A Quick and Helpful Tip for Organizing Images in Lightroom

A Quick and Helpful Tip for Organizing Images in Lightroom Half the trick to success with Lightroom is knowing how to move around the app efficiently. A lot of that comes down to the right combination of shortcuts and workflow, and this helpful video show you a quick way to organize relevant images and some key combinations to make the process quicker. [ Read More ]

HP reveals the ZBook x2: The ‘world’s most powerful detachable PC workstation’

Step aside Microsoft, because HP just released a monstrous 'detachable PC workstation' that can compete with powerful laptops like the Surface Book 2 released yesterday... but in a form factor that looks more like a Surface Pro. Meet the HP ZBook x2: the so-called "world's most powerful and first detachable PC workstation." In HP's own words, this computer "was designed to solve the performance and mobility needs of artists, designers and digital imaging professionals who need to push Adobe Creative Cloud and other professional applications to the limit." So what makes this
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Current thoughts on current lenses

Near perfect lenses are easy to find these days. The problem is… I don’t want them. I want lenses with character. A while back I wrote this article on my lens likes and dislikes. Consider this an update. There may be some repetition, but hopefully I’ll have some new tricks and tips to add.


Not long ago I found myself shooting some shots on a slider looking out a window at a brightly lit desert. My lenses of choice for this project, TLS-rehoused Cooke Speed Panchros, didn’t like this, and rebelled by milking up to the point where I
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Why One Photographer Loves Shooting Landscapes

Why One Photographer Loves Shooting Landscapes Landscape photography is a frustrating and rewarding pursuit (often simultaneously). It can involve hours of hard physical exertion and enduring less-than-stellar conditions for a payoff that might never arrive. Yet, sometimes, nature surprises the photographer and makes the exertion all worth it. [ Read More ]

Canon hit two milestones today: 90 million cameras and 130 million lenses

Canon has hit two couple major production milestones today. Specifically, Canon says it has now produced 130 million EF-series interchangeable lenses and 90 million EOS cameras. And in case you're curious, the camera maker revealed that an EOS 5D Mark IV was its 90 millionth EOS camera to go through production, while the 130 millionth interchangeable lens distinction goes to an EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM. Both the EOS and EF series made their debut in March 1987, eventually picking up production speed in the early 2000s as DSLRs became more popular. The company boasts a 14-year consecutive No. Continue reading "Canon hit two milestones today: 90 million cameras and 130 million lenses"

The ROV Slider promises cinematic phone, GoPro and DSLR shots at the push of a button

ROV Slider, a new motorized camera slider currently seeking funding on Kickstarter, promises to bring cinematic slider shots to the masses. The portable little slider handles any camera that weighs under 5lbs / 2.3kg—including smartphones, GoPro, mirrorless cameras and DSLRs—and comes in two variations: ROV Slider and ROV Pro. Here's a quick video intro to the ROV from Kickstarter: As you can see, ROV Slider and ROV Pro are both offered in an 'Everyday' model with 8in / 20cm of travel, as well as a 'Traveler' model with 16in / 40cm of travel. While both are made with
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‘Una’: How Benedict Andrews’ Sexual Assault Drama Takes Us ‘To The Edge of Human Behavior’

Andrews used a 'quintessentially Kubrickian idea' to weld his raw drama together. What happens in Una is unequivocally wrong: A middle-aged man seduces and has a sexual relationship with a 13-year-old girl. But director Benedict Andrews and screenwriter David Harrower don't let us off with the easy answer. The film delves into uncharted waters of morality surrounding sexual abuse, where neither party is predator nor prey. We can't fully hate the perpetrator, nor can we fully trust or empathize with the victim and her motivations. As are all experiences that challenge our perspective, Una is Continue reading "‘Una’: How Benedict Andrews’ Sexual Assault Drama Takes Us ‘To The Edge of Human Behavior’"

Sigma Extends Camera Gear Warranty to Cover Hurricane Victims

Sigma has announced that it will extend the warranty on its camera gear to products that have been damaged or destroyed by the hurricanes that have recently devastated regions of the United States. If your equipment is under warranty and was damaged due to Hurricane Harvey, Irma or Maria, Sigma will provide free repairs or discounted replacements. Fstoppers reports that Sigma extended the offer to photographers in a written statement:
Sigma hereby extends the warranty coverage of Sigma products still under warranty for damages incurred as a result of Hurricane Harvey, Irma and Maria. If your equipment is under warranty,
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Seven Simple Tips for a More Natural Smile

Seven Simple Tips for a More Natural Smile A smile can make or break your portrait. While shooting the person who is forcing a fake smile, it can be obvious in a lot of people who aren't used to "smiling for the camera" and ruin the shot, while a genuine natural smile can make your photo that much better. So how do you get your subject to give you a better, more natural smile? [ Read More ]

Which camera and lens was produced to help Canon reach new significant production milestones?

Hot on the heels of their <a href="http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/canon-g1x-iii/canon-g1x-iiiA.HTM">PowerShot G1X Mark III</a> announcement, Canon has announced that it has reached a pair of significant production milestones on the interchangeable lens camera side of their imaging business. Canon has now produced 90 million EOS series cameras and 130 million interchangeable EF lenses.

The 90 millionth EOS series camera produced was a <a href="http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/canon-5d-iv/canon-5d-ivA.HTM">Canon 5D Mark IV</a> and the 130 millionth EF lens was a <a href="http://www.imaging-resource.com/lenses/canon/ef-16-35mm-f2.8l-iii-usm/review/">Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM</a>. The Canon EOS system was launched in 1987 alongside the EF series of lenses, which was at...
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Chris Smith, the Photographer of the US Health Secretary

Here’s a short video released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services last month on the work of photographer Chris Smith, who has served as the Secretary’s photographer in the department for 27 years now. Smith shares about both his journey in photography and some insights into what it’s like to photograph in the upper levels of US government.
Photographer Chris Smith.
Here are some photos Smith has captured over the years: Smith says in the video that Tom Price is the 7th secretary he has covered during his time in the HHS. Just three days
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Watch: What Mickey Mouse Has to Do with Copyright Law

Mickey Mouse is a walking battlefield for copyright protection. When you create something, you like to think that it is yours, and that no one can take it from you. This idea begins in childhood, and it become no less fervent as one grows into adulthood. However, what you eventually realize is that ownership of creations begins with context. You only truly own something if you control all of the circumstances of production; sometimes, obtaining this control can become a battle. Believe it or not, as this video essay by The Mickey Mouse Collection shows, Continue reading "Watch: What Mickey Mouse Has to Do with Copyright Law"

The Rhino ROV is a Motorized Slider for Your Smartphone and Camera

Rhino has just launched a new Kickstarter campaign to fund the launch of its new ROV motorized camera slider for smartphones and various types of cameras. The slider has a 24 battery life, allowing for such things as shooting night-time starscapes. Its “low profile” iPhone mount means you can shoot at low angles, and the all-terrain legs fold for a compact design when traveling. There’s also a cold shoe mount on top of the iPhone mount so you can easily attach accessories (like a shotgun microphone). There are two sizes of the slider available, one with an 8″ travel distance
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The emotions of color: How color theory can help your photography

Rachel Gulotta and Daniel Inskeep of <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5bp5_6h-ZxkBz6S_33ZUVg" >Mango Street</a> have published a new video about color theory. Unless you&#39;re exclusively a monochrome photographer, and arguably even then color still matters considerably albeit in different ways, color is critical to making good images.

In the video below, Rachel and Daniel photograph a pair of models in varying locations with different color outfits and discuss how color psychology can work to change the feelings conveyed by your photos. Specifically, the duo works with pink and yellow this...
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Expensive soft focus: Leica revisits classic THAMBAR 90mm f/2.2 lens with new M-mount version

What&#39;s old is new again for Leica. The German camera company has announced a new <a href="https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1367466-REG/leica_11697_thambar_m_90mm_f_2_2_lens.html/BI/771/KBID/1047" >THAMBAR-M 90mm f/2.2 lens</a>. Its design is almost identical to the original Thambar lens, including a black paint finish, similar proportions and shape and its aperture engravings. Designed for the Leica M mount, the new version has had a few alterations to make it fit in with modern M-mount lenses. Leica states that the largest difference between the new version and the original is the single-coating which protects the glass against environmental...
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This Guy Photoshopped a Crane Out of a Building Photo as a Challenge

It’s amazing what can be done with Photoshop these days with simple techniques and a lot of patience. Case in point: UK-based photographer Denyer shared this 4-minute timelapse of an edit he did for fun, removing a large crane covering a busy building over 2-hours of retouching. It all started when Denyer was chatting in the Reddit /r/photography IRC channel on Snoonet with Illinois-based photographer Paul Frederiksen. Frederiksen had shared his crane photo, saying that he wasn’t happy with the shot because of the crane blocking the building. “He wanted a shot of the sugar factory, but the crane had
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