Apple Accidentally Leaked the iPhone 8

Apple Accidentally Leaked the iPhone 8 Even though Apple had claimed to have doubled down on the secrecy of their products it seems they made one major oversight. One iOS developer has dug into the readily available firmware for its yet to be launched HomePod and found some confirmations of what the iPhone 8 will be like. [ Read More ]

The Bokeh Factory – Character Uniqueness and More Bokeh

The Bokeh Factory - Character Uniqueness and More Bokeh Everyone who knows me knows that I am obsessed with style and character of bokeh. I've had countless hours of discussion with friends in the industry regarding minute differences in the "look" of a certain lens. Today I want to share the most unique and comprehensive array of totally unique looks I've found. [ Read More ]

DJI Spark: The Best Beginner Drone?

DJI Spark: The Best Beginner Drone? I've had the chance to try out the fairly new DJI Spark and have to say it is a great drone for what it is. This drone was designed specifically for portability and consumer use as opposed to heavy commercial use. At this price point, it is everything a consumer needs in a drone and would possibly be the best one to buy if you are looking to learn how to fly. [ Read More ]

Experience the Phase One IQ3 100MP Achromatic Through the Eyes of Pros Rick Wenner and Steve Gosling

Experience the Phase One IQ3 100MP Achromatic Through the Eyes of Pros Rick Wenner and Steve Gosling As promised, today Phase One is starting shipments of its IQ3 100MP Achromatic digital back. To further show off its capabilities, the company has also launched two new videos showcasing Portrait Photographer Rick Wenner and Landscape Photographer Steve Gosling. In these videos, each professional photographer speaks about their attraction towards black and white imagery and the experience of photographing with the IQ3 100MP Achromatic. [ Read More ]

A Quick Fix for Correcting Distortion in Stitched Panoramas

A Quick Fix for Correcting Distortion in Stitched Panoramas Sometimes when you're out shooting that epic landscape, in order to capture the entire view, you need to shoot a series of images on location and then stitch them together afterwards in post-processing. I think we've all been there. Depending on which lens you're using, that can create the particularly frustrating challenge of dramatic image distortion. In a nutshell, the wider focal length of the lens, the more distortion you are likely to see when stitching shots together. [ Read More ]

It’s About The Work, Not the Fame

It's About The Work, Not the Fame Shourya Pratap Singh Chauhan used Photoshop to simulate himself living a life as a billionaire, which was all for show. His following started growing from 200 to over 20,000 and it's mainly due to this portrayal that people started following and sending him direct messages. This matters in a big way. Firstly, have we become so gullible to believe it, and secondly, what can we as photographers and video makers learn from this for our own businesses? [ Read More ]

This Crew Made a Music Video on Set When the Client Wasn’t Looking and the Results Are Hilarious

This Crew Made a Music Video on Set When the Client Wasn't Looking and the Results Are Hilarious Best idea ever? The crew over at Droptree Productions took every chance on breaks and in between takes to capture clips for a ridiculous (and amazing) music track, just for funsies. And we love funsies. It's not just a lip dub of a popular track either, it's all about film production and has everything from a fresh beat to a rippin' guitar solo from a dude with a giant beard. Stop what you're doing and watch this. [ Read More ]

How to Add a Glitch Effect to Your Videos

How to Add a Glitch Effect to Your Videos It’s always good to know several different editing techniques to add visual effects to your project, as you will never know when you'll need them. Adding visual effects to your videos can make your amateurish video look more professional, just as long as you don’t go overboard with them. One effect you may have seen before is the glitch effect, in which you purposely cause your frames to mess up to give the look of a technical issue in the film. [ Read More ]

How to Add a Glitch Effect to Your Videos

How to Add a Glitch Effect to Your Videos It’s always good to know several different editing techniques to add visual effects to your project, as you will never know when you'll need them. Adding visual effects to your videos can make your amateurish video look more professional, just as long as you don’t go overboard with them. One effect you may have seen before is the glitch effect, in which you purposely cause your frames to mess up to give the look of a technical issue in the film. [ Read More ]

How 30 Minutes of Freedom to Shoot a Sunset Went Hysterically Wrong

How 30 Minutes of Freedom to Shoot a Sunset Went Hysterically Wrong Last Friday was one for the record books. My son had his last travel soccer game for the team I assistant coach for at Fort Niagara in Youngstown, NY. The team played great and since it was our final game, we invited all the parents out on the field for a game against the kids after. Everyone there had a blast. As we began to run out of daylight I could see one heck of a sunset coming together. We actually had some of our gear with us since my wife wanted to grab a team photo. Knowing I have Continue reading "How 30 Minutes of Freedom to Shoot a Sunset Went Hysterically Wrong"

How 30 Minutes of Freedom to Shoot a Sunset Went Hysterically Wrong

How 30 Minutes of Freedom to Shoot a Sunset Went Hysterically Wrong Last Friday was one for the record books. My son had his last travel soccer game for the team I assistant coach for at Fort Niagara in Youngstown, NY. The team played great and since it was our final game, we invited all the parents out on the field for a game against the kids after. Everyone there had a blast. As we began to run out of daylight I could see one heck of a sunset coming together. We actually had some of our gear with us since my wife wanted to grab a team photo. Knowing I have Continue reading "How 30 Minutes of Freedom to Shoot a Sunset Went Hysterically Wrong"