Filmmaker Richard Michalak has spent over 30 years behind the camera, and in the video above by Hugh Fenton he condenses all of that knowledge into a set of tips, techniques and concepts that will prove to be incredibly useful whether or not your interests involve moving pictures. Read more…
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Adobe’s major Creative Cloud update yesterday gave photographers several updated features, new features and even an all-new mobile app to play around with. But with all of those major announcements to make, some interesting and useful Photoshop CC updates and enhancements fell through the press release cracks.
In the video above, Adobe’s Principle Digital Imaging Evangelist Julieanne Kost reveals 5 of these so-called ‘hidden gems’ that didn’t get much air-time during yesterday’s CC frenzy, but still bear mentioning for all the photo types out there.
When it comes to getting the most out your post-processing applications, you really want to know your shortcuts. The problem is, there’s so many within each program that it’s impossible to remember them all.
Of course, you can purchase keyboard overlays to give you a visual queue, but many shortcuts change from version to version, making the $10–40 piece of silicon useless in a year, not to mention the fact that many shortcuts change when combined with the “shift” or “ctrl” keys.
Well forget all that, because a gentleman by the name of Waldo Bronchart is here to save the day with a brilliant web application called the ‘Application Shortcut Mapper.’ Meant to be “a visual shortcuts explorer for popular applications,” this resource is a goldmine for photographers, as Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom are two of the first three apps implemented into the resource. Read more…
If there’s one thing I lose more than anything else while shooting, it’s lens caps. I’ve never permanently lost one (knock on wood), but I’ve certainly misplaced them for days at a time. And I have a feeling I’m not the only one who’s guilty of this.
Aptly named because, while capable of being used as a camera app, the app’s main attraction is its ability to simulate, preview and capture the viewfinders of hundreds of camera and lens combinations, all from the screen of your iPhone. Read more…
MIOPS is a new smartphone-controlled camera trigger that combines all of the features photographers want in a high-speed camera trigger into one convenient device.
We’ve shared a few pretty cool life hacks over the years — for example, check out this super-simple drop test that’ll let you know if your AA batteries are juiced and ready to go — but the video above brings together some of the most useful.
Asking a stranger to snap a photograph of you is a risky proposition. If the person has no concept of basic photography concepts and techniques, the resulting photographs may be completely different than what you had hoped for — and you’re too embarrassed to ask for another photo (so you wait for that person to leave and for a new one to walk by).
Samsung wants to help solve this problem: they’re working on a camera feature that helps guide photo-inept strangers in snapping the shot you want.
One of the advantages of digital photography is having information about how each photo was shot embedded within the photograph’s file itself. This EXIF data is something photographers commonly jot down in notebooks as they walk around and shoot with their analog cameras.
Photographer Oriol Garcia wanted a better solution than manually writing down shot times and details. Since most people have smartphones now, why not make an extremely easy to use app that can document the info of every photograph taken? He ended up creating an app called PhotoExif that can do just that.
A couple of weeks ago we featured a Google Chrome extension for overlaying “rule of thirds” lines over any online photograph. Now we have a different tool for examining other photographer’s photographs: Image Histogram.
Created by developer/photographer Nick Burlett, it’s a Chrome Extension that can quickly bring up the histogram of any online photograph.