Allison Johnson

Allison Johnson

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Lives in United States Seattle, WA, United States
Joined on May 13, 2013
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Staff writer/reviewer. Cat person.

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Nikon issues D750 and D4s firmware updates, optimizes D750 VR with compatible lenses

Nikon has released firmware updates for its D750 and D4S DSLRs, providing both with a new external recording control option for use with external recorders using Atomos Open Protocol. At the end of a list of bug fixes, Nikon also mentions that the D750's firmware version 1.10 introduces 'optimal vibration reduction' with vibration reduction lenses. Read more

Apple iPhone 6s Plus camera review

The iPhone 6s Plus is the iPhone 6s' bigger brother and, apart from the larger 5.5-inch screen, mainly distinguishes itself from the smaller model by offering optical image stabilization system in its camera module. Compared to its predecessor, the 6s Plus ups camera resolution to 12MP, adds 50% more phase detection sensors and is capable of 4K footage. Our review tests its camera performance. Read more

Phase One Capture One Pro 9 brings updates to image editing algorithms

Phase One has launched Capture One Pro 9, the latest iteration of its tethering and image editing software. Capture One Pro 9 offers a 'completely updated contrast engine,' additional brushes, color editor masks and new keyword tools, among other features. Read more

PIX 2015: Robert Hurt and the hidden universe

Robert Hurt might just have the coolest job in the galaxy. He's a visualization scientist with NASA, helping to interpret research data from space telescopes and NASA missions into photography. In short, he helps reveal the hidden universe that exists beyond the realm of human vision. In his PIX 2015 talk, he shares his insight on how his images are created and what kinds of things we can hope to discover when the unseen world becomes visible. Read more

Lytro Desktop 5.0 introduces depth-based image editing

Lytro, maker of the ILLUM light field camera, has announced an update to its Lytro Desktop software. The application used to edit Lytro's 'Living Pictures' in which focus can be selected after capture now allows for exposure, saturation and color edits to specific areas of an image based on depth. Read more

Readers' Showcase: Tom Goodman

After taking a 25 year break from photography, Tom Goodman started taking pictures again and hasn't stopped since. With a background in art history and fine art, he took a break from photography earlier in his career to run an agency representing artists and photographers. Having returned to creating images, he says he has 'no time to lose.' Read our Q&A and see his work. Read more

PIX 2015: Kiliii Fish on Living Wild

It's certainly a rare occasion when a photographer is forced to choose between carrying a bow and arrow or a camera, but that's just the dilemma Kiliii Fish faced. He's made a personal project of joining and photographing a growing movement of people learning primitive survival skills. Check out his PIX 2015 talk and see some of his work. Read more

Sigma US goes public with Black Friday lens deals

Sigma is getting Black Friday started early this year, offering discounts on five of its lenses online now through Monday, November 30th including the 50mm F1.4 DG HSM Art. Savings range from $100 up to $300 off individual lenses - and considering the current results of our readers' poll, a few of you may be interested. Read more

LifePrint portable printer uses augmented reality app to bring photos to life

A portable photo printer called LifePrint, now seeking funding on Kickstarter, creates 'living' photos by combining a printed photograph with a digital video. An augmented reality app makes this possible, so that when a print is viewed through a smartphone's camera, the video appears where the photo is located, making it seem as if the image - called a HyperPhoto - has come to life. Read more

PIX 2015: Tim Grey and reframing your story

Photographer and author Tim Grey argues that sometimes the difference between getting a good picture and a great picture can be as simple as taking a few steps to the right. His PIX 2015 talk highlights 13 smalls changes photographers can make that can add up to some huge improvements in their images. Read more