Photography News

  • Fstoppers Interviews Jim Olive, the Texas Photographer Whose Copyrighted Image was Stolen by the University of Houston
    by Jenny Edwards on June 18, 2019 at 7:04 pm

    A groundbreaking court ruling has been overturned in Texas, and the ramifications could affect  thousands of Texas creatives and their copyrighted property. [More... […]

  • [UPDATED] Fujifilm GFX 100 added to studio test scene
    on June 18, 2019 at 6:36 pm

    [UPDATE]: While we make every effort to provide the most consistent, representative performance in our studio-based testing, it is sometimes very difficult. After further analysis we've discovered our GFX100 shots are fractionally misfocused, an issue exacerbated by the exacting resolutions of the 100 MP system. While these images show that the GFX 100 can capture significantly more detail than its 50MP predecessors, they do not show the full extent of this difference. We are planning to re-shoot the scene as soon as a production camera arrives and would like to apologize for any misconception these images may have furthered. Fujifilm's GFX 100 is equipped with an all-new, 100MP backside-illuminated CMOS sensor with dual-gain architecture. Not only does this sensor offer outstanding resolution, it also promises to exceed the capabilities of today's best full-frame cameras when it comes to high ISO image quality and Raw dynamic range. We've been shooting with a pre-production GFX 100 […]

  • Lensbaby OMNI Creative Filter System uses ‘Effect Wands’ to create in-camera image effects
    on June 18, 2019 at 6:15 pm

    Lensbaby has launched pre-orders for its new OMNI Creative Filter System, a kit featuring a screw-on Filter Ring for existing lenses, as well as Effect Wands that magnetically attach to the ring in front of the lens. Each Effect Wand is designed to create in-camera photo effects similar to app filters, but with a greater level of control and repeatability. The OMNI Creative Filter System is available with 58mm and 77mm Filter Ring options, both of which include step-down rings for use with different existing lenses. The system currently features three Effect Wands: Crystal Seahorse, Rainbow Film, and Stretch Glass. Two magnetic mounts, each capable of holding two Effect Wands each, are included with the kit. The magnetic mounts attach to the Filter Ring, then the Effect Wands attach to the magnetic mounts. The wands can be repositioned by sliding them around the Filter Ring. According to Lensbaby, the kit is designed to work with the majority of prime and zoom lenses, including both […]

  • A to Z of Photography: Family of Man (Part 2)
    by Mike Smith on June 18, 2019 at 6:04 pm

    The Family of Man is the second of our two monumental Fs in the A to Z of Photography. Can it usurp the 77,000 strong workforce and $22 billion turnover of Fujifilm in the last post? Surely there is nothing more all encompassing than humankind. [More... […]

  • 2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid first drive review: A new kind of Explorer - Roadshow
    by Emme Hall on June 18, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    The redesigned, sixth-gen Ford Explorer is better than ever and now comes with an optional hybrid powertrain. […]

  • NASA’s Starshade is a Flag for Blocking Starlight in Space Photo Shoots
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on June 18, 2019 at 5:49 pm

    Photographers use tools called flags to block and control light. NASA has detailed a new technology called a starshade that’s essentially a gigantic flag in space for doing photo shoots with space telescopes. “Although starshades have never flown in space, they hold the potential to enable groundbreaking observations of planets beyond our solar system, including […]

  • Construction Guy Instagram Influencer Turns Out to Be Coffee Ad Stunt
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on June 18, 2019 at 5:19 pm

    A construction guy named Omar in Austin, Texas, became an “Instagram influencer” recently after attracting hundreds of thousands of followers to his @justaconstructionguy account with just a handful of photos. But it turns out the guy was a carefully crafted persona designed to help a small coffee shop sell coffee. After being created in May, […]

  • Today MegaDealZone at BHphoto
    by SonyAlpha Admin on June 18, 2019 at 5:13 pm

    Today you have over 100 discounted items at BHphoto Dealzone. Here you have the Sony related deals: $370 off on the SmallHD FOCUS OLED Sony NP-FZ100 Bundle $300 off on the Vello Nikon F Lens to Sony E-Mount Camera Accelerator… The post Today MegaDealZone at BHphoto appeared first on sonyalpharumors. […]

  • Has PPA's Little Wooden Man Ruined the Certified Professional Photographer Accreditation?
    by Jenny Edwards on June 18, 2019 at 5:04 pm

    Professional Photographers of America has recently made some pretty heavy changes in the image submission portion of its certification process for its Certified Professional Photographer credential. But many are asking, are these changes for the better? [More... […]

  • You Can’t Fight as a Photographer Without an ‘F-You Fund’
    by Mike Kelley on June 18, 2019 at 4:24 pm

    When it comes to negotiations, as a photographer (or any freelance artist, for that matter) you’ve got to master the art of not being emotionally invested in the outcome — something that is nearly impossible to do. But without it, you’ll never be able to break free of difficult clients and underpaid gigs. What is […]

  • Nikon's president confirms a 'D5' mirrorless equivalent is in the works
    on June 18, 2019 at 4:18 pm

    Japanese business publication Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun has shared a quote from a recent interview with Nikon's CEO, Mr. Toshikazu Umatate, wherein he says a flagship mirrorless camera—equivalent to Nikon's D5 DSLR—will be introduced. The quote, translated via Google from Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun's paywalled coverage (translated), reads: Nikon to introduce a top-end model of the mirror-less camera. Time is a non-published, but Umatate Toshikazu president was revealed in response to the interview of the Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun. Top-end model of the digital single-lens reflex camera “D5.” No specific time-frame was given for the impending release, but this marks the first time anyone from Nikon has officially confirmed a pro-style mirrorless camera designed to replace Nikon's flagship D4/D5 DSLR lineup. […]

  • This is an Asteroid Photographed from 0.4 Miles Away
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on June 18, 2019 at 3:53 pm

    After photographing Earth and the Moon from 71 million miles away back in January, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is back again with a new photo of its target asteroid, Bennu, shot from an incredibly close distance of just 0.4 miles (690m) away. OSIRIS-REx captured the shot with NavCam 1 (one of its 3 navigation cameras) on […]

  • Lensbaby OMNI Creative Filter System Brings Reproducible In-Camera Effects
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on June 18, 2019 at 3:33 pm

    Lensbaby today announced its new OMNI Creative Filter System, a set of tools for adding beautiful in-camera effects to your shots. It’s the fun of shooting through various objects with the reproducibility of using lens filters. “The OMNI System offers control and repeatability when shooting through crystals and other objects engineered by Lensbaby to create […]

  • Datacolor announces two new SpyderX Tool Kits for an all-in-one color correction workflow
    on June 18, 2019 at 3:15 pm

    Datacolor has launched two new kits that bundle together some of its most popular color correction tools to simplify the color workflow of photographers from capture to print. SpyderX Capture Pro tool suite The SpyderX Capture Pro is a bundle designed to offer the most essential components in a color workflow. It includes Datacolor's Spyder LensCal, Spyder Cube, Spyder Checkr and SpyderX Elite, each of which are designed to play an integral role in the image capture and editing process. SpyderX Studio tool suite The SpyderX Studio bundle, on the other hand, includes tools not only for calibrating your camera and monitor, but also your printer. It includes the Spyder Cube, SpyderX Elite and Spyder Print. If the items in these bundles were purchased on their own, the SpyderX Capture Pro tool suite would cost around $370 and the SpyderX Studio around $675, based on the retail price of the individual components. Through July 14, 2019, Datacolor is selling the SpyderX Capture Pro bundle […]

  • Lenovo Yoga Chromebook C630 review: The Chromebook with the killer 4K display - CNET
    by Justin Jaffe on June 18, 2019 at 2:48 pm

    A great laptop, an enormous tablet -- with a killer 4K display and blazing performance for everyday productivity and entertainment tasks. […]

  • Dallas Photojournalist Snaps Photo of Gunman From Just Feet Away
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on June 18, 2019 at 2:21 pm

    A gunman was shot dead by police in downtown Dallas yesterday morning after opening fire outside a federal building. Veteran photojournalist Tom Fox was on the block when the shooting started, and he managed to bravely capture a photo of the masked man staring down the sidewalk into his camera. The Dallas Morning News reports […]

  • Is the Canon EOS C500 Mark II finally coming in 2019? [CR1]
    by Canon Rumors on June 18, 2019 at 1:53 pm

    We’ve been told that Canon will finally announce a successor to the Cinema EOS C500 cinema camera. A camera that never really had a market, Read more... […]

  • Canon explains RF lens technology and why bigger is better (sometimes)
    by Canon Rumors on June 18, 2019 at 1:09 pm

    Canon once again talks about the benefits of the bigger diameter RF mount over the older, and smaller lens mounts in the video above. So Read more... […]

  • Datacolor’s SpyderX bundles aim to eliminate any inconsistency in your raw photo workflow
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on June 18, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    Datacolor, a global leader in color management solutions and the maker of numerous color calibration tools, has announced a pair of SpyderX Tool Kits for digital photographers. This announcement comes a few months after the company announced its newest monitor calibration tool, the SpyderX, which you can read more about by reading my review. The SpyderX monitor calibration tool is featured in both tool kits: the SpyderX Capture Pro and SpyderX Studio. Where these two kits differ is with their additional accessories. Looking first... (read more) […]

  • Shooting with PolarPro's six-pack ND filter set for the DJI Osmo Pocket
    on June 18, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    PolarPro filter 6-pack for the DJI Osmo Pocket$80 | polarprofilters.com Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos Islands, taken early in the morning using an ND16 filter. DJI introduced the Osmo Pocket, a three-axis stabilized handheld camera, late last year. The portable device is an ideal tool for content creators and casual consumers. It's designed for creating decent video clips and photos on the fly. Since I couldn't bring a drone onboard a recent cruise, I opted to purchase this device to document my journey. Neutral density (ND) filters are a must-have for anyone aiming to capture smooth, cinematic footage. Selecting the proper one can be tricky, but PolarPro prints out a simple guide on which filter is most appropriate based on weather conditions, including how cloudy or sunny it is outside. Neutral density (ND) filters are a must-have for anyone aiming to capture smooth, cinematic footage. More advanced users can access manual settings by connecting their smartphone, accessing the DJI […]

  • Dallas photojournalist recounts capturing photo of gunman during yesterday's shooting
    on June 18, 2019 at 12:48 pm

    Yesterday morning, a gunman dressed in tactical gear opened fire at the Earle Cabell Federal Building in Dallas, Texas with a semi-automatic rifle. While at the courthouse for a separate assignment, Dallas Morning News photojournalist Tom Fox was caught in the middle of the chaos and managed to capture a stunning image, embedded below, of the gunman as he appeared to be reloading his weapon outside of the building he fired into. DMN staff photographer @TomFoxPhoto captured this image shortly before a gunman opened fire on the Earle Cabell Federal Building Monday morning in downtown Dallas. Fox was waiting to enter the building to cover a trial when the attack took place. https://t.co/y8fWYYuKjs pic.twitter.com/fE1kFlEy9j — Dallas Morning News (@dallasnews) June 17, 2019 As Fox explains in the above interview conducted with Dallas Morning News, he was at the courthouse waiting for a defendant to arrive for jury duty when he heard what he believed to be a backfire from a […]

  • Nikon president says it will launch a mirrorless D5 to compete against the Sony A9
    by SonyAlpha Admin on June 18, 2019 at 12:37 pm

    Nikkan reports that the Nikon president said it will launch a mirrorless D5. This camera would directly compete against the Sony A9. There is no info about WHEN this camera would be launched. If Nikon wants it to be ready… The post Nikon president says it will launch a mirrorless D5 to compete against the Sony A9 appeared first on sonyalpharumors. […]

  • Datacolor Launches SpyderX Tool Kits for Digital Photographers
    by Canon Rumors on June 18, 2019 at 12:22 pm

    Press Release Lawrenceville, New Jersey, USA, June 18, 2019 – Datacolor®, a global leader in color management solutions, announced the launch of two new product Read more... […]

  • Better than half price subscription offer – this week only
    by Geoff Harris on June 18, 2019 at 12:07 pm

    Save big time on the UK's best photography magazine, but hurry up, this bumper deal ends on Sunday 23 JuneFor one week only, you can subscribe to Amateur Photographer magazine from just £18.99 per quarter, which represents a major …Continue reading » […]

  • OnePlus 7 Pro review: The best Android phone value of 2019 - CNET
    by Lynn La on June 18, 2019 at 11:00 am

    Forget the iPhone XR and Galaxy S10E -- the OnePlus 7 Pro has a pop-up camera and it's the best phone you can get for the money. […]

  • QNAP TVS-472XT NAS review
    by Gordon Laing on June 18, 2019 at 10:04 am

    The QNAP TVS-472XT is a four-bay network attached storage device (NAS), sporting 10 Gigabit ethernet as well as dual Thunderbolt 3 ports, allowing not only quicker network access than most NAS units but also supporting direct connections that are fast enough for video editing. Find out how it’s fitted into my workflow in my 6-month review!… The post QNAP TVS-472XT NAS review appeared first on Cameralabs. […]

  • Amazon Fire 7 (2019) review: A good cheap tablet gets minor improvements - CNET
    by David Carnoy on June 18, 2019 at 10:00 am

    The new version of this entry-level tablet comes with more built-in memory and adds support for hands-free Alexa voice recognition for the same low price. […]

  • Here is a solution to the Disconnect issue with Sony Imaging Mobile with Android
    by SonyAlpha Admin on June 18, 2019 at 9:52 am

    Our reader Michael made this video and told me: I found a solution for an issue with Android 9 with Sony Imaging Edge Mobile whom might get the frequent ‘Disconnect’ issue. The post Here is a solution to the Disconnect issue with Sony Imaging Mobile with Android appeared first on sonyalpharumors. […]

  • New firmware updates for the Nikkor Z 50mm f/1.8 S lens and KeyMission 170 camera
    by [NR] admin on June 18, 2019 at 9:15 am

    Nikon released firmware updates for the Nikkor Z 50mm f/1.8 S lens and KeyMission 170 camera: Nikkor Z 50mm f/1.8 S firmware update version 1.01: Exposure for photographs taken with Continuous H (extended) selected for Release mode is now more consistent (Z 7/Z 6 camera firmware “C” version 2.00 or later). Nikon KeyMission 170 firmware update […] The post New firmware updates for the Nikkor Z 50mm f/1.8 S lens and KeyMission 170 camera appeared first on Nikon Rumors. Related posts:Nikon released new KeyMission 170 firmware and software updates (NX-D, ViewNX-i, Camera Control Pro, Picture Control Utility) Nikon releases firmware updates for KeyMission 80, D600, D610 and D750 cameras New Nikon KeyMission firmware and utility versions released […]

  • Sony Tidbits…
    by SonyAlpha Admin on June 18, 2019 at 6:09 am

    Sony a6400 Review – What’s Been Improved & What Hasn’t… Full list of todays Gold Box deals at Amazon, BHphoto, eBay, Amazon.de, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it, Amazon.es. Fixing a bricked Sony A6500 (Fridaysushi). 135mm legacy Shoot out: SMC Pentax-M f/3.5 vs… The post Sony Tidbits… appeared first on sonyalpharumors. […]

  • SpyderX Capture Pro and SpyderX Studio Bundles
    on June 17, 2019 at 11:01 pm

    Datacolor has announced the launch of two new product bundles for photographers to manage their colour workflow: SpyderX Capture Pro and SpyderX Studio.SpyderX Capture Pro: Recommended Street price: 399 € / 355 GBP incl. VAT Promo Price: 319 € / 283 GBP SpyderX Studio: Recommended Street price: 449 € / 399 GBP incl. VAT Promo Price: 359 € / 319 GBP […]

  • Tel Aviv Pride Parade with a Leica M10 by Tomer Vaknin
    by Steve Huff on June 17, 2019 at 8:10 pm

    Tel Aviv Pride Parade with a Leica M10 By Tomer Vaknin – His Website is HERE The Pride Parade is an annual parade in various cities around the world, where lesbians, gay, transgender, bisexual and [... […]

  • WANDRD'S new DUO Daypack raised $250K in Kickstarter funding in just 24 hours
    on June 17, 2019 at 8:09 pm

    Bag company WANDRD has launched its new DUO Daypack on Kickstarter, where it has already greatly exceeded its funding goal. The backpack is designed for 'dawn-to-dusk' use, according to the company, with features for photographers in addition to travellers, commuters, and everyone else. DUO Daypack features the InfiniteZip system, which involves a single zipper with multiple sliders for accessing the part of the bag that contains the needed item. The bag is described as weather-resistant against rain (and power washers, as demonstrated in the campaign). The bag's interior features a POP cube that can be expanded to create a 'multifunctional space' within which items, such as a camera, are better protected. The cube includes a padded EVA foam divider for accommodating different types of gear. Joining the protective cube are a number of pockets, including two padded expansion pockets for lenses, hard drives, or other modestly sized items. Those two slots are joined by small mesh […]

  • Nikon 14-30mm f/4 S Field Test: Does the first Z-mount wide-angle lens live up to the F-mount legacy?
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on June 17, 2019 at 7:30 pm

    Click here to read my Nikon 14-30mm f/4 S Field Test The Nikon Z 14-30mm f/4 S lens is not only first ultra-wide angle lens in the Nikkor S lineup, but it is also one of the more interesting ultra-wide angle zoom lenses out there due in large part to its built-in filter thread. No longer must one choose between having a wide field of view and being able to simply screw on a circular polarizing filter. Further, the new zoom takes advantage of the large-diameter and shallow Z Mount to deliver very good image quality across the... (read more) […]

  • Nikon Confirms D5-Equivalent Top-Tier Mirrorless Camera Coming
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on June 17, 2019 at 7:29 pm

    The Nikon D5 sits atop Nikon’s DSLR roster as the company’s top-of-the-line camera for professional photographers. While the high-end Z7 is currently at the top of the Z series above the mid-level Z6, it’s not going to be Nikon’s top-of-the-line full-frame mirrorless camera for long. Nikon President Toshikazu Umatate confirmed the company’s plans to launch […]

  • Why Is Leica Shedding Staff When Its Profits Are Increasing?
    by Andy Day on June 17, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    For many companies, losing 7.5% of your workforce would typically be bad news, perhaps an indication that profits are falling. This is not the case at Leica; in June last year, it announced that sales had increased for the fifth consecutive year. So, why is Leica doing so well when other camera companies are seeing their figures nosedive, and why is it reducing its number of staff? [More... […]

  • This AI Can ‘Bring a Person to Life’ from a Single Still Photo
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on June 17, 2019 at 6:53 pm

    Researchers have created an AI that can animate a human subject from a single still photograph, “bringing them to life” by making them walk, run, sit, or jump out of a photo in 3D. “Photo Wake-Up: 3D Character Animation from a Single Photo” is the new paper describing the technology advancements made by the computer […]

  • This photographer bag raised over $250,000 on Kickstarter in just on day
    by SonyAlpha Admin on June 17, 2019 at 6:50 pm

    This new DUO photographers bag just raised over $250,000 in one day on Kickstarter (Click here to see the project). The main feature of this new bag is that it will allow you easy and quick access to every item… The post This photographer bag raised over $250,000 on Kickstarter in just on day appeared first on sonyalpharumors. […]

  • Agile Camera Daypack with Lifetime Warranty Raises $250K+ in 24hrs
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on June 17, 2019 at 6:15 pm

    A new camera bag is turning heads after it attracted over $250,000 in crowdfunding in just its first day on Kickstarter. It’s called the WANDRD DUO Daypack, and it’s a dawn-to-dusk bag for photographers and others who are “looking to elevate the way they carry their daily gear.” WANDRD knows a thing or two about […]

  • The Sony a7S III: Destined to Disappoint?
    by Usman Dawood on June 17, 2019 at 6:04 pm

    Over the last year, a fair number of very impressive cameras have been released with lots of new features both for photographers and videographers. Companies like Panasonic and Fujifilm have released feature filled exciting cameras, yet the original mirrorless full-frame camera manufacturer has been seemingly dragging its feet.  [More... […]

  • Video: Canon explains how its new RF lens mount is better than smaller, older mounts
    on June 17, 2019 at 6:02 pm

    Canon Imaging Plaza, an official Canon YouTube channel dedicated to showing off the latest Canon technologies and cameras, has shared a video highlighting the benefits of its new full-frame RF lens mount and the advantages it has over older lens mounts, such as its own EF mount. The four-and-a-half-minute video uses CGI renderings and example images to show off the various benefits Canon's RF mount offers and the technology that goes into its RF lenses. A rendering comparison from the video showing how the light can be better controlled through elements when the elements are able to be placed close to the imaging sensor. The narrator addresses the shorter back focus distance and larger diameter mount, which allows Canon to move the rear-most elements in lenses closer to the sensor, which it says helps to minimize chromatic aberration and allows engineers to get more creative with lens designs. Having the rear-most lens elements close to the sensor creates its own problems though, […]

  • Ken Hansen’s Business Still open for Leica Orders!
    by Steve Huff on June 17, 2019 at 5:34 pm

    Ken Hansen’s Business Still open for Leica Orders! Hello everyone! Just received word today that Ken Hansen’s camera business is still open for Leica orders. His family has decided to keep it going (and I [... […]

  • Here's how you can change the default camera app in iOS 13 with a clever workaround
    on June 17, 2019 at 5:22 pm

    One of the smaller updates inside the recently-announced iOS 13 is the addition of Automation, a feature within Apple's Shortcut app that allows you to automate various functions on your iOS device through the use of pre-defined triggers. While the options are seemingly limitless with the new Automation feature, one particular Automation has all but resolved an issue iOS photographers have faced since the first iPhone—you can now make it so a third-party camera application opens by default when opening the Camera app from the home screen (or Control Center). Technically, this Automation doesn't change the default app that's opened, but it will make it so the camera app of your choice ends up being opened rather than Apple's default Camera app. As we walk through in the video embedded below, the end result is achieved through the Automation trigger of opening a certain app. In the example we provide, we've made it so the camera app Halide opens when the Camera app icon is press […]

  • Has Social Media Turned Photography Into a Contest With No Closing Date?
    by Andy Hutchinson on June 17, 2019 at 5:21 pm

    Being a photographer used to be pretty simple. You had a camera, you had a subject you liked photographing, and you used to go out with your camera and photograph the subject you liked. And apart from perhaps showing off the occasional print at the local camera club to a group of like-minded tragics, that’s […]

  • Ten Things Which Most Photographers Don't Have, but Probably Should
    by Paul Adshead on June 17, 2019 at 5:04 pm

    It doesn't matter if you're a professional or amateur, there are certain items which will make your life as a photographer so much easier. Do you have everything on this list? [More... […]

  • Enjoy some of the world’s best dog photos
    by Geoff Harris on June 17, 2019 at 4:49 pm

    Big names like Elliott Erwitt rub shoulders with lower profile photographers, but all are united by their love of dogs. Do drop by if you are near Battersea this weekZelda Cheatle, the renowned photographic editor and curator, has brought together an exhibition of works from some of the world’s …Continue reading » […]

  • Canon: Here’s Why RF Lenses Can Be Better Than EF Lenses
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on June 17, 2019 at 4:22 pm

    Canon made this 4.5-minute video explaining the technology of its new RF lens mount for full-frame mirrorless cameras and its strengths over conventional (e.g. EF) lens mounts. “[W]hat makes these lenses so outstanding?” Canon writes. “This video introduces the innovative features of RF lenses that open up new possibilities in photographic expression.” Canon says that […]

  • Fstoppers Reviews the Alter Rapid Filter System
    by Usman Dawood on June 17, 2019 at 4:04 pm

    Early on in my career, I was quite reluctant to use any kind of filter system. I was under the impression that any filter effects could be achieved by utilizing a few techniques such as mean stacking. I've changed my mind since then and I now regularly use filters for my work. The issue is they can be a hassle, however, a company called Alter may have a solution.  [More... […]

  • Instagram simplifies account recovery process to take back hijacked usernames
    on June 17, 2019 at 3:56 pm

    It's fair to say account security at Instagram has been shaky in recent months, with large numbers of passwords exposed and reports on a rising number of intrusion attempts. Now the company is taking measures that won't prevent account hijacking but should make it much easier to recover your account in such an event and serve as a deterrent to potential hackers. Instagram is currently testing an updated in-app account recovery process. In the event of an 'unfriendly account-takeover' users previously had to email Instagram or complete a support-form and then wait for a response. With the new process the app requests user-specific information, for example the email and phone number originally linked to the account and then sends a six-digit code sent to the contact info of your choice. Hackers will then be prevented from using the account on other devices and the new method also ensures that your account can be recovered even if user name and contact information have been changed by an […]

  • Turtle Wears GoPro, Captures Exciting Pond Life
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on June 17, 2019 at 3:33 pm

    Kyle Naegeli, AKA The Fish Whisperer, recently strapped a GoPro camera to the back of a turtle and let it go inside a small pond. As the 4-minute video above shows, some fascinating turtle’s-eye views of the world resulted. “In this video I strap a GoPro to a red eared slider turtle and then he […]

  • This camera bag raised over $283,000 in the first 24 hours on Kickstarter
    by [NR] admin on June 17, 2019 at 2:46 pm

    The "DUO Daypack" camera bag raised over $278,000 on their first day at Kickstarter: For instant access to all of your gear, WANDRD designed an infinite zip system, equipped with four different sliders along an expansive, weatherproof YKK zipper. With the adventurer in mind, the exterior provides pockets to easily retrieve your phone, keys water […] The post This camera bag raised over $283,000 in the first 24 hours on Kickstarter appeared first on Nikon Rumors. Related posts:New Ihagee Elbaflex film SLR with Nikon F-mount coming to Kickstarter next week The “I’m Back” digital back for Nikon 35mm film cameras is back on Kickstarter 🙂 24 hours […]

  • Instagram is Designed to Make You Feel Bad, Madonna Says
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on June 17, 2019 at 2:39 pm

    Madonna has about 14 million followers on Instagram, so the American singer knows first-hand how powerful the photo-sharing social network is for “influencing.” But now she’s speaking out against Instagram and the darker side of using it. “You get caught up in comparing yourself to others,” the 60-year-old star tells The Sun in a new […]

  • Tamrac SpeedRoller International Rolling Case
    on June 17, 2019 at 2:30 pm

    The Tamrac SpeedRoller International is a new rolling case built to carry and protect heavy camera gear and a laptop across diverse terrain.The Tamrac SpeedRoller International is available now priced at £389.99 in the UK. […]

  • Nokia 9 PureView Lens Profile Added to Adobe Lightroom
    on June 17, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, is excited to share an update on its partnership with Adobe Lightroom. The companies have worked closely together to further improve the already impressive imaging experience on the Nokia 9 PureView with the introduction of a bespoke Lens Profile specifically for this smartphone. The new Lens Profile automatically tailors the editing capabilities of Adobe Lightroom to the Nokia 9 PureView, giving you full editorial control over your images directly on your smartphone. […]

  • Panasonic Lumix S PRO 70-200mm f4 review so far
    by Gordon Laing on June 17, 2019 at 1:57 pm

    The Panasonic Lumix S PRO 70-200mm f4 OIS is a telephoto zoom designed for full-frame mirrorless cameras employing the L-mount. Delivering a classic range for portrait shooters or nearby sports and wildlife, it’s the most affordable telephoto for the L-system to date. Find out how it performs in my review-so-far!… The post Panasonic Lumix S PRO 70-200mm f4 review so far appeared first on Cameralabs. […]

  • Not only Canon but also Nikon will soon launch a $900 Full Frame mirrorless camera!
    by SonyAlpha Admin on June 17, 2019 at 1:40 pm

    The well-known new site Nikkei is sure that Nikon will launch a 100,000 YEN ($900) mirrorless camera in 2019! I assume this is a new FF Z-mount camera (and not APS-C). It would be $400 cheaper than the current Canon… The post Not only Canon but also Nikon will soon launch a $900 Full Frame mirrorless camera! appeared first on sonyalpharumors. […]

  • Headed outdoors? Find out which rugged, waterproof camera is best for you
    on June 17, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    Whether you're headed to the beach or the ski slopes, a rugged, waterproof camera lets you focus on your adventure instead of worrying if the camera will survive. Find out which model is the best-in-class in our waterproof camera buying guide. […]

  • Honor View 20 Review
    on June 17, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    The Honor View 20 is a mid-range smartphone with flagship specs and performance, with a 48 megapixel sensor, a “hole punch” to house the front-facing camera, and dedicated Night, Portrait and Pro shooting modes aimed at photographers. Is this all the smartphone that you really need? Find out now by reading our in-depth Honor View 20 review, complete with full-size sample images and videos. […]

  • Sony Xperia XZ3 Review
    on June 17, 2019 at 11:30 am

    The Sony Xperia XZ3 is a flagship smartphone with a 19 megapixel camera, 4K HDR Movie recording, 960fps Super slow motion in Full HD, and AI predictive capture.Are there enough features and performance to tempt keen photographers? Find out now by reading our in-depth Sony Xperia XZ3 review, complete with full-size sample images and videos... […]

  • LG Gram 17 (2019) review: LG's 17-inch laptop is under 3 pounds and runs all day - CNET
    by Joshua Goldman on June 17, 2019 at 11:00 am

    If a 3-pound weight and a big display are your laptop must-haves, the Gram 17 is your answer. […]

  • OnePlus 6T Review
    on June 17, 2019 at 10:30 am

    The OnePlus 6T is a flagship smartphone with a 16 megapixel camera, 4K/60fps movie recording, 960fps super slow motion video, and a smaller notch design. Read our expert OnePlus 6T review with full-size sample JPEG and Raw images and videos... […]

  • Max Yuryev: Sony vs Fujifilm – Which Camera has the Best Colors?
    by SonyAlpha Admin on June 17, 2019 at 9:54 am

    The answer? Well it depends 🙂 The post Max Yuryev: Sony vs Fujifilm – Which Camera has the Best Colors? appeared first on sonyalpharumors. […]

  • HTC U12 Plus Review
    on June 17, 2019 at 9:00 am

    The HTC U12 Plus is a flagship smartphone from one of the smaller players in the industry, with a dual-camera setup on both the front and rear. Read our detailed HTC U12 Plus review to find out what it offers photographers, complete with full-size sample images and videos... […]

  • Nikon CEO confirmed a new mirrorless camera equivalent to the D5 is coming
    by [NR] admin on June 17, 2019 at 7:26 am

    According to Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun, a newspaper specialized for Japanese manufacturing, Mr. Umadate, Nikon's new CEO, said Nikon is going to launch a flagship mirrorless camera which is equivalent to the Nikon D5. He didn't mention when they will launch the new model. Here is the translated quote: "Nikon to introduce a top-end model of the […] The post Nikon CEO confirmed a new mirrorless camera equivalent to the D5 is coming appeared first on Nikon Rumors. Related posts:Nikon’s president confirms new mirrorless camera in an interview Nikon mirrorless camera announcement confirmed for August 23rd Nikon mirrorless camera rumors updat […]

  • Edelkrone now offers a 3D-printed DIY solution for its FlexTILT tripod head
    on June 16, 2019 at 8:53 pm

    Meet FlexTILT Head 3D, a version of Edelkrone's popular tripod head that can be 3D-printed and pieced together as a DIY project for a fraction of the cost of Edelkrone's FlexTILT Head 2. As we noted in our review, the Edelkrone FlexTILT Head 2 is a wonderful little tool for both videos and stills. The articulating head allows for unique possibilities, especially when paired with dollies and other motion units—but it doesn't come cheap. The areas in red are the components that are 3D printed, while the dark grey components and silver screws are those Edelkrone ships to you for $29. Edelkrone's solution to this is a new line of products called ORTAK. The ORTAK lineup is a co-manufacturing collection that will allow you to 3D print the basic components of Edelkrone products and buy the more integral pieces from Edelkrone at a much lower cost than the fully-produced version. For the FlexTILT Head 3D, Edelkrone will handle manufacturing the metal components required, including the […]

  • Negative Lab Pro 2.0: C41 Scanning Heaven!
    by Hans Rosemond on June 16, 2019 at 8:04 pm

    Scanning film has always been a bit of a pain. However, with time comes progress, and Nate over at Negative Lab Pro has been doing some awesome work, making scanning C-41 film using a DSLR or mirrorless easier than ever. However, using Negative Lab Pro with a flatbed scanner has always been a bit lacking. That just changed with Negative Lab Pro 2.0 and an unlikely partner: Vuescan. [More... […]

  • Weekly Nikon news flash #527
    by [NR] admin on June 16, 2019 at 7:44 pm

    → Skylum Luminar 3.1.1 released. → The Tokina Opera 50mm f/1.4 FF lens for Nikon F-mount is now $150 off at Adorama and B&H. → Sigma issued product advisories for the SIGMA 60-600mm f/4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports and the SIGMA 70-200mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM | Sports lenses. → Comparing mirrorless systems based […] The post Weekly Nikon news flash #527 appeared first on Nikon Rumors. Related posts:Weekly Nikon news flash #464 Weekly Nikon news flash #495 Weekly Nikon news flash #102 […]

  • Frank Hurley With Ernest Shackleton: Photographing Antarctic Adventure
    by Mark Dunsmuir on June 16, 2019 at 7:04 pm

    "Men Wanted For Hazardous Journey: Small wages, bitter cold, long months of complete darkness, constant danger, safe return doubtful, honour and recognition in case of success." Do you think you’d answer this ad if it popped up on Indeed or Monster?  [More... […]

  • Three Things I Appreciate About Fujifilm X Series Cameras
    by Dylan Goldby on June 16, 2019 at 6:04 pm

    Fujifilm, in their eight years producing X Series cameras, have developed a reputation for producing digital cameras with a tactile feel and a few features that no other manufacturers are offering. While they still remain the underdog in terms of market share, their cameras have a loyal user base. In a concept straight up stolen from Alex Cooke’s series (with his blessings, of course), today, I’ll talk about three things I appreciate about Fujifilm’s cameras.  [More... […]

  • Things to Consider Before Involving Friends in Your Business
    by Anete Lusina on June 16, 2019 at 5:04 pm

    Hiring your friends or involving them in your business can be a mutually beneficial arrangement, but equally, there are a few things you should consider before you start mixing friendships and business. [More... […]

  • Apple iPod Touch (2019) review: The most adorable piece of nostalgia you don’t need - CNET
    by Patrick Holland on June 16, 2019 at 3:33 pm

    It's the same iPod from 2015, just faster. […]

  • Nikon D3500 vs. Canon T7: Which is better?
    on June 16, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    Nikon D3500 vs. Canon T7: Which one should you buy? You don't need to know much about photography to know that Canon and Nikon are two of the major brands in the business of selling photographic equipment. And there's a good reason why those names have so many fans: they make really good cameras and lenses, and have done so for generations. It makes sense that many beginning photographers would turn to those same companies when looking for an inexpensive DSLR for the first time. The Canon EOS Rebel T7 / 2000D and Nikon D3500 are certainly two of the least expensive interchangeable lens cameras (meaning the lens comes off as opposed to being fixed to the body) you'll find on the market now: at the time of writing, they're each selling for about $400 with an 18-55mm kit lens. So which one is better for a beginning photographer? We think that the Nikon D3500 will be the better choice for most people. The bundled 18-55mm F3.5-5.6G VR kit lens is superior to Canon's, battery life is more […]

  • GE Kitchen Hub review: This $1,200, 27-inch Android touchscreen could transform your kitchen - CNET
    by Molly Price on June 16, 2019 at 11:17 am

    It's also a range hood and dual-camera chatting device. […]

  • If You Could Only Shoot With One Lens, What Would It Be?
    by Alex Cooke on June 15, 2019 at 10:00 pm

    Photographers love gear. After all, playing with advanced cameras and lenses can be a lot of fun. But if you could only shoot with one lens, what would it be? [More... […]

  • Texas court says state institutions can use copyrighted material for free
    on June 15, 2019 at 8:30 pm

    A Texas appeals court has ruled that the University of Houston does not have to pay the photographer of a picture it has been using in online and print promotional materials. Houston photographer Jim Olive says the university removed copyright markings from an image downloaded from his stock library, failed to credit him when it was used and wouldn’t pay when he sent a bill, but the university claims it has sovereign immunity and that it can’t be sued. The case surrounds an aerial image Olive shot from a helicopter hired specifically for making pictures for his library. In an online image search, he found the university was using it on its website and then in printed materials. When it failed to pay an invoice he sent for the usage Olive tried to sue the university, but it claimed that under the Eleventh Amendment it couldn’t be sued as it is a state institution. In an attempt to get around this Olive tried to sue the University of Houston for taking his property […]

  • Do Photographers Still Need Facebook?
    by Scott Choucino on June 15, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    It has been a year since I deleted my Facebook account. Here is why I think other photographers should do the same.  [More... […]

  • Drunk Droning is Now Illegal in Japan
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on June 15, 2019 at 6:40 pm

    If you’re planning to do any drone photography in Japan, make sure you stay away from alcohol. The country has just outlawed drunk droning, making it an offense that’s punishable by up to a year in prison. Japan’s parliament passed the law on Thursday in an effort to exert more government control and oversight over […]

  • Two Photographic Tools That Have Made My Job Way Easier
    by Mike O'Leary on June 15, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    Over the last few years there have been a few pieces of photographic equipment that have either sped up my workflow or turned awkward, finicky techniques into simple and swift processes. But there are two specific tools that have made my life so much easier, especially when used in conjunction with each other. [More... […]

  • This AI Can Tell When Faces in Photos Were Photoshopped
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on June 15, 2019 at 5:54 pm

    Fake photos are a rampant issue in our digital age, but researchers are working hard to restore a greater degree of trust to photography. One team has created a new AI that can detect when faces in photos were manipulated using Photoshop. The researchers at Adobe and UC Berkeley have published their work in a […]

  • The Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II appears to be just around the corner, one could assume the PowerShot G7 X Mark III will soon follow
    by Canon Rumors on June 15, 2019 at 5:35 pm

    The PowerShot G7 X Mark III has been the latest unicorn in the rumor world, we’ve seen subtle and major leaks over the last year Read more... […]

  • Fujifilm thinks the Canon EF-M mount is the best in the business for ease of lens design
    by Canon Rumors on June 15, 2019 at 5:06 pm

    Here’s an interesting one that came out of the recent X system summit by Fujifilm. They came up with something that is called the “value Read more... […]

  • How to Light and Edit a Classic Portrait
    by Lee Morris on June 15, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    ACDSee recently asked to sponsor a video where I use their new Photo Studio Professional software. I thought it would be fun to do an entire portrait session from start to finish.  [More... […]

  • NASA Finds ‘Star Trek’ Starfleet Logo on Mars
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on June 15, 2019 at 4:58 pm

    NASA has announced an unusual new discovery: the iconic Star Trek Starfleet logo has been found on the surface of Mars. The insignia was captured by the agency’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter that’s orbiting the red planet, and the MRO HiRISE (High-Resolution Imaging Science Experiment) camera team at the University of Arizona explains that the curious […]

  • I Photograph Birds in My Backyard by Setting Up Stages
    by David Travis on June 15, 2019 at 4:37 pm

    Last year I joined my local photography club. The club holds regular competitions and I was amazed by the quality of the bird and wildlife photographs. I’ve never been much of a natural history photographer. So it’s not surprising that my own photographs did very poorly in competitions. In particular, a judge criticized a woodpecker […]

  • Why Using "Blockbuster" LUTs Doesn't Make Your Footage Look Exactly Like Theatrical Films
    by Tihomir Lazarov on June 15, 2019 at 4:04 pm

    Your footage is already shot with lighting that makes it look "cinematic" and it's time for color grading. You apply a teal-and-orange LUT preset, but although it is in the right direction, your video still lacks something that prevents it from having that blockbuster look. [More... […]

  • Birding with the Nikon Z6 and the Nikkor 500 f/4 (fast birds in flight with AF tracking)
    by [NR] admin on June 15, 2019 at 2:04 pm

    Birding with Nikon Z6 and the Nikkor 500 f/4 lens by Cedric Beggue (fast birds in flight taken with Nikon Z6 AF tracking): I own a Z6 since December and decided to take it to its first real challenge in terms of autofocus speed and tracking with my Sigma 500mm F4 Sport lens on European […] The post Birding with the Nikon Z6 and the Nikkor 500 f/4 (fast birds in flight with AF tracking) appeared first on Nikon Rumors. Related posts:Photographing birds in flight at 60 frames-per-second Birds in flight with the Nikon D800 Nikon Z7 autofocus test video (indoor, low light, birds, face tracking) […]

  • Bargain pro camera – FX lenses on DX cameras
    by [NR] admin on June 15, 2019 at 1:31 pm

    Bargain Pro Camera - FX Lenses on DX Cameras A Guest Post by Douglas Cape z360.com I am often asked for camera recommendations and my standard reply is the Nikon D5500. The later D5600 is basically the same camera with Snapbridge (an app for phones), which I never use. To make this into a “Pro“ […] The post Bargain pro camera – FX lenses on DX cameras appeared first on Nikon Rumors. Related posts:Zeiss to announce 6 new Milvus lenses for Nikon DSLR cameras The new AF-P Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G DX lenses works only with three Nikon DSLR cameras Nikon published an updated list of recommended lenses for the D800E camera […]

  • DPReview TV: Photo lingo 101 - a guide to common photographic terms
    on June 15, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    It's back to basics in this week's episode as Chris and Jordan break down some common photographic terms that might not be familiar to newer photographers. Learn all about IBIS, BSI and CIPA, as well as a, shall we say, 'creative' origin story for the word 'bokeh.' Get new episodes of DPReview TV every week by subscribing to our YouTube channel! Introduction Eye Relief/Eye Point EVF vs. OVF CIPA Rating Shutter life BSI IBIS vs. OIS Bokeh Diffraction Sunstars Dynamic range Wrap-u […]

  • You’re an animal! Sony A6400 gets real-time animal eye AF and more on Firmware Friday
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on June 15, 2019 at 2:00 am

    This week's Firmware Friday roundup is uncommonly brief, with just one new firmware update appearing on the scene in the past seven days. It's Sony which sails to the rescue with a significant firmware update for its A6400 mirrorless camera, at least if you're a pet owner or like to take pictures of animals. As of the newly-released firmware version 2.00 (download here for Windows or here for Mac), the A6400 becomes the fourth Sony model after the A7 III, A7R III and A9 to get the company's Real-time Eye AF for Animals... (read more) […]

  • It is now illegal to drink and drone in Japan
    on June 14, 2019 at 9:14 pm

    Japan's parliament passed a law this week outlawing the operation of a drone while under the influence of alcohol. If authorities catch anyone flying an unmanned aerial vehicle while intoxicated, offenders will face up to a year in prison and a fine of 300,000 yen (roughly $2,763.00). 'We believe operating drones after consuming alcohol is as serious as (drink) driving,' a Japanese transport ministry official told the AFP news agency. This latest legislation was passed to also address the growing popularity of drones coupled with the reckless and illegal activity taking place in the country's more tourist-friendly areas. Dangerous stunts, which have become more common, including quickly plunging a drone towards crowds, can result in a fine of up to 500,000 yen ($4,607). Areas where drones are now banned include a distance within 985 feet of Japan's armed forces, U.S. military personnel, and 'defense-related facilities' without prior permission from the Minister of Land, […]

  • How to Overcome Writer's Block With Your Photography Blog
    by Robert K Baggs on June 14, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    Blogging regularly is heavily encouraged for photographers, but it's just not quite as easy as that, is it? [More... […]

  • Texas Can Steal Your Photos Without Paying for ‘Takings’: Court
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on June 14, 2019 at 6:32 pm

    Photographers were just dealt a big legal blow this week after a Texas state appeals court ruled that the state can infringe upon copyright without risking punishment under the state’s or federal government’s “takings” clause. The copyright infringement battle is being waged between Houston photographer Jim Olive and the University of Houston, a public university. […]

  • 2019 Mercedes-AMG G63 review: Loud and proud, and absolutely divine - Roadshow
    by Emme Hall on June 14, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    The 2019 Mercedes-AMG G63 takes audacity up to 11. […]

  • Adobe Research and UC Berkeley create AI that can find and undo portrait manipulations
    on June 14, 2019 at 6:13 pm

    Researchers with Adobe Research and UC Berkeley are working together on the development of a method for identifying photo edits made using Photoshop's Face Aware Liquify tool. The work is sponsored by DARPA's MediFor program, which funds researchers who are working to 'level the digital imagery playing field' by developing tech that assesses the 'integrity' of an image. Both DARPA and Adobe highlight the issue of readily available image manipulation technologies, including some tools that are offered by select Adobe software. The company says that despite being 'proud of the impact' these tools have had, it also recognizes 'the ethical implications of our technology.' Adobe said in a blog post on Friday: Trust in what we see is increasingly important in a world where image editing has become ubiquitous – fake content is a serious and increasingly pressing issue. Adobe is firmly committed to finding the most useful and responsible ways to bring new technologies to life – […]

  • An Astronomical Plugin for Beginners Afraid of Photoshop
    by Mel Martin on June 14, 2019 at 6:04 pm

    I talk to a lot of photographers who want to get into Milky Way or astronomical photography but are put off by the difficulty of the processing techniques using Photoshop. [More... […]

  • How to Photograph in a Crowd
    by Simon King on June 14, 2019 at 5:40 pm

    Whether it’s a wedding, a festival, or a protest, crowds present photographers with some unique challenges. I’ve spent some time working on figuring out the best ways to handle crowded environments in order to produce images that are consistent with my style, while conveying the energy of the crowd in that moment. Most of my […]

  • Sony investor calls for complete spin-off of sensor division
    on June 14, 2019 at 5:22 pm

    Sony's semiconductor division (which makes its image sensors) has for years been one of the most successful business units within the Japanese company, generating 16 percent of Sony's total operating profit in the fiscal year ended in March. It was spun off as a separate company in 2015 but remained a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony that’s under its full control and direction. Now several business publications report that American activist investor Daniel Loeb who runs a fund that owns a $1.5 billion stake in Sony is calling on the company to separate its sensor business completely 'to unlock the Japanese group’s true worth as a global entertainment powerhouse.' The investor wants the business unit to become a completely independent public company with its own stock listed in the Japanese stock exchange. The investor wants the business unit to become a completely independent public company with its own stock listed in the Japanese stock exchange. This would allow Sony to […]

  • When You Ask a Photographer Friend to Babysit Your Cat…
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on June 14, 2019 at 5:09 pm

    Photographer and actor Josell Mariano recently had a friend ask him to babysit her beloved cat, Jade. He decided to use his time with the blue tabby cat to do a photoshoot. “If I babysit the cat for more than 3 days, the photos just happen,” Mariano says. “Here’s her face when she takes a […]

  • It's OK to Make a Fake Photo, Just Don't Be Fake About It
    by Wasim Ahmad on June 14, 2019 at 5:04 pm

    You hear it all the time from photographers across the entire range of experience: “I don’t Photoshop my photos.” That photographer is most likely afraid of Photoshop or afraid to disclose that they Photoshop images, and so instead they wrap themselves in this puritanical line as cover. [More... […]

  • National Geographic announces winners of its 2019 Travel Photographer of the Year contest
    on June 14, 2019 at 4:56 pm

    2019 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year winners Cities 1st place – and Grand Prize winner Photo and Caption by Weimin Chu / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest | GREENLANDIC WINTER National Geographic has revealed the Grand Prize winner of this year's Travel Photographer of the Year contest. Photographer Weimin Chu has taken home the Grand Prize award—as well as 1st place in the Cities category—with a moody image from a small fishing village in West Greenland. The caption of the winning photo reads: Upernavik is a fishing village on a tiny island in west Greenland. Historically, Greenlandic buildings were painted different colors to indicate different functions, from red storefronts to blue fishermen’s homes—a useful distinction when the landscape is blanketed in snow. In addition to Chu's winning photograph, National Geographic has announced the winners, runner-ups and honorable mentions in three other […]

  • A to Z of Photography: Fujifilm (Part 1)
    by Mike Smith on June 14, 2019 at 4:04 pm

    F is a big letter of the alphabet photographically speaking and so, to mark this, the two topics in this post are split in two in order to do justice to them. First up is the iconic brand Fuji. [More... […]

  • Researchers develop new anti-face-distortion method for wide-angle lenses
    on June 14, 2019 at 3:07 pm

    Ultra-wide-angle lenses are becoming increasingly popular on smartphones in both rear and front cameras. Especially the latter are frequently used for portraiture in the shape of selfie images of both single subjects and groups. Unfortunately when capturing people pictures with a wide-angle lens a problem becomes apparent: faces that are located close to the edges of the frame are distorted, showing signs of unnatural stretching, squishing, and/or skewing, an effect that is also known as anamorphosis. Fortunately Google has found an efficient way of reducing the effect drastically in its Pixel 3 series phones. The team behind the algorithm, a group of Google and MIT researchers led by YiChang Shih, has now published a paper titled “Distortion-Free Wide-Angle Portraits on Camera Phones,” that describes an algorithm that is capable of correcting the effect, making for more natural selfies and wide-angle portraits. Previous solutions were capable of correcting distortion on […]

  • 2019 Porsche Cayenne Turbo review: The performance SUV par excellence - Roadshow
    by Steven Ewing on June 14, 2019 at 2:34 pm

    With incredible power and on-road poise to match, not many sporty SUVs are as thrilling and well-rounded as the Porsche Cayenne Turbo. […]

  • Refurbished Nikkor 105mm f/1.4E ED lens now available for $1,680
    by [NR] admin on June 14, 2019 at 1:34 pm

    Adorama currently has the refurbished Nikon AF-S Nikkor 105mm f/1.4E ED lens for $1,6980. The last time we had a similar offer (the lens was $20 more expensive), it sold out in minutes. Additional coverage of the Nikkor 105mm f/1.4E ED lens for $1,699 lens can be found here. The post Refurbished Nikkor 105mm f/1.4E ED lens now available for $1,680 appeared first on Nikon Rumors. Related posts:New Nikon AF-S Nikkor 105mm f/1.4E ED lens to be announced this week Nikon AF-S Nikkor 105mm f/1.4E ED lens tested at DxOMark: the best-performing lens in the lineup below 200mm Refurbished Nikkor 105mm f/1.4E ED lens now available for $1,699 […]

  • Vizio M-Series Quantum (2019) review: High-end HDR features and picture quality for an affordable price - CNET
    by David Katzmaier on June 14, 2019 at 12:26 pm

    With 90 zones of full-array local dimming and quantum dot color, the M-Series Quantum sets the 2019 midrange TV pace. […]

  • Want to Improve Your Photography? Try This Simple Challenge
    by Alex Cooke on June 13, 2019 at 11:04 pm

    If you want to learn to take better pictures (who doesn't?), this is the tutorial for you. Try this simple challenge to improve your compositional eye and expand your creativity.  [More... […]

  • Into the Wild With the Reindeer of Norway and Sami Culture
    by Robert K Baggs on June 13, 2019 at 10:04 pm

    I, like many, enjoy traveling a little off the beaten track; far enough that I experience the unique, but not so far that I end up eating berries in a hollowed-out bus. Enter the reindeer of Røros. [More... […]

  • Across the desert with my Leica M2 and good old FILM! by Dieter Schamne
    by Steve Huff on June 13, 2019 at 8:10 pm

    Across the desert with my Leica M2 and good old FILM! by Dieter Schamne  – His website is HERE The following photographs are from series “Nostalgic depression. A broken American dream.” The photographs are taken in [... […]

  • Shooting Landscapes in Bad Weather
    by Nando Harmsen on June 13, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    Do you ever go out photographing landscapes when the weather isn’t that great? I think most photographers prefer a sunset with intense colors and playful clouds. But perhaps you should try bad weather for a change. [More... […]

  • Hong Kong photojournalists attend press conference in riot gear following protests
    on June 13, 2019 at 6:47 pm

    Yesterday, the Hong Kong Police Force (HKPF) witnessed an unusual sight as they held a press conference following a series of city-wide protests regarding a controversial extradition bill. Photographers and journalists who attended the meeting were clad in various riot and protest gear, including high-visibility vests, helmets, gas masks and more following a request from the Hong Kong Journalist Association as a means of meta-protesting the HKPF's treatment of citizens and journalists throughout the month-long protests taking place in the city. Photojournalists in full protective gears attend police chief’s presser in protest of police violent treatment against the press during their clash with protesters who demand withdrawal of china extradition bill. (Sunny Mok/EYEPRESS) #press #police #ChinaExtradition pic.twitter.com/thOLnMDLUU — EYEPRESS NEWS (@eyepressnews) June 13, 2019 The bill, officially called the 'Fugitive Offenders and Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal […]

  • Samsung project uses Galaxy S10+ to capture 943km panorama of Portugal's coast
    on June 13, 2019 at 6:14 pm

    Samsung Portugal has detailed a unique project that involved its Galaxy S10+ smartphone, a boat trip and the creation of a panorama featuring 943 kilometers (585 miles) captured from the cities Moledo to Monte Gordo. The panorama, which is available to view on Samsung's website, was created from images of the coastline captured from the water over an eight-day trip. The Galaxy S10+ photography project boat trip involved José Gomes as skipper, Carlos Bernardo as 'chronicler' and André Carvalho as photographer. Entries from the trip's logbook detailing each of the 8 days can be found—written in Portuguese—here. The final result is intended to highlight the flagship smartphone's triple-lens camera, which Samsung refers to as 'pro-grade.' This is one of many massive panoramas, past examples including a 600,000 pixel panorama of Tokyo and NASA's 360-degree panorama of Mars published earlier this year. […]

  • The Hidden Joy of Delayed Gratification as a Photographer
    by Christopher Malcolm on June 13, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    Even as the corresponding shifts from film to digital and from print to online have brought with them an expectation of instant feedback, sometimes you gain more as a photographer from being forced to wait. [More... […]

  • LG V50 ThinQ review: Too expensive and too soon for 5G - CNET
    by Lynn La on June 13, 2019 at 5:41 pm

    The LG V50 is one of the first phones with 5G. But it's worth holding off at this point. […]

  • European Union issues common rules on drones for more standardized regulation
    on June 13, 2019 at 5:28 pm

    The European Aviation Safety Agency's (EASA) logo as shown on its social media pages. On June 11th, common rules on European drones, Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/945 and Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/947, were published to ensure the safety and security of unmanned aircraft operations across countries in the European Union (EU) going forward. The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) wants to establish the free circulation of drones and a level playing field within the EU. 'Europe will be the first region in the world to have a comprehensive set of rules ensuring safe, secure and sustainable operations of drones both, for commercial and leisure activities. Common rules will help foster investment, innovation and growth in this promising sector' said Patrick Ky, Executive Director of EASA. The new set of rules will be uniform so that drone operators – both recreational and professional – will have a clear understanding of what is permitted and […]

  • Portfolio Editing Using Lightroom
    by Jonathan Reid on June 13, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    I worked as a travel photographer for 8 years. In this period, I shot hundreds of thousands of images. As this part of my career came to a close, I wanted to have a portfolio of images that represented eight years of commercial travel photography. In this article, I’ll share how I used Lightroom and the Creative Cloud to edit a large body of work into a portfolio. [More... […]

  • Capture One Studio launched to add automation for high volume studios
    on June 13, 2019 at 4:49 pm

    Phase One has launched a new version of its Capture One image editing software application that is designed to assist workflow processes in busy studio environments. Capture One Studio allows central control for operations that use multiple photographers shooting high volumes of images that need to be edited and catalogued as quickly and efficiently as possible. The application is highly customizable, and allows certain tools to be locked off and others to be set up to be consistent across the whole studio. New automatic processes can color-correct, name images, store them and send them for back-up as they leave a tethered camera, while scripts can be created to determine processing paths and issues such as sizing, cropping and output destinations. Businesses will be able to create on-screen guide lines and grid lines to ensure compositions suit specific layouts which can be shared to all photographers and which can be exported and used in Adobe’s Photoshop as well. Capture […]

  • Master Photomerge in Lightroom for outstanding resolution
    by Amateur Photographer on June 13, 2019 at 3:08 pm

    Get to grips with Lightroom’s powerful HDR and Panorama Merge features with James Paterson’s 20 top tipsGet to grips with Lightroom’s powerful HDR and Panorama Merge features with James Paterson’s 20 top tips […]

  • DPReview TV: Shooting with the Fujifilm 200mm F2 in Japan
    on June 13, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    While on assignment in Japan, Chris and Jordan had a couple days to shoot with the Fujifilm XF 200mm F2 telephoto lens, which Chris nicknamed 'The Big White Sharp'. To make things more interesting, Jordan filmed this entire episode using the new Fujifilm GFX 100 medium format camera. Get new episodes of DPReview TV every week by subscribing to our YouTube channel! Introduction Greetings from Japan Samples Design and handling Sharpness Autofocus Video performance Who's it for? Wrap-up Sample gallery from this episode: […]

  • Patent: Further breakdown of Canon’s upcoming IBIS technology
    by Canon Rumors on June 13, 2019 at 1:12 pm

    A patent showing a breakdown of Canon’s IBIS development has appeared at the USPTO. From Northlight: Here’s one of the diagrams, which I’ve annotated to Read more... […]

  • The habits of highly successful landscape photographers
    by Geoff Harris on June 13, 2019 at 12:10 pm

    A great new video on YouTube features some essential tips to help you get better scenic shotsUS landscape photographer Mark Denney is a man on a mission – as well as looking a bit like Dave …Continue reading » […]

  • Tory leadership hopeful spent nearly £9k on photography
    by Geoff Harris on June 13, 2019 at 11:44 am

    Forget cocaine or Boris Johnson's clangers in the past, photography is the latest bone of contention in the fractious leadership contestEsther McVey - UK Parliament official portraits 2017High-profile MP Esther McVey, a former TV personality turned candidate for the Tory leadership, is under scrutiny following revelations that …Continue reading » […]

  • Sony A6400 Version 2.00 Firmware Update Enables Animal Eye AF
    on June 13, 2019 at 11:00 am

    Sony has released a new firmware update (Version 2.00) for the Alpha A6400 mirrorless camera which will enable Real-time Eye AF for animals. This mode utilises Sony’s latest algorithm including Artificial Intelligence based object recognition and processes colour, subject distance (depth), pattern (brightness) as spatial information to ensure that all subjects can be captured with excellent accuracy. Plus, when photographing or videoing humans, face and eye position information is recognised by AI and the subjects eye is monitored in real time with extremely high tracking precision. This can be activated by a simple half press of the shutter button, or can be assigned to a custom function as well. Download the Sony A6400 Version 2.00 Firmware Updat […]

  • Nikon Nikkor Z 35mm f/1.8 S lens tested at DxOMark
    by [NR] admin on June 13, 2019 at 10:06 am

    DxOMark published their test results for the Nikon Nikkor Z 35mm f/1.8 S mirrorless lens ($847 at Adorama & B&H). Here is their conclusion: The new wider Z-mount with its shorter register means there’s a lot more flexibility for optical engineers when designing lenses. The mount should especially benefit wide-angle lenses, and indeed, the Nikon […] The post Nikon Nikkor Z 35mm f/1.8 S lens tested at DxOMark appeared first on Nikon Rumors. Related posts:DxOMark test results for the Nikkor 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED lens Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD lens tested at DxOMark (Nikon F-mount) Nikon 35mm f/1.8G ED FX lens tested by DxOMark […]

  • Capture One Launches Capture One Studio
    on June 13, 2019 at 10:00 am

    Capture One Studio brings all the power, flexibility, and quality of Capture One to an enterprise level production, focusing on efficiency at scale, workflow management, and automation. […]

  • instax mini LiPlay Hybrid Instant Camera Specs, Availability and Pricing
    on June 13, 2019 at 9:00 am

    The instax mini LiPlay [“Lee-Play”] is a new-generation hybrid instant camera that's packed with new, unique and exciting features. This includes a unique new “Sound” function which allows you to play a voice message or personalised audio through a unique QR code that's embedded in the instant instax mini print. The instax mini LiPlay will be available from 14th June 2019 priced at £149.99 and comes in three unique colours - Stone White, Elegant Black and Blush Gold. […]

  • Tenba Cineluxe Pro Gimbal Backpack 24 and Roller 24 Case
    on June 13, 2019 at 8:30 am

    The Cineluxe Pro Gimbal Backpack 24 enables a complete rig to be carried and ready-to-go within seconds, while the Cineluxe Roller 24 is Tenba’s largest roller case to date. Both Cineluxe bags can be pre-ordered now and will begin shipping end June 2019. They will be priced at £412 / €474 for the Cineluxe Pro Gimbal Backpack 24 and £365 / €420 for the Cineluxe Roller 24. […]

  • Nikkei: Nikon to announce a new mid-level mirrorless camera priced at around $900
    by [NR] admin on June 13, 2019 at 6:30 am

    In the past few months, I had several blog posts about Nikon's upcoming cheaper mirrorless camera (see here and here). Nikkei also just reported that Nikon is going to announce a new mid-level mirrorless camera as early as this year. The price is going to be around 100,000 yen ($920): "Nikon is also in the 2019 […] The post Nikkei: Nikon to announce a new mid-level mirrorless camera priced at around $900 appeared first on Nikon Rumors. Related posts:2018 Nikkei interchangeable lens camera market share report (Canon: 49.1%, Nikon: 24.9%, Sony: 13.3%) Nikkei: both Nikon and Canon to announce new full-frame mirrorless cameras in the second half of 2018 Nikkei also confirms that the Nikon mirrorless camera will be announced on August 23rd […]

  • OnSet with Daniel Norton: Being creative with colored gels & using cosmetic gels to capture great skin tones
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on June 12, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    In all types of color photography, color is an important part of the overall mood of an image. All else equal, a cooler image tells a different story than a warm image. When shooting portraits with artificial lights, you can place colored gels over the light to dramatically change the look and feel of a shot, as Daniel Norton shows us in the video below. When creatively working with colored gels in portraits, you are able to impact the saturation of the light by controlling the intensity of the lights and the exposure of your... (read more) […]

  • What about that EF 200-600mm f/4.5-5.6 IS from Canon?
    by Canon Rumors on June 12, 2019 at 12:40 pm

    It took but a few minutes to get my first inquiry about Canon’s plans for an EF 200-600mm lens once the announcement of the Sony Read more... […]

  • Google Nest Hub review: Google's first smart display is still the one to beat thanks to Google Assistant - CNET
    by Andrew Gebhart on June 12, 2019 at 11:57 am

    Google's smart display is dwarfed by the Amazon Echo Show in size, but not in features thanks to Google Assistant. […]

  • CameraWorld LIVE revs up for Brands Hatch
    by Geoff Harris on June 12, 2019 at 11:08 am

    CameraWorld LIVE, the roadshow of the eponymous retailer, is taking place at the iconic Brands Hatch racetrack in Kent on 12 JulyAs well as exclusive discounts from the major retailer, CameraWorld LIVE will feature talks and demonstrations from top pros, including …Continue reading » […]

  • Adam Karnacz visits with legendary landscape photographer Charlie Waite
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on June 12, 2019 at 11:00 am

    Landscape photographer Adam Karnacz recently headed out into the Yorkshire Dales with accomplished photographer Charlie Waite. In addition to having an illustrious career as a photographer, Waite also cofounded Light and Land, one of Europe's premier landscape photography tour companies. In the video below, we learn more about Waite's career and join him and Karnacz as they explore the area to find landscape compositions. Waite also shares numerous tips and methods for creating powerful images. It's a very enjoyable and... (read more) […]

  • New Tamron 35mm lens for full-frame DSLRs
    by Geoff Harris on June 12, 2019 at 11:00 am

    Tamron has announced the SP 35mm F/1.4 Di USD prime lens for Canon and Nikon full-frame DSLRs, which was first announced at the CP+ camera show in Japan in February this year.This rain- and moisture-resistant lens features 14 elements in 10 groups, including four LD (Low Dispersion) and three GM (Glass …Continue reading » […]

  • 2020 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque review: Style, now with more substance - Roadshow
    by Jon Wong on June 12, 2019 at 9:00 am

    The new Evoque packages an impressive cabin and great ride comfort with attractive design. […]

  • Nikon D760 rumors
    by [NR] admin on June 12, 2019 at 7:26 am

    Here is another set of rumored Nikon D760 camera specifications I received from a new source (not confirmed yet): Expect the Nikon D760 release in Q1 of 2020 The D760 will become the entry level FX DSLR model Rear button layout to change to match D500/D810 (AF-On button on the rear) The number of AF […] The post Nikon D760 rumors appeared first on Nikon Rumors. Related posts:Nikon D760 rumored for 2019 Nikon D760 DSLR camera listed in a Slovakian online store *UPDATED* Honduras newspaper reports Nikon D760 rumors […]

  • How to use a polarizing filter to improve your photography
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on June 11, 2019 at 10:30 pm

    One of the most important tools in a landscape photographer's kit is a polarizing filter. Unlike a graduated neutral density filter, the effects of the polarizer cannot be easily replicated in Photoshop or other photo editing software. In the video below, photographer Mads Peter Iversen discusses the various ways you can use a polarizing filter to enhance your images. Essentially, a polarizing filter reduces the visibility of reflected light hitting your image sensor. When light hits an object, some light is reflected and... (read more) […]

  • Two new Sony Lenses! The $13,000 600mm f/4 G Master and 200-600 f/5.6-6.3 G Series.
    by Steve Huff on June 11, 2019 at 8:29 pm

    Two new Sony Lenses! The $13,000 600mm f/4 G Master and 200-600 f/5.6-6.3 G Series. Today Sony announced two new lenses and while they are not my cup of tea, it is what many sports [... […]

  • Snap up a Magnum print
    by Geoff Harris on June 11, 2019 at 3:14 pm

    Get signed, museum-quality prints at an affordable price‘Obsessions’ Magnum’s Square Print Sale, gives a rare chance to buy prints from some of the agency’s most famous members, …Continue reading » […]

  • Sony FE 600mm F4 GM OSS
    on June 11, 2019 at 2:30 pm

    The new FE 600mm F4 GM OSS is Sony’s longest reaching prime lens and the world’s lightest in its class, featuring high-performance AF, high resolution and beautiful bokeh. The FE 600mm F4 GM OSS will ship in Europe in August 2019, priced at approximately £12,000 / $13,000 / €14,000. Sony FE 600mm F4 GM OSS Sample Images Sony FE 600mm F4 GM OSS Hands-on Photos […]

  • Hands-On with Sony’s two new lenses: a $2000 200-600mm f/5.6-6.3 and their $13000 600mm f/4 GM
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on June 11, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    Click here to see our Hands-On Previews: Sony 600mm f/4 GM (Video) • Sony 200-600mm f/5.6-6.3 G (Video) Sony has announced two new supertelephoto lenses at two totally opposite ends of the price spectrum. First, the 200-600mm f/5.6-6.3 G OSS for just $2000. It's also compatible with Sony's 1.4x and 2.0x teleconverters that thanks to the design of mirrorless cameras is not held to the f/8 autofocus restriction found on DSLRs. The result is a telephoto zoom lens that can reach up to 1200mm with full time and, from what we... (read more) […]

  • Sony FE 200-600mm f5.6-6.3 G OSS review so far
    by Gordon Laing on June 11, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    The Sony FE 200-600mm f5.6-6.3 G OSS is a super-telephoto zoom for Alpha mirrorless cameras aimed at sports, aviation and wildlife photography without breaking the bank. I went hands-on with the new lens, trying it out for football, birds and jetskis. Find out how I got on in my review-so-far!… The post Sony FE 200-600mm f5.6-6.3 G OSS review so far appeared first on Cameralabs. […]

  • Sony FE 600mm f4 GM OSS review so far
    by Gordon Laing on June 11, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    The Sony FE 600mm f4 GM OSS is a super-telephoto lens for the Alpha mirrorless system aimed at professional sports and wildlife photographers. It’s the 10th G Master lens and becomes the longest focal length in the native e-mount catalogue. I tried it out for my hands-on review-so-far!… The post Sony FE 600mm f4 GM OSS review so far appeared first on Cameralabs. […]

  • Sony FE 200-600mm F5.6-6.3 G OSS
    on June 11, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    The Sony FE 200-600mm F5.6-6.3 G OSS is Sony's furthest reaching E-mount zoom lens and offers excellent image quality, high-performance AF, and outstanding control.The Sony FE 200-600mm F5.6-6.3 G OSS will ship in August 2019 priced at approximately £1,800 / $2,000 / €2,100.Sony FE 200-600mm F5.6-6.3 G OSS Sample ImagesSony FE 200-600mm F5.6-6.3 G OSS Hands-on Photos […]

  • Sony FE 200-600mm F5.6-6.3 G OSS Sample Images
    on June 11, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    ​Ahead of our full review, here are some sample JPEG and Raw images taken with the Sony FE 200-600mm F5.6-6.3 G OSS lens, mounted on the Sony A9 camera. The Sony FE 200-600mm F5.6-6.3 G OSS is a brand new telephoto zoom lens for Sony full-frame mirrorless cameras. […]

  • Sony FE 200-600mm F5.6-6.3 G OSS Hands-on Photos
    on June 11, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    Want to see exactly what the new Sony FE 200-600mm F5.6-6.3 G OSS lens looks like in the flesh? Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Sony FE 200-600mm F5.6-6.3 G OSS lens. […]

  • Sony FE 600mm F4 GM OSS Hands-on Photos
    on June 11, 2019 at 2:00 pm

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  • Sony FE 600mm F4 GM OSS Sample Images
    on June 11, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    ​Ahead of our full review, here are some sample JPEG and Raw images taken with the Sony FE 600mm F4 GM OSS lens, mounted on the Sony A9 camera. The Sony FE 600mm F4 GM OSS is a brand new telephoto prime lens for Sony full-frame mirrorless cameras. […]

  • Sony FE 600mm F4 GM OSS super-tele unveiled
    by Andy Westlake on June 11, 2019 at 1:59 pm

    Sony has launched a new super-telephoto prime, in the shape of the FE 600mm F4 GM OSS. The Sony FE 600mm F4 GM OSS is a high-end telephoto prime for full-frame mirrorless cameras such as the Alpha 9As the tenth member of the firm’s premium G Master range, the Sony FE 600mm F4 GM OSS promises to …Continue reading » […]

  • No crop on 4K coming in next APS-C DSLR [CR1]
    by Canon Rumors on June 11, 2019 at 1:05 pm

    The Canon EOS 90D is expected to be announced somewhere around the end of August or early September. All signs point to it being an Read more... […]

  • Vizio SB2020n-G6 review: Compact sound bar is a good value, but sounds smaller than rivals - CNET
    by Ty Pendlebury on June 11, 2019 at 12:39 pm

    The Vizio SB2020n-G6 is an enjoyable and easy-to-use sound bar but it's beaten by several similarly priced speakers, including one of Vizio's own. […]

  • Work faster and smarter in Lightroom with Profiles
    by Amateur Photographer on June 11, 2019 at 11:38 am

    Recently introduced to Lightroom, Profiles are the best way to kick-start your image editing. Here are 20 top tips to get you up and runningRecently introduced to Lightroom, Profiles are the best way to kick-start your image editing. Here are 20 top tips to get you up and running […]

  • Choosing the best shutter speed for different long exposure photography situations
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on June 11, 2019 at 11:00 am

    Nigel Danson is back in the Faroe Islands in his newest video. It's a beautiful location for landscape photography and a great place to try out long exposure photography. When capturing long exposure images, different subjects look best with varying shutter speeds. A long exposure image of calm water may require a different exposure time than shooting very choppy ocean water. If you feel comfortable in Photoshop, you can also composite images captured at different shutter speeds. For example, you can combine a long exposure shot of... (read more) […]

  • Venus Optics will release Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2x Ultra Macro APO lens for Nikon Z-mount in July
    by [NR] admin on June 11, 2019 at 7:35 am

      Update: Venus Optics contacted me and denied any future plans of making a Z-mount version of this lens. The eBay listing is either fraud or a manually modified lens with a Nikon Z-mount: "We have no plans to make it into Nikon Z mount. And the eBay store you posted is NOT our authorized reseller […] The post Venus Optics will release Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2x Ultra Macro APO lens for Nikon Z-mount in July appeared first on Nikon Rumors. Related posts:Venus Optics Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2x Ultra-Macro APO full-frame lens for Nikon F-mount now available for pre-order Venus Optics Laowa 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5X Ultra Macro lens for Nikon F-mount available for pre-order, shipping starts next week Venus Optics is rumored to announce a new Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2:1 macro lens for Nikon F-mount […]

  • 2020 McLaren 720S Spider review: Treat yo self - Roadshow
    by Steven Ewing on June 11, 2019 at 3:27 am

    The $315,000 McLaren 720S Spider is the ultimate automotive indulgence. […]

  • Ricoh GR III Field Test Part I: Razor-sharp images from a camera that fits in a pocket!
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on June 10, 2019 at 6:34 pm

    Click here to read part one of my Ricoh GR III Field Test Almost a quarter of a century ago, Ricoh created a cult favorite with the GR1 film camera, the first in a now-decades long series whose latest iteration is the coat pocket-friendly Ricoh GR III. Much like its many predecessors both film and digital, the GR III makes for a great street shooter thanks to its compact, unassuming body and bright, razor-sharp 28mm prime lens. And much as in the GR and GR II before it, a roomy APS-C sized sensor sits behind the... (read more) […]

  • Fujifilm GFX 50R review so far
    by Gordon Laing on June 10, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    The Fujifilm GFX 50R is a rangefinder-styled medium format mirrorless camera with 50 Megapixels and a built-in electronic viewfinder. It’s thinner and lighter than the original GFX 50S but sports the same quality. Check out my sample images from Brighton and Tokyo in my review-so-far!… The post Fujifilm GFX 50R review so far appeared first on Cameralabs. […]

  • The Wonders of Japan with a Nikon Z7 By Edwin Lopez
    by Steve Huff on June 10, 2019 at 3:19 pm

    The Wonder of Japan with a Nikon Z7 By Edwin Lopez See more HERE Japan is a place where ancient traditions are fused with modern life as if it were the most natural thing in [... […]

  • ​Affinity Designer and Photo Version 1.7
    on June 10, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    Affinity Designer and Photo have received their biggest ever updates, adding market-leading performance improvements, best-ever usability and an extensive list of new features.The new 1.7 versions of both Affinity Photo and Affinity Designer are available now with a 20% discount ($39.99 desktop, $15.99 iPad) with no subscription. Existing users can download the updated versions free. […]

  • Profoto B10 Plus Flash Has Twice as Much Power as the B10
    on June 10, 2019 at 2:30 pm

    The new Profoto B10 Plus flash gives you ten times more light than a speedlight, all packed into the size of a large camera lens. […]

  • Kodak Smile Instant Print Digital Camera and Instant Digital Printer
    on June 10, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    Kodak has expanded its instant print offerings with the first two products from new SMILE line, the Smile Instant Print Digital Camera and the Smile Instant Digital Printer. […]

  • Latest sales data shows Canon maintains big market share lead in Japan for the year
    by Canon Rumors on June 10, 2019 at 12:41 pm

    Sales numbers for cameras and lenses tend to be freely available in Japan, which is something lacking in the rest of the world, especially Europe Read more... […]

  • Japanese camera market share: Canon 37.3%, Nikon 26.7%, Sony 13.1%
    by [NR] admin on June 10, 2019 at 6:19 am

    BCN Ranking (BCN+R) published new data on the Japanese camera market share from April 2018 to March 2019: Canon: 37.3% Nikon: 26.7% Sony: 13.1% Translated text: Unchanged Canon of strength in the sales market share, 37.3% and by far. Nikon, which extended the number in the compact camera is running 26.7 percent and second place. […] The post Japanese camera market share: Canon 37.3%, Nikon 26.7%, Sony 13.1% appeared first on Nikon Rumors. Related posts:The latest Japanese full-frame mirrorless market share (April, 2019): Sony: 50%, Canon: 30%, Nikon: 15% The latest full-frame mirrorless camera market share – Sony: 67%, Canon: 22.1%, Nikon: 10.4% 2018 Nikkei interchangeable lens camera market share report (Canon: 49.1%, Nikon: 24.9%, Sony: 13.3%) […]

  • How to keep water out of lenses, and make stepper motor AF crazy-fast - Olympus Technical Q&A
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on June 9, 2019 at 11:46 pm

    As I usually do, I stayed on in Japan after this year's CP+ trade show, and while there had a chance to visit Olympus' research and development headquarters in Hachioji where I sat down with some of their engineers. My interview at CP+ itself with Shigemi Sugimoto-san, Head of Olympus' Imaging Business Unit, was more focused on business issues and product strategy; this meeting was more about specific technical questions we had about Olympus' products, particularly their lenses, weather-proofing, and their latest autofocus... (read more) […]

  • Weekly Nikon news flash #526
    by [NR] admin on June 9, 2019 at 10:54 am

    A quick reminder: I will be traveling for the next few weeks and will have limited Internet availability. Blog posts could be delayed. Sorry for any inconvenience caused 🙂 → The Tamron SP 35mm f/1.8 lens for Nikon F-mount is now $100 off at Amazon. → The 2019 5DayDeal Video Creators Bundle is now available. […] The post Weekly Nikon news flash #526 appeared first on Nikon Rumors. Related posts:Weekly Nikon news flash #164 Weekly Nikon news flash #364 Weekly Nikon news flash #365 […]

  • ACROS the sea with the X-T3
    by Nigel Atherton on June 8, 2019 at 4:17 pm

    AP Editor Nigel Atherton used a Fujifilm X-T3 in its ACROS Film Simulation mode to document crew life aboard a luxury cruiseshipThe 56mm f/1.2 is a superb portrait lens. 1/60sec f/1.4, ISO 800I recently spent 17 days sailing around the South Pacific on Holland America Line’s Maasdam. Sailing from Brisbane, Australia, the …Continue reading » […]

  • 6 of the best GPS mapping options for landscape photographers
    by Amateur Photographer on June 8, 2019 at 11:13 am

    Plan your landscape shoots with precision and never lose your way. James Abbott looks at the best GPS mapping options for every budgetPlan your landscape shoots with precision and never lose your way. James Abbott looks at six of the best GPS mapping options available for every budget […]

  • Firmware Friday: Panasonic pro video / lens updates; Fuji FinePix XP140, Sigma 60-600/70-200 tweaked too
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on June 8, 2019 at 2:38 am

    [Update Sunday PM: Now with more Panasonic firmware info added!] Our Firmware Friday roundup this week is perhaps the most unusual we can remember posting. Why's that, we hear you ask? Because while we can tell you of seven firmware updates this week, we can't tell you what two of them involve. And of the remainder, there's another which you can't apply yourself, instead requiring a trip back to the service department for the lens. And there might actually be more updates available which we can't locate ourselves, as of this... (read more) […]

  • 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class first drive review: If it ain't broke... - Roadshow
    by Andrew Krok on June 7, 2019 at 10:01 pm

    A light refresh is all this pair of SUVs needs to stay relevant. […]

  • Google Pixel 3a Review
    on June 7, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    Do you want the same excellent camera from the flagship Pixel 3 but at a much lower price? Of course you do! Then look no further than the brand new Pixel 3a, which features exactly the same camera module as its big brother, including the innovative Night Sight and Portrait modes, but at almost half the price. Read our Google Pixel 3a review to find out if this is all the smartphone camera that you actually need... […]

  • Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus Review
    on June 7, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    The Galaxy S10 Plus is the best smartphone that Samsung have ever made, but is it also the best for keen photographers? Find out now by reading our expert Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus review, complete with full-size sample images and videos... […]

  • Google Pixel 3a Sample Images
    on June 7, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    Ahead of our full review, here are some sample JPEG images and videos taken with the Google Pixel 3a smartphone.​ The Google Pixel 3a is a brand new mid-range smartphone which features exactly the same camera as the flagship Pixel 3, including the impressive Night Sight and Portrait modes. […]

  • Expert tips for award-winning macro shots
    by Amateur Photographer on June 7, 2019 at 11:07 am

    Winners of the Close-up Photographer of the Year competition, which is supported by Sigma UK, share their techniques with Tracy CalderNikon D810, Nikon AF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro, ISO 100, 1/250sec at f/16. Accessories: Flashes with custom-made diffusers, flash bracket. Post processing: Lightroom, light cropping of the imageAward winners of Close-up Photographer of the Year, which is supported by Sigma UK, share their techniques, writes Tracy Calder […]

  • Sony Xperia 1 Review
    on June 7, 2019 at 11:00 am

    The Xperia 1 is the first ever Sony smartphone to borrow technology from the company's successful Alpha range of mirrorless cameras, including the very popular Eye AF feature and the latest Bionz X processor. Could this be the ultimate smartphone for photographers? Find out now by reading our in-depth Sony Xperia 1 review, complete with full-size sample images and videos... […]

  • US pricing of the new Tamron SP 35mm F/1.4 Di USD lens: $899
    by [NR] admin on June 7, 2019 at 9:47 am

    Yesterday Tamron announced the US price of their new SP 35mm F/1.4 Di USD full-frame DSLR lens: $899. Pre-orders are now open at Adorama and B&H. Additional information: June 6, 2019, Commack, NY— Tamron announces the launch of a new fixed focal lens, the SP 35mm F/1.4 Di USD (Model F045), for full-frame DSLR cameras. The […] The post US pricing of the new Tamron SP 35mm F/1.4 Di USD lens: $899 appeared first on Nikon Rumors. Related posts:Future development of Tamron 35-150mm f/2.8-4 Di VC OSD and SP 35mm f/1.4 Di USD lenses announced Pricing for new Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8, 90mm f/2.8 and Sigma 35mm f/1.4 lenses announced New Tamron 17-35mm f/2.8-4 Di OSD lens for Nikon F-mount (Model A037) leaked onlin […]

  • 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe review: Stylish and sure-footed - Roadshow
    by Manuel Carrillo III on June 7, 2019 at 9:00 am

    Hyundai's midsize crossover is all new for 2019, but does it remain as compelling as before? […]

  • Canon Announces Two New PIXMA G-Series MegaTank Printers
    by Canon Rumors on June 6, 2019 at 4:51 pm

    Press Release: Providing Wireless1 Connectivity, Now is the Time to Upgrade Your Printer to a Continuous Ink Supply System MELVILLE, NY, June 6, 2019 – In a Read more... […]

  • Sony Xperia 1 Sample Images
    on June 6, 2019 at 1:30 pm

    Ahead of our full review, here are some sample JPEG images and videos taken with the Sony Xperia 1 smartphone.​ The Sony Xperia 1 is a brand new flagship smartphone with a triple lens camera with 2x optical zoom and Eye AF. […]

  • Nik Collection revamped, now has built-in Raw support
    by Geoff Harris on June 6, 2019 at 12:04 pm

    Silver Efex Pro and the rest gets first major upgrade, and you no longer have to rely on Adobe Camera Raw to work directly with Raw files. Good news for Creative Cloud nay-sayers, but it's all far from free...After acquiring the Nik Collection of creative image-processing plug-ins from Google in 2017, DxO has launched its  first major upgrade. …Continue reading » […]

  • Panasonic releases fast 10-25mm lens
    by Geoff Harris on June 6, 2019 at 11:50 am

    Panasonic used the recent Cine Gear 2019 show in Los Angeles to launch its Leica DG Vario-Summilux 10-25mm f/1.7 ASPH lens for Micro Four Thirds.This wide-aperture zoom lens, which was announced at last year’s Photokina, has a fast constant aperture of f/1.7 and a …Continue reading » […]

  • How photography can heal your life
    by Geoff Harris on June 6, 2019 at 11:04 am

    Following last year’s feature on how photography can help with mental health, Geoff Harris finds more stories that reveal the therapeutic and healing power of image makingFrog Spawn before dawn high on the Long Mynd, focus and exposure stackedFollowing last year’s feature on how photography can help with mental health, Geoff Harris finds more stories that reveal the therapeutic power of image making […]

  • Be a more ethical wildlife photographer
    by Amateur Photographer on June 6, 2019 at 10:18 am

    The welfare of wildlife is far more important than any photograph. Paul Hobson explains all you need to know about the ethics and laws surrounding wildlife photographyThe welfare of wildlife is far more important than any photograph. Paul Hobson explains all you need to know about the ethics and laws surrounding wildlife photography […]

  • Finding the perfect location for landscape photography
    by Amateur Photographer on June 6, 2019 at 10:17 am

    If you’ve ever wondered how to find the best locations for landscape photography, James Abbott shares great tips for being in the right place at the right timeIf you’ve ever wondered how to find the best locations for landscape photography, James Abbott shares great tips for being in the right place at the right tim […]

  • Tamron is pulling out all the stops for its SP 35mm f/1.4 Di USD full-frame DSLR standard prime lens
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on June 6, 2019 at 6:00 am

    In celebrating the 40th anniversary of their SP Series Lenses (which stands for "Superior Performance") Tamron is releasing what they call the "ultimate" lens, their new SP 35mm f/1.4 Di USD (Model F045) for full-frame DSLR cameras. You may recall that the development of this prime lens was announced in February, but details -- including pricing and release information -- were scarce. As it turns out, the longtime lens maker is pulling out all the stops for their new fast standard prime. This new lens is designed to deliver... (read more) […]

  • 7artisans 60mm f/2.8 macro lens for Nikon Z-mount released
    by [NR] admin on June 5, 2019 at 8:25 pm

    7artisans officially released their new 60mm f/2.8 macro mirrorless lens that is even available for Nikon Z-mount, which is strange since the lens is designed for APS-C sensors: "7Artisans 60mm F2.8 macro lens contains 8 elements in 7 groups. The floating system on the front glass can guarantee the excellent image quality at infinity and […] The post 7artisans 60mm f/2.8 macro lens for Nikon Z-mount released appeared first on Nikon Rumors. Related posts:7Artisans also has a new Nikon Z-mount adapter for Leica M-mount lenses Nikon rumored to announce a new Nikkor macro lens (probably 60mm) Nikon Z6 + 7Artisans 28mm f/1.4 ASPH sample photos […]

  • Reimagining Optical Excellence: Why Canon RF-series Lenses Represent a Gateway to Growth for Lenses
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on June 5, 2019 at 7:15 pm

    When I was asked to write this article about Canon lenses, and in particular the new RF line, I thought I should give an explanation of Canon's history with lenses, talk about what we believe customers are looking for in a lens today and how we went about developing the RF series and why. We value the input from our customers and from customers of other products so we really want to keep the conversation going to deliver the best products possible for the market. Canon has a long legacy in engineering quality optics for... (read more) […]

  • Canon RP Video, Specs & Analysis: It shoots 4K video, but it’s not a versatile hybrid camera
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on June 5, 2019 at 4:50 pm

    Canon EOS RP Video Features, Specs & Analysis Pretty much every DSLR and DSLM (digital single lens mirrorless) released in the last five years can capture high-quality video, and in that group every popular camera can capture that video in 4K. So when you say that the Canon EOS RP can shoot 4K video, it's less of a pat on the back for a job well done, and more of an expected standard feature. But even as such, the Canon EOS RP offers this standard feature in such a way as to feel like a minimum viable product rather than an... (read more) […]

  • SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD review
    by Gordon Laing on June 5, 2019 at 1:59 pm

    The SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD is a rugged, pocket-sized drive that connects to new and old USB ports and exploits the size, speed and robustness of solid state storage. It works with Macs and PCs and available from 250GB to 2TB. Find out why it’s become an invaluable part of my workflow as a photographer and video editor in my review!… The post SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD review appeared first on Cameralabs. […]

  • DxO announces Nik Collection 2: 40 new presets, expanded raw editing workflow options & more
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on June 5, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    The Nik Collection has been through quite a journey over the years. The software plug-in suite has long been a staple of many photographer's editing workflows. After originally being released by Nik Software and undergoing regular updates, the software was purchased by Google and released into the world for free. Unfortunately, Google's priorities shifted and the plugin suite was ignored, rarely updated and then finally left to die. Last year, the Nik Collection and its U Point technology was pulled from its grave by DxO. After... (read more) […]

  • Nik Collection 2 by DxO
    on June 5, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    DxO has announced the release of the Nik Collection 2 by DxO, a major upgrade to the famous plugin suite for Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom Classic, and Elements. DxO is expanding the plugin suite with over 40 new creative presets and high-resolution monitor support for Windows. In addition, the Nik Collection 2 now comes with DxO PhotoLab 2.3 ESSENTIAL Edition, DxO’s recently released advanced RAW photo editing software. […]

  • Now in stock: Nikkor Z 14-30mm f/4, Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 and 5mm f/1.4 lens for Nikon Z, Zeiss Otus 100mm f/1.4 ZF.2
    by [NR] admin on June 5, 2019 at 12:56 pm

    The following new lenses for Nikon Z and F mounts are currently in stock: Nikkor Z 14-30mm f/4 S: Adorama | B&H | Amazon | Amazon DE Zeiss Otus 100mm f/1.4 ZF.2 lens for Nikon F: Adorama | B&H Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 lens for Nikon Z: Adorama | B&H Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 lens for Nikon Z: Adorama | B&H The post Now in stock: Nikkor Z 14-30mm f/4, Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 and 5mm f/1.4 lens for Nikon Z, Zeiss Otus 100mm f/1.4 ZF.2 appeared first on Nikon Rumors. Related posts:First pictures of the upcoming Zeiss Otus 100mm f/1.4 lens (Zeiss Otus 1.4/100) The first Zeiss Otus 100mm f/1.4 lens hands-on review is out New Zeiss Otus 100mm f/1.4 lens rumored to be announced this year […]

  • Apple’s WWDC 2019 event: hints at a new Nikon 8K camera?
    by [NR] admin on June 5, 2019 at 1:04 am

    This Nikon 8K camera speculation comes from the Apple's WWDC 2019 event: "Along with many new introductions and changes shown off were some impressive new video-editing capabilities. David Earl, from Apple's Logic Pro X marketing team, took to the stage to demonstrate just how effortlessly Final Cut Pro ran on the new Mac Pro, even […] The post Apple’s WWDC 2019 event: hints at a new Nikon 8K camera? appeared first on Nikon Rumors. Related posts:National Geographic + Nikon D90 + Microsoft = Apple ignorance Nikon press event at Photokina live stream “Nikon in White” mirrorless camera event in Vienna on September 21st […]

  • Denon AVR-S750H review: Warm home theater sound pairs well with future-ready features - CNET
    by Ty Pendlebury on June 4, 2019 at 9:25 pm

    The Denon AVR-S750H offers everything an AV enthusiast needs, from generous sound quality to plenty of connectivity. […]

  • Coming this summer: Venus Optics Laowa 10-18mm ultra wide-angle zoom lens for Nikon Z-mount
    by [NR] admin on June 4, 2019 at 6:34 pm

    Venus Optics will start producing Laowa full-frame mirrorless lenses for Nikon Z-mount. The first lens that will be announced in July/August will be a 10-18mm ultra wide-angle zoom - probably similar to the current 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 lens for Sony FE. Stay tuned for details. Laowa lenses are sold at Adorama and B&H. The post Coming this summer: Venus Optics Laowa 10-18mm ultra wide-angle zoom lens for Nikon Z-mount appeared first on Nikon Rumors. Related posts:Venus Optics is rumored to announce a new Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2:1 macro lens for Nikon F-mount Venus Optics Laowa 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 mirrorless lens for Nikon Z-mount coming in 2019 CP+ show report: Venus Optics Laowa 15mm f/2 Zero-D and 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 lenses for Nikon Z-mount coming soon […]

  • Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus Sample Images
    on June 4, 2019 at 2:30 pm

    Ahead of our full review, here are some sample JPEG and Raw images and videos taken with the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus​ smartphone.​ The Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus​ is a brand new flagship smartphone with a 16 megapixel camera and 4K/60p video recording. […]

  • Tokina Opera 16-28mm F2.8 FF Review
    on June 4, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    The Tokina Opera 16-28mm F2.8 FF is a brand new ultra-wide-angle zoom lens for Nikon and Canon DSLR cameras, boasting a fast, constant aperture of f/2.8 and an appealing price-tag. Read our in-depth Tokina Opera 16-28mm F2.8 FF review now, complete with full-size sample images... […]

  • Tamron SP 35mm f/1.4 Di USD lens for Nikon F-mount released
    by [NR] admin on June 4, 2019 at 11:47 am

    The new Tamron SP 35mm f/1.4 Di USD full-frame DSLR lens is ow nofficially released. The development of this lens was announced back in February. Pre-orders should open soon at Adorama and B&H. Lens design and MFT chart: The post Tamron SP 35mm f/1.4 Di USD lens for Nikon F-mount released appeared first on Nikon Rumors. Related posts:Future development of Tamron 35-150mm f/2.8-4 Di VC OSD and SP 35mm f/1.4 Di USD lenses announced The Tamron 35-150mm f/2.8-4 Di VC OSD full-frame DSLR lens for Nikon F-mount to be announced on May 23rd, price: $800-$900 Tamron will soon announce a new SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 full frame DSLR zoom lens for Nikon F-mount […]

  • Second-hand digital camera bargains
    by Audley Jarvis on June 4, 2019 at 10:46 am

    If you have a strict budget and aren't fussed about having the latest model then it might be worth considering a used camera, says Audley JarvisIf you have a strict budget and aren't fussed about having the latest model then it might be worth considering a used camera, says Audley Jarvis […]

  • Owl be back: get great shots of barn owls
    by Amateur Photographer on June 4, 2019 at 10:45 am

    Barn owls are popular and photogenic birds; however they are a protected species. Oscar Dewhurst explains how and when to capture them with minimal disturbanceExposing for the sunlit owl meant the background was rendered darker. Nikon D800, 400mm with 2x teleconverter, 1/1000sec at f/5.6, ISO 1250Barn owls are popular and photogenic birds; however they are a protected species. Oscar Dewhurst explains how and when to capture them with minimal disturbanc […]

  • 2019 Genesis G90 review: Luxury's most screaming deal? - Roadshow
    by Manuel Carrillo III on June 4, 2019 at 9:00 am

    Genesis' largest, most luxurious offering is priced to move, but does it really need to be? […]

  • Apple Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR
    on June 4, 2019 at 9:00 am

    Apple have introduced the all-new Mac Pro, a completely redesigned, breakthrough workstation for pros who push the limits of what a Mac can do, and unveiled Apple Pro Display XDR, the world’s best pro display.The all-new Mac Pro starts at $5,999 and will be available to order in the fall. Pro Display XDR starts at $4,999, the Pro Stand is $999 and the VESA Mount Adapter is $199. […]