? Well, this is exactly what Aryeh Nirenberg did. This lucky photographer saw Aurora from an airplane window at 35,000ft and created a wonderful timelapsevideo that will take your breath away. Show More Summary

Quick Tip: How to Set Custom Defaults in Lightroom

Do you have your favorite settings you like to use on most of the photos? It would be convenient to have them as a default setting, and in Lightroom it’s possible with quite simple commands. In this short video, you will learn how to create custom default settings in Lightroom. Show More Summary

Man convicted for Seattle drone crash which knocked woman unconscious may face jail time

38 year old Paul M. Skinner had been accused of engaging in a conduct that created a “substantial risk of death or serious bodily injury to another person”, and was charged. It comes from an incident in June 2015 when a woman was knocked...Show More Summary

10 of the Best Places in the U.S. to Photograph Swamps

Although a swamp may not be the first type of environment that comes to mind when you think of landscape and nature photography, swamps and bayous can present opportunities to get beautiful and unique photos. The post 10 of the Best Places in the U.S. to Photograph Swamps appeared first on Loaded Landscapes.

This is the last chance to download your Vines before they’re gone

Launched and subsequently acquired by Twitter in 2012, Vine has been a valuable outlet for many creatives.  The service that let you post your life in six second chunks announced its closure in October, and now it’s finally moving onto the next step in its evolution. Show More Summary

What is the “Visual Anchor” in Your Photo?

Imagine a boat at sea, that is swaying in the ocean. Without an anchor— it would float away (and possibly be captured by pirates). What is your “visual anchor” in your frame? Treat the same metaphor to your photos; your viewer is looking at your image. Show More Summary

What Exactly is Fine Art Photography?

People frequently ask me what exactly is fine art photography? Before I answer, I usually take a big breath and brace myself to answer the question in the time it takes to ride a few floors in an elevator as they usually expect a quick answer. Show More Summary

Mastering composition with a little help from Will Smith (sort of)

Perhaps “with help from a little Will Smith” would’ve been a little more accurate, but still. The “rules” of composition are widely known and hotly debated. On the one side, you’ve got those who swear by them, live by them, and can’t break free from them. Show More Summary

3 facts about histogram you may not have known

If you’re not sure whether you’ve achieved good exposure, using a histogram is the best way to check it. But there are some misconceptions about histogram you’ll hear from many photographers, even the most experienced ones. On the other hand, there are some facts few people knows or shares. Show More Summary

White House photographer Pete Souza reflects on his time following President Obama

Jobs like White House Photographer fascinate me. It’s not that I’m particularly interested in doing that kind of work (quite the opposite, in fact). But that it’s so far removed from the type of photography that most of us do on a daily basis. There’s many different challenges. Show More Summary

Top 5 Prestigious Photography Classes Worth Completing

If you’ve always been passionate about photography and you want to learn more about how to take breathtaking pictures, you should consider attending a photography class. Since photography is a discipline that is studied by people all over the world, it makes sense that there are a lot of course options available to you, depending […]

I Frankensteined a model from all her best parts

I had the pleasure of shooting with Amy Wilder again! It is always such a joy to shoot with someone who is so on top of their shit. This girl knows how to work it. Normally when I do a shoot I’m trying to get as much “right” in one frame as possible. Aka the […] The post I Frankensteined a model from all her best parts appeared first on DIY Photography.

A story of French photojournalist who photographed gangs and wars for 40 years

How far would you go for a shot? French photojournalist Yan Morvan spent his 40-year long career shooting gangs and wars. He was exposed to dangers, gunshots and bombs all the time, and even got kidnapped by one of the most notorious rapists and murderers in France. Show More Summary

Stanford boffins develop Lithium Ion battery with built in fire extinguisher

Lithium based batteries power a lot of stuff these days. Phones, cameras, laptops, and even vehicles. There’s a lot of “best practise” advice out there when dealing with Li-Ion and Li-Po batteries, but it’s not common knowledge. Most consumers don’t know how to look after their batteries. Show More Summary

CMYK process explained with only four acrylic coasters

Sometimes it takes a lot of time and resources to demonstrate something, and sometimes only a few props are enough. Physicsfun shared a short video which demonstrates exactly how CMYK works using only four acrylic coasters and a famous painting. Show More Summary

I Walked on Frozen Baikal, The Deepest and Oldest Lake on Earth, to Capture Its Otherworldly Beauty

Baikal is impressive. It’s the deepest and the cleanest lake on Earth. When we were planning a trip, we didn’t even suspect it is so wonderful, majestic and fairy. We were raptured over its beauty so much, that we almost didn’t sleep all 3 days we were here. Show More Summary

The Paradox of Instagram

Without a doubt, Instagram is one of the most exciting social media platforms anywhere. It is now ranked the number two most active social media platform (by number of users), just behind Facebook, with over 600 million participants....Show More Summary

Three main reasons to stop chimping right now

When it comes to chimping, it seems that photographers are divided into two groups: those who cry against it, and those who can’t get rid of this bad habit. It’s especially bad if you photograph sports, events, concert and other fast-changing environments and events. Show More Summary

How to make things float in your photos with fishing line, hooks and a little Photoshop

Making things float in photographs is something that seems to pop up for many photographers. Sometimes it’s the entire point of the shot, and at other times, floating objects are merely decoration for a wider scene. Whatever your reasons, there’s easy ways to do it, and there are hard ways. Show More Summary

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