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Wedding photographer’s work lambasted by clients in detailed 30-page report

12 Jan

A dissatisfied newlywed couple in Hong Kong have reportedly published a 30-page report that extensively details the various issues they have with photos taken by their wedding photographer.

The critique, which was released on Chinese social media and later published in a report by DCFever, is said to be written like a lab report, including highlighted explanations of alleged issues in individual images. Many of the images even included a rule-of-thirds overlay with specific compositional mistakes pointed out.

According to DCFever’s video, the critique was “leaked” onto social media, where it has since been heavily discussed. Complaints reportedly include overexposed backgrounds and framing issues, with some commentators agreeing and others backing the photographer by saying that the photos hadn’t yet been retouched.

It is unclear based on DCFever’s written report whether the photos had been retouched before the couple received them, and whether the photographer was paid for their work. But if you want to see the full report for yourself, DCFever published several screenshots with thumbnails of the alleged wedding photos… for better or worse.

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17 Highly Detailed Images That Display Texture

08 Aug

I hope you enjoy this detailed image collection of subjects with a lot of texture. To capture texture in an image requires a few elements to come together – the right lighting, the right camera angle, and a good degree of image sharpness.

I’ll start you off with a couple of my own images, and then we’ll branch out to see what a few other photographers have done to capture texture with their cameras.

By Darlene Hildebrandt (shot in Havana Cuba)

By Darlene Hildebrandt (shot in Granada, Nicaragua) 

By JLS Photography – Alaska

By Nicholas Erwin


By Thad Zajdowicz

By Suzy Hazelwood

By Gabriel Caparó

By Sandy Sarsfield

By BriarCraft – crazy busy in July

By Kate Ter Haar


By Peyton Stanton

By Hernán Piñera

By Iain Merchant

By Marco Verch

By Alexander Day

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Magic Ink: Highly Detailed Optical Illusion Drawings Pop Off the Page

03 Jun

[ By SA Rogers in Art & Drawing & Digital. ]

Strategically placed shadows and highlights make these incredibly intricate nature-themed drawings more than just impressive pages in an artist’s sketchbook. The pieces reveal unexpected depths and textures, and sometimes seem to lift right off the pages and into the real world, as if the sketchbook just couldn’t contain their vitality. Artist Visothkakvei shows off a variety of optical illusion techniques on his Instagram.

Fighting for the night. Once he's freed, the world will turn dark forever.

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Many of Visothkakvei’s works are contained within the bounds of his books. Though the drawings of flowers, leaves, vines and other organic subjects may look like simple doodles, it’s the way the artist layers them, packs them onto the page and adds shadows that makes them special. Some begin to creep beyond the boundaries of the paper.

Awaken #original #art #visothkakvei

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And, in some cases, it’s clear that more than just two-dimensional physical drawing is involved, though the artist doesn’t reveal his secrets. Some of this looks like he’s taken a photograph of his own hand working on the drawings, and layered digital drawing on top of it in a style that matches, making it unclear where the originals end and the digital additions begin.

Everytime I do the artwork, I see it around me. #original #art #visothkakvei

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Doodling #art #visothkakvei

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Sample reel: the Sony RX100 V shoots impressively detailed 4K video

16 Oct

Sony’s RX100-series has always been a capable machine for video as well as stills, and the Mark V version is no exception. With the addition of phase-detection autofocus and oversampled 4K footage, we’ve been impressed with what we’ve seen so far. In this video, you’ll be able to check out 4K footage, 1080p footage (scaled to 4K), high frame rate footage, and more. Note that for the image stabilization demo, no attempt was made to smooth the camera motion – just normal walking with a camera out in front.

The only adjustments applied in post were to conform the higher frame rate clips to 30p, and to upscale as necessary to fill the frame (there is no change in crop-factor when going to 1080p as long as you haven’t enabled active or intelligent active IS, the shift in the fountain shot was just a reframing of the camera on our tripod). Otherwise, all clips are straight-out-of-camera.

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Affinity Photo 1.5 update detailed ahead of autumn release

24 Jul

Affinity Photo, software maker Serif’s non-destructive photo editing alternative to Photoshop, is set to receive its fifth major update this fall. The company has published a video detailing features arriving in Affinity Photo v1.5 for Mac, saying it expects the same features to be made available in the upcoming Windows version of the software, as well.

Affinity Photo 1.5 will bring the following features, says Serif:

  • Advanced HDR merge producing full 32-bit linear colour space images
  • An entirely new workspace for tone mapping
  • Focus stacking to bring depth to multiple combined images
  • Batch processing for smoother, faster workflow
  • Macros to record and replay a set of commands
  • An all-new way to edit 360 degree images

The 1.5 update will be available to existing Affinity Photo customers for free. New customers can get the software with a 20% discount today at $ 39.99/€39.99/£29.99. The price will revert back to its regular $ 49.99/€49.99/£39.99 price starting tomorrow. Windows users can sign up to be alerted when the Windows beta version is available here.

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The Ultimate, Detailed History of Photography That Will Blow Your Socks Off!

04 Sep

Although everyone understands the importance of photography in our daily lives, very few know about how this seemingly magical art form developed. The following is a detailed look into the long history of photography that has lead to the cameras we know and love today. 500 BC – 1700s Beginning back in China and Greece around 500 BC, ancient philosophers Continue Reading

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Just Posted: Detailed hands-on Olympus PEN E-P5 preview

10 May


Just Posted: Our detailed, hands-on Olympus PEN E-P5 preview. We’ve been using a pre-production E-P5 for the last few days and have had a dig beyond the specifications to discover how the latest range-topping PEN behaves. We investigate the camera’s latest features, including its easy-connect Wi-Fi, its degree of customization and its ‘2×2’ dial behavior. We also take a look at how it compares to the E-P3 and OM-D E-M5, and how the high resolution VF-4 handles on the E-P5 and existing models.

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How to use your canon(only) digital camera/digicam as a webcam (more detailed)

18 Jan

The impossible is now possible now with your canon digicam. It can be used for chatting and video conferencing. Link to camtasia studio 5: or Remote capture For mac: All previous versions:…
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Web Design | In-Camera HDR Detailed Tutorial

06 Jan

Check out this informative tutorial : This video explains into depth how to create a photograph that offers an increase in the dynamic range (or higher dynamic range) that is done by using your camera’s Multiple Exposure alone rather than using Photomatix HDR (High Dynamic Range) photographic image software, which usually result in unusable garbage due to lack of knowledge in tone mapping. Since doing this in-camera offers realistic higher dynamic range than garbage results coming from Photomatix. No, you cannot use Auto Exposure Bracketing while Multiple Exposure because with AEB enabled, the Multiple Exposure will be disabled. Enjoy. Music: Forest Flower by Chico Hamilton Multiple Exposure supported camera models: ? D3-Series ? D2-Series ? D700 ? D300 / D300s ? D200 ? D7000 ? D5100 ? D90 ? D80 Camera models that do not support Multiple Exposure: ? D1-Series ? D100 ? D3000 ? D3100 ? D5000 ? D70 / D70s ? D60 ? D50 ? D40X ? D40 2011 Web Designs in Miami Thanks to the premire uploader of this video was Lilkiwiguy87
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DIY: Make Crazy Detailed Light Paintings with Photo Light Stencils

21 Nov

Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3

Ever tried painting with light but got an amorphous blob instead of the heart you meant to draw? Us, too.

That’s why light stencils are so so so great!

Instead of free-hand drawing with an LED light, you’ll use a cardboard box with a shape inside of it to shoot super detailed light paintings.

You don’t even have to cut out a stencil!

Just print out an old photo or a silhouette and slide it into your homemade lightbox. Pop the flash a few times, and create surreal dreamscapes even Salvador Dali would be envious of.

What better way to take advantage of those daylight savings hours?

How to Make Photo Light Stencils

p.s. Make a light stencil photo, and share it with us on Twitter! We’ll spotlight 3 winners on the Photojojo Tumblr. Just 1) Follow us @photojojo and 2) Hashtag it #photojojodiy. We’ll pick winners Monday morning 11/26 PST!

Why it’s cool:

ingred-smPhotoshopping people into your photos… meh.

Light painting people into your photos… YAY!

You can’t go wrong with this tutorial.

You’re essentially making a reusable, portable light box that can house any image you can dream of.

Combine that with sweet backdrops around your neighborhood, and your light painting possibilities are endless.



  • Medium Sized Cardboard Box
  • Cardboard Cutter
  • Black Duct Tape
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Printed Images on a Black Background (Step 9)
  • 9″x 12″ Self-Laminating Sheets from any office supply store
  • External Flash
  • Tripod
  • Your Camera

STEP 1: Cut Image Opening:

paint-smFirst, you want to make an opening on the bottom of your box for your image to sit.

If you’re printing on 8 1/2″ x 11″ paper, make an opening that is 1/4″ less on all sides.

That means you’ll measure and draw a rectangle that is 8 1/4″ tall by 10 3/4″ wide.

Use a cardboard cutter to cut out the rectangle.

TIP: You may have to pass through each cut a few times if your box is thick.

Step 2: Cut Sides:

paint-smStart with one of the sides perpendicular to the bottom of the box that now has a rectangle cut out.

Center your flash at the top of this side. The top is edge furthest away from the rectangle cutout.

Make diagonal lines from the sides of the flash to the bottom corner of that side of the box.

Repeat this step for all four sides perpendicular to the bottom of the box.

Remember: The bottom of the box is where you just cut out the image opening in Step One.

Step 3: Cut Away:

paint-smUsing your utility knife, cut along the diagonal lines you drew.

This will remove the corner pieces from the four sides perpendicular to the rectangular image area cutout at the bottom of the box. By doing this, you will be able to tape the edges back together at an angle, creating a trapezoid.

When you have cut all four sides, they should lay flat in a star-like shape.

Step 4: Rebuild:

paint-sm.Using black duct tape, line up the tapered sides you just made.

Make sure to leave an opening at the tapered end for your flash to slide in.

It’s kind of like building the pyramid, but with less work!

Step 5: Line Edges:

paint-smOnce you have all the sides sealed together, use your black tape to line the edges of your image opening.

This will prevent any wild cardboard pieces from showing up in your image.

Do the same thing to the opening for your flash.

Step 6: Black it out:

paint-sm Now, cover the entire box with black tape.

This will prevent it from showing up in your images.

If you prefer, you could spray paint it black instead.

Just make sure to let it dry completely before moving on.

Step 7: Make a handle:

paint-sm Handles come in handy, eh?

You’ll be glad you added this step once you’re out taking photos.

Cut a scrap piece of cardboard into a rectangle that is 2″ wide by 10″ long.

Cover it with black tape.

Step 8: Attach:

paint-smTape the ends of your handle to one side of the box close to the smaller opening.

Make sure it’s really secure and that your hand fits through it.

Remember, you’ll need one hand holding the box, and one using the flash.

Make your handle the most comfortable it will be for you.

Step 9: Prep Images:

paint-smSo the trick is, you need to print your images with a black background.

This will prevent light from passing through, and help them integrate better with the rest of the scene you’ll be photographing.

Using image editing software, place your image on a black background.

These steps show you how to cut an image out of the existing background.

You could also make you image into a silhouette.

Step 10: Print:

paint-sm Once you have your images the way you like them, print them out.

Make two copies of each image.

Line them up perfectly, and tape them together.

Step 11: Laminate:

paint-smLaminating the image will make them reusable.

We used self-laminating sheets from a craft store, but most local print shops can laminate for you as well.

Just peel of the backing sheet and lay your image down smoothly.

Place another laminate sheet on the backside to seal them together.

Trim off the excess, but leave a bit of a border around your image.

Step 12: Place Image:

paint-sm Tape on your laminated image to the large opening at the bottom of the box.

Use black duct tape for this, too.

Make sure to cover up any borders on your image so extra light doesn’t creep through the edges.

Step 13: Set your Flash:

paint-smManual mode on your external flash works best for this.

Start at 1/8 normal power.

You may have to adjust this while shooting.

Step 14: Place flash:

paint-sm Put your flash through the small opening at the other end of your box.

Your flash won’t stay in this opening unless you’re holding it in place. Be sure not to let it drop.

Use the handle you created to hold the box with one hand, and your other hand to hold the flash.

Bam. Now, you’re ready to go photograph.

Step 15: Set up your scene:

paint-sm Find your perfect location. Use a tripod and a long exposure.

If you have a friend willing to help you out, it will make this process smoother.

If not, practice makes perfect, huh?!

Step 16: Make Background Exposure:

paint-sm Test out the exposure for the background first.

This will help you know how long you have to work with.

For this image, we used a 2.5 second exposure at f/8.

Step 17: Focus and Adjust:

paint-sm Place your image where you want it in the scene.

Focus your camera on your lightbox image.

Start the exposure by pressing your shutter button. Pop the flash once by pressing the “test” button, then move out of the scene.

Take a look at your image, and adjust where necessary.

TIP: If you see your black background around your lightbox image, you need to adjust your settings. Turn down your flash power, or stop down your aperture, i.e., change it from f/8 to f/11 or f/16.

Step 18: Trial and Error:

paint-sm Keep playing around with placement and exposure to get the perfect combination.

Your aperture settings will control the amount of light from your flash. The shutter speed will control the ambient light.

So, if your flash is too bright, stop down the aperture. If your background is too dark, increase your shutter speed.

TIP: Don’t forget your scarf and mittens! Oh, and a hot chocolate!

Take it further

  • Move around and pop the flash a lot during your exposure to create more stencils.
  • Check out this Flickr group pool for more light stencil ideas.
  • Try to make daytime light stencils

Thanks to Trevor Williams and Fiz-Iks for this amazing project idea! Check out his video.

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