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This is What a Bad Reviews Extortion Scam Looks Like

This is What a Bad Reviews Extortion Scam Looks Like Photographers have been targeted by a new “bad reviews” extortion scam in recent times. Here’s a look at what it’s like to be targeted by this type of nasty scam. Dallas, Texas-based wedding DJ Kelly Hooper-Taylor shared an iPhone Messages screenshot from a photographer who was contacted by someone demanding money and threatening to leave a bad review for wedding photography services on The Knot: “This is a new scam going around in my industry right now…,” writes Hooper-Taylor. “How do people sleep at night?!?” She says the photographer...

7 Photoshop Tricks That Are Hidden in Plain Sight

7 Photoshop Tricks That Are Hidden in Plain Sight Adobe’s Photoshop is such a complex piece of software that even professionals find new features and settings every now and then. This 7-minute video from Colin Smith of PhotoshopCAFE explores 7 Photoshop tricks that may be new to you even if you’ve been using PS for a long time. 1. Tab Information When you have a file open in Photoshop, a tab is displayed at the top of the window with the filename. If you have not looked closely, you may not have noticed that it includes some other useful information. From left to right: the file name, the magnification level, the layer name and...

The Fujifilm GFX 50S’s High ISO Quality is Insane

The Fujifilm GFX 50S’s High ISO Quality is Insane The Fujifilm GFX 50S‘s ISO invariance makes it so easy to shoot the Milky Way that it’s not even funny. I was able to take an “impossible” shot, capturing the Milky Way in the middle of Sydney, during a light festival, without bracketing on the Milky Way. The sensor captured so much info on the highlights that this was possible. I took this 80MP composition three days ago: When I acquired the Fujifilm GFX, I didn’t know what to expect, or even whether I would keep it. After all, I already own a marvel of engineering: the Sony a7R II. My Sony never failed to...

Einstein Patented an Auto-Exposure Camera Before Kodak Made It Exist

Einstein Patented an Auto-Exposure Camera Before Kodak Made It Exist Here’s an interesting piece of photo history: five years before Kodak’s automatic Super Six-20, Dr. Albert Einstein received a patent for a camera which could automatically determine the proper aperture and exposure to take a photograph. Yes, that Einstein. Einstein in January 1936 Einstein – along with German radiologist and inventor Gustav Bucky – designed the “light intensity self-adjusting camera” independently of Kodak, whose Super Six-20 was widely heralded as the first camera with with automatic exposure. Though there were outward similarities between the two cameras,...

Ep. 181: The Sony a9 Is Hot! But How Hot? – and more

Ep. 181: The Sony a9 Is Hot! But How Hot? – and more Episode 181 of the PetaPixel Photography Podcast. Download MP3 –  Subscribe via iTunes, Google Play, email or RSS! Featured: Commercial and documentary photographer, Sam Comen In This Episode If you subscribe to the PetaPixel Photography Podcast in iTunes, please take a moment to rate and review us and help us move up in the rankings so others interested in photography may find us. Commercial and documentary photographer, Sam Comen opens the show. Thanks Sam! Sponsors: – Get 10% off your order at MeFOTO.com, Tenba.com, KupoGrip.com and StellaProLights.com using code...

Startup Promises VR with ‘Human Eye Resolution’

Startup Promises VR with ‘Human Eye Resolution’ Virtual reality is an up and coming industry. Big jumps are being made, with many genres of photography and film getting on board. But VR has always been limited in its resolution, with the experience feeling a bit pixelated to the user. Finnish startup Varjo wants to change this with “human eye resolution.” Having emerged from stealth mode this week, Varjo is making bold claims about its virtual reality software and headsets. Codenamed “20|20” after perfect human vision, the prototype headset was created by a team of optical scientists, creatives, and developers,...

Storm Clouds Ripple and Writhe at Sunset in This Incredible Timelapse

Storm Clouds Ripple and Writhe at Sunset in This Incredible Timelapse Just plain stunning. Storm chaser Mike Olbinski has made his mark in the world of photography with some pretty incredible timelapses, but this short timelapse of a storm in North Dakota takes the jaw-dropping cake. The storm, captured just 4 days ago, put together a glorious demonstration of the rare undulating type of cloud called Asperitas clouds, formerly known as Undulatus Asperatus. These beautiful (and a little terrifying) clouds ripple, slowly undulating through the sky like a roiling ocean. Sped up in timelapse, the effect is mesmerizing. “All spring I chase storms across...

Instagram to Clearly Label Sponsored Photos with Product Placements

Instagram to Clearly Label Sponsored Photos with Product Placements When Facebook took over Instagram, it was clear it would adopt the same changes seen in Facebook news feeds that are known so well. Algorithms push certain stories higher in feeds, rather than displaying them in chronological order. Now, sponsored posts will be clearly labelled in a bid to out paid product placement on the platform. Alongside today’s announcement of Instagram Archives, the company has announced that it will properly label all sponsored stories on the platform. When restrictions on companies paying influencers for posts started to come in, users...

This Photographer Uses a Flash Drone to Light Difficult Portraits

This Photographer Uses a Flash Drone to Light Difficult Portraits Want to place an off-camera flash where stands and assistants can’t go? Try mounting it to a drone. That’s what Chinese photographer Fuyan Liu does to light difficult portraits in extreme situations. WeTalkUAV reports that Liu attached a flash to a DJI Inspire 2 drone for a recent fashion photo shoot on top of a tall building. The drones allowed her to illuminate her subjects using a light floating hundreds of feet in the air off the edge of the building. “Drone with flash can give you an unlimited amount of angles and distances,” writes WeTalkUAV. “Drones...

An Introduction to Astrophotography: Shooting Stars for Beginners

An Introduction to Astrophotography: Shooting Stars for Beginners Shooting the night sky can produce amazing images of endless starry skies, but it can be challenging to those used to working with plenty of light. This 15-minute beginner’s guide from Josh Katz teaches the key elements of astrophotography, and how to capture the sky even in sub-optimal conditions. Katz explains the equipment that you will need (a camera, a tripod, and preferably a wide-angled lens), how to choose a location, how to compose and the best camera settings to use, ending with tips on editing the captured images in Lightroom. The video is broken down into sections as...
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