A University of Virginia history teacher published a tweet asking what photojournalism and documentary photography would look like, now and in the past, if the photographer’s right to take someone’s image were balanced by that person’s right to say no. In October of 2020, the New York Post published a controversial OpEd calling street photography
A common misconception among beginning landscape photographers is that when using a tripod, one should stay at ISO 100 for the best resulting photos. Photographer Mark Denney made this 10-minute video dispelling the myth and showing examples of when that’s not true. “I was so conditioned to think that the only way to get a
Right before Christmas, PetaPixel published its review of the M1 Macbook Pro, heaping praise upon the new computer, saying it was “much further ahead than anybody expected.” That review isn’t alone: in this 17.5-minute video, Linus Tech Tips finds even better performance. Linus ran multiple tests and showed the M1 Macbook Air and Pro performing
[embedded content] The anamorphic look comes with a price, even if you buy an anamorphic lens that’s considered affordable. So if you’re on a tight budget, you can (anamor)fake it ‘til you make it. In this video, Mark Holtze will show you how to achieve the anamorphic look with a $35 vintage Helios lens. Mark
Google has apparently removed support for its Astrophotography mode from the Pixel 5 and 4a 5G ultra-wide cameras in the latest version of the Google Camera app. Astrophotography mode is now only available on the phones’ primary camera. When both the Pixel 5 and 4a were released, Google’s Astrophotography mode was available for use on
A primary question in photography is, “What is composition”? Photo composition governs the manner in which our eyes travel through an image. It defines how objects within an image are placed relative to each other in such a way that generates visual excitement. Used correctly, it transforms the ordinary into the extraordinary. Over time, various
Earlier this month, Sigma announced three new lenses for Sony E and Panasonic/Leica L Mount cameras: The Sigma 35mm f/2, 65mm f/2, and 24mm f/3.5. These lenses, while bearing the “Contemporary” badge, are part of a new “I series” category. Sigma says that they define a new standard for sophisticated class and quality, and achieve
We’ve featured some pretty cool spy cameras here on DIYP, both vintage and modern. And frankly, I’ve always been fascinated by the ideas people have come up with to hide cameras for espionage. In this video from WIRED, former CIA Chief of Disguise Jonna Mendez guides you through some of the coolest weirdest, and the
Almost all photographers know about panoramas and HDRs. Most also know about focus stacking. But how often do you hear photographers talk about a fourth method of blending photos together – image averaging? Although image averaging has picked up a bit more popularity in recent years, it’s still not especially well-known. That’s a shame; depending
This September, Pew Research revealed that more than half (51%) of Americans expect their lives to remain changed in major ways even after the COVID-19 outbreak is over. The virus has transformed the way we socialize, study, work, and connect with others, and many of these changes are likely to carry over into 2021. As
Xiaomi today announced the Mi 11 smartphone which houses an impressive new low light technology. Quality nighttime photo-taking capability has been a thing for some time, but this latest device is the world’s first to implement a Night Mode for video. The Mi 11 is the first smartphone to use Qualcomm’s newly-showcased Snapdragon 888 processor.
Shoten has announced a GTE (Contax G to Sony E mount) adapter that includes an autofocus motor the company promises supports fast, continuous AF modes. The adapter retails for about $412 and is available now. Shoten makes a host of camera accessories and adapters that are available via its online store, the latest of which
This is pretty odd, but also kind of cool. Canon has patented (through no fewer than five separate patents) a strange DJI Osmo-like gimbal with a built-in camera that actually has interchangeable lenses and a hotshoe on top. What makes it odd, though, is that it doesn’t really seem to be quite like any gimbals
Lightroom tips and tricks in 60 seconds or less from longtime Lightroom team member Benjamin Warde. Follow Lightroom: http://facebook.com/Lightroom Tweets by Lightroom http://plus.google.com/+Lightroom
In this YouTube #Shorts video, you will learn about the 5 best photo manipulation tools in Photoshop!
Every Sunday, we bring together a collection of easy reading articles from analytical to how-to to photo-features in no particular order that did not make our regular daily coverage. Enjoy! Whitewashing the Great Depression – The Atlantic Blacks in the lineup for food at mealtime in the camp for flood refugees, Forrest City, Arkansas, Feb.
A drone pilot from Philadelphia recently earned a massive $182,000 fine from the FAA. He allegedly broke multiple regulations over 26 separate flights over the course of only one year. Drone attorney Jonathan Rupprecht has analyzed the case and explains how it is even possible for the FAA to know when and how you’ve broken
Fujifilm has announced that it has set a new world record by creating a magnetic storage tape that can store a staggering 580 terabytes of data. The breakthrough, developed jointly with IBM Research, uses a new magnetic particle called Strontium Ferrite (SrFe), commonly used as a raw material for making motor magnets. Fujifilm has been
Sometimes it may be necessary to make a set of images darker or lighter, more or less contrasty, or otherwise change their appearance but retain their relative appearance. Lightroom has the ability to make relative adjustments on a selected set of images to facilitate that. Look at the following images, for instance. They convey the
We have seen a few great photos of the “Great Conjunction” between Jupiter and Saturn. There is even one photo with the International Space Station splitting the space right between the two planets. But, this is a first. As you may recall, on December 21st, we have a once in 800 years event when