Visit the Factory Where Nikon’s Lens Elements are Made from Scratch

by Staff October 29, 2016 at 11:44 am

Selective color, bad HDR, over-sharpening, we’ve all seen (and if we’re honest, probably made) these Photoshop mistakes… but are you sure you’re still not committing some Photoshop faux pas? In this video, Nate Dodson of TutVid covers 10 common novice mistakes you should avoid.

I’m a big fan of the portrait. It’s even better when the portrait is about more than the photographer’s skill, but about the life, challenges, and successes of the subject. “Skin Deep” by Steven Burton is one such project that caught my eye.

Photographer Manuel Ortiz went out and did something many of us have been considering a lot lately: he bought himself a cheap, vintage Soviet lens. And now, we get to join him to see how this awesome old portrait lens performs when it’s attached to the very modern Sony A7R II.

Apple’s new MacBook Pros feature a retina display Apple is calling their “best ever.” 67% brighter with a 67% higher contrast ratio and 25% more colors, it’s no slouch. But if you want the ultimate display experience for your new MacBook Pro you’ll have to buy… an LG monitor?

So, time to stock up on bottled water and canned goods — the apocalypse is upon us. The iPhone 7 is here, and with its new and improved high res, dual lens, RAW shooting imaging system, it’s going to kill the consumer/enthusiast camera industry.

Apple has just announced its latest generation of Macbook laptops. In the week that marks the 25th anniversary of the company’s first notebook, Apple is trying to redefine the modern notebook again with the introduction of a new “Touch Bar” secondary display above the keyboard.

Remember #TheDress? It’s the viral Internet photo from early 2015 that divided public opinion: some people thought it was a photo of a black and blue dress, and some people thought it was a white and gold dress. Now there’s a new viral image that has people talking. It’s called #TheLegs.

The woman known as “Afghan Girl” has been arrested in Pakistan for using a fake identity card and living in the country illegally.

The iMac with its beautiful 27-inch high-res screen and minimal design has long been a favorite of many creatives—if not for their studio, then as their home computer. Microsoft’s innovative, beautiful new Surface Studio wants to change all that. It wants to kill the iMac.

At the core of every Nikkor lens, is Hikari glass. The company’s factory in Japan’s pristine Akita Prefecture churns out the lens elements that make or break the quality of your Nikkor lenses, and this short video gives us a peek at how it’s done.

The FAA’s lithium ion battery regulations can be a real pain to deal with for photographers, but there’s a good reason the agency is worried about that battery—be it in your drone, your DSLR, or your Galaxy Note 7. It can cause some serious damage, as NASA found out back in June.

Photographer Jess Findlay was shooting in the mountains of Costa Rica when he came upon several beautiful fiery-throated hummingbirds. His photos captured the dazzling colors of the bird’s plumage.

While living in Hanoi, Vietnam, photographer Loes Heerink became fascinated by the city’s street vendors and the mobile art they created atop their bicycles every single day. So she set out to capture this beauty in an interesting, maybe even unique way. That’s how Vendors from Above was born.

French freelance photographer and graphic designer Sebastien Del Grosso has created a series of beautiful artworks based on the Star Wars universe. It might not look like it, but photography played a big role in the project.

A long time ago I was a young art student, being told about the “Rule Of Thirds.” I was told it’s one of the most important fundamentals of art and photography, as it helps you get the right composition in your images.

A trio of scientists from MIT’s Media Lab decided to get creative for Halloween … and just maybe scare the pants off of you. So if you’re wondering how Kermit turned into undead Kermit, meet the aptly-named ‘Nightmare Machine.’

The human eye is incapable of seeing infrared light, so infrared photography is truly a way to show your audience something they can never see with their own eyes. Here’s a guide to getting started with digital infrared photography.

The OnePlus 3 smartphone amazed me in many ways. There are many things I love about this phone: from the build quality, to the speed of the Android interface. But the camera is where this phone really shines.

The first rule for any photographers, portrait, landscape, or weddings: always, always check your gear, count it twice, because the last thing you don’t want to happen is not having the right gear for what you want to shoot.

Say hello to the “Rolls Royce” of camera drones. You can now buy a DJI Phantom 4 that’s plated with 24 karat gold for the low, low price of about $24,000.

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