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  • Video: Understanding the science of camera sensors
    on 22nd April 2018 at 2:00 pm

    When we see a technical video posted online, purporting to explain some scientific concept that has to do with photography, we typically brace ourselves. More often than not, they fall into two categories: (1) oversimplified, or (2) blatantly incorrect. That's why this Filmmaker IQ episode on the science of camera sensors is such a breath of fresh air: not only is it factually solid, it goes into more detail and makes that detail easier to understand than just about any other technical […]

  • RPS: A day of distinction
    by Geoff Harris on 22nd April 2018 at 11:03 am

    Wondering how good your photography really is? A distinction, such as those offered by the RPS, can be a good benchmark. Geoff Harris finds out moreWondering how good your photography really is? A distinction, such as those offered by the RPS, can be a good benchmark. Geoff Harris finds out mor […]

  • Shooting Greenland in Winter: Part 1 - Uummannaq Whiteout
    on 21st April 2018 at 2:00 pm

    Earlier this year, I was sent on assignment to shoot Greenland in winter. This was a trip I had been wanting to do for years, but it always fell through due to scheduling conflicts and the fact that visiting Greenland would be quite expensive to do on my own. Luckily, I was approached by Air Greenland and Visit Greenland, in collaboration with my long-time friends and partners at Square Rock, and given the necessary financial support to finally realize this dream. Being sent on an assignment […]

  • Photo London 2018: displays from over 100 of the world’s leading galleries all in one place
    by Amy Davies on 21st April 2018 at 11:14 am

    There’s not long to go until Photo London 2018 starts at London’s Somerset House. The fair, which is now in its fourth year, features a huge range of galleries, talks, special exhibitions and more. Here’s a look at some of the highlights you can expect to see.There’s not long to go until Photo London 2018 starts at London’s Somerset House. The fair, which is now in its fourth year, features a huge range of galleries, talks, special exhibitions and more. […]

  • Low-light photography: How low can you go?
    by Amateur Photographer on 21st April 2018 at 11:02 am

    Low light can still yield great images – landscape and travel photographer David Clapp shares his top tips and techniquesLow light can still yield great images – landscape and travel photographer David Clapp shares his top tips and techniques […]

  • SmugMug snaps up Flickr, promises 'the future is bright'
    on 21st April 2018 at 1:27 am

    Photo-sharing site Flickr has been acquired by photo hosting service SmugMug. According to USA Today, SmugMug CEO Don MacAskill is committed to 'breathing new life' into the once market-leading service, and will maintain it as 'a standalone community of amateur and professional photographers'. One of the most important and popular services of the digital photography boom of the mid 2000s, Flickr was acquired by Yahoo more than a decade ago, but in recent years the site has been in decline as […]

  • Photography Reviews, News And Features Site Roundup
    on 21st April 2018 at 12:00 am

    Here's this week's roundup of the best reviews, news and features for photographers this week. […]

  • Meyer Optik is reviving Dr. Rudolph's APO Plasmat 105mm F2.7 lens
    on 20th April 2018 at 7:55 pm

    Meyer Optik has announced its new APO-Makro-Plasmat 105 F2.7 lens, a modern version of one of the classic Plasmat lenses developed by Dr. Paul Rudolph 105 years ago. As with previous Meyer Optik revivals, the company is funding its product on Kickstarter, where it explains that the new Plasmat 105 "offers natural sharpness, unbelievable color reproduction, and a glowing bokeh united at every step of the aperture." The name Makro, Meyer Optik explains, was chosen by Rudolph in reference to the […]

  • Sony's updated 3D Creator app can use your smartphone's front camera to scan your face
    on 20th April 2018 at 6:24 pm

    Sony's 3D Creator app with its 3D-face-scanning function was first introduced with the Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact last year. Now the Japanese manufacturer is rolling out the update to version 2 of the app. The most important upgrade of the new version is the ability to create 3D models of your face with your smartphone's front camera. This means, unlike with the previous version, you don't need the help of another person to create a 3D-model of your face and head. Of course, the option to use […]

  • Meike announces full frame 85mm F1.8, its first autofocus lens
    on 20th April 2018 at 6:15 pm

    Chinese accessories brand Meike has announced it will introduce an autofocus 85mm F1.8 lens for Canon and Nikon full-frame DSLRs. In addition to adding another (very likely) affordable third party option to the mix, this will be the company’s first AF lens. Details are a little thin on the ground, but early marketing materials suggest it will be a lightweight and compact lens with an all-metal body construction. The optical formula will use nine elements in six groups, and all elements […]

  • Laowa Announce Four New Lenses
    on 20th April 2018 at 5:59 pm

    Venus Optics has announced four new Laowa lenses, including a 4mm f/4 Fisheye (MFT), 10-18mm f/4.5-5 FE Zoom, 100mm f/2.8 2x Macro, and 17mm f/4 GFX lens. […]

  • These are the winners of the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards
    on 20th April 2018 at 4:25 pm

    2018 Sony World Photography Award Winners Announced After first revealing the shortlist and later the Open category and National Award winners, the World Photo Organization has finally unveiled the overall winners of the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards. This includes the coveted Photographer of the Year, Open Photographer of the Year, Youth Photographer of the Year, and Student photographer of the year awards, as well as the 10 winners of the Professional categories. This year's winners […]

  • Venus Optics reveals four new Laowa lenses for Sony FE, Fuji GFX, and more
    on 20th April 2018 at 2:17 pm

    Venus Optics has unveiled several new lenses today, including a wide-angle lens for the Fuji GFX mirrorless medium format camera, and the "world's widest zoom lens for Sony full-frame E-mount cameras." There are four new lenses in all: the Laowa 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 FE Zoom, Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO, the Laowa 17mm f/4 GFX Zero-D, and the Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Fisheye MFT. All four will be on display at Venus Optics' booth at the Beijing P&E Imaging fair. But in case you don't happen to […]

  • The 5-in-1 'One Backpack' wants to be your do-it-all bag
    on 20th April 2018 at 1:27 pm

    Design company ITR Studio has launched a Kickstarter campaign for its The One Backpack, a 5-in-1 modular backpack that can be used as a camera bag, work & gym pack, suit carry backpack, travel pack or tech-backpack, doing away with the need for multiple single-purpose bags. A magnetic system is used to attach modules to the base pack and adjust for different purposes and loads. Five modules are available to configure the pack: a camera module, a sports module, a sling module, a suit carry […]

  • Sample gallery: Nikon 180-400mm F4E TC1.4 FL ED VR
    on 20th April 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Announced just in time for the 2018 Winter Olympics, the Nikon 180-400mm F4E TC1.4 FL VR has a built in 1.4x teleconverter - when engaged it provides a 252-560mm focal range with an F5.6 max aperture. Similar in design to Canon’s EF 200-400mm F4L IS USM Extender 1.4x, we expect this $12,000 lens to mostly find its way into the hands of working sports, action and wildlife photographers. Though we at DPReview are none of the above, we also weren’t going to pass up an opportunity to […]

  • Macro photography lighting tips
    by Amateur Photographer on 20th April 2018 at 11:00 am

    Light is key to revealing intricate details of tiny subjects. Macro specialist Colleen Slater shares her top tips and lighting techniquesLight is key to revealing intricate details of tiny subjects. Macro specialist Colleen Slater shares her top tips and lighting techniques […]

  • New Moto G6, G6 Plus, G6 Play And Moto E Range
    on 20th April 2018 at 10:00 am

    Motorola has announced the Moto G6, G6 Plus, G6 Play, as well as an updated range of budget smartphones, the e5, e5 Play, and e5 Plus. […]

  • Win Eschenbach Binoculars In The April 'Wildlife' Competition
    on 20th April 2018 at 10:00 am

    There are Eschenbach binoculars up for grabs this month in the 'Wildlife' competition. […]

  • British artist named as Sony World Photography Awards Photographer of the Year
    by Amy Davies on 20th April 2018 at 9:18 am

    Alys Tomlinson took home the main prize, while a host of other photographers took home other awards.A handwritten note neatly folded and hidden in the crevice of a rock, crosses etched onto stone, ribbon carefully wrapped around piles of twigs. These are all offerings of religious devotion, known as ‘Ex-Votos’ and found at Christian pilgrimage sites worldwide. Often placed anonymously and hidden from view, pilgrims leave ex-votos as expressions of hope and gratitude, creating a […]

  • British Photographer Named Photographer Of The Year At Sony WPAs
    on 20th April 2018 at 8:35 am

    A British photographer has been crowned Photographer of the Year at the Sony World Photography Awards. […]

  • Viral KFC ad campaign turns fried chicken into flames with Photoshop
    on 19th April 2018 at 7:11 pm

    New York City-based advertising agency Ogilvy and Mather's latest ad campaign for KFC Hong Kong is on fire... so to speak. Tasked with advertising the release of KFC's Hot & Spicy chicken, the agency created a clever collection of images that morphs the flaky breading and orange tint of crispy chicken into smoke and flames. The clever Photoshop jobs include compositions of the spicy chicken with space shuttles, power rangers (we think?) and a rocket-toting drag racing car, but the concept […]

  • The Photo Studio AR app lets you 'simulate' a photo shoot with 3D models
    on 19th April 2018 at 6:46 pm

    Have you ever been at a beautiful location and wondered what a photo might look like if you had a model and some lighting equipment on hand? Well, you no longer need to wonder. Los Angeles-baased visual effects studio Surpuba AR has released Photo Studio AR, an app for Android and iOS devices that uses augmented reality (AR) to project a model into any real-world scene you can imagine. The app features a collection of 3D-rendered models, all based off real people. You can pose them in multiple […]

  • Oppo and Corephotonics sign strategic agreement around dual-cameras
    on 19th April 2018 at 6:37 pm

    OPPO, one of China's largest mobile phone manufacturers, has signed a strategic licensing agreement with Corephotonics, a developer of dual-camera technologies based in Israel. Under the agreement, the two companies will work together on the development on Oppo's smartphone camera roadmap, covering optical zoom, depth mapping for bokeh simulation and related features, as well as other areas involving smartphone camera optics optics, mechanics, computational imaging and deep learning among […]

  • Canon unveils compact, rechargeable IVY Mini Photo Printer
    on 19th April 2018 at 3:43 pm

    Credit: Canon Canon has just released its smallest and lightest printer yet. The IVY Mini Photo Printer is a rechargeable battery-powered portable printer that uses ZINK Zero-Ink technology to create 2x3 prints and stickers of your smartphone photos from anywhere. The printer launches today, and offers some stiff competition to similar instant printers from Polaroid and Fujifilm. Like all the other portable printers on the market, the IVY uses an app to sync with your smartphone. In this case […]

  • GoPro will now accept almost any digital camera for trade-in, even 'destroyed'
    on 19th April 2018 at 2:44 pm

    GoPro has relaunched its Trade-Up program, this time as a permanent option for customers located in the United States. The program first launched last year, but only as a temporary promotion limited to previous-generation GoPro cameras exchanged for discounts on current-generation models. This time around, GoPro is accepting nearly any digital camera in any condition. The company says it will accept any GoPro or non-GoPro digital camera under the program, and that any condition is acceptable, […]

  • Rylo update adds 180° mode, bluetooth capture and motion blur timelapse effect
    on 19th April 2018 at 2:20 pm

    Credit: Rylo The popular Rylo 360° camera—a camera we called the "360 degree camera done right" in our review—is receiving a major update today. The update adds two new features for both iOS and Android users of the Rylo camera and app, with a third feature available only to iOS users for now. Let's take them one by one. 180° Mode The new 180° video mode shrinks the field of view, allowing you to capture 180° video at higher resolution and better image quality than […]

  • Capture One update adds new styles workflow, updated camera support
    on 19th April 2018 at 1:40 pm

    Phase One has launched the first major update to Capture One Pro 11, the company's Raw conversion and photo editing software. Capture One 11.1 brings along a few important new features, including improved import performance, an updated styles workflow, a new resource hub, enhanced LCC presets, and support for new cameras and lenses. The most obvious changes in the update come in the form of new workflow adjustments that should speed up the importing and processing of large numbers of photos. […]

  • Samsung Galaxy S9+ sample gallery
    on 19th April 2018 at 1:00 pm

    We recently got a hold of Samsung's latest and greatest smartphone, the Galaxy S9+. Like the Note 8, the S9+ has dual cameras (one wide, one telephoto,) but this time one of them can switch between F1.5 and F2.4 automatically or on demand. We took the S9+ on a recent trip to Southern California and returned with a nice selection of photos taken under both sun and clouds. Watch this space for a full review very soon. See our Samsung Galaxy S9+ sample gallery […]

  • Taking your drone to a wedding? Read this first
    on 19th April 2018 at 11:00 am

    Best practices for flying your drone at weddings It's spring, and that means wedding season is upon us!* If you're one of the many photographers planning wedding shoots this year, it's also a great time to think about including aerial photography in your plans. A drone is a great way to capture unique shots that can help tell the story of a memorable day, and in my experience more couples are requesting drone photos than ever before. I expect that trend to continue. On the following pages, […]

  • Lightroom tips: Essential portrait edits
    by Amateur Photographer on 19th April 2018 at 10:59 am

    Lightroom has a range of simple but powerful editing tools to transform your portraits. James Paterson reveals the most useful onesLightroom has a range of simple but powerful editing tools to transform your portraits. James Paterson reveals the most useful ones […]