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In November, Getty Images photographer Allison Joyce spent time with several Rohingya families in crowded refugee camps in Bangladesh, as they prepared their young daughters for weddings, hoping to secure more food for them and their families. Joyce: “Early marriage is a common cultural practice within the Rohingya Muslim communities in Myanmar with child marriages being extremely common among the ethnic minority group. As over 620,000 Rohingya have fled their homes into neighboring Bangladesh since late August, food rations have reportedly been a major factor in the decision for families to marry off their children in the camps while UN [...]
Thu, Dec 14, 2017
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Today, Apple released the new iMac Pro that they announced back in June, and for Apple fans it's just one more thing to drool over. But with every new Apple product comes PC-faithful coming out of the woodwork ready to tell you how you're paying way too much for the same thing they could build on PC. "I could build the same thing for a quarter the price," is a common sentiment among PC users. In many cases, they might be right and even as an Apple fan, I'm willing to admit that. I generally say that I'm willing to [...]
Thu, Dec 14, 2017
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In today's edition of Thrifty Thursday, we are focused on Sigma lenses and Apple products. On the Sigma front, the deals are on a wide variety of lenses, including some Sigma Art lenses. For Apple, the deals cover iPads, MacBooks, iMacs and even Apple's Mac Pro desktop. If you still need to do some Christmas shopping for a photographer on your list, or perhaps want to give yourself something nice to put under the tree this year, you've come to the right place. Sigma Lens Savings - Save up to $100 on Sigma lenses, plus receive a... [...]
Thu, Dec 14, 2017
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For some time now, Canon has been pushing their service and support as a major cornerstone of value for their camera products. Seeing as how much money they invest in local repair facilities, I believe them. It's kind of inarguable how good Canon service and support is. Therefore, it's no surprise that they are offering kind of a ridiculous package right now through the beginning of next year. Until January 6, 2018, if you pick up a certain camera or lens and register it within the first 30 days, Canon is throwing in 13 months of... [...]
Wed, Dec 13, 2017
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While this has been a relatively average year for the world's active volcanoes, the activity that did take place was spectacular. Out of an estimated 1,500 active volcanoes, 50 or so erupt every year, spewing steam, ash, toxic gases, and lava. In 2017, erupting volcanoes included Shiveluch in Russia, Villarrica in Chile, Mount Sinabung and Mount Agung in Indonesia, Turrialba in Costa Rica, Piton de la Fournaise on Réunion Island, Kilauea on Hawaii, Popocatepetl and Volcán de Colima in Mexico, Bogoslof Volcano in Alaska, Manaro Voui in Vanuatu, Mount Etna in Sicily, and more. Collected below are scenes from the [...]
Wed, Dec 13, 2017
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Self-doubt may not seem like an important component to photography, but photographer Ben Horne believes it is. So long as you harness it and make it productive, at least. Wondering what you're doing and why, questioning how something is going to work out, can make you a more curious and creative photographer. Photography shouldn't always feel easy. If it does, you are missing out on an important part of any creative process, difficulty. After discussing the value of challenges and self-doubt, we join Horne as he continues his... (read more) [...]
Wed, Dec 13, 2017
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Photographer Ted Forbes of "The Art of Photography" recently travelled to the Grand Canyon while he was visiting Arizona. He got up early to get there before sunrise and we can follow along on his photographic journey in the video below. It wouldn't be a behind the scenes video without some gear discussion. Forbes didn't skimp on the camera selection, he went with a Phase One medium format camera and a Hasselblad X1D mirrorless medium format camera. If you like the looks of his filter holder, that's a Wine Country Camera filter... [...]
Wed, Dec 13, 2017
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Click here to view our Canon G1X III First Shots Canon's flagship PowerShot series, the G1X, is now on its third revision. This time around, there are a lot of upgrades and new features, making it Canon's most advanced compact camera to date. The big story is that despite it's compact size, the Canon G1X Mark III somehow crams in a large 24-megapixel APS-C sensor -- the same chip as housed in the 80D -- a first for a PowerShot camera and a notable size increase from the earlier G1X models, which sported a rather uniquely-sized... [...]
Wed, Dec 13, 2017
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Normally scientists and engineers design cameras to see in a way similar to how the human eye sees the world. Sure, there are infrared cameras and other specialized tools, but researchers at the University of Illinois have developed a specialized camera to see the world similar to how mantis shrimp see the world. What makes the eyes of mantis shrimp unique? The crustaceans see natural phenomena that we are unable to perceive thanks to their 16 types of color receptors (humans have only three) and mantis shrimp eyes have six... (read more) [...]
Tue, Dec 12, 2017
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Apple has announced its most popular and best Mac apps of 2017 and Macphun - soon to be Skylum - has been awarded Best Mac App of 2017 by Apple for their Aurora HDR 2018 software. Of the recognition, Macphun/Skylum CEO Alex Tsepko says, "When you have a goal, you have to live, dream and breathe this goal 24/7! With Aurora HDR we set out to bring photographers the best software for high dynamic range (HDR) image editing. The 'Best of the Year' recognition by Apple has hit us by surprise, but has showed that we are moving in the... [...]
Tue, Dec 12, 2017
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National Geographic has announced the winners of its annual photo competition, with the Grand Prize Winner Jayaprakash Joghee Bojan receiving a prize of $7,500 for his image of an orangutan in Borneo. National Geographic was once again kind enough to let us display the winning images and honorable mentions here from the four categories: Wildlife, Landscapes, Aerials, and Underwater. [...]
Tue, Dec 12, 2017
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Adobe has today released a massive update to the entire Lightroom CC ecosystem, including mobile and desktop applications. There are new features, fixes and new cameras and lenses supported. Let's dig into the details. One of the big improvements comes to "Auto" settings, which have been completely reworked to provide better results. The automatic image editing tools are powered by Adobe Sensei and compare your own images against a growing database of professionally-edited images. The new Auto tool is available in Lightroom CC... (read more) [...]
Tue, Dec 12, 2017
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While we know many of you are focused on stills photography, there are many video users who peruse our site as well. Video is typically only as good as it is steady. A dedicated video tripod can be very large and heavy and it is not always easy to transport. Think Tank Photo has released a new rolling tripod case to help you, the Video Tripod Manager 44. The new rolling case is not only ideal for video tripods up to 40 inches in length, but can also work well for slider systems, which many time-lapse photographers utilize. The... [...]
Tue, Dec 12, 2017
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With Black Friday and Cyber Monday long gone, that doesn't mean that you can't still save a lot of money during your holiday shopping. Nikon has started new lens-only rebates, which are highlighted in the first section below. There are still good savings to be had on a variety of Nikon cameras as well, which we have outlined in the second large section below. Further, don't forget that you can sign up for an Imaging Resource account - or sign in with an existing one - to receive an exclusive non-expiring code for $25 off a... [...]
Mon, Dec 11, 2017
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A few days late, but a look back at the previous week, nonetheless. Protests against President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, California wildfires, the Sankta Lucia Festival of Light in England, a snowy football game in New York, Glasgow's annual Santa Dash, and much more. [...]
Mon, Dec 11, 2017
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