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Landscape photographers typically prefer shooting either early in the morning or during the Golden Hour for the soft, gorgeous light. But there's more to it than just avoiding the hard light during the most part of the day. Knowing how to work with directional light from the sun will also help you get the results you need from these outdoor shoots. Let this quick tutorial and cheat sheet be your guide for your next practice!... READ MORE
The Phoblographer | 07-22-2019 9:00 PM
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Most people get good deals on the Internet’s premier auction site, eBay, but sometimes people get scammed. When it comes to photography gear, it can be a particularly tragic story. This scam is pretty innovative if we do say so ourselves: Stealing a brand new Sony camera and replacing it with an older model in […]The post eBay Seller Scammed by Buyer Who Replaced New Sony a6500 with NEX-6 appeared first on Light Stalking.... READ MORE
Light Stalking | 07-22-2019 8:09 PM
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White marble, dark chocolate, one light source. Problem?Not at all. Because pretty much everything you can actually see across the top of that box is not really the "correct" tonality of the chocolate. It's all specular highlights.Controlling the density of specular highlights is what compresses the subject's wide tonal range and unifies everything into one smooth exposure.__________Read more »... READ MORE
The Strobist | 07-22-2019 8:09 PM
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Be careful what you upload to your website or blog from a “free” stock photo website. One photographer is learning the hard way that you have to make sure to link back to the original image just in case anything happens with its status you can remove it from your site. That’s because people often […]The post Photographer Gets Burned by “Free” Stock Photo on Unsplash, Gets Letter Asking for Damages appeared first on Light Stalking.... READ MORE
Light Stalking | 07-22-2019 7:29 PM
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Interior photography is the most challenging of all the professional genres of commercial photography. Every detail is critical. Every prop must be correct and in just the right location. Busy-ness must be avoided. Things must be cleaned up and simplified. Lighting can be challenging. And in addition to all that, one must understand how best to portray the look and feel of the space that the architect or interior designer worked so hard to convey.“Young Residence” captured by PictureSocial member Sonja QuinteroThe photograph will always... READ MORE
Picture Correct | 07-22-2019 6:23 PM
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There are many places on earth that look like they’re straight out of fantasy books. And with long exposure photography, photographers are able to exaggerate this feeling more and create images that feel ethereal. Photographer Ross Schram von Haupt captured a photo that looks like it was taken on another planet:“Watching the Stars Come Out in Patagonia” by Ross Schram con Haupt (Via Reddit. Click image to see full size.)The image is a two-shot focus stack, each of which is a 20-second exposure that Haupt... READ MORE
Picture Correct | 07-22-2019 5:22 PM
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Sony has published the specifications for six new full-frame sensors, including multiple stacked sensors and a 15MP sensor that uses Sony’s Quad Bayer design found in a few of its smartphone image sensors. As always, these are basic spec documents aimed at would-be buyers of the chips, suggesting that all these technologies are available to customers outside Sony.Below is a gallery of the spec sheets with a breakdown of the sensors following:Let’s start with the IMX521CQR: a new 15MP Quad Bayer sensor. This sensor appears... READ MORE
DPReview | 07-22-2019 5:20 PM
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Advertising signage, southern states, USA 1954The Golden Gate Bridge from above, San Francisco, USA 1953Magnum photographer Werner Bischof (1916-1954) arrived in the United States a year before his death and spent 1953 traveling across the continent. His series USA, currently on view at David Hill Gallery in London through July 26, 2019, is a vivid portrait of the nation as it rose to become a global superpower.While most of his contemporaries were firmly entrenched in the tradition of black and white, Bischof broke free, using... READ MORE
Feature Shoot | 07-22-2019 4:43 PM
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Landscape and nature photographer Adam Gibbs is in Scotland doing landscape photography. In the video below, we join him in the field in Glencoe, which is in western Scotland, to photograph streams and waterfalls.The first scene Gibbs chooses to shoot is a twisted tree alongside a stream. He quickly identifies two challenges with the location. The first is that it's windy, which will make it difficult to capture a sharp shot of the tree due to the leaves blowing in the wind. The second challenge... READ MORE
Imaging Resource | 07-22-2019 4:29 PM
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French drone manufacturer, Parrot, creator of the fairly popular (considering it’s not a DJI) Bebop drone is leaving the lower end of the drone market, drones primarily considered “toys”, in order to focus on higher-end models for the commercial and military markets. Wirecutter says that they received official conformation that Parrot is pulling out of the […]The post Parrot dumps the toy drones to focus on the enterprise market appeared first on DIY Photography. ... READ MORE
DIY Photography | 07-22-2019 3:58 PM
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This week Willem Verbeeck walks through his creative film photography process in hopes of sharing some tips that are useful to improve your own film photography.You may also like: How to shoot on film at NIGHTAbout Willem Verbeeck:Photographer & videographer Willem Verbeeck - New York City Based. Let's Get Connected: www.willemverbeeck.com | Twitter | InstagramText, image and ... READ MORE
ISO 1200 | 07-22-2019 3:26 PM
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As a wedding photographer, you’re expected to give your clients amazing photos no matter the weather. So you have to be prepared to tackle whatever Mother Nature throws at you. Wedding photographer Vanessa Joy with Adorama shares tips for using off-camera flash to make it look like golden hour—indoors:There are just two important things that you’ll need to make it look like you’re outdoors even when you’re shooting indoors: foliage and lights.Place the foliage behind the bride and the groom so that it appears as... READ MORE
Picture Correct | 07-22-2019 3:01 PM
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The new Sony a7r IV is a Full-Frame powerhouse that packs a whopping 61 Megapixels into a small body. The kind of power found in this camera will give portrait photographers the ability to capture stunning images when it's used with portrait lenses that are capable of resolving crazy amounts of detail. Fortunately, the Sony E Mount platform has a plethora of lenses that will blow your mind. After the break, we will take a quick a look at portrait lenses that you will definitely... READ MORE
The Phoblographer | 07-22-2019 3:00 PM
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Social media is both a blessing and a curse. It can leverage our work and elevate us into levels of virality we never dreamed of, and on the same token, no matter how good and talented we may be, some times, we just can’t gain any traction at all. The main thing here, is social media, is just a tool, and we as creatives, have to figure out the best way for each of us to use social media to our advantage…and to stop blaming... READ MORE
SLR Lounge | 07-22-2019 2:30 PM
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Show Promo ImageThere are no real "rules" in photography, no matter what anyone says. But there are methods that can help you shoot better pictures. And who doesn't want to do that?Mon, 07/22/2019Shutterbug Staff... READ MORE
Shutterbug | 07-22-2019 2:15 PM
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If you have dipped your feet into the movie poster or book cover industry, like me, you will know that one of the most underrated aspects of the poster and the cover industry is typography. The typography you use can make or break an image. Most digital artists, think of it as an afterthought but I guarantee you it is one of the most vital pieces of the puzzle to publisher or distributor.[ Read More ]... READ MORE
FStoppers | 07-22-2019 2:00 PM
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The megapixel wars for DSLRs and mirrorless cameras almost seems kind of dead, for the most part. Sure, there might be the occasional exception here and there, but things have generally settled down for the last few years. But they haven’t gone away completely. Instead, they’ve shifted over to smartphones. We’re just now starting to […]The post Xiaomi teases the first 64-megapixel smartphone with Samsung’s new Isocell sensor appeared first on DIY Photography. ... READ MORE
DIY Photography | 07-22-2019 1:58 PM
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If you’re wondering why someone who loves Sigma cameras and gets called the ‘Foveon Wizard’ by his peers is writing about the Panasonic Lumix S1R, I need to take you back to 2007.Back then, my love for gadgets and tech related things eventually lead me to buying a Panasonic Lumix Fz8, a small bridge camera with 36-432mm f/2.8-3.2 zoom lens. That was my first entry in to the world of photography. It was then I discovered that I didn’t just enjoy capturing moments in time,... READ MORE
PetaPixel | 07-22-2019 1:45 PM
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Welcome to Adobe After Effects! In this lesson from David Bode's course, After Effects for Beginners, take a quick tour of the After Effects interface and learn how to customize it for your needs. Watch the Rest of This CourseIn this hands-on course, available as part of an Envato Elements subscription, you'll learn how to use After Effects, starting at the absolute beginning and working quickly through a series of tutorials into professional techniques,tools, workflow, keyframing, comps and precomping, shapes, masks, and more. You'll then move... READ MORE
Tuts+ Photo & Video | 07-22-2019 1:40 PM
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Kodak Photo Plus of C&A IP Holdings has launched the Kodak Mobile Film Scanner, a ‘cute little box’ that is assembled by the user into a functional film scanner. As with some competing products, this film scanner works with an ordinary smartphone to digitize slides and 35mm film negatives. Unlike those other products, however, Kodak Mobile Film Scanner is made from heavyweight cardboard that collapses back into a small portable box.The Kodak Mobile Film Scanner is like Google Cardboard, only for photographers rather than casual... READ MORE
DPReview | 07-22-2019 1:02 PM
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Category: Architecture Photographer: Ritxy Photo: “Untitled” While normally a panorama — especially one where horizon lines are distorted — is not the ideal form of architectural photography, this magical view of a set of buildings is very engaging indeed. The presentation in the form of a panoramic view, seemingly stitched from several images, gives a […]The post Photographer of the Day: Ritxy appeared first on Photofocus.... READ MORE
PhotoFocus | 07-22-2019 1:00 PM
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Not everyone has access to a pool to do portrait shoots in the water, or maybe there are times when the weather isn't ideal or warm enough to do those types of shoots in an outdoor pool. If you do not have a big enough tub, a kiddie pool could work.[ Read More ]... READ MORE
FStoppers | 07-22-2019 1:00 PM
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Dubai has been a favorite of many photographers for its stunning architectural elements that are artworks in their own right. But if you're fond of unique takes and perspectives on the world's best known cityscapes, you'll find this Dubai series by Italian photographer and graphic designer Paolo Pettigiani nothing short of impressive. As he has done with New York City's Central Park, he opens up our eyes to the surreal and unseen face of Dubai through infrared photography. ... READ MORE
The Phoblographer | 07-22-2019 12:00 PM
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Gran Canaria is known for parties, booze, and family resort vacations, but this island in the Canary Islands archipelago has some amazing nature worth visiting for any landscape and travel photographer. Not to mention, it is easier to combine this with a family vacation than Iceland, The Faroes, or Norway is.[ Read More ]... READ MORE
FStoppers | 07-22-2019 12:00 PM
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A lot has been said about the quality of the images coming out of the 61MP Sony a7R IV, but most of the first impressions we’ve seen are based on JPEGs. Now, thanks to Jared Polin of Fro Knows Photo, you can get take a close look at full-res RAW files captured with Sony’s new camera and see how they hold up.Since the native RAW files from the Sony a7R IV are not yet supported by Adobe (or any other editing suite), Polin was given... READ MORE
PetaPixel | 07-22-2019 11:57 AM
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