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Dec 20
New Gear: Phantom v2010 High-Speed Camera Can Hit 22,000fps
That's some seriously slow-motion The insane, high-speed video specialists at Vision Research have upped their game yet again, announcing... show more
That's some seriously slow-motion The insane, high-speed video specialists at Vision Research have upped their game yet again, announcing the new Phantom v2010. A new addition to the popular Phantom 1Mpx line, it'll be capable of capturing 22,000fps at full resolution (1280x800). If you don't mind dropping down to 128 x 32, you can get a full million frames per second. Photo by: Popular Photography Magazine Editor phantom v2010 read moreread more     show less
Shanks FX Pits Film vs Digital in a Stop-Motion Battle
The battle still rages over film vs digital, this time in a series of interesting stop-motion videos It's easy to find nice things to say... show more
The battle still rages over film vs digital, this time in a series of interesting stop-motion videos It's easy to find nice things to say about film photography. It offers high-resolution, wide dynamic range, and to some, an indescribable satisfaction that digital can't provide. Conversely, others will take up arms to argue the low-light and efficiency benefits of digital over film. But a filmmaker has now tried to give something more of an apple-to-apples comparison between the two, by shooting the same stop-motion scene, with the same lenses, between digital and film. read moreread more     show less
Dec 19
Pics.io Rolls Out Online Slideshows, RAW Conversion
The alpha-stage online service is slowly rolling out online tools for photographers Pics.io first popped up on our radars in May, with... show more
The alpha-stage online service is slowly rolling out online tools for photographers Pics.io first popped up on our radars in May, with its aim to be a collaborative, cloud-based image editing system capable of handling RAW files and more. And, while the vast majority of those features are still in alpha, Pics.io has recently rolled out two major free tools: Pic.sio RAW and Pic.sio Live. Photo by: Popular Photography Magazine Editor pics.io read moreread more     show less
Flickr Overhauls Web Photo Embedding Feature
Now embedded photos have watermarks and interactive elements built in Flickr has announced a significant change to the way you can embed... show more
Now embedded photos have watermarks and interactive elements built in Flickr has announced a significant change to the way you can embed images, moving away from the static HTML upload, to a more dynamic, interactive version powered by iframe. And while the more obvious links to your photo sets and copyright information is good to see, some photographers are already chafing at Flickr putting its own watermark on the images. read moreread more     show less
Dec 18
Lenstag Infographic Shows What Gear is Being Stolen and Where
Don't leave your Nikon D7000 in your car Popular gear-tracking service Lenstag has just released an infographic on camera theft. It... show more
Don't leave your Nikon D7000 in your car Popular gear-tracking service Lenstag has just released an infographic on camera theft. It outlines what gear was taken, and from where it was stolen. Photo by: Popular Photography Magazine Editor lenstag info read moreread more     show less
New Gear: Fujifilm Announces the Fujinon XF10-24mm f/4 R OIS Lens
Fujifilm's X-mount just got an ultra-wide zoom lens Fujifilm has just extended the lens selection for its X-mount cameras, with the... show more
Fujifilm's X-mount just got an ultra-wide zoom lens Fujifilm has just extended the lens selection for its X-mount cameras, with the announcement of the new FUJINON XF10-24mmF4 R OIS ultra-wide zoom lens. Due to be launched in March 2014, the XF 10-24mm lens is the widest of Fuji's arsenal, a title previously held by the XF 14mm F2.8 prime. Photo by: Popular Photography Magazine Editor fujinon 10-24 read moreread more     show less
Dec 17
Here's a Giant Christmas Tree Made of 40 Tripods and Lots of Decorations
That's a lot of tripods When the folks over at Custom SLR set out to build the "world's largest tripod Christmas tree," they likely... show more
That's a lot of tripods When the folks over at Custom SLR set out to build the "world's largest tripod Christmas tree," they likely didn't have much competition. But, that didn't stop them from taking 40 tripods and a whole slew of decorations and putting together a rather adorable holiday project.  Photo by: Popular Photography Magazine Editor Custom SLR Christmas Tree made of Tripods read moreread more     show less
Art Student Anna Hill Parodies Overly Maniuplated Ads in Photo Series
Photo by Anna HillThese ads skewer phoshoppery by making it a product in itself The heavy use of Photoshop in advertising is something... show more
Photo by Anna HillThese ads skewer phoshoppery by making it a product in itself The heavy use of Photoshop in advertising is something we've discussed extensively on PopPhoto before, but these mock ads by art student Anna Hill do a particularly good job of showing just how extensively the editing can be used, by using the interesting trick of making Photoshop's retouching skills the subject of the ads themselves. Photo by: Anna Hill photoshop parody read moreread more     show less
VSCO Cam Makes Apple's "Best of 2013" List
Apple's annual best of the year list is filled with photo apps At the end of every year, Apple puts together a roundup of its "Best Of"... show more
Apple's annual best of the year list is filled with photo apps At the end of every year, Apple puts together a roundup of its "Best Of" for the previous 12 months. It's a catalog of apps, music, movies, and books, and chronicles not just what has sold well, but also those the company deems especially noteworthy. And not only were they plenty of ultra-popular photo apps, but one almost took the highest possible award. Photo by: Popular Photography Magazine Editor apple 2013 read moreread more     show less
Dec 16
China Succesfully Lands Chang´e-3 Probe on the Moon
Photo by CNTVWith the Chang´e-3 lander, and the Yutu rover, we have another set of eyes on the Moon On December 14, China made... show more
Photo by CNTVWith the Chang´e-3 lander, and the Yutu rover, we have another set of eyes on the Moon On December 14, China made history as only the third ever nation to make a soft landing on the Moon. The Chang´e-3 lunar lander successfully touched down on our primary satellite, and deployed the Yutu (jade rabbit) rover, which will explore and analyze the Moon, and send photos and information back to use here on Earth. Photo by: CNTV yutu read moreread more     show less