A few months ago, photographer Nick Sherlock shared with us his epic 3D printed 300mm long extension tube. Now he needed something to hold this beast and provide him with more stability, and he once again put his 3D printer to work. Inspired by the legendary Zenit Fotosniper, Nick designed and printed his own rifle-style grip. It doesn’t only look cool, but it gives him way more stability when using his macro setup.
When you think of street photography, a super-telephoto lens probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. But Evan Ranft thought: why not? He teamed up with Chris House to test out a Sony FE 200-600mm f/5.6-6.3 G OSS lens in the street. While it still wouldn’t be his first choice for street photography, it does have its perks, and Evan shares his impressions and some photos in this interesting video.
It does not take a lot of effort to start a new site and crank out a boatload of content, if all you are doing is copying your competition. With the photography market on the decline, a number of photography websites have already gone through their demises. And what’s left is being attacked by some very dishonest individuals and media companies that exploit search engines to move themselves up the ranks.
These websites are copycats – they crank out content on a daily basis solely for traffic, they have no communities and they have no real following. One such website is ExpertPhotography.com. In this article, we will take a look at how ExpertPhotography shamelessly stole numerous articles from Photography Life and other websites, and how it quickly climbed the ladders of search engines, even managing to surpass the ranking of the original content.
Oceanographer and engineer Derya Akkaynak from MIT has developed an algorithm that “removes water” from underwater images. As a result, it makes the underwater world look exactly as if we would see it on dry land. And it’s not only useful for scientists. For us “common folks,” it’s amazing to see the underwater world in a completely new context.
Fast portable SSD storage has really kicked off over the last year or two. We’ve seen Samsung, G-Technology, Glyph and more releasing SSDs offering some pretty crazy transfer speeds. Now, Plugable has joined entered the fray with Thunderbolt 3 1TB and 2TB NVMe SSD options offering up to 2,400MB/sec read and up to 1,800MB/sec write.
Apple has just launched the new MacBook Pro, with a 16” instead of 15” screen and modified keyboard. It can be configured with up to 64GB of RAM and have up to 8TB of internal storage, which photographers will definitely find handy.
Adobe has just announced a major workflow enhancement in Lightroom for iOS. Soon, all iPhone and iPad users will be able to directly import their photos into Lightroom on their device. Adobe Product Manager Tom Hogarty shares a sneak peek of the upcoming feature and make sure to check it out in the video below.
Shotgun microphones are the go-to for many filmmakers when recording audio. Whether it’s on-camera or boomed overhead of your subject, they offer a great ability to isolate the subject from the environmental noise around them.
But a lot of people don’t have great experiences with shotgun mics, because they’re not sure on exactly how to use them. Sure, it might be better than they’d get with the in-camera mics, but it can still be made even better. In this video, Kai Wong offers up five tips to help improve your shotgun mic recordings.
When you think headshot photography, it’s not long before the name Peter Hurley springs to mind. As an actor and model turned photographer, he’s become one of the go-to guys for headshot photography.
But shooting headshots is more than about just having a great camera or lighting, it’s about psychology and the connections you make with your subjects. We caught up with Peter at PhotoPlus 2019 to find out more about his approach to headshot photography.
This is a feature that Atomos Sumo19 owners have been waiting a long time for. But now Atomos has released the AtomOS 9.2 update for the Sumo 19 allowing you to record four different camera signals, mix them in realtime, and output five separate recordings simultaneously.
Atomos calls the feature “Touch and Switch”, and if you have no idea what the big deal is, we spoke with Atomos Founder & CEO Jeromy Young about it, amongst other things, recently at IBC 2019 in Amsterdam.