One of my favorite photographers, Ernst Haas, said we should seek inspiration from anywhere and everywhere. Listening to music, looking at paintings and sculptures, and reading books feeds your imagination more profoundly than just looking at the work of other photographers.
Smartphone cameras are better than ever, but sometimes there’s just no substitute for a full-sized DSLR. Unfortunately, it seems that Huawei thinks so, too. A shot in the company’s latest commercial for its new Nova 3 smartphone has been revealed by a behind-the-scenes photo to be a DSLR, not the smartphone as the ad alleges.
Selfie is a social phenomenon that probably won’t go away anytime soon. Many of us remember the times without the internet and social media with selfies all over them. But were there ever the times without selfies? The BuzzFeed crew decided to research it, and they share their findings in this humorous video.
Eric Paré is best known for his stunning light painting photos and helpful tutorials. In all his photos, he remains invisible even though he stands behind the model and draws shapes with lights. He does it all in-camera, and many people have wondered how he does it.
I took the time to read comments on this site, as well as a few other sites, and found that there are some terms that need some clarification for use in the photo world. Some are quite comical, and some are just plainly mistakenly used in place of another term. So here’s a quick list of words that were commonly misunderstood. If you’ve got any other’s that you know of, feel free to comment, share and help others learn the lingo!
Last month I went to Outside Lands, a 3-day music festival in San Francisco where musical artists from pretty much every genre out there performed on a bunch of different stages around Golden Gate Park. Regardless of what type of music was being played, each stage had one thing in common: Someone (or lots of people) were standing close to the stage with their phones hoisted to take pictures and shoot video, obstructing the view of everyone behind them. As a shorter person, I experienced the vast majority of the shows during the weekend by watching them through someone’s phone screen. Besides being obnoxious, turns out there’s also not much of a point to filming everything.