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Photographing the Disappearing Stars

For me, it’s the sounds and the stars at night that make the evening out shooting so much fun. It’s one of the highlights of the trip to the family farm.

Moment is Making an Anamorphic Lens for Drones

Most feature films are shot with anamorphic lenses. That's why, when we see this type of shot on YouTube, we call it "cinematic". It's going to be available for your drone soon. Get ready, it's going to be incredible.

Apple Is Doing Great Things for Us as Creatives

I’m stoked about what Apple has done during their last App Developer’s conference for 2019. The brand is regaining the trust from photographers, 3D developers, videographers and music makers.

Quentin Tarantino's Standing Ovation Gets Weird

Whether it was an order from the event's organizer or his own mind, it’s a strange moment in time, though it was supposed to be captured for the world to recognize Quentin Tarantino’s achievements throughout his life.

Canva acquires Pixabay and Pexels

I met up with Melanie Perkins at the VIVATECH conference in Paris this weekend. She's the co-founder and CEO of Canva, a company aiming to democratize design and marketing materials. They have acquired Pexels and Pixabay.

10 Secret Photoshop Tricks

Just like life, there's always something new to learn in Photoshop. Nathaniel Dodson from Tutvid shows a number of tricks I didn't know that will make my post-processing faster.

How a Top Stop-Frame Animation Studio Gets It Done

The stories told in stop-frame movies usually tap into our childhood imagination. Even though we know the characters are represented in a fictional way, they're able to make us believe and experience the story with the characters.

What's Your Creative Type: An Adobe Quiz

Have you ever wondered what your creative type is, and needed someone or something to guide you? Adobe might have what you've been looking for.

Learn Lightroom in Less Than 30 Minutes

If you're new to photography and you want to know how professional photographers get their colors looking the way they do, this video will show you how. Lightroom is a powerful photo-editing piece of software and also one of the most used across the photography industry.

What Gear Companies Do You Invest In?

I'm not talking about gear you buy. I'm talking about investing on the stock market. Many of the companies we as photographers use are public companies. For me, it's become a time to consider investing. What would you buy?

Is Your Creativity Due to Your Insecurity?

It's never occurred to me that creativity can come from a place of insecurity, but this video made me think about it. I'm a confident guy, and I get my creativity in the same way Chris Do gets it: by being optimistic and believing that reaching the top of the mountain only shows you the next peak to start climbing.

How Was Video Invented?

This video shows how video came to be what it is today. It's fascinating to learn how the concept of a fax machine invented in the 1800s was developed to become the broadcast on TV we grew up to watch and love.

AI Turns Sketches Into Photorealistic Landscapes

Do you need to put together a mood board or share some ideas with regards to the location you're looking for? Soon, it'll be possible to draw some lines and have it generated by AI. This video shows what's to come.

How To Take The Perfect Photo

In all the glory that is Wes Anderson, Mango Street decided to enter the Moment Invitational 2019 with a video telling you how to take the perfect photo. It covers the basics in a great way, and the video was obviously shot using the Moment lenses.

How to Speed Up Photoshop

More often than not, we get the product out of the box, toss the manual, and find out the settings as we go along. It's 2019 and things should be intuitive.