Day: November 25, 2017

Shooting Kīlauea Volcano, Part 1: How to melt a drone

In October this year, I spent 2 weeks shooting in Hawaii. My first stop was Big Island, where a friend and I shot the lava flows of Puʻu ʻŌʻō—a volcanic cone in the eastern rift zone of Kīlauea, a currently active shield volcano in the Hawaiian Islands, and the most active of the five volcanoes […]

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Check Out These Five Short Movies Shot on Five Different iPhones

In the last few years, filmmakers all over the world have been expressing their creativity by shooting short and feature-length movies using their phones, showing that you should never be afraid to tell a story if you don’t own a $ 50,000 camera. Here are five great ones, shot on five different generations of iPhone, […]

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Depth of Field Myths: The Biggest Misconceptions

Depth of field causes more confusion among photographers — beginners and otherwise — than nearly any other topic out there. Many “common knowledge” tips about depth of field have some flaws, or are at least partially inaccurate. At a personal level, it took me far too long to separate the good suggestions from the bad, and I […]

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Weekly Photography Challenge – Backlighting

Light is the key to photography – without it, we’d be pretty hard pressed to make any images at all. They are also many kinds of light – hard light, soft light, front light, side light, overhead lighting and one that I use often to add more drama to my images – backlighting. Backlighting can […]

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Top 5 Lightroom Preset Deals for Black Friday

Lightroom presets can be your most powerful ally in editing amazing photos quickly. Presets provide a way to save a group of settings and apply them to other photos. Essentially applying the settings of professional photographers to your photos with a single click. Lightroom presets for quick and professional photo editing (click to learn more) […]

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