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Nothing beats seeing your photography come to life in the form of a large print. For photographers such as Nigel Danson, it is an important part of the photographic process; it's the tangible result of a lot of hard work. When discussing megapixels of cameras, the topic of print size often comes up. "How big can you print from camera X?" In his own version of this test, Danson headed out into the field to capture some morning landscape images with a Fujifilm X-T3, Nikon Z7 and Fujifilm GFX 50R. The X-T3 is an APS-C camera with a... [...]
Tue, Jan 15, 2019
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Sony has just announced its first APS-C model in many years in the form of the (somewhat oddly named) A6400. We say oddly because both the A6300 and the A6500 were announced in 2016, and it's therefore not overly clear (at least from the name) where this model exactly sits. We've been told by some that it's the logical successor to the A5100, but yet again that doesn't exactly jibe with the odd naming. At any rate, please see our developing A6400 Preview for more as it unfolds! We're still at the press event in San Diego,... [...]
Tue, Jan 15, 2019
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Heavy snow across Central Europe, a partial solar eclipse in China, the Procession of the Black Nazarene in Manila, a sheep rescue in Turkey, the 2019 Dakar Rally in Peru, Carnival season in Spain, a Transformer on the streets of Bogota, a frozen harbor in China, the Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Christmas fire in Saint Petersburg, and much more [...]
Fri, Jan 11, 2019
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There are many different ways to light portraits in a studio. There are strobes, constant lights and a wide variety of ways to modify different types of light. It can be overwhelming. Fortunately, there is a lot of educational content out there as well, including the video below from ON1 and photographer Tamara Lackey. The video is the ninth episode of ON1's How to Photograph Everything video series. For the gear-oriented, Lackey's camera and lens of choice are the Nikon Z7 and the Nikon AF-S 105mm f/1.4E F-mount lens, which is... (read [...]
Fri, Jan 11, 2019
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Where zoom lenses offer obvious focal length versatility, primes lenses are known for bringing the ultimate image quality to a desired focal length. They're also generally brighter in maximum aperture than comparable zooms, and often lighter as well (though certainly not always!). From landscape work to architecture, and from portraiture to sports, good prime lenses can be found in any enthusiast or professional bag, and are often the mainstay or "go-to" lens for photographers in their chosen field. Zooms are catching up in... (read more) [...]
Thu, Jan 10, 2019
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Zoom lenses represent convenience and versatility for those times when the ultimate in brightness is not needed from your aperture. And yet, as you can see from many of the excellent lenses below, manufacturers these days are really pushing the envelope and creating ever-brighter zoom lenses! And they're managing to do so while still offering impressive sharpness across the zoom range, which is not something zooms from years past were known for. This is indeed a great thing for us photographers who crave versatility but who... (read more) [...]
Thu, Jan 10, 2019
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It's been a spell since Lexar was in the news, basically since they were sold off by Micron to Chinese hardware company Longsys, so it is a welcome sight to read some good news from the storied and somewhat beleaguered brand. Bringing Lexar back into the forefront of the storage conversation is the announcement and subsequent immediate availability of a 1 TB UHS-1 SD card, the largest capacity SD card to be released. Way back in September of 2016, SanDisk announced that they were developing a 1TB SD card, but the finished product... [...]
Thu, Jan 10, 2019
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The term dinosaur comes from the ancient Greek root words deinos, or “terrible,” and sauros, or “lizard.” As our understanding of these prehistoric creatures has become more refined over time, attempts to create life-size models of them have, more or less, increased in accuracy and lifelike quality. Of course, many of the thousands of dinosaur statues in the world have been made with an eye more toward entertainment than accuracy. For your viewing enjoyment, a collection of photographs from the past century of large-scale mock dinosaurs, constructed to varying degrees of accuracy and based on what was known at the [...]
Wed, Jan 09, 2019
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When shooting portraits with artificial light, more doesn't always mean better when it comes to lights. In fact, you can do a lot with only a single light. In the newest episode of OnSet with Daniel Norton, he shows off how to create a high key portrait using only one light. A high key portrait generally features lower contrast, a soft transition from shadow areas to lit areas and generally just a lot of soft light. Norton's setup is straightforward, he uses a single light, in this case a Profoto B1X, and he fires it through a... [...]
Wed, Jan 09, 2019
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Ted Forbes of The Art of Photography recently sent his old Sony NEX-7 camera into Sony and had them convert it into a full-spectrum camera. This means that Sony removed the infrared and low-pass filters from the camera's image sensor, which allows the camera to record light beyond the visible spectrum. You can limit the light by using filters in front of your lens. In Forbes' case, he uses a 720nm infrared filter so that his camera saw only infrared light. The end result are very neat and distinct images. In the video below, we... [...]
Wed, Jan 09, 2019
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Ever since Canon launched their EOS R series of camera and lenses with the eponymous EOS R body back in September of 2018, speculation about the line has run rampant. Why did they introduce the series with what's obviously positioned as a mid-level model, while the initial lenses were all clearly higher-end designs? What's next? There must be a plan (right?), but what is it? What about a lens roadmap? In short, where is Canon going with the whole EOS R platform? I had a chance to have those and many other questions answered in... [...]
Tue, Jan 08, 2019
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Caves and tunnels have always been part of human life. We’ve grown more adept at shaping these underground shelters and passages over the millennia, and today we dig for hundreds of reasons. We excavate to find both literal and cultural treasures, digging mines and unearthing archaeological discoveries. We use caverns for stable storage, for entertainment, and for effective shelter from natural and man-made disasters. And as the planet’s surface becomes more crowded and national borders are closed, tunnels provide pathways for vehicles and smugglers of every kind. Collected below are more recent subterranean scenes from around the world. [...]
Tue, Jan 08, 2019
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Aaron Nace of Phlearn is back with yet another great Photoshop tutorial. This time, the focus is on black and white photography. We aren't interested in a simple black and white conversion, but rather, the ways in which you can use the tools in Photoshop to quickly and easily control different tonal values within your image to create a personalized and impactful black and white photo. Before we get started with the technique, if you'd like to follow along with the same image Aaron uses in the video below, click here. Now that we... [...]
Tue, Jan 08, 2019
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Every year, in northeastern China’s Heilongjiang province, the city of Harbin hosts the Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival, which features massive ice and snow sculptures—and attracts more than 1 million visitors. At night, the sculptures are colorfully illuminated and visitors can climb and play on some of the structures. This year, the 35th-annual festival opened on January 5, and will run through the end of February. [...]
Mon, Jan 07, 2019
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