A male lion peering from the undergrowth at nearby impalas at sunrise. Canon EOS R3, Canon RF600mm F4 L IS USM. Exposure: 1/16000 sec., ƒ/4, ISO 1600. There are few things more painful to a photographer than missing a shot. We’ve all been there. You missed focus, you left your camera set in manual on
“If I did what has already been done, I would be a plagiarist and would consider myself unworthy; so I do something different and people call me a scoundrel. I’d rather be a scoundrel than a plagiarist!” – Paul Gauguin Before heading to a new location, something I have tried to do is *not* look
Needles Overlook above Indian Creek Canyon, Utah. Another example of why you want to wait for a turbulent weather pattern before you head into the field. The summer monsoon season on the Colorado Plateau always presents great opportunities for dynamic compositions, but I certainly couldn’t have imagined my luck when I watched this rainbow appear
In 2005, Dave Roth, an amateur photographer, snapped a picture of Zoë Roth, his four-year-old daughter, during a controlled fire in their neighborhood. In the background, a house was in flames; in the foreground was Zoë, a mischievous smile on her face. Dave entered the photo in a competition, and it won, but it would
An undersea volcano near the Pacific island nation of Tonga has erupted, sending an explosive shockwave by air and a tsunami by sea ripping across the Pacific Ocean. The eruption was captured in satellite images and is one of the most violent ever seen from space. The Hunga Tonga–Hunga Haʻapai volcanic island is located about
I do mainly large format photography, and I often take my own self-portrait by using my pneumatic cable release that has a long cable and air bulb release. However, I have long been thinking about how to make a more modern kind of remote cable release. In this article, I will show how I created
It doesn’t seem that long ago that we tried to revive wet smartphones by sticking them in a bag of rice and hoping for the best. Now, most modern smartphones are “water-resistant.” If water gets into them, they won’t be destroyed, like in years past. Still, we’re not supposed to dunk them in the water.
I recently built this DIY 180 orbit rig from available camera accessories. To make shots like this. You might think why not just use a turntable, well I don’t like the look of only the product spinning while the background is static. While moving the camera around the subject gives a much more dynamic look