Apr 07, 2011 — 11 comments
Photographer Gary Tyson tested out a cheap VTech watch-camera on the streets of Hong Kong—and the results are surprising
There’s something that goes beyond merely getting a new camera. And that is switching camera systems completely. Yes, I have taken the deep breath that comes before the plunge and dove head first into a completely foreign concept… for me at least.
Is there a need for UV filters? Photographer Karl Taylor clear things up about it.
Have you ever bought the wrong camera for you? Sometimes it can be daunting to try to choose one out of the myriad of makes and models out there. There are a lot of simple mistakes that can be easily avoided and John Greengo helps break down the top ten he’s seen personally.
Shooting portraits outdoors in direct sunlight can lead to some pretty gnarly shadows. To help soften the natural light, photographer Kevin Kubota suggests using a scrim. Professional scrims can be a bit on the costly side, so Kubota suggests building your own to save you some green.
Celebrated photographer Karl Taylor takes us through the entire construction process of an infinity cove for his new studio. It works amazingly well for professional portraits, fashion shoots, and anything else that you may come up with.
Wide angle lenses are a key part of every landscape photographer’s kit; they can produce some amazing vistas and sweeping scenes, but learning to use them can be a bit tricky. Techie Linus Sebastian spells out as quickly as possible just what a wide angle lens is and how best to use them.
Softboxes are great for portraits and other types of photography where you need soft lighting. But there is something else that you could use with a softbox to accentuate the results: grids. photographer Gavin Hoey shows exactly how grids can make a huge difference in your photography.
There’s no argument that digital photography has become standard to our modern way of living, with smaller, more compact cameras that deliver amazing picture quality entering the market every day. But what makes this possible? The secret is in the image sensor. Techquickie with Linus Sebastian provides a quick, to-the-point explanation of image sensors.
Are you thinking about adding a tripod to your photography equipment? Before you go out and buy the first tripod you see, check out this funny video by DigitalRev TV that looks at the pros and cons of tripods to find out if you really need one.
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