If you just want to shoot from the waist then this is a tutorial for you. The idea spans around taking a Canon EOS M200 (or a similar camera with a tilting screen) and adding a wedge-shaped piece of wood (40x55x800mm). Together they change this camera into a Hasselblad 907x lookalike. It’s something of a
Legendary photographer Sabine Weiss, one of the pioneers of street and documentary photography, has died on 28 December. She was 97, and she passed away at her home in Paris. Sabine Weiss was born as Sabine Weber on 23 July 1924 in Saint-Gingolph, a town on the border between Switzerland and France. She was attracted
Photographing a wedding can feel overwhelming. There are must-capture moments with no option for a re-do. There are clients who may be extremely stressed, other vendors who are trying to do their jobs, and drunk guests at the reception. Welcome to the crazy world of wedding photography! Below are my tips for how to photograph
Canon’s Chairman and CEO Fujio Mitarai has said that the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III will be Canon’s last flagship DSLR. Mitari told Japanese newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun in an interview that the company would no longer be producing DSLR cameras, and will be focusing on their mirrorless line-up in the future. “It is natural that
[embedded content] Although some historians are not happy about upscaling and colorizing old footage, there are still many people, including me, who enjoy watching videos like that. NASS has recently published one from the 1930s, showing the vibrant streets of Los Angeles in the 1930s. Upscaled and colorized, it gives a new life to the
Venus Optics, the company behind Laowa lenses has just announced the release of their latest full frame lens in the Argus series. It’s a 45mm f/0.95 and according to the company, offers a field of view that is appealing and natural to human eyes. They go on to say that “With the super shallow depth
[embedded content] Whenever you order a new camera, you’re always anticipating how its new features will work. Not just how well they’ll work but how easy and intuitive they are to operate. How smoothly they’ll fit into your existing workflow. Often, we’ll jump into the camera and try to figure out those features ourselves, forgetting
[embedded content] If you need a perfect example of “when there’s a will, there’s a way,” Israa Ismail is the one. This young photographer from Egypt is visually impaired, but this didn’t stop her from taking photos. Instead, she learned how to use touch and sound and she relies on them for composing her shots.
During the holiday season, we think a lot about what we’re going to give to our family and friends. We buy and make gifts, wrap them up, write the cards, and anxiously wait to give them to the ones we love. But what about us? Do we love ourselves, too? I admit that I sometimes
I absolutely love food photography and I am finding myself doing more and more of it lately, working with small businesses particularly bakeries (maybe it’s my name?!). One of the main perks of working smaller scale is that you are normally shooting real food and keeping it all as natural as possible so that at
[embedded content] What’s in your camera bag? For me, it obviously depends on what, where and how I’m shooting. I generally have a minimum gear grab bag ready that would easily cover most situations in a pinch, but if I’m being more specialised I would definitely take my time to pack specifically for each situation.
This Common Loon was photographed with my new Tamron 100-400mm lens. Since late November, I’ve been shooting with a new Tamron 100-400mm f/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD lens. I bought this lens to replace my Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM lens (the old version with the push-pull zoom) I’ve been using for wildlife photography since 2012.
[embedded content] How many times have you gone out to shoot landscapes and found yourself hiding from the rain, having the quintessential car-picnic? Depending on where you live it could be pretty often. Childhood holidays were usually spent in Wales or Devon for me so I’m pretty used to wet weather. A Spanish person actually
Just as children look forward to Christmas, many wildlife photographers in 2021 have also been focused on the end of the year. What’s causing all the buzz? It’s exactly the same as it is for the children: Wildlife photographers are looking forward to getting new toys. Sony already had a gift for their users in
Room tone is literally how the name sounds. It’s a recording of the room’s tone. Its background noise. What’s going on when people are quiet. It’s the hum of the air conditioning unit, the hum of a PC fan whirring away in the background, the dull roar of traffic driving by outside the window. It’s
I remember thinking during the confinement of 2020 that all the endless Zoom meetings would have been a lot more entertaining if we’d had holographic video technology like they have in the Star Wars movies. Well, now a company in Silicon Valley seems to have developed something just like that, which will give your photographs
The recent, unexpected announcement of the Nikon Z 28-75mm f/2.8 – with identical optics as the Tamron G1 28-75mm f/2.8 – makes me wonder what’s next. Will Nikon and Tamron work together on any more Z-series lenses? If so, these are the lenses they should prioritize. Before going through the list, I should emphasize that
The US government has imposed further sanctions on Chinese tech brand DJI which is well known for its drones. Seven other Chinese companies have also been included in the sanction list. US citizens are now banned from buying and selling shares in the company after the US Treasury department added DJI to an investment exclusion
Instagram has announced today that they are allowing the option for users to prevent the embedding of images on third party articles and blog posts. The ASMP (American Society of Media Photographers) spearheaded the 9-month long campaign who tout it as a win for photographers and visual creators on Instagram. The ASMP sent Instagram CEO
Australian photographer Karen Alsop and her team have used photography for years to bring a smile back to the faces of sick children. They’re well-known for the heartwarming project Christmas Wish, and they managed to pull it off this year despite the pandemic and lockdowns. I believe most of us need some extra magic during holidays.
[embedded content] If you’ve ever been on the other side of the camera you’ll know exactly how uncomfortable it can be when you don’t get any feedback from the photographer. Even if you’re a natural it’s always nice to get positive reinforcement, and generally, the more inexperienced the person in front of the lens is,
Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa recently joined the crew onboard the International Space Station. While enjoying his exclusive trip around the Earth, he filmed a pretty cool timelapse. He described the experience as “beautiful,” and judging from his video – I have no reason not to believe him. Maezawa, his production assistant Yozo Hirano, and cosmonaut
Today, Nikon announced the development of the roadmap’s 800mm f/6.3 prime as well as an unexpected 28-75mm f/2.8 Z-series zoom lens. Of the two, the 28-75mm f/2.8 is the big surprise and not exactly what it appears to be at first glance. Here’s what we know so far. 800mm f/6.3 S Development Nikon has only
A car is never just a car, particularly a luxury car like a Porsche. Just as each image should tell a story, so does every car. One photographer who understands this is automobile light painter Dominykas Liberis from Vilnius, Lithuania. Every one of his images and car portraits oozes personality, elevating them from ‘just a
If you live in the Northern hemisphere, tonight may be your one and only chance to see and photograph Comet Leonard, in your entire lifetime. Comet C/2021 A1, also known commonly as Comet Leonard after the man who discovered it, will be visible on December 12th 2021. That’s TONIGHT. Although it will be visible to
[embedded content] Well, we’ve seen a few experiments with the Gameboy camera over the years, but this one is pretty wild. YouTuber, car nut and 3D printing fanatic Conorsev has developed and printed an adapter that lets him mount Canon EF mount lenses to his Nintendo Gameboy Camera and it produces images far greater than
I never want to stop picking up new techniques in photography. If you’re constantly learning, you’re constantly improving. Now that 2021 is coming to a close, I’d like to share some things I learned this year and how they’ve helped my photography grow. Many of the techniques I’m writing about today are things I’ve already
If you’re a regular reader of DIYP or you’re an avid astrophotographer then the name Andrew McCarthy should be familiar to you. We’ve featured him numerous times, you’d think we’d be getting bored by now. But no, every single time his work just keeps getting better and better! And he’s really outdone himself with his
[embedded content] The king of weird lenses, Mathieu Stern set himself a challenge with a documentary short film he shot recently. The challenge was to use only anamorphic and swirly bokeh lenses. But he wasn’t just getting off-the-shelf ready-to-go lenses you can pick up online (although he did use a couple). He ended up using
[embedded content] I’ve been following the YouTube channel Breaking Taps for quite a long time. It’s a fun mix of science, engineering and technology covering physics and the occasional bit of chemistry with some just flat out cool experiments, crazy tech and fascinating slow motion in between – like that time when he made his