The FAA has ordered helicopter pilots and operators to halt certain doors-off flights in the wake of a tragedy that killed five passengers.
mobileMar 19, 2018 at 18:19
Analysts TechInsights have torn down a Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus to have a closer look at the device's internal components and their cost.
mobileMar 19, 2018 at 17:24
Oppo's new high-end phones bear an uncanny resemblance to the iPhone X, with features like face unlock to a portrait lighting mode.
Mar 18, 2018 at 13:00
At this year's CP+ show in Yokohama, we sat down with senior executives from several major manufacturers, including Canon. Topics of conversation included Canon's ambitions for high-end mirrorless cameras, and the importance of responding to the demands of the smartphone generation.
SponsoredMar 18, 2018 at 12:00
We were recently able to follow local frame builder Max Kullaway as he created one of his AirLandSea bikes. Here are our picks of the photos we got, as the project progressed from bare tubes all the way to rideable bicycle.
Mar 17, 2018 at 14:00
On paper, the Sony a7 III is a tempting option for photographers who've been considering a switch to full-frame mirrorless. But how does its image quality stack up? We compare it to the Mark II and a few of its other peers.
Mar 17, 2018 at 14:00
Erez Marom shares the details behind this beautiful aurora photograph, captured on Haukland Beach in the Lofoten Islands, Arctic Norway, on a moonless evening.
mobileMar 16, 2018 at 19:59
Google Lens uses artificial intelligence and 'computer vision' to identify and provide information about businesses, landmarks and other objects using your phone's camera. And now it's available for iPhone users, too.
Mar 16, 2018 at 19:34
The company posted a record quarterly revenue of $2.08 billion for the first quarter of the 2018 fiscal year. That represents incredibly healthy year-over-year growth of 24 percent.
Mar 16, 2018 at 19:09
In the job posting, the Times' describes this role as "one of the most important and high-profile jobs in visual journalism." If you're looking for a high profile job in photojournalism, you could do a lot worse than being Photo Director at The Gray Lady.
Mar 16, 2018 at 17:34
According to a recent report out of South Korea, Samsung is increasing production of its ISOCELL image sensors in a bid towards market leadership for image sensors. To reach this goal, Samsung will have to dethrone current market leader Sony... no small task.
Mar 16, 2018 at 16:18
In this video, large format photographer Ben Horne shows off the incredible resolving power of 8x10 slide film by pixel peeping a massive 709.6-megapixel drum scan of one of his landscape shots. And you thought 100MP medium format was big...
mobileMar 16, 2018 at 15:04
This tiny little plug-and-play VR/AR camera for Android phones uses a pair of greater-than-180° FOV fisheye lenses to offer both 360° video/photo capture and 360° livestreaming at 1440p resolution.
videoMar 16, 2018 at 14:15
Syrp has announced the Magic Carpet Pro: a slider that offers filmmakers an 'infinitely extendable' range thanks to built-in track levers that let you connect lengths of track without the use of tools.
Sony interview: 'If cameras are going to develop, manufacturers have to develop mirrorless technologies'
Mar 16, 2018 at 13:00
At CP+ we sat down with executives from several major manufacturers. Among them was Kenji Tanaka, of Sony, who talked to us about the a7 III as well as its plans to attract more pro shooters – without ignoring APS-C and entry-level customers.
Mar 15, 2018 at 16:57
How do you shoot macro photography on an 18x24cm large format wet plate camera? You 'connect' two large format cameras together! That's how wet plate photographer Markus Hofstaetter did it, and you can read about the whole process in this article.
Mar 15, 2018 at 15:03
Motorsports photojournalist Jamey Price recently flew to Canada with Lamborghini for the car company's Winter Accademia 2018, where clients get to drive the latest Lamborghini supercars on snow and ice. Yes... it is exactly as awesome as it sounds.
Mar 14, 2018 at 20:15
This "high-capacity advanced spider tripod" system can handle a maximum load of 65kg / 143lbs thanks to its reinforced design and 8-layered carbon fiber legs.
Mar 14, 2018 at 19:25
Photographer William Briscoe captured the beautiful two-for-one timelapse just outside Fairbanks, Alaska on January 31st, braving -31°F (-35°C) temperatures to get the shot.
mobileMar 14, 2018 at 17:21
Chinese manufacturer Vivo has announced some AI-powered Super HDR tech to compete with Google's HDR+ system. Both systems combine multiple images to create a final shot with more dynamic range and less noise, but Super HDR claims to do so more intelligently.
mobileMar 14, 2018 at 16:39
The YouTube channel JerryRigEverything recently tore down (or rather, tore apart...) the new Samsung Galaxy S9, giving us the closest look at yet at the new smartphone's camera hardware.
Mar 14, 2018 at 15:08
The Leica l Model A, dating from between 1926 and 1927, comes with a card signed by Earhart herself. Unfortunately, this is the only 'proof' that the camera really did belong to her.
sample galleryMar 14, 2018 at 13:00
The Rokinon AF 35mm F2.8 FE is a budget-friendly option for users of Sony's a7-series that are looking to get into the 35mm focal length.
Mar 13, 2018 at 22:17
The 'semantic image segmentation model' categorizes every pixel in an image and assigns it a label, such as “road”, “sky”, “person” or “dog.” And now, Google has released its latest version as open source, making it available to any developers whose apps could benefit from the tech.
Mar 13, 2018 at 21:46
Fuji's latest firmware update for the GFX 50S adds two new features: a focus stacking mode, and a 35mm format mode that takes 30.5MP photos using the center portion of the camera's medium format sensor.
Mar 13, 2018 at 17:16
The crash has raised serious questions about 'startling safety gaps' in the doors-off photo tour industry. After a brief safety video, passengers are strapped in with heavy-duty harnesses and given only a knife to cut themselves loose in case of emergency.
Mar 13, 2018 at 15:52
For the first time in five years, Adobe is raising the price of some Creative Cloud subscription packages. The good news for photographers: The $10/month CC Photography plan that includes Photoshop CC, Lightroom CC, and Lightroom Classic CC will stay the same.
Mar 13, 2018 at 14:58
In a statement, Canon CEO Fujio Mitarai said the company will "go on the offensive" in mirrorless cameras, aiming to clinch 50% of the entire interchangeable-lens camera market.
Mar 13, 2018 at 13:36
We spoke with Sony's Senior General Manager of the Digital Imaging Business Group, Kenji Tanaka, at CP+, and he told us that in his opinion, Canon and Nikon will join Sony in the full-frame mirrorless market by next year's CP+ show.
SponsoredMar 13, 2018 at 13:00
We followed the work of a Seattle-based bicycle builder, documenting the process with the Fujifilm X-E3, and hoping to get a sense of why some people end up forming such personal attachments to their bikes – and their cameras.
Mar 12, 2018 at 22:17
As photographers, we often share photos of our favorite locations, landscapes, and landmarks online. But what if your photos ultimately led to the destruction of those locations, landscapes, and landmarks? For one photographer in Sweden, that's exactly what happened.
Mar 12, 2018 at 21:21
According to Japan Camera Hunter, Agfa Vista color negative film is no longer being produced. The site says the information was confirmed by ‘reliable industry sources,’ and that supplies are drying up around the world.
Mar 12, 2018 at 20:38
I'm Back, the digital back that promises to transform your old 35mm SLR into a digital camera, has returned from the Kickstarter graveyard... and this time it's blown past its funding goal.
mobileMar 12, 2018 at 18:12
A report that Instagram was considering bringing back the chronological feed has been squashed by Instagram itself. Despite years of complaining, it seems IG has no interest in dumping the algorithmic feed.
Mar 12, 2018 at 15:16
This Leica 0-series—one of only 25 ever produced, and only three in 'original condition'—beat the previous record set by another Leica 0-series. It is now officially the most expensive camera ever sold at auction.
mobileMar 12, 2018 at 13:41
iFixit tore down the new Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus, giving it a repairability grade of 4 our of 10, and showing how the main camera lens uses two rotating, ring-like blades for switching between F2.4 and F1.5.
We've seen a spate of press releases trumpeting market share and ranking position in recent months. But, argues office curmudgeon Richard Butler, you should ignore them since they tell you very little – and less still that's useful.
Photographer Drew Hopper share the story behind this photo, which was captured on the streets of Hoi An, Vietnam. For Drew, the best way to capture the bustle of Hoi An's streets was to lean into it, pulling movement into his street photography.
Mar 9, 2018 at 18:58
Mahmoud Abou Zeid, a 31-year-old photojournalist also known by the alias Shawkan, is currently facing a death sentence in Cairo. Zeid was arrested while covering anti-government protests for a British photo agency in August 2013.
mobileMar 9, 2018 at 18:19
The full infographic covers 18 years: starting with the manufacturer's first camera phone, the 0.11MP SCH-V200, and ending with the company's flagship Galaxy S9 smartphones.
Mar 9, 2018 at 14:36
One of the limitations of Sony a7R III's Pixel Shift mode is that you have to use Sony's Imaging Edge software to process the resulting 'quartets.' That's where SonyPixelShift2DNG comes in, converting those unwieldy ARW files into DNGs you can edit in your favorite Raw converter.
mobileMar 8, 2018 at 17:49
Leaked product images show the Huawei P20 with three cameras vertically aligned on the device's back plate, confirming a rumor we shared last month that the upcoming Huawei phone will be the first to feature a 'triple-cam.'
Mar 8, 2018 at 16:43
Owners of the medium format Hasselblad X1D can now mount a series of full-frame lenses to their medium format body, in some cases with minimal vignetting, thanks to a new range of adapters launched by Novoflex.
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Chinese smartphone manufacturer Meizu has launched a new high-end model, the Meizu 15 Plus. And based on specs alone, the phone is well-worth a closer look for mobile photographers who are open to buying from a less established brand.
Photographer Jolyon Ralph pit the new Huawei P20 Pro against his beloved Canon 5DSR, and was "somewhat stunned" by how well the 40MP smartphone performed against the 50MP DSLR.
Thanks to a low-res proxy version of the Insta360 Pro 8K footage, stitching times and computer processing requirements are reduced significantly when editing 360° footage from the six-lens system.
The update also comes with "post-scan cloud processing," which allows you to render 3D models with 4K resolution textures for better detail and realism.
For KFC Hong Kong’s latest ad campaign, New York City-based advertising agency Ogilvy and Mather used Photoshop to magically morph pieces of flaky fried chicken into fire and smoke in various scenes.
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Under the agreement, the two companies will work together to develop Oppo's smartphone camera roadmap, covering optical zoom, depth mapping and other innovative imaging features that dual cameras allow.
Canon USA has released a promotional video showcasing its latest CMOS sensor technology. Albeit over daraticized, it’s an interesting overlook at the work it’s continually putting into its camera systems.
Apr 17, 2018161
Lensrentals put together a very useful overview of all the memory card options out there for photographers and videographers. It covers speed ratings, card formats, and explains everything you need to know to pick the right card for the job at hand.
Instagram will soon allow users to download their content from within the app. Gone are the days of using third-party apps and services to get the job done.
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Google Photos boasts a number of new Google Lens AI powered features that will be particularly useful to pet owners.
For some reason, Samsung isn't exclusively using its own image sensors in the Galaxy S9 smartphone. Depending on where you buy the Galaxy S9, your device will either ship with a Samsung S5K2L3 or Sony IMX345 image sensor.
WIRED examines what exactly happened last month, when a helicopter chartered by FlyNYON for a doors-off aerial photography tour of New York crashed into the East River, killing five passengers.
Gil Abraham, Director Product Management at Corephotonics, has taken the Huawei P20 Pro launch as an opportunity to author a white paper titled "Triple cameras: Are three better than two?"
The latest update to the Snapchat app uses the iPhone X's TrueDepth camera to create more realistic augmented reality face masks—improving one of the app's most popular features.
Lensrentals' Ryan Hill shares a few very important tips you should heed before, during, and after your video shoot to ensure you never lose footage to data corruption or user error.
A US startup is the first company to use the iPhone X's front-facing TrueDepth camera for 3D face scanning. The app they've created captures more than 250,000 3D data points on a face in 10 seconds while the user slowly turns their head in front of the camera
Facebook has added support for 360° panoramic photos and 720p HD video to Facebook Messenger. This follows last November's update, which doubled the resolution of photos shared through the messaging app.
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The MIOPS Splash kit doesn't just control your flash and/or camera, it also lets you dial in the timing and size of your water drop. It basically takes all of the guess-work and trial-and-error out of water drop photography.
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Photo messaging app Snapchat has produced its first TV commercial, which hopes to educate older folk about what Snapchat is. And what it is, apparently, is "a new kind of camera."
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Defense Secretary James Mattis declined to sit for a portrait for the latest New York Times Magazine cover, so photographer Mark Peterson explains how he managed to shoot the cover during Mattis' very limited public appearances.
The Zenmuse XT2 features a 12MP 4K visual camera with a 1/1.7" CMOS sensor, and two different thermal resolutions: 336 x 256 and 640 x 512. It also sports 9mm, 13mm, 19mm, and 25mm lenses, and an IP44 rating for flights in fog, rain, snow, and smoke.
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Google has built a fascinating rotating light field VR camera rig using 16 GoPros mounted in an arc. The rig is meant to give viewers "a more realistic sense of presence” within a VR world.
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The camera—safely preserved inside a waterproof case—washed up on a beach in Taiwan so covered in barnacles that it was barely recognizable. And yet, the students who found it were able to locate the owner by sharing images from and of the camera on social media.
The new Vivo V9 smartphone is all about taking the best possible selfies... so much so the camera maker slapped a 24MP front-facing camera on the thing. That's 3MP more than the combined resolution of both rear-facing cameras.
It's not just fashion magazines. It seems some major Instagram accounts with tens or hundreds of thousands of followers are pitching photographers, offering to feature their work... for a fee.
Zach Sutton over at Lensrentals has put together this very useful on-location lighting tutorial for beginners, complete with five sample lighting setups to experiment with as you get more comfortable using artificial light.
Photographer Wendy Teal tells the heart-breaking story of a wedding she shot at a hospital on just 24-hours notice. The mother of the bride had been given one week to live, and Wendy responded to the couple's desperate social media plea for someone to capture their special day.
For the Pixel 2 smartphone's Motion Photos feature, Google built on its existing Motion Stills technology by adding advanced stabilization that combines software and hardware capabilities to optimize trimming and stabilization.
"After his camera was stolen from his room in the orphanage, he switched to an iPhone for his photography, reasoning that the image quality of a big, heavy camera was less important than the freedom of a cell phone. 'Quality? Screw it, I’d sketch things with a pencil if I could draw,' he wrote in a blog post."
In this month's 'Race Issue,' National Geographic asked historian John Edwin Mason—who specializes in the history of photography and the history of Africa—to investigate the iconic magazine's coverage of people of color around the world.
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