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  • The Litepipe P From broncolor Is A New Light-Shaping Tool
    on 23rd October 2017 at 10:53 am

    The Litepipe P is a new flash and continuous light source for photographers from broncolor. […]

  • Save Over £200 On The Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM
    on 23rd October 2017 at 10:20 am

    The Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM has over £200 knocked off its price on Amazon. […]

  • Photographers launch new book to end wildlife crime
    by Fay Watson on 23rd October 2017 at 10:03 am

    Former Amateur Photographer editor Keith Wilson is the editor and writer of Photographers Against Wildlife CrimeAn orphaned baby gorilla for sale on a bush meat market in Cameroon, Africa. © Karl AmmannA group of award-winning photographers have joined forces to combat the illegal wildlife trade with a Kickstarter campaign to publish a new book […]

  • Fabulous Firework Photo Wins Photo Of The Week
    on 23rd October 2017 at 10:01 am

    A photograph of fireworks filling the night's sky has won this week's Photo of the Week accolade. […]

  • Canon G1 X III vs. Sony Cybershot RX100 V
    on 22nd October 2017 at 1:00 pm

    Canon G1 X Mark III vs Sony RX100 V The year is 2017. Smartphones have rendered the $200 compact obsolete, and they're creeping up on $500 interchangeable lens cameras. Things look bleak. But lo! Camera manufacturers have stumbled upon a niche market that can soften the blow they've been dealt by mobile devices: the ultra-pricey premium compact. Sony is five generations deep in the category. Canon offers a variety of large sensor compacts, but none have looked quite as promising as the G1 X […]

  • Adobe's Project 'Deep Fill' is an incredible, AI-powered Content Aware Fill
    on 21st October 2017 at 2:00 pm

    The coolest technology to come out of Adobe MAX is, sadly, not the technology we already have access to. Like Adobe's Project Cloak we showed you earlier today, it's the incredible 'Sneaks' sneak peeks that really wow the audience. Case in point: check out Project Deep Fill, a much more powerful, AI-driven version of Content Aware Fill that makes the current tool look like crap... to put it lightly. Deep Fill is powered by the Adobe Sensei technology—which "uses artificial intelligence […]

  • LEE's new Reverse ND filters help you tame that bright horizon
    on 20th October 2017 at 8:40 pm

    LEE Filters has launched three new Reverse ND filters that are designed to reduce horizon exposure by up to 4 stops, helping you get 'perfectly balanced' sunrise and sunset photos. What distinguishes a Reverse ND from a regular graduated ND filter is that the center of these filters are most opaque, becoming clearer and clearer as you 'fade' to the top of the filter. This makes them ideal for scenes where the sun sits close to the horizon. And unlike competing Reverse ND filters, LEE claims […]

  • Photographer sues New York Times over age discrimination and 'full-time freelancer' status
    on 20th October 2017 at 8:19 pm

    Photo by Haxorjoe The New York Times and its photography director Michele McNally have been hit with a lawsuit by former Times' photographer Robert Stolarik. The lawsuit claims that Stolarik, age 48, was discriminated against due to his age, and was also misclassified as a 'full-time freelancer' for nearly a decade. According to the complaint—which was filed on July 6th in New York and covered at that time by Bloomberg BNA—Stolarik began working for the Times as a photographer in […]

  • Irix announces 100mm filter system for wide angle lenses
    on 20th October 2017 at 7:24 pm

    Lens manufacturer Irix announced earlier today that it plans to release a filter holder and a collection of filters in 100x100mm and 100x150mm sizes—a system designed especially to fit its 15mm F2.4 lens. The holder accepts a special bayonet mount adapter to attach to the front of the 15mm lens, while a range of additional screw thread adapters will allow the holder to be used with other lenses. The Irix Edge 100 system will consist of a dual slot holder that the company claims is the […]

  • FAA wants airlines to ban cameras and other electronics from checked bags
    on 20th October 2017 at 7:10 pm

    The Federal Aviation Administration wants airlines to ban cameras and other electronics from checked luggage, citing the fire and explosion risk presented by the devices' lithium-ion batteries. After conducting tests involving these batteries, the FAA found that if one were heated to the point where it caught fire near an aerosol can (think: hairspray), it could result in an explosion so quick and powerful that it would render a plane's fire suppression system useless. Lithium-ion batteries are […]

  • Bye bye backpack: The Pixentu photography jacket lets you carry your gear ON you
    on 20th October 2017 at 4:51 pm

    An intriguing set of photographer-specific jackets just popped up on Kickstarter. Dubbed Pixentu, these jackets have been designed to meet the gadget-toting needs of photographers, providing an extended hoodie for the rain and a large number of pockets intended for items a photographer is likely to carry around, including memory cards, film, lenses, cards, a camera, and even a travel tripod—bye bye backpack. Pixentu exists in three different iterations: as an outdoor jacket, a travel […]

  • Chris Cheesman honoured at launch of MyLondon calendar
    by Nigel Atherton on 20th October 2017 at 4:33 pm

    Ella Sullivan being presented with the Chris Cheesman Award for most creative image in the MyLondon calendar competition, by Chris Cheesman’s partner Grazia Biancotti (left) and brother Nick Cheesman (right)Former AP News Editor Chris Cheesman was honoured at the launch of the Café Art MyLondon calendar with the presentation …Continue reading » […]

  • Demo: Adobe's experimental 'Cloak' tech is like Content Aware Fill for video
    on 20th October 2017 at 4:28 pm

    Yesterday at Adobe MAX, the lucky attendees got to see a few of Adobe's signature "Sneaks": sneak peeks at crazy features that are in development. And chief among them this year was something code-named Adobe Cloak. In essence, Adobe Cloak is the video-editing counterpart to Photoshop's Content Aware Fill. Simply outline the portion of your video that you would like removed—be it a stationary object or a couple walking through your scene—and Adobe Cloak will intelligently erase […]

  • Flickr shuts down wall art service, moves photo book printing to Blurb
    on 20th October 2017 at 3:31 pm

    The photo sharing platform Flickr was officially acquired by Verizon in June, and it appears we are now seeing the first changes after the takeover. Flickr has announced that it will cease to offer its existing photo book and wall art printing services. Printing services for Flickr users won't be completely shut down. Instead, photo books using Flickr images can now be printed in numerous ways via the third-party service Blurb. To make this work, your Flickr account needs to be connected to […]

  • Rankin wants you to take photos about life in the UK
    by Fay Watson on 20th October 2017 at 2:21 pm

    The crowdsourced photography project is taking place on October 20-22Credit: Denise FerleyThis weekend an estimated 250,000 people will take part in an ambitious, crowdsourced photography shoot organised by the photographer Rankin. The top 500 photos will be made into a book – will yours be included? […]

  • Canon patents a huge, hinged and reversible DSLR LCD
    on 20th October 2017 at 2:18 pm

    A newly published Canon Japan patent might reveal the future of Canon DSLR LCD screens... and that future is massive and flippable. Originally spotted by Canon Rumors, the patent details a hinged rear LCD that is so big it hides all of the controls on the back of the camera underneath it. As you can see from the diagrams (or read in the patent itself) the LCD is capable of lifting upward, then reversing, and is specifically designed to avoid obstructing the camera's viewfinder. This makes it […]

  • More Nikon D850 samples images added
    on 20th October 2017 at 1:00 pm

    Our review process is based both on studio testing and real-world shooting. We make sure every camera goes through the hands of several photographers and is shot in a variety of circumstances, to give a broad representation of how the camera will perform. All those images and experiences are considered as we draw our conclusions about a camera. So, even if you've looked through the D850 gallery before, you may well find there are shots you've not seen before. Take a look, and be sure to check […]

  • New Fluid Gimbal Head & Bag Collection From Gitzo
    on 20th October 2017 at 11:31 am

    Gitzo has released a new Fluid Gimbal Head as well as a new collection of camera bags. […]

  • Top press photos of the week: Red sky, crashing waves and violins
    by Fay Watson on 20th October 2017 at 10:42 am

    Our top press photos this week feature the events and anniversaries of the week(left to right) Violin-maker Steve Burnett holding the Siegfried Sassoon violin, historian Neil McLennan, holding the Robert Graves violin and fiddle player Thoren Ferguson holding the Wilfred Owen violin, at Baberton Golf Club in Edinburgh. The three violins, made in commemoration of the war poets who met at the golf club in 1917, are to be played together for the first time.Every week we take a look at some of the […]

  • The lucky story behind this rare wildlife photo
    by Fay Watson on 20th October 2017 at 9:02 am

    The image has just won a prize at the 2017 Golden Turtle International Photography CompetitionCredit: Craig ParryThis rare wildlife photo of an albino whale has won the underwater category at the 2017 Golden Turtle International Photography Competition […]

  • Win A Paintshop Pro 2018 Software Bundle In October's 'Autumn' Competition!
    on 20th October 2017 at 8:35 am

    This month you can win 1 of 3 Paintshop Pro 2018 software bundles in the 'Autumn' competition. […]

  • Gitzo Takes Over Wex Photo Video For The Weekend
    on 20th October 2017 at 8:00 am

    Gitzo has taken over Wex Photo Video and those who visit the website can take advantage of exclusive competitions, content and offers. […]

  • Wiral LITE cable system lets you capture cinematic shots almost anywhere
    on 19th October 2017 at 6:28 pm

    A simple cable cam system called Wiral LITE has launched on Kickstarter, where the campaign has already blown away its funding goal, raising nearly a quarter-million dollars in just a few days' time. The system is comprised of a motorized, remotely-controlled device that rolls across a cable fixed to two poles or similar structures. A camera can be attached to the bottom of Wiral LITE, which itself rolls across the cable while the camera records cinematic motion shots. The cable cam system is […]

  • Macphun responds to Lightroom CC release, teases its own photo manager
    on 19th October 2017 at 4:06 pm

    Macphun's own Digital Asset Manager (DAM) is coming to Luminar in 2018... and it'll be a free upgrade. Photo: Macphun It's no surprise that not everyone is exactly thrilled by Adobe's Lightroom announcement. The end of standalone Lightroom, and the birth of Lightroom in the cloud, has a lot of legacy users looking for a new way to organize their photos into a perpetual library they don't have to 'subscribe' to. There are already tons of options out there, but if you're a fan of Macphun's […]

  • AI-powered Pholio hard drive is an offline alternative to Google Photos
    on 19th October 2017 at 3:36 pm

    If you feel uncomfortable with your images being stored on cloud servers the Pholio device is a new offline alternative that offers many of the features we are used to from cloud services like Google Photos. Once connected to a PC, Mac, tablet or smartphone, Pholio automatically searches through the device storage and backs up all images and videos, either at full size or smaller 'optimized' versions. If you choose the latter Pholio provides a link to the full size-version. Pholio comes as a […]

  • Adobe lets you edit anywhere with cloud-based Lightroom CC
    by Fay Watson on 19th October 2017 at 3:01 pm

    The company is responding to the expanding system of mobile-first applicationsCredit: AdobeAdobe has revealed the latest version of Creative Cloud – Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC – at the Adobe MAX conference. New …Continue reading » […]

  • The Samsung 360 Round camera can capture 360° 4K 3D video at 30fps
    on 19th October 2017 at 2:42 pm

    Samsung has just unveiled an interesting new gadget at their annual Samsung Developer Conference. Meet the Samsung 360 Round: a 3D VR camera. The new device uses 17 total lenses—eight horizontally positioned stereo pairs and one upwards pointing single lens—to capture and livestream 4K 3D panoramic video at 30 frames per second. Each camera module features a 1/2.8’’ 2MP sensor and F1.8 aperture. All of this is housed in a compact and rugged (IP65 water and dust […]

  • 10 low budget tips for improving your photography
    by Amateur Photographer on 19th October 2017 at 2:28 pm

    Taking better pictures doesn’t mean investing in expensive new gear. Craig Roberts explains the simple cost-effective ways you can improve your photography […]

  • Throwback Thursday: the Samsung NX1 is still impressive three years later
    on 19th October 2017 at 1:00 pm

    We usually dig a bit further into the past for Throwback Thursday, but decided to make an exception for the Samsung NX1. Announced just three years ago, the NX1 is the camera that still leaves us wondering what might have been had Samsung decided to remain in the camera market. Alas, we'll never know. On paper, the NX1 had impressive specifications; the camera that landed in our laps still felt rough around the edges and a bit, well... unfinished when it arrived. Samsung diligently improved the […]

  • Gallery: Fujifilm X-E3 sample photos
    on 19th October 2017 at 12:00 pm

    The looks of a classic beauty in the body of a modern camera, the X-E3 is Fujifilm's latest rangefinder ILC and also a lot of fun to shoot with. Sporting the brand's latest 24MP sensor and offering the latest JPEG 'Film Simulations,' we took the X-E3 along on a tour of the town. Take a peek through our sample gallery to get a sense of what it is capable of, in terms of image quality. See our Fujifilm X-E3 samples gallery […]