Cocktails And Cameras: Sony RX0 Hands-On Review In Hollywood

While the tiny box form factor looks like an action cam, the RX0 is much more capable. Intended for 4K multicam immersive experiences, it delivers excellent still images, too
video cameras
Hang 5 on a Hollywood set. Sony RX0 Hands-On Review Flatland BMX is about spinning brakeless tricks and insanely difficult, but also fits into an indoor space quite nicely. You get exciting things to photograph in a small space. In the ’80s, the performances would take up an entire basketball court or a couple courts’ worth of space to entertain... Read more

Photographer Profile: Stephen Allen Schultz

V.I.Photographer Stephen Allen Schultz
Stephen Allen Schultz
“Aura.” Location: Florida Studio. Equipment/Exposure Settings: Canon EOS 5D, ƒ/14 at 1/125 sec., ISO 250 Photographer: Stephen Allen Schultz Studio Name: Earth Bound Part-Time Professional Photographer Photographic Specialties: Landscape Wildlife Portraiture Fashion Commercial / Product Biography Started shooting at a young age of 13 back... Read more

Leica TL2: Buy It For The Experience

You’re buying a user experience with this camera, and it’s a precise German one
Leica cameras
I’ll put the review this way, if you’ve ever been frustrated by a camera’s settings, the Leica is worth the price of admission. It’s a pleasure to use, and that’s the point. You’re buying a user experience, and it’s a precise German one. Where it seems many cameras are released by manufacturers to fill slots in prices and specs, the TL2... Read more

“Lanikai Sunrise” by Frank Silva

“Lanikai Sunrise” is featured in Exit in the Summer 2017 issue of Digital Photo
Exit
“Lanikai Sunrise” was featured in Exit in the Summer 2017 issue of Digital Photo. “The photo was taken on Lanikai Beach on Oahu in February 2016,” writes photographer Frank Silva. “The two islands in the distance are known as Na Mokulua (“the two islands,” in Hawaiian), also commonly called The Mokes. Lanikai is one of the most beautiful... Read more

Self-Assigned Challenge: Finding Angles

I was looking at the photos from the editor, and it made me think about finding angles
focal points
Photo by David Schloss Scrolling through a gallery of images taken by my editor from a recent trip abroad, I noticed a couple of interesting photos. I don’t mean “cover of a magazine” interesting or maybe even Instagrammable, but for where the focal point was in a very difficult scene. In this instance, the scene was Kendo practice in a setting... Read more

Shooting The Outdoors Doesn’t Have To Cost You A Fortune

Consider the advantages of purchasing second-hand gear through reputable dealers
second-hand photo gear
Building a kit for nature photography can be very expensive, with the costs of high-end DSLRs, telephoto lenses, durable and weatherproof accessories all adding up. Don’t let this put you off though — there are ways to minimize the cost of expanding and upgrading your setup. Forget New, Go ‘Like New’ Buying new may seem appealing, but it isn’t... Read more

Sony: Lessons On Business And Passion Learned In Japan

On a first-ever trip to Sony’s Japanese image sensor factory and headquarters, much was revealed about Sony’s photographic business
Sony
Digital Photo Pro, Digital Photo’s sister publication, was among a select group of U.S. media invited by Sony to make a trip to Japan to visit the company’s Kumamoto sensor factory and its Tokyo-based global headquarters. At the meetings at the locations, Sony revealed quite a bit about its recent sales successes, as well as some of the missteps... Read more

Underwhelming Solar Eclipse Photos

A self-assigned challenge to leave the camera home and enjoy the moment
solar eclipse photos
As I wrote in my weekly Digital Photo blog post, I didn’t try to shoot the Total Solar Eclipse; instead, I was in the moment and enjoyed it immensely. Wired took a similar approach, leaving the solar photography to the astrological pros and NASA. The Guardian asked their readers to share their underwhelming photos, too. Eclipse photography is tricky,... Read more

Doug Menuez Hosts Leica Akademie Workshop

Running September 8-10 in LA, the acclaimed documentary photographer’s class will be held in conjunction with the Leica Gallery exhibition, “Fearless Genius: The Next Generation”
Doug Menuez
Photo by Doug Menuez Photographer Doug Menuez, who we profiled with his long-term documentary project that focused on early Silicon Valley, including Steve Jobs, who gave Menuez unprecedented access—and who recently contributed to our blog post on finding a camera system that’s right for you, is holding an upcoming workshop in Los Angeles, September... Read more

Great American Eclipse 2017 Photo

One of our contributors is based in the Midwest, where he witnessed 100% totality. Here’s how he captured this image of the eclipse.
Great American Eclipse 2017 photo
Whether you were able to photograph it, watch a live stream of it or catch it in person, the Great American Eclipse was a breathtaking event. The coast-to-coast total solar eclipse began in Oregon at 10:15 a.m. PST, traveling across the country to coastal Charleston, S.C. at 2:49 EST. Contributor Editor William Sawalich, who’s based in St. Louis,... Read more

Eclipse Photography For The Procrastinator

What to do next week when the sun is entirely hidden
eclipse photography
Photo courtesy of NASA In case you missed it, the solar eclipse is on Monday, August 21, 2017, and I don’t even have glasses yet. So I’ll probably wear a pinhole camera box on my head, but I have a nice camera kit from Canon, the EOS 5D Mark IV, and maybe should at least try to get a shot. I’m based in Seattle, and we’re on 92% of the totality... Read more

Paying Tribute To The Masters Of Painting

As photographers, filmmakers and video creators, most everything we try to achieve visually with lighting, a camera and storytelling through composition goes back to the Masters
the Masters of painting
“The Supper at Emmaus” by Caravaggio. The lighting is a wonderful example of chiaroscuro, translated from Italian meaning literally “light-dark,” but for those of us who create images, both filmmakers and photographers, this is a common method we use to create contrast, mood and, most significantly, depth and dimension. I recently visited a... Read more
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