A Gorgeous Tour of the Earth, As Seen from the ISS


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Philadelphia-based photographer Bruce W. Berry Jr. took recent photos and videos captured from the International Space Station (ISS) and edited them into this gorgeous 6-minute short film that takes viewers on a journey around the world.

Berry gathered time-lapse sequences and 4K footage captured by NASA and ESA astronauts on the ISS and then edited, color graded, denoised, deflickered, and stabilized it to create what you see above.

(via Bruce W. Berry Jr. via Colossal)

The Hypocrisy of Banning Photo Retouching


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The Hypocrisy of Banning Photo Retouching

Bad retouching is not the subject of this article. Sometimes we read articles that talk about banning retouching or rumors that some brands or companies are going to get it banned from their advertising. If we dig deeper into the very reasons for such a decision, we should ban many other processes involved in the crafting of commercial imagery.

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FilmConvert: new profiles for Nikon Z6 mirrorless and iPhone XR and XS


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FilmConvert now has profiles for Nikon Z6 and iPhone

A new camera profile for the video-centric Nikon Z6 mirrorless camera comes from FilmConvert, and the company is now in Awards Season, with 20% off in all products.

The profile for the Nikon Z6 mirrorless is the fourth profile from FilmConvert for Nikon cameras. Previously, the DSLRs Nikon D7000, D750 and D800 received profiles and this time the new camera and first – with the Z7, mirrorless model from Nikon receives attention, with a profile for this full frame sensor camera able to record externally at 4K 10-bit N-Log.

The Z 6 is the more video orientated of the two

FilmConvert now has profiles for Nikon Z6 and iPhone

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How to capture long exposure photographs without the use of a filter


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For photographers interested in long exposure photography, neutral density filters are a very useful accessory. However, as photographer Attilio Ruffo shows in his latest video, they are not always necessary. Photography is an expensive hobby as it is, so it makes sense to not buy new accessories and equipment unless you are sure they'll benefit your photography. You can try your hand at long exposure photography without buying a bunch of new gear.

By taking control of the ISO and aperture settings of your camera and lens, you…

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Fuji X-T30 Sample Images: Real-world photos, plus First Shots in case you missed it


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Gallery ImagesFirst Shots

Sporting a lot of the same tech as the higher-end, and award-winning X-T3, the brand-new Fujifilm X-T30 is compact, affordable and quite a feature-packed little camera. Just a day after its unveiling, we've managed to get our hands on the little guy and not only provide our standard series of lab sample images, but also take it out into the field for an initial round real-world gallery images.

With a 26MP APS-C sensor and all-new image processor,…

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Academy President Clarifies Decision to Not Air Cinematography and Editing Awards


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Things are about to get a little more confusing.


In an endless debacle that will seemingly never reach an appropriate conclusion, the choice to remove the Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Hair & Makeup, and Best Live Action – Short award presentations from the upcoming Academy Awards telecast has gotten even more mindboggling.



Academy president John Bailey, himself a cinematographer, has now released a statement attempting to clarify the controversial decision, although his stated reasons are both confusing and strangely thought out.



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This Week in Photography Books: Luciana Pampalone


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Proper civilizations depend upon the rule of law, in my opinion.

It might not work as a general rule, though, because China is an impressive civilization, for sure. (I guess Russia is too, if for Dostoevsky alone.)

But since the times of Hammurabi’s code, the idea of a system of justice has long been at the heart of most idealistic, successful societies. (I’d include America on that list, though our justice system is heavily imperfect.)

Even when they’re functioning, laws require distinctions to be made, as well as decisions.

This act or behavior is permitted. But that one is not.

Sometimes, though, things get murky.

Even the idea of pornography, sexual imagery that is considered illegal for traditional methods of media distribution, is unclear as a category.

Famously, the US Supreme Court justice Potter Stewart declared in Jacobellis vs Ohio that the standard was essentially: “I know it when I see it.”

Which means what?

Penetration is always porn, but boobs alone rarely are? Female frontal nudity is considered more acceptable than male, and why is that?

(Or the amazing “Broad City” girls can talk about pegging, on cable TV, but probably couldn’t use the word fuck.)

Speaking of laws, we’ve almost always kept our content SFW here at my APE book review column. (Safe for work.) Rob asked me to run it that way from the beginning, and then was open-minded as I experimented with showing a bit of nudity and light sexual behavior stuff here, years ago.

But it didn’t feel right for the audience, and we tightened up the restrictions ever since.

(One time, I specifically remember using my finger to tactically cover a hippie-dude’s-johnson in a photograph.)

I don’t mind the restriction.

I don’t think the column would be better

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A History of the Yosemite Firefall and Tips for Photographing It


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Each year from summer of 1872, the owners of Glacier Point hotel started the event of Yosemite Firefall. For seven nights a week, they would spill hot embers from Glacier Point down to the valley 3000 feet below. The event ended in 1968 when the National Park Service ordered it to stop because the overwhelming number of visitors that it attracted overwhelmed the meadows, and because it was not a natural event. NPS wanted to preserve the Valley, returning it to its natural state.

In a February 1973 evening, photographer Galen Rowell saw the setting sun lights Horsetail Fall against

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How to Write a TV Pilot: Free Drama Pilot Seminar (Week Five)


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Time for your characters to get some closure…but not too much closure.


Oh man, we have entered the penultimate week of TV drama pilot writing. You have been cranking out the pages, and I have been here, cheering for you the whole way. Plus writing a bunch of articles for you to like and share. But that doesn’t matter now. All that matter is that this week your goal is to get to page 50. And I know you can do it.



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Oscar Nominee J.C. Chandor Returns with Trailer for ‘Triple Frontier’


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Who directed this film again?


Old friendships die hard in the new trailer for director J.C. Chandor (Margin Call, All is Lost)’s Triple Frontier, a nervewracking drama starring Ben Affleck and Oscar Isaac. The plot is intriguing, featuring a scenario in which five military buddies reunite for a job that requires less their services than their trained skills, and the tone (of the trailer, at the very least) appears both action-packed and as a representation of a more than competent thriller.



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Kirk Decker


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Kirk DEckerKansas City photographer Kirk Decker

Kansas City photographer (and TOP reader) Kirk Decker stopped by Penn Yan a few days back for lunch. A retired UPS driver (both delivery and big truck), Kirk is pursuing his photography seriously these days and is experiencing increasing success. He told me his interests always seem to circle back to portraiture and landscape.

Decker portrait

A portrait by Kirk

He photographs using both film and digital, and both black-and-white and color. A visit to his website reveals an affection for B&W. He showed me a gorgeous print of this picture that had a lot of presence

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Listen to Intimate Stories From Some of Today’s Best Screenwriters


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Want to hear advice from some of the writers of the greatest movies of last year?


Awards season is my favorite time of the year. When everyone’s campaigns start, you get the best interviews, behind the scenes looks, and access to all the stuff you wanted to see about your favorite movies of the year. My absolute must-watch every year is The Hollywood Reporter’s Writer’s Roundtable.



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The Atomos Shinobi is a light, bright 5″ 1920×1080 HDMI monitor for $399


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Atomos has released the Shinobi, a new super bright 5in 1920×1080 HDMI monitor designed with vloggers and photographers in mind.

The Atomos Shinobi weighs just 200g / 7oz thanks to its polycarbonate body and uses the same HDR display and color processing technology found in Atomos’ popular Ninja V monitor/recorder. It features a 1000nit screen for easy viewing in bright situations, has a pixel density of 427PPI, and includes a headphone on the side of the device to add external recording, even if the camera being used doesn’t have one built-in.

Atomos says the Shinobi comes color calibrated straight from

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Video: first impressions of the Canon EOS RP


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Got a couple of minutes? Then you have all the time you need to learn about Canon’s second full-frame mirrorless camera body. Technical Editor Richard Butler has been able to do some shooting with the camera and gives a full rundown of its feature set – and explains why it’s a compelling option for someone stepping into full-frame for the first time.

Live Q&A with DPReview editors about the Canon EOS RP


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Want to know more about the Canon EOS RP? Dying to ask a question that hasn’t been addressed anywhere else online? Join the editors of DPReview for a live Q&A about this new camera next Tuesday, Feb. 19 on our YouTube channel.

If you have a question but can’t watch live, leave it below in the comments and we’ll do our best to answer it during the event. We’ll post a direct link to the live stream shortly before it goes live. Here’s a list of what time to tune in depending on your location:

How to Make a DIY Trekpak For Under $20


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The Trekpak Case Divider System is a beautiful piece of design. It’s simple, it’s clean, and most importantly, you can change your configuration as you needs. It’s meant to replace the current pick-n-pluck foam system that Pelican and other hard shell manufactures use. The problem with the pick-n-pluck is once you pull out the foam, you’re stuck with that set-up. If you decide to change this, your only option is to replace it with a new foam insert. And this gets expensive, not to mention inconvenient.

Trekpak system
The current pick-n-pluck system

My sole complaint with the Trekpak system is

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Boycott the Oscars


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Boycott the Oscars?

There’s been some chatter (depending on whom you watch/read) about the “Academy” deciding to award 4 categories during the commercial times.

I’m pretty shocked they would decide that Cinematography, Film Editing, Makeup and Hair Styling, and Live Action Short would be able to be done off camera.

They did say these 4 categories would be ‘rotated’ with other categories every year… but it seems pretty lame to me.

And so is Jem Scofield:

What do you think?

I can’t say i’m boycotting because frankly I haven’t watched in years 🙂

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