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  • Today’s new European Black Friday:
    by SonyAlpha Admin on November 19, 2018 at 6:50 am

    Full Pre-Black Friday deals list on those pages at Amazon Germany, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Amazon ES. Amazon Germany Bis zu 36% reduziert: Speicherprodukte von SanDisk und Western Digital at Amazon Germany. Bis zu 32% reduziert: Powerbanks at Amazon Germany. Bis zu 50% reduziert: Drucker, Tinte & Sprocket Fotopapier at Amazon Germany. Bis […] The post Today’s new European Black Friday: appeared first on sonyalpharumors. […]

  • Weekly Nikon news flash #497
    by [NR] admin on November 19, 2018 at 3:20 am

    → The IRIX 15mm f/2.4 Blackstone lens is now $100 off. → Medium One Optical SPEEDMASTER Series 135mm f/1.4 lens price and specifications announced (available also for Nikon F-mount). → The price of the new Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Sports lens will be 190,000 yen (excluding tax) in Japan and £1349.99 (including VAT) in the UK (or […] The post Weekly Nikon news flash #497 appeared first on Nikon Rumors. Related posts:Weekly Nikon news flash #130 Nikon D5200 announcement on November 6th Weekly Nikon news flash #468 […]

  • SLASHED! The Sony A9 – Now $1000 OFF!
    by Steve Huff on November 19, 2018 at 12:16 am

    SLASHED! THE SONY A9 – NOW $1000 OFF! Hey all, just in time for the fast approaching Holidays, Sony has SLASHED the price of their top dog, their fast as lighting A9. If you are [... […]

  • Are You Offended When You Are Advertised Products and Services in Free Photography or Video Educational Material?
    by Tihomir Lazarov on November 18, 2018 at 9:00 pm

    You find priceless photography or filmmaking knowledge in online material. You start digesting it, but together with the precious free information, the author mentions a product or a service, which they obviously try to sell you. Do you feel you have been tricked? [More... […]

  • Fstoppers Interviews Fine Art Photographer Gabriel Isak
    by Mike O'Leary on November 18, 2018 at 8:00 pm

    Gabriel Isak’s evocative fine art photography is simple and clean in its style, yet it draws the viewer inward, precipitating a contemplative mood with bold surrealist imagery and cool color tones. Fstoppers had the opportunity to interview the artist recently. Delve deeper into his work here. [More... […]

  • Zhiyun-Tech adds zoom, smartphone control on its new Crane 3 Lab gimbal
    on November 18, 2018 at 7:53 pm

    Gimbal manufacturer Zhiyun-Tech has introduced zoom control as well as focus control for its new flagship model, the Crane 3 Lab. The new model, which is now ready to ship this month, will allow also feature a transmission system that will send full HD footage from the camera to a smartphone or tablet for more convenient monitoring of the footage as it is recorded. The company has redesigned the grip of the gimbal with a second handle that extends from the rear of the device that makes working in the underslung position, and the process of getting there from the ‘normal’ upright position, much smoother. The second handle has an updated control panel for accessing menus as well as for controlling the gimbal and some of the features of the camera in use. The panel has an improved LED screen and the grip more buttons and physical control points so users don’t need to access the menu so often. A bracket has been added to the main stem of the gimbal that is designed to […]

  • First wave of Black Friday deals
    by [NR] admin on November 18, 2018 at 6:56 pm

    Here is the first wave of Black Friday deals:   For more Black Friday deals, follow @PhotogDeals on Facebook or Twitter The post First wave of Black Friday deals appeared first on Nikon Rumors. Related posts:Here are the leaked 2018 Nikon Black Friday deals First wave of Nikon Black Friday deals 2018 Black Friday Sigma lens deals announced […]

  • What Will Your Imagery Miss the Most From Spring, Summer, and Fall?
    by Evan Kane on November 18, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    As fall draws to a close and we head into the colder winter months, the scenery around us shifts for the season. If there is something that you'll miss the most from the warmer weather, what would it be? [More... […]

  • "I wish it weren't a Republican versus Democrat thing": Wildfire photographer Stuart Palley on climate change and California's devastating blazes
    on November 18, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    Stuart Palley is a freelance photographer who specializes in covering wildfires in his home state of California. His six-year 'Terra Flamma' project includes images drawn from Stuart's experience at 45 major fires, including some of the most devastating in California state history. When I spoke to Stuart he had just returned from the scene of the Woolsey fire. Stuart spoke to me on the phone from his truck, on his way back from getting one of his rear doors fixed. The door was bent on its hinges after being caught by the 60mph winds that fed the Woolsey fire as it devastated Malibu and neighboring communities. Despite spending much of his career in one of the most hazardous environments imaginable, the repair bill for the truck door is the first major misfortune to befall Stuart in his wildfire work. That and a broken pair of reading glasses. But it's not just luck that's kept him safe, as he explained. The following interview has been edited for clarity and flow. Find more of […]

  • Black Friday: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II w/Tripod $1799 (Reg $2199)
    by Canon Rumors on November 18, 2018 at 1:18 pm

    Canon has a new Black Friday instant rebate on the popular Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II lens. Adorama is also including a free tripod with Read more... […]

  • Black Friday: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV w/BG-E20 & more $2799 (Reg $3596)
    by Canon Rumors on November 18, 2018 at 12:56 pm

    Canon’s Black Friday deals on camera bodies have begun at our exclusive affiliate partner Adorama. You can save big on the following Canon EOS 5D Read more... […]

  • Black Friday: Canon EOS 6D Mark II w/BG-E21 & more $1299 (Reg $2000)
    by Canon Rumors on November 18, 2018 at 12:44 pm

    Canon’s Black Friday deals on camera bodies have begun at our exclusive affiliate partner Adorama. You can save big on the following Canon EOS 6D Read more... […]

  • Black Friday: Canon EOS M5, EOS M6, EOS M50, EOS M100 Bundles with big savings
    by Canon Rumors on November 18, 2018 at 12:15 pm

    Canon’s Black Friday deals on camera bodies also include EOS M bodies such as the EOS M5, EOS M6, EOS M50 and EOS M100 Canon Read more... […]

  • Black Friday best camera deals 2018
    by Gordon Laing on November 18, 2018 at 11:35 am

    Black Friday is approaching and many stores have already started discounting! I've sifted through the deals to find the best bargains on cameras and photography gear. So if you're shopping for a new camera, lens or accessory, check out my guide to the best deals this Holiday Season. PS - check back for updates!… The post Black Friday best camera deals 2018 appeared first on Cameralabs. […]

  • The Sony superdeals are now live: $1000 off on the A9, $400 off on the A7rIII and more rebates on A7II, A7rII, A6300, A6000, A5100!
    by SonyAlpha Admin on November 18, 2018 at 4:59 am

    The crazy Sony US superdeals are now live! Check them out: $1000 off on the Sony A9 at Buydig, BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon, BestBuy. FocusCamera. $400 off on the SonyA7rIII at BuyDig, BHphoto, Amazon, Adorama, FocusCamera. $400 off on the Sony A7rII at Buydig, BHphoto, Amazon, Adorama and Focuscamera. $500 off on the Sony A7II at Buydig, […] The post The Sony superdeals are now live: $1000 off on the A9, $400 off on the A7rIII and more rebates on A7II, A7rII, A6300, A6000, A5100! appeared first on sonyalpharumors. […]

  • This week SAR readers photos selection
    by Mauro P on November 18, 2018 at 3:00 am

    Tran Linh‎ Sunrise on the highlands – Vietnam A7M2 – BATIS18 #sonyalphagallery 1) You can submit one single picture per week only. 2) To submit your picture for the weekly readers roundup post you can choose one of the following three options: – Instagram: Follow @sonyalphagallery and tag us on your picture to give us […] The post This week SAR readers photos selection appeared first on sonyalpharumors. […]

  • SOLD Canon RF 24-105 f/4 L IS USM
    by Steve Huff on November 17, 2018 at 11:30 pm

    SOLD Canon RF 24-105 f/4 L IS USM This has been sold! Hey guys! Still shooting and enjoying my EOS-R for mostly video, vlogging and the occasional photo but I realized I am not using [... […]

  • Sample gallery Canon RF 50mm f/1.2 USM L
    on November 17, 2018 at 11:00 pm

    Sample gallery Canon RF 50mm f/1.2 USM L […]

  • Interview and Behind the Scenes on a BBC Videographer's Personal Project
    by Mads Peter Iversen on November 17, 2018 at 10:04 pm

    Have you ever gone to the top of a mountain covered by a glacier during the night to fly a drone? That is just one of the personal projects by Ozzo Photography. Here, you can read an interview and see how the fantastic experience turned out. [More... […]

  • Tailwind iQ3 Smart Automatic Garage Controller review: Garage door automation made easy - CNET
    by Molly Price on November 17, 2018 at 9:16 pm

    Let your garage door greet you at the end of the day with Tailwind's seamless auto opening and closing skills. […]

  • My First Digital Camera Had a Practical Feature Missing Everywhere Today
    by Michael B. Stuart on November 17, 2018 at 9:04 pm

    We have all made the classic gaffe of remembering everything except the crucial memory card. With flash storage cheaper than ever and features being pushed to the max, why have we not seen internal memory added to cameras? [More... […]

  • Should You Put Your Camera Away?
    by Mike Smith on November 17, 2018 at 8:04 pm

    Thomas Stewart made headlines back in 2015 when he posted a rant about wedding guests and their mobile phones. Fast forward 3 years and things don't seem to be getting any better. So should we put the cameras away? [More... […]

  • Prairie Wind 16K HDR video was created using two Canon EOS 5DS cameras
    on November 17, 2018 at 7:25 pm

    Cinematographer Martin Lisius has detailed the creation of a 16K 15,985 x 5792 pixels HDR video titled "Prairie Wind." The video was published on Vimeo, though the online version of the video is limited to 8K. According to Lisius, the project involved two Canon EOS 5DS cameras with Sigma 35mm F1.4 Art lenses and a custom-built calibrated mount. "Prairie Wind" showcases weather over America's Great Plains, according Lisius, who explains in the video description, "I’m fortunate to have grown up on the Great Plains of America where I can touch the sky often. A storm there can transform you ... Finding new ways to convey this experience to others is important to me." The project involved four months of shooting footage across six Great Plains states and another three months of processing. Lisius estimates "Prairie Wind" contains around 6,100 16K images that were stitched using an 8-core Mac Pro workstation. "Making this short film taught me Jedi-like patience," Lisius said. Full […]

  • Lessons From Loupedeck on Making It in the Photo Industry
    by Usman Dawood on November 17, 2018 at 7:07 pm

    Over the last few years, the photography industry has been growing quite steadily. With the advent of new technologies and price-accessible equipment, more and more people are choosing the photography industry. Smartphones have also played a significant part in the influx of new photographers and creatives. The limited barriers to entry and income potential make […]

  • Are DLSR Cameras Already Dead?
    by Pedro Quintela on November 17, 2018 at 7:04 pm

    Currently, one of the most discussed topics in our photographic community is if DSLR cameras are already dead. The Digital Single Lens Reflex cameras were indisputably the preferred ones until the mirrorless cameras step ahead into the game and showed how good they could be. [More... […]

  • New rebates on Samyang/Rokinon E-mount lenses
    by SonyAlpha Admin on November 17, 2018 at 6:04 pm

    You get this Rokinon 24mm f/2.8 FE pancake autofocus lens with a $70 rebate and free extras at Adorama and Amazon. Currently a lot of Samyang/Rokinon E-mount lenses are discounted at BHphoto, Adorama and Amazon. All Black Friday deals: Til November 29 you save $100 on the Sigma Full Frame E-mount lenses: Sigma 14mm f/1.8 […] The post New rebates on Samyang/Rokinon E-mount lenses appeared first on sonyalpharumors. […]

  • This Negative Mural Can Be Developed by Inverting Your Photo
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on November 17, 2018 at 5:49 pm

    Colombian graffit artist Sepc recently created an mural showing a woman snapping a Polaroid picture. But it’s unusual in that it’s a negative: you can see the normal “positive” version by snapping a photo of the mural and then inverting it. Here’s what the mural above looks like when you invert the photo: The idea […]

  • DPReview TV: Nikon Z7 review
    on November 17, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    The Nikon Z7 is the company's first full frame mirrorless camera, and one that presented Nikon with a stiff challenge: how to build a mirrorless camera that could measure up to its own DSLRs and deliver a familiar experience to Nikon users. Chris and Jordan have used the camera for the past couple of months and tell us whether they think Nikon succeeded. Editor's note: In order to fully cover the Z7's new video capabilities, we will be publishing a separate video focused entirely on the camera's video features and performance. Also, make sure to read our in-depth review of the Nikon Z7. Click links below to jump to a specific topic: Intro Handling Z-Mount Battery Life Dynamic Range Stabilization Nathan Elson Introduction Studio Performance Continuous AF Performance Nathan Elson's Impressions Chris' Conclusions Get new episodes of DPReview TV every week by subscribing to our YouTube channel! […]

  • 2019 VW Beetle Final Edition first drive review: Bye-bye, Bug - Roadshow
    by Emme Hall on November 17, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Saying goodbye to the Volkswagen Beetle by testing the Final Edition model in Mexico. […]

  • Black Friday: Save on Sigma Art and Contemporary series lenses
    by Canon Rumors on November 17, 2018 at 12:27 pm

    Sigma has announced their Black Friday / Cyber Monday deals. You can get up to $150 off select Sigma lenses until November 29, 2018. All Read more... […]

  • 85mm size comparison between the new Sigma, Sony GM and my favorite Sony f/1.8
    by SonyAlpha Admin on November 17, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    via CameraSize Here is the size comparison between the three 85mm FE lenses. In that case I have no doubt the smaller Sony f/1.8 FE lens is the best choice unless you really need that tiny faster aperture. The GM is the bokeh king while the Sigma is the sharper than the GM. But I […] The post 85mm size comparison between the new Sigma, Sony GM and my favorite Sony f/1.8 appeared first on sonyalpharumors. […]

  • Apple MacBook Air (2018) review: The MacBook Air reboots as a thinner, lighter, more expensive laptop - CNET
    by Dan Ackerman on November 17, 2018 at 3:39 am

    This reimagined MacBook Air fixes almost all previous design issues, but not without adding a couple of its own. […]

  • Amazon Fire TV Recast review: One of the best cord-cutter companions yet - CNET
    by Ty Pendlebury on November 17, 2018 at 3:35 am

    The Amazon Fire TV Recast is a user-friendly OTA streaming product especially suited to users and fans of the Fire TV. […]

  • Elevating the Boudoir Industry With Competition [NSFW]
    by Jennifer Tallerico on November 17, 2018 at 1:04 am

    As in any industry, it is important to push yourself for healthy competition. Entering photography contests or competitions can really push you creatively. Recently in a contest for a photography forum, an artist caught the eyes of many of his peers.  [More... […]

  • Friday Feature: 2018 National Geographic Photo Contest entries
    on November 16, 2018 at 10:26 pm

    2018 National Geographic Photo Contest (Week 1 and 2 entries) Photo and Caption by Brian Hammonds / National Geographic Photo Contest CLIMBERS OVER SEOUL Rock climbers can be seen from Bukhansan's Peak outside of Seoul, South Korea. The size of the South Korean mega-city is hard to imagine without visiting. National Geographic has shared the first collection of entries from its 2018 photography contest. The photographs, which fall under the categories of 'wildlife, people, and places' showcase beautiful scenes and subjects from all over the world. To see more editor-selected entries, head over to National Geographic's website. 2018 National Geographic Photo Contest (Week 1 and 2 entries) Photo and Caption by Eduard Gutescu / National Geographic Photo Contest THE SHEPHERD FROM TRANSYLVANIA On the Carpathian mountains in the region of Bran village i found this authentic shepherd. His name is Nea DAN. It was a real joy to listen to his life story as a shepherd . 2018 National […]

  • Put Down Your Camera and Improve Your Photography
    by Douglas Turney on November 16, 2018 at 10:04 pm

    We have all heard it before: shoot more, do a 365-day challenge, or attend a workshop. This advice is fine, and it can improve your photographs, but how about putting your camera away to improve your photography? [More... […]

  • Lessons Learned as a Professional Photographer: Part I
    by Brian Matiash on November 16, 2018 at 9:04 pm

    I’ve always subscribed to the practice of “paying it forward” however you can, and this article is my way of doing so for the intrepid photographers out there fixin’ to fashion a career in this space. [More... […]

  • Rhino Arc II 4-axis robotic camera system supports 15lb camera payloads
    on November 16, 2018 at 8:08 pm

    Rhino has launched a Kickstarter campaign for its new Rhino Arc II, a "robotic camera assistant" designed to replace a fluid head. The Arc II features a 4-axis motorized head with support for both tripods and the Rhino Slider, as well as up to 6.8kg/15lbs of camera equipment. Users have both joystick and mobile control options. Rhino Arc II supports LightLapse, Interview, Keyframe, and Rack modes for smooth camera movements in a variety of filming scenarios. The robotic assistant supports Rhino Focus and the High Torque & High Speed Motor as optional tools for expanded capabilities. The system is also backwards compatible with the Rhino EVO Motor and Slider EVO. When used with an optional Rhino Power dummy battery, Arc II offers integrated power output for mirrorless and DSRL cameras. Other features include an integrated 501 plate receiver, an OLED screen, and a pan motor for motorized mounting. Rhino is offering the Arc II to Kickstarter backers who pledge at least $960 USD, a […]

  • Seven Reasons Why I Like Natural Light Portraits More Than Flash
    by Evan Kane on November 16, 2018 at 8:04 pm

    Every coin has two sides, and today, we're going to take a look at the natural light side of the lighting conversation. Here are seven different reasons why I think that natural lighting for portraits is pretty damn rad when compared with using flash. [More... […]

  • Overcoming the Fear of Failure in Photography
    by Christopher Malcolm on November 16, 2018 at 7:04 pm

    Photography is a challenging career. So, what pulls us through when it all gets so overwhelming? [More... […]

  • Britain’s Biggest Speed Camera Uses a Canon 100-400mm Lens
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on November 16, 2018 at 6:57 pm

    Gloucestershire police have unveiled Britain’s biggest speed camera. Called the A417, the portable camera can catch drivers violating laws from roughly 1,000 meters or about 3/5 of a mile. And on the front of the camera is a Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS telephoto zoom lens. The camera is dubbed “The Long Ranger,” and it can […]

  • Timelapse Captures How House Plants Move in the Day and Sleep at Night
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on November 16, 2018 at 6:25 pm

    The beauty of time-lapse photography is that it gives us a view of the world that our eyes can’t naturally see. Darryl Cheng of House Plant Journal created a time-lapse that does just that: it reveals how much ordinary house plants move over the course of a day. Here’s the time-lapse Cheng created with @angusandceleste, […]

  • A Quick Look at Surf Photographer Ben Thouard's New Book: 'Surface'
    by Joanna Lentini on November 16, 2018 at 6:04 pm

    Sometimes, it can feel really daunting to try to create original images like no one has ever seen before. With social media oversaturated with photography, it often seems like we have captured it all. So, when I came across surf photographer Ben Thouard’s tropical landscape images captured through the back of a breaking wave, I was a little jealous, but more so inspired and hopeful.  [More... […]

  • Skylum partners with EyeEm to launch global photography scholarship
    on November 16, 2018 at 5:38 pm

    Software company Skylum and mobile image sharing community EyeEm have teamed up and launched a global photography scholarship that is open to anyone interested in photography. Skylum Software will be supporting 10 artists on the EyeEm platform with $10,000 to help them focus on their photography. In addition the selected photographers will be able to create editing presets for the Skylum Luminar software. The presets will be available to purchase on the Luminar marketplace as part of a special collection. Revenue from preset sales will be shared 1/3 with the artists. Skylum CEO Alex Tsepko said: “Our focus has always been to provide artists with the best photo enhancement tools, and collaborating with a creative community like EyeEm to empower next generation of creatives is just a natural fit”. If you want to apply for the scholarship you'll need an EyeEm acccount, have an impressive portfolio, and convince the decision makers that your work is standing out. Submissions […]

  • The Realme 2 is a surprisingly good $120 phone - CNET
    by Aloysius Low on November 16, 2018 at 5:26 pm

    Though you'll have to settle for a low-resolution display, you do get dual cameras and a big 4,230-mAh battery. […]

  • Acer Spin 3 (2018) review: Acer’s 2-in-1 has a great screen but not much else - CNET
    by Justin Jaffe on November 16, 2018 at 5:23 pm

    With so many solid $500 convertibles available, the Acer Spin 3 comes up short in battery life and performance. […]

  • I Set Up a Sting Operation and Caught the Thief Who Stole My Camera
    by Mr. Greenshirt on November 16, 2018 at 5:22 pm

    Like many professional photographers, my main camera is a bit of a beast. A Fuji X-T2, usually with a big lens, and always with a battery grip on it. It’s a bit big to go traveling with, and although it’s not as big as my Nikon D600 and grip that I used to use, it […]

  • Discovering Fake Dubai: A Road That Led to Nowhere
    by Ty Poland on November 16, 2018 at 5:04 pm

    After reading an article from a fellow Fstoppers writer on following the herd, I realized the power one person actually has when it comes to sharing a photo. Here is my story on discovering a location that doesn’t exist. [More... […]

  • Photojournalist Jürgen Schadeberg Receives the 2018 Leica Hall of Fame Award
    on November 16, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    With a stunning collection of lifeworks spanning more than seventy years, including his world-famous photo of Nelson Mandela looking through the bars of his former prison cell, Jürgen Schadeberg is the latest photographer to receive the Leica Hall of Fame Award. […]

  • 2018 Nissan Kicks review: Kickin' it quirky - Roadshow
    by Emme Hall on November 16, 2018 at 4:42 pm

    The subcompact Nissan Kicks mixes youthful style with real-world functionality. […]

  • 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback review: The best it’s ever been - Roadshow
    by Andrew Krok on November 16, 2018 at 4:41 pm

    With good looks, driving demeanor and tech, the Corolla Hatchback eschews the model’s stereotypical blandness. […]

  • Nikon Z6 now in stock
    by [NR] admin on November 16, 2018 at 4:38 pm

    The Nikon Z6 mirrorless camera is now shipping and is currently in stock at several retailers in various kit combinations - check the links below for additional information: US: Adorama B&H Photo Amazon US UK: Amazon UK WEX UK Park Camera UK EU: Amazon DE Amazon FR Calumet DE Foto Hans Keuzekamp The post Nikon Z6 now in stock appeared first on Nikon Rumors. Related posts:Nikon D7500 camera body now in stock It’s January 1st 2018 and the Nikon D850 is still out of stock Nikon 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6 and 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 lenses now shipping (UPDATED) […]

  • I Shot Ultra-Macro Video of the Wet Plate Collodion Process
    by Markus Hofstaetter on November 16, 2018 at 4:27 pm

    Normally I use videos to document my work. This time the video is the main outcome of my work — I shot an ultra-macro video that shows how the crystals/salts change during the wet plate collodion process. I did this project because I got asked a lot about how the process works. Questions like “what […]

  • Tamron to release firmware updates to make lenses compatible with Nikon FTZ adapter and Nikon Z7 camera
    by [NR] admin on November 16, 2018 at 4:26 pm

    Tamron announced new software updates that will make three of their lenses compatible the Nikon FTZ adapter and Nikon Z7 camera (see previous report): Notice of Firmware Update for Tamron Lens compatibility with Nikon Z7 and FTZ adapter We would like to announce that new firmware versions are now available for the following three Tamron […] The post Tamron to release firmware updates to make lenses compatible with Nikon FTZ adapter and Nikon Z7 camera appeared first on Nikon Rumors. Related posts:Some Tamron Di/Di II lenses will not work properly with the Nikon Z7, Tokina is still testing their lenses Most Tokina lenses are compatible with the Nikon Z7 camera (with a few exceptions) Another PDAF compatible Nikon F/Sony E mount AF lens adapter in development […]

  • The Color Photography of Vivian Maier
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on November 16, 2018 at 3:57 pm

    Vivian Maier is the nanny and American street photographer who posthumously became internationally famous after a 26-year-old real estate agent bought a box of 30,000 of her negatives at an estate sale for $400 in 2007. In addition to her captivating black-and-white photos, Maier also captured color images, some of which are being published in […]

  • iPhone X bug lets hackers steal deleted photos
    on November 16, 2018 at 3:38 pm

    If you have any particularly embarrassing or otherwise compromising photos on your iPhone you might want to think twice about how to keep them from being discovered by someone else. Simply deleting them might not be enough. A vulnerability allowing hackers to access deleted photos and other files on the iPhone X was discovered by two researchers this week at the Pwn2Own hacking contest for finding iOS and Android bugs. Richard Zhu and Amat Cama demoed the issue by connecting the iPhone X with iOS 12.1 to a malicious Wi-Fi network and exploiting a vulnerability in a so-called just-in-time (JIT) compiler which is designed to help iPhones to perform certain tasks faster. The couple could then retrieve a photo from the Photo app's Recently Deleted album where images are stored for 30 days after you delete them from the camera roll. This feature allows users to recover deleted photos should they have a change of mind. Through the same method other files processed by the JIT […]

  • 10 Ideas for Taking Amazing Photos of Boring Objects
    by Izabella Bedő on November 16, 2018 at 3:24 pm

    I don’t have an expensive camera. I use a Nikon D3000, which is one of the oldest entry-level DSLRs and I have only an 18-55mm kit lens. Because of this, I have to be creative to make good shots. I always try to make different photos than the others, but it’s really hard. There are […]

  • Learn How to be a Street Photographer with Magnum Photos
    on November 16, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    Magnum Photos are launching their first ever online photography education course, called The Art of Street Photography. Seven world-class photographers - Bruce Gilden, Martin Parr, Susan Meiselas, Richard Kalvar, Carolyn Drake, Peter van Agtmael and Mark Power - plus industry leaders have contributed to ten engaging, in-depth, on demand video lessons. […]

  • Patent: Superzoom lenses for EF and RF mounts
    by Canon Rumors on November 16, 2018 at 2:14 pm

    Japan Patent Application 2018-180203 shows off some optical formulas for superzooms with both EF and RF mounts. EF mount optical formulas included in this patent: EF Read more... […]

  • Updated list of unreleased Canon gear
    by Canon Rumors on November 16, 2018 at 2:07 pm

    Nokishita has released the latest list of unreleased Canon gear that we can expect to be announced in the first half of 2019. We’ve done Read more... […]

  • Nikon D3500 sample gallery
    on November 16, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    Nikon's D3500 DSLR is one of the best camera bargains out there, with a list price of $500 including a lens (and it will be even less on Black Friday). While it doesn't have Nikon's latest and greatest technology, this compact DSLR has a reliable 24MP sensor that produces impressive-looking photos. See how it captured tropical Kauai and chilly Seattle in our sample gallery. See our Nikon D3500 sample gallery […]

  • iClever Smart Outdoor Outlet review: Two smart outlets in one affordable plug - CNET
    by Molly Price on November 16, 2018 at 1:52 pm

    This outdoor smart plug works with Google Assistant along with Amazon Alexa and includes two outlets you can control independently. […]

  • ​Zhiyun CRANE 3 LAB DSLR Gimbal
    on November 16, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Zhiyun, the world’s leading gimbal manufacturer, is pleased to announce the all-new CRANE 3 LAB gimbal for professional DSLR and cinema-grade cameras.The CRANE 3 LAB will be available for preorder at major photo retailers including B&H for $899. […]

  • Wacom Cintiq Pro 32
    on November 16, 2018 at 11:00 am

    Tthe new Wacom Cintiq Pro 32 is the latest and largest addition to the extensive Cintiq Pro range of professional pen displays. The Cintiq Pro 32 pen display is available in the Wacom e-store and select retailers across Europe from with prices starting from £3149. […]

  • Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Sports Price Announced
    on November 16, 2018 at 9:30 am

    The retail price of the new Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Sports lens will be £1349.99 including VAT in the UK. SIGMA SA and Canon EF mount will be available in December and Nikon F mount will follow in early 2019. […]

  • Test the New Irix 150mm Macro Lens
    on November 16, 2018 at 9:00 am

    Irix is inviting all photo enthusiasts to take part in a competition and become Irix 150mm lens testers. Entries close at the end of the 22nd November. […]

  • 2018 Black Friday Sigma lens deals announced
    by [NR] admin on November 16, 2018 at 1:30 am

    Today Sigma announced its Black Friday / Cyber Monday Sale - for a limited time, you can save up to $150 on selected Sigma lenses. The promo deals will be available for only two weeks from Thursday, November 15th through Thursday, November 29th, 2018. What’s on sale: Sigma Prime Art Lenses 14mm F1.8 DG HSM Art - […] The post 2018 Black Friday Sigma lens deals announced appeared first on Nikon Rumors. Related posts:The 2017 Black Friday Nikon deals are now live Official Nikon Black Friday deals Nikon 2017 Black Friday deals leaked […]

  • Google Pixel 3 review: The best Android phone of 2018 - CNET
    by Lynn La on November 16, 2018 at 1:11 am

    The Pixel 3's camera already makes it a standout -- but useful Google software elevates the phone even more. […]

  • Google Pixel 3 XL review: Everything we love about the Pixel 3 on a bigger screen - CNET
    by Lynn La on November 16, 2018 at 1:10 am

    The Pixel 3 XL screens calls, has wireless charging and delivers the same camera experience as the Pixel 3 -- all on a bigger display. […]

  • Nikon Z6 additional coverage
    by [NR] admin on November 15, 2018 at 10:48 pm

    The Nikon Z6 coverage continues: → Nikon Z6 first look by B&H Photo. → Nikon Z6 review at Amateur Photographer: "With the Z 6, Nikon has made its best general purpose, full frame camera ever. When I reviewed the Sony A7 III earlier this year, I didn’t think any camera would be able to get close to […] The post Nikon Z6 additional coverage appeared first on Nikon Rumors. Related posts:Nikon D850 additional coverage *UPDATED* Irix 11mm f/4 lens additional coverage (sample photos, reviews) Additional Nikon D850 coverag […]

  • 50 Photographers Across 50 States Capture Portraits for Merrell's One Trail Campaign
    by Mike Wilkinson on November 15, 2018 at 10:00 pm

    Merrell, an outdoor footwear brand, wanted a photography concept that would celebrate diversity on trails, but in a way that felt genuine and reflected reality. While outdoor brands usually look towards more of a traditional commercial photography approach, Tim Kemple had something else in mind to achieve their goals. [More... […]

  • Lighting Isn't Everything: Three Things to Consider When Making Your Next Image
    by Carlton Canary on November 15, 2018 at 9:00 pm

    Most people do not understand lighting, frequency separation, or color grading. Here are some things to consider to make your next image even more engaging. [More... […]

  • A Response to the Upgradeitis Post, in photos! By Tom Morgan
    by Steve Huff on November 15, 2018 at 8:50 pm

    A Response to the Upgradeitis Post, in photos! By Tom Morgan – See his Flickr page HERE Hi Steve, After reading your post on 14 November regarding Upgradeitis of camera gear it prompted me to [... […]

  • Nikon issues new firmware update for the Nikon Z7
    on November 15, 2018 at 8:27 pm

    Nikon has issued a firmware update for the Nikon Z7. Firmware version 1.02 is now available and brings a couple of fixes for Nikon's flagship full-frame mirrorless camera, including a flickering issue, an ISO selection problem, and an occasional crash that could occur when displaying certain Raw files. Below is the full changelog of changes made in firmware version 1.02 for the Nikon Z7: Fixed an issue that caused the display to flicker if pictures were scrolled during playback zoom after the user had taken pictures using the viewfinder with Prioritize viewfinder selected for monitor mode and then removed his or her eye from the viewfinder before starting playback. Fixed an issue that caused Capture NX-D or ViewNX-i to crash when displaying NEF (RAW) pictures taken with the following options selected for HDR (high dynamic range) in the PHOTO SHOOTING MENU: HDR mode: On (series) or On (single photo) Save individual images (NEF): On Fixed an issue that allowed the camera to exceed the […]

  • How to Protect Your Cameras From Winter Weather on the Cheap
    by Wasim Ahmad on November 15, 2018 at 8:04 pm

    Winter is almost upon us, and that also means the opportunity for beautiful photos of falling snow is about to happen. [More... […]

  • Razer Phone 2 review: A powerful gaming phone with a dash of flagship panache - CNET
    by Patrick Holland on November 15, 2018 at 7:54 pm

    It improves on the original Razer Phone in almost every way, but its battery life and photo quality are disappointing, even after a software update. […]

  • 500px Launches Photobook-Inspired Redesign, Users Aren’t Happy
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on November 15, 2018 at 7:53 pm

    500px has unveiled a redesigned Home Feed that’s designed to show more photos and provide more exposure. The “cleaner and more contemporary design” was inspired by photobooks. “The new layout’s aesthetic will better showcase the photos in your Home Feed and introduce you to new content from photographers you may not have discovered,” 500px writes. […]

  • 500px Home Feed redesigned to increase photographers' exposure
    on November 15, 2018 at 7:07 pm

    500px has launched a redesigned Home Feed that was inspired by photobooks, according to the company. The new 500px Home Feed is designed to increase photographers' exposure and enable them to browse more images without navigating away from the feed. 500px says machine learning powers a new recommendation system to help surface content. 500px explained in a blog post that its new recommendation system will help increase photographers' visibility on the platform by more evenly distributing exposure. Users will see a greater variety of content on the new Home Feed, as well. Photo pages have been redesigned to make details, Pulse, views and other info readily accessible without being distracting. Photos are prominently displayed at the top of the page on a dark background for minimized distractions. The changes apply to both desktop and mobile, the latter of which now supports the ability to view and publish Galleries. The redesign also enables users to add images to existing Galleries […]

  • Fstoppers Reviews the WANDRD HEXAD 45L Duffel Bag
    by Andy Day on November 15, 2018 at 7:04 pm

    In every photographer’s ongoing search for the perfect bag, until recently it seemed there was a gaping hole: a 45-liter bag suitable as hand luggage on short-haul flights, offering the possibility to combine camera gear with a few days’ worth of clothes. The HEXAD Access Duffel from WANDRD fills that gap and does an incredibly good job of it. [More... […]

  • Making a Platinum Palladium Print That Will Last 1,000 Years
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on November 15, 2018 at 6:47 pm

    Photographer Tyler Shields recently paid a visit to Hidden Light LLC, a fine art printing business in Arizona. While there, he watched as printer Matt Beaty used the platinum/palladium printing process to turn one of Shields’ photos into a black-and-white print that can last 1,000 years or more. You can watch the printing process for […]

  • It's Time to Capture New Landscape Images
    by Tim Behuniak on November 15, 2018 at 6:23 pm

    If you're an aspiring professional landscape and outdoor photographer, it might be time to stop capturing those iconic landscape scenes.  [More... […]

  • How Boredom Helped Me Develop a Vision and Photo Project
    by Emre Kanik on November 15, 2018 at 6:11 pm

    This is the story behind my Han River project. Boredom helped me to become creative, develop a vision and a style. It also made me start my first photo project. If you’re struggling with starting your own photo project or developing your own vision and style, this blog post might be of help to you. […]

  • A Crash Course on Photoshop’s New ‘Content-Aware Fill on Steroids’
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on November 15, 2018 at 5:31 pm

    Adobe’s October 2018 update to Photoshop CC brought a host of new features, and one of the most exciting ones is the new Content-Aware Fill, which has powerful new abilities and its own dedicated workspace and tools. Here’s a 10-minute crash course on the new system by photoshopCAFE that will help you hit the ground […]

  • Roku TV Wireless Speakers now shipping, $50 off Black Friday deal - CNET
    by Ty Pendlebury on November 15, 2018 at 5:20 pm

    Roku's $200 wireless speakers promise simple connection to your Roku TV and offer serious competition to sound bars at the price. […]

  • Renaissance Portraits Made with Used Packing Materials
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on November 15, 2018 at 5:09 pm

    Suzanne Jongmans creates Renaissance-style portraits that have an unusual twist: look a little more closely and you’ll notice that each of her costumes was made using used packing materials such as styrofoam and bubble wrap. After creating the bonnets, collars, and dresses, Jongmans poses and lights her subjects who wear the outfits in the style […]

  • How I Shot This With a Cheap and Unimpressive Looking Backdrop
    by Shavonne Wong on November 15, 2018 at 5:04 pm

    Photography can become ridiculously expensive with gear and props and all the other necessities. So when there is a chance to save, I save! [More... […]

  • We take a look at the Nikon Z6’s video quality (hint: it looks really good!)
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on November 15, 2018 at 4:50 pm

    See our Nikon Z6 Video Quality First Impressions Last week we had the opportunity to shoot with the new Nikon Z6 for the first time, and aside from a huge gallery of sample images you can peruse, we also captured a lot of video with the camera. Nikon is positioning the Z6 as a more well-rounded camera that is easier for those new to mirrorless to get into, and that meant beefing up the video recording capability of the camera. While the Z7 is more of a high-megapixel machine, the Z6 uses its smaller-res 24.5 megapixel... (read more) […]

  • 10 Photoshop Hacks for Portraits
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on November 15, 2018 at 4:23 pm

    Photographer Irene Rudnyk made this 22-minute video to share her top 10 Photoshop hacks when working on portraits. These are tips and tricks Rudnyk says she uses all the time on all of her photos. Hack #1 (0:16): Stretch Technique. Using Free Transform to stretch out secondary areas of photos to change the aspect ratios […]

  • Up to $150 Off Sigma Lenses
    on November 15, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    Sigma has just announced its Black Friday / Cyber Monday Sale, featuring impressive savings on its award-winning Global Vision lens line, with a large focus on Art lenses. […]

  • These Satellite Photos Show the Wildfires Burning California
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on November 15, 2018 at 3:40 pm

    Three major wildfires have been raging in northern and southern California over the past week. NASA has released satellite photos showing the smoke and scale of the devastating Camp, Woolsey, and Hill fires. The natural-color photo above was captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite on November 9th. It shows […]

  • Nikon Z6 manual now available, ViewNX-i, Capture NX-D and other software updates released
    by [NR] admin on November 15, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    The Nikon Z6 manual is now available online. Nikon also released several software updates: ViewNX-i Version 1.3.1 Added support for the Z 6. Added support for macOS version 10.14 (Mojave). Ended support for OS X 10.11. Nikon Message Center 2 (Mac) Version 2.3.1 Nikon Message Center 2 now requires macOS 10.12.6 (Sierra) or later. Picture Control […] The post Nikon Z6 manual now available, ViewNX-i, Capture NX-D and other software updates released appeared first on Nikon Rumors. Related posts:Nikon released seven software updates Nikon ViewNX-i version 1.2.11 released Nikon Capture NX-D 1.2.1, ViewNX-i 1.0.1 and Picture Control Utility 2.1.1 released with support for the D810A camera […]

  • Honor and National Geographic Partner to Create Spectacular Night Photos with Honor 8X
    on November 15, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    For Honor’s "Brave The Night" series, world-renowned photographer Robbie Shone showcases how users can create breath-taking low-light photos with an Honor 8X smartphone. […]

  • Microsoft Surface Studio 2 review: Improves an incomparable all-in-one - CNET
    by Lori Grunin on November 15, 2018 at 2:55 pm

    But the improvements should have gone further. […]

  • Microsoft Surface Headphones review: Microsoft Surface Headphones are almost great - CNET
    by David Carnoy on November 15, 2018 at 2:38 pm

    Microsoft's premium noise-canceling headphones stack up pretty well against leading models from Bose and Sony, but could cost a little less. […]

  • DxO updates Nik Collection 2018 with better macOS, Adobe compatibility and fewer bugs
    on November 15, 2018 at 2:38 pm

    DxO has announced a new update to Nik Collection, the plugin suite it acquired from Google back in October 2017. Nik Collection version 1.1 is the second major update since DxO relaunched it back in June 2018 and puts an emphasis on adding more compatibility for the latest operating systems and Adobe applications. DxO says Nik Collection has been optimized for full compatibility with macOS Mojave as well as the 2019 versions of Adobe Lightroom Classic CC, Photoshop CC, and Photoshop Elements. DxO has also fixed a few bugs hidden from the days Nik Collection was in the hands of Google, 'including problems with freezing when installing the macOS version of the software, block effects along the edges of the image, and compatibility issues with certain color profiles.' Nik Collection on macOS has also been updated to work with the Adobe Photoshop competitor Serif Affinity Photo. Nik Collection by DxO 2018 version 1.1 is available on the DxO website for €69/£59/$69. Users who […]

  • Nikon Z6 4K video footage outshines Z7, is similar to Sony a7 III
    on November 15, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    You can download our sample video right here. The Nikon Z6 is a supremely capable video camera that comes with a 24MP full-frame sensor and captures oversampled 4K footage with no crop. It can also shoot 1080/120p footage for slow motion clips. The above sample footage was all shot hand-held with in-body IS turned on using the Auto AF area mode and Fulltime autofocus (AF-F). Clips were recorded in-camera using Nikon's Flat Picture profile. While not quite as workable as 10-bit N-log footage available over HDMI, a little time spent tweaking Flat Picture footage can lead to very nice results. This footage was edited in Final Cut 10.4. Video still Below please find our video still for comparing the Z6's various video modes to those of its peers, including its most direct competitor, the Sony a7 III. 4K The Z6 and a7 III are taking different approaches to their oversampled 4K output with the Sony doing a better job capturing fine detail. The Z6 on the other hand looks to be using […]

  • Emerson Sensi Touch review: Sensi's smart touchscreen thermostat is oh so easy to use - CNET
    by Megan Wollerton on November 15, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Emerson's touchscreen Sensi smart thermostat is easy to adjust and it works with Alexa, Google Assistant and Siri. […]

  • Lux Kono review: Kono Smart Thermostat looks luxe, is hard to adjust - CNET
    by Megan Wollerton on November 15, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Lux's Kono is easier to control from the app or with voice commands than from the thermostat itself. […]

  • Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Sports coming December 14, 2018
    by Canon Rumors on November 15, 2018 at 12:57 pm

    Back in September, Sigma announced the Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Sports along with four other new Global Vision lenses. The shipping dates of the Read more... […]

  • Sony Alpha A9 Version 4.00 Firmware Update
    on November 15, 2018 at 11:30 am

    Sony has released a firmware update, Version 4.00, for the Alpha A9 camera that allows photographers to transfer images to FTP servers during record and playback operations. This enhanced functionality allows professional photographers to share their output with news desks instantly. […]

  • Nikon Z 7 V1.02 Firmware Update
    on November 15, 2018 at 10:30 am

    Nikon have released a new firmware update, version 1.02, for the Z 7 mirrorless camera.Fixed an issue that caused the display to flicker if pictures were scrolled during playback zoom after the user had taken pictures using the viewfinder with Prioritize viewfinder selected for monitor mode and then removed his or her eye from the viewfinder before starting playback. • Fixed an issue that caused Capture NX-D or ViewNX-i to crash when displaying NEF (RAW) pictures taken with the following options selected for HDR (high dynamic range) in the PHOTO SHOOTING MENU:- HDR mode: On (series) or On (single photo) - Save individual images (NEF): On • Fixed an issue that allowed the camera to exceed the value chosen for ISO sensitivity settings > Maximum sensitivity in the MOVIE SHOOTING MENU if it was from ISO 200 to 20,000 and On was selected for MOVIE SHOOTING MENU > Electronic VR. • Updated some help displays. […]

  • Lens filters – how to use them properly
    by Amateur Photographer on November 15, 2018 at 10:20 am

    Filters are a failsafe way of getting great landscape and travel shots in-camera. James Abbott shares some essential filter tips for perfect exposures every timeFilters are a failsafe way of getting great landscape and travel shots in-camera. James Abbott shares some essential filter tips for perfect exposures every tim […]

  • Master the essential tools in Photoshop Elements
    by Amateur Photographer on November 15, 2018 at 10:19 am

    James Paterson explains the key commands and tools in Adobe’s beginner-friendly image editor and reveals how to make natural-looking composite photos with easeJames Paterson explains the key commands and tools in Adobe’s beginner-friendly image editor and reveals how to make natural-looking composite photos with eas […]

  • 2019 Genesis G70 review: A familiar formula, but a little bit sweeter - Roadshow
    by Antuan Goodwin on November 15, 2018 at 10:00 am

    Genesis' new sport sedan shares its roots with the Kia Stinger GT -- and I like this version more. […]

  • Nik Collection by DxO 2018 v1.1
    on November 15, 2018 at 10:00 am

    DxO has announced the immediate release of Nik Collection by DxO 2018 v1.1, DxO's second update to the creative plugin suite designed for photographers and graphic artists. This version is completely compatible with macOS Mojave and the 2019 versions of Adobe Lightroom Classic CC, Photoshop CC, and Photoshop Elements. Nik Collection by DxO 2018 v1.1 can now be downloaded from the DxO website for €69 / £59 / $69. Users who purchased Nik Collection by DxO after June 2018 may update their software for free. […]

  • Nikon Z7 firmware update version 1.02 released
    by [NR] admin on November 15, 2018 at 5:56 am

    Nikon released firmware update version 1.02 for the Z7 mirrorless camera. Here is the list of changes: Fixed an issue that caused the display to flicker if pictures were scrolled during playback zoom after the user had taken pictures using the viewfinder with Prioritize viewfinder selected for monitor mode and then removed his or her […] The post Nikon Z7 firmware update version 1.02 released appeared first on Nikon Rumors. Related posts:Nikon Z7 firmware update version 1.01 released New Nikon D4s firmware update C 1.20 released Nikon D810 firmware update version C 1.10 released […]

  • Reminder: Google Trends and Amazon’s sales rankings don’t mean anything
    by [NR] admin on November 15, 2018 at 5:55 am

    Reminder - Google Trends and Amazon’s sales rankings don’t mean anything: Google Trends: Sony a7r3 vs. Nikon D850 Debunking fake news again: Amazon’s sales rankings don’t mean anything The post Reminder: Google Trends and Amazon’s sales rankings don’t mean anything appeared first on Nikon Rumors. Related posts:Debunking fake news again: Amazon’s sales rankings don’t mean anything Google Trends: Sony a7r3 vs. Nikon D850 The 2018 BCN camera rankings are out (Nikon sales in Japan: cameras up, lenses down) […]

  • The Reality of Photographing This Canyon Will Shock You
    by Lee Morris on November 15, 2018 at 3:04 am

    Welcome to "Photographing The World 4" Behind the Scenes episode 2. In this episode, we visit one of the most crowded photography locations in the world, Antelope Canyon.  [More... […]

  • Sigma 28mm f/1.4 and 70-200mm f/2.8 lenses pricing and availability
    by [NR] admin on November 15, 2018 at 2:51 am

    I received a tip that the new Sigma 28mm f/1.4 DG HSM ART full-frame DSLR lens will be priced around €1,250 or approx. $1,400 (see this EU listing). The official release date should be around December-January. For comparison, the Nikon 28mm f/1.4 version is priced at $1,996.95. Nokishita reports that the new Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 DG OS […] The post Sigma 28mm f/1.4 and 70-200mm f/2.8 lenses pricing and availability appeared first on Nikon Rumors. Related posts:4 new Sigma lenses for Nikon F-mount leaked online: 28mm f/1.4, 40mm f/1.4, 70-200mm f/2.8 and 60-600mm f/4.5-6.3 Specifications of the upcoming Sigma lenses (28mm f/1.4, 40mm f/1.4, 70-200mm f/2.8 and 60-600mm f/4.5-6.3) Pricing for new Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8, 90mm f/2.8 and Sigma 35mm f/1.4 lenses announced […]

  • Philips Deco Giant Filament LED review: Vintage-style LED light bulbs as big as your head - CNET
    by Ry Crist on November 14, 2018 at 10:33 pm

    Starting at $25 each, these enormous, distinctive-looking LEDs might be a sneaky smart alternative to a more expensive hanging fixture. […]

  • Fujifilm announces new firmware for GFX 50S, X-T3, and X-H1
    on November 14, 2018 at 10:06 pm

    Fujifilm has announced the impending arrival of new firmware updates for its GFX 50S, X-T3, and X-H1 mirrorless cameras. The updates bring improved in-body image stabilization on the X-H1, 4K HDR and F-Log video for the X-T3, and a new 35mm format mode for the GFX 50S. GFX 50S The new firmware for the Fujifilm GFX 50S, version 3.30, is due out by the end of November 2018. Fujifilm says the update adds support for a new 35mm Format Mode when using GF- and H-mount adapters, which crops the center of the sensor to a size of 36mm x 24mm, a makes for a 30.5-megapixel image. The update also improves upon the eye-sensor responsiveness, adds simultaneous deletion of Raw and JPEG files, and supports color adjustments for the EVF and LCD displays. X-T3 The new firmware for the Fujifilm X-T3 is version 2.00. Set to be released in December 2018, the firmware update brings 4K HDR recording in Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG). HLG footage should simplify the capture of HDR content and should improve […]

  • Faking a High End Portrait Backdrop With Texture Overlays
    by Jenny Edwards on November 14, 2018 at 9:04 pm

    Do you crave the look of a high-end, hand-painted portrait backdrop for your studio, but don't want to shell out the bucks for such a luxury? Why not grab your favorite roll of seamless paper and fake it ‘til you make it? [More... […]

  • NASA shares high-resolution satellite images of California's Camp wildfire
    on November 14, 2018 at 8:03 pm

    NASA has shared images of the California Camp Fire as seen from space. The wildfire started on November 8 and quickly spread, ultimately destroying nearly 8,000 buildings and burning 135,000 acres, according to Cal Fire, as well as claiming at least 50 lives. Some of the images were captured using the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectrometer on NASA's Terra satellite, according to the space agency, which says the images show natural colors. Unlike images from the ground, NASA's aerial snapshots reveal the sheer scale of the blaze and how far its smoke has dispersed westward across the state and over the ocean. NASA is home to its Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) Worldview, a platform that provides access to high-resolution images from more than 700 satellites. The images in this application are updated within three hours of being captured, according to NASA, providing a near-real time look at every corner of the planet. Imagery of the Camp Fire, as well as […]

  • How Critiquing the Photography of Others Improves Your Own
    by Zac Henderson on November 14, 2018 at 8:00 pm

    Asking for feedback on your own images is a healthy practice and can help improve your work. Learning how to give quality feedback to other photographers not only contributes to the community and helps fellow image makers, but it can also improve your own photography. [More... […]

  • Google’s Night Sight is Blowing Minds: Shoot Photos in Near Darkness
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on November 14, 2018 at 7:48 pm

    Google’s new Pixel 3 and 3XL smartphones are packed with new AI camera features, including one called Night Sight that lets you shoot natural-looking photos without a flash in near darkness. The first reviews are starting to emerge, and the technology is blowing people’s minds. “Night Sight is a new feature of the Pixel Camera […]

  • The Voigtlander 50 f/1.2 M Mount IS BACK IN STOCK!
    by Steve Huff on November 14, 2018 at 7:39 pm

    The Voigtlander 50 f/1.2 M Mount IS BACK IN STOCK! Cameraquest has just received stock of the uber hot Voigtlander 50 1.2 M Mount Lens. I still have one here and am still evaluating it [... […]

  • 2019 Chevrolet Volt review: Making a stronger case for itself - Roadshow
    by Jon Wong on November 14, 2018 at 7:22 pm

    Chevy’s plug-in hybrid charges faster and receives fresh tech. […]

  • The predicted first half of 2019 Canon product announcement roadmap
    by Canon Rumors on November 14, 2018 at 7:14 pm

    The rumor mill has slowed considerably since the launch of the EOS R system, which was to be expected. There are no more Canon cameras or Read more... […]

  • Nikon USA announces Nikon Z6 shipment date and holiday promotions
    by [NR] admin on November 14, 2018 at 7:09 pm

    Today Nikon USA issued an official press release for what I already reported here last week - the Nikon Z6 camera will start shipping this Friday, November 16th. Nikon Z6 pre-order links: Adorama | B&H | Amazon. As a part of the same press releases, Nikon USA also announced their holiday promotions that are a combination of the Nikkor lens-only […] The post Nikon USA announces Nikon Z6 shipment date and holiday promotions appeared first on Nikon Rumors. Related posts:Nikon extended their holiday rebates/promotions Nikon Canada offers special holiday instant savings on the Nikon D40, D60, D300 and Nikon D700 Nikon MB-D17 battery grip for D500 now on sale at Amazon US […]

  • When the Cameraman Can Run as Fast as the Sprinters…
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on November 14, 2018 at 7:07 pm

    Live side views of sprinters are usually shot using remote cameras on rails. But if you have a cameraman that’s as fit and fast as the athletes themselves, you can ditch the high-tech equipment and use just a gimbal stabilizer instead. A clip from the 2016 Reebok Crossfit Games has been going viral online this […]

  • Tripod as Zen Master: The One Piece of Kit That Has Shaped Me
    by Anthony Epes on November 14, 2018 at 6:29 pm

    I’ve had many cameras in my 36 plus years as a photographer. I started with a Pentax K1000 (a brilliant camera) then I moved on to my beautiful Hasselblad and many Canons. The cameras come and go, either from wear and tear or the demands of needing new technology. But in all my time my […]

  • ON1 Photo RAW 2019 available now: Faster workflow, improved raw processing and much more
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on November 14, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    ON1 has released their brand-new ON1 Photo RAW 2019 photo editing software. This subscription-free editor includes many new features, including a faster workflow, integrated layer support, AI-powered Lightroom migration tools and much more. Let’s take a closer look at some of the new features in ON1 Photo RAW 2019. The faster workflow comprises a unified workspace, with all modules combined into a single place. In addition to a faster workspace, there’s a new workflow for layers. Non-destructive layer editing can now be accessed... (read more) […]

  • Photog Sues Adobe, Says Premiere Pro Bug Deleted Files Worth $250K
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on November 14, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    Adobe is being sued by a commercial photographer and videographer who claims that he lost $250,000 worth of work when a bug in Premiere Pro permanently deleted a huge number of his photo and video files. In a new class action lawsuit filed in California, Dave Cooper claims that he was using Premiere Pro CC […]

  • Google's Night Sight allows for photography in near darkness
    on November 14, 2018 at 5:25 pm

    Google's latest Pixel 3 smartphone generation comes with the company's new Night Sight feature that allows for the capture of well-exposed and clean images in near darkness, without using a tripod or flash. Today Google published a post on its Research Blog, explaining in detail thecomputational photography and machine learning techniques used by the feature and describing the challenges the development team had to overcome in order to capture the desired image results. Night Sight builds on Google's multi-frame-merging HDR+ mode that was first introduced in 2014, but takes things a few steps further, merging a larger number of frames and aiming to improve image quality in extremely low light levels between 3 lux and 0.3 lux. One key difference between HDR+ and Night Sight are longer exposure times for individual frames, allowing for lower noise levels. HDR+ uses short exposures to provide a minimum frame rate in the viewfinder image and instant image capture using zero-shutter-lag […]

  • Google Night Sight lets Pixel users see in the dark
    by Andy Westlake on November 14, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    Hand-held low-light mode enables long exposures of up to six secondsGoogle's new Night Sight mode for its Pixel phones gives remarkably good results […]

  • Make More Money Without Much Work by Using ProImageEditors Restoration Service
    by Jason Vinson on November 14, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    When you own a photography company, there are multiple ways to make money. Unfortunately, most things that make money require quite a bit of work. Thankfully, this is one of the ways you can make money without doing too much work. [More... […]

  • The Nikon Z6 will be available this Friday for $1999 (so get in line!)
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on November 14, 2018 at 4:57 pm

    The Nikon Z6 will become available for purchase on Friday November 16 at a very competitive price of $1999 for the body-only. Though we are still testing this camera and formulating our thoughts on it, if you're curious what you can expect from it, we recently published a large gallery of images that you can download and inspect. Nikon is positioning the Z6 as extremely good value product, featuring a full frame 24.5-megapixel-BSI CMOS sensor, wide ISO sensitivity range of 100–51,200, 12fps continuous shooting at full resolution,... (read more) […]

  • NFL Player Hijacks TV Camera for TD Celebration, Films Own Flag
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on November 14, 2018 at 4:54 pm

    NFL football players are known for occasionally pulling out creative and excessive touchdown celebrations. This past Sunday, Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill celebrated a score by taking over a CBS TV camera and trying his hand at capturing his team’s joy himself. Here’s a clip of the touchdown and celebration: As he focused […]

  • The Lume Cube Air is an ultra-portable app-controlled lighting solution
    on November 14, 2018 at 4:11 pm

    Based on the original Lume Cube, the new Lume Cube Air is a small, lightweight and affordable portable light source aimed at vloggers, casual photographers and other content creators. The Lume Cube AIR features LED lighting with a 5700K daylight balanced color temperature, 400 LUX at 1m output, and a 60-degree beam angle. The light is waterproof down to 30 feet and weighs only 2oz (57g). A built-in magnet allows for easy attachment to many metallic surfaces but the Lume Cube Air also comes with a conventional tripod mount. The light is controlled from the Lume-X iOS or Android mobile app which lets you connect to and combine multiple Lume Cube AIRs and control brightness, light mode and strobe speeds. You can also check battery levels, all via a Bluetooth connection. In the box you'll find white and orange diffusers for color correction, a lanyard and a USB charging cable. The Lume Cube Air is available now from Lumecube.com and select retailers globally for $69.95. Press Release: […]

  • Nikon Z6 to ship this Friday for $1999
    on November 14, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    Nikon USA has announced that its Z6 full-frame mirrorless camera will begin shipping this Friday, November 16th. The body-only kit will retail for $1999.95, while the body plus Nikon Z 24-70 F4 S lens will set you back $2599.95. Adding the FTZ Mount Adapter is only $200 more, which is $100 less than if the adapter is purchased separately. You can find all of our Z6 content here, and don't miss our sample gallery, either. Z6 samples by Brandon Woelful for Nikon: Press Release The New Nikon Z 6 to Hit Shelves Right In Time for the Holiday Season Nikon Will Also Offer an Array of Special Promotions, Instant Savings and Discount Programs for their Latest Products this Holiday Season MELVILLE, NY (NOVEMBER 14, 2018 AT 11:00 A.M. EST) – With the holiday season just around the corner, Nikon Inc. is pleased to announce the retail availability of the new Nikon Z 6 camera, which was announced alongside the Nikon Z 7, Mount Adapter FTZ, and the NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S, 35mm f/1.8 S, and […]

  • AmazonBasics Microwave review: Alexa makes you popcorn, orders more in this compact, affordable microwave - CNET
    by Rich Brown on November 14, 2018 at 3:38 pm

    Use Alexa to control the new AmazonBasics Microwave and you might not want to go back to cooking without voice commands. […]

  • Nik Collection by DxO 2018 updated to version 1.1, includes improved compatibility and stability
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on November 14, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    In 2017, DxO announced that the French imaging solutions company had acquired the Nik Collection and all associated technologies from Google, who had long let the popular plug-in suite go largely ignored. For many photographers, the lack of updates to the Nik Collection from Google meant more compatibility and stability issues with each new release of Adobe software. When DxO acquired the Nik software, they not only promised to relaunch the Nik Collection, but they also promised updates to stability and performance. They met their... (read more) […]

  • Dolby Dimension is a $600 wireless Bluetooth headphone with 'cinematic' sound - CNET
    by David Carnoy on November 14, 2018 at 1:52 pm

    Dolby's first consumer electronics product has been designed first and foremost for the home entertainment experience -- with an emphasis on home. […]

  • Insta360 One X hands-on review
    on November 14, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    The One X is Insta360's latest consumer 360-degree cam and is controlled via an iPhone or Android smartphone, and retails for $400. The big news on the new model is the 5.7K resolution which means you can reframe the spherical footage and extract a standard 16:9 video with good resolution after capture. During recording you don't have to worry where the camera is pointed at. 5.7K video is recorded at 30 frames per second. For smooth motion in action videos or slow-motion effects you can also opt to record 4K footage at 50fps or 3K video at 100fps. In photo mode the camera captures 18MP still images. The One X also comes with an improved version of Insta360's FlowState stabilization and a new TimeShift feature that lets users adjust the speed of different parts of a clip to put the focus on key moments, using either slow-motion or hyperlapse effects. The "Bullet-time" special effect was already available on the predecessor Insta360 One. We've had the chance to play a few days with the […]

  • Lume Cube AIR Portable Lighting Device
    on November 14, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    The Lume Cube AIR is the smallest, lightest, and most portable lighting device designed to help content creators capture better photo and video. With newly designed features, improved LED output, and multiple accessories included in every box, the latest solution is an affordable, all-in-one light that allows anyone hitting the “record” button to produce professional quality content on any device, from a smartphone to a professional DSLR camera. […]

  • Nikon Z 35mm f1.8S review
    by Thomas on November 14, 2018 at 11:30 am

    The Nikon Z 35mm f1.8 S is the first wide-angle prime lens for Nikon’s mirrorless Z-system. A popular focal length for street photography and general-use, it features an f1.8 focal ratio and fast and quiet focusing. Thomas compared it to several rivals for his in-depth review!… The post Nikon Z 35mm f1.8S review appeared first on Cameralabs. […]

  • You probably do not need to Upgrade your Camera. A cure for your Upgradeitis.
    by Steve Huff on November 14, 2018 at 7:32 am

    You probably do not need to Upgrade your Camera. A cure for your Upgradeitis. By Steve Huff Eleven years ago when I started this website (out of pure passion within me) it was a very [... […]

  • Here are the leaked 2018 Nikon Black Friday deals
    by [NR] admin on November 14, 2018 at 3:39 am

    The upcoming 2018 Nikon Black Friday deals will be a combination of the current Nikkor lens-only rebates and the free Nikon battery grip offer (click for larger view): For more photography deals, follow @PhotogDeals on Facebook or Twitter The post Here are the leaked 2018 Nikon Black Friday deals appeared first on Nikon Rumors. Related posts:First wave of Black Friday deals Nikon 2017 Black Friday deals leaked Nikon 2016 Black Friday deals leaked onlin […]

  • 10 Things I Have Experienced as a Professional Photographer in the Last 10 Years
    by Burak Erzincanli on November 13, 2018 at 10:04 pm

    It has been ten years since I started work as a professional photographer and I had the chance to survive in this crowded business over these years. Let me share some of my experiences throughout this journey.  [More... […]

  • The New York Times opens up free applications for its 7th annual portfolio review
    on November 13, 2018 at 9:34 pm

    Tomas Roggero The New York Times has opened up applications for its 7th annual New York Portfolio Review on March 30 and 31 in New York City, New York. The applications, which are free to submit, are now open on The New York Times' website for the review, which is put on by The New York Times Lens column, the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York and United Photo Industries. So long as the applicant is over 18 years old, they're free to apply. The New York Times says "all types of photography will be considered." The deadline for applications is December 10, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. "The first session, on Saturday, March 30, will be for photographers 21 and older," reads The New York Times announcement post. "Each participant will receive six private critiques. The second session, on Sunday, March 31, will be solely for photographers 18 to 27 and will consist of at least four private critiques for each participant, as well as free […]

  • Back with the Leica M10 by Dan Bar
    by Steve Huff on November 13, 2018 at 9:31 pm

    Back with the Leica M10 by Dan Bar Hi Steve! So here I am with the M10 again + the 28 Elmarit. I left my M9M at home although i lately found myself shooting b/w more [... […]

  • 2019 Mazda CX-3 review: All the right stuff - Roadshow
    by Manuel Carrillo III on November 13, 2018 at 8:43 pm

    Mazda's subcompact crossover brings a little extra personality to the party. […]

  • The hard mix blend mode in Photoshop is worth a second look
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on November 13, 2018 at 8:30 pm

    If you’re experienced with Photoshop, you likely know that the software has many different kinds of blend modes, all producing different results and offering varied capabilities. However, even very advanced users often find several blend modes which fit into their workflow and rarely venture outside their favorites. As Blake Rudis of f64 Academy points out in his newest video, seen below, you may want to take a closer look at the hard mix blend mode. The hard mix blend mode, when applied as-is, is “trash,” says Rudis. However,... (read more) […]

  • Picfair launches 'Plus' subscription with custom online stores for photographers
    on November 13, 2018 at 7:30 pm

    On September 10, stock image company Picfair introduced a new option for photographers to showcase their work called Picfair Stores. The online storefronts went live for all users a couple weeks later and are now joined by a new subscription option called Picfair Plus. Customers who sign up for Plus get access to new features, including support for custom templates and custom domains. The free Picfair product enables users to create their own online store with custom prices for image sales. Picfair Plus builds upon that, enabling customers to connect the store to a custom domain, add social media profiles, eliminate Picfair branding, sort content into albums, choose design themes, and set up custom image ordering on the store's home page. Below is a comparison of the free and Plus versions of Picfair Stores. In addition to the new features, Plus customers get early access to new future features and highest priority customer service. Picfair Plus is priced at £4.99 / $5.62 per […]

  • ON1 Photo RAW 2019 – An All-New Photo Editing Experience Now Available
    by Canon Rumors on November 13, 2018 at 5:42 pm

    Portland, OR – November 13, 2018 – ON1, Inc announces that ON1 Photo RAW 2019, an all-new photo editing experience and a major upgrade to Read more... […]

  • ON1 Photo RAW 2019 released with Nikon D850 and Z7 support
    by [NR] admin on November 13, 2018 at 5:33 pm

    The new ON1 Photo RAW 2019 is now officially released and has support for the latest Nikon cameras including the D850 and Z7 (the press release can be found here): Download the ON1 Photo RAW 2019 free trial here ON1 Photo RAW 2019 product page Screenshots: Full list of supported Nikon cameras: Nikon 1 AW1 […] The post ON1 Photo RAW 2019 released with Nikon D850 and Z7 support appeared first on Nikon Rumors. Related posts:Nikon Photo Contest 2018-2019: call for entries Announced: The Nikon Photo Contest 2018-2019 Nikon NEF Codec 1.24.0 released with D750 support […]

  • Tovala Smart Oven Gen 2 review: Smarter styling and app improvements help this smart oven shine - CNET
    by Molly Price on November 13, 2018 at 5:29 pm

    Tovala improved the look of its smart steam oven, added more recipes and resources to the app and dropped the price. […]

  • ON1 Photo RAW 2019 is Now Available
    on November 13, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    ON1 Photo RAW 2019, an all-new photo editing experience and a major upgrade to ON1 Photo RAW, is now available. Notable new features include a new non-destructive workflow for layers, auto-alignment of layers, focus stacking, a new portrait tab, a new text tool, new digital asset management updates and more. ON1 Photo RAW 2019 is available today for $99.99. Previous owners of any ON1 product can upgrade for $79.99. A 30-day free trial of ON1 Photo RAW 2019 is also available for download from the ON1 website. […]

  • ON1 Photo RAW 2019 arrives with new UI, AI-powered Lightroom migration, and more
    on November 13, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    ON1 has launched its new ON1 Photo RAW 2019 photo editor for macOS and Windows. The new software is a "major upgrade" to the existing ON1 Photo RAW editor, according to the company, which has added new features that include focus stacking, a non-destructive layers workflow, a new portrait tab, and more. ON1 Photo RAW 2019 relies on AI-powered algorithms to bring "significant enhancement" for users who want to migrate from Adobe Lightroom. In addition to the batch of new features, the updated application also adds additional camera support and lens profiles, HEIC file support, and a new interface with reduced contrast, updated UI elements, and an overall modern look. ON1 Photo RAW 2019 is available now with a 30-day free trial and $99.99 USD purchase price. Existing ON1 product owners are offered the upgrade at a discounted $79.99 USD. Alternatively, customers can get access to the new software via an ON1 Plus Pro membership, which is currently priced at $129.99/year with a regular […]

  • Irene Rudnyk’s top 10 Photoshop tips and tricks for editing and retouching portraits
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on November 13, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    Portrait photographer and educator Irene Rudnyk has a lot of excellent photography and photo editing tutorials on her YouTube channel. In addition to her varied skillset, she has also dialed in an efficient and effective portrait-editing workflow. As part of her workflow, there are certain edits she performs to many photographs in Photoshop. In the video below, she highlights her top 10 Photoshop tips and tricks for editing portraits. First up is her stretching technique. This technique allows you to change the aspect ratio of... (read more) […]

  • Leica V-Lux Explorer Kit
    on November 13, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    Leica Camera has announced an attractive new kit for its Leica V-Lux camera. Along with the compact Leica V-Lux (Typ 114) camera, the kit includes a Bowery for Leica (Canvas, Field Tan) bag from the exclusive ‘ONA for Leica’ bag collection and an exquisite red Leica Rope Strap designed by COOPH. The robust ‘Bowery for Leica’ system bag is distinguished by its style and functionality while the elegant strap features elements in Italian leather. The Leica V-Lux Explorer Kit will be on sale beginning today at Leica Stores, Boutiques and Dealers for $1,350. […]

  • Tamron SP 15-30mm F2.8 Di VC USD G2 sample gallery
    on November 13, 2018 at 2:30 pm

    We got our hands on Tamron's second-generation SP 15-30mm F2.8 a couple of months ago at Photokina, and we've just started shooting with a copy for Nikon mount. The lens sports a number of internal enhancements, such as the addition of a second processor so that autofocus and stabilization are each handled by their own chip. See how we've gotten along with the lens so far. See our Tamron SP 15-30mm F2.8 G2 sample gallery […]

  • Drobo 8D Direct Attached Storage (DAS) Solution
    on November 13, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    The Drobo 8D Direct Attached Storage (DAS) solution is the fastest Drobo yet with lightning speed Thunderbolt. The 8D can support volume sizes of up to 128TB with a total storage pool of 256TB. This is the largest capacity for a direct attached Drobo, and the 8D is compatible with the latest 14TB HDDs now available on the market. The Drobo 8D is available today at an MSRP of $1,299 USD. For a limited time, the 8D includes a free SSD when purchased through the US Drobo Store. […]

  • Picfair lets you set up personalised photo store
    by Geoff Harris on November 13, 2018 at 12:30 pm

    Stock image specialist, Picfair, has announced a major addition to its Stores product, which allows any photographer to launch their own personalised store selling digital downloads and a range of high-quality printed products.The features, released as part of the new “Picfair Plus,” gives photographers the option to connect their Store to a …Continue reading » […]

  • Drinkworks Home Bar mixes up pod-based cocktails from AB InBev and Keurig - CNET
    by Andrew Gebhart on November 13, 2018 at 12:29 pm

    The Home Bar squeezes high-end cocktails and craft beers into single-serve pods. […]

  • Learning Adobe Lightroom CC: Comparing Lightroom CC’s features against Lightroom Classic
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on November 13, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    Last year, Adobe introduced a new desktop photo editor, Lightroom CC, which is a simpler, more streamlined version of Lightroom. The original Lightroom has since been rebranded as Lightroom Classic CC. Compared to Lightroom Classic CC, Lightroom CC launched with pared-down features, although Adobe has been continually updating the software and adding more functionality. Nonetheless, Lightroom CC remains a bit less in-depth than Lightroom Classic CC, although for some users, Lightroom CC will feel easier to use and be a more... (read more) […]

  • How to Quickly and Easily Enhance Your Skies with the New AI Sky Enhancer Filter in Luminar
    on November 13, 2018 at 11:00 am

    Learn how to use Luminar to enhance the skies in landscape and cityscape images. […]

  • Fujifilm Announces Firmware Updates for GFX 50S, X-T3 and X-H1 Cameras
    on November 13, 2018 at 10:30 am

    Fujifilm has just announced new firmware updates for the GFX 50S, X-T3 and X-H1 mirrorless cameras. New functions include the improvement of in-body image stabilization performance for the X-H1, 4K HDR video recording and simultaneous output of Film Simulation / F-Log footage for the X-T3, and 35mm format mode for the GFX 50S. […]

  • Artini Photo Editor App for iPhone
    on November 13, 2018 at 10:00 am

    Artini App is a hybrid photo editor tool for iPhone users that creates impressive photo effects, transforming your photos into pieces of art. […]

  • Tokina Opera 50mm f/1.4 FF lens for Nikon F-mount now in stock
    by [NR] admin on November 13, 2018 at 4:24 am

    The new Tokina Opera 50mm f/1.4 FF full-frame DSLR lens for Nikon F-mount is now in stock at Adorama, B&H Photo and Amazon. Additional coverage: Tokina Opera 50mm f/1.4 FF lens for Nikon F-mount released, US pricing announced Tokina Opera 50mm f/1.4 FF full frame DSLR lens review Announced: Tokina Opera 50mm f/1.4 FF full frame DSLR lens for […] The post Tokina Opera 50mm f/1.4 FF lens for Nikon F-mount now in stock appeared first on Nikon Rumors. Related posts:Tokina Opera 50mm f/1.4 FF lens for Nikon F-mount released, US pricing announced More leaks: Tokina Opera 50mm f/1.4 FF full frame DSLR lens for Nikon F-mount Announced: Tokina Opera 50mm f/1.4 FF full frame DSLR lens for Nikon F-mount […]

  • How to whiten teeth and remove dark circles underneath eyes quickly and easily using Photoshop
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on November 13, 2018 at 12:00 am

    We’ve all seen portraits where the subject has teeth so white and bright that they look like they’re glowing. It’s unrealistic but also a little tricky to avoid if you aren’t being careful during retouching. Unmesh Dinda of PiXimperfect has created a new video tutorial showing off the “best way to whiten teeth in Photoshop.” To get natural-looking, but whiter, teeth in Photoshop, the trick is to utilize a hue/saturation adjustment layer and target specific colors in the subject’s teeth. Check it out in the video below and follow... (read more) […]

  • Gear Offer is an online marketplace for buying and selling used camera gear
    on November 12, 2018 at 11:30 pm

    When it comes to buying used photography gear, there are plenty of options around the web: eBay, Amazon, KEH, B&H, and Adorama. Now, there's a new option — Gear Offer, a photography-specific marketplace for selling and buying used camera equipment. Based out of Scottsdale, Arizona, United States, Gear Offer is a self-proclaimed "marketplace just for photographers that's hassle free, priced fairly and continually improving" founded in March 2017. Trusting a new online marketplace isn't always easy, but Gear Offer clearly lays out its terms of service and guidelines on how selling and buying items works. Listing items on Gear Offer is free. There's even a built-in pricing tool that uses recent sales of identical products as a guideline for what price you should set your item(s) at. Once the gear is listed, it's a matter of waiting for someone to click the "buy now" button on the product page or make an offer that's accepted. Once an item is purchased, the funds from the buyer […]

  • Two Minute Tips: How to use a color checker to get accurate color in every shot
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on November 12, 2018 at 8:00 pm

    In last week’s episode of Two Minute Tips with David Bergman, we learned about using a gray card to nail your exposure, particularly in situations where a camera’s metering system can come up short. This week, Bergman is focused on color, specifically how to use a color checker to dial in accurate colors in any situation. In can be difficult to get accurate color, especially in situations with mixed lighting and with reflected light. Cameras do an amazing job with exposure and color balance, but that doesn’t mean they don’t make... (read more) […]

  • Making a splash: Tips for capturing stunning splash photos using the MIOPS Splash Kit
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on November 12, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    With the help of photographer and educator Jay P. Morgan and the team at The Slanted Lens, you can learn to capture beautiful splash photography photos using various lighting techniques and with the aid of the MIOPS Splash Kit. The splash kit is an all-in-one kit for creating consistently great water drop images. It allows you to customize the size and speed of water drops and can control both your camera and flash. It costs just under $100 USD and you can learn more by clicking here. In the video below, Morgan has the splash kit... (read more) […]

  • Fantasea-AOI UCL-900F Super Macro Wet Lens
    on November 12, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    The Fantasea-AOI UCL-900F is the finest Super Macro Wet Lens available. The UCL-900F +15 Super Macro Lens magnifies the subject and enables the camera to focus short distances, creating impressive images sharp on the corners and great on the details. It is perfect for shooting close-ups of tiny creatures, fish, corals and textures. […]

  • Lastolite HaloCompact Reflector and Diffuser
    on November 12, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    The Lastolite HaloCompact Reflector and Diffuser is a completely new, patent pending design concept that makes the everyday reflector and diffuser panel even more portable than ever. […]

  • Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D Review
    on November 12, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    The Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D is a tiny ultra-wide-angle lens for Fujifilm, Canon and Sony APS-C mirrorless cameras. Find out just what this small but mighty lens is capable of by reading our in-depth Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D review... […]

  • Nikon believes to become #1 mirrorless manufacturer soon
    by [NR] admin on November 12, 2018 at 2:54 pm

    A quick recap of the Dpreview's interview with Nikon executives and engineers: Nikon believes that they can achieve the number one position quite soon. Since Nikon launched the Z6 and Z7, demand for the D850 has remained very robust and stable. Right now the mirrorless market share is around 40% but by 2020 and afterwards, […] The post Nikon believes to become #1 mirrorless manufacturer soon appeared first on Nikon Rumors. Related posts:Dpreview believes Nikon 1 is no longer in development Official press release: Nikon develops the next-generation full-frame mirrorless camera Another interesting interview with a Nikon executive on the new Z mirrorless system […]

  • Weekly Nikon news flash #496
    by [NR] admin on November 12, 2018 at 2:24 pm

    → New price drop on 4 Voigtlander lenses for Nikon F-mount. → Check out all the Nikon gear at the ISS. → First 8K Video from Space (you can see some Nikon gear). → What it’s like shooting Tokyo for Nikon using prototype cameras (more at PetaPixel) → Iridient Digital 3.3 released with support for […] The post Weekly Nikon news flash #496 appeared first on Nikon Rumors. Related posts:Weekly Nikon news flash #243 Weekly Nikon news flash #421 Weekly Nikon news flash #460 […]

  • CyberLink AI Style Video Plug-in for Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects
    on November 12, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    Cyberlink's new AI Style Packs uniquely allow Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects users to transform any video into a live painting in the style of world-renowned artists. […]

  • Fujifilm XT3 review
    by Gordon Laing on November 12, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    The Fujifilm X-T3 is a high-end mirrorless camera which debuts the new 26 Megapixel X-Trans IV sensor with much improved autofocus, burst shooting and movie capabilities, including 30fps bursts and 4k video at 60p in 10 bit. Find out why it's become one of my favourite cameras in my in-depth review!… The post Fujifilm XT3 review appeared first on Cameralabs. […]

  • Martin Parr Foundation to Launch Membership Scheme
    on November 12, 2018 at 9:00 am

    The Martin Parr Foundation are launching a membership scheme to support the Foundation whilst simultaneously increasing access to, and building a community around the Foundation’s work. Three tiers of membership are available with benefits ranging from invitations to private views, priority booking for events, an exclusive signed print, and a portrait session with Martin Parr. […]

  • Want a different angle for earning prize money in our photography contest? Just aim for a certain day!
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on November 11, 2018 at 12:42 pm

    Our Photo of the Day contest is a terrific way to hone your skills as a photographer and get recognized for your hard work out in the field. It’s also a great way to earn prize money that can be put towards that next awesome lens you’ve been dreaming about! But to get a chance at the prizes, you must first be awarded a daily winner. Now, for those of you who’ve tried and not yet been successful, take heart and don’t be discouraged. You may not know it, but less than 10% of the submissions we receive are awarded daily placements,... (read more) […]

  • The new Nikon lens-only rebates are now live
    by [NR] admin on November 11, 2018 at 5:10 am

    The new Nikon lens-only rebates are now live at Adorama and B&H Photo (some listings come with free accessories and cashback): FX Lenses Nikon AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8G ED $200 off: Adorama | B&H | Amazon Nikon AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G ED $100 off: Adorama | B&H | Amazon Nikon AF-S 200-500mm f/5.6E ED $200 off: Adorama | B&H | Amazon Nikon AF-S 105mm […] The post The new Nikon lens-only rebates are now live appeared first on Nikon Rumors. Related posts:The new Nikon lens rebates are now live The new Nikon “lens-only” rebates are now live The new Nikon lens-only rebates are now live in the US […]

  • CF Express updates
    by [NR] admin on November 10, 2018 at 7:17 pm

    ProGrade Digital has new memory card readers - see the pricing and availability at B&H Photo and Amazon (the press release can be found here). Here are two CF Express reports from readers - it seems that the D5 will also be getting a firmware update in 2019 that will make it compatible with CF Express: […] The post CF Express updates appeared first on Nikon Rumors. Related posts:Lexar is back in business, still looking for a cost-effective solution for XQD memory cards The new ProGrade memory cards are now shipping (no XQD for now) ProGrade Digital: CFexpress memory card backward compatibility to XQD possible with a firmware updat […]

  • New Nikon lens only rebates coming this Sunday (incl. $200 off the 200-500mm f/5.6E lens)
    by [NR] admin on November 9, 2018 at 8:11 pm

    Nikon will launch new Nikon lens only rebate this weekend that will include $200 off on the NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED and NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR lenses. I believe the full list of lenses that will be discounted can be found here (not 100% sure): Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED: $200 off Nikon AF-S NIKKOR […] The post New Nikon lens only rebates coming this Sunday (incl. $200 off the 200-500mm f/5.6E lens) appeared first on Nikon Rumors. Related posts:Nikon lens-only rebates are coming next but only for DX lenses (and only one FX lens) Nikon lens rebates are coming back this weekend in the US Lens-only instant rebates are coming back next week for Father’s day […]

  • Wabi-Sabi with the Leica M10 by Christian Kracht
    by Steve Huff on November 9, 2018 at 6:19 pm

    Wabi-Sabi with the Leica M10 by Christian Kracht Hi Steve, After reading your blog for many years now, it is time to submit my own post. My name is Christian and I am a dentist [... […]

  • Taking total control over your black and white photography in Adobe Lightroom Classic CC
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on November 9, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    Black and white photography is far more than simply lowering the saturation of your images. In film days, you could use different filters on your lens to create different looks to your black and white images, making certain colors brighter or darker. With digital photography, it’s much simpler, with many photo editors giving you control over different color channels during a black and white conversion. If you enjoy black and white photography and want to learn more about creating stronger monochromatic images, you will want to... (read more) […]

  • Nikon Z6 Gallery Images: Real-world sample photos straight from the Sunshine State!
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on November 9, 2018 at 5:50 pm

    Click here to see our Nikon Z6 Image Gallery Earlier this week, we shared our First Shots series of lab sample images from the new Nikon Z6, but I've now had a chance to take this new 24MP full-frame mirrorless camera out into the field and bring you a wide variety of real-world images. Over the past few days, Nikon hosted a press trip in Orlando, Florida and provided a number of different shooting opportunities to put the Z6 to the test, from portraiture to wildlife and with both native Z-mount lenses as well as adapted... (read more) […]

  • Nikon Z6 now expected to start shipping in the US on November 16th
    by [NR] admin on November 9, 2018 at 3:55 pm

    Today all three major US retailers changed the Nikon Z6 shipping date to November 16th (Friday next week): Adorama | B&H | Amazon. This is a week earlier than the official Nikon Japan shipping date of November 23rd. Current Z6 pre-orders were also updated with the new shipping date. Also: Shutterbug, Dpreview and Imaging Resource published their Nikon Z6 sample gallery from the recent Nikon press […] The post Nikon Z6 now expected to start shipping in the US on November 16th appeared first on Nikon Rumors. Related posts:The new Nikon 70-200mm f/4 lens expected to start shipping at the end of November Nikon SB-700 flash to start shipping on November 26th in Japan Nikkor 70-200mm f/4 and 18.5mm f/1.8 lenses to start shipping next week […]

  • Shimoda Explore 30L Backpack
    on November 9, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    Shimoda, the new standard for adventure photographers, expands its popular Explore camera bag system with the new Explore 30L backpack. The Shimoda Explore 30L is available in two colours, Blue Nights & Sea Pine, and will cost £230. […]

  • Voigtlander 21mm F3.5 Color-Skopar Review
    on November 9, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    The Voigtlander 21mm F3.5 Color-Skopar is a tiny, affordable, manual focus wide-angle lens for Sony Alpha photographers. Read our Voigtlander 21mm F3.5 review to find out what this tiny lens is capable of... […]

  • Fantasea line FRX100 VI Limited Edition Housing for Sony RX100 VI
    on November 8, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    Fantasea Line has announced the world's toughest, lightweight housing for the Sony RX100 VI compact camera. […]

  • Get better HDR shots
    by Amateur Photographer on November 8, 2018 at 5:04 pm

    A mere mention of high dynamic range (HDR) is enough to make many run a mile, but with careful use it can look great, reveals James AbbottNatural-looking HDR sunrise at Southwold Pier, Suffolk. Nikon D610, 16-35mm, three bracketed exposures at f/16, ISO 100A mere mention of high dynamic range (HDR) is enough to make many run a mile, but with careful use it can look great, reveals James Abbott […]

  • Lomography B&W 400 Berlin 35mm Kino Film
    on November 8, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    The Lomography Black & White 400 35mm Berlin Kino Film is Cut from an old roll of German cine film that casts delicate grain and soft tones. The estimated delivery date is early December 2018 and it will cost $8.90 USD per roll. […]

  • Zeiss Batis 40mm f/2 Review
    on November 8, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    The Zeiss Batis 40mm f/2 is a brand new prime lens designed specifically for Sony Alpha mirrorless cameras that offers a unique focal length. Read our Zeiss Batis 40mm f/2 review to find out if it's worth the £1129 / $1299 asking price... […]

  • Thrifty Thursday: Canon, Nikon & Sony deals including Sony A7 II with 28-70mm lens for under $1,000
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on November 8, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    As the holidays get closer, the deals around the web continue to get better. Today, we have an assortment of deals covering cameras and lenses from Canon, Nikon and Sony, plus a nice deal on Wacom tablets, if you are interested in improving your photo editing experience. Let’s get right to it. Canon Deals – Get a Canon 6D for under $1,000, save $400 on a 6D II, free Canon CarePak coverage and more Before getting into the Canon deals themselves, you’ll notice that many of the camera and lens deals include a Canon CarePak... (read more) […]

  • Nikon Z7 review so far
    by Gordon Laing on November 8, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    The Nikon Z7 is a high-end full-frame mirrorless camera aimed at enthusiasts and professionals, featuring 45 Megapixels, built-in stabilisation, 493 embedded AF points and 9fps burst shooting. Check out my results in my review-so-far!… The post Nikon Z7 review so far appeared first on Cameralabs. […]

  • Benro RedDog R1 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer
    on November 8, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    The Benro RedDog R1 is a 3-axis gimbal stabilizer with a unique swivel handle designed for different filming angles and compact for travel. The Benro R1 is currently available and will be sold for $399.00 USD. […]

  • Vitec to Distribute Sekonic Products in Germany, UK and Amazon EU
    on November 8, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    Vitec Imaging Solutions is pleased to announce that they are now the exclusive distributor of Sekonic for Germany, the UK and Amazon EU. Sekonic have just launched the new C-800 SpectroMaster which is designed for cine/videography as well as photography to meet the demand of emerging LED. […]

  • Interview: Sony’s Kenji Tanaka on why Sony doesn’t worry about competitors, plus AI and AF
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on November 8, 2018 at 11:00 am

    I had a chance to catch up with Sony's Kenji Tanaka at the Photokina trade show in Cologne, Germany back at the end of September, and have finally managed to get the transcript of that interview into shape to share with our readers. (Huge thanks to IR Senior Reviews Editor Mike Tomkins, for his help with the transcription and editing.) I was very interested to speak with Tanaka-san, given the recent entries by both Nikon and Canon into the mirrorless full-frame camera market. Sony's been making hay and winning market share... (read more) […]

  • Irix Macro 150mm f/2.8 Will Cost 595 Euros
    on November 8, 2018 at 10:00 am

    The new Irix Macro 150mm f/2.8 lens will retail for 595 Euro and be available at the beginning of December 2018. […]

  • Add realistic sun rays to your images using the built-in sun rays filter in Skylum Luminar
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on November 7, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    In an ideal world, when you wanted sun rays in a landscape image, nature would provide the perfect conditions. However, it rarely works out that way out in the field. Fortunately, with photo editing software, it is possible to accentuate natural sun rays or even add natural-looking rays during your post-processing workflow. In the video below, photographers Mads Peter Iversen shows us how to add sun rays using Skylum’s Luminar photo editing software, which you can learn more about by clicking here. The versatile software, which... (read more) […]

  • Advanced tips and tricks for Adobe Photoshop CC with Julieanne Kost
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on November 7, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    At Adobe MAX 2018, Adobe evangelist, photographer and educator Julieanne Kost held a session covering many advanced tips and tricks for Photoshop CC. You can see additional sessions from Adobe MAX 2018 by clicking here. In the video below, Kost showcases Photoshop techniques, little-known features and different hidden tricks she uses to improve photos even faster. The topics covered include customizing the Photoshop workspace, utilizing layers and masks, using smart objects and filters, Adobe Camera Raw and much more. For more... (read more) […]

  • Google Pixel 3 Sample Images
    on November 7, 2018 at 11:30 am

    Ahead of our full review, here are some sample images taken with the brand new Google Pixel 3 smartphone. This flagship smartphone has several new features including Top Shot, which uses AI to help you capture the perfect photo every time, Super Res Zoom, which produces sharp details when you zoom, and Night Sight (coming next week). […]

  • Content-Aware Fill in Adobe Photoshop CC 2019: How to get the most from the revamped tool
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on November 6, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    In the recent release of Adobe Photoshop, which is called Photoshop CC 2019, there was a big update to a tool called “content-aware fill.” In his newest video going in depth with Photoshop CC 2019, Colin Smith of PhotoshopCAFE breaks down the changes Adobe has made to content-aware fill and also discusses how you can get the best results with the tool. In his first example, Smith is working with a stock photo of a pizza. The pizza has olives on it and Smith wants to remove these olives. The first step is to select all of the... (read more) […]

  • Two Minute Tips: Using a gray card to get a perfect exposure every time
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on November 6, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    Wouldn’t it be great if you could nail your exposure every single shot? With the aid of an 18 percent gray card, such as this one from X-Rite, you can. Below, photographer David Bergman shows us how to use a gray card in the newest episode of Adorama’s Two Minute Tips. When photographing a bright subject, such as a person, against a dark background, the camera will often try to balance the exposure across the entire frame, resulting in an image that is too bright, sometimes even with blown highlights on your subject. If you fill... (read more) […]

  • Leica Q-P - Stealthier and More Tactile
    on November 6, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    The Leica Q-P builds on the critically acclaimed technical features of the Leica Q, now dressed in a stealthy yet elegant black body with improved tactility. With its matte black exterior, subtle design and superior imaging performance, the Leica Q-P goes beyond simple cosmetic changes to improve ergonomics and tactile feedback for the user. The front-facing Leica red dot logo is omitted in favor of the classic script engraving on the top plate, making the front of the camera a simple all-black facade. The shutter release button and power switch/drive mode selector has been redesigned; now more akin to those found on the Leica M10 and CL, each setting clicks into place with confidence even when going solely by feel and touch. The Leica Q-P is the “do-it-all” camera, with its simple button arrangement, compact-size, versatile prime lens and high-quality image results. The Leica Q-P will be on sale beginning today in the US at Leica Stores, Boutiques and Dealers for […]

  • Olympus OM-D E-M1X Sports Camera (Rumor)
    on November 6, 2018 at 2:30 pm

    Olympus have registered a new camera at the United States Federal Communications Commission, which some sites are claiming will be called the Olympus E-M1X. Measuring 144.37 x 146.765 x 75.345mm, the Olympus E-M1X will be a sports camera with a built-in battery grip, at least according to 43rumors.com, and will be released in January 2019. […]

  • LaCie Portable SSD
    on November 6, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    The LaCie Portable SSD storage solution is a compact external solid state drive that offers fast and reliable performance featuring USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10Gb/s) technology with USB-C connector for universal compatibility. The new LaCie Portable SSD will be available in 2TB (£479.99), 1TB (£239.99), and 500GB (£109.99) capacities. […]