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Review: Using Rhino’s EVO Carbon Motorized Slider is Like Gliding Through Air

Review: Using Rhino’s EVO Carbon Motorized Slider is Like Gliding Through Air Rhino Camera Gear is a manufacturer of professional sliders and stabilization rigs for videographers and photographers alike. This month, we got a chance to test out two of their latest products, the Rhino Slider EVO Carbon and Rhino Motion module. Combined, both pieces of equipment promise to create butter-smooth videos and time-lapse effects. The EVO Carbon is Rhino’s light weight solution for having an easy-to-carry slider available on your person. The model is available in both 24” and 42” rail sizes; we received the 24” unit for testing. Able to support a load of up to 15 lbs,...

Australia Wants to Help You Take the World’s Biggest Selfies

Australia Wants to Help You Take the World’s Biggest Selfies Whether we like it or not, our culture has become obsessed with selfies. Front facing cameras on smartphones are increasingly getting better and every other week another ‘selfie flash’ product seems to appear in the wild. Now the Australian government wants to help tourists take bigger and better selfies that include the environments around them; they are being dubbed ‘GIGA Selfies’. All you need to do is stand on one of the predesignated Giga Selfie spots and use your phone to remotely take a gigantic photo. In addition to viewing yourself in a closeup photograph, you can download...

PayPal Unveils PayPal.Me Links for Getting Paid: Grab Your URL Before It’s Gone

PayPal Unveils PayPal.Me Links for Getting Paid: Grab Your URL Before It’s Gone PayPal today announced PayPal.Me, giving people personalized links for getting paid. If you’ve ever wanted to send a PayPal money request to a photography client in a single, easy-to-remember URL, that wish has now been granted. But first you’ll need to reserve your name before someone else grabs it. The personalized links are in the form of paypal.me/yourcustomurl. If you’d like to request a specific amount of money, you can just tack on a number to the end of the URL. For example, you can send $ 50 to PetaPixel by following this link: paypal.me/petapixel/50. These...

Bullet-Time Light-Painting Using a Rig of 50 Olympus OM-D E-M10 Cameras

Bullet-Time Light-Painting Using a Rig of 50 Olympus OM-D E-M10 Cameras What happens when you combine the art of light painting with fifty Olympus OM-D E-M10 mirrorless cameras? The team at ZOLAQ in Germany wanted to know just that. Teaming up with Olympus and design agency ‘Bird Like’, the team created the 2-minute video above, titled ‘Bullet Time’. Olympus’ OM-D E-M10 cameras contain a live composite mode for stacking multiple shots into one image; the frames within this video was shot entirely by utilizing this feature. It took ZOLAQ 6 hours to set up the rig, which they then used to capture over 70 GB of photographic data. By stringing the...

GoPro Adds Built-In Trimming and Sharing to HERO4 and HERO+ Cameras

GoPro Adds Built-In Trimming and Sharing to HERO4 and HERO+ Cameras Today, some GoPro users are getting quite a nifty upgrade for their action cameras. The company has introduced a new firmware that allows HERO4 Black, HERO 4, and HERO+ with equipped LCD screens to trim video directly from the back of the device. In addition, you can now also trim and share videos directly from your smartphone. Simply head to the playback mode on your device and select the new trim icon, which is displayed as a pair of scissors, over whichever video you desire. You can opt between 5, 15, and 30-second cropping options, and then decide exactly what to keep. For those...

An Interview with Photographer Tina Barney

An Interview with Photographer Tina Barney Tina Barney is one of the most acclaimed fine art photographers in the U.S. She became well known photographing her real family in Rhode Island, and making large color prints from these interactions. While still in the midst of a thriving career, she recently had an exhibition of her current and past works called Four Decades at the Paul Kasmin Gallery in New York. Ken Weingart: When did you first think about becoming an artist? Tina Barney: I got married when I was twenty and I had my first child when I was twenty-one. I had my second child at twenty-three. At that point, I had started...

From Idea to Reality: Turning a Model Into Milk

From Idea to Reality: Turning a Model Into Milk Making a photograph can be as easy as going for a walk with your camera, but it can also be an elaborate process that involves days of planning and determination. Photographer Aaron Nace walks us through his process as he goes from the planning stages with pen and paper all the way up to splashing a mannequin’s head with milk: Developing a Concept Concept Sketch Nace wanted to integrate splashes of liquid with a portrait after being inspired by other photographer’s portraits involving water frozen by the flash. He started by drawing sketches on a notepad and thinking about milk...

Comparing a VSCO Film Emulation to the Actual Film

Comparing a VSCO Film Emulation to the Actual Film I’ve been a user of VSCO Film for Lightroom for several years now. I’ve been happy with the results, but I wanted to see how close VSCO’s settings are to actual film, so I decided to do my own tests. This whole experiment was a learning experience for me, especially regarding the digitization of a film negative. For this casual experiment I shot some Portra 400 film on my medium format Fuji GA645, snapped a few similar frames on my Nikon Df, and did a side by side with the VSCO Portra 400 setting from Pack 01 straight out of Lightroom. Here’s the first side-by-side...

How Converting My DSLR to Infrared Made Me Fall In Love with Trees

How Converting My DSLR to Infrared Made Me Fall In Love with Trees My name is Luka Gorjup, and I’m a 29-year-old photographer who was born and raised in Ljubljana, Slovenia — you know, that tiny beautiful country in Central Europe that many mistake for Slovakia? It is beautiful, indeed. We have the seaside,the Alps, the karst, lakes, vineyards and many many excellent athletes. And we have beautiful forests — lots of them. In fact forests cover approximately 66% of our land. In terms of relative forest cover, Slovenia ranks 3rd in the European Union, just after Finland and Sweden. This is probably the reason I have deep respect for trees...

LTD.RN Makes Printing Photos as Posters as Easy as a Few Clicks

LTD.RN Makes Printing Photos as Posters as Easy as a Few Clicks What is your process for quickly printing out a piece of your work? If you currently use a website to get the job done then it probably involves uploading your images, surfing through menus, making adjustments, selecting paper types, and more – quite a lengthy process. Now, LTD.RN is here to make printing as simple as possible. Simply visit the website, upload your photograph, and you are good to go. Designer and developer Sam Margalit is the mind behind the site. His goal is to make the process of printing as easy as possible. All poster prints are created using an Epson Stylus Pro...
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