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This week we have photos of an 80-foot-high tire in Michigan, dozens of Siberian students smashed into a car, two volcanic eruptions, yet another nail house in China, synchronized swimmers in a pond at the Chelsea Flower Show, a view from the top of the 104-story One World Trade Center, cows on the beach along the Mediterranean, a solar halo above Mexico, and much more. [...]
Fri, May 22, 2015
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We're coming up on the Memorial Day holiday here in the USA, and while its primary role is a day to remember those who died serving in the Armed Forces, the Memorial Day weekend also represents the unofficial beginning of the summer season here. And the summer season is all about holidays, vacations, BBQs and other good times, which means its time to capture all those good memories with some new camera gear! We've come across a lot of brand new camera deals for everything from full-frame Nikon DSLRs and some Canon crop-sensor... [...]
Fri, May 22, 2015
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Firmware Friday is back once more, and this week the big news is a significant update for the Samsung NX1, with changes throughout the camera's systems, especially those relating to autofocus and movie capture. Also updated this week are the Nikon D750 DSLR and Nikon V2 mirrorless camera, as well as the Nikon P610 ultrazoom. We'll start with the Samsung NX1, though, since its update is by far the most comprehensive. Changes in Samsung NX1 firmware version 1.3 are as follows, according to the company: Movie... (read more) [...]
Fri, May 22, 2015
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Our test lab has been working overtime this week to bring you First Shots for three popular new offerings from Nikon: the P610, L840 and AW130, and they're now available on their respective samples pages as well as being loaded into our Comparometer for comparison against their competition and predecessors. The P610 is Nikon's latest 60x superzoom offering and is the follow-up to the last year's P600, which took top honors in our Best Superzoom 2014 shootout. Anyone interested in the P610 will certainly want to take a look at... (read more) [...]
Thu, May 21, 2015
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Little by little, Adobe has been stepping up its game on mobile devices. Today, Adobe further detailed what capabilities it's looking to bring to tablets and smartphones with a sneak peek of an early prototype of its mobile retouching tool. The video makes no mention of time-frame as to when this feature will be made public. What it does show us, is just how capable mobile retouching will be in future versions of Adobe's iOS apps. In the two minute video, Bryan O'Neil Hughes, Head of Outreach at Adobe, shows how a 50.3-megapixel image from Canon's recent... [...]
Thu, May 21, 2015
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Last week, Nikon published the financial results for its fiscal year, ending on March 31st, 2015. According to the numbers, Nikon's sales are down 14.5% and profits 11.8%, reportedly due to ‘delayed market recovery,' mainly in Europe and China. Leading the loss in sales and profits was, predictably, Nikon's compact camera systems, down 31% in sales year over year. However, it wasn't just compact cameras that brought the numbers down. Nikon reported 4.61 million camera systems sold, 1.14 million less than the previous year. Additionally, sales of... (read more) [...]
Thu, May 21, 2015
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High in a treeless valley in China's remote Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture lies the the largest Tibetan Buddhist school in the world. Founded in 1980, the Seda Larung Wuming Tibetan Buddhist Institute consists of a few main buildings and a tens of thousands of small dormitories built on the surrounding hillsides. At any given time, the Institute houses up to 40,000 monks and nuns who come from different schools of Tibetan Buddhism: Nyingma, Gelug, Sakya and Kagyu. Students usually take six years to complete the formal training. Higher levels of training can take 13 years. [...]
Thu, May 21, 2015
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(Photo: Jacksonville Beach Police Department) Mario Arthur Peralta III, a 42-year old photographer in Jacksonville, Florida, has been arrested and is being held on a $50,000 bail after it was discovered he was filming female models as they were changing in the dressing room of his studio. According to Peralta's website, which is still up and functioning, he has been a photographer for 21 years, operating under the business Mario Peralta Photography. His arrest was made after a parent of a teen model complained to local authorities... (read more) [...]
Thu, May 21, 2015
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Bloomberg News has reported that Google is looking to definitively split its Google+ Photos service from the stagnant social networking site. This isn't exactly old news, as rumors of this separation have long been tossed around in the industry, but Bloomberg's latest unveilings do provide a few more details. According to Bloomberg's report, the impending separation ‘will probably' be unveiled at Google's I/O developer conference later this month. As part of the separation, a new tool will enable users to post their images... (read more) [...]
Wed, May 20, 2015
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In its latest 4.0 update, Flickr unveiled a new auto-tagging system designed to intelligently determine the subject matter of an image and appropriately suggest tags for the images. Unfortunately, the automated tagging system isn't nearly as intelligent – or politically correct – as Flickr was hoping. A number of users are sending backlash to flickr after a number of instances where the automated tagging system made inappropriate suggestions. Specifically, users have cited cases where images of concentration camps were tagged... (read more) [...]
Wed, May 20, 2015
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Camera bags come in every style, shape and size you can possibly imagine. But sometimes you want something a bit less conspicuous or a bit more personal than what most camera bags offer. In that case, the best option is to create your own camera bag. And what better way to do that than to modify a bag, case or purse of your own to get the job done. Caleb Pike of DSLR Video Shooter has created and shared a helpful tutorial that shows you how to turn almost any bag or purse into a dedicated camera bag. In the eight minute [...]
Wed, May 20, 2015
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An oil pipeline burst yesterday, spilling an estimated 21,000 gallons (79,500 liters) of crude oil into the Pacific Ocean near Santa Barbara, California. The oil slick spread at least four miles along Refugio State Beach by sunset, as emergency response and cleanup crews converged on the scene. The pipeline was secured hours after the discovery of the spill, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. [...]
Wed, May 20, 2015
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This past weekend, I photographed qualifying for the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500. My press pass allowed me to get ridiculously close to the action, both on and off the track, but not nearly as close as photojournalist Tony Ding was able to get while covering LifeLock 400 NASCAR race at Michigan International Speedway back in 2009. As the video below shows, Ding was mere feet away from the cars as they flew by at over 200 mph (320 km/h). To do this, he stood just outside of turn one and shot through a fold-down fence opening that is presumably... [...]
Tue, May 19, 2015
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Beautiful, soft portrait lighting is all around us if you know how to look for it. Scout your house and neighborhood for a place that has this gorgeous light and you'll be ready to shoot spontaneous headshots that have a classic, professional look. By that I mean a place that has beautiful, flattering light and a simple, neutral background. Then, when you spontaneously want to shoot a simple headshot or small group you don't have to flounder around wondering where in your house you can go–you've figured that out long in advance.... [...]
Tue, May 19, 2015
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Fujifilm has officially announced the Fujinon 90mm F2 R LM WR, a long-awaited portrait lens first shown off earlier this year at CP+ as a prototype. The 90mm lens (137mm full frame equivalent) features an optical design of 11 elements in 8 groups. Three of the elements feature Fujifilm's extra-low dispersion (ED) glass to reduce aberrations and vignetting, contributing to beautiful bokeh along with a 7-blade rounded diaphragm aperture. Inside the new lens is a newly-developed Quad Linear Motor for... (read more) [...]
Tue, May 19, 2015
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