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I’ve Never Flown a Drone. Here’s My Review of the DJI Mavic 2 Pro


Since the 2010 launch of the Parrot AR.Drone, consumer interest in drones has skyrocketed. DJI’s ubiquitous Phantom, originally released in 2013, has spawned multiple iterations and the company has further developed product lines like the Spark and Mavic to fill various niches and price points. The drone has become another ...

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A Recipe for a Little Red Riding Hood Photo Shoot


For most kids, deciding what to wear for Halloween is an exciting time to make a yearly memory. This is no different for my own daughter. However, this year, she received her costume from a neighbor as a hand-me-down. The joy on her face was priceless! Now that she had ...

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DJI Matrice 200 Drones Are Falling Out of the Sky


If you fly a DJI Matrice 200 drone, beware: there are reports of the drone losing power and falling out of the sky. DJI says it’s currently investigating. BBC News reports that UK police have grounded the drone after a police drone “experienced an in-flight issue” and landed onto the ...

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How to Shoot an ‘Impossible’ 1400MP 14mm f/0.2 Portrait


Want to shoot an “impossible” f/0.2 portrait? Here’s a 3.5-minute video in which photographer Tony Northrup demonstrates the Brenizer Method, which effectively turns a telephoto lens into an ultra-fast wide-angle lens. The Brenizer Method, popularized in the modern day by photographer Ryan Brenizer, is simply a stitched panorama in which ...

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Yongnuo is Developing a Mirrorless Camera


Guess who’s planning to join the mirrorless camera war? Yongnuo, the Chinese company best known for creating cheap clones of popular Canon and Nikon lenses. Yongnuo revealed its plans through a Facebook post that announced a naming contest for the camera. The announcement contains an image of the camera, which ...

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This DSLR Costume is Fully Functional Camera


By day, Yohei Shimada is a Japanese commercial photographer. When Halloween rolls around, Shimada becomes Cameraaman, a human-sized, fully-functioning DSLR camera that roams the streets of Japan to photograph other costume-wearers. Here’s a photo of Cameraaman by photographer Taichi Andoh: 大阪アメリカ村のハロウィンで見つけたネタコスプレ。「カメラーマン」。このコスプレはちゃんとカメラの機能があって、背面液晶で出来上がりを確認できるという優れもの#ハロウィン #アメ村ハロウィン #ファインダー越しの私の世界#写真好きな人と繋がりたい pic.twitter.com/hhyYBQ5NKz — Taichi Andoh (@19760611) October 31, ...

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How to Shoot and Retouch a Dynamic Cosmetics Ad in Photoshop


Highly stylized looks offer a great learning opportunity to the beginner or intermediate product photographer. When items are placed on a composite-heavy background, there are certain considerations we can make in-camera to avoid a headache in Photoshop. Since we are using speedlights, we’ve used adapters to make them fit inside ...

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