Negative space may tend to suggest something that is not good. But negative space in photography is also often referred to as white space or minimalism photography. There’s nothing bad about it. It’s truly a unique technique to try out in your photography practice.
Learn how to avoid disorienting cuts with the 30-degree rule.
We all know the 180-degree rule. It’s a technique filmmakers use to make sure that the talent is always looking in the right direction on-screen by never letting your camera cross the centerline of the action.
The lesser-known (yet often-used) 30-degree rule basically its cousin, and when used in congruence with the 180-degree rule, can seamlessly cover a scene and make editing a whole lot easier.
For those of us who use gimbals, we know how heavy our setups can get over time. Having a lighter setup can make things easier when on the go, and DJI is here with yet another solution.
During a live presentation in New York City, Sony revealed its latest full-frame mirrorless camera, breaking new ground in this ever-more crowded market with the Sony a7R IV: the world’s first 61MP full-frame camera, with a burst speed of up to 10fps, and a reported 15 stops of dynamic range.
It frustrates me to see so many fake wildlife photographs of amphibians and reptiles on social media. That’s because those staged photos of captive animals in unnatural positions and situations go viral on a regular basis, and this “success” can inspire other people to follow them in their footsteps.
The process of staging the amphibians and reptiles often involves animal cruelty. I have dedicated many social media posts to this subject, but after all the negativity, I wanted to turn this into something positive. I wanted to share how it should be done in an ethical way. This inspired me to put together the below guidelines on how to photograph amphibians and reptiles in the wild.
How to find amphibians and reptiles is not part of this post. The focus is on ethics and photography.
Overshadowed slightly by the release of the pocket-sized Sigma fp full-frame mirrorless camera, Sigma also announced three lenses we knew were coming. The full-frame Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8, 35mm f/1.2, and 45mm f/2.8 DG DN lenses designed for the L-mount and Sony E-mount.
Shooting in a studio has its advantages. But although being warm, dry and convenient are greatly appreciated, shooting between the same four walls can get a little boring if you’re constantly using them as backgrounds for your shots.
Sure, you could get some colored paper setup, you could even buy a fancy canvas sheet with paint splashes on it, and for the really adventurous, you could even use some colored lights behind your subject. But what happens when you’re finally bored of all that? Time to get a little more creative with your studio backgrounds.
In addition to debuting three lenses, Sigma revealed something nobody saw coming: the L-mount Sigma fp, “the world’s smallest and lightest ‘pocketable full-frame’ camera.”