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Photo Experiment: Shooting Portraits at 900mm – Photography Article

Photographers and YouTubers Manny Ortiz, Irene Rudnyk and Gerald Undone recently teamed on on something totally ridiculous. During Sony’s recent Kando trip, they got a model, slapped a 600mm f/4 lens onto a Sony a6400, and tried shooting some portraits at 900mm. You can imagine about how this went. Even headshots required so much distance between model and photographer that there was yelling—forget about full body shots. For example this setup: Yielded this photograph: Manny admits right in the title…

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Using 72 High-Speed Cameras to Capture Bullet-Time Slow Motion – Photography Article

The Hydraulic Press YouTube channel is already an entertaining (if occasionally painful) watch. Who doesn’t want to see things get crushed and/or explode… in slow motion? But the channel recently took it up another notch by setting up a ring of 72 high-speed cameras to capture some awesome bullet-time slow-motion footage. The first question that comes to mind when watching this video of playing cards exploding is “… but why?” The answer exists at the intersection of “Why not!?” and…

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This Simple Conversion Turns Any Zoom Lens Into a Macro Lens – Photography Article

Are you looking for an affordable but also electronic macro lens? Or maybe you have an old kit lens that’s just sitting around, collecting dust since your last upgrade? Well then read on, because in this article I am going to share one cool hack that will allow you to transform almost any kit or standard zoom lens into a capable macro lens! I am not talking about reversing the lens or mounting it on extension tubes, we’re actually going…

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Landscape Photography with an Old $79 Camera from 2007 – Photography Article

Photographer Toma Bonciu of Photo Tom recently decided to experiment with doing landscape photography with an outdated digital camera. He bought a Canon PowerShot S5 IS from 2007 for $79 from Amazon and took it out into the great outdoors to see what he could get. The 8-megapixel camera only shoots JPEGs and has a focal length of 36-432mm (in 35mm terms). It does have full manual shooting, though, so that’s handy for photographers wanting more control. “The question is,…

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Shooting Video with a 100-Year-Old Kodak Vest Pocket Lens – Photography Article

A few weeks ago, we showed you how one photographer retrofitted a 100-year-old Kodak Vest Pocket lens onto his Canon DSLR to photograph the rodeo. Now, YouTuber Mathieu Stern has created a similar setup that allowed him to to capture some very unique video footage. Mathieu recently got his hands on one of these “Soldier’s Kodak” cameras—so called because it was popular among soldiers during World War I—unscrewed the lens from the rest of the bellows and camera, and adapted…

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A Group of Photographers Across the UK Passed Around One Dress – Photography Article

Earlier this year, photographer Danielle Reeder of Somerset, UK, launched an experimental photo project called The Traveling Dress Collective. The idea was to pass one dress around between photographers based around the UK to see the diversity of the resulting portraits. “What would happen if a group of photographers had the opportunity to shoot with the exact same dress?” Reeder writes. “How different would the results be?” Reeder put together a list of photographers working in a variety of genres,…

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