These 3 basic principles will help you light anything

Understanding light is one of the main conditions for successfully illuminating our subjects in photography or videography. Matthew Rosen from KINETEK explains some basic principles of lighting, and how to apply them on different types of surfaces. It’s explained in a simple way, with comprehensive examples, so it will be very useful and easy to…

Is it important to have your photographic style, and how you can develop it

Would you say you have a recognizable photographic style? Do you think it’s even important to have it? This is the topic I’ve been thinking about a lot, and in his recent video, Joe Edelman gives some fantastic points about it. He discusses the importance of having your style in photography, as well as various…

Photographer wins his own photo contest, causes outrage within community

Photographer Sal Cincotta has recently been selected as the winner of ShutterFest photo contest in several categories. It wouldn’t be strange if Cincotta himself weren’t the owner of ShutterFest. Out of 17 categories, his photos won the first place in 5 of them, in addition to winning the Grand Prize. So basically – he won…

Your fear in photography and creativity might be your parents fault

Fear and creativity go hand in hand. At least, I believe they should, if you want to really push yourself. But getting over that fear can be very tough. But it’s a weird kind of fear. It’s not like a fear of flying, or rattlesnakes, or something tangible that does hold at least some chance…

DJI FPV goggles: hands-on review and field test

DJI has recently announced their goggles that allow you to see the world from the perspective of your drone and control it by turning your head. Colin Smith from Photoshop Café and Alex Assenmacher from We Talk UAV bring you a hands-on review and a field test. Physically, the goggles are pretty large and heavy…

These are the first real-color images of Saturn’s polar vortex

NASA has their rich media library available to the public, and they made it easier than ever for the users to access and search. Sophia Nasr, an astro-particle physicist, has created a true-color image of polar vortex on Saturn’s North Pole. A young scientist used three raw images taken by Cassini and merged them in…

How I used a TricFlash to wirelessly trigger an Elinchrom from an iPhone

A while ago I started working as a designer for a new Dutch magazine about smartphone photography called Phonographer. Next to being a photographer and photoshop wizard I do love to shoot with my iPhone. And I’m an avid geek when it comes to accessories and things with buttons. Now shooting with an iPhone comes…