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Almost 600,000 Rohingya refugees have crossed into Bangladesh, fleeing the violence in Burma's Rakhine state, since August 25. Many of the refugees tell distressing stories of their villages being attacked or burned by Burmese soldiers, or of their neighbors or family members being injured or killed. The United Nations has accused Burmese troops of waging an ethnic cleansing campaign. The new arrivals in Bangladesh join an already-existing large population of Rohingya refugees, which has prompted the government to announce plans to build one of the world’s largest refugee camps to house more than 800,000 stateless Rohingya, replacing hundreds of makeshift [...]
Thu, Oct 19, 2017
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Who doesn't love a good photography vlog? We have a pair of landscape-centric videos to share with you today. The first video is from Gary Gough, a photographer and educator. Gary was recently in the Isle of Skye in Scotland leading a five-day workshop. He considers the Isle of Skye one of the best places in the world for landscape photography due to its dramatic skies. In the video below, we go behind the scenes with Gough in Scotland and see him work. He discusses different images, which is a great way to learn some nice tips... [...]
Thu, Oct 19, 2017
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With yesterday's news from Adobe regarding Lightroom CC and Lightroom Classic CC, many photographers are interested in learning more about alternative digital asset management software. Photo software developers Macphun will be releasing a new update to their popular photo editing application, Luminar, for Mac and Windows next year. Following yesterday's Adobe news, many photographers have already contacted Macphun to ask about the company's plans for creating a digital asset manager, like Lightroom. Macphun reached out to... (read more) [...]
Thu, Oct 19, 2017
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When you are capturing landscape images, it is common to have a foreground element in your frame. However, it is often simultaneously the case that you want the background to be sharp. For example, suppose you are shooting an image of a mountain with a field of flowers in your foreground. You want the flowers and mountain to be sharp. How can you do this in a single frame? You can stop your lens down all the way, but even that might not be enough and you will have to deal with diffraction. Alternatively, you can focus stack two or... [...]
Thu, Oct 19, 2017
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After a busy day of Adobe announcements yesterday, we're back to our regular Shutter Release feature. Today we have four pieces of photography content to share with you, starting with a neat video about using front tilt in large format photography. Next up is an article explaining metering modes. Third is a video with professional photographer Brian Smith about using strobes on location. We finish with a Kickstarter campaign to turn old 35mm film cameras into digital cameras leveraging the power of Raspberry pi. Shutter Release... (read more) [...]
Thu, Oct 19, 2017
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We recently shared a video created by Thomas Heaton, which discussed the importance of gear in the context of comparing APS-C, full-frame and medium format cameras. This is a big topic and as someone who has been asked by many people over the years for camera recommendations, I wanted to throw my own $0.02 out there. I'd like to tackle two related primary questions. Firstly, does gear matter? Secondly, why and how does it matter? Let's get one thing out of the way quickly, yes, gear matters. It matters for many reasons, but not... [...]
Thu, Oct 19, 2017
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22-year-old British wildlife photographer and filmmaker Sam Rowley is the latest guest on NatureTTL's new YouTube channel. Sam's new video is focused on how to capture great wildlife images in a rainforest. Shooting in a rainforest presents unique challenges, including dangerous animals, unpredictable and harsh weather and difficult lighting conditions. Rowley remarks that it can be difficult to deal with the climate of a rainforest while shooting, which pushes your photographic skills to their limit. Not only are you challenged,... (read more) [...]
Wed, Oct 18, 2017
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High in the Russian Far East, in the Arctic Ocean, lies Wrangel Island, a harsh landscape that supports a surprisingly diverse ecosystem. Wrangel, about the same size as Yellowstone National Park, is home to musk oxen, Arctic foxes, polar bears, and several other species of land mammals, and is visited by more than a hundred species of migratory birds. The island was one of the last refuges for woolly mammoths on Earth. Today, biologists are studying the island’s animals and plants to monitor the effects of the warming climate and the growing presence of humans in the Arctic. Photographer Sergey [...]
Wed, Oct 18, 2017
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As you have likely seen here on Imaging Resource, Adobe made numerous big announcements today regarding its photography software. The company announced Lightroom CC, Lightroom Classic CC and Photoshop CC 2018. Over at the Photoshop Training Channel, Jess Ramirez has made a new video covering what's new in Adobe Photoshop CC 2018. In the video below, Ramirez covers the new Lightroom tab, enhanced search functionality, rich tool tips, variable fonts, enhanced brush presets, paint stroke smoothing, copy and pasting of layers, the... (read more) [...]
Wed, Oct 18, 2017
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Last weekend, after five years of construction and controversy, the tiny and isolated British island of Saint Helena welcomed its first scheduled commercial flight. Saint Helena, a British Overseas Territory in the South Atlantic Ocean, is one of the most remote islands in the world—a volcanic outcrop with an area of only 47 square miles. According to Reuters, the only way to access the island previously was by sea, “a five-night voyage from Cape Town.” The new airport, servicing the 4,500 island inhabitants with flights from South Africa, was built at a cost of $374 million. Construction was completed in [...]
Tue, Oct 17, 2017
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Four decades ago Jimmy Carter was sworn in as the 39th president of the United States, the original Star Wars movie was released in theaters, the Trans-Alaska pipeline pumped its first barrels of oil, New York City suffered a massive blackout, Radio Shack introduced its new TRS-80 Micro Computer, Grace Jones was a disco queen, the Brazilian soccer star Pele played his “sayonara” game in Japan, and much more. Take a step into a visual time capsule now, for a brief look at the year 1977. [...]
Mon, Oct 16, 2017
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More than a dozen wildfires burning across Northern California have destroyed at least 5,700 structures, and are being blamed for 40 deaths now, making this California's deadliest-ever wildfire event. Authorities are saying that recent calmer winds and containment efforts have allowed firefighters to gain a measure of control over some of the blazes, but much work remains to be done. Tens of thousands of residents who were forced to evacuate are now waiting for the signal to return to their neighborhoods and see what, if any, damage may have taken place. [...]
Sun, Oct 15, 2017
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Wildfires rage across northern California, the World Solar Challenge race in Australia, a show by the Swiss Air Force in the Alps, Puerto Ricans are still struggling to recover, an observation of Indigenous Peoples’ Day, and much more. [...]
Fri, Oct 13, 2017
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In 2014, ISIS seized control of the northern Syrian city of Raqqa, and it soon became the de facto capital of the ferociously expanding Islamic State. Beginning in 2016, and building on progress made against ISIS in Iraq, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a U.S.-backed Kurdish-Arab alliance, started advancing on Raqqa. This summer, SDF troops supported by U.S. special forces fought their way into the sprawling city, accompanied by heavy coalition airstrikes on ISIS positions, reducing much of the city to piles of rubble. Thousands of civilians remain trapped in Raqqa, some used as human shields by ISIS militants, others [...]
Thu, Oct 12, 2017
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It’s my favorite time of year once again—the autumnal equinox took place a few weeks ago, marking the end of summer and the start of fall across the Northern Hemisphere. Autumn is the season of harvests, festivals, migrations, winter preparations, and, of course, spectacular foliage. Across the north, people are beginning to feel a crisp chill in the evening air, leaves are splashing mountainsides with bright color, apples and pumpkins are being gathered, and animals are on the move. Collected here are some early images from this year, maybe more to follow in the weeks to come. Until then, I [...]
Wed, Oct 11, 2017
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