I believe that people are inherently creative but we all experience times when we feel like we’re stuck in a rut and can’t get out. Creative bursts seem to come in cycles. I don’t know about you but my creative low seems to hit as soon as the last of the colourful fall leaves hit the ground. I become fixated on all of the negatives, such as, “Am I now stuck photographing the dull November landscape?” “When will the last of the snow finally melt this year?” “How am I supposed to capture sunsets over the lakes when all of … Read more
Photographs can be so powerful that they can trigger memories and emotions from your travel adventures. Whether it’s cycling along the winding roads in the south of France, savouring gelato in Venice, or experiencing a weekend road trip, taking photographs is an effective and enjoyable way of imprinting these treasured experiences into your memory.
In an age dedicated to capturing and sharing every waking moment across social media, we are able to push our editing creativity wider and deeper. Although this is true, I still believe that a quality image isn’t made with the tap of an Instagram filter. An … Read more
Over the past few months I’ve become obsessed with vlogging, the gear that people use to create their vlogs and I’ve found myself spending hours searching out some of today’s best vloggers on Youtube. Brendan van Son is one of the vloggers who I follow and he recently posted a video in which he asks if photographers are ruining photography for other photographers.
He found himself frustrated by the conduct and the number of people at a tranquil mountain lake. I don’t hold any particularly passionate feelings about this topic or do I believe that the issue is as extreme … Read more
The official announcement of iPhone 8 is about a week away (watch live). What I am most interested are, of course, the cameras, and it seems there could be some intriguing features for the photographer in the latest model of iPhone. The latest edition marks the tenth anniversary of the original iPhone and it is expected to be the company’s biggest launch in years. Rumoured by some, the latest model will be named the “iPhone X” (with X pronounced “10”) or “iPhone Edition” after the Apple Watch Edition.
The Apple Special Event will be held on September 12 at 10 a.m. PDT the … Read more
We are excited and proud to announce our latest iteration of our award winning HDR software, Aurora HDR 2018. Aurora HDR 2018 will be available for both the Mac and PC, which marks a first for Macphun.
Aurora HDR 2018 will be available for pre-order on September 12th, and released on September 28th.
Macphun, the California-based developer known for making complex photo editing software simple and fun, today announced the release of Aurora HDR 2018, the one-stop solution for HDR photography. To sign up for pre-order announcements and more, please sign up for my free Lens Flare Travel … Read more
Nikon Europe released this 3-minute video by SmugMug Films showing a compilation of time lapse videos of Earth created using thousands of still photos shot by Nikon DSLRs onboard the International Space Station. The bright flashes are lightning strikes hitting the earth, watch and enjoy.
The video above was created as a promo leading up to Nikon’s 100th anniversary event on July 25th.
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“Nikon’s history in Space began with the Nikon Photomic FTN, a modified Nikon F camera that was used aboard the Apollo 15 in 1971 and Nikon cameras have been aboard every manned space flight since,” Nikon says.
If you’ve been admiring the stunning landscape and travel photography online, you’ve likely seen a lot of HDR without even knowing it. HDR photography has undergone something of a Renaissance. I’ve caught myself several times thinking, “How did they get that photo to look so brilliant?” And then, I realize that the photographer has processed the image, which appears natural, using the HDR technique.
Whether you’re a seasoned pro of you’ve just picked up a camera, it’s important to work on your photography skills and get some tips from experts. I spend a lot of time on several sites that provide photography tutorials and tips that push my thinking and improves my skill set.
As a photographer, you’re fortunate because there’s an easy way to go back to school (even if you’re on a tight budget). I’ve searched through dozens of sites and compiled the following list of 8 free online photography tutorials and courses for all levels and disciplines.