August 21, 2019

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Octopus Injects Woman’s Face with Poison During Stunt Photo Contest Gone Sideways

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The title pretty much says it all but we’re more than happy to give you some details on this viral story. Elle Hughes from Pexels. Jamie Bisceglia entered a photo contest and thought that, as a unique and novel submission, she would use an octopus that some fishermen had caught at the Tacoma Narrows in Washington state. After putting the octopus on her face - for some reason - it bit her and injected her with venom which required an immediate trip to the emergency room. Local news agency KIRO 7 reports that it latched onto her face and thenLast Updated on August 12, 2019 by Kehl BayernTotal: 0Shares 0Tweets 0PinsThe title pretty much says it all but we’re more than happy to give you some details on this viral story. Jamie Bisceglia entered a photo contest and thought that, as a unique and novel submission, she would use an octopus that some …
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8 Lenses to Pair With Your Fujifilm X-T3 For Stunning Landscape Images

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The Fujifilm X-T3 is a master of all trades when it comes to photography. The 26.2 Megapixel X-Trans sensor is capable of resolving a ton of detail, and it can produce gorgeous colors. Couple these thing with the fact that it is weather-sealed, it’s affordable at $1,499, and that it has a vast library of lenses to go with it, and you start to see why the camera is so popular. The X-T3 just happens to be great for landscape photography too thanks to these characteristics, and when paired with the lenses we have chosen below, it will help you produce luscious landscapes that will show off the true beauty of the world around you. With fall being right around the corner, now’s the time to really start thinking about landscape photography. The Fujifilm X-T3, when paired up with any of these prime or zoom lenses, will become a powerhouse of a camera. These lenses have truly incredible optics, they are all very well made, they’re easy to use, fast to focus, and most of them are weather-sealed. Our eight favorite lenses include everything from ultra-wide primes to telephoto zoom lenses. No matter which lenses you choose to shoot landscapes with, you will come away with tack sharp, beautifully colored images every single time. If you shoot with the Fujifilm X-T3 (or any X Mount camera) and you want to get the most out of if when it comes to landscape photography, you should check out our recommendations below....
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This Dope Refurbished Leica M4-P is Blue and Yours for $956

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Once in a while, we come across some unusual but also cool vintage cameras than can grab the attention of photographers and camera collectors. A good example is a refurbished Leica M4-P body dressed in “Blue Lizard” grain leather cover that comes with a Leica Winder M. If you don’t mind some bright color on your vintage Leica, our latest find could be worthy of your attention and a space in your camera shelves.The eye-catching Leica in question is listed by Pennsylvania-based ebay seller Elkins Park Camera, who described it as a fully-serviced and CLA’d unit in perfect working and excellent cosmetic condition. The Leica Winder M that it comes with has also been CLA’d and checked by their in-house camera repair technician. The viewfinder is clean and free of any dirt or dust markings, and the light seals are also in good condition. The metal finishes are also clean with only a few age markings, but no scratches, dings, or dents....
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I Found an Abandoned ‘Palace’ in the Desert, It’s Actually a Gameshow Set

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While exploring the southern, lesser-known part of the Jordanian desert Wadi Rum, I notice a remarkable, palace-like structure sitting on a high, rocky cliff. The view reminded me of a scene from the classic Oscar-winning film Lawrence of Arabia. It just lacked camel caravans and people.Who lived in such a place and why did they decide to abandon it? Perhaps the abandoned structure was the set for a film I was unfamiliar with. The harsh background recalls those against which The Martian, Rogue 1, A Star Wars Story, Red Planet or Prometheus were filmed. My curiosity piqued, I headed closer. The huge wooden gates won’t budge a millimeter, as if they intentionally do not wish to reveal the secrets lurking behind them. Luckily, the back of the complex isn’t fortified, making it easier to get inside....
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A Prime Lens Photographer Tries Out Tamron f/2.8 Zoom Lenses

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Being in the photography game over 12 years has given me some fixed routines that are hard to break. Routines like focusing solely on prime lenses. In the last few years I’ve been carrying 20mm, 35mm, 85mm, and 200mm fixed focal length lenses on my camera bag while occasionally wondering if the grass looks greener on the flexible focal length side. Spectacular clouds and the calm sea in the morning. Tamron 28-75mm @28mm, f/9, ISO 100, 6-25s, ND filter. 4 images panorama.All photos in this article taken with the Sony a7R III with Tamron 17-28mm f/2.8 and Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 zoom lenses. For some shots I used a tripod, ND filter, extension tube, and HDR/panorama techniques. The photos were edited in Photoshop to match the quality of my paid work....
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These Time Slice Composites Show the Life of a Total Solar Eclipse

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Photographer Dan Marker-Moore climbed to a remote mountain top in South America to capture the 2019 total solar eclipse back on July 2nd. He then took the photos of the progression and turned them into beautiful “time slice” composites. Here are the five composites Marker-Moore, a Sony Alpha Imaging Collective member, created:This last composite contains 425 photos of the Sun.All the Sun photos were shot over the course of three hours using a Sony a7R III and a Sony 100-400mm lens.Here’s a behind-the-scenes video showing how the photos were shot:And here’s an 18-second time-lapseMarker-Moore made with the photos as well:...
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Pro Food Photographer Debunks Viral ‘Food Styling Hacks’

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Those “food styling hacks” videos that go viral online every few months might not be entirely truthful—in fact, they’re often entirely misleading. Which is why professional food photographer Scott Choucino put together this video reacting to/debunking some of the most common hacks he’s seen online.Choucino sent us the video earlier today, explaining that he and his wife—who happens to be a food stylist—felt compelled to make a “myth busting video” that explains what actually happens on a real life commercial food photography shoot. “I have seen loads of these food photography hack videos out there,” he writes in the video’s description, “and most of the information isn’t true, so here are a few facts to throw into the mix.”...
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Adobe Updates Lightroom with GPU Accelerated Editing

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Adobe has officially released their August Photography update for Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw, which is focused on “performance and improving your workflow.” The update adds several little improvements, but the most intriguing update is the addition of GPU Accelerated Editing.To say Adobe Lightroom Classic CC has been plagued by slow performance is an understatement. It’s a constant complaint from Lightroom users that has pushed many photographers to at least try alternatives like Capture One Pro. Major performance updates, like the one Adobe released in October of 2017, promise to help turn this around. The latest update does this by introducing GPU Accelerated Editing, which allows Lightroom Classic and ACR to, “take advantage of the more powerful graphics cards (GPUs) while editing, providing a smoother and more responsive experience.” According to the Adobe announcement, performance improvements will be more apparent if you’re using “larger resolution monitors (4k and above)” and “more powerful GPUs.”...
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Photography Cheat Sheet: A Handy Shutter Speed Guide

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If you’ve decided to give shooting in manual mode a try, one of the things you have to set to make your shot is the shutter speed. As one of the elements of the exposure triangle, the shutter speed determines how long the shutter remains open to expose the camera’s sensor to light. It works together with aperture and ISO to create a balanced image. If you This photography cheat sheet will serve as your guide for understanding shutter speed and how to choose the right one for what you’re shooting.A Digital Camera World tutorial on shutter speed tells us that one way to control it is by setting the camera to Shutter Priority Mode (usually marked as Tv for Time Value or S on the mode dial). In this mode, we can just choose from shutter speed values like 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, and so on, and the camera will take care of the appropriate aperture and ISO settings for that. However, if you’re learning how to shoot in manual mode, it’s also worth knowing what these values mean, what fast and slow speeds can do, and what it means to shoot in stops. That’s where the accompanying cheat sheet below comes in handy....
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Is Noise in Photos Always Bad?

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Is noise in photos always bad? It might seem like a rhetorical question with an obvious and universal answer: yes. But landscape photographer and YouTuber James Popsys begs to differ in an opinion video that will no doubt spark some debate.Popsys shoots with a Micro Four Thirds system, and he’s often asked about the noise performance. But this video is not about defending Micro Four Thirds or comparing sensor sizes. He does shoot these things with his MFT system, but admits that a larger sensor camera would, in all likelihood, produce cleaner images in the same situations. What he wants to do in this video is start a dialogue about digital noise, and whether or not it’s always a negative....
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Telecentric Lens Design: Did Nikon and Canon Follow Micro Four Thirds’ Lead?

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I was excited when Canon and Nikon finally stepped into the mirrorless game seriously more seriously, releasing their full-frame mirrorless cameras in 2018. Nikon launched their Z6 and Z7 with the new Z-Mount, while Canon released the EOS-R with a new RF-Mount.Taking a closer look to the mount design, both companies adopt very similar approach, and I can’t help but notice the similarities and be reminded of what Four Thirds promised and delivered in 2003 when Olympus DSLR E-1 was launched: a more optimized telecentric lens design.Since I am still in the video frenzy mode, I thought I’d publish one that’s just me rambling on about this topic.Important disclaimer before diving too deep: the intention of the above video and this blog entry is not to make comparisons between different camera systems and lens designs. That has never been the objective of this site, and I see no benefit in doing so. I gain nothing from praising one system over another, thus this article is made strictly out of my observations about how imaging products have evolved over time. ...
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Samsung Unveils World’s First 108MP Smartphone Image Sensor

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Less than a week after Xiaomi teased an upcoming smartphone with a whopping 108MP of resolution, Samsung has officially unveiled the image sensor that will power the pocket-sized beast. Meet the Samsung ISOCELL Bright HMX: the world’s first 100MP+ smartphone image sensor.When the sensor was teased, we speculated that it would feature Samsung’s ‘tetracell’ technology (read: a quad-bayer array). This is, indeed, the case. The image sensor features a quad-bayer array that “merges four neighboring pixels” into a single bigger pixel, allowing it to capture 27MP images in normal or low-light, or “remosaic” 108MP images in good lighting.We also speculated that the sensor would need to be bigger than the former high-res champion—Samsung’s 64MP ISOCELL Bright GW1—and we were right there, too. The ISOCELL HMX is a 1/1.33-inch sensor, allowing it to maintain the same 0.8μm pixel size as the GW1. That’s still smaller than the 1.4μm pixels in the iPhone XS or the Google Pixel 3, but the tetracell tech and huge boost in resolution promise to make up the difference....
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PSA: Canon DSLRs are Vulnerable to Ransomware, Update Yours Now

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Canon has issued an official security advisory for its WiFi-connected DSLRs after a security company showed that they could remotely hack into and install ransomware on a Canon 80D. The findings, which were shared with Canon ahead of the public reveal, have left Canon scrambling to patch a serious security flaw.The critical flaw in Canon’s Picture Transfer Protocol was reveled by Security Company Check Point Research during Hacking Conference DEF CON 2019. As you can see in the demo video above, the company was able to take full control of a Canon 80D using either a USB or WiFi connection. Once they had control, they were able to install “ransomware,” encrypting all of the photos on the SD card and holding them hostage until and unless the victim pays a sum of money (usually in cryptocurrency) to receive the encryption key and unscramble their images....
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Manish Lakhani Reveals a Day in the Life of Sulfur Miners in Indonesia

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Certain professions come with some level of danger, and the sulfur miners of Ijen, in East Java, Indonesia certainly endure one the most hazardous working conditions. Noxious fumes, clouds of sulfur dust, challenging terrains, an acidic crater lake, and perilous hikes are all part of the job. During a trip in 2016, travel, documentary, and landscape photographer Manish Lakhani was able to meet one of the miners and a get a glimpse of their life along the perilous slopes of the so-called “Mountain of Fire.”Lakhani, who got started with photography using a film camera while working as a network engineer, took up photography full-time in the last six years. As a documentary photographer, his main interest is covering lost culture, rituals, and remote lives. He went to Ijen initially to photograph the volcanic landscapes and the famous blue fire which can only be seen at night. Along the way, he met Madi, one of the sulfur miners in his mid-30s, and decided to tell Madi’s interesting story....
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19 Stunning Lake Sunsets for You to Reflect On

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Photographer Catherine Opie once referred to sunrise and sunset as 'the biggest cliché in photography.' While Opie's series of photos 'Twelve Miles to the Horizon' deals with the very subjects -- sunrise and sunset -- that she deemed cliché, I think it's safe to say that Opie succeeded in approaching sunrise and sunset in a slightly different way.Photographer Catherine Opie once referred to sunrise and sunset as "the biggest cliché in photography." While Opie's series of photos "Twelve Miles to the Horizon" deals with the very subjects -- sunrise and sunset -- that she deemed cliché, I think it's safe to say that Opie succeeded in approaching sunrise and sunset in a slightly different way.
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How to Make Your Portrait Subjects 100% Comfortable with You

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Hey Mike,Do you have any advice for making non-models comfortable in front of the camera? I always have trouble getting people to relax. -KevinHi Kevin,Thank you for the question.Let’s start from a nervous subject’s point of view.What could they be afraid of ahead of a shoot? I’d guess it’s things like this:I’m going to look bad in the photosThe photographer won’t know what he’s doingThe photo shoot will be miserableI address these fears with my “P.E.D.S.” model.P.E.D.S stands for:PrepareEntertainDirectShowLet’s go through each step:On just about every shoot, your subject’s going to ask “what should I do?”If you say something like “I don’t know, what do you want to do?” you’ve outed yourself as unprepared and incompetent....
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Get Lost In The Depths

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Photographs portray three-dimensional objects on a two-dimensional plane. This explains why many photographers scratch their heads and wonder why the scene they photographed that looked as if it was never-ending lacks depth in their images. In a two-dimensional world, unless the illusion of depth is portrayed, the result is an image that looks flat.There are solutions. Some ways to achieve the illusion of depth are through the use of color, lens choice, strategic composition, framing, light, subject placement and the working aperture. Two or more of these factors should be used in tandem to ensure depth is rendered.Use your working aperture to help convey depth. As opposed to the example below where you’d photograph the scene using ƒ/22, when you work with small subjects, make a portrait or in instances where the primary subject lives a good distance from the background, use a wide-open aperture. With everything being equal, the wider the aperture, the more the background goes out of focus. Use this creatively to show depth. When the primary subject is tack sharp and the background is out of focus, the background recedes and the sharp foreground element comes forward....
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Why the CASE Act Is So Incredibly Important for Every Photographer

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You found the satisfaction in documentation, capturing a moment, preserving a memory, literally stopping time. You discovered the power of the universe in your hands in that instant, and it inspired and ignited you the way only art and creation can. You felt the creative connection that I hope all of us get to experience as often and fully as possible, that artistic expression of self.Yet, somewhere along the way, photography was divorced from the rest of the art world. It was seen as related yet separate–not part of the ‘traditional’ forms of artistic impression. Tell me why Art History included not a single mention of photography, and why History of Photography was absent of any overlap with artistic influence from other mediums. To me, art is inextricably linked and interwoven with all aspects of life. Even back in college, I thought this was a discouraging and concerning oversight. Math is built into music–time signatures, rhythms, tempo. Paintings embrace ratios, proportions, and psychology via color theory. Sculptors use lines, curves, shapes, physics, absence of space, or spatial awareness to communicate in ways words fail to. And yet, despite this integral infusion of science informing art and art embracing science, photography has been treated as the technical stepchild. It is likened to the mere ‘pushing of a button,’ with its craft and artistry dismissed almost immediately. This is something I believe we’ve all faced as photographers at one time or another. I remember the first time I encountered it vividly–an aspiring painter in my college Art 101 class made a comment cavalierly. This is was a clear indicator that I was not a ‘true’ artist. But instead that my pursuit was lazy, lackadaisical, easy, not the path of a real, ‘superior’ creative, one legitimately talented, not just ‘cheating’ with a fancy toy that would do all the work for me....
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Street Photographer Demonized Online for Taking Pictures at Ventura County Fair

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One street photographer in California is the target of an Internet mob and it’s all because he decided to take some pictures at the Ventura County Fair. Lalu Fatoni from Pexels. Some parents and fair attendees interpreted his photography in less than savory ways, with some labeling him a pedophile, which led to somebody even calling the cops on photographer Joshua Rosenthal. By his own admission, he often photographs people without prior permission because, as PetaPixel quotes, “I photograph people, often with no prior approval because the photos speak more to the moment...One can’t capture life when it’s being posed.”Last Updated on August 11, 2019 by Kehl BayernTotal: 0Shares 0Tweets 0PinsOne street photographer in California is the target of an Internet mob and it’s all because he decided to take some pictures at the Ventura County Fair. Some parents and fair attendees interpreted his photography in less than savory ways, with some labeling …
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ChromaLuxe Textured Photo Panels Are Tough Enough for Any Location

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There is nothing better than seeing your images in print. While looking at your work on a computer or sharing it on social media is nice, having a physical copy will give a feeling unlike any other. However, printing your work creates its own problems. Printed images are prone to fingerprints, bumps, bangs, and scratches. This is something the guys and gals over at ChromaLuxe know, and it’s why they have just announced their new line of ChromaLuxe Textured Photo Panels. Join us after the break for more details.The ChromaLuxe Textured Photo Panels build on the success of their other products. Like other ChromaLuxe items before them, they are available from labs across the USA, Europe, Australia, and Asia. No matter where you are in the world, you should be able to find the panels in quality labs....
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“Smithy” Places the Spotlight on the Smithing Crafts of Ural Artisans

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Craftsmen and artisans are among the most compelling subjects for documentary photography for their mastery and interesting stories. Despite the reality that many of the tools we use today are made in factories and manufacturing plants, these artists are at the forefront of keeping some of the oldest professions alive. The stories of craftsmen from the Ural region is what piqued the interest of photographers Oleg Kovalyuk, Maxim Loskutov, and Andrey Kuskalo. Together, under the Form 42 collective, they introduce us to the metalsmiths, leather crafters, and artistic forgers who creatively make the tools and items available to those who can appreciate fine craftsmanship.According to the photographers, the workshop of the Ural artisans featured in their Smithy series sits 40 minutes away from the center of Yekaterinaburg, in the Russian town of Verkhnyaya Pyshma. There, 15 artisans make axes of various shapes and sizes, and the sharpest steel knives kept in genuine, hand-sewn leather cases. The workshops, they say, are where “wood and leather take shape and new meanings.”...
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Don’t Get Seduced By These Photography Pitfalls

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For all the marvels of technology we have access to today, these technologies are no substitute for quality images. There are a number of pitfalls that a photographer developing their craft needs to avoid. So today I am going to look at some of the areas of photography that may seduce you, but may actually stand in your way of becoming a great photographer Matt Hardy Amazing Cameras For What? Learn The Fundamentals Every few months a new, amazing camera comes out, eclipsing the previous generation. More megapixels, more dynamic range, better high ISO, faster-shooting speed. The technology is quiteLast Updated on August 11, 2019 by AngieTotal: 8Shares 0Tweets 1PinsFor all the marvels of technology we have access to today, these technologies are no substitute for quality images. There are a number of pitfalls that a photographer developing their craft needs to avoid. So today I am going to look at some of …
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Florian Nick: Showcasing Nature’s Diversity in Timelapse Photography

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My name is Florian Nick and Iʼm a freelance director of photography and timelapse photographer based in Stuttgart, Germany. My ideas and visions as a filmmaker are inspired by the diversity of our planet with its stunning places to be traveled, extraordinary people to be met and inspiring stories to be told. This drives my passion for capturing unique moments and images from around the globe in an authentic and meaningful way. As my work is particularly dedicated to the outdoors, sports, travel and lifestyle, my fascination for nature had me specialize in timelapse photography as a powerful method of creating impressive high-quality imagery of stunning landscapes.I shoot most of my work on my Sony A7sII and A7II that I put on the eMotimo Spectrum ST4 motion controller for moving timelapse shots. As for lenses I love to use the Canon 16-35mm f4 for wide landscapes, Sigma 24mm f1.4 for astrophotography, and Canon 70-200 f4 L IS for interesting details in the distance....
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8 Fantastic Travel Photographers with Under 10,000 Instagram Followers

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While you may not appreciate our efforts above to rewrite the lyrics of a classic Back Street Boys song, we’re sure you’ll enjoy this installment of great photographers with under 10k followers on Instagram. In this article, we shift the focus to travel photography. Quality travel photography requires skills that go beyond what happens in-camera. Having good geographical awareness, inside knowledge, and a sense of what makes a place beat are all needed to get robust and consistent travel photographs. The photographers below show they have what’s required in order to excel in this genre of photography. That’s why we find ourselves scratching our heads at why more people are not following their work!...
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Instagram’s Influencers Really Hate Hiding Likes

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Instagram’s attempt at removing like counts has not gone over well in the countries the company has tried it out in and that might be enough to get the feature scrapped entirely. Pixabay from Pexels. At least, that’s what “influencers” are hoping, many of which decry Instagram’s proposed change that would remove one of their biggest metrics for both business purposes and otherwise. Why is Instagram thinking about getting rid of likes, or at least making them only visible to the account owner? Well, Internet bullying is a big part of it, but there’s also a push to generate moreLast Updated on August 10, 2019 by Kehl BayernTotal: 11Shares 15Tweets 0PinsInstagram’s attempt at removing like counts has not gone over well in the countries the company has tried it out in and that might be enough to get the feature scrapped entirely. At least, that’s what “influencers” are hoping, many of which decry …
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This Street Photographer Became the Target of an Online Witch Hunt

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Street photographer Joshua Rosenthal visited the Ventura County Fair in Ventura, California, this week and roamed the fairgrounds while shooting candid portraits of visitors. The next day, he woke up to find that he had become the target of vicious accusations on social media and a search by local vigilantes. “I’m a street photographer who has been making images of details a la [Michelle] Groskropf and [Jeff] Mermalstein,” Rosenthal tells PetaPixel. You can find his portfolio of street photos on his website and on Instagram.“I photograph people, often with no prior approval because the photos speak more to the moment,” Rosenthal writes. “One can’t capture life when it’s being posed.”...
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Canon Designed a Crazy 50-80mm f/1.1 Lens

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Canon is apparently hard at work developing some never-before-seen lenses. A newly published patent shows that the camera company has at least toyed with the idea of a crazy 50-80mm f/1.1 lens. First spotted by Northlight Images, the patent (US20190243111) shows designs for a number of ultra-fast 50-80mm zoom lenses, including a f/1.8, f/1.6, f/1.4, f/1.2, and f/1.1.Canon has offered an f/1.0 lens before in the rare 50mm f/1.0, but offering a fixed f/1.1 aperture on a zoom lens of this type would be unprecedented.Here’s the internal design — check out the very large number of lens elements — and details found in the patent:These lenses are presumably being designed for the new Canon RF lens mount for full-frame mirrorless cameras, but the back focus distance of around 6.5mm to 8.5mm seems like it would be too short. The 50-80mm f/1.2 lens described in the patent has a more reasonable back focus distance of around 22mm....
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Global and Local Luminance Masking in Lightroom

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I have often wanted to carry out global adjustments in Lightroom which target specific luminosity values in an image. Lately, I have discovered a way of achieving this. It is not as precise as, for instance, luminosity masking or blend-if masking in Photoshop, but yet it has the power to give an image that extra punch many of us are looking for in our editing. This is the straight-out-of-camera version of the image we will be working with, shot in July in Romsdalen, Norway.First I start out in my regular fashion working the tones and colors until I am reasonably happy with how things look. Next, I zoom out so that I can encircle the image with the Radial Filter. Since I want the filter to affect the entire image I set the feathering to zero....
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Ep. 326: Nikon This and Canon That – and more

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Episode 326 of the PetaPixel Photography Podcast. Download MP3 –  Subscribe via iTunes, Google Play, email or RSS!Featured: Storm chaser, photographer and filmmaker, Ryan ShepardIn This EpisodeIf you subscribe to the PetaPixel Photography Podcast in iTunes, please take a moment to rate and review us and help us move up in the rankings so others interested in photography may find us.Show Opener: Storm chaser, photographer and filmmaker, Ryan Shepard.  Thanks Ryan!Sponsors: – Build Your Legacy with Fujifilm – Get 20% off at Tenba.com with offer code PetaPixel20 – Get 10% off at XRitePhoto.com with offer code PetaPixel10 – More at LensShark.com/deals.Stories: Nikon rumored to working on APS-C mirrorless Z bodies and lenses. (#)...
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This Pink Olympus XA2 Is an Extremely Rare Commemorative Edition

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If your camera collection is comprised mainly of rarities and curiosities, our latest vintage find is worth your attention: an extremely rare pink Olympus XA2 with matching flash. Chances are you’ve never heard of it — a testament to how rare it is! Whether you’re yet to get your hands on an XA2 or simply have a penchant for intriguing editions, this could be a candidate for the next addition to your collection!First, a little something about the item in question. The pink Olympus XA2, listed by Japan-based ebay seller nokik_0, with a matching A11 Flash is a pre-owned unit but in near-mint condition. It has some tiny scuff marks from previous use, but the viewfinder is in great condition save for some tiny dust. The lens also has no fungus, haze, or balsam separation. The camera and the flash are in perfect working condition, with the flash check, battery check, and exposure lamps still lighting up. It also comes with the original maroon hand strap....
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These Street Photography Tips Will Ensure You Get Inside The Street Photographer’s Mindset

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We've got some simple but invaluable street photography tips and techniques. Learn how it's your intentions and surroundings that can capture urban beauty.We've got some simple but invaluable street photography tips and techniques. Learn how it's your intentions and surroundings that can capture urban beauty.
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This 4K Wireless Touchscreen Monitor Could Make You More Productive

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Have you been thinking about adding a second display to your workstation to help with media creation? Perhaps you have been looking for a wireless monitor that could help you be more productive while on the move? If so, you might be interested in Evolve III’s Astro 4K wireless touchscreen monitor. Join us after the break to find out more about this innovative wireless touchscreen monitor that has been designed with creators in mind.Evolve III’s campaign on Indiegogo has already been a huge success. They have secured $133.565 (at the time of writing) in pledges on an original goal of $20,000. What has got people so worked up about this product? The Astro 4K wireless touchscreen monitor actually sounds like a pretty decent bit of kit; it’s one that could help solve a few problems in creative settings....
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Woman’s Fake Backyard Hike Goes Viral After Sister Shames Her for Lie on Instagram

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We’ve brought you a lot of stories about people doing pretty stupid things for an Instagram post. But one of the most harmless, though inherently comical, situations is when someone lies on Instagram to somehow give their audience a false impression of themselves. If anything, these situations point out how it probably pays to be “authentic” on the service or risk getting called out by someone - even your own sister. One woman’s “hiking selfie,” complete with outfit and water bottle, has gone viral since being exposed by her sister as being taken in the backyard. Casey Sosnowski probably didn’tLast Updated on August 10, 2019 by Kehl BayernTotal: 19Shares 0Tweets 0PinsWe’ve brought you a lot of stories about people doing pretty stupid things for an Instagram post. But one of the most harmless, though inherently comical, situations is when someone lies on Instagram to somehow give their audience a false impression of themselves. …
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6 Lenses for Perfect Portrait Photographer with the Fujifilm X-T3

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The Fujifilm X-T3 is one of the most powerful APS-C cameras to grace the camera market. The camera is feature-packed, and it can create images that are on par the images that some Full Frame cameras can produce; there are some fantastic lenses available for it too. If you have been thinking about switching to the X-T3 or currently own one, and want to start shooting portraits with it, the lenses we have listed here in this roundup will not disappoint. In fact, we know they will amaze you. Check out our six favorite lenses for portrait photography on the Fujifilm X-T3 after the breakOne thing Fujifilm users don’t have to worry about is whether or not Fujifilm lenses can perform. Fujifilm lenses are some of the best in the business. When you pair them with the Fujifilm X-T3 or any X mount camera, you’ll be able to create pure magic. The lenses we have listed here are all incredibly well made, they are ridiculously sharp, they find focus with lightning-fast speeds, the lenses render gorgeous colors (especially when combined with the Fujifilm film presets), and they create beautiful creamy bokeh. There are lenses here that cover a wide range of price points too. Check out six of our favorite portrait lenses to use with the Fujifilm X-T3 below....
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Photography Newbies Try Using the $52,000 150MP Phase One XF IQ4

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What happens when you put a $52,000, 150MP medium format monster of a camera into the hands of complete newbies? The folks at Gear Patrol wanted to find out. So they got some of the non-photographers on their staff to come in and try out the Phase One XF IQ4 before telling them just how expensive the camera really is.The setup was pretty straight forward. Deputy photo editor Henry Phillips put a radio trigger on the IQ4 and tethered it to a laptop running Capture One. All the “testers” simply had to pick the thing up (a feat in and of itself) and press the shutter to see their images big and beautiful on the computer screen. Overall, the video is pretty funny, and a good reminder that most people are just not that knowledgeable about cameras and photography. One of GP’s staffers admitted that the photos she was capturing were definitely better than the ones she takes with an iPhone, before asking what a megapixel is. Another described the camera with one word: extravagant. Nobody guessed a price over 10 grand. ...
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Full-Frame vs Everyone Else: Searching for the ‘Ideal’ Image Sensor

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Like it or not, much of the conversation around image quality these days revolves around sensor size. When Sony announced the a7R IV, it boasted image quality that “rivaled medium format.” When people defend Micro Four Thirds, they show off their ultra-portable system and claim the images are “indistinguishable from full-frame.”And then you have tweets like this:Full-frame has all-but taken over as the professional ‘standard.’ But why? And does it even deserve that title?I don’t think it does. I don’t think full-frame’s dominance is based on the fact that it sits in some sort of sensor size “sweet spot,” but is instead the result of a historical bias towards the 35mm format. A bias that occasionally serves camera companies, but rarely photographers....
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Venus Optics Releases 4mm f/2.8 Fisheye Lens with 210° Field of View

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Venus Optics has been slowly releasing the four lenses it teased back in April of 2018. We saw the 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 for Sony E-Mount in October, the 100mm 2x Macro for full-frame DSLRs in June, and the 17mm f/4 Zero-D for Fuji GFX earlier this month. Today, they’re officially releasing the last lens: the Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Circular Fisheye for Micro Four Thirds systems.This 8mm equivalent fisheye lens’ party trick is the fact that it can actually see behind itself thanks to a whopping 210° field of view. That means you can make a full 360° panorama using only 2 photographs, and thanks to the 8cm (~3.15-inch) minimum focusing distance, you can create some pretty fun animal images, too.The lens achieves all of this using an optical construction of 7 elements in 6 groups that promise “outstanding sharpness throughout the frame” whether you keep the circular look or “de-fish” the lens in post....
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This Fun Black & White Instant Camera Prints Photos on Receipt Paper

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Instant photography can get expensive fast: a pack of Fuji INSTAX Square (20 count) costs $18, and only 8 exposures of Polaroid Originals Color will cost you $19! That’s where the Alulu camera comes in. Where other cameras use film, Alulu uses new or used receipt paper!This fun little invention is the brainchild of three college friends who are trying to fund their creation on Kickstarter before joining the “real world” at the end of the summer. “Named after the author of the world’s first recorded receipt, the Alulu Camera is a fun instant film camera that uses thermal paper or receipts as film paper,” reads the campaign page, “making film photography environmental, affordable, carefree, and open to your creativity.”...
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Take A Prime Challenge

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Several years ago, I took a road trip from Oregon to Nebraska and I challenged myself to capture it photographically using one camera, the Sony a7R II, and one lens, the Zeiss Milvus 35mm f/1.4 (mounted using a Sigma adapter). As a landscape photographer, I admit that I initially did not relish the idea of shooting with a fixed focal length of 35mm. To me, that had always been a rather boring option. I had always been one of those ultra-wide-preferring photographers.On the second day of the trip, I stopped at a charming destination in Arlee, Montana, called the Garden of One Thousand Buddhas. Admittedly, I wasn’t sure what to expect and didn’t have much of a positive outlook on getting any decent shots, partly because I was still somewhat disenchanted with my fixed focal length. At first, I found myself a bit frustrated with the lack of space that 35mm offered. It felt constricting and stifling. I was used to 12mm to 16mm. That was my happy place. But, the more I explored with it, the more I began falling in love....
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Damien Guiot: Summer Nightscapes to Make You Long for Starry Nights

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When it comes to summer scenes, it’s always sunsets at the beach or the golden sunrise that gets the spotlight. But nighttime can also be a great shooting opportunity during summer. This is what Damien Guiot shows us in his stunning collection of starry nightscapes shot around the Vosges in France. For those of us who have skipped shooting the night skies in favor of the deep blues and vibrant golds of sunrise and sunset, this series will inspire us to try it out.Guiot shows us why summer nights, with clear, moonless skies, are the best for dabbling in astrophotography. The Vosges, a low mountain range in eastern France near the border with Germany, proved an excellent location for this purpose with the variety of elements for both background and foreground, both natural and man-made. Aside from the sea of stars, a prominent feature of this series is the ever-popular band of stars from the Milky Way Galaxy....
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Woman Calls Out Her Own Sister for Faking Instagram Snap, Goes Viral

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You might be able to fool the Internet, but as one Florida woman found out the hard way, you’d better hope your sister isn’t around when you’re doing it. Your little lie might just go viral.Casey Sosnowski recently posted your typical, inspirational hiking photo to her Instagram. Athleisure wear on point, the Lake Okahumpka Park and Trail beneath her feet, nature-loving caption locked and loaded. “Nature is the ultimate healer to all our problems,” wrote Casey, adding #NatureLover for good measure.Just one teensy problem. As her sister Carly pointed out in a now-viral Twitter post, this nature scene was captured in their backyard. “My sister said she was going hiking…” wrote Carly on Twitter, “this is our backyard.” ...
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Watch a Photoshop Pro Teach His Mom to Edit Photos

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Photoshop expert and photo editing teacher Aaron Nace just took on his most inexperienced pupil yet: his mom. In a special episode of Phlearn, Aaron sat down with his mom to teach her how to edit some of his childhood photos in Photoshop. The result is both entertaining and, if you’re a rote beginner like Mrs. Nace, a great intro to photo editing.When we say “rote beginner,” we’re not exaggerating. Despite her son’s reputation as a Photoshop expert, Mrs. Nace had never up the program before this video. As such, this is a pretty basic tutorial, covering things like rotate, crop, spot healing, fixing red-eye, and a quick intro to layer masks.The typical PetaPixel reader probably won’t learn anything new from the video, but you’ll definitely feel a bit of empathy for Aaron if you’ve ever tried to teach photo editing to a beginner. Plus, you can bookmark this video and share it with your own parents or the next newbie who asks you for a crash course in Photoshop. ...
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Sony to Launch Two New APS-C E-Mount Cameras this Month: Report

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The end of August is going to be a busy time for the APS-C market. Not only will Canon reportedly announce the EOS 90D and an EOS M6 successor, it seems Sony is planning to release not one, but two new APS-C E-Mount cameras, including the long-awaited a6500 successor.The latest information, published with high confidence by Sony Alpha Rumors, claims that Sony will be rounding out its APS-C E-Mount lineup by replacing both the a6500 and the a5100, bringing the rest of the lineup up to speed with the recently release a6400.SAR’s source claims the a6500 replacement will be “a sort of ‘cheaper’ a9” with a slightly bigger grip than the current a6500 to accommodate the bigger NP-FZ100 battery. Following this logic, we can expect it to also include in-body image stabilization, the latest Real-Time Tracking autofocus technology, blazing-fast continuous shooting, and some impressive video specs. The a6400 can already do 4K/24p and 1080/120p with full-pixel readout—we wouldn’t be surprised if Sony packs 4k/60p internal recording in this next model....
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Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Uses Bigger Sensor & Canon EF Mount

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Blackmagic is shaking up the cinema camera industry once again with the new Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K. Sold alongside the 4K version, the BMPCC 6K features a larger Super 35mm 6K HDR image sensor and uses the Canon EF mount, opening up a huge number of stills and cinema lens options for BMPCC users.The newly released Canon EF-mount cinema camera boasts a 6144 x 3456 Super 35mm HDR image sensor, which translates into just over 21MP of usable resolution. Paired with dual native ISO of up to 25,600, Blackmagic claims the BMPCC 6K and 4K can both deliver 13 stops of dynamic range.It also boasts a built in CFast and SD UHS-II card recorders, a USB Type-C expansion port for recording to external media, a full size HDMI port, a mini XLR connection with 48 volt phantom power, a 3.5mm mic jack, headphone jack, and a massive 5-inch touchscreen on the back with built-in overlays for histogram, focus and peaking indicators, levels, frame guides, playback controls and more. Make no mistake, this is a filmmaking tool—stills photographers need not apply....
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The 7 Worst Traps for Photographers

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Photography an amazing hobby and profession, but there are many traps that you can fall into. Here are the 7 worst traps for you to avoidPhotography an amazing hobby and profession, but there are many traps that you can fall into. Here are the 7 worst traps for you to avoid
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Zach Alan’s Light Painting Photographs Are Fire – Literally!

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“…my chief strength in this genre is improvisation,” says Zach Alan. He adds, “Whenever a location doesn’t quite pan out, it’s a good feeling to still pull off a shot I can be proud of.” Everyone should admire Zach’s light painting photographs, not only for how interesting they are but because of the time and effort he puts into creating them. While viewing them, we feel like we’re looking into another world, his creative world. We’re big fans of this type of photography. It takes us away from the pressures of everyday life and injects some fantasy and awe into our minds. We describe the work as fire, not just because we’re cool, but because they literally are. Not content with an orthodox lighting approach, he introduces actual fire to his larger than life scenes! Tired of asking, “How does he do it?” we thought it would be better to contact him and find out....
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How to Hold a Camera Properly

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When you take up photography, one of the first things you are going to want to do is figure out how to hold a camera properly. And while not everyone necessarily needs to hold the camera the same way as each other, knowing why you are holding it a certain way and what you are trying to achieve by doing so will serve you well (and is the reason most experienced photographers do actually end up holding their DSLRS more or less the same way). What are we trying to achieve with the grip when holding a camera? Mainly, weLast Updated on August 8, 2019 by Rob Wood (Admin)Total: 0Shares 0Tweets 0Pins [Total: 0 Average: 0/5] When you take up photography, one of the first things you are going to want to do is figure out how to hold a camera properly. And while not everyone necessarily needs to hold the camera …
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Instagram Ad Partner Caught Tracking Users, Gets Exiled from Service

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Facebook is pretty keen to stay out of the headlines for privacy violations, and you can imagine Instagram is even more so since it has largely escaped scrutiny. Peter Cors from Pexels. That’s what makes one major ad partner’s behavior on the platform pretty cheeky at best but actually awful in many ways. Following a major report by Business Insider, major Instagram ad partner Hyp3r was exposed for saving users’ private information such as locations, publically available data, and even taking their public stories. The company is pretty big in the location-based ad game with bespoke options for advertisers tryingLast Updated on August 8, 2019 by Kehl BayernTotal: 0Shares 0Tweets 0Pins [Total: 0 Average: 0/5] Facebook is pretty keen to stay out of the headlines for privacy violations, and you can imagine Instagram is even more so since it has largely escaped scrutiny. That’s what makes one major ad partner’s behavior on …
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Google Pixel 3 Owners Reporting Shaking Issue with the Smartphone’s Camera

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The only problem with marquee products is that people tend to pay a lot of attention to them. Pixel 3 from Google. Of course, that’s the point, but it becomes a liability when something goes wrong. And it seems like something is very wrong with the Pixel 3’s camera but we still haven’t heard anything official from Google yet. Some Google Pixel 3 owners are reporting a problem with a shaking camera. First reported by reviewers of the phone and now by owners on web forums, the issue is pretty devastating and we have video (you can watch that here).Last Updated on August 8, 2019 by Kehl BayernTotal: 0Shares 0Tweets 0Pins [Total: 0 Average: 0/5] The only problem with marquee products is that people tend to pay a lot of attention to them. Of course, that’s the point, but it becomes a liability when something goes wrong. And it seems like something …
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Cheap Photo: If You’re Looking for Deals on Camera Lenses, Look Here

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Ah, that new lens smell! It’s hard to beat, but it can smell even sweeter when you get your new glass on sale! We have found some tremendous lens deals for Canon, Nikon, Pentax, and Sony shooters. The magical Pentax SMC FA 77mm 1.8 Limited has a discount of $200, bringing it down to $696.95, and the Sigma 35mm f1.4 has crashed down in price to just $699 with Canon, Nikon, and Pentax mounts. If you need an ultra-wide, the outstanding Irix 11 f4 Blackstone can be picked up for just $599.95 for your Canon, while the Nikon 14-24mm f2.8 has a discount of $500 right now! There are a ton of deals on Sigma, Tamron, and more after the break. Come and check them out.These lens deals are pretty fantastic. Whether you’re looking for primes or zooms, there is something here for everyone. Also, remember to check out the Summer of Sigma sales event that is going on right now! Scroll through the list below so you can see all of the lens deals....
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What Happens When Non-Photographers Use a Phase One Camera?

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While perhaps not the best-known brand of camera in the photography world, most who are serious about the art form have heard of Phase One and their Medium Format cameras. For those on the other side of the fence who think photography is more about the camera on the back of their phone, Phase One is a complete unknown. Recently, some non-photographers were given a chance to have a play with the Phase One XF IQ4, a $52,000 151 Megapixel camera that is one of the best in the world. Join us after the break to see the video and reactions of the people who got to use it.The video, posted by Gear Patrol a few days ago, gives us a quick look at the Phase One XF IQ4 and at non-photographers who were asked to use the camera. The test subjects were given a few objects to photograph while the XF IQ4 was tethered to a Mac running Capture One Pro 12. You could tell that the testers knew the camera was quite extraordinary, but they had no idea that they were holding one of the most expensive cameras around....
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Photographer Uses Backyard Shed to Shoot Gorgeous Natural Light Portraits

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Calgary-based portrait photographer and YouTuber Irene Rudnyk recently put together a photo shoot that’s getting some well-deserved attention. Using just the shed in her backyard and the natural light pouring in, she was able to capture some gorgeous fashion portraits that imitate a popular in-studio lighting setup.Rudnyk says she’s been wanting to put the old shed in her backyard to some good photographic use for a long time, and the setup is extremely simple. Simply hang a backdrop behind your model—in this case, Irene’s sister Orysia—and make sure they’re sitting far enough inside so that they’re illuminated entirely by reflected natural light. For additional punch and an interesting catchlight, ask your model to hold a white reflector:...
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Photographing A Scientific Expedition

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For the photo adventure of a lifetime, use your skills to support conservation research by photographing a scientific expedition.
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For Pro Photographers, the Hustle Never Ends

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“It was constant hustle for me the first three years (in business) full time.” I read this quote from a photographer-turned-business coach. It was advice in a Facebook group. I’m not certain the question that elicited this reply, but it doesn’t really matter. The statement stands alone.And if the response from this photographer-turned-business coach had been:“It’s been constant hustle since day one.” OR “I’ve never stopped hustling.” OR “Girl, get some comfy shoes and stock up on wine, ‘cause the hustle never ends…”, then I would have never written this article. But it wasn’t. And therein lies the problem with so much of today’s business advice given to the newbies in any field....
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Then-and-Now Photos of Communist Berlin

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To mark 30 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall, we revisited the precise locations of 14 memorable photos taken when half of the city lay behind the Iron Curtain. The Reichstag in 1962, as seen from behind a ragged barbed-wire fence that would become the Berlin Wall. Before the barrier’s construction in 1961, some 3.5 million people — 20 percent of the population of Soviet-administered East Germany — had fled West. Photo: Fortepan/Gyula NagyAbout the author: Amos Chapple is a Kiwi photographer who makes news-flavored travel photos and writes for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. He started off at New Zealand’s largest daily paper in 2003. After two years chasing news, he took a full-time position shooting UNESCO World Heritage sites. In 2012, he went freelance but kept up the travel. Since then, he has been published in most major news titles around the world. You can find more of his work on his website, Facebook, and Instagram. This article was also published RFE/RL....
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Corel Reveals PaintShop Pro 2020 with Content-Aware ‘SmartClone’ and More

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Earlier today, Corel launched a new version of PaintShop Pro that includes some intriguing features for photographers. Boasting intelligent new cloning and selection tools and costing just $80 for the full suite, PaintShop Pro 2020 promises to “meet the needs of photographers and content creators at an unbeatable value.”PaintShop Pro 2020 walks the line between photo editing and graphic design suite, focusing more on photo manipulation than straight retouching. To that end, Corel has added two new tools, an updated Photography Workspace, and “noticeable” performance improvements “throughout the application.”The two new tools are SmartClone and the Refine Brush, both of which improve the application’s ability to create complicated photo composites. SmartClone uses “content-aware cloning technology” to merge elements together, promising to work “seamlessly” even when you’re merging complex objects or faces....
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How to Master Exposing for Dramatic Black and White Photos

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The black and white aesthetic can sometimes be a contentious issue among photographers. The decision to shoot monochromatic images is, for some, an afterthought in a way that other choices like filters, focal lengths, and exposure settings would not be. This means that some of the nuance to a well-balanced black and white exposure can be overlooked, and I think this is a shame because it wouldn’t take much for photographers to take a little more control and consideration and produce effective and beautiful black and white images.Many black and white edits are heavy-handed, simply boosting contrast and sharpness with little subtlety or thought for mid-tones. I think that some of the best black and white images have a more complex aesthetic that cannot be achieved through desaturation and contrast increments alone....
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Facebook Finally Launched Instagram Scheduling Through Creator Studio

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A recent update to Facebook’s Creator Studio has added a highly requested feature for Instagram power users and marketers: the ability to natively schedule Instagram posts and IGTV broadcasts ahead of time.The news spread across social media marketing channels earlier this week, but has remained somewhat quiet on the rest of the Internet. Yet, this update is definitely a big deal, removing a major paint point for professional photographers who use Instagram to market their services and spread the word about their brand.Facebook updated the Instagram API to allow scheduling by third-party applications last year, but all of the current third-party solutions are limited: capable of doing some things but not others. Facebook’s own implementation obviously has none of these limitations....
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Shooting the Milky Way on Vacation in Tuscany

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Arlington, Texas, was long in the lead to become my family’s vacation destination this summer. But sometime in May, we decided that we wanted to revisit Italy. Last time we didn’t make it to Tuscany, so there was no doubt that it would be the area to stay and explore. Some friends had recommended agroturismos, that is, wine farms. Initially, I had my strong doubts about staying at a farm of some sort, but when it struck me that it was Milky Way season in Italy in July, my misgivings somehow vanished.It was a family vacation during which photography would be second priority, so I wasn’t thoroughly convinced that I would get my shots. And besides, I had no idea whether light pollution would dampen my Milky Way hopes....
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Photo Of The Week And More – Here Is The Light Stalking Wrap

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And here is your long awaited weekly wrap-up! This week, as usual, we want to give our new members a special shout out! If you are among them and still haven't said hello to us, please feel free to do it now!  Today we bring you everything that you need to know from Lightstalking's past week! There will be photos and discussions from the general chit chat forum, as well as some beautiful shots from Tersha's latest challenge on Juxtaposition, another amazing photography theme.  Photo Of The Week - August 5, 2019 Photo by Click This week's Photo Of TheTotal: 0Shares 0Tweets 0Pins [Total: 0 Average: 0/5] And here is your long awaited weekly wrap-up! This week, as usual, we want to give our new members a special shout out! If you are among them and still haven't said hello to us, please feel free to do it now!  Today we bring …
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Woman Hospitalized After Posing with Venomous Octopus for Photo Contest

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File this under “bizarre news of the day.” A Washington woman was forced to go to the hospital after she posed with a venomous octopus attached to her face to try and win a photo competition.As originally reported by KIRO 7 news, Jamie Bisceglia took the fateful picture on August 2nd at a Tacoma Narrows fishing derby. Some fishermen she met up with had hooked the octopus, and she decided to take a picture with it attached to her face for the derby’s photo contest. “It was a photo contest in the derby,” she told the news station. “So, crazy me, hindsight now and looking back, I probably made a big mistake.”Once the octopus had latched onto her face with its tentacles, it bit her in the cheek twice, injecting venom that left Bisceglia in “incredible pain.” Her face swelled up and, after 2 days of holding out in the hopes that the pain or swelling might fade, she finally went to the ER....
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Major Instagram Ad Partner Banned for Tracking Users’ Locations and More

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Following a shocking expose from Business Insider, major Instagram ad partner Hyp3r has been banned by the platform for tracking millions of users’ locations, saving public Instagram Stories, and automatically scraping user data.Hyp3r is “an award-winning location-based marketing platform” based out of San Francisco. The marketing firm has raised over $23 millions in funding, and up until yesterday they were identified as a trusted Facebook Marketing Partner. It offers location-based marketing data to brands, allowing, say, a hotel to target ads or interact with you on social media if you posted a photo from their rooftop bar.The Business Insider report claims that about 90% of Hyp3r’s data comes through Instagram, and so when Facebook removed location tools from its API following the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Hyp3r was in trouble. The company publicly praised Instagram’s decision to protect its users’ privacy, releasing a statement that said Hyp3r, “understand[s] and welcome[s] the changes that Facebook is making to protect the privacy of all of us,” but according to Business Insider‘s sources, the marketing firm immediately got to work bypassing these restrictions behind the scenes....
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Google is Developing a ‘DSLR-Like Attachment’ for Pixel Phones: Report

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The Google Pixel 3 may be suffering from some serious camera issues, but the engineers in Mountain View are still going full steam ahead on the upcoming Pixel 4. And according to the most recent reports, that phone may come with a ‘DSLR-like accessory’ for more serious photographers.The report was published by 9to5Google, who received some exclusive tidbits about the upcoming smartphone from a “reliable source.” In addition to some details about the battery, RAM and screen resolution specs, 9to5Google learned that the Pixel 4 will sport two rear cameras: one 12MP camera with phase-detect auto-focus, and one 16MP telephoto camera. No word on whether or not both of these will be optically stabilized....
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Sanity Saving Tips for Outdoor Photography

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Where were you the last time you had a minor (or major) meltdown over your gear? Have you missed a magic moment sunrise or sunset shoot by five minutes? What about those items that get 'lost' in your camera bag the moment you need them? Or, what about that time you had to leave a shoot because of an accident or personal discomfort that you or someone in your group experienced?Last Updated on August 8, 2019 by AngieTotal: 0Shares 0Tweets 0Pins [Total: 0 Average: 0/5] Where were you the last time you had a minor (or major) meltdown over your gear? Have you missed a magic moment sunrise or sunset shoot by five minutes? What about those items that get ‘lost' in your …
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Capture One Pro 12 Offers Students a Whopping 65% Discount

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Now, this is some good news, and it’s just in time for the upcoming back to school season. If you’re a student who has been wanting to move over to Capture One Pro, you will love this. Starting today, August 8th, the guys and gals at Capture One have launched a new student initiative that will allow you to save 65% off the regular price of Capture One Pro 12. Join us after the break to find out more about this incredible student deal.The new Capture One initiative is called See Beyond. Trust your vision. Trust your tools. The program aims to equip, engage, and inspire the next generation of photographers and help them thrive in the world. As a result, Capture One is now offering students a 65% discount on Capture One Pro 12. There will also be a social media campaign and Facebook student community page to help inspire creatives who become a part of the program....
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An Ode to the Leica M9: the Best Digital Leica They Ever Delivered

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The Leica M9 is one of the last digital cameras for master photographers who are great at their craft. They were made before the selfie became super famous. At that time, the M9 cost many thousands of dollars. It was released around the time of the Canon 5D Mk II, the Nikon D700, and the Sony a900–all of which were innovative in their own rights. But the Leica M9 was the first mirrorless full-frame camera to really grace the market. It was plagued with a few issues like incompatibility with certain SD cards, lousy battery life, sometimes slow performance, etc. However, I’m not sure there was a single photographer that would doubt the quality of the images that came from its sensor. True to my previous statement about master photographers, the Leica M9 hearkened to the photographer who shot chrome film and gawked at the photographer who reached for negatives to try to get a better result in the darkroom. The sensor’s output wasn’t as versatile as other CMOS sensors of the day, but every photographer who held a Leica M9 secretly coveted something like it....
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Photography Cheat Sheet: Shoot Mouthwatering Food Photography

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We all like to dabble in food photography, but there’s more to it than being good enough for likes on social media. If you’ve been wondering how to begin taking better, even pro-looking, food photos, we have a cheat sheet by Italian food photographer Jonathan Raho that could get you started. Here, we learn about a bunch of key elements for exploring the scrumptious side of photography. As with any kind of photography, it’s about leading the eyes of the viewer to the star of your photos (and of course, make their mouths water at how tasty the food looks!).To achieve this, we have to take note of our composition, use of leading lines, aperture, shutter speed, and lighting for ISO as low as 100. Always use a tripod as well to keep your camera stable and your photos sharp. Make sure to get the three basic angles first — top, side, and close-up — before experimenting with other angles for more creative shots. Compose your shot with leading lines to bring the eyes to the focus of your photo. Pair this with different aperture settings to create a more striking result. Use apertures of f1.8 to f4 for shallow depth of field and blurred out background, and deeper depth of field to keep more elements sharp and in focus....
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9 Things a Photographer Should Purchase Besides Gear

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GAS: lots of photographers have it and many can understand the need and benefit of getting a brand new lens that can render all the bokeh. But after a while, you’re pretty well saturated and set in the gear you’ve got. Eventually, you realize that you’re the one who takes the pictures and not necessarily your camera. And you’ll end up at a point where you want something, but don’t need it. That’s fine–satiate your wants as much as is reasonable. But when you want things, you’ll start to realize how much of your money can be invested into things that are bound to make you more money: that’s more about doing something for yourself as you grow as a photographer. Here are just a few....
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360-Degree Camera Ball Wants to Charge You for Every Snap You Take Now

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Truth be told, the 360-degree camera concept that Panono touted when it first came to Indiegogo years ago was really, really cool. The Lazy Artist Gallery from Pexels. But, like so many dreams, it has quickly devolved into a bit of a nightmare for backers who never got it and owners who did and now find themselves getting nickel and dimed for each capture. As Gizmodo reports, the original firm behind the company closed up shop and got sold to Swiss private equity firm Bryanston Group AG. The new fees are supposed to cover the costs of processing the imagesLast Updated on August 7, 2019 by Kehl BayernTotal: 0Shares 0Tweets 0Pins [Total: 0 Average: 0/5] Truth be told, the 360-degree camera concept that Panono touted when it first came to Indiegogo years ago was really, really cool. But, like so many dreams, it has quickly devolved into a bit of a nightmare …
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Discovery by Mexican Physicist Could Be Breakthrough for Camera Lenses

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Even the most expensive lenses out there can potentially fall prey to a problem that has plagued optics since the creation of the field and that is distortion and loss of fidelity because of a lens. Marek from Pexels. An age old phenomenon known as spherical aberration, or the distortion of an image’s details around the periphery of the lens used to capture it, could be a thing of the past if a Mexican doctoral student’s equation is used for manufacturing optical equipment in the future. To give you some idea of just how old this problem is, PetaPixel reportsLast Updated on August 7, 2019 by Kehl BayernTotal: 0Shares 0Tweets 0Pins [Total: 0 Average: 0/5] Even the most expensive lenses out there can potentially fall prey to a problem that has plagued optics since the creation of the field and that is distortion and loss of fidelity because of a lens. An …
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5 Affordable Full Frame Cameras for Professional Photographers

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After a recent post about APS-C cameras that are used by professional photographers, we were contacted by a reader who wanted to point out that there are Full Frame cameras that can be picked up for around the same price as the most expensive APS-C cameras we listed. This is indeed true, but there are few to choose from. However, if Full Frame cameras are the ultimate goal for you, but you don’t want to shell out much more than $1,500, the Full Frame cameras in this roundup are worth checking out. We’ll take a look at five affordable Full Frame cameras after the break.“Adorama‘s Refurbished Gear includes cameras, lenses, computers and more.”We guarantee the APS-C cameras listed in this roundup will do a fantastic job for many. But if the pull of Frame Frame is too strong for you to resist, or if the type of photography you shoot requires Full Frame cameras, you have some options arond the $1,500 mark....
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Xiaomi and Samsung Tease Upcoming Smartphone with 108MP Image Sensor

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Earlier today at the company’s “Images of the Future” conference, Xiaomi dropped a bombshell. According to a tweet on the official Xiaomi account, they’ve teamed up with Samsung to develop a smartphone with a 108MP “ultra-clear” image sensor!Xiaomi actually made two announcements today. The first is that it will be using Samsung’s ISOCELL GW1 64MP image sensor in an upcoming Redmi phone. That, in and of itself, is a big deal. The GW1 uses “tetracell” technology (read: a quad-bayer array) to shoot 16MP images in low light, but thanks to a “remosaic” algorithm, it can still spit out full-resolution 64MP images in bright conditions. It’s the highest resolution smartphone image sensor available… for now....
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You Secretly Want this Rare, Unused Hello Kitty Polaroid 600 for $3,215

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If you’ve been following our vintage finds, you’ll know that we keep our eyes peeled for all things noteworthy, cool, and sometimes overpriced cameras that are still out there. Today’s find has all three ticked: a rare Hello Kitty Polaroid 600 in unused condition going for $3,215. It’s definitely a collectible item both for Hello Kitty fans and Polaroid photographers (and Polaroid photographers who are also Hello Kitty fans). But whether it warrants the hefty price tag is another matter altogether.The Hello Kitty Polaroid 600 instant camera listed by Tokyo-based ebay seller arcadia*japon is a limited edition model released in the late 1990s. It was produced in collaboration with toy manufacturer TOMY and sold exclusively in Japan. What’s noteworthy about this listing is that it still comes in its original packaging, complete with accessories like the cute camera bag and photo album for the prints. The listing says it’s been stored for a long time so the Polaroid 600 film that comes with it will definitely be expired and may only be kept for collection purposes....
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Influencers vs Instagram: Hiding Like Counts Sparks Tears and Controversy

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Instagram’s controversial experiment with hiding public like counts is only live in seven countries, but it’s already inspired some freakouts from influencers who claim the change is crippling their engagement and destroying their livelihood.The experiment began in May, when Instagram made likes private for Canadian users only. Two months later, the social network expanded the trial to six more countries, adding Australia, Brazil, Ireland, Italy, Japan and New Zealand to the list.And just like that, millions of users saw one of their key metrics disappear from public view. For your typical shutterbug who uses Instagram to share photos of their dog with friends and family, or pass around the latest meme, this wasn’t a big deal. But the expansion was almost immediately met with ire from influencers who depend on Instagram to make a living....
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Elon Musk is Blocking People Who Say Photographers Should Be Credited

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If you enjoy following Elon Musk on Twitter, be careful not to call him out on posting photographers’ work without permission or credit. Multiple people just got blocked by the Tesla and SpaceX entrepreneur for doing just that. It all started yesterday when Musk Tweeted a photo of a lightning strike to his 27+ million followers with the text “Ride the lightning!” The photo has gotten over 1,000 comments, 6,000 Retweets, and 70,000 likes.It turns out the photo was shot from the bus at the launch pad by photographer Richard Angle, who has shot many launches over the course of his career — you can find more of his work on his website and Instagram. But Musk didn’t credit Angle at all for the photo aside from the tiny watermark that was left in the bottom corner of the image....
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Cop Points Gun at Photog Because He ‘Doesn’t Know’ What a GoPro Is

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Here’s a video of a disconcerting encounter between a police officer and photographer that’s making the rounds online. It shows a police officer in San Diego drawing his gun on the photographer filming because he “doesn’t know” what the GoPro attached to the main camera is. NBC4 reports that the May 2018 incident occurred a block from the Mesa College campus and involved San Diego Community College District police officer James Everette.After the unnamed photographer approached Everette at a traffic stop and began filming him, Everette notices the man and asks him why he’s filming. When Everette doesn’t receive a response, he tells the photographer he’s uncomfortable and asks that the “thing” be put down....
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Convert Your Old Digital Camera To Infrared

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When Sony first announced its entry into the full-frame mirrorless interchangeable lens system market (say that three times fast) with the a7 and a7R cameras, I was one of the first to place my preorder. I couldn’t wait to benefit from a full-frame camera that had significantly less bulk than my Canon EOS 5D Mark IV. And, for a time, that little camera served me well, albeit riddled with little bugs and issues that are so prevalent in new camera models, but Sony was rather quick to iterate by frequently releasing updated models, leaving their predecessors on my shelf collecting dust.My typical response when it comes to “retired” camera gear is to sell it. Why not try to recoup some of the money spent, right? But, as I prepared to list my original Sony a7, a friend of mine gave me an alternative idea: Why not convert it to infrared? I admit that I was a bit cool to the suggestion at first, considering how old the a7 was, but when I saw how little I could get by selling it, the idea of conversion became more appealing. Granted, it required investing even more money into a camera that was already long in the tooth, but the process is relatively inexpensive compared to the cost of a new camera, and the results have paid back with dividends thanks to the creative opportunities that it exposed....
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Google Pixel 3 Owners are Reporting a Major Camera Shaking Defect

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The best smartphone for photography—at least according to many reviewers—is suffering from a significant camera defect. Over the past few months, a large number of Google Pixel 3 owners have taken to the forums to report and document a “Camera Shaking” issue that is plaguing their smartphones.You can see the issue at play in the video above, or read about it in several GoogleProduct Forum and Redditthreads posted by affected users. Apparently, even when being held completely still, some Google Pixel 3 and 3XL phones seem to suffer from an Optical Image Stabilization issue that keeps the frame shaking indefinitely. It’s almost like the stabilization system is doing the exact opposite of its job, making rock-steady footage extremely shaky. Just for good measure, this behavior is sometimes accompanied by a loud clicking sound....
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Scale Assignment Winner Valerie Millett

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View the winning image and a selection of submissions in the image gallery below. Check out our current photography assignment here and enter your best shots!...
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The Billingham Hadley Pro 2020 Builds on the Classic Photojournalist Bag

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Fans of the iconic Billingham Hadley camera bag have something to celebrate today with the company’s announcement of the latest addition to the family. The new Hadley Pro 2020 builds on the protection, comfort, capacity, and flexibility of the best-selling model, adding several new features that Billingham owners and photographers around the world wanted to see. Now would be a great time to upgrade to a Billingham camera bag with the Hadley Pro 2020’s improved versatility and portability.According to Billingham, the Hadley Pro 2020 comes as a response to the growing popularity of Full Frame mirrorless cameras, and therefore an increased demand for camera bags that can fit slightly bigger bodies and lenses. This new model offers long-lasting high-quality protection with its three-layer waterproof Billingham Canvas or FibreNyte material and promises to accommodate most kinds of DSLRs and any mirrorless camera with three small to medium-sized lenses and accessories....
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This Simple Universal Camera Strap Has Raised Over $75K on Kickstarter

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KUVRD, creators of the extremely popular universal lens cap that raised over $175K in 2017 (and $180K for Version 2 in January), are back with another blockbuster crowdfunding campaign. Meet the Universal Camera Strap: a simple, rugged camera strap with fasteners that attach to “any camera, anywhere, anytime.”There’s not much to say about the KUVRD Universal Camera Strap: it seems to have everything you need and nothing you don’t. The 360° swiveling fasteners are made from anodized aluminum alloy and designed so that they’ll fit every style of camera clip. The strap itself is made from ballistic nylon webbing, and tessellating paddles on the strap allow you to adjust length quickly and easily....
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Country Doctor: A Photo Essay by W. Eugene Smith

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I’m Martin from the All About Street Photography channel. In this 6-minute video and article, I am going to talk about the photo essay “Country Doctor” by W. Eugene Smith. We’ll be taking a closer look at the story behind some photographs. First, if you are not familiar with W. Eugene Smith, make sure to check out this previous video I made about his life and photography.In 1948, Life magazine commissioned Smith to spend 23 days with Dr. Ernest Ceriani and produce a photo essay about Colorado’s country doctor. Smith has been called “perhaps the single most important American photographer in the development of the editorial photo essay.” He was known to shoot projects so extensive that they cannot be displayed in any museum as they usually contain tens of thousands of images. The best known and most important ones are, for example, “Minamata Japan” or “The Pacific War.”...
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You Don’t Need Gimmicks, You Need These 4 Tips To Take Better Pictures

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Like many of you, I always want to take better pictures. But, if you love photography as I do, you might notice that your timeline on Facebook is frequently infested with adverts for photographic devices or software that promises to make you a better photographer. I tend to ignore them. Beware Of The Gimmick One advert that has been popping up on my timeline with freakish frequency lately is for something called a Lens Ball. A Lens Ball is a kind of crystal ball that the photographer places a meter or so in front of the camera. The ballTotal: 0Shares 0Tweets 0Pins [Total: 0 Average: 0/5] Like many of you, I always want to take better pictures. But, if you love photography as I do, you might notice that your timeline on Facebook is frequently infested with adverts for photographic devices or software that promises to make you a better photographer. …
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Will It Blend? Torture Testing Sony’s TOUGH SD Cards

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Sony’s TOUGH SD cards are extremely popular among photographers. But just how tough are they? Photographer and writer Steve Huff decided to put the latest iteration of these TOUGH cards through the ultimate battery of tests: freezer, washer, dryer, pool, and… just for fun… blender.When it comes to getting the best combination of reliability and speed out of your SD cards, there’s not a better option out there than Sony’s SF-G Series TOUGH SD cards. Not only do they feature maximum read and write speeds of about 300MB/s, Sony claims these cards are 18 times stronger than traditional SD cards. They’re bend-proof, drop-proof, X-ray proof, magnet proof, anti-static, temperature proof, UV protected, and IP68 dust and waterproof....
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Photo Of The By Norman Lathrop

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Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Pinnacle of My Day” by Norman Lathrop. Location: Pinnacles National Park, California. Photo of the Day is chosen from various OP galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and the OP Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the OP website homepage, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To get your photos in the running, all you have to do is submit them....
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Canon to Release RF 15-35mm f/2.8L IS and 24-70mm f/2.8L IS this Month

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Canon announced the development of the so-called “holy trinity” of zoom lenses for the RF mount back in February, and it looks like they’re about ready to release two of the three. According to the latest rumors out of Japan, the RF 15-35mm f/2.8L IS and RF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS will both be available for pre-order later this month.The report comes from the ever-reliable Nokishita, who tweeted that both lenses “have been added to Canon’s latest product list” and “reservations” for both should start within the month:“Within a month” could mean end of August or beginning of September, which tracks with the latest report from Canon Rumors who says pre-orders should start “within the next 3-4 weeks.” The final member of the trinity—the RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS—wasn’t mentioned in this leak, but the latest reports say to expect that announcement in December....
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Kevin Krautgartner Plays with Light and Shadow in Aerial Photos of Dunes

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We’ve been following a lot of outstanding aerial photography lately for the abstract imagery they offer to intrepid photographers. It’s exciting to see them uncover nature’s breath-taking art that stays hidden from most of us. It’s also interesting how each shot is a testament to the impact of perspective on perception. Case in point is the expanse of sand dunes that German photographer Kevin Krautgartner captured to present a mesmerizing dance of light and shadows.Previously, we placed the spotlight on Krautgartner’s pastel masterpieces featuring the surprisingly artful colors of Australia’s salt evaporation ponds. Nature’s abstract art is everywhere, and aerial photography opens our eyes to the myriad of shapes, patterns, and textures that can only be seen from above. His Dunes series follow suit, but also demonstrates the ethereal meeting of light and shadows during sunrise and sunset....
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How the Lightroom Spot Removal Tool Can Edit Out Photo Bombers

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Want to know what the Lightroom Spot Removal Tool can do and how to use it? And why? Well, have you ever taken a great shot of friends or family, only for the final image to be ruined by a photo bomber? An uncle in the background picking their nose behind your beautifully posed parents? A toddler pulling his pants down behind a wonderful family group shot? A “funny” guy doing rabbit ears on your subject? We have all been there. It’s a constant source of irritation for anyone who whips out a camera at a group event. And it’sTotal: 0Shares 0Tweets 0Pins [Total: 0 Average: 0/5] Want to know what the Lightroom Spot Removal Tool can do and how to use it? And why? Well, have you ever taken a great shot of friends or family, only for the final image to be ruined by a photo bomber? An uncle in …
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Why the Tiny, Full Frame Sigma FP Could Be a Game Changer

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Just a few short weeks ago, Sigma announced that they were going to release an incredibly tiny Full Frame camera. While reactions to the news have been mixed, one thing for sure is that it will make waves once it hits the market. A new product holder page has appeared on Sigma’s website, and it sheds some light on what photographers and media creators can look forward to. Honestly, there are some cool features that may be game-changing; whether the features are for better or worse is up for debate.A recent thread on Reddit shared a new product landing page for the Sigma FP. Details have been a bit scarce since the camera was announced, but we can now see what Sigma has packed inside a body that weighs just 0.97lbs. The camera will feature a 24.6 Megapixel Bayer sensor, a large heatsink for heat dissipation, and a robust body which is water and dust resistant. You’ll also get a full-time electronic shutter, focus peaking, and face and eye AF. The camera will be able to shoot 4K at 24fps. On top of these features, the Sigma FP incorporates software features and AI that can be found more commonly in smartphones....
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Photography Cheat Sheet: Flash Photography Tips and Tricks

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Flash photography may seem daunting at first, but knowing how to work with lighting equipment like flashes and strobes will expand your skills and let you work in different shooting situations. It’s an especially valuable skill if you want to do portrait photography. Whether you’re curious about using flash and pro lighting setups in the studio, or simply want to learn how to make the most out of the flash unit you just bought for your camera, this cheat sheet should help you get started.To help beginners get a better understanding of photography concepts, Russian photographer and educator Oleg Samoilov put together a bunch of tips and tricks and made cheat sheets out of them. Below, you’ll find some that tackle flash photography. Better keep them handy for your next practice with flash!...
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Opinion: 35mm Is the Most Versatile Focal Length in Photography

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While I personally see the world more in 28mm, 35mm is the best when it comes to versatility with creating images. When first starting out, I was told to use 50mm. And it was wrong. It was dead wrong. I’ve grown to appreciate what 50mm can do, but I’m not a fan of it nor the marketing and cults that seem to be behind it. While I see the world in 28mm, the variety of 28mm lenses on the market right now are just not that perfect. But 35mm lenses are pretty darned great. In an ideal world, we’d have more 40mm lenses; we don’t.The 35mm lens is capable of doing so much:There are tons of photographers who love the 35mm focal length and who stick by it no matter what. Part of this is in thanks to how technology has improved what what the lenses have been capable of doing since the film days. Indeed, the 35mm lenses deserves to be glued onto your camera permanently as your walkaround lens....
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Lasers Coming to Apple’s Cameras in 2020

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Apple’s smartphone cameras could be getting a really cool upgrade in the future if reports of Time of Flight lasers being added in the year 2020. Pixabay from Pexels. Not only is it fun to say that your camera has laser beams, but also it looks like ToF will give the next-gen Apple iPhone cameras depth perception capabilities that are way beyond its current models. As FStoppers reports, Time of Flight technology is nothing new. How it works is basically the lasers measure distances between the source of the laser beam and objects in front of it. It’s used forLast Updated on August 6, 2019 by Kehl BayernTotal: 0Shares 0Tweets 0Pins [Total: 0 Average: 0/5] Apple’s smartphone cameras could be getting a really cool upgrade in the future if reports of Time of Flight lasers being added in the year 2020. Not only is it fun to say that your camera has …
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DJI Making Its Own Version of Hasselblad’s X1D

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There are patent documents that indicate that consumer drone giant DJI is working on its own version of DJI’s X1D. X1D Camera from Hasselblad. Those that are in the know might note that the Chinese UAV manufacturer took control of Hasselblad some time ago. The story about DJI’s own version of the X1D was first broken by Gizmodo Japan which discovered the projected while trawling through Chinese patent applications. The design of the DJI prototype looks exactly like the X1D except for an LCD screen and a different layout for the buttons. The exact market purpose for the camera isLast Updated on August 6, 2019 by Kehl BayernTotal: 0Shares 0Tweets 0Pins [Total: 0 Average: 0/5] There are patent documents that indicate that consumer drone giant DJI is working on its own version of DJI’s X1D. Those that are in the know might note that the Chinese UAV manufacturer took control of Hasselblad …
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Hot Springs Canyon

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Hot Springs Canyon in Big Bend National Park, Texas, offers landscape photographers sweeping canyon and mountain views.
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Cheap Photo: D750 $800 Off, $200 Off X-Pro 2, Save on Camera Bundles

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Back to school season means significant savings, and trust us when we say you can save big on camera bundles and more right now. The Nikon D750 with a 24-120mm and a huge accessory kit has a deep discount of $800! The Fujifilm X-Pro 2 bundle is a steal at $1,499, and the a7r III with a tripod bundle has been slashed by $500. Need a new strobe? The incredible Flashpoint XPLOR 600 with a C-Stand and a 36-inch Octabox is only $563.95, and the MeFoto Globetrotter Tripod is down to $199 (a $167 discount). We have found deals on camera bags and SD cards too! Come in and take a look at all the deals.The deals on camera bundles and accessories listed here won’t last for long, so make the most of them while you can. Don’t forget to check out the incredible savings you can find on Sigma glass during the Summer of Sigma Event, and also don’t miss out on our top picks for this back to school season. Pull up a chair and check out all of the camera bundles and accessories with deep discounts....
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Photographers, Focus on What’s Important

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Focus on what’s important… pun intended. I’m not referring to lens focus or how to get sharp images. If that’s your main concern right now, just Google tutorials on autofocus, zone focusing or micro-adjustments. When I say ‘focus on what’s important,’ what I mean is the purpose, meaning, emotion or reason for your photographs.What is the function of your photographs aside from displaying an aesthetically pleasing visual?Ask yourself this question, “what do you want people to do when they see your photographs?” What do you want them to feel, or do physically? Do you want your viewers to think, contemplate, buy something, hold, share, remember, cry, question, act, like, thumb-scroll, start a discussion or print? What do you want viewers of your photos to do? ...
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Pro Tip: How to Shoot Cinematic Portraits with Hard Light

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When it comes to portraits, soft and diffused light is often the go-to setting to create the most flattering results. However, hard light can also open up your portrait photography to a lot of creative techniques and cinematic effects. In his quick tutorial, Jeff Carpenter of Readylight Media shows us a quick setup in the studio that will let you create beautiful cinematic portraits when your projects call for it.In his video below, Carpenter breaks down the lighting setup he used to create a beam of light on his model’s face to evoke drama and interest. It’s a really cool way to get creative with your portraits, so watch and take notes!The three-light setup for this shoot is comprised of a Paul C. Buff Digibee flash unit with barn doors for key light, another Digibee flash unit with a gridded strip box and blue gel for rim light/hair light, and another Digibee flash with a snoot and blue gel on Savage Universal Fashion Gray Seamless Paper for a subtle background light. To produce a prominent shadow on his model, he used a V-Flat with the corner kept slightly ajar to get a strip of light passing through it. By using the barn doors, he was able to make the light as controlled as possible....
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Photoflash Bombs Were Once Used to Light Nighttime Aerial Photos

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Digital cameras can see in color in near darkness these days, but decades ago, there were very different solutions for capturing usable photos at night. One example is the photoflash bomb, a special type of bomb that was designed specifically to explode in midair and illuminate the world below for aerial photos. The photoflash bomb was commonly used by military spy planes to capture images of the ground at night from higher (and safer) altitudes.From the outside, they looked like ordinary explosive bombs, but instead of being filled with traditional explosives, photoflash bombs were essentially pyrotechnic devices filled with flash powder.The M120 and M122 World War II-era bombs featured one design had a round-nosed cylinder and at least 75 pounds of photoflash powder within. ...
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Lightroom Shootout: $6,700 iMac Pro vs $5,700 PC

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Pye Jirsa over at SLR Loungerecently published a Mac vs PC comparison that answers an important question for photographers: which is better for Adobe Lightroom Classic CC, a powerful iMac Pro or an equivalent custom-built PC?It’s important to note that this is not a straight-up Mac vs PC “shootout” that takes every variable into account vis-a-vis operating system, upgradability, etc. It’s just meant to pit a very powerful Apple computer against a very powerful custom built PC and see which of the two is best for editing photos in the notoriously slow Lightroom Classic.For this comparison, Pye pits an iMac Pro with a 3.2GHz 8-Core Intel Xeon W Processor, 64GB 2666Mhz DDR4 RAM, 2TB SSD, and Radeon Pro Vega 64 w/ 16GB of dedicated memory against a custom-built PC from Puget Systems sporting an Intel Core i9 9900K 3.6GHz 8-Core processor, 64GB of 2666Mhz DDR4 RAM, 500GB Operating System SSD, 2TB Secondary SSD, and NVIDIA GeForce RTOX 2070 Founders Edition graphics card with 8GB dedicated memory....
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Inside the Mind of a Self-Portrait Landscape Photographer

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Lizzy Gadd is a self-portrait landscape photographer. After finding awe-inspiring outdoor locations, Gadd steps into the frame and becomes a human element against a backdrop of wilderness. Smugmug Films just released this 7.5-minute short film that takes us into Gadd’s mind and work. Based in Vancouver, Canada, Gadd first got into photography at the age of 12 when her dad brought home a small digital camera. Since then, she has built up an impressive body of work showing locations around the world.“Self-portraits are a bit of a challenge, but they’re also a therapeutic process,” Gadd tells Smugmug, which produced the film. “I time-lapse my photos, so I set up the tripod, manually focus my composition, and program the timer to take a photo every few seconds. Then I walk out in front of the camera. ...

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