Becoming a successful photographer can be a daunting thing, both because of the ever-evolving market and because of the lack of a definite, singular way to go about it. This helpful video talks about some important steps you can take to increase your chances of success.
Many popular YouTube personalities are facing intense criticism for making a deal with an app that connects users to mental health counselors, particularly as it has come to light that the YouTubers receive commissions from the company. As the app has become embroiled in controversy, the YouTubers are being criticized for toying with sensitive mental health issues.
One New Jersey-based photographer has unveiled a photo series reimagining the Ken doll as various modern-day gay stereotypes, including a beauty blogger, a drag queen, and a Disney prince.
When shooting the night sky, we are looking at points of light that don’t always resolve well with the lenses we have in our bag. Whether the lens is a top-of-the-line “L” from Canon or a third-party lens that cost 1/10th the price, they may both have issues with coma and astigmatism. Here's what you can do to fix these issues and not be stuck with an underperforming piece of glass.
When it comes to graphic tablets, one brand name always come up: Wacom. However, the Japanese manufacturer is not alone, and the competition is getting better. Parblo is probably among the best alternatives out there for the entry level market with products such as the A610S.
In an earlier article I bemoaned the state of Android camera apps and in particular, how they lacked the features that even moderately specced cameras have. Find out what one developer has to say about the prospect of Android camera apps.
The Internet can be a strange place, but it always felt that the mind-bending obscurity and randomness of the human consciousness was reserved for Tumblr and other meme repositories. It seems, however, that Instagram is no longer immune.
Drawing a blank in the middle of a couple shoot is not an uncommon thing for a photographer. You suddenly run out of ideas and stand perplexed on what to do next. This video from Vanessa Joy throws light on some quick ideas to get you started with posing brides and grooms.
There are three questions that I ask each new potential client, and those answers will determine the entire creative direction of the project.
Adobe recently released their latest versions of both Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements, which are entry-level versions of Photoshop and Premiere Pro. As expected, the 2019 photo and video editing versions have received a few upgrades.
Drug Dealers Arrested After Crashing Their Drone in Prison With Footage of Themselves on Memory Card
It was supposed to be a smooth operation: fly a drone over a prison to deliver drugs. Unfortunately, the brilliant minds behind this master plan crashed and left footage of themselves on the memory card.
Landscape photography trips can be a big time and money commitment, but if you don't do the proper planning and analysis beforehand, you can end up coming home without the shots you wanted. This great video talks about four things to do before you head out the door to give yourself a greater chance of success.
Long exposure photographs are highly popular in the landscape photography world, particularly when there's water in a shot. And while it's a great effect, sometimes, you don't want the long exposure to affect the entire image, which is where this neat technique comes into play.
Ring lights have been around for a while, but recently they haven’t been as trendy as they used to. Except in the YouTube beauty industry where many influencers rely on these, day in and day out, to create their content. I recently tried the Angler Circo LED Ring Light to see how good it was.
One thing that we love about the YouTube community is that people always show up to help the beginners. There are countless threads from YouTube newcomers who are unsure of how to start out, but plenty of creators with more experience are willing to lend a hand.
One of the more common areas to apply a bit of photo composite work is of course in the sky. Often, Mother Nature will opt to ignore our photographic needs. The good news is you can overcome this with a little help from Photoshop.
Medium format photography offers a wide variety of benefits in terms of image quality, but is it possible to try to achieve those results when shooting on a camera with a much smaller sensor?
Not too long ago, Sony shooters didn't have that many lens options to choose from, but now, the lens market is quickly growing, particularly with Sigma bringing their Art Series to the E mount. This great video takes a quick look at four portrait lens options to help you get an idea of the looks you can expect from each of them.
Following the Google Pixel 3 announcement, brands are already introducing new products for this amazing smartphone. One of them is Moment, who’s already offering support for its lenses.
We've been fans of the Fiilex P360EX for years now. It's dimmable, color shiftable, and it accepts Profoto accessories. The only problem? It's not that bright. Fiilex had an answer to my power problems in the form of the Q8 Travel.
Probably the most important factor in creating a convincing composite photograph is matching the lighting, but that's also something that has a lot of nuance and can be very difficult to do. This helpful video will show you a quick and powerful technique for better matching the lighting in composite photographs.
What do you do if you want a camera that has the quality and gorgeous depth of field of medium format with the immediacy and fun of an instant? Well, if you're a hardware interaction designer, you take the front half of a Hasselblad 500C/M and attach it to the back half of a Fujifilm Instax Mini 9.
As soon as humans realized their dream of flight, photographers started dreaming of photographing from high above. I had a chance last week to have my dream of shooting New York City from above come true.
In a genre composed of so many different disciplines, there are a couple truths that cross all boundaries.
Insta360 seems to be determined to bring 360 video into the mainstream, with a range of easy-to-use cameras that span from low-res models meant to piggyback off your phone, to high-end professional models with six lenses. The new Insta360 One X takes many of the best bits from all of these devices and puts them into a standalone 360 camera that sits at the top end of their consumer lineup, just below the Pro models.
In this week's lighting breakdown, I'll show you the setup I used for this editorial beauty shoot that let me create an angelic mood and make the most of the model's fantastic skin.
Looking for a photo-editing alternative to Adobe's Lightroom CC that won't break the bank? Today, I test-drive Alien Skin's new Exposure X4 editing suite for the first time.
Jonathan Morrison duped his Instagram followers Saturday with an image on his Instagram account captioned, "Pixel 2 Portrait mode 👀 rocking the smalls hat 😂 thoughts?" The next day, Morrison posted the truth about the image actually being shot on an iPhone XS, but not before Google fans claimed victory and Apple fans claimed they liked their photos better.
The rollout of Windows 10 has been unexpectedly halted after user reports that the operating system has been wiping their photos and documents without warning.
Police in Lincolnshire, U.K. used a drone fitted with a thermal imaging camera to find a 16-year-old alleged rape victim who was unable to give her exact location.
I’m here at Google’s launch event for the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL in New York. Have they got a world-leading smartphone camera again?
If you look at the work of the best studio photographers, you'll probably notice most of them use multiple lights to achieve their final results. And while there's certainly nothing wrong with that, you might be amazed at what you can accomplish with just one light, and this great video will show you every step in the process.
When shooting football or other field sports, oftentimes, you are looking downfield with your long glass such as a 400mm f/2.8, and suddenly, the play happens right in front of you. The solution is a Hail Mary camera.
Don't have any time for roaming streets with your camera? Well, put it aside for your personal development, because it can make you a better wedding photographer!
We’re in the depths of a format war, and I’m a little uneasy picking the winner so early.
There have never been more readily available, high-quality resources out there for anyone with a camera to learn to become a photographer, and yet, becoming truly proficient is something that can't be rushed. This great video essay talks about why it takes time to become a great photographer.
Have you considered investing in your photography through a travel sabbatical? Although it might not be a possibility now, what if you started preparing over the next one to three years?
They have been done before, but time-lapse videos of rocket launches are always stunning. Recently, photographer Emeric Le Bars captured the launch over downtown Los Angeles.
With every new generation of class-leading camera phones comes new claims of their ability to compete with professional-quality camera equipment. In this short test, the Northrups puts the brand new iPhone XS head to head with a consumer DSLR with a kit lens and a top-end Nikon boasting some super-sharp glass.
Responding to recent speculation that Panasonic is moving away from Micro Four Thirds, Lumix's UK Marketing Manager has pledged the company's commitment to the smaller format, despite its recent announcement of two new full-frame cameras.
Film has been enjoying a bit of a resurgence recently, and you may be wondering if it's worth trying out yourself. This great video discusses some reasons why a film workflow is distinctly different from a digital workflow and why it can be more enjoyable.
Have you had cases when someone looks at a photo at 100 percent and says it looks bad, but when you check it yourself, it's just fine? Is it possible that both are correct?
Not so long ago, I reviewed the Fujifilm Instax SQ6 ,and I absolutely loved it. Its compact design and medium format square film immediately made it my favorite Instax camera. Since then, Fujifilm asked me to review their latest printer, the Instax SP-3. Admittedly, I was a little skeptical at first, but this is definitely growing on me.
There are various reasons why the golden hours are the best times of day to shoot. But to just dismiss regular daylight hours out of hand is just silly. Because daylight can be beautiful too.
The EOS R is Canon's first serious entry into the mirrorless market, and it has definitely been a bit of a polarizing camera. This fairly comprehensive review takes a good look at the camera and what Canon got both right and wrong with it.
Critics are unhappy with a new bill that has just been passed, allowing authorities to shoot down private drones. It allows the government to destroy any drone that is considered a “credible threat,” and many believe the move is “dangerous” and “doesn’t include enough safeguards.”
A good phone can really enhance the life of a photographer. Don't let your next purchase break the bank by buying at the right time of the year and following these suggestions.
The wide-angle lens is often the main lens of the landscape photographer, but it can be hard to use.
Depth of field is a frequently misunderstood subject, particularly when it comes to what actually affects it and how it changes based on your technique. This awesome video will show you everything you need to know about the physics behind depth of field.
A professional production team can pull off some pretty amazing feats when given the opportunity, and this unbelievable side-by-side video of a scene and the behind the scenes footage of it shows that off. Check out the incredible timing and choreography that went into filming this scene.