Plan your work and work your plan. That’s what… someone important once told me? Anyhow, in my opinion, planning out your Milky Way shots is absolutely one of the best ways to increase the likelihood you will be shooting bangers. Aloha! My name is Daniel Stein, and I’m a nightscape photographer based in New Jersey.
A decade into the E-mount camera system and Sony has become well-versed at making 50mm lenses for mirrorless bodies. The company’s latest effort, the 50mm f/1.2 G Master, is the most ambitious as well as the most satisfying. For as many 50mm lenses that Sony has released, surprisingly, it hasn’t been until now that it
Figure 1. Shot with the new iPhone 12 Pro Max using the Apple ProRAW format. Developed in Lightroom Classic. Introduced in the iPhone 12 Pro and the 12 Pro Max, Apple ProRAW is an entirely new file format that indicates where Apple is heading with its camera technology. Two years ago, I did something I
What’s the difference between a good photo and a bad photo, even of the same subject? It’s a hard question. If I knew for sure, I’d never need to delete a photo again. But there is one concept that I’ve found helpful to answer the question: unity. Unity is all about getting the whole photo
Lav mics have been around for years. Virtually all of us who shoot video have used them at some point or another. But they’re annoying. You have to deal with clips that often puncture or scrunch up your clothes – which isn’t a great look for the camera. But the CharisMic thinks it’s solved the
From marine pollution to rising sea levels, our oceans are under threat. Overfishing and reef decline has pushed many species to the brink of extinction, with ocean wildlife disappearing even faster than creatures who live on land. Rising sea temperatures have resulted in coral bleaching, while eight million tons of plastic waste enters the ocean
[embedded content] A wedding venue in Gloucestershire, United Kingdom has just published an incredibly ambitious, scripted, single-shot first-person view drone video that takes viewers on a 500-meter journey through the full grounds of its picturesque rural location. Clearly influenced by the recent viral videos produced by Jay Christiensen of Minnesota-based Rally Studios — like this
I’ve been swimming in this industry since the spring of 1997, ultimately on both sides of the lens. I have witnessed titans rise and fall with the decimation of film in favor of digital pixels. I’ve taken part in the tidal wave of new and incredible talent from around the world thanks to affordable cameras
Polaroid has collaborated with the Keith Haring Foundation to feature a custom Polaroid Now camera and i-Type instant film that is decorated with Haring’s signature motifs. Haring, who was an American pop artist from New York city, is most well known for this chalk outlines of people, dogs, and other images on black advertising spaces.
More photos of the upcoming Olympus PEN E-P7 have leaked, along with prices. At least, the Japan prices, which start at ¥93,500 (~$855) for the body only, and a kit lens option bundled together with the Olympus M.Zuiko 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 EZ lens for ¥107,800 (~$986). Speaking of lenses, the new Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 8-25mm
Google has announced that Night Sight, its low-light photography feature that is commonly used for astrophotography applications, is getting video support. While it is technically a video, more accurately it is a stitched animation that is generated from a burst of still photos. Pixel Owners can now create videos of the stars moving across the
Just over a year ago, Lomography launched the 180th Anniversary Edition of the Petzval 80.5mm f/1.9 MKII Bokeh Control Art Lens which promised a bevy of improvements over its 85mm predecessor. It looked as though it would put a historic lens back in the hands in creatives at an affordable $549 price. So does it?
This is an opinion piece and considering I am not a lawyer or work in law enforcement, this is all just advice from experience. Always check the legal and health legislation in the area you are in. Seek professional advice if you feel you have been the victim of a crime. I’ve been swimming in this
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! The Photographer Who Opened a Store to Serve the Community – The Cut Introverted Unisex Long Sleeve Tee – Black from photodom Dominick Lewis is
[embedded content] The Slow Mo Guys tested out the new Phantom TMX 7510 — the fastest Phantom yet — by capturing a slow-motion close-up video of a spark plug breaking a car window at an incredible 800,000 frames per second. The high-speed Phantom TMX 7510 camera, used in the video, was launched just earlier this
Adobe Photoshop doesn’t turn layers into smart objects by default, so it can be easy to forget how useful they are. But they have some amazing benefits that you should know about – most of all, the ability to re-edit filters that you’ve applied to a layer. That’s not the only reason to convert a
More photos of the upcoming Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 8-25mm f/4 Pro lens have leaked, along with the complete specs. As expected, the new OM Digital lens will carry the Olympus branding. OM Digital has said that they’ve secured the use of the name for the next few years, but exactly how long that might
A photographer has filed a lawsuit against Capcom, accusing the Japanese video game giant of infringing her copyright by using her photos extensively in its best-selling video games. Polygon reports that Judy A. Juracek filed her initial complaint in a Connecticut court yesterday. Juracek is a designer and photographer who has published several books with
In a recent interview with Phileweb, Nikon’s Fumiyuki Wakao — the company’s General Manager of Planning and Marketing — said that the team developing the upcoming Z9 professional camera was dealing with “great expectations and responsibilities” and that they were “struggling to reach the goal.” Nikon announced that it was developing the Z9 mirrorless professional
The difference in price between the Nikon Z5 and Nikon Z6 II is substantial, even though both are full-frame mirrorless cameras with a lot of similarities. Is the Nikon Z6 II worth the extra money? This comparison explains everything you need to know to make your decision. Let’s start by looking at the construction of