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Beginning in May, Fujifilm will join numerous other camera manufacturers by offering professional support services. While some camera makers offer professional support services for a variety of cameras, Fujifilm’s service is exclusively catered toward owners of their new medium format mirrorless GFX camera. The GFX Fujifilm Professional Services (GFX FPS) will cost $499 per year for qualified GFX owners. What makes a user eligible? They must sign up within 30 days of purchasing a GFX System product and those products must be... (read more) [...]
Tue, Apr 25, 2017
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We wear masks for many reasons: for fun, for protection, or to make a statement. In turbulent public settings, obscuring one's face can protect an individual from retaliation while evoking fear and uncertainty in others. With the recent rise of virtual reality technologies, masks are used to hide the real world from the wearer, whose face, in turn, is hidden behind the headgear. In many cases, though, masks play a more lighthearted role, allowing the wearer to take part in a festival and become someone (or something) else for a time. Once more, I've gathered a few recent images of [...]
Tue, Apr 25, 2017
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Syrp has announced the coming Genie Mini II and Magic Carpet Pro slider, a combination that should bring fans of the system everything they've wanted in a timelapse and motion control device. Though details are a somewhat limited, as it appears Syrp wants to incentivise interested parties to visit their booth at NAB, we do know a few things about the upcoming redesigned system. If you are unfamiliar with Syrp, they were one of the most successful Kickstarters ever back in 2012 with the launch of their original Genie, and since then... [...]
Tue, Apr 25, 2017
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Renowned lighting companies Light & Motion and Elinchrom have announced a strategic partnership. The fruits of this partnership are immediate with the announcement of Light and Motion’s new Stella Pro 5000 RF and Stella Pro 8000 RF single-point LED lights. The Stella Pro lights are portable, weatherproof and offer a continuous 5600 Kelvin light. Thanks to the partnership with Elinchrom, the lights include Elinchrom’s Skyport Protocol. This allows RF control of the Stella lights across 20 channels in four separate groups and power... (read more) [...]
Tue, Apr 25, 2017
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Ed Gregory of Photos In Color has gone through rigorous testing to look for the perfect portrait photography angle. Using a controlled environment, Gregory shot portraits of the same model from 16 different positions. He shot the portraits using a Nikon D800 and Nikon 85mm f/1.8 lens at f/8 in a scene consistently lit with two Elinchrom ELC1000 lights. He worked on a curve, keeping his camera six feet away from the model at all times, and shot at various angles. You can read about his precise method here. Obviously the "perfect"... [...]
Tue, Apr 25, 2017
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We've yet to see a testing sample of the coveted Carl Zeiss Batis 135mm f/2.8, but our colleague Akiomi Kuroda in Japan has, and he's now unveiled his first batch of portrait images for Imaging Resource readers. Pairing the lens with the 42.4mp Sony A7R Mark II, Akiomi's gallery showcases the best that the Batis 135mm f/2.8 has to offer for sheer image quality, and we're thrilled to display this early look at real world portrait images from this venerable combination. 1/125s / f/8... (read more) [...]
Mon, Apr 24, 2017
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Robert K. Baggs, a professional commercial photographer and writer for Fstoppers, has recently started a series of “bite-sized Photoshop tutorials.” He has previously written about using Photoshop actions to speed up your workflow, “crushing blacks” to achieve a cinematic look and creating even colors in your images. His latest tutorial is about using the high pass filter in Photoshop to sharpen your images. Early in his career, Baggs saw images from pros and wondered why his own work wasn’t that sharp. He made a few mistakes in... (read more) [...]
Mon, Apr 24, 2017
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The Earth and its moon almost form a binary planet system. The moon is enormous—relative to the size of its planet—compared with the rest of the solar system. Since the 1960s, spacecraft and astronauts have been able to “step back” far enough to capture combined portraits of the Earth and its moon, separated by some 240,000 miles. Gathered below are some of the best of these portraits, some from as far away as 100 million miles. [...]
Mon, Apr 24, 2017
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April 22 marked Earth Day, an occasion to bring special attention to the worldwide movement to improve the health of our environment. Currently, climate change is one of the biggest threats facing our world and fine art environmental photographer Diane Tuft has spent much of her career traveling to remote areas of the globe and documenting the impact of climate change on the environment. Tuft’s latest book, “The Arctic Melt: Images of a Disappearing Landscape,” is being published by Assouline and showcases Tuft’s incredible work... (read more) [...]
Mon, Apr 24, 2017
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DJI has introduced a new camera stabilizer for professional sets called the Ronin 2, and from all appearances it may be the most advanced gimbal of its type that exists. The Ronin 2 has more power and torque to carry larger cameras than its predecessor, and has more "intelligent features" to allow for new and unusual camera moves that will give filmmakers the ability to land shots they couldn't until now. Ronin 2 has an enlarged camera cage and 50mm extendable arms which can support everything from DSLRs to full cinematic cameras... [...]
Mon, Apr 24, 2017
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Seagate and DJI had previously announced a strategic partnership, and that arrangement has yielded its first product: the Fly Drive. With 2TB of storage and a built-in microSD card reader, the Fly Drive is designed to give drone pilots an in-the-field backup option. Seagate says the drive should appeal to drone users due to its small size, durability, built-in reader and fast transfer speeds, but did not provide any actual transfer speed numbers to expect at this time.... (read more) [...]
Mon, Apr 24, 2017
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With the NAB Show slated to kick off tomorrow in Las Vegas, Nevada, this week's Firmware Friday roundup has epic proportions. In total, we have news of almost 20 updates for cameras, lenses and imaging gear from nine different manufacturers, and a fair bit of it adds new features, rather than being limited just to bug fixes. Without any further ado, let's get right down to it! Canon 5D Mark IV It seems like only days ago that we were telling you about firmware version 1.0.4, a bugfixing release for the Canon 5D Mark IV DSLR.... [...]
Fri, Apr 21, 2017
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In Jay P. Morgan’s continuing video series, “Laws of Light,” his latest video focuses on creating separation between your subject and the background. Having control over light is critical for capturing portraits with dimension and depth, as we saw in a previous “Laws of Light” video focused on dimension and texture. A simple way to create separation is to use a single light on your subject and the background. When the light is angled from the side, the lit side of the subject’s face is bright against a dark background, whereas... (read [...]
Fri, Apr 21, 2017
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A massive statue of a Miao goddess erected in China, the “weed nuns” of California, an Easter rocket war in Greece, the “smelling the breeze” spring holiday in Egypt, the “Hare Pie Scramble and Bottle Kicking event” in England, a manned rocket launch in Kazakhstan, and much more. [...]
Fri, Apr 21, 2017
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Why should your drone be limited to the air, how about a submergible drone? Naturally a standard drone can’t be dipped in a lake or ocean, but specialist drone maker SwellPro makes a variety of waterproof drones. Dustin Dunnill tried a SwellPro Splash Drone for his YouTube channel and in the video below, you can see it flying in the air and moving through the water. While you may not need the fisherman-friendly features of the $1,400 Splash Drone Fisherman, the $1,600 Splash Drone Auto comes with remote fishing line and bait... (read [...]
Fri, Apr 21, 2017
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