As camera makers struggle to innovate, consumers are finding little need to upgrade. The market is slowing to the point of inertia—manufacturers need to take a left field approach to stay competitive.
At least once per month, we hear about someone else—a photographer, photo shoot subject, sometimes just kids messing around—who was struck and killed while taking pictures on train tracks. And this weekend, the TODAY show demonstrated how these massive machines are able to “sneak up” on people.
Rotating an image in Photoshop might seem like a pretty simple process: you just… rotate it, right? Not quite. As this video from 2010 demonstrates, one of the ways a computer rotates an image is actually by applying 4 sequential transformations. (Warning: math incoming).
Professional photographers and videographers who have been lamenting that Apple has forgotten all about you, fear not: Apple Senior VP of worldwide marketing Phil Schiller has some words of comfort for you.
In the New York Times 2020 Report about the future of the journalism at the Times, the paper put this point first: “The report needs to become more visual.” And now, it looks like the publication is putting its money where its report is.
There’s a very succinct analogy by Marshall McLuhan, summing up our society’s focus on the past:
“We look at the present through a rear-view mirror. We march backwards into the future.”
Compared to the previous administration, President Donald Trump’s White House has been fairly anti-photography. But today, we get to see another official portrait from the Trump Administration: First Lady Melania Trump’s official White House portrait.
A brand-new Hasselblad H6D-100c will cost you approximately $33,000 before you even buy a lens for the system, which begs the question: is it worth the money? That’s what Sonder Creative lead photographer Usman Dawood tries to figure out in this video review of the Hasselblad H6D.
“Sharpness is a bourgeois concept.” – Henri Cartier-Bresson
One of the best April Fools trolls in the photo industry wasn’t a troll at all… which made it that much better. Announced as a joke yesterday to many a rolled eye and “suuuure,” Magic Lantern has managed to add Super 35mm 4K RAW video recording to the 5-year-old 5D Mark III.
Those slick gun-metal gray Nikon 100th anniversary special-edition cameras and lenses we told you about at the end of February have officially arrived. As it turns out, people who want to celebrate Nikon’s centennial in style will have a lot more options than just DSLRs and lenses to choose from.
“Commerce makes progress. Fortune passes everywhere.” – Frank Herbert
A few years ago I was accused of being a Sigma hater. (For the record, I did hate their quality control and so-called repair service at that time, and I didn’t hesitate to say so.) For the third or fourth time in the last year, I’m about to be accused of being a Sigma fanboy.
Once Syria’s largest city, Aleppo has been the worst-hit city in the country since the Battle of Aleppo began in 2012 as part of the ongoing Syrian Civil War. Now a series of before-and-after photos reveals just how much the once-vibrant historical city has been marred by war.
Photographer Jana Romanova is suing VICE Media for using a photo from her series Waiting without permission… again. This is Romanova’s second copyright infringement lawsuit agains VICE over the same photo series.
You don’t need fancy lighting equipment to capture nighttime portraits. Follow these few simple tips from photographer Jordan Matter and you’ll up your night portrait game instantly, no flash required.
The World Press Photo Awards isn’t the only prestigious photo competition that experienced controversy this year: the 2017 Sony World Photography Awards received at least one complaint of plagiarism by a photo selected for the Open competition shortlist.
A video is made up from 25 single photos per second, that, when placed back-to-back, trick our mind into seeing motion. But what would happen if we only took one photo every minute, and then played them back at 25 frames per second? The result is a magnificent hyper-realistic compression of time.
From time to time when I read about Street Photography, I hear the opinion that street photographers exploit people on the street by taking their picture without asking. This opinion raises some valid questions about the ethics of Street Photography, but also shows the double standards we follow in the media.
Everybody wants to get closer when shooting wildlife, and one of the most affordable ways of doing this is to buy a teleconverter. These little gadgets will instantly add to your lens magnification without making your wallet thousands of dollars lighter… but are they worth it? Let’s find out.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. But I wonder, what else do “they” say? In order to find out I’ve culled together the best quotes on the subject of photography. I hope they inspire you.