Archive — January 2013

Our strapping team of bright-eyed employees here at pictureline are photography enthusiasts, just like you, and we want to share a little bit about each of them and their photography style. Today we’re hanging out with our video expert Arrius, who is a videographer and sales associate here at the store. What do you do at pictureline? I'm a video...
Canon announced the new CN-E14mm T3.1 L F and CN-E135mm T2.2 L F single-focal-length lenses for large-format single-sensor cameras employing Super 35mm or full frame 35mm imagers. These two new lenses join with Canon's CN-E24mm T1.5 L F, CN-E50mm T1.3 L F, and CN-E85mm T1.3 L F primes to provide a broad line of five precision-matched, competitively priced EF-mount Cinema...
My name is Eric Doggett, and I'm a photographer based in Austin, Texas. My entry into the world of photography was a little backwards. In my late 20s, I was definitely feeling the creative bug—drawing, music—but no real interest in taking pictures. A film camera that I received from my wife as a gift was unused. The idea of taking...
I bought the Fujifilm X-Pro 1 after reading many-a-review on its high-quality images from its APS-C sensor and its 35mm or 60mm lenses. I really bought it because it looked awesome with its metal body and killer retro appearance. Admittedly, it sat around for a bit while I continued to use my DSLR for many projects. I noticed that one...
Videographers, this one's for you. Our video guru Arrius is back today with yet another First Look at some stellar video gear. Today, Arrius introduces us to the Rokinon cinema lenses we just started carrying and are stoked about. He'll also show you the Induro Hi-Hat and some must-have gear from Redrock Micro. Check it out in the video below:...
We know photographers often take on personal projects to keep their creative juices flowing, and we want to celebrate that with a feature that explores the passion and inspiration driving the project forward. Today's project comes via Justin Bettman, an immensely talented photographer based out of New York City and Los Angeles. We came across Justin's Bagel Project and knew...
Who doesn’t love a cute dog photo? We’ve got quite a collection of cute Lensbaby dog photos to make you smile and give you some ideas for your own photos. We challenge you to take out your Lensbaby this week and try to catch a sweet moment of your dog or someone else’s dog. Here are a few tips to...
If you've been hankering to learn Lightroom, then today is your lucky chance, photogs! Creative Live has a free Lightroom Mastery workshop that starts today and runs through the 19th. If you can't catch it the first time around, don't worry—they loop the classes for three days straight, so you always have a chance to check in on the class...
We've all seen timelapse videos taken from one viewpoint, but Mayeul Akpovi offers up a fresh new perspective with his Paris in Motion videos. The combination of motion, the City of Lights, and the music of Massive Attack left us mesmerized, and we are honored to have Mayeul sharing his videos with us today. Mayeul is from Benin and is...
My name is Lukas Grumet, and I am currently an Austrian-based scientist working on resolving structures of macro molecules. Since the constant juggling with numbers, diagrams, and chemicals can get a little too nerdy sometimes, I'm striving for creative balance. That's where photography comes in. I basically spend most of my free time shooting. Just like many photographers, I played...
Dissecting Italy with highly selective cropping is an approach that makes your images more intimate. Less post-card-ish. Choosing this less-is-more attitude is a first step to showing your personal style in your travel images. Here are some ideas that will help you get selective. First you find yourself attracted to a door (we photographers have strange attractions), and you photograph...
Wondering what the differences are between our best selling optics- Double Glass, Sweet 35 and Edge 80? Each image below was shot in the same exact spot to illustrate the different focal lengths and the unique effects. The first image was taken with a Nikon 50mm straight lens, shot at f/5.6. Scroll down the page to see all the fun...