EXIF.co Helps You Protect and Get Credit For Your Photos Online

Image protection is a fiery issue among us photographers and there’s a good chance you sit in one of four camps… 1. You don’t protect your work and are happy for publications to post your images in exchange for credit and hope your work will spread around the web to be seen by potential clients. 2. You semi-protect your work with a watermark in the hope that it’s enough to deter potential thieves while not being too distracting for the viewer, but also prominent enough so that potential clients can see your name in case a publication forgets to credit
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Hasselblad X1D Review: An Expensive Gadget or a Worthy Performer?

Of all the cameras that sit in my camera bag, the Hasselblad X1D is the one camera that I never expected to purchase. But, after my Hasselblad H5 went in for repairs with no return date in sight (more on that later) and I faced an expensive rental bill to procure a replacement for a month-long photo project, I did some math and figured that I could buy the X1D, sell the H5 and put the money I’d have spent renting a camera into this sleek sports car of a camera. After a couple of phone calls and a few
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Bokehlicious: This is What the Sigma 135mm f/1.8 Art Lens Can Do

Talk about luck. Before teaching a workshop, “Aperture In Action”, recently, I was handed a pre-release copy of the eagerly awaited Sigma 135mm f/1.8 Art Series lens. What was already going to be a great class instantly got a lot better!
The Sigma 135mm F1.8 DG HSM Art lens.
Sigma already has a significant presence in the full-frame, prime lens market, and this lens certainly underscores their commitment to the segment. As far back as I can remember, the 135mm prime lens was the portrait photographer’s lens of choice. When properly executed, it was the lens you
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Lensbaby Edge 50 Optic: This Is Not A Review

Before I bought the Edge 50 optic earlier this year I did a bit of online searching to find out how people were using it, what their thoughts were and what sort of images they were creating with it. I found a few “proper” reviews but struggled to find any “this is what I’m doing and how I’m feeling about it” sort of posts. If I’m honest “proper” lens reviews send me to sleep. Once I know the widest aperture and closest focus distance I just want to know what I might be able to create with it. Instead I
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Fuji GFX 50S Review: Medium Format for Landscape and Travel Photography

I had the good fortune of having a pre-production model of the Fujifilm GFX 50s to take with me to Norway in February of this year on my scouting trip with Discovery Photo Tours. Since I was already bringing a lot of my X-Series gear with me, I wanted to keep my kit as light as possible and therefore only brought the GFX body, the extended grip, and the FUJINON GF32-64mmF4 R LM WR. I had the chance to bring the other two lenses available at this time but since my focus was on more big picture wide angle shots,
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Blackmagic Design URSA Mini Pro Review

Is this the best camera made my Blackmagic Design? I think there might be a good case for it to be. One thing is for sure. Blackmagic Design is listening to their customers. Shooters asked for a Neutral Density filter wheel and they got one. They asked for an easier camera to use and they got one. When Blackmagic Design sent me the URSA Mini Pro to test I immediately pressed it into service literally. I had it out on a shoot on day 1. The Pro became my “A” camera right away because it had everything I loved about
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Blackmagic Design URSA Mini Pro Review

Is this the best camera made my Blackmagic Design? I think there might be a good case for it to be. One thing is for sure. Blackmagic Design is listening to their customers. Shooters asked for a Neutral Density filter wheel and they got one. They asked for an easier camera to use and they got one. When Blackmagic Design sent me the URSA Mini Pro to test I immediately pressed it into service literally. I had it out on a shoot on day 1. The Pro became my “A” camera right away because it had everything I loved about
URSA Mini Pro
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Soaking, Freezing, and Overheating a Leica M: A Different Sort of Review

With the recent release of the Leica’s new M10, I noticed an interesting commonality amongst the reviews: almost all of them tested the camera in sunny, dry, or interior environments. Now, I understand that Leica’s are expensive cameras and that reviewers and owners may not want to risk their equipment, but it strikes me that it might be worth knowing what kind of abuse these cameras can take given the high price they command. Additionally, I’ve seen Leica cameras treated with a sort of reverence that often influences the types of shots photographers are willing to risk taking—and it strikes
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Panasonic Lumix GH5 Review – A Closer Look at Panasonic’s Flagship Camera

Ok, the Panasonic GH5 has been out for a good few weeks (tho some in the USA still haven't gotten theirs)… so what kind of reviews are coming in? What's the consensus? I plan to post a few articles this week outlining some of the results and opinions. There's plenty of good and bad to get thru. For my needs, I'm sticking with the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV – I'm mainly shooting photos and some videos for planet5D etc. I'm not making movies full time nor am I shooting a ton of 4k. So I'm happy where I am for now –
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$5,660 Mac Pro Crushed in Photoshop Test by $1,530 PC with AMD Ryzen

AMD’s new highly anticipated Ryzen CPU has shown impressive performance in benchmark tests, propelling the company’s stock price from less than $2 to over $13 in a little over a year. Now a new test has found that a $1,780 PC running AMD Ryzen processors destroys a $5,660 Apple Mac Pro when it comes to Photoshop performance. YouTube’s Tech Guy recently pitted a $5,660 Mac Pro running 8 cores at 3.0 GHz with 64GB RAM against a $1,530 PC with Ryzen 1700 running 8 cores at 3.0 GHz running 16GB RAM. Upgrading the PC to 64GB to match
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Review: Tamron’s 70-200mm f/2.8 is as Good as Nikon’s for $1,500 Less

The comparisons were bound to start pouring in. When Tamron revealed their 70-200mm f/2.8 G2, priced at just $1,300, people started asking: should I still buy the Nikon ($2,800) or Canon ($1,900) versions? Jared ‘Fro’ Polin has answer for the Nikon users: you shouldn’t. Fro released his Real World Review of the Tamron 70-200mm G2 today, and part of that comprehensive test was comparing the new Tamron to the Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8E. The results surprised Fro, not because the Tamron lens stood out as better than the Nikon, but because the Nikon didn’t
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Libec HFMP Monopod Kit In Action

Less than a few weeks after returning from GhanaLibec HFMP Monopod, my travels have taken me to South Sudan for a humanitarian project. Since this trip is for a specific job, I packed my trusty Sony FS7 and still brought along my Sony a6300 for B-roll. One thing I have rarely used on these types of jobs is the monopod. They’re great tools but I normally just bring my tried and true set of Sachtler Sticks to reduce my amount of luggage. Knowing that I was going to be doing a good amount of B-roll with a smaller camera, I figured
Utilizing the feet on the Libec HFMP Monopod
Operator Tom Cosway shoots while curious minds observe
Sony a6300 on top of Libec HFMP Monopod
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Operator Tom Cosway shooting B-Roll with Libec HFMP Monopod
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Is Medium Format Worth the Money? Hassleblad H6D Review Says ‘No’

A brand-new Hasselblad H6D-100c will cost you approximately $33,000 before you even buy a lens for the system, which begs the question: is it worth the money? That’s what Sonder Creative lead photographer Usman Dawood tries to figure out in this video review of the Hasselblad H6D. Going into the review, Usman expected the Hasselblad to be everything he’d ever wanted and more—this camera is, after all, the headliner of many a photographer’s “dream gear” list. But what Usman hoped for and what he got couldn’t have been further apart. The Hasselblad disappointed Usman at almost every turn. While the
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