What makes the world go round? Metadata. That’s right, the web, search, directions, locationing, imaging, branding, impressions, engagement, pretty much you name it online or in the digital world, and it is guided or executed with metadata.
Put simply, that is data about the data. Think of it as an intelligent or interactive blueprint for data. What you really want to do when you create a website these days, or an online presence, is create a foundation for the manipulation and use of this metadata. Often, this includes your use of images.
Here is a simple guide on how to get some valuable metadata into your images. Protect your brand, your rights, and your creative.
As photographers, protecting your images is of real importance to us. Ensure you’ve done all you can to keep your images “yours” – add copyright metadata!
This is the perfect time to get that camera out, and capture timeless moments with friends and family that you have close, or on those nature walks that you are taking as you deal with more social isolation than you probably have in a lifetime.
For those of us in the currently storm and snow swept northern latitudes, spring is approaching. It is the season of new life, renewal and of course dusting of the cameras and lenses and embracing the brighter light and blue skies. Today we are going to have a look at some of the subjects you can shoot during the spring. .
These 5 cool tips from photographer Jimmy McIntyre will help you create stunning cityscapes.
I see a lot of business that take inner-office shots, or head shots of staff as their inside the business pictures. What about outside the business? What about the city or parks around you?
Often, those are the best places to get a good look or feel for where you are located as a business. We recently did a shoot of staff in a nearby park, and in and around an old caboose that was in an alleyway nearby. Signature shots, perfect for a business expose.
Just because we can’t get out and about like we normally would doesn’t mean we have to stop taking pictures. There’s still plenty you can do, provided you’re prepared to use some imagination. Here are a few ideas to keep you shooting until normal life resumes.
Here at Edelleye, we are more the still-life and urban landscapes type, what are you shooting during these times of isolation and social distance?
I wonder how widespread this will become. Marking photos and edited in post is going to be a huge qualifier. Almost all professional or studio images are produced or edited in post, it’s a question of how or how much, incl color palette, blemish removal, contrast increases or decreases, etc. Putting a digital filter on your images is as prevalent as putting a lens on your camera.
The law means that any models appearing in commercial photography whose bodies have been made thinner or thicker using image software must be labelled with “Photographie retouchée” (edited photograph). France isn’t the first country to legislate on image editing in advertising (Israel did so in 2012), but it’s good to see more awareness on the …
The number of times we have met with clients or been in meetings brainstorming marketing campaigns and creative, and seen the opportunity to seize the moment with a staff member pulling out a camera is huge. Great cameras are in your pocket these days. You just have to build up the confidence and a few skills to shoot like a pro.
From sunrises, sunsets, desert ranges, majestic mountains to fields of flowers, creating beautiful landscape images can be easy at times, and sometimes difficult. There’s a lot to think about when composing beautiful images. Sure, we have to determine our ISO, depth of field and exposure compensation. We also need our tripod, cable release and possibly even a filter or two. Then, we need to get our composition just right. A lot of sky? A hint of sky? Or, no sky at all? Finding and framing up our images is a lot of work creatively and technically. However, there are a
Panning the expansive desert, “American Totem” captures the mesas scattered across the beige- and rust-colored landscape but with an unearthly twist. Pillars ascend from their flat tops, reaching up through the clouds toward a pale blue sky in the short film, which combines real footage and digital effects.
Created by London-based artist Theodore John, aka mustardcuffins, the moving columns shoot through dissipating clouds as the sun rises and sets, casting shadows across the sand and rocks. As night sets in, the film speeds up, morphing the dark sky into one filled with shooting stars. Find more multi-media projects from the artist and motion graphics designer on Instagram and Behance.
The V-Coptr Falcon is a bi-copter drone that has a 50-minute battery life: Digital Photography Review
Boasting only 2 propellers, instead of the typical 4 on a consumer-grade drone, Falcon’s bi-copter can fly up to 50 minutes – about 20 minutes longer than leading competitors.
We love drones. Not just because of their potential and use as a photography tool, but because of the technology. At a fundamental level, drones are with us and will continue to be a big part of our future. If you haven’t had the opportunity to use one commercially, buckle up and seize that moment.
A combo of 4K and 360º, the AI-powered modular Insta360 ONE R action camera impresses with its small size and high quality hardware.
We have been wanting to get our hands on one of these. Nokia has had a professional alternative in the marketplace for years. However, it costs 10s of thousands of dollars. The review cites the cost of this bad boy as a con, but we have to say that it actually hits the sweet spot.
Can’t wait to get out in the field and start creating with this thing. Of course we’ll report on our progress once we find a client that can use some 360 degree creative.
Raw files (the correct files format differs from manufacturer to manufacturer) are simply a ‘digital negative’ of your image (but aren’t negative at all, only referred to that way in reference to the film era). In Practical terms, a raw file is all the bits of information the sensor captures, packed in one file without any compression or loss. But why would anyone need all that info? After all, raw files are 10x larger than jpegs, right? Yes, and it means they contain much more information. If you edit a raw file and need to brighten the shadows and equally tone