Winter Is Coming In Kilian Schonberger’s Landscape Series Paying Tribute to Game of Thrones


All images by Kilian Schönberger. Used under a Creative Commons License.

German photographer, Kilian Schönberger, has created a dreamy landscape series paying homage to the popular book and television series Game of Thrones. Being a fan of the show, Schönberger sought out to capture the epic locations that mimic the fantasy world of the series. He used his knowledge of the history of Central Europe as his basis for the project, drawing parellels between actual events in the country and the story of Game of Thrones. This would help him find locations that capture the same character and mood of the show. Continue reading…

The Phoblographer Answers: How Does Depth of Field Work?

Pro Tip: Some of the best times to shoot landscapes are during the Golden Hour and the Blue Hour. Don't start packing up until you need to crank your ISOs up.

When you’re first getting into photography, it can be a bit tough to truly understand how depth of field works. There are a number of factors that go into it and a number of things that also will determine how the photos look in the end. It isn’t just about bokeh; but it’s also about ensuring that your subject is always in focus.

Here’s a reader’s question on just this issue.

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First Impressions: Tether Tools Case Air Wireless Tethering Dongle


The wireless tethering options available on the market haven’t been many over the years; but the new Tether Tools Case Air dongle is looking to change that and do it at an affordable price. Where you’d pay an arm and a leg for a Nikon or Canon accessory (or in some cases use the company’s software with something like a Canon 6D), Tether Tools is looking to do it all at your computer, from your phone, or from a tablet while also saving the battery power in your camera.

If you’re a serious studio shooter, the new Tether Tools Case Air will most likely be one of the more important things to pay attention to.

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Apple’s Latest Macbook Pro Line Is Here


Yesterday Microsoft was dazzling creative minds with their Surface Studio all in one desktop announcement, and today it was Apple’s turn with their newly updated Macbook Pro lineup. The new Macbook Pro line features some killer tech which will no doubt be incredibly useful for creatives, photographers, and videographers in general – none more so than the long-rumored touch bar.  Continue reading…

Felix Hernandez Turns an Audi R8 Toy Car Into Life-Like Images


All images by Felix Hernandez. Used under a Creative Commons License.

Before the days of CGI generated graphics, forced perspective process was used on smaller scale models in movie making simply for cost-saving reasons, instead of building massive, real size sets for shooting. By employing the same forced perspective technique in photography, Felix Hernandez showed that a little thinking outside the box can go a long way by turning a toy car model of an Audi R8 into a realistic looking full-sized car.

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Buffer’s New Instagram Integration Makes Life Much Easier


If you’re a photographer (creator) on Instagram, then your likelihood of having your content shared just went up. Curators today are being treated to Buffer’s new integration with Instagram. Sort of like Hootsuite, it will allow you to take posts that you’ve been tagged in, copy the URL, set the app up to remind you to share a post, and then manually share the post in some way or another. It isn’t as automated as one would like and it’s quite interesting that Instagram doesn’t natively allow for sharing, but it’s a brand new feature that will make the life of social media content developers and curators a heck of a lot simpler too.

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First Impressions: Sigma 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art


If you’ve ever wanted a really solid wide angle zoom lens arguably the best option for many years was the Nikon 14-24mm f2.8 or the Canon 16-35mm f2.8 L. But the new Sigma 12-24mm f4 Art lens is looking to challenge the offerings from both of those companies by also incorporating a bit of weather sealing and making the price more affordable. It’s a huge lens even by today’s standards, and designed with 9 aperture blades.

At Photo Plus 2016, we got the chance to play with and handle the lens for a little while.

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First Impressions: Canon M5


The Canon M5 is the company’s first truly serious attempt at a mirrorless cameras, and they’ve had a number of years to think about just how they were going to approach the market. Targeted at the advanced amateur the Canon M5 is an amazingly small camera with a quite a bit of power inside. With a 24MP Canon developed APS-C sensor at the heart, this camera honestly should have been announced two years ago.

But as a camera itself: it really isn’t quite that bad.

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