This Camera Will Edit Video for You in a Click of a Button

The day has finally come, a camera the will automatically edit video for you. The Graava has five different sensors: a camera, microphone, accelerometer, GPS, and a heart rate monitor. It will detect objects entering the frame, your change of speed, changes in sound frequencies, and will even monitor your heart rate to detect excitement. These sensors help the camera determine which moments are interesting and which moments are boring. That way it know which parts to keep and which parts to delete. [ Read More ]

The Daily Promo: Breungrega

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Who printed it?
It was printed by Pinguindruck here in Berlin. They are specialised in printing all kinds of stuff for creatives. Who designed it?
I did the designed by myself. But our logo was designed by Frauke Wiechmann & Vincent Kraft, graphic designer friends of ours. As breungrega.com is a team of Martin Grega and me, David Breun, we have those half circles wich can be put together. We have this sheme on lots of our stuff for example also on our business cards. With the postcards i did the same you can put them together and then you have a full circle. Who edited the images?
I edited the images with my business partner Martin. How many did you make?
We made 1000 each. How many times a year do you send out promos?
We are trying to send promo cards twice a year. I also have a couple of postcards with me all the time and i leave them as a addition to my business card. And its funny that you still see them a office tables if you visit the person the next time. Did you purposely leave off your contact details on the promo to Rob? Your instragram friends were able to ID your team, you have fans!
Oh thanks, our US agent Tim Mitchell said that it’s a good strategy. I didnt do this on purpose, on the front our website & logo is printed with UV finish, so if you turn the postcard a bit you can see it. Next time i will write my full address and company name on the back, for sure! I attached some pictures where you can see the finish. The 2 postcards are also trying to show our two aspects…one is the advertisement photography and the other one is Continue reading "The Daily Promo: Breungrega"

OpEd: Bruce Gilden and the Absence of Empathy

DSC8899-3 I used to believe that photojournalism represented a platonic ideal of veracity, but this naïve notion has eroded. The cause of this loss of innocence isn’t limited to the high profile manipulation that has dogged the industry, but also the realization that the camera is nothing more than a point of view. Aim it in one direction or another. Take a photo now or later. Select one image over another to display to an audience. There is a fundamental “truthiness” to photojournalism that is inescapable. Yet, one thing that hasn’t changed for me is the belief that the photojournalist and photojournalism should strive to practice and convey empathy. While the casual observer might believe that photojournalism’s raison d’etre is to display the news, I would disagree. News, when not being salacious, informs of us the human condition, and should ideally strike a chord of empathy within us. A typhoon in
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Black Light Bodyscapes

John Poppleton is a Photographic Artist from Northern Utah. Since 2010, John has been photographing black light bodyscapes. Each shot is a process that takes several hours where John uses temporarily florescent paints to turn the human body into a beautiful landscape. John then photographs his freshly painted subject under black light to create some truly awe inspiring pieces. [ Read More ]

Morpholio Journal is a Digital Sketchbook for iOS with Tools for Photographers

journalapp Need a digital sketchbook to document your photography shots and ideas? Morpholio just launched an iOS app for you. It’s called Journal, and is a iPad sketchbook app that has special tools designed specifically for photographers. Need to scribble some notes for a photo or contact sheet? Just load up a picture into Journal and write away. After sketching on top of the photo, the sketch will move, twist, and scale with the photo you drew it on. Morpholio_Journal_app_01a_sketch_Anna_Pietrzak 7.14.58 AM Morpholio_Journal_app_01b_sketch_Anna_Pietrzak 7.14.59 AM Morpholio_Journal_app_01d_sketch_Anna_Pietrzak 7.14.59 AM For browsing through a large collection of your sketches, Journal has a rapid fire viewing feature that lets you zip through an infinite number of sketches and photos with a touch of your finger. If you’re working on putting together a photo book, for example, you can flip through the entire thing in just seconds to find exactly what you need. Morpholio_Journal_app_02f_Speed_Stallan_Brand 7.17.56 AM Journal includes eight pens, brushes, and pencils to choose from,
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Stand Out Photo Workshops Are Coming – Learn From Industry Leaders

If you hadn't heard of it before, the Stand Out! Photographic Forums is a huge photography industry event (taking place in New York City, Toronto, and Los Angeles) loaded with affordable workshops taught by some of the biggest and most successful names in the industry. You can learn directly from legends like Mark Seliger, Pratik Naik, and Michael Muller. Phase One was even nice enough to ask me to come and teach classes on digital teching and shoot pre-production. You should read below to learn more about all of the classes and offerings. [ Read More ]

Photographer Snaps an Epic Portrait of His Daughter Under a Rainbow

3yXSlqS The best portraits sometimes materialize before our eyes and fall right into our laps. That’s what just happened to wedding photographer Wes Eisenhauer of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, who captured this gorgeous shot of his daughter under a rainbow. Here’s his explanation of what happened: “I ran outside to take a picture. My daughter chased after me. I told her to go back inside because she was in her pajamas and didn’t have any shoes on. She didn’t listen. I’m glad she didn’t listen.” Since sharing the photo on Reddit and Imgur yesterday, it has already been viewed millions of times. “I’ve been taking pictures for about 3 years professionally, and I learned how to use my camera by taking pictures of my daughter,” Eisenhauer tells PetaPixel. Here are some of the portraits of his daughter he made over the past few years: nHvoSbO KJ6ExAs j6NWzuu SOFx5Uk xbrRF4R uRLMjX4 1cgUiUP sZeYqUe G6JVLQL DcvOdB0 D678uTJ QEuhZFo You can find more of Eisenhauer’s
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Animation Master Hayao Miyazaki’s Work Comes to Life in This Beautiful 3D Tribute

There is no question Hayao Miyazaki and his Studio Ghibli have had a tremendous impact on the world of animation, not only for Japan, but for the rest of the world (and we've now got an amazing collection on Blu-Ray). His films have touched many, and in this beautiful tribute created by dono, they come to life like never before:

Tribute to Hayao Miyazaki
Music by Joe Hisaishi

Made with Blender, Gimp, Octane and Natron.

Thanks to Blackschmoll, Boby, Christophe, Clouclou, Cremuss, David, Félicia, Frenchman, Sozap, Stéphane, Virgil !
And Thanks to Ton Roosendaal, the Blender community, the developers of Blender, Gimp and Natron !

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Bruce Gilden & the Absence of Empathy

I used to believe that photojournalism represented a platonic ideal of veracity, but this naïve notion has eroded. The cause of this loss of innocence isn’t limited to the high profile manipulation that has dogged the industry, but also the realization that the camera is nothing more than a point of view. Aim it in one direction or another. Take a photo now or later. Select one image over another to display to an audience. There is a fundamental “truthiness” to photojournalism that is inescapable. Yet, one thing that hasn’t changed for me is the belief that the photojournalist and photojournalism should strive to practice and convey empathy. While the casual observer might believe that photojournalism’s raison d’etre is to display the news, I would disagree. News, when not being salacious, informs of us the human condition, and should ideally strike a chord of empathy within us. A typhoon in Saipan
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From Vegas: It’s Photoshop World Conference Week!

It’s here: the Photoshop World Conference & Expo kicks off today with the pre-conference workshops; the parties start tonight, and tomorrow we’re live-streaming Adobe’s keynote (here’s the link to watch live), so “it’s on.” If you’re joining us in Vegas, here’s a few quick things to help you get the most of your experience: Check in for registered participants will begin at 10:00am at the Registration Counter in the North Convention Center. Workshop Details:
  • If you received your conference letter with badge, please bring it with you, plus any tickets you received at the time of registration.
  • Check in for your workshop also covers your official conference check in.
  • You will not be able to store any personal belongings in the workshop rooms.
  • Offsite workshop attendees can keep items on the bus at your own risk.
  • Some In-Depth Workshops require/suggest specific equipment. View your specific workshop times,
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CAME-TV Releases Interesting New Gimbal for Easy One-Hand Operation

Gimbals have exploded onto the market in a variety of shapes and sizes -- but we haven't seen one quite like this.

Designed for one hand operation, the CAME-TV Single 3 Axis Gimbal is toted as one of the first commercially available gimbals to utilize Encoders:

"Encoders are often used in Robotics for highly accurate monitoring of motor position. Some of the benefits of using Encoders are to: prevent motors from losing synchronization and skipping steps, provides important information about frame and camera angles, decreases power consumption (longer battery life), increases Torque, increases precision of stabilization, and more.​"

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“Cop Car” kicks off Sundance NEXT FEST

cop-car-kicks-off-sundance-next-festSundance NEXT FEST is a festival that celebrates film, music, and indie artists. After premiering at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, Cop Car enjoyed an outdoor screening at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery on Sunday, August 2, 2015. We spoke with the film’s Editors, Andrew Hasse and Megan Brooks, earlier this year about their work on the film. In addition to having them join me for a panel discussion focused on the Cop Car post-production process on Saturday, August 8, 2015, I also had the opportunity to learn about what they’ve been doing since the film’s premier earlier this year.

Here’s a Quick Video Tutorial on How to Read (& Fill Out) a Call Sheet

Set life is crazy, but call sheets help keep production schedules tight and cast and crew on the same page. Call sheets let your cast and crew know where they need to be and when during filming -- so, yeah -- they're pretty important if you want to effectively assemble your team on a given day of shooting. If you don't know how to read one (or fill one out), this video from RocketJump Film School tells you everything you need to know: Not all productions need as detailed a call sheet as the one used in the video -- if I would've busted one of these babies out during a production meeting with my college buddies, they would've said I was trying too hard and left me to pay the bar tab. Call sheets are meant to Continue reading "Here’s a Quick Video Tutorial on How to Read (& Fill Out) a Call Sheet"

How to Fix White Balance in Photoshop by Finding a 50% Gray Point

Here’s a great 2-minute video tutorial that teaches a technique for fixing white balance in Photoshop. The basic idea is that you can locate a 50% gray point in a photo even if you didn’t use a gray card during the shoot. Once you identify a suitable point, you can use that Gray point in your Curves tool instead of simply selecting a Black point and a White point (a more basic color correction technique that may not work as well). (via Graphics Geeks via Fstoppers)

For Great Street Photography Look for The Imagined Story

This weeks episode of Seeker Stories features San Francisco photographer Jack Simon and his particular style of street photography. In particular, the way in which the observer can create (or be led to create) a narrative around an image, even when one may not exist. Or as Jack puts it, "I'm attracted to moments that are humorous and strange or surreal. And ideally I like to find scenes that capture the essence of an imagined story".​

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