Articles written by Lee Morris
We see computer-generated effects every day of our lives, but very few of us fully appreciate the amount of time and talent they take to create. It's easy to believe that these effects and characters are "computer-generated," but in reality, very talented artists are the ones creating this photo-realistic content; computers are simply the tool.
The Steadicam was invented in 1975 as a mechanical way of stabilizing video cameras. In 2013 Freefly introduced the Movi, an electronic gimbal that basically made your average Steadicam obsolete. Since then the price of electronic gimbals has plummeted to a level that the average consumer can actually afford. That hasn't stopped Sachtler from creating a hybrid stabilizer that costs $45,000.
Nick Saglimbeni teamed up with the visual effects guru Raffael Dickreuter to create a lighting tutorial unlike anything I've ever seen before. Instead of simply filming their location, they completely recreated it in 3D to teach photography and lighting on an entirely new level.
The iPad may work as a laptop replacement for casual web and email surfers, but for us photographers, it's not really a professional tool. Many photographers still own an iPad as a digital portfolio or for casual use, but its simplified operating system makes using it professionally very difficult. Apple is taking a big step forward with the iOS 9 update which finally allows multitasking and it's available right now.
Over the last two months we have been releasing one episode a week of our Behind the Scenes series of our world tour with Elia Locardi. In this first season (Season 2 is currently being edited), we visit both Iceland and New Zealand to film our latest tutorial on all things landscape photography.
As we have come to expect, Apple's latest announcement of the iPad Pro has caused quite a bit of controversy. Apple fans love the update and the additional accessories, while critics claim that they simply ripped off other products that are already available. Let's take a closer look.
Have you heard of Drunk History? It started out as a hilarious Youtube series and now it has become an actual show on Comedy Central. Well, this fun couple decided to skip the standard engagement photo session and create their own drunk history video which covers the story of how they met.
Are you interested in everything that Apple has coming out in the near future but you don't want to watch 2 hours of fluff and buzz words? You're in luck because Gizmodo just edited down the entire presentation into just 90 seconds and it's basically all you need to see.
Normally I don't promote software based on their promo video alone but this video was so compelling I had to share it. The ReelSteady plugin for After Effects appears to be made of pure magic, taking cheap looking footage and making it look like Hollywood CGI.
As I am writing this Apple is having a press conference about their new products. The Apple Watch is getting a software update, the Apple TV is getting a total overhaul, the iPhone is all new (and can finally shoot 4k video), but potentially the most exciting news for photographers is the Apple iPad Pro.
When you point a camera at human, 99% of the time that person will strike a pose of some kind. These "poses" are absurd and the longer that these "poses" are held, the more ridiculous and hilarious they get. So why not shoot video and make your subjects wait and wait and wait.
As many of you may know, Mike Kelley has been traveling the world for quite some time, taking photographs of airports (sounds boring but it's cool, I promise). Yesterday he posted a picture of himself on Facebook that is so perfect, I had to make a Photoshop contest with it.