Posts Tagged ‘video’

A Look Inside the World’s First Photo Book from 1843

Want to see what it’s like to flip through the first photo book that ever appeared in the world? The online show Objectivity recently paid a visit to The Royal Society in London to see its copy of Photographs of British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions, a 1843 book by English botanist and photographer Anna Atkins that’s considered to be the first book ever to be illustrated exclusively with photographs.
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Canon 5Ds Won’t Have 4K, but the 1D C Just Got a $4K Price Drop and the 5D Mark IV Might

When the upcoming Canon 5Ds was leaked a couple of days ago, one of the features that was notably absent was 4K video recording. Instead, it will be a high-res, photo-centric DSLR that can capture 1920×1080 video at 30fps.
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A Short and Sweet Video Tutorial on How to Capture a Night Sky Time-Lapse with Your DSLR

UK-based videographer Cal Thomson recently got into astrophotography and creating time-lapses of the starry night sky. After receiving good responses from viewers, Thomson decided to create the short and to-the-point video tutorial above on how you can create a night sky timelapse using your DSLR.

Thomson shot his images with a Canon 6D and Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 lens in RAW so that the images could be pushed further in post with Lightroom 5. “I think the effects are quite astounding for a first try,” he says.

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A Time-Lapse of Earth Created Using Photos Taken by Astronaut Alexander Gerst

Photographs captured from the International Space Station have gotten a lot of press in recent years, especially as social networking has helped to share them with a wider audience. Quite a few time-lapses have been made as well using those photos.

Usually those videos are created by video editors who combine all kinds of photos found on space agency websites. The video above is a bit different: it was created with photos captured by a single person: astronaut Alexander Gerst.
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Brooklyn Street Photographer Andre D. Wagner Talks Us Through His Photographic Process

Here’s a short, inspiring video profile of Brooklyn-based street photographer Andre D. Wagner. We’re offered a glimpse into Wagner’s mind as he talks about his process for creating images, from how he approaches photographing people on sidewalks with a Leica 35mm film rangefinder to his love of making photos with his hands in his darkroom.

On his website, Wagner writes that his “love and true desire to capture his subject using traditional film is not solely based on the tangible textures and grains that’s visible in the final shot, but also the reality of shooting individuals from different backgrounds that are just as unpredictable as film can be.”

(via Leica Rumors via Reframe)

Tip: Use the Magical ‘Match Total Exposures’ Feature in Lightroom for a Quick Fix

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If you’re just starting out in Lightroom (or haven’t explored its features much), perhaps you haven’t heard of the powerful “Match Total Exposures” feature. This is a feature that lets you quickly adjust the exposure of multiple photos to match a target photo of your choice.
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Clark Little Offers Tips, Shows You His Bag, and Takes You In the Water in New Video Series

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We’ve shared an interview with him and even featured a short behind-the-scenes video of him explaining his process a bit. But Nikon recently released a comprehensive collection of videos that will tell you just about everything you might want to know about Clark Little and his beautiful big wave photography. Read more…

Sports Illustrated DoP Tells You How to Get Your Foot in the Door With Photo Editors

Sports Illustrated Director of Photography Brad Smith recently sat down with A.A. Productions to share a few tips and suggestions on how freelance photographers can more effectively approach photo editors in hopes of securing work.

From what works best to get your foot in the door to ensuring your work matches the effort you put towards getting there, Smith packs in an incredible amount of helpful information. And seeing as it’s coming from someone who has seen his fair share of freelance photographers walk in and out of his door, we’d say his advice is worth noting.

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This 4K Time-Lapse of the Sun Features the Largest Sunspot in the Past 22 Years

James Tyrwhitt-Drake recently combined over 17,000 images captured by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory and Helioviewer.org to create a time-lapse showing the largest sun spot of the past two solar cycles — that’s roughly 22 years!

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Home Alone Meets Photography: Using Triggertraps to Catch Would-Be Christmas Present Thieves

As a means to both promote their product and get a giggle out of would-be consumers, Triggertrap put together this witty short video that highlights a few ways you can use their robust triggering system to catch would-be Christmas thieves ala Home Alone.

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