Vincent Laforet Works a Canon A2E and Lensbaby in DigitalRev’s Cheap Camera Challenge

Laforet Canon A2E

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. [Read more...]

Iran’s Epic Photoshop Fail

Iran Photoshop Fail

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? [Read more...]

Laser Cats Meet GoPro

Laser Cats Meet GoPro

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.

Macbook Air as a Mobile Camera?

Macbook Air Mobile Camera

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…

[via PetaPixel]

iPhone 5 Ad Parody: Snarky Jab at Social Food Photos

Check out this iPhone 5 ad parody from Adam Sacks.  In it, a rebranded Canon DSLR takes the place of the upcoming iPhone 5, which will apparently only be used for taking photos of food and sharing those on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

iPhone 5

Siri will even recognize the food your snapping photos of and suggest witty captions to go along with your Facebook and Twitter posts.

[via PetaPixel]