So, I just unfollowed Eric Kim from Twitter. Why, you may ask and why is that important? Continue reading
DigitalRev TV used to be the number one YouTube photography channel until Kai Wong left and started his own channel but it seems it’s making a comeback.
The DRTV team went through several changes, a few people came and went, including Lok Cheung who was in charge of filming and editing. The number of views on the DigitalRev channel dropped drastically, as the once beloved hosts were now working on their own endeavors. One of the most popular series on the DigitalRev channel was “Pro Photographer Cheap Camera Challenge” were a well know professional photographer was give the challenge of shooting a theme with only a very old, very cheap camera, usually a toy with very bad resolution and auto settings. The point was to show the audience that the camera is only a tool and that was really matters is the photographer. It’s fun to see a seasoned pro shoot with a very bad camera but what was really inspiring was that every time the pro photog created great photos no matter the limitations that the extremely cheap camera imposed. I thought that after Kai and Lok left, the DigitalRev TV YouTube channel would slowly decrease in audience and eventually die off. I didn’t want that to happen but it was a logical possibility. Fun fact: did you know that “Cheap Camera Challenge” is a registered trademark of DigitalRev. In addition, the format of Cheap Camera Challenge is protected by international copyright laws. Written permission must be obtained for using name or format that is same or similar to Cheap Camera Challenge.
DigitalRev TV (DRTV) is Not Dead, it seems to be Making a Comeback
So today, for old times sake I thought I would check if there was any new content on DRTV. I didn’t have much hope but I was curious, I was hoping for something good and I was rooting for them to succeed. I saw that was a new episode of the “Pro Photographer Cheap Camera Challenge”I think this episode was as good if not just a little bit better than the past episodes. The professional photographer in this episode is Feng Yu. She shoots for Esquire, Cosmopolitan and Marie Claire, she’s well know in China and you can find her on Instagram here. Feng Yu takes the portrait of a Zen Master Nun, the head of China’s only Zen Buddhist nunnery, a famous bicycle repair man who now owns a pet shop and Beijing’s drag queens. She never complains about the camera and its limitations, has a positive, constructive attitude, a great way of interacting with her subjects and is completely immersed in her work once she starts taking photos. A great photographer and a very nice person. The pictures speak for them selves. The episode was great, it shows a fresh prospective on photography by having a pro take photos with a very cheap camera I have to congratulate the DRTV team on this great comeback great job! Keep up the great work guys, I for one hope to see more videos shot on the streets oh Hong Kong, I think that’s part of what made DRTV so successful in past. If you’re an old time fan of DRTV or even if you’re new to the concept and show I encourage you to check them out they seem to be making a comeback.
What does SMC Pentax even mean?
The SMC stands for Super Multi Coating which is basically a chemical coating which scientists developed to combat the undesirable effects of light refraction effects. This means that you’ll get considerably less ghosting and flaring if you point this lens directly at the sun. Continue reading
I love photography, I really do. I’d like to test vintage lenses with mirrorless cameras, I’d like to photograph sunrises and sunsets in breathtaking locations, I’d like to shoot film with different cameras and lenses and see the aesthetics of different kinds of film. Continue reading
When the weather is too bad to go out and take photos, like today is for me, it’s a great opportunity for taking some time to learn from other photographers and their experiences, their images and their tips.
In this 58 minute video photographer Steve Simon discusses the tools and thought processes needed to capture unique street imagery. What I enjoyed in this presentation is the fact that Steve not only talks about his pictures or portfolio but also shows quite of few other famous pictures of other famous street photographers.
New episode on street photography with photographer Daniel Norton from Adorama. Remember how we said in our street photography last post that “Daniel is using a Canon EOS 5Ds DSLR Camera with a Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM Lens and this combination is extremely expensive but don’t get discouraged”?
Well, someone decided to come back down to Earth and so now Daniel is also using a Canon T5i (700D) with a kit lens 18-55mm, a much more cheaper alternative, going for about $500 used. The difference in image quality is quite obvious as it can be observed from the video splash screen: left T5i vs 5DS on the right.
The beauty of street photography though has to be capturing the moment and you can do that with any camera, you will just have to be ready and willing.
You can check out the previous episode on street photography tips and tricks here.
Which camera do you use for street photography? Leave us a comment below.
Whether you love portrait photography, travel photography or street photography, these tips will help you improve your photos. Photographer Bryan Peterson is on location in Chandni Chowk, one of the oldest and busiest markets in Old Delhi, India and has few tips to improve your photos.
- Find the obvious photo
- Don’t let complacency set in, look beyond the obvious
- Have the subject’s trust
- Explore more angles
- Try vertical and horizontal
Street photography is the new black now as in everybody is doing it. Whether it’s finding new and cool stuff and sharing it with your friends on Instagram or you’re interested in capturing people and their daily interaction street photography offers a variety of subjects and challenges.
So here’s some tips from New York photographer Daniel Norton. You’ll find out about camera settings and how to use light to your advantage. I especially enjoyed the one where you use scaffolding to keep your subject in the shade and use the pavement as a reflector, I didn’t know it.
Daniel is using a Canon EOS 5Ds DSLR Camera with a Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM Lens and this combination is extremely expensive but don’t get discouraged, you can use any camera for street photography starting with your phone, point and shoot and all the way up to the most expensive DSLR or mirrorless gear out there. Film is also a great and cheap alternative and very cool to use nowadays.