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Here’s a 6-minute video from Andrew Mikhaylov that looks at how you can easily shoot beer can photos using 4 light sources for that signatory reflection on the can.First off, the most important thing is to make sure your beer can is completely straight from the point of view of your camera. If it’s not, this is really tricky to fix in post.Mikhaylov uses two sheets of white cardboard,
It was time to upgrade my entire lighting system. My Profoto Compact heads (in perfect working condition) we coming up on their 10th anniversary. In my Profoto arsenal, I had two 300 w/s heads, one 600 w/s head, and an AcuteB600R.Advances in flash technology in the past years have brought HSS, TTL, and (wireless) radio triggers into the mainstream (no more need for Pocket Wizards) and portability
As the weekend crowds descend upon the CP+ expo here in Yokohama, Japan, I decided to roam the show floor to uncover some interesting tidbits, hands-on, and other news that may have gotten lost in the shuffle with this past week's bevy of announcements -- from both CP+ and WPPI! Sony's 400mm f/2.8... exists! First up will be of noted interest to Sony sports and wildlife photographers: the
As I wandered the show floor at CP+, I stumbled across a stand of what at first glance looked like fishing rods. However, I soon realized they were gigantic telescoping camera support poles. Though not new inventions in and of themselves, nor are they new products from BiRod at this year's CP+ show, but nevertheless, they struck me as a rather unique and pretty interesting camera accessory. I
My name is John Kraus, and I work as a photojournalist at Cape Canaveral, covering rocket launches with up-close cameras at the various launchpads here. For yesterday’s Atlas V rocket launch, I had two cameras at Space Launch Complex 41. These cameras were sound-activated; the sound alone would kill anyone standing at the launchpad during liftoff.Both remote cameras I placed were Nikon D7000s, bu
Camera and tech reviewer Maarten Heilbron has been working on an ongoing video series over the last few months to help photographers understand basic camera technology. So far, his videos have been a great introduction to photography and cameras for beginners. In his first video, seen below, Heilbron looked at camera hardware terms and explained them. His second video focused on manual settings i
This will be a quick piece, because I'm still running around the CP+ show here in Yokohama, and have a lot of prep work to do for a packed schedule of meetings next week. So apologies for any rough edges, grammatical errors, etc... I just read Jeremy's opinion piece on the newly-announced (in some parts of the world, but not the US) Canon EOS 4000D, though, and a thought occurred to me: W
The International Wedding Photographer of the Year (IWPOTY) competition has just announced the winning photos for 2017. The grand prize winner was photographer Erika Mann of Two Mann Studios, who captured a remarkable photo of a bride in front of a double rainbow.Here’s what Mann had to say about the winning photo:Paige and Daniel had a super low key wedding, with the reception taking place
The best camera is the one you have with you. For a lot of us, that means our smartphone. Jay P. Morgan of The Slanted Lens has a new video all about capturing better photos with your iPhone. While we saw yesterday that Samsung's new Galaxy S9 Plus phone is even better than an iPhone X and Google Pixel 2 for photography, according to DxOMark, at least, it remains the case that many people own
Aaron Nace of Phlearn has hit the streets of Chicago to create a new video about creating "stunning black and white photography." Black and white photography offers unique advantages -- and challenges -- for photographers. Nace has five tips for us and the first is to focus on simple shapes. "There's always an angle you can take that is going to make things a little bit more simple." Simplici 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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