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We had the chance recently to sit down with Sony Artisan Vivienne Gucwa, a fine art travel photographer and devotee of New York City. In that piece, we got to know a bit of Vivienne and her (inspiring) back-story. This is the second half of that interview, where we talk a bit about Vivienne's current work, clientele, favorite photos and approach to photography, as well as a bit about the current kit she shoots with. Read on for more about this remarkable young woman and her work, and enjoy some of her ‘fantastical' photography that... [...]
Fri, Jan 30, 2015
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This week we have images of lemurs in China, a Dalek in a pool in the UK, the blizzard that hit the U.S. East Coast, the liberation of Kobani in Syria, a rare megamouth shark, a wine cork portrait of the King and Queen of Spain, a Zanzibari fisherman, and much more. [...]
Fri, Jan 30, 2015
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Fujifilm has created an interactive website that lets you test out their entire range of X-mount lenses. By capturing the exact same scene across every lens in their line-up, they've built a unique lens simulation guide that lets you take a closer look at what each lens has to offer. All of the photos were taken on a tripod-mounted Fujifilm X-T1. One by one, each lens was attached to the XT–1 and a photo was taken for their maximum aperture at each focal length – zoom lenses were divided up between 3–4 focal lengths. The short... [...]
Fri, Jan 30, 2015
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Photo-sharing platform EyeEm is continuing to double down on search with the addition of two new hires, Sriram J. Sathish, previously of Yahoo, and Harsimrat Sandhawalia, previously a robotics engineer at Carnegie Mellon University. Together, they join Appu Shaji, Head of R&D at EyeEm, to put into hyperdrive the development of the technology behind EyeEm's search engine. Kickstarted by the acquisition of talent from Shaji's computer vision startup sight.io, Sathish and Sandhawalia are helping to more accurately contextualize... (read more) [...]
Fri, Jan 30, 2015
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 New wide angle lenses from Tamron and Tokina will help DSLR shooters take in all the scenery. [...]
Fri, Jan 30, 2015
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Will McBride, who documented post-war Germany and published numerous books of his honest, intimate photos of young people, died in Berlin Janary 30. [...]
Fri, Jan 30, 2015
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Last June Apple confirmed what many had suspected – they were stopping development of Aperture, it's professional-level photo editing and organization program. The announcement didn't come as a surprise consider just a few weeks prior they had showed off a new OSX photo organization and editing program called Photos. What many thought was going to be a replacement for only iPhoto turned out to be an all-in-one photo management and editing solution for OSX. No hard date was given on the public release of Photos app, but Apple... (read more) [...]
Thu, Jan 29, 2015
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When companies look to hire a photographer, there are a handful of logistical issues they must go through. Whether it's a Fortune 500 cooperation or a small operation around the corner, there are few resources out there that help connect them with just the photographer they're in need of. Looking to change that is SmartShoot, a company who has built and is growing an online search engine of sorts for photographers and videographers. Founded in 2012, the San Francisco-based startup has worked hard to connect photography talent... (read more) [...]
Thu, Jan 29, 2015
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DXO Mark's sensor test scores have long been the go-to comparison to see how one camera's sensor compares to another. Using a formulaic test, the DXO Mark team gives each camera dedicated ratings, which determine how and where they best compete with others on the market. What you might not know is how they come up with the scores and what what the scores actually mean. YouTuber MichaelTheMentor receives questions like this time and time again, so rather than continuing to answer them one-by-one, he's created this helpful video to... (read more) [...]
Thu, Jan 29, 2015
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It was a long time in the making, but our second and final installment of our Sony A77 II Shooter's Report is here at last. Photographer John Shafer was almost ready to put down his own cash for Sony's latest APS-C A-mount camera, sight unseen, based solely on the specs of the camera. He was quite smitten with the camera in the first part of his review, based on image quality and usability. However, being a sports and action photographer, he was keen to really put it to the test and, in particular, see how its continuous autofocus... [...]
Wed, Jan 28, 2015
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Serbian photographers Dragana Djorović and Jovan Marjanov are looking to make a statement against pregnancy and motherhood stereotypes through their photo series A Different View. In it, they capture mother and model Marijana Jovanović taking part in a number of professions that aren't often suggested for a woman who's late into her third pregnancy. Working on a car, chopping away at lumber, operating a backhoe and even boxing, the strong compositions paint an interesting metaphor for the message Djorović and Marjanov are trying... (read more) [...]
Wed, Jan 28, 2015
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In the age of digital photography, it's slightly paradoxical that we look to the past for inspiration on how to bring to life our images of today. Specifically, I'm referring to the trend of using analog-inspired presets to bring character to our otherwise sterile digital images. To some people though, it's not about format as much as it is end result. One of those individuals is Kirk Mastin, the man behind Mastin Labs. A wedding photographer by day and Lightroom magician by night, Mastin is what a ‘hybrid' shooter, using both... (read [...]
Wed, Jan 28, 2015
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In part II of his Fuji X100T Shooter's Report, reviewer Eamon Hickey dives deeper into the functionality and performance of this classic street shooter, with a closer look at both still and continuous autofocus performance. He also explores more about the overall image quality shooters can expect across the ISO range. In addition, Eamon puts the WiFi functionality through its paces and dabbles in some of the classic onboard film simulation modes. Dive into Part II for all the details as well as his shooting conclusion, and for... (read more) [...]
Wed, Jan 28, 2015
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Late last year, after months of assault by ISIS militants, many had given up the Syrian Kurdish city of Kobani as lost. The fight continued through the winter, until monitors and spokesmen for the the Kurdish People's Protection Unit announced earlier this week that ISIS forces had been driven from Kobani, and that Kurds now controlled the city once again. The defeat is one of several recent losses ISIS has suffered across Syria and Iraq, as the group's rapid and violent territorial grabs have been stalled and pushed back by local armies and international forces. On January 27, the U.S. [...]
Wed, Jan 28, 2015
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Travel photographer Brendan van Son has been around the world and back a handful of times in his career. Along the way, he has gathered an incredible collection of photography knowledge. Today, he shares with us a few pointers for choosing the right type of light when taking photographs – particularly architecture images. Standing in fronton the Capitol Building in Austin, Texas Brendan breaks down the subtle nuances of lighting as the day goes on. Along the way, he explains the benefits and downfalls of each changing of light... (read more) [...]
Wed, Jan 28, 2015
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