SmugMug has acquired struggling photography site Flickr for an undisclosed sum, with CEO Don MacAskill promising to give the neglected photo sharing service "the resources that it deserves."
Apr 22, 2018 at 14:00
YouTube channel Filmmaker IQ has put together a very interesting, technically detailed, and scientifically accurate description of exactly how various image sensors (and photographic film) work. One of the best overview videos we've seen.
Apr 21, 2018 at 14:00
In Part 1 of his series on photographing Greenland in winter, landscape photographer Erez Marom shares the freezing details of his arrival on the town of Uummannaq where the temperature was -25°C. Still, he went out shooting.
lens newsApr 20, 2018 at 19:55
The APO-Makro-Plasmat 105mm F2.7 is Meyer Optik's latest Kickstarter lens revival, and it promises "natural sharpness, unbelievable color reproduction, and a glowing bokeh united at every step of the aperture" ... whatever that means.
lens newsApr 20, 2018 at 18:15
Chinese accessories brand Meike has announced it will introduce an 85mm F1.8 lens for Canon and Nikon full frame DSLRs that will feature autofocus. This will be the company’s first AF lens.
Apr 20, 2018 at 16:25
The World Photo Organization has finally revealed the overall winners for the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards, including the coveted Photographer of the Year, Open Photographer of the Year, Youth Photographer of the Year, and Student Photographer of the Year winners.
lens newsApr 20, 2018 at 14:17
Venus Optics has unveiled four new lenses that will ship later this year: a wide-angle zoom for Sony FE, a circular fisheye for Micro Four Thirds, a wide-angle lens for the medium format Fujifilm GFX, and a 2x Ultra Macro for multiple full-frame mounts.
Apr 20, 2018 at 13:27
The One Backpack is a 5-in-1 modular backpack that can be used as a camera bag, work & gym pack, suit carry backpack, travel pack or tech-backpack.
sample galleryApr 20, 2018 at 13:00
This highly-specialized lens is perfect for sports, action and wildlife photography. Check out these first sample images for a taste of what it's capable of.
Apr 19, 2018 at 18:46
The Android and iOS app from Surpuba AR lets you place animated 3D models in real-world environment using augmented reality technology. You can alter poses and location, insert lighting equipment, and more... right from your phone or tablet.
Apr 19, 2018 at 15:43
Canon is jumping into the portable printing game with the new IVY Mini Photo Printer: a rechargeable battery-powered printer for creating 2x3 prints and stickers of your smartphone snaps on-the-go.
camera newsApr 19, 2018 at 14:44
The program first launched last year, but only as a temporary promotion limited to previous-generation GoPro cameras exchanged for discounts on current-generation models. This time around, GoPro is accepting nearly any digital camera in any condition.
camera newsApr 19, 2018 at 14:20
One of the most usable 360° cameras on the market is getting even better. With its latest update, Rylo adds a 180° mode, bluetooth remote capture, and a cinematic motion blur effect for your timelapse shots.
Apr 19, 2018 at 13:40
Phase One has released the first major update to its Capture One Pro 11 photo editing program. The update adds support for 8 new cameras and 16 new lenses, and includes several new features and functional improvements that speed up workflow.
videoApr 18, 2018 at 22:24
The first firmware update for the Sony a7 III addresses an issue in video mode wherein "blinking pixels" would show up along the base of footage recorded with certain settings.
Apr 18, 2018 at 18:55
Researchers with Switzerland's EPFL have developed a soft exoskeleton that enables its wearer to control a drone using their upper body. The human-robot interface is said to offer "natural and intuitive control of drones."
Apr 18, 2018 at 18:27
Photokina has released an official list of confirmed exhibitors for the 2018 expo, quieting rumors that major brands like Canon and Profoto might follow in Elinchrom's lead and skip this year's show.
videoApr 18, 2018 at 12:00
The team behind the ubiquitous JPEG format has unveiled an all new image format designed to quickly and efficiently stream content across wired and wireless networks alike. Surprisingly, it actually uses less compression than traditional JPEG.
camera newsApr 17, 2018 at 19:07
The large-format digital LargeSense LS911 is the "world's first 8x10 digital single shot camera for sale." The camera features a 12-megapixel 9x11-inch monochrome CMOS sensor, which translates into massive 75 micron pixels.
lens newsApr 17, 2018 at 16:41
Pricing and availability have been announced for Tokina's high-end Fírin 20mm F2 FE AF autofocus lens for Sony E-Mount. If you're curious about this lens, you'll be able to pick up your own starting in June for $950 USD.
Apr 17, 2018 at 15:13
It's the copyright lawsuit that refuses to die. In September 2017, PETA finally settled its monkey selfie lawsuit with photographer David Slater, but the request to dismiss the case has since been rejected by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Apr 17, 2018 at 14:58
As part of his ongoing ‘Good Light’ YouTube series, London-based photographer Sean Tucker has created a simple tutorial on how to find good natural light for portraits.
Apr 17, 2018 at 13:50
The 2018 Pulitzer Prizes were announced yesterday, with the photography awards going to photojournalist Ryan Kelly for image of a car plowing into protesters in Virginia, and the entire Reuters photo staff for a series on Rohinga refugees fleeing persecution.
sample galleryApr 17, 2018 at 12:00
When it was announced in 2016, the Rokinon AF 14mm F2.8 FE was among the first full-frame autofocus lenses for Sony's a7-series mirrorless cameras. We wanted to see how this affordable wideangle prime performs on Sony's latest a7R III.
Apr 16, 2018 at 22:00
ARQ files shot using the Pixel Shift mode in the Sony a7R lll—and processed using Sony's own Imaging Edge software—can now be opened and edited in Lightroom Classic CC after the latest update.
Apr 16, 2018 at 18:39
If you look at the cameras used to shoot the winning photos in the prestigious World Press Photo 2018 competition, you'll see that DSLRs dominated over mirrorless, and Nikon dominated over everyone.
Apr 16, 2018 at 18:10
The MindShift Gear BackLight 18L daypack joins the 26L and 36L versions, providing users the same heavy-duty build and convenient rear-panel access in a more portable form factor.
Apr 16, 2018 at 14:55
You think you know everything there is to know about Lightroom? Think again. Photographer and YouTuber Jamie Windsor thinks he can still teach you a thing or two.
Apr 16, 2018 at 14:02
Skylum Software has released the latest update to its image processing software Luminar. The update improves speed across Windows and MacOS, and brings new features including automatic image distortion correction and a new Raw conversion engine.
Apr 16, 2018 at 13:00
With the Canon EOS M50 review wrapped up, we've revisited our Best Cameras for Parents Buying Guide – and have some new recommendations in the category.
mobileApr 16, 2018 at 12:55
The Xperia XZ2 Premium's dual-camera system is designed for low-light performance. It's also the first phone capable of recording 4K HDR footage.
Apr 15, 2018 at 13:00
For a few years now we've been recommending the Nikon D750 to enthusiasts and semi professionals needing the most reliable camera for the money. But it might finally be time to change that recommendation...
mobileApr 14, 2018 at 13:00
Just because a phone has the current 'best camera' doesn't mean it'll be the best for you. The differences between the top 3 smartphones are slim at this point – you won't notice camera shortcomings as much as you'll notice that you hate your operating system.
Apr 13, 2018 at 20:12
Timelapse filmmakers Gavin Heffernan and Harun Mehmedinovic created this surreal composite timelapse that combines the pristine skies over Death Valley and The Grand Canyon with the bustling streets of New York City.
Details on the potential buy-out are sparse at this point, but a report claims the deal could be worth as much as $1 billion. GoPro has been struggling lately, so no surprise the company's stock price spiked 8.8 percent on this news.
videoApr 13, 2018 at 16:13
DigiBoom can be used with a wide range of cameras, but Redrock Micro recommends the Blackmagic Video Assist and Micro Studio Camera 4K recorder and camera for best performance.
Apr 13, 2018 at 14:00
A harrowing image from a violent clash with police during a protest in Venezuela has been awarded 2018 World Press Photo of the Year.
mobileApr 13, 2018 at 13:00
NYC-based filmmaker Casey Neistat recently compared a $35 clip-on smartphone lens with a $7,000 DSLR and superzoom lens. Not surprisingly, the smartphone lens doesn't look great – but Neistat points out it actually sort of works.
Apr 12, 2018 at 19:06
A previously-announced firmware update for the Fujifilm X-T20 is now available for download. The most notable improvement is that AF tracking algorithms have been refined, with the company claiming that it can track a moving subject twice as fast.
videoApr 12, 2018 at 14:15
London-based photographer and YouTuber Jamie Windsor explains how a phenomenon known as the Dunning-Kruger Effect can hinder your growth as a photographer.
lens newsApr 12, 2018 at 05:00
The longest telephoto lens in Fujifilm's medium format lineup has arrived with the introduction of the GF 250mm F4 R LM OIS WR. The lens features image stabilization, a linear AF motor and a weather-sealed body. It will be available in late May for $3299.
Apr 12, 2018 at 05:00
Fujifilm will be releasing firmware updates for six cameras in April in May. The cameras include the GFX 50S, X-H1, X-T2, X-Pro2, X-E3 and X100F, with the X-T2 gaining the most features, such as focus bracketing, high speed video recording and improved phase detect AF performance.
Apr 12, 2018 at 05:00
Fujifilm is set to ship three new lens accessories for its GF medium format system. The 1.4x teleconverter is designed for use with the new 250mm F4 lens, while the two extension tubes allow for higher magnification ratios with any GF lens.
Apr 11, 2018 at 18:56
MindShift Gear, the sister company of ThinkTank Photo, has taken a break from releasing backpacks to launched an all-new line of messenger bags purpose built to handle inclement weather.
mobileApr 11, 2018 at 18:31
Shenzhen-based Cinematics International Company Ltd. brought something a little crazy to NAB: a lens adapter that lets you attach huge cinema lenses to your smartphone. It's not the most practical gadget we've seen, but it certainly catches your eye.
mobileApr 11, 2018 at 16:12
Version 39 of the Instagram app on both Android and iOS brings a background-blurring portrait or depth mode, similar to what we've seen on many recent smartphones, except that it works for single-camera phones.
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'Reviewing the brief history of photojournalism in China and the challenges facing photographers there today.'
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Instagram is the fourth Facebook-owned social media app to reach the coveted 1 billion users mark.
Fujifilm has unveiled GetPix DASH, an inexpensive photo kiosk platform for printing images from a mobile device.
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German brand Lemuro has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund mass production of its iPhone accessory lenses.
Google has finally added the ability to mark your favorite images in Google Photos, so they can be filtered into a dedicated album. The service is also planning to a social network-like "heart" button that lets you like other people's photos.
Kodak Alaris has launched a new single-use disposable camera in Europe. Called the Kodak Daylight Single Use Camera, this 800 ISO film camera is supposedly ideal for parties, weddings, and similar events.
You can now insert another user's Instagram post into your own Stories as a customized sticker, the first official "regram" feature we've seen from the Facebook-owned photo sharing app.
Synology has added a new 6-bay NAS to its DiskStation+ series, and it's aimed squarely at photographers and medium sized businesses. The DS1618+ can handle up to six 12TB drives, giving it a max capacity of 72TB, or up to 60TB in RAID 5.
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"...excuse me if I don’t walk around in front of [my client] shooting bloody BTS because somebody on social media wants to see it because they can’t be arsed to attend a proper controlled seminar and learn properly, they’d rather be ‘cheap’ and just try to reverse engineer BTS stuff."
OnePlus has slightly boosted the camera specifics of its new flagship smartphone, the OnePlus 6. Compared to its predecessor, it boasts both a bigger sensor and optical image stabilization.
A piece of leaked code revealed a new feature—since confirmed by Instagram's CEO—that is coming to Instagram. It's called 'time spent,' and it will allow users to track how much time they spend on the photo sharing app so they can be more 'intentional' about it.
In the ad, a woman pulls out her iPhone to take a selfie in a train station, and all sorts of studio lights, umbrellas and softboxes materialize out of nowhere around her.
In a leaked internal email, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun details the creation of a dedicated in-house camera department that will focus exclusively on developing better camera tech for the brand's smartphones.
hähnel has extended its range of radio-triggered Modus 600RT flash units with a model for Micro Four Thirds cameras. The unit can be used directly in the hotshoe as a standalone flash, or within a group of flashes as a TTL commander or a slave using radio or optical communication.
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"The idea that a 50-mm best approximates human sight has more to do with the early history of lens production than any essential optical correspondence between the lens and the eye."
At the I/O developer conference this week, Google revealed that its AI-based image recognition system Google Lens will be making its way into several stock camera apps on Android smartphones.
With the release of the Huawei P20 Pro, triple-cameras made their debut in the high-end smartphone market. But it seems the technology could trickle down to mid-range devices faster than we thought, thanks to Qualcomm.
Elizabeth Gray at Photography Life has put together a helpful guide that explains the difference between PPI (pixels per inch) and DPI (dots per inch), and how these terms relate to capturing, editing, and printing photos.
The Trint for Premiere plugin integrates seamlessly into Adobe Premiere Pro CC, using the company's popular speech-to-text technology to automatically generate easy-to-edit captions for your video projects.
The Sharp AQUOS R2 comes with a dual camera that's a little... different. Instead of using one of the modules for extra zoom, sharp installed an ultra-wide-angle 16.3MP camera that is used exclusively for capturing video.
The Telegraph has compiled this inspirational slideshow of 10 entries from the People category of National Geographic's ongoing Travel Photographer of the Year 2018 competition.
According to a report in the Taipei Times, Apple won't be jumping on the triple-camera bandwagon this year. The report claims Apple's first triple-camera flagship phone will arrive in the second half of next year.
SPOILER ALERT: There's a 'disintegration effect' used at some point in the new Avengers: Infinity War movie. We won't tell you when or why, but Colin Smith of photoshopCAFE will tell you how to recreate this effect on a portrait in Photoshop.
The latest version of Adobe's mobile editing app for Android comes with a number of useful new features.
Photographer and YouTuber Peter McKinnon has created something absolutely ridiculous: a DIY 'selfie stick' that can hold a $6,000 cinema camera and $400 boom mic at arms length. Why, you ask? To that McKinnon responds: why not!?
The first AI they trained this way required minimal human supervision, and yet it outperformed every other computer-vision AI out there.
In the camera department, LG sticks to its strategy of differentiating itself from most competitors by offering a super-wide-angle lens in its dual-camera setup.
Amateur Photographer magazine sat down with SmugMug CEO Don MacAskill this week to ask him all about the Flickr acquisition, how it happened, and what SmugMug plans to do with the Flickr website and community now that they own it.
A number of new Instagram features were announced at Facebook's F8 developer conference, including support for Stories in third-party apps and a new video chat feature.
The updated Halide app allows for control of some camera functions from your Apple Watch.
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