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Like many of us, Sony Artisan Chris Orwig enjoys a good black and white image. As popular and common as black and white images are, there are a lot of different approaches and workflows for black and white conversions. You can use a wide array of software to achieve great monochrome images, but for many photographers using Lightroom, that photo editor should prove plenty capable. In the video below, Orwig shares numerous tips for creating better black and white images in Lightroom. He offers ideas for how to convert and fine-tune... (read [...]
Thu, May 17, 2018
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Click here to read our Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 II Review Announced back at CES 2017, the second-generation version of Panasonic's versatile 24-70mm-eq. f/2.8 zoom lens is, admittedly, a minor refresh to an already-great zoom lens. Despite that, the optical quality is still fantastic, the build quality is just as rugged, and there are small improvements, such as Dual I.S. and Dual I.S. 2 compatibility and updated autofocus, that most definitely make it a better pairing with modern Lumix cameras. The 12-35mm f/2.8 II won our pick... (read more) [...]
Thu, May 17, 2018
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To help create a community of X and GFX photographers, Fujifilm has announced the launch of a new website, Fujifilm X/GFX, and an accompanying app for iOS and Android users. The new website not only includes an interesting "gear chooser" feature, which allows you to explore the available cameras, lenses and accessories, but some very interesting long-form articles from Fujifilm X photographers. In addition to interviews and unique stories from the field, the website also includes tutorial and technique articles. Of the new... (read more) [...]
Wed, May 16, 2018
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In today's world of social media and sharing photos, it can be easy to think that your favorite photographers only take awesome photos. After all, if you're following talented photographers, you only see great shot after great shot on Instagram. When you're just starting out, being inundated with amazing work can be inspiring, but it can also be frustrating and perhaps even a bit scary. As photographer Manny Ortiz points out in his latest video, it's important to remember that no matter how good a photographer is, they do still... (read more) [...]
Wed, May 16, 2018
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There's something particularly special about aurora photography. How else can you explain photographers heading out in the middle of the night just for a typically small chance at photographing the brilliant natural phenomenon? Even if you are fortunate enough to live somewhere near the poles, which grants you a much better opportunity at seeing and shooting auroras, there's still a lot of planning, luck and patience which comes into play. For photographer Mads Peter Iversen, the northern lights are one of his favorite subjects... (read more) [...]
Wed, May 16, 2018
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The newest phase of Kilauea volcano’s ongoing eruption has opened as many as 20 new fissures on Hawaii's Big Island over the past two weeks, spewing lava and volcanic gases, forcing the evacuation of nearly 2,000 residents, and destroying dozens of homes near the town of Pahoa. Officials from the U.S. Geological Survey have been watching a recent lowering of the lava lake in Kilauea’s Halemaumau crater, warning residents and visitors of a possible explosive eruption that could launch car-sized boulders far into the sky. Here, a collection of images from the past week of the new fissures, the lava [...]
Tue, May 15, 2018
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Photographer Andrew Marr is in Augusta, Australia and has been trying his hand at photographing the Leeuwin Lighthouse. The situation offered Marr the opportunity to work on utilizing foreground elements to frame his subject and feature leading lines. In the video below, Marr is shooting with a Fujifilm X-T2 and XF 10-24mm lens. His objective, given the weather and the foreground, is to capture a moody image which features the lighthouse. To see more from Andrew Marr, follow him on Instagram. (Via Andrew Marr)... (read more) [...]
Tue, May 15, 2018
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Some filter effects can be replicated via Photoshop, such as a graduated neutral density filter used to darken the sky in an image. However, some physical filters cannot be replaced, including a polarizing filter and a solid neutral density filter. In the video below, David Bergman shows us the impact a neutral density filter has on your photography. With a neutral density filter, you can slow down your camera's shutter speed. This is achieved by reducing the amount of light that goes through your lens and onto your camera... (read more) [...]
Tue, May 15, 2018
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Tue, May 15, 2018
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Fujifilm has announced the Instax Square SQ6, the world's first square format analog Instax camera. Of the new Square SQ6, Fujifilm North America's Imaging Division President Manny Almeida says, "We are very excited to bring our first square format analog Instax camera to market. The SQ6 is an affordable and attractive option from the Instax line of instant cameras to capture real-life moments with a creative twist." The SQ6, as has been the case with other Instax cameras, has been designed to be an attractive and sleek camera,... (read more) [...]
Tue, May 15, 2018
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Protests along the Gaza-Israel border were met with tear gas and live fire from Israeli forces, leaving dozens dead and hundreds wounded on Monday. The Palestinian demonstrations marked a confluence of events, including the opening of the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem, (moved from Tel Aviv after President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel), and the upcoming 70th anniversary of what Palestinians call the nakba, or “catastrophe,” the day thousands were driven from their homes in 1948. Reuters reports, citing the Gaza Health Ministry, that at least 43 Palestinians were killed by Israeli gunfire Monday, [...]
Mon, May 14, 2018
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Sometimes the largest part of photographic success is persistence. For photographer Nigel Danson, he has spent the last week trying to capture a spring bluebell photo. It may seem a simple shot, but when you have a specific idea for lighting, composition and color in mind, even a simple shot can become immensely complex. In the video below, we join Danson as he visits six separate locations, including four spots at sunrise, as he looks for that perfect shot. Along the way, he offers some great tips for photographing flowers and... (read [...]
Mon, May 14, 2018
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What happens when you don’t blame kids for bad behavior? An elementary school in Columbus, Ohio is trying to find out. Katherine Reynolds Lewis writes: Many of Ohio Avenue’s children have brushed against violence and other traumatic experiences in their short lives—abuse and neglect, a household member addicted to drugs, homelessness, to name a few. At schools like this, a small dispute can easily turn into a scuffle that leads to an administrator or school-safety officer corralling the kids involved, if not suspending them. But Ohio Avenue is trying to find another way: Every adult in the building has received training [...]
Sat, May 12, 2018
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Retiring police dogs in Ecuador, the Medieval Combat World Championships in Scotland, Victory Day in Russia, a sunset in Paris, a rumbling volcano in Hawaii, the Met Gala in New York, humanoid robots built in England, lost World War II soldiers in Russia, senior ballet in Australia, and much more. [...]
Fri, May 11, 2018
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On May 12, 2008, a magnitude-8.0 earthquake struck beneath a mountainous region in south-central China, toppling buildings and sending landslides crashing into cities, resulting in nearly 70,000 deaths. The 2008 Sichuan earthquake (also called the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake) became even more infamous for exposing the cheap and inferior construction methods used in schools across the region, which left thousands of children dead and injured. Ten years later, in hard-hit Beichuan County, most survivors have been relocated to new homes, which were built about 19 miles (30 kilometers) away from the ruins that remain in place today—slowly being reclaimed by nature. [...]
Wed, May 09, 2018
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