Through The Sharpest Glass

By Chris McGuigan | All things photography and image capture related

Cavalcade Of Hundreds Of Bikers To Escort Bullied Fourth-Grader To School

Bikers in Nova Scotia say bullied 10-year-old Xander Rose is "one of our brothers” now.<p>Xander Rose’s commute to elementary school on Wednesday morning promises to be a journey to remember.<p>Hundreds of local bikers were due to accompany the 10-year-old motorcycle enthusiast from Nova Scotia, Canada, …

Nova Scotia

Brooklyn Brawler: An 883 Sportster with a double life

The mighty Harley-Davidson Sportster turns a whopping 60 this year. Since 1957 it’s been modified in every imaginable way—long before the ‘custom scene’ as we know it even existed.<p>It’s a tough little bugger too, and easy enough to tear apart. Which is probably why Brooklyn-based Tim Harney picked …

The Monarch BOA Camera Strap. Awesome, Beautiful and Unique. (Video Review)

The Monarch BOA Camera Strap. Awesome, Beautiful and Unique. By Steve Huff See my video review/overview below (Video review is above) You know it is …

Cameras

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 …

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 …

Cameras

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 …

The Oscars

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 …

Crime

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 …

Photography

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 …

Magic

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 …

Portrait Photography

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 …

Photography

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 …

Photography

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 …

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 …

Graphic Design

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 …

Revenue

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. …

Photography

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 …

Cameras

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 …

Kodak

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 …

Drones

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, …

Instagram

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.

Gear & Gadgets

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 …

iPhoneography

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 …