Through The Sharpest Glass

By Chris McGuigan | All things photography and image capture related

Guy Asks 12 Different Photographers to Take His Wedding Photo

Bjarke Ahlstrand, the so-called “Managing Dictator” of Copenhagen, Denmark-based photography company One of Many Cameras, is extremely well connected …

Photography

DJI Will Severely Limit Your Drone if You Don’t ‘Activate’ it Online

The good news: you no longer have to register your little DJI Phantom or Mavic with the FAA. The bad news: DJI still needs you to register it with …

Drones

Eric Kim Proves the Value (and Fallacy) of SEO for Photographers

In nearly every industry, the web has enabled a cadre of internet-famous individuals, who on the merits of their marketing prowess have gained …

Street Photography

3 Levels of Sharpening You Should Be Applying in Photoshop

My name is Jake Hicks, and I’m an editorial and fashion photographer based in the UK. In this article, I’ll share a look at some of the sharpening …

Photoshop Tutorials

10 Things I’ve Learned from 10 Years Shooting with a Hasselblad

This year marks the point at which I have been using Hasselblad cameras for over a decade. My first was a 201F in 2007, before moving to a 203FE in …

The Photographic Inspirations Behind Moonlight, 2016’s Best Picture

One of the founding myths in the history of cinema (and it <i>is</i> likely a myth) centers on the screening of a 50-second, black-and-white silent film made by the Lumière Brothers showing the arrival of a train at a station. When the film was first shown, in the 1890s, this seemingly banal scene was …

Man Gets 30 Days in Jail for Knocking Woman Unconscious with Drone

The Seattle man who lost control of his drone and knocked a woman unconscious in the process has been sentenced to 30 days in jail and a $500 fine …

Godox’s AD200 Packs 200Ws of Power Into a Flash the Size of a Candy Bar

Godox is quickly making a name for itself as a go-to lighting brand for photographers looking to save a buck without sacrificing quality or …

The Story of Oskar Barnack, Inventor of the Original Leica

In the annals of photography, few people have made the kind of impact that Oskar Barnack can claim. While working for Leitz, then a microscope …

The Westcott Omega 360 is the World’s First 15-in-1 Reflector

But wait, there’s more! They never actually say it, but Westcott’s new Omega 360 Reflector is dripping with “But wait, there’s more!” The versatile …

How Pelican Cases Are Made (and How Durable They Are)

Pelican brand hard cases are a popular choice for photographers who need to safely transport camera and lighting gear from photo shoot to photo …

An Itemized Invoice for Clients Who Balk At Your Photography Prices

Photographer and photo educator Don Giannatti put together this simple (tongue-in-cheek) itemized invoice to show photography clients why …

Sundance Films Reveal Their Casting Secrets: 26 Filmmakers Tell Us How They Did It — Sundance 2017

From working with non-professionals to hiring a Hollywood casting director, Sundance filmmakers tells us how they found their actors.<p>From working …

Cinematography

New Netflix documentary series spotlights the work of 8 global designers

Featuring an architect, sneaker designer, and a photographer<p>Calling all design-nerds: There’s a new design documentary in town, and judging by the trailer, it looks like it’ll be just as sleek and pleasing to behold as some of your favorite products.<p>Created by Wired magazine editor-in-chief Scott …

Sell Prints in Minutes. We’ll Tell You How.

Selling prints can be a great source of revenue for for photographers. It can also be a ton of work and maintenance, and nobody wants to deal with …

How Photographers Should Use Instagram Stories

Instagram – Share Your Stories<p>Everybody who's anybody knows what <b>Instagram</b> has become in the world of photography.<p>Yes, it's huge. Even <i>bigger</i> than that …

This is the Mother of All Selfie Sticks

While joking around with a friend recently, photographer Ted Forbes of The Art of Photography decided he would try his hand at building the ultimate …

Photography

This Useful Map Reveals Photography ‘Hotspots’ Around the World

Landscape photographer and travel addict Mike Wong has created a super useful tool for fellow photographers who want some help location scouting. …

Using the Canon AE-1: One of the Greatest Film Cameras Ever Made

In case you haven’t heard, film is making a comeback. It’s not just small companies funding new film stocks on Kickstarter, either—Kodak is bringing …

Kodak ‘Investigating What it Would Take’ to Bring Back Kodachrome

Kodak made what was probably the most popular (and unexpected) photography announcement of CES: the company is bringing back the beloved Ektachrome …

Vittorio Storaro: The Tragedy of Modern Technology and Its Effect on Cinematography

There are only a handful of cinematographers in the world whom we could even place in the same sentence as Vittorio Storaro. The legendary Italian …

Cinematography

China From Above, A Gorgeous Compilation of Aerial Drone Footage Taken Over China

“China From Above” is a gorgeous compilation of aerial shots taken over China by videographer Stef Hoffer. Hoffer filmed with a DJI Phantom 4 drone …

I’m a Full-Time Photographer Because of Instagram: Here’s How I Did It

My name is Sam Vox. I am a freelance photographer from Tanzania. I became a full-time photographer because of my Instagram account. In this post, …

5 Accessories That Will Make You a Better Smartphone Photographer

Who needs a DSLR?<p>With these pro-grade accessories, you can upgrade your smartphone camera and snap some unbelievable pics without the hassle of lugging around a clunky DSLR or heavy equipment.

5 Projects to Push Your iPhone Camera to its Limits

For the past few years, I have been really enjoying pushing the iPhone camera as far as it can go, to do photography projects that many people might …

Why the iPhone 7 Plus camera is a major milestone

We roll our eyes when Tim Cook introduces a new iPhone and says, “This is the best iPhone ever” each year. But the iPhone 7 Plus will be different.<p>Sure, ambitious upgrades remain in the pipeline, but the remarkable camera in the iPhone 7 Plus will make this year’s model memorable. Fifty years from …

RIP: Photographer Rodney Smith Dies at 68

New York-based fashion and portrait photographer Rodney Smith passed away on December 5th, 2016. He was 68 years old.<p>Smith’s wife Leslie woke up that …

A Beautiful Visualization Of How Your DSLR Camera Really Works

Leave it to a graphic designer to clearly visualize the complicated inner-workings of your digital camera in a way that actually makes sense.<p>Here’s the thing about expensive, hulking DSLR cameras: They take beautiful photographs, but only if you know how to use them. And understanding the various …

The Best Holiday Photo Gifts (and How to Get Them for Free)

A camera might just be a tool, but it sure is fun to have shiny tools. This holiday season, you’re bound to find dozens of “gift guides” for …

Photography