VAST is a Collective of Photographers Who Shoot Gigapixel Fine Art Photos

VAST is a collective of photographers producing “exceptionally high-resolution fine art photos” that boast thousands of megapixels in resolution. The breathtaking images are created with meticulous attention to detail — photographers capturing a huge number of images to create each final scene. A panorama that might take just 3 frames to capture on your phone would…

This Lightning Photo is 5.45 Gigapixels

Gigapixel photos and lightning photos are generally created two different ways. One requires a mosaic of photos stitched together, and the other is usually a wide-angle view that’s exposed at the moment of a lightning strike. That’s what makes photographer Dan Piech’s image “The Hand of Zeus” so amazing: it’s a 5.449-gigapixel photo of a lightning…

Nikon D850 Photos Leaked: There’s a Tilt Screen and Illuminated Buttons

The first photos of the upcoming Nikon D850 have leaked onto the Internet. This sneak peek comes one day after Nikon confirmed and teased the new full-frame DSLR, which the 100-year-old camera company promises will “exceed expectations.” After the announcement yesterday, Nikon showed a partial look at the new camera through a “Coming Soon” teaser distributed as part of marketing…

Happy 100th Birthday, Nikon!

Nikon turned 100 years old today. It’s a huge milestone for a company that was born back on July 25th, 1917, as an optics company based in Tokyo, Japan. One century later, the company has become one of the world’s dominant and beloved brands in photography. Here’s what Nikon president Kazuo Ushida had to say today: Today,…

How to Clean Your Camera Sensor

When was the last time you cleaned your sensor? Even with weather-sealed equipment, dust particles can eventually make their way inside your camera. Peter McKinnon runs through how to clean the sensor and lenses in this 13-minute video. The tools McKinnon uses are: VisibleDust Camera Sensor Loupe VisibleDust Sensor Swabs (make sure your sensor size matches) VisibleDust Sensor…

Five Food Photography Tips from Cooking Without Limits | Discover

  Food photography tips from Gabriela Lupu at Cooking Without Limits. Gabriela Lupu, a Romanian photographer living and working in Paris, France, is the food blogger behind Cooking Without Limits and shares practical advice on the art and business of food photography. Here are five tips from Gabriela on taking photos of your dishes. Source: Five Food…

Shooting a Dramatic Portrait Using a Beauty Dish

  This 12-minute tutorial from photographer Joel Grimes demonstrates two methods for creating dramatic portraits using a minimal amount of gear. Both techniques use a beauty dish; the first with a single light source and the second with the addition of 2 edge lights. Grimes shoots these portraits at 24mm, which accentuates his subject’s upper-body bulk and…

7 Ways to Add Protein to Your Day | Breaking Muscle

We all have similar, but realistic, stories to tell when it comes to getting in the proper nutrition, especially when it comes to protein. We are too busy, have too little time, and have too much to do to stop and prepare meals. Instead we tend to rely on convenience foods, fast foods, and so-called short…

20 Creative DIY Project Ideas | Bored Panda

We all have many old and unused items lying around in our homes or garages waiting to be thrown away. I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but there’s a great feeling of liberation that comes after shedding old stuff. However, before you start cleaning your home, we want to show you 20 incredibly creative Do…

The Abandoned Building in This Photo is a Handmade Miniature

Photographer Felix Hernandez shot this somewhat surreal photo of an abandoned seaside inn, titled “No One Cares.” No, he didn’t come across this building in real life: he made it as a miniature model and shot it on a tabletop. Hernandez built himself a building structure using styrofoam that he carefully cut, assembled, textured, and painted. Source:…

The Top 10 Things I Wish I Had Known as a Beginner Photographer

Oh the road to becoming the best photographer you can be, you come across loads of useful information… and some not-so-useful information. Sometimes, it’s hard to separate what you need to retain and what you don’t. This 22-minute video is a list of things that I should have paid more attention to when I was…

What It Takes to Photograph Nepalese Honey Hunters for Nat Geo

National Geographic‘s Renan Ozturk is an adventure photographer and filmmaker who will stop at nothing to get the perfect shot. Really. This 9-minute behind-the-scenes video looks at how he shot The Last Honey Hunter, a film documenting the painstaking process of harvesting hallucinogenic honey from cliff faces in Nepal. Despite wearing American-made bee suits, the team still suffered from…