When you open your RAW image in Lightroom or Photoshop, it displays your image with the White Balance you chose in camera, but of course you can change your White Balance at this stage to anything you want. So, if the White Balance you chose in camera isn’t “baked into the shot,” and you can easily change it after the fact, is it a waste of time to set the correct white balance in camera?”
Hudson Yards’ has a) been photographed to death, usually with an ultra wide and from the inside, b) appears to serve no function other than to allow surrounding buildings to have increased density and have the overall project meet plot ratio restrictions, and c) seems to be created solely for the purpose of Instagram. I didn’t feel like paying the entry fee and surrendering the rights to my images, plus it was raining and miserable (and queues were still long despite this) – so with limited time between meetings, I circumnavigated the structure a few times and made the most
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 (TL;DR at end). 1. Getting a photo off a camera is not like getting a photo off […]
It’s an online class I did called “Beginner’s Start Here” and if you’re new to photography, I think it could really help you move you further down the road on your journey. It’s short, sweet, and you can watch it this weekend.
I do something in this class that you won’t see very often — I tell you which f/stops to use, which lenses to you, which settings to use, and I lay it all out in plain English. Check out the short trailer below so you get an idea of what the class is like.
In the past, I’ve written about both personal and general motivations for photographing; I’ve also discussed a sort of real time seeing checklist of sorts, which isn’t so much underlying reasons for picking up then camera as what we do once we have it in hand and that initial impetus has happened. In general, a given scene or subject must offer sufficient emotional or intellectual motivation to make us pick up the camera, aim it in the right direction and go through the whole process of both framing and curation* and the requisite effort. The more experienced one is
If there one photographer’s name who’s popped up a lot over the years, it’s Pete Souza. He was the official White House photographer for both Presidents Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama, and he shot for the Chicago Tribune for many of the intervening years. Despite a long career already, at 65 years old he’s not […]
Today’s set was a tricky one to curate, and honestly tested the limits of my archival system. I’ve always been attracted to textural groupings like the ones you see here; the problem is they seem to come so rarely and are visually distinct enough that I never shoot enough of them within a single period to make up a coherent set. Then, you either land up losing them or not knowing where to file them because they’re so different from everything else, and by the time you’ve found the next image in the sequence – it’s been so long the
Charlottenburg Palace was built at the end of the 17th century as the seat of King Freiderich I – and subsequently made even larger and more ornate by his son. It was heavily damaged during the second world war, and most of what stands today has been reconstructed or heavily rebuilt. It is currently a museum housing the crown jewels and an extensive porcelain collection; some rooms have been restored to their former state and serve as a snapshot of life in the period. Perhaps intentionally, the building lacks the sense of scale and massiveness that these kinds of buildings
The best camera is the one you have with you, they say. That’s all well and good, but if you end up snapping shots with your phone most of the time, it might be time to get a better bag for the job. Seattle-based Moment, known for its fine lenses and filters, is venturing into new waters with the launch of two new sling bags, the Moment Rugged Sling, available in both 6L and 10L.
image credit: Moment
Another bag in a (very) saturated market full of bags? Well, if you’re like me you’ve yet to find the
Every image but the last one in this series is a (limited) study in interior texture of one city – Berlin. It’s interesting that despite the difference in eras, buildings, purposes, constructors, architects, designers and users – there remains a very strong Bauhaus feel to all of these places. It really felt as though one was surrounded by the minimalist, functional spirit. I’ve personally found this kind of interior to be very finely balanced – too minimalist and it feels spare and clinical; too many details and it loses the Bauhaus-ness. Even though many of these details are ornamental and
Think of this series as a proof of concept for the previous post – not only do we now have very fine tonal control with few limitations on execution, but smaller form factors are beginning to catch up (good luck trying to identify which were shot with the phone). I started with one image first, and then couldn’t help seeing more and more of these – so I grabbed what I could, and curated them down into what I think of a series of strange sentinels in the night; they feel isolated but with suggestions of internal life. Unrelated, and
I received quite a lot of feedback on my Leica M10 review especially regarding the B&W pictures – of which there were clearly more than there are usually to be found in my other articles – and I was asked to write a piece on how I process my B&W images. Then in the Voigtlander VM 35mm 1.2 III review people asked how I archive that vintage/film look, so I decided to combine both in one article.
Since the launch of the new Kickstarter campaign in April, the upcoming “I’m Back 35” digital back is already funded by a good 2000%. Time for a heads up with the creators as part of our ongoing Virtual Show! Meet Filippo Kenji Nishino, Gaetano Acunzo, and of course the man himself, Samuel Mello Medeiros.
Different makes and models of supported analogue SRL cameras. Image credit. I’m back 35
The I’m Back digital back for old analogue SLR cameras was quite popular when it first hit the market back in 2018 but that didn’t stop Samuel and his team to
This is stunning. So clever and beautifully done. It’s a project from photographer and filmmaker Arthur Cauty and I don’t want to spoil it for you, but these images are stills and he uses light-painting and astrophotography together in a wonderful way (and he put the entire project together while in lockdown over in the UK). This will start your week off right. 🙂
Happy Mother’s Day To All You Awesome Moms Out There
I know, I missed it by a day, but mom’s are such an awesome force for love in our world, that I didn’t want to let
The role of the camera is to present a perspective not otherwise visible; nowhere is this more obvious than night photography. Firstly, because we tend not to shoot much at night since most of us need to spend it sleeping to be functional for work the next day, resulting in both limited subject material and limited opportunity; secondly, because historically the results have always been lacking technically; and finally, because it requires us to train our minds to see in a different way than we normally do: what’s visible is made much more obvious by the ambient darkness, or what’s
In most parts of the world, life has turned upside-down over the past few months. People are staying in their homes, freedom of movement is restricted, schools, parks, restaurants and many shops remain closed, and businesses are suffering.
These are tough times for the photography industry as well. It’s hard to find jobs, clients, and assignments—whether you’re a sports-, travel-, street-, fashion-, portrait- or wedding photographer. Even amateur photographers are hindered from practicing their hobby.
But there is a country, just a hundred miles from China, with only 440 coronavirus cases and six deaths (as of May 8th) where this
…are you absolutely confident you’d get all of your photos back? Not just some of them, or “most” of them…all of them! If you’re having to really think about that, or you just paused and winced a bit, then while we have this extra time on our hands, it’s a great time to make absolutely sure our photo library is 100% fully backed up.
So, if you were in the “I winced” group, let’s make this “Back up ALL my photos” weekend
I’ll give you the same advice I would give a good friend if they asked; if you want
I actually thought about calling this one folds and ridges but then found a better set for that title which I’ll post in due course. It’s remarkable how short of a few lighting cues (and ensuing hints at climate) – the topography of earth looks much the same regardless of where you are. The images come from very different latitudes and continents, but all benefit from a harder monochrome treatment; a couple are a little hazy thanks to some pretty serious atmospherics. I left them in anyway, because I personally like