It is all too common for a wide range of emotions to complicate the decision to upgrade the body of a camera. Perhaps there are fond memories associated with the camera, or maybe the familiarity has made it especially simple to use. Unfortunately, it is sometimes necessary to set nostalgia aside in order to recognize... Read more »
The soft box is your definitive source of lighting a model or an object in order to photograph it. Why? Because, a softbox is essentially a way to produce a softer more wrap-around type of lighting than any other source of light. You would argue that the sun is a large exceptionally bright source of... Read more »
Old But Not Obsolete The dawn of digital sensor also brought in the demise of film. In many ways it was the arrival of the ‘next best thing’ that ushered in the slow death of what was once the ‘best thing’ to have happened to photography since Nicéphore Niépce pointed his camera obscura out of... Read more »
This discussion is about the tools of trade that we photographers need to possess in order to make professional images. There are some obvious tools like a camera or a lens or a tripod. Every photographer needs these. But beyond these there are a bunch of other tools as well. This is centered around those... Read more »
Last week, the much awaited Canon 5D Mark IV made its debut. The rumor mills have been abuzz for quite some time about the features of the rumored camera and the stuffs that you could do with them. They have all been put to rest after the official announcement of the camera last week. Most... Read more »
There are probably a hundred reasons why you should invest in a tripod. I am not going to detail each and every one of them. The tripod is, surprisingly, one of the most underrated tools in photography. I have seen even photographers who shoot regularly, skeptical about investing in one. They cite reasons like –... Read more »
We often hear about flash sync speed and how we normally cannot use a flash to sync at extremely fast shutter speeds. A flash is an intensely powerful beam of light that is fired instantaneously. It can go as fast as 1/40000 sec. Shutter speeds on the other hand are also pretty fast, but not... Read more »
Great news for full-frame shooters. Samyang has officially announced the 20mm f/1.8 ED AS UMC lens. Geared for full-frame shooters, the new Samyang 20mm f/1.8 is the latest in a line of prime fast aperture lenses that Samyang has launched this year. The USP is definitely the fast wide aperture. It can be used to... Read more »
There is only one rule in advertising. It is not all right when you imply something in your marketing messages which you know to be incorrect. In other words, it is not OK to lie. This is something that the Chinese electronics giant Huawei learnt the hard way. Huawei is trying to promote its P9 smartphone. The P9 is arguably, one of the most anticipated phones to have been launched recently, because of its dual-camera system which was co-developed with Leica.
Both the cameras are 12 megapixel. However, while one shoots in color the other shoots in monochrome. It is said that this unique system produces a far greater contrast than is possible with traditional single camera systems. Ok. So much for information about the phone and its cameras. What the problem has been is to do wit the marketing messages. In a recent post on their Google+ page Huawei published a photo which they captioned, Read more...
We knew this was going to happen. The mirrorless medium format segment do sound a mouth-watering prospect from both the selling and the customer points of view. It is hard to deny this segment, now that the X1D has garnered so much attention. Things are only going to be competitive from here on. No sooner than the Hasselblad X1D was announced, rumor mills are abuzz with the chime that Fuji is working on a medium format mirrorless design of their own. Read more...