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A fireworks festival in Myanmar, a rocket launch in India, political turmoil in Sri Lanka, early Christmas decorations, Central American immigrants trek north through Mexico, observations of the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, starlings over Rome, an Allosaurus in Paris, wintry scenes in northern China, and much more. [...]
Fri, Nov 16, 2018
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In recent years, Chinese developers have opened a series of new tourist attractions in some very lofty places. Glass-bottomed bridges span deep canyons, narrow walkways cling to sheer cliffs, observation decks and “skywalks” top skyscrapers, and massive platforms cantilever out into thin air—all designed to entice the slightly adventurous traveler. Collected below, images of a few of these mountainside and urban destinations. A warning to any readers with a fear of heights: Some of these photos are a bit dizzying. [...]
Thu, Nov 15, 2018
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See our Nikon Z6 Video Quality First Impressions Last week we had the opportunity to shoot with the new Nikon Z6 for the first time, and aside from a huge gallery of sample images you can peruse, we also captured a lot of video with the camera. Nikon is positioning the Z6 as a more well-rounded camera that is easier for those new to mirrorless to get into, and that meant beefing up the video recording capability of the camera. While the Z7 is more of a high-megapixel machine, the Z6 uses its smaller-res 24.5 megapixel... [...]
Thu, Nov 15, 2018
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According to reports issued by several market-research firms, including Forrester Research, the total number of smartphone users worldwide will reach 3 billion this year—40 percent of the human population. For many, these versatile handheld devices have become indispensable tools, providing connections to loved ones, entertainment, business applications, shopping opportunities, windows into the greater world of social media, news, history, education, and more. And of course, they can always be put to use for a quick selfie. With so many devices in so many hands now, the visual landscape has changed greatly, making it a rare event to find oneself in [...]
Wed, Nov 14, 2018
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ON1 has released their brand-new ON1 Photo RAW 2019 photo editing software. This subscription-free editor includes many new features, including a faster workflow, integrated layer support, AI-powered Lightroom migration tools and much more. Let’s take a closer look at some of the new features in ON1 Photo RAW 2019. The faster workflow comprises a unified workspace, with all modules combined into a single place. In addition to a faster workspace, there’s a new workflow for layers. Non-destructive layer editing can now be accessed... (read more) [...]
Wed, Nov 14, 2018
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The Nikon Z6 will become available for purchase on Friday November 16 at a very competitive price of $1999 for the body-only. Though we are still testing this camera and formulating our thoughts on it, if you're curious what you can expect from it, we recently published a large gallery of images that you can download and inspect. Nikon is positioning the Z6 as extremely good value product, featuring a full frame 24.5-megapixel-BSI CMOS sensor, wide ISO sensitivity range of 100–51,200, 12fps continuous shooting at full resolution,... (read more) [...]
Wed, Nov 14, 2018
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In 2017, DxO announced that the French imaging solutions company had acquired the Nik Collection and all associated technologies from Google, who had long let the popular plug-in suite go largely ignored. For many photographers, the lack of updates to the Nik Collection from Google meant more compatibility and stability issues with each new release of Adobe software. When DxO acquired the Nik software, they not only promised to relaunch the Nik Collection, but they also promised updates to stability and performance. They met their... (read more) [...]
Wed, Nov 14, 2018
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If you’re experienced with Photoshop, you likely know that the software has many different kinds of blend modes, all producing different results and offering varied capabilities. However, even very advanced users often find several blend modes which fit into their workflow and rarely venture outside their favorites. As Blake Rudis of f64 Academy points out in his newest video, seen below, you may want to take a closer look at the hard mix blend mode. The hard mix blend mode, when applied as-is, is “trash,” says Rudis. However,... (read more) [...]
Tue, Nov 13, 2018
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National Geographic magazine’s annual photo contest is still open for entries for just a couple more days, with the deadline for submissions coming up on November 15. The grand-prize winner this year will receive $5,000—all winners will be announced in December. The folks at National Geographic were once again kind enough to let me choose among the contest entries so far and share them here with you. Captions are written by the individual photographers and lightly edited for content. [...]
Tue, Nov 13, 2018
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Portrait photographer and educator Irene Rudnyk has a lot of excellent photography and photo editing tutorials on her YouTube channel. In addition to her varied skillset, she has also dialed in an efficient and effective portrait-editing workflow. As part of her workflow, there are certain edits she performs to many photographs in Photoshop. In the video below, she highlights her top 10 Photoshop tips and tricks for editing portraits. First up is her stretching technique. This technique allows you to change the aspect ratio of... (read more) [...]
Tue, Nov 13, 2018
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Last year, Adobe introduced a new desktop photo editor, Lightroom CC, which is a simpler, more streamlined version of Lightroom. The original Lightroom has since been rebranded as Lightroom Classic CC. Compared to Lightroom Classic CC, Lightroom CC launched with pared-down features, although Adobe has been continually updating the software and adding more functionality. Nonetheless, Lightroom CC remains a bit less in-depth than Lightroom Classic CC, although for some users, Lightroom CC will feel easier to use and be a more... (read more) [...]
Tue, Nov 13, 2018
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We’ve all seen portraits where the subject has teeth so white and bright that they look like they’re glowing. It’s unrealistic but also a little tricky to avoid if you aren’t being careful during retouching. Unmesh Dinda of PiXimperfect has created a new video tutorial showing off the “best way to whiten teeth in Photoshop.” To get natural-looking, but whiter, teeth in Photoshop, the trick is to utilize a hue/saturation adjustment layer and target specific colors in the subject’s teeth. Check it out in the video below and follow... (read more) [...]
Tue, Nov 13, 2018
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In last week’s episode of Two Minute Tips with David Bergman, we learned about using a gray card to nail your exposure, particularly in situations where a camera’s metering system can come up short. This week, Bergman is focused on color, specifically how to use a color checker to dial in accurate colors in any situation. In can be difficult to get accurate color, especially in situations with mixed lighting and with reflected light. Cameras do an amazing job with exposure and color balance, but that doesn’t mean they don’t make... [...]
Mon, Nov 12, 2018
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With the help of photographer and educator Jay P. Morgan and the team at The Slanted Lens, you can learn to capture beautiful splash photography photos using various lighting techniques and with the aid of the MIOPS Splash Kit. The splash kit is an all-in-one kit for creating consistently great water drop images. It allows you to customize the size and speed of water drops and can control both your camera and flash. It costs just under $100 USD and you can learn more by clicking here. In the video below, Morgan has the splash kit... [...]
Mon, Nov 12, 2018
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Even as firefighters continue to battle the devastating Camp Fire in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains north of Sacramento, several other large wildfires are roaring through tinder-dry sections of California, including the Woolsey Fire, near Malibu. The Woolsey Fire and the nearby Hill Fire have forced the evacuation of nearly 250,000 residents from their homes near the Pacific Coast in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties. At least two deaths have been blamed on the fires, which have burned across more than 80,000 acres, destroying more than 150 homes in the past few days. [...]
Sun, Nov 11, 2018
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