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Adobe Hits Record Revenue of Nearly $2 Billion in a Quarter

Adobe Hits Record Revenue of Nearly $2 Billion in a Quarter Adobe has received criticism ever since it first announced its Creative Cloud subscription program. But business has been booming since the launch, and that trend doesn’t look like it’s going to change anytime soon. In fact, it’s on a clear upwards swing. Reporting revenue of $ 1.7 billion for the second quarter of the financial year so far, Adobe’s stock price has climbed 2% already today alone. This is what the company’s stock chart looks like over the past decade: “We’re excited about the strong business momentum we have as we enter the...

Here’s a Free Study Guide for Passing the FAA’s Commercial Drone Test

Here’s a Free Study Guide for Passing the FAA’s Commercial Drone Test If you want to fly a drone for commercial purposes in the US, you first have to pass the FAA’s Part 107 sUAS test. This free 1 hour 45 minute guide from Tony Northrup is a hugely useful resource for your studies. Flying for commercial purposes means things like shooting aerial photos for-profit, taking aerial stock footage, filming for a company or even taking footage of a wedding from the skies to mix in with your regular wedding photography. Even if you are not looking to get certified, this video will teach you invaluable knowledge to help you fly your drone safely and responsibly....

Gitzo Celebrates Its 100th Anniversary With Two Ultra Rare Tripods

Gitzo Celebrates Its 100th Anniversary With Two Ultra Rare Tripods To commemorate 100 years since Arsène Gitzhoven founded the French company, Gitzo has launched two limited-edition premium tripods: the 100th Year Anniversary Edition, with 1917 pieces available worldwide, and the extremely exclusive Arsène Gitzhoven Edition, with only 100 pieces available. 100 Year Anniversary Edition At $ 1,500, the 100 Year Anniversary Edition is the cheaper of the two tripods. The tripod is built around the Traveler Series tripods, and Gitzo says this edition boasts a “high-appeal look and feel with a distinctive design,” a brand-new magnesium spider, new...

5 Simple Ways to Reduce Double Chin When Shooting Portraits

5 Simple Ways to Reduce Double Chin When Shooting Portraits There’s little in portrait photography less flattering than a double chin. This concise video tutorial from the Koldunov Brothers demonstrates 5 techniques for reducing double chins, to significantly improve the portrait. #1. Head Forward The first method is to ask your model to stretch their forehead forward and down, which pulls the skin around the neck tight, creating a more flattering front-on portrait. #2. Change the Pose Shooting your subject from a slight angle can help reduce the appearance of the double chin by accentuating the jawline. #3. Create a Shadow This technique...

WeirdBox Uses Your Instagram Photos in a Funny (and Creepy) Short Film

WeirdBox Uses Your Instagram Photos in a Funny (and Creepy) Short Film Here’s something that may make you laugh out loud… or feel creeped out. WeirdBox.tv is a new interactive video website that takes your personal Instagram photos and uses them for a humorous short film. Ever wanted to break up a couple? Well, watch this relationship spin into turmoil after a box of your Instagram photos is found in the closet. Check it out for yourself through the link above — all you have to do is provide an Instagram username. “Dave, what is this box?” the woman in the film says in alarm. “Don’t open it!” says Dave. And...

How to Make the Jump from Amateur to Professional Photographer

How to Make the Jump from Amateur to Professional Photographer What makes a pro photographer a pro? How do you do it? Do you just wake up one day and the photo gods anoint you a pro? Do you have to pass the pro photography exam and get some sort of certificate? I studied photojournalism at San Francisco State University where I learned a lot about the technical side of photography, ethics, work ethics, and storytelling. What I didn’t learn much about was the business the side of things. I knew in my second year of college I wanted to be professional photographer but I had no clue how to make that happen. The industry is constantly changing and...

Photographer Khadija Saye Dies in London Grenfell Tower Fire

Photographer Khadija Saye Dies in London Grenfell Tower Fire Photographer Khadija Saye has been confirmed as one of the 30 confirmed victims of the tragic Grenfell tower block fire that shook London, and the world, earlier this week. On the June 14th, 2017, a tower block in West London caught fire in the early hours of the morning. The cause of the fire is so far unknown, but the blaze ripped up the side of the building, taking hold of all 24 floors in a matter of minutes. So far, 30 people have been confirmed to have lost their lives, but many more are expected to have died as firefighters comb the wreckage for the bodies of victims. A further 28...

Video: Top 5 Portrait Lighting Tips For Beginners

Video: Top 5 Portrait Lighting Tips For Beginners Here’s a short 5-minute video from photographer Ed Verosky focusing on lighting portraits. In 5 minutes, he walks through his top five tips to help beginners improve their portrait lighting. 1: Start with one light As the name implies, the key light is vital to your portrait. This sets up the whole foundation for how your subject is presented. Rather than thinking about all of your lighting at once, start with one light and build up, adding lights as needed. 2: Get your flash off your camera The on-camera flash has its uses, but for professional-looking portraits you are going to want to...

Why Exercise Makes You a Better Photographer

Why Exercise Makes You a Better Photographer I was nervous and excited. I had just left my 9 to 5 cubicle career and jumped head-first into full-time photography. Over the next 2 months, I would be traveling all over the world with a friend in order to build my portfolio. At this point, though, my sedentary lifestyle had caught up to me and I was about 25lbs overweight. During my trip I carried an 85lb+ backpack up mountains, stairs, on trains, through water and beyond. By the time I returned to the States, I had lost a good 10lbs. The traveling and physical demands that came along with it did my body some good. I settled in New York...

The LEGACY Shooters Film Pouch Lets You Carry Rolls with Style

The LEGACY Shooters Film Pouch Lets You Carry Rolls with Style Brooklyn based leather goods brand Tap and Dye have released a beautifully crafted LEGACY Shooters pouch for analog photographers that will keep film rolls safe in the field. The hand-made pouch is made from Martexin waxed canvas and oil dyed leather accents, and holds 5 rolls of 120 film or 35mm film. It features a snap closure to keep the rolls from slipping out. Even if you’re not a film photographer, the internal dividers in the pouch could be handy for storing batteries, cables, cards, or whatever else might be floating around in the bottom of your bag. At $ 48, the pouch is...
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