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When he was 15 years old, Ryan Pierse stole his Dad’s camera. That simple act of thievery started a life-long passion for photography which, eventually, led him to shooting five Olympic Games.
For the next two weeks, he will battle extreme cold, dying batteries and exhaustion to try and capture the perfect moment at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, all while carrying a mountain of gear on his back.
In sub-zero temperatures, Ryan Pierse has to get on hands and knees for the perfect shot. As a photographer for Getty Images, he's tasked with capturing the once-in-a-lifetime moments that occur throughout this year's PyeongChang Winter Olympics. Aussie Gold medals? He'll be all over it.
With that huge responsibility, he isn't cutting any corners - he's brought with him more camera bodies, lenses and hand warmers than should be physically possible - and he's given us a look at exactly what kind of tech he's carrying around.
iOS: If you've tried to manage your photos and videos on anything besides your iPhone, you might have run into compatibility issues preventing you from opening, uploading or editing particular files. That's thanks to Apple's new space-saving HEIF image and HEVC video file formats, which offers a space-saving benefit compared to older JPEG and H.264 formats, though they aren't exactly beneficial if you can't open the file at all. Here's how you can stick with the tried and true image and video formats until more companies figure out how to support the newer standards.
iOS/Android: If your Facebook feed has been littered this week with pictures of people comparing themselves to portraits in museums, you aren't alone. The meme started with people who actually found art on their own that happened to look like them and has now extended to people posting pictures of art that sort of kind of looks like them if you look at if from far away and squint a little bit.
When it comes to ergonomics, we put a lot of focus on posture, specifically sitting at a desk. But posture is important regardless of what you're doing, including carrying a camera bag around. So, if you're a keen photographer and wondering why you're getting headaches and shoulder pain, it might be time to reconsider your choice of backpack.
Jealous of photographers who somehow manage to always have lovely soft backgrounds, while foreground subjects are sharp and clear? Perhaps you've stuffed around with aperture, yet still failed to get a pleasing result. Turns out there are a couple more details you have to keep in mind if you want to master the art of bokeh.
While you do everything you can to take the best pictures possible, it doesn't hurt to have a photo editor or image processing tool to cover situations where details are out of your control. For example, a product such as DxO's OpticsPro can milk every last scrap of information from your RAW photos and produce high quality output. For a limited time, you can grab this program free.
When we rounded up our staff's Weekly Upgrades last Saturday, our editors were taking ballet classes for a spin, upgrading our software, creating ingenious texting shortcuts, and finding creative ways to keep our kids occupied.
Smartphone cameras keep getting better and better but if you really want to kick your photography up a few levels, they can only take you so far. If you're a little green when it comes to photography, it can be hard to know where to start looking so you don't want to splurge on your first big camera purchase and slap down a few grand for something you might not even use (or know how to use!).
Whether you’re after a mirrorless camera, DSLRs, action cameras or even a point-and-shoot, we’ve got you covered with our round up of some of the best cameras you can buy for under $1000.