Commemorative pink shirts, pins and accessories? Please. That’s vaguely sexist. Not all women want to be donned in baby pink from head to toe. Turn the Golden Arches into a W? Woo, yes, that’s going to bring attention to gender wage imbalance, domestic abuse, and #metoo issues, McDonald. A multi-billion dollar corporation could do more […]
Whether you shoot with a film slr camera, a smartphone, or digital, it’s good to develop foundation skills. Otherwise you’ll always produce meh photographs that people pretend to like. Get it as perfect as you can in-camera. Don’t rely on photoshopping / post-processing to save your picture. For one, it’ll make the editing step faster […]
Well, well, this is mildly interesting. Most of you have heard of Flickr. 500px is its main competitor; its original intent was to cater to a slightly more advanced crowd of photographers, the type of photographers who knew the advantages to shooting in RAW, and used Photoshop or an advanced editing software to tweak their […]
In the post about the Pentax k1 mark ii, I wrote about how Pentax/Ricoh wasn’t in the position to release a new camera with only minor upgrades. Canon, however, is. They’re well enmeshed in the US market, have a huge fan following, and are a household name. When most people think of cameras they might […]
Yesterday I was bored. I got out my macro extension tubes, which I picked up about 10 years ago from a Chinese supplier on e-Bay — back then, Amazon was just a baby and didn’t have these kind of products. It took a month for my set to arrive, shipped by extremely slow mail from […]
Who knew the sight of this was enough to make mighty governments tremble and quake? Details are sketchy. Kamran Yousuf, a Kashmiri photojournalist documenting conflicts in Jammu and Kashmir regions, was arrested a few months ago by the Indian National Investigation Agency, a counter-terrorism agency, for “stone-pelting.” As lubricious as that sounds, protestors and demonstrators have […]
Pentax just announced that they’re releasing an upgraded k1, a full-frame camera. For a camera company with so few models, it elicited one response from me: “About time!” along with an eyeroll that’d impress most teenagers. Reading the specs, I’m not very impressed by the upgrade. I’ll get into the whys in a minute. New: […]
With a little patience, you can make a great picture out of the most ordinary, boring subject or scene.
I have this vague memory of a family friend or a relative visiting my parents when I was very young, and we had to sit and look at their vacation photographs on a slide projector. It was boring. Loads of bad, nearly identical photographs to wade through, and my parents, being polite folks that they […]
Most photographers know that shooting in broad daylight tends to make for unflattering photographs. The shadows are harsh, crisp, and make people squint. If you're not paying attention, it's easy to blow your highlights (aka overexpose) or underexpose. But on the flip side of the same coin...