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46 Directors On Directing Film

It's all just one film to me. Just different chapters.Robert AltmanThe movie that got him noticed: MASH, …


Musicians: Networking The Right Way

The question “How do I find work?” is one that can baffle even the most successful artists. The music industry has become extremely diverse and the …


How to Add Dimension & Contrast to Your Scenes by Using Negative Fill Lighting

When contrast is the objective, reflected ambient light is your arch enemy. But worry not, because negative fill is here to save the day.

When talking …

High Contrast

Redrock Has a New Autofocus Tool That Should Work with Any Camera & Lens

While video autofocus technology is getting better on cameras, many don't have it, and even if they do, there is no guarantee it's going to work how …


Here's Why the Boulder Scene from 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' is So Iconic

Raiders of the Lost Ark is one of the most iconic adventure films of all time thanks, in part, to its famous boulder scene.In this episode of …

Raiders of the Lost Ark

Manfrotto launches miniature Lumie LED lights

Accessories manufacturer Manfrotto has announced a new series of consumer LED lights that offer portable continuous output for stills and video …

Shutter Speed

Beastgrip Pro is a customizable smartphone camera rig

Smartphone cameras might have replaced consumer grade digital compact cameras as the common snapshooter's imaging tool of choice, but with the right …


Adaptalux introduces portable lighting studio for macro photography

Adaptalux has introduced a new portable lighting studio, likewise called Adaptalux, which is designed specifically for macro photography. The design …

Shutter Speed

Photographer Wants To Photograph Every Type Of Skin Tone In The World

A photographer from Brazil is in the middle of a rather epic photo project which involves capturing images of every type of human skin tone there is …


Lens Battle: Telephoto Pro Zooms for Mirrorless Cameras

After our standard Pro zoom lens shoot out, we decided to put the telephoto lenses against one another. As mirrorless camera systems have evolved and …


How to Stay Committed to a Long Term Photography Project

From “No one dies at a Gypsy wedding” by Arjen Zwart

All images are copyrighted and used with permission by the photographers.

In the pantheon of …


Five Low Profile Camera Bags for the Street Photographer

Street photographers generally need a few things when they go shooting. First and foremost, their camera bag (or bag of any sort) needs to be low …


Joey Tichenor Documents the Surfer Lifestyle

All images by Joey Tichenor. Used with permission.

“In 2011, I was getting tired of the work I was shooting in Minneapolis both professionally & …


New Sony Patent Describes Curved Full Frame Sensor That Soaks Up More Light

A new Sony patent for a Curved Full Frame Sensor seems to let more light in and allows for smaller lenses.


An Automated Slide Film Scanner Built with LEGOs

This is pretty impressive: photographer Pascal Kulcsar needed to digitize some old slide film left behind by his grandfather. Rather than purchase a …


Mirrored: Photos Show the Parallels of Two Cities on Opposite Sides of the Globe

“Mirrored” is a photo project that was a collaboration between photographers Markus Andersen and Elif Suyabatmaz. It’s a series of diptychs showing …


Nikon D5500 camera tested at DxOMark

Best DxOMark rated Nikon DSLR cameras

DxOMark posted their Nikon D5500 DSLR camera ($796.95) review:

"Hard-core Nikon fans aren’t likely to find too …


Aurora Speedbounce ‘optimal’ light modifier for shoe-mount flash

Aurora Lite Bank has announced the Speedbounce, a portable round accessory designed for soft portrait lighting with speedlights.

Yongnuo’s latest bi-colour LED lights offer iPhone control via Bluetooth

The YN900 and YN300 III LED photography/video lights from Yongnuo support wireless iPhone control of brightness and colour .


Ikan Piatto LED panels use edge-lighting for even output

Ikan has announced a new range of LED panels using edge-lighting technology to produce soft shadows in photography and video.

Elemental Trinity Nano 300B studio flash adds Power Bank battery support

Elemental have updated their affordable Trinity Nano series studio flash to add support for an external battery pack, the Nano Power Bank.


Profoto B2 Off-Camera Flash system announced with HSS and TTL

Profoto has expanded its AirTTL lighting system with the B2, comprising a battery pack and a head "the same size and weight as a speedlight".


Keyboard for editing - SHORTCUT-S

Over time photo and video editing has become so rich with features, or complex, that takes quite a while to learn all the possible shortcuts in order …

Adobe Photoshop

Elinchrom Quadra ELB 400 portable compact flash pack announced

Elinchrom has announced the ELB 400, the successor to its popular Ranger Quadra portable flash system. The new battery-powered pack and head system …

Westcott announces the Ice Light 2

In the video and photo industry, the Ice Light from Westcott has become a go-to tool for many people. It is small and versatile, a convenient way to …

Phottix Indra 360 is a lower-powered TTL monolight

Phottix has announced the Indra 360, a radio-enabled TTL monolight to join the company’s Indra 500 flash head. The new 360-joule studio lamp is a …

Pixel Film Studios Boosts Storyboarding in Final Cut Pro X with a Great New Corporate Storyboard Plug-in

FCPX plug-ins maker Pixel Film Studios recently released FCPX Storyboard: Corporate, adding to FCPX’s native storyboarding feature. The plug-in adds …

Final Cut Pro