Lens Explorations: The Art of Creative Seeing & Lighting

Commercial photographer Kevin Ames shows his explorations of lenses and light in traditionally “wrong” situations… ultra wide angles for fashion, portrait lenses for product, extra long telephotos for engagement portraits or medium zooms for landscapes are some of the challenges he solves in this exploration.Read More

Balancing Light Bulbs with Strobes – Photography

For the photographer – the Slanted Lens shows you how to balance practical lights in a room with strobes for still photography. This principle of using aperture to control the strobe exposure and shutter speed for the continuous light can be a bit tricky to understand and apply but it is an important part of the Read MoreRead More

Can hidden information in photographs be used to spot criminals?

If you thought the CSI “zoom and enhance” cliche was pure fantasy – well think again. Using high resolution photographs, one study is trying to pull facial data from the reflections on a peron’s pupils. Can the eyes of photographed crime victims help authorities spot their victimizers? According to new research published Thursday in the Read MoreRead More

A Recreation of the first Earth Rise Photo on Christmas Eve, 1968

In December of 1968, the crew of Apollo 8 became the first people to leave our home planet and travel to another body in space. But as crew members Frank Borman, James Lovell, and William Anders all later recalled, the most important thing they discovered was Earth. Using photo mosaics and elevation data from Lunar Read MoreRead More

How to Take Good Photos for Under $1,000

Stu Maschwitz, author of The DV Rebel’s Guide: An All-Digital Approach to Making Killer Action Movies on the Cheap, explains how easy it is to take good pictures for under $1,000! Yesterday was a big family Christmas-type day. We picked out our tree, hung the lights, and visited Santa. Usually we wait in line to see Read MoreRead More

Creating a Photograph of a World, inside a World, inside a World

Benjamin Von Wong demonstrates how he constructed the fantasy elements of an “outdoor” studio in this behind the scenes clip from his photoshoot. Finding the location Location, as always is a challenge. This time, not only did we have to find multiple interesting backdrops, we also had to make sure that we had an indoor Read MoreRead More

ISO settings in low light: when, and how, to increase your camera’s sensitivity

Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO are the three components of exposure. This article, which is targeted for photographers, takes a close look at ISO – and understanding when and how to use it in low light situations. Your camera can automatically set the exposure in any conditions, even indoors or at night. To do this Read MoreRead More

The Death of Photography: Are camera phones destroying an artform?

From presidential selfies to never-ending Instagram feeds, the world is now drowning in images. Celebrated photographers debate the impact of this mass democratisation on their craft. “It’s really weird,” says Antonio Olmos. “Photography has never been so popular, but it’s getting destroyed. There have never been so many photographs taken, but photography is dying.” I’d Read MoreRead More

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