How to See Around Corners — The Next Dimension in Imaging: Femto-Photography at a Trillion Frames per Second

How to See Around Corners — The Next Dimension in Imaging: Femto-Photography at a Trillion Frames per Second

The megapixels war is long dead, long live the next dimension in imaging: femto-photography, an imaging technology so fast that a slow motion video can show light in motion. The future of this? They’ll reate cameras that can look around corners beyond the line of sight or cameras that see inside the body without X-rays. […]

“Further Optimize Our Uniqueness” — Sony Betting on Electronics and Technology to Change Camera Development

“Further Optimize Our Uniqueness” — Sony Betting on Electronics and Technology to Change Camera Development

First: all Sony RX1 photos you’ve seen so far don’t yet show off the compact full-frame camera’s full potential. Even the ones on the Sony website. This is what Yosuke Aoki, Sony general manager Asia Pacific, digital imaging marketing, tells THEME. What they’re lacking? “Maybe they’re not yet full 24MP,” smiles Aoki*. Sony headquarters Tokyo […]

The Ins and Outs of Jewellery Photography

The Ins and Outs of Jewellery Photography

By JAMIE KNOP One of the hardest yet one of the most rewarding forms of photography has to be jewellery — or jewelry — photography. There are many factors that come into account when photographing jewellery and in this post we will go through them. Before doing anything you have to get a brief laid […]

How to Create That Deliciously Contrasty Classic Black-and-White Film Look for Wedding and Family Photography

How to Create That Deliciously Contrasty Classic Black-and-White Film Look for Wedding and Family Photography

By STEVEN MCCONNELL You’ve seen those black-and-white photos in portfolios of top family and wedding photographers. They have a distinct richness, depth and impact. The shadows are deep and yet don’t look like they’re clipped. The contrast is powerfully high and yet doesn’t make the photo look harsh. There’s a smoothness and softness to the […]

“Skyfall” — First Bond Shot Entirely Digital: Cinematographer Roger Deakins Weighs Into Film vs. Digital Debate

“Skyfall” — First Bond Shot Entirely Digital: Cinematographer Roger Deakins Weighs Into Film vs. Digital Debate

Skyfall is upon us, the first of all James Bond 007 films shot entirely in digital. What camera did they use? An Alexa digital cinematography camera, made by Munich-headquartered ARRI, a family business founded in 1917. With even elaborate Bond gone digital now, chances are that digital cinematography cameras tip the film world’s scales completely […]

The Human Motorcycle Shoot

The Human Motorcycle Shoot

Yeah yeah, who doesn’t want to ride those bikes. They’re human motorcycles, made possible by a unique mix of creativity, yoga gurus and body paint. Rest assured, you don’t want to try these at home with friends. It’s one of the toughest shoots a model can imagine, but the results look phenomenal. The human motorcycles […]

Dogmatic EVF vs. OVF Debate Further Explored

Dogmatic EVF vs. OVF Debate Further Explored

Alright, it’s a promotional video by Sony Australia further below. Nevertheless, it shouldn’t be ignored. Why shouldn’t the electronic viewfinder be the future. Mainly Olympus and Fujifilm were early betters on the technology, but I guess Sony’s new full-frame flagship, the A99, has the best implementation of EVF. What are its advantages? Many. Most impressive […]

Streetshooter’s Street Presets: Breathing Life Into Street Photography

Streetshooter’s Street Presets: Breathing Life Into Street Photography

You might know Don Springer of Streetshooter and Olivier Duong of Olivier Duong. Both great street photographers I highly respect. They have a project, Street Presets, and it certainly deserves your attention if you’re into street photography. It may even change your photography altogether. Street Presets, that’s two custom-tailored presets to make your photographs come […]

Purpose of a Viewfinder: Practice, Practice, Practice

Purpose of a Viewfinder: Practice, Practice, Practice

By STEVE WELDON In the world of modern photography we have many more camera types than ever before from which to choose. For the purpose of this article I’m going to focus on modern DSLR cameras and the viewfinder we all know and love, the pentaprism optical viewfinder. Perched high atop the body, its hard […]

Leica M Monochrom RAW Files for Download

Leica M Monochrom RAW Files for Download

The Leica M Monochrom ships to first buyers in Europe. German Leica photographer Dierk Topp sent THEME three Leica M9 and M Monochrom DNG/RAW comparison files for download and letting you play. BTW, full Leica M Monochrom hands-on impressions by Dierk follow in a few days, stay tuned! Samples are shot with the Summilux 35mm, […]

The Digital Imaging Process

The Digital Imaging Process

Let’s talk clichés: There are two main schools of photography. On the one hand, slightly exaggerated, we have the romantics, the old school. The only post-processing happens in the darkroom. No in-camera settings, because there were none. Few options to tweak a shot. An image is what an image is. In a nutshell, it’s the […]

Brave New Photoshopped World: No Wonder Our Perception of Beauty Is Distorted

Brave New Photoshopped World: No Wonder Our Perception of Beauty Is Distorted

Everyone knows, digital photos lack a certain liveliness. No serious photographer these days shoots without relying on post-processing. Even when careless while shooting, Photoshop — or any other photo editing software — salvage and beautify work. Imaging softwares have become as important as the process of taking a picture itself. And there is more to […]

The Big Picture: Daily Photojournalism at Its Finest

The Big Picture: Daily Photojournalism at Its Finest

It’s the if not most outstanding website for news stories in photographs: The Boston Globe’s The Big Picture. See what’s happening in the world out here, seen through the eyes and lenses of the world’s best news photographers. A beautiful portfolio every day or every other day. It’s at the pulse of news photography. The […]

Time for a Pulitzer in Sound

Time for a Pulitzer in Sound

BY NEIL CHAN In that fraction of a second which is your shutter speed, all the colors, lights, their absences and the shadows in between them are snapped and stored as a still. However, true experiences do not happen in a fraction of a second, and neither do they engage exclusively the sense of sight. […]