Apple’s New iPhone 6S & 6S Plus Get 4K Video Recording

The new iPhone 6S and 6S Plus just got a 12MP camera upgrade & 4K video recording. While Apple has mostly played it safe with their camera over the last few years, today they finally made a big leap into much higher-resolution photos and the ability to shoot 4K videos. Though the 1080p iPhone has already been used as a movie-making device with films like Tangerine, being able to shoot in 4K should make for much sharper videos — even if the final target is 1080p. At times smartphone video can turn to mush, so hopefully with apps like FiLMiC Pro, we'll be able to squeeze every last little bit out of the camera and bitrate to get excellent video on a phone. With lens accessories, it's very possible we're going to see more movies made with these phones everyday, and at the very Continue reading "Apple’s New iPhone 6S & 6S Plus Get 4K Video Recording"

Apple’s New iPhone 6S & 6S Plus Get 4K Video Recording

The new iPhone 6S and 6S Plus just got a 12MP camera upgrade & 4K video recording. While Apple has mostly played it safe with their camera over the last few years, today they finally made a big leap into much higher-resolution photos and the ability to shoot 4K videos. Though the 1080p iPhone has already been used as a movie-making device with films like Tangerine, being able to shoot in 4K should make for much sharper videos — even if the final target is 1080p. At times smartphone video can turn to mush, so hopefully with apps like FiLMiC Pro, we'll be able to squeeze every last little bit out of the camera and bitrate to get excellent video on a phone. With lens accessories, it's very possible we're going to see more movies made with these phones everyday, and at the very Continue reading "Apple’s New iPhone 6S & 6S Plus Get 4K Video Recording"

Apple touts photo-editing capabilities of 12.9-inch iPad Pro

Apple has launched the long-rumored iPad Pro today. With its 12.9-inch Retina screen offering 2732 x 2048 resolution the new model is the largest in the iPad line-up. In its presentation, Apple showcased a range of new software applications that take advantage of the iPad Pro's features including Photoshop Fix, which lets you edit images of up to 50MP size using the new Apple Pencil. Read more

Apple Announces the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus with 4K, 12MP, and Live Photos

appleiphone6s Apple today officially introduced the new iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus, a refresh of the original 6S that offers a number of improvements to smartphones that double as two of the world’s most popular pocket cameras. sidebyside Inside the 6S and 6S Plus is a new 12-megapixel sensor with “advanced pixel technology” and an Apple-made image signal processor that delivers better colors in sharper and more detailed photos. On the front of the camera is a 5-megapixel FaceTime HD camera that, as rumors foretold, comes with a “Retina Flash” feature that briefly increases the brightness of the screen 3x to help illuminate selfies. retina_flash_large There’s also exposure control, timer mode, and face detection: features On the video-side of things, the new smartphones can shoot 4K footage with a resolution of 3840×2160 — over 8 million pixels per frame. Optical image stabilization can help improve the video you capture in low-light situations. 4kvideo
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1st of new series of 3 day practical shooting masterclasses with myself and Nino Leitner

Finally!! After a few teases that these were coming, it’s great to announce the first of a series of 3-day practical shooting masterclasses in various European countries. The first one is in London at an amazing venue, Wotton House Hotel on October 28th to the 31st. A bit of classic old England for you (don’t you dare mention Downtown Abbey!) wottonhouse_2 wottonhouse_1 We haven’t done one of these in a couple of years. In the past we have done a few over the years in Majorca, one in Las Vegas, and one in Key West. We plan to potentially do another in Majorca next spring, but this is most likely the only one this year due to my filming commitments on “The Wonder List.” I am squeezing this in between filming in Cuba and Bhutan. The focus is on corporate and commercial filming, with the vast majority of the 3
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New Apple TV Adds Siri Functionality & Proves the Company Still Hates Buttons

Apple TV has added the functionality of Siri and a brand new touch remote. Here's a look at the new Apple TV, which has a new interface and a completely new operating system that is based on iOS: By bringing in the power of Siri, Apple wants you to talk to your TV. Much more than that, though, Siri lets you search for very specific items. For example, you can find the cameo of a major actor in a TV series, or search for a specific actor playing a certain kind of role. One of the examples they showed during the keynote was finding Edward Norton's appearance in the TV show Modern Family. They want to make it easier to find exactly what you're looking for, and search for it in whatever way you want just by Continue reading "New Apple TV Adds Siri Functionality & Proves the Company Still Hates Buttons"

The New Apple iPad Pro May Change The Photo Retouching World

As I am writing this Apple is having a press conference about their new products. The Apple Watch is getting a software update, the Apple TV is getting a total overhaul, the iPhone is all new (and can finally shoot 4k video), but potentially the most exciting news for photographers is the Apple iPad Pro. [ Read More ]

Apple Unveils a Giant iPad Pro and Apple Pencil Stylus

appleipadpro If you’re interested in the idea of doing detailed photo editing on an iPad, Apple made a big announcement on that front today. The company just unveiled the new iPad Pro, a gigantic new 12.9-inch iPad that arrives on the scene with a new stylus called the Apple Pencil. Together, the combo could become a powerful new way for photographers to retouch shots. photobrowsing editingphoto photoviewing The new iPad Pro’s screen has a resolution of 2,732×2,048, or 5.6 million pixels — more pixels than any other iOS device up to this point. It’s as wide as the iPad Air 2 is as tall, meaning you can do split screen work with an iPad app on one side and something else on the other. splitsscreen splitscreen After years of avoiding the use of a stylus as an input device, Apple finally gave in with this latest iPad variant. The company’s new Apple Pencil
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Nikon D7200 Field Test: Desert dance photo shoot

Nikon's flagship APS-C DSLR is a real workhorse. Offering a 24.2MP CMOS sensor, the D7200 provides a 51-point AF system sensitive to -3EV, an increased buffer depth with 6 fps continuous shooting and 1080 HD video at 60p. We tagged along with pro photographer Gabe Bienczycki on a desert photo shoot to push the D7200 to its limits. Read more

Apple Introduces iPad Pro with 12.9″ Retina Display

There's a new giant iPad in town. Introduced at today's Apple event, the iPad Pro is a super-sized version of the original iPad (starting at $800), but with a few new tricks up its sleeve. The biggest update is obviously the screen. This is the first screen from Apple that has a variable refresh rate on the 5.6 million pixel display, and they've got some new touch sensitivity built-in that lets you draw and move around the screen more precisely. That's necessary when you're using their new Pencil stylus. Here's an intro video for the iPad Pro: A look at the specs Read More

This Concept Camera Won’t Let You Shoot Unoriginal Photographs

restricta-no-photos Say hello to “Camera Restricta,” a new concept camera by designer (and photographer) Philipp Schmitt. It’s described as a “disobedient tool for taking unique photographs.” In short, the camera searches the Web for other photos that have been captured from the same place and if too many photos are found, the camera will prevent you from taking another unoriginal photo. restricta-camera A counter on the back of the camera constantly displays the number of photos that have been discovered in a 35-meter radius around the current location. restricta-yes As long as the number is below a certain threshold, the camera will function and the viewfinder will show the scene: restricta-viewfinder-yes When too many photos are detected, the rear screen turns red, a warning message pops up, and the viewfinder becomes obscured with a big red X: restricta-prohibited restricta-viewfinder-no This goal of this strange and restrictive system would be to ensure unique photos and
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Video: How to Clean Your Camera Sensor to Remove Dust Spots

When particles of dust and debris get on your camera sensors, they can cause frustrating spots in your shots that ruin entire batches of photographs. Thus, many photographers like to regularly give their sensor a cleaning to make sure it’s free of spots. In the 10-minute video above, PhotoRec Toby offers a detailed look at how you should go about dry and wet cleaning your image sensor. Screen Shot 2015-09-09 at 11.38.15 AM Toby begins by showing us exactly how dirty his Sony a7R’s sensor became after a recent photo trip to Iceland. Snapping a photograph of a white surface and then importing it into Lightroom for closer examination confirms his sensor needs a good bit of cleaning. Screen Shot 2015-09-09 at 11.37.01 AM Starting with a bulb air blaster, Toby tries to remove larger bits of dust and debris. Unfortunately, in his case, the current of air isn’t enough to eliminate the particles clinging to the sensor itself. Using the camera’s
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National Geographic Magazine Now For-Profit Thanks to $725M Deal with Fox

natgeofoxheader Since 1888, National Geographic magazine has been the official journal of the non-profit National Geographic Society headquartered in Washington, D.C. Starting today, however, the magazine won’t be non-profit like the society is. The National Geographic Society just announced that it has signed a major agreement with 21st Century Fox. In exchange for $725 million, Fox will own 73% of National Geographic’s media properties. That means the iconic yellow-bordered magazine is now very much for-profit. mokeycam A new joint venture called National Geographic Partners will be created as part of the deal, and it’ll be an umbrella company that owns National Geographic TV channels, National Geographic magazines, National Geographic Studios, and other businesses as well (e.g. media, travel, entertainment, licensing, and ecommerce). National Geographic Society will own 27% of the new company, while 21st Century Fox will own the lion’s share of 73%. The Society’s endowment will increase to roughly
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