Are you Nat Geo’s next Travel Photographer of the Year? Enter to win $2,500 and a trip to the Galápagos

Entries are now open for National Geographic&rsquo;s popular <a href="http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/photographer-of-the-year-2017/" >Travel Photographer of the Year</a> photo contest. Entries are accepted until June 30 at 12:00 PM EDT and photographers can win up to US$2,500 in cash and a ten-day trip for two to the Gal&aacute;pagos with National Geographic Expeditions. In total, there is $3,750 in cash prizes up for grabs, with $750 and $500 going to second and third place winners respectively. All three winners will receive a year&rsquo;s subscription to National Geographic Traveler as well, a publication in which all...
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Lomography Ten and One Annual Photo Awards announces winners from over 100,000 entries

The <a href="https://microsites.lomography.com/ten-and-one/about/" >Ten and One Annual Lomography Photo Awards</a> was started in 2016 and aims to push the boundaries of photography and inspire photographers to break out of their comfort zones and challenge the medium itself. The awards include 11 different categories, ten of which are unchanging with an additional special theme which changes to reflect contemporary global issues - which was centered on migration and identity in this edition of the competition.

After 114,931 entries from 76 countries, 28 judges narrowed the entries down to 110...
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Sony A9 Gallery Images: High-flying, high ISO sports shooting straight from New York

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The <a href="http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/sony-a9/sony-a9A.HTM">Sony A9</a>, the camera maker&#39;s higher-end flagship full-frame mirrorless camera, made its long-awaited debut last week in New York City. After the press announcement, Imaging Resource, along with a number of other members of the press, spent nearly an entire day photographing a variety of sporting events with the new Sony A9. Everything from ice hockey and figure skating to pro-level Olympic-style events such as triple jump, pole vaulting, taekwondo and sprinting were on offer...
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Thrifty Thursday: Save big bucks on cinema lenses, lighting and cameras from Canon, Nikon and Sony

To celebrate <a href="http://www.nabshow.com/" >NAB Show</a>, which closes today in Las Vegas, B&amp;H has a huge amount of <a href="https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/promotion/13026/nab-promotion-2017.html/BI/771/KBID/1047" >ongoing specials</a> on video, lighting, audio, photo and computer equipment and gear.

Rokinon Cine DS lenses

If you&rsquo;re looking to get started shooting video with your DSLR or mirrorless camera, you might want a cine lens or two, right? How about four cine lenses for well under $2,000? Rokinon&rsquo;s popular Cine DS lenses are available in four-lens bundles for between $1,650 and $1,800. The bundles come with 20mm or 24mm, 35mm, 50mm and 85mm Cine DS lenses...
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DJI and Hasselblad announce bundle with M600 Pro drone, Ronin MX gimbal and 100-megapixel camera

Back in 2015, <a href="http://www.imaging-resource.com/news/2015/11/09/hasselblad-flying-high-dji-buys-stake-in-hasselblad">Hasselblad purchased a minority stake in Chinese drone-maker DJI</a>. That partnership led to a <a href="http://www.imaging-resource.com/news/2016/07/12/medium-format-drone-hasselblad-and-djis-recent-partnership-bundle-a5d-m600">new bundle combining a Hasselblad A5D camera and DJI M600 drone</a> in July of 2016. The Hasselblad A5D aerial camera was available in 50 and 80-megapixel versions.

That was a very serious bundle, but DJI and Hasselblad have topped it with a new <a href="http://www.dji.com/newsroom/news/dji-and-hasselblad-introduce-world%E2%80%99s-first-100-megapixel-integrated-aerial-photography-platform" >integrated drone platform</a> which combines the M600 Pro drone, a Ronin MX gimbal and Hasselblad&#39;s 100-megapixel H6D-100c camera.

This bundle is clearly aimed at high-end fine art...
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How to match total exposures of multiple images in Lightroom in only a few clicks

Adobe team member Benjamin Warde has shared many quick Lightroom tutorials in his <a href="https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLmXfFxjdp3CFWa1egQmUNo10XtJdNHoa2" >Lightroom Coffee Break video series</a>. Scott Kelby <a href="http://lightroomkillertips.com/automatically-matching-exposure-across-multiple-images/" >recently featured</a> one from last December on his Lightroom Killer Tips website and we thought we would share it with you because it&rsquo;s a very useful, easy tip to make using Lightroom to edit many images at once even easier.

When out shooting, it&rsquo;s not unlikely that your exposures from shot to shot can vary dramatically. It would take a great deal of time to manually adjust the exposure of a lot of...
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A bear-y scary portrait session: Photographer combines passions in surreal portraiture

The surreal photographic work of Russian photographer <a href="http://barantseva.com/" >Olga Barantseva</a> showcases models posing with a variety of animals, often a massive, seven-foot brown bear. The bear&#39;s name is Stepan and he was found, orphaned and starving, when he was three months old. Now 20, Stepan was never able to be released back into the wild after being raised by a circus trainer. This should be obvious, but do not ever approach a bear, Stepan is likely the only one willing to pose with you.

Olga Barantseva&#39;s path crossed with Stepan&#39;s a few years...
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Chinese company ZY Optics announces pair of fast prime manual focus Mitakon lenses for Fuji GFX

<a href="http://www.zyopticslens.com/" >Mitakon</a> has announced at the <a href="http://www.ccoea.org.cn/gongju/index.asp" >2017 China P&amp;E fair in Beijing</a> a pair of lenses for the <a href="http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/fuji-gfx/fuji-gfxA.HTM">Fujifilm GFX</a>. The Mitakon Speedmaster 65mm f/1.4 and Speedmaster 85mm f/1.2 lenses are scheduled to be released in 2017, but pricing information is not yet available.

The details are sparse on the pair of manual focus lenses, but both include a 77mm filter thread, to give some sense of their size. The 85mm f/1.2 lens is said to have a close focusing distance of around 3.2 feet (1 meter) and it has nine lenses in six groups with two <!--more--> the optics...
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Frustrated with constant lens changes? Check out the TriLens triple lens holder you can wear on your belt

Have you ever been inconvenienced by having to switch lenses? Have you ever wished you could have a few lenses within hands&rsquo; reach? If so, Swedish startup <a href="http://www.friidesigns.com/" >Frii Designs</a> has a potential solution for you, the <a href="http://www.friidesigns.com/" >TriLens</a>.

Frii Designs was started by event photographer Jonas Lundin and his TriLens product is aimed at making it easier than ever to quickly change lenses and make sure that you capture every moment. &ldquo;There&rsquo;s nothing worse than coming home from a photo shoot and realize that you&rsquo;ve missed irreplaceable moments because you...
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Syrp has announced the Genie II & Magic Carpet Pro

<a href="https://syrp.co.nz/">Syrp</a> has announced the coming Genie Mini II and Magic Carpet Pro slider, a combination that should bring fans of the system everything they&#39;ve wanted in a timelapse and motion control device. Though details are a somewhat limited, as it appears Syrp wants to incentivise interested parties to visit their booth at NAB, we do know a few things about the upcoming redesigned system. If you are unfamiliar with Syrp, they were one of the most successful Kickstarters ever back in 2012 with the launch of their original Genie, and since then...
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Light & Motion partners with Elinchrom for portable, rugged continuous lighting with wireless control

Renowned lighting companies <a href="http://www.lightandmotion.com/" >Light &amp; Motion</a> and <a href="http://www.elinchrom.com/" >Elinchrom</a> have announced a <a href="http://www.photographyblog.com/news/light_motion_and_elinchrom_announce_new_lighting_collaboration/" >strategic partnership</a>. The fruits of this partnership are immediate with the announcement of Light and Motion&rsquo;s new <a href="http://www.stellaprolights.com/stella-pro-rf" >Stella Pro 5000 RF and Stella Pro 8000 RF single-point LED lights</a>.

The Stella Pro lights are portable, weatherproof and offer a continuous 5600 Kelvin light. Thanks to the partnership with Elinchrom, the lights include Elinchrom&rsquo;s Skyport Protocol. This allows RF control of the Stella lights across 20 channels in four separate groups and power...
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Photoshop Quick Tips: Selectively sharpening in Photoshop using High Pass filter and layer masks

<a href="http://www.robertkbaggs.com/" >Robert K. Baggs</a>, a professional commercial photographer and writer for Fstoppers, has recently started a series of &ldquo;bite-sized Photoshop tutorials.&rdquo; He has previously written about <a href="https://fstoppers.com/education/how-quickly-and-easily-create-your-own-photoshop-actions-162086" >using Photoshop actions</a> to speed up your workflow, &ldquo;crushing blacks&rdquo; to <a href="https://fstoppers.com/education/how-cinematography-technique-crushing-blacks-can-improves-your-images-168268" >achieve a cinematic look</a> and <a href="https://fstoppers.com/education/how-create-even-colors-your-images-169485" >creating even colors in your images</a>. His latest tutorial is about using the <a href="https://fstoppers.com/education/bite-size-ps-tutorials-sharpening-high-pass-filter-173906" >high pass filter in Photoshop to sharpen your images</a>.

Early in his career, Baggs saw images from pros and wondered why his own work wasn&rsquo;t that sharp. He made a few mistakes in...
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The Arctic Melt: Photographer Diane Tuft offers a beautiful, frightening look at the disappearing Arctic

April 22 marked <a href="http://www.earthday.org/" >Earth Day</a>, an occasion to bring special attention to the worldwide movement to improve the health of our environment. Currently, climate change is one of the biggest threats facing our world and fine art environmental photographer <a href="http://dianetuft.com/" >Diane Tuft</a> has spent much of her career traveling to remote areas of the globe and documenting the impact of climate change on the environment.

Tuft&rsquo;s latest book, &ldquo;<a href="http://www.assouline.com/the-arctic-melt-images-of-a-disappearing-landscape.html" >The Arctic Melt: Images of a Disappearing Landscape</a>,&rdquo; is being published by <a href="http://www.assouline.com/" >Assouline</a> and showcases Tuft&rsquo;s incredible work...
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DJI’s new Ronin 2 looks like the most advanced gimbal on the market

DJI has introduced a new camera stabilizer for professional sets called the Ronin 2, and from all appearances it may be the most advanced gimbal of its type that exists. The Ronin 2 has more power and torque to carry larger cameras than its predecessor, and has more "intelligent features" to allow for new and unusual camera moves that will give filmmakers the ability to land shots they couldn&#39;t until now.

Ronin 2 has an enlarged camera cage and 50mm extendable arms which can support everything from DSLRs to full cinematic cameras...
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The Seagate/DJI strategic partnership yields first product: a portable 2TB drive with microSD port

Seagate and DJI had <a href="http://www.seagate.com/about-seagate/news/dji-and-seagate-announce-strategic-partnership-master-pr/">previously announced a strategic partnership</a>, and that arrangement has yielded its first product: the Fly Drive. With 2TB of storage and a built-in microSD card reader, the Fly Drive is designed to give drone pilots an in-the-field backup option. Seagate says the drive should appeal to drone users due to its small size, durability, built-in reader and fast transfer speeds, but did not provide any actual transfer speed numbers to expect at this time....
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Laws of Light: Creating separation using background and key lights plus color as a separator

In <a href="http://www.jaypmorgan.com/" >Jay P. Morgan&rsquo;s</a> continuing video series, &ldquo;Laws of Light,&rdquo; his latest video focuses on creating separation between your subject and the background. Having control over light is critical for capturing portraits with dimension and depth, as <a href="http://www.imaging-resource.com/news/2017/03/25/creating-dimension-and-texture-using-light">we saw in a previous &ldquo;Laws of Light&rdquo; video</a> focused on dimension and texture.

A simple way to create separation is to use a single light on your subject and the background. When the light is angled from the side, the lit side of the subject&rsquo;s face is bright against a dark background, whereas...
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