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Developing your own photographic style is no easy task. There are different ways to develop your own style, both when shooting in the field and when editing your images. In the video below, photographer Nigel Danson discusses the latter way you can make your images stand out. Specifically, Danson discusses how to develop your own photographic style within Adobe Lightroom. To help illustrate the importance of developing a photographic style and how this can help you improve your photography, Danson looks at four photographers he... (read more) [...]
Tue, Mar 19, 2019
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There is a lot you can do with a slow shutter speed, but one of the most common uses for a slow shutter speed in landscape photography is to smooth out moving water. In the video below, photographer Andrew Marr heads to Tarraleah Falls in Australia for midday landscape photography. The waterfall presented numerous challenges. There was a fence which limited composition options and the light was quite bright. Marr likes to start with his Nikon D850 camera set to ISO 64, which is its native base ISO, and his lens at f/8. However,... [...]
Mon, Mar 18, 2019
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Photographer and educator Serge Ramelli recently used a ND10 neutral density filter to do long exposure photography at sunset in Los Angeles. In the video below, we join Ramelli as he shoots before heading back to his studio to run through both color and black and white editing processes for his long exposure images. When in the field, in addition to using a neutral density filter, you can slow down your shutter speed even further by using your camera's lowest ISO and stopping your lens down further. While you may end up having... [...]
Mon, Mar 18, 2019
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At least three people are confirmed to have lost their lives so far amid record-setting floods affecting parts of Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, and other nearby states. Thousands of people have been asked to evacuate, and many have been away from their homes for days in hard-hit Nebraska, following last week’s “bomb cyclone” weather system that dropped huge amounts of precipitation—adding to existing troubles from heavy snow melt and ice-choked rivers. Dams and levees were overwhelmed, roads have been washed away, and some neighborhoods, farms, and military bases now sit in water up to 8 feet deep. As some of the [...]
Mon, Mar 18, 2019
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Click here to read our Nikon D3500 Review Conclusion Amid the flurry of high-end full-frame mirrorless cameras in the past year or so -- and the rising popularity of mirrorless in general -- there's still seems to be a place for the humble entry-level DSLR. Are you looking for a camera that offers vastly better image quality and more versatility than a smartphone camera? Perhaps you're a beginner photographer wanting to learn the ropes without making a significant investment? The entry-level DSLR can be a great choice for both... (read [...]
Mon, Mar 18, 2019
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You can do a lot within Adobe Lightroom without ever needing to dive into Photoshop. While Photoshop is obviously very powerful and is sometimes a required part of a specific photography editing workflow, Lightroom remains the go-to and often sole software solution for many photographers. With recent Lightroom updates, Adobe has edited numerous new selection and masking tools, including the Range Mask tool. The tool allows you to gain greater control over the shadows and highlights in your image. In the video below, photographer... (read more) [...]
Mon, Mar 18, 2019
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Photoshop has many tools to help speed up your workflow, including many keyboard shortcuts. Some shortcuts are obvious, but others are used much less often but are no less useful. In the video below, Jesús Ramirez of Photoshop Training Channel shares 15 amazing Photoshop shortcuts you probably aren't using as part of your Photoshop workflow. Whether you are a Windows or Mac user, the shortcuts featured below can speed up your photo editing. (Via Photoshop Training Channel) (read more) [...]
Sat, Mar 16, 2019
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I had a chance to sit down with two top Fujifilm execs (Toshihisa Iida and Makoto Oishi) at the recent CP+ 2019 show in Yokohama, Japan, to ask them about everything from the state of the industry to my usual tech-geeky questions about underlying technology. I've been wanting to write about some of the details of Fujifilm's advanced autofocus tech ever since the X-T3 was announced, so got in some good discussion about that here. We also saw some very cool-looking lens mockups and discussed their coming 100-megapixel... (read more) [...]
Sat, Mar 16, 2019
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Our regular Firmware Friday roundup returns this week with news of updates for two cameras from Blackmagic Design, around a dozen different lenses and mount converters from Sigma, and one software package apiece from Fujifilm and Olympus. We've quite a lot to discuss, so let's get right down to it! Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K and URSA Mini Pro 4.6K It's been quite a while since we mentioned Blackmagic on our roundup, as somehow they slipped off the list of manufacturers we're monitoring. (Sorry, folks!) Now... (read more) [...]
Sat, Mar 16, 2019
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A rabbit in war-torn Syria, an underwater-photography exhibit in China, sorrow in Ethiopia after a terrible plane crash, water shortages in Venezuela, cherry blossoms in China, a pagan festival near Moscow, fire-walking in Japan, terror in New Zealand, voting in North Korea, a global youth protest against climate-change inaction, and much more [...]
Fri, Mar 15, 2019
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Last week, DxOMark returned to image sensor reviewing with the popular new Nikon Z6 full-frame mirrorless camera. This week, they have followed it up with its higher-megapixel sibling, the Nikon Z7. Looking first at the Nikon Z6 sensor, it is a 24.5-megapixel backside-illuminated CMOS sensor which includes 273 on-chip phase-detection autofocus points which nearly the entire image sensor. The sensor is paired with Nikon's latest EXPEED 6 processor and offers a native ISO range of 100 to 25,600 (which can be further expanded to... (read more) [...]
Fri, Mar 15, 2019
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When photographing landscape images, it is often the photographer's goal to have an image which is sharp across the entire frame. There are exceptions, but generally speaking, landscape photographers want images with a lot of depth of field, such that both the foreground and background are sharp. While it is possible in some cases to achieve this feat with a single image by stopping your lens down to something like f/11, f/16 or beyond, this can introduce issues with diffraction which will soften your entire image. Further, if... (read more) [...]
Fri, Mar 15, 2019
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Lensbaby has announced a new Edge optic, the Edge 35, designed to be used in conjunction with their Composer Pro and Composer Pro II. The Composer Pro II, which is available for Canon EF, Fujifilm X, Micro Four Thirds, Nikon F and Sony E, allows you to tilt an attached optic up to 15 degrees to vary the amount and position of the focus within the frame. It allows optics from Lensbaby's Optic Swap System and is designed with a metal body for improved durability and rigidity. The new Edge 35 Optic is a 35mm selective focus prime... [...]
Thu, Mar 14, 2019
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Julieanne Kost of Adobe has long been creating useful educational content for photographers and one of her ongoing series, 3-2-1 Photoshop is focused on creating short videos which efficiently deliver tips and tricks for performing specific tasks in Photoshop. Below, there are a pair of bite-sized tutorials, including the most recent one which covers three different color toning methods in Photoshop. The second video, further below, offers 13 tips for working with curves in Photoshop. To see all 34 existing videos, click here.... (read more) [...]
Thu, Mar 14, 2019
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Think Tank Photo has announced a new series of shoulder bags, dubbed the "Vision" series. They are designed to blend form with function and securely carry professional-quality lenses. The bags all feature a zipped top closure and an internal zippered flap to ensure that your gear is secure, no matter the weather. The Vision series comes in three sizes and fits a variety of DSLR and mirrorless camera kits within internal padded divisions. There are also tablet and laptop cases, although the carrying capacity naturally varies with... (read more) [...]
Wed, Mar 13, 2019
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