How and Why to Use Back Button Focus

How and Why to Use Back Button Focus

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Here’s a little video that will no doubt fulfill at least a few readers’ childhood dreams. Using a GoPro Hero4 Session, the clip puts you in the driver’s seat of a Hot Wheels car as it hurtles down 8 expertly crafted pieces of track connected by ‘teleporting tunnels.’
There’s no escaping it: whether you’re the Queen or the organizers of the 2016 Olympics in Rio, put a ‘green screen’ in front of the Internet and the Internet will have some chroma key fun at your expense.
Oops. The upcoming Hollywood blockbuster “Arrival” starring Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner is getting some unwanted attention this week. Nobody is talking about the plot or the CGI or the actors, instead they’re talking about the big fat Photoshop fail they made in one of their movie posters.
I’ve learned that I should bring all my passions and talents into the work I do, not just my passion for photography and video. I love art, science, technology, engineering, and building things with my hands.
The Canon 5D Mark IV is about a week away from its expected announcement … cue massive photo and specs leak.
Since 1932, the renowned Swiss watchmaker Omega has served as Official Timekeeper at the Olympic Games 26 times. This year at the Rio Olympics, Omega is once again providing finish line cameras to provide officials and the public with the most precise view of the athletes.
This short Lightroom tutorial will show you how to turn a simple RAW photo of the Milky Way into the kind of bright, vibrant Milky Way shot you’re probably used to seeing online—complete with out-of-this-world colors.
This month, the Consumer & Imaging Products Association (CIPA) released a new standard to help make better sense of the world of image stabilization. Theoretically, the standard will make sure that all manufacturers test and report image stabilization statistics the same way, so you can better compare between lens brands.And although we haven’t heard anything from any other company, Nikon has already hopped aboard and released a list of CIPA-compliant numbers.

I took this flower photo without a camera. It was my first experiment in scanner photography.
In addition to the recently-leaked 5D Mark IV, Canon is also planning to release two updated L lenses next week: the 16-35mm f/2.8L III and the 24-105mm f/4L IS II. Both lenses have now also leaked online.
Nikon made a splash back in September 2011 when it decided to jump into the mirrorless camera industry with its J1 and V1 cameras. Since then, Nikon has expanded and updated the line to consist of the AW1, V3, J5, and S2. But now there are murmurings that Nikon has ended the development of its 1 Series line of mirrorless cameras.
To hear photographer Nathan Wirth tell it, the wonder of old movies, TV shows, and comic books was that they were so obviously unrealistic. These old fantasies sparked the creative fire inside Wirth, and it’s in homage to these memories that he created the photo series Imaginations.
This series of images was made using bio-luminescent shrimp as the blue light source. It was photographed in Okayama, Japan, which is home to these rare and beautiful creatures. Check out the gallery below and read on to find out how they were taken.
Photographer Karl Taylor made this 7-minute walkthrough video after people asked about his lighting setup for a commercial studio portrait he shot and posted to Facebook.
Dear photography community, I am writing this blog post to warn you from an experience I had in getting my camera stolen from a car, and then finding that my insurance refused to cover it.
“The Light Collector” is a new 3.5-minute short film about Dilish Parekh, the man who holds the Guinness World Record for “Largest Collection of Cameras” by amassing a collection of about 4,500 cameras.
The folks at National Geographic just did a solid favor for all the adventurous outdoor photographers out there. They put every US Geological Survey (USGS) topographical map from across the United States on one easy-to-navigate site and made them easy to print out at home.
Famous photographers throughout history have produced some incredible images that have stood the test of time, but it’s not only their photographs that are inspirational.Their acute insights into the creative process have guided generations of photographers and shaped the way even today’s best photographers think about their subjects and scenes.

If you’re stuck for inspiration, or even motivation, we’ve put together 50 quotes from the most inspirational and talented photographers the world has seen to help you get your mojo back.

I recently shot a wedding with a buddy of mine where there were other hired professionals doing what they do: videographer, musicians, coordinators… you get the idea. My friend and I do our best to stay out of each other’s shots, but just in case it’s unavoidable we both wear formalwear so we can easily blend in as guests.
Ever since the middle of high school, I’ve been immensely interested in “the process.” You know, that middle bit between point A and point B that nobody but the artist ever sees. I’ve always loved peeking behind the scenes to see where something started and what kind of work and thought went into creating the finished product.

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August 19, 2016 at 06:07AM

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