Articles written by Andy Day
Food photography is a dark art and there seems to be an infinite number of tips and tricks to get the best results. Food photographer Skyler Burt has put together a list of six essential bits of gear that he takes on every single shoot, and some of them might surprise you.
Heading out into the night with your camera can be an adventure, especially in a city full of people and bright lights. In this short video, street photographer Robin Schimko gives you quick run through of how to pick the best settings for your camera when photographing in low light, including some particularly good tips if you’re shooting film.
When it comes to creating striking compositions, one of the most effective means is to place your subject — or even just a key part of it — within an area of negative space. This frame-within-a-frame technique is something that photographers often learn by accident, but this video gives you a few pointers on what to look for and how to achieve it.
You’ve probably seen footage that creates an impossible blend of fast-flowing traffic or streaming clouds combined with someone walking slow motion and there’s some funky editing that goes into making it happen. Time-lapse photographer and filmmaker Matthew Vandeputte has put together a short tutorial on how you can create the same effect.
While it’s true that having the newest, fanciest camera is nowhere near as important as the person behind the lens, there’s much to be said about how a camera’s features can help you to develop as a photographer. In this short video, travel photographer Mitchell Kanashkevich explains how.
In the earliest days of cinema, there was one choice: 4:3. Through the evolution of camera and screen technology, formats have changed dramatically over the years, ranging from the super widescreen to completely square. With mobile technology now demanding vertical format, it can be hard to choose your ratio, so why not compromise? Go diagonal.
While wandering the stalls of CP+ (a.k.a the Japan Camera Show), photographer Matt Granger was fortunate enough to grab a few moments to play with Nikon’s beast of a lens proposed for release later this year: the NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct. The physics are incredible, but early signs suggest that it might not be very practical.
Following on from rumors last year, Yongnuo has announced that it will be releasing a mirrorless camera featuring 4G connectivity, an Android operating system and a Canon EF lens mount. It offers a 5” touch screen, shoots 4K at 30 fps, and allows users to share content on the fly.
Sony’s lens line-up has grown significantly over the last couple of years with various third-party manufacturers stepping up to fill gaps or offer more affordable versions. However, one lens remains missing from Sony’s line-up and it’s even stranger when you consider that, from the outset, both Canon and Nikon created versions for their new mirrorless cameras.
Investing in glass can be a long and drawn out process and it’s definitely one that you don’t want to rush when it can be such a large commitment. Photographer James Popsys has put together an excellent short video to talk you through some of the major elements to consider — including some ideas that you probably won’t have thought of — when making your decision.
Whether you’re new to stock or have been submitting images for a few years, it’s always worth paying attention to how best to squeeze as much visibility out of your images as possible. Just how good are your keywords, and are they getting your photos seen ahead of everyone else's?
As a genre, landscape photography is pretty broad, full of niches and sub-niches that become specializations of their own. In this short video, photographer Brendan van Son attempts to create seven different types of landscape images in as short a period as possible, and just about pulls it off.
With more than 70,000 followers on Instagram, Johnny Wu has carved something of a niche: photographing action figures in his home studio to the extent that they look like screengrabs from a movie. In this video, we get a behind-the-scenes look into how he creates his images.