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Authorities are now saying at least 18 deaths have been caused by Hurricane Michael across four states. Michael crashed into the Florida Panhandle on October 10 as a powerful Category 4 storm, with sustained winds of 155 mph. One of the hardest-hit towns was Florida’s Mexico Beach, southeast of Panama City, where entire neighborhoods appear to have been erased by the ferocious winds—the debris of the structures scattered far inland among boats and shattered trees. Below, recent photographs from Mexico Beach, Panama City, and neighboring towns, as the full extent of the damage wrought by Michael becomes clearer. [...]
Sat, Oct 13, 2018
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The last 6 weeks or so have been pretty hectic, given the blistering pace of new-product announcements and the Photokina show, so I'm only now managing to share an in-depth conversation I had with Kazuto (Kevin) Ogawa, named as Canon USA's President and COO back in April. I spoke with him on the day of Canon's long-awaited EOS-R announcement, so was particularly eager to hear his thoughts on Canon's mirrorless strategy, but also on his strategic plan for Canon USA as a whole. As a result, this interview ranges a bit further afield... [...]
Fri, Oct 12, 2018
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A seal pup in Wales, a luxury hotel in a quarry pit in Shanghai, horse racing in Cambodia, space-suit testing in a cave on a tropical island, dancers in Tanzania, damage from Hurricane Michael in Florida, human towers in Catalonia, Swiss fighter aircraft in the Alps, and much more. [...]
Fri, Oct 12, 2018
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We're looking to better-standardize our camera testing methodology, so want to adapt high-quality Canon EF or Nikkor lenses onto Fuji X and Micro Four Thirds bodies. We know this is a really popular method for using your legacy lenses on your new bodies, so we were curious what adapters you all, the Imaging Resource readers, have found to be the most consistent. We expect many of you to suggest well-known brands like Metabones for this, and we agree that they are generally a really great option. But there are caveats to that.... (read [...]
Thu, Oct 11, 2018
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Nikon just announced the winners of the 2018 Small World Photomicrography Competition, and it’s shared some of the winning and honored images with us. The contest invites photographers and scientists to submit images of all things visible under a microscope. Nearly 2,500 entries were received from 89 countries in 2018, the 44th year of the competition. [...]
Thu, Oct 11, 2018
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Hurricane Michael crashed into Florida on October 10 as a powerful Category 4 storm—the third-most powerful hurricane ever to strike the U.S. mainland. With sustained winds of 155 mph, Michael is the strongest storm to hit Florida in 80 years, and the most powerful to ever strike its panhandle region. Trees were stripped bare, toppled, and splintered; railroad cars were blown off the tracks; houses and buildings were torn and battered; and neighborhoods were left flooded as the storm passed through. Florida residents up and down the coast near Panama City are now assessing the damage, as Michael, now a [...]
Thu, Oct 11, 2018
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In a move that will benefit just about everyone involved with the process, DJI has been approved by the FAA as a UAS Service Supplier and will be able to offer Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) within their applications to create a line of communication between professional drone pilots and the FAA. Designed to be used as an approval service for flying drones in what are normally restricted airspaces, LAANC speeds up the current cumbersome, manual process from months to near-instant. To fully... (read more) [...]
Wed, Oct 10, 2018
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The French street-theatre company Royal de Luxe has presented multiday outdoor performances featuring their giant marionettes for millions of people around the world for more than 20 years. Their current cast of puppets—Big Giant, Little Giantess, Xolo the Dog, Giant Grandmother, and Little Boy Giant—have just been retired, following their final performance last week in Liverpool, England. The BBC reports that the Royal de Luxe artistic director Jean-Luc Courcoult has decided to “end the saga of the Giants,” but he says the group has plans for a new show “involving a silverback gorilla.” Gathered here are images of the giants [...]
Wed, Oct 10, 2018
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One of the most challenging aspects of photography, or any two-dimensional art medium, for that matter, is creating dimension and visual depth. In the latest episode of OnSet with photographer Daniel Norton concentrates on two methods you can use to create more depth in your portrait photographs. The first simple way to add dimension to your portraits involves using depth of field. It may seem obvious, but it can be easy to forget how much moving yourself and/or your subject can affect the overall look of your shot. Shooting with... (read more) [...]
Tue, Oct 09, 2018
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Autumn really is the best season. The autumnal equinox took place a couple of weeks ago, marking the end of summer and the start of fall across the Northern Hemisphere. Now it is the season of harvests, festivals, migrations, winter preparations, and, of course, spectacular foliage. Across the North, people are beginning to feel a crisp chill in the evening air, leaves are splashing mountainsides with bright color, apples and pumpkins are being gathered, and animals are on the move. Collected here are some early images from this year, maybe more to follow in the weeks to come. [...]
Tue, Oct 09, 2018
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Creating composite photographs is a very powerful tool, allowing photographers to combine elements from multiple images to create a final, hopefully realistic, image. For example, imagine you have a really nice portrait you captured outdoors, but you don’t like the background. With compositing, you can combine a background from one image with a subject and foreground of a different image. The challenge in a situation like this is matching the overall lighting and color tones of multiple images, perhaps captured at very different... (read more) [...]
Tue, Oct 09, 2018
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Click here to read my Sony RX100 VI Field Test Sony's RX100 series has been praised pretty much since the get-go, with fans really impressed with what the small camera can do. With each iteration, Sony has made both big and small upgrades to the system to make it a more viable camera that continues to be a better option than a smartphone. The latest, the RX100 Mark VI, made a significant change by swapping out the previous 24-70mm-eq. f/1.8-2.8 lens with a huge zoom range: 24-200mm-eq. f/2.8-4.5. You'll notice that in exchange... [...]
Tue, Oct 09, 2018
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Photographer Ben Horne is well-known for his large-format film photography. His videos often follow him out in the field as he works with his large-format gear and creates excellent nature photography. Other videos focus instead on film review or the film photography process. In his latest video, Horne discusses film photography in general and why he enjoys the process. The video below is part of Horne’s My Photographic Journey series and the episode is somewhat in response to all the new mirrorless camera systems which have been... (read more) [...]
Tue, Oct 09, 2018
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In the latest episode of Adorama’s Through the Lens, the focus is on New Jersey-based photographer, Steve Gindler. Steve was born in Russia before moving to Brooklyn, New York when he was five. His love affair with photography began when he was in a band and the band members couldn’t agree on a photographer to shoot the band. To put an end to the disagreement, Gindler went out and bought a camera. Now, his focus is on portrait photography. Particularly, portraiture inside of old and abandoned buildings, which creates a... (read more) [...]
Tue, Oct 09, 2018
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If you don’t frequently work with flash, you may not know about the different curtain sync modes your camera offers. However, if you work with flash, you can open up a lot of creative possibilities by understanding first curtain and second curtain sync. In the latest episode of Adorama’s Two Minute Tips, David Bergman breaks down the different curtain sync modes and how they can affect the look of your image. In modern DSLR cameras, there are typically two curtain shutters which move separately to expose the digital image sensor... (read more) [...]
Mon, Oct 08, 2018
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