Ten Helpful Tips for Composition in Landscape Photography

Ten Helpful Tips for Composition in Landscape Photography Composition in landscape photography is tricky business, as you don't have something like a person as an obvious subject, and you need to find harmony between numerous competing elements at vastly different distances. These two great videos will give you ten tips to improve your landscape compositions. [ Read More ]

Canon Full Frame Mirrorless Already in the Hands of Pros: Report

A Canon professional full-frame mirrorless camera may be closer than most people thought. The camera is reportedly already being secretly used by a number of Canon professional photographers. Canon Rumors reports that “good sources” have confirmed that the camera is already “well into its development cycle,” and that “the wait won’t be as long as we thought.” Canon has apparently already handed out copies of the camera to its pros for testing after recently sending out surveys to them to ask what they’d want in a “professional” mirrorless camera. “I’m very confident we’re going to see something announced before
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Why this portrait and wedding photographer prefers a 24-70mm f/2.8 to a typical portrait prime

Photographers who often shoot the same kind of work will likely have a favorite lens, an optic which produces the right kind of images for their own workflow. Even if you aren&#39;t a genre photographer and instead shoot many different kinds of subjects, you may still find yourself with a go-to lens. For <a href="http://patrickhallweddings.com/home" >Patrick Hall</a>, wedding/portrait photographer and co-founder of Fstoppers, his favorite lens is a 24-70mm f/2.8. A <a href="https://www.imaging-resource.com/lenses/tamron/24-70mm-f2.8-di-vc-usd-g2-sp/review/">Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 VC G2 lens</a>, to be specific.

He likes this lens because his favorite type of portraiture to shoot is...
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Shooting the Sony a7 III around the Pacific Northwest: Sample gallery updated

Now that we've gotten the Sony a7 III in our Seattle offices and are working our way through our full review, we've updated our sample gallery with a selection of our favorite images from our neck of the woods. From cherry blossoms at the University of Washinton to coastal lighthouses and even a few furry friends for good measure, check out our gallery for a taste of Seattle in the springtime.

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How to Pull Off the Rolling Transition From the ‘Atlanta’ Season 2 Teaser

The "Rolling Preview" for Season 2 of "Atlanta" was awesome. Here's how to create that sweet camera rotation effect. Last month, FX premiered a short, 30-second teaser trailer for the 2nd season of Atlanta, the TV dramedy created by and starring Donald Glover. Why am I bringing up a preview that was released back in February for a season that has already aired its 4th episode? Well, because that preview had a friggin' awesome "rolling" transition effect that had filmmakers/cinephiles lighting up the video's YouTube comments section like a very nerdy and kinda small Christmas Continue reading "How to Pull Off the Rolling Transition From the ‘Atlanta’ Season 2 Teaser"

Firmware Friday: Big upgrade for Panasonic VariCam LT; Ricoh Theta V and Fuji X-H1 updates, too

Our regular Firmware Friday roundup took a brief hiatus last week, and so this week&#39;s roundup is actually going to include firmware from the last fortnight. In all, we have news of updates for four cameras this week, although one of the three hasn&#39;t yet been released. And we&#39;ve also learned of updates for some related gear and software, too.

Working alphabetically, let&#39;s start things off with Fujifilm.

Fuji GFX 50S and X-H1, H Mount Adapter G, X Raw Studio and Tether Plugin Pro

Last week, Fuji released firmware version...
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What is a documentary wedding photographer and what sets their work apart?

Award-winning photographer <a href="http://dev.aspectphotography.net/" >Shane O&#39;Neill</a> is the latest photographer featured in Adorama&#39;s ongoing series, <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9BKwklLzfE&amp;list=PLwm6LvGc5xq3M5nQonqJouuqE3XXjhY_b" >Spotlight</a>. O&#39;Neill primarily does documentary wedding photography, but he also dabbles in commercial and foot photography.

As a documentary wedding photographer, Shane captures many of the smaller surrounding moments of the big day and he finds that these types of images age better than more traditional wedding photography. He tries to stay out of the way and be discreet so that he can better capture the candid, heartfelt...
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GoPro licensing deal will let third parties use the company’s camera tech

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GoPro has announced a new deal with manufacturing services company Jabil. The multi-year agreement, officially announced Thursday, will involve GoPro licensing its intellectual property and reference design to Jabil, which will use it to incorporate GoPro sensor modules and camera lenses into third-party products. According to the GoPro announcement, the company will reserve approval over any third-party services and products in which its technology is used. The agreement includes an equipment license, ultimately covering "a range of products and services each company offers," among them being "certain digital imaging and consumer products," says GoPro. This isn't Continue reading "GoPro licensing deal will let third parties use the company’s camera tech"

How many LUFS for ideal audio loudness? Why can’t we be friends?

The recent audio loudness war reminds me of the 1975 hit song Why can’t we be friends?. As I have covered in several articles about audio loudness (which we now measure in LUFS), the community had already established -16 LUFS as standard for online stereo content, and Google had supported that consensus. However, both Amazon and Spotify have demanded slightly louder levels in their smart speakers, the Amazon Echo/Alexa and the music service which also accepts spoken word content. According to Consumer Intelligence Research Partners, Amazon’s Echo devices are shipping at a rate of three to one when compared to its nearest
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Nikon 180-400mm Review: A First Test and Sharpness Comparison

So, here’s the story: Nikon announced its new 180-400mm f/4 lens, and I’ve been more than a little curious about it. However, I’m not 100% sold on it just yet, so I decided to rent one and give it a whirl for a few days and share what I’ve discovered with you. In the video below, I’ll tell you what I think about the lens overall, performance, and sharpness. There are a number of sharpness comparisons including with the Nikon 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR, 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR, 300mm f/4E PF ED VR,
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Rumor: Canon full-frame mirrorless already ‘being used by select pro photographers’

So far, the EOS M5 is the nearest thing Canon has made to a high-end mirrorless camera.
Rumors of a Canon mirrorless full-frame camera are heating up. Just days after our own Canon interview from CP+ 2018 seemed to hint, quite strongly, that a "high-end mirrorless" from Canon is in the works, Canon Rumors is reporting that they have "confirmed from a couple of good sources" that a full-frame mirrorless Canon is indeed being tested by select pros. The Canon Rumors report, published earlier today, claims that "a full frame mirrorless camera is well into its development cycle," and is Continue reading "Rumor: Canon full-frame mirrorless already ‘being used by select pro photographers’"

The Rising ‘Pay To Be Featured’ Economy On Instagram

Instagram is a great platform for making connections and getting work out there to the masses. Reach hasn’t been affected like it has on Facebook just yet. However, on the topic of getting your work out there, “feature accounts” have really begun to take hold. Many of them start accumulating a large audience with over 100,000+ followers. The distribution is instant and larger than many magazines, so it’s no wonder they’re appealing to photographers to be featured on. On the flip-side, there’s a problem having images being re-posted without permission. That in itself is hard enough to keep up with.
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NAB 2018: Artificial Intelligence in the spotlight

NAB 2018: Artificial Intelligence in the spotlight From production to distribution, Artificial Intelligence is entering the industry of filmmaking. The 2018 edition of NAB will dedicate time and space to showcase some of the developments that can benefit professionals. This may be the year of Artificial Intelligence. At the 2018 NAB Show, under the umbrella of next-gen media technologies, AI will be one of the themes, along with immersive media and cybersecurity. The organizers of the NAB Show invite visitors to “get an insider’s look into disruptive tech” and suggest that the conference programs put a spotlight on “cutting edge technology that is reshaping the creation, distribution
NAB 2018: Artificial Intelligence in the spotlight
NAB 2018: Artificial Intelligence in the spotlight
NAB 2018: Artificial Intelligence in the spotlight
NAB 2018: Artificial Intelligence in the spotlight
NAB 2018: Artificial Intelligence in the spotlight
NAB 2018: Artificial Intelligence in the spotlight
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