Real Reasons Why The Camera Market Is Shrinking — Instead of photographing the world, it’s all about me, me, me…

Robin Wong at 10:35, transcribed by myself:

“The content of photography itself has changed. Instead of the photographer taking a photograph of something else, they direct attention back to themselves. … Look at what all your friends are posting. It’s photographs of themselves, selfies, the vacation that they are taking, the food that they are eating, their pet cat….

Everything is about me, me, me, me, me. Photography has become a selfish, self-centric adventure. Photography is no longer about documentation, story telling, or about creating art. It’s all about shooting yourself, shooting your daily life, and trying to show the world how amazing your life is.

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(vid) Landscape Photographer Destroys “Flat Earth!” • It is in fact the moon blocking the sun during eclipse – craters and seas shown • High clouds get dark from the bottom up as the sun dips below the horizon • More…

This is GREAT! Serious landscape photographer destroys “flat earth!”

• It is in fact the moon blocking the sun during eclipse. Craters and seas shown.
• The moon does not emanate its own light.
• 15 High clouds get dark from the bottom up as the sun dips below the horizon
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Nick Carver: The *film* photography community tends to be supportive, not super competitive like…

4:00 “Thanks to everyone who chimed in [and offered advice]. That’s one of the main things I love about the *film* photography community. It tends to be supportive. People want to help each other, explain things to each other, make them better. It’s not super competitive like other parts of the photography community. So I love that. Thanks to everyone who chimed in.” Continue reading “Nick Carver: The *film* photography community tends to be supportive, not super competitive like…”

iPhone 11 Pro Afghan Hound Wind Tunnel Ad

Apple uses a gorgeous Afghan dog to show off the new “ultra wide” lens!

“Ultra wide” really is amazingly superwide at 13mm (35mm equivalent), but the “telephoto” lens is a misnomer. It’s only a standard focal length lens at 52mm. It’s twice the focal length of the “wide” lens, which is 26mm.

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(vid) DPReview TV: iPhone 11 Pro – What Photographers Might Have Missed

I don’t use a cellphone, but if I did…. This is actually the first cellphone that I find interesting as a camera, because it has the superwide 13mm (equiv.) lens, which no compact camera is capable of.

Key points from this video:

Standard lens and selfie camera have 1/2.5 inch sensors.

“Tele” and ultrawide have smaller 1/3.6 sensors.

Pro has a high contrast OLED screen.

Night mode works by taking a long exposure, which the competition doesn’t do, and is shown to often work better. Night mode is only available on the standard lens.

I’ve learned elsewhere that the ultrawide lens also does not have image stabilization or RAW, which the other two lenses do.

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(vid) Civilization – Cityscape Timelapse Hyperlapse 4K — ‘My favorite cityscape timelapses’ in 5 minutes – Michael Shainblum

City timelapses and hyperlapses from around the world. This is a collection of my favorite cityscape timelapses from over the years. The video is a mix of static shots, motion controlled timelapses and manual hyperlapse shots. I really hope you all enjoy the video and thanks so much for watching!

Places featured in the video:

Dubai UAE

New York City, New York

Los Angeles, California

San Francisco, California

Doha, Qatar

Singapore,

Shanghai, China

Hong Kong,

Venice, Italy

Cinque Terre, Italy

Seattle, Washington

and a castle in Scotland.

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(vid) Nick Carver: Photography On Location – New55 Film

I love watching Nick Carver’s videos; though, I’m not currently shooting film (or even digital much right now — though that should change).

This is about trying something new, and gracefully dealing with $15 mistakes. I posted this comment about the bee invasion:

Really enjoyable to watch your experience! Maybe the bees were attracted to the selenium in the chemicals, which is an essential trace mineral that many people are low in. Not sure, but I think it’s the fixer in dark room chemicals that is high in selenium.

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PHOTO: This is the Milky Way Photographed in a Crystal Ball

• More than 200 BILLION STARS in our Milky Way galaxy!
• More than 200 BILLIONS GALAXIES in the universe.
• Our sun is an average sized star.

Number of ‘suns’ in the universe: 200 billion X 200 billion!

Some theorize the universe may be infinite, because every time we upgrade the Hubble telescope we see more galaxies behind the known universe.

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“I went up to Paranal Observatory for an observing shift, and I decided to test the crystal ball as an astrophotography lens,”….

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(vid) Fujifilm Instax SQ6 review – Instant camera uses Polaroid style film – square format

For some, this could be a fun little camera.

Hopefully, square format cameras will help move along *multi-aspect sensors* in digital to even include square. This little camera can help educate people in how square is also special, and should be part of the digital world too.

Why should we be stuck in 3:2 once the 3:2 SLR mirror box is gone?

I keep harping on this, hoping this major artistic change will come.

Gordon’s written review here

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How Lens Compression and Perspective Distortion Work

We all know that if you shoot a portrait of someone’s face up close with a wide angle lens, their face will be distorted and the background will appear extremely far behind them. This is called “extension distortion.” If you back up and take a picture of the same person with a telephoto lens, the subject and background will become more “compressed” meaning that the foreground and background will appear closer together. This is called “compression distortion.”

These noticeable differences lead most photographers to believe that wide angle lenses are distorting a scene while telephoto lenses are compressing a scene, but they are overlooking what is actually happening: the camera is moving. In reality, the distance from the camera to the subject is what is creating these distortions.

Two years ago, I wrote an article titled “Lens Compression Doesn’t Exist,” and in that article, I created an animated gif to prove that a wide angle lens cropped in and a telephoto lens will create the same amount of foreground and background “compression” if the camera remains in the same place. … (article)

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(vid) Trey Ratcliff: Ignore the Haters – Spend time being awesome instead of worrying — “If you ever get any kind of hate, just fight back with ‘awesome'”

“If you ever get any kind of hate, just fight back with ‘awesome.'”

– Trey Ratcliffe

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