In an age when photos are transferred every which way, wires can make moving images around a real pain between our PC to a Mac to an iPhone to an Android tablet to—you get the idea. Cloud storage has been a great solution, but for the old hard drive diehards and privacy conscious, storing one’s files on a device they have nearby can add that extra peace of mind that let’s photographers sleep easily at night.
Western Digital’s My Cloud Drives are that happy medium. Serving up local cloud storage drive, it blends the ability of having a drive you can access out of the office with all the safety of knowing it’s on top of your desk and not some Amazon S3 server in Dallas.
Can the WD My Cloud really offer the best of both physical and cloud storage worlds? Read on to find out in our review.
The Panasonic GM1 is a great little camera and it’s the tinniest Micro Four Thirds camera out there. But while the super small form factor is nice, it’s about as ergonomic as a holding a fat wallet and to fix this issue Richard Franiec has created a CNC sculpted grip made especially for the GM1. Imaging Resource first spotted the custom grip that adds a bit more camera body for photographers to grasp onto.
The best thing about all Franiec’s grips is they are CNC’ed out of bead-blasted and anodized aluminum making it lightweight just 0.7-oz (20g). It’s also remarkably better than Panasonic’s official grip, which comes on a support bar that ends up blocking the battery and memory card compartments while you have to screw into the tripod mount. Franiec’s grip does not do any of that by sticking onto the camera’s frontside and it melds pretty nicely with the GM1’s original design.
Richard Franiec’s grip for the Panasonic GM1 is slated to ship in late January 2014, priced at $35 plus shipping. The grip is available for preorder directly from Franiec’s site here, and why not check out some of his other grips while you’re at it. See more images of the grip after the break.
UPDATE:Holy cow, these went quick! It seems that the Amazon GH3 deal was quite the thing with the photo community, as it’s already sold out. The camera is now back to US-$ 948, which is still $351.99 off the list price.
When we look at these incredible deals that our friends over at 43rumors dug out, it seems like Black Friday is already here, even though it’s still a couple days away. Currently, you’re able to buy the Panasonic GH3–the company’s current Micro Four Thirds flagship camera–for as little as US-$ 698. That’s $600 off the list price! Also, there are rebates on several Olympus cameras and lenses. Full list below.
It’s often said that we learn more from our mistakes than we do from our successes. That’s certainly the case with photography, where I’ve made plenty of them. However, I’ve learned that there is always something to be learned from my past errors, which sometimes have the benefit of helping others. Here are 7 mistakes that I’ve made that you may or may not have made already, but which should be avoided whenever possible.
For me, there is a lot of freedom that comes with photographing with my iPhone. It’s not just the camera’s compact size that is a benefit, it’s also about the liberty it provides to focus less on the technical and more on the light, the composition, and the moment.
So while a “real camera” certainly has its advantages, the photographs that I produce with a phone often exhibit a greater sense of risk taking and fun, which hopefully informs what I do with a DSLR.
Photography with a phone doesn’t mean that you have to do without software or accessories. As with any other type of photography, there are certain tools that become invaluable for me to produce the best work possible.
Some folks think that when they get into shooting video that it will be super easy and a total breeze. But trust us–if you think photography is hard, videography is an Olympic sport. There is so much more that you have to remember and take into account for since you’re continuously shooting still images. For the most part, also keep in mind that you’re also probably shooting the video equivalent of a JPEG photo–which means that all that latitude and editing ability that you get as a still photographer might not be there unless you have the right camera or the right hack.
This guide will help you without going into the aspects of editing and other work including coloring. And before I was a stills guy, I was a video guy.