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While it is too late for those who already registered their drones, it's possible that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) might not require all drones to be registered come this spring. DIY Photography is reporting that the FAA's funding bill has had a "Micro Drone" amendment added which would allow drones under 4.4 pounds (roughly 2 kilograms) to fly without being registered. This potential regulation change comes only a short time after the FAA started requiring all drones to be registered. There are some conditions... (read more) [...]
Fri, Feb 12, 2016
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Belgian photographer Ezequiel Scagnetti found himself in a difficult situation over the past weekend. Scagnetti was subjected to harassment and people flooding his photography business with negative reviews all because famous pop star Harry Styles stole one of his photos and posted it to his Instagram account. Styles, who has nearly 16 million followers on Instagram, posted this photo of traditional Burmese boxer, Saw Zaw Lwin, that Scagnetti captured in May 2006. Styles posted the photo without any credit or permissions, which... (read more) [...]
Fri, Feb 12, 2016
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A murmuration of starlings over Israel, a robotic road safety worker in India, a sacrificial llama in Bolivia, border barriers between Tunisia and Libya, a sea otter receives a valentine, a deadly earthquake in Taiwan, the annual Shrovetide football match in England, a leopard attack in India, and much more. [...]
Fri, Feb 12, 2016
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Though the overall number of homeless people in the United States has been in a slow decline in recent years, homelessness has risen sharply in larger cities. More than 500,000 people were homeless in the United States at the end of last year, according to a report by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Many who find themselves living on the streets find a level of community and security in homeless encampments—whether the tent cities are sanctioned or unofficial. Gathered here are images of some of these tent cities, from Seattle, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., St. Louis, Las Cruces, [...]
Thu, Feb 11, 2016
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Light wraps, or light spills as they're sometimes known, are useful for helping create more natural transitions in composite images. By using a light wrap to create simulated ambient light, you can make a subject that was added to an image appear more natural. Photoshop Training Channel has created a tutorial for how to create a light wrap in Photoshop. You can view more information on the tutorial video seen below by visiting here. This technique is often used by video editors in an application such as After Effects, but the... (read [...]
Thu, Feb 11, 2016
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The popular photography application VSCO has now launched VSCO Originals, fresh original content that is exclusively on VSCO. VSCO Originals "highlights humanity" and each of the titles aim to offer "a unique perspective that goes beyond traditional editorial coverage." These Originals have been created in collaboration with writers, editors, photographers, and VSCO community members. The original content is divided into four "journals" which users can follow. Venue documents new music through both video and still imagery.... (read more) [...]
Thu, Feb 11, 2016
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Wake up with IR! Here's today's cup of Caffeine Priority... Some four years in the making, the Fujifilm X-Pro2 offers a fresh blast of firepower for fans of this popular line. With a brand new 24mp X-trans sensor and an all-new processor, the successor to the Fuji X-Pro1 promises serious quality and performance to accompany its oh-so-retro exterior design. We just got word that our sample unit will be heading to NYC and into the capable and experienced hands of Eamon Hickey, one of our most seasoned reviewers, so anyone... (read more) [...]
Thu, Feb 11, 2016
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Three men have been spectators at all fifty Super Bowls, but Sports Illustrated photographer John Biever is one of only four people to have photographed them all. Biever recently spoke with CBS News' John Blackstone about his experiences. At the age of 15, John Biever photographed Super Bowl I (known as the AFL-NFL World Championship Game at the time) with his father, Vernon Biever, the team photographer for the Green Bay Packers (who beat the Kansas City Chiefs 35 to 10). At the game, John captured a photograph of the very first Super Bowl touchdown. In the... [...]
Thu, Feb 11, 2016
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You may recall an article I wrote last November where we joined Dave Jones as he humorously tore apart a 90s-era Chinon Genesis II camera, educating viewers along the way. Well, he's got another teardown that might interest photographers, and this time it is something much more modern, a Sony E PZ 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 lens. Receiving an error message from his Sony NEX 5T camera when trying to use this lens, Dave did what he does best and decided to open up the lens and see what's going on. As it turns out, this compact lens, which... [...]
Wed, Feb 10, 2016
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Following up on their release a month ago of the 100-megapixel XF camera system, Phase One has now introduced the Phase One A-series IQ3 100MP medium format camera system. Joining the existing A-series cameras, the A-series IQ3 100MP integrates Phase One's 100-megapixel medium-format camera back with the ALPA 12TC mirrorless camera body. Along with the camera body and digital back, each A-series 100MP comes with a 35mm Rodenstock Alpar lens. Phase One calls this new A-series camera system "highly-integrated and specialty calibrated, precision camera... (read more) [...]
Wed, Feb 10, 2016
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Following up on the immensely popular Sony A6000, the new A6300 is now available for preorder from both Adorama and B&H, along with two of new G Master lenses, the FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM and FE 85mm f/1.4 GM. Retailing for just under $1000 in a body-only configuration and for around $1150 with a Sony 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Zoom lens, the A6300 packs a ton of features into an 18.3 oz. (520 g) weather-sealed magnesium alloy camera body. Utilizing a 24-megapixel CMOS image sensor and BIONZ X image processor, the A6300 may look similar to the A6000 on paper, but the... [...]
Wed, Feb 10, 2016
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Following up on the Olympus SH-2, Olympus has announced its successor, the SH-3, in Japan. The Olympus Stylus SH-3 utilizes the same 1/2.3" 16-megapixel CMOS sensor found in the SH-2, along with the same 24x optical zoom 25-600mm f/3.0-6.9 equivalent built-in lens. Internally, not much has changed from the SH-2, although the SH-3 can now record 4K resolution video at up to 15fps with its new "Advanced Movie Mode." Additionally, there are six new Art Filters: light tone, cross process, gentle sepia, vintage, Lee New Clair (this is translated from Japanese,... (read more) [...]
Wed, Feb 10, 2016
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A wild elephant wandered into the streets and alleys of Siliguri, India, on February 10, leaving behind a trail of startled residents, damaged structures, trampled cars, and smashed motorbikes. The panicked adult male elephant was soon cornered by wildlife officials, shot with a tranquilizer dart, then transported back to the nearby Baikunthapur Forest. No injuries were reported. [...]
Wed, Feb 10, 2016
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Datacolor expert and award-winning photographer David Cardinal is a big proponent of color calibration because he needs to ensure that the colors he sees on his display will be the same colors he sees on his prints. According to Cardinal, having a properly-calibrated monitor is critically important. "I don't see how you can properly work on your images without calibrating," he says. For Cardinal, he likes the Datacolor Spyder 5 because it is relatively inexpensive at $150, is lightweight and user-friendly, takes only five minutes to provide a calibrated... (read more) [...]
Wed, Feb 10, 2016
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Neutral density filters are critical for landscape and portrait photographers. Unsurprisingly, considering their necessity for these types of images, there are a massive number of neutral density filters available. How on earth are you supposed to figure out which one is best? Fstoppers' Patrick Hall tested neutral density filters from five of the biggest manufacturers, objectively testing for sharpness and color neutrality. He tested 82mm six-stop neutral density filters from Hoya, Tiffen, Formatt Hitech, B+W, and Breakthrough using a Nikon D750 with a... (read more) [...]
Wed, Feb 10, 2016
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