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China’s Huawei Technologies is the largest telecommunications-equipment manufacturer in the world, with production and development centers in more than a dozen countries. One of its newest facilities, located in Dongguan, China, is being built as a collection of replicas of European landmarks. The 3.5-square-mile Ox Horn research and development campus is being developed as 12 separate “towns,” with names such as Paris, Verona, and Bruges. Research buildings are being modeled after famous castles, palaces, and more. The Ox Horn campus is designed to accommodate 25,000 employees, and is connected by private trams and trains to other nearby Huawei campuses and [...]
Mon, May 13, 2019
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Last week, we shared a video created by photographer Attilio Ruffo which compared four different focusing techniques you can use when capturing landscape photos. This week, Ruffo is back to share five tips to help you take sharp photos. After all, focus is only one part of the equation when creating a sharp image. Of the four tips below, the second and third are particularly important: use a tripod and use some form of a remote shutter release. The more stable your camera, the sharper your resulting images. Similarly, Ruffo's... (read more) [...]
Sat, May 11, 2019
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For a second post running, our regular Firmware Friday roundup brings news of new Wi-Fi Direct-enabling SnapBridge firmware for Nikon DSLRs. We also have news both of new firmware on the way for the Ricoh Theta V 360-degree spherical camera, and new / updated software for the just-launched flagship Ricoh Theta Z1. There's a fair bit to discuss, so let's get right down to it! Nikon D850, D5600 and D7500 We'll start off this week with Nikon. The company has updated the D850 (download here), D5600 (download here) and D7500... (read more) [...]
Sat, May 11, 2019
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Click here to read our Olympus 12-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Review One of the primary benefits of the Micro Four Thirds system is that despite the smaller sensor compared to APS-C and full-frame cameras, you get to enjoy significantly smaller lenses than the big-sensor counterparts. The system is designed for lightness and compactness, and perhaps one of the best examples of this in recent times is the new Olympus 12-200mm f/3.5-6.3. This surprisingly compact zoom lens offers an amazingly versatile zoom range that's unlike anything else... (read more) [...]
Fri, May 10, 2019
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Uber protests in Los Angeles, freedom for Reuters reporters in Myanmar, “my emperor” cats in Beijing, equestrian jumping in Mexico, Met Gala appearances in New York, Victory Day observations in Russia, Ramadan prayers in Indonesia, art among ruins on a Greek isle, a gathering of the International Society of Women Airline Pilots, missiles over Israel and Gaza, artworks displayed at the Venice Biennale, and much more [...]
Fri, May 10, 2019
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When trying to create a good photograph, Jay P. Morgan of The Slanted Lens makes six important decisions. In a new video, he breaks down the six decisions he made in order to create an image he's had in mind for a while. The image started with an idea. Never knowing when inspiration will strike, Morgan keeps a sketchbook with him to quickly jot down and draw different ideas for images. In this case, he had the idea of a woman in a windy field of wildflowers flying a kite. He was inspired by the flowers first and the rest [...]
Fri, May 10, 2019
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Luminosity masks are masks which are created based upon the luminosity of the image and can help you selectively adjust shadows, midtones and highlights in your image. In the video below, Jesús Ramirez of Photoshop Training Channel shows us two methods for creating and using luminosity masks in Adobe Photoshop. The video below breaks down and provides step-by-step directions for creating luminosity masks using channels and an alternative technique which relies upon color range. With precise, targeted selections and masking... (read more) [...]
Fri, May 10, 2019
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If you look at a lot of portraits, a common theme is that many images are captured at or near a typical eye height. This makes sense given how people move around the world and capture images. However, by mixing up your shooting height, you can dramatically change the overall look and feel of your images and capture portraits that stand out from the crowd. In the newest episode of Take and Make Great Photography with Gavin Hoey, Gavin shows how getting higher or lower than your model changes the emphasis in your portrait images.... [...]
Thu, May 09, 2019
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A common use of Photoshop is to remove unwanted items from an image. There are multiple ways you can accomplish this, including the clone stamp tool. In the video below, Aaron Nace of Phlearn shows how you can remove anything from an image in Photoshop using this tool. If you would like to follow along with the tutorial using the same sample image, click here. You may be wondering why the clone stamp tool can be a better choice than the spot healing brush. While Nace likes the spot healing brush, it does have some limitations,... [...]
Thu, May 09, 2019
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Three point lighting is a common lighting technique for both stills photographers and videographers. In the video below, Daniel Norton breaks down three point lighting using examples and showing two classic forms of the lighting technique. The video is part of Adorama's OnSet video series. You can view all 210 episodes of the series by clicking here. Norton's setup includes a background light with a grid on it. This light will be hidden behind the subject's shoulders. The second light in the scenario is the separation (hair... (read more) [...]
Wed, May 08, 2019
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The 58th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, held in locations throughout Venice, Italy, will open to the public on May 11. This year’s exhibition is titled “May You Live in Interesting Times,” and will remain open until November 24. Gathered here are a few images of artwork and installations created by artists from around the world. [...]
Wed, May 08, 2019
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Last month, DxOMark tested and evaluated the 24-megapixel image sensor in the Panasonic S1 camera. Following up on this, DxOMark has reviewed the higher-resolution Panasonic S series camera, the Panasonic S1R. With its new 47.3-megapixel CMOS image sensor, the S1R proves to deliver excellent overall image quality. In their review, DxOMark states that the S1R's full-frame sensor "achieves an exceptional overall DxOMark score of 100, which is one of the best results we've seen among all the sensors in our database." The camera's... (read more) [...]
Wed, May 08, 2019
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When doing landscape photography, it's typical that you must carry your gear over extended distances. For photographer Adam Gibbs, this means that he must consider the weight of his kit when preparing for a trip. A decision which can have a massive impact not only on the weight of your kit, but also on the types of images you can shoot, is which lenses to bring. In a new video, Gibbs discusses how you can choose the right lens for different scenarios. For example, a back-country backpacking trip places different demands on the... [...]
Wed, May 08, 2019
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Entrants in this year’s contest were invited to submit images that showcase Earth’s biodiversity and show some of the mounting threats to the natural world. These images originally appeared on bioGraphic, an online magazine about science and sustainability and the official media sponsor for the California Academy of Sciences’ BigPicture Natural World Photography Competition.  The organizers were kind enough to share some of the winners and finalists here, selected from nearly 6,500 entries. The captions were written by the bioGraphic editorial staff, and lightly edited for style. [...]
Mon, May 06, 2019
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The Great Mosque of Djenne in Mali, pet rescue in flooded Quebec, sea lion rescue in California, memorials to a synagogue shooting in California, conflict in Libya, the NRA Fashion and Firearms show in Indiana, a giant “spider” in New York, May Day protests in Europe, an attempted uprising in Venezuela, a tornado in Romania, rusty locomotives in Lebanon, and much more [...]
Fri, May 03, 2019
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