My wife is a lost cause, so I decided to try and lure my 5 years old daughter into the photography dark side. I got her a camera. Specifically, the Vtech Kidizoom Plus Pink Digital Camera. Below you can find my reasons for getting this camera as well as my thoughts and review. I would also love to hear your thoughts about getting a camera for your little one, share them in the comments.
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We’ve seen plenty of cases where people endangered or lost their own lives for a selfie, but in this case it could have ended in a tragedy of massive proportions. An employee at Boston’s Logan International Airport climbed the wing of a Boeing 737 for a selfie, leading to the airplane being temporarily taken out [...]
Portrait photography is a lie. At best you could call it partial truth. It’s all about showing what we want to show in a person and hiding what we don’t. So do I think this is a bad thing? Not at all, which is why I’m sharing with you Peter Hurley’s latest tutorial video on [...]
After years of shooting landscapes, photographer Daniel Alford came to realize that some of his favorite photos weren’t landscapes at all – they were portraits, albeit very little ones. Up until this realization, Alford did everything he could to avoid getting humans in his beautiful landscape photographs. But while sorting through his work one day, [...]
Get your gavels ready. Canon USA has filed a pair of lawsuits against a handful of online photography retailers in an attempt to halt the sales of grey market gear – equipment that is legal and often cheaper to purchase, but isn’t covered by Canon’s warranty. Eric Reagan of Photography Bay was the first to [...]
One of the more recent trends in time-lapse videos has been capturing the transition from day to night. While the process might seem like a difficult one, it’s fairly straightforward once you have down the basics. To teach you those basics, photographer/cinematographer Cal Thomson has created this helpful tutorial. In the ten minute tutorial, Thomson [...]
If you own a Sony E-mount camera and have any old Nikon F-mount lenses laying around the house or stored away in the attic, you might want to get them out and dust them off. The world’s first Nikon F-mount autofocus adapter for Sony E-mount has gone on sale. Canon has received a to of [...]
When Jeremy and Emma approached me about including a Story Art piece as part of their wedding day coverage I was initially hesitant. My composites often takes hours of pre planning, not to mention the time that would need to be allocated to the shoot itself, on the wedding day. I love to take a [...]
Taking portraits is something I really love. When there is a model available, you get a lot of freedom regarding the pose, expressions and styling. However, during my travels when I want to portray people in their authentic environment, I usually don’t get to choose a model, because it is about the people who are [...]
Past and present film shooters will love this short video while newcomers to photography will scratch their heads wondering what’s going on. Robert Marshall of Round One Films captured the entire film process, step-by-step, from beginning to end. You’ll have to imagine the smell, but the sounds and sights of this critically endangered process were [...]
Last time we featured Vincent Laforet’s work he had just finished photographing his AIR project in London and Barcelona and was preparing to shoot above Paris, Berlin and Venice. Now that he has completed the project and released a book containing high-altitude aerial night-time photos from 10 iconic cities, Leo Laporte of The New Screen [...]
Dear friend, life is brutally short; live a life of leisure. I don’t mean to say suddenly quit your job, but to enjoy every moment as if it were your last. Imagine you are stranded in a desert and you are dying from thirst. You see a stream of water, but it will only flow [...]
How do you go about shooting a portrait of a woman trapped in ice? Of course I could not actually sink a model under a frozen lake, so we took a short cut. I shot my model in a kiddie pool and applied an ice texture from the Image Manipulation Store.
The internet has quite a bit of reports that the Rokinon/Samyang/Walimex MFT Fisheye has some issues with its focus scale. The reports range from the annoying”Infinity is at the 0.5ft mark” all the way up to “not focusing to infinity at all“. My lens had the latter issue. That’s why I started to look around the [...]
French photographer Frederic Amadu recently shot a series starring Marvel Universe’s Dark Phoenix (oh, make a movie already!!). The Dark Phoenix ( or Jean Grey) has elemental control over fire. So fire was a main part of the shoot. Easier said than done. Frederic had to hack A Broncolor MoveL unit twice. A Different hack for each shot. Shooting [...]
I recently had to do some rough photo adjustments on a computer that only had an older version of Lighroom installed on it (Lightroom 3). WOW – I had no idea how much I rely on some of the pretty fundamental tools available in Lightroom CC that were either not available or were not that [...]