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How to Create "Burning Man" Photos
How to Create "Burning Man" Photos
In the video, DigitalRev shows how you can create the effect that somebody is on fire without actually setting fire to your subject. And since real props often yield better results than digitally altering the photo, we thought it was a good idea, as well.
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Tintype Celebrity Portraits at the Sundance Film Festival
Tintype Celebrity Portraits at the Sundance Film Festival
Before digital there was film and before film there was the wet plate collodion process—a truly elaborate and complicated process. There is still a rare group of people who use this method. Celebrity photographer Victoria Will is one of those rare wet plate photographers.
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Is Film Photography Making a Comeback?
Is Film Photography Making a Comeback?
When Kodak filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy back in 2012, many people sort of believed—and tried to come to terms with the idea—that film photography was dying out. We had transitioned nicely into the world of digital photography, a much more convenient and cost effective format, but there were still photographers out there who weren’t (and aren’t) ready to let film go.
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Intro to DSLR Cameras for Absolute Beginners
Intro to DSLR Cameras for Absolute Beginners
Today, if someone’s getting into photography, it’s almost definitely going to be digital. It’s a great place to start, since you can afford to take as many photos as you like until you get the shot you like. And, it’s not as hard as you may think.
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Zone System Shortcut for High Contrast B and W Photos
Zone System Shortcut for High Contrast B and W Photos
Back in the day, Ansel Adams created the zone system for seeing light, processing negatives, and darkroom developing to get really high contrast, beautiful prints. Since film and digital are so different, we don’t talk about the zone system so much anymore, but photographer Mark Wallace has come up with his own abbreviated version.
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New: The Photographer's Post-Production
New: The Photographer's Post-Production
Gavin Gough is a professional travel and editorial photographer whose work has appeared in many top media outlets including the New York Times. He just released a new Lightroom education bundle designed to provide a comprehensive, step-by-step approach to managing digital images using Adobe Lightroom, from importing to data management, processing and exporting.
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Calgary Sun Photojournalist Challenged to Shoot Film for a Day
Calgary Sun Photojournalist Challenged to Shoot Film for a Day
These days technology seems to be moving faster than the speed of light, especially when it comes to digital devices. Less than 15 years ago the photojournalism world still revolved around film. Now, a mere decade or so later, most photojournalists would be hard pressed to do their job on anything but a DSLR.
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The Importance of Light – Why Digital Isn’t a Substitute for Knowledge
The Importance of Light – Why Digital Isn’t a Substitute for Knowledge
Of all the crucial factors in photography, nothing is more important than light. Without light (whether natural or artificial) there is no photograph! The central tenants of photography – ISO, shutter speed and aperture are all focused around controlling the amount of light that enters the camera.
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Rare Footage of Andy Warhol Editing a Photo Back in 1985
Rare Footage of Andy Warhol Editing a Photo Back in 1985
Andy Warhol was a pop art icon known for his innovative and unique style of art. In the video below, viewers are treated to a look at Warhol editing a digital photograph on an Amiga computer all the way back in 1985.
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Understanding Crop Factor: Are You Being Scammed By Camera Manufacturers?
Understanding Crop Factor: Are You Being Scammed By Camera Manufacturers?
Perhaps you have heard the term “crop factor” before, but you’re not sure what it really means. If that’s the case, you’re probably also unaware of what an important part it plays in making the most of your digital camera. The camera settings we still use–ISO, aperture, and f-stop–were designed for film and do not take into account the wide variety of sensor sizes used by digital cameras; we use crop factor to account for these shortcomings in camera design.
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Tips for Sharper Photos with Smartphones
Tips for Sharper Photos with Smartphones
Verizon suggests that you first learn about your phone’s zooming capabilities. Take some sample shots upon purchase to determine if it has an optical or digital zoom. You are not advised to zoom if your phone lacks moveable lenses for optical zoom, as it will just process the pixels remaining in the area you zoomed into. It’s similar to cropping a selected portion of your subject; it will still end up pixilated.
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Storytelling Potential with Light Field Camera Technology
Storytelling Potential with Light Field Camera Technology
Meet the Lytro ILLUM camera, a single lens light field camera that represents a whole new breed of digital imaging devices. To demonstrate the ILLUM’s technical capabilities, Lytro challenged five photographers to create “living” images that depicted various emotions with the ILLUM and then created this short film to showcase their work.
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A Rare Peek Into the Underground Safe Haven for Rare Historic Photos
A Rare Peek Into the Underground Safe Haven for Rare Historic Photos
Where do old photographs go when they are left behind in the wake of a digital age? As many may become lost forever, there are people working fervently behind the scenes (or in one case, beneath ground level) to help alter the fate of these images. In the depths of an old limestone mine in Iron Mountain, Pennsylvania stands the Bettmann Archives. This groundbreaking, yet relatively unknown, subzero facility is helping to restore and preserve more than 11 million historical images.
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Easy Lightroom Tricks for Better Black and White Images
Easy Lightroom Tricks for Better Black and White Images
Before the days of digital photography, black and white photos had a different look and feel. The tones were more selenium based or they had more of a sepia feel. With a little post-processing, you can achieve those timeless looks or create your own unique style. In the video below, Kevin Kubota walks us through the process he uses to adjust and improve the tones in his black and white images using Adobe Lightroom.
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How to Do Light Painting With a Smartphone
How to Do Light Painting With a Smartphone
While smartphone cameras have unquestionably evolved in megapixels and color quality, manual controls haven’t kept up, keeping smartphone cameras as the digital equivalent of a throwaway point-and-shoot film camera—until now. Nokia’s Lumia 1020 introduces specific ISO control, shutter delay, manual focus, and a shutter speed of up to four seconds to create some stunning examples of light painting.
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