Having been initially announced in February of last year, the Maxima 7 LED light was finally released yesterday. In the time since the Maxima 7 was first announced and now, though, the top lights in that sort of category have been the Aputure 600D Pro and the Nanlite Forza 500. So we thought we’d take
NIKON Z 6 + 20mm f/1.8 @ 20mm, ISO 1600, 20 seconds, f/2.0 When you’re photographing the night sky, it can be a serious challenge to pick the right camera settings. Shutter speed in particular is a difficult one, forcing you to fight between capturing enough light or capturing sharp stars. Two popular rules aim
Nithya Rajapandian is a documentary filmmaker and photographer from Chennai, India. Nithya’s photography portfolio includes both stunning landscapes, and creative and conceptual portraiture. Her work blends themes of beauty, both in people and nature, to draw the connection between humans and the natural world around us. Q: Nithya, do you recall your first experience with
Disposable cameras are all the rage, and the relatively new Snap It wants to make it easier to always have one on hand by mixing the retro-tech with the very modern subscription service business strategy. Snap It is blending a couple of different strategies that other companies have dabbled in recently. Like with Dispo, the
[embedded content] Tomorrow is April Fools’ Day, and with such a bummer of a year leading up to this point (and things are only now just starting to look better in a few places), everyone could use some laughs. To that end, photographer Richard Wakefield shows how you can create eight visual jokes in Photoshop.
Pentax recently provided me with the new Pentax K-3 III and an 11-18mm lens. It is a pre-production model and the firmware is not final yet. This means that quite a few things don’t work yet or don’t work as they should. For this test, it unfortunately means that I can’t provide RAW files and
Choosing nature photography prints to complement your home décor can be one of the most rewarding aspects of decorating, creating a calming atmosphere and making your home interior more inviting and beautiful. It can also be somewhat challenging, and unless you are an interior designer or art curator, searching for art pieces and blending them
The Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-300 can produce cut-sheet panorama prints up to 13×39-inches. Not so long ago, the photographic print was how everyone experienced photography. Before websites, smartphones and apps, shoeboxes with stacks of 4×6-inch photos of the family vacation were a household staple—I still have a few in the garage myself. For the casual photographer
Most of us have gotten rather used to our homes over the past year. And most photographers, including me, have had a harder time finding interesting subjects and inspiration as a result. But one of the best things about macro photography is that you can do it anywhere, including indoors, with a bit of creativity.
Anna Neubauer is an Austrian artist and photographer, currently based in London. Anna’s photography focuses on portraits, featuring diverse models of different backgrounds, ethnicities, and abilities. Anna’s work has been featured in Harper’s Bazaar, Spotify, Adobe, The Today Show, Life Framer, Buzzfeed, and recently was one of five recipients of a 500px Intersectional Diversity Commercial
Taya Iv is an incredibly talented photographer (and a 500px Ambassador) who specializes in self-portraits. Her photos are full of emotion and captivate the viewer with the story and hidden messages in each of her images. So when Taya said she wanted to judge an Emotional Portraits Quest we were very excited and with over
It is currently against Instagram’s policy — and a violation of COPPA rules — for children under the age of 13 to use Instagram, but Facebook is reportedly in the exploratory phase of making a version of the app just for kids. In a report by Buzzfeed, citing an internal company post it obtained, Facebook
[embedded content] Germany has a long history of producing some of the best cameras and lenses ever to appear in the history of photography, but German brand names can be a bit tricky to pronounce. In this 8.5-minute video, photographer Maximilian Heinrich of Analog Insights shares the native German speaker’s pronunciation of some well-known brands.
These days people love photo booths and once you have set it up it works — and pays — for itself. I found various plans and tutorials, but in my opinion, none of them had a good purchase list or a really good manual. So I decided to make my own. What I outline below
According to a new report, Canon has patented 10 new fast prime lenses that run the gamut of focal lengths from 50mm through 130mm and are specifically designed for cameras using a curved sensor. As such, some of the lenses noted are extremely fast. Canon’s new patents cover a set of fast apertures: at least
In what will come as a massive shock to absolutely nobody, Nokishita has managed to get their hands on photos of the upcoming Sigma fp L mirrorless camera ahead of its official announcement expected next week on March 23rd. And in a further act of defiant predictability, they’ve posted them to Twitter. As well as
Masha Raymars is a conceptual and fine art photographer from Lviv, Ukraine. Masha’s portfolio features a great blend of different kinds of portraits, some quiet and intimate, while others are heavily stylized and surreal. Q: Masha, how would you describe the arts and photography community in Ukraine? A: Our photography community grows like mushrooms, with
The Mars Perseverance Rover, which already has sent back some incredible images from the Red Planet, is equipped with 23 cameras designed for a host of tasks. Its main camera array is particularly impressive, able to see details as small as a tip of a pencil close by, and the size of an almond from
[embedded content] Want to get better at posing your subjects when shooting portraits? Here’s a 12-minute video tutorial in which well-known wedding and portrait photographer Jerry Ghionis shares 5 corrective posing tips, explaining how to pose your clients so they always look good. When shooting portraits, your subjects may often have facial features they’re insecure
DJI has announced the FPV, a new type of drone for the company that is made specifically for the first-person, high-speed flight experience found in racing with pointed adjustments to make the experience a step up from the conventional options. The FPV is a racing drone first, but it tackles the main pain-points of racing