Neil Sandbach

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19 Tips For Shooting Better Portraits

I am often asked how I manage to photograph a celebrity in a few minutes or what is the best way to shoot a good portrait. Here is my list of hints …

Portrait Lens Shootout: Sony 85mm f/1.4 vs 70-200mm f/2.8

What’s better for portraits? Is it the versatility of a great 70-200mm f/2.8 zoom lens, or the bright bokeh-tastic performance of a solid 85mm f/1.4 …

Sony FE 100mm f/2.8 STF GM and 85mm f/1.8 Announcements

This week is an exciting week for Sony mirrorless fans, because two more lenses have joined the native FE mount in the form of FE 100mm f/2.8 STF GM …

Cameras

Now THIS is Travel Photography - Carpenters’ Collection from the 20th Century

Frank and Frances Carpenter are a <b>father and daughter duo</b> who created and collected photographs to illustrate Frank’s writings on travel and world …

Sigma 85mm f/1.4 Art Lens Awarded Highest Score Ever by DxOMark

Sigma is still on a roll when it comes to its high-end Art lenses, and the latest accolade is impressive: DxOMark just awarded the new Sigma 85mm …

Cameras

Photography: Minimalist Compositions of thismintymoment

This year, once again, I will try to finally achieve my photography goal of posting one photo a day on Instagram. In the past the idea was to take a …

Photography

Master full-stack web development and be your own boss

These days, websites are much more than collections of HTML pages. Web developers have moved to the forefront of the tech industry, and there has …

Tech Industry

Changing the game: Sara Soueidan on new web technologies

<i>Learn practical frontend solutions for creative design challenges at</i> <i>Generate New York</i> <i>on 28 April! In her</i> <i>opening keynote</i> <i>Sara Soueidan</i> <i>will share some</i> …

Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM Review

<b>Is the Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM the standard zoom lens Alpha 7-series users have been waiting for? Michael Topham finds out</b>

Cameras

The full-frame mirrorless monsters – Sony A7r II vs A7s II

Last year I selected the original A7s as one of my favourite cameras of 2014. It wasn’t just for its stunning low-light capabilities for both stills …

Sony Alpha

Review: Sony 24-70mm f2.8 G Master (Sony E Mount)

It was only a matter of time until Sony announced their 24-70mm f2.8 lens that put it more squarely in the eyes of professionals. This lens is part …

Complete Lightroom and Photoshop Portrait Retouching Tutorial

Most online photography tutorials focus on one thing—how to sharpen better or how to retouch shiny skin, for example. This video goes way beyond …

How to Develop Black & White Film for Extreme Contrast and Detail

The world of analog photography surprises me a bit more every day! I recently read about a technique called Stand Development, so I have decided to …

This Drone Footage of a Runner Looks Like a 2D Video Game

Check out this creative “2D” video of an urban parkour-style runner, shot top-down using a drone. It’s like old video game views, recreated in real …

Behind the Scenes of a 3 Minute Photo Shoot with Trump

The 20th-century philosopher Marshall McLuhan famously wrote, “Politics will eventually be replaced by imagery.” Today, as President-elect Donald J. …

Donald Trump

The New LinkedIn Looks Just Like Facebook. Smart Move.

Linkedin just gave its desktop UI the full Beverly Hills makeover. This wasn't a nip-and-tuck or a light rhinoplasty. It was a …

Web Development Reading List #166: Efficient Docker, CSP Learnings, And JavaScript’s Global Object

What fuels your work? What fuels your mind? What do you do on a non-productive day or when you’re sad? Nowadays, I try to embrace these times. I try …

JavaScript

Incredible new graphic design app now includes photorealistic rendering

Adobe has recently announced a partnership with computer graphics leaders Chaos Group to bring the beta desktop rendering app Project Felix to …

Graphic Design

This Photo Manipulation Timelapse Shows Off Some Mad Photoshop Skills

Last week, 25-year-old Danish automotive photographer Sebastian Pichard grabbed an old photo from his archives, opened up Photoshop CC, hit record, …

Quick Tip: Use Lightroom to Figure Out What Your Next Prime Lens Should Be

Have you ever asked yourself what the best focal length for your first (or your next) prime lens should be? If you use mostly zoom lenses, Adobe …

Tutorials

Canon 5D Mark IV vs Nikon D810 vs Sony A7R II: Side-by-Side Comparison

If you’re in the market for a high-end full-frame camera, chances are good the Canon 5D Mark IV, Sony A7R II, and Nikon D810 are all contenders. …

Cameras

Mesmerizing Long Exposure Photos of Traffic Lights in the Fog

Fine Art photographer Lucas Zimmermann‘s long exposure photographs of traffic lights in the fog are oddly satisfying. At once creepy and serene, his …

Photoshop Timelapse: A Snowy Self-Portrait by Bella Kotak

England-based fine art and fashion photographer Bella Kotak made this 10-minute video that shows how she shot and retouched a recent …

Free Photography Lighting Tutorial: How to Light Like a Cinematographer

Why does studio lighting have to be hard? It does not have to be. In fact, it can be quite simple. Once you know how to light with off-camera flashes …

Photography

Typography meets data in this amazing free font

If words are never quite enough for you, here's a great new free font that can add a little more meaning to your text.<p>Datalagreya is a clever …

How Crappy Weather Turned a Boring Shoot into a Memorable One

It’s been a pretty dismal autumn in Vancouver. The sun makes guest appearances, but the rain has the stage for the most part. Business as usual, if …

Review: Sony FE 2.8/50 Macro

The Sony FE 2.8/50 Macro is a small and relatively affordable lens which can cover a wide range of applications. In this review I will check how well …

Cameras

Canon’s Tales By Light TV Series is Now on Netflix

If you’re both a photography lover and a Netflix subscriber, there’s some good news for you today: Canon Australia’s <i>Tales By Light</i> TV series is now …

Televisions

'DEPART' Is the New Photographer's Travel and Adventure Guide

Guaranteed to trigger wanderlust.<p><i>DEPART</i> is a new tome by coffee table book publishers MENDO that documents the idea of the “new photographer.” In <i>DEPART,</i> 25 photographers take readers on a visual journey to their favorite destinations, around the corner or on the other side of the world. Through …

12 Drone Photographers Changing the Way We See the World

Humans have always sought means to fly. From boomerangs and the beliefs of Siberian shamans to the airplanes and the recreational paragliding we are …