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hähnel introduces Modus 600RT flash for Micro Four Thirds

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.

How the 50mm lens became 'Normal'

"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."

Google Lens will soon be available in several Android camera apps

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.

Qualcomm's 700-series chipset will bring triple-cameras to mid-range 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.

Crash Course: Understanding DPI and PPI

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.

Trint's AI-powered plug-in automatically creates captions for Premiere Pro CC

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.

Sharp's new AQUOS R2 smartphone comes with a dedicated video camera

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.

10 inspiring entries from the 2018 Nat Geo Travel Photographer of the Year contest

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.

Report: iPhone users will have to wait until 2019 for a triple-camera device

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.

How to create the disintegration effect from 'Infinity War' in Photoshop

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.

Adobe Photoshop Express update brings perspective correction and vignetting

The latest version of Adobe's mobile editing app for Android comes with a number of useful new features.

Video: This DIY '$10,000 selfie stick' holds a cinema camera and boom mic

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!?

Facebook is using Instagram photos to train its image recognition AI

The first AI they trained this way required minimal human supervision, and yet it outperformed every other computer-vision AI out there.

LG unveils G7 ThinQ smartphone with super-wide-angle lens

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.

Interview: SmugMug's CEO opens up about the Flickr acquisition

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.

Instagram gets third-party Story support and video chat

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.

Halide update adds Apple Watch support, self-timer and more

The updated Halide app allows for control of some camera functions from your Apple Watch.

Photography is helping this 4 year old with autism engage with his world

4-year-old Max was diagnosed with high-functioning autism last year, and photography has been one of the most impactful interventions since his diagnosis. "When Max has the camera in his hand, he has an air of confidence around him," says his mother.

Instagram currently testing slow-motion video and mute features

A curious computer science student discovered these as-yet unreleased features by digging into the code of the Instagram Android app.

Record label insults photographer after using her photo without permission

After asking nicely that her stolen photos be taken down, concert photographer Adrienne Row-Smith received a nasty response from the offending record label, who called her request (among other things) rude and pathetic.

RIP: Magnum Photographer Abbas, 1944-2018

“He was a pillar of Magnum, a godfather for a generation of younger photojournalists. An Iranian transplanted to Paris, he was a citizen of the world he relentlessly documented; its wars, its disasters, its revolutions and upheavals, and its beliefs – all his life. It is with immense sadness that we lose him."

How an astrophysicist figured out when and where Ansel Adams took this shot

Find out how astrophysicis Donald Olson used a combination of topographic maps, astronomical software, and webcam archives to figure out exactly when and where Ansel Adams snapped two of his iconic photographs from Alaska.

Xiaomi unveils Mi 6X with dual-camera and AI-powered scene detection

Xiaomi claims its latest smartphone, the Mi 6X, competes with rivals such as the iPhone X or OPPO R15 in the camera department. Yet it costs just 1,600 Yuan (approximately $250 USD).

Nikon prepares investors as $94M wiped off value of its measuring business

Nikon Corporation has warned investors that an assessment of its Belgium-based metrology business based is worth much less than expected, and that they should brace themselves for an 'extraordinary loss' of 10,343 million yen.

Meizu unveils the 15 Plus smartphone with stabilized tele-camera

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.

Huawei P20 Pro vs Canon 5DS R
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Photographer Jolyon Ralph pit the new Huawei P20 Pro against his beloved Canon 5DS R, and was "somewhat stunned" by how well the 40MP smartphone performed against the 50MP DSLR.

Free Insta360 Pro extension allows 'no-stitch' editing in Adobe Premiere Pro

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.

Sony's updated 3D Creator app can use your smartphone's front camera to scan your face

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.

Viral KFC ad campaign turns fried chicken into flames with Photoshop

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.

Oppo and Corephotonics sign strategic agreement around dual-cameras

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.

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