Creative Couple’s Photos ‘Meet in the Middle’ as they Travel the World Apart

by admin January 12, 2017 at 7:07 am

When doing photography in general, and in my case travel photography, the use of a photography template can be very beneficial and help improve the overall performance.

On July 25th, 2017, Nikon will celebrate its centennial anniversary—100 years of Nikon. And in case you didn’t know that, they’ve released an almost comically epic video announcing this fact and tracing some of Nikon’s highlights throughout history.

Landscape photographer and travel addict Mike Wong has created a super useful tool for fellow photographers who want some help location scouting. It’s called “PhotoSpots,” and it’s an interactive “heatmap” that reveals photography hotspots around the globe and even pulls sample photos from those locations.

A Georgia photographer was harassed by hundreds of cyberbullies this past week after she attempted to protect her copyright upon discovering that a popular Instagram user had use her photo without permission.

Kodak made what was probably the most popular (and unexpected) photography announcement of CES: the company is bringing back the beloved Ektachrome film stock. But Ektachrome might only be the beginning. According to Kodak CMO Steven Overman, Kodachrome might come back next!

When his wife Meghan refused to have maternity pictures taken, Justin (who goes by DruishPrincess69 on Reddit) decided to take matters into his own hands. And by matters we mean his belly. Since his wife wouldn’t take the photos, he hired a photographer and posed for all the stereotypical maternity shots himself.

Photographer and DP Peter McKinnon is not an “iPhoneographer”, but that hasn’t stopped some of his fans from asking for tips on taking better smartphone photos. Since he’s not one to disappoint, he created this useful tutorial to appease the smartphone shutterbugs out there.

Did you think DxOMark’s sensor scores topped out at 100? It turns out, no. RED’s Helium 8K S35 sensor just scored a jaw-dropping 108, ten full points higher than the highest scoring full-frame sensor ever tested, the Sony A7r II.

Back in September 2016, I decided to fulfill my dream of traveling and photographing North America. Without any set itinerary, I hit the road and ended up driving and flying more than 24,000km (~15,000mi), experiencing some of the most amazing scenery and adventures.

In case you haven’t heard, film is making a comeback. It’s not just small companies funding new film stocks on Kickstarter, either—Kodak is bringing back Ektachrome and “investigating” what it would take to bring back Kodachrome. There’s never been a better time to revisit one of the greatest film cameras ever made.

In 2006, Leah Caldwell was eating at a Chipotle when photographer Steve Adams took her photograph. Despite the fact that he couldn’t get her to sign a release, Adams sold the image to Chipotle anyway, and now the company is being sued for a whopping $2.2 billion by a very angry Caldwell.

When I was 20, I was dissatisfied with my photography. I felt like I was being limited by where I lived. I thought if I wanted to become a better street photographer, I needed to live in Europe—to photograph the romantic streets of Paris, the back-alleys of Prague, and the bustling streets of London.

When Apple announced the 4th gen MacBook Pro in October 2016, photographers and other creatives bemoaned the removal of the traditional ports found on the sides of the laptop (including the SD card slot, which Apple called “cumbersome”). A company called OWC is now coming to the rescue with a sleek new dock that adds the old ports back in.

Naomi and Elia Locardi live many a photographer’s dream. They are location independent (read: voluntarily homeless). In other words, they travel full-time, leading photo tours and workshops around the globe and living in “the world” instead of any particular city or even country.

Unlike with most genres of photography, still life requires two levels of composition: composing your frame, and composing your props. The latter is commonly called photo styling, and this short video offers three simple tips for upping your photo styling game.

My original 52 Week Challenge in 2016 was a huge success, with tens of thousands of photographers participating from around the world. In celebration of those who have completed the first challenge, a new challenge is now here!

Here’s something I wanted to write about for the consideration of my artistic friends and followers. Do any of you have a muse? Is there someone in your life you identify as being a source of constant inspiration?

Panasonic’s powerful new GH5 was one of the (if not the) most exciting camera announcements of CES 2017. And now that it’s officially announced, we’re starting to see what it can do in the real world.

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. But I wonder, what else do “they” say? In order to find out I’ve culled together the best quotes on the subject of photography. I hope they inspire you.

In 1976, the invention of the Steadicam revolutionized filmmaking. Today, the original stabilizer of choice is being downsized a bit to create the Steadicam Volt: Steadicam’s first handheld electronic smartphone stabilizer.

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