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Whether it’s a wedding, a festival, or a protest, crowds present photographers with some unique challenges. I’ve spent some time working on figuring out the best ways to handle crowded environments in order to produce images that are consistent with my style, while conveying the energy of the crowd in that moment. Most of my early photography is very minimalistic, closer to illustration or graphi
This week's Firmware Friday roundup is uncommonly brief, with just one new firmware update appearing on the scene in the past seven days. It's Sony which sails to the rescue with a significant firmware update for its A6400 mirrorless camera, at least if you're a pet owner or like to take pictures of animals. As of the newly-released firmware version 2.00 (download here for Windows o
Photographers were just dealt a big legal blow this week after a Texas state appeals court ruled that the state can infringe upon copyright without risking punishment under the state’s or federal government’s “takings” clause.The copyright infringement battle is being waged between Houston photographer Jim Olive and the University of Houston, a public university.It all sta
If you’ve ever found yourself at the edges of a group photo captured with a wide-angle lens, you may have noticed some strange stretching, squishing, and/or skewing that distort your face. Researchers have now created software that can automatically fix these wide-angle face distortions without affecting other parts of the photo.In a paper titled “Distortion-Free Wide-Angle Portraits
A wedding photographer has lost an SD card case full of photos she shot at a wedding, and her appeal for the public to help find the lost memory cards is making headlines in Colorado.Contact7 reports that photographer Lenzi Holmes was hired to photograph the wedding of her best friend Kacie and her fiance Troy Sanford in Berthoud, Colorado, last Friday. All of the photos she shot were recorded on
Photography is amazing, but it does require gear. I recently moved from Canon to Sony, so I had to offload a camera body, lenses, flashes, and triggers. I purchased out-of-pocket insurance on all of my gear packages just to have some peace-of-mind.I sent the last piece of my Canon kit, my awesome Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 (a009), on January 10th. This was my first serious photography lens (costing ov
In all types of color photography, color is an important part of the overall mood of an image. All else equal, a cooler image tells a different story than a warm image. When shooting portraits with artificial lights, you can place colored gels over the light to dramatically change the look and feel of a shot, as Daniel Norton shows us in the video below. When creatively working with colored gel
DxOMark is known for its lab tests of camera quality that are widely used by brands in marketing. To standardize its selfie camera tests to ensure repeatability, DxOMark has created a custom realistic mannequin to serve as a selfie subject.Named Sienna, the mannequin was created by first 3D scanning a human model’s face and head with the assistance of a movie special effects studio.The 3D m
Landscape photographer Adam Karnacz recently headed out into the Yorkshire Dales with accomplished photographer Charlie Waite. In addition to having an illustrious career as a photographer, Waite also cofounded Light and Land, one of Europe's premier landscape photography tour companies. In the video below, we learn more about Waite's career and join him and Karnacz as they explore the
One of the most important tools in a landscape photographer's kit is a polarizing filter. Unlike a graduated neutral density filter, the effects of the polarizer cannot be easily replicated in Photoshop or other photo editing software. In the video below, photographer Mads Peter Iversen discusses the various ways you can use a polarizing filter to enhance your images. Essentially, a polariz is a social bookmarking place where you can share, find & discuss the best news around on most topics. We focus on hi-tech reviews, gadgets and geekery but we like almost anything that's awesome, appealing and thought-provoking! er6i9ds5mz

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