Don’t do this…
Don’t do this…
How many of you are asked regularly what camera you use? Because just anyone can buy a Canon 5D Mark IV from B&H Photo and shoot “professional” photos, right?
The guys from Mango Street Lab made the above video to prove the point. They brought their friend Justin, who’s not a pro photographer, in to use their Canon 5D Mark IV and Canon L lens to shoot a model in a studio setting. They shot the same model in the same space with a Canon Rebel T3i and a 18-55mm kit lens and the $200 40mm f/2.8 lens.
Justin did good but, as we saw, the basics in composition and perspective left a lot to be desired when you view his images next to the pro photographers’ shots. The pro shooters also did Justin a huge favor by providing him with great lighting, which is already setting up anyone with a “good” shot. I think if they put him outdoors in a more challenging lighting situation, we’d see even a bigger difference.
The point of the video is well taken though. Focus on your craft and then you will know what you really “need” to buy next.
This week’s new t-shirt is something for the video shooters. It features a retro 8mm camera simple design with #filmmaker as the only text. This is a premium fabric, which I recommend ordering a size larger than you normally would. You can find the #Filmmaker t-shirt here on Amazon.com.
For the photographers, we still have the 70-200mm f/2.8 Technical Drawing t-shirt, which is proving to be a hit. Also, the “I’m just here to take pictures” shirt is my personal favorite and is a pretty popular choice. Again, I like the dark heather gray color for both the look and feel.
I know people outside the US want to buy these shirts and I promise that option is coming. I really appreciate everyone’s interest and especially those of you who have reached out to me directly. I’m sorry I don’t have an option for you yet, but I’m working on that. Stay tuned.
This week’s new photography t-shirt showcases an optical formula for a 70-200mm f/2.8 lens. The shirt is shown above in “heather gray,” which is my new favorite color for t-shirts.
As you can see in the Instagram photo below, I picked up the “I’m Just Here to Take Pictures” shirt in heather gray. The fabric blend for this color is just about perfect for my tastes. I like a soft, thin t-shirt and this style balances that flavor perfectly for me. [Read more…]
Check out our new “I’m Just Here to Take Pictures” t-shirt. It features rangefinder camera design and is 100% cotton.
This fabric will shrink a bit in the wash, so order a size up from what you normally would. You can order the “I’m Just Here to Take Pictures” t-shirt on Amazon.com now. It ships free for Prime members.
Check out our new #photographer t-shirt design that features a simple rangefinder camera icon.
This is the same premium fabric that is found in the previously released When Life Gets Blurry, Adjust Your Focus T-Shirt. It is softer and thinner than the standard tee we started with. It’s also a little more breathable, which is better for the summer months ahead.
The premium t-shirts run a little small, so I suggest ordering one-size up. I’m usually somewhere between a large and an extra-large depending on how many tacos I eat. So, I order an extra-large version of all the premium tees and those fit about right for me.
You can order the #photographer Retro Camera T-Shirt on Amazon.com now. If the dark neutral colors aren’t for you, there is also a more colorful #photographer option here.
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(International readers: I’m working on some options for you guys to order these too. I’ve heard the emails and I really appreciate your interest. I have not forgotten you and I value your time visiting Photography Bay. Stay tuned for news on how to order these outside the US.)
We’ve got a new premium version of the “When life gets blurry, adjust your focus” design that we launched last fall. Some people didn’t like the way the original shirt felt (some loved it though) but the new premium version is a thinner, softer fabric and offers a fitted design with a longer torso.
This guide is set up in categories that describe the general type of cameras and accessories – be it a price range or general features. You can scan the headings until you find the right category for you and your special photographer. We’ve got 3-5 top picks for each category.
But first let’s get started with some fun and affordable stocking stuffers… [Read more…]
We’ve got a new shirt available for you photography buffs. The text in the design reads: When Life Gets Blurry, Adjust Your Focus. I’m really happy with the design and colors my friend Alicia put together for this shirt.
There are also ladies and youth versions, which my wife demanded I make available. Check out the ladies cut below. [Read more…]
The following post is from Constantin Opris, Dreamstime Professional Photographer, who shares some great tips and apps for improving your mobile photography.
As smartphone cameras become better and faster, there’s a growing interest in mobile photography. The considerable advantage for mobile photographers comes in the form of integrated applications that allow them to setup, take and alter shots in completely new ways. [Read more…]