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Jay P. Morgan of The Slanted Lens has been making a “Laws of Light” video series, which you can see more of here. He has published the latest video in the series and the focus this time is on creating dimension and texture using light. After all, an image isn’t three dimensional, but we want to make it look like it has depth. Looking at texture and dimension requires that we understand camera view, the perspective of the camera to the subject. When you have lights closer to camera view, there is less dimension and depth. In other... [...]
Sat, Mar 25, 2017
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Photography is an expensive hobby, but you can save a lot of money by purchasing used gear. However, for those unfamiliar with the various photo gear marketplaces online, it can be a daunting experience. You want to save money, of course, but you don’t want to purchase faulty gear or not have any sort of buyer protection. There are certainly more risks associated with buying used gear than there is compared to purchasing brand-new equipment from authorized resellers. What about selling gear online? You want to sell your gear for... (read [...]
Sat, Mar 25, 2017
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With a heavy workload surrounding the CP+ tradeshow in Japan, it's been a little while since we had a moment to put together our regular Firmware Friday roundup. Today, though, we make up for it with a roundup of all the firmware news we're aware of going back to around the start of the month! In all, we have a total of 14 updates to cover, predominantly from Nikon. (Although Fuji does have news of two upcoming updates, while there are also two Cactus flash trigger updates.) Without any further ado, let's get right down to... [...]
Sat, Mar 25, 2017
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As we have seen before, stacking night sky images is the best method for reducing noise. However, this assumes that you are shooting stars or the Milky Way rather than something like aurorae, where stacking multiple exposures would wash out certain definition or colors. So what if you have a single exposure but still want to reduce noise, what is the best method? Greg Benz has just published an excellent tutorial where he relies on the plug-in Nik Dfine (which is available for free here) and luminosity masks. But before we get... [...]
Fri, Mar 24, 2017
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The "Sydney Skinny" in Australia, a terror attack in London, nursing a baby in virtual reality, Newroz in Iraq, President Trump behind the wheel, fog over Hong Kong, and much more. Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge [...]
Fri, Mar 24, 2017
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You may recall our post in February about an affordable video lighting kit. All that gear cost less than $500, which while certainly a great deal considering all you could get, might be a bit too expensive for some. No problem, as Caleb Pike from DSLR Video Shooter is back with a complete video light kit for only $150! The kit includes a pair of lights, a battery kit, light stand kit, umbrella, umbrella stand mount and some extra diffusion. If you want to dip your toes in video and need lighting, it’ll be hard to get equipped for... [...]
Fri, Mar 24, 2017
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While there are plenty of ways to make selections in Photoshop, including a variety of automatic and semi-automatic methods, complex selections remain tricky and time-consuming. Wouldn’t it be great if Adobe’s automatic tools could make traditionally difficult selections simple and easy? If Adobe Research’s latest work is any indication, the future of simple selections might very well be neural networks. The team fed nearly 50,000 images into neural networks and their algorithm certainly learned a thing or two. Check out the two... (read more) [...]
Fri, Mar 24, 2017
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Click here to read our Sony A99 II Review Conclusion The Sony A99 II is the company’s latest full-frame SLT camera, and the first since the original A99 in 2012. We have now wrapped up our Sony A99 II review, so read on to find out what we thought of the new flagship A-mount camera. The A99 II's 42.2-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor provides excellent image quality across a wide range of ISOs, and its updated processor and front-end LSI offer some seriously impressive continuous shooting speeds, despite its high resolving... [...]
Thu, Mar 23, 2017
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I just discovered that March 23 has been set aside as National Puppy Day—founded in 2006 by author Colleen Paige, and adopted by other groups and organizations since. The idea is to focus attention on puppies in need of adoption, and on the abuses found in puppy mills, but also to celebrate these furry little companions. In the spirit of the day, I feel obligated to share some of these adorable images of pups around the world, and through the years. [...]
Thu, Mar 23, 2017
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Three decades ago, the long-fought Iran-Iraq war had reached a deadly stalemate, the stock markets took a huge hit on Black Monday in October, American politicians were gearing up for the 1988 presidential race, Baby Jessica was rescued from a well, broadcast live on CNN, and much more. Photographers were also busy documenting the lives of Pee-wee Herman, Menudo, Mikhail Gorbachev, Howard Stern, Princess Diana, Donald Trump, Bernie Goetz, and many others. Take a step into a visual time capsule now, for a brief look at the year 1987. [...]
Tue, Mar 21, 2017
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An unusual bout of heavy rains powered by El Niño conditions have drenched parts of Peru with 10 times more rainfall than normal, causing rivers to overflow, and mudslides to destroy roads and farms. More than 70 deaths have been attributed to the flooding, which has isolated hundreds and displaced thousands. Rescue crews continue to search for those in need, while some residents are now beginning clean-up and recovery work. Officials have warned that the wetter weather might last another month or more. [...]
Mon, Mar 20, 2017
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A baby manatee swims in a tank at the Zoological Parc of Beauval in in Saint-Aignan, France, on March 15, 2017, 11 days after his birth.
A therapeutic greyhound in Spain, a civil defense drill in South Korea, flooding in Peru, a robot-run hotel in Japan, a blizzard in the American northeast, refugees learning curling in Canada, and much more A baby manatee swims in a tank [...]
Fri, Mar 17, 2017
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For six years now, Syrians have endured the loss and hardship caused by a protracted civil war. An estimated 4.9 million Syrians have fled their homeland, filling refugee camps in neighboring countries, and another six million remain displaced inside Syria’s borders. While Syrian government forces—backed by Russian air support—appear to have gained the upper hand in many places, recapturing the city of Aleppo in December, street battles and airstrikes continue to take place nearly every day. A number of rebel groups, including ISIS, still control vast rural areas and smaller cities and villages to the east. The complex and dangerous [...]
Thu, Mar 16, 2017
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Thu, Mar 16, 2017
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Mount Etna, on the Italian island of Sicily, is not only the highest active volcano in Europe at 10,810 feet (3,295 meters), but is one of the most active in the world. Historical observations of Etna’s eruptions go back as far as 3,500 years, with geological observations reaching back hundreds of thousands of years. While recent eruptions have rarely caused serious damage to the farms or villages in the shadow of the volcano, locals remain alert to any activity. [...]
Wed, Mar 15, 2017
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