Photographers know perhaps better than anyone that it's tough to please a client, particularly if you shoot portraits for a living. Indeed, there’s no end to which a portrait photographer must go to make his or her clients looking and feeling good.
Every company that makes lenses usually designs a few that are ideal for portraiture. The trend these days for studio and boudoir portraits is toward fast prime lenses, while zooms remain popular for location and wedding photography. Wide-angle lenses may get you closer to the subject but perspective distortion exaggerates a subject’s nose and ears.
On a recent trip to Jordan I was going through my nightly routine of cleaning the cameras’ sensors and backing up the day’s shoot when it came to me that these two exercises in what you might call preventive maintenance—keeping dust off the sensors and making sure my pictures are safe—are among the things that concern me most as a professional travel photographer.
One of the most important parts of personalizing a camera bag or photo backpack is organizing the removable partitions so that the gear fits snugly and safely but is still easy to fetch. Sadly, that experience is often a freakish nightmare instead of being the OCD paradise it has the potential of being.
You still have one week to pull your best images together and enter the 2016 iPhone Photography Awards (IPPAWARDS). The competition, launched in 2007, is the first and the longest running iPhone photography competition and has engaged the creativity of iPhone users worldwide. In the past competitions entries were received from photographers living in over 120 countries.
Whoever said, “nothing is ever free” was dead wrong: Today you can download the latest Nik Collection of powerful image-editing software. Many of us love this suite for the simplicity it offers is getting the best out of our images. And now you can do so without spending a dime.
We all know that people tend to become self-conscious with a camera pointed in their face, and the new COVRPhotoiPhone Lens Case helps solve all that with a unique product that lets you take candid shots while holding your phone like a TV remote— putting your subjects at ease even if they know they are being photographed.
Photographers tend to be gear freaks and many of us regularly scour Craigslist and eBay for rare vintage items and the occasional bargain on current equipment. Where Craigslist really rules is on items that are simply to big or heavy to ship—like this military spec portable darkroom located in Hillsborough, NC outside of Raleigh.
Sony has released new firmware updates for the A7R, A7R II, A7S, A7, A7 II and A6000 cameras. For the A7R II, A7II, A7R, and A7S cameras, Update 3.10 includes support for new lenses as well as support for phase-detection AF.