Greater freedom: Canon’s engineers talk about the EOS R project

The launch of Canon's EOS R gave us a chance to talk to a group of the engineers involved in the project. The company put forward an engineer from each of the main parts of the development process: physical design, optical design, UI design and overall product design. They talked of being given more freedom than ever before but also of the need to build on the EOS system's strengths.
Left to right:
Koji Yoshida - Lead Engineer/Architect, Integrated Design Department 232
Manabu Kato - Deputy Senior General Manager, ICD Optical Product Development Center
Shintaro Oshima - General Manager, ICB
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Confidence in Front of the Camera: Tips from 5 Portrait Photographers

Whether you’re photographing a high-profile celebrity in a big-budget shoot or you stop someone interesting on the street, everyone wants to look good in a photograph. Experienced portrait photographers always have a few tips up their sleeve for helping their subjects feel more at ease in front of the camera — it’s one of the most… The post Confidence in Front of the Camera: Tips from 5 Portrait Photographers appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

Above-the-fold podcast subscription banners

In Apple’s recent podcast best practices, the company recommends having our podcast subscription banners above the fold on the show’s website. In this article, I’ll clarify this —now anachronistic — term, why Apple’s suggestion makes most sense for consumption on mobile devices, and three different ways to accomplish it for WordPress sites, one free and two paid.

What is above-the-fold?

Above is an example of a famous newspaper where only the above-the fold portion is visible on a stack at a kiosk.
Originally, the term above-the-fold referred to the top half of a traditional newspaper. It was the part of
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Photographer Searching for Couple in His Epic Yosemite Engagement Photo

Michigan freelance photographer Matthew Dippel was in Yosemite National Park in California recently when he spotted a man walk out to the edge of a cliff with his girlfriend and drop to one knee. Dippel captured a breathtaking photo of the proposal from his vantage point, and now he’s searching for the mystery couple in his photo. CNN reports that Dippel was at Taft Point waiting to photograph his friend Josh when he noticed the proposal going down. He’s the photo he made: While the wide-angle photo makes the couple look extremely far away, they were located only about a
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Pixii is a Digital Rangefinder with an M Mount, Global Shutter, and Phone Link

A French startup called PIXII has unveiled its new Pixii camera. It’s an unusual digital rangefinder camera (with a real rangefinder, not just rangefinder looks) that represents the company’s “radical take on what a modern camera should be.” “The digital camera hasn’t changed much since the 90s,” says PIXII founder David Barth. “But now the new generation is learning photography with a smartphone: who understands why a camera still needs to bother with a screen or an SD card?” The Pixii camera is designed to be paired closely with your smartphone. Instead of having an LCD screen on
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New Sony sensor specs resemble chips found inside Fujifilm X-T3, Panasonic GH5S, others

Sony has updated its sensor page and shared the details of a number of new image sensors it's made. Sure enough, a few of them bear a striking resemblance to sensors inside other manufacturers cameras.
One sensor in particular, a 26-megapixel backside-illuminated (BSI) APS-C chip nicknamed IMX571, bears an uncanny resemblance to the sensor used inside Fujifilm's X-T3 camera. While Fujifilm hasn't confirmed it's a Sony sensor inside the X-T3, General Manager of Fujifilm UK, Theo Georgiades, did say it wasn't a Samsung sensor used inside the camera, as some believed to be the case, leaving little doubt that it Continue reading "New Sony sensor specs resemble chips found inside Fujifilm X-T3, Panasonic GH5S, others"

Photo Memes May Be Making Teens Fat, Researchers Warn

Less than a month after Sweden’s ad regulator ruled that the distracted boyfriend photo is sexist, researchers in the UK are now warning lawmakers that viral Internet memes may be causing obesity in teenagers who see them. The concern was shared in a letter written by researchers at Loughborough University to a British parliamentary committee that’s currently tasked with analyzing the effects of social media on the health of young people in the UK. “Our provisional inquiries show that a substantial number of individuals on Twitter share health-related Internet memes, with both positive and negative messages, through their public
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When Working for Free Pays Off

When Working for Free Pays Off

“Exposure doesn’t pay the bills.” As photographers, we’ve all heard this saying, and we’ve all probably even said this at least once. It’s frustrating to be expected to work for free at all as a creative professional. You and your work need to be taken seriously.

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The best tripod head for wildlife photography: Comparing ballheads, gimbals and video heads

Once you have a camera and lens you like, one of the best things you can do to improve your photography is ensure your gear is mounted on a stable and sturdy tripod and head combination. There are a lot of different types of tripods and even more variety when looking at tripod heads, so how do you choose the right one? For wildlife photographers, <a href="https://mortenhilmer.com/" >Morten Hilmer&rsquo;s</a> newest video will be of particular interest.

In the video below, Hilmer discusses the pros and cons of numerous tripod heads, including a gimbal style head, a ballhead...
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Cine Gear Expo returns to Atlanta in 2019

Cine Gear Expo returns to Atlanta in 2019 A strong attendance from 32 states across the U.S. and seven countries at the premiere of Cine Gear Expo Atlanta justifies that the event becomes annual. New dates will be announced soon. The Southeast’s Film and TV community showed its support of filmmaking art and technology with strong attendance at the premiere of Cine Gear Expo Atlanta. The event culminated several years of requests from vendors and crews who wanted to see the Hollywood-style event happen closer to home. For the organizers of the event, “the recent rise of production in Atlanta, and the rest of the south” justified
Cine Gear Expo returns to Atlanta in 2019
Cine Gear Expo returns to Atlanta in 2019
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The Incredibly Detailed Process of Getting the ‘First Man’ Spacesuits Right

The spacesuits in director Damien Chazelle's "First Man" look crazy authentic. Crafting a spacesuit from scratch is a unique art, especially if it's going to be used in a biopic or docudrama that demands that all props, locations, and events be as true to life as possible. This was the challenge prop maker and artist Ryan Nagata faced when he was approached to help design and build the spacesuits used in First Man, Damien Chazelle's biographic drama about American astronaut Neil Armstrong. Adam Savage got the chance to catch up with Nagata for a Continue reading "The Incredibly Detailed Process of Getting the ‘First Man’ Spacesuits Right"