David Schonauer

How To: Compose Better Landscapes, Take Great City Photos at Night, Up Your Instagram game, and More

By David Schonauer   Tuesday March 20, 2018

Is there a problem with your landscape photos? Landscape photographer Nigel Danson is pretty sure he knows what's wrong. "Composition is often the area of photography that people struggle with," he notes in a video featured in today's semi-regular roundup of photo tutorials and tips. We also have advice on taking better food photos, shooting great city photos at night, using a ...   Read the full Story >>

Tech News: Fujifilm 50S Gets "Full Frame" Crop Mode Update

DIYPhotography   Wednesday March 21, 2018

A new firmware update for the Fujifilm 50S adds a 35mm “full frame” crop mode to the medium-format mirrorless camera. Go here  to download the v3.00 update. (DIY Photography sees irony in the fact that “full frame” is now officially a crop mode in a camera.) The update also adds focus bracketing up to 999 frames for those macro users forced into shallow depth of field. And it adds some more compatibility for the H Mount Adapter G, which lets photographers use Hasselblad H Mount lenses on the GFX 50S.   Read the full Story >>

In Focus: "Russia In the Raw," Captured with an iPhone

Radio Free Europe   Wednesday March 21, 2018

Photographer Dmitry Markov grew up Pushkino, a hardscrabble industrial town north of Moscow, and went on to become a successful photographer with commissions from Russia’s most prestigious publications. But he’s never forgotten his past. His images of the country’s grittier side have brought him an Instagram following  of more than 200,000, notes photographer and writer Amos Chapple at Radio Free Europe. Markov started using an iPhone when his regular camera was stolen at an orphanage where he was volunteering.   Read the full Story >>

Dept. of Ideas: Using a Drone with LEDs To Put Landscape "Halos"

PetaPixel   Wednesday March 21, 2018

For his project “Lux Noctis,” photographer Reuben Wu  began using LEDs mounted to drones to light landscapes. More recently, notes PetaPixel, Wu has added yet another creative touch to his work, using his LED-equipped drones to create dramatic “halos” above rock pinnacles. Essentially, Wu flies the drones in circles over the peaks during long-exposure photos. “I see it as a kind of ‘zero trace’ version of land art where the environment remains untouched by the artist,” says Wu.   Read the full Story >>

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