Most of us who shoot portraits do not work with professional models on a regular basis, and as such, it pays to know how to work with regular people to make them as comfortable as possible in front of the lens. If that is something you struggle with, this excellent video tutorial will give you five tips for taking better shots of regular people.
One of the most hated aspects of editing in Photoshop is making selections for masks, composites, and localized edits. The more difficult the selection, the more disliked it is, but there may be an easier way you aren’t using.
Using multiple lights can enable complex and innovative creative opportunities that simply would not be possible with just a single light or natural light. This fantastic video tutorial will show you how this dramatic nighttime portrait was lit with three lights.
Twenty years ago, tripods were necessary for any sort of long exposure. Today, though, lenses and cameras can offer insane levels of stabilization of sometimes up to eight stops. With those capabilities, do you even need a tripod anymore? This interesting video poses that question and covers the times where you may or may not need one.
Since the United Kingdom left the European Union, moving goods and equipment across borders has become more complicated for British passport holders. What are the rules, and will you need to spend more than £300 on an ATA Carnet to take your camera gear across the channel?
The Godox ML60 is an interesting little light. I say little because it’s similar in size to the company’s AD300Pro strobe, which is really tiny. The ML60 isn’t a strobe, though. It’s a 60 Watt continuous LED light and it can be powered either from an AC adapter in the studio or a pair of […]
Over the past several decades, the Bowens mount has become the ubiquitous modifier mount for lights. Created, naturally, by Bowens decades ago, before they went bust, it seems to have been adopted as the defacto standard for the photography industry – and even video lights like those from Godox, Aputure and others have taken up […]
Perfetta per gestire i video 4K, e non solo, ecco un’unità di storage che offre fino a 144 TB (espandibile a 800 TB), ad alta velocità: l’ideale per i professionisti creativi e le applicazioni più impegnative
Gli ultimi tempi hanno visto grandi evoluzioni nei dispositivi di ripresa foto e soprattutto video. Fra questi ultimi, in particolare, si è passato rapidamente dall’HD/2K all’UltraHD/4K, ed ormai si sta facendo strada anche lo step successivo, l’8K.
Tutto questo, inevitabilmente si traduce nella necessità di disporre di soluzioni di memorizzazione capaci (più dati si registrano, più tera servono), veloci (più dati si registrano, più tempo serve al trasferimento) e naturalmente affidabili, per non compromettere un lavoro.
TerraMaster, azienda da oltre un decennio specializzata in prodotti di archiviazione innovativi, lancia oggi sul mercato D8 Thunderbolt 3. Si tratta di una soluzione DAS (direct-attached-storage) a 8 bay dotata di funzionalità RAID che adotta il nuovo chip RAID di TerraMaster, una potente CPU e, come indica la sigla, due interfacce Thunderbolt 3 da 40 Gbps che permettono velocità di trasferimento dati ultraveloci.
Con questa apparecchiatura, è possibile avere a disposizione una capacità di archiviazione totale fino a 144 TB, grazie alla presenza di 8 slot per hard disk compatibili con dischi SATA da 3,5 “e SSD da 2,5”. E non è tutto: D8 Thunderbolt 3 è progettato come parte di un più ampio sistema TerraMaster DAS: collegando a cascata vari esemplari è possibile raggiungere una capacità di storage complessiva di 800 TB.
Grazie alle doppie interfacce Thunderbolt 3 da 40 Gbps e al controller RAID hardware dedicato, D8 Thunderbolt 3 può raggiungere una velocità di trasferimento di 2100 MB/s in configurazione RAID 0 con 8 SSD; in modalità RAID 5 il dispositivo può raggiungere una velocità di 1800 MB/s. L’unità può essere configurata nelle modalità RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 50 e 10, oltre a configurare una tradizionale catena di dischi JBOD.
Dal punto di vista costruttivo, D8 Thunderbolt 3 si segnala per la struttura in alluminio e l’adozione di ventole da 90 mm ‘intelligenti’ con controllo della temperatura; il funzionamento è assaisilenzioso. In generale, considerando che il prodotto è studiato per i professionisti, TerraMaster non è scesa a compromessi nella realizzazione, per garantire la sicurezza e la protezione dei dati.
OnePlus has announced that it has entered a three-year partnership with Hasselblad to “co-develop the next generation of smartphone camera systems” for OnePlus flagship devices. The first to benefit from this partnership, the OnePlus 9 Series, will launch on March 23.
Hasselblad has dabbled in expanding its brand outside of its own devices with mixed results. The attachable $250 Hasselblad True Zoom camera for the Motorola series of phones that accepted “Moto Mods” was an image-quality let-down especially considering the bulk it added to the device, but the Hasselblad-branded camera on the DJI Mavic 2 Pro is incredible. It’s not entirely clear how much of a hand Hasselblad actually had in either of these devices, however. Based on this OnePlus announcement, this isn’t just a licensing deal: this partnership is being marketed as an true collaboration.
As part of the team-up, OnePlus and Hasselblad will completely revamp the camera interface for OnePlus devices which will be called Hasselblad Camera for Mobile.
“The partnership will continuously develop over the next three years, starting with software improvements including color tuning and sensor calibration, and extending to more dimensions in the future,” OnePlus says. “The two parties will jointly define the technology standards of the mobile camera experience and develop innovative imaging technologies, continuing to improve the Hasselblad Camera for Mobile. Both companies are committed to delivering immediate benefits for OnePlus users, while continuously collaborating to further improve the user experience and quality for the long-term.”
OnePlus says that the first, and most technically challenging, outcome of the partnership is the development of advanced color calibration. Called “Natural Color Calibration with Hasselblad,” the two companies worked for months to verify and fine-tune the color solution that OnePlus says will bring more perceptually-accurate and natural-looking colors to photos taken with OnePlus flagship devices. Natural Color Calibration with Hasselblad will serve as the base of OnePlus’s color calibration for its future smartphone cameras.
OnePlus also is integrating what is being called Hasselblad Pro Mode, which it calls “class-leading sensor calibration” to smartphones and supports capturing photos in up to 12-bit RAW. The result is what the companies promise is incredibly accurate, natural color that will serve as a solid foundation for photo editing.
“Hasselblad Pro Mode has been revamped with a new user interface based on Hasselblad’s image processing software to give users an authentic Hasselblad look and
feel,” OnePlus says. “It also allows for an unprecedented amount of control for professional photographers to fine-tune their photos, with the ability to adjust ISO, focus, exposure times, white balance, and more.”
OnePlus will also invest $150 million over the next three years to build out its mobile imaging capabilities. That investment will go towards futher developing four major research and development labs around the world, including two in the United States and Japan. The company also pioneer new areas of smartphone imaging technology such as a panoramic camera with a 140-degree field of view, what it is calling “T-lens technology” which will supposedly allow for lightning-fast focus with the front-facing camera, and what it is calling a “freeform lens” that practically eliminates edge distortion in ultrawide photos and will be first introduced on the OnePlus 9 Series later this month.
Although exactly what to expect out of the OnePlus 9 Series launch is still under wraps, OnePlus’s announcement does confirm Hasselblad’s involvement in the system, which leaked in early February. To provide a bit more information on what to expect, OnePlus has announced that the 9 Series will use a custom Sony IMX789 sensor for what it is calling “the largest and most advanced main camera sensor ever on a OnePlus device.” As mentioned, it will be able to shoot in 12-bit RAW — therefore receiving be up to 64-times more color than before — and will support up to 8K at 30 frames per second and up to 4K at 120 frames per second video.