Imagine thinking you came up with with a great idea for a shoot, after which you put the concept together and shoot and edit it all, only to realize that not only had you accidentally plagiarized the idea, you plagiarized it from something you had seen before. Check out this fascinating video on the phenomenon.
The Canon 70-200mm lens lineup contains some of the company's best and most popular lenses. Nonetheless, with several of the lenses hovering around the decade mark in age, it may be about time to upgrade them. Thankfully, word has it that that's exactly what Canon will be doing in short time.
Photographer Sam Nzima, the journalist who took the iconic photograph of a person carrying the body of Hector Pieterson, has died. It was this image that in 1976 was shared with the world and brought international uprise against the apartheid regime in South Africa. This video is a tribute to his work, and how it changed the world.
Gear matters under specific circumstances in photography, and without any doubt, you might need specific lenses for certain effects. But, if you cannot afford fast, high-end glass, and want to achieve that creamy-blurred background, then your Photoshop skills matter.
This short video shows how easy it is to make your very first hyperlapse, requiring nothing more than a camera and Adobe After Effects. Of course, you could use dollies, gimbals, tripods, monopods, and more, but this method is incredibly simple and effective and produces very quick results.
When shopping for lenses, you may notice that certain lenses are classified or even recommended for a certain genre of photography. You might see sports, travel, wedding, or even wildlife as the typical use of some lenses. What if you are looking to get into or already shoot food photography, what lenses should you be looking at?
Safari parks have signs strongly warning visitors not to exit their cars for obvious reasons. A family visiting the Beekse Bergen Safari Park in Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands ignored those warnings to take photos of a group of cheetahs and very nearly paid dearly for the poor decision.
There are a multitude of methods of good composition, use of light, and editing that can be used to draw a viewer's eye to the subject of your image. One of the most common and effective methods is leading lines, and this great video will give you several demonstrations of their usage.
Selfies can be a really polarizing thing: some see them as a way to share one's experiences with a network of friends and family and document memories, while others see them as contributing to a culture of narcissism and bringing with them a host of growing problems. This thoughtful video takes a look at the culture that enabled selfies to explode in popularity, a culture that started long before camera phones were a thing.
Prints by established photographers can sell for thousands of dollars, and, if you choose wisely, can increase in value over time while also looking good on your wall. If you have a lump of money burning a hole in your pocket, why not consider a limited-edition, signed print by one of the art world's most recognized photographers?
There are a multitude of types of light in landscape photography, and depending on how you're trying to feature your subject and the mood you're trying to convey, each can have its place. This great video will show you the beauty of backlighting and give you some helpful tips and tricks for getting the most out of it.
Like many of you, I started my photography with a small budget, but now having been emersed in the camera world, I realize that "used" is also an option. As usual, people often ask us what type of camera is the best, and I just remind them that it's about the person holding the camera, but we also know that's not what they want to hear. Here are a few tips.
Photographing people, especially when they are not models, can come with some challenges. Not many have the experience of being in front of the camera. Throw some kids into the mix, and it can become a lot more difficult with a different set of obstacles during your session. What can you do?