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Aussie comedian Hamish Blake has taken to Instagram to parody a post from Humans of New York (HONY), a photo blog that shares the life stories and insights of people across the Big Apple. Blake was so determined to be captured by Brandon Stanton, the man behind HONY, that he shared the following Instagram post and impatient caption. F this BS. I've been waiting on this street corner for about 6 hours now trying to get photographed by the @humansofny guy and I've got NOTHING. I'm giving this 10 more... (read more) [...]
Sat, Dec 20, 2014
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This week we have Santa Claus on a zip line in Brazil, a replica White House in Erbil, Iraq, freezing weather in Asia, the Taliban attack in Peshawar, Reindeer in Scotland, and the hostage crisis in Sydney, and much more. [35 photos] One of the hostages runs towards police from a cafe in the central business district of Sydney on December 15, 2014. Iranian-born Muslim cleric Man Haron Monis walked into the cafe and held a number of patrons and employees hostage, making demands of the Australian government. The standoff ended hours later in gunfire, with two hostages killed, [...]
Fri, Dec 19, 2014
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When we published the first part of our Panasonic LX100 Shooter's Report last week, we pitted it head-to-head against the Canon G7X and Sony RX100 III, a duo of pants pocket-friendly, large-sensor enthusiast compact cameras for a real-world comparison. Truth be told, though, the latter two cameras are even closer rivals, sharing similar -- or perhaps even identical -- sensor designs, as well as closely-matched bodies in terms of size and feature set. Now, we return with the first part of our Canon G7X Shooter's Report, and it's... (read more) [...]
Fri, Dec 19, 2014
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Olympus has officially announced the winners of its 2014 BioScapes photo competition. From rat brains to the birth of a fruit fly, the microscopic images captured reveal a strange, beautiful world to us that we could never see with our own two eyes. First place in the competition went to a video of a fruit fly growing (still pictured below). The recording was done in 30-second intervals over the course of 24 hours. In it, we catch a glimpse of how cells divide and differentiate within... (read more) [...]
Thu, Dec 18, 2014
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Time Inc. UK is taking heat after announcing a change to its contract with its freelance photographers. The new terms require that freelance photographers surrender ‘all rights' to images taken on assignment for the roughly 60 niche publications Time Inc. UK owns. Interestingly, these cross-publishing rights are only applicable to Time Inc. UK's niche publications, not its weekly TIME news magazine. Such an exception is small comfort to many photographers, though. David Hoffman, spokesperson for Editorial Photographers UK (EPUK),... (read more) [...]
Thu, Dec 18, 2014
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Think Tank Photo has officially unveiled the Airport Helipak, a camera backpack specifically designed to safely store and transport your DJI Phantom drone. Powerful but fragile beasts, drones can be troublesome to carry around with their fragile rotors and handful of necessary components. To solve this issue, Think Tank's Airport Helipad snugly secures your DJI Phantom and its accessories inside an easy-to-carry backpack. The bag has enough room for the Phantom, its controller, extra batteries, a dedicated external display,... (read more) [...]
Thu, Dec 18, 2014
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National Geographic Magazine just announce the winners of this year's photo contest. The Grand Prize Winner, Brian Yen, will receive $10,000 and a trip to National Geographic headquarters to participate in its annual photography seminar. Gathered below are the winning images from the People, Nature, and Places categories, as well as honorable mentions, with captions written by the individual photographers. Be sure to see earlier selections of the entries, Part I, and Part II, earlier on In Focus. [19 photos] Grand Prize Winner. "A Node Glows in the Dark" In the last ten years, mobile data, smartphones and social [...]
Thu, Dec 18, 2014
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Yongnuo, known maker of low-cost speedlights and radio triggers, is officially getting into the optics game. Continuing its tradition of ripping off products from the larger makers in the photography world, its first foray into the optics world is a ‘nifty fifty' that is all but identical to Canon's 50mm f/1.8. This ‘clone' as we'll call it, is identical to Canon's 50mm f/1.8 in almost every way: the typography, the placement of buttons, the focus ring and more. The only real difference is the lack of Canon branding and the price... (read [...]
Thu, Dec 18, 2014
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As photographers, there will come a time in our careers where we will get in a rut. Whether it's purely a hobby or your main source of income, eventually you will feel like your work isn't where it should be. Ira Glass called this ‘The Gap' – the difference between what you know is good artwork and what you're creating. As shared in this video, created by Daniel Sax, the key to overcoming that gap is to press forward. Keep producing work, even if you know it isn't the best. It's only through trial and error that you... [...]
Wed, Dec 17, 2014
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Big holiday savings on cameras, lenses and other photo gear continue to roll in! The deals today include the Sony A7R, Canon DSLRs of all sorts, Nikon full-frame DSLRs (and a super deal on a refurb DX-format DSLR). There's also a variety of other deals on compact cameras, memory cards, tripods, camera bags and more! Check out all the latest deals below and be sure to check back for new deals as they come in! B&H: Sony A7R body $2,098 (compare to $2,298) Includes FREE Oben CT-3451 Carbon Fiber Tripod With BE-113T Ball... (read [...]
Wed, Dec 17, 2014
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Yesterday morning, seven militants from the Pakistani Taliban entered a school in Peshawar, Pakistan, opening fire on the students with automatic weapons and detonating multiple explosive devices. The attack killed 132 children and nine staff members, and another 120 were injured. All of the gunmen were killed when the attack was brought to an end eight hours later by government forces. The Pakistani Taliban, claiming responsibility, said the assault on the children was in retaliation for attacks on their own families in North Waziristan, where the Pakistani Army has been carrying out an offensive against several militant groups. Gathered here [...]
Wed, Dec 17, 2014
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Have you ever witnessed slight changes in focal length as you bring your subject into focus? Whether or not you knew what to call the phenomenon, you've likely experienced it many times before. This interesting optical phenomenon is known as 'focus breathing' and in the video below, Matt Granger, formerly known as ThatNikonGuy, offers a brief tutorial. Granger explains the phenomenon and looks at just how dramatic it can be across the ‘Nikon Holy Trinity': 14–24mm f/2.8, 24–70mm f/2.8 & 70–200mm f/2.8. Granger even tossed in... (read more) [...]
Wed, Dec 17, 2014
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Wed, Dec 17, 2014
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Meet BuggyCam, an innovative mobile camera platform that uses wheels, not rotors, to capture incredible footage. Developed by the two-man team at Motion Impossible, this remote controlled all-terrain vehicle pairs a highly tunable chassis to a custom V-CON stabilization system to capture incredible stabilized footage from a low point-of-view. BuggyCam can support upwards of 10kg (22lbs), ensuring almost any gear you throw on it will function without issue. As for speed and range, this beast can be tuned to whip around at 40mph... (read more) [...]
Tue, Dec 16, 2014
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One of Canon's many Photokina announcements was the introduction of a super compact, super lightweight and super affordable wide-angle pancake prime lens for APS-C shooters -- the EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM. A couple years ago, Canon introduced the 40mm f/2.8 pancake lens. This thin, lightweight, and budget-friendly optic became very popular, but because it was designed for full-frame DSLRs, the field of view was equivalent to around 64mm when placed on an crop-sensor Canon DSLR. Now, Canon's APS-C DSLRs, which have become more compact... (read more) [...]
Tue, Dec 16, 2014
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