Articles written by Alex Cooke
You might remember Andy Grimm, an Ohio photographer who was shot by Deputy Jake Shaw after he stopped to take pictures of a traffic stop and his tripod was mistaken for a gun. Grimm filed a lawsuit against the county, but lawyers say not only were the deputy's actions "reasonable," but Grimm's own "negligence... contributed to cause the injuries."
The 1976 Oscar winner for Best Cinematography was "Barry Lyndon" (John Alcott) and deservedly so, as the sheer technical achievement and aesthetic quality of the film is astounding. This great video takes you behind the scenes of a film set that used 800-foot sliders and lenses from NASA.
A lot of us think of social media as a sort of necessary evil: if we're not comfortable with it, we still engage with it because it gets our name and work out there. One photographer deleted all his high-follower accounts and went without social media for a year, and he was quite pleased with the results.
As a photographer or videographer, you probably have a few (dozen) cables laying around. Believe it or not, there is a proper technique to wrapping them, and it not only makes them easier to store and quickly unwrap, it helps them last longer as well, saving you money.
Canon is in an interesting place right now, holding the largest market share, but seemingly behind competitors in innovation. In this interview, Canon discusses the future of professional mirrorless cameras, why certain cameras get limited features, and more.
Focus stacking is a technique in which one takes multiple shots of the same scene at different focus distances, then merges them together to create a final photo that is as sharp as possible from front to back. This helpful tutorial will show you how it's done.
The MacBook Pro remains the workhorse of choice for a lot of photographers and videographers. They come with great capabilities, battery life, and are known for their reliability, but it's rare to see a discount on them. Nonetheless, today, you can take $1,000 off a 15.4" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (late 2016).
Even the best sensors have a dynamic range that can't capture some of the world's scenes, which is why photographers employ a number of techniques to work around this limitation, one of the most common being exposing in a manner that saves the highlights, thus throwing some of the shadows into black. This great video examines both the technique and philosophy of protecting highlights.