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George Frey, Getty images photographer, recently had the opportunity to visit the U.S. Army’s Dugway Proving Ground, a sprawling top-secret military facility in the Utah desert that tests and develops methods of working with chemical, biological, radiological, and explosive hazards. Frey: “Workers at this facility handle some of the most deadly and dangerous biological and chemical agents on Earth.” [...]
Wed, Aug 16, 2017
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In today's Shutter Release roundup, we will take a look at three very different stories from around the web. First up is an electronics repairman in the Philippines who performs miracles on cameras that were thought to be dead. Next is a behind-the-scenes look at a photography challenge wherein a photographer captures 30 street portraits in under two hours. We finish with a video about eight scenarios in which you should not record video at 24 frames per second. Shutter Release is an ongoing series here at Imaging Resource. We... (read more) [...]
Wed, Aug 16, 2017
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A soldier from the Uttar Pradesh contingent takes part in celebrations marking India's Independence Day at Bakshi Stadium in Srinagar on August 15, 2017. This year marks 70 years since British India split into two nations—Hindu-majority India and Muslim-majority Pakistan—and millions were uprooted in one of the largest mass migrations in history.
India celebrated its 70th Independence Day on August 15, during a busy week across the nation. Photojournalists in this vast and varied country covered monsoon flooding, widespread and varied protests, a deadly incident in a government hospital, Hindu festivals, unrest in Kashmir, Bollywood film sets, deadly landslides, and much more, with these photographs from just the past 7 days. [...]
Tue, Aug 15, 2017
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Our regular Shutter Release feature is a chance to share with you great photography content from around the web, such as interesting opinion pieces and enlightening tutorials. While we are dedicated to bringing out the best in original content, there are many talented photographers out there producing content we want you to see. In today's Shutter Release roundup, we will look at smartphone video tips, a filter holder for the new Sony FE 12-24mm lens, DIY triangle LED video, a behind the scenes look at outdoor portraits with... (read more) [...]
Tue, Aug 15, 2017
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Samsung has announced the latest version of their incredibly small and lightweight SSDs: the T5. Boasting incredible transfer speeds of up to 540 MB/s and up to 2 TB of storage on a single drive, Samsung's latest is designed to work for traveling photographers and videographers who don't want to waste weight and space on larger, heavier HDDs. Smaller than the average business card (74 x 57.3 x 10.5 millimeters (3.0 x 2.3 x 0.4 inches)), the drive weighs jsut 51 grams and fits in the palm of your hand. Samsung will be offering... [...]
Tue, Aug 15, 2017
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Photographer Brenda Tharp has been a fine art photographer specializing in travel and landscape photography for over 30 years. She has also run many workshops and tours. In addition to her workshops, she also educates through her writing. Her latest book, "Expressive Nature Photography: Design, Composition, and Color in Outdoor Imagery" published through Monacelli Studio is an excellent book for landscape photographers in particular, but covers outdoor photography in general. The publisher sent me a copy of the book to read and... (read more) [...]
Tue, Aug 15, 2017
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Software developer Macphun has announced the next version of their popular Aurora HDR software, Aurora HDR 2018. Like prior versions, Aurora HDR 2018 has been co-developed with well-known photographer Trey Ratcliff. Aurora HDR originally launched for macOS in November 2015 and has since been downloaded nearly two million times. Per Macphun, 72 percent of Aurora HDR users have made it their primary HDR photo editor. Further, over 100 million HDR images has been edited using Aurora HDR. Of Aurora HDR, Ratcliff said, "Since the... (read more) [...]
Tue, Aug 15, 2017
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Click here to read our Canon 6D II Field Test Part I In our first Field Test for the new full-frame Canon 6D Mark II, we look at the camera body, image quality, autofocus, performance and shooting modes, including the new built-in 4K time lapse feature. Speaking to image quality in particular, the dynamic range of the new 26-megapixel full-frame sensor has been a very popular topic on the internet since the camera's debut. In our Field Test Part I, we discuss the dynamic range in addition to whether the new sensor is ISO... [...]
Mon, Aug 14, 2017
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In squares and streets across the United States, vigils and marches were held this weekend in response to the hatred and violence on display during a “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, on August 12th. 32-year-old counter-protester Heather Heyer was killed when James Alex Fields Jr. allegedly drove a car into a crowd of counter-protesters, also injuring 19 others. Gathered here are images of some of those who took to the streets to mourn, and to decry racism and hate, from Charlottesville to Chicago, Washington to Los Angeles, and more. [...]
Mon, Aug 14, 2017
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Fstoppers Alex Cooke has written a very helpful article about "15 Little Things You Should Carry in Your Camera Bag." We certainly think about the photography gear we should be carrying, cameras, lenses, filters, tripods, etc. But we don't often think about the non-photography gear that can prove to be the difference between making a great shot or not, or gear that can save your bacon in the field. Suppose you're a portrait photographer. You've remembered to bring your camera, perhaps even a back up, extra batteries, reflector,... (read more) [...]
Mon, Aug 14, 2017
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If you've been interested in a Sony A9 camera, there's no better time to buy. Sony has announced a summer trade-in and savings event which includes an offer for an additional $500 bonus when you trade in a qualifying DSLR or mirrorless camera toward the purchase of a Sony A9. The full list of qualifying cameras you can trade in can be seen at B&H Photo Video. It is not only the Sony A9 which has a new special offer, you can also receive a $300 bonus when you trade up to Sony A7S II or Sony A7R II cameras, with [...]
Mon, Aug 14, 2017
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Since 2011, August 12 has been set aside as World Elephant Day. Supported by numerous conservation agencies, it’s a day to “spread awareness, share knowledge, and provide solutions for better care and management of both captive and wild elephants,” according to the organizer’s website. Elephants face numerous challenges, including poaching, habitat loss, exploitation, abuse, and proximity to human conflict and poverty. The International Union for Conservation of Nature lists African elephants as “vulnerable” and Asian elephants as “endangered.” On this World Elephant Day, I present a collection of images of these amazing animals splashing, bathing, swimming, and enjoying the water. [...]
Sat, Aug 12, 2017
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A trip through Geirangerfjord in Norway, an earthquake in China, a submerged monastery in Russia, contentious elections in Kenya, the crowning of King Puck in Ireland, and much more. [...]
Fri, Aug 11, 2017
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In August of 1977, the first of two identical robotic probes was launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, bound for our outermost planets and beyond. Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 have each traveled more than 10 billion miles in the past 40 years, sending back invaluable observations and images. They discovered two dozen new moons, discovered active volcanoes on Jupiter’s moon Io, took a famous “family portrait” of our solar system, and much more. Voyager 1 recently became the first spacecraft to leave the heliosphere and enter interstellar space. The Voyagers are also famous for being our most remote emissaries, carrying [...]
Thu, Aug 10, 2017
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Earlier this year, AFP photographer Dominick Reuter and Getty photographer Spencer Platt both visited the Kensington neighborhood in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to photograph “El Campamento,” one of the largest open-air drug markets and shooting galleries on the East Coast, before it was shut down. According to Getty: “People come from throughout the city, and some as far away as the Midwest, for heroin that is remarkably cheap and pure.” At the end of July, the encampment, littered with mattresses, used needles and other refuse, started to be cleaned up and closed down by city workers and Consolidated Rail employees, while outreach [...]
Tue, Aug 08, 2017
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