Photography News

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

    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 🙁 Press text: 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 late […] 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 jgray@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 jgray@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. […]

  • (SR5) Samyang will announce the new 24mm f/2.8 FE autofocus lens (listed already at ZOL)
    by SonyAlpha Admin on May 24, 2018 at 6:34 am

    The Chinese site ZOL already lists the new Samyang FE autofocus lens that will be announced in June/July. There is yet no price info but the new 24mm pancake should have the same size as the current 35mm f/2.8. – Links to all current Samyang/Rokinon FF E-mount AF lenses: 50mm f/1.4 at BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon. […] The post (SR5) Samyang will announce the new 24mm f/2.8 FE autofocus lens (listed already at ZOL) appeared first on sonyalpharumors. […]

  • Sony Tidbits…
    by SonyAlpha Admin on May 24, 2018 at 5:27 am

    SONY a7 III vs NIKON D750 vs CANON 6D Mark II: Which To Buy Full list of todays Gold Box deals at Amazon, BHphoto, eBay, Amazon.de, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it, Amazon.es. Robert Evans – Creating Powerful Imagery Which Camera? Sony a7III or Sony a7RIII? (That1CameraGuy). Sunrise High Dynamic Range Beach Shoot with the Sony FS5 and […] The post Sony Tidbits… appeared first on sonyalpharumors. […]

  • 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 jgray@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 jgray@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 jgray@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 jgray@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. […]

  • Skylum announces creation of 'Skylum AI' artificial intelligence lab
    on May 23, 2018 at 5:34 pm

    Skylum Software, formerly known as MacPhun and the developers of the Luminar photo editing application, today announced the creation of a research and development division dedicated to artificial intelligence in imaging. The division is called the Skylum AI Lab, and it is a collaboration between Skylum and its sister company, Photolemur, makers of an AI-powered image editor. The team at Skylum AI Lab, which will be headed by former Let's Enchance CEO Alex Savsunenko, is already working on a number of new AI solutions. These include artificial intelligence- and machine learning-powered image upscaling, tagging and segmentation, as well as automated image enhancement systems. As Skylum CEO Alex Tsepko explains: By using AI-based technologies in our products, our customers save time vs. manual editing, and can often get better results. Our neural networks are being trained on millions of images taken by cameras from Fujifilm, Sony, Olympus, Nikon, Canon and many others, which means […]

  • Kenmore Elite Ovation 5-Quart Stand Mixer Release Date, Price and Specs - CNET
    by Ashlee Clark-Thompson on May 23, 2018 at 5:15 pm

    The Kenmore Elite Ovation 5-Quart Stand Mixer has an opening at the top and a splash guard around the bowl to keep your ingredients from flying out of the mixing bowl. […]

  • Shoot What You Love and Sales Will Follow
    by Michael B. Stuart on May 23, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    Stock photography websites can be a great way to get your photos out there and gain some passive income. Choosing what to shoot or submit can be simplified by sticking with what you enjoy and letting your passion shine through your work. [More... […]

  • Venus Optics Laowa 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5X Ultra Macro lens for Nikon F-mount available for pre-order, shipping starts next week
    by [NR] admin on May 23, 2018 at 4:54 pm

    The new Venus Optics Laowa 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5X Ultra Macro lens for Nikon F-mount is available for pre-order at the official Laowa website and at B&H (pre-orders from the website usually ship faster). The official release is expected at the end of the month. Additional information on the Venus Optics Laowa 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5X Ultra Macro lens including sample photos, technical specifications, MTF […] Related posts:New Venus Optics Laowa 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5X Ultra Macro lens for Nikon F-mount announced The world’s widest 1:1 macro lens Venus Optics Laowa 15mm f/4 will be available in Nikon F mount Venus Optics is rumored to announce a new Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2:1 macro lens for Nikon F-mount […]

  • Using four Godox EC-200 extension heads as a quad-flash for beauty and close-up lighting
    on May 23, 2018 at 4:42 pm

    Flashpoint/Godox have just announced the EC-200 extension head, adding an effective and extremely low-cost tool for cosmetic and macro photography. These heads are exclusively designed for the Evolve 200 / AD200 pocket flash, a widely popular and highly efficient product, operated by long-lasting lithium batteries. Throughout my career I have used various types of ring flashes and parabolic umbrellas. I also collaborated with Swiss lighting manufacturer Broncolor for over a decade on countless marketing and promotional projects, and shot their launch campaigns for the original Para 330 and Ringflash C. Super model Iman for DeBeers global campaign (2003), shot with Broncolor Para330, and Fujifilm GX680III, on Fujifilm Provia film. These types of lights are often used by fashion photographers, as they are both easy to work with and offer many options—the Broncolor Paras in particular, which range from the 88 to 330, can produce a wide variety of effects. However, neither types […]

  • Perspective Distortion, Or: Why Lens Compression Doesn’t Exist
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on May 23, 2018 at 4:33 pm

    Here’s an enlightening 7-minute video by Fstoppers that explains why “lens compression” is a misconception that’s actually “perspective distortion”. Basically, the reason a camera can “add 10 pounds” to a person isn’t due to the focal length of the lens used but rather the distance from the camera to the subject. But since that distance […]

  • HTC U12 Plus Release Date, Price and Specs - CNET
    by Patrick Holland on May 23, 2018 at 4:12 pm

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

  • Apollo Lets You Magically Edit Lighting in iPhone Portrait Mode Photos
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on May 23, 2018 at 3:45 pm

    Apollo is a new “immersive illumination” iPhone app that lets you edit 3D lighting in Portrait mode photos. The app uses the depth map created by dual camera iPhones, allowing you to post-process photos as if they were 3D renders. “Apollo is the first app to use the depth data of your portrait mode photos […]

  • The Most Artistic Lens I have ever used! A video look at the Canon Dream Lens!
    by Steve Huff on May 23, 2018 at 3:44 pm

    The Most Artistic Lens I have ever used! A video look at the Canon Dream Lens! By Steve Huff Hey guys! Happy Wednesday, middle of the week! It’s a beautiful sunny day (as usual) here [... […]

  • Nikon SnapBridge version 2.0.5 released
    by [NR] admin on May 23, 2018 at 3:25 pm

    Yesterday Nikon released SnapBridge version 2.0.5 (Apple app store | Google Play). Here is what's new: Updated the Nikon ID sign-up Privacy Notice. Notice: Customers who plan to use the “synchronize location data” feature with iOS 11 should select “Always Allow” in the location permissions dialog displayed when the app is launched for the first […] Related posts:Nikon SnapBridge version 1.0.1 released for iOS Nikon SnapBridge 2.0.1 released with some major improvements Rumors: Nikon Snapbridge to be available next week […]

  • Using layer masks in Photoshop: Getting started plus 7 tips and tricks for making the most of masks
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on May 23, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    Layer masks are a big reason why Photoshop is a more powerful and versatile photo editing tool than something like Lightroom. However, with great power can sometimes come great complexity. Whereas tools such as gradient filters and sliders are highly intuitive, things like masking is not always as straightforward. Colin Smith from photoshopCAFE is here to help with his latest video. In the video below, Smith shows us not only how to use layer masks within Photoshop, but also shows off seven tips and tricks you can use in... (read more) […]

  • This Camera Got Melted While Shooting a Rocket Launch
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on May 23, 2018 at 2:47 pm

    Renowned NASA photographer Bill Ingalls set up a remote DSLR camera pointed at the launch pad yesterday during the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch. When he went back to retrieve the camera afterward, this is what he found. The $3,500 Canon 5DS DSLR and pricey L lens used for the close-up had gotten melted. “Well, […]

  • Sony reveals camera strategy: aims to be the top camera brand by 2021
    on May 23, 2018 at 2:42 pm

    In a recent presentation at its investors relations day in Tokyo, Sony was not shy about its ambitions in the photography market. According to the presentation, Sony intends to occupy the top slot in the overall camera market by the end of 2020 by boosting its interchangeable lens systems to beat back Canon and Nikon. Already doing quite a good job of grabbing market share, the company has told investors that it plans to expand its lens business and push towards the professional market while ‘strengthening products’ in the interchangeable lens camera segment. Despite predicting only very modest growth in 2018 and acknowledging that competitors are becoming more aggressive, the company told investors that it will "win in an increasingly competitive market and continue to generate high profit" in the mid-term. Citing its crop of awards from TIPA, EISA and Camera GP Japan to back up the claims, Sony stated that it intends to broaden the range of lenses it offers and to expand […]

  • Google Photos Now Lets You ‘Star’ and ‘Heart’ Pictures
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on May 23, 2018 at 2:18 pm

    Google Photos is taking another step towards being a social photo sharing app that can compete with the likes of Facebook, Instagram, and Flickr. Google has unveiled the ability to “star” and “heart” photos. The new “star” is the mechanism for adding photos as Favorites and will be available when browsing your own photos. This […]

  • HTC unveils the U12+: Brings back the dual-camera and adds 4K 60p video
    on May 23, 2018 at 1:57 pm

    With the release of the HTC One M8 in 2014, HTC was a true dual-camera pioneer; unfortunately, that phone was also slightly ahead of its time. The One M8's camera only had a lukewarm reception, and overall the device did not prove to be particularly popular. As a consequence, HTC dropped the dual-camera concept after the M8... until now. HTC has finally rejoined the ranks of dual-camera proponents with the launch of the brand new HTC U12+. Building on the camera performance of last year's U11+, the new model appears to have a lot to offer mobile photographers. The main camera features a 1/2.55″ 12MP sensor with stabilized F1.75 aperture lens and 27mm-equivalent focal length. The secondary 2x optical zoom camera features a 16MP pixel count and 54mm equivalent focal length. The aperture is F2.6. The autofocus combines PDAF and laser technology and there are also a “Pro” photography mode for manual control and RAW-support, as well as a background-blurring portrait […]

  • You can now favorite images in Google Photos
    on May 23, 2018 at 1:37 pm

    Google Photos is the default online image management platform for many mobile and desktop users, but until now, it's been lacking one pretty basic feature that is available in most comparable applications: the ability to favorite photos. Today Google closed this glaring gap in the Photos feature set, announcing via Twitter that it is rolling out a feature that allows users to tap a star in the upper right corner of any photo in their library. This automatically adds the image to the new Favorites album, making it easier to manage your most cherished images. It’s OK to play favorites. Rolling out this week, tap the ⭐️ button to mark a photo as a favorite. Head to the Albums tab and view all your favorites in one place. pic.twitter.com/eWnSMDKQ72 — Google Photos (@googlephotos) May 21, 2018 Additionally, you'll soon be able to "heart" photos that have been shared with you. This is essentially the Google Photos equivalent to a Facebook-like, and adds a social […]

  • 2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio review - Roadshow
    by Jon Wong on May 23, 2018 at 1:10 pm

    A 505-horsepower drivetrain, tight handling and gorgeous looks put the sport sedan segment on notice. […]

  • Supertelephoto Lens Updates Are Getting Closer [CR1]
    by Canon Rumors on May 23, 2018 at 1:05 pm

    Updates to Canon’s line of “big white lenses” is getting closer we’re told. Some of these new lenses will be present at the World Cup in Russia, which begins on June 14. We generally assume the “big whites” as the following lenses. EF 200mm f/2L IS EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II EF 400mm f/2.8L IS Read more... […]

  • Apollo app for iOS uses dual-cam depth map to create impressive lighting tricks
    on May 23, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Apple's dual-camera setup can create a depth map to simulate background blur - but now, someone's figured out how to simulate lighting effects with an impressive level of control. Apple's dual camera devices (the 7 Plus, 8 Plus and X to be precise) generate a depth map to create the effects of Portrait Mode and Portrait Lighting that we've all come to know well. Whether you love, hate or feel generally 'meh' toward fake background blur, things get interesting when Apple makes that depth map information available to third party app developers. Enter Apollo: Immersive illumination, a $1.99 iOS app with an unusual name and a few interesting tricks up its sleeve. Apollo uses the depth map not for background-blurring purposes, but to allow users to add realistic lighting effects to photos after they're taken. Up to 20 light sources can be positioned throughout an image, with the ability to adjust intensity, color and distance. With the depth information provided, light sources interact […]

  • Price Drop on iKan PD Movie Lineup
    by planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch) on May 23, 2018 at 11:38 am

    Hey y'all… I had an alert from Adorama about a price drop on iKan PD Movie gear and wanted to let you know. I had a couple of great conversations with ... The post Price Drop on iKan PD Movie Lineup appeared first on planet5D curated digital image news.      Related StoriesRED Simplifies Their Product LineFREE VideoMicro as RØDE Microphones Celebrates Release of Short Film BUGGEDSigma Announces Pricing & Availability for Its 70mm F2.8 DG MACRO Art Lens&nbs […]

  • Lensball Pro Review
    on May 23, 2018 at 10:52 am

    We've been playing around with a crystal sphere known as a Lensball to find out just how good they are for creative photography. […]

  • Fstoppers Reviews the Sony FE 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 GM OSS Lens
    by Ryan Mense on May 23, 2018 at 12:27 am

    Sony’s longest reaching zoom lens for Alpha mirrorless cameras, the FE 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 GM OSS, offers versatile shooting possibilities with an extra emphasis on image quality. [More... […]

  • How Lens Compression and Perspective Distortion Work
    by Lee Morris on May 22, 2018 at 9:01 pm

    We've talked about this before on Fstoppers, but there still seems to be some debate about lens compression. Let's dive a little deeper into perspective distortion. [More... […]

  • The new ASUS ZenBook Pro 15 features a 100% Adobe RGB 4K display
    on May 22, 2018 at 8:10 pm

    ASUS has unveiled its new ZenBook Pro 15: a lightweight laptop that packs some seriously impressive specs, including a 4K factory-calibrated display and, despite its thin 18.9mm frame, up to an 8th-generation Intel Core i9-8950HK hexa-core processor. The model offers excellent hardware options targeting video and photo professionals, in addition to gamers. The new ZenBook Pro 15 offers a 15.6-inch IPS multi-touch display in 1080p and 4K 3840 x 2160 resolutions, both of which feature 100% Adobe RGB color space and 95% NTSC color gamut, integrated ASUS Calibration, and the promise of "pin-sharp accuracy." If the Intel Core i9 chip—which is fairly uncommon in laptops—is a bit too rich for your blood, buyers can choose a quad-core Core i5 or six-core Core i7 processor instead. RAM can be customized to either 8GB or 16GB, and storage maxes out at 1TB SSD. Finally, graphics are delivered via an NVIDIA GTX 1050 with up to 4GB of GDDR5 memory, and a dual-fan cooling system with […]

  • Fstoppers Reviews the Manfrotto Befree Advanced Travel Tripod for Sony Alpha Cameras
    by Ryan Mense on May 22, 2018 at 8:00 pm

    Given the rising popularity of Sony Alpha cameras, it would be stupid not to cater specifically towards that crowd, right? [More... […]

  • Canon is now selling CMOS image sensors, including a 120MP APS-H beast
    on May 22, 2018 at 7:57 pm

    It looks like Canon is getting into sensor sales. The three specialized CMOS sensors the company has been recently showing off—including a 120MP APS-H model and an ultra-low light sensor—have been listed for sale by special order through Canon, and through Phase 1 Technology Corp in the US. As far as we know, this is the first time Canon has publicly gotten into the semiconductor business. That in and of itself is big news, despite the fact that these sensors are likely meant for security, machine vision and, say, astrophotography camera makers. There's the 120MP APS-H sensor, which outputs images measuring 13280x9184 pixels; there's a 2/3" 5MP global shutter sensor that boasts "remarkably wide dynamic range"; and, finally, a 2.2MP full-frame unit with 19µm high-sensitivity pixels designed for extreme low-light shooting. All three are available in RGB and monochrome variations. B2B sensor sales like this usually require you purchase more than one sensor, so at-home […]

  • A $1200 Lens Falls in to a Pool…Testing the Universal Lens Cap (video)
    by Steve Huff on May 22, 2018 at 7:49 pm

    A $1200 Lens Falls in to a Pool…Testing the Universal Lens Cap (video) By Steve Huff So I ordered a couple of these expensive all rubber lens caps as I thought the concept and idea [... […]

  • Sony A7 III Video Features & Analysis: For $2000, the A7 III is an attractive full-frame 4K video option
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on May 22, 2018 at 7:20 pm

    Click here to read our Sony A7 III Video Features & Analysis As you probably know from reading reviews, including ours, the Sony A7 III is a pretty darn good full frame stills camera, especially given its $2000 price point. It outclasses it's closest rivals in just about every category when it comes to capturing images, but how does it fare in video? In that regard, one of the only cameras that sits as a direct competitor might be the Panasonic GH5. In our A7 III Video Features & Analysis, we take a look at what the Sony A7 III... (read more) […]

  • People Magazine Once Paid $10,000 for a Photo It Didn’t Even Want
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on May 22, 2018 at 7:01 pm

    Photographers often reminisce about the glory days of magazines, when they were given huge budgets, freedoms, and paychecks to create images. Here’s one crazy example of what things were like then: People magazine once paid $10,000 for exclusive rights to a photo it didn’t even want… just to keep it away from competitors. The New […]

  • Ten Easy Steps for Creating a Same-Day Wedding Slideshow
    by Derrick Ruf on May 22, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    Take a look at this Lightroom CC fueled, wedding day sneak peak for iPad-equipped photographers. [More... […]

  • PicoBrew Pico Model C review - CNET
    by Andrew Gebhart on May 22, 2018 at 6:36 pm

    The Picobrew Pico Model C gets a lot of things right, but it's not a great fit for most. […]

  • Sony Investing $9B in Image Sensors, Aims to Be Top Camera Brand by 2021
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on May 22, 2018 at 6:07 pm

    Sony has unveiled a new three-year plan for its business segments under new CEO Kenichiro Yoshida, and it’s clear that one of the company’s primary goals is to dominate digital photography. The company, already the clear-cut leader in image sensors with a reported 50% market share, is planning to invest 1 trillion yen (~$9 billion) […]

  • How to Report an Instagram Copyright Violation in Under Two Minutes
    by Andy Day on May 22, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    Every day sees tens of thousands of copyright infringements on Instagram, and despite this vast number, reporting violations is very confusing — perhaps deliberately so. While my first attempt took almost 20 minutes, I can now complete a report in under 90 seconds. This quick guide walks you through the process and helps to make it as painless as possible. [More... […]

  • Instagram launches Mute button, tests 'all caught up' feature
    on May 22, 2018 at 5:39 pm

    Ever after Instagram decided to abandon its chronological feed and reorder user feeds using an algorithm, it has been difficult to keep track of what you've already seen. This, in turn, keeps some users nervously scrolling through their feeds to make sure they don't miss any important posts from the people they follow. According to TechCrunch, Instagram is testing a new feature that will help alleviate this anxiety. The feature notifies you when you're all caught up so you can turn your attention to another app or, heaven forbid, even put your phone away. In practice, the feature will be very simple: as you scroll through your feed, you'll get a notification saying "You’re All Caught Up – You’ve seenall new post from the past 48 hours." In combination with the recently announced "time spent" feature—which will give users a better idea of how much time they spend with the app once implemented—this latest function is aimed at helping Instagramers control […]

  • Photographer Has Close Encounters with Huge Manta Rays
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on May 22, 2018 at 5:24 pm

    Photographer William Drumm of Denver, Colorado, has been traveling to Socorro Island over the past two years in hopes of swimming and capturing images of the world’s largest manta rays. This 2-minute video shows some of the beautiful encounters Drumm has had. Caters Clips writes that the shots were captured between October 2017 and April […]

  • Shutterbug shuts down print publication after 45 years, goes 'web only'
    on May 22, 2018 at 5:20 pm

    Popular photography magazine Shutterbug has announced that it is shutting down its print publication of 45 years, and will focus instead on reaching its audience online as a "web-only publication." The news was published earlier today by Shutterbug Editor-in-Chef Dan Havlik, who says the media landscape simply cannot sustain a photography print publication any longer. The best way to serve Shutterbug's readers, says Havlik, is by dedicating all of the company's resources towards becoming a "dynamic, web-only publication." Shutterbug magazine had a great run, but the media landscape has changed dramatically in the last 4+ decades, and we felt now was the time for Shutterbug to become a dynamic, web-only publication. Shutterbug.com has grown dramatically in recent years with record traffic and expanded reach to photographers around the world. We can now dedicate all our resources to further growing our online presence and expanding our video, social media, mobile and e-commerce […]

  • Struggling Photographers: Don't Give Up
    by Nicole York on May 22, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    This is a rallying cry for photographers balancing on the edge of failure: don’t give up. [More... […]

  • RED and Lucid Unveil 8K 3D Camera for 4V Holographic Photos
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on May 22, 2018 at 4:54 pm

    The camera companies RED and Lucid have unveiled a new 8K 3D/4V camera that’s designed to work with the RED Hydrogen One modular holographic phone. RED is building the high-resolution hardware for the camera while Lucid is providing the 3D Fusion Technology software that it’ll use. The new camera will be the “first dual camera […]

  • Razer Blade (2018) Release Date, Price and Specs - CNET
    by Dan Ackerman on May 22, 2018 at 4:18 pm

    Bigger screen, better graphics and a barely there bezel make for a big upgrade. […]

  • Razer Core X Release Date, Price and Specs - CNET
    by Lori Grunin on May 22, 2018 at 4:07 pm

    The company's newest external Thunderbolt 3 GPU box isn't as sleek as the Core v2 and lacks some of the frills, but it's a lot cheaper. […]

  • Do $5,000 Camera Lenses Float?
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on May 22, 2018 at 3:57 pm

    There’s a viral video floating around that appears shows a photographer accidentally dropping what looks like a Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS lens into a swimming pool while crouched at the edge. Photographer Steven Ho of Macau, China, posted the video to his Facebook page, where it quickly received hundreds of shares and tens of […]

  • Kodak Daylight Single Use disposable camera launched in Europe
    on May 22, 2018 at 3:45 pm

    Kodak Alaris has launched a new single-use disposable camera in Europe. Called the Kodak Daylight Single Use Camera, this 800 ISO film camera can be used in low and high outdoor lighting conditions, according to the company, which bills it as an item ideal for parties, weddings, and similar events. The Kodak Daylight Single Use Camera has a one meter to infinity focal length and 39 total exposures; however, it's worth noting that this camera does not have a flash. The company announced the camera for the European market, and it appears to be available now from Amazon UK for £7.79. It's unclear whether the company will launch the Daylight Single Use model in other markets. […]

  • RED and Lucid unveil 8K 3D camera that produces 4V holographic video in real time
    on May 22, 2018 at 3:40 pm

    Computer vision company Lucid and cinema camera maker RED have partnered to create an 8K 3D camera that can capture 4-view (4V) holographic images and video in real-time. The camera is designed to work with RED's upcoming holographic Hydrogen One smartphone—both by shooting holographic content that can be viewed on the phone's 4V screen, and by using the modular phone as a "viewfinder." The camera itself (which has yet to be named) will be made by RED, but it will be powered by Lucid’s "real-time 3D Fusion Technology." This tech generates 3D/4V footage in real-time, promising to turn a processing-intensive task into "an instantaneous point-and-shoot experience." The camera looks like any other RED cinema camera... sort of. Except instead of one 8K sensor the camera uses two "perfectly hardware-synced" 4K sensors and a beam splitter to capture and output 8K 4-view footage. That footage can be viewed after the fact or even live using the upcoming RED Hydrogen One smartphone, […]

  • Canon EF-M 11-22mm review so far
    by Gordon Laing on May 22, 2018 at 3:35 pm

    Canon's EF-M 11-22mm is an ultra-wide zoom lens for EOS mirrorless cameras with APSC sensors, upon which it delivers an 18-35mm equivalent range, making it ideal for landscape, architecture, large group shots or vlogging at arm's length. Find out more in my review-so-far.… The post Canon EF-M 11-22mm review so far appeared first on Cameralabs. […]

  • Nikon mirrorless camera rumors update
    by [NR] admin on May 22, 2018 at 3:04 pm

    I am continuing to update my list of rumored/expected details for the new Nikon mirrorless camera. Here is the new info: Nikon is rumored to target the Sony A7 III with their new mirrorless camera - if true, this will mean they will use a sensor in the 24MP range and a target price around $2,000 - […] Related posts:Nikon’s upcoming mirrorless camera rumored to have a new Z-mount with 16mm flange focal distance Nikon: new mirrorless camera will be brought to market by next spring Nikon mirrorless camera rumors: the most likely scenario […]

  • Skylum Software develops new collaborative AI Lab, aiming to make software smarter and more efficient
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on May 22, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    Skylum Software, the developers of popular photo editing software Luminar and Aurora HDR, has announced the formation of a new research and development division focused on artificial intelligence technologies within photo editing. The new Skylum AI Lab is a collaboration between Skylum and its sister company, Photolemur, which creates AI-based image editing software and technology. Skylum has already incorporated AI-based image editing tech into its software in the past, such as with the "smart filters" in Luminar, but they hope... (read more) […]

  • Lucid Partners with RED to Build 8K 3D/4V Camera for Hydrogen One
    on May 22, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    Lucid is working with Hollywood camera maker RED to build the next generation prosumer 3D/4-View (4V) camera for 8K video and image capture. The new camera is the first dual camera to give users full 8K video and picture capabilities converting to 4V in real-time while allowing them to shoot like professionals with dynamically adjustable lens distances for the best 3D focus and zoom. By attaching the soon-to-be-released modular holographic phone--RED Hydrogen One--to the camera, users will be able to view 3D/4V content in post and live as if it were the viewfinder. […]

  • AKVIS HDRFactory 6.0
    on May 22, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    AKVIS HDRFactory 6.0 lets you create an HDR image from a series of shots or from one single photo. The latest version offers the new Pin Tool that lets you refine the result on certain areas, an improved HDRI mode, the enhanced Vignette option, various interface improvements, and other changes. […]

  • Why Nikon and Canon should build mirrorless as a second system – but probably won't
    on May 22, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    All rumors suggest that Canon and/or Nikon is going to get into the high-end mirrorless interchangeable lens camera market, in some way. I don't have any insider knowledge of this, or I wouldn't be able to write this, but it looks pretty likely at this point. It also seems pretty likely to me that both brands will do everything to maintain compatibility with their existing lens mounts. Avoiding the need to design a whole new lens range, maximizing the value of the investment in the existing lineup and side-stepping the kind of anger that Canon generated when it abandoned its previous 'FD' mount (all the way back in 1987) are all major motivators. Let's imagine what would happen if they decided to make a system that sat alongside their existing DSLRs, rather than heralding their obsolescence Planning for a future, F-mount compatible mirrorless camera might explain why all of Nikon's recent lenses have finally abandoned mechanical aperture control from the lens mount, since it means […]

  • RED Simplifies Their Product Line
    by planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch) on May 22, 2018 at 12:45 pm

    RED simplifies their product line and simultaneously pisses off part of their customers while also making things better for the others. I ran into this story reading flame wars that ... The post RED Simplifies Their Product Line appeared first on planet5D curated digital image news.      Related StoriesBehind the Scenes in the Manufacturing & Production of RED Digital CinemaFREE VideoMicro as RØDE Microphones Celebrates Release of Short Film BUGGEDSigma Announces Pricing & Availability for Its 70mm F2.8 DG MACRO Art Lens&nbs […]

  • Kickstarter: The KOBRA Flash Modifier System
    by Canon Rumors on May 22, 2018 at 12:19 pm

    A few months ago we posted this project for the KOBRA Flash Modifier System, and unfortunately it did not reach its funding goal, this time it has. This is a great time to take advantage of the sale price for the Kickstarter campaign, you can save up to 30% until the campaign ends on June Read more... […]

  • Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Pricing and Preorder Coming May 25
    by Canon Rumors on May 22, 2018 at 12:04 pm

    Pricing and preorder for the Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art series lens is coming May 25, 2018 according to Nokishita. Product Highlights EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16 Three FLD Elements, Two SLD Elements One Aspherical Element Super Multi-Layer Coating Hyper Sonic AF Motor, Manual Override Weather-Sealed, Protective Front Coating Rounded 9-Blade Read more... […]

  • 2018 Porsche 718 Boxster GTS Release Date, Price and Specs - Roadshow
    by Steven Ewing on May 22, 2018 at 11:17 am

    Why Porsche’s range-topping 718 GTS models are also the best value. […]

  • JBL Go 2 review - CNET
    by David Carnoy on May 22, 2018 at 11:15 am

    The second-generation of JBL's tiny, entry-level Bluetooth speaker, gets full waterproofing along with a better design and sound. […]

  • Printing your photos: 7 printing mistakes to avoid
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on May 22, 2018 at 11:00 am

    Did yesterday's article about printing get you fired up to start making prints of your own? If so, a new video from photographer Nigel Danson will help you avoid seven mistakes when making prints. Don't feel discouraged if you make an error when printing. I've made hundreds of prints and every so often, I still forget to change a certain setting in Photoshop or choose the wrong type of paper for a specific image. It happens. With that said, by becoming familiar with common printing mistakes, you'll certainly be in a better... (read more) […]

  • A day in the life of the Panasonic ZS200: Initial gallery images from this 360mm eq. compact
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on May 22, 2018 at 10:05 am

    Having a 360mm-equivalent zoom paired with a relatively large 1-inch-type sensor in a small and light package that fits in the palm of your hand is definitely enticing. I recently spent time with the Panasonic 50-200mm f/2.8-4, and that lens is super-light compared to what you can get in the APS-C and Full Frame worlds, but the Panasonic ZS200 can handle long range while still slipping comfortably in a vest pocket! So I'd been hoping for a chance to try this little... (read more) […]

  • Tamron 14-150mm Vs. Panasonic 14-140mm Lens Review
    by Lee Morris on May 22, 2018 at 12:01 am

    As a Micro Four Thirds videographer, my most used lens has become the Panasonic 14-140mm f/3.5-5.6 lens. Today I will compare this lens to the cheaper Tamron 14-150mm lens.  [More... […]

  • Why You Should Prefer a Blog Over Social Media
    by Tihomir Lazarov on May 21, 2018 at 9:04 pm

    We live in the social media era and it is the preferred the marketing channel. Why should we talk about blogs? Here are some thoughts on giving more emphasis on your blog than the social networks. [More... […]

  • RED's Hydrogen One phone with holographic display is coming to AT&T and Verizon
    on May 21, 2018 at 8:41 pm

    Although no exact release date or pricing has been announced yet, it seems the RED Hydrogen One modular smartphone with its holographic display will be available to the masses before long. According to an announcement last week, the phone will be available through two of the United State's largest mobile carriers, Verizon and AT&T, sometime this summer. The device was first launched in July 2017, with preorders starting at $1,200, but delivery was recently pushed back to August of this year. According to RED founder Jim Jannard, the company needed some extra time to receive carrier certification. Looking at the latest announcement, this process appears to have gone well. The Hydrogen One's key selling point is a 5.7-inch lightfield holographic display for mobile gadgets, which uses Nano-Photonic technology and RED’s 4-View video format to create a 3D effect without the need for glasses. The display is made by Leia Inc., in which RED is an investor. The phone will also come […]

  • The Five Best Nikkor Lenses for Nikon Full-Frame Cameras
    by Daniel Laan on May 21, 2018 at 8:04 pm

    I bet you've always wanted to hold the crispiest glass yourself. Kai Wong is here with his selection of the ultimate lenses for Nikon full-frame cameras. Well, we have a couple of lists ready to compare Wong's choices with some other usual suspects. This is some expensive glass, and perhaps not surprisingly, most of the lenses in this list are prime lenses in the 50-100mm focal range. However, we've also compiled a list of our top choices according to your subject. But let's start by checking out Kai Wong's latest video. [More... […]

  • RAW versus DNG: What are the advantages and disadvantages of DNG files?
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on May 21, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    If you use Adobe software such as Lightroom and Photoshop, you may convert and save your RAW files as DNG files. This can improve performance, save space and offer other benefits. However, Tony Northrup argues in a new video, seen below, that it might be a mistake to rely heavily upon DNG files. There are advantages and disadvantages to DNG files when compared to your camera's native RAW file format (note that in some cases, camera's can natively save as DNG files, but it's often the case that your camera uses a proprietary RAW... (read more) […]

  • Video: Astronaut forgets to insert SD card into GoPro before spacewalk
    on May 21, 2018 at 6:49 pm

    An unnamed NASA astronaut stationed on the International Space Station recently ran into an issue during a spacewalk: he forgot to check whether his GoPro camera had an SD card installed before embarking on a spacewalk. We've all been there, right? The astronaut, who may have been Andrew Feustel, was featured in a spacewalk livestream on NASA's Twitch account last Wednesday. During the livestream, viewers were treated to a brief conversation that started with the astronaut asking, "Hey, Houston, I gotta ask a question about the GoPro real quick." The astronaut explains that he sees a "No SD" warning on the GoPro's display when pushing a button. "Do I need that to record?" he asks, referring to the SD card. "And if it’s recording, is there supposed to be a red light on?" After a long moment of silence, Houston clarifies that the red light should appear while recording if the SD card is inserted, and that the "No SD" message likely meant the camera didn't have a media card […]

  • Sony Digital Paper 10.3" DPT-CP1 Release Date, Price and Specs - CNET
    by David Carnoy on May 21, 2018 at 6:35 pm

    The company's new E Ink touchscreen notepad now comes in a smaller size with a lower price tag. […]

  • B&H now lists the Nikon D850 as available on January 1st, 2100
    by [NR] admin on May 21, 2018 at 6:17 pm

    The situation with the Nikon D850 availability in the U.S. is beyond ridiculous at this point. Nine months after the official announcements, the three major U.S. stores never had the camera in stock. B&H probably got tired of answering the same question over and over and they updated their website to list the Nikon D850 availability […] Related posts:It’s January 1st 2018 and the Nikon D850 is still out of stock Nikon D850 is Map Camera’s top selling camera for 2017 and January 2018 It’s February 13th, 2018 and the Nikon D850 is still out of stock in the US […]

  • A Cinema Series DSLR Isn’t Happening, But a New Cinema Line Likely is [CR1]
    by Canon Rumors on May 21, 2018 at 6:15 pm

    Ever since the Canon EOS-1D C, there has been a lot of chatter and desire to see another “C” labeled DSLR. The EOS-1D C was quite expensive, at more than twice the price of the very similar EOS-1D X and it didn’t sell all that well until it saw heavy discounts. We’re being told again, Read more... […]

  • Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 (2018) review - CNET
    by Joshua Goldman on May 21, 2018 at 5:18 pm

    Showcasing a new hybrid chip developed by Intel and AMD, the 15.6-inch convertible has power for content creation and gaming in a superslim body. […]

  • Mastering the Kirlian Photography Technique: A Short Guide
    by Richard Gaspari on May 21, 2018 at 5:04 pm

    The Kirlian photography technique is still one of the most spectacular ways to shoot different subjects. This method is a bit of a mystery, especially for those who are beginners in the art of photography. Here's how it works. [More... […]

  • Nokia 8 Sirocco review - CNET
    by Daniel Van Boom on May 21, 2018 at 5:03 pm

    The Nokia 8 Sirocco is the best Nokia Android phone yet, but not exciting enough to justify the cost. […]

  • LG Q7 Release Date, Price and Specs - CNET
    by Scott Stein on May 21, 2018 at 4:36 pm

    Big display. Some AI. Coming soon. […]

  • Panasonic 200mm f/2.8 Lens Review: The premier f/2.8 supertelephoto lens for Micro Four Thirds
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on May 21, 2018 at 4:35 pm

    Click here to read our Panasonic 200mm f/2.8 Lens Review We're cranking away here, churning through a backlog of lens reviews, and next up is our lab review of the new Panasonic 200mm f/2.8 Leica supertelephoto lens. Debuting towards the end of 2017, the Panasonic 200mm f/2.8 just made the cut-off for our annual Lens of the Year Awards, and no shocker here, but it easily got the nod for Best Telephoto Prime lens last year: small, light and tack-sharp! We've now compiled our lab testing results and published our full review of... (read more) […]

  • Back to Basics with a Minolta Maxxum 7 by Ibraar Hussain
    by Steve Huff on May 21, 2018 at 4:22 pm

    Back to Basics with a Minolta Maxxum 7 by Ibraar Hussain Hi Steve, Brandon and all the new and old stevehuffphoto.com visitors, enthusiasts, contributors and everyone else who has and will visit this site in [... […]

  • Adam Gibbs travels from Canada to the Lake District in the United Kingdom and finds a familiar subject
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on May 21, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    When we join photographer Adam Gibbs on his photography vlogs, we are often treated to lovely forests, streams and other nature scenes in British Columbia, Canada. However, in his latest video, we join Gibbs in the picturesque Lake District in the United Kingdom. Although he traveled 6,000 miles and crossed the Atlantic Ocean, Gibbs still gravitated toward one of his favorite and most common subjects, a waterfall. As he worked on finding a composition, he wanted to discuss an important topic. When you're in a new area which is... (read more) […]

  • Behind the scenes: Shooting a documentary atop a moving train
    on May 21, 2018 at 3:43 pm

    In 2013 and 2014, filmmaker Miguel de Olaso (AKA Macgregor) and his crew spend many months traveling back and forth on the famed Mauritanian Railway—one of the longest and heaviest trains in the world, the so-called 'Backbone of the Sahara—to document the grueling journey endured by merchants who regularly travel atop this train to transport goods to people living in remote Saharan towns. The result is a beautifully-executed 12-minute documentary titled The Mauritania Railway: Backbone of the Sahara, which follows the journey of Malick: a 27 year-old merchant who relies on the train for his livelihood, even as he risks death each time he climbs aboard. The short doc was shot entirely on a Sony F35 that was modified to use a Nikon mount (for reasons you'll understand in a moment), and filming the documentary was a grueling process. We spoke with Macgregor shortly before the documentary was released last week, and he shared some details about the kit he used, the challenges […]

  • The Nikon D850 got two more Camera GP 2018 awards
    by [NR] admin on May 21, 2018 at 3:39 pm

    The Nikon D850 got two more Camera GP 2018 awards "Readers Award" and "Editors Award". This probably makes the D850 the most awarded camera ever - here is a list of all the awards the D850 received so far: All the awards the Nikon D850 got The Nikon D850 is still out of stock in […] Related posts:It’s January 1st 2018 and the Nikon D850 is still out of stock The 2018 TIPA and EISA awards are out The Nikon D850 is Map Camera’s top-selling camera for February 2018 (again) […]

  • Instagram now lets you share other people's photos in your Stories
    on May 21, 2018 at 3:10 pm

    Another day, another new Instagram feature. Now the makers of the popular mobile image sharing platform have announced a new way to share posts from people you are following to one of your Instagram Stories—if you see a post in your feed that you consider share-worthy, you can now share it as a sticker in a Story where your friends and followers will be able to see it. The process is easy. You simply have to tap on the paper airplane button below the post. You’ll then get a button that allows you to create a Story. If you tap this button you will see the post you want to share as a sticker with customized background. As usual, this sticker can be moved around, scaled and rotated. If you tap on it again you can pick different style options. The viewers of your Story will see the original poster’s username and can click through to the original post and see the creators other posts. Also, you can only share posts from public accounts and, if you want to prevent your own […]

  • Weekly Nikon news flash #471 part 2: videos
    by [NR] admin on May 21, 2018 at 2:57 pm

    I could not fit all the new Nikon related videos in my original Weekly Nikon News Flash, so here they are: → 5 best Nikon lenses for full frame by Kai (6 actually): Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR lens ($2,796.95) Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G lens ($1,596.95) Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G lens […] Related posts:Weekly Nikon news flash #455 Weekly Nikon news flash #450 Kill some time before the end of the year with these interesting Nikon related videos […]

  • Canon EOS 80D Will Be The Next DSLR Replaced [CR1]
    by Canon Rumors on May 21, 2018 at 2:25 pm

    We’re being told that 2018 will be a slow DSLR year for Canon, but that we’ll likely a see a replacement to the EOS 80D next, and it’s possible that its coming in late 2018. While a EOS 7D Mark II replacement will be more exciting to the Canon community, there is absolutely no signs Read more... […]

  • New 6-bay NAS from Synology offers 72TB of storage
    on May 21, 2018 at 2:17 pm

    Synology has added a new 6-bay NAS to its DiskStation+ series, and it's aimed squarely at photographers and medium sized businesses. The DS1618+ can handle up to six 12TB drives, giving it a total capacity of 72TB and up to 60TB of storage when using a RAID 5 configuration. The new NAS uses the Intel Atom C3538 Quad-core 2.1 GHz processor and comes with 4GB of DDR4 system memory—which can be expanded to 32GB via two 16GB ECC SO-DIMMs. As with other NAS models in the DS+ range, the DS1618+ is compatible with the DX517 expansion unit that allows users to add capacity and extra bays just by plugging it in. The new model can connect with two of these 5-bay units to take the total number of drive slots to 16 and the total capacity to 192TB. Like the DS1517+, the DS1618+ offers users the chance to increase the size of the cache via a M2D17 PCle adapter card that takes Dual M.2 SSD, or to increase read/write speeds by installing a network interface card with up to two 10GbE ports. The […]

  • After Effects Tips: Standing on a Moving Car
    by planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch) on May 21, 2018 at 2:06 pm

    If you haven’t been following Jordy and his Cinecom.net team, then you’re missing out! We have shared several of Jordy’s posts in the past, and it is amazing how far ... The post After Effects Tips: Standing on a Moving Car appeared first on planet5D curated digital image news.      Related StoriesTSA Battery Restrictions – Flying with Lithium IonFREE VideoMicro as RØDE Microphones Celebrates Release of Short Film BUGGEDSigma Announces Pricing & Availability for Its 70mm F2.8 DG MACRO Art Lens&nbs […]

  • Leica 50-200mm f2.8-4 review
    by Gordon Laing on May 21, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    The Leica DG 50-200mm f2.8-4 is a high-end telephoto zoom designed for Panasonic and Olympus mirrorless cameras, upon which it delivers equivalent coverage of 100-400mm. In my in-depth review I'll compare it to the Olympus 40-150mm to help you choose the best telephoto zoom!… The post Leica 50-200mm f2.8-4 review appeared first on Cameralabs. […]

  • Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus Review
    on May 21, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    The Galaxy S9 Plus is Samsung's flagship smartphone for 2018, boasting a 6.2-inch screen, dual cameras with dual-aperture, 4K video at 60fps and super slow motion video at 960fps. Is this the ultimate smartphone for keen photographers? Find out by reading our in-depth Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus review... […]

  • Tips and tricks to help you start printing your own photos
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on May 21, 2018 at 1:30 pm

    It's great to view and share your photos online and there are many excellent ways to do so. However, it's tough to top a print. There's something special about holding your work in your hands and being able to share a physical print with others. If you're new to printing, it can feel a bit daunting as it often proves challenging -- and at times frustrating -- to turn your digital file into a pleasing physical print. To help you get started with printing your photos, whether you are using a lab or printing at home, photographer... (read more) […]

  • Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus Sample Images
    on May 21, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Ahead of our full review, here are some sample images taken with the new Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus smartphone. […]

  • Ambassadors’ Choice: Canon photographers pick their favourite lenses
    by Nigel Atherton on May 21, 2018 at 12:19 pm

    Leading professional photographers reveal how they capture world-class images using their Canon EF lensesDiving humpback whale, Arctic coast Canon EOS 5D Mark III with a Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens, 1/640sec at f/2.8, ISO 1600 Every photographer has a go-to lens that’s a permanent fixture in their kitbag. Whether they are shooting wildlife, sports, portraits, …Continue reading » […]

  • OnePlus Bullets Wireless review - CNET
    by David Carnoy on May 21, 2018 at 4:01 am

    These in-ear neckband-style wireless headphones share some similarities with BeatsX headphones but cost less. […]

  • Adding Tool Selections to Your Photoshop Actions
    by Bill Larkin on May 20, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    As I always discuss, I am looking constantly for every way to streamline every little detail of my workflow as much as possible. Today I want to talk about what you do after you run your actions. It's a very simple thing that I rarely see anyone do. [More... […]

  • Canon Will Sell You Their 120mp APS-H Image Sensor
    by Canon Rumors on May 20, 2018 at 4:58 pm

    Are you building your own camera and need more megapixels? You can buy Canon’s 120mp APS-H sensor. The sensor is available in color and monochrome. Hat tip to Northlight Images. Ultra-High Resolution CMOS Sensor The 120MXS is an ultra-high resolution CMOS sensor with 13280 x 9184 effective pixels (approx. 60x the resolution of Full HD). Read more... […]

  • Patent: Canon Wide Angle Zoom for Full Frame Mirrorless Camera
    by Canon Rumors on May 20, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    A patent for an optical formula showing  a wide angle zoom lens for a full frame mirrorless body has appeared. It looks like this patent is for a 16-30mm f/2.8 and has a short backfocus of 11.34mm, which tells us it’s not for a DSLR. Canon 16-30mm f/2.8 Specifications: (Japan Patent Application 2018-077320) Zoom ratio: 1.67 Read more... […]

  • Police Officer on Leave After Pointing Gun at Videographer: Two Sides of the Story
    by Oliver Kmia on May 20, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    A video recently surfaced on YouTube showing a police officer pulling and pointing his gun at a man filming his activity. As a photographer, it would be easy to side with the cameraman but let’s try to see what happened and check both sides of the story. [More... […]

  • One Thing I Regret Not Starting Sooner as a Photographer
    by Paul Adshead on May 20, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    What if I said there was something more useful for our photographic careers than any social network we've ever been on? With the ability to reach many more people than all your followers on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter combined; no restrictive algorithms, no paying to boost posts, no adverts. Do you want in? [More... […]

  • Amazon Keeps Sending Me a Children's Game Instead of a $1,000 Camera Tripod
    by Ryan Mense on May 19, 2018 at 7:01 pm

    Unless Gitzo has really changed up their tripod product lineup, I think something peculiar might happening over at Amazon. [More... […]

  • The Importance of Test Shoots
    by Scott Choucino on May 19, 2018 at 6:01 pm

    Most of us reach a stage in our career (usually early on) where we feel a bit lost and like we are on the wrong train. If you are stuck in that rut, here are some great reasons to get out there and start collaborating on test shoots. [More... […]

  • Can You Become a Successful Fashion and Brand Photographer in a Small Town?
    by Anete Lusina on May 19, 2018 at 5:01 pm

    If you're an aspiring lifestyle, commercial, or fashion photographer who doesn't live anywhere near the large cities, can you make your business a success? Olivia Bossert, an established fashion and lifestyle photographer, gives you her insight on how she did it. [More... […]

  • Weekly Nikon news flash #471
    by [NR] admin on May 19, 2018 at 3:40 pm

    → Aurora HDR 2018 72 hours flash sale (offer availability: Friday, May 18th - Sunday, May 20th): Current users of Aurora HDR 2017 may upgrade for $39 ($29 with coupon code NIKONRUMORS) New users can purchase Aurora HDR 2018 for $79 ($69 with coupon code NIKONRUMORS) → KOBRA Flash Modifier project on Kickstarter. → Refurbished Nikon gear on Massdrop: Refurbished Nikon […] Related posts:Weekly Nikon news flash #437 Weekly Nikon news flash #445 Weekly Nikon news flash #457 […]

  • Editing 5 images from start to finish in Capture One Pro
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on May 19, 2018 at 11:00 am

    Capture One Pro is a very powerful photo editor. In the video below, David and Alex from the Capture One team go through five images from start-to-finish, showing off many different techniques and tools within the software. The video is great if you are already using Capture One, but if you're not and would like to try the software, you can download a free trial by clicking here. Stay tuned to Imaging Resource for additional coverage on the latest version of Capture One Pro, including an upcoming review. (Via Capture One Pro... (read more) […]

  • Firmware Friday: Catching up on news from Canon, Fuji, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, Ricoh and Sony
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on May 19, 2018 at 2:31 am

    Firmware Friday has been on a brief hiatus the last couple of weeks, but it returns in style this week with news from almost all of the main players in the camera market. Canon, Fujifilm, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, Ricoh and Sony are all represented in this roundup, which covers everything released in the last three weeks. (And so, brings you right back up to date if you're a regular follower of the column.) There's a lot to talk about, so let's get right down to it! Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x... (read more) […]

  • New Nikon patent for a folding/collapsible lens designed for mirrorless cameras
    by [NR] admin on May 18, 2018 at 9:57 pm

    Nikon has a new patent (P2018-77520A) filed on May 17th, 2018 for a folding/collapsible lens with a shutter unit designed for mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras (ILC): Via hi-lows-note Related posts:Nikon has a lens patent designed for APS-C mirrorless camera Another Nikon lens patent designed for 1″ sensor (9mm f/1.8) New Nikon patents: 20mm f/2 full frame lens for curved sensor, BSI sensor with dual shutter mod […]

  • Asus ZenBook Pro 15 (UX550G) Release Date, Price and Specs - CNET
    by Joshua Goldman on May 18, 2018 at 8:45 pm

    If you like your laptops powerful and your screen's color accurate, this one's for you. […]

  • Are you using your camera wrong? 7 ways you might be and how to fix your mistakes
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on May 18, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    B&H certainly knows a thing or two about cameras, being one of the largest camera retailers out there, and that means they also know a lot about how people use their cameras. B&H has outlined seven common ways people incorrectly use their cameras in the video below. Are you guilty of any these mistakes? The first one is a mistake I used to make and see many photographers make, holding the camera incorrectly. When shooting, your left hand should be free to support the weight of the lens and the best way to support it is by holding... (read more) […]

  • Happening Now! Aurora HDR 2018 72 Hours Flash Sale
    by planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch) on May 18, 2018 at 5:50 pm

    From TODAY Friday, May 18th until Sunday, May 20th, Aurora HDR will be offering Aurora HDR 2018 for the lowest price ever! $69 The sale price shows $79 – but ... The post Happening Now! Aurora HDR 2018 72 Hours Flash Sale appeared first on planet5D curated digital image news.      Related StoriesGoogle is Buying Imaging Startup Lytro for $40MDP Elle Schneider Talks About Shooting With The Panasonic EVA1Enter to win one of these 2 Kupo Click Stand Sets (3 Stands each) – ends Sept 30&nbs […]

  • Leica launches limited edition camera collaboration with Terry O’Neill
    by Amy Davies on May 18, 2018 at 4:25 pm

    Launched at this year’s Photo London, the Leica MP “Terry O Neill” Set is a special edition of the Leica MP, with a top cover and bottom plate painted in British racing green. The special edition MP camera also comes with a silver Summilux-M 50mm f/1.4 ASPH lens and a matching cognac leather …Continue reading » […]

  • Sony XBR-X900F series review - CNET
    by David Katzmaier on May 18, 2018 at 3:50 pm

    The X900F delivers superb image quality, Android TV and modern, minimalist looks for a not-too-expensive price -- that'll only get lower later this year. […]

  • Best smartphone photography apps to download now
    by Amateur Photographer on May 18, 2018 at 3:47 pm

    From shoot planning to powerful editing controls, phone apps are essential tools for photographers today. James Abbott looks at six of the best apps aroundFrom shoot planning to powerful editing controls, phone apps are essential tools for photographers today. James Abbott looks at six of the best photography apps around […]

  • Ted Forbes and Kevin Raber discuss mirrorless technology, photography and breaking rules
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on May 18, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    Ted Forbes with The Art of Photography recently sat down with Kevin Raber of The Luminous Landscape at a recent Sony event to discuss photography. The discussion covers a wide range of topics. When you put two great photographic minds together at a table, you know that'll be an interesting talk. Early on, Raber brings up mirrorless technology and innovation. Raber argues that with mirrorless technology, photographers are able to take their work to previously unseen levels. It's particularly interesting to hear how two... (read more) […]

  • Fujifilm and Magnum’s “Home” project on display in London
    by Amy Davies on May 18, 2018 at 2:33 pm

    See images from the exhibition and book, which sees Magnum photographers paired with the Fujifilm GFX for their own interpretation of the theme, “Home”.USA. New York City. 2017. Smoking Fish and Canelo in the living room. © Elliott Erwitt / Magnum PhotosOpen from 18 – 27 May, the second installment of The Magnum Photos and Fujifilm HOME exhibition is on display …Continue reading » […]

  • Get Skylum Aurora HDR 2018 for the Lowest Ever Price
    on May 18, 2018 at 2:30 pm

    During this weekend, use the coupon code PHOTOBLOG at Skylum to get Aurora HDR 2018 for only $69.00 for new users (reg. $99.00) or $29.00 for current owners of Aurora HDR 2017 (reg. $69.00). Sale prices include a $20.00 instant savings and a $10.00 coupon code discount.  This is the lowest price we've ever seen for Aurora HDR 2018. We rated it “Highly Recommended” and described Aurora HDR 2018 as “an even more compelling option for HDR photography”. […]

  • The Wex Photo Video Show
    on May 18, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    The Wex Photo Video Show is an exciting new event taking place from Friday 29 to Saturday 30 June 2018 at its flagship store and showroom in London E1. The event is held over two complete days packed with practical workshops, hands-on demonstrations, inspiring expert talks and special guest appearances from some of the most prominent names in the business. Entrance is free. […]

  • NiSi Allure Cinema Filters
    on May 18, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    NiSi’s new Allure cinema filters make the perfect companion to the recently released F3 cine lens system. In addition to the filters, NiSi has released an updated FAQ information sheet to answer queries about the F3 system and provide additional technical information. […]

  • A new high-end compact Nikon camera is still a possibility
    by [NR] admin on May 17, 2018 at 9:01 pm

    There is some talk that Nikon is still considering to bring a new (DL-like?) high-end compact camera to the market at some point. Such decision could make sense since high-end compact cameras are seeing a small comeback (mainly driven by Canon). I even remember that in one of the already published interviews Nikon confirmed that they may bring back to life […] Related posts:Nikon D7100 and a compact DX camera announcement in few hours Rumors: the long awaited Nikon high-end/premium compact camera coming in early 2016 Nikon’s high-end compact APS-C sensor camera coming in 1-2 weeks […]

  • Creating better black and white images in Adobe Lightroom with Sony Artisan Chris Orwig
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on May 17, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    Like many of us, Sony Artisan Chris Orwig enjoys a good black and white image. As popular and common as black and white images are, there are a lot of different approaches and workflows for black and white conversions. You can use a wide array of software to achieve great monochrome images, but for many photographers using Lightroom, that photo editor should prove plenty capable. In the video below, Orwig shares numerous tips for creating better black and white images in Lightroom. He offers ideas for how to convert and fine-tune... (read more) […]

  • Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD sample image gallery
    by Michael Topham on May 17, 2018 at 3:40 pm

    We've been testing the Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD - the first third-party standard zoom for Sony full frame mirrorless cameras. View a gallery of shots, including links to full-size images belowSony A7R III 1/1250 sec f/2.8 ISO 100. Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD @ 36mmView full size images taken with the Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD […]

  • OnePlus 6 First Impressions
    on May 17, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    We attended the global launch of the OnePlus 6, the company’s brand new flagship smartphone. Ahead of our full review, here are our detailed first impressions of using the latest OnePlus premium device... […]

  • OnePlus 6 Hands-on Photos
    on May 17, 2018 at 12:30 pm

    Want to see exactly what the new OnePlus 6 smartphone looks like in the flesh? Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the OnePlus 6 smartphone. […]

  • BatchPhoto processing software
    by sysops@audiencemedia.com (David O) on May 17, 2018 at 12:26 pm

    Batch processing software for Windows and Mac with facilities for file conversion, re-sizing, re-naming, watermarking, commenting and basic editing of large batches of images. […]

  • TSA Battery Restrictions – Flying with Lithium Ion
    by planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch) on May 17, 2018 at 12:08 pm

    The last time I hopped on  a plane, I wondered about my batteries. Sadly, I'm not even sure why I thought about it… I mean with all the worries we ... The post TSA Battery Restrictions – Flying with Lithium Ion appeared first on planet5D curated digital image news.      Related StoriesSigma Announces Pricing & Availability for Its 70mm F2.8 DG MACRO Art LensRumor alert: New Style of Camera Coming from Canon?Japan for the first time ever has shipped more Mirrorless than DSLRs! That’s HUGE… right?&nbs […]

  • OnePlus 6 Smartphone Features Dual Cameras, Portrait Mode and Slow Motion Video
    on May 17, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    The OnePlus 6 is the first in OnePlus' line of flagship smartphones to feature an all-glass design. With a 6.28-inch Full Optic AMOLED 19:9 display – OnePlus' largest-ever screen – the OnePlus 6 offers an immersive viewing experience, while keeping a similar form factor to that of the OnePlus 5T. The OnePlus 6 is also the fastest handset the company has ever produced. The OnePlus 6’s dual camera system features a 16MP main camera, supported by a 20MP secondary camera. With an f/1.7 aperture, the 16MP main camera has been bolstered by a 19 percent larger sensor and OIS for outstanding performance in a range of lighting conditions.The OnePlus 6 in 64 GB, 128 GB and 256 GB storage options will be available in North America and in Europe on May 22nd starting from USD 529 / EUR 519 / 469 GBP. […]

  • Synology DiskStation DS1618+
    on May 17, 2018 at 7:00 am

    The Synology DiskStation DS1618+, a 6-bay NAS featuring the Intel Atom C3538, is the  fastest Plus series NAS ever. For tech enthusiasts and small to medium sized businesses, DS1618+ is the perfect all-in-one solution for file serving, application hosting, data backup, and real-time collaboration. […]

  • Cuban Beauties with the Fuji X100F by Guillaume Dutilh
    by Steve Huff on May 16, 2018 at 4:58 pm

    Cuban Beauties with the Fuji X100F By Guillaume Dutilh @PhotoXplorer – Cuba often gives tourists the impression of traveling back in time, a feeling mostly created by the number of antique 1940’s and 1950’s cars. How is it [... […]

  • B&H no longer sells Nikon 1 cameras and lenses
    by [NR] admin on May 16, 2018 at 2:31 pm

    A quick update on my post from a few days ago about the Nikon 1 system being semi-officially discontinued: B&H no longer sells Nikon 1 cameras (see attached screenshots) B&H currently has only one Nikon 1 lens in stock (Nikkor 32mm f/1.2) At Adorama the situation is similar - only three Nikon 1 lenses are in stock Adorama […] Related posts:Dpreview believes Nikon 1 is no longer in development Major German photo website issues an “online obituary” for the Nikon 1 mirrorless system Rumor: Nikon D700 discontinued in Canada […]

  • Olympus 17mm f1.2 PRO review so far
    by Gordon Laing on May 16, 2018 at 10:48 am

    The Olympus 17mm f1.2 PRO is a bright wide lens, aimed at Olympus and Panasonic mirrorless owners who want the best performance and fastest aperture at this flexible focal length. Check out my video overview and sample images!… The post Olympus 17mm f1.2 PRO review so far appeared first on Cameralabs. […]

  • Fujifilm Instax SQ6 First Impressions
    on May 16, 2018 at 9:15 am

    We attended the UK launch party for the new Fujifilm Instax SQ6 instant film camera. Ahead of our full review, here are our detailed first impressions of using Fujifilm's first instant analogue camera to use the square Instax film. […]

  • Fujifilm Instax SQ6 Hands-on Photos
    on May 16, 2018 at 9:00 am

    Want to see exactly what the new Fujifilm Instax SQ6 instant film camera looks like in the flesh? Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Fujifilm Instax SQ6 instant film camera. […]

  • Fujifilm instax SQUARE SQ6
    on May 16, 2018 at 8:30 am

    The Fujifilm instax SQUARE SQ6 is the first fully analog Fujifilm instax camera to be compatible with square format film. […]

  • Honor 10 Flagship Smartphone for £400
    on May 16, 2018 at 8:00 am

    Honor has just launched the Honor 10, its flagship smartphone for 2018, priced at £399.99. […]

  • Kodak Daylight Single Use Camera ISO 800
    on May 16, 2018 at 7:30 am

    Kodak Alaris is launching a high quality Daylight Single Use Camera with 800 ISO Film. The Kodak Daylight Single Use Camera ISO 800 is available from May 2018 through all dealers in Europe stocking Kodak films. […]

  • World's First 24-hour Gigapixel Time-lapse Panorama
    on May 16, 2018 at 7:00 am

    The World's first 24-hour Gigapixel time-lapse panorama has been captured with the Nikon D850 and MRMC’s robotic Ulti-Head. In total over 6,240 photos were taken across a 155-degree view over 24 hours, and subsequently stitched together to create an incredibly detailed panorama, and the first gigapixel timelapse of London. […]

  • Call to tackle traditional outdated image of engineering with global photography competition
    by Nigel Atherton on May 16, 2018 at 5:00 am

    Gadget Show’s Georgie Barrat fronts search for the IET Engineering & Technology Photographer of the YearIn a bid to challenge public misconceptions of engineering and technology and dispel its traditional image of hard hats and …Continue reading » […]

  • FLASHBACK FUN! NEW Videos: Voigtlander 75 f/1.8, 10.5 f/0.95 and 50 f/1.5!
    by Steve Huff on May 15, 2018 at 6:12 pm

    FLASHBACK FUN! NEW Videos: Voigtlander 75 f/1.8, 10.5 f/0.95 and 50 f/1.5! By Steve Huff Hey guys! New videos today for three older lenses I have reviewed years ago but never did a video for. [... […]

  • The Vello BG-N19 battery grip for Nikon D850 is now $30 off
    by [NR] admin on May 15, 2018 at 4:05 pm

    The Vello BG-N19 battery grip for Nikon D850 is currently $30 off at B&H: Update: as a reader already noticed, it seems that Vello will be coming with a new version BGN192 battery grip for the Nikon D850 - see the new product listing at B&H. Vello BG-N19 battery grip additional information: Extends shooting time Holds […] Related posts:In stock now: the new Vello BG-N19 battery grip for Nikon D850 Can you get 9 fps with the new Vello BG-N19 battery grip for Nikon D850? (*UPDATED*) Phottix BG-D800 battery grip for Nikon D800/E now availab […]

  • World’s first gigapixel photoshoot of the London skyline was done with a Nikon D850 (7.3 billion pixel photo)
    by [NR] admin on May 15, 2018 at 2:37 pm

    The world's first gigapixel photoshoot of the London skyline was done with a Nikon D850. The result was a 7.3 billion pixel photo: From CNN: This incredible panoramic timelapse was the product of a collaboration between Visualise, the London-based VR and 360-degree production studio, and Lenstore, the contact lens company. Using robotic motion technology to […] Related posts:Weekly news flash #443 Nikon D850 edition (with D850 vs. a7r III comparisons) Translation of the leaked Nikon D850 slides Nikon to invest $1.96 billion in medical, other growth areas […]

  • New Canon 70-200mm Lenses Coming in Early June [CR3]
    by Canon Rumors on May 15, 2018 at 2:07 pm

    We’re told that Canon will finally unveil their new 70-200mm lenses with an early June announcement. Yes, that’s plural. We can 100% confirm that one of the new lenses will be an EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II. We can also 95% confirm that the second lens will be a EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III. All Read more... […]

  • FREE VideoMicro as RØDE Microphones Celebrates Release of Short Film BUGGED
    by planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch) on May 15, 2018 at 1:59 pm

    My RØDE Reel May Offer: Get a FREE* VideoMicro Via RØDE Microphones: Friday 11th May, 2018 My RØDE Reel's special May Offer is here. To celebrate My RØDE Reel's 5th ... The post FREE VideoMicro as RØDE Microphones Celebrates Release of Short Film BUGGED appeared first on planet5D curated digital image news.      Related StoriesWin an ALL-EXPENSES-PAID, YEAR LONG JOB at RØDE HQ in Sydney, Australia!MY RØDE REEL 2018 Is HERE with $1 Million in Prizes!My RØDE Reel 2017 Wraps! Submissions Up 24%&nbs […]

  • Sigma Announces Pricing & Availability for Its 70mm F2.8 DG MACRO Art Lens
    by planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch) on May 15, 2018 at 1:38 pm

    As I cruise around talking to people about cameras and gear, the Sigma Art series comes up a lot. So this announcement from Sigma will spark more conversation I'm sure. Granted ... The post Sigma Announces Pricing & Availability for Its 70mm F2.8 DG MACRO Art Lens appeared first on planet5D curated digital image news.      Related StoriesA Fascinating Look into Lens Manufacturing in the SIGMA Factory TourSigma Announces More High End Art Lenses! How Do You Compare Them To Canon?Rumor alert: New Style of Camera Coming from Canon?&nbs […]

  • Fujifilm Instax SQ6 review so far
    by Gordon Laing on May 15, 2018 at 9:51 am

    The Fujifilm Instax SQ6 is an analogue instant camera that looks like the classic Instagram logo. It's Fujifilm's second instant camera to use the Instax Square format that outputs 2.4x2.4in prints, but unlike last year's digital SQ10, embraces the analogue process. Check out my preview.… The post Fujifilm Instax SQ6 review so far appeared first on Cameralabs. […]

  • Fujifilm launches Instax Square SQ6 – its first fully analogue square camera
    by Amy Davies on May 15, 2018 at 8:55 am

    The new Instax camera is the first proprietary camera to use square format Instax film and be completely analogueFujifilm has announced the Instax Square SQ6, its first fully analogue, square-format instant camera. Although the square format film has …Continue reading » […]

  • Rumors: new Nikon price increase coming to the UK in June
    by [NR] admin on May 15, 2018 at 3:09 am

    Nikon is rumored to announce a new prices increase in the UK next month (June, 2018) and this time it is expected to be a significant one. If you are planning on buying a new Nikkor lens, now it is probably a good time to pull the trigger. I was told that even the new Nikkor AF-S […] Related posts:Update: Nikon price increase coming to Europe (new price list from Germany) Sigma lenses price increase (9% – 28%) coming to Europe Nikon price increase coming to Euro […]