There are all sorts of tools out there for making cinemagraphs and “plotagraphs” by animating certain parts of your still photos, but you don’t need any of them. This short tutorial shows you how to create these animations using Adobe Photoshop.
Need a chuckle? Alex over at I did a thing made this 4.5-minute tongue-in-cheek video showing 5 creative camera tricks you can use… if you’re a cheapskate.
“Can’t afford to buy expensive camera gear or you would prefer to spend it on beverages?” Alex says. “Don’t worry, I have your back! And your legs, feet and head.”
YouTube star Ryan Higa is a self-admitted horrible dancer, so recently he came up with a solution to fix that: to dance without moving through stop-motion photos. The 5-minute video above is the incredible dance video that resulted.
Higa spent 6 days standing still and posing in mid-dance positions with the help of a crew (who served as dance coaches and animators) dressed entirely in black.
If I were shooting portraits on a desert island and could only take one lens with me, it would be hard to leave my 70-200mm behind. After picking up a Canon 16-35mm for a trip to Scotland, though, I’ve found myself using it more and more often when I have people in front of my lens.
So, why pick one over the other? Composition with a wide angle is certainly more limiting due to the distortion it creates, but it also opens up a new way of looking at someone. A wide lens can get you out of trouble, set the tone of an image, and shake up your perspective.… Read More
This is awesome: Perfect_Tz flew a DJI Phantom 4 Pro camera drone through fireworks in Yunnan, China, reversed some of the footage, and set it to music. What resulted is this mesmerizing 3-minute short film titled, “Fireworks From Above.”… Read More