Most photographers often avoid creating a website to showcase their portfolio believing it comes with heavy costs. That used to be the case 10 years ago. But, not anymore. Today, you can build a website for less than $100. How? With the help of WordPress, of course. But, what is WordPress, exactly? And why should you use it?
The first 3-axis gimbal I bought was the Nebula 4000 Lite. That thing was like a comfortable teddy bear that I took just about everywhere I went. I had used various different pieces of gear in the past to try and stabilise my footage, but nothing else was so easy to set up and so reliable in giving me great… Continue reading "Nebula 4100 Lite First Look"
You are a photographer right? Why bother? You should be looking past the creative stimulus that follows when you take the photo and ask yourself why you are capturing images. Ask yourself why do you bother with photography? It is a question not many photographers ask themselves. For instance you can most likely explain to someone why you capture photos, but can you… Continue reading "SHUT THE FRONT DOOR! Why bother with photography?"
Many people would like to “do street photography”, but simply don’t know where to start. Valérie Jardin’s new ebook “Street Photography: First steps and beyond” is a great place for those people to start. It’s also a great read for anyone that already practices street photography. There’s so much information in the book there truly is something for everyone. Disclosure… Continue reading "Street Photography: First Steps and Beyond"
General Public: You’re a photographer – that’s cool! What do you photograph? Photographer: I’m a _______ photographer. General Public: Oh…. That’s typically the start of the conversation when a photographer explains that they’re a ‘portrait’ or ‘wedding’ photographer. The conversation quickly goes changes pace when you say that you’re…. Photographer: I’m a wedding photographer. General Public: Oh, wow that’s cool… Continue reading "The Reactions You Get When You Tell People You’re a Photographer"
Holoportation and future technologies are somewhat of a confounding myth of gadgetry if you’re not plugged into ‘The Matrix’ of the modern world. Holoportation is confusing to start with, but when explained in full, ones’ ability to teleport themselves digitally anywhere in the world doesn’t seem so far fetched. You see this technology is so forward thinking – it’s going to be a… Continue reading "Holoportation and the Imaging Future"
Moving to a mirrorless camera system Many people have given thought to moving to mirrorless camera systems. Some have made the move, while others have not. I’ve procrastinated for quite a while, but now the time is right. Why move to mirrorless? There are many reasons for making the move to a mirrorless camera system. Some people might make the… Continue reading "Moving to a Mirrorless Camera System"
Cameras are rapidly changing thanks to new technology, they’re getting faster with much better image quality, and thankfully the prices are dropping significantly in entry level models because of this. Every now and again, I like to write a prediction piece about photography or the imaging industry to paint a picture to where it might be headed. With cameras reaching their ‘peak’… Continue reading "How Artifical Intelligence Will Affect Cameras in Years To Come"
Have you ever had that rant from photographers, the one where they’re complaining about their livelihoods being stolen by people with camera phones or worse, iPads! Here’s my take on it and why I don’t view it as a bad thing at all… We’ve watched as more and more people get their camera phones out at weddings, concerts, events, breakfast, coffee (who would… Continue reading "You There! With Your Mobile Phone Camera!"
I recently purchased a Pentax 645z. There are actually not too many reviews to be found for this somewhat rarefied camera (and those that exist are often for fashion, wedding or commercial work) so I thought I should provide my own thoughts on it from a landscape photography perspective. It won’t be a highly technical review with shots of test… Continue reading "Pentax 645z: The Best Landscape Camera in the World?"