Ariel Cruz

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A Beginner’s Guide to Working With Flash Off-Camera

I spent the first three years of my photography career avoiding the use of speedlights off-camera because I couldn’t wrap my head around the concepts …

Macro Photos That Focus In on the Beautiful Details of Ordinary Things

Can you tell what the translucent object is in the photograph above? It’s a single grain of sugar captured in a macro photograph by artist Pyanek, …

Moment's new case gives your phone a real shutter button

Moment founder Marc Barros says it took the company roughly five months to develop the case and it was the most challenging design project the small company has undertaken so far. Barros' goal was to make a case that would be slim enough that people would keep it on their phones at all times, not …

Mobile Photography

The Moment Case Equips Your iPhone with a Shutter Button, Lens, and Camera Strap

When Moment launched a Kickstarter campaign for its smartphone lenses last year, it blew past its $50K funding goal <i>in a single day</i>.<p>The company is …

Future PLC

How To Build An Uber Strong Ring Light For $25

OK, OK, I am a sucker for ring lights, don’t hate me. This build by DIY Perks combines the benefits of LED lighting (i.e. bright, continuous, cool) …

Write Your Signature with a Long Exposure Photo of the Moon

Ever since light painting exploded onto the scene some years ago, writing your signature by waving a light source in a long exposure has become a …

Free Photography Software for Your Image-Editing Needs

There's no denying the fact that in photography, the software necessary to process the images can cost more than an entry level DSLR camera. It's …

How I Made Myself a DIY Spider Light for $40

I recently made myself a DIY Spider Light as a thrifty alternative to the Spiderlite that costs hundreds of dollars. The entire project ended up …

5 Tips for Getting Fresh Ideas for Macro Photography

Are you seeking some inspiration for getting creative with some new macro photographs? Perhaps you’ve grown tired of taking close-ups of typical …

How to Use Old School Flashes for Outdoor Photography

Outdoor flash can be used in a number of ways.<p>“Watch Out for Our New Project” captured by James Kendall<p>Using Flash as the Main Light Source<p>On a dull …

4 Approaches to Black & White Conversion in Lightroom

Black and white photos can be powerful and inspiring, but it’s not always simple. With digital photography it is easy to convert a color photo to …

Tips for ‘choosing the right light’ and getting the perfect exposure every time

Travel photographer Brendan van Son has been around the world and back a handful of times in his career. Along the way, he has gathered an incredible …

6 Reasons Why There is Blur in Your Photos And How You Can Avoid It

No matter how good a photographer you are, blurry photographs will happen. It's an undeniable fact of every photographer’s life. Professional …

Abstract Photographs of Hong Kong’s Neon Signs

At first glance, photographer Rainer Torrado‘s “Eye Carry the Night” may look to you like a strange grid of lines and colors. They’re actually photos …

Hong Kong

Will the Real Landscape Photography Please Stand Up?

This post is a curmudgeonly look at the current state of landscape photography.<p>I was in Munich yesterday, munching on some bratwurst and drinking a …

Snob

Apple adds new ‘Free on iTunes’ section featuring singles and TV shows to iTunes Store

Following the removal of the free iTunes Single of the Week promotion, Apple has created a new section in its music store (at least in the United States, for now) called “Free on iTunes” that gives users the chance to download new songs and TV shows on-the-house.<p>This new section includes music from …

How to AirDrop Photos & Other Files from iPhone to Mac (or Transfer Them via iTunes

As a writer, I appreciate being able to bring my work with me wherever I go. I can write an article on my Mac, and then transfer it to my iPhone to polish it up while I’m waiting to pick the kids up from school. While there are many ways in which to save files between devices, I’ve found that using …

24 Tips by Legendary Filmmaker Werner Herzog

German filmmaker Werner Herzog is considered by some to be “the most important film director alive.” Writer and fellow filmmaker Paul Cronin recently …

Filmmaking

Photographer Makes Fruits and Vegetables Glow by Sticking Lights Inside

Romanian photographer Radu Zaciu has been experimenting recently with photographing fruits and vegetables using internal lighting. He places bulbs …

Photography

Control Your DSLR Wirelessly Through a Smartphone - Fstoppers Reviews the CASE Remote

The CASE remote is a wireless device that creates a mobile hotspot attached to your camera, providing you with live-view connectivity on your mobile …

How To Build Your Own 3D Stereo Camera

If you ever thought about taking 3D photos or video you are going to love this tutorial. It is based around the oldish Ricoh GX8, but you can adapt …

Paint

Project info<p>Katerina Belkina’s works can be interpreted as one giant statement of mankind looking for its place in the whole of social and cultural reality. The fact that Belkina nearly always is her own model in the various series she exhibits indicates that she fully identifies with this …

‘Lightspeed’: A Stop Motion Journey Around California Made with 1,000+ Light Painted Photos

Light painting photographer Darren Pearson spent the past year working on the stop motion animation above, titled “Lightspeed.” Each of the 1,000 …