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Over the past few days in Portugal’s Castelo Branco region, strong winds and temperatures over 100 degrees F (38 C) have driven devastating wildfires through several villages, destroying structures and injuring 39 people. Nearly 2,000 firefighters worked to bring the three major fires largely under control, but authorities warned that hot and dry conditions could lead to more flare-ups. Below, a collection images of the wildfires and the residents, volunteers, and professionals working to minimize the damage. [...]
Tue, Jul 23, 2019
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Skylum Software has announced that the next iteration of its flagship image editing software, Luminar, will be arriving this fall in the form of Luminar 4. While more details on Luminar 4 will be available as we approach its launch, Skylum has shown off one of the software's primary new features, AI Sky Replacement. Before digging into this new feature, however, let's hear about Luminar 4 from Skylum CEO Alex Tsepko: With Luminar 4 we continue to empower everyone who loves photography to make incredible images faster and... (read more) [...]
Tue, Jul 23, 2019
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Landscape and nature photographer Adam Gibbs is in Scotland doing landscape photography. In the video below, we join him in the field in Glencoe, which is in western Scotland, to photograph streams and waterfalls. The first scene Gibbs chooses to shoot is a twisted tree alongside a stream. He quickly identifies two challenges with the location. The first is that it's windy, which will make it difficult to capture a sharp shot of the tree due to the leaves blowing in the wind. The second challenge is that behind the tree is a... [...]
Mon, Jul 22, 2019
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For 10 days now, hundreds of thousands of people have taken to the streets in the United States territory of Puerto Rico to demand the resignation of Governor Ricardo Rosselló. The calls for Rosselló to step down come after the leak of a group chat between Rosselló and his aides and Cabinet members, in which offensive, misogynistic, and homophobic comments were made. This follows ongoing public dissatisfaction with Puerto Rico’s government amid corruption scandals and continued problems related to recovery efforts following Hurricane Maria. [...]
Mon, Jul 22, 2019
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Even a photographer as accomplished as Nigel Danson still makes mistakes when out in the field. Oftentimes, his mistakes are ones he has made many times over the years. In his newest video, seen below, Danson shares 13 common photography mistakes he continues to make and provides tips to help prevent photographers of all skill levels from committing the same errors. Danson divides up the mistakes he makes into three categories, with the first being dedicated to his camera and camera settings. A mistake Danson has made countless... (read more) [...]
Mon, Jul 22, 2019
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On July 20, 1969, the astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first human being to walk on another world, famously marking the moment with the phrase: “That’s one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind.” After months of preparation, preceded by years of development and testing, the crew of NASA’s Apollo 11 lifted off from Florida on July 16, arriving at the moon on July 19. While Command Module Pilot Michael Collins remained in lunar orbit, Armstrong and Lunar Module Pilot Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin descended to the surface and spent two and a half hours on the moon, [...]
Sat, Jul 20, 2019
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Our Firmware Friday roundup this week is a single-company affair, with only Japan's Sigma Corp. having released any updates in the past seven days. If you're not shooting a Sigma lens on a Sony E-mount body, you can move along now, safe in the knowledge that there's no new firmware for your gear this week. If you use Sigma glass on E-mount, though, then read on! In all, Sigma has updated nine lenses this week. The full list is as follows: 14mm F1.8 DG HSM | Art 20mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art 24mm F1.4... [...]
Fri, Jul 19, 2019
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While the A7R IV is still be reviewed by our team, we decided to take some of the internet's loudest complaints about the new camera directly to Sony for an exclusive on-camera interview. Sony's latest full-frame mirrorless camera has many new features over its predecessor, but some critics have complained many long-time, highly-requested features are absent. Though it brings impressive autofocus features to a huge 61-megapixel sensor, it doesn't offer anything new on the video front, keeps the same chassis as the previous cameras,... (read more) [...]
Fri, Jul 19, 2019
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Click here to see our Sony A7R I V Gallery On Tuesday earlier this week, Sony announced the latest-generation of its high-resolution, full-frame mirrorless camera, the Sony A7R Mark IV. We were at the product launch in New York City and had an opportunity to get some hands-on shooting time with the new camera and have now published a selection of real-world sample photos for all of you pixel-peeping enthusiasts! And pixel-peepers will certainly be rewarded, as this new A7R model sports an all-new full-frame CMOS with an... (read more) [...]
Fri, Jul 19, 2019
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Cliff diving in Beirut, “swan upping” in London, protests against Puerto Rico’s governor, underwater violin in Malta, Wimbledon finals in London, a newborn walrus in Florida, a projected rocket in Washington, D.C., flooding in Louisiana, cattle in New Zealand, the Winegrowers Festival in Switzerland, and much more. [...]
Fri, Jul 19, 2019
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The winners of the the tenth annual Audubon Photography Awards competition have just been announced.  Photographers entered images in four categories: professional, amateur, youth, and plants for birds. More than 8,000 images depicting birdlife from all 50 states  and 10 Canadian provinces were judged. The National Audubon Society was again kind enough to share some of this year’s winners and runners-up with us below. You can also see all of the top 100 entries at the Audubon website. [...]
Thu, Jul 18, 2019
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Fujifilm has announced a pair of new lenses, one for each of the company's interchangeable lens mirrorless camera systems. One lens is the X Series (APS-C) Fujinon XF 16-80mm f/4 R OIS WR zoom lens. The other optic is a prime lens for the medium-format GFX system, the Fujinon GF 50mm f/3.5 R LM WR. Looking first at the new XF 16-80mm zoom, which offers a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 24-122mm, the lens is designed for portability and versatility. The 5x zoom lens weighs just 15.5 ounces (440 grams), which Fujifilm states... [...]
Thu, Jul 18, 2019
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DJI has announced the new Ronin-SC single-handed stabilizer for mirrorless cameras. The compact, lightweight Ronin-SC features an updated design, which incorporates DJI's latest intelligent features. Of the Ronin-SC, DJI Senior Product Manager, Paul Pan, says, "The Ronin-SC took the powerful technology from the Ronin-S and put it in a lighter and smaller form factor. Now users can pair their mirrorless system with a stabilizer that is easier to transport, easier to set up [and] easier to use yet still equipped with high-performance... (read more) [...]
Wed, Jul 17, 2019
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In Gwangju, South Korea, the 2019 World Aquatics Championships are currently under way, featuring six disciplines, including diving, swimming, water polo, and artistic swimming (formerly known as synchronized swimming). Photographers have been on site capturing all the aquatic action, but it’s the photos of the artistic-swimming events that really shine. Gathered here, some of the scenes from both above and below the water of the performances of these national teams of artistic swimmers. [...]
Tue, Jul 16, 2019
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• Click here to read our Sony A7R IV Preview • From the press conference earlier: Sony's scheduled to announce at least one new product of some kind this morning in New York City. We're on-scene for the press event and will update this news post with all the announcement details as we get them -- bookmark this page and click that refresh button! Live blog updating below: Kenji Tanaka,... (read more) [...]
Tue, Jul 16, 2019
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