In a global announcement with live events in New York, London and Munich, Drone maker DJI has introduced their latest update to the popular Phantom line, the new Phantom 3 and the Phantom 3 Professional.
New Inspire One builds on DJI's reputation for offering robust drones with solid video and still photography capabilities. Like the highly-regarded Phantom line, the Inspire One comes as a completely ready to fly package.
I wish the photo industry did a better job of naming things. The SLR was great…it’s catchy and it’s descriptive. But other than SLR, and of course, DSLR, I’m hard-pressed to think of a any particularly good names for any photographic technology. Do you have an idea for a better name than "mirrorless"? Send it my way.
The medium of photography has always confused the tool with the actual talent and craft. Every photographer has a story about showing a favorite photo and getting the question, "what kind of camera did you use?" The leap of logic is that the photographer didn't take the picture, the camera did. In the iPhone era it's become prevalent to take this same notion in a bizarre new direction.
In a frenetic, splintered, Tweet, Text and Instagram world, I, like many, crave the prospect of slowing down from time to time. Being out in nature with my 4 x 5 was a very contemplative experience. If you've never done it, the process of shooting large-format film involved a lot of steps and none were fast. Did it make me a more creative photographer?
In the greek myth, Icarus fell from the sky because he flew too close to the sun. In photography we're trained to employ a version of the lesson of the Flight Of Icarus--don't shoot into the sun, shoot with the sun at your back. Of course, this is a pretty awful rule to apply to apply to all of your photography.
Nicholas Barnhart captured a quintessential view of California's Mono Lake in this photo. The distinctive tufas draw countless photographers every year in the hopes of a moment like this when the light cooperates and the lake is calm.
Ya Zhang is today's Photo Of The Day winner. Zhang's choice of rendering this vista in black and white adds an element of timelessness to the image. The photo was shot with a Canon EOS 5D Mk II and a Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L lens. Zhang sent this photo to the Reflections Assignment which is open for submission until April 23rd.