Insta 2020


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Instagram is the main social media platform exclusively centred around imagery, but things have changed and video is becoming as important as still photography. What else do we need to know about the ever-changing Instagram in 2020? Well, it’s #TravelTuesday, I’m Dave Williams, and I’m about to share what I’ve learned so far this year. Let’s go!

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Photographic maturity


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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”

Everything You Need to Know about F Stop


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A good photographer knows that the factors to take a brilliant photo are the combination of the perfect lighting, shadow effects, and how to draw focus to the subject matter. In addition, the portrait must tell a story, and the photographer must know how to eliminate any distraction and feel the right moment when capturing a photo.
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ProGrade Digital CFexpress Type B Memory Card Review (Podcast 713)


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ProGrade Digital CFExpress Type B Memory Cards and Workflow Readers
A comparison of 3 ProGrade Digital CFexpress Type B cards with speed tests and a very respectable SDXC card dropped into the mix for good measure.
 

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New Meike 50mm f/1.2 Prime Lens – Canon RF Mount and Manual Focus


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Another week, another nifty fifty! If last weeks Mitakon 50mm f/0.95 for Canon EF mount wasn’t your thing, maybe this weeks Meike 50mm f/1.2 for Canon RF mount is. This new Meike offers manual focus (not the worst for video in my opinion), a Canon RF mount and a very competitive price tag!

Meike 50mm

image credit: Meike

First things first, this lens is not yet available but you can pre-order it over on their website for a mid-August delivery. The Meike 50mm f/1.2 covers full frame sensors, it’s Canon RF exclusive for now and its fast f/1.2

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Meike 50mm

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Four Landscape Photography Recipes


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The publisher of my book, ‘The Landscape Photography Book” made this excerpt available to everybody, and it the recipes behind four different landscape images, and the recipe to get similar images like it yourself. These are from the “Photo Recipes” chapter of the book. In it, I cover:

  • The Characteristics of each type of shot
  • The Ingredients to make it happen
  • The Location where each was taken
  • The Camera Settings used in each shot

Here’s the link to check them out.

Thanks to my awesome publisher, Rocky Nook, and to Ted, Scott and whole Rocky Nook crew for making

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If you’re struggling to understand stops and exposure, you need to watch this


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What is a stop of light? Essentially, it’s a relative quantity of light. Either half or double of a pre-existing amount. But what does that really mean? And why does it take Rob Hall 8 whole minutes to explain it? Well, that simple concept comes with a lot of implications in photography, and it applies […]

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How To Turn Your Home Into A Professional Photo Studio


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You can watch this top-rated online course free this weekend: Check out the trailer below:

Best of all, the entire course is free (really free – no credit card required or any of that stuff).

Just sign up for a FREE KelbyOne Free-Level Membership and you’ll have access to not only this awesome built a home studio course from Rick Sammon, but some other courses from me as well like this one (below – that’s the trailer) that teaches Lightroom users how to use the most important stuff in Photoshop (without having to learn all of Photoshop, which is a Continue reading “How To Turn Your Home Into A Professional Photo Studio”

Alternate theories of inspiration


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Anachronism

What do photography, food, time and EDC objects have in common? If you can answer this to your satisfaction, then you probably don’t need to read the rest of today’s article. In the past I’ve talked about the more systematic approach to composition from a structural/ compositional point of view – the Four Things – and how to translate an idea into an image. Both deal with the mechanical part of arranging the elements in your frame and ensuring that they are ‘read’ in the expected way by your audience, they don’t really deal with something a bit higher

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Alternate theories of inspiration


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Anachronism

What do photography, food, time and EDC objects have in common? If you can answer this to your satisfaction, then you probably don’t need to read the rest of today’s article. In the past I’ve talked about the more systematic approach to composition from a structural/ compositional point of view – the Four Things – and how to translate an idea into an image. Both deal with the mechanical part of arranging the elements in your frame and ensuring that they are ‘read’ in the expected way by your audience, they don’t really deal with something a bit higher

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Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 Lens for Canon EF Mount Announced


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Zhongyi Optics (ZY Optics) has released another model of their Mitakon lenses. It’s a 50mm lens (again) with an impressive f/0.95 rating (again), but this time the lens is specifically designed for Canon EF mount. Meet the new ZY Optics Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 prime lens!

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The new Mitakon 50mm f/0.95 lens. Image credit: ZY Optics

ZY Optics already has three Mitakon 50mm f/0.95 in their lineup, but these are designed to fit mirrorless cameras and therefore they come in either Canon RF, Nikon Z, or Sony E mount. This time around, the company’s engineering team

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Mitakon 50mm

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New INOVATIV AXIS Health Workstations for Post-Pandemic Sets


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The new INOVATIV AXIS Health line of workstations and components to custom-build one is the latest innovation from Californa-based company INOVATIV. With AXIS Health, they are expanding their set-related portfolio of carts and other film and photography gear.

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INOVATIV AXIS Health. Image credit: INOVATIV (edited by cinema5D).

Since earlier this year, some new rules apply: wash your hands regularly, silently sing happy birthday twice while doing so, wear a face mask, keep your distance to others… you know the drill. But how to deal with now slowly re-opening workplaces like film sets for example? The new INOVATIV AXIS Health line

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The Canon RF Revolution – More Gear Changes Than Ever Before (Podcast 712)


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EF 11-24mm (left) and RF 15-35mm (right)
Canon’s imminent release of the EOS R5 is exciting, and a catalyst for more gear changes for me in a short space of time than ever before.
 

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Join us, This September, For Something Very Special…


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Watch the short 2-min+ video below and you’ll see what it’s all about and why it might be just what you’ve been waiting for:

The official dates are:

September 8-9, 2020 with a special pre-conference session the day before open to all registered attendees.

Here’s the link to get your tickets. It’s going to be something very special, and you don’t want to miss out.

Thanks to everyone who attended “The Photoshop Conference”

Yesterday we wrapped up our two-day live online Photoshop Conference, where over 1,200 folks joined us from all over the globe, and it was. just. awesome! We Continue reading “Join us, This September, For Something Very Special…”

Beyond Technique: Mike Peters discusses street photography and treating his subjects with respect


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Welcome to Beyond Technique, the podcast that empowers photographers to bring their businesses to the next level! Today we chat with Mike Peters about how he handles street photography, treating his subjects with respect and building rapport with them while on the field. You don’t want to miss this! Be sure to check out Platypod®, the […]

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Best lenses for Sunstars


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Zeiss Loxia 21mm 2.8 | f/11 | 10 straight blades

The shape and appearance of sunstars is very important for landscape and architecture photographers. For some of them, they are even a defining element in their photos. Sunstars can appear around strong point light sources under certain circumstances, in this article I will talk about how to get them and how certain lenses (being more specific: number and shape of aperture blades) can influence their rendering.
Last update: July 2020

Sample Images

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Zeiss Loxia 21mm 2.8 | f/5.6 | 10 straight blades
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Zeiss Loxia 35mm 2.0

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laowa 9mm 5.6 ultra wide w-dreamer uwa hyper wide heliar 10mm distortion zero-d
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Sony FE 1.8/50
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review voigtlander 50mm 1.2 nokton vm leica m mount rangefinder messsucher sony adapted a7rII a7riii a7r3 a7rm3 helicoid 42mp
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Forget action videos – Use your GoPro Hero 8 to shoot stills


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GoPro cameras are best known for shooting action videos, but they can be surprisingly good for taking still photos as well. The trick is to work with their quirks and limitations, rather than fighting against them. It is obvious that results will be quite different from images taken from smartphones or cameras, but that´s the […]

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How photography influenced art, part two: Competing with paintings?


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Photography did, in fact, affect paintings, their significance and their relevance. In the 19th Century, photography took the spotlight when it came to realistic art pieces. And its presence alongside traditional art forms has often led people to ask, “Is photography art?” This definitely spooked the media, with many of them denying photography as an […]

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Wet Plate Photographer Shane Balkowitsch Part Two (Podcast 711)


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Part two of a conversation with Shane Balkowitsch in which we discuss his amazing wet plate collodion Native American portrait work in more detail.
 

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Vogue under fire over not hiring a black photographer for Simon Biles cover photos


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On its August issue covers, Vogue features the amazing gymnast Simone Biles, photographed by Annie Leibovitz. While people are thrilled to see her on the cover, the photos themselves have caused quite an outrage. People have called out Leibovitz over “poor lighting” and “washed out” skin tones, adding that Vogue should have hired a black […]

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