The rumor mill has been predicting the certain death of Olympus and micro four-thirds in general for the last three years. But I have an idea that just might save Olympus in particular. At a minimum, it should boost sales for micro four-thirds cameras and lenses in general. Why? Why am I bringing up a […]
The last few years have not been kind to the photography industry. With smartphone manufacturers flooding the market with easily accessible and relatively good quality cameras, the camera industry has struggled. Now, with COVID-19 hitting the mix, the tough times have become far worse.
Any event photographer gets tons of requests from people asking for specific photos from an event. Sometimes they will acquiesce, but often not. Don’t nag them if they don’t get back to you or say no. Here’s why.
#1. Getting a photo off a camera is not like getting a photo off your phone.
I often take as many as 2,500 photos in a night shooting a show, and only 2-4% of those will ever see daylight. The process of trimming the 96%+ of rejects is called “culling” and it consumes a significant portion of the post-processing time.
Canon’s RF mount has opened up new avenues when it comes to lens design, but the ludicrous prices of its premium glass close it off from huge swathes of potential customers. All of that might be about to change thanks to one tiny lens manufacturer.
Photography seems particularly prone to creating an air of snobbery around it for a variety of reasons, and it can impede us in lots of ways. This great video discusses the problem, and it poses some greats points I am sure a lot of us will agree with.
I will be the first to admit that I’ve found myself to be in a love hate relationship with the platform that at times leaves me discouraged. More often than not, however, I find my inspired to photograph more.
Now the camera market has gone full swing into the new mirrorless market, does an old DSLR keep up with the new tech on the block? Can it still produce professional quality images that rival even the latest cameras, or does it fall short?
I look at hundreds of photographs everyday and I’ve noticed that how people take photos is in direct correlation to how they live their day to day lives. This may not sound like a startlingly profound fact but, put simply: your personality can create the biggest barrier to achieving interesting and unique photographs.
It’s not your kit, and it’s not your ability to capture perfect focus. It’s who you are and how you live that you need to examine.
I know, you’re tired of reading about coronavirus and its colossal impact on both people and industry alike. Well, this article isn’t really about coronavirus, but rather what it has served to highlight.
After nine years covering the photography industry, today marks the end of that long journey across multiple outlets, ending with my time here at PetaPixel. I’m not leaving journalism, but I am switching things up a bit. After a short break, I’ll be working in a new segment at a new outlet.
It’s an opportunity I am extremely grateful for and allows me to move my career in the direction I want it to go. You’re free to follow me on Twitter for more info on that. But as I bid farewell to an industry I love, I wanted to
When you think about landscape photography lenses, many photographers think only about wide-angle lenses. Classic lenses such as a 14-24mm f/2.8 or 24-70mm f/2.8 are popular optics for landscapes. This is with good reason — they’re fantastic options. However, it’s worth having a longer lens in your landscape photography kit, too. Why use a long […]
At the end of last year, I sold my last DSLRs. In a way, they represented the apex of development in the smaller format: the D850, with high frame rates, resolution, high ISO capability, color accuracy, AF tracking and a great viewfinder – if you must still have an optical finder, and unless you need much lighter weight or crazy frame rates, this is probably as good as a DSLR is going to get. The D8xx line proved so good that the D3X high resolution pro body never even got a successor – there was simply no need. It challenged
One of the most hotly debated questions for landscape photographers is how to answer the age-old question, “Where did you shoot that?” While the question is simple enough, whether to answer (and how to answer) is an internal question many shooters contend with in the age of Instagram.
Maybe you have your own, personal response. Or maybe you change up depending on the situation. Regardless, when and how to answer the where is something you should spend some time considering.
The first and most obvious way to respond is to just say where you were for the image. And
Should your photograph have a name? If not, why not? If so, then why? And does anyone really care? I’m of the opinion that it should always have a name, an identity, a personality. Well, all of mine at least. What you do with yours is entirely up to you. And as it should be.
Coming up with a suitable identity can sometimes prove problematic though. If I can’t think of something suitable then it simply won’t get posted. This is a bit annoying as there are quite a few nameless orphans on my hard drive which deserve a better