Welcome to Notable Storytellers, where we bring you the work of photographers, videographers, and other visual artists we think you should be following. This column replaces the “Photo Finds” column on the BorrowLenses.com blog.
Stu Maschwitz is, to use his own words, “a filmmaker, photographer, and writer, with a passion for kinetic storytelling.” To that, I’ll add that Stu is a prolific director and geek whose blog should be required reading for all video afficionados. read more…
I came across the video below on David Hobby’s site (which happens to be one of the first things I check every morning). In it, photographer Nadav Kander talks about his approach to photography, how he deals with his subjects, and more.
Now, I love gear. I pretty-much eat, sleep, and breathe photography gear. I write about it, I advise our customers and staff about it, I test it, use it, abuse it, and love it. I am, in every sense of the word, a gearhead.
Creativity, however, isn’t a function of gear. It is, rather, related directly to your imagination and your eye, and those are fed by seeing the work of other photographers, talking to them, and learning from them. read more…
These days, it looks like every major camera manufacturer is coming out with a new addition to the MILC (Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera) class of bodies and lenses. The latest, of course, is Canon, with its EOS-M camera. These units, typically smaller than your average DSLRs, have been getting better and better, packing some serious punch into a very small form factor.
Thing is, in all the hype behind cameras like the EOS-M and Fuji’s X100 and X-Pro1 bodies, people forget that MILCs have been around before companies like Sony, Fuji, and Olympus made them popular. Way back in 2006, a good three years before Olympus came out with its retro-styled Micro-Four-Thirds-based camera, Leica introduced its first digital rangefinder, the M8. read more…
Welcome to Cool Stuff, a weekly feature where we post our favorite links from the past week, including our favorite articles and how-tos, videos, images and more.
- Months after many people said they should have, Canon has finally entered the compact mirrorless camera market with the EOS M. Our friends over at PetaPixel have a great roundup of the features, pricing and availability of this new camera.
- We posted this over the weekend, but come on, no Cool Stuff roundup would be complete without this. So, here for your viewing pleasure is the inimitable Zack Arias on DigitalRev’s “Pro Photographer, Cheap Camera” segment.
- We’re addicted to David Hobby’s “Strobist” blog, and today, he posted about a different addiction altogether. Here’s his piece on photographer Mathieu Young photographing an illegal cannabis farm.
- Nature photographers, listen up! The awesome folks at PhotoShelter have a guide out now on how to sell your nature photography. Of course, as with many of their other guides, this one’s free too.
- Last week, we talked about videographer Philip Bloom. This week, we talk about his assistant Preston Kanak, who just put together the first part of a series of tutorials on how to shoot RAW time-lapse. The idea behind it is pretty simple – if you like what you see, pay it forward.
- This video came to us by way of Vincent Laforet’s excellent blog. It takes you through the ages of title designs for films, starting in the early 1900s, to today.
- And finally, for those who’ve been looking forward to playing with Canon’s flagship 1Dx, here’s a great series of tutorials that you can play right on the 1Dx’s screen, by way of United by Photography.
That’s it for this week’s Cool Stuff! As always, questions and feedback are welcome in the comments below.
Google’s Marissa Mayer was recently hired on to helm Yahoo! as their CEO, and photographers who care immensely about Yahoo!’s beleaguered Flickr photo service decided to send her a message.
The folks at Yahoo! responded with a kind of “Help us help you” message, and posted the following:
Though it isn’t exactly what some folks would have liked, it is nice to see that Yahoo has their ear to the ground and is actually listening to what their users and critics have to say.
In recent times, they’ve been facing competition from multiple quarters. Google+, 500px, and even Facebook have improved their photo sharing features. One wonders if the wonderful community that exists on Flickr will eventually fall by the wayside. As fans of the service (and longtime users), we hope Marissa Mayer does, in fact, make Flick awesome again.
Just a quick “You gotta see this” post for you today. The folks at DigitalRev.com had Zack Arias on their show last week. Zack, who is visiting Hong Kong for a workshop with Joe McNally, appeared on the show that he calls the Top Gear of photography.
DigitalRev does a segment called “Pro Photographer, Cheap Camera,” which last featured Chase Jarvis. Now, Zack makes an appearance, shooting with a Kodak C142. The result? Sheer awesomeness.