It’s pretty common for great images to go viral on social media sites, but what happens when a photo goes viral with an incorrect caption… twice? Bangkok-based photographer Luke Duggleby recently experienced that firsthand when his 2010 image of 40,000 Thai monks in prayer at the Dhammakaya Temple made the rounds on social media following the Nepal earthquake, captioned as “100,000 monks in prayer after the Nepal earthquake as a necessary gesture of power.” Years ago, the image had gone viral in a similar fashion, only that time it was captioned “praying monks in Myanmar.”
Luke’s photo has been shared countless times over the past couple months with the altered Nepal caption—here are just a couple of the places we found it:
American Hip-Hop artist B.o.B. posted the image on his Facebook page—that post alone received nearly 60,000 shares.
Following up the success of Nikon’s D7100 is no easy task, but the D7200 promises some notable feature upgrades. Its 24.2MP APS-C sensor is complemented by an updated 51-point AF system that claims sensitivity down to -3EV. Other enhancements include an increased buffer depth, 1080/60p video, built-in Wi-Fi with NFC and improved battery life. We’ve put Nikon’s claims to the test in our in-depth review. Read more
It seems people still aren’t learning to keep their distance from wild animals when shooting tourist snapshots. A man was attacked and seriously injured by a bison in Yellowstone National Park yesterday after he tried to take photos of it with his iPad from just 3 to 5 feet away.
A Yellowstone spokesperson says that the bison was lying the grass near a paved walkway near the famous Old Faithful Geyser. Several people surrounded the bison, and then man decided to step forward and shoot some up-close photos.
The National Park service recommends that people stay at least 25 yards away from bison, as they can weigh as much as a small car and run three times faster than humans. Bison and elk may seem friendly compared to bears and wolves, but
Celebrating Zeiss’ 125th Anniversary, they are offering lens promotions across 26 different lenses. Many of these Zeiss lenses are popular among video shooters not only for their sharp imaging, but because they also offer full manual focus, manual iris, and wide apertures.
If you’re shooting with a Panasonic GH4, look for the Zeiss to Nikon Mount able take advantage of the Metabones MFT Speedbooster that will increases Maximum Aperture by 1 f/Stop (better for low light), while increasing the Angle of View by 0.71x. Check out the deals happening now (click here).
By associate editor Elliot Smith: Movcam’s cable adapter to turn Sony’s a7S into a run-and-gun powerhouse has been released and is available now for around $60 US (or £54 if you’re in the UK). It allows remote control of iris and focus over a standard lanc cable. And when it’s paired with the FS7’s grip […]
You’ve finished your photographic masterpiece and had it printed on the finest paper money can buy, but have you had your photo immortalized in precious LEGO plastic? A new website, Legoizer, wants to help you turn your photography into giant wall murals. The best part of the entire site is that the process is entirely free – except for the LEGO bricks of course.
Simply visit the Legoizer website and create your mural in three simple steps. Begin by uploading your photograph for analysis, and then wait patiently for your image to be converted to LEGO bricks. Once your work has been uploaded and converted, the last step is to build it. Legoizer provides a full shopping list, along with instructions for each row of the project. We uploaded a 720p image, which turned about to be around 5 feet wide and 3 feet tall.
When photographer Ashraful Arefin‘s bunny had babies recently, he decided to document the growth of the new family members through a series of daily photos. Over the course of 24 days, Arefin shot 16 beautiful portraits of the siblings, named Totoro and Chihiro, starting from when they were 6 days old.
“It was such a big happiness and pleasure for me to spend times with them and watching them growing up,” says Arefin, who’s based in Dhaka, Bangladesh. “Each and every moment was very special, I wanted to keep a souvenir of those moments through my photos.”
“As I’ve already photographed bunnies so I knew how to interact with them well, and as they are seeing me from their birth they were very much comfortable with me.”
“I just followed their activities and was always ready with my camera to capture those moments. These photos were shot
Google Street View is an incredibly powerful tool that has helped to advance mapping in the 21st century. Since the company announced the ability to walk within and view 360-degree photographs of business locations, owners have been taking advantage of the feature to make their establishments stand out. Now, NCTech Imaging has created the iris360, a device that assists in capturing 360-degree images for Street View.
The iris360 is advertised as “the world’s highest resolution, fully automatic, 360-degree HDR camera that’s designed to speed the capture and upload of 360-degree Images to Street View.” Weighing in at only 1.4kg (3 lbs), the 8k camera is designed to be portable and connects via WiFi to your tablet or smartphone. The 6500mAh battery has enough juice to capture over 400 images on a single charge.
Advanced features of the iris360 include onboard range analysis to ensure that your images
Camera apps these days already have the ability to analyze your scenes before you shoot them, but what if they could analyze your food before you eat it? That’s what Google researchers are working on: they’re trying to teach a computer to calculate calories from ordinary snapshots of food.
The patent-pending technology is called Im2Calories, and it can even work on simple low-quality photos like the countless food photos snapped and shared by Instagram users every day. It’s not perfect, but users will be able to correct errors using the program’s user interface.
“If it only works 30 percent of the time, it’s enough that people will start using it, we’ll collect data, and it’ll get better over time,” says scientist Kevin
By site editor Dan Chung: UK lens adapter specialists MTF services have recently launched the latest version of their PL to Sony E-mount mount adapter. It now comes with a set of shims that allow for perfect adjustment of flange distance to guarantee accurate focus markings and ensure infinity focus can be achieved. The foot […]
What if a camera drone were the monster in a Hollywood horror movie? That’s what filmmaker Jordan Rubin imagines in the clever parody trailer above for a fake film titled “The Drone.” It’s a story of a DJI Phantom 2 quadcopter that takes on an evil and blood-thirsty mind of its own.
Rubin previously directed an actual horror comedy film titled Zombeavers.
Shoot Concept: Environmental lifestyle images of professional talent working and interacting in various business scenarios alongside a video production.
Licensing: Worldwide Advertising, Collateral and Publicity use of up to seven images for one year.
Location: Multiple business and retail locations in the South.
Shoot Days: 2
Photographer: Lifestyle and portraiture specialist based on the West Coast.
Agency: Medium-sized, based in the Midwest.
Client: Large, multinational technology company
Here is the estimate:
Creative/Licensing: The art producer at the agency sent a very rough shot list with limited visual references describing situations in which people were interacting and using apps on a phone to conduct business. There were seven images they hoped to capture, many of which were in different environments with unique talent. The photographer and I originally assumed the shoot would take three to four days given the uniqueness of each environment, but we found out that a video production team was arranging all of the logistics to capture video prior to shooting stills in each environment, and that they would be dictating the pace of the project.
The art producer asked us to submit an estimate reflecting a two-day shoot (which is what the video production company estimated), and since we would truly be piggy-backing our portion of the project to the video, our estimate needed to reflect this. It was possible that the information provided and discussed with the video production company was a bit different than what we were presented with, but given that they’d be responsible for the majority of the logistics and details (and since it was their responsibility to cram it all into two days), we were comfortable presenting an estimate for the photographer and his crew to tag along to capture still images of their setups.
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By associate editor Elliot Smith: Going to the Cinegear Expo? Willing to sign up for a few email newsletters? If so then you could be in with the chance of winning $10,000-worth of free kit courtesy of the Vitec Group and top gear stockists Abel Cine. Scan your badge at the Abel Cine booth or […]
A self-portrait of my Veterans Portrait Project location studio set-up
Howdy Scott, Brad, Kelby-crew and readers! Can you believe it’s been just over four years since my last guest blog post? So much has happened since then I’d like to share with y’all. But first, I need to extend a thank you to Scott and Brad for inviting me back for a follow-up.
Okay, let’s get to it! As you know from my previous post, I began a personal endeavor, the Veterans Portrait Project, while recovering from combat injuries I sustained in Iraq while documenting the war as a military combat photographer. After spending hours in Veteran Administration hospital waiting rooms surrounded by veterans from every generation and branch of service, I felt compelled to honor and thank them in the only way I knew how, photography. The Project became my new mission. In a way, it was
Shooting a movie requires a ton of equipment — even a low budget one that’s utilizing significantly less of it.
And it’s easy to get lost in the mania of preparing for the first day of shooting. Of course, you know you need to bring lights, cables, and, of course, a camera. But Lewis McGregor of Indie Tips shares a few less obvious, but very essential pieces of gear that you won’t want to forget when you show up on set.
Here’s the list of items mentioned in the video (as well as one added to the article):
A tape measure
There are so many items that could be added to the list — you’re probably thinking of them right now. A few things that come to my mind are: