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
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
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
A prominent browser exploit kit takes advantage of a new Adobe Flash flaw, infecting numerous Web browsers and operating systems.
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 [...]
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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's new HoloLens is a holographic headset that lets you physically interact with Windows throughout your home.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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