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Rock band Three Days Grace It has not been a great week for relations between photographers and rock bands. Earlier this week, a story surfaced about a tiff between photographer Rohan Anderson and post-hardcore band The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, who had posted one of Anderson’s photos of the group to their Facebook page without permission, and cropped out his watermark. After some snippy back and forth, including a claim by the band that “most forms of digital art should be free,” the band ended up paying Anderson for the photo,... (read more) [...]

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Wed, Apr 23, 2014, Continue reading at the source

When a camera gets lost, it’s pretty unlikely it’ll be reunited with its rightful owner—doubly so if it’s “lost” on a crowded subway in the center of a major city. But here’s your daily dose of a happy ending, thanks to some pawn shop workers who went above and beyond. WCVB reports that last weekend, a man walked into Empire Loan in Boston’s South End and tried to pawn a Nikon D3100. Michael Goldstein, who was working the shop at the time, asked him for some information on the camera. The man struggled to answer basic questions... [...]

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Wed, Apr 23, 2014, Continue reading at the source

In 1990, construction began on the Centro Financiero Confinanzas, a huge high-rise office complex in Caracas, Venezuela. Construction halted in 1994, after a banking crisis and the death of the building's main investor, David Brillembourg. The 45-story tower stood vacant until 2007, when squatters began moving in, displaced by a massive housing shortage in Caracas. Authorities turned a blind eye, and the skyscraper, nicknamed the "Tower of David" (after David Brillembourg), is now home to more than 3,000 residents. The third-highest skyscraper in the country has been jury-rigged with electricity and water up to the 22nd floor. Reuters photographer [...]

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Wed, Apr 23, 2014, Continue reading at the source

If you happen to be enjoying a quiet lunch break anytime over the next four months, Martin Parr could be coming to a table near you. The renowned photographer is set to tour the nation on a mission to document Britain's eating habits. [...]

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Wed, Apr 23, 2014, Continue reading at the source

A 'secret' Leica camera, specially made to mark 100 years of Leica photography, has appeared in a list of items due to be auctioned in Austria next month. [...]

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Wed, Apr 23, 2014, Continue reading at the source

London, UK, 23 April 2014 – Canon today announces it has been awarded four honours by the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) – one of the world’s leading photo imaging and press associations. The TIPA Awards commend the most outstanding imaging products launched in the past 12 months, and in 2014 Canon has once again been recognised for the technical innovations across its diverse product portfolio. The following awards have been granted: [...]

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Wed, Apr 23, 2014, Continue reading at the source

Speed and quality are what the new 24.3-million-pixel Sony Alpha 6000 is all about. Capable of 0.06sec autofocus, Sony says it will never miss the perfect shot. Jon Devo takes aim. Read our Sony Alpha 6000 review... [...]

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Tue, Apr 22, 2014, Continue reading at the source

Sony's Cyber-shot HX60V has a 30x optical G lens and a 20.4-million-pixel sensor, making it a powerful pocket-sized travel companion. Read our Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX60V review... [...]

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Tue, Apr 22, 2014, Continue reading at the source

The folks over at Mirrorless Rumors today picked up news of an interesting development from Fujifilm, courtesy of a recently-published patent application. Filed last December and published a little less than a fortnight ago, the patent application shows the design for an 18-250mm f/3.6-6.5 zoom lens for X-mount cameras, says Mirrorless Rumors administrator Ale. The full US patent application, number 2014/0098426, is available for viewing online if you're in the mood for lots of arcane detail. The basic optical formula of... (read more) [...]

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Tue, Apr 22, 2014, Continue reading at the source

Winter is finally over. That’s great news for most of us, but winter sports fanatics might still be looking for ways to stay slope-side just a little bit longer. Here are your last two-and-a-half minutes of snow for the next six months. Photographer and videographer Brett Wilhelm regularly covers skiing and snowboarding events (among others) and he’s filmed himself working a couple of snowboard halfpipe events for your edification. Like many sports photographers, he keeps two cameras on and ready to shoot at all... (read more) [...]

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Tue, Apr 22, 2014, Continue reading at the source

Medium-format digital cameras are newly “affordable” thanks to the upcoming Pentax 645Z, which will sell for a smooth $8,500 (body-only, of course). But if you’ve ever been tempted by the bounties beyond 35mm and can’t quite afford to spend your house’s down payment, your most affordable option might be the $149 Wanderlust Travelwide. The Travelwide, first funded as a Kickstarter project and set to be released this summer, uses 4 x 5 large-format film—about 13 times the size of a 35mm sensor (or piece of film, of course). The... (read [...]

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Tue, Apr 22, 2014, Continue reading at the source

There’s something about abandoned buildings that makes for haunting, otherworldly photographs. Maybe because we spend most our time in spaces that are maintained to at least some degree, neglected structures really are foreign. Instead of sitting at a laptop and poking out dime-store philosophy, urban explorer and photographer "2e" takes his camera out around New York at night, shooting incredible photos of run-down apartment blocks, decrepit factories, and subways forgotten by time. Art and culture site Animal followed 2e for a... (read more) [...]

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Tue, Apr 22, 2014, Continue reading at the source

SPECIAL REPORT: Amateur Photographer goes behind the scenes at a new TV station that is using Nikon DSLRs for live broadcasts... [...]

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Tue, Apr 22, 2014, Continue reading at the source

When Lytro announced its first light field camera back in 2011, it set the photography world abuzz with its new technology that permitted a photographer to change the focus point of a photograph after it was taken. The excitement only lasted for a short while though, as the camera didn't really prove to be useful for general photography. Besides its unusually shaped body and lack of controls, the major letdown of the original Lytro camera was its resolution, which couldn't even match most cellphone cameras of the time. Meanwhile, others picked up on the idea... [...]

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Tue, Apr 22, 2014, Continue reading at the source

Lytro has revamped its consumer light field camera, which – like the original – uses technology that allows users to refocus an image post-capture. [...]

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Tue, Apr 22, 2014, Continue reading at the source

See what's in the digital version of this week's Amateur Photographer [...]

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Tue, Apr 22, 2014, Continue reading at the source

Canon's PowerShot G-series has always been a highly popular and stalwart series of compact cameras that cater to the enthusiast crowd and to DSLR owners with pro-level features and controls. With the introduction of the G1 X back in 2012, Canon changed up the game a bit by packing in a larger-than-typical "1.5-inch type" CMOS sensor, which is significantly larger than those found in the typical compact camera. While the original was a litle rough around the edges, the new G1 X Mark II aims to polish things up a bit. Keeping a... [...]

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Mon, Apr 21, 2014, Continue reading at the source

The Panasonic GH4, highly-anticipated successor to the GH3, aims to take the enthusiast and professional video market by storm, but let's not forget it's also a mighty stills camera first and foremost (given that its ergonomics still resemble that classic DSLR-like shape). The Panasonic GH4's got a host of upgrades including a newly designed 16MP Live MOS sensor and a new quad-core Venus Engine 9AHD image processor to create images with improved dynamic range, high ISO performance and better, more accurate color rendition. We're... (read more) [...]

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Mon, Apr 21, 2014, Continue reading at the source

Back at the CP+ tradeshow in Japan last February, Ricoh announced quite a range of new photo gear for its Pentax brand, but perhaps the most interesting for film photographers who haven't transitioned their old photos to digital was the Pentax Film Duplicator. Now, the company has provided a release date for this interesting accessory, and the Japanese media has supplied an expected price. The Pentax Film Duplicator allows you to do the job of digitizing your film using your existing camera and flash. Your camera and lens sit at... [...]

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Mon, Apr 21, 2014, Continue reading at the source

The Sony Cyber-shot RX100 and RX100 II have enjoyed wide praise for excellent image quality in a versatile, pocketable package, and 28-100mm f/1.8-4.9 lens certainly played a part. But there's no rest for Sony, as it looks like they're working on an even better lens. Egami dug up a pending patent on a new Sony lens design with a much faster telephoto setting. The focal range is the same, equivalent to 28-100mm (or 10-37mm on a 1-inch sensor), but the aperture is a generous f/2.8 at the telephoto end of the zoom range. It’ll help... [...]

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Mon, Apr 21, 2014, Continue reading at the source