[embedded content] Ultra-wide-angle lenses are typically associated with portrait photography. In fact, most people will specifically avoid them for portraits, casting them out as “useless”. But this video, part of a series called The Focal Length Challenge by Becki and Chris, looks at how we can take advantage of an ultra-wide 16mm lens in order
It has never been more difficult to make a truly notable landscape photograph. Yes, technology has made mastery of the photographic process more accessible than ever, but it has simultaneously become nearly impossible to create something unique. To stand on the shoulders of those who have come before without recreating the same work is no
While recent reports have pointed to a decline in camera sales, the photo editing software market is only getting stronger. As of this year, the market size sits at around $760 million—and that number is expected to grow to $1,030 million in the next five years. As the demand for top-notch visuals continues to rise,
The prestigious World Press Photo competition has been plagued by several controversies in recent years, and it looks like this year’s contest is no different. A nominated photographer is being accused of plagiarism by an Iranian photographer who believes her personal project was “hijacked.” Independent documentary photographer Kaveh Rostamkhani brought the controversy to light this
There are a million-and-one ways to add creative flares and effects to your shots in post-production after you’ve taken the image, but nothing beats the look and feel of an image that has used in-camera flares and bokeh effects. The reason for this is simple; light reflects and refracts what’s around it, and if you’re
The impact of the novel coronavirus outbreak continues to ripple across the industry. Only two days after Nikon officially admitted that the D6 would be delayed, a report is claiming that the EOS R5 and the rumored EOS R6 will both see significant shipping delays due to supply chain disruption caused by COVID-19. Canon Rumors
I find photos of the underwater world fascinating even when they show creatures we can easily see while diving. But what about photos of rare sea creatures? So rare, that there’s only one known in the world? Well, Kristian Laine was lucky enough to photograph a pink manta ray, a creature so unique that it’s
Cinematic teal and orange. Muted pastels. Digital photos that look like old film stocks. These trends have dominated the photography world in recent years, as more photographers push the boundaries in post-processing. In 2020, a unique editing style is more than just a way to stand out. It’s also a creative signature, and more photographers
[embedded content] Several Canon users are reporting a serious issue with their new 1D X Mark III cameras. According to reports, and demonstrated in the video above, some 1D X III DSLRs are locking up completely after a few shots, preventing the user from continuing to shoot for several seconds before coming back to life.
First, a little backstory. For much of my young career, I shot Canon. Be it the 1D, 1D2, 1DS, 1D3, 1DS2 and 1DS3, let’s just say I had a thing for the ergonomics of that chassis. In every camera I would replace the focusing screen with the cross-style manual focusing option and would never use
How many people remember my interview with Eric Kim? This was a huge deal for me! I remember when I first started shooting street, his blog was one of the first that I came by. It was filled with so much information, but what was more interesting to me were the interviews he did with other
Denis has a great eye for capturing everyday situations. His photos reflect the connections that exist between the subject and their closest relationships, even their animal companions. Q: You have a robust Licensing portfolio that features a variety of genres. Is there a reason you gravitate towards certain genres over others? A: I like to
A magical photograph of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle beaming at each other under an umbrella has been going viral over the past few days after the couple’s first appearance together in public after they stepped back as senior members of the Royal Family (popularly called “Megxit”). Now the photographer behind the shot is sharing
Nikon announced today that its new D6 flagship DSLR will be delayed by at least two months due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak holding up critical parts. “As a result of delays in the procurement of parts and components from a third-party cooperating company due to measures implemented in response to the spread of COVID-19,
The development of the Nikon D6 was announced six months ago, and we were hoping to finally see it at The Photography Show in Birmingham this March. However, we’ll have to wait a bit longer. According to the latest news, the Nikon D6 is being delayed and it won’t be released before May current year.
Happy International Women’s Day! We have so many reasons to celebrate the women around us today, especially here at 500px. All over the world, we see the throughline of strength, creativity, and spirit from women regardless of age, race, or abilities. We are always excited to celebrate our photographers, and we especially recognize the difficulties
Tokina has a lot in store for photographers in 2020. In an announcement that would have been made at CP+ 2020 (RIP), the company revealed that it will be releasing a total of six new lenses: one APS-C lens for Nikon and Canon DSLRs, two full-frame lenses for Sony E-mount, and three APS-C lenses for
[embedded content] Photographer and YouTuber Matt Granger has put together a lens shootout that’ll be really valuable for anybody who is new to Canon’s full-frame mirrorless cameras. In this video, he compares the image quality of the four main RF-mount zoom lenses: the 28-70mm f/2, the 24-70mm f/2.8, the 24-105mm f/4, and the 24-240mm f/4-6.3.
A very effective way to color-tone an image, is to use the RGB curves in Lightroom. This allows you to manipulate colors effectively, and you face no risk of adding any banding or harsh transition lines between colors. My goal is not to try to write an exhaustive tutorial, but I hope I can give
In this Photoshop tutorial, you will learn how to sharpen texture and detail with the high pass filter. We will take the time to explain what high pass actually is and how it works. Then you will learn to use it to selectively apply sharpening to your photos. 📘 INDEX 01:25 – High Pass Explanation
The Australian Associated Press (AAP) has announced that it will be closing down in June, marking the end of the 85-year-old news agency and leaving many award-winning photojournalists out of a job as the Australian editorial landscape adjusts to the loss. The closure—which was announced on March 3rd by majority shareholders Nine Entertainment and News
The Filipino electronics company Innovatronix has announced the CPFlash 550W: it’s the most powerful off-camera flash ever made for smartphone photographers and videographers. Purportedly the “first and only high power off-camera flash for your smartphone,” the flash boasts a whopping 550W of high-efficiency LED lighting, putting out 95000 lux at 1.64 feet (0.5m) with a
Sometimes you want to add a moon to a photo. Maybe it was missing in the frame to begin with. Maybe you made a mistake while shooting, and maybe you just want a nice photo with a moon in it. Today I’ll teach you how to add a moon to an image with photoshop. The
Estelle is a graphic designer and photographer based in Marseille, France. Her photos carry a strong aesthetic that is achieved through moody and muted colors. Estelle turns her subjects into modern-day muses with careful composition and styling. Q: You are a very young photographer with a highly developed style. What initially motivated you to start
Adobe has partnered with Google to release its very own Gmail add-on: a basic but useful tool that will make it much easier to share files from Photoshop or Lightroom over email… assuming, of course, that you use Gmail as your email client. The add-on, which you can find and install at this link, has
With the major Japanese trade show CP+ being cancelled over coronavirus concerns, Olympus has taken to YouTube to share the presentation it was planning to give at the show. The 45-minute presentation included an interesting look at how much reach the new M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-400mm f/4.5 TC1.25x IS PRO lens gives when combined with
NASA’s Apollo missions have left us with some iconic images and videos. One of these videos shows astronaut John Young as he was testing out the electrically powered lunar rover during the Apollo 16 mission. Denis Shiryaev took this video and gave it the same treatment as he did to a few other iconic videos.
In recent years, several stock photo agencies have listed “mobile photography” among their top trends; many have even created new features to highlight mobile-only images. Other major trends like vertical image orientations and candid, #nofilter photos have their roots in cell phone photography—over time, the mobile-first aesthetic has filtered into the mainstream. Today, more and
NASA’s Curiosity Rover has just sent back the highest-resolution panorama its ever captured of the Martian surface. Made up of nearly 1,200 individual images stitched together, the 360° panorama weighs in at a whopping 1.8 billion pixels, AKA 1.8 gigapixels. The photo was just released by NASA today, though it was actually captured between November
RGB LEDs are a relatively new piece of technology, and a wonderful addition that photographers should be taking advantage of. Before this technology existed, we were forced to resort to adding gels to our strobes in order to add a pop of color into our images. This worked well (and still does) but having the