McLaren 2014 - Digital Animation Workshops 8 Jun 2014 11.00-12.00 and 13.00-14.00 As part of the McLaren 2014 Programme - celebrating the centenary of pioneering Scottish artist, filmmaker and musician, Norman McLaren - Stills are delighted to be hosting a day of digital animation workshops. Come along and learn more about McLaren's techniques and the f […]
Analogue Adventures: Children’s Direct-animation Workshop 7 Jun 2014 11.00 - 14.00 As part of the McLaren 2014 programme - celebrating the centenary of pioneering Scottish artist, filmmaker and musician, Norman McLaren - Stills are delighted to host this exciting analogue workshop in partnership with Screen Bandita. Film lovers aged 7-11 are invited to join […]
The Nikon D3300 continues on the path of its entry-level DSLR predecessors, with plenty of built-in shooting and retouch modes, a small footprint, and beginner-friendly user interface. It has a 24.2 megapixel CMOS sensor with no optical low-pass filter, as well as an Expeed 4 image processor. The camera's ISO range tops out at 25,600 and with continuous […]
When you're an inventor, you get to put your name on whatever it is you invent. That's the rule. Hence, the RockSolid Stubilizer. Dreamed up by extreme sports junkie Stuart Smith, the Stubilizer - a GoPro-compatible, plug-and-play image stabilizer - is currently seeking funding through Kickstarter to reach production. The Stubilizer uses brushless […]
Benjamin Von Wong describes himself as a combination photographer, producer, artist, visual engineer and, perhaps more than anything, a storyteller. Few of the stories the Montreal-based shooter has to tell are as fantastic as the one that describes his own ascent to fame in the photo world. In part 1, we talk to Ben about his rapid rise to fame and how he t […]
A few weeks ago we reported on the announcement of 500px 'Prime' a licensing service built into the popular photography website that was designed to allow users to make some cash from their images. Originally, the service was set to offer photographers a 30% cut of image sales at a minimum price per image of $250. A lot of photographers weren' […]
Sony has announced an upcoming firmware update for its Alpha 7 and 7R full-frame mirrorless cameras. Due on March 19th, the update promises faster startup speeds, improved image quality (in what respect is not clear), a pair of new downloadable apps, and 'smoother' transitions in time-lapse mode. The firmware will also add support for Fast AF (Hybr […]
The Pentax O-FC1 FluCard offers quite a bit more than just Wi-Fi image sharing and transfers, but not quite as much as some wired tethering applications. This makes it a mixed bag as a general camera tool, but one that has been entirely out of reach for Pentax for quite some time.. In light of this, is it worth the $99 price tag? Find out in our review
Giotto's has announced four new lightweight and compact tripods designed for travel. Coming in both aluminum and carbon fiber models, they all feature four-section legs for portability, a Y-shaped center column and include a carrying case. The new 'Air' tripods will retail from £180-£334 ($301-$559). Learn more
Two weeks ago the makers of the photo app EyeEm started sending out email invitations to their users, offering to pre-register for the EyeEm Market in order to sell user images. Today EyeEm has announced on its blog that it will run the EyeEm Market in partnership with stock image giant Getty Images. Click through for more details.
Adobe has released an Android version of its Revel app. Previously the service had only been available on mobile devices running Apple's iOS operating system. Revel is a cloud-based image and video management service that allows you to set up group libraries that are shared between friends or family members. Revel focuses on privacy, and you have full c […]
This week saw the successful launch of a new photography trade show in the UK. Called simply 'The Photography Show' and run by Future Publishing, the event ran from 1st to 4th March at the NEC in Birmingham. We spent a day there, talking to exhibitors and getting hands-on with the latest products. Click through for a selection of things we saw.
At midnight on Sunday, Channel 4 will resound to the clodding of large, monstrous feet. With the pre-release hype consigned to history, it will be an opportunity to judge the film on its merits"We need to get the hell out of Manhattan! Now!" – JasonA lot can change in six years. Back in 2008, found footage constituted a legitimate film genre that p […]
It's Groundhog Day for sci-fi nerds and, insists Edge of Tomorrow's director, will thrill Cruise fans and haters alikeHave you ever dreamed about what it might be like to relive the same day over and over again in an endless search for the perfect 24 hour period of existence? Of course you haven't, for that is the plot of much-loved Bill Murra […]
No video game has ever survived a movie adaptation – from Super Mario Bros to Prince of Persia, it’s been one disaster after another. As The Last of Us movie gets the green light, here are five of the worst examplesStuart Heritage
The winners of the first-ever Guardian film awards have been announced. You can see the winner for each category in the list below• See the full shortlist hereBest filmThe Act of KillingBest actor Cate Blanchett, Blue JasmineBest supporting actor June Squibb, NebraskaBest director Steve McQueen, 12 Years a SlaveBest scene The Great BeautyBest line of dialogu […]
The latest version of the Photoshop Automator Actions collection, version 5.0.7 is now compatible with Photoshop CC, in addition to CS4, CS5, CS5.5, and CS6. All users will want to upgrade, though, since the new version includes important bug fixes to file naming and the Edit IPTC Info action. Requires Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion […]
I’ll be teaching or assisting in three different photo workshops in October at the Oklahoma Fall Arts Institute at the beautiful Quartz Mountain State Park lodge. This is a beautiful location, teeming with landscape potential, colorful small towns, and interesting people. If you’ve seen my Lynda.com course Foundations of Photography: Composition, then you’ve […]
On The Practicing Photographer this week, I talk to fashion photographer Troy Word about his use of Polaroid. Along the way, he brings us up-to-date on where the current state of Polaroid is, how you can easily get into Polaroid gear, how to mix it with digital, and what you can expect to spend along […]
This summer, for some reason, a friend and I drove a tiny Fiat Panda from London to Mongolia. Though I have a 13″ MacBook Air, I decided to take my iPad with me on the trip instead of a “real” computer. I also took a good amount of photography gear, which meant that the iPad […]
In my Lynda.com Macro and Close-up course, I cover the simple basics of reversing the lens you already have to turn it into a macro lens. This gives you an extremely easy way to start shooting macro, without having to invest in any special gear. If you give this technique a try, and find it […]
There are a lot of small things in the world, and many of them make great photographic subjects, provided you know how to shoot at a macro scale with your camera. In this course, you’ll see all the basics of macro shooting. If you don’t have a macro lens, don’t worry, because the course starts […]
Fuji's X-E1 is a great mirrorless camera that really gives SLR a run for their money, in terms of image quality and usability. I've been shooting with one for about a month now. Here are some of my thoughts about it.