In-Camera Double Exposures

Have you seen all of the beautiful multiple exposures out there?
By William Sawalich
Have you seen all of the beautiful multiple exposures out there? It seems like this old-school film technique has experienced quite a resurgence of late—likely in large part thanks to its inclusion as a feature on some new DSLRs. My only complaint about the technique is that it seems to…

Build A Backyard Bird Studio

Many of us might bring out the camera to photograph a beautiful bird we find in our back yard, but only David Hobby would turn such a birding discovery into a two-day location strobe lighting adventure.
By William Sawalich
Many of us might bring out the camera to photograph a beautiful bird we find in our back yard, but only David Hobby would turn such a birding discovery into a two-day location strobe lighting adventure. In a recent post, the man behind The Strobist explained how he turned his…

How To Make A Cinemagraph

Do you know about cinemagraphs? They're sort of like a combination of a still photo and an animated gif, but only part of the image is animated. So, for instance, in this example from designer Chris Spooner's blog, only the model's hair and dress are moving—blowing gently in the wind. It's this subtly that gives cinemagraphs their power. If you're interested in learning how to make these unique web-based images, Spooner's blog post is built around a great breakdown of how to create the complex looking effect in a fairly simple way that requires no special software beyond that good ol' standby, Photoshop.

http://blog.spoongraphics.co.uk/tutorials/how-to-make-a-cool-cinemagraph-image-in-photoshop
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Do you know about cinemagraphs? They're sort of like a combination of a still photo and an animated gif, but only part of the image is animated. So, for instance, in this example from designer Chris Spooner's blog, only the model's hair and dress are moving—blowing gently in the wind.…

A Visual Compendium Of Cameras

This I love. Are you a camera buff? Of course you are; we all are, in one way or another, right? Well, the talented artists and designers at the Pop Chart Lab have created a poster called A Visual Compendium of Cameras, and it beautifully illustrates the evolution of the camera from the 19th to the 21st century—so far—and includes favorite cameras we love, as well as I'm sure some cameras we've loved to hate. It's a must for your darkroom wall, or, I guess, maybe you could hang it over your computer workstation. A fun work of art for us gearheads.

http://popchartlab.com/products/a-visual-compendium-of-cameras
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This I love. Are you a camera buff? Of course you are; we all are, in one way or another, right? Well, the talented artists and designers at the Pop Chart Lab have created a poster called A Visual Compendium of Cameras, and it beautifully illustrates the evolution of the…

Beverage Photo Tutorial

This link is something I'm definitely going to send to the students in my studio product photography class. Patric Bergkvist demonstrates that you don't need a fancy studio or expensive equipment to make a very nicely crafted product shot—even with a tricky subject like a transparent glass full of translucent liquor. A little bit of compositing combined with a lot of basic photographic ingenuity—and a straight up understanding of how to make shiny and clear subjects look their best—results in an excellent product shot in a home studio that anyone can emulate. I'm especially a fan of using black paper to turn traditional softboxes into dramatic strip lights. What a brilliant fix! Check it out at the Photigy blog.

http://www.photigy.com/shooting-glass-of-whiskey-with-ice-studio-tabletop-photography-step-by-step-tutorial/
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This link is something I'm definitely going to send to the students in my studio product photography class. Patric Bergkvist demonstrates that you don't need a fancy studio or expensive equipment to make a very nicely crafted product shot—even with a tricky subject like a transparent glass full of translucent…

Amazingly Affordable 4x5 Camera

When was the last time you bought a camera for less than $100? When was the last time you bought a film camera—much less a 4x5 large format film camera—for less than the cost of the film? Now you can do both of those things by pitching in to the Kickstarter campaign of the fellows behind the Travelwide 4x5 camera. This lightweight point and shoot uses standard 4x5 film and film backs, and with the addition of your own 65 or 90mm LF lenses, you've got a fully functional travel point and shoot camera that utilizes large format film. And while $99 is the earlybird price, it's only good for the next couple of days (the last in this already super successful Kickstarter campaign). After that, you'll have to wait until the camera goes into production, at a price yet to be determined.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/wanderlust/travelwide-45-camera
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When was the last time you bought a camera for less than $100? When was the last time you bought a film camera—much less a 4x5 large format film camera—for less than the cost of the film? Now you can do both of those things by pitching in to the…
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