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The Sustainable Singapore Movement is an ongoing effort by the island city-state to create an environmentally clean and beautiful home for future generations. Photographer Klaus Tan Yihong shot a photo project titled Space Sustainable that provides a beautiful look at the new green spaces found through the country. Yihong, an 18-year-old student of Anglo Chinese School, was selected as the overall winner in the Junior Category of the prestigious City Developments Limited Singapore Young Photographers Award 2018.
After originally being announced back in January 2017, the return of Kodak Ektachrome film is inching closer: rolls of the film are now landing in the hands of beta testers around the world. The official Kodak Instagram account has published photos of Ektachrome boxes being held by photographers.
Photographers are apparently being sent shrink-wrapped blocks containing 10 individual boxes of Ektachrome.
Star Wars enthusiast @plasticstarwars shot a series of photos showing starfighters from the fictional universe at the moment of their destruction. Everything was done in-camera. “They are just Bandai model kits lit up with LEDs hidden in cotton wool,” @plasticstarwars tells PetaPixel. “I also used fiber optics to simulate sparks.”
Image credits: Photographs by @plasticstarwars and used with permission
Image credits: Photographs by @plasticstarwars and used with permission
The prestigious EISA Awards has announced its picks for the top photography products of 2018-2019. Sony leads the pack with 5 prizes this year, Canon snagged 4, and Nikon landed 2. For nearly 40 years now, the Expert Imaging & Sound Association (EISA) has been selecting the “most innovative, cutting-edge products” in consumer electronics, and Photography is one of the six categories of products covered. EISA is made up of technical experts from 55 leading specialist magazines and websites in 27 countries around the world. Here are the best photo gear products of the year, according to the EISA Awards:
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Montreal-based photographer François Guinaudeau went out a couple of nights ago to shoot Comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner during the Perseid meteor shower. As he was capturing photos of the comet for stacking, a shooting star flew into the frame and exploded near the comet. Above is one of the photos that resulted. “While video and VFX make my living, I am a passionate photographer and I recently decided to dive in a really special kind of photography: Deep Sky Object (DSO) photography,” Guinaudeau tells PetaPixel. That night, Guinaudeau drove three hours with some friends to the Mont Mégantic Observatory, the first
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For the past 10 years, the famous Scotch whiskey distillery The Macallan has been releasing limited edition whiskeys in a Masters of Photography series. For its latest edition, Macallan collaborated with the prestigious Magnum Photos cooperative. The Macallan Masters of Photography: Magnum Edition is the 7th limited edition release as part of the series. Previous photographers honored with an edition include Rankin, Albert Watson, Annie Leibovitz, Elliot Erwitt, Mario Testino, and Steven Klein. In addition to the scotch itself, each Magnum edition pack also contains a collection of six 11×14-inch signed prints captured by 6 Magnum photographers — Steve McCurry,
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Sony just announced that it is now #1 in the United States in the full-frame interchangeable lens camera market, overtaking Canon in both units sold and dollars generated in the first half of 2018. Sony says that 4 out of every 10 full-frame cameras sold during the period were made by Sony. Here’s a chart by Sony showing its explosive growth in the full-frame camera market: This latest news speaks to the rapid growth of mirrorless cameras. While Canon and Sony have yet to announce a full-frame camera in the mirrorless market, Sony currently has four: the Sony a9,
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Space enthusiast and photo processing hobbyist Jason Major created this edit of a NASA photo showing a ginormous coronal mass ejection back on June 7th, 2011. See that little blue circle in the upper-left-hand corner? That’s the Earth for scale. Here’s a video of the same coronal mass ejection:
Coronal mass ejections are like solar flares on a massive scale — while solar flares are seen as little eruptions on the Sun’s surface, coronal mass ejections can be bigger than the Sun itself. They’re caused when solar plasma caught in a loop in the Sun’s magnetic field violently breaks out
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The British tripod maker 3 Legged Thing has announced a new Punks-series tripod called Patti. It’s the company’s first ever tripod to feature flip-lock legs rather than the friction locks found on all the other models. The new tripod is named after punk rock musician Patti Smith, making it the first 3 Legged Thing tripod named after a female rockstar. Despite weighing just 3.4 pounds (1.55kg), Patti is capable of supporting up to 22 pounds (10kg) of camera gear thanks to its new leg locking mechanism. The flip locks are made of durable ABS plastic and help secure
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Want general liability insurance as a photographer but don’t want to pay monthly premiums because your shoots aren’t very regular? Verifly can provide you with insurance on a per-shoot basis, covering you for millions in exchange for dollars on the hour. We first covered Verifly back in late 2016, when the company was focused on providing on-demand insurance for flying drones. While that business is still alive and well, Verifly has now expanded to provide on-demand insurance to all independent contracts and freelance workers. The insurance is provided through Markel (a Fortune 500 company) and can be obtained
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As previous rumors suggested, Nikon will reportedly announce not just one, but two full-frame mirrorless cameras called the Z6 and Z7, respectively, as well as three lenses at its big unveiling on August 23rd. Nikon Rumors first reported these details, reporting that the Nikon Z6 will be a 24-megapixel, high-speed, low-light camera and that the Nikon Z7 will be a 45-megapixel, high-resolution camera. Three new lenses — possibly with the branding ‘Z-Nikkor’ — will likely be announced alongside the cameras: a 24-70mm f/4 zoom, a 50mm f/1.8 prime, and a wide angle lens (possibly a 24mm, 28mm, or
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Nikon’s teasers for its upcoming full-frame mirrorless camera have largely been looks at the front and sides of the camera. Here’s a look at what the back will likely be like. Nikon Rumors published the diagram above, writing that it’s a drawing made by a photographer who has used/seen/tested the camera out in the field. “As you can see from the sketch, the back layout is similar to most Nikon DSLR cameras with the exception that there are no buttons/controls on the left side of the screen,” Nikon Rumors writes. “The screen itself looks pretty big and there is also
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Parisa Pourtaherian is a 26-year-old photographer in Iran who has a passion for shooting sports. The problem is, women are banned from entering soccer stadiums in her country for men’s matches. But Pourtaherian recently became the first female photographer to shoot a national league match, and she did it by climbing on top of a nearby roof. The Guardian reports that for a match at Vatani stadium in the city of Ghaemshahr last month, Pourtaherian spent three hours searching for a nearby house with a rooftop that provided a view into the stadium. She spent nearly the entire first half
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The ongoing battle over camera supremacy between Canon, Nikon, and Sony is receiving more mainstream attention in the business world. Bloomberg has published a report on the rise of Sony through its mirrorless cameras and states that Sony is now winning over professional photographers. Sony has enjoyed a sizable lead in the booming mirrorless camera race thanks to its willingness to launch full-frame mirrorless cameras while Canon and Nikon largely twiddled their thumbs and continued focusing on their bread and butter DSLR businesses. As a result, Sony is now chipping away at the duopoly’s lead in the $3.2 billion
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Australian photographer Rod Evans took his 360-degree camera out at night this past weekend and created this mind-bending “little planet” photo of himself spinning burning steel wool above his head. “I’m new to the whole world of 360 imagery but I am quite experienced with spinning steel wool, so on Saturday night I thought I’d try and combine the two,” Evans tells PetaPixel. “I’m not the first to try it I must admit, I have seen some other 360 photographers spin steel wool, with great results, but I don’t think I’ve seen an image quite like mine, as of yet.
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