Would You Dare Take the Millennium Falcon Camera Challenge?

Kai Man Wong is our Wookie of the Year by showing us the kind of photos the Lexibook Millennium Falcon Digital Camera takes.  

In the spirit of the good old Pro Photographer, Cheap Camera Challenge, Kai Man Wong himself recently road tested a cheap crappy camera: a Star Wars Millennium Falcon 5MP Digital Camera. If you enjoyed the DigitalRev series and watching professional photographers and videographers struggle like they’ve never struggled before this new challenge should be amusing to you.

Continue reading…

DigitalRev Shows You 25 Photo Clichés to Avoid

Photographer Selfies

Photographers, both new and veteran pros, can fall into the trap of taking the same image over and over again. While we might not notice this, DigitalRev has shot a new video highlighting 25 of the most obnoxious photo clichés. It’s a bit tongue-in-cheek starting off with annoyances like watermarked images and signing photos as if they were paintings. But most of the video highlights images we’ve all shot a bajillion times including golden hour skies, homeless people, or any mundane scene snapped with a Dutch (or German if you will) tilt.

It’s an enlightening watch that might make you realize what photo clichés you’re guilty of. That’s not to say you should hang up your camera, instead venture out of your comfort zone.

If you’ve been shooting images at home only, go out and try your hand at street photography. Do more portraits if there are none in your portfolio, or shoot a long exposure of something that’s not a waterfall or moving cars at night. There’s no lack of moments out in the world to capture.

See the video after the jump.

Via DigitalRev

Continue reading…

DigitalRev Shows You How to be a Professional Photographer

julius motal digitalrev pro photographer

For anyone just breaking into photography, the idea of going pro can seem far more daunting than it actually is. What camera do you use? Do you hire an assistant or fly solo? How much technical knowledge do you really need to know? Do you shoot RAW or JPEG? What kind of a tripod do you buy, if you buy one at all? These are all questions worth considering, and DigitalRev released a video in which it answered some of them. In its ongoing How-to Look Pro series, DigitalRev’s Kai Man Wong explains how to look pro from camera choice to posture.

Bigger is better and the more splayed your legs are, the more professional you look. If you do hire an assistant, be sure to say things like, “The highlights are blown.” and “There’s severe pin-cushion distortion.” Be sure to put on a lens hood, and always, always, always wear a hat.

Alright, it’s a bit cheeky, but check out the video below. Continue reading…