Of course one of the big announcements to the world prior to Photokina was that Apple’s iOS 10 would support RAW image capture, and not long after that Adobe announced that LRMobile would support RAW capture in the latest update. Well, that new update is here, and if you are one of those with a compatible iOS 10 device (iPhone 6s or newer) you can now start shooting RAW on your phone. But HOW exactly do you do that? Continue reading…
Think Tank Photo’s Shape Shifter Backpack has been updated with three new configurations. After receiving input from professional photographers, Think Tank Photo is proud to announce the release of the Shape Shifter 15 and 17 V2.0 and the Naked Shape Shifter.
The Shape Shifter 15 and 17 V2.0 lets photographers adjust their backpack to fit their workflow. When gear is removed they compress to three inches in depth allowing photographers to have their gear at the ready while maintaining a slimmer profile when maneuvering through crowds. The Shape Shifter 15 is designed to hold a 15” laptop and the Shape Shifter 17 can accomodate a 17” laptop. Both feature a tripod attachment on the front of the bag, easily accesible, plush pocket that fit smartphones up to 5.5”, a water bottle pouch, contoured shoulder harnesses, removable waist belts , and included rain covers.
When the Apple iPhone 7 was announced, it was clear that Apple was going after the DSLR and mirrorless cameras in an intention to end their industry. The new camera in the Apple iPhone 7 Plus is said to use a telephoto (though it’s actually a normal) lens and a wide angle to create an image with a blurred background. Apple states that this simulates the same effect of a larger sensor.
Because the world generally doesn’t know any better or understand the importance of ergonomics, lens options, the use of effective off-camera lighting, etc. the headlines of many a tech publication were discussing the death of traditional cameras. As a result, stocks went down. But after Photokina, things seemed to go back up–until we all realized that everyone was making development announcements due to recent earthquakes and natural disasters.
So here’s how the camera companies are doing after Photokina.
All images by Yucel Basoglu. Used under a creative commons license.
Photographer Yucel Basoglu is obsessed with creating sweeping, breathtaking, scenic, black and white photography using long exposure, and he breaks the better known stereotypes in his “Men Alone” series by including a human subject in his frame.
Yucel Basoglu believes that black and white photography is the best technique to demonstrate the purity in human and also nature. He further illustrates with an example: a color photograph of a smile is only showing you the person smiling, but on a black and white photograph you can see the reality behind that smile. This is similar in nature as well, the power and beauty of nature can be better explored in black and white.
Since the announcement of the new Fujifilm 23mm f2 R WR lens for X series cameras, photographers have been wondering what some of the big differences are between the new lens and the one found in the X100 series of cameras. Of course, one has weather sealing and the other is pancake sized. But what else? So we spoke to Fujifilm about it. And here’s their response.
Let’s be very honest there: you absolutely do not need to take classes or many tutorials that you need to pay for to learn the basics and a little bit more about photography–but photography classes do something for you that being behind a screen in a dark office at home can’t do for you. Classes, for many years, were the best ways for photographers for learn how to do their craft. But the internet has changed there. There are loads and loads of places where you can go to learn all of the basics. Photographers that just want to know the basics probably learned this way. There’s YouTube, The Phoblographer, Tuts Plus, and a load of other free resources that do a great job of teaching you some tips and tricks that you’ll be responsible for getting into a routine of.
And perhaps that’s one of the best reasons why you should take photography classes.
All images by Alessio Fangano. Used with permission.
One of the biggest challenges when it comes to photography is daring to be different, and trying new and untested approaches. Alessio Fangano, an Italian photographer living in Germany has been experimenting with quite an unusual and radical style he discovered by shooting images haphazardly, clicking the shutter while walking.
Alessio approaches slow shutter speed shooting with half a second shutter speed, often shooting without even looking through the viewfinder or camera LCD screen. His composition is done purely by luck or intuition and he emphasizes that photographers should trust their instincts more. Shooting in bright lighting conditions outdoors, usually the smallest aperture of the lens is used and sometimes Neutral Density filter is added to better balance the overall exposure of the slow shutter images. Frames are captured while the camera is on the move and sometimes Alessio swings his camera around to get unusually interesting shots.
Norwegian photographer, Ze Cardoso (aka Tomba Lobos), recently unveiled a series of unique portraits he’s been working on. Combining classic photography and sculpture, Cardoso creates a digital portrait of the subject, then sculpts play dough in unique shapes before adding it as the subject’s face in Photoshop. The resulting images are grotesque yet intriguing. Cardoso thinks of the project as a tribute to old school special effects, citing Cronenberg’s Videodrome and Chris Cunningham’s music video, Rubber Johnny, as influences.