Is the Nikon D850 for Men Only?

Is the Nikon D850 for Men Only? The Nikon D850 is quite the beast of a camera. It holds a massive 45.7-megapixel full-frame sensor that can record 4k video and create 8k time-lapses. It can shoot at a blazing fast seven frames per second and has an enormous 51 image buffer when shooting 14-bit raw images. The focus speed is insanely fast, deadly accurate, and offers 153 focus points with 130% more frame coverage than the older Nikon D810. The only problem with such an amazing monster of a camera is that Nikon thinks it’s too much for women to handle. [ Read More ]

The Edit Photo Button: Brilliant Photoshop Tool Can Transform Any Image into a Masterpiece

The Edit Photo Button: Brilliant Photoshop Tool Can Transform Any Image into a Masterpiece Has anyone ever told you that you're cheating when you apply any post-processing to your image after the initial capture of that image? Well, the reality is that what you were told is completely true. You see, for decades, cameras have had the innate ability to perceive what the scene should look like. In fact, all cameras have always been built with special recognition and reproduction capabilities that quite literally take all the hard work away from the photographer. This leaves you, the photographer, with a much easier job. The advent of the Edit Photo button within Photoshop is simply Continue reading "The Edit Photo Button: Brilliant Photoshop Tool Can Transform Any Image into a Masterpiece"

Some of the Most Absurd and Expensive Bloopers in Filmmaking History

Some of the Most Absurd and Expensive Bloopers in Filmmaking History We've all had mishaps on set, whether that was tripping over a lighting stand or dropping a lens. And while those can certainly be costly mistakes, they pale in comparison to the amount of money in play when something goes wrong on a top-dollar film production. Here are some expensive and hilariously absurd examples of such bloopers. [ Read More ]

Hurricane Irma – Don’t Become a Liability

Hurricane Irma – Don’t Become a Liability The latest forecast estimates that the superlative category five hurricane Irma may land directly on the most populated area of South Florida near the city of Miami. The last time a massive storm hit the region was in 1992 with hurricane Andrew. But back then, there were no Instagram or Facebook to display stupid behaviors. Here is what you shouldn't do during a hurricane as a photographer. [ Read More ]

How to Piss Off a Photographer: Here are 11 Easy Ways

Photographer video maker Lok Cheung made this humorous 5-minute video featuring different things people do and say that get on photographers’ nerves. Here’s a quick rundown of the different things Cheung and videographer Warren Ng act out: 1. Shoot with their camera without asking.
2. Say their pro camera is “plasticky”
3. Ask them silly questions
4. “Constructive” discussion
5. Question their choice of equipment
6. Touch their screens and lens glass
7. Say they have an easy life
8. Offer them exposure
9. Asking if a photo is Photoshopped
10. Compliment their camera
11. Asking if they really took
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Teenage Photographer Styles His Baby Brother as Pennywise From ‘It,’ Becomes Internet-Famous in Three Days

Teenage Photographer Styles His Baby Brother as Pennywise From 'It,' Becomes Internet-Famous in Three Days Believe it or not, these bone-chilling images were created by a 17-year-old boy from a small town in Mississippi out of sheer boredom. I think it's safe to say that Eagan Tilghman's boredom may be cured for life if he grasps his sudden Internet fame and runs with it. This isn't just another cute cat video or clever Trump meme. This is art with a heartwarming story. Eagan wrote a short commentary on his Facebook page, letting us in on why he created the images. His words alone are beautiful, haunting, and beyond his years. [ Read More ]

Cricket Reporter Claims iPhone Calculator App Is a ‘Light Meter,’ Gives Measurements

Cricket Reporter Claims iPhone Calculator App Is a 'Light Meter,' Gives Measurements The red ball used in cricket test matches is difficult to see when it's dark, even under lights. As such, cricket umpires often employ light meters not unlike those used by photographers to determine if the amount of available light is suitable for play. However, one cricket reporter tried to pass off something a bit strange as a light meter: the calculator app on his iPhone. [ Read More ]

Five Things That Piss Off Photographers

Five Things That Piss Off Photographers As my grandfather would have said, it’s better to be pissed off than to be pissed on. I guess he was right in some regards. For the most part, being rubbed the wrong way never becomes comfortable, and even photographers have a breaking point. [ Read More ]

Five Things That Piss Off Photographers

Five Things That Piss Off Photographers As my grandfather would have said, it’s better to be pissed off than to be pissed on. I guess he was right in some regards. For the most part, being rubbed the wrong way never becomes comfortable, and even photographers have a breaking point. [ Read More ]

Future Predictions About Photography

Future Predictions About Photography We all wonder what Nikon or Canon’s next camera is going to be like or how will social media channels that affect our business evolve in the near future. But what about the distant future of photography? Let’s see some predictions about the photography, gear and business. [ Read More ]

How Hair Can Save the World

How Hair Can Save the World If you touch my hair I will hurt you. In life, we take many chances. Like, riding our bike with no hands, getting minimum coverage on our car insurance and petting stingrays. However, for the chosen few who have the superpower of catching our eye with their beautiful hair, there is no chance to be taken. The following is meant only for a lighthearted fable for this Friday. [ Read More ]

How to Successfully Fail at Photography

Photography is a lot of fun. For the most part, it’s a solo pursuit where you are completely responsible for your own success or failure. But anyone can be a great photographer! Most people in the world are professional photographers now that phones are taking world-class, billboard-worthy images. If you want to stand out in this sea of photographers, you’re going to have to learn how NOT to swim. So here are some tips on how to become a successful failure in the photography age.

Let It Come Naturally

First time using a camera? Perfect! Nothing says talented like natural
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A Newborn Photo Shoot… With a 21-Year-Old Son

Rebecca Hayes and David Ward didn’t do a newborn photo shoot with their son Clayton when he was born, so this year they decided to make up for it… 21 years later. HuffPo reports that the parents enlisted the help of photographer Duffi Crowson of Chaotic Perfection Photography, who shot portraits of the trio in generic group poses typically reserved for tiny babies rather than drinking-age adults. When a child grows to be Clayton’s size, holding up not-so-tiny feet no longer makes for a cute photograph: “We had discussed ahead of time what we could do to avoid giving
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Ridiculous Group Photo Poses You Can Try With Your Friends

Here’s a lighthearted 1-minute video by VGAG that provides some unusual posing ideas for group photos. We see a series of illustrations showing figures in different poses. For each one, a group enters the frame and tries to pull it off for the camera. Here are some examples… With five people, you can form a star with your hands: A skydiver pose. With enough leg strength and balance, you won’t need the spotter. A halo of hands around the head of someone doing a cat pose: If you’d rather not take your group photos in these directions, hopefully at least
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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 ]