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How to shoot long exposures for only $1

I find long exposures to be great fun, especially once you start really stopping down the light and extending that shutter to ridiculous lengths.  The costs of getting started, however, can add up very quickly. In Mathieu Stern’s latest video, which features long exposure photographer Thibault Roland, we are shown how we can get started very [...]Show More Summary

Major D5 firmware update is a welcome one for both stills and video shooters

Nikon have released a somewhat substantial V1.10 firmware update for the Nikon D5, addressing many issues that have been reported by customers.  The biggest being the record time limit for shooting video. Electronic vibration reduction has also been added when shooting movies, while stills shooters receive a few very welcome additions for shooting through the viewfinder.  A [...]Show More Summary

This Emu’s Had It With California’s Wildfires

Hundreds of people fled the Potrero wildfire this week. But one emu took matters into its own hands. The post This Emu's Had It With California's Wildfires appeared first on WIRED.

How and why to use a boom mic or a lav mic for great sound in your videos

Recording audio off the camera is as vital to filmmakers as getting the flash off the hotshoe is to photographers.  Just as there are different options with off-camera flash, there are also a number of different microphone options when it comes to off-camera audio. In this video from Adorama TV, David Day walks us through [...]Show More Summary

62 Amazing Vintage Magic Lantern Slides of Everyday Life in India during the 1900s

Here is an amazing collection of rare vintage magic lantern slides that shows everyday life around India including West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Rajasthan in the 1900s. See more »

Sigma announces pricing and availability for sd Quattro and EF-630 flash

Sigma Corp. has announced pricing and availability for its sd Quattro mirrorless camera, a bundle including the camera and a 30mm F1.4 Art lens, as well as the EF-630 external flash. The sd Quattro is a mirrorless camera with an APS-C-size...Show More Summary

Making Tracks: 1928

San Francisco, 1928. "Franklin convertible coupe at Land's End, Presidio." 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

Japanese Women Fashion in the Westernized Era – Pretty Mogas in the 1920s

Modern girls, also shortened to moga, were Japanese women who followed Westernized fashions and lifestyles in the 1920s. These moga were Japan's equivalent of America's flappers, Germany's neue Frauen, France's garçonnes, or China's modeng xiaojie. And here is what mogas looked like in the 1920s. See more »

Major Miner: 1938

September 1938. Capels, West Virginia. "Coal miner waiting for lift home." Last seen here, six years ago. Photo by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

Rare Intimate Photographs Give Us a Peek Into KISS' Backstage and See How They Applied Makeup Before Concerts from Their Early Years

In the early 1970s, two members of New York rock band Wicked Lester, Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons, struck out to start a new group. They recruited drummer Peter Criss and guitarist Ace Frehley, and by early 1973 had settled on a name — KISS. From their early days, KISS took to the stage with striking black and white makeup. Show More Summary

How I shot this wild rain bike store ad

In this blog post, I’m going to walk you through the shoot I did for My Bike Store “Challenge riding” with cyclist Ayman Habeta. I’ll begin by explaining a little background on how the shoot came to be and then I’ll illustrate a photography technique I like to use in this. Camera Gear List Camera: [...]Show More Summary

How To Capture Action Shots of Waves

If you enjoy photographing mother nature and waterscapes, one particularly fun exercise is to capture the beautiful characteristics of the ocean shore. If you are in the right place at the right time, you can create images displaying...Show More Summary

Metabones unlocks native Sony focus modes for Canon-mount adapters

Updated firmware allows Sony users to use all their AF modes when shooting Canon EF-mount lenses with Metabones adapters. It does so by emulating a native Sony lens, much like the recent Sigma MC-11 adapter. This update to the Metabones...Show More Summary

FAA Releases Rules for Commercial and Media Drone Operation

4 days agoArts / Photography : PDNPulse

Yesterday the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a new set of rules for the use of drones in the United States for “non-hobby and non-recreational purposes,” i.e. commercial production and journalism. The rules introduce aShow More Summary

Sweet Snuff: 1938

September 1938. "Express Agency office and general store in coal mining town of Scotts Run, West Virginia." Photo by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

This 53 Gigapixel Bentley photograph lets you read the seat’s embroidered logo from over 2,000 feet away

Gigapixel images have taken off like crazy over the last couple of years.  With devices like the Gigapan and similar products becoming so readily available and the massive increase in sensor resolution lately, they’re becoming easier and easier to create. While typically used to document sporting or political events, or to show off an entire city, this is the [...]Show More Summary

FAA releases commercial drone rules, they’re totally OK with your drone photography business

After long drawn out speculation and worry, the FAA have finally confirmed and released the regulations regarding commercial drone use. The short version is that they’re fine with it and being able to do it is relatively easy, as long as you’re over 16 years old. Posted to the FAA website, the new “107 to Title [...]Show More Summary

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