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Interesting Photo of the Day: Hilarious Lord of the Rings Themed Wedding Photo

Interesting Photo of the Day: Hilarious Lord of the Rings Themed Wedding Photo Themed weddings: they can be epic, they can be cheesy, but they’re always entertaining, especially when the photographer gets in on the fun. And one photographer of a Lord of the Rings-themed ceremony just happened to find the perfect prop for that requisite wedding rings shot: “Wedding photographer nailed it.” (Via Imgur. Click image to see full size.) The groom explained that the photo was a spur-of-the-moment flash of genius on the photographer’s part, using pieces that were already part of the wedding decor: “It was the photographer’s idea,...

The Epic Images of a Mountain Bike Photo Contest

The Epic Images of a Mountain Bike Photo Contest Every year, Crankworx Whistler hosts a Deep Summer Photo Challenge that pits six elite mountain biking photographers against each other. The shooters have three days to put together the best and most epic slideshow they can, and the results are judged by a panel of judges, the audience at the event, and online voters. Two photographers each walk away from Whistler, British Columbia, with a $ 3,500 prize. The winner at this year’s contest was photographer Laurence Crossman-Emms. Here’s his winning slideshow and some of his shots: If you’d like to see how the shots...

10 Photography Hacks

10 Photography Hacks As the golden adage goes, if you can find it for free, why pay? In this case, you don’t get it absolutely free though. You have to invest some of your precious time and a few raw materials that you’ll probably find gathering dust somewhere in your home. Confused as to what are we referring to? DIY photography hacks: The creative team at DigitalRev came up with this very interesting set of hacks. A word of caution though, not all of them are for the soft-hearted. You may have to use stuff you normally don’t associate with photography—like old stockings, toilet paper tubes, and...

Panasonic Unveils the Lumix G 25mm f/1.7 and New Matte Black Color Option

Panasonic Unveils the Lumix G 25mm f/1.7 and New Matte Black Color Option Panasonic has introduced a brand new lens to their Micro Four Thirds system lineup at IFA 2015 in Berlin, along with color tweaks for three of their existing pieces of glass. The new Lumix G 25mm f/1.7 ASPH is making its debut, while the company’s existing 14-140mm f/3.5-5.6, 45-150mm f/4-5.6, and 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 will soon all be offered in a ‘matte black’ color finish. Panasonic’s Lumix G 25mm f/1.7 ASPH is a prime lens aimed at ‘enhanced low-light shooting and depth of field control’. The field of view is 47-degrees, which is a 35mm equivalent of 50mm due to the Micro Four...

The Narrative 2 Lifelogging Camera Gets 1080p Video

The Narrative 2 Lifelogging Camera Gets 1080p Video Being able to capture and preserve memories is at the heart of everyday photography. In 2012, Narrative (then called Momento) took to Kickstarter to fund their new “lifelogging” camera that clips to a user and automatically captures a photo every 30 seconds. The second generation of the Narrative was then unveiled earlier this year. Today, Narrative announced that its second camera will also offer 1080p HD video recording when it’s available later this month. The Narrative Clip 2 features an 8MP resolution camera and a lens that covers a 90-degree wider angle than the...

Over 1,500 Free 4K Stock Video Clips, All Courtesy of a Single Cinematographer

Over 1,500 Free 4K Stock Video Clips, All Courtesy of a Single Cinematographer Mitch Martinez is a Philadelphia-based director of photography and cinematographer. Over the past 2.5 years, he has been working on building a free library of 4K stock footage. Since its inception in January 2013, the collection of clips has become an impressive resource: the 1,500+ clips have been downloaded over 300,000 times, and they been used by some of the largest companies in the world. Mitch Martinez “The beginning of the resource in 2013 can pretty much be summed up as being motivated to share some footage that I had already filmed but wasn’t using,” Martinez...

Tamron SP 35mm and 45mm f/1.8: Pro Prime Lenses with Stabilization

Tamron SP 35mm and 45mm f/1.8: Pro Prime Lenses with Stabilization Tamron today announced two new lenses for its high-end SP (“Super Performance”) lineup: the SP 35mm f/1.8 Di VC USD and the SP 45mm F1.8 Di VC USD. Both are fast, premium lenses that offer image stabilization. These lenses boast a revamped outward look for Tamron, reminiscent of Sigma’s Art line. On the front of the lenses, the window over the distance scale is now 20% larger than previous Tamron lenses in order to increase visibility and legibility. The design of many of the features on the lens (e.g. the switches and rings) have been optimized for style and...

Teen Killed After Posing for a Selfie with a Gun

Teen Killed After Posing for a Selfie with a Gun A 19-year-old man in Houston, Texas, died yesterday after accidentally shooting himself with a gun while posing with it in a selfie. Local news station KPRC reports that Deleon Alonso Smith was snapping photos of himself holding the gun at 1:30pm when the gun discharged, striking him in the throat and killing him. According to USAToday, Smith was trying to take a picture for Instagram showing himself holding the gun up to his head. video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player Smith reportedly has two young children and was about to start college on Wednesday. Family members say...

Polaroid Snap: A New 10MP Instant Digital Camera

Polaroid Snap: A New 10MP Instant Digital Camera Polaroid today announced its new 10-megapixel Polaroid Snap instant digital camera, which the brand calls “the perfect blend of nostalgic Polaroid instant photography and sleek modern design. This latest camera in Polaroid’s instant digital line has a simple compact camera form factor and a design that matches the brand’s latest ZIP instant photo printer and Cube action camera. Instead of using ink or processing chemicals, the Polaroid Snap creates 2×3-inch prints in just under a minute with Zero Ink (AKA ZINK) technology and its special heat-activated dye crystals....

The ‘Campaign of the Selfie’ for the 2016 Elections

The ‘Campaign of the Selfie’ for the 2016 Elections I’m a freelance creative director and professional photojournalist. When I’m shooting, I work quite a bit for the boutique picture agency, Polaris Images in NYC, although I do take a lot of other assignments. I shoot all kinds of assignments—news, features, portraits, and politics… lately, a lot of politics. I’m in Las Vegas, and with Nevada and its large Hispanic population being one of the early primary voting states next year, all the candidates from both parties are coming through here every week. I’m assigned to cover almost all of them, and I try hard to make more than...
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