In today’s article, I’m going to discuss why EXIF information is not that important. Before I do that, let’s discuss what EXIF is. What is it, and why do people think it is important? EXIF is an abbreviation that stands for “Exchangeable Image File.” It stores all the metadata related to your image file — […]
If you’re an active user of Instagram, there’s a good chance you’re making this common mistake with your gallery images, and it could be affecting your business and relationships with current or future clients.
I am immature enough to know that a giant farting cloud elephant is not that interesting to most people and of zero photographic merit other than it exists and was captured in its transience; but I am mature enough to know that I like a window seat on an airplane because looking out helps pass the time, and occasionally you see things like this that give your inner five year old some joy. I also know that it matters not one whit what I shot this with so long as it looked like the intended farting elephant. (Side note: I Continue reading “Photographic maturity”
I am sure you have all seen the comments where people suggest that being a pro photographer ruins the fun of photography. I want to dig deeper into this idea. Having spent a good proportion of my working life being a hobbyist and professional, I would like to offer my insight and experiences on the subject.
While teaching a recent workshop, I joked that street photography was the only genre where people would buy $3,000 worth of cameras and lenses and then deliberately use them to make out of focus, grainy, imperfect images. This led to a pretty interesting discussion about the merits to imperfection.
I think some of those points are worth sharing here, as it really helped contextualise some of the students ideas about their work, and allowed them to shoot a little more freely, chasing down perfection in moments rather than technicalities.
I don’t think I could name a historical image that could
Profits at Canon’s camera division were down 93.8% year on year in Q2 2020 due to COVID-19. The 3 months ending June saw lockdowns and a global pandemic take hold across the world. The loss of life and livelihood is the important and most sad aspect of 2020, indeed the saddest time in my lifetime. My heart goes out to anyone who is mourning the loss of a loved one or suffering from a lack of work and derailed plans. In this article though I’d like to focus on Canon’s dire financial results from Q2 and the impact of
Comment on the forum Canon and Sony seem ready in the middle of a severe pandemic to want thousands of bucks from me. If I review the Canon EOS R5 and Sony A7S III they will be returned to Amazon afterwards. Because fundamentally, I can’t align myself with the values of either corporation and as a medium format 10bit 4K user, I am unwilling to sacrifice the larger sensor and more cinematic look of the Fuji GFX 100 for an overheating pocket hand-warmer and a 3-year late Sony mirrorless camera. Sony A7S III versus Canon EOS R5 versus COVID-19 There …
Who doesn’t edit their images today? Straight out of camera images are irrelevant! There — I said it because it’s true. There was a time when we used to judge cameras and lenses by straight out of camera images. They were considered the only true measure of a camera or lens’s image quality. Purists scoffed at an […]
I’m incredibly nervous. $10,000 is a lot of money. In fact, I can’t remember ever spending $10,000 at once. With that in mind, there are two things I must think about before I hit that big, blue “buy” button.
Tamron has become a brand new company in the last few years and has achieved both success and popularity with their newer lenses. They are using a philosophy different from many other companies, and it is why they are currently my favorite photography success.
Even in this day and age I am hearing from some photographers that the micro four-thirds format is not good enough. I disagree wholeheartedly! My start with micro four-thirds For years I was looking for a camera system where the files would not explode in post-processing. My wife was always complaining that I was bringing […]
Canon are marketing the EOS R5 and R6 as reliable filmmaking tools that professionals can depend on during a shoot. As we have seen from field-tests of both cameras, overheating nightmares demonstrate this just isn’t the case even on short shoots in high quality 4K 24p. The reliability issues are so serious that paid professional work is a complete gamble in 4K on both models. Even the EOS R6 with the lower 20 megapixel sensor at the lowest frame rate (4K 24p) suffers repeated shut downs on a short shoot. In my opinion, this is a problem for Canon so …
A new op-ed published by the Deputy Editor of the Nikkei Asian Review in Japan is making waves in the industry today. The article strikes an ominous tone, foreshadowing difficult times ahead for the camera giants and blaming “excessive competition” for their financial woes.
The article in question was penned by Masamichi Hoshi, Deputy Editor of the Nikkei Asian Review, and it’s a response to the recent news that Olympus will be selling its camera division to Japan Industrial Partners. Hoshi maintains that the sale, and the financial circumstances that prompted it, paint a grim picture for the future
These days, there aren’t many people that are still shooting with film. For some people who used to shoot professionally with film, the idea of going back is simply unbearable — the chemicals, missed shots, and the hassle to finally produce an image that takes all but a simple click on a digital camera. Have we gotten to a point where film is finally dead?
If you pick up a camera, you need to know some things about photography. You need to know how the camera works, and how to acquire the results you have in mind. Are you willing to take the effort to get it right the first time, or do you rely on repairing the errors?
When Adobe changed its Creative Suite software to a subscription-based Creative Cloud a few years ago, there was much gnashing of teeth and consternation amongst the photo community. We were used to paying a one-time payment for software to use for many years, without being forced to upgrade. So why is it that photo apps get a pass for doing the same thing when it comes to subscription models?