Bill's Photography Round Up

By Bill Smith | A collection of articles and blog posts on photography from gear to portfolios.

Photographers Claim Instagram is ‘Shadow Banning’ Their Accounts

Over the past few weeks, the <i>PetaPixel</i> tip line has been flooded by reports of Instagram ‘shadow banning’ accounts. This practice, ostensibly limited …

Instagram

Leica M6 is the Platon camera of choice along with the Hasselblad

Platon uses mostly one of 2 cameras. The esteemed <b>Hasselblad 553 ELX</b> and his <b>Leica M6</b>. Along with Kodak Tri-X 400 film and Fujicolor or Kodak color …

Cameras

La Noir Image Is Featuring Photographers Who Shoot Kodak Tri-X

Hi everyone,<p>Next month, we’re featuring and doing premium posts all about Kodak Tri-X on La Noir Image–our premium black and white photography …

Photography

Marumi Releases Super Tough Lens Filters

Whether you’re clumsy, paranoid or dutifully diligent about protecting your lenses, Marumi’s new EXUS SOLID Lens Protect Filters may be worth a …

Photography

Beautiful Black & White Photographs of Snowy Winter in New York

Brazilian photographer Nei Valente, living in New York, immortalized the cold and snowy winter in New York. In black and white, he caught the white …

Photography

A Visual Record of Venezuela's Collapse

VIEW GALLERY | 16 PHOTOS<p>Raul Martinez, who has little medication for his schizophrenia, takes a nap under his bed at the state-run Pampero Psych<p>... …

Venezuela

Mobile Photography Interview – A Day in the Life of Rodrigo Vieira from Sao Paulo, Brazil

<b>Let’s start at the beginning of the day, how does your day start?</b><p><i>My day starts with my Labradors. I let their joy spread to my day, always. This</i> …

Street Photography

Why Instagram Is Going To Start Blurring Some Of Your Images

Instagram has gotten a lot of well-earned praise for its in-app safety tools, and an upcoming update is taking these to the next level. In a post today, Instagram co-founder and CEO Kevin Systrom announced a new “screen” that can be placed over certain content:<p>“Soon you may notice a screen over …

Instagram

Use aluminium foil, color gels to create this incredible bokeh wall effect

Why it matters to you<p>You may think you need expensive gear to be a creative photographer, but this video proves otherwise.<p>Are you looking for some …

Photography

How to Color Correct Photos in Lightroom

Lightroom has some quick and powerful tools for color correcting your images. This great tutorial walks you through all of them, whether you prefer …

Photoshop

Electronic Shutter Vs. Mechanical Shutter | Pros & Cons

In the heydays of film, there was only one kind of shutter, the mechanical shutter. They came in two flavors, focal plane and leaf shutter, but both …

Cameras

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Aperture But Were Afraid to Ask

Most photographers understand the interaction between aperture settings (f/stops) and shutter speeds for arriving at proper exposures. But in the …

How to photograph Bees: The fascinating world of Macro Photography

Rating: 0 based on 0 Ratings<p>March 23, 2017 By Julian Rad<p>How to photograph Bees: The fascinating world of Macro Photography www.sleeklens.com<p>Spring is …

Bees

Nature Photographer Thomas Heaton Reveals His Secrets for Shooting Spectacular Seascapes

British nature photographer Thomas Heaton says his images “are all about telling a story,” and in the video below he shares some great tips and …

Photography

Camera Settings for Concert Photography Beginners

This guide is intended for concert photography beginners. If you have a DSLR camera and are interested in how to control your camera settings to take …

Cameras

4 Lighting Principles I Wish I’d Known When I Started Photography

When I first started photography, I struggled a lot with lighting. In the beginning, we’re often told to shoot our subjects in open shade, but if you …

Tutorials

Broncolor’s Free ‘How To’ Section is a Lighting Tutorial Gold Mine

It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner, intermediate, or even a professional, you’ll want to give Broncolor’s free “How To” page a look. There, …

Tutorials

A Simple Guide to the ‘Desaturated Urban Look’ in Lightroom

The ‘desaturated urban look’ is incredibly popular these days, especially among rooftoppers and other city photographers who want to give their …

Photography

Film is Growing: ADOX Building a New Plant to Produce Film and Chemicals

Film is not dead. In fact, it’s a growth industry. No, we’re not talking Tech or Medical type growth, but there is a clear and obvious resurgence of …

Mark Twain

Using Ansel Adams’ Zone System and Large Format Photography Still Today

The face of the United States has changed quite a bit since the days of Ansel Adams. When he began documenting natural wonders for the Library of …

Stunning photo shows rare 'lava' waterfall phenomenon at Yosemite park

A landscape photographer has captured a stunning photo of a rare phenomenon known as a ‘firefall’ at Yosemite National Park in California.<p>Ray Lee photographed what appears to be lava flowing down the side of the El Capitan vertical rock formation at the popular national park.<p>It happens every …

Photography

20 Quick Tips For Photographing Abraham Lake In The Winter

Abraham Lake is an artificial lake found in the Canadian Rockies. It can be reached by taking the David Thompson Highway off the Icefields Parkway …

Landscape Photography

How to Add the Fibonacci Spiral Composition to Your Photography

Dear friend,<p>I want to use this time to think about how to add more curves, dynamism, and perhaps the legendary ‘fibonacci spiral’ to your …

Leica’s M10 reduces the camera to its essentials

The essence of pictures in brass and magnesium<p>In my job as a technology reviewer, I evaluate a lot of products that are easy to sum up on their face value. Smartphones, laptops, tablets, wireless speakers, etc. all work (or don’t work) generally the same way for everyone, making evaluation of them …

Cameras

In Praise of the Leica M6 – Guest post by Hokari57

Simply put, It's my opinion that the Leica M6 is the best of the film M bodies that you can hope to shoot with. How I came to realize this only took …

Cameras

2017: The year that film returned

Filmmaking

How to Photograph Self-Portraits of Yourself

If you’re lacking inspiration to shoot others– shoot yourself.<p>1. Shoot yourself:<p>To start off, you are the best person to photograph. You give …

This month’s Billboard Magazine cover was shot with an iPhone 7 Plus and Portrait Mode

As Apple continues to advertise the Portrait Mode feature of the iPhone 7 Plus, the device is continuing to gain adoption for professional purposes. As detailed in a new article from Mashable, the latest cover photo for Billboard Magazine was shot with an iPhone 7 Plus and Portrait Mode…<p>The idea to …

Photography