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When I was a photo student at the University of Missouri School of Journalism, we had a parade of photography legends come through and speak. But the god of gods was W. Eugene Smith. He's considered to have produced several of the greatest photo stories ever published by LIFE magazine. For us, he was the consummate blend of photo-journalist, fine print maker, and nutty artist. He was loaded with all of the usual problems a mad genius might have and we loved him for it. And we were dopey twenty-year olds. (The question “why do... [...]
Sat, Apr 25, 2015
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A magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck Nepal early on Saturday, centered 10 miles below the surface, less than 50 miles from the capital of Kathmandu. At least 1,100 are already reported to have been killed by the quake and subsequent avalanches triggered in the Himalayas. Historic buildings and temples were destroyed, leaving massive piles of debris in streets as rescue workers and neighbors work to find and help those still trapped beneath rubble. Below are images from the region of the immediate aftermath of one of the most powerful earthquakes to strike Nepal in decades. (Editor's note, some of the images [...]
Sat, Apr 25, 2015
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If you're in the market for a large-sensor enthusiast compact, we have good news for you: Our Panasonic LX100 review continues this week with the second part of our Shooter's Report blog. (We actually brought it live a couple of days ago, as you may have seen in the feature rotator on the front page of the site, but after a busy couple of days we're only just now getting the chance to call attention to the news.) In my first Panasonic LX100 Shooter's Report, I compared this interesting coat-pocket friendly enthusiast... [...]
Fri, Apr 24, 2015
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It's Firmware Friday time once more, and this week we're keeping things simple with just one update for you -- the Nikon D4S DSLR has just received firmware version C:1.20. Regular readers may remember that we recently told you of a forthcoming update for several Nikon DSLRs, including the D4S. That firmware, says the company, will add the ability to control an attached HDMI recorder from the camera body, starting and stopping its recording at the same time as the record button is pressed. Interestingly, though, Nikon D4S... (read more) [...]
Fri, Apr 24, 2015
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Portrait photographer Daniel Norton has shared a helpful little video through Adorama's YouTube channel. In it, he breaks down high key and low key lighting, two common lighting styles that make for dramatically different results. Coming in at just shy of three minutes, the video breaks down a few common misconceptions about high key/low key photography and explains a few tips for getting quality results when working with the two styles. It's a great refresher for those familiar with lighting styles and a wonderful resource for... (read more) [...]
Fri, Apr 24, 2015
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The editors of Smithsonian magazine have announced the winners of their 12th annual photo contest, selected from more than 26,500 entries. The winning photographs from from the competition's six categories are published below: The Natural World, Travel, People, Americana, Altered Images and Mobile. Also, a few finalists have been included as well. Captions were written by the photographers. Be sure to visit the contest page at Smithsonian.com to see all the winners and finalists. [...]
Fri, Apr 24, 2015
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Chinese gear manufacturer Yongnuo has quite a knack for producing nearly identical clones of more reputable manufacturers' gear. Their newest announcement is no exception. Today, Yongnuo extends their lens lineup with a 35mm f/2 lens. You may notice Yongnuo's latest optics bears a striking resemblance to Canon's older EF 35mm f/2 lens, which has since been replaced by the newer Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM. This discovery doesn't come as much of a surprise considering Yongnuo's 50mm f/1.8 clone it released back in December is... (read more) [...]
Fri, Apr 24, 2015
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The Honorary Jury of the world's largest photography competition has named American photographer John Moore as the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards' L'Iris d'Or/ Professional Photographer of the Year, amongst other awardees. Chosen from the winners of the awards' thirteen... [...]
Fri, Apr 24, 2015
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Professional and amateur photographers around the world are invited to enter The EPSON International Pano Awards to compete for over $50,000 in cash and prizes. Early-bird entries are open now until Sunday 12th July, 2015. The Sixth Epson International Pano... [...]
Fri, Apr 24, 2015
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Sony has released Touchless Shutter, a new app that allows you to trigger your Sony camera without touching it at all. Rather than pressing the shutter button or using a remote trigger, you simply wave your hand in front of your camera's eye proximity sensor and the shutter will fire. For those using the functionality in bulb mode for long exposures, you simply place your hand in front of the sensor twice to start and once more when you want the camera shutter to close. Sony isn't the first to utilize this method of triggering... [...]
Thu, Apr 23, 2015
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When Panasonic announced the GF7 this past January they were quite clear in mentioning to us and to the camera world that the imaging pipeline in this little guy is basically the same as the one found in their highly acclaimed GX7, a camera that won our overall Best Enthusiast Mirrorless Camera in our 2013 COTY awards. That was no small feat, as there were many terrific enthusiast cameras unveiled that year, and it's also no small feat to offer the same basic imager in a smaller, lighter package that runs for about half the retail... [...]
Thu, Apr 23, 2015
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Canon USA has posted an informational video to YouTube that dives into the process and technologies behind its growing line of 4K lenses. Just shy of three and a half minutes long, the video breaks down the four main components that determine the quality of most any lens: resolving power, contrast ratio, lateral chromatic aberration and modulation transfer function. If you don't know what one or more of those are, don't worry. The video breaks down each aspect into more simple terms and explains how they affect the image... (read more) [...]
Thu, Apr 23, 2015
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Today, Sony lifted the veil on two new Zeiss zoom lenses to add to its lineup of A-mount glass. The two new lenses are the standard zoom 24–70mm F2.8 ZA SSM II and the wide-angle zoom 16–35mm F2.8 ZA SSM II. Both the 24–70mm F2.8 ZA SSM II and 16–35mm F2.8 ZA SSM II rely on the same optical formula as their predecessors. However, as similar as they are in build, a number of improvements have been made across the board, making them more than worthy enough of their ‘Mark II' nomenclature. The first difference is an improved... [...]
Thu, Apr 23, 2015
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Chile's Calbuco volcano erupted on Wednesday, spewing a giant funnel of ash high into the sky over a sparsely populated, mountainous area, triggering a red alert. Authorities ordered an evacuation for a 10-kilometer (six-mile) radius around the volcano. Calbuco is the second volcano in southern Chile to have a substantial eruption since March 3, when the Villarrica volcano emitted a brief but fiery burst of ash and lava. [...]
Thu, Apr 23, 2015
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When things appear to be going wrong in a photograph—by that I mean, something you don't want to happen—things may actually be going right. It's perfectly natural to have a rigid idea of what you want a picture to be. Lots of great photographs are made by photographers with a preconceived vision. But it's important to let all that go of that when things unexpectedly shift in front of your camera. I photographed the girls in this photograph for the book Siblings I did with the author, Anna Quindlen, several years ago. I wanted a... [...]
Thu, Apr 23, 2015
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