This 76-Year-Old Has Spent His Entire Life Repairing Cameras

by admin December 29, 2016 at 1:52 am

One woman just received a big lesson on how NOT to treat photographers, and one photographer is being praised for how she handled an extremely difficult client.

Brides magazine recently published an advice article titled “Essential Questions You Need to Ask Your Wedding Photographer,” and some of the “pro tips” may raise eyebrows among wedding photographers.

Sphere is a new lens that’s designed to turn any DSLR camera into a 360-degree camera. It captures a full 360-degree view horizontally and a 180-degree field of view vertically.

We recently shared the story of a photographer who had hard drives containing virtually all her professional work stolen from her home shortly before Christmas. If you don’t want this type of devastating data loss to happen to you, look into the 3-2-1 strategy of backups.

The U.S. government is now asking certain foreign travelers about their social media accounts prior to entering the country. Among the various services listed in the new “optional” section is Instagram.

At the Toronto Film Festival this year, Shutterstock staff photographer Andrew H. Walker set up a photo booth for a different kind of celebrity portrait. Every time a movie or TV star sat down, Walker asked them to show two different sides of themselves to the camera.

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!

England-based fine art and fashion photographer Bella Kotak made this 10-minute video that shows how she shot and retouched a recent self-portrait.

Since I got my Nikon D7000 camera 6 years ago I’ve used it almost everyday. That is a lot of shutter clicks, 148,558 to be exact. It looks like I will be in the market for a new camera soon as the D7000 is only factory tested to 150,000 clicks. My dilemma is should I go full frame, or stick with my cropped frame?

Milan-based filmmaker David Drills made this short film titled, “Master of Camera”. It’s a beautiful 2-minute portrait of Gian Luigi Carminati, a 76-year-old man who has spent his entire working life repairing cameras.

Sigma’s new 500mm f/4 Sport is getting a lot of attention. It might be because it’s the first telephoto prime in its new ART/SPORT series of lenses, or it might be because of the price tag of $5,999. That’s $3,000 less than the Canon and almost $4,300 less than the Nikon, while only being $1,000 more than the older Sigma 500mm f/4.5.

Canon USA has launched a new line of printers called the PIXMA G-Series MegaTank. It’s the first line of PIXMA inkjet printers that use built-in refillable tanks rather than cartridges.

Photographers make all kinds of excuses, whether out of lack of experience or just because they thought something to be common knowledge (which it often isn’t). Taking ownership of your work and communicating expectations is crucial on the path to success and professionalism.

As each new year approaches, people usually start thinking about what they can do better or improve in the new year. As a professional landscape photographer, I thought it would be fun to give some tips to people starting out with landscape photography.

Photographer, weird lens expert, and friend of PetaPixel Mathieu Stern created this very simple and straightforward Photoshop tutorial for anybody out there who wishes they were a Jedi and wants to impress their friends.

Brazilian photographer Ricardo Stuckert recently had a helicopter flight diverted due to a storm, but the change in plans led to a set of remarkable photos: Stuckert spotted and photographed an uncontacted Amazonian tribe.

House Republicans have put forward a proposal to fine representatives who shoot photos or videos on the floor of the chamber — a move widely viewed as a response to House Democrats staging a sit-in in June to demand a vote on gun control legislation.

Christmas is often called “the most wonderful time of the year,” but for one Canadian photographer, this year’s holiday season has been anything but. On Christmas Eve, Johany Jutras returned home and found that burglars had stolen her precious backup hard drives and photo archives.

Brides magazine recently published an article titled “Which Vendors Do You Have to Feed at Your Wedding?” In the piece, wedding planner Sandy Malone gives brides advice on which vendors they’re responsible for feeding at a wedding, and which you can leave out of your plans.
Her “general rule” is that wedding photographers don’t need to be fed, and photographers aren’t happy about it.

Who thinks wedding photography has become a bit predictable this year? Boring, even? Sure, the first time you see a teeny tiny couple lost in a massive landscape, it’s impressive. Or a backlit couple in profile. Or a couple shot through loads of out of focus lights. Or hand in hand, silhouetted, between fairy lights, having just stepped over a prism and climbing a mountain (because that’s what happens on a wedding day).

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