Russian motion graphics designer Vladimir Tomin has created a playful video showing the real world being altered using common photo and video editing tools.
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November 2018 news and reviews
mobileNov 30, 2018 at 16:04
When posting an Instagram story you can now opt to only share it with a select group of people rather than all your followers.
Nov 30, 2018 at 14:00
We met with Tamron's Stacie Errera at Photokina 2018 in Cologne, Germany where we discussed the brand's unique identity, product development prioritization, future lens plans and the importance of user feedback.
Nov 29, 2018 at 19:05
Phase One has announced the latest version of its post-production program Capture One 12 that comes with an updated interface, third-party plugin support and more.
Nov 29, 2018 at 16:51
While the rest of the world has been concentrating on making cameras smaller and lighter photographer Ian Ruhter was making one literally the size of a house in order to make the world’s largest wet collodion plate.
mobileNov 29, 2018 at 15:17
New Instagram features provide richer image descriptions for users of screen readers.
Nov 29, 2018 at 14:00
Photographer and filmmaker Kiliii Yuyan's new film, 'Anaiyyun: Prayer for the Whale' tells the story of an Iñupiaq whaling crew in northern Alaska. It's been shown all over the world and is currently being featured in the National Geographic Short Films Showcase – we caught up with Kiliii to talk about the project.
lens newsNov 28, 2018 at 22:35
Lens manufacturer Samyang has announced the impending release of the fourth lens in its 'Xpert' lineup, a 35mm F1.2 lens for Canon EF mount cameras.
SponsoredNov 28, 2018 at 19:32
Canon's new Speedlite 470EX-AI flash does the hard work for you, automatically repositioning itself for the best results. We gave the 470EX-AI to two portrait photographers - see how they got on with Canon's smartest accessory yet.
Nov 28, 2018 at 19:15
DJI has announced a pint-sized camera system that contains 'the world's smallest three-axis gimbal' and is capable os shooting 12-megapixel stills and 4K60p video.
Nov 28, 2018 at 17:20
The vest's heating system features motion and eco modes that can be controlled via a dedicated smartphone app.
Many cameras today include built-in image stabilization systems, but when it comes to video that's still no substitute for a proper camera stabilization rig. The Ronin-S aims to solve that problem for DSLR and mirrorless camera users, and we think DJI has delivered on that promise.
Nov 28, 2018 at 14:00
CyberLink has announced PhotoDirector 365, a subscription model program that's effectively an all-inclusive version of its PhotoDirector Ultra image editing software.
Nov 27, 2018 at 22:30
NASA's InSight lander has transmitted back the first photos it captured from the Martian surface using its 1-megapixel camera.
Nov 27, 2018 at 19:01
A rumored sensor from Sony that hints at 32MP stills and 8K video could underpin an a7S III, but Richard Butler wonders whether that 8K spec might be a red herring.
Nov 27, 2018 at 18:52
Lens manufacturer Voigtlander has announced a pair of new lenses in what it calls the Vintage Line: the Color-Skopar 21mm F3.5 and Ultron 35mm F2 Aspherical.
Nov 27, 2018 at 15:11
Zeiss has announced its annual photography contest is open for entries, and that the top prize will include €12,000/$13,615USD of its lenses along with a €3000/$3403USD grant to pay for a photographic project.
Nov 26, 2018 at 19:42
Christopher Kalafarskihas has created a free browser-based tool that enables users to compare and preview various aspect ratios with images.
Nov 26, 2018 at 18:34
Over the coming weeks Instagram profiles might look a little different.
mobileNov 26, 2018 at 14:17
The Korean manufacturer is looking to patent a 4 x 4 camera array that captures 3D images and video.
Nov 26, 2018 at 14:00
Executives from Panasonic, Leica and Sigma sat down at Photokina to discuss the dynamics of a new partnership and the opportunities they see ahead for the L mount.
lens newsNov 25, 2018 at 21:30
Tamron has released firmware updates for three of its Nikon F-mount lenses making them compatible with the Nikon Z7 via Nikon's FTZ adapter.
The SiOnyx Aurora is a compact camera designed to shoot stills and video in color under low light conditions, so we put it to the test under the northern lights and against a Nikon D5. It may not be a replacement for a DSLR, but it can complement one well for some uses.
Nov 25, 2018 at 12:00
These days, getting great images doesn't have to mean buying a large, heavy interchangeable lens camera. In these buying guides, we're offering our recommendations for the best compact cameras, camera drones and smartphones.
lens newsNov 24, 2018 at 17:41
A recently-published interview with Nicolas Gillet, director of marketing and communications for Nikon France, details just how far Nikon could push optics with its new Z-mount.
videoNov 24, 2018 at 14:00
This week on DPReview TV, Chris and Jordan compare three entry-level full frame mirrorless cameras: the Nikon Z6, Sony a7 III and Canon EOS R. Watch their analysis to find out where they think each model excels or has room to grow.
Nov 24, 2018 at 12:00
New this year, we've added lens recommendations to our range of buying guides. Take a look through this guide for our advice on the best lenses to pair with Canon, Nikon and Sony cameras.
Nov 23, 2018 at 17:31
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has published a draft set of standards for drone operations.
Nov 23, 2018 at 15:44
A report from The Baron claims Reuters is expediting the process of merging its photography and video departments under a single department — and cutting staff in the process.
reviewNov 23, 2018 at 14:00
At its core, the Scanza is an easy-to-use multi-format film scanner. It offers a quick and easy way to scan your film negatives and slides into JPEGs, but costs a lot more than similar products without a Kodak label.
Nov 23, 2018 at 12:00
It's almost the end of the year, and we've been updating our range of buying guides. Here, you'll find our current recommendations for the best cameras for all kinds of photography, from portraiture to sports.
Nov 22, 2018 at 16:06
DJI has launched nine new accessories for its Ronin-S handheld stabilizer.
Nov 22, 2018 at 15:01
Underwater housing manufacturer Nauticam hasn’t taken very long to create a new unit designed for owners of Nikon’s new full frame mirrorless cameras.
It's that time of year again, when retailers discount their wares to encourage us to upgrade everything from our clothing to appliances to cameras. In this selection of buying guides, you'll find our current recommendations for the best cameras from under $500 to $2000+.
Nov 21, 2018 at 19:31
One of the rarest Canon lenses in existence has popped up in an eBay listing.
videoNov 21, 2018 at 16:29
The short documentary, shot by photographer Cheryl Dunn, 'pays tribute to the spirit of street photography through a cinematic exploration of New York City
Nov 21, 2018 at 14:59
Rutherford County, Tennesee is the first US county where the drone can be flown overhead for commercial purposes.
The Fujifilm XF 8-16mm F2.8 promises to appeal to everyone from landscape to architectural photographers thanks to its fast aperture, weather sealing, and dedicated field curvature correction element. Does it live up to expectations? We took it from the city streets to the Canadian Rockies to test it out.
SponsoredNov 20, 2018 at 17:53
Keith Ladzinski is a wildlife and adventure photographer and filmmaker based in Colorado. In this interview he explains the background to his most recent project, and looks back at what's changed since he bought his first digital camera in 2004.
mobileNov 20, 2018 at 17:33
Depth and focus in iPhone Portrait mode images can now be modified in Google Photos for iOS after capture.
camera newsNov 20, 2018 at 16:09
Leica has announced the release of its latest compact camera, the D-Lux 7.
Nov 20, 2018 at 14:00
As a D750 owner and someone primarily concerned with still photography, DPR staffer Dan Bracaglia does not see a compelling enough reason to go Nikon mirrorless - yet. But that may not be the case for you.
mobileNov 20, 2018 at 13:25
Instagram has developed machine learning tools to detect the use of third-party apps that violate its terms and conditions.
mobileNov 20, 2018 at 12:57
According to reports the camera on some Google Pixel 3 devices crashes when accessed by a third-party camera app.
Nov 19, 2018 at 20:15
A handful of hotspots in Kansas City are banning photographers following a number of incidents from 'a few bad apples.'
lens newsNov 19, 2018 at 17:08
New firmware for three Tamron zoom models makes the lenses work with Nikon's new Z mirrorless models and FTZ adapter.
Nov 19, 2018 at 16:05
Gentlemen Coders has released an update to RAW Power, its macOS and iOS photo-editing app.
Canon's EOS R, the company's first full-frame mirrorless camera, impresses us with its image quality and color rendition. But it also comes with quirky ergonomics, uninspiring video features and a number of other shortcomings. Read our full review to see how the EOS R stacks up in today's full-frame mirrorless market.
Nov 18, 2018 at 19:53
Gimbal manufacturer Zhiyun-Tech has introduced zoom control as well as focus control for its new flagship model, the Crane 3 Lab.
"I wish it weren't a Republican versus Democrat thing": Wildfire photographer Stuart Palley on climate change and California's devastating blazes
Nov 18, 2018 at 14:00
We spoke to wildfire photographer Stuart Palley about his experiences shooting the recent Woolsey fire, why the Nikon Z7 isn't quite ready to take a permanent spot in his gear bag, and 'that' Tweet from Donald Trump.
videoNov 17, 2018 at 19:25
Cinematographer Martin Lisius has shared the video and detailed the work it took to create his 16K HDR video titled "Prairie Wind."
Nov 16, 2018 at 22:26
National Geographic has shared a collection of entries hand-selected from editors showing off some of the best entries so far.
Nov 16, 2018 at 20:08
Rhino has launched a Kickstarter campaign for its new Arc II 4-axis robotic camera system.
Nov 16, 2018 at 17:38
Skylum Software will be supporting 10 artists on the EyeEm platform with $10,000 to help them focus on their photography.
Nov 15, 2018 at 19:07
500px has announced an update to its Home Feed that's aimed at getting more photographers more exposure.
Nov 15, 2018 at 14:38
DxO announces the latest update to Nik Collection (version 1.1) that brings better compatibility, fewer bugs to the plugin suite it acquired from Google a year ago
videoNov 15, 2018 at 14:00
The Nikon Z6's oversampled 4K video impresses in both our studio scene and real world shooting. See for yourself.
Quitting Instagram: She’s one of the millions disillusioned with social media. But she also helped create it.
Nov 14, 2018 at 22:14
Bailey Richardson, one of the original 13 employees at Instagram, has deleted the app, saying it's lost its identity.
Nov 14, 2018 at 22:06
Fujifilm says firmware updates for its GFX 50S, X-T3, and X-H1 cameras are around the corner, with plenty of new features and functionality to boot.
Nov 14, 2018 at 20:03
NASA has shared satellite imagery of the wildfire that's been confirmed as the deadliest in California history.
mobileNov 14, 2018 at 17:25
Google has published a post, explaining the technologies behind its new Night Sight feature in detail, on the company's Research blog.
Nov 14, 2018 at 16:11
The new Lume Cube Air is a small, lightweight and affordable portable light source aimed at vloggers, casual photographers and other content creators.
Nov 13, 2018 at 21:34
The New York Times has opened up applications for its 7th annual portfolio review. Applications are due December 10, 2018, less than a month from now.
Nov 13, 2018 at 19:30
Picfair has announced Picfair Plus, a paid version of its service that adds custom domains, template options, and more to its Picfair Store platform.
Nov 13, 2018 at 17:00
ON1 Photo RAW 2019 brings an updated interface, more powerful Lightroom migration, better camera/lens support, and more to ON1's flagship editing program.
sample galleryNov 13, 2018 at 14:30
We've just started shooting with version two of Tamron's SP-series 15-30mm F2.8 – take a look at how we're getting along with it so far.
Nov 12, 2018 at 23:30
Gear Offer is an online marketplace for selling and buying used camera gear with fees lower than both Amazon and eBay.
videoNov 12, 2018 at 23:04
Experiencing life through the lens of a camera might mean you miss out on special moments, warns Casey Cavanaugh as he shoots a short film through the viewfinder of his Hasselblad 500CM
Nov 12, 2018 at 19:23
The New York Times has teamed up with Google to start the process of digitizing more than five million photos stored in a vault nicknamed "the morgue."
Nov 12, 2018 at 17:08
Lastolite has announced HaloCompact, a new collapsible lighting tool with a patent-pending design.
Nov 12, 2018 at 14:00
Ambitious goals, new challenges and looking ahead to 100 years of the Z mount – we spoke with senior executives and engineers at Nikon about what lies ahead.
Nov 11, 2018 at 14:00
After years focused primarily on landscapes, Erez Marom leapt on an opportunity to return to his roots in wildlife photography. A trip to the mountains of Uganda photographing endangered mountain gorillas yielded some stunning photos – and an experience of a lifetime.
videoNov 10, 2018 at 23:42
YouTube channel I Did A Thing has shared a satirical video showing off five camera tricks for getting the most from your camera on a budget.
Digital cameras have made it incredibly easy to do time-lapse photography, thanks to the ability to take hundreds—or even thousands—of photos without interruption. This week, Chris and Jordan walk us through the process of planning and shooting compelling time-lapse videos.
Nov 9, 2018 at 22:08
Mexico City architect and photographer Moises Levy uses composition and timing to create surreal beachside street photography.
Nov 9, 2018 at 20:02
Cinematographer Casey Cavanaugh shares how he created a DIY Hasselblad XPan camera with a Hasselblad 500CM and an anamorphic lens.
Nov 9, 2018 at 16:26
7Artisans has shown off a new 35mm F5.6 E-mount lens that's specifically designed for drone photography.
Nov 8, 2018 at 18:32
A new software update allows users of the Rylo camera to squeeze more resolution out of the camera's 360-degree footage.
Nov 8, 2018 at 16:32
Photopea is a free Photoshop alternative that works directly in the browser and offers advanced features including spot removal, clone tool, layers, filters, and masks.
Since publishing our full review, we've continued shooting with the Fujifilm X-T3 here and there – sometimes on assignment, and sometimes because we just like it so darn much. Our sample gallery has been updated with fresh images.
Nov 8, 2018 at 13:00
We've updated our camera buying guides, and the Fujifilm X-T3 was selected as a top choice in three different categories.
Nov 7, 2018 at 21:23
Benro has launched a new 3-axis gimbal that has a convertible handle that can be used in upright and carry configurations.
videoNov 7, 2018 at 19:25
YouTube channel Analog Things takes a look at and tries out a 20x24 Wisner Polaroid camera located in Vienna.
Nov 7, 2018 at 18:32
Flickr has announced that it will not delete images from its Creative Commons or Flickr Commons collections and is working hand-in-hand with institutions and non-profits to "keep these photos safe and available for the world to view and enjoy."
Nov 7, 2018 at 16:13
Lomography has launched its Black & White 400 35mm Berlin Kino film, a new monochrome film cut from rolls of an old German cine film stock.
Nov 7, 2018 at 14:40
The Nikon Z6, paired with the new Nikkor Z 50mm F1.8S produces the sort of result you'd expect from a baby Z7. The lens is consistent across the frame and the sensor looks good but, like the Z7, the PDAF stripes aren't perfectly corrected so can occasionally become visible.
Nov 7, 2018 at 14:38
Tokina has listed an announcement on its website detailing an issue wherein the Canon Ef-mount version of the Opera 50mm F1/4 FF lens doesn't properly expose the image on Canon 1D X Mark II cameras.
videoNov 6, 2018 at 22:26
NASA has shared the first 8K footage filmed from outer space. In addition to streaming on YouTube, you can also download the full-res footage to your computer.
lens newsNov 6, 2018 at 19:30
Irix has opened up pre-orders for its 150mm F2.8 Macro 1:1 lens, which is expected to ship in December 2018.
camera newsNov 6, 2018 at 15:49
Cinemartin has launched three new 8K global shutter video cameras with Raw shooting modes and custom code support.
Nov 6, 2018 at 14:59
Leica has announced the Leica Q-P, a humble version of its Leica Q camera that it calls "an artful statement of understatement."
Nov 6, 2018 at 14:00
We've created a trio of new Buying Guides, covering lenses for Canon and Nikon DSLRs, as well as Sony mirrorless cameras. If you're thinking of adding to your lens collection, these guides may be just what you're looking for.
Nov 5, 2018 at 22:16
Fotolia sent out an email notifying users that, beginning November 2019, they will no longer be able to access their Fotolia accounts and will instead need to transition to Adobe stock or another stock photography service.
Nov 5, 2018 at 20:24
Shimoda has opened up pre-orders for its smallest backpack to date, the Explore 30.
SponsoredNov 5, 2018 at 20:02
Filmmaker Jimmy Chin has worked all over the world, in some of the most remote places on earth. Read about how he used DJI's new Mavic Pro 2 drone on a recent trip to Greenland.
Nov 5, 2018 at 16:39
Olloclip has unveiled to new series of add-on lenses for Android and iOS devices.
With tons of resolution and dynamic range, the Nikon Z7 is a great camera for shooting landscapes. But what about semi-pro wrestling? We spent an evening with the Z7 at DEFY Wrestling, which offered plenty of peak action and tricky lighting - see the results in our updated sample gallery.
Nov 3, 2018 at 21:33
Hong Kong-based CARBON has launched a Kickstarter for a new battery-free instant camera with a retro design.
Not everybody wants or needs a full frame sensor, but that doesn't mean you have to give up pro-level performance on your camera. In this episode, Chris and Jordan compare four of the top performing APS-C and Micro Four Thirds models currently on the market: the Fujifilm X-T3, Nikon D500, Panasonic G9, and Olympus E-M1 Mark II.
Nov 3, 2018 at 01:22
ONDU has opened a Kickstarter campaign for its latest collection of pinhole cameras, a third-generation series that consists of more than 19 models across 135, 120, medium format, and large format varieties.
Nov 2, 2018 at 18:05
Luminar 2018 has received an update with an all new AI-powered tool for bringing more life into the skies of your photos with a single slider.
lens newsNov 2, 2018 at 17:58
Sigma has announced the prices for three of the lenses it announced at the Photokina trade show in September. The 40mm F1.4 DG Art, 56mm F1.4 DC DN for crop-sensor mirrorless cameras and the Sony E-mount version of its 105mm F1.4 Art will all be available this month.
Nov 2, 2018 at 15:14
Photographer Thomas Hawk explains why he believes Flickr's move to limit users to 1,000 on free accounts is the right move.
Nov 1, 2018 at 20:49
Apple has released iOS 12.1 with fixes for the skin-softening effect on the front-facing cameras and a new real-time portrait mode dial.
Nov 1, 2018 at 16:14
The UK’s Civil Aviation Authority has banned a number of DJI drones from flights over human beings as investigations are carried out into the cause of some models falling out of the sky.
Nov 1, 2018 at 14:36
Eight months after being acquired by SmugMug, Flickr has announced current and impending changes to its free and paid accounts.
Nov 1, 2018 at 13:00
The Canon EOS R is a powerful mirrorless interchangeable lens camera with some neat features up its sleeve, but no product is perfect. Here are five ways we think that Canon could improve the EOS R, without redesigning the hardware.
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