3 Things to Remember When Creating Foley Footsteps

Need to create some foley footsteps? Grab a kiddie pool and get started. Foley is amazing. It's always a thrill to watch a foley artist create familiar sounds out of unfamiliar things, like pulling on a button-up shirt to recreate the sound of a heartbeat. But what about something simple, like footsteps? Those things will make up the lion's share of your foley anyway, so it might be a good idea to learn a few tricks on how to get it just right. In this video, Robbie Janney of Shutterstock shows you how to create Continue reading "3 Things to Remember When Creating Foley Footsteps"

As she battled and beat cancer, Kathryn Dyer found peace and passion through photography

In the latest episode of the sixth season of Adorama&#39;s Through the Lens, the focus is on photographer <a href="https://www.instagram.com/kathryn_dyer/" >Kathryn Dyer</a>. Sacramento-based Dyer first forayed into the world of Instagram and became more serious about photography when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Her husband bought a camera for them to share and take Kathryn&#39;s mind off her battle with cancer through nature photography sessions.

Now in remission, Dyer is a professional photographer. In case you&#39;re curious about her gear, she currently shoots with a <a href="https://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/sony-a7r-iii/sony-a7r-iiiA.HTM">Sony A7R III</a>...
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Yes, Nikon Designs Its Own Sensors

Sony has been receiving attention and praise in recent years for the quality of its sensors and the fact that it produces sensors for other heavyweight camera companies, including Nikon. But even though some of Nikon’s CMOS sensors may be manufactured in Sony factories, Nikon actually spends a considerable amount of resources designing those high-end sensors. Dave Etchells of Imaging Resource was recently given a rare behind-the-scenes look at Nikon’s secretive sensor design operations for a Nikon-sponsored in-depth report.
The Nikon D5’s sensor.
“I’ve known for some time that Nikon actually designs their own sensors, to a fairly minute level
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Why a Filmmaker Turned The Camera on Her Family for Her Latest Narrative Feature

Director Britni West continues to push the doc/narrative hybrid form forward with the subject for her next feature: her family. After winning the Narrative Grand Jury Award at the 2015 Slamdance Film Festival for her poetic and soft-spoken study in naturalism, Tired Moonlight, filmmaker Britni West, a former entrant on the 25 New Faces of Independent Film, is looking to continue her exploration of her home state of Montana and, more closely, the people in it. Boldly titled By Now I've Lived A Thousand Lives and None of Them Are Continue reading "Why a Filmmaker Turned The Camera on Her Family for Her Latest Narrative Feature"

Are You an Arty Weirdo Making Weird Art? There’s a Fund for Your Films Now

The innovative producers behind ‘The Eyeslicer’ invite your submission to their Radical Film Fund. Dan Schoenbrun’s career trajectory has shown that he is a man on a mission to shake up the filmmaking world, from funding to production to distribution. After serving as one of the initial funding gamechangers as Head of Film Outreach at Kickstarter, he went on to produce innovative films like the SXSW-premiering omnibus collective:unconscious that was then released unorthodoxically online via BitTorrent bundles, and a feature-length doc made entirely out of YouTube clips. “We want Continue reading "Are You an Arty Weirdo Making Weird Art? There’s a Fund for Your Films Now"

Watch a Model Pose with a Crocodile in an Underwater Photo Shoot

Here’s a photo shoot you probably shouldn’t attempt yourself: photographer Ken Kiefer recently took his wife (underwater model Kimber Kiefer) and two other models into the crocodile-infested waters of the Chinchorro Banks in Mexico for a photo shoot. The goal was to shoot underwater glamour photos of the models right next to the fearsome reptiles. The New York Post reports that lionfish were used to lure the crocodiles toward the models.

Is Lens Compression Fact or Fiction?

Photography can be confusing. I get it. I am not the sharpest knife in the drawer. Because of this, at times it helps us to actually put some of these theories and myths to the test. One of these myths is the concept of compression and, with it, parallax. This gets confusing to me as I am sure it does for some of you. Of course, there will always be the joker that knows everything and needs to let you know he knows everything. So this post is for the average, humble photographer that can’t seem to get their head
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A retro light meter for Android and iOS smartphones

A retro lightmeter for Android and iOS smartphones LightMeter for Android or myLightMeter for iOS are different names for an app that will transform your smartphone in a reliable light meter. There is a free version, but the Pro will give you some extras. If you’re old enough to remember the classic light meters from the past, you’ll love the retro style of the Lightmeter app created by David Quiles for both Android and iOS. The market is packed with modern looking apps that reflect the present, but this light meter transports us, visually, to the past. Although it is just the effect of a simple interface image
A retro lightmeter for Android and iOS smartphones
A retro lightmeter for Android and iOS smartphones
A retro lightmeter for Android and iOS smartphones
A retro lightmeter for Android and iOS smartphones
A retro lightmeter for Android and iOS smartphones
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These Surreal Photos Were All Created Without Photoshop

Photographer John Dykstra says he believes in the power of perspective. His surreal photo style is created entirely with practical effects and simple ingredients — things like paint, chalk, and glass — rather than digital image manipulation techniques. “My goal is to create photographs that dabble between abstract truths and concrete reality,” Dykstra says. “By drawing connections between illusions of realism and the subjectivity of human experience, my work lingers between daylight and daydream.” Here’s his account of how his first anamorphic illusion (shown above) came about:
My first idea came to me when I thought about how our
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Pixels for Geeks: A peek inside Nikon’s super-secret sensor design lab

I&rsquo;ve known for some time that <a href="https://www.nikon.com/" rel="nofollow" >Nikon</a> actually designs their own sensors, to a fairly minute level of detail. I think this is almost unknown in the photo community; most people just assume that &ldquo;design&rdquo; in Nikon&rsquo;s case simply consists of ordering-up different combinations of specs from sensor manufacturers, picking a feature from column &ldquo;A&rdquo;, another from column &ldquo;B&rdquo; and so on, like a Chinese restaurant menu. In actuality, they have a full staff of sensor engineers who design cutting-edge sensors like those in the D5 and D850...
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The Ways of Zen Photography

When most people think of the word Zen, a meditating monk in a monastery comes to mind, a practice of enlightenment, a person being in the present or someone without attachments. When I think of Zen, I think of a lifestyle that has profoundly influenced my photography practice. I would like to dive into the ways of zen photography and how it might enlighten your creative practice. The word Zen is from the Japanese interpretation of the word Chan which has ties to the Indian practice of meditation. Zen originated as a school in China, influenced by Buddhism.
It later
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Kandao Raw+ Helps You Make Cleaner Low-Light Photos with Burst Shots

The 360-degree VR camera company Kandao Technology has announced Kandao Raw+, a new software tool that helps you create better low-light photos by shooting and combining burst shots rather than capturing single exposures. Kandao Raw+ uses computation photography to turn a set of RAW photos captured in burst mode into a single photo with increased detail, dynamic range, and less noise. Instead of shooting a longer exposure using a tripod, you can capture a burst of shorter exposures (up to 16 frames) while shooting handheld. The shots are aligned automatically and information from multiple photos are merged. The software doesn’t
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Sony A7 III Review Conclusion: Sony’s best all-around full-frame mirrorless camera to date

Click here to read our <a href="http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/sony-a7-iii/sony-a7-iii-conclusion.htm">Sony A7 III Review Conclusion</a>

Sony&#39;s full-frame mirrorless cameras keep getting better and better! The latest-generation of their "entry-level" option, the <a href="http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/sony-a7-iii/sony-a7-iiiA.HTM">A7 III</a>, is no exception. At $2,000 it&#39;s admittedly kind of odd to consider it "entry-level," but the A7 line is the starting point into the Sony full-frame mirrorless family. However, don&#39;t think that means they&#39;ve skimped-out on features or performance, quite the opposite actually.

In fact, the Sony A7 III offers so many upgrades, improvements and...
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How DP Charlotte Bruus Christensen ‘Photographed Sound’ in Horror Hit ‘A Quiet Place’

Cinematographer Charlotte Bruus Christensen baked the look—and a sense of love and warmth—into the 35mm film of family-driven horror 'A Quiet Place'. Charlotte Bruus Christensen—a Cannes-winning shooter for her work on 2012's The Hunt—has been justly praised for her atmospheric, beautiful and story-driven work on the recent runaway hit horror film A Quiet Place. In John Krasinski's directorial debut, he stars alongside his real-life wife Emily Blunt as a couple who must raise their family in silence lest they evoke the wrath of creatures with hyper-sensitive hearing who have wiped out most of humanity Continue reading "How DP Charlotte Bruus Christensen ‘Photographed Sound’ in Horror Hit ‘A Quiet Place’"

Critique the Community: Water


Submit your best image incorporating water for your chance to win a free Fstoppers tutorial.

Almost every photographer should have an image that fits this weeks theme for Critique the Community. Submit your best photos featuring water below. [ Read More ]

Photos of Intense Lightning Storms in Volcanic Eruptions

Francisco Negroni is a Chilean freelance photographer has spent years pointing his camera at volcanic eruptions. Over time, he has captured a series of incredible photos showing the lightning of “dirty thunderstorms” that are found in massive volcanic plumes. Dirty thunderstorms occur when ash, rock, and other “ejecta” collide and create static electricity in the plume of volcanic eruptions. Researchers estimate that about 35% of volcanic eruptions are accompanied by lightning. Colossal writes that Negroni travels light in the Chilean backcountry as he travels to eruptions, bringing only a backpack, laptop, camera, tripod, and three lenses in his
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Gitzo teams up with Sony to launch tripod and L-bracket designed for α-series cameras

As part of a collaboration between Vitec Group and Sony, Gitzo has introduced a new pair of products designed specifically for Sony α7 and α9 cameras: the Traveler α Tripod and the L-Bracket α. The new products 'feature a tailored design to perfectly fit Sony α7 and α9 camera models, helping to increase grip and stability for precise framing and extraordinary composition,' according to Vitec Group.
Gitzo's new Traveler α is a 'premium travel tripod' featuring a new design and monochromatic color scheme to match the appearance of Sony α-series cameras. It weighs just 1.43kg/3.15lbs, opens to 165cm/64.
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