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In the past, we've shared the work of both John Keatley and Zack Arias. Today, we have for you a collaboration between the two to promote an upcoming class on Arias' DEDPXL website that takes a look at the work, life and gear of Keatley, a Seattle-based advertising and celebrity photographer. At five and a half minutes, the video is a trailer of sorts for Keatley's class. In it, we get a behind-the-scenes look at some of Keatley's recent assignments, take a peek into the challenges he's faced along... (read more) [...]
Fri, Mar 06, 2015
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Today, Apple sent out an email to Aperture users informing them the program will no longer be available for purchase when Photos, its iPhoto/Aperture replacement program, goes live 'this spring'. Apple notes that Aperture will still be functional through OS X Yosemite, its latest operating system, but purchasing won't be an option. To help ease the pain, Apple reminds Aperture users that Photos is now available to try via Apple's OS X public beta program and will be available in its final form in the coming... (read more) [...]
Thu, Mar 05, 2015
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Thousands of Buddhists gathered at Thailand's Wat Dhammakaya on Wednesday to observe Makha Bucha, a religious holiday that marks the anniversary of Buddha's mass sermon to the first 1,250 newly ordained monks 2,558 years ago. The architecture of the temple and the choreography of the ceremonies combine to create stunning visual compositions: images of the thousands of small golden Buddha statues that make up the central dome, the 100,000 lanterns lit up at night, and the thousands of monks and other Buddhist devotees gathered in circles and rows to meditate. [...]
Thu, Mar 05, 2015
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To promote its Birds as Art destination workshop, Canon has published a seven-part tutorial series, hosted by renowned bird photographer Arthur Morris. In the tutorials, which average around 6-minutes in length, Morris breaks down a number of important techniques, lessons and settings to take into consideration when capturing birds and other wildlife. Not surprisingly, these videos contain a handful of promotional shoutouts to Canon and the gear Morris is using, but that by no means negates the value of the information shared... (read more) [...]
Thu, Mar 05, 2015
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Here's another in my series of executive interviews with photo industry executives at the CP+ 2015 show in Yokohama, Japan. This time, I'm speaking with Mr. Kasunobu Saiki, the General Manager of the Marketing Communication Department, in the Global Marketing Division of Ricoh Imaging Co. Limited. When Ricoh purchased Pentax from Hoya Corporation a few years ago, there was a lot of anxiety among loyal Pentaxians over what it would mean for the brand. Would the Pentax name vanish, and Pentax's unique "personality" as a camera... (read more) [...]
Thu, Mar 05, 2015
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Received today: Alamy's response to EPUK's open letter regarding the new contributor contract terms. [...]
Thu, Mar 05, 2015
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Yesterday, Instagram announced it will soon beef up its advertising platform. Specifically, the Facebook-owned social network said it will soon allow marketers to display multiple images inside their sponsored ads using a dedicated ‘carousel' format. Additionly, Instagram said these advertisements will also feature a new ‘Learn More' button which will link users to a dedicated website of the advertisers' choosing. This notes the first time that Instagram has allowed anyone to link outside of Instagram, with the exception of the... (read more) [...]
Thu, Mar 05, 2015
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Fujifilm has announced a new rental program, set to go live in the United States on March 16th. Aptly called Fujifilm Professional Rental, the upcoming program is for photographers who would like to try out Fujifilm X-Series cameras and Fujinon XF lenses before making the larger investment of purchasing the gear. Additionally, the program will include the Fujifilm Professional Repair Rental, which will loan out cameras and lenses to Fujifilm/Fujinon owners while their current gear is getting... (read more) [...]
Wed, Mar 04, 2015
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In Beijing, awareness of the dangers of the polluted sky is now on the rise, thanks to growing data. China will "declare war on pollution," Premier Li Keqiang told parliament in an opening address in 2014. A tougher environmental law took effect on January 1, while a new environment minister took charge on Friday. Residents continue to cope in various ways, from wearing filtered masks to keeping children indoors to expressing frustration through art and fashion. The Reuters photographer Kim Kyung-Hoon recently took the following images, including six before-and-after shots (photos number 2 through 7). We've made them interactive, allowing [...]
Wed, Mar 04, 2015
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Following the success of last year's inaugural event, Panasonic is pleased to be exhibiting at The Photography Show 2015 at the NEC in Birmingham. Taking place from the 21st-24th March, Panasonic's impressive 4K themed stand will showcase its range of... [...]
Wed, Mar 04, 2015
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One of the big complaints aimed towards Sony's popular A7-series of full-frame mirrorless cameras is the lack of a robust native lens lineup. In an effort to stem that tide, Sony continues to expand their FE lineup with the introduction of four new FE lenses, including their first f/1.4 lens for the FE-mount, a Zeiss 35mm f/1.4 optic. Also joining the full-frame E-mount family is a 90mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS lens, a 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS versatile zoom and a compact, budget-friendly 28mm f/2 prime. When the A7 and A7R were first... [...]
Wed, Mar 04, 2015
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Making $300 in Adorama cash with a nice shot of a colorful bee on a flower is a neat feat indeed, but that's just what Bryan Schwertner did by taking the first prize in our January POTD contest. And how about making $200 with a tight shot of a soaring snowy owl as our longtime contributing photographer Jimmy Marz did, or winning $100 with a compelling image of a baby snow monkey taking a dip from another of our longtime contributors, Steve Sampson? Well, all they had to do was (a) capture a great shot and, (b) enter it into our [...]
Tue, Mar 03, 2015
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One ride in the back of a pickup truck on a dirt road and your lens could end up like this. It's looks a lot like sandpaper, doesn't it? And that exactly how that grit will behave if you rub it with cloth. I hesitate to even discuss lens cleaning; I risk turning you into one of those lens cleaning fanatics simply by broaching the subject and that's the last thing I want to do. I want you to leave your lens alone. But the time will come when the build-up of daily life needs to be removed and you need to [...]
Tue, Mar 03, 2015
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Yesterday, Lowepro announced Echelon, a new, limited-edition lineup of luxury camera bags. Sleek in design and constructed of premium materials, the Echelon lineup marks Lowepro's first endeavor into the high-end bag market. The Echelon lineup is offered as a three-piece collection and consists of a roller for gear-heavy photographers, an attaché for those carrying less gear and a briefcase for a laptop and accessories. For materials, the Echelon lineup doesn't skimp on tossing in all the... (read more) [...]
Tue, Mar 03, 2015
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Aoshima Island is one of about a dozen "cat islands" around Japan, small places where there are significantly more feline residents than people. In Aoshima more than a hundred cats prowl the island, curling up in abandoned houses or strutting about in the quiet fishing village. Cats outnumber humans six to one on the island. Recently becoming popular online, tiny Aoshima has seen a steep rise in tourist visits, overwhelming the handful of permanent residents. [...]
Tue, Mar 03, 2015
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