Category: Learning

„Projections in the Forest“: Projection Mapping turns an ordinary Forest into a magical Place

Projection mapping – also known as video mapping – is a projection technology developed in the 1960s, however, it hasn’t seen widespread use until much later, due to the high cost of the underlying technology. One of the best known early examples are fake severed heads in Disneyland’s theme ride The Haunted Mansion, onto which ...

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Product Photography with the Sigma DP3 Merrill and a Smartphone as the ONLY light source

Recently, I’ve read this post on the DIYPhotography website, which has a video tutorial on how to take good product pictures with a smartphone or tablet as a single source of light. Because you usually need either several flash units or expensive studio lighting, for this kind of photography, I have been teased by the ...

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UV recordings of the skin: Tom Leveritt’s “How The Sun Sees You”

Whether in form of photos or videos, UV recordings always show us an aspect of reality invisible to our eyes. Shooting his latest video, which is embedded below, the videographer Tom Leveritt has made use of the said recording method in order to make passersby aware of the condition of their skin and the importance ...

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Foveon Workflow: How to Improve Bokeh with SPP

Working with Sigma Photo Pro, I came up with the following workflow when I tried to lighten up images with the fill-light slider and noticed that this feature simultaneously increases the contrast and brightness of the bokeh (funny that I didn’t notice this any earlier). Curious as I am, I pulled the control into negative ...

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Crop cameras: are manufacturers trying to deceive us with non-converted ISO and Aperture numbers?

I just watched the following video by the well renowned YoutTuber and reviewer Tony Northrup. In this clip, he alleges that manufacturers specifically do not recalculate the ISO and aperture figures of crop cameras and lenses by the crop factor, simply to mislead us. His comparison images show that for example an mFT-sensor at ISO800 ...

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Funny: DigitalRev Shows How to Best Act Like a Pro Photographer

Kai Man Wong and the DigitalRevTV team are renowned for their humorous lens and camera reviews. Every so often they shoot a video with the sole purpose to entertain and run down those people who take photography a little bit too seriously. In their latest YouTube video, they give advice on how to act like a ...

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Technical Milestones in Photography

On August 19th 2014, photography celebrates its 175th birthday. In preparation for this anniversary, the photo industry associationprovided an image database illustrating the biggest technical milestones in the history of photography. The database raises no claim to completeness, but with 15 entries per page on altogether 40 pages, every bigger technical breakthrough should be included. ...

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Japan Camera Hunter: What’s in a Pro’s Photo Bag?

A few months ago I referred to a project called Proof, where NatGeo presented the content of its regular photographers’ photo bags. The page I’d like to introduce to you today is not limited to NatGeo-photographers only. With over 800 articles, Japan Camera Hunter has prompted quite a few professionals and ambitious amateurs to present ...

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Lightroom Analytics: Figure out your Preferred Equipment and Settings

I first heard about the free Lightroom Analytics plugin today and immediately downloaded it when I came home. I haven’t found the time to analyze some of my photos with it yet, I’ll have a look at it tomorrow when I am well rested. The plugin seems to be highly interesting as it enables you ...

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The Future of the Photo-Industry: An excellent Article by Roger Cicala

Roger Ciacala of Lens Rentals is known for his informative articles. His repair statitstics for lenses and DSLRs, which allow insights into build and service quality of diverse manufacturers’, are highly praised in the community. Treasured as well are his “teardowns” of cameras and lenses along with his profound articles on test prodecures and diverse ...