mMorph CUT from Motion VFX for FCPX ($59)


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I am so impressed I needed to blog about mMorph CUT from Motion VFX but don’t just take my word for it, watch the video… Premiere Pro boasts a similar in-house plugin called Morph Cut, but about 2 weeks ago I tried it in desperation. I had an edit that had little to no cutaways […]

I Asked 12 Pro Photographer Friends to Work for Free. Here’s What They Said


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What do you say as a photographer when you’re asked to shoot for free? What if the one asking is a good friend, an old friend… a friend who really ought to know better?

What if they promise great “exposure”?!?

The pressure can be unbearable, and saying no can be really hard! I asked 12 of my professional photographer friends to shoot an event for free. Here’s the message I sent each of them individually:

Hey!

Quick question – and honestly, no pressure at all. We’re hosting a small industry event next Thursday in your neighborhood, and just wondered if you & that fancy camera of yours would possibly be willing and available to shoot a few photos. We don’t have a budget to actually *PAY* the photographer, but the exposure could be really good, and you’ll have the opportunity to meet & network with some really neat people.

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Save Almost 50% on Criterion’s Horror Films Until Saturday


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It’s that time of year for horror movie binging!


And there’s nothing better than binging on some of the greatest and most important movies ever made — that you own. Fortunately for you, Criterion is holding a sale on a bunch of their horror titles just in time for Halloween, cutting the price of great films like Don’t Look Now, Repulsion, and Scanners almost in half.



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Canon’s L Lens Red Ring Spreads to Printers with the imagePROGRAF PRO-1000


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The “L” in Canon’s L-series lenses stands for “luxury,” and the professional-grade lenses can be easily recognized by the distinctive red ring found near the end of the barrel. Canon is now expanding that red ring to the world of high-end photo printers.

Today, the company announced the new imagePROGRAF PRO-1000, a 17-inch professional fine art inkjet printer that features a red line across its body to indicate the quality of the prints you’ll get with it.

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Canon says the PRO-1000 is the first in a new series of imagePROGRAF that will echo the same red line as Canon’s EF L-Series lenses.

“This feature-rich professional printer complements Canon’s professional line of DSLR cameras and lenses for an ideal pairing that can produce high-detail, high-quality images when printed on a variety of media, creating images that look as accurate printed as when they were captured,” the company writes.

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Canon’s L Lens Red Ring Spreads to Printers with the imagePROGRAF PRO-1000


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The “L” in Canon’s L-series lenses stands for “luxury,” and the professional-grade lenses can be easily recognized by the distinctive red ring found near the end of the barrel. Canon is now expanding that red ring to the world of high-end photo printers.

Today, the company announced the new imagePROGRAF PRO-1000, a 17-inch professional fine art inkjet printer that features a red line across its body to indicate the quality of the prints you’ll get with it.

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Canon says the PRO-1000 is the first in a new series of imagePROGRAF that will echo the same red line as Canon’s EF L-Series lenses.

“This feature-rich professional printer complements Canon’s professional line of DSLR cameras and lenses for an ideal pairing that can produce high-detail, high-quality images when printed on a variety of media, creating images that look as accurate printed as when they were captured,” the company writes.

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PhotoShelter releases free professional food photography guide


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PhotoShelter has launched ‘The Professional’s Guide to Food Photography,’ a new free guide dedicated to the art and business of photographing food. The guide includes tips for breaking into the industry, in-depth interviews with food photographers and a how-to on building a portfolio. Read more

How We Created a Virtual Reality Video Using an Electric Ferrari


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As Fstoppers’ resident virtual reality content creator, I’m excited to share our most recent project we did for AOL. A few weeks back, the Autoblog/Translogic team flew my business partner and I to southern California and rented out a race track so we could film an awesome 1980s Ferrari that was converted to an all-electric high-performance sports car in virtual reality. They also wanted to interview us on what we are doing in the VR field and where we see the technology going. Learn more and see the actual VR film below!

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Lensbaby Announces the Composer Pro II with Edge 50 Optic


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Lensbaby today announced the new Composer Pro II with Edge 50 Optic, the latest product in the company’s creative effects lens stable. It’s a manual focus 50mm f/3.2 lens with a metal body and a tilt design that lets you control your depth of field in-camera.

Photos captured with the lens have Lensbaby’s special look : “a sharp slice of focus bordered by silk, smooth blur.” The lens is capable of ordinary straight lens photos as well. If you want to switch to tilt photography, just swivel and tilt the lens using the metal ball and socket design.

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Other specs and features of the lens include a 9-blade aperture, a minimum focusing distance of 8 inches, and 46mm filter threads.

Here are some official sample photos captured with the lens:

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Janet Jackson is Getting Instagram Users Deleted for Sharing Concert Shots


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Janet Jackson doesn’t just have a strict concert photography policy when it comes to professional photographers — she’s cracking down on fan shots as well. Instagram users are reporting that their accounts are being deleted by the service after they posted photos and videos of Jackson during her Unbreakable concert tour.

TMZ reports that several Instagram users have gotten their Instagram accounts deleted after posting short videos recorded at recent shows — presumably because they contained copyrighted music. But the same is also happening for some users who posted still photos, reports Page Six.

The users who experienced the content or account deletions all received a message and email from Instagram informing them that their content had been reported as copyright infringement:

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Wth?! Why did my Janet Jackson videos get deleted from Instagram?! Infringement?! ?

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Western Digital Acquires SanDisk for $19 Billion


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We all know that Western Digital is one of the ring leaders in the consumer storage industry, and buying out SanDisk has now made them a competitor in the solid state drive market. SSDs are used in everyday technology such as laptops, smartphones, and cloud computing. If you are a creative professional, you most likely own or have owned a WD hard drive. Today, they have announced that they will be acquiring all of the outstanding shares of SanDisk for a combination of cash and stock. Yesterday, SanDisk shares went as high as $78.48 but were well below the offer price of $86.50 in cash and stock.

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Advice for Aspiring Food Photographers


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In our latest resource, The Professional’s Guide to Food Photography, we interviewed Andrew Scrivani, a former teacher turned food photographer who is best known for his regular editorial work with The New York Times. Other editorial clients include Conde Nast, The Wall Street Journal and Eating Well, and he has shot advertising campaigns for Red Lobster and…

100 Million People Are Now Using Google Photos


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Google announced yesterday that Google Photos has just crossed the huge milestone of 100 million active users per month. The news comes less than half a year after the May 2015 announcement of the the standalone service, which provides people with free and unlimited photo sharing.

The growth and scale of the service is impressive. By comparison, Flickr just announced 112 million members back in May, 11 years after it launched.

Google has also shared some interesting factoids that were gathered by peering at user data. The most photographed things are people, food, and cars. The most photographed animal is the dog, and the most photographed places are Paris, New York, and Barcelona.

Searches for babies are the most popular on the service, and queries for “me” don’t lag far behind. For events and activities, the most popular are weddings, concerts, Christmas, dancing, birthdays, and clubbing (in that descending

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This Guy Has Been Taking Pictures with Celebrities for Over 25 Years


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Australian photographer Richard Simpkin isn’t exactly a celebrity, but you could be tricked into thinking so if you look at his personal photo album. Simpkin has spent over 25 years collecting photos of himself posing with some of the world’s most famous people.

Simpkin’s journey started in 1989, when he was just 15 years old, when he purchased a $90 camera. By the end of 1990, Simpkin had posed for photos with about 100 celebrities he met at record signings and other events where famous people make appearances.

In the 1990s, Richard began working as a freelance photographer for a giant photo agency in Sydney. During this time, he realized that posing with celebrities could make for an interesting art exhibition in the future.

“I looked at my photo album one day and thought: if I could continue to have my photo taken with people that are going to be

Nelson Mandela, 1990
Audrey Hepburn, 1991
Michael Jackson, 1996
Robin Williams, 1996
Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman, 1996
Heath Ledger, 1999
The Dalai Lama, 2002
David and Victoria Beckham, 2003
Al Pacino, 2004
Kanye West, 2006
Bono, 2006
Taylor Swift, 2009
Oprah, 2010
Kim Kardashian, 2010
Prince William, 2010
Tiger Woods, 2011
Kate Perry, 2012
Lady Gaga, 2012
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Can Photojournalism No Longer Be Trusted?


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Recently the New York Times revealed a staggering truth about modern photojournalism that has the field’s ethics under scrutiny. It appears the acts of staging and manipulating images have become prevalent, which puts the field as a whole in question. Photojournalism is about capturing the truth and journalist often work under a strict code that incudes observation only. But the nature of competition has brought a staggering number of photojournalist to bend if not break this code by presenting images that they themselves setup under the guise journalism.

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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Shooting on Super 8mm


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At a ballpark of $380 for camera, film, and post-processing on a short, Super 8mm could become the newest, oldest tool in your filmmaking arsenal. Alex Mallis, director of La Noche Buena and DP for Welcome to Pine Hill, breaks down the entire process in 7 easy (and fun) steps.


According to Alex, since 8mm film was originally designed to be incredibly user friendly, anybody can get the swing of it. To start, here is a brief overview of the numbers on making a Super 8mm short:

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Leica Wants to Be Sony


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Leica-sl-1You have no more reason to buy the A7! The Leica SL: bigger, simpler, and art.

It’s official…the world’s oldest and most prestigious surviving olde-world German camera company is following the cues of a foundering Japanese electronics giant that’s a relatively new player in the camera market but is breaking all kinds of ground.

First there was the beautiful Leica T…that bore much more than a passing resemblance to the NEX-7 and its many NEX and  NEXish brethren.

Then Sony came out with a compact full-frame fixed lens camera it was getting well over three grand for. And lo, Leica looked and saw that it was good, and would be good to be in on. (But it chose a focal length that’s much more popular in the Japanese home market.)

And now Leica’s got its own A7! Wow.

Leica wants to be Sony.

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SanDisk Acquired by Western Digital for $19 Billion


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SanDisk just succeeded in its mission to get bought out. Hard drive maker Western Digital announced today that it has agreed to acquire SanDisk in a deal worth about $19 billion in cash and stock. If all goes well, the deal will close in the third quarter or 2016.

“The combined company will be ideally positioned to capture the growth opportunities created by the rapidly evolving storage industry,” says Western Digital CEO Stephen D. Milligan.

“Joining forces with Western Digital will enable the combined company to offer the broadest portfolio of industry-leading, innovative storage solutions to customers across a wide range of markets and applications,” adds SanDisk CEO Sanjay Mehrotra.

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SanDisk, founded in 1988 and headquartered in Milpitas, California, had revenues of about $6.6 billion in 2014 and has a market capitalization of about $15.4 billion. Western Digital had revenues of $14.6 billion in 2014 and has

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