Photography News

  • When Working for Free Pays Off
    by Megan Breukelman on October 20, 2018 at 9:01 pm

    “Exposure doesn’t pay the bills.” As photographers, we’ve all heard this saying, and we’ve all probably even said this at least once. It’s frustrating to be expected to work for free at all as a creative professional. You and your work need to be taken seriously. [More... […]

  • The Nuimo Click is a wireless, self-powering smart switch for Sonos and Hue - CNET
    by Ry Crist on October 20, 2018 at 9:00 pm

    The Nuimo Click can toggle your smart lights or adjust the volume on your Sonos speakers -- and it powers itself. […]

  • Is the Future of Smartphone Photography Bright?
    by Mike Smith on October 20, 2018 at 8:02 pm

    DxOMark awarded the Google Pixel 2 the top smartphone stills camera award with a score of 99. Now that's a DSLR beating score. Or is it? [More... […]

  • How Photography Is Used to Solve Crimes, Murders
    by Scott Mason on October 20, 2018 at 7:02 pm

    From sketch renderings to video surveillance, law enforcement uses many techniques to piece together clues for crime-solving. Details and memory often fail us, but there's one medium that never forgets - photography. [More... […]

  • Try to Master One Simple Thing in Your Photography
    by Anete Lusina on October 20, 2018 at 6:02 pm

    It's tempting to go from one thing to the next, whether it is a piece of gear or a method of shooting, but have you tried mastering one of them without losing your interest at the first hurdle? [More... […]

  • Photographer Searching for Couple in His Epic Yosemite Engagement Photo
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on October 20, 2018 at 5:44 pm

    Michigan freelance photographer Matthew Dippel was in Yosemite National Park in California recently when he spotted a man walk out to the edge of a cliff with his girlfriend and drop to one knee. Dippel captured a breathtaking photo of the proposal from his vantage point, and now he’s searching for the mystery couple in […]

  • Nikon Z7 field review
    by [NR] admin on October 20, 2018 at 5:36 pm

    Nikon Z7 mirrorless camera field review by Stuart Palley (stuartpalley.com | terraflamma.org | @stuartpalley): TLDR: Mirrorless is the future of working pros in the documentary/journalism/travel realm. It may take another generation or two to fully compete with DSLRs, but it’s coming. The Z7 will not replace my D850 but rather complement it for the many situations where weight and […] The post Nikon Z7 field review appeared first on Nikon Rumors. Related posts:Nikon AF-S Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR lens field test review Two weeks safari with the Nikon AF-S Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR lens (field review) Nikon D850 hands-on field test/review by The Camera Stor […]

  • Yamaha RX-V485 review: Affordable hub for an entry-level home-theater system - CNET
    by Ty Pendlebury on October 20, 2018 at 5:18 pm

    The Yamaha RX-V483 offers high-quality sound at an affordable price, but some users may crave better connectivity options and Dolby Atmos capability. […]

  • YouTube Outage Shows the Dangers of Putting All Your Eggs in One Basket
    by Wasim Ahmad on October 20, 2018 at 5:02 pm

    If you’re a vlogger, video producer, or just a fan of posting cat videos to the Internet, you probably had the shock of your life during the great YouTube outage of ‘18. Suddenly, in one moment, all of your content was gone through no fault of your own. [More... […]

  • Pixii is a Digital Rangefinder with an M Mount, Global Shutter, and Phone Link
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on October 20, 2018 at 4:56 pm

    A French startup called PIXII has unveiled its new Pixii camera. It’s an unusual digital rangefinder camera (with a real rangefinder, not just rangefinder looks) that represents the company’s “radical take on what a modern camera should be.” “The digital camera hasn’t changed much since the 90s,” says PIXII founder David Barth. “But now the […]

  • Photo Memes May Be Making Teens Fat, Researchers Warn
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on October 20, 2018 at 4:17 pm

    Less than a month after Sweden’s ad regulator ruled that the distracted boyfriend photo is sexist, researchers in the UK are now warning lawmakers that viral Internet memes may be causing obesity in teenagers who see them. The concern was shared in a letter written by researchers at Loughborough University to a British parliamentary committee […]

  • Sigma CEO says the first Full Frame designed lenses for mirrorless will arrive in 2019
    by SonyAlpha Admin on October 20, 2018 at 1:41 pm

    Lensvid had an interesting talk with Sigma CEO Yamaki. And there are some things that could be of interest for us: Next year Sigma will start making dedicated Full Frame mirrorless lenses (SAR note: I am 99% certain these lenses will be available for both L-mount and E-mount). These new lenses will be smaller but […] The post Sigma CEO says the first Full Frame designed lenses for mirrorless will arrive in 2019 appeared first on sonyalpharumors. […]

  • iPhone XR: Why the cheapest 2018 iPhone might be the one you want - CNET
    by Scott Stein on October 20, 2018 at 1:20 pm

    Apple's most colorful iPhone X is also its most affordable 2018 model. […]

  • DPReview TV: Simple techniques for great macro photography
    on October 20, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    This week Chris and Jordan are joined by renowned macro photographer Don Komarechka, who demonstrates a few simple techniques that can improve your macro photos in a big way. Want to learn more? Check out some of our other articles about macro photography: DPReview articles about macro photography Get new episodes of DPReview TV every week by subscribing to our YouTube channel! […]

  • The best tripod head for wildlife photography: Comparing ballheads, gimbals and video heads
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on October 20, 2018 at 11:30 am

    Once you have a camera and lens you like, one of the best things you can do to improve your photography is ensure your gear is mounted on a stable and sturdy tripod and head combination. There are a lot of different types of tripods and even more variety when looking at tripod heads, so how do you choose the right one? For wildlife photographers, Morten Hilmer’s newest video will be of particular interest. In the video below, Hilmer discusses the pros and cons of numerous tripod heads, including a gimbal style head, a ballhead... (read more) […]

  • Pro Wildlife Photographer Takes Us to Wild Alaska with the Sony a9 – Real World Review
    by SonyAlpha Admin on October 20, 2018 at 10:21 am

    Aaron contacted me to share his A9 review: Award-winning Professional wildlife photographer Aaron Baggenstos travelled to Alaska to photograph the incredible biodiversity of birds and wildlife that teem there. For the first time Baggenstos left his Nikon D5 at home, instead carrying Sony’s a9 flagship mirrorless camera. In the video below, Baggenstos details his findings […] The post Pro Wildlife Photographer Takes Us to Wild Alaska with the Sony a9 – Real World Review appeared first on sonyalpharumors. […]

  • Sony Tidbits…
    by SonyAlpha Admin on October 20, 2018 at 5:42 am

    Sigma Five New Lenses and little more Full list of todays Gold Box deals at Amazon, BHphoto, eBay, Amazon.de, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it, Amazon.es. Sony’s full-frame mirrorless cameras finally have some competition (Engadget) The Brain Behind Laowa Lenses Interviewed – Dayong Li (Cinema5D). Zeiss Loxia 21mm F2.8: IQ Breakdown (Dustin Abbott). Jared Polin: Nikon Z7 Auto […] The post Sony Tidbits… appeared first on sonyalpharumors. […]

  • Most Tokina lenses are compatible with the Nikon Z7 camera (with a few exceptions)
    by [NR] admin on October 20, 2018 at 1:26 am

    An update to my previous post about third party lens compatibility with the Nikon Z7 mirrorless camera -  today Tokina published their test results and their current lenses showed no issues in general operations with the following exceptions: Tokina Opera 50mm f/1.4 FF lens: compared with general conditions AF speed is slower. Tokina AT-X 70-200mm f/4 […] The post Most Tokina lenses are compatible with the Nikon Z7 camera (with a few exceptions) appeared first on Nikon Rumors. Related posts:Some Tamron Di/Di II lenses will not work properly with the Nikon Z7, Tokina is still testing their lenses Tokina announces 70-200mm f/4 (FX) and 12-28 f/4 (DX) lenses with Nikon mount New Nikon Museum exhibition: “Prototype Lenses – Fascinating Images Captured by the Nikon Z 7 Mirrorless Camera&rdquo […]

  • Photographer Searches for Mystery Couple Captured in Amazing Yosemite Photo
    by Brian Pernicone on October 19, 2018 at 11:59 pm

    An unknown couple shared a moment of joy when one of them dropped to one knee to propose atop Taft Point in Yosemite National Park on October 6. Photographer Matthew Dippel serendipitously captured the big moment in the gloaming, and now the search is on to find the mystery couple.  [More... […]

  • Magic Lantern starts work on way to 'enhance' Canon EOS R feature-set
    on October 19, 2018 at 9:30 pm

    An example of the Magic Lantern software running on an EOS DSLR The group that provides Canon users with programs to expand the feature set of their cameras has begun cracking the new EOS R mirrorless firmware. Beta firmware from Magic Lantern is said to be in the test stages, and if it follows already existing Magic Lantern software, it will add new display overlays, uncompressed raw video, focus stacking and even the chance to load games on to the camera. Magic Lantern doesn’t replace the firmware already loaded onto the camera by Canon, but is extra software that runs alongside it to add additional features. Many users will perhaps hope that full-sensor 4K video will be added, though the consequences of the camera using the whole sensor area for extended recording is yet to be discovered. Andrew Reid from EOSHD shows a video of an experimental firmware probe successfully taking control of the camera system – even if to just show a green screen. This, he says, is […]

  • Lensrentals Canon EOS R teardown: What’s inside Canon’s new full-frame mirrorless camera?
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on October 19, 2018 at 7:45 pm

    For Canon fans in particular, the announcement of the new full-frame mirrorless camera, the Canon EOS R, was met with a lot of excitement. For Roger Cicala at Lensrentals, he was interested in taking a Canon EOS R camera apart. For those of us who like to see how cameras are designed and what sort of technology lay hidden underneath the plastic and metal, the teardowns performed by the Lensrentals team are a treasure trove. The teardown of the Canon EOS R is particularly interesting because the EOS R is the first camera in a... (read more) […]

  • The new Rokinon 85mm f/1.8 APS-C E-mount lens in Stock for the first time via Adorama
    by SonyAlpha Admin on October 19, 2018 at 7:42 pm

    The new Rokinon lens is in Stock for the first time via Adorama (Click here). This is a manual focusing APS-C lens. Now in Stock: The new Voigtlander Color Skopar 21mm f/3.5 E-mount lens is in Stock at Amazon US (Click here). The Sony A7III is now in Stock at Amazon, BHphoto, Buydig, FocusCamera, The […] The post The new Rokinon 85mm f/1.8 APS-C E-mount lens in Stock for the first time via Adorama appeared first on sonyalpharumors. […]

  • Apple Watch Series 4 review: Bigger, faster, even more health-conscious - CNET
    by Scott Stein on October 19, 2018 at 7:16 pm

    The newest Apple Watch refines its familiar formula, but there's still more it could be doing. […]

  • How I Simulated Window Light in This Beauty Shoot
    by Shavonne Wong on October 19, 2018 at 7:03 pm

    Sometimes all you want to do is shoot some beauty work with some natural light, but it doesn't mean the weather will always cooperate with you. Mother nature has a way of doing whatever she wants on any particular day. Super, right? Here's how I simulated window light in the studio. [More... […]

  • Beyond Freedom: Photos Inside Russia’s Prison System
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on October 19, 2018 at 7:01 pm

    As of October 1, 2018, there were 575,686 people in the institutions of Russia’s penitentiary system. For each of these people, the reality of being in one of the penitentiary institutions is simultaneously a problem, a conflict, and a compromise. But probably to the greatest extent, it’s a compromise. That is the form of adaptation […]

  • Creating a Photo of Nail Polish Bottles in a Swirling Splash
    by Martin Pitonak on October 19, 2018 at 6:43 pm

    For a recent project, I was tasked with creating hero images for a cosmetic brand. They commissioned me to work on several different shots for a range of nail polishes they are looking to market. I was put in charge of coming up with the creative angle and had the freedom to explore and execute […]

  • Winning Photos from the 2018 Nikon Small World Competition
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on October 19, 2018 at 6:29 pm

    Nikon has announced the winning photos from the 2018 Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition, the 44th annual contest celebrating “excellence in photography through the light microscope.” The first place photo, shown above and captured by Emirati photographer Yousef Al Habshi, shows part of the compound eye of an Asian Red Palm weevil and the greenish […]

  • A Teardown of the Canon EOS R
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on October 19, 2018 at 6:02 pm

    Want to see the internals of Canon’s first full-frame mirrorless camera? Roger Cicala over at LensRentals disassembled the new Canon EOS R to look at the design and engineering going on inside. Here are some snapshots taken during the teardown: The main PCB in the camera. The shutter motor and electronics are below now, whereas […]

  • Laser Projectors Burned My Camera's Sensor, Creating Dead Pixels
    by Alexandre Watanabe on October 19, 2018 at 6:02 pm

    Most events uses lasers and fog to create some light effects, and they can really create some interesting photos or videos. Unfortunately, they can also permanently damage your camera. [More... […]

  • Sony RX1 vs Leica M240 on the same Shoot by Isi Akahome
    by Steve Huff on October 19, 2018 at 5:37 pm

    Sony RX1 vs Leica M240 on the same Shoot by Isi Akahome Hi Guys, So, I thought this would be an interesting post.. I used both cameras on the same shoot, and I gotta say [... […]

  • Renowned Turkish Photojournalist Ara Guler Dies at 90
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on October 19, 2018 at 5:12 pm

    Renowned Armenian-Turkish Turkish photojournalist Ara Guler has died. As one of the few prominent internationally-recognized photographers from Turkey, Guler was known as “The Eye of Istanbul.” Legendary Turkish photographer Ara Guler, famed for iconic images of Istanbul capturing almost three quarters of a century of the city's history, has died aged 90 pic.twitter.com/IkamTq6INJ — TRT […]

  • How to Survive the Slow Season as a Wedding Photographer
    by Danette Chappell on October 19, 2018 at 5:02 pm

    Wedding slow season is inevitable. Feelings of discouragement can fill the mind of even the most talented photographer during slow season, so here are a few ways to fill that downtime and make this year’s the most productive yet. [More... […]

  • Beware: There’s a Blend Mode Bug in Photoshop CC 2019
    by Daniel Hager on October 19, 2018 at 4:36 pm

    Beware the Photoshop CC 2019 update! It does not come without bugs. When everyday tools do not behave the way they should, we should pay very close attention! With the latest update released earlier this week, Adobe released the latest versions of all the Creative Cloud apps, including the latest Photoshop (version 20.0.0). I was […]

  • Why Kodak Died and Fujifilm Thrived: A Tale of Two Film Companies
    by Oliver Kmia on October 19, 2018 at 4:10 pm

    The Kodak moment is gone, but today Fujifilm thrives after a massive reorganization. Here is a detailed analysis based on firsthand accounts from top executives and factual financial data to understand how and why the destinies of two similar companies went in opposite directions. The Situation before the Film Crisis: A Profitable and Secure Market […]

  • Film in the Digital Age: An Interview with 4 Photographers
    by Cody Schultz on October 19, 2018 at 3:33 pm

    In 2017, I began playing around with a 35mm film camera I had received from my grandparents. This Pentax Spotmatic was simple to use (although the light meter did not work) and it gave me a wonderful sense of accomplishment when I finished a roll of 36 photographs, each one being carefully thought out, more-so […]

  • Google Pixel 3 review: Google pairs an amazing camera with serious AI smarts - CNET
    by Lynn La on October 19, 2018 at 3:19 pm

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

  • A Comparison of Camera Sensor Sizes in Photography
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/guest/">Guest Author</a> on October 19, 2018 at 3:04 pm

    I’m photographer Jay P. Morgan, and in this video and article, we are going to be taking a look at four different sensor sizes and see how they compare with one another. First, we have the $6,500 Hasselblad X1D, which is a medium format camera, it’s the largest digital sensor on the market right now. […]

  • Deal of the day: refurbished Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR lens for $1,999 ($800 off)
    by [NR] admin on October 19, 2018 at 2:36 pm

    B&H currently sales refurbished Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR lenses for $1,999 - this is $800 cheaper from the full $2,796.95 MSRP of the lens. Limited quantities available. This is the new/latest version of the lens. You can also get 10% off all Nikon gear at KEH with coupon code NIKCAN10A: More refurbished Nikon gear can be found […] The post Deal of the day: refurbished Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR lens for $1,999 ($800 off) appeared first on Nikon Rumors. Related posts:Deal of the day: refurbished Nikon 1 J3 camera with 10-30mm VR lens for $179 Deal of the day: refurbished Nikon 1 J4 camera with 10-30mm lens for $189 Refurbished Nikon D600 with 24-85mm lens deal for $1,599.99 is back *UPDATED* […]

  • Nikon D3500 Sample Images
    on October 19, 2018 at 2:30 pm

    ​Ahead of our full review, here is a gallery of full-size sample JPEG and Raw images and videos taken with the new Nikon D3500 DSLR camera. The Nikon D3500 is a new 24-megapixel DX-format entry-level DSLR camera that's smaller, lighter and cheaper than its predecessor, the D3400. […]

  • Sony confirms at Dpreview new A7s and new APS-C E-mount cameras are coming
    by SonyAlpha Admin on October 19, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    Dpreview interviewed Kenji Tanaka, VP and Senior General Manager of Sony’s Business Unit. Here are some info: – 1) Sony knew about the competition FF mirrorless plan. Tanaka said “I already predicted that Canon and Nikon would join the market, and even Panasonic. It wasn’t a surprise to me.” 2) About going Medium format: “Right […] The post Sony confirms at Dpreview new A7s and new APS-C E-mount cameras are coming appeared first on sonyalpharumors. […]

  • Nokia 7 Plus Sample Images
    on October 19, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    Ahead of our full review, here are some sample images taken with the brand new Nokia 7 Plus smartphone. This mid-range smartphone has a dual camera setup with 12MP and 13MP sensors, Carl Zeiss lenses and a 2x zoom. […]

  • Dyson Airwrap review: Dyson's Airwrap hair styler uses low heat, but it's full of hot air - CNET
    by Megan Wollerton on October 19, 2018 at 1:46 pm

    This $550 hair styling multitool has some kinks to work out. […]

  • Google Pixel 3 XL sample gallery
    on October 19, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    The Pixel 3 represents another step forward in computational photography for Google's smartphone line. Introducing features like super-resolution digital zoom, a synthetic fill-flash effect and learning-based Portrait Mode improvements are just a few ways that the company is making the most of a single main camera. We've just started testing the Pixel 3 XL, but in the meantime take a look at some sample images. We've included some Raw conversions and made Raws available for download where possible; however, please note that Raw support appears to be preliminary. Default conversions are very flat and require significant post-processing. We expect this to be remedied soon with proper profiles. […]

  • Teardown: Lensrentals.com checks out what’s inside the Canon EOS R
    by Canon Rumors on October 19, 2018 at 12:53 pm

    Roger and Aaron at Lensrentals.com have continued their series of taking apart new cameras and lenses, this time doing a teardown of the brand new Read more... […]

  • Canon EOS R teardown: Roger Cicala takes a look inside Canon's first full-frame mirrorless
    on October 19, 2018 at 12:23 pm

    Lensrentals.com, 2018 It's been less than two weeks since the Canon EOS R started shipping and already Roger Cicala, founder of Lens Rentals, has taken one apart in incredible detail to see what's inside. Per his usual routine for gear teardowns, Cicala makes notes of various features and components found inside the camera along the way. Lensrentals.com, 2018 The EOS R teardown started with the removal of the adhesive grip tape from around the body of the camera to better see where all of the screws are. From there, the Cicala stripped the EOS R of its various elements piece by piece from the outside in. While Cicala called it 'a rather a boring disassembly," the resulting photos and look inside the camera are anything but. Canon appears to have done a solid job across the board considering the price point and feature set of the camera, but there's certainly room for improvements. Lensrentals.com, 2018 The buttons on the camera are thoroughly protected with weather-sealing gaskets, […]

  • Honor 8X Smartphone Review
    on October 19, 2018 at 12:21 pm

    The Honor 8X is the latest smartphone to be released by Honor, the budget arm of Huawei, and we're putting it to the test to see if it can impress us with a performance that's more flagship than its price would lead us to believe. […]

  • How to edit your landscape images in Lightroom in under 5 minutes
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on October 19, 2018 at 11:00 am

    Photographer and educator Attilio Ruffo has kicked off a new three-part video series aimed at beginner photographers. In this first video, featured below, Ruffo shows us five adjustments he makes to every one of his landscape images using Adobe Lightroom. If you aren’t advanced with Lightroom, don’t worry, as the tips and simple and straightforward. If you have ever been too afraid to shoot raw and edit your images, this video is for you. After you have imported your raw files, the first step is to go straight into the “Develop”... (read more) […]

  • 2018 Volkswagen Passat V6 SEL Premium review: Showing its age - Roadshow
    by Emme Hall on October 19, 2018 at 9:00 am

    This generation of Volkswagen Passat has been around for a long time, and it shows. […]

  • Apple iPhone Xs Sample Images
    on October 19, 2018 at 9:00 am

    Ahead of our full review, here are some sample images taken with the brand new Apple iPhone Xs smartphone. This flagship smartphone has a dual 12 megapixel rear camera, 7 megapixel selfie camera and a 5.8-inch OLED display. […]

  • Army photographers of the year named
    by Geoff Harris on October 19, 2018 at 8:40 am

    The last big competition story of the week is the announcement of the Army Photographic Competition 2018 winners.1st The Queen's Dragoon Guards take part in multinational Exercises in Poland as part of NATO's Enhanced Forward Presence. A HEALING TOOL WAS USED ON THIS IMAGE DUE TO DUST ON THE SENSOR.The top prize goes to army photographer Cpl Tom Evans. As well as his stunning shot of a chopper hovering …Continue reading » […]

  • The different Nikon EN-EL15 battery versions
    by [NR] admin on October 19, 2018 at 4:31 am

    A reader sent me some additional information on the different Nikon EN-EL15 battery versions based on feedback from Nikon support: Q: Can you confirm if the battery life in the D850 is the same for both EN-EL15 black batteries and the EN-EL15a grey batteries? I have seen conflicting accounts in the press. A: Battery life is […] The post The different Nikon EN-EL15 battery versions appeared first on Nikon Rumors. Related posts:Nitecore released a new UNK2 dual charger for Nikon EN-EL15/a batteries Nikon D500 Batterygate There is no new Nikon EN-EL15 battery reca […]

  • Nikon Photo Contest 2018-2019: call for entries
    by [NR] admin on October 19, 2018 at 3:07 am

    The Nikon Photo Contest 2018-2019 is now open for entries: TOKYO - Nikon Corporation (Nikon) is pleased to announce that entries for the Nikon Photo Contest 2018-2019 will be accepted from 1:00 p.m. today, October 18, 2018 until 1:00 p.m. on January 31, 2019 (all dates and times JST). Nikon Photo Contest 2018-2019 website Nikon […] The post Nikon Photo Contest 2018-2019: call for entries appeared first on Nikon Rumors. Related posts:Announced: The Nikon Photo Contest 2018-2019 The Nikon Photo Contest 2014-2015: call for entries Nikon Photo Contest 2012-2013: call for entries […]

  • Fstoppers Is Hiring Staff Writers
    by Alex Cooke on October 18, 2018 at 11:00 pm

    Fstoppers is expanding, and we're looking for more talented photographers and videographers to join our team as staff writers! If you enjoy reading Fstoppers and want to join our team, we want to hear from you! [More... […]

  • Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2018 winners revealed
    by Geoff Harris on October 18, 2018 at 9:45 pm

    It's been a good week for big competitions - first we had Take a View Landscape Photographer of the Year and now the Wildlife Photographer of the Year winners have been announced. First prize goes to a serial competition winner, Marsel Van Oosten, who has also won last year's Travel Photographer of the Year. He's fast becoming one of the world's most successful and versatile photographers, and deservedly so.Van Oosten won first prize and the accolade of Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2018 for  The Golden Couple, which …Continue reading » […]

  • The Red Hydrogen One is out this week: Here's everything you need to know - CNET
    by Patrick Holland on October 18, 2018 at 9:07 pm

    Preorders for the phone with a 3D screen start shipping Oct. 18. […]

  • Use Synology NAS as a Video Surveillance System
    by Lee Morris on October 18, 2018 at 8:00 pm

    Every video surveillance system I've ever used has been horrible. Surprisingly, the cameras, no matter how cheap they are, are actually pretty high quality these days, but the software used to actually record and retrieve the footage is almost unusable.  [More... […]

  • Yashica's comeback camera hit by claims of delays and poor quality
    on October 18, 2018 at 7:09 pm

    The Kickstarter campaign for Yashica’s digiFilm Y35 camera has produced a wave of complaints about delays in shipping product as well as cameras that don’t work. Running with the foreshadowing strapline ‘Expect the Unexpected,’ the campaign seems to be delivering on its promise to be unexpected by giving some of the 6935 backers exactly what they weren't hoping for. The campaign raised HK $10,035,296 (approx. $1,280,225) for the firm and promised a digital camera that you load with different ‘film cassettes’ that apply specific styles to the pictures. While a delivery date of April 2018 was given at the time of the launch many backers have yet to receive their cameras. In the last update, on 18th September, the company explained that they are dealing with 38 different combinations of product, and that they were working hard to get orders completed by the end of the month. However, four weeks later the feedback section is 3900 comments long, and […]

  • Yashica’s ‘Unexpected’ Y35 Camera is Worse Than Anyone Expected
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on October 18, 2018 at 6:37 pm

    The Japanese brand Yashica stirred up a great deal of excitement in the photo world in 2017 by teasing its return to the camera industry. In October 2017, it unveiled the Yashica Y35 digiFilm camera and raised over $1 million on Kickstarter. Backers are now receiving their cameras, and the initial reaction has been overwhelmingly […]

  • To Long Expose or Not to Long Expose? Why and How to Do Long Exposure in Landscape Photography
    by Mads Peter Iversen on October 18, 2018 at 6:01 pm

    I use long exposures more often than not in my landscape photography, and I have done so for more than three years. Here, I share some tips on how to do it, but most importantly, why I do it. [More... […]

  • Sony Beats Canon EOS R and Nikon Z7 in Dynamic Range
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on October 18, 2018 at 5:47 pm

    Photonstophotos has published its dynamic range test results for the new Canon EOS R and Nikon Z7 full-frame mirrorless cameras. The numbers show that both Canon and Nikon trail the performance of Sony’s cameras. Here’s the comparison chart by Photonstophotos: At ISO 100, the Sony a7R III has a Photographic Dynamic Range (PDR) of 11.64, […]

  • Ring's redesigned Stick Up Cams want a spot inside your home - CNET
    by Megan Wollerton on October 18, 2018 at 5:24 pm

    The Ring Stick Up Cam Wired and Stick Up Cam Battery are the first indoor cameras for the Amazon brand. […]

  • Banksy’s ‘Director’s Cut’ of His $1.4M Art Getting Shredded at Auction
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on October 18, 2018 at 4:55 pm

    One of the biggest stories in the art world this year was street artist Banksy having his painting “self-destruct” just moments after the work sold for nearly $1.4 million at auction. Banksy just shared the 3-minute director’s cut above of the prank as it went down. In the video, we see new footage of the […]

  • Samsung Galaxy Book 2 Windows 2-in-1 lets you work anywhere, anytime - CNET
    by Joshua Goldman on October 18, 2018 at 4:43 pm

    Powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 850, the always-connected tablet PC gets up to 20 hours of battery life. […]

  • Two Minute Tips: Avoid sluggish raw editing software with this simple tip
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on October 18, 2018 at 4:30 pm

    With how affordable memory cards are these days, it’s easy to capture a ton of raw images in a very short amount of time. When it’s time to process them, how can you easily and quickly convert a large batch of raw photos? In the latest episode of Two Minute Tips, photographer David Bergman shows us. If you are shooting with a camera with a lot of megapixels, as many photographers do these days, you can end up with a huge amount of data on your computer. This can severely slow down image cataloging software. To help reduce the... (read more) […]

  • The Winning Photos of Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2018
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on October 18, 2018 at 4:25 pm

    The prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition has announced the winning photos of its 2018 contest. The overall winner was Dutch photographer Marsel van Oosten for his photo titled “The Golden Couple,” which shows snub-nosed monkeys in China. Van Oosten shot the photo in the Qinling Mountains, the only place on Earth where these […]

  • Pixelmator Pro 1.2 brings smart photo enhancements, batch processing and more
    on October 18, 2018 at 4:03 pm

    Pixelmator today released Pixelmator Pro 1.2 Quicksilver, a major update to its image editing app that brings support for macOS Mojave, machine-learning-powered automatic photo enhancement, and batch image processing among other new features. “Users love Pixelmator Pro for making such powerful image editing tools so incredibly easy to use,” said Saulius Dailide, one of the founders of the Pixelmator Team. “And the new ML Enhance is our most powerful feature yet — it lets you dramatically improve the look of any photo with a single click, thanks to a machine learning algorithm trained on millions of professional photos.” The new ML Enhance feature automatically adjusts color and exposure locally in the frame. The goal is to give the user an optimized starting point for their own edits. The feature was developed using a set of millions of photos to train the machine learning algorithm which analyzes photos to detect objects and scenes and applies the […]

  • Portraits of Ballet Dancers in Hand-Folded Paper Dresses
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on October 18, 2018 at 3:47 pm

    The PLI.Ē Project is a photo series that shows ballet dancers around the world wearing hand-folded paper dresses. It’s a collaboration between Montreal-based photographer Melika Dez and paper artist Pauline Loctin (AKA Miss Cloudy). Each of the costumes’ design and color combination were chosen specifically for the dancer’s body, skin tone, and the location they […]

  • Sigma 60-600mm f/4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports Review
    on October 18, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    The Sigma 60-600mm f/4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports is a new professional hyper-telephoto zoom lens for full-frame and APS-C DSLR cameras (Canon, Nikon and Sigma mounts). Offering a much larger focal range than comparable lenses from Nikon, Canon and Tamron, is this 60-600mm "Bigma" lens worth considering? Read our Sigma 60-600mm f/4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports review to find out... […]

  • Here Are Photos Shot on the Rebooted Kodak Ektachrome Film
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on October 18, 2018 at 2:48 pm

    When Kodak needed experienced photographers to beta test its new Ektachrome 100 film before it launched, one of the few people it chose was award-winning travel photographer Peter Guttman. Guttman is the author behind eight hardcover photo books that cover his adventures around the world across all 7 continents and over 240 countries. He spent […]

  • Nikon D3500 First Shots: Nikon’s $500 entry-level DSLR arrives at our testing lab
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on October 18, 2018 at 2:37 pm

    Click here to see our Nikon D3500 First Shots Most avid camera fans and enthusiasts might think (and perhaps rightfully so) that it's all mirrorless, mirrorless, mirrorless these days, but DSLRs are still big sellers to lots of photographers, especially to beginners who are just learning the ropes. DSLRs, such as the new Nikon D3500, offer all the basics to help you learn the ins and outs of photography, and with a high-res, 24-megapixel APS-C sensor, one can capture some excellent photos! Announced not long after Nikon's... (read more) […]

  • Review: Canon EOS R by TDP
    by Canon Rumors on October 18, 2018 at 2:19 pm

    Bryan at The-Digital-Picture has completed his extensive review of the brand new Canon EOS R full frame mirrorless camera. Canon seems to have released a Read more... […]

  • Nikon D850 firmware update version 1.03 released
    by [NR] admin on October 18, 2018 at 2:13 pm

    Nikon released firmware update version 1.03 for the Nikon D850 with a single fix: Fixed an issue that in rare circumstances would delay the shutter release or the start of the autofocus operation. The Nikon D850 is now in stock at Adorama: The post Nikon D850 firmware update version 1.03 released appeared first on Nikon Rumors. Related posts:Nikon D4s firmware update version 1.31 released Nikon D4s firmware update version 1.32 and NRW codec version 1.7.0 released Nikon D500 firmware update version 1.11 released […]

  • Canon EOS R image quality: it's all in the details
    on October 18, 2018 at 1:58 pm

    Although Raw performance of the EOS R is very similar to the 5D Mark IV, Canon's done some tweaking on the JPEGs - take a look at our studio scene to see for yourself. […]

  • Meyer Optik Görlitz's parent company is insolvent, backers won't get lenses or money returned
    on October 18, 2018 at 1:45 pm

    In August Net SE, the company behind Meyer Optik Görlitz, Emil Busch, C.P. Goerz, Ihagee, Oprema Jena, and A. Schacht products, was removed from the German stock exchange and subsequently filed for insolvency. Now, the fears of Kickstarter backers of the Meyer Optik Görlitz products who have not received their lenses yet have turned into a reality: The reward will not arrive and you won't get your money back either. Net SE is completely dead. This was first reported by German photo publication Photoscala after an official notice was published, asking to direct claims to a law firm. Insolvency proceedings have been opened which means all hopes for backers to receive rewards or their money back have evaporated. Net SE's lack of assets means nothing can be expected from the company and Kickstarter and other crowdfunding platforms reject all responsibility in such cases. This isn't the first crowdfunding project ending up in a mess but given we are dealing with several campaigns […]

  • The Photographer’s Roundtable: 5 landscape photography pros discuss the state of photography
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on October 18, 2018 at 1:30 pm

    We can learn a lot about photography by listening to other photographers and who better to listen to than experienced professional photographers? With their extensive time in the industry, pros have learned what works best, what might not work as well, ways to create a successful business and perhaps most importantly, what drives them as artists. It is one thing to listen to a single photographer give a presentation, but it is another thing entirely to listen to a group of photographers from the same genre of photography have an... (read more) […]

  • Two Canon EOS R series bodies coming in 2019 [CR2]
    by Canon Rumors on October 18, 2018 at 1:22 pm

    I think we all expect to see the new EOS R line of cameras and RF line of lenses to grow quickly. Canon has the Read more... […]

  • Photokina 2018: Sony interview - 'I don’t care about competitors, I care about customers'
    on October 18, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Kenji Tanaka, VP and Senior General Manager of Sony's Business Unit 1, Digital Imaging Group, pictured at the Photokina trade show in Cologne, Germany last month. At last month's Photokina trade show in Cologne, Germany we made time to speak to senior executives from several major manufacturers, including Sony. In a broad-ranging conversation, Kenji Tanaka talked to us about competition in the full-frame mirrorless market, the value of APS-C, and future plans for the a7S lineup. Is there a customer group that you feel you could reach more effectively? There are many customers in the field of photography, and we want to create products for all of them. Recently, we launched products for sports photographers. That’s just one example. One by one, we want to expand. What is Sony doing that’s unique? We are the world’s largest manufacturer of image sensors, and have developed many unique sensors. Looking at the Alpha 9, the stacked CMOS sensor is a good example of both a […]

  • Huawei Mate 20 Pro Sample Images
    on October 18, 2018 at 11:30 am

    Ahead of our full review, here are some sample images taken with the brand new Huawei Mate 20 Pro smartphone, which was announced on Tuesday. This flagship smartphone has a triple camera setup with a 27mm 40 megapixel camera, 3x telephoto module, and a new 16mm ultra-wide-angle sensor, making it one of the most versatile smartphones in terms of focal range (16-81mm). […]

  • Here are a few images of the upcoming Zeiss Otus 100mm f/1.4
    by Canon Rumors on October 18, 2018 at 10:37 am

    The long rumoured Zeiss Otus 100mm f/1.4 was expected at Photokina last month, but it didn’t officially materialize. A few days ago, Nokishita posted some Read more... […]

  • 2019 Lincoln Navigator review: Bigger and better - Roadshow
    by Emme Hall on October 18, 2018 at 9:00 am

    If space and luxury are what you need, it’s tough to do better than the Lincoln Navigator. […]

  • Kipon announces a new line of Nikon Z lens adapters, tilt-shift and focal reducer lines are coming soon
    by [NR] admin on October 18, 2018 at 2:36 am

    After MTF, Novoflex and Shoten, Kipon also announced their first batch of Nikon Z lens adapters - you can check the pricing and availability at Adorama (prices range between $31-$158): L/M-NZ L/R-NZ L39-NZ M42-NZ ROLLEI QBM-NZ MD-NZ PK-NZ C/Y-NZ FD-NZ EF-NZ OM-NZ MAMIYA645-NZ NF-NZ EX-NZ I35-NZ Kipon also confirmed that more models, including a tilt-shift and focal reducer […] The post Kipon announces a new line of Nikon Z lens adapters, tilt-shift and focal reducer lines are coming soon appeared first on Nikon Rumors. Related posts:New Nikon patent for a Nikkor PC-E 19mm f/4 full frame mirrorless tilt-shift lens Price of two upcoming Nikon lenses leaked in Japan (Nikkor 19mm f/4E ED tilt shift and 70–200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR) Nikon F-Mount to NEX Lens Turbo focal reducer adapter: impressions & samples (guest post) […]

  • Another Nikon Z recap
    by [NR] admin on October 18, 2018 at 2:08 am

    If you have any Nikon Z7 related question, you can post them in the Nikon Z Facebook Group (already has almost 8000 members) or in the NikonRumors Forum. Links to many more Z7 reviews are available at the Nikon Z Facebook page. Here is another Nikon Z recap: → Nikon Z7 - try before you buy at WEX […] The post Another Nikon Z recap appeared first on Nikon Rumors. Related posts:The Nikon D850 is Map Camera’s top-selling camera for February 2018 (again) Sony A7RIII vs. Nikon D850 vs. Canon 5D Mark IV Nikon D850 specifications reca […]

  • More pictures from the prototype lenses exhibition at the Nikon museum
    by [NR] admin on October 18, 2018 at 1:52 am

    A few more pictures from the prototype lenses exhibition at the Nikon museum (thanks Christian Stenvall): See also this related post: Report: prototype lenses exhibition at the Nikon museum The post More pictures from the prototype lenses exhibition at the Nikon museum appeared first on Nikon Rumors. Related posts:Report: prototype lenses exhibition at the Nikon museum The Nikon Museum will hold a 100th anniversary exhibition on prototype cameras New Nikon Museum exhibition: “Prototype Lenses – Fascinating Images Captured by the Nikon Z 7 Mirrorless Camera&rdquo […]

  • How Google developed the Pixel 3's Super Res Zoom technology
    on October 17, 2018 at 7:49 pm

    In a blog post on its Google AI Blog, Google Software Engineer Bartlomiej Wronski and Computational Imaging Lead Scientist Peyman Milanfar have laid out how they created the new Super Res Zoom technology inside the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. Over the past year or so, several smartphone manufacturers have added multiple cameras to their phones with 2x or even 3x optical zoom lenses. Google, however, has taken a different path, deciding instead to stick with a single main camera in its new Pixel 3 models and implementing a new feature it is calling Super Res Zoom. Unlike conventional digital zoom, Super Res Zoom technology isn't simply upscaling a crop from a single image. Instead, the technology merges many slightly offset frames to create a higher resolution image. Google claims the end results are roughly on par with 2x optical zoom lenses on other smartphones. Compared to the standard demosaicing pipeline that needs to interpolate missing colors due to the Bayer color filter array […]

  • Adobe MovingStills Creates Realistic Camera Moves in Still Photos
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on October 17, 2018 at 7:17 pm

    At the ongoing Adobe MAX 2018 conference, Adobe is showing off some sneak peeks of features being developed for the Creative Cloud. One of them is MovingStills, which lets you add realistic camera moves to any still photograph, bringing it to life. The idea is to use artificial intelligence to intelligently create parallax based on […]

  • PhotoDirector 10 released with AI styles, new layer features, and tethered shooting
    on October 17, 2018 at 7:12 pm

    CyberLink has released PhotoDirector 10, the newest version of its PhotoDirector image editing and design software. The latest installment brings a number of new features, including tethered shooting and an AI Style Engine. CyberLink has also made a number of improvements to layer editing. PhotoDirector 10 brings users workflow improvements, according to CyberLink, that are designed for "advanced photographers." The inclusion of tethered shooting enables users to directly connect a camera to their PC, shoot images, and instantly preview them on the computer. The newest upgrade also brings Soft Proofing for previewing a printer's tone and color rendering, as well as improvements to layer editing. The latter change includes the ability to add empty layers to projects, use clipping masks, and group layers together. Other features include the addition of integrated Express Layer Templates, additional template packs that can be purchased through CyberLink Store, AI Style Packs that use […]

  • This Simple Strategy Sells More Photos
    by Brian Pernicone on October 17, 2018 at 7:02 pm

    Put your camera down. Over there. Immediately. You don't need it if you want to earn more money as a photographer.  [More... […]

  • Don't wait for Holga – this battery-free Instax printer is already on the market
    on October 17, 2018 at 6:45 pm

    Toy manufacturer Tomy has announced the KiiPix, a battery-free smartphone printer that's remarkably similar to the one Holga has been promoting through its Kickstarter campaign. The biggest difference between the two is that you can get the KiiPix today, rather than having to wait for a Kickstarter. The KiiPix is designed very much like the Holga version, other than the pull-up bellows, and uses the same principles for copying the screen of your smartphone onto Fujifilm Instax Mini instant film. To make a print, users are encouraged to turn up the brightness of their screen and place the smartphone face down on a frame supported by a fold-out stand. The shutter is tripped using a nearly identical side-lever mechanism as the Holga Printer, and a winding crank draws the film from the cassette through the exit slot to trigger development. The only thing the KiipIx needs to print photos is a steady supply of Instax film. It collapses down to 135x55x175mm/5.3x2.1x6.88in to stow away […]

  • The Lighting Breakdown: Just a Flashlight
    by Nicole York on October 17, 2018 at 6:01 pm

    Who knew you could get beautifully lit images with nothing but a flashlight? In this week's lighting breakdown, I'm going to show you how I created this series with nothing but a flashlight and a bit of crafting know-how. [More... […]

  • If You Backed Meyer Optik Görlitz on Kickstarter, Your Money is Gone
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on October 17, 2018 at 5:55 pm

    If you backed a Meyer Optik Görlitz lens on Kickstarter and are still waiting for your reward to arrive, there’s some bad news for you: it never will, and your money is now gone. net SE, the company behind those lenses and other vintage brand reboots, is dead. The news was first reported by photoscala […]

  • Adobe’s annual tradition of “sneaks” shows possible new features coming to the Creative Cloud
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on October 17, 2018 at 5:10 pm

    Every year at Adobe MAX, a time is set aside for selected developers at Adobe to show new technology concepts that they and their teams have been working on. It's called "Sneaks," and Adobe describes it as "representing explorations and emerging technologies that may or may not be released as a product or product feature in the future." Though not everything shown at Sneaks makes it into a public release, some features have been shown go public as soon as six months later, which means if it looks like something the broader public... (read more) […]

  • Direct Your Audience Through Your Photos With the Help of Leading Lines
    by Derrick Ruf on October 17, 2018 at 5:01 pm

    Improve your landscape photography this fall with one of my favorite techniques for composing within the photo: the use of leading lines. [More... […]

  • Anthony Morganti demos the new features in Adobe Lightroom Classic CC version 8
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on October 17, 2018 at 4:59 pm

    We have already looked at videos outlining the new features in Photoshop CC 2019 and now we will look at what’s new in Adobe Lightroom CC version 8 thanks to Anthony Morganti. There are not a lot of new extra features introduced in the newest iteration of Lightroom Classic CC, but there are still features worth discussing, including a new Depth of Field Mask. When you capture images in a “portrait” mode in a smartphone, such as something like a recent iPhone, the camera records a lot of depth data, which it then uses to create... (read more) […]

  • Huawei Mate 20 Pro is outrageously innovative - CNET
    by Scott Stein on October 17, 2018 at 4:09 pm

    If the Samsung Galaxy S9 and iPhone X had a phone baby, this is it. […]

  • Sony users are reporting issue using 128GB SanDisk Extreme SD cards with a7 III
    on October 17, 2018 at 3:45 pm

    According to multiple users on the Sony Alpha subreddit, Sony's a7 III camera is having issues with a particular SanDisk SD card. Reddit user "shadyashell" originally made a post regarding an issue they were having with their Sony a7 III camera and SanDisk Extreme Pro 128GB SDXC UHS-I Card (Class 3) memory card. In the text of the post, they wrote: "Everytime I insert the card into slot 1 [I get] the error message 'Unable to read memory card. Reinsert memory card. Slot 1' appears. I've reset the camera multiple times, formatted the card both on slot 2 and my laptop. Any advice on solving this issue?" Not long after posting, other Reddit users chimed in and echoed that they too had experienced an issue. Reddit user 'iamtridluu3' said "I'm having the same issue. All six cards. Identical 128gb Extreme Pro. I could use it in slot 2 fine. Just slot 1 of both my a7 III and all six cards. Something is wrong with these cards." Reddit user 'dany74m' claims to have contacted Sony and been told […]

  • Arcade1Up is next-level retro gaming with cabinets for Street Fighter and other classics - CNET
    by Bridget Carey on October 17, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    It’s weird to love a $300 video game. But that’s the funny thing about nostalgia. […]

  • Tamron 28-75mm f2.8 review so far
    by Thomas on October 17, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    The Tamron 28-75mm f2.8 is a general-purpose zoom for Sony’s full-frame mirrorless cameras. It offers a classy step-up from Sony’s budget FE 28-70mm f3.5-5.6, and is two-thirds the price of the FE 24-105mm f4, while boasting a brighter aperture than either. Check out Thomas's sample images!… The post Tamron 28-75mm f2.8 review so far appeared first on Cameralabs. […]

  • Sigma 60-600mm f/4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports Sample Images
    on October 17, 2018 at 1:30 pm

    ​Ahead of our full review, here are some full-size sample images taken with the Sigma 60-600mm f/4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports lens mounted on a Canon EOS 5DS R body. The Sigma 60-600mm f/4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM is a very versatile 10x telephoto zoom lens for full-frame and APS-C DSLR cameras. […]

  • Fujifilm X-T3's video lives up to impressive specifications
    on October 17, 2018 at 1:18 pm

    The Fujifilm X-T3's 4K video more than lives up to its impressive specification, making it one of the most capable video cameras we've ever tested. […]

  • Nikon Z 35mm f/1.8 S Review
    on October 17, 2018 at 11:00 am

    The Nikon Z 35mm f/1.8 S is a new moderate wide-angle prime lens for Nikon's new full-frame mirrorless camera system. Is this new lens offering a classic focal length worth the £849 / $849 asking price? Find out by reading our in-depth Nikon Z 35mm f/1.8 S review, complete with full-size sample images... […]