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iPhones might not be the video camera choice of professionals, but if you want a quick behind-the-scenes video or prefer to pack light, the 4K capable iPhone 6s and 6s Plus are wonderful tools. To improve the footage from the smartphones, two of the most simple things you can do are add external audio recording [...]

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Creative storytelling in pictures need not be daunting nor time-consuming. You can easily set up something really simple at home to take pictures of and at the same time make new memories with your kids.

The actual shoot must be kept really short, so as not to exasperate your kids too much, especially if they are very young, and therefore have relatively short attention spans. The real work is in the planning and thinking ahead.

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In his latest adventure, Benjamin von Wongheaded to Fiji where he tied down a model to photograph her underwater with the local sharks. While this might sound scary (and crazy), the terrible stereotypes depicting sharks as menacing and terrifying creatures are exactly what Ben hopes to change with these surreal images. As a photographer looking [...]

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If youre looking to get your hands on the Holy Grail of Nikon glass, look no furthera Nikkor 13mm f/5.6 lens has popped up on eBay. Priced at $33,000 via the Buy It Now option, this lens was only made available via special order between 1976 and 1998, making it one of only 350 or [...]

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There comes a point, or a plateau, as in every photographer’s career (whether you are an intermediate or professional photographer) where you hit a wall. It’s a crisis of self that you are faced with when you have reached a certain point of technical proficiency. Well, basically you hit a plateau because you already know all the elements of photography from composition, to technical skills, to editing images, but somehow something is missing substance, meaning, emotional... more

I pretty much shoot exclusively color images – I don’t know why, I just always tend to resonate towards color rather than a monochrome image. Maybe it was my formative years when I spent most of my days color printing in a darkroom. Anyway what I realized a few years ago, when I analysed a [...]

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Theyre lightweight, cheap, and youve probably got a bunch of them lying around somewhere anyway drink koozies are good for more than just keeping your beers cold. Time to go to the basement or garage and pull out all those koozies youve collected over the years at conferences, trade shows, and other promotional events, [...]

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What if you could predict beautiful sunset or sunrise colors? The colors we dream of when the word sunset crosses our mind; deep oranges, pinks, reds and streams of yellow, often against a deep blue sky.

Skyfire attempts to do just that for you, in app-form of course. Skyfire is a subscription product from the makers of The Photographers Ephemeris (TPE) that uses a host of data to help predict the... more

If you are reading this blog, you know that we are big fan of keyboard short cuts, but for some programs, working with a mouse is unavoidable. I was talking with an editor friend, Ariel Hadar from Kaveret, and he showed me quite an awesome was to utilize a gaming mouse and keyboard to get [...]

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In modern DSLRs they all have a light meter built-in to the camera. But sometimes you want a more accurate reading, or to measure the amount of light when using flash (your camera can’t do that), in which caseyou would turn to a handheld light meter.

Check out this video from Adorama TV (host Daniel Norton) for some light meter basics.

This second video is more advanced. Once again from Adorama TV, with host Mark Wallace, this one covers how to meter for light ratios... more