This Photographer Used a McDonald’s Big Mac Box to Light Portraits

French photographer Philippe Echaroux recently decided to challenge himself in the area of shooting portraits of strangers. Instead of using high-end camera equipment, he decided to use an iPhone and light his subjects using a McDonald’s Big Mac box. “I like to challenge myself,” Echaroux tells PetaPixel. His lighting rig consisted of a flashlight, a drinking straw,…

How to Shoot Magical Portraits in the Pouring Rain

When it starts pouring outside, most photographers may run for cover and hide from the rain. For photographer Ilko Allexandroff, heavy rain becomes an opportunity to shoot stunning backlit portraits of subjects. Here’s a 20-minute video in which Allexandroff discusses his methods, helpful tips, and 6 types of lighting setups he uses. Here are the 6…

Nikon D850 Announced: First 45.7MP BSI Sensor, 4K Video, $3,300

Nikon has just officially announced the new Nikon D850, a powerful new full-frame DSLR that takes Nikon’s high-end camera lineup to lofty new heights. Inside the camera is the first back-side illuminated (BSI) full-frame CMOS sensor in a Nikon DSLR, supported by Nikon’s EXPEED 5 image processing engine. It offers a whopping 45.7 megapixels of…

4 Lighting Hacks for Fashion Shoots

Here are 4 great tips for fashion photographers and videographers looking to light effective portraits. In this 3-minute video by Aputure, cameraman Kazu Okuda shares his expertise on how to work well with studio lighting. Hack 1: Frontal Key Light First For fashion, you’re selling the product and the person. So leave the side lighting and backlighting to…

Portraits of the Overlooked Black Dogs at Animal Shelters

Black dogs are commonly overlooked at animal shelters. They’re the last to be adopted and the most likely to be euthanized. Photographer Shaina Fishman has taken it upon herself to shine light on this problem and raise awareness, hope, and love for these dogs. “Black dogs are just as loving and just as playful but shelter staff…

Vintage Cameras Recreated by a Paper Artist

Korean artist Lee Ji-hee has recreated a selection of vintage cameras out of bright, colorful paper in some seriously advanced paper work. The paper versions are much funkier and bright than their original counterparts, giving the Seoul, South Korea-based artist’s work a unique style. There are plenty of cameras to see, too. He’s recreated many, from the 1952 Leica…

Best Camera App For iPhone: Compare The 5 Best Camera Apps

  Are you Are you looking for the best camera app for iPhone? While the native iPhone camera app has some great features, sometimes you need a more powerful camera. But with so many camera apps available, it can be difficult to know which one to use. This comparison of the five best iPhone camera apps…

3 Tips for How to Pose Men Who Don’t Know How to Model

In this typically short and sweet 1.5-minute video from Mango Street, the photography duo run through some techniques for posing a male subject. These tips are especially helpful when posing someone who is not a model and has little experience in front of a camera. Source: 3 Tips for How to Pose Men Who Don’t Know…

Edelkrone’s SurfaceONE is the ‘World’s Smartest 2-Axis Motion Control’ Kit

Edelkrone has just announced the SurfaceONE, a motion control system that can easily capture straight, curved and targeted, and panning shots with precise laser control. Edelkrone is calling it the “world’s smartest 2-axis motion control system.” Source: Edelkrone’s SurfaceONE is the ‘World’s Smartest 2-Axis Motion Control’ Kit

The Winning Photos of Nat Geo’s Travel Photographer of the Year 2017

National Geographic has announced the winners of its prestigious Travel Photographer of the Year photo contest for 2017. The grand prize winner is Mexican photographer Sergio Tapiro Velasco, who shot this incredible photo titled “The Power of Nature,” which shows lightning striking an erupting volcano. The photo was captured on December 13th, 2015, outside Colima, Mexico, at…