Photography

Harry Potter Fans Wait Hours for Pics of Hogwarts Express, Get View Blocked

Harry Potter fans waited for hours on Monday at a train station in Scotland to see and photograph the iconic Hogwarts Express steam train as it passed through. Just as it was rumbling by, however, a commuter train decided to block the view. The “devastating” (yet hilarious) photobomb was captured in this 1-minute video. Caters …

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Google Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a (5G) Add Ultrawide Cam, Night Sight Portraits

Google has unveiled the new Pixel 5 and 4a (5G) smartphones. Among other things, the new phones feature a new ultrawide lens as well as the ability to shoot Night Sight photos in Portrait mode. New Ultrawide Camera While the Pixel 4 featured a 16MP telephoto camera alongside the 12.2-megapixel standard camera, the Pixel 5 …

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Sigma Shares Caveats for Using Its EF Lenses on the Canon EOS R5

Sigma has been looking into whether its EF lenses play nicely on Canon’s R System of mirrorless cameras, specifically the R5, and the company has just reported its findings. While modern Sigma lenses generally play nicely with the R line, there are a few caveats customers may want to be aware of. “We have verified …

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Google Updates Photos App with AI-Powered ‘Portrait Light’ Tool and One-Tap Edits

Yesterday, in addition to debuting the new Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a smartphones, Google also unveiled a major update for the Google Photos app. The update adds two new AI-powered photo editing tools: a one-tap editing feature that tailors suggestions to your specific photo, and an intelligent ‘Portrait Light’ feature that lets you alter lighting …

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Skylum Unveils ‘Adaptive Templates’ Coming to Luminar AI

As Skylum continues to prep for the full launch of its AI-based photo editor, Luminar AI, the company has reveled more details about how it will work. Namely: Skylum is showing off something called ‘Adaptive Templates,’ which are essentially next-level presets with some machine learning smarts. “Templates are more than simple presets. They are packaged …

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Save 88% on 200 Photography Assignments that Inspire, Motivate and Teach

The post Save 88% on 200 Photography Assignments that Inspire, Motivate and Teach appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Darren Rowse. If you learn more efficiently (and have more fun with your photography) when you’re out shooting versus sitting somewhere reading about it, then this photography learning aid was designed for …

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Tips for Using Photographic Minimalism to Great Effect

The post Tips for Using Photographic Minimalism to Great Effect appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Simon Bond. In today’s article, you’ll learn a key tip for improving your photography. After all, when you understand that photography is the art of subtraction, it makes sense that minimalism works so well for …

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A Look at the Ginormous Gowlandflex Twin-Lens Reflex Camera

The Gowlandflex is a ginormous twin-lens reflex (TLR) camera invented by famous American glamour photographer Peter Gowland. The camera equipment shop Camera West got its hands on one through a trade-in and made this 3-minute video that offers a look at the unique camera. Gowland was known for building his own camera and studio equipment, …

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Funleader 18mm f/8: A $199 Cap Lens for Full-Frame Mirrorless Cameras

After raising nearly $35,000 through Kickstarter in late 2019, the Funleader 18mm f/8.0 Cap Lens is now available to the general public. It’s an ultra-compact walkaround lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras. “FUNLEADER Cap Lens 18mm f/8.0 is an incredible camera lens that provides a joyful experience to you in photography,” Funleader states. “The 18mm powerful …

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