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The Hasseblad X1D-50C was originally slated for a release in late August or early September, but that has been knocked back to mid-September according to B&H Photo. Adorama does not list a release date on their product page for the camera. It seems that delays are becoming more common. While reasoning for the delay was not disclosed, we believe that the X1D utilizes a Sony medium format CMOS sensor as its sensor exactly matches the specs of Sony's 50-megapixel MF sensor. And as we all know, Sony's sensor manufacturing plants were... (read [...]
Tue, Aug 30, 2016
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Off camera flash can be tricky enough to get involved with as it is, but the eternal debate between choosing speedlights or studio strobes makes it all the more daunting for beginners. Photographer Joe Edelman has made a video discussing the pros and cons of both speedlights and monolights and which flash is better. So that we're all on the same page, a speedlight is something like the Nikon SB-5000 and a studio strobe is something like the Priolite Ultra. In certain situations, you can create nearly the same light with a... [...]
Mon, Aug 29, 2016
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Portrait photography is difficult because there are so many variables you have to consider -- lighting, wardrobe, background, composition, etc. -- but one aspect of portraiture that a lot of people struggle with is posing. Not only is it difficult, but there isn't a one-size-fits-all approach. Photographer Manny Ortiz has made an excellent guide to posing women, providing ten quick tips for flattering portrait poses His first tip is to "shoot her favorite side." Even if her favorite side isn't her best side, don't worry about... (read more) [...]
Mon, Aug 29, 2016
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The current active lava flow (named “61g”) from Hawaii's Kīlauea Volcano began as an eruption in May, and has spent months making its way to the shoreline. The flow reached the water in late July, and has now forged several entry points near near Kamokuna. The current flow is not a threat to any local communities, largely following previous lava flow paths. As geologists from the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory track the progress of the flow, visitors have been making the hike, or taking sightseeing boats, to view the ocean entry of 61g. Kīlauea has been continuously erupting since January [...]
Mon, Aug 29, 2016
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How about some aurora to get your week started off right? Flying over the Reykjanes Peninsula in Iceland, native photographer Oli Haukur captured beautiful footage of the northern lights with his drone. Contrasted against the stark Icelandic landscape, the vibrant green bands dance across the sky. Even with a bright moon in the sky, the colors still pop from the screen and reflect off the cold Atlantic waters of Iceland's jagged coast. While short and sweet, the 4K video below is worth watching a few times over. Ozzo shot the... (read more) [...]
Mon, Aug 29, 2016
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We've just posted some sample photos from our Canon 5D Mark IV shoot with Canon Explorers Of Light Parish Kohanim and Denis Reggie, as well as an initial set of our standardized lab shots, so you can compare its image quality with the 5D Mark III and other cameras. (We posted a video of our studio time with Parish last week; stay tuned for some insights for wedding photographers from Denis later this week.) Most of the studio shots were at higher ISOs, and in this case, the path to those final JPEGs was a little unusual. The... [...]
Mon, Aug 29, 2016
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Mark Burns spent five years visiting all 59 of the United States' national parks. Captured in stirring black and white images, his landscape photography project was completed just in time for the National Park Service's centennial celebration. “It's a time to reflect on the rich history of our national parks,” Burns said of his 160,000-mile journey, “but it's also a time to plan wisely for the next 100 years.” Glacier Bay's wild coastline, Death Valley's parched terrain, and Yellowstone's surging geysers are all pictured in searing detail. One image from each park is currently being exhibited at the Houston Museum [...]
Sun, Aug 28, 2016
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Paparazzi photography elicits many strong emotions when people see it. Is it criminal stalking or is it a form of art? Perhaps instead it's just people doing a job, a business created by society's insatiable desires to get inside the lives of the rich and famous. Whatever it is, Elite Daily followed two Los Angeles-based paparazzi for a week. [NSFW content warning: The video below contains some explicit language and content, and so may not be considered suitable for viewing at work.] Paparazzo Rick Mendoza says television often... (read more) [...]
Sun, Aug 28, 2016
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Long before Photoshop, portrait photographer Phillipe Halsman and surrealist painter Salvador Dalí collaborated many times after they first met in New York City in 1941. Interestingly, the two had both lived in the same Parisian neighborhood during the 1930s, but never formally met. After working an opening of a Dalí exhibit and then photographing some of the painter's costumes for another job later that year, they began what would become an intense 37-year collaboration. Aiming to emulate photographically the surrealism that... (read more) [...]
Sat, Aug 27, 2016
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Great news, photo fans -- the weekend is just about here, and with it your weekly roundup of all that's new in the world of camera firmware! This week, we have news to report on updates from Canon, Nikon and Sony. Two of these are for flagship interchangeable-lens cameras, while the third is applicable to a whopping 22 cameras going back almost a decade. We'll start off with Canon's news, first of all. Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Firmware version 1.1 for the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II hasn't yet appeared on the Canon USA... [...]
Fri, Aug 26, 2016
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The Nikon D500 has been a long time coming. Nikon has released numerous APS-C DSLRs since the 2009 release of the D300s, including some very good ones like the D7200, but they didn't truly succeed the highly-popular D300-series until the D500 was released this spring. With a 20.9-megapixel DX-format sensor and numerous shared features with the flagship full-frame D5, the D500 is a true professional-quality APS-C DSLR. After much testing of the D500, we have finished our full review of the Nikon D500. With its rugged camera body... (read more) [...]
Fri, Aug 26, 2016
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Lenin underwater, a penguin weigh-in, monsoon flooding in India, an earthquake in central Italy, a deep blue lake in El Salvador, American partiers blown into Canada on the St. Clair River, towed back across the border by the Canadian Coast Guard, and much more. [...]
Fri, Aug 26, 2016
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As video becomes an increasingly important part of a photographer's workflow, accessory and gear makers are coming up with new and better pieces of equipment. Edelkrone doesn't want a newfound reliance on video equipment to mean that you need to get a bigger camera bag or worry about large, awkward pieces of gear, though. With its new Wing camera slider system, you can get smooth panning shots without any rails or complex set-up. When totally compact, the Edelkrone Wing's dimensions are 5.7 x 1.7 x 2.6 inches, yet in use it can... [...]
Thu, Aug 25, 2016
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Four Paws, an international animal welfare group, has just completed the removal of the surviving 15 animals from the Khan Younis Zoo—dubbed the “worst zoo in the world”—in the Gaza Strip. Years of war, few visitors, and an Israeli blockade made it increasingly difficult to keep the zoo open and the remaining animals healthy—their numbers dwindling from 44 to 15. The zoo's owner asked for outside help, and an evacuation was organized. A tiger, several monkeys, emus, a porcupine, and other creatures were given veterinary attention and shipped to facilities in Jordan, South Africa, and elsewhere. Khan Younis Zoo, [...]
Thu, Aug 25, 2016
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We have closed the book on the Rio Summer Olympics, but there were images captured during the 16 days of competition that will live on for a long time. Agencies like Getty, the Associated Press and more sent huge groups of photographers, editors and technicians to Brazil to ensure that they would capture the best possible images. Wires, cables and robots were installed and set up weeks and months in advance; the planning stage dates back years. So what did all of this hard work produce? A ton of fantastic photos, and below you can... [...]
Thu, Aug 25, 2016
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