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It's been quite some time since our friends at Olympus last brought us a new piece of glass. In fact, it's safe to say it's been well over a year! That's a long time waiting, but then again the new Olympus 12-200mm f/3.5-6.3 covers quite a bit of range! As expected, this latest offering has drawn quite a bit of reader interest, so we didn't want to waste any time in getting you an initial gallery and some first impressions thoughts right away. Our job as reviewers is to bring out the best from the new gear, and also highlight any... [...]
Mon, Mar 25, 2019
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Today, March 23, has been set aside as National Puppy Day—founded in 2006 by author Colleen Paige, and adopted by other groups and organizations since. The idea is to focus attention on puppies in need of adoption, and on the abuses found in puppy mills, but also to celebrate these furry little companions. In the spirit of the day, I am once more obligated to share some of these adorable images of pups around the world. [...]
Sat, Mar 23, 2019
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Nature macro photographer Ghislain Simard has been photographing insects since he was 10 years old. As an accomplished photographer, his childhood love of photographing agile flying insects has remained. Simard has become well-known for high-speed photography and has even designed his own tools to freeze bugs such as dragonflies in flight, including a homemade laser system to trigger his flash. In the video below, Simard uses a camera not often considered for high-speed photography, the 100-megapixel medium-format Hasselblad... (read more) [...]
Sat, Mar 23, 2019
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I had a chance to sit down with Kenji Tanaka from Sony, as part of my usual round of interviews at this year's CP+ 2019 trade show in Yokohama. Tanaka-san is the Senior General Manager of Business Unit 1 of Sony Imaging Products and Solutions Inc's Digital Imaging Group. That's a typically Japanese-business-card mouthful, but he's basically the guy responsible for Sony's interchangeable-lens camera strategy. He also has a very strong engineering background, so has an excellent grasp of just what the technology can do now, and... (read more) [...]
Sat, Mar 23, 2019
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It's been a while since we had a really brief Firmware Friday post, but this week rectifies that with news of just three updates: One from Sony, and two from Canon. (And the latter aren't actually available yet, just in development.) So what's new? Well, Sony's A6000 mirrorless camera has just received improved autofocus stability in its version 3.21 update. It's currently available here for Windows users, and here for MacOS. No other changes are made in this release. And as for Canon, the company has pledged new firmware... (read more) [...]
Sat, Mar 23, 2019
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Click here to read my Fuji GF 100-200mm Field Test As Fujifilm continues to expand their GF lens lineup for the GFX medium-format system, photographers have more options than ever. Until the new Fuji GF 100-200mm lens debuted, however, there was only a single zoom lens for the system, the GF 32-64mm f/4. While this new 100-200mm zoom isn't as fast as the GF 110mm f/2 or GF 250mm f/4 lens, the new GF 100-200mm f/5.6 mid-telephoto zoom occupies a unique role by offering a fairly flexible 2x zoom range in a weather-sealed and... [...]
Fri, Mar 22, 2019
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Nowruz celebrations in Iraq, a closed penal colony in Mexico, terrible flooding in Mozambique, the Paris-Nice cycling race in the Alps, springtime in China and England, St. Patrick’s Day in Chicago and Ireland, mourning in New Zealand, flower fields in California, floodwaters across the midwestern U.S., the Red Hot Chili Peppers at the pyramids of Giza, and much more [...]
Fri, Mar 22, 2019
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If you are just starting out with photography, Imaging Resource is the place to be. We have very detailed laboratory tests and real-world evaluations of many of the most popular cameras at every price level. What is the best way to digest all this information and select the right first camera for you? Photographer Attilio Ruffo has five practical tips for you to help you choose your first (or next) camera. There are a few decisions you must make early on in the purchasing process. Do you want to be able to change lenses or do you... [...]
Fri, Mar 22, 2019
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Landscape and nature photographer Simon Baxter would much rather spend his time behind the camera rather than sitting at a desk working on images. This approach to photography informs not only his capture techniques, but also his post-processing workflow. When capturing an image, Baxter aims to be clear about his intentions for the final image, including an understanding of his feelings and thoughts of a particular scene. To help make the editing process quick and efficient, Baxter makes small, simple adjustments in Adobe... (read more) [...]
Fri, Mar 22, 2019
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When creating high-key portraits, it is difficult to retain the trademark bright look of a high-key portrait without having your image become somewhat flat. In the video below, photographer Mark Wallace showcases his high-key lighting setup, which includes four lights. By utilizing kicker lights, you can add a pop to your high-key portraits. First, you must set up your main light, which should be a large, soft light source. There should also be a light on your white background, to ensure that not only the background is a bright... (read more) [...]
Thu, Mar 21, 2019
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Sometimes you don't have access to a fast lens or perhaps are not in a position to utilize a fast aperture within a given situation. In times like these, you can use Photoshop to create a shallow depth of field during post-processing. In the video below, Unmesh Dinda of PiXimperect shows how to nondestructively create a realistic shallow depth of field in Photoshop through the use of customized blur filters. The first step is to analyze the image to determine which areas are within the focal plane of your lens. To know which... [...]
Thu, Mar 21, 2019
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Photographer and educator Dave Morrow has captured a lot of landscape images over the past year. His video content is often focused on specific skills, either photography skills out in the field or on the outdoors skills he requires for his trips. He is a proponent of waiting to edit and post his images, because he finds that waiting is more conducive to the creative process. In fact, when he captures images, they go into a Lightroom folder for review. The images typically sit, untouched, in that folder for three to six months.... [...]
Thu, Mar 21, 2019
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Shortly after Nikon announced their Z6 and Z7 full-frame mirrorless cameras, Canon announced their new EOS R full-frame mirrorless camera. The EOS R features a 30.3-megapixel CMOS image sensor and a new RF mount. Last week, we featured DxOMark's reviews of the sensors in Nikon's Z6 and Z7 cameras. DxOMark has just published their review of the Canon EOS R image sensor. Looking first at key specs for the Canon EOS R, the 30-megapixel sensor is paired with a DIGIC 8 image processor and offers a native ISO range of 100 to 40,000.... [...]
Wed, Mar 20, 2019
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Days after the worst mass shooting in New Zealand’s history, residents of Christchurch gathered at memorial sites that grew outside mosques and churches, bringing flowers, candles, and messages of sorrow and love. As people mourn the 50 killed last Friday, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is calling for stricter national gun laws, and says she will seek answers from social-media companies about the live-streaming and dissemination of video of the attack. Gathered below, images from Christchurch over the past few days. [...]
Wed, Mar 20, 2019
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Developing your own photographic style is no easy task. There are different ways to develop your own style, both when shooting in the field and when editing your images. In the video below, photographer Nigel Danson discusses the latter way you can make your images stand out. Specifically, Danson discusses how to develop your own photographic style within Adobe Lightroom. To help illustrate the importance of developing a photographic style and how this can help you improve your photography, Danson looks at four photographers he... (read more) [...]
Tue, Mar 19, 2019
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