Nikon Singapore posted anannouncement on its Facebook page yesterday, congratulating a photographer named Chay Yu Wei for capturing a perfect shot of an airplane framed by a ladder in Chinatown.
Photographers quickly pointed out that the photo is clearly the result of editing, and sarcastic comments soon flooded the post.“Yu Wei chanced upon a set of ladders while on a photowalk with his friends in Chinatown, and thought the view above would make an interesting perspective,” Nikon wrote. “Little did he expect to catch an airplane in mid-air. We’ll try looking up too, Yu Wei.”
For the photo, reportedly shot with a Nikon D90 at f/2.8 and 1/1600s, [...]
My name is Piotr Skoczylas, and I am a surreal portrait photographer. I picked up a camera 3 years ago, and since that moment I knew I wanted my pictures to be something more than just the click of the shutter. I was experimenting for a really long time until I created something I really liked, and with which I could connect emotionally.
Here’s a step-by-step look at how I created one of my best multiple exposure portraits using Photoshop.In my photo “It does not exist,” I am trying to visualize how freedom of choice (birds) can lead to some troubles (red light leak).
We’ve all done something we regret; we’ve all made mistakes. But what [...]
The RED RAVEN certainly ruffled some feathers when it was announced late in 2015. For many people it sounded far too good to be true and now when we’re finally looking at the footage, it almost looks too good to be true. The color and incredibly detailed shadows certainly has me impressed.
But we also have to temper our expectations.
Whenever we see promotional material like this, it’s easy to jump up and get excited about the capabilities of the camera, but you can assume it’s being shot with the most expensive lenses on the market…
But wait, this is shot with the new Zeiss Milvus lenses? Now that really impresses me! The Milvus lenses used in [...]
In my previous article about the National Weather Service’s Forecast Discussions I touched briefly on another set of products the NWS releases: outlooks, advisories, watches and warnings. These alerts are designed to help those planning on being out in the elements prepare for forecasted severe weather. Outdoor photographers can use these alerts to determine the best times and places to capture dramatic weather conditions, and learn when they should seek shelter from dangerous weather. Understanding the differences between the four types of alerts and how to decipher them is one more tool weather-savvy photographers can use to get epic weather shots.I Advise You to [...]
We first saw a pre-release version of Aputure’s Array Trans (a wireless transmisson system) last April at NAB 2015, and it was impressive. Nine months later, it’s finally on the shelves. With exceptionally aggressive pricing ($599) and virtually zero lag, it looks good. It’s also the first time I’ve seen a description of a product which gives equal weight to what it can and cannot do — something both impressive and important.
It’s no secret that we like the guys at Aputure.
From their VS line of monitors [B&H|Amazon] to their Amaran [B&H|Amazon] and Lightstorm LED panels [B&H|Amazon] and recently released A.Lav mic [B&H|Amazon], this is a [...]
Corbis Images announced last week that it has sold its massive collection of photos — one of the largest archives in the world — to the Chinese company Visual China Group, which struck a deal with Getty Images to have Corbis images sold exclusively through Getty.
As many photographers wondered about the future of their images and paychecks, Getty Images co-founder and chairman Jonathan Klein took to Twitter to celebrate his success in getting Corbis’ images.Klein likened Corbis Images to a cow that he’s been pursuing for nearly 21 years. “Lovely to get the milk, the cream, cheese, yoghurt and the meat without buying the cow,” he wrote, referring to the [...]
Adobe released Lightroom version CC 2015.4 / 6.4. Here are the Nikon related changes:
New lens profile support in Lightroom CC 2015.4 / 6.4:Mount Nikon F Bower 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC Nikon F Bower 16mm f/2 ED AS UMC CS Nikon F Bower 24mm f/1.4 ED AS IF UMC Nikon F Bower 35mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC Nikon F Bower 85mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC Nikon F Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 200mm f/2G ED VR II Nikon F Rokinon 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS Nikon F Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC Nikon F Rokinon 16mm f/2 ED AS UMC CS Nikon F Rokinon 24mm f/1.4 ED AS IF UMC Nikon F Rokinon 35mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC Nikon F Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC Nikon F Samyang [...]
Be Best At Portrait Photography
When you look at portrait photography, you will see that it is different from other branch of digital photography. You can see that your subjects are human beings who speak their own words, have personal feelings and want to look good in the pictures. Surely you won’t hear the mountain complain when you didn’t capture the best side of it. Right?
One of the important portrait photography tips is that you will want to look at the around your subject before you snap the picture. Sometimes it only takes a small thing to ruin the perfect picture. It can be an old scar, a folded skirt, or simply a pole in the background. [...]