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  • Video: Four top-notch portrait photographers shoot the same model
    on 17th August 2017 at 4:07 pm

    There are two types of kind-of-cliché photography challenges that are actually quite inspirational and informative: (1) A great photographer using a cheap camera, and (2) Several top-notch photographers shooting the same thing. This video by portrait shooter Jessica Kobeissi is a great example of the latter. In the latest episode of her new series "4 photographers shoot the same model," Kobeissi goes up against Joey L, Dani Diamond and Brandon Woelfel to see who can capture the most […]

  • Asus ZenFone 4 Pro dual-cam comes with 2x zoom and portrait blur
    on 17th August 2017 at 4:07 pm

    Taiwanese manufacturer Asus is a pioneer in the area of smartphone zoom, and so it does not come as a surprise that its latest flagship model, the ZenFone 4 Pro, comes with a quite impressive looking dual-camera setup that offers 2x zoom capability. The main sensor in the dual-camera is a 12MP 1/2.55" Sony IMX362 that comes with large 1.4um pixels and sees the world through a fast F1.7 aperture and 4-axis optical image stabilization. In terms of autofocus, Asus bundles PDAF with laser-based […]

  • Picktorial's new X-Pack lets you add Fuji's film simulation profiles to X-Trans raw files
    on 17th August 2017 at 3:30 pm

    When Picktorial 3 debuted back in April, it offered "superior support" for Fujifilm X-Trans RAW files, including compressed and uncompressed RAF. This was a big deal, and it has been so well received that Picktorial Innovations, Ltd. has announced another major addition for Fuji users this week: they've added Fuji film simulation color profiles. Released as a $15 "X-Pack" add-on to Picktorial 3, the preset pack is described as, "a package of pitch-perfect film simulation color profiles for […]

  • Tips for toning black and white photos
    by Amateur Photographer on 17th August 2017 at 3:04 pm

    If you want to make your digital monochrome images or film scans look as good as possible, check out James Paterson's power editsIf you want to make your digital monochrome images or film scans look as good as possible, check out James Paterson's power edits […]

  • Promo: Get 50% off a Michael Freeman course!
    by Amateur Photographer on 17th August 2017 at 1:02 pm

    We have an exciting opportunity for AP readers wishing to learn more about photography by studying online with Michael Freeman, one of the world's most respected and prolific photography writers and teachers. […]

  • Flip to flop: the pocket camcorder flash in the pan
    on 17th August 2017 at 1:00 pm

    Whether it's the Walkman, Photoshop or the GoPro, every now and again a product comes along that so perfectly epitomizes the form, that its name is taken to represent the entire category of products (whether its maker likes it or not). For a couple of years, the Flip Video pocket camcorder was just such a device. The dead giveaway being that you can probably picture what I mean by 'Flip Video' but not by the phrase 'pocket camcorder.' In a manner similar to GoPro, the Flip wasn't necessarily […]

  • Homeless photographers share their world in MyLondon pictures
    by Jon Devo on 17th August 2017 at 12:01 pm

    100 homeless individuals were given Fujifilm single-use cameras to produce the Cafe Art 2018 MyLondon calendar, which will be sold to raise thousands of poundsJUNE 2018 image- Dip in the Thames by Husna100 homeless individuals were given Fujifilm single-use cameras to produce the Cafe Art 2018 MyLondon calendar, which will be sold to raise thousands of pounds […]

  • Second August Photo Month Winner
    on 17th August 2017 at 11:23 am

    It's time to announce the second winner of a year's Plus membership in August's Photo Month. […]

  • New Nokia 8 smartphone features 13MP dual-cam with Zeiss optics
    on 17th August 2017 at 11:12 am

    HMD Global, the company behind the Nokia smartphone brand, has launched its long-anticipated Nokia 8 flagship. With a 5.3" QHD IPS display covered in 2.5D Gorilla Glass 5, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset, 4GB of RAM and 64 or 128GB storage options the Android device comes with high-end specification all-around and has a lot to offer in the camera department as well. HMD says the rear cameras has been developed in collaboration with Zeiss but has not revealed any further detail. The unit […]

  • Nokia 8 Announced With Zeiss Optics
    on 17th August 2017 at 9:16 am

    Nokia has announced the new Nokia 8 with dual Zeiss lens cameras, with colour and monochrome sensors. […]

  • Recipient Of Getty's First Female Sport Photographer Internship Named
    on 17th August 2017 at 8:00 am

    A Southampton photographer has been selected for Getty Images' first ever female sports photography internship. […]

  • Rogue FlashBender 2 Portable Lighting Kit review
    by Paula Benn on 17th August 2017 at 7:41 am

    Andrew Sydenham tests a flashgun accessory kitAndrew Sydenham tests a flashgun accessory kit […]

  • B&H Photo will pay $3.2 million to settle federal discrimination case
    on 16th August 2017 at 7:23 pm

    B&H Foto & Electronics Corp., the company behind retail site B&H Photo, has agreed to pay $3,220,000 to settle a federal discrimination case, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. This follows a lawsuit filed by the Department of Labor against B&H Foto & Electronics Corp. in February 2016, in which the department alleged that B&H was engaging in discrimination against multiple groups, as well as harassment of workers. According to the lawsuit filed by the DoL, […]

  • Godox A1 smartphone flash trigger officially released, costs $70
    on 16th August 2017 at 6:25 pm

    The Godox A1 smartphone flash trigger is finally official. After being announced unofficially over Facebook and teased further with some studio portrait samples, the phone flash and 2.4GHz flash trigger is now available for pre-order. Chinese company Godox is a rising star in the lighting world thanks to a growing repertoire of affordable, surprisingly versatile and often innovative speedlight and monolight options. The Godox A1 arguably falls into that last "innovative" category: a device that […]

  • Solar Eclipse 2017: How to view and photograph the solar eclipse
    by Amateur Photographer on 16th August 2017 at 4:20 pm

    A partial eclipse of the Sun taken using a Canon 20D DSLR and a specialised solar filter known as a hydrogen-alpha filter. These allow the photographer to capture the flame-like prominences around the edge of the Sun.This Monday, weather permitting, several parts of the US will be experiencing a major astro-phenomenom - a total eclipse. Here are some tips on how to view and photograph this event safely. […]

  • Canon beats Nikon to get EISA’s Pro DSLR award for 3rd year running
    on 16th August 2017 at 4:05 pm

    Canon’s EOS 5D Mk IV has won the European Imaging and Sound Association’s (EISA) Professional DSLR of the Year award, making this the third year in a row that the brand has beaten Nikon to the top spot in the professional camera category. Neither company, though, managed to come out as well as Sony, which won a total of six titles for is compact system range. One of Sony’s titles was the prestigious European Camera of the Year award—a prize the company hasn’t won […]

  • Barack Obama photo and quote becomes most popular tweet of all time
    on 16th August 2017 at 3:38 pm

    Official White House Photo by Pete Souza Former president Barack Obama's recent photo response to the violent events in Charlottesville, VA has officially become the most popular tweet of all time. The 44th President of these United States tweeted the official White House photograph above—captured by the great Pete Souza—alongside part of a quote by the late Nelson Mandela: “No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin or his background or his […]

  • This iconic still life photo was shot at f/240... for 6 hours!
    on 16th August 2017 at 3:19 pm

    Editor's Note: The video contains a fine art nude print that is spoken about starting at 7:50 and appears in the background throughout most of the video from that point on. Potentially NSFW. What's the smallest aperture you've ever used? F22? Maybe the max you'll find on some large format lenses: F64? When iconic photographer Edward Weston needed more depth of field to capture his famous still life Pepper No. 30, F64 wasn't nearly enough. He shot it at F240, using only natural light and […]

  • Obama Tweet with poignant photograph now the most popular tweet of all time
    by Jon Devo on 16th August 2017 at 3:11 pm

    Former President Barack Obama’s post containing a poignant photo and quote in response to the turmoil and violence in Charlottesville, …Continue reading » […]

  • Instagram update adds threaded comment replies
    on 16th August 2017 at 2:45 pm

    Threaded replies are a small update, but regular users will really appreciate it. Instagram just launched a minor update that regular users will really enjoy: threaded comments. Previously, comments on the Facebook-owned photo sharing app were all lumped together, only @-replies denoting who was talking to who. Now, when you reply to a comment it will automatically create a new thread. "Comment threads help you keep track of conversations and make it easy to respond to a specific thread," […]

  • Venus Optics' long-awaited Laowa 15mm F2 for Sony FE is finally available
    on 16th August 2017 at 2:21 pm

    Venus Optics has finally announced the price and delivery date of the second lens to join its Zero-D line up: the 15mm F2 for Sony’s E-mount that was first announced last September, and which the company has called "the world's fastest 15mm rectilinear lens for full-frame." The lens is due to ship at the end of August or early September, and will cost $850. First orders will include UV, ND1000 and polarizing filters for free. The Zero-D in the name denotes the company's claim that even […]

  • Cinnac is a Tinder-style photo rating app that helps you discover your best photos
    on 16th August 2017 at 1:44 pm

    If you have trouble deciding which of your images to include in your portfolio, or which ones will get the most positive response on social media, the new cinnac app might be exactly what you've been waiting for. Cinnac is a social network for photographers that uses means-tested ratings from its community to help you filter your photos. The app works by letting you upload so-called "mini blogs" to your account—basically just sets of 20 photos. Other users are then presented with pairs of […]

  • Canon EF 35mm F2 IS USM gallery
    on 16th August 2017 at 1:00 pm

    The Canon 35mm F2 IS USM is Canon's 'affordable' full-frame 35mm lens option slotting below the 35mm F1.4L II. It's smaller and lighter in size, and unlike its higher-end sibling, comes with image stabilization that can somewhat mitigate its aperture disadvantage, as long as your subjects aren't moving too much. The image stabilization arguably makes it a better option for DSLR video shooters as well. This is a lens we DPReview staffers like an awful lot, and is one of our 'go-to' lenses […]

  • Photo insight with David Clapp: Radio telescopes, Sierra Nevada
    by Amateur Photographer on 16th August 2017 at 12:51 pm

    A wintertime trip to the Sierra Nevada led David Clapp to these futuristic-looking radio telescopes. The perfect opportunity for a night shotRadio telescopes, Sierra NevadaA wintertime trip to the Sierra Nevada led David Clapp to these futuristic-looking radio telescopes. The perfect opportunity for a night shot. […]

  • Photography things to do this weekend: August 18-20th 2017
    by Jon Devo on 16th August 2017 at 11:52 am

    Looking for photography things to do this weekend? Each week, we be highlight exhibitions and events that are ideal for photographers and photography lovers.Liza Dracup: Field Work – Ten Years of Photography Liza Dracup has dedicated a large portion of her career to …Continue reading » […]

  • Poll – What do you find is the biggest annoyance with home printing?
    by Amateur Photographer on 16th August 2017 at 11:35 am

    Take part in this week's poll!Take part in this week's poll! […]

  • Legendary Biotar 75 F/1.5 Is Making A Return
    on 16th August 2017 at 11:19 am

    A company are recreating the Biotar 75 f/1.5 lens but they need your help to do so. […]

  • Discover the world of Panoramic cameras: The wider the better
    by Amateur Photographer on 16th August 2017 at 10:44 am

    John Wade looks at the world of panoramic photography, from the days when film cameras were made for truly expansive imagesJohn Wade looks at the world of panoramic photography, from the days when film cameras were made for truly expansive images […]

  • Samsung Release New Portable SSD T5
    on 16th August 2017 at 9:36 am

    Samsung has added a new solid state drive to its line-up of computer accessories. […]

  • How to shoot classic beauty product photography on a budget
    on 15th August 2017 at 7:26 pm

    Dustin Dolby of Workphlo is back with another simple step-by-step tutorial that shows you how to create professional-looking magazine-quality product photography using affordable gear—in this case, he uses two speedlights inside strip boxes, and could have used just one. For this shoot, Dolby is tackling beauty care products, which he decided to place on white plexiglass because of the subtle reflection this creates. From there, he brings out his trusty strip lights (two of them) and some […]