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After early camera tests of the new Canon 6D Mark II were published, photographers balked at the fact that the dynamic range of the camera performed so poorly against other modern cameras. Now yet another review is showing that if you often shoot at high ISOs, you may be better off sticking with the original 6D from 2012.Photographer and camera reviewer Alan Dyer of The Amazing Sky has published
In this tutorial, I’ll break down how I create light trails from video and how you can create a video panning shot. A panning shot is where a camera pans horizontally to track a subject in a frame, keeping the subject sharp, while blurring the background.Recently I created a video for Toyota that combined my light-trail/long-exposure video technique and video panning effect:After this video
Photographer Murilee Martin has shot auto racing for over a decade now, but recently he decided to give himself a challenge: he covered a race using a “point-and-shoot” camera that contains 100-year-old+ camera technology.In a piece for car enthusiast magazine Autoweek, Martin writes that while his camera of choice these days is a DSLR, he continues to have a soft spot for ancient and
In the ever heated debate of Tamron vs. Sigma vs. Nikon vs. Canon, a new lens has arrived. Tamron has released an update of their popular 24-70mm f/2.8 lens. Ever since Tamron began to create the new SP series lenses, starting with the 45mm, 35mm, and 15-30mm lenses, they’ve been hitting home runs. Having extensively used the 45mm f/1.8 SP lens, and doing a few shoots with their other new lenses,
As with all creative crafts, there are many common pitfalls that photographers fall into when they’re just starting out. Landscape photographer Toma Bonciu runs through 5 of them in this inspiring 5-minute video.Mistake 1: Shooting JPG vs Shooting RAWBonciu begins by recalling his own experience when he first switching from shooting JPG to shooting RAW. “By shooting JPG you’re really missing some
Lightroom has a feature that can help you use your photography metadata to make informed lens buying and upgrade decisions. In my personal case, Lightroom proved to me that I don’t need a 24-70mm lens. I’ll show you how.Here’s a candid portrait that I shot using a focal length of 85mm:I would not have been as successful with my 24-70mm zoom. Here I had a comfortable working distance,
Your camera drone can now be shot down with US government permission if you fly it over a military base. That’s a new policy that was recently signed off on by the Pentagon.The Military Times reports that the actual policy itself is classified material and was sent out to US military branches back in July. The gist of the policy, however, was confirmed by Pentagon spokesman Navy Capt. Jeff
Whether you’ve been shooting for five minutes or five years, there will likely come a time when you’ll have to book a shoot with another person. Maybe it will be a friend or coworker and maybe it will be a full-time professional model.Whoever you’re contacting though, they’ll need to know some fundamental facts about what’s involved in your shoot before they agree to
Concert photographer Rich Gastwirt came up with this unusual “viral” business card for getting his website URL into people’s hands.It’s a simple black card that reads: “Hi. You don’t know me, but I’m trying to enjoy the show that you’re talking over. Kindly shut the f*** up.”In the bottom right-hand corner is his domain name, which forwards to
“Recirculation Art” is an ongoing project by Southern California-based artist James Rauff in which he turns junked cameras into little robot figures.Creators writes that the whole concept started when Rauff was watching a movie and then decided to take apart an old Canon Powershot S410 to recreate the robot in the film. He began doing the same thing to other non-working cameras, and i

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