Bill's Photography Round Up

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

30 Composition Styles for Taking Good Pictures

Ever since I decided to start learning photography, I’ve been looking for a good catalog of composition ideas. Once you figure out the mechanics of …

Tutorials

AI-Powered App Helps You Colorize Black & White Photos in Seconds

This is amazing. The researchers at UC Berkeley who came up with the automatic colorizer algorithm we first shared back in March, 2016 have released …

UC Berkeley

My thoughts on the X100F

So some six years ago my journey with Fuji cameras started when I was seduced by the sexy looks of the original and still great X100. I loved using …

Sony's A9 is a powerhouse full-frame flagship camera

Sony has just launched its most impressive, and most expensive mirrorless camera yet, the 24.2-megapixel Alpha A9. Equipped with the first ever full-frame stacked CMOS sensor, it's all about speed, not resolution. The pixel count isn't that high compared to the 42.4-megapixel Alpha 7R II, but it …

Sony’s new A9 is so fast it will make you giddy

Full-frame, full steam ahead<p>Last week I got to spend a few hours shooting with the Sony A9. It’s the company’s newest flagship full-frame mirrorless camera, and it’s already made waves for its brawny specs and head-turning speed. I only wrote one note the entire time I was shooting with the A9, …

Cameras

Reclusive Photographer Vivian Maier Is Subject of New Lawsuit Over Sales of Her Work

Art and Law<p>The city, representing the late photographer's estate, claims serious chicanery on the other side.<p>,<p>The life of nanny and secret …

Top 10 Best Fujifilm Lenses Reviewed 2017

Here are the top 10 best Fujifilm X-Mount lenses reviewed by ePHOTOzine. Click on the links below to read the full reviews and find out more about …

Cameras

Move Beyond Your City’s Mobile Photography Clichés

Do you ever find yourself on Instagram skimming through image after image of cityscapes, feeling like they’re all the same? You aren’t alone. So many …

How Our Changing Cities Are Transforming Street Photography

Developers, the threat of terrorism, and smartphones are all challenging the genre.<p>Nick Turpin has been around the block, quite literally. He’s been a practicing street photographer for nearly 30 years. But times have changed–so much so that Turpin now prefers the term “candid public photography” …

How to shoot on iPhone 7 - Photography

The painter in a hurry: Ernst Haas's colour masterpieces – in pictures

The photographer of the Marlboro man turned his lens on a much more mysterious side of America in amazing colour-saturated shots of the US

Art

Camera review: Me and my Rolleicord Vb - by Shawn Mozmode (aka everything you ever wanted to know about a Rolleicord but were afraid to ask) | Articles, Camera Reviews, Reviews

Here’s the wonderful Shawn Mozmode to give us his take on his upright beauty, the Rolleicord Vb.<p>Over to you, Shawn!<p>Me and my Rolleicord Vb – by Shawn …

RolleimetervsGossenmeter

<b>This test was done in daylight. The camera is a Rolleiflex 2.8F type 4 White Face with the Xenotar lens. The Rolleiflex filter correction wheel was</b> …

Excerpts from Time #2: Italy via Rolleiflex 1997 // A visual diary of Italy photographed with a twin lens reflex camera. *Excerpts from Time is an On-going look into the vast photographic archive...

Excerpts from Time #2: Italy via Rolleiflex 1997<p>// A visual diary of Italy photographed with a twin lens reflex camera.<p>*Excerpts from Time is an …

A Guide to the Hasselblad System

When it comes to photography, Hasselblad is one of those legendary names students hear about during history lessons. The name is considered …

Panoramic Morocco: Shooting Travel Photos with the Hasselblad Xpan

A quick trip to Morocco turned into another example of why panoramic travel photography is special. Using his Hasselblad Xpan for most of the shots, …

Photography

Film diaries: A quick introduction to Hasselblad V-series cameras

Since acquiring and shooting with my 501C, a lot of my readers, students and photography friends have been asking for more information about these …

Film review: a first look at FILM FERRANIA P30®Alpha - guest post by Philip Harrison | Articles, Film Reviews, Reviews

<b>EMULSIVE:</b> As film photography practitioners, you’ll hopefully be familiar with the release of FILM Ferrania’s FERRANIA P30®Alpha 35mm black and white …

Photography

Shooting the Milky Way with Leica M10 (Zeiss Distagon 15mm f/2.8 ZM lens for Leica M mount review)

General<p>The widest M rectilinear lens that Leica makes today is the 18mm f/3.8 Super-Elmar ($2,995) if you don't count the 16-18-21mm f/4 Tri-Elmar-M …

Cameras

Why Do “New” Leica Film Camera Owners Always Seem to Want the M3?

A Leica M3. A Beautiful Camera, No Doubt<p>It’s a question I’m increasingly asking myself. It seems rather predictable these days: prospective first …

Cameras

Need a Portrait Model? Teach a Friend How to Pose Like a Pro with 3 Simple Tips

Everyone loves shooting portraits, but it’s not always easy to find an attractive model who knows how to pose for the camera. The solution is simple: …

Portrait Photography

Quick Tip: How to Balance Strobe and Sun for Dramatic Mid-Day Portraits

The best time to shoot portraits (or almost anything) is golden hour, but it’s not the <i>only</i> time. Grab an ND filter, a strobe, and this tutorial by …

Portrait Photography

The Iconic 1940s Photographer Who Never Wanted to Be Famous

The photographs arrived at The Curator Gallery in a box meant for curator Bill Shapiro, the former editor of <i>Life</i> magazine. When he saw the first few …

Street Photography

This beautiful Instagram account captures the long-distance relationship of two photographers

For those in long-distance relationships, it’s essential to keep communication open and treasure anything that will bring them closer together when they’re miles apart. Now one pair of photographers have a novel and beautiful way of documenting their long-distance relationship.<p>Becca Siegel and Dan …

Ice to Meet You: Newfoundland Sees First ‘Berg of Season

Each spring, ice blocks drift down from the arctic into an area known as "Iceberg Alley," off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador.<p>One of the first massive icebergs of the season looks grounded in shallow water, just off the coast of Ferryland, Canada.<p>Ferryland Mayor Adrian Kavanagh told the …

Climate Change

The Sony A9: If you photograph action, you'll want it (hands-on)

<i>Editors' note: Updated April 27, 2017 with some verdicts and photo samples based on a few hours shooting with the A9.</i><p>Full-frame cameras for pro sports and wildlife photographers are the last bastion where dSLRs still rule. But the Sony A9 ($4,498.00 at Amazon.com) looks like it has the chops, if …

Cameras

10 Tips How to Make More Art

Dear friend,<p>I just learned something interesting today— to be a ‘poet’ means just to be a ‘maker.’<p>1. What is poetry?<p>So the etymology (the root of the …

Street Photography

A decade of award-winning British landscape photography – in pictures

A new book brings together the UK’s greatest landscape photographers, who have captured everything from violent seas to tranquil mountains

Scotland

12 Tips for Advanced Landscape Photography Compositions

At some point in our progression as landscape photographers, we need to gain a greater understanding of composition if we want our photography to …

Landscape Photography