If you ever thought having insurance for your camera gear wasn't worth investing into, you should take a minute to read this. It's like the old saying goes, "better safe than sorry." I learned that lesson first hand this weekend, and because of a faulty camera strap, I am now wishing I had insurance.
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Seeing that a lot of us have replaced "point'n'shoots" with smartphones, we might find ourselves missing on having an optical zoom option. It was through this need that Snapzoom was created. It's a universal binocular mount for smartphones, meaning it fits a wide variety of both phones and binoculars. The project got started when co-founders Daniel Fujikake and Mac Nguyen started using their own smartphones to document their surf adventures from the, at the time, completely DIY, garage-made mounting device.
Maybe it is because I live in the dust bowl of Phoenix AZ, but seeing the ever-growing empire of buildings in Hong Kong strikes me as quite a remarkable sight. Photographer Romain Jacquet-Lagreze visited Hong Kong in 2009 and became obsessed with its marvel. As he began to explore the unique city, he realized each part he visited had an atmosphere individually unique. Wanting to show what it's like to be on the ground in each special place, Romain pointed his camera upward to share the awe one feels when gazing up at the sky between the huge buildings.
Shots taken from Google's Glass were released a few days ago. It is no surprise that the first pictures taken with the Google glasses are sort of, well lame. We do have to remember these are meant to simply document your on the move lifestyle and not be compared to a professional camera. I'm sure once they are released to the public we will begin to see some better quality shots. The glasses definitely have some potential to be great.
It seems as a people, we have a fascination with photographing our food. From Henry's series of riders, to looking on instagram we cant help but document what we consume. Photographer Peter Menzel started this intriguing series of one weeks of groceries from around the world, taking traditional food photography to a much larger scale.
Want to improve, or just possibly brush up on your photoshops skills? Lynda.com is offering a free 1 hour and 37 minutes video to help you enhance your photos. In this course, the Photoshop senior product manager takes you on an insider's tour of the key photo-enhancement features in Adobe Photoshop CS6. Even if you consider yourself a master I'm sure they have some tricks for you. This course is only available through May 10 so act fast.
All of us have that favorite food that no matter what time of the day it is, we crave it. Well being a celebrity means you can have access to these foods at any time. Henry Hargreave thought is would make for a fascinating series to photograph these riders. I enjoy the fact that he decided to keep the backgrounds black and very minimal, which helps you connect with the person's interest and draws you in the most simplistic yet captivating way.
If you have you ever uploaded a photo to Facebook, Instagram or Flickr (that means pretty much all of you) you might want to read this. In the UK, the rights around who can use your images has drastically changed. A new reform act shifts the power away from citizens. It's something none of us ever wanted to see happen, and it's being called the "Instagram Act," named after the widely publicized attempt by Instagram to do something similar thing last year.
It's here, Firmware Version 1.2.1 is now available to download for your Canon 5D MKIII, which among many updates, enables the center AF point to autofocus when the camera is used with Canon EF lens/extender combinations whose combined maximum aperture is f/8, enables uncompressed HDMI output, and improves the speed of the camera's focus when using a Canon Speedlite AF-assit beam.
Mark Laita started this black and white portrait project "Created Equal" that focuses on the contrasts between people, and how their lives and cultures mold them. This fine art series shows in a rather beautiful way how similar we really are and possibly the only thing that really separates us is how we view each other. "At the heart of this collection of diptychs is my desire to remind us that we are all equal, until our environment, circumstances, or fate molded us and weathered us into whom we have become".
"Eastman Kodak Company today announced a comprehensive settlement agreement with the U.K. Kodak Pension Plan (KPP), its largest creditor, with respect to its Chapter 11 Plan of Reorganization. Under the agreement, which will be filed with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Kodak’s Personalized Imaging and Document Imaging businesses will be spun off under new ownership to KPP. The settlement agreement provides, among other things, for the spin-off of Kodak’s Personalized Imaging and Document Imaging businesses to KPP for cash and non-cash consideration of $650 million.
"Hasselblad is to cease production of its 503CW model - the last V System camera in the company's portfolio. The decision, which comes into immediate effect, brings to an end over a half century of evolution of the company's original camera line. Dr. Larry Hansen, Hasselblad Chairman and CEO said: "Everything has its place in time. The veteran 503CW combined with an extensive V System range of interchangeable lenses and accessories, was for seventeen years the camera of choice for discerning professionals and aspirational amateur photographers.
If you have ever opened up a motocross magazine or have seen pictures of the best motocross athletes you were probably looking at one of Garth Milans pictures. He has definitely made a name for himself in the action sports world. He also shoots all the red bull events. To say the least he is a photographer that deserves much respect. I was privileged enough to break him away from his busy schedule for a interview.
Lisa Kristine is an extraordinary activist who has documented the world of slavery in which we are currently blind to. Her story is very captivating and her images say so much. I highly recommend viewing the whole video and take in the stories behind each photograph. I believe we sometimes take our freedoms for granted without realizing that what maybe a privilege to us is a dream to others. Keep reading to watch the video.
Ole C. Salomonsen shot this beautiful edit of the northern lights. "The video is shot using stills and assembled together for best possible resolution and dynamic range. In this video however, for the first time, I have also chosen to include some real-time video footage. This is to better show how furiously fast and beautiful the polar spirits can dance! The two sequences which are shot in real-time (in the middle of the video) could never have been recreated using still photos, regardless what camera you are using."
I'm sure most of us would love the opportunity to view the northern lights. Well some of you might be in luck. Due to a solar flare this morning some parts of the world might have the chance to see this phenomenon. The lights are estimated to be seen around 8pm but can differ up to several hours. Read on for more details.
It's always fun to see photo never released during the time they were taken. Norman Seeff talks about these shots of the blues brothers he took in 1978. “In 1978 I got a call to shoot the Blues Brothers. They were new on the scene for me and I wasn’t yet familiar with their work. But the guys in my crew were completely thrilled with the idea of filming this duo and convinced me that we should definitely film the session."
It is always inspiring when when we are able to view things unseen by the human eye. Thanks to Jean-Pierre Aube, we are able to see the radiofrequency spectrum. The radiofrequency spectrum is at the heart of telecommunications, used by police, emergency personnel and public transport services, as well as the armed forces.