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Time-lapse: The Dazzling Colors of Iceland Under the Midnight Sun

Time-lapse: The Dazzling Colors of Iceland Under the Midnight Sun You know those brilliant colors that appear when the sun is just rising or setting? While you may be lucky to see those colors for minutes in most parts of the world, in Iceland they can last for hours. Los Angeles-based photographer Henry Jun Wah Lee spent two weeks in Iceland from late June through early July, when the sun sets after midnight. He was able to capture some remarkable views of Iceland’s landscapes glowing under the midnight sun. The result of his trip was the 4-minute, 4K time-lapse video above, titled “Odyssey.” “You’ll also some rare lenticular...

How Someone Stole My Identity to Steal Camera Gear

How Someone Stole My Identity to Steal Camera Gear It’s been a funny week. A couple of days ago, while I was sitting in the office reformatting my MacBook in sunny West Sussex, I was also sort of arrested in Islington, London. Let me elaborate… Two weeks ago, the kind people at Varavon (a company that makes video equipment) received an email from a person going by the name James Miller inquiring about getting equipment for review purposes to be shown on Philip Blooms’ website. The email exchange is below for viewing, but first I’ll summarize them. 1.) James Miller contacts Charlie Shin from Varavon HQ in South Korea and tells how...

How Someone Stole My Identity to Steal Camera Gear

How Someone Stole My Identity to Steal Camera Gear It’s been a funny week. A couple of days ago, while I was sitting in the office reformatting my MacBook in sunny West Sussex, I was also sort of arrested in Islington, London. Let me elaborate… Two weeks ago, the kind people at Varavon (a company that makes video equipment) received an email from a person going by the name James Miller inquiring about getting equipment for review purposes to be shown on Philip Blooms’ website. The email exchange is below for viewing, but first I’ll summarize them. 1.) James Miller contacts Charlie Shin from Varavon HQ in South Korea and tells how...

8 Creative Ways to Use Masks for Editing Photography

8 Creative Ways to Use Masks for Editing Photography There are many creative uses for masking software, however they may not be evident at first. Read on for a list of ideas to try on what you can achieve using the new Version 5 of Topaz ReMask! For the release they are offering it at $ 20 off this week, simply remember to use the discount code GetReMask5 at checkout. Deal found here: Topaz ReMask at $ 20 Off 8 Creative Ways to Use Masking Software Masks in photo editing software are a way of protecting specific areas of your image, just as you would use masking tape when painting your house. They allow you to perform image editing...

Interesting Photo of the Day: RC Plane Light Painting

Interesting Photo of the Day: RC Plane Light Painting This photo takes long exposure to the next level. Photographer Kevin Paschal expertly captures stars in the sky, movement in the water, and the lights from a radio-controlled (RC) plane doing tricks over the water. Paschal flies RC planes as a hobby and has incorporated it into his photography. There are LED lights on the wing tips and the plane was doing a maneuver called a rolling harrier, which is rolling the plane while maintaining its level: “RC Light Painting” by Kevin Paschal (Via Imgur. Click image to see full size.) The photo was taken in Malibu, California. Paschal...

Olloclip’s Macro Pro Lens Gives Your iPhone 6 Camera 21x Magnification

Olloclip’s Macro Pro Lens Gives Your iPhone 6 Camera 21x Magnification Olloclip is a company that may need no introduction for many of you after their quick change lens system for the iPhone took Kickstarter by storm in 2011. Since then, the company has been kicking out a number of exciting and creative products for mobile phone shooters. The latest photographic toolset to emerge from Olloclip’s lab is the new Macro Pro Lens for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The latest macro set from Olloclip includes three different lenses that each feature six element optics, allowing you to achieve a zoom of either 7x, 14x, or 21x. According to Olloclip, the newly designed...

DJ Sparks Outcry from Photographers After Shooting and Sharing Wedding Photos

DJ Sparks Outcry from Photographers After Shooting and Sharing Wedding Photos Photographers are up in arms this week over an online battle between a DJ and a wedding photographer. At the center of the controversy is the question of whether or not a DJ should be able to shoot and share wedding photos when the photographer has an exclusivity agreement with the bride and groom. Photographer Carly Fuller and DJ Ken Rochon of Absolute Entertainment were both hired to offer their services at a wedding this past weekend. Fuller says that it was during the pre-ceremony that she noticed Rochon holding professional camera equipment. “I love cross promotion but...

Yes, Even President Obama Uses a Selfie Stick Now

Yes, Even President Obama Uses a Selfie Stick Now President Obama embarked on a three-day tour of the Alaskan Arctic this week to bring attention to the issue of climate change. To document his adventure and share it with the world, Obama carried along a GoPro camera and a selfie stick. Here’s a 2-minute video in which Obama shares some views of his trip, including shots of himself with his stick in hand: The president also shared this selfie he took with British adventurer and TV host Bear Grylls: Glad this was the only Bear I met in the park. -bo A photo posted by The White House (@whitehouse) on Sep 1, 2015 at 10:39pm...

Ricoh Theta S: A New 360° Spherical Camera With Live Streaming

Ricoh Theta S: A New 360° Spherical Camera With Live Streaming Ricoh has announced the new Theta S, the latest in the company’s lineup of 360-degree cameras. The Theta S features two 12 MP sensors that interpolate with each other to output high-resolution 14.4 MP spherical still images or full 1080p HD video at 30fps. The device is also capable of streaming live video via its built-in USB or HDMI port and is compatible with Google’s Street View technology. The two lenses on each unit allow the device to capture full 360-degree spherical imagery with different set levels of exposure on each side. Low-light condition shooting is also possible thanks...

Google Street View Now Has Its Own App on Android, 360° Photo Sharing

Google Street View Now Has Its Own App on Android, 360° Photo Sharing Google set out in 2007 to create an ambitious effort called Street View: a project aimed at providing panoramic views of individual streets around the world. The unique feature, which has since been copied by other mapping services, has, on Android devices, lived within the Google Maps app. Now, however, Street View is breaking free into its own separate application, and it includes a few features for capturing and sharing your own photospheres. Users can quickly browse all available traditional Street View content in addition to the newer 360-degree photospheres. Simply input a location,...
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