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Landscape photography is often a challenging pursuit. You need to wake up early or stay out late for the best chances and a lot of the time, the conditions don’t work out the way you had hoped they would. Nonetheless, sometimes you get treated to stunning light and fantastic scenery. In these cases, getting a good shot should be easy, right? Not necessarily. In the video below, photographer Nigel Danson shows us what the biggest mistake is in landscape photography and how you can avoid it. If you’d like to join Danson on a... [...]
Thu, Sep 20, 2018
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For nearly six months now, Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip have been staging weekly demonstrations at points along the border between Gaza and Israel—protests they call “the Great March of Return,” which demand that Palestinian refugees be allowed to return to their lands in present-day Israel. Every Friday, since March 30, large and small groups of protesters approach the border fence under the watch of Israeli soldiers on the other side. Every Friday, Palestinians set tires ablaze, fly Palestinian flags, and chant slogans. Sometimes they throw rocks, fly incendiary kites to set fields ablaze, or lob tear gas canisters [...]
Thu, Sep 20, 2018
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It’s not much, but Skylum Software has shared a new teaser video for their upcoming Luminar with Libraries update. Coming later this year to Mac and PC, the update to Luminar will be free to all current owners of Luminar 2018. The update will make Luminar a full-fledged Lightroom competitor as it will introduce complete digital asset management and a full library organizational structure. It will mark the first time that Luminar has gone head-to-head against Adobe Lightroom in terms of photo organization in addition to photo... (read more) [...]
Thu, Sep 20, 2018
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Click here to read our Sony 24mm f/1.4 GM Field Test The all-new Sony FE 24mm f/1.4 GM, which is Sony's 30th overall lens and 8th G Master optic, may not be a focal length that immediately jumps off the page to every shooter, as it is generally seen as a somewhat specialized lens for astrophotography and landscape photographers. That said, there are plenty of reasons for all types of photographers to take a look at this lens becuase, based on what I've experienced with it in the field, there's quite a bit more that's possible than just shooting stars and... [...]
Thu, Sep 20, 2018
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When editing images, many photographers may opt for the simple solution and apply a preset. There are a lot of nice-looking presets out there, after all. Perhaps in some cases, this approach makes a lot of sense, as if you are editing many images you can save time by applying particular presets to your shots. However, photographer Attilio Ruffo makes the case in the video below that presets kill creativity. The basis for his argument against presets is that every image is different and requires different adjustments to bring out... (read more) [...]
Thu, Sep 20, 2018
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Another week, another new episode of Adorama’s Through the Lens video series. If you’re unfamiliar with the series, it is a documentary series created by Sal D’Alia and it focuses on different photographers for each episode. The current season, the series’ sixth, is looking at photographers based in the United States. We have seen many different types of photographers so far this season, from food photographers to adventure photographers and everything in between. The latest featured photographer is Eric Rubens, an adventure and... (read more) [...]
Wed, Sep 19, 2018
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Earlier this year, Lucas Jackson, a photographer with Reuters, joined a team of scientists affiliated with a NASA project named Oceans Melting Greenland (OMG) and traveled with it to the Greenland ice sheet and fjords. Jackson photographed the researchers as they set up their scientific equipment and took readings to help understand the ongoing impact of the melting glaciers and map out what to expect in the future. Jackson says: “For both journalists and scientists, climate change is difficult to document. It most often happens imperceptibly—a tenth of a degree increase in temperature, a few less inches of rain, a [...]
Wed, Sep 19, 2018
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When you start working with off-camera lighting, whether it involves speedlights or something larger and more powerful, the next step will be figuring out which light modifiers work best for you. Direct light without a modifier can be very harsh and it likely isn’t going to produce the kind of look you’re after. There are so many different light modifiers out there and each of them offers a distinct set of advantages and disadvantages. In the video below, photographer Manny Ortiz breaks down three different commonly-used light... (read more) [...]
Wed, Sep 19, 2018
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If you’re new to photography, one of the most challenging aspects of understanding a camera is figuring out how different settings affect the overall look of an image. One of the main reasons why a person buys a dedicated camera system is to get a “professional” look to their shots. In many cases, what this means is getting a soft background with a very sharp subject. In the video below, photographer and educator Mark Wallace demonstrates the three things that affect how much of a photograph is in focus. These three elements are... [...]
Wed, Sep 19, 2018
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As Hurricane Florence passes out of the area, the floodwaters from the record rainfall continue to threaten some parts of North and South Carolina, with major rivers expected to reach their peak flood levels in the next few hours or days. For much of the past week, residents have been evacuating or fleeing from Florence, many of them carrying their beloved furry companions. Dogs, cats, and other animals that were left behind, or were caught in the storm, are now being rescued and cared for by owners, neighbors, and first responders. [...]
Tue, Sep 18, 2018
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Click here to read our Nikon P1000 Field Test Pt I The last few weeks in the digital photography world have all seemed to focus on cameras with larger sensors, as the great Full Frame mirrorless race is now in full steam. With this Field Test for the new Nikon P1000, we'll change that focus for a bit, turning our attention a digicam, albeit with a smaller sensor but with some serious zooming power... And I mean serious! Who wouldn't want a 3000mm-eq. option in a camera costing only $997 and weighing only a fraction over 3lbs?... [...]
Tue, Sep 18, 2018
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Typhoon Mangkhut, also known as Ompong in the Philippines, began forming in the Pacific Ocean 10 days ago and quickly intensified to a Category 5–equivalent super typhoon with sustained winds of 125 miles an hour by September 11. Its path took it westward, across the Philippines, then into Hong Kong and southeastern China, where it has now been downgraded to a tropical storm after tearing up villages and cities, flooding coastlines and plains, and causing massive landslides. At least 50 people are known to have been killed by Mangkhut so far, most in the Philippines. Reuters reports that China’s meteorological [...]
Mon, Sep 17, 2018
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Hurricane Florence has now weakened to a tropical depression, and forecasters are warning of continued heavy rainfall and flooding still to come. When the hurricane came ashore on Friday, the National Hurricane Center said it had sustained winds of 90 miles an hour, and a reported 11 deaths have been blamed on the storm. Utility crews are out in force today, working to restore power to the more than 1 million houses that lost electricity during landfall. Gathered here, a collection of images of the immediate aftermath of Florence. [...]
Sun, Sep 16, 2018
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Composition is one of the most important aspects of any great photograph. In landscape photography, there is a lot of consideration placed on composing the frame from front to back. After all, you often want to produce images with a lot of depth. In a two-dimensional medium such as photography, there are different ways you can create a sense of depth. One of the most common ways is by including foreground elements in your frame. Something as simple as a rock near your camera can do a great job of creating a sense of depth and... [...]
Sun, Sep 16, 2018
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Canon's new EOS R full-frame mirrorless camera has stirred a lot of buzz, and I'm sure readers will have as many questions as we've had about it. I had a chance to sit down with a panel of top Canon engineers at the recent product launch event in Hawaii, and ask all my usual techie questions; the results were very gratifying 🙂 (This is a big reason why I'm willing to invest the time to travel to launch events like this one and Nikon's recent one in Japan; there's no substitute for being able to talk with the engineers... [...]
Sun, Sep 16, 2018
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