My quest for long-range remote camera control

As a portrait photographer, I’ve recently become fascinated with capturing silhouettes in nature. However, this poses a challenge when I’m out in the field without a model to pose for the camera. In order to achieve the perfect shot, I needed to find a way to remotely control my DSLR from a distance. What followed was a journey of trial and error as I searched for a reliable way to frame and shoot while I am away from the camera. … Continue reading…My quest for long-range remote camera control

The rabbit hole of adding grain to digital photos is deeper than you think

For months now I’ve been obsessed with emulating the film look into my digital photos. It all started with me exploring the panoramic aspect ratio of 65×24 and other wide aspect ratios and trying to understand what makes a photo cinematic. As part of this journey I’ve also started to research grain… … Continue reading…The rabbit hole of adding grain to digital photos is deeper than you think

What makes a photo cinematic?

I’m sure over the last few years all of us photographers have heard the word CINEMATIC so much that in the end, it lost all meaning. Is every photo with crushed backs and a cyan-orange color grade cinematic? I’d say NO! So today I’ll try to explore what are the factors that add up for an image to be cinematic and what can make or break the cinematic vibe of a shot. … Continue reading…What makes a photo cinematic?

Shooting only pinhole for a week

You know the drill. Nothing special here. You take an electric drill, put a hole into a lens cap, tape a piece of metal from a soda can to the lens cap and after you poke a tiny hole into that metal you have yourself a pinhole lens. The smaller the hole the sharper your lens will be but less light will come through. Throw some macro tubes into the mix and you get some different focal lenses as well. … Continue reading…Shooting only pinhole for a week