A Time-Lapse Elevator Ride

It's visually stunning, and moving, too. For about four seconds during the ride, the pinstriped facade of the former south tower of the World Trade Center dominates the virtual view.
By William Sawalich
Visitors to the observation deck of the new 1 World Trade Center tower will be in for a treat during their 47-second journey from below ground to the 102nd floor. There's a really neat time-lapse video that will play on three sides of elevators, immersing visitors in 515 years of…

Amazing Aerial Images Of World Landmarks Shot With A Drone

If you're at all interested in aerial photography, or if you simply want to be inspired by some stunning imagery, check it out via the link below. 
By William Sawalich
Here's a collection of absolutely amazing aerial photographs of some of the most iconic places in the world. They were made by Amos Chapple, who spent two years traveling the globe with a drone in order to make these breathtaking pictures. The story at the Demilked art blog implies that…

Control Your DSLR With An iPad

The system will be available in June for $499. Check out this breakdown at Cinema 5D. 
By William Sawalich
Last week was the National Association of Broadcasters convention in Las Vegas. That's when television companies and video equipment makers get together and showcase all their new stuff. And it's where Manfrotto unveiled a new device called the Digital Director. It's the only Apple-certified interface for operating a DSLR, adjusting…

Stop Belittling Beginner Photographers

If we photographers are having a hard time finding work these days, it's nobody else's fault but our own.
By William Sawalich
David DuChemin is a heck of a photographer. He's also, it turns out, a pretty great photographic philosopher. You see, DuChemin recently published a bit of a rant on his blog, and it's one that my peers would do well to read. I am a professional photographer, and I've noticed…

Adobe Releases Lightroom 6

Several new features include HDR Merge and Panorama Merge, Facial Recognition and support for new cameras and lenses
By Wes Pitts
Adobe today released Lightroom 6 and updates to Lightroom CC with multiple new features including HDR Merge, Panorama Merge, Facial Recognition and a Filter Brush. Alongside the desktop software update, Lightroom for mobile devices also received enhancements like support for Android tablets and TIFF support on iOS. Compatibility with several…

The New Tech That Might Make Your Smartphone Camera More Like A DSLR

This could mean some serious improvements in the future of iPhone cameras. Yes, the technology could mean even thinner cameras, but my complaint about my iPhone camera is definitely not that it's too big.
By William Sawalich
For a long time I resisted the idea that a smartphone camera, even a great one, could ever be taken seriously for photography. But I know when to admit I was wrong, and on this one I was wrong. I still prefer my DSLR for "serious" shooting, but dang if…
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