Topaz Adjust just got better. The popular photo adjustment program was upgraded to include more powerful functionality and many new features. Many professional photographers have started using Topaz as a part of their post-processing for stunning yet subtle improvements. The newest version can be found here: Topaz Adjust V5 Some of the new features found in […]
Articles by Richard Schneider Archives - Page 18 of 46 - PictureCorrect460 articles
Beyond Thirds: A Photographer’s Introduction to Creative Composition was released today and is an eBook about taking composition past the so-called rules. It’s a thoughtful, practical book about the way we build our photographs within the constraint of the frame. The author moves past the traditional discussion of thirds by showing how a more holistic approach can turn a conventional rule into a powerful tool. The ebook explores important subjects like the creative use of balance and focal points, insights into how to shape a subject, and using aspect ratio to establish an ideal foundation for making photographs. The diagrams and creative exercises will provide you with the ideas and insights you need to compose more engaging photographs.
This video released in the last few days has been stunning viewers worldwide. This incredible footage is made up of a time-lapse sequence of photographs taken with a special low-light 4K-camera by the astronaut crew of expedition 28 & 29 on-board the International Space Station from August to October, 2011. Image Courtesy of the Image Science & Analysis Laboratory, NASA Johnson Space Center, The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth.
The field of time-lapse photography takes a substantial amount of research and testing to master, especially with variable lighting conditions. Dustin Farrell recently released his second video focusing on amazing landscapes of Arizona and Utah which has collected 2.5 million views in the last month. Every frame of this video is a raw still from a Canon 5D Mark II DSLR and processed with Adobe After Effects. Most of the motion control for this video was done with the Stage Zero Dolly by Dynamic Perception. In addition to the Stage Zero, I also used a three axis motion controlled CamTram. Take a moment and enjoy.
Today we have a video tutorial on how to do levitation photography. Many photographers have mastered and refined this technique producing very compelling images that leave viewers wondering how they were created. As described in the video, these photos are often most amazing when the subject has a delicate and elegant jumping style. The photos […]
As the holiday season approaches, many of you may be looking for gift ideas for your peers or that special photographer in your life. Trends in this industry can shift quickly and sometimes it is difficult to keep up with the latest great products for photography. Hopefully this gift guide will provide some guidance. Also […]
Today, Lytro, Inc. unveiled the first Lytro consumer light field camera, introducing a new way to take and experience pictures. Unlike conventional cameras, the Lytro light field camera captures all the rays of light in a scene, providing new capabilities never before possible, such as the ability to focus a picture after it’s taken. The pocket-sized camera, which offers a powerful 8x optical zoom and f/2 lens in an iconic design, creates interactive ―living pictures that can be endlessly refocused.
Making Light II – Advanced Use of Off-Camera Flash by Piet Van den Eynde was released today and is an in-depth instructional eBook on the topic of advanced flash photography. I definitely recommend this book as I found it to be very well put together with extremely valuable information. Building on the previous book, this […]
As the new leader in Canon’s arsenal of professional DSLRs, the EOS-1D X will be a high-speed multimedia juggernaut replacing both the EOS-1Ds Mark III and EOS-1D Mark IV models in Canon’s lineup. Enhancing the revolutionary image quality of the EOS-1Ds and speed capabilities of the EOS-1D series, the EOS-1D X DSLR features an 18-megapixel full-frame Canon CMOS sensor, Dual DIGIC 5+ Imaging Processors, 14-bit A/D data conversion and capable of shooting an incredible 12 frames-per-second (fps). Canon’s EOS DSLR cameras and accessories have a long-standing legacy of providing high-quality results to professionals in a wide range of markets, including sports, nature, cinematography, wedding and commercial studios. The addition of this new model will help take this tradition to a whole new level.
We just posted a question on the PictureCorrect Facebook Page, we thought it would be interesting to see what glass readers are using most: What Lens Do You Use Primarily? We regularly receive questions about which lenses are best for certain kinds of photography – hopefully this poll will help others in their search for information. Feel free to also respond to this question with information about why you use a certain lens primarily. It is definitely a hard decision to make when considering equipment.