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Cynthia Boylan  |  Feb 12, 2016  |  0 comments

The beautiful short time-lapse video below was captured in California’s Red Rock Canyon state park in mid December of 2015 by photographer Nao Tharp. Shooting alone in the desert, Tharp had his camera trained on the glittering night sky and was using time-lapse photography to capture the constellations gracefully crossing the heavens.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Feb 10, 2016  |  0 comments

While it may seem hard to believe at first, this adorable little book is actually a working pop-up pinhole style camera.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Feb 08, 2016  |  0 comments

This fun, informative video below from COOPH expertly explains anything and everything you ever wanted to know about the art of photography.

Dan Havlik  |  Feb 08, 2016  |  0 comments

There are some Photoshop tutorial videos out there that can be extremely helpful and there are some that can be extremely annoying. The humorous short clip below from Sugar Zaza shows precisely why some of them can drive us completely batty.

Dan Havlik  |  Feb 03, 2016  |  0 comments

We’ve just come back from a press event today to launch the new Sony A6300. This compact mirrorless camera has a lot going for it, including a new 4D Focus system that can lock focus on a subject in as little as 0.05 seconds, which Sony claims is the world’s fastest autofocus (AF) acquisition time.

Dan Havlik  |  Feb 02, 2016  |  0 comments

The new Canon EOS-1D X Mark II was unveiled last night and as with many pro digital SLRs aimed at sports photographers and photojournalists, the new camera has impressive speed. In particular, it can fire off bursts of images at 14 frames per second with auto exposure (AE) and predictive autofocus (AF) through the viewfinder, and 16fps with the mirror locked. (The previous model offered 12fps and 14fps burst speeds, respectively.)

Dan Havlik  |  Jan 22, 2016  |  0 comments

If you were asked to do a photo shoot in an empty studio could you harness your skills and creativity to come up with an interesting image? That’s exactly the task at hand in this latest video from The Lab, titled “Blank – Creating something from nothing.”

Dan Havlik  |  Jan 19, 2016  |  0 comments

We’ve written about photographer Benjamin Von Wong and his wild photo shoots before but this is one of the odder ones he’s done. It also resulted in a beautiful series of photos and looks incredibly difficult to pull off.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Jan 19, 2016  |  0 comments

In 1979, photographer Steven Erra was given devastating news by his eye doctor—he would be blind within 20 years.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Jan 13, 2016  |  0 comments

This smart video below from DSLR Video Shooter easily walks viewers through the process of how to build a card reader/hard drive RAID enclosure, or editing hub, for working on (and storing) your photos and videos.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Jan 12, 2016  |  0 comments

What's the latest buzz in photo printing? Meet the Ripple Maker, an innovative new device that  customizes a cup of coffee by "printing" photos on top of the coffee foam. This isn’t a coffee maker; it doesn’t brew the coffee, it simply uses tiny coffee bean drops to color the white cream foam on the surface of the coffee to create the images in just a few seconds—and without affecting the taste of the drink.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Jan 11, 2016  |  0 comments

The hilarious video below from Bored Badger provides a countdown of their top 25 perfectly timed photos. The images range from beautiful to interesting, weird and downright funny and they are all the product of either pure dumb luck or epic photography skills.

Dan Havlik  |  Jan 11, 2016  |  0 comments

We’re still in shock over the death today of legendary musician and artist David Bowie. Someone who knew Bowie more than most folks was renowned fashion photographer Brian Duffy who, between 1972 and 1980, worked with Bowie on five photo projects, including three of his most famous album covers.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Jan 11, 2016  |  0 comments

The very helpful video below from AdoramaTV will teach you how to do three quick lighting set-ups for portrait photography even if you're only given one second with your subject,. The idea, which is demonstrated in the video by Daniel Norton, came from a recent Sports Illustrated photo shoot by Alexis Cuarezma where the photographer was given just about a minute to create perfect portraits of various athletes.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Jan 11, 2016  |  0 comments

Here is another video from innovative artist Mathieu Stern (number 6 in his "Weird Lens Challenge" creative series) and this time he is testing a large format camera lens from 1880—this was one of the first lenses to feature an iris diaphragm.

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