Articles written by Andy Day
Brazilian photographer João Burini just published a review of a very distinctive lens: the Canon FD 300mm f/2.8 Fluorite, a manual focus telephoto lens released in the mid-70s. “Using this lens is terrible, I wouldn’t recommend it,” Burini explains, while presenting truly stunning photographs from the Brazilian rainforests. Bokeh fans: brace yourselves.
Recently recognized by the 2020 World Press Photo contest, Fading Flamingoes, a project which documents a lake in northern Iran and its environmental issues, bears a striking resemblance to the work of a photographer from the region itself. Has this photojournalist effectively stolen this project, or is there more to the story?
It’s definitely not the 108 megapixels of the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra, but 64 megapixels is a lot of camera to pack into the forthcoming iPhone 12. Rumors have emerged that Apple is testing various sensors for its next flagship phone, which would be quite the bump from the iPhone 11 Pro’s meager offering of 12 megapixels.
Coronavirus may have spread from China, but given that it is now a worldwide problem, why are so many news outlets continuing to use photographs of Asian people to illustrate their reporting? Is this adding to the issues regarding xenophobia since the outbreak a few months ago?
I recently returned from 10 days of camping in the Swiss mountains, having just taken one of my favorite climbing images. As is often the case, it was another lesson in humility: sometimes, you need the person in your photograph to tell you what you’re doing wrong. Here’s how it came about.
Sometimes, knowing how much to quote a potential client can seem impossible. Both sides know what they want, but finding something that works perfectly in each direction is often hard work. This excellent video from Evan Ranft gives a detailed guide on how to go about things, with a ton of bonus material tacked on the end for good measure.