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  • newPhotographer Searching for Couple in His Epic Yosemite Engagement Photo

    Photographer Searching for Couple in His Epic Yosemite Engagement Photo

    Michigan freelance photographer Matthew Dippel was in Yosemite National Park in California recently when he spotted a man walk out to the edge of a cliff with his girlfriend and drop to one knee. Dippel captured a breathtaking photo of the proposal f…
    - 16 hours ago 20 Oct 18, 5:44pm -
  • newPixii is a Digital Rangefinder with an M Mount, Global Shutter, and Phone Link

    Pixii is a Digital Rangefinder with an M Mount, Global Shutter, and Phone Link

    A French startup called PIXII has unveiled its new Pixii camera. It’s an unusual digital rangefinder camera (with a real rangefinder, not just rangefinder looks) that represents the company’s “radical take on what a modern camera should be.”…
    - 17 hours ago 20 Oct 18, 4:56pm -
  • newPhoto Memes May Be Making Teens Fat, Researchers Warn

    Photo Memes May Be Making Teens Fat, Researchers Warn

    Less than a month after Sweden’s ad regulator ruled that the distracted boyfriend photo is sexist, researchers in the UK are now warning lawmakers that viral Internet memes may be causing obesity in teenagers who see them. The concern was shared in…
    - 18 hours ago 20 Oct 18, 4:17pm -
  • Beyond Freedom: Photos Inside Russia’s Prison System

    Beyond Freedom: Photos Inside Russia’s Prison System

    As of October 1, 2018, there were 575,686 people in the institutions of Russia’s penitentiary system. For each of these people, the reality of being in one of the penitentiary institutions is simultaneously a problem, a conflict, and a compromise.…
    - 2 days ago 19 Oct 18, 7:01pm -
  • Creating a Photo of Nail Polish Bottles in a Swirling Splash

    Creating a Photo of Nail Polish Bottles in a Swirling Splash

    For a recent project, I was tasked with creating hero images for a cosmetic brand. They commissioned me to work on several different shots for a range of nail polishes they are looking to market. I was put in charge of coming up with the creative ang…
    - 2 days ago 19 Oct 18, 6:43pm -
  • Winning Photos from the 2018 Nikon Small World Competition

    Winning Photos from the 2018 Nikon Small World Competition

    Nikon has announced the winning photos from the 2018 Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition, the 44th annual contest celebrating “excellence in photography through the light microscope.” The first place photo, shown above and captured by…
    - 2 days ago 19 Oct 18, 6:29pm -
  • A Teardown of the Canon EOS R

    A Teardown of the Canon EOS R

    Want to see the internals of Canon’s first full-frame mirrorless camera? Roger Cicala over at LensRentals disassembled the new Canon EOS R to look at the design and engineering going on inside. Here are some snapshots taken during the teardown: The…
    - 2 days ago 19 Oct 18, 6:02pm -
  • Renowned Turkish Photojournalist Ara Guler Dies at 90

    Renowned Turkish Photojournalist Ara Guler Dies at 90

    Renowned Armenian-Turkish Turkish photojournalist Ara Guler has died. As one of the few prominent internationally-recognized photographers from Turkey, Guler was known as “The Eye of Istanbul.” Legendary Turkish photographer Ara Guler, famed for…
    - 2 days ago 19 Oct 18, 5:12pm -
  • Beware: There’s a Blend Mode Bug in Photoshop CC 2019

    Beware: There’s a Blend Mode Bug in Photoshop CC 2019

    Beware the Photoshop CC 2019 update! It does not come without bugs. When everyday tools do not behave the way they should, we should pay very close attention! With the latest update released earlier this week, Adobe released the latest versions of al…
    - 2 days ago 19 Oct 18, 4:36pm -
  • Why Kodak Died and Fujifilm Thrived: A Tale of Two Film Companies

    Why Kodak Died and Fujifilm Thrived: A Tale of Two Film Companies

    The Kodak moment is gone, but today Fujifilm thrives after a massive reorganization. Here is a detailed analysis based on firsthand accounts from top executives and factual financial data to understand how and why the destinies of two similar compani…
    - 2 days ago 19 Oct 18, 4:10pm -

Fstoppers

  • newWhen Working for Free Pays Off

    When Working for Free Pays Off

    “Exposure doesn’t pay the bills.” As photographers, we’ve all heard this saying, and we’ve all probably even said this at least once. It’s frustrating to be expected to work for free at all as a creative professional. You and your work…
    - 13 hours ago 20 Oct 18, 9:01pm -
  • newIs the Future of Smartphone Photography Bright?

    Is the Future of Smartphone Photography Bright?

    DxOMark awarded the Google Pixel 2 the top smartphone stills camera award with a score of 99. Now that's a DSLR beating score. Or is it? [ Read More ]
    - 14 hours ago 20 Oct 18, 8:02pm -
  • newHow Photography Is Used to Solve Crimes, Murders

    How Photography Is Used to Solve Crimes, Murders

    From sketch renderings to video surveillance, law enforcement uses many techniques to piece together clues for crime-solving. Details and memory often fail us, but there's one medium that never forgets - photography.[ Read More ]
    - 15 hours ago 20 Oct 18, 7:02pm -
  • newTry to Master One Simple Thing in Your Photography

    Try to Master One Simple Thing in Your Photography

    It's tempting to go from one thing to the next, whether it is a piece of gear or a method of shooting, but have you tried mastering one of them without losing your interest at the first hurdle?[ Read More ]
    - 16 hours ago 20 Oct 18, 6:02pm -
  • newYouTube Outage Shows the Dangers of Putting All Your Eggs in One Basket

    YouTube Outage Shows the Dangers of Putting All Your Eggs in One Basket

    If you’re a vlogger, video producer, or just a fan of posting cat videos to the Internet, you probably had the shock of your life during the great YouTube outage of ‘18. Suddenly, in one moment, all of your content was gone through no fault of…
    - 17 hours ago 20 Oct 18, 5:02pm -
  • newIt's Big, It's Fast, and It's Pink: How Does Kipon's Distinctive f/0.85 Lens Measure Up?

    It's Big, It's Fast, and It's Pink: How Does Kipon's Distinctive f/0.85 Lens Measure Up?

    Would you mount a large, metallic pink lens to your mirrorless camera? If it's super fast, you might. Kipon is banking on the distinctive color of its incredibly fast 40mm f/0.85 lens to attract consumers, but Kai Wong delves into why it's more tha…
    - 18 hours ago 20 Oct 18, 4:02pm -
  • newFeeling Stuck Creatively? Here Are Some Tips to Get You out of That Rut

    Feeling Stuck Creatively? Here Are Some Tips to Get You out of That Rut

    Being in a creative rut can be a vicious circle of trying too hard to get out of it and only meeting more frustration when you can't find the results you're seeking. This great video will give you some helpful tips to bust out of that rut in no tim…
    - 19 hours ago 20 Oct 18, 3:02pm -
  • newFive Reasons to Avoid Fixing a Photo or Video in Post

    Five Reasons to Avoid Fixing a Photo or Video in Post

    It's a fairly common attitude in both photo and video work to just assume that a mistake during a shoot can and will be fixed in post, but that can be quite detrimental in a few ways. Here are five reasons to avoid fixing your work in post.[ Read…
    - 20 hours ago 20 Oct 18, 2:01pm -
  • Photographer Searches for Mystery Couple Captured in Amazing Yosemite Photo

    Photographer Searches for Mystery Couple Captured in Amazing Yosemite Photo

    An unknown couple shared a moment of joy when one of them dropped to one knee to propose atop Taft Point in Yosemite National Park on October 6. Photographer Matthew Dippel serendipitously captured the big moment in the gloaming, and now the search…
    - 1 day ago 19 Oct 18, 11:59pm -
  • Why Proper Music Choice Is So Crucial to Video Work

    Why Proper Music Choice Is So Crucial to Video Work

    It's crucial to understand and respect the relationship between music and visuals in order to create compelling video work. This helpful video will show you how different music choices can completely change the mood and message of your video.[ Rea…
    - 1 day ago 19 Oct 18, 10:03pm -

PhotoFocus

  • newLeaving the camera behind
    There are reasons — honest, there are. Airport opportunities A year or so ago I went on a trip to spend several days with my mom. I’ve learned over the years that it’s OK to leave my camera at home for these trips because we don’t really go o…
    - 21 hours ago 20 Oct 18, 1:00pm -
  • Photographer of the Day: Alexander Mueller
    Category: Horror Photographer: Alexander Mueller Photo: “Leaving Fingerprints” When I think of some of the best horror movies from history, the unexpected and surprise is what makes them award-winning. The same can be said here, of Alexander Muel…
    - 1 day ago 19 Oct 18, 11:00pm -
  • Quick Tip: Use a Facebook Page NOT your personal profile
    Best-selling author Armando J. Pérez-Carreño suggest using a Facebook Page, not your personal profile. He says this is perhaps the biggest mistake he sees with small business owners and their Facebook marketing.
    - 2 days ago 19 Oct 18, 8:00pm -
  • October 26: Join Photofocus and Lume Cube for a New York City photowalk
    We’re photowalking in New York City! Come join us for this FREE event, as we help one another make great pictures and have a fun time. We’ll start in Times Square and see some of the iconic places within walking distance. Plus, we’ll have trial…
    - 2 days ago 19 Oct 18, 6:00pm -
  • Help! I’ve lost my inspiration
    As photographers, we’re hard on ourselves when we feel like we’re not creating the shots we want or when we are feeling like not even picking up our cameras. The reality is it happens to all of us. Here are some things you can do to work through…
    - 2 days ago 19 Oct 18, 1:00pm -

DPReview

  • newNew Sony sensor specs resemble chips found inside Fujifilm X-T3, Panasonic GH5S, others
    Sony has updated its sensor page and shared the details of a number of new image sensors it's made. Sure enough, a few of them bear a striking resemblance to sensors inside other manufacturers cameras.One sensor in particular, a 26-meg…
    - 17 hours ago 20 Oct 18, 4:45pm -
  • newDPReview TV: Simple techniques for great macro photography
    This week Chris and Jordan are joined by renowned macro photographer Don Komarechka, who demonstrates a few simple techniques that can improve your macro photos in a big way.Want to learn more? Check out some of our other articles about macro photo…
    - 21 hours ago 20 Oct 18, 1:00pm -
  • Magic Lantern starts work on way to 'enhance' Canon EOS R feature-set
    An example of the Magic Lantern software running on an EOS DSLRThe group that provides Canon users with programs to expand the feature set of their cameras has begun cracking the new EOS R mirrorless firmware.Beta firmware from Magic Lante…
    - 2 days ago 19 Oct 18, 9:30pm -
  • Google Pixel 3 XL sample gallery
    The Pixel 3 represents another step forward in computational photography for Google's smartphone line. Introducing features like super-resolution digital zoom, a synthetic fill-flash effect and learning-based Portrait Mode improvements are just a fe…
    - 2 days ago 19 Oct 18, 1:00pm -
  • Canon EOS R teardown: Roger Cicala takes a look inside Canon's first full-frame mirrorless
    Lensrentals.com, 2018It's been less than two weeks since the Canon EOS R started shipping and already Roger Cicala, founder of Lens Rentals, has taken one apart in incredible detail to see what's inside.Per his usual routine for gear teard…
    - 2 days ago 19 Oct 18, 12:23pm -

The Big Picture (Boston Globe)

  • Globe staff photos of the month, September 2018
    Here’s a look at some of the best images taken by Globe photographers last month: gas explosions in Lawrence, 9/11 remembrance ceremonies, primary elections, somber pets, the New England Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off at the Topsfield Fair, and the beginn…
    - 18 days ago 3 Oct 18, 9:20pm -
  • Scenes from the aftermath of Indonesia’s earthquake, tsunami
    Days after an earthquake and tsunami severely damaged parts of an Indonesian island, the confirmed death toll has exceeded 1,200 dead with hundreds severely injured and still more trapped in debris.A military paramedic tended to a boy last month aft…
    - 19 days ago 2 Oct 18, 5:21pm -
  • The world, the stage, the way ahead
    Deb was still new to this high school in Peabody. She had arrived a year ago, a stranger dropped into the junior class, knowing no one and lacking all their shared history. She had found her way to the vaunted theater program, establishing a foothold…
    - 26 days ago 25 Sep 18, 7:33pm -
  • The destructive aftermath of Hurricane Florence
    Hurricane Florence lashed the Southeast coast of the United States. The storm dumped heavy amounts of rain across the region and killed at least 32 people.Michelle Haddock rests while removing possessions from her flooded home on Sept. 17 in Trenton…
    - 33 days ago 18 Sep 18, 6:10pm -
  • Pipeline from Africa
    Immigrants from Ghana do much of the low-paying, back-breaking work of caring for frail Americans in their homes. Back home, they’re seen as success stories.It had been 12 years since Rita Sarpong (right) had seen her family in Ghana when she arri…
    - 34 days ago 17 Sep 18, 2:43am -

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