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July 20, 2017

Nikon Awards Prize to Badly ‘Shopped Photo, Hilarity Ensues

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, [...]

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July 19, 2017

How to Make a Killer Multiple Exposure Portrait Using Photoshop

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 [...]

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July 18, 2017

The RED RAVEN Really Impresses With This New Short Film

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 [...]

 
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July 17, 2017

Being a Weather-Savvy Photographer Part 2 – Warnings, Watches and Advisories

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 [...]
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