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Video Creators

How Netflix Is Using Its Muscle to Push Filmmaking Technology Boundaries

Arguably the most popular camera among Hollywood cinematographers is the ARRI Alexa, made by the century-old ARRI camera company. But as recently as six months ago, Netflix would not permit DPs to use this camera (other than the large-format Alexa 65) for its original programming because the standard model employed a 3.2K resolution sensor instead of the streamer's required 4K.


How to Create Starburst Effect in Photoshop

In this photoshop photo effects tutorial, we'll be mixing photo editing and graphic art to create our own starburst lens flare effects and applying them to an image. You don't really need any sort of graphic skills to do this as the process mainly involves manipulation through scaling, rotating and applying filters.


5 Woodstock Photographers on the Images That Moved Them Most

Fifty years ago, nearly half a million people convened at Max Yasgur's farm in Bethel, New York, for the first Woodstock Arts & Music Festival in August 1969. Billed as "An Aquarian Exposition: Three Days of Peace and Music," the event featured now-iconic sets from acts like Jimi Hendrix, Santana and Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young.

Cameras & Lenses

10 things we don’t know about the Panasonic Lumix S1H yet

Ever since the Panasonic Lumix S1H was announced in May, filmmakers and video enthusiasts have been on the edge of their seat waiting for more information. This 6K powerhouse looks set to blow its competition out of the water, but we don't even know some incredibly basic information - such as when exactly the S1H will be released!

Off-Camera Flash

Why Salads and CEOs Are Photographed the Exact Same Way

Pick up a magazine or fall down Instagram's rabbit hole and you're likely to come across at least one photograph lit up by an unnaturally bright flash - a flash that floods the space, evenly illuminating every detail in vivid color.


Personal Advancement

Nobody’s Perfect

Nobody's perfect, as the saying goes. And while that is perfectly true (Ha! See what I did there?), and meant to make us feel better for being flawed or making mistakes, in retrospect it also implies that we hold perfection up as an the ultimate achievement.


Canon Drops Ambassador Barbara Davidson for ‘Racist’ Tweet

Pulitzer Prize and Emmy-winning photojournalist Barbara Davidson has been booted from the Canon Explorers of Light program after an insensitive tweet aimed at Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro sparked outrage on social media. In the tweet that kicked off the controversy, Davidson mocked the former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development for not being able to speak Spanish.


No one cares about 99% of the photos you take. Not even you.

Before deepfakes and alternative facts, the online world was already telling us fibs. In our series Lies the Internet Told Me , we call 'em all out. For our summer vacation, my wife drove us hell-for-leather between National Parks, driven by the urge to collect every stamp in her Parks Passport.


Tumblr sold off yet again, adult content bans to remain in place

Verizon announced that microblogging platform Tumblr would be acquired by Automattic Inc, the tech company behind WordPress. This comes roughly eight months after Tumblr announced that it would no longer host NSFW content on its side and introduced posting guidelines that prohibited sexually explicit videos and images, as well as pictures of "female-presenting nipples."


30 Books Mattis Thinks Every Good Leader Needs To Read

James Mattis, the Marine Corps general-turned secretary of defense, is known for many things, including his prolific reading list. We know everyone jokes that Marines can't read, but Mattis has probably perused more books in a year than most people manage in a lifetime.He sat down with Foreign Polic


How to fix your phone’s shitty portrait mode

Ever since Apple introduced their depth map generated fake background blur filter known as Portrait mode, practically all other phone makes have also added that feature. In all cases it's terrible at making your photos look good because the filters never get the edge details right.

Geek Gear

1TB phones are coming and I’m so fucking ready

Something special happened today. Samsung, a tech company you definitely know, announced it's mass-producing 1TB flash storage chips for mobile devices. In other words, you'll soon be able to buy phones with a terabyte of storage space. When I asked people about this news, there were two main schools of thought.