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Tuesday Video Tips: Optical Image Stabilization 101

  Image stabilization has been around for quite a while, but it’s only the newer “optical image stabilization,” or, OIS, that adjusts for shakiness caused by camera movement. OIS reacts to stimulus in real time and makes sure that the path between the lens and the sensor is perfectly aligned before the subject is captured – …

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Tuesday Video Tips: How Color Depth (Bitrates) Affects Image Quality

Have you ever wondered why an old television or computer monitor has trouble displaying high definition footage, even if that monitor has enough pixels to correctly display it? Well in a world of megapixels and resolution, very few people talk about or even know about color depth and bitrates. Color depth, or colour depth, is very …

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Tuesday Video Tips: The Real Difference Between Image File Formats

Whether we’re sending a cell-phone photo to a friend or we’re converting our RAW files, we have all used JPEG files before. But what is a JPEG file actually good for and how does it work? How does compression affect the final image? Are other file types better for other uses? The great minds over …

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Tuesday Video Tips: The Basics of Aperture

Aperture is one of the most important technical aspects of photography, and being able to understand at least the basics of it will provide a photographer with a working knowledge of what they are doing, but learning about aperture and aperture settings can be very confusing and counterintuitive. For example, a small f-stop results in a wide …

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Tuesday Video Tips: Image Sensors Explained

Let’s be honest, you don’t really know how the image sensor in your camera works – but that’s okay because most people don’t! Not to fear, the great people over at Techquickie made a quick video, Image Sensors Explained, explaining how image sensors really work and the differences between different types of image sensors like CCD and …

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TED Talk: Photographer Captures Time Passing in a Single Photo

Photographer Stephen Wilkes has an incredible style in which he takes thousands of images from a single, fixed location over the period of a day or two and combines them to create stunning images that capture the passing of time. “What if you could capture more than one moment in a photograph?” Wilkes asks. “What …

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Jimmy Chin Climbs 1 World Trade Center with 360 Degree Camera

Professional climber, photographer and National Geographic Contributor Jimmy Chin recently climbed 1 World Trade Center equipped with his own still camera and a 360 degree video camera, providing an incredible and vertigo-inducing view of New York City for the New York Time’s project Man on Spire. Jimmy Chin’s work is breathtaking and stretches from the …

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Six Photographers Reveal Yellowstone Like You’ve Never seen

What is a National Park? National Geographic asked six photographers to capture Yellowstone in a way that it hadn’t been before, which is quite an amazing challenge considering just how many photographers travel to the Yellowstone area to capture stunning images. In this video, the photographers describe the challenges they faced when trying to capture …

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Full Time vs Fake Photographer, Can You Spot the Difference?

The brilliant minds at NOM Creative, LLC have released another fun video and this time they give a full-time and a fake photographer the same equipment and have them perform the same photo shoot, then they see if the model can tell which photographer was the pro and which was the fake. The fake photographer may have …

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Apple’s New Mother’s Day “Shot on iPhone” Ad is a Tear-Jerker

The largest company in the world has struck again on our emotions, this time with a new ad for Mother’s Day. The leader in technology innovation and tear-jerking commercials has delivered their latest ad in their “Shot on iPhone” campaign, and it surely doesn’t disappoint. Of course, every photo and video used in the ad …

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‘Chromaticity’ Video Combines Drones and Smoke Bombs

Videographer Paul Trillo, the same person behind “The Irrational Fear of Nothing” video, recently released a fun video called Chromaticity, which features drones flying over the water while attached with smoke bombs. Smoke bombs are certainly nothing new to videography and photography – all you have to do is scroll a bit on your Instagram or …

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This Vest Lets Your Dog Take Photos and Post Them To Facebook

There are so many pictures of dogs out there, but not many pictures by dogs. Well Pedigree Spain and Saatchi & Saatchi have created a vest for dogs that allows them to take pictures when they’re excited; it’s called the “Posting Tail.” The vest works by detecting when the dog is wagging it’s tail excitedly and snapping …

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Profoto Interviews Mary Ellen Mark

In the first installment of Profoto’s Icon video series, the company choose to interview one of photography’s greatest artists and documentarian, Mary Ellen Mark. Mary Ellen Mark is known for her photojournalism/documentary-style photography, her portraiture work and her advertising photography. “An iconic image,” Mark says, “It’s intriguing; its mysterious; it makes you wonder. You think about …

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Tourist is Nearly Decapitated Taking Photo of Landing Plane

What would you risk to get the perfect shot? Would you risk having your head removed from your body? If you answered yes, then you might understand the motives behind the photographer who almost died while snapping photos of a plane landing at the ridiculously dangerous St. Bart’s Airport. Imagine having an airport where the …

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Animation Created With Old Photos From Early 1900’s

Photographer and animator Alexey Zakharov of Moscow, Russia created a stunning short film called “The Old New World” in which old black and white photos from the early 1900’s were animated and brought to life. It is a “photo-based animation project,” that offers a “travel back in time with a little steampunk time machine,” Zakharov says. “The …

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On the Trail of Ansel Adams: Shooting Yosemite El Capitan

Join Serge Remelli in his video “On the Trail of Ansel Adams: Shooting Yosemite El Capitan” as he follows the trail Ansel Adams took through Yosemite National Park. Remelli discusses what type of lenses and locations Adams used for his iconic shots as Remelli tries to imitate them. Remelli also shows so fun editing tricks for …

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Video: The iMom Will Make you Scared of the Future of Tech

The iMom from Ariel Martin on Vimeo. Technology has always had an unprecedented impact on society, allowing us to accomplish tasks quicker and understand the world better. But while technology may be making more information accessible to us, we are not becoming smarter. In fact, we are becoming more dependent on technology and losing our ability …

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Joe McNally – Garage Guys

Nikon Ambassador and past Summit Instructor Joe McNally recently turned Domenick European Car Repair, Inc into his own personal studio in this new project, Joe McNally Garage Guys. McNally is able to utilize the dirty, gritty environment of a car repair shop and contrast it with well lit and composed subjects within the frame.

Making Prints: Two Minute Tips with David Bergman

Why Making Prints is Important: Two Minute Tips with David Bergman

In his latest Two-Minute Tips video, David Bergman argues that making prints for clients goes a very long way; a heck of a lot farther than just posting your client’s photos on social media. Bergman provides his routine for making prints, from the type of paper he likes to use, to the printer he recommends, …

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Video: You May Be A Photographer, But Are You An Artist?

Since everyone has a camera in their pocket these days, the distinction between being a photographer and being an artist is more important and prevalent than it has ever been. In their latest video “You may be a photographer, but are you an artist?”, the Cooperative of Photography (COOPH) recently met up with world-renowned artist …

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The DJI Phantom 4 Drone Can Basically Fly Itself

On March 1, DJI released the Phantom 4 camera drone, the successor to the widely popular Phantom 3. The Phantom 4 is a highly intelligent drone that can literally fly itself using computer-guided vision that avoids obstacles and tracks subjects. Unlike existing guidance systems in camera drones, the Phantom 4 does not follow a predetermined …

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How Camera Tripods Are Made (VIDEO)

The Science Channel‘s show How It’s Made recently showed how camera tripods are manufactured. In the clip, we get a tour of a Manfrotto tripod factory. The tour starts from when aluminum tubes are sliced to specific lengths by precise machines and then joined to their custom housing by hand. [via Science Channel]

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The Making of OK Go’s ‘Upside Down & Inside Out’ (VIDEO)

Film and music lovers rejoice! OK Go, the pop band notably known for their creative, heavily-choreographed music videos, has just done it again with their video for “Upside Down & Inside Out”. They’ve come along way from the treadmill-infused viral music video for “Here it Goes Again” that earned them fame. This time, they went …

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‘4D’ Portrait Captured by 53 GoPro Cameras

Photos/Video by TimeSlice Films. Shooting a portrait on a still-camera will produce a two-dimensional image. Whether you are the Peter Hurley of portraits or a rookie, your picture will come out as a “flat,” two-dimensional image. That is in contrast to what happens when you stitch several two-dimensional images together to create a three-dimensional portrait. In …

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’60 Minutes’ Interview with Music Photography ‘Rock Star’ Danny Clinch

The rock star of music photography, Danny Clinch, was recently interviewed by Anderson Cooper for 60 Minutes. He captured several styles of photographs, from journalistic photos to very precisely created portraits, of many of music’s greatest stars. Clinch was given a camera from a buddy across the street from him, and he started sneaking it …

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Centriphone – An iPhone Video Experiment (VIDEO)

The “bullet time” effect in video can make for a very interesting visual, just ask Keanu Reeves in The Matrix when he dodges a speeding bullet. Usually this visual technique requires several cameras to stitch together a seamless rotating shot, but Nicolas Vuignier achieved a similar shot with the use of far less equipment, in fact, …

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Video: Skier Bobby Brown got to try out the GoPro Karma

GoPro has just released another video with footage captured with its not-yet-announced Karma drone. This time the footage is of freestyle skier Bobby Brown and some of his friends at Aspen Snowmass in Colorado. GoPro has been very secretive about the Karma, only releasing it’s name and not it’s design, features or specs. GoPro’s stock hasn’t …

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Video: Lighting Dramatic Team Portraits with Matt Hernandez

Elite sports and portrait photographer, Westcott Pro, and Summit Workshops and Summit Online instructor Matt Hernandez offers some fantastic lighting tips in this F. J Westcott video on capturing professional team portraits. Hernandez is a wealth of knowledge on shooting all types of high school portraits, from individual senior portraits to team portraits, and much …

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Video: Peter Lik’s Photography Origins Documentary

Peter Lik is known for being one of the most financially successful photographers of all time. He reportedly sold his photograph Ghost for a record $6.5 million, and has also reportedly sold over 100,000 prints for a total of over $440 million. But what makes Lik so successful? What sort of upbringing and inspiration led Lik to …

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