DigitalRev’s Cheap Camera challenge is a hilarious tradition of pro shooters taking some of the cheapest cameras around and being challenged to come up with some great. Previous challenges have included Eric Wong with a pink point and shoot and Zack Arias with crappy Kodak compact and a single speedlight.
In this latest episode, Vincent Laforet (who is best known for taking a prototype 5D Mark II and shooting Reverie and, thereafter ushering in the HDSLR revolution) gets a Canon A2E film camera, a Lensbaby Composer and two rolls of ISO 400 film.
As humorous as the setup is, there are great lessons to learn in this short video. Check it out below. [click to continue…]
Iran recently made the news with the unveiling of its stealth jet, the Qaher-313, which may or may not even be able to fly. After some heavy criticism to that point, however, Iran released a photo of the Qaher-313 in flight high above the country’s own Mount Damavand.
Unfortunately for Iran, the rest of the world still hasn’t bought in to the Qaher-313′s ability to actually fly – since the nice photo of Mount Damavand had the below hanger shot (from the Qaher-313′s unveiling) Photoshopped into it.
The motion blur added to the jet is a nice touch – don’t you think? [click to continue…]
If you’ve ever had a cat, you’ve almost certainly spent an abnormal amount of time with a laser pointer in your hand as the cat chased it in futility. GoPro used some cats and laser pointers to show off its new GoPro HERO3 cameras and their powerful slow motion capabilities in its latest commercial, which you can see below.
The new GoPro HERO3: Black Edition serves as the flagship of the new lineup with up to 1440p at 48fps, 1080p at 60fps and 720p at 120fps, all of which aid in the slow motion prowess of the new camera.
Do you know someone who has all the latest DSLR gear but has no idea how to use it? Check out the above video as it pokes a little fun of those DSLR users.
And, if you find yourself in that boat, check out these three articles on the basics of exposure for a step in the right direction:
- Lens Speed and Aperture
- Shutter Speed
If there’s one thing that I can’t help but snicker at, it’s people using iPads and other tablets to grab snapshots in public. But this shot that shows a concert goer using his Macbook Air to shoot either images or video at a Jay-Z concert is beyond me.
There are of cellphone photographers in the crowd, along with a stable of pro DSLR shooters in front of the gates. I can only presume that the dude with the Macbook Air spent his savings on his computer and not on the latest iPhone…