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  • PNY Outdoor Charger review
    by Andy Westlake on 22nd June 2017 at 5:00 am

    Andy Westlake tests the PNY Outdoor ChargerAndy Westlake tests the PNY Outdoor Charger […]

  • Meeting Owl robotic video offers 360-degree views of conferences
    on 21st June 2017 at 8:31 pm

    Owl Labs, a startup backed by Android co-founder Andy Rubin, has launched a new camera called the Meeting Owl. This 360-degree camera is designed specifically for companies and groups, enabling them to hold video conferences without the burden of manually operating the cameras. The Owl does the hard work itself, automatically focusing the video feed on the person who is talking. Oh, and guess what it looks like? Yep, an adorable, productivity-increasing owl. The device features a 360-degree […]

  • There's no 'right way' to use Instagram as a professional
    on 21st June 2017 at 7:40 pm

    Okay so it might not be super minimalist....it might not fit the feed... but rules are meant to be broken right?! ✌🏻️ A post shared by Jennifer Moher (@jennifermoher) on Oct 17, 2016 at 10:00am PDT //platform.instagram.com/en_US/embeds.js I don't view my Instagram feed very seriously. I put some 'work' photos on there that I'm proud of, both from reviewing cameras and my freelance work. I definitely don't do a very good job of curating – people who are interested in both motorcycles […]

  • Video: mesmerizing stop motion film of raw wood being shaved away layer-by-layer
    on 21st June 2017 at 7:35 pm

    Photographer and animator Brett Foxwell teamed up with friend and musician Conor Grebel to create something awesome. Together, they painstakingly milled their way through several pieces of wood, layer by layer, capturing one frame of video at a time to create a stop motion film they're calling WoodSwimmer. As you can imagine, the process of actually capturing this film was incredibly time-consuming, and at times grueling. '[The final video] involved endless hours of shooting, cutting, and […]

  • The Photographer's Emphemeris will launch a 3D app for iOS on June 27
    on 21st June 2017 at 6:52 pm

    The Photographer's Ephemeris, a tool that helps photographer's plan landscape photos by providing lighting information about locations, will soon receive a new 3D upgrade. Over the weekend, the company announced plans to launch a new product called the Photographer's Ephemeris 3D for iOS, a 'visualize tool' that allows users to view the effects of sunlight on a landscape anywhere in the world using 3D topographical models. According to the Photographer's Ephemeris, the new 3D iOS app enables […]

  • You can now share live video replays to Instagram Stories
    on 21st June 2017 at 6:24 pm

    In November last year Instagram introduced a live streaming feature. Since then it has been used by millions, but unlike on Facebook live stream videos could not be archived for watching at a later stage. Now, Instagram is introducing the option to share a replay of your live video to Instagram Stories. When a broadcast has ended, users will be able to tap 'Share' at the bottom of the screen to add the replay to Instagram Stories for 24 hours. Alternatively you can tap the toggle and choose […]

  • Professional portraits shot using a water drop for a lens
    on 21st June 2017 at 5:32 pm

    $(document).ready(function() { SampleGalleryV2({"containerId":"embeddedSampleGallery_7269105295","galleryId":"7269105295","isEmbeddedWidget":true,"standalone":false,"selectedImageIndex":0,"startInCommentsView":false,"isMobile":false}) }); Part gimmick, part interesting photo experiment, photographer Robin de Puy's latest creation is truly impressive. By combining the science of fluid dynamics, electricity and optics, she was able to take a set of professional portraits using a water droplet as […]

  • Meike Speedlite MK320 review
    by Andy Westlake on 21st June 2017 at 3:00 pm

    Andy Westlake reviews an inexpensive flash unit that’s ideal for small camerasAndy Westlake reviews an inexpensive flash unit that’s ideal for small cameras […]

  • Adobe achieves record revenue
    on 21st June 2017 at 2:38 pm

    Software maker Adobe has today published its financial results for the second quarter fiscal year 2017 ended June 2, and the company reports a record quarterly revenue of $1.77 billion. At the same time operating income was increased by 46 percent and net income by 53 percent year-over-year on a GAAP-basis. “Digital transformation continues to be the burning agenda for creative professionals, enterprises, governments and educational institutions,” said Shantanu Narayen, president and CEO, […]

  • Zeiss launches Milvus 1.4/35 full-frame lens for Canon and Nikon
    on 21st June 2017 at 1:12 pm

    Zeiss has launched a new lens for full-frame DSLRs with Canon and Nikon mount, the Milvus 1.4/35. The new model is the tenth lens in the Milvus series and according to Zeiss, thanks to its fast aperture, particularly suited for portrait photography. That said, its 35mm focal length also makes it a good all-rounder and useful in landscape photography and even filming. "The high maximum aperture enables the subject to stand out clearly against the background, and the photographer can achieve […]

  • Park Cameras Imaging Festival Rolling To Central London
    on 21st June 2017 at 11:53 am

    The Park Cameras Imaging Festival is coming to London this weekend. […]

  • ZEISS Milvus 1.4/35 Takes The Milvus Lens Count To 10
    on 21st June 2017 at 10:49 am

    The tenth lens in the ZEISS Milvus series for DSLR cameras has been introduced along with sample photos. […]

  • The Kennel Club 2017 photo contest winners are cute as h*ck
    on 21st June 2017 at 10:00 am

    The Kennel Club Dog Photographer of the Year The Kennel Club has announced the 2017 winners of its annual 'Dog Photographer of the Year' photo contest. Now in its 12th year, the international competition received almost 10,000 entries from 74 countries around the world, and was sponsored by SmugMug and Nikon School. As the internet would say, that's a lot of h*ckin' good puppers. We present the 1st place winners from each of the ten categories in the competition. To see all the winners […]

  • Summer Solstice photography tips
    by Jon Devo on 21st June 2017 at 8:09 am

    Summer solstice offers the longest period of daylight in the year for inhabitants of the northern hemisphere and if the …Continue reading » […]

  • Fine art nudes with the Yerburys
    by Amateur Photographer on 21st June 2017 at 6:00 am

    From selecting a model to avoiding prying eyes, Trevor and Faye Yerbury have more than 30 years’ experience shooting fine art nudes. They share their top tips and tricksFrom selecting a model to avoiding prying eyes, Trevor and Faye Yerbury have more than 30 years’ experience shooting fine art nudes. They share their top tips and tricks […]

  • Not to be missed: Tom Oldham – Herder Boys Exhibition at The White Space Gallery
    by Jon Devo on 21st June 2017 at 5:01 am

    The Herder Boys of Lesotho by Tom Oldham. The exhibition supported by Hasselblad and Metro Imaging, takes place at The White Space in Great Newport Street from 26th June 2017.Tom Oldham's first solo exhibition takes place this month at The White Space Gallery in Lambeth, featuring Lesotho's herder boys in an array of arresting portraits. […]

  • Videre 35mm is a build-it-yourself cardboard pinhole camera
    on 20th June 2017 at 9:42 pm

    In an era where everyone has a camera in their pocket, incredibly, cardboard analog cameras are having a moment. It's easy to see the charms of Videre 35mm, an adorable, assemble-it-yourself pinhole camera that's seeking funding as part of Kickstarter's Gold program right now. It's a re-tooled version of the medium-format Videre, which was fully funded on Kickstarter in 2013 by creator Kelly Angood. Her second project, a smaller version called Viddy which took 35mm and medium-format film, was […]

  • Tony Northrup wants to help you pass the FAA's drone test
    on 20th June 2017 at 7:43 pm

    [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_ucCKFJUCU?rel=0&autohide=1&wmode=transparent] Tony Northrup has published a video detailing the Federal Aviation Administration's Part 107 sUAS Test that drone operators must pass in order to fly for commercial purposes. The video is nearly two hours long and details a number of topics related to the FAA's test, including information on radio frequencies, restricted areas, drone laws, runway markings and patterns, management, and more. The FAA […]

  • Video: Canon lens cut in half with a 60,000 PSI water jet
    on 20th June 2017 at 7:02 pm

    [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRyVeyD1muM?rel=0&autohide=1&wmode=transparent] Lens lovers look away, this one is going to hurt. Six months after cutting an SLR in half with their 60,000 PSI water jet, the folks at the aptly named Waterjet Channel are destroying even more camera gear. This time, their victim is a Canon 17-85mm F4-5.6. Fortunately for optical enthusiasts, this isn't exactly an expensive or much sought after lens. And while we can never countenance the […]

  • Find out what it's like to be an AP photographer in Washington DC
    on 20th June 2017 at 6:47 pm

    Andrew Harnik says he probably waited a few years longer than he should have to apply for his dream job, but can you blame him? As a Washington DC native, he grew up with the Washington Post at the breakfast table. And when he began a career in photojournalism, the photos that the Post published became a professional benchmark for him. He was initially intimidated by reaching out for a long-standing goal, but eventually went on to work for the Post. Now, he's a photographer with the Associated […]

  • Saramonic unveils VMic series of high-end shotgun microphones for DSLRs
    on 20th June 2017 at 5:50 pm

    Microphone maker Saramonic has launched the VMic series of high-end shotgun microphones for DSLRs. The top-of-the-range Saramonic VMic Pro is a super directional shotgun microphone that mounts directly onto your camera's hotshoe. It comes with an integrated shock mount system that features an all-metal construction. There is a 150 Hz low cut filter and a high frequency boost (+6dB) feature that can be controlled independently. The VMic Pro also comes with three position level control (-10dB, […]

  • VIDEO: Brian May on all things photography
    by Hollie Latham Hucker on 20th June 2017 at 5:14 pm

    Eight things you didn’t know about Brian May and photography - AP speaks to May about the launch of Queen in 3DEight things you didn’t know about Brian May and photography - AP speaks to May about the launch of Queen in 3D […]

  • OnePlus 5 camera sample gallery
    on 20th June 2017 at 4:46 pm

    Today OnePlus has launched its latest flagship smartphone, the OnePlus 5, which comes with a dual-camera setup that combines a main camera with a 1/2.8" 16MP Sony IMX 398 sensor and F1.7 aperture with a 2x tele-lens that captures images on a 20MP 1/2.8" Sony IMX 350 sensor features an F2.6 aperture. We already have our hands on a production unit and our full camera review will be available in the near future. To shorten the wait until then we have posted a selection of sample images that were […]

  • OnePlus 5 launches with current highest resolution dual-camera system on a smartphone
    on 20th June 2017 at 4:45 pm

    OnePlus today introduced its latest flagship smartphone OnePlus 5 and it is pretty obvious that the Chinese manufacturer has put a lot of emphasis on the device's camera design. The OnePlus 5 comes with the currently highest resolution dual-camera system on a smartphone. The main camera comes with a 1/2.8" 16MP Sony IMX 398 sensor with a 1.12 um pixel size and a fast F1.7 aperture. It is supported by a 2x tele-module featuring a 20MP 1/2.8" Sony IMX 350 sensor with 1.0um pixel size and F2.6 […]

  • Is 8K the resolution at which convergence finally matters?
    on 20th June 2017 at 1:30 pm

    We've been talking about the convergence between still and video technology for years, but usually from the perspective of picking a tool that does one job exceptionally well, while doing the other 'well enough.' You can shoot 4K video with a DSLR, but the quality still lags behind what you'll get from a professional cinema camera shooting Raw video. Conversely, it's been possible to extract still frames from 4K and 6K Raw video, but the level of detail is still below what you can get with a […]

  • Sony World Photography Awards 2018 open for entries
    by Hollie Latham Hucker on 20th June 2017 at 11:24 am

    Now in its eleventh year, the Sony World Photography Awards is once again calling for submissions as the 2018 competition opens. Sony Grant recipient, Lavigne MaroesjkaNow in its eleventh year, the Sony World Photography Awards is once again calling for submissions as the 2018 competition opens. […]

  • VIDEO: Jacob Aue Sobol on the ‘Road of Bones’
    by Hollie Latham Hucker on 20th June 2017 at 10:32 am

    Magnum photographer, Jacob Aue Sobol, speaks to AP at Photo London about his latest project, Road of BonesMagnum photographer, Jacob Aue Sobol, speaks to AP at Photo London about his latest project, Road of Bones […]

  • Fujifilm X-A3 sample gallery
    on 20th June 2017 at 10:00 am

    Photo by Jeff Keller Despite its modest MSRP, Fujifilm's entry-level X-A3 has dual control dials, a tilting touchscreen, and the same 24MP sensor from the company's flagship models - but with a traditional Bayer color filter array instead of X-Trans. We're pushing through our full review, but in the meantime, check out how it performs with a variety of the company's prime and zoom lenses. See the Fujifilm X-A3 sample gallery […]

  • Close to the edge: Remembering Rhinos interview
    by Amateur Photographer on 20th June 2017 at 6:59 am

    Photography has an increasingly important role to play in conservation, but it’s hard to translate a desire for change into reality. Tracy Calder talks to Keith Wilson, the editor of two books genuinely making a differencePhotography has an increasingly important role to play in conservation, but it’s hard to translate a desire for change into reality. Tracy Calder talks to Keith Wilson, the editor of two books genuinely making a differenc […]

  • Move over Nikon: Gitzo celebrates 100 years with pricey, limited-edition tripods
    on 20th June 2017 at 12:01 am

    Gitzo is celebrating 100 years since the founding of its brand by Arsène Gitzhoven, and to commemorate the occasion they've released two special edition tripods. The 100 Year Anniversary Edition Tripod features a 'new high-appeal look and feel' as well as features standard on the Traveler Series tripods: Carbon tubing, 180-degree leg folding and the company's G-lock mechanism. Only 1917 of them will be sold, but if that's not exclusive enough for you, there are only 100 Arsène Gitzhoven […]