“I would love to be a better photographer… if only I had a better camera.” This is a comment I hear every day in my gallery. What many people don’t understand is that the type of camera you use is not the key to improving your photography. — Andrew Goodall
“Day Sixty Eight” captured by Dustin Diaz
The truth is, you can take better photos no matter what sort of camera you have. Digital cameras have become so advanced that almost all cameras now have aperture and shutter speed settings, not to mention amazingly powerful optical zoom lenses. These are features that, until very recently, were only available on DSLR cameras. So if you want to take better photos, the features are right there in front of you. All you have to do is take the time to learn how to use them.
“PhotoWalk” captured by Vincent Miao
To take better photos, start with the manual that came with your camera. It will tell you how to operate the major settings, although it may not be so good at explaining what they are for. Then find the information you need to understand how those settings will help you take better photos. There are courses, workshops, books and e-books that will tell you what you need to know.
Photo by Joao Santos; ISO 800, f/5.6, 1/400-second exposure.
Collaborations have always been in vogue. Be it cars, real estate, mobile phones, and even digital cameras, fashion brands are always keen to lend their name and styling expertise to companies. Hermes has been collaborating with Leica for a while now, so why not others?
How about Louis Vuitton partnering with Nikon? While there is no official word yet a photo has propped up on the Nikon Rumours website that shows the Z7 dressed up in Louis Vuitton. The top of the camera looks to be in covered in real gold and the rest of it covered it in the LV insignia. Could this be Nikon taking the high road to luxury or it is just the imagination of a photoshopper? We will know soon. Whatever it may be, it does look good.
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Perfect for a fashionista – The Louis Vuitton edition Nikon Z7 camera
via Luxury Launches
Ever since we saw the camera work of Dora Goodman a few months back, we’ve been meaning to get her on the Magazine for an interview. Now that we did, we can’t help but grin as we look at her work and read what she has to say. Dora is the perfect example for the saying “Follow your heart.” She left her career in 3d animated graphics to take up camera making and boy are we glad that she did. All of her cameras are carefully built, purposely designed, and beautiful in form. Learn more about her and her work in this short interview and who knows, you might just get bitten by the camera craft bug.
Disclaimer: Lomography Magazine will not be responsible for the major GAS (gear acquisition syndrome) that you are about to experience.
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Passion Pursued — An Interview With Camera Maker Dora Goodman
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The Goodman One is an open source camera that I would like to share with anyone with access to a 3D printer. You’d not only have a chance to make it yourself using my assembly instructions, but to further tweak, finetune or even redesign and pass it on as well. I have already designed a rollfilm and sheetfilm back, viewfinders, cold flash mount and a couple of other accessories to attach, but would like to challenge all of you makers out there to go ahead and develop the camera even further.
The Goodman One could therefore be a device that is free yet professional tool allowing creative freedom for any experimental photographer. You can request various files, finetuned printer settings and a detailed notes on both the necessary particles and procedure needed to put the camera together. I truly hope it will reach as many of you out there as humanly possible and will open up new opportunities in the path of photography.
I try to shoot atmospheres and the feelings that I have about a place, a moment, an occasion or a person. I try to ignore the physical stuff, as much as you can in photography, and concentrate on conveying the sense of being there. In street stuff it’s trying to capture the atmosphere of a place, even if it’s just a street. I look for the dramatic, beautiful, exciting and inspiring features of those places. Generally that’s around light and colour.
… and finally, what is your Desert Island DSLR? The Nikon D850 is one of those cameras that really does do everything. It’s got enormous resolution, so many features such as the multi-exposure overlay, and incredible dynamic range.
Street photographer, journalist and educator.
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The TR-M11 is a camera that was conceived around the concept of taking photos that will be popular on SNSs. With its evolved make-up functions and the addition of a new ring LED light, the TR-M11 offers a photo environment that is like having your own dedicated make-up artist and being in the studio of a professional photographer.
The design of TR-M11 allows you to easily carry it with you wherever you go, and to take selfies as you envision them at any time. You can also express yourself in even more individualistic and creative ways.
By offering the Handy Beauty Studio as a personal tool, Casio supports all women who have made selfies a part of their daily lives.