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Our Photo of the Day contest is a terrific way to hone your skills as a photographer and get recognized for your hard work out in the field. It’s also a great way to earn prize money that can be put towards that next awesome lens you’ve been dreaming about! But to get a chance at the prizes, you must first be awarded a daily winner. Now, for those of you who’ve tried and not yet been successful, take heart and don’t be discouraged. You may not know it, but less than 10% of the submissions we receive are awarded daily [...]
Sun, Nov 11, 2018
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A visit to the Swiss Museum of Transport, NATO soldiers on patrol in Afghanistan, a giant’s house in Russia, new advances in powered exoskeleton technology, Californians mourn the victims of a mass shooting as they brace for destructive wildfires, autumn colors pass their peak in the North, Victoria’s Secret holds a fashion show in New York City, Bonfire Night across England, observing the centenary of the end of World War I, and much more [...]
Fri, Nov 09, 2018
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Black and white photography is far more than simply lowering the saturation of your images. In film days, you could use different filters on your lens to create different looks to your black and white images, making certain colors brighter or darker. With digital photography, it’s much simpler, with many photo editors giving you control over different color channels during a black and white conversion. If you enjoy black and white photography and want to learn more about creating stronger monochromatic images, you will want to... (read more) [...]
Fri, Nov 09, 2018
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Click here to see our Nikon Z6 Image Gallery Earlier this week, we shared our First Shots series of lab sample images from the new Nikon Z6, but I've now had a chance to take this new 24MP full-frame mirrorless camera out into the field and bring you a wide variety of real-world images. Over the past few days, Nikon hosted a press trip in Orlando, Florida and provided a number of different shooting opportunities to put the Z6 to the test, from portraiture to wildlife and with both native Z-mount lenses as well as adapted... [...]
Fri, Nov 09, 2018
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Yesterday, tens of thousands of residents fled their homes in Paradise, California, north of Sacramento, escaping a fast-moving wildfire driven by high winds that swept through their community. Within 24 hours, the Camp Fire has burned more than 20,000 acres, and has virtually destroyed the town. Thousands of homes and other structures in Paradise have been consumed or badly damaged by the blaze. As firefighters struggle to gain control of the Camp Fire, several other wildfires are threatening other parts of the state, including the Woolsey Fire near Malibu, which has just prompted evacuation orders for some 13,000 residents. [...]
Fri, Nov 09, 2018
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I’ve been hearing a lot about a “blue wave” in the news lately, so it occurred to me that I should do my best to cover this tidal force with news photos. The images below capture some spectacular rides and wipeouts, as people try their hardest to navigate these massive waves and avoid washing out. [...]
Thu, Nov 08, 2018
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As the holidays get closer, the deals around the web continue to get better. Today, we have an assortment of deals covering cameras and lenses from Canon, Nikon and Sony, plus a nice deal on Wacom tablets, if you are interested in improving your photo editing experience. Let’s get right to it. Canon Deals – Get a Canon 6D for under $1,000, save $400 on a 6D II, free Canon CarePak coverage and more Before getting into the Canon deals themselves, you’ll notice that many of the camera and lens deals include a Canon CarePak... [...]
Thu, Nov 08, 2018
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I had a chance to catch up with Sony's Kenji Tanaka at the Photokina trade show in Cologne, Germany back at the end of September, and have finally managed to get the transcript of that interview into shape to share with our readers. (Huge thanks to IR Senior Reviews Editor Mike Tomkins, for his help with the transcription and editing.) I was very interested to speak with Tanaka-san, given the recent entries by both Nikon and Canon into the mirrorless full-frame camera market. Sony's been making hay and winning market share... (read [...]
Thu, Nov 08, 2018
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This Sunday, November 11, 2018, will mark the passing of 100 years since the end of World War I—the “war to end all wars.” In 1918, on “the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month,” in a forest near the French city of Compiègne, French, British, and German leaders met and signed an armistice that officially ended a horrific conflict that claimed the lives of more than 16 million people over four years. Earlier this month, Emmanuel Macron, the president of France, inaugurated a series of commemorations of the centenary, combining messages of remembrance with warnings about [...]
Wed, Nov 07, 2018
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In an ideal world, when you wanted sun rays in a landscape image, nature would provide the perfect conditions. However, it rarely works out that way out in the field. Fortunately, with photo editing software, it is possible to accentuate natural sun rays or even add natural-looking rays during your post-processing workflow. In the video below, photographers Mads Peter Iversen shows us how to add sun rays using Skylum’s Luminar photo editing software, which you can learn more about by clicking here. The versatile software, which... (read more) [...]
Wed, Nov 07, 2018
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At Adobe MAX 2018, Adobe evangelist, photographer and educator Julieanne Kost held a session covering many advanced tips and tricks for Photoshop CC. You can see additional sessions from Adobe MAX 2018 by clicking here. In the video below, Kost showcases Photoshop techniques, little-known features and different hidden tricks she uses to improve photos even faster. The topics covered include customizing the Photoshop workspace, utilizing layers and masks, using smart objects and filters, Adobe Camera Raw and much more. For more... (read more) [...]
Wed, Nov 07, 2018
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In the recent release of Adobe Photoshop, which is called Photoshop CC 2019, there was a big update to a tool called “content-aware fill.” In his newest video going in depth with Photoshop CC 2019, Colin Smith of PhotoshopCAFE breaks down the changes Adobe has made to content-aware fill and also discusses how you can get the best results with the tool. In his first example, Smith is working with a stock photo of a pizza. The pizza has olives on it and Smith wants to remove these olives. The first step is to select all of the... [...]
Tue, Nov 06, 2018
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Wouldn’t it be great if you could nail your exposure every single shot? With the aid of an 18 percent gray card, such as this one from X-Rite, you can. Below, photographer David Bergman shows us how to use a gray card in the newest episode of Adorama’s Two Minute Tips. When photographing a bright subject, such as a person, against a dark background, the camera will often try to balance the exposure across the entire frame, resulting in an image that is too bright, sometimes even with blown highlights on your subject. If you fill... [...]
Tue, Nov 06, 2018
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Instagram has not only changed the way that people share and view images, but it has also changed the way that people are processing photos. With people seeing so many images in such a short period of time on Instagram, photographers are looking for ways to make their images stand out. You only have a second or two to make an impression, so what can you do when editing shots to make your photos look their best on Instagram? Unmesh Dinda with PiXimpefect has made a new video featuring six steps to make your images look better on... [...]
Tue, Nov 06, 2018
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For the first four days of November, the streets of Toulouse, France, were transformed into a performance space for the massive robotic puppets Ariane and Asterion. The giant spider and 50-ton Minotaur were featured in the French street-theater company La Machine’s multiday show Le Gardien du Temple. Live music accompanied the giants as La Machine performers guided them through the “labyrinth” formed by the streets of Toulouse. Here, from the Agence France-Presse photographer Eric Cabanis, a few shots of the show and some of the more than 600,000 audience members. [...]
Mon, Nov 05, 2018
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