Photography News

  • Google Home review - CNET
    by Andrew Gebhart on May 25, 2018 at 8:56 pm

    It's a well balanced smart speaker with tons of features. But if you have a specific need, there's likely a better smart speaker for you. […]

  • Want Much Better Photos in Less Than a Minute? These Three Tips Will Help
    by Iain Stanley on May 25, 2018 at 8:04 pm

    Some things in photography take years to master, while others take just a few seconds. Here are three tips that take less than a minute but can have a massive impact on your photo results. [More... […]

  • Canon 6D Mark II Video Features & Analysis: Underwhelming video from Canon’s sub-$2K DSLR
    by wbrawley@imaging-resource.com on May 25, 2018 at 8:01 pm

    Click here to read our Canon 6D Mark II Video Features & Analysis At or around the $2,000 level can get you one heck of camera these days, usually offering loads of performance and top-notch quality for both still photographers and videographers, alike. Canon's long-anticipated 6D Mark II arrived some five years after the original, and while this sub-$2,000 full-frame DSLR does feature some welcomed upgrades, in other areas the 6D Mark II feels somewhat stale or simply not as good as the original -- or when compared to other... (read more) […]

  • The Story of How Photoshop Was First ‘Barneyscan XP’
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on May 25, 2018 at 7:49 pm

    Did you know that before it became the most dominant photo editing program on Earth, Photoshop was first sold as “Barneyscan XP”? After creating their original program, brothers John and Thomas Knoll began looking for investors and customers. The first company to bite wasn’t Adobe, but rather a Berkeley, California-based company called Barneyscan, which created […]

  • The 2018 5DayDeal Video Creators $10,000 Giveaway is Now Live!
    by Canon Rumors on May 25, 2018 at 7:13 pm

    The yearly 5DayDeal Video Creators $10,000+ Giveaway is now live! The 2018 Video Creators $10,000+ Giveaway prize list is as follows: VEGAS / Vegas Pro* CINECHOPPER DRONE PRO ACADEMY / Membership* ARTLIST / Subscription* FILMPAC / Single Pac* MOMENT / Anamorphic Lens COLOR GRADING CENTRAL / Academy Membership* VANGUARD / Reno 48 Backpack MEFOTO / Read more... […]

  • How to Affordably Create Very Soft Light
    by Scott Choucino on May 25, 2018 at 7:04 pm

    Creating soft light can become an expensive pursuit. A large, indirect softbox will cost around $2,000 and the cheaper ones are often badly built, are small, or generally lack good light quality. Being a tight git, I set about finding a way to create high quality, soft light for my food photography, although this set up will work for pretty much all genres. [More... […]

  • Firmware Friday: Tweaks, fixes for Nikon D5, Pentax K-1 II, Sigma MC-11, Sony radio commander and more
    by wbrawley@imaging-resource.com on May 25, 2018 at 7:03 pm

    Firmware Friday has arrived once more, and this week we bring news from Nikon, Olympus, Ricoh / Pentax, Panasonic, Sigma and Sony. The majority of the changes made by all of these companies are bug fixes this time around, but a few tweaked features can be found amongst the mix, as well. Without any further ado, let's get right down to it! We'll start off this week with the cameras, then video gear, lenses/accessories and finally software. Nikon D5 Firmware version C:1.30 for the Nikon D5 fixes several bugs and adds one... (read more) […]

  • What happens when you come home empty-handed from a photography trip?
    by wbrawley@imaging-resource.com on May 25, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    Large-format nature photographer Ben Horne regularly captures great images. But every so often, things don't go according to plan and he comes home from a trip empty-handed. That doesn't mean that a trip without usable photos doesn't still offer something useful. For Horne, he learned valuable lessons that have helped him more consistently produce portfolio-quality shots on each of his subsequent trips. It's an unusual behind the scenes video to join Horne on a trip where he isn't taking photos, but it's something we have likely... (read more) […]

  • Cloud Cam Timelapse Captures Glow of Hawaii Volcano
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on May 25, 2018 at 6:36 pm

    The Gemini Observatory on Hawaii’s Mauna Kea dormant volcano has a cloud camera that’s used to monitor sky conditions. But during the ongoing eruption of the Kīlauea volcano, the camera has also been capturing the eruptions dramatic and eerie glow through clouds. Above is a 48-second time-lapse of the glow in the night between May […]

  • Traits of a Successful Photography Business
    by Danette Chappell on May 25, 2018 at 6:05 pm

    Professional photography is a business, and like any business there are patterns and traits that exist when looking at what works and what doesn’t work. Here are a few traits every successful photography business shares that you can incorporate into your business. [More... […]

  • The Leica M7 Has Been Discontinued
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on May 25, 2018 at 5:29 pm

    It’s the end of an era: Leica has discontinued the M7 film rangefinder, the last numbered M series camera before the Leica M8 brought the iconic line into the realm of digital photography. Red Dot Forum reports that Leica has ended production of the M7 in both black and silver. And while certain models of […]

  • Five Essential Tips for Building a Professional Photography Website
    by Robert K Baggs on May 25, 2018 at 5:04 pm

    A photographer's online portfolio is paramount in this day and age, but you already know that. However, we are at a juncture in which the caliber of a photographer's website can be the difference between being hired and being overlooked. Here are five essential tips for ensuring your website gives you the best possible chance of being hired. [More... […]

  • Why We Print
    by Missy Mwac on May 25, 2018 at 4:46 pm

    My mom was a florist. She used to say you can always tell a florist by their thumb. Each floral stalk must be cut prior to refrigeration and cut again when incorporated into a design, so if the inside of the thumb is rough and slightly discolored, with tiny slices lining the soft padding, like […]

  • Sigma 105mm f/1.4 Art ‘Bokeh Master’ Lens Only Costs $1,600
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on May 25, 2018 at 4:31 pm

    If you’re a fan of Sigma Art lenses, this some big news today: the much-hyped Sigma 105mm f/1.4 “Bokeh Master” lens will cost just $1,600 when it hits store shelves in late June 2018. $1,600 may not seem very “cheap,” but the equivalent Nikon 105mm f/1.4E ED lens costs $2,200, or $600 more. And Canon […]

  • Eagle Battles Fox in Midair During 'Dramatic Act of Thievery'
    by Brian Pernicone on May 25, 2018 at 4:04 pm

    Nature Photographer Kevin Ebi was tracking a young fox with his camera Saturday while it trotted with a rabbit in its mouth in northwestern Washington when he heard the screech of a bald eagle behind him. Knowing what was about to happen, Ebi focused in and readied himself to capture what has quickly become the most widely shared photograph of his career. [More... […]

  • Top tips for printing photos at home
    by Amateur Photographer on May 25, 2018 at 3:29 pm

    The type and number of inks, and what you lay them on, can have a massive effect on photo-printing quality. Matthew Richards shows you how to make your images look good on paperThe type and number of inks, and what you lay them on, can have a massive effect on photo-printing quality. Matthew Richards shows you how to make your images look good on paper […]

  • HTC U12 Plus Release Date, Price and Specs - CNET
    by Patrick Holland on May 25, 2018 at 3:24 pm

    And you can see its insides, too. […]

  • Shootout: Sony a7R III vs Sony a7 III vs Nikon D850
    by Jay P. Morgan on May 25, 2018 at 3:21 pm

    The Sony a7R III, Sony a7 III, and Nikon D850 have been making waves this year and are in the conversation for best camera you can buy right now. Unfortunately, Canon didn’t show up to the party and hasn’t made a camera the competes as well as these three can. Sony has really stepped up […]

  • Exhibition: London Nights
    by Oliver Atwell on May 25, 2018 at 3:20 pm

    In a major exhibition the Museum of London takes a tour of London under the silver gloom of moonlight and neon billboards, as Oliver Atwell discoversIn a major exhibition, London Nights, the Museum of London takes a tour of London under the silver gloom of moonlight and neon billboards, as Oliver Atwell discovers […]

  • Video: How Tony and Chelsea Northrup won $40,000 in image theft lawsuit
    on May 25, 2018 at 3:16 pm

    Well-known photography educators Tony and Chelsea Northrup have published a new video that details the saga of a stolen photograph, and the eventual $40,000 settlement they received as a result of going after the offending party. The image, a portrait of Chelsea originally taken for a book cover, was used by an Australian company to promote a smartphone selfie case with built-in LEDs. According to the duo, they became aware of the unauthorized usage in 2016 after someone who recognized the image alerted them. Tony sent the company an email requesting information, he explains in the video, but instead received a letter from a lawyer hired by the company. The lawyer's letter claimed that a graphic designer hired by the company to design the product packaging had acquired the image "from a website" and used it as a stock image without the company's knowledge. As the Northrups note, a high-resolution version of the image is the first result on Google when searching for "ring light […]

  • New Sigma 105mm f/1.4 Art Lens for Sony, Canon or Nikon.
    by Steve Huff on May 25, 2018 at 3:07 pm

    New Sigma 105mm f/1.4 Art Lens for Sony, Canon or Nikon. Just announced, the new Sigma ART lens for Sony E mount, Canon EF or Nikon F. This is a 105mm f/1.4 full frame Lens, [... […]

  • Fstoppers Reviews the Fisher Price Kid-Tough Digital Camera (Really)
    by Wasim Ahmad on May 25, 2018 at 3:04 pm

    When it comes to tough cameras, the first to come to mind are the waterproof, freeze-proof, drop-proof compact cameras. Usually these are from the likes of Olympus, Nikon, or Canon. [More... […]

  • Tips and tricks for migrating from Adobe Lightroom to Capture One 11
    by wbrawley@imaging-resource.com on May 25, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    If you're interested in trying Capture One software, you may very well be wondering how you can migrate your Lightroom workflow to Capture One. There are numerous aspects to consider when moving from Lightroom to an alternative, such as Capture One, including arranging the workspace to be more familiar, learning new shortcuts, figuring out which tools and features Capture One has and learning best practices for working with the software. If you'd like to learn more about Capture One, head to the Learning Hub. You can download a... (read more) […]

  • The Leica M10 & 28 Elmarit at the Israeli Aquarium by Dan Bar
    by Steve Huff on May 25, 2018 at 2:54 pm

    The Leica M10 & 28 Elmarit at the Israeli Aquarium by Dan Bar – See Dan’s MANY posts here, all on one page.  Hi Steve It was my wife’s birthday so we all went to Jerusalem , [... […]

  • Sigma announces price and ship date of 105mm F1.4 'bokeh master' Art lens
    on May 25, 2018 at 2:47 pm

    Sigma's special 'bokeh master' 105mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens made quite a splash when it was first announced back in February, and now Sigma is finally revealing when it will ship and how much it will cost. If you're in the market for this behemoth of a lens—seriously, we got a hands on at CP+... it's huge—for either Nikon, Canon, or Sigma mounts, you'll have to pony up $1,600 USD and wait until "late June" to get it. For Canon and Sigma shooters, this is a whole new speed of lens that you've never had access to before. For Nikon shooters, it's an opportunity to save $600 on the Nikon 105mm F1.4E ED lens, which is currently going for $2,200. To learn more about this lens, check out our hands-on coverage from CP+, read the full pricing and availability press release below, or visit the Sigma website. Press Release Sigma Announces Pricing and Availability for Its 105mm F1.4 DG HSM Art Lens The “Bokeh Master” will begin shipping in Canon, Nikon and Sigma mounts in […]

  • Sigma 105mm F1.4 DG HSM Art Lens Will Cost £1500 / $1600
    on May 25, 2018 at 2:30 pm

    The new Sigma 105mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens will have a suggested retail price of £1499.99 in the UK and $1,599.00 USD in the US. […]

  • A Time-Lapse of the Milky Way Rising Over the Brown Tahquamenon Falls
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on May 25, 2018 at 2:29 pm

    Photographer Dustin Dilworth of D3 Imagery visited Michigan’s Tahquamenon Falls at night and captured this beautiful 45-second time-lapse video of the Milky Way rising over the falls, which are known for their brown color that’s due to the tannins from sedar swamps upriver. “Pay close attention and you’ll notice meteors from the Lyrid meteor shower […]

  • Price of Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens: $1,599, pre-orders now open
    by [NR] admin on May 25, 2018 at 1:47 pm

    The price of the new Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens is now officially announced: $1,599/£1,500/€1,499. Pre-orders are now open at: B&H Adorama Park Camera (UK) The price of the Nikon 105mm f/1.4E ED lens is $2,196.95. Additional information on the latest Sigma lens can be found here, sample photos are available here: Sigma announces the development […] Related posts:Sigma announces the development of 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art and 70mm f/2.8 DG MACRO Art lenses New $100 price drop on the Sigma 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary lens Sigma 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary lens for Nikon F-mount: pricing released, open for pre-orders […]

  • BHphoto and Adorama taking preorders on the new Sigma 105mm f/1.4 Bokeh Master E-mount lens
    by SonyAlpha Admin on May 25, 2018 at 1:46 pm

    You can now preorder this magnificient bokeh beast at BHphoto and Adorama. There is no official shipment start date but I guess the lens will be available in late Summer. This is how big the lens is (images via AlbedoMedia): The post BHphoto and Adorama taking preorders on the new Sigma 105mm f/1.4 Bokeh Master E-mount lens appeared first on sonyalpharumors. […]

  • More Full Frame Mirrorless Talk, Maybe Some Surprises? [CR1]
    by Canon Rumors on May 25, 2018 at 1:39 pm

    We seem to be getting information from new places every week now, so please mind the ratings you’re seeing on our most recent posts. However, there are times [CR1] rumors turn out to have some truth to them. About a new Canon mirrorless: We’re told that a full frame mirrorless will be coming in September. Read more... […]

  • Nikon D5 firmware update adds useful 'recall shooting functions' feature
    on May 25, 2018 at 1:33 pm

    Nikon has released firmware version 1.30 for its D5 professional DSLR, and the new camera software offers a new feature that's potentially very useful: recall shooting functions. The "recall shooting functions" option is now available for Custom settings f1 (custom control assignment) and can be configured so that pressing and holding specific controls will recall previously saved exposure settings (including shutter speed and aperture). The function is designed to allow for quick changes of shooting parameters in variable light conditions. The function can be assigned to the Preview button, Fn1 button, Fn2 button, AF-ON button, Sub-selector center, AF-ON button for vertical shooting, or Lens focus function buttons. If you are using a WR-1 or WR-T10 remote control, it can also be assigned to the Fn buttons on those controls. An addendum to the camera manual that explains the new function in more detail can be downloaded on the Nikon website. All other changes in this update are fairly […]

  • Zeiss launches new lineup of lightweight and compact 'Supreme Prime' lenses
    on May 25, 2018 at 1:10 pm

    Zeiss has announced a new lineup of 13 'Supreme Prime' lenses for large format cinematographers who want smaller and lighter glass that still produces top-quality results. The kind of lenses that'll make your salivary glands work... and your wallet groan. The Supreme Prime range will comprise focal lengths from 15mm to 200mm, and Zeiss says that most of those lenses will have a maximum aperture of T1.5. In fact, ten of the focal lengths will offer a maximum aperture of T1.5, while the 15mm and 150mm will be T1.8, and the 200mm will be a T2.1. Despite their diminutive size, Zeiss stresses that the Supreme Primes are designed for high-end advertising work and movie production; consequently, they will be compatible with large format (full-frame) movie cameras such as the Sony Venice, ARRI Alexa LF, and the RED Monstro. Zeiss says the lenses will be versatile and able to create different looks because of their "gentle sharpness, the aesthetic focus fall-off, and elegant bokeh" which the […]

  • Sigma Announces Pricing and Availability for Its 105mm F1.4 DG HSM Art Lens
    by Canon Rumors on May 25, 2018 at 1:03 pm

    The “Bokeh Master” will begin shipping in Canon, Nikon and Sigma mounts in late June for a retail price of $1,599.00 USD Ronkonkoma, NY – May 25, 2018 – Sigma Corporation of America, a leading still photo and cinema lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, today announced that its 105mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens will be available in Canon, Nikon Read more... […]

  • HP Envy x2 (Snapdragon 835) review - CNET
    by Daniel Van Boom on May 25, 2018 at 12:27 pm

    Putting a smartphone processor inside a Windows laptop is an interesting idea, but too expensive for its own good. […]

  • Sigma announces release date and price for their new fast 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art portrait prime
    by wbrawley@imaging-resource.com on May 25, 2018 at 11:30 am

    After announcing the Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens earlier this year, Sigma has announced when you'll be able to purchase the lens and for how much. To recap, the new lens, dubbed by Sigma as the "Bokeh Master" is their longest focal length lens with a f/1.4 maximum aperture. In total, it's the ninth f/1.4 Sigma "Art" lens designed for full-frame cameras. It includes 17 optical elements across a dozen groups and includes a trio of FLD glass elements, two SLD elements and one aspherical lens element. The lens has been designed... (read more) […]

  • Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 + Sony a7III Video AutoFocus Test
    by SonyAlpha Admin on May 25, 2018 at 11:08 am

    SAR readers confirmed the first Tamron 28-75mm FE lenses shipped out in Japan and Europe. Still no news from the US. In the meantime check out this autofocus test from Jason Vong. Preorder at BHphoto, Amazon, BuyDig, FocusCamera and Adorama. In Europe at Amazon DE and WexUK. P.S.: For our Japanese readers: The Tamron lens got […] The post Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 + Sony a7III Video AutoFocus Test appeared first on sonyalpharumors. […]

  • Canon IXUS 285 HS Review
    on May 25, 2018 at 10:45 am

    We review the Canon IXUS 285 HS - a compact camera with a 12x optical zoom lens and built-in Wi-Fi. […]

  • Wex Photo Video announces free two-day London show
    by Amy Davies on May 25, 2018 at 9:19 am

    A full programme of professional guest speakers, seminars and hands-on opportunities with the latest photography and videography equipment will take place at the end of June.Taking place on 29th-30th June at the London flagship store in Whitechapel, the new Wex Photo Video Show follows on …Continue reading » […]

  • Sigma 105mm F1.4 DG HSM Art Lens will cost $1,599
    by SonyAlpha Admin on May 25, 2018 at 5:24 am

    Preorder it now at BHphoto and Adorama! Sigma announced the new 105mm f/1.4 Bokeh beast will cost $1,599. But, they did not unveil yet the shipment start date for the E-mount version 🙁 Sigma also announced that the Sigma 35mm and 50mm ART lenses will start shipping out in June. Press text: Sigma Announces Pricing […] The post Sigma 105mm F1.4 DG HSM Art Lens will cost $1,599 appeared first on sonyalpharumors. […]

  • Review: Canon 85mm f/1.4L IS. Is it a Better Option Over the EF 85mm f/1.2L II?
    by Canon Rumors on May 24, 2018 at 9:19 pm

    Jared Polin has completed his review of the Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS, and finds out if this is a better option over the Canon classic, the EF 85mm f/1.2L II. Personally, I sold my EF 85mm f/1.2L II after using the EF 85mm f/1.4L IS for a few weeks. The advantages of the new Read more... […]

  • Patent: More Work Being Done on Organic Sensors
    by Canon Rumors on May 24, 2018 at 8:36 pm

    Are organic sensors the next big thing in sensor technology? They could be. Canon along with other companies continue to put resources into their development US Patent 20180138432 from Canon News: Canon continues to research organic photo electric elements, this one goes into a little more details, and discusses an actual sensor more so than prior patent Read more... […]

  • How to Quickly Make Black and White Duplicates of an Entire Gallery in Lightroom CC
    by Mike Briggs on May 24, 2018 at 8:00 pm

    Before sending wedding galleries to clients, I like to add a black and white alternative of every photo. Clients love this! So, here’s a quick time-saving trick to create black and white duplicates of an entire folder or collection of images in Lightroom CC.  [More... […]

  • Today only: Rokinon 35mm f/1.4 FE lens for $549
    by SonyAlpha Admin on May 24, 2018 at 7:13 pm

    Today only you get this Rokinon 35mm f/1.4 FE lens for $549 at BHphoto. – New lens preorders: Tamron 28-75mm FE at BHphoto, Amazon, BuyDig, FocusCamera and Adorama. In Europe at Amazon DE and WexUK. Tokina 20mm FE at BHphoto and Adorama. Sigma 14mm f/1.8 for $1,599 at BHphoto and Adorama. Sigma 20mm f/1.4 for $899 […] The post Today only: Rokinon 35mm f/1.4 FE lens for $549 appeared first on sonyalpharumors. […]

  • The Art of Knowing: Thoughts from a Photo Trip to China
    by Philippe Newman on May 24, 2018 at 7:01 pm

    For my recent trip to China, as I’ve done before, I planned and I planned… and I planned. I made detailed maps, took notes on locations and hints as to the best vantage points. I scoured everything to ensure that my time there was incredibly well-invested in capturing the best images I could manage within […]

  • The Power of a Video: Making the Chennai Children's Choir's Dreams Come True
    by Amar Ramesh on May 24, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    Videos are the next big thing, and it is happening already. With the advent of social media, the power of a video to touch minds and influence decisions is huge. We recently did a fundraising video for a children’s choir and were amazed by the response. This post is a quick recap of what we learned in the process. [More... […]

  • Alcatel 3V Release Date, Price and Specs - CNET
    by Perla Shaheen on May 24, 2018 at 6:45 pm

    You’ll be able to buy it from Amazon, Best Buy and Walmart. […]

  • Emilia Clarke’s True Calling is Posing for Stock Photos
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on May 24, 2018 at 6:40 pm

    Vanity Fair created this tongue-in-cheek 4.5-minute video in which actress Emilia Clarke recreates some of the most generic business stock photos. “I feel confident that making stock footage is what I’ll be known for forever,” says Clarke, who’s currently best known for her roles in Game of Thrones and the new Star Wars movie, Solo. […]

  • This Photographer Uses a Quad-Flash
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on May 24, 2018 at 6:11 pm

    Godox recently released its new EC-200 extension head (AKA Flashpoint eVOLV 200) for the Godox AD200 TTL Pocket Flash (AKA Flashpoint eVOLV 200). Celebrity photographer Markus Klinko decided to combine four extenders and flashes into this unusual-looking quad-flash. Klinko has used many different ring flashes and parabolic umbrellas over the course of his career, but […]

  • Oxo 9-Cup Coffee Maker review - CNET
    by Brian Bennett on May 24, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    The Oxo 9-Cup lacks the finesse to brew coffee at its best. […]

  • 4 photographers shoot the same model: Three Canon cameras and a Nikon face off
    by wbrawley@imaging-resource.com on May 24, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    Photographer and popular YouTuber Jessica Kobeissi is back with another edition of her 4 Photographers Shoot the Same Model video series. In her latest video, she's joined by photographers Sawyer Hartman, Phil Shaw and Mark Singerman. As always, it's interesting to not only see how differently the various photographers work with the model, but also how disparate their photographic styles are. Each photographer is able to select their own location and outfit for the model, Hannah. It's also fun to see how their own gear... (read more) […]

  • Why Infrared Images Look the Way They Do
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on May 24, 2018 at 5:26 pm

    Infrared photos and videos have an instantly recognizable look to them that you’re probably familiar with. But do you know the reasons things look the way they do? Here’s an interesting 4-minute video that explores the subject through infrared views of the “invisible” side of London. The video was created by Andrew Steele, a photographer, […]

  • How to Actually Improve Your Photography
    by Mads Peter Iversen on May 24, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    In this article I'll share five tips on how I actually improved my photography. Here I'm not talking technicalities such as sharper images, shallow depth of field, using a tripod, or removing your lens cap. [More... […]

  • How I Shot A Wedding With Just One 35mm Lens
    by Kien Lam on May 24, 2018 at 4:43 pm

    I recently shot a wedding with just one lens, a Rokinon 35mm t/1.5 on a Sony a7S II body. This was completely unplanned and wasn’t done to prove any point. I also carried multiple lenses and bodies in my bag that cover all the focal lengths I normally use: 24-70mm f/2.8, 55mm f/1.8, 85mm f/1.8, […]

  • Here’s a 4K Flow Motion Timelapse of an African Safari
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on May 24, 2018 at 4:05 pm

    Time-lapse photography artist Tyler Fairbank just released this beautiful 3-minute short film titled Safari Botswana. It’s a 4K “flow motion” timelapse that captures the sights and sounds of the African country. “I shot about 38,000 raw still images over 8 days and the entire video is made up of those stills,” Fairbank tells PetaPixel. Those […]

  • Northrups Sue Photo Thief, Make Them Pay $60,000
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on May 24, 2018 at 3:49 pm

    Photographers Tony and Chelsea Northrup were shocked when they discovered one of their photos being used on a product’s packaging without their knowledge or permission. They then sued the photo thief and collected AU$60,000 (~$45,000) for the offense. Here’s a 26-minute video in which they share the story of how it all happened. It all […]

  • HP unveils DesignJet Z6 and Z9+: faster, more efficient large-format photo printers
    on May 24, 2018 at 3:38 pm

    During the FESPA Global Print Expo in Berlin last week, HP unveiled two new DesignJet Z Series large-format printers: the DesignJet Z6 and Z9+. Both models will be available in 24-inch and 44-inch formats with onboard vertical trimmers, new HP Pixel Control color technology, and a redesigned poster application. According to HP, the new Z Series printers are able to print 2.5 times faster than the DesignJet Z3200 Photo Printer while utilizing fewer inks, the end result being improved performance and reduced costs. The company claims these new large-format printers offer the "fastest printing capabilities available on the market today." The DesignJet Z6 printer is designed specifically for Geographical Information Systems (GIS) users and creators, as well as anyone else in need of water- and fade-resistant large-format prints. The Z9+ model, meanwhile, is targeted at consumers and retailers in need of "amazing photographic quality prints." HP explains that its Pixel Control technology […]

  • Patent: Diffractive Optics Element Improvements
    by Canon Rumors on May 24, 2018 at 3:24 pm

    We continue to see new patent applications for diffractive optics technology. We’re all still waiting to see if the EF 600mm f/4 DO IS will become an actual consumer product, or if Canon is going to take things in a different direction. From Canon News: Canon describes how to manufacturer a diffractive optical element with a Read more... […]

  • US May Soon Require Drones to Have Visible License Plates
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on May 24, 2018 at 2:43 pm

    Heads up if you’re a drone-flying photographer in the United States: the government may soon require a physical license plate on the outside of your drone. Bloomberg spotted the proposed rule that was quietly filed earlier this month. Drone owners are currently required to register their aircraft with the FAA and place identification information somewhere […]

  • Stopping down for better skin textures: You don’t always need to shoot portraits wide open
    by wbrawley@imaging-resource.com on May 24, 2018 at 2:30 pm

    Many of us have heard of the term "portrait prime" to describe a fast lens. Photographers often reach for f/1.4, f/1.8 and f/2 lenses when shooting portraits to capture images with shallow depth of field and dreamy backgrounds. Sony Artisan Miguel Quiles often opts for a stopped down aperture instead, which is an unusual choice. Let's learn more about why this is in Quiles' latest video for Adorama's Breakdown video series. Selecting your aperture is something which has a massive impact on what your final portraits end up looking... (read more) […]

  • OnePlus 6 review - CNET
    by Patrick Holland on May 24, 2018 at 2:30 pm

    Yet another unmissable deal from Android's indie star. […]

  • RED simplifies cinema camera lineup, dramatically drops prices
    on May 24, 2018 at 2:03 pm

    If you’re in the market for a new RED camera, you’re in luck. The California-based cinema camera company has announced that it’s both simplifying its product lineup, and dropping prices on all of its cameras. Starting today, RED’s product lineup has been pared down to just three cameras: the DSMC2 Monster, the DSMC2 Helium, and the DSMC2 Gemini. The prices are now $54,500, $24,500 and $19,500, respectively, which amounts to a savings of over $25,000 for the Monster and Helium, and a savings of more than $5K for the Gemini. Each of the cameras are now available in aluminum alloy and the Helium is capable of being outfitted with RED’s Helium 8K S35 Monochrome sensor: As for why this change is happening, RED says the change is being made to "[simplify] our portfolio." The company says it "found efficiencies, and [we’re] passing along the benefits to our users." RED also notes that the names of cameras will be changed when upgraded to firmware v7.0.3 […]

  • Panasonic DC-GH5, DC-GH5S and the DC-G9 Firmware Updates
    on May 24, 2018 at 1:35 pm

    Panasonic has announced new firmware updates for three LUMIX mirrorless cameras – the DC-GH5, DC-GH5S and the DC-G9. These updates offer users enhanced performance and usability, such as improved Autofocus performance, new monochrome Photo Styles and upgraded sound quality for video shooting. […]

  • Fantasea-AOI UWL-400F Underwater Wide-angle Conversion Lens
    on May 24, 2018 at 1:30 pm

    The Fantasea-AOI UWL-400F is a new wide-angle conversion lens for underwater use. It features a field of view of 120 degrees (when used with a 25mm lens), a magnification of 0.50X, a zero minimal focus distance and exceptional overall sharpness. […]

  • ZEISS Announces New High-End Cinema Lens Family, ZEISS Supreme Primes
    by Canon Rumors on May 24, 2018 at 1:24 pm

    With its 13 high-speed, full-frame, prime lenses for high-quality film productions, ZEISS is focusing on maximum quality, low weight, and significant versatility when it comes to creating superb visual imagery. ZEISS has introduced a new family of high-speed lenses for high-end film production: The ZEISS Supreme Prime family consists of 13 lenses with fixed focal Read more... […]

  • Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD lens for Nikon F-mount now available for pre-order
    by [NR] admin on May 24, 2018 at 1:01 pm

    The Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD lens for Nikon F-mount is now available for pre-order at B&H. I believe this is an old lens (announced in Japan in 2016?) and I am not sure why it just got listed for pre-order as a "new release". Maybe this is a new version? Shipping is expected to […] Related posts:Irix 15mm f/2.4 lens now shipping, new Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 lens announced Tamron 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD lens announced Tamron develops new SP AF60mm F/2.0 Di II MACRO 1:1 lens […]

  • HTC U12+ Flagship Smartphone Features Highest-rated Dual Camera
    on May 24, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    The new HTC U12+ flagship smartphone has two cameras on the front and back that deliver beautifully artistic photos with DSLR-like bokeh. The U12+ has received a DxOMark score of 103, the highest rated camera in the industry for a dual camera smartphone.The HTC U12+ will be available in Translucent Blue, Ceramic Black, and Flame Red. […]

  • First review of the new Tokina Firin 20mm f/2.0 AF FE lens by Marc Alhadeff: “an excellent wide angle lens”
    by SonyAlpha Admin on May 24, 2018 at 12:56 pm

    Marc Alhadeff tested the new lens (Preorder at BHphoto and Adorama.) Pro’s The sharpness of this lens is excellent on the entire frame. As of F2 in the centre as of F2.8 in the corners, overall better than the Zeiss Loxia 21mm F2.8  everywhere in term of sharpness Very nice out of focus effect at F2 and close […] The post First review of the new Tokina Firin 20mm f/2.0 AF FE lens by Marc Alhadeff: “an excellent wide angle lens” appeared first on sonyalpharumors. […]

  • BenQ SW271 4K Monitor Review
    on May 24, 2018 at 12:25 pm

    We review the BenQ SW271 - a 27inch 4K monitor capable of HDR, AdobeRGB, sRGB and more. […]

  • Three Sensors Being Tested for Canon Full Frame Mirrorless? [CR1]
    by Canon Rumors on May 24, 2018 at 12:19 pm

    It’s no secret that Canon is hard at work on prosumer mirrorless cameras, including at least one full frame mirrorless camera. We’re told that three sensors are being tested in various camera body configurations, each with a different pixel count. The source claims that 24mp, 28mp and 36mp sensors are being used.  There is no Read more... […]

  • Peak Design Slide Lite Mirrorless Camera Strap Review
    on May 24, 2018 at 11:36 am

    We try out the Peak Design Slide Lite camera strap featuring quick adjusters. […]

  • JBL Endurance Sprint review - CNET
    by David Carnoy on May 24, 2018 at 11:25 am

    Wireless, water-resistant and solid sound for just $50. […]

  • Nikon D5 firmware update version 1.30 released
    by [NR] admin on May 24, 2018 at 10:19 am

    Nikon released firmware update version 1.30 for the Nikon D5 DSLR camera (I reported about it yesterday on social media: Facebook, Twitter and Google+). The new firmware can be downloaded from Nikon's website. Here is the changelog: Added Recall shooting functions to the functions that can be assigned to camera controls. Holding the selected control recalls previously-saved exposure settings (including shutter speed and […] Related posts:Nikon D4s firmware update version 1.32 and NRW codec version 1.7.0 released Firmware update version 1.03 for the Nikon D3s camera released Nikon D810 firmware update version C 1.10 released […]

  • 2018 Honda Fit review - Roadshow
    by Andrew Krok on May 24, 2018 at 9:00 am

    The Honda Fit remains the best subcompact hatch money can buy. […]

  • Apollo 'Lighting' iPhone App Review
    on May 24, 2018 at 8:58 am

    The Apollo iOS app gives you impressive control over the lighting in your shots captured with the Portrait Mode on your iPhone but how well does it perform? […]

  • Fujifilm X-T100 Mirrorless Camera Offers 24 Megapixels, Phase-Detect AF, Electronic Viewfinder and Articulating LCD Screen
    on May 24, 2018 at 8:30 am

    The Fujifilm X-T100 is a new mid-range mirrorless camera with a 24.2 megapixel sensor, advanced automatic scene recognition, phase detection autofocus system, three way tilting touch screen, electronic viewfinder and the latest Bluetooth technology.In the UK, the X-T100 comes in three colours; Black, Dark Silver and Champagne Gold. Partnered in a kit with the XC 15-45mm zoom lens, it will be available in late June 2018 for £619.00. In the U.S. and Canada it will cost USD $699.95 and CAD $899.99, or body only for USD $599.95 and CAD $749.99. […]

  • Fujifilm XT100 review so far
    by Gordon Laing on May 24, 2018 at 7:26 am

    The Fujifilm X-T100 is an entry-level mirrorless camera, aimed at beginners, social photographers and vloggers, sporting a 24 Megapixel APSC sensor, built-in viewfinder, tilting touchscreen that can flip sideways to face the subject, 4k video, Bluetooth and Wifi. Check out my preview!… The post Fujifilm XT100 review so far appeared first on Cameralabs. […]

  • Fujifilm X-T100: Most of the Goodness of the X-T20 for Just $600
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on May 24, 2018 at 5:07 am

    Fujifilm has announced the X-T100, the latest mirrorless camera model in the X Series lineup and an even more affordable sibling of the $900 X-T20. The X-T100 is an entry-level body in the X Series stable for photographers who are willing to give up some feature, specs, and portability offered by the X-T20 in order […]

  • Budget-friendly, 24-mpix Fuji X-T100 crosses handling of X-T20 with image quality, affordability of X-A5
    by wbrawley@imaging-resource.com on May 24, 2018 at 5:00 am

    If you've been tempted by the Fuji X-T20 but haven't yet found yourself able to justify its pricetag, then Fujifilm has some intriguing news for you today. The company has just launched its latest model -- the 24.2-megapixel Fuji X-T100 -- and it pairs styling and handling akin to that of its pricier X-T series brethren with an imaging pipeline and feature set similar to that of the budget-friendly (and very well-reviewed) X-A5. The Fuji X-T100 forgoes the company's proprietary X-Trans color filter array (as featured in the... (read more) […]

  • Fujifilm X-T100 Release Date, Price and Specs - CNET
    by Lori Grunin on May 24, 2018 at 5:00 am

    Fujifilm delivers another stylish mirrorless camera for the phone-camera-doesn't-cut-it-anymore set. […]

  • Fujifilm X-T100 offers large EVF and phase-detect AF for $600/€600
    on May 24, 2018 at 5:00 am

    Fujifilm has announced its latest X-series camera, the X-T100. The camera takes the innards of the entry-level X-A5, including its 91-point phase-detect AF system, and adds a fully articulating LCD and high resolution OLED electronic viewfinder (borrowed from the X-T20). As with the X-A5, the X-T100's 24MP APS-C CMOS sensor uses a traditional Bayer color filter, rather than the X-Trans filter found on pricer X-series cameras. The X-T100 has the usual Fujifilm feature set, including the much-loved Film Simulation Modes. The camera can shoot continuously at 6 fps and can capture 4K UHD video, albeit at a why-did-they-bother 15 fps. Battery life is rated at an impressive 430 shots per charge. For sharing photos the X-T100 includes Bluetooth to speed up the Wi-Fi connection process. The X-T100 is available with or without the Fujinon XC 15-45mm F3.5-5.6 OIS PZ lens, priced at $599/€599 and $699/€699/£619, respectively. It will be available in mid-June in your choice of […]

  • Fujifilm X-T100 launched: entry-level XT-series camera confirmed
    by Amy Davies on May 24, 2018 at 4:59 am

    The latest addition to Fuji’s X-series of compact system camera features a 24.2 megapixel sensor, a three-way tilting screen and Bluetooth connectivity. Fujifilm has officially lifted the lid on its latest compact system camera, the X-T100. It features a 24.2 megapixel sensor …Continue reading » […]

  • Acer Chromebook Spin 13 Release Date, Price and Specs - CNET
    by Joshua Goldman on May 24, 2018 at 1:48 am

    But will work for other stuff, too. […]

  • Acer Predator Orion 3000, 5000 and Nitro 50 Release Date, Price and Specs - CNET
    by Lori Grunin on May 23, 2018 at 11:25 pm

    At its announcement event, Acer offered up baby Predator Orion 3000 as a space-saving entry to the line and the Predator X was the mystery guest. […]

  • Leaked Panasonic firmware update is made official
    on May 23, 2018 at 11:06 pm

    Panasonic had been planning on a May 30th announcement and release of firmware updates for its GH5, GH5S and G9 models, only to have that plan foiled by a leak of the announcement in Japan today. So while you can't download the actual firmware updates themselves until next week, here's a high-level look at what you can expect from the new software. Autofocus performance is said to be improved on all three models for both stills and video shooting along with an improvement of the quality and performance of sound recording during video. For the G9 and GH5, the image stabilizer has been tweaked, and there have been some refinements of the high-resolution mode for the flagship G9. Unfortunately, the web pages with all of the nitty gritty details for each camera (see the links in the press release below) aren't yet live, so we can't comment on what exactly the 'New Functions' and 'Other Improvements' will be for each model. That said, we're certainly looking forward to seeing how effective […]

  • Nikon ES-2 film digitizing adapter set: first reviews and feedback
    by [NR] admin on May 23, 2018 at 10:08 pm

    Last week B&H started shipping a new batch of the Nikon ES-2 film digitizing adapter set to existing pre-orders placed in November last year (the backlog is still pretty big). The first Nikon ES-2 reviews are already available online: Here are is a quick feedback on the Nikon ES-2 from a reader (thanks Jürgen Schneidenbach): […] Related posts:New for the D850: Nikon ES-2 film digitizing adapter set – scan film at 45.7MP The new Nikon ES-2 film digitizing adapter set for the D850 will start shipping on March 30, 2018 The new Nikon ES-2 film digitizing adapter set for the D850 delayed until March 2018 […]

  • How Not to Lose or Break Your Photo Gear
    by Mike Smith on May 23, 2018 at 10:00 pm

    Cameras are expensive. Anyone with a pro body and a few decent lenses won't have much change from $10,000. So how do we go about protecting them? [More... […]

  • Acer Predator Helios 500 Release Date, Price and Specs - CNET
    by Joshua Goldman on May 23, 2018 at 9:30 pm

    Six cores, no waiting. […]

  • Are the Leaked Images of a DJI Phantom 5 With an Interchangeable Lens Camera Credible? [Updated]
    by Oliver Kmia on May 23, 2018 at 9:00 pm

    Images of a Phantom 5 with an interchangeable lens have been floating around the Internet for weeks. The recent addition of two new pictures is fueling the rumor mill, but who is behind these leaks and are they credible? What about the future Mavic Pro 2? [More... […]

  • Video: There's no such thing as lens compression, it's just perspective distortion
    on May 23, 2018 at 8:17 pm

    We've been saying for years that the term "lens compression" is misleading, but Lee Morris over at Fstoppers has put together a useful video that explains exactly why this is the case, and demonstrates it with two easy-to-understand examples. The main issue with the term "lens compression" is that the distortion the term refers to has nothing to do with the lens itself. The issue is simply perspective distortion, caused by the distance between your camera and your subject, as well as the distance between your camera and the background. Put another way: if your subject is 1 meter away (or feet: it doesn't really matter), and your background is 50 meters away, moving back 1 meter will double the distance between you and your subject, while barely changing the distance between you and the background—the perspective on your subject changes drastically, while the perspective on your background barely shifts at all. This diagram, from the FStoppers video, shows why changing your […]

  • OnSet with Daniel Norton: Using shadows to accentuate and shape your subject’s face
    by wbrawley@imaging-resource.com on May 23, 2018 at 8:00 pm

    Photographer and educator Daniel Norton has an ongoing video series, OnSet for Adorama and in his latest episode, he shows us how to harness the power of shadows to create dramatic black and white portraits. Photographers spend a lot of time working with lights and modifiers to remove shadows, but there are times when you can utilize shadows to enhance your work. In the videos below, Norton is using the mirrorless medium-format Hasselblad X1D camera and Hasselblad 90mm f/3.2 XCD lens. Back to the subject at hand, to create... (read more) […]

  • The Importance of Communication In Photography
    by Christopher Malcolm on May 23, 2018 at 8:00 pm

    As I sit in my office today, subject of an unintentional silence, I am forced to reflect on the importance of communication in my ability to perform my job as a photographer. [More... […]

  • DJI debunks rumor: Leaked 'Phantom 5' was just a custom-built Phantom 4 Pro
    on May 23, 2018 at 8:00 pm

    Last week, some 'leaked' photos and hand-drawn schematics were published online that purported to show an upcoming drone from DJI: a Phantom 5 with interchangeable lens camera and several prime lenses. The rumor was widely reported and the photos looked real enough, but DPReview has learned that those images do not, in fact, show a Phantom 5 at all. We spoke to DJI, who clarified on the record that the drone in the images above and below is not an unreleased DJI Phantom 5, but a specialized Phantom 4 Pro designed by DJI for an enterprise client—something that it is not at all unusual for DJI to do. Here's the full statement: The Phantom 4 drone with interchangeable lenses sighted in some online publications is not a DJI product for public sale. To clarify, this was a modified Phantom 4 Pro drone designed for an enterprise client to serve specific application needs. Of course, this doesn't mean a Phantom 5 isn't in the works, but that leak from a couple of weeks ago seems to a […]

  • Ten Reasons Why All Photographers Should Learn to Shoot Macro
    by Robert K Baggs on May 23, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    Macro photography is a popular, albeit outlying and smaller genre of the medium. However, it is rich in useful and transferable skills that mean it's an important discipline, valuable to all photographers. [More... […]

  • Photographer Captures Eagle and Fox Fighting Over Rabbit in Midair
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on May 23, 2018 at 6:47 pm

    Wildlife photographer Kevin Ebi was out shooting a few days ago when he witnessed and photographed a crazy sight: a bald eagle and red fox fighting over a rabbit… in midair. While photographing the non-native foxes in San Juan Island National Historical Park on San Juan Island in Washington state, Ebi spotted a young red […]

  • Vivo teaser shows bezel-free smartphone with pop-up camera
    on May 23, 2018 at 6:22 pm

    In February, Vivo introduced a concept phone called Apex that featured a bezel-free display and pop-up front-facing camera, among other things. That handset may be more than just a concept, though, based on a teaser included with Vivo's latest event invitation and a video advertisement it recently published. Originally pointed out by The Verge, Vivo has released a 2018 FIFA World Cup advertisement that includes shots of what appears to be the Apex phone. In addition to the advertisement, Vivo has also released an invite for the company's June 12th event in Shanghai, China. The invite, below, features an image of a smartphone with a full bezel-free, notch-free display. In addition to both of the aforementioned features, Vivo's Apex concept phone also included an in-display fingerprint sensor that worked on the entire bottom half of the phone's screen. We see hints of that feature in the FIFA advertisement above. Earlier this year, Vivo unveiled the X20 Plus UD, the first smartphone to […]

  • Behind the Scenes of Photoshop Week at CreativeLive
    by Jason Vinson on May 23, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    Every year, CreativeLive hosts an event called Photoshop Week that feature classes from world-renowned experts. These free classes range from beginner level classes to expert level education. While most people only get to see these classes through a computer screen, I got the opportunity to see first hand what goes on behind the scenes. [More... […]

  • Is lens compression real? Fstoppers aims to show why it doesn’t exist
    by wbrawley@imaging-resource.com on May 23, 2018 at 5:59 pm

    Lee Morris and Patrick Hall of Fstoppers decided to tackle the topic with the aim of showing that lens compression doesn't exist. As we can see in the video below, the background elements certainly -- and dramatically -- change in size relative to the subject, which in this case is Patrick's face. What's going on here if not lens compression? Morris states that the effect is not the result of the lens itself at all, but rather the distance of the camera from the subject and from the background. To show this, Morris starts by... (read more) […]

  • This Photography Jacket Was Inspired by the US Military’s M-65 Field Jacket
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on May 23, 2018 at 5:58 pm

    The camera bag brand Langly has unveiled a new weatherproof jacket designed for professional photographers called The Langly Field Jacket. The design was inspired by the US military’s iconic M-1965 (AKA M-65) field jacket. “Originally developed by the military to function in any climate, the M-65 keeps cool on hot days, warm on cold nights, […]

  • Panasonic details upcoming firmware updates for GH5, GH5S and G9 cameras
    by wbrawley@imaging-resource.com on May 23, 2018 at 5:54 pm

    Panasonic has announced new firmware updates for the GH5, GH5S and the G9 that will be available on May 30, 2018. This announcement comes a bit ahead of the actual release, which is unusual but probably not unwelcome. This update, though not available for download until May 30, is slated to improve AF performance across all three cameras as well as adjust the already great in-body image stabilization found in the GH5 and G9. Panasonic also promises more new functions and other improvements for all three cameras, though specifics on... (read more) […]

  • AirTV Release Date, Price and Specs - CNET
    by David Katzmaier on May 23, 2018 at 5:40 pm

    Are you a cable TV cord cutter who thinks an antenna is too much of a pain? Here's a new option. […]