Love of cars runs through two very different photographers across generations and styles

For car fanatics, there is something special about the roar of an engine. It's not easy to point to what exactly makes cars special, and perhaps there are as many answers to that question as there are cars on the road. It could be the unique shapes, the incredible engineering or maybe just the flat-out speed of a supercar.

No matter the answer, work of automotive photographer <a href="http://www.eastonchang.com/" >Easton Chang</a> is sure to inspire awe from even the most subdued car fan. Chang was recently featured by SmugMug Films and the video below shows us the...
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Is 17 the magic number for bokeh? Biotar announces campaign for 17-bladed 58mm f/2 optic

If you have ever scoffed at a mere 9 or 11 aperture blades, then Oprema Optik&#39;s latest Indiegogo campaign is a must-see. The German lens maker, Oprema Jena, is resurrecting the Biotar 58mm f/2 optic, including its unique and "world record" 17-blade aperture design. What&#39;s old is new again.

This is Oprema&#39;s second lens project following a successful Kickstarter campaign for a Biotar 75mm f/1.5 revival project, so the company has experience bringing distinct lenses back from the past.



Let&#39;s talk more about the 17 aperture...
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Capture One Pro 10 Spectrum Styles Pack adds cinema-inspired color grading to the RAW editor

For fans - like us - of Capture One Pro 10, Phase One shared some interesting news yesterday. The company has released a new series of Styles, which are one of the big features of Capture One Pro 10.1. The first "Grading Styles" Styles Pack is the new "<a href="https://www.phaseone.com/en/Products/Software/Styles.aspx" >Spectrum</a>" pack.

Each Styles Pack comes up with up to 18 different Styles, which have been carefully designed to adjust curves, saturation and tonal adjustments without changing key parameters, such as your exposure, white balance and levels. Spectrum has been designed to deliver...
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You can now use Adobe Spark with your own custom logos and colors

Adobe Spark is a web-based platform for blogging and storytelling, and it got an update with "premium features," which lets you create and share branded stories in all three Spark formats: Post (for graphics), Page (for web pages), and Video (for video stories). Now instead of carrying Adobe&#39;s branding wherever it went, Spark stories can carry your own and be a better representation of you and your business. 

Adobe has baked in what they are calling "design intelligence," so all you need to do is add your brand ingredients to get...
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Profoto enters new territory with the announcement of their first speed light: the Profoto A1

Announced today by Profoto comes a new product in a market we haven&#39;t seen them even show a desire to really enter. Until today, Profoto is most notably known for their pro-level strobes and lighting kits that cost thousands of dollars (but those who use them will say they&#39;re worth worth every penny). So what is their next step? Well, apparently speed lights, with the announcement of the Profoto A1. Friend of Imaging Resource <a href="https://zsuttonphoto.com/" >Zach Sutton</a> is in Sweden for the launch, and was kind enough to give us the down-low as well as his first...
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Shutter Release: 3 videos about lighting techniques, dramatic black and white images and more

In our regular roundup feature, Shutter Release, we share and summarize interesting photography content we see from around the web. It could be video tutorials about Photoshop, an opinion piece about a new camera or really anything that we think our readers would enjoy seeing. We are dedicated to bringing you the best original content we can, but we also want to share the great work our colleagues are doing as well.

Today&#39;s Shutter Release kicks off with a pair of lighting videos from two regularly-featured photographers on...
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YI M1 Review: A Micro Four Thirds body with lens and Sony sensor for under $300—so what’s the catch?

Late last year, Shenzhen, China-based XiaoYi -- known stateside as Yi Technology -- launched the <a href="http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/yi-m1/yi-m1A.HTM" title="Yi M1 Review">YI M1</a> to great fanfare. Its first standalone camera (and an interchangeable-lens camera, at that!) the <a href="http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/yi-m1/yi-m1A.HTM" title="Yi Camera Review">Yi Camera</a> drew plenty of attention for its reserved Leica-like looks, its quality Four Thirds-format Sony Exmor image sensor, and its broadly-supported Micro Four Thirds lens mount. But more than that, what got folks talking was its pricetag.

Originally shipping at around US$350 list (and that&#39;s with a 12-40mm kit lens), the...
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Shutter Release: Portrait lighting setup, large format portraiture, Photoshop tips, Yashica’s return and more

We hope you all had a pleasant weekend and for those of you were out taking photos, we hope the conditions were favorable! In today&#39;s edition of Shutter Release, our regular roundup feature here at Imaging Resource, we will be looking at six articles and videos covering a wide range of topics. We start with an article and a video showing portraiture behind the scenes, then look at 10 tips for landscape photography before moving to a pair of Photoshop tutorial videos and finish up with an interesting teaser video from Yashica. We&#39;ve...
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Firmware Friday: Canon Cinema EOS C700, Hasselblad X1D-50c and Pentax K-1 updated

This week&#39;s <a href="http://www.imaging-resource.com/topics/firmware%20friday">Firmware Friday</a> roundup is fairly short and sweet, compared to some of the lengthy lists we&#39;ve seen lately, but if you&#39;re shooting Canon&#39;s Cinema EOS C700-series video cameras, the medium-format Hasselbad X1D-50c mirrorless camera or Ricoh&#39;s full-frame Pentax K-1 DSLR, it will nevertheless be interesting for you, as all of the above have received updates in the last seven days.

Let&#39;s get right down to what&#39;s new for these products!

Canon Cinema EOS C700, C700 PL and C700 GS PL

Hitting the list from the top...
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Shutter Release: Lightroom Coffee Break, natural versus artificial light, moody landscapes and a pro’s workflow

As we head into the weekend, we have four videos to share with you in today&#39;s edition of Shutter Release. First up is a new Lightroom Coffee Break video, next is a video about natural light versus off camera flash, then a behind the scenes landscape video before finishing with the latest from photographer Jay P. Morgan.

Shutter Release is a regular roundup feature here at Imaging Resource wherein we share interesting photography content from around the web, including articles, tutorials, videos and more.

<a href="https://www.the-digital-picture.com/News/News-Post.aspx?News=21241" >Lightroom Coffee Break:...</a>
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Sony announces its first camcorders to feature phase-detect autofocus

Sony&rsquo;s newest camcorders are its first to feature phase detection autofocus, and each also boast 1-inch sensors and 4K capture. The XDCAM PXW-Z90, the NXCAM HXR-NX80 and the Handycam FDR-AX700 are Sony&#39;s first camcorders to use a "Fast Hybrid AF" system which they say "ensures highly accurate focusing and tracking." The sensors in all three cameras feature 273 phase-detection AF points that cover approximately 84% of the shooting area, high-density placement of autofocus points and a newly developed AF algorithm. In movie recording...
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Wild Wild West: Real-world gallery images from the super-versatile new Nikon D850

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This past week, myself, along with a group of other photo press members, were invited by Nikon to come out to Bend, Oregon for a whirlwind testing session with the new <a href="http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/nikon-d850/nikon-d850A.HTM">Nikon D850</a>. While out here in Oregon, I had the opportunity to put the D850 through its paces with a variety of subject matter, including landscapes and portraiture -- key areas of expertise for the D810 predecessor -- as well as fast-paced and challenging subjects like motocross and whitewater kayaking. I also threw in...
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WhiteWall Direct Print on Wood Review: A natural-looking print with its very own personality

You may recall last month when we <a href="http://www.imaging-resource.com/news/2017/08/22/whitewall-now-offers-direct-prints-on-wood">shared news</a> about WhiteWall&#39;s new direct print on wood product. The folks at White Wall were kind enough to provide me a code to order my own 20 x 15 inch wooden print. Let&#39;s take a closer look at the new product and how my own print turned out.

The ordering process is a breeze. You need to prepare your file in the AdobeRGB or sRGB color space (it will be changed to sRGB for printing), but you need to ensure that the file has the color space embedded. You should also set <!--more--> to a resolution of 300...
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A blast from the past: Polaroid relaunches its instant camera business with the new OneStep 2

Polaroid is back with a vengeance. The reemergence of the instant camera is an interesting one spearheaded by Fujifilm and their Instax cameras, but you can trace its origins back to the 70s when Polaroid released the foldable SX70 and then a few years later, the simpler OneStep camera. The simple camera had a fixed focus lens and it produced a film that developed in minutes. "Shake it like a Polaroid picture" said OutKast in the popular song "Hey Ya!" It wasn&#39;t shake it like an Instax.

The original OneStep had a single button...
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A blast from the past: Polaroid relaunches its instant camera business with the new OneStep 2

Polaroid is back with a vengeance. The reemergence of the instant camera is an interesting one spearheaded by Fujifilm and their Instax cameras, but you can trace its origins back to the 70s when Polaroid released the foldable SX70 and then a few years later, the simpler OneStep camera. The simple camera had a fixed focus lens and it produced a film that developed in minutes. "Shake it like a Polaroid picture" said OutKast in the popular song "Hey Ya!" It wasn&#39;t shake it like an Instax.

The original OneStep had a single button...
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Adobe updates their video suite to enhance capabilities with virtual reality, animation and motion graphics

Adobe is adding a ton of new features to their video platforms (Premiere, After Effects, Character Animator and Audition) and the sheer number of improvements might outpace what many of us have seen in years. With a focus on virtual reality and better and easier animations and motion graphics, there is a ton to go over.

Adobe Premiere Pro CC

Make visually stunning videos with the industry-leading video editing software that offers powerful and efficient workflows for color, audio and graphics. The Fall 2017 update to Premiere...
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