The six features Adobe needs to add to Lightroom


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I’ve been using Lightroom on my smartphone and computer for about six months. There’s a lot to love about Adobe’s cloud version of Lightroom: The ability to import on my computer, then edit and export on my phone being the major draw card for me. But it’s not all good news. I’m also a big […]

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Canon to release two 8K cameras in 2021 – but these ones are actual Cinema EOS cameras


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If you’ve got a hankering for some Canon 8K but you’re a little disappointed with the EOS R5 then have no fear. Now that 8K is at least out there in the Canon world, it’s seemingly going to become more common. According to a report on Canon Rumors, Canon is set to introduce two new […]

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Flat Earthers’ favorite camera, Nikon Coolpix P900, is now discontinued


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Nikon Coolpix P900 is a pretty powerful little camera in terms of optical zoom. You can use it to zoom in the Moon, or “prove” that the Earth is flat. However, it has now officially been listed as discontinued and soon you won’t be able to order it anymore. This probably doesn’t come as a […]

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Two new Amazon EU deals: More than 300 Euro off on the Sony 16-35mm GM and 35mm f/1.4 FE


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Two new EU deals: Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 GM for 1870 Euro at Amazon France. That’s 370 Euro lower than best price I found in Germany Sony-Zeiss 35mm f/1.4 FE lens for 1.072 Euro only at Amazon Netherland. That’s 310 Euro…

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Six macro photography ideas that you’ve (probably) never tried before


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A few days ago, we spoke about five reasons to use vintage macro lenses. And if you don’t know where to start shooting, here are some pretty cool ideas. In this video, COOPH gives you six macro photography ideas that you have probably never seen or tried before. Let’s see what they’ve got for us […]

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Join the online Kando “everywhere” event


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Due the Covid-19 outbreak the Soy Kand event can be followed online only. All info here at Alphauniverse.

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Photography: Your Personal View of the World


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Photography can help you regain a fresh and invigorating view on the world around you. It helps you to see everything more clearly as you look for a new vision to capture as your personal view of the world.

try to capture your personal view of the world

The Photographer’s Eye

As a photographer you’ll see more than other people because you’re actively looking for images.

Your equipment can obviously help in certain instances, but it needs you! You need to be thinking about what you would like to capture. We have the wonder of the human eye, which is assisted by one of the fastest processors ever –

think about what you'd like to capture
be selective about what you include in your photo
practice just looking a scenes and visualizing photos
choose an interesting subject
include details in your photo that tell a story
be ready to capture fleeting moments
blurry images can be worth keeping
be ready to snap quick photos of planes passing by
notice the interesting details of your surroundings
have your camera ready to capture birds in flight
example of a planned image
sunrise shots can be planned
sunset photos can be planned shots
example of a humorous style photograph

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Laowa OOOM 25-100mm T2.9 Review


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Laowa’s first dedicated cinema zoom lens, the OOOM (Out Of Our Minds) 25-100mm T2.9 is finally available to purchase. The Laowa OOM 25-100mm T2.9 covers S35 sized sensors and it offers a decent focal range, a constant aperture, and it is competitively priced at $5,000 USD. Laowa has always walked their own path and they … Continued

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AIPP Silver Lining Awards Show Off Some of Australia’s Best Photography


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In an attempt to make the best of a difficult year, the Australian Institute Of Professional Photography (AIPP) put on a unique photo contest. Called the “Silver Lining Awards,” the competition didn’t just highlight some of the best photography in Australia, it gave contestants a chance to improve their work before submitting final images.

The awards were created out of an interest to “help professionals fill the COVID-19 void,” but it did this in a unique way. Members weren’t just invited to enter their images online to be judged, they were actually given the opportunity to submit images for a

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Interesting Photo of the Day: Milky Way over the Watchman


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If you want to take a brilliant image, you must be willing to put in an equal amount of effort. Breathtaking images rarely are a result of simply pressing the shutter button. Planning, vision, patience, and will are some must-haves if you want to achieve a masterpiece. The following image by photographer Mark Rapien supports these statements. He went the extra mile and captured this fantastic looking photograph of the Milky Way over the Watchman Mountain from the Canyon Junction Bridge in Zion National Park, Utah:

Milky Way over the Watchman Mountain

“Milky Way Over the Watchman Mountain” by Mark (Via Reddit. Click image to see

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This Camera Store is Selling ‘Copper Plated’ Leica Cameras as Art Pieces


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A camera store in Germany has teamed up with a third party company to create and sell a series of limited edition, non-functional, “copper-plated” Leica rangefinders as collectibles that can class up your mantlepiece.

The cameras are the brain child of Leica dealer Meister Camera in Germany, and they were first spotted on Facebook by Leica Rumors. The store is selling eight “copper-plated” Leica rangefinders in all, each of them marked as a “single copy” and each coated in copper by an unnamed “specialist company” using a “galvanic process.”

Details on how this was done and to what extent

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Street Photo Editing on Smartphone Apps


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Smartphones have come a long way. This is true not just in terms of the quality of photos they can produce, but also their processing power. With mobile devices getting more and more powerful, software companies have rolled out full-fledged mobile versions of photo editing software that can compete with any desktop editing platform. And now with smartphones being able to connect to our cameras, the entire shooting, editing, and sharing experience is practically seamless. In today’s video, we have photographer Sean Tucker showing you how you can use your smartphone as a substitute to your computer for editing, sharing,

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Return of the Jedi Watch Party w/ Sam Witwer & Rahul Kohli – WFH Theater


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New firmware is coming to increase EOS R5 video recording time limits


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According to a report on Canon Rumors, Canon is going to be releasing some firmware updates for the Canon EOS R5 mirrorless camera. It’s not really much of a surprise, as most manufacturers seem to release cameras before they’re ready these days, following them up by a flood of firmware updates shortly after they start […]

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Open source Raw processor Darktable gets substantial 3.2 update


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Version 3.2.1 (3.2.0 was skipped from public release due to last minute bug fixes) of darktable, an open source raw photo developer available for many operating systems, is now available. This marks a major departure from the software’s typical annual release schedule. darktable’s team states, ‘The unfortunate state of global health has led to a marked increase in contributions and improvements. On top of that, version, 3.4 is still scheduled for Christmas 2020. 2020 will therefore be the first year in which the darktable team will have the pleasure to offer you two major versions.

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How ‘Sputnik’ Puts a Unique Spin on Sci-Fi Horror


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Director Egor Abramenko’s first feature brings a new sci-fi movie monster to 1983 Russia.


I’ve spent enough time being obsessed with space exploration, Laika, and Ridley Scott’s Alien that I knew this movie was right up my alley. And in a summer devoid of big blockbuster films, IFC Midnight’s Sputnik, directed by Egor Abramenko, steps right into the gap. It was shot in Moscow for a couple of million dollars, but it feels expansive, features strong performances all around, and utilizes some truly stunning locations. The alien in Sputnik will satisfy horror fans with Continue reading “How ‘Sputnik’ Puts a Unique Spin on Sci-Fi Horror”

Art Of The Cut Podcast Eps. 60 (“Hanna” Editor Morten Hojbjerg)


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The Art of the Cut podcast brings the fantastic conversations that Steve Hullfish has with world renowned editors into your car, living room, editing suite and beyond. In each episode, Steve talks with editors ranging from emerging stars to Oscar and Emmy winners. Hear from the top editors of today about their careers, editing workflows and about their work on some of the biggest films and TV shows of the year.

Art of the Cut Podcast episode with Morten Hojbjerg on editing Hanna

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Critique the Community Luck


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Luck

Show Us Your ‘Luckiest’ Photo

Sometimes every aspect of a photograph is meticulously planned, but most of the time, at least a portion of the final image was created by luck. For this next critique, we want to see the “luckiest” photo you’ve ever taken.

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Google researchers use AI to generate 3D models from random Internet images


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Researchers with Google Research and the Google Brain deep learning AI team have published a new study detailing Neural Radiance Fields for Unconstrained Photo Collections (NeRF). The system works by taking ‘in the wild’ unconstrained images of a particular location — tourist images of a popular attraction, for example — and using an algorithm to turn them into a dynamic, complex, high-quality 3D model.

The researchers detail their project in a new paper, explaining that their work involves adding ‘extensions’ to neural radiance fields (NeRF) that enable the AI to accurately reconstruct complex structures from unstructured images, meaning ones taken

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Step Up Your Filmmaking Game at Sony’s Free ‘Kando Everywhere’ Event


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Sony is bringing its popular Kando trip to the masses online… and you can even submit your portfolio for review.

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Sony has switched its in-person Kando Trip 4.0 to a virtual Kando Everywhere event.

The two-day show will take place on August 15th and 16th and will offer over 2 dozen different workshops for filmmakers and still shooters to hone their craft. Happen to buy the new a7S III? Well, here’s your chance to expand your knowledge on all things creative. Filmmakers should eye the “Documentary Filmmaking” session, as well as the Continue reading “Step Up Your Filmmaking Game at Sony’s Free ‘Kando Everywhere’ Event”