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Fiona Goodall, a photographer working with Getty Images, recently visited the tiny South Pacific island nation of Tuvalu, a country battling rising sea levels with limited resources. Goodall reports that high tides regularly bring flooding that “inundates taro plantations, floods either side of the airport runway and affects peoples homes.” While a study released in February showed that Tuvalu’s land area had actually increased by 2.9 per cent since 1970, due mostly to wave-driven beach buildup, the elevation of the nation’s nine islands was not growing—while the sea has been rising by approximately 0.2 inches (5mm) every year, above the [...]
Wed, Aug 15, 2018
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Whether you are working with natural light or artificial light, reflectors are a very powerful tool. When used correctly, they can act as their own light, which allows you a lighter, more flexible and much less expensive overall kit of gear. In fact, you can get collapsible reflectors which will easily slip away into your camera bag. In the latest episode of Two Minute Tips with David Bergman, the professional photographer and educator discusses how to use reflectors. More specifically, he discusses different angles of reflection... (read more) [...]
Wed, Aug 15, 2018
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Much like different photographers will approach any given scene in their own unique ways, photographers also edit and process their digital files in their own way, with their own personal touch. In fact, more than any other part of the photographer's workflow, the editing of images is what sets photographers apart the most. With the incredible flexibility of RAW files produced by today's leading cameras, there is a lot you can do to adjust, tweak and finish an image. Some photographers prefer high-contrast images with rich,... (read more) [...]
Wed, Aug 15, 2018
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Sony today announced that it has led the entire U.S. camera market in sales of full frame ILCs for the last 6 months, putting them ahead of full frame rivals Canon and Nikon for this coveted distinction. The NPD Group is cited as the source for this data; they're a reputable retail tracking service of long standing. Given the rise in popularity of mirrorless cameras in general over the past five years, this may not come as a big surprise to some, but the U.S. has historically been a very DSLR-centric region for camera buyers,... [...]
Wed, Aug 15, 2018
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If you do a lot of photo editing, particularly if you're using a computer with a trackpad, it can be incredibly frustrating when trying to make selective adjustments or painting adjustments onto an image. Fortunately, there are relatively inexpensive options available, including tablets from Wacom. These tablets allow you to use a pressure-sensitive pen on an interactable surface, which is excellent for making precise and natural selections. I've been using a Wacom Intuos3 tablet for many years and Wacom recently approached me... (read more) [...]
Wed, Aug 15, 2018
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Earlier this year, we did extensive water torture testing on a variety of industry-leading cameras, including the Nikon D850. The success of the D850 helped us crown it the best camera of 2017. In a recent video published by Nikon Asia, we gain valuable insight into why the D850 was so successful in our own water torture testing and also why it excelled in different environments during Field Testing. When manufacturing and testing the D850, Nikon engineers looked at ways to ensure that there was not going to be ingress of water... [...]
Tue, Aug 14, 2018
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Click here for my Panasonic ZS200 Field Test The Panasonic ZS200 further develops its predecessor's largest advantage over the competition, its long built-in lens inside a compact camera body. The 20-megapixel 1-inch sensor remains unchanged, which allows the ZS200 to continue to deliver good image quality for its class, but the 25-250mm equivalent lens of the ZS100 is now a 24-360mm equivalent in the ZS200, even further besting the Canon G7X II and Sony RX100 series in terms of optical zoom. There's no free lunch, however, and... (read more) [...]
Tue, Aug 14, 2018
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Nature photographer Morten Hilmer, whose work has been featured numerous times here on Imaging Resource, is in Finland to photograph wildlife. In particular, he is after images of wolves and bears. The first video from the trip, which can be seen below, focused mostly on the trip and traveling to the location. Hilmer is traveling with Simon Vammen and you can learn more about their final location by clicking here. While there isn't a lot of action until the end of the video above, Hilmer just released the second video from... (read more) [...]
Tue, Aug 14, 2018
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When composing an image, most of us know the basics and perhaps more importantly, we know what kind of images we like to create. There are certain hard and fast rules, such as the rule of thirds, but there are also other guidelines which require a bit more precision, such as not putting distracting elements near the edge of the frame or creating an otherwise imbalanced composition. When you're in the field and you have the luxury of time to scout and plan your shots, how precise do you have to be? Photographer Adam Gibbs discusses... [...]
Mon, Aug 13, 2018
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On August 14, 2003, a series of faults caused by tree branches touching power lines in Ohio, which were then complicated by human error, software issues, and equipment failures, led to the most widespread blackout in North American history. More than 50 million people across eight northeastern U.S. states and parts of Canada were left without power for at least 24 hours, and many of them were in the dark for weeks. In New York City, thousands of commuters were stranded when the power cut out late on a Thursday afternoon. Memories of the 9/11 attacks only two years earlier [...]
Mon, Aug 13, 2018
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While on a trip to the Faroe Islands, photographer Nigel Danson had an equipment malfunction with his wide-angle lens. As a landscape photographer, it's an oft-used lens, so what was Danson to do? To replicate the field of view of his broken wide-angle lens, Danson utilized a simple and elegant solution, shooting panoramas with a longer lens. In this case, the "longer" lens was a 50mm-equivalent prime lens. By shooting multiple images and then stitching them together, you can capture a wider field of view than with a single shot... (read more) [...]
Mon, Aug 13, 2018
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Photographer Andrew Marr is on a Tasmania photography adventure with a couple of other photographers, Andrew Dawes and Richard Lefroy. Below, we see the first video from his trip. The trip is focused on landscape and nature photography in particular. The first stop on the trip was Mount Fields National Park, which included a sunset hike to Lady Barron Falls. The location, while very nice, proved challenging due to the extreme contrast in the scene. While you can often recover shadow detail from a scene, even if that means... (read more) [...]
Mon, Aug 13, 2018
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Our regular Firmware Friday roundup for this week has to be one of the briefest we've had in quite some time, with none of the main camera makers issuing any updates for their still cameras, lenses and accessories this week, and only two companies shipping any new updates for video gear either. So unless you're a Panasonic or Sony video pro, you can stop reading now. If you're shooting with the Sony XDCAM PXW-Z280 video camera, or using the Panasonic AV-HLC100 Live Production Center / AV-HS6000 Live Switcher, however, read... (read more) [...]
Sat, Aug 11, 2018
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Missiles fly between Israel and Gaza, dizzying views in Hong Kong, hot summer days in Europe, a migrant family is reunited in Guatemala, a boisterous rodeo in Australia, wildfires intensify in California, glass floors are installed in Seattle’s Space Needle, and much more. [...]
Fri, Aug 10, 2018
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On the night of August 5, a 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck the Indonesian island of Lombok and nearby Bali. The northern area of Lombok was badly affected, with thousands of buildings damaged or destroyed. Indonesian authorities are still working to evacuate and shelter those in need, and have issued varying updates, but at least 250 deaths and many hundreds of injuries have been reported so far, and tens of thousands have been left homeless. The area was hit by a 6.4-magnitude foreshock on July 29, and has experienced a number of aftershocks, including a 5.9-magnitude tremor yesterday. [...]
Thu, Aug 09, 2018
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