If you’re flying a drone and want professional photos and video you need a set of polarizing and neutral density filters. I have been using a set of Polar Pro filters on my Mavic for some time now, so I thought I would spotlight why I use polarizing and neutral density filters on my drone […]
What does it mean to have 4 axis robotic motion control? Starting with just an eMotimo Spectrum St4 you have two axis robotic motion control – rotation (pan) and up-down (tilt). Add a slider and you’re got another axis – forward and back (push/pull). Add a new eMotimo Focus Fz unit and you’ve got your fourth […] The post eMotimo Spectrum St4 Review – Hands on With 4-Axis Robotic Motion Control appeared first on DIY Photography.
Sharing your photography to social media is a major hassle. Every social media platform has different image resolution requirements, aspect ratios, title and key-wording conventions, tags, character restrictions, api rules… While there is very little actual business value to participating in social media at all, there is some value to promoting your work online – […]
I have been a contributing photographer with Stocksy United for four years now, so I thought I would reflect a little about my time with Stocksy. Back when I was accepted to Stocksy in 2013 (there is a robust application process) my goal for stock photography was to earn a little extra cash to go […]
A couple months ago, Lensbaby provided DIYP with a new Lensbaby Velvet 85mm Classic Portrait and Art Lens for review. I happened to be on my way to Europe at the time, so I took the opportunity to try out the Lensbaby Velvet 85mm along the way. Up until this point, I had never used […]
I have been using a number of underwater camera housings over the years – from inexpensive bag housings to professional dive housings. The problem with most underwater camera housings is that they usually cost more than the camera you’re buying them for. With digital cameras being upgraded every 3 to 5 years, this makes the purchase […]
In my post on essential gadgets for travel photography, I mentioned that I always pack five specific lens filters with me. So in this post I thought I would elaborate on what I consider to be my five essential photography filters – in no particular order… #1 Polarizing Filter I pretty much shoot with a […]
Travel photography can be a real pain if you’re not prepared and organized. Besides your essential camera gear, there are a few thing you might want to pack that may not be immediately obvious – but the best part is you can pick these items up for relatively low cost. Based on a few of […]
I recently had the chance to visit the KelbyOne offices and studio space near Tampa Bay, Florida and sit down with President and CEO Scott Kelby for an interview. I have always been a big fan of Scott’s concise, open and honest approach to photography education. My first Kelby book was the The Adobe Photoshop […] The post A Visit to KelbyOne and Interview With Scott Kelby appeared first on DIY Photography. DIYphotography.net is one of the world’s most popular photography blogs with over 1,500,000 monthly views. JP Danko’s weekly column is published every Thursday.
Hitting the news recently has been the story about the YouTube family “DaddyoFive” losing custody of two of their children due to an ongoing series of prank videos. I haven’t watched any of the DaddyoFive videos, nor do I intend to, so I am not going to comment on that particular situation, but as a […]
One of the questions I get most often from people who have just picked up a new camera is: What camera quality settings should I use for photos and video? I usually answer that question with another question: Have you ever desperately wished that you only had a low quality version of a specific image […]
If you’re a social media marketer, news that Instagram has finally been able to shut down Instagress, one of the most popular social media bots out there, is pretty big news. It’s no secret that the fastest way to grow a social media following is to simply follow and comment on other people’s posts – […]
After first trying out the WD My Passport Wireless Pro as a solution to backup photos and video while traveling (click here for the full review of the My Passport), I thought I would try the competition – the Seagate Wireless Plus. The main issue that I had with the WD My Passport is that […]
Since I finally jumped on the bandwagon and bought a Sony mirrorless camera (even after I said I wouldn’t), I have been looking at options to use my existing Nikon (and Sigma with Nikon mount) lenses with a Sony mirrorless camera. There are three main options available with the price ranging from under $100 to […]
When you think of lens aperture on your camera – do you think about exposure, or do you think about artistic interpretation? Yes, aperture is one third of the exposure equation (with shutter speed and ISO making up the other two variables), but your choice of aperture should primarily be an artistic choice. If you’re […]