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For many of us, shooting wet plate collodion photography is something we'll likely never get to experience, either for a lack of tools, training or time. Photographer Nède can help you experience the process, however, with a video of his work as it happens. He attached a GoPro camera to his chest and went out in southern France to do some wet plate collodion photography. In the video below, you get a first-person perspective as he works with different chemicals, sets up his equipment and captures an image. If you're curious,... (read more) [...]
Thu, Jun 30, 2016
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California-based photographer and teacher Nick Carver loves printing his work. As someone who uses both digital and film cameras, his printing process can vary quite a bit. In the video below, he shows his process of scanning a 6 x 17 negative and framing his work. He opted to make a large six-foot wide print of his image "Desert Layers 1" which was shot on a Shen-Hao TFC-617A camera with a Nikkor-M 300mm f/9 lens exposed on Kodak Porta 160 film. For any readers who are thinking about making a large print, Nick shows his neat... [...]
Thu, Jun 30, 2016
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Pentaxians: Do you have a lust for full-frame? If so, we've got good news for you! As we work to wrap our review of Ricoh's first 35mm full-frame camera, the Pentax K-1, we've just added several new sections including our real-world field test, image quality analysis, and print quality analysis. If you're not familiar with the Pentax K-1 -- or just haven't read our review yet -- you'll want to start off with our overview, technical info and our detailed coverage of the K-1's Pixel Shift Resolution mode. You'll also find... (read [...]
Thu, Jun 30, 2016
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Curtis Judd focuses on creating content to help people become better videographers, but he's also a photographer (he considers photography a "specialized variation on filmmaking"). His latest video is about lighting for product shots. The tutorial is aimed at shooting a video of a product on a white background, but the lessons apply to photos as well. You don't need too much fancy gear for this, although a powerful light certainly helps. The white background is a simple piece of foamcore, the single overhead light is an Aperture... (read more) [...]
Wed, Jun 29, 2016
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Say hello to the biggest, baddest supertelephoto lens for Micro Four Thirds! Ok, well, "biggest" isn't really the correct term, as the new Panasonic 100-400mm f/4-6.3 Leica zoom lens is shockingly compact and lightweight when you consider its impressive 200-800mm equivalent focal length range. With Leica-approved optical performance, weather sealing as well as built-in optical image stabilization, this premium super-zoom lens is one of the most compelling offerings for MFT-based enthusiast and pro wildlife photographers. The... (read more) [...]
Wed, Jun 29, 2016
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Following up on 2014's G7X, the Canon G7X Mark II includes many improvements both to the camera body itself and to its performance specs. The sensor and built-in lens are unchanged, but the camera includes a new DIGIC 7 processor and a variety of small adjustments to the body design. The G7X II proves to be a fun and capable camera, although the lack of a built-in viewfinder is disappointing. Still image performance has increased 1.5 frames per second to an impressive 8fps continuous capture speed. The DIGIC 7 image processor has... [...]
Wed, Jun 29, 2016
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Portrait photographer Damien Lovegrove has made a successful career taking beautiful and flattering portraits. He's a Fuji X-Photographer and has been working extensively with Fujifilm to create a number of helpful portrait tutorials. In the videos below, Lovegrove uses a Fuji X-Pro2 as well as an X-T1 with a wide variety of lenses including the XF 23mm f/1.4R, XF 35mm f/1.4R, XF 56mm f/1.2R and XF 50-140mm f/2.8R lenses. I've been able to use the XF 50-140mm f/2.8R on numerous occasions and that is a fantastic piece of... (read more) [...]
Wed, Jun 29, 2016
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In Guangzhou, China, millions of mosquitoes are born at the Sun Yat-Sen University-Michigan University Joint Center of Vector Control for Tropical Disease in the hopes of finding a way to fight Zika. The lab's mosquitos are infected with a strain of Wolbachia pipientis, a bacterium that inhibits Zika and and other viruses by preventing the fertilization of eggs. Researchers at the center release infected mosquitos on Shazai Island to mate with wild females, stopping the next generation. The lab claims there is 99% suppression of the population of Aedes albopictus, or Asia tiger mosquito, the type known to carry Zika [...]
Wed, Jun 29, 2016
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Bill Cunningham, a fasion and street photographer perhaps known best for his work for the New York Times, passed away Saturday in Manhattan at the age of 87 following a recent stroke. Cunningham worked for The Times for nearly 40 years, capturing an extensive library of images that when viewed together create a rich visual history of New York City and its people. Much to his trepidation, Cunningham's success and eventual celebrity status got in the way of his work, blending in and searching for subjects on the streets. Despite... (read more) [...]
Wed, Jun 29, 2016
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While we work on Part II of our Canon 1D X Mark II field test (see Part I here), a potential image corruption issue has been announced by Canon. The issue is apparently isolated to SanDisk-brand CFast memory cards. When recording a RAW file, the bottom right portion of your image can be corrupted. JPEG files, on the other hand, can be corrupted across the entire bottom third of the photo. Movie recording is not affected by the issue, however. According to Canon, the issue is not caused by the 1DX II itself, but rather by... [...]
Tue, Jun 28, 2016
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Ansel Adams' "Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico" is one of his most well-known photographs with Adams making over 1,300 prints of it during his career. A print was auctioned by Sotheby's in 2006 for over $600,000. Part of what makes the photo particularly interesting is how it was created. Adams, his son Michael and friend/photographer Cedric Wright were on a road trip around the American west when Adams saw the now famous scene from US Route 84-285. You can read more about the history of the photograph, including Ansel Adams... (read more) [...]
Tue, Jun 28, 2016
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On Friday, Sony Japan released an update on the impact the Kumamoto earthquakes are having on their camera production. Sony is far from the only company impacted as Ricoh, Nikon and others have been affected by the devastating earthquakes. In their statement, which includes an apology to all of the people affected by the impact that the event has had on their production for both Sony products and their business partners, Sony Japan provides a list of products which will be delayed further. The list includes the Sony A7, A7R,... (read more) [...]
Tue, Jun 28, 2016
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With a seemingly steady stream of news about more and more companies ceasing production of different films, it might surprise you to hear that there's a store in England that is not only holding onto film, but eschewing digital altogether. West Yorkshire Cameras is located in Leeds Corn Exchange and they buy, sell, repair and refurbish all sorts of analog camera gear. They carry accessories too. While you will find modern lenses that can work on your digital cameras, you won't find any digital cameras themselves at the... (read more) [...]
Mon, Jun 27, 2016
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Studio lights don't come cheap. Kino Flo LED lights in particular come in at some very high prices that are sure to scare away most portrait photographers. But what if you could create your own set of LED lights, perfect for headshots and portraits for under $300? Photographer Joe Edelman has done just that and created a video tutorial to help enterprising photographers do the same thing. Three years ago, Edelman put together a tutorial for creating a fluorescent DIY lighting setup, but LEDs have numerous advantages over... (read more) [...]
Mon, Jun 27, 2016
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Long exposure photography is a lot of fun, but purpose-built neutral density filters can sometimes get quite pricey. Mathieu Stern, who you may remember for his "weird lens challenge," has a much more affordable alternative: welding glass. In the video below, Mathieu used shade 11 welding glass, which you can find on Amazon for less than $5. I'm sure you can save a few more bucks if you search around, but in any case that's a lot less than any ND filter will cost. To hold the filter onto the front of the lens, Stern uses a couple... [...]
Mon, Jun 27, 2016
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