While I used a tripod to create this image of Crater Lake many years ago, with the stabilization tech now available I could have easily shot this image hand-held at the 1/6 sec. exposure it was made at. It’s a new world of lightweight backcountry shooting when images like this are possible without a tripod.
If you’re looking for a fun and educational project to try this weekend, Israeli DIY-er Elad Orbach has come up with the cheapest, most simple Schlieren photography setup we’ve ever seen. Unlike more expensive setups, his creation will let you photograph heat and sound waves using just a smartphone, a mirror, and a selfie stick.
[embedded content] Photoshop master Unmesh Dinda at PIXimperfect has put together a simple tutorial that could have a significant impact on your photo editing workflow. In a few minutes, he’ll show you how to customize your editing experience and create your personal “dream Photoshop toolbar.” Dinda’s tutorials are usually a bit more advanced—and often incredibly
[embedded content] Want to learn the secrets of color grading in photography? Photographer and retoucher Joanna Kustra recently gave an hour-long webinar on the subject, and she has now made it freely available for anyone to learn from. “[BenQ] asked me if I could do some webinar with them,” Kustra tells PetaPixel. “So I prepared
[embedded content] Here’s a 1.5-minute video tutorial that could improve your workflow if you’re often correcting perspective distortions in your photos. In it, Photoshop Training Channel teaches how to get the job done by converting your photo into a Smart Object and then using Photoshop’s Camera Raw Filter. In the new version of Camera Raw,
[embedded content] Getting started in landscape photography and not sure what focal length lens to use? Here’s a 26-minute video by photographer Nigel Danson on how to go about making that decision. Over the course of the video, Danson slowly steps from an ultra-wide focal length of 14mm all the way up to a telephoto
If you’ve always dreamed of editing your photos while looking like a supervillain, look no further than the Cluvens Scorpion Computer Cockpit. It’s a $3,300 chair that looks and moves like a scorpion. Sitting above eight creature-like legs, the Scorpion features an extending tail that serves as overhead support for your displays. You can use
As someone who loves to seek out and photograph unique weather events, I’m always excited to see a thunderstorm brewing over New York City, and of course my home, the Jersey Shore! There’s always something exciting to look forward to while you’re out storm chasing, including rainbows, storm clouds, fog, and of course, lightning! When
Sony has released its new HEIF Converter, a free app that takes HEIF photo files and converts them to JPEG or TIFF files. You can download the software from this page on the Sony website. The site will ask you to input your camera’s model name and serial number, but it seems any 7-digit number
With the compact camera market decimated by smartphones, Canon is getting creative with its latest product. Called the PowerShot Zoom, it’s an unusual-looking pocket-sized camera that resembles a monocular. The PowerShot Zoom is designed to be operated with just one hand and weighs 5.1 ounces (145g). Inside is a 12.1-megapixel 1/3-inch CMOS sensor and a
Audi recently stirred up controversy after launching a new ad campaign that included a photo of a little girl leaning against the front of the car while holding a banana. The photo was met with sharp criticism on social media, and Audi responded by quickly pulling the image and issuing an apology. On August 2nd,
As promised, Sony unveiled a new full-frame mirrorless camera via livestream this evening. But while this was originally rumored to be a compact entry-level model that would sit below the popular Sony a7 III, the new Sony a7C may be more of a step sideways than a true budget option. In brief, the Sony a7C
[embedded content] Landscape photographer and YouTuber Mads Peter Iversen is back with another helpful tips video. This time, he’s covering a very important subject that many beginners fail to properly appreciate when they’re just starting out: how to create depth in your landscape imagery. In this video, Mads covers 7 tips for creating depth that
Datacolor has announced the ColorReader EZ, a new portable tool that’s designed to simplify matching, selecting, and coordinating colors. The ColorReader EZ joins a family that includes the $99 ColorReader and $249 ColorReader Pro, and it becomes the most portable and affordable device of the trio. “ColorReader EZ takes the guesswork out of selecting and
[embedded content] If you’re just getting started in photography and want to build upon a solid foundation, here’s a helpful 9-minute video by the popular YouTube channel Mango Street that covers 5 basic photography techniques for beginners. Here are the 5 techniques covered in the video along with longer Mango Street video tutorials on each
Apple just announced the new Apple Watch Series 6. While the design of the watch has remained virtually unchanged from Series 5, there are a number of innovative features that set it apart. First off, there’s a new watch face (one of 7 in the new watchOS 7) powered by Lumy that photographers will appreciate:
Nikon has just announced two of the most anticipated lenses for its full-frame mirrorless Z-series: the NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.2 S and the NIKKOR Z 14-24mm f/2.8 S. The former is the fastest AF lens Nikon has ever produced, while the latter is “the world’s shortest and lightest full-frame f/2.8 zoom lens with a 14mm
Fujifilm has just revealed a new addition to its lineup of square format instant film cameras: the Instax Square SQ1. Essentially a square version of the popular Instax Mini, the Square SQ1 gives users 1.5x the print size as well as some handy new automatic features. As mentioned above, the SQ1 is basically a square
After coming back from the brink of insolvency with an employee led buyout in February 2019, TETENAL is announcing that they are back in full force. The new TETENAL 1847 GmbH commenced operations on April 1st, 2019. Since then, they have been producing and distributing chemicals from the same location as the old TETENAL company.
It’s my belief that color is actually one of the most subjective elements that we as humans all understand, yet we actually have no real way of enforcing or translating it to one another. Think of color as a language. I may say the word ‘Red’ to you and you will have an idea of