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  • Toshiba unveils world's first 14TB conventional magnetic hard drive
    on 12th December 2017 at 4:56 pm

    Toshiba has unveiled what it claims is the first ever Conventional Magnetic Recording (CMR) Hard Drive (HDD) with a massive 14TB capacity. This drive, which is billed as a model for enterprise use, boasts nine disks and a helium-sealed design, 3.5in form factor, 7200rpm speed, and a 6Gbit/s SATA interface. Toshiba announced the new drive, which is part of the new MG07ACA series, last week alongside a smaller 12TB 8-disk model. Both hard drives boast a lower operating power profile than the […]

  • Major Update: Adobe adds tone curve, split toning and more to Lightroom CC
    on 12th December 2017 at 4:31 pm

    The tone curve, one of the most important features missing from Lightroom CC 1.0, is finally being added. Photo: Adobe Adobe has launched a major update to the entirely Lightroom CC ecosystem today, releasing major updates for Lightroom CC on Mac, Windows, iOS, Android, and the web, in addition to a few updates for Lightroom Classic CC and Adobe Camera Raw. If you're a Creative Cloud subscriber, you'll want to update ASAP. Here's what Adobe has in store for you with this latest Lightroom […]

  • British Life Photography Awards winners document everyday experiences in the UK
    by Fay Watson on 12th December 2017 at 4:25 pm

    “Lifeguard” - British Life Photographer winner. Credit: Paul CarruthersThe winners of the third annual British Life Photography Awards (BLPA) have been announced, recognising photographers documenting life around the …Continue reading » […]

  • Fixation UK Offers Bowens Users A Repairs Lifeline
    on 12th December 2017 at 2:29 pm

    Fixation UK has set up a team deal with all Bowens kit repairs and service requirements. […]

  • Olympus 45mm F1.2 Pro sample gallery updated
    on 12th December 2017 at 2:00 pm

    The Olympus 45mm F1.2 is one of the company's three F1.2 lenses, promising 'feathered' bokeh wide open, and a portrait-friendly effective focal length of 90mm. We've had one for a while, and we just updated our samples gallery with some F1.2 images shot on an Olympus-organized trip to Charleston, South Carolina. See our Olympus 45mm F1.2 Pro sample gallery […]

  • Have your say: Best compact camera of 2017
    on 12th December 2017 at 12:00 pm

    It's the most wonderful time of the year: time to vote for your favorite cameras and lenses in our year-end Readers' Choice Awards. It certainly was a good year for compact cameras – cast your vote before the polls close! […]

  • Google Has Released 3 New Photo Apps Built On Experimental Technology
    on 12th December 2017 at 11:10 am

    Google wants you to further explore the potentials of smartphone photography with 3 new free apps. […]

  • Working from the top: Sanwal Deen on how he takes his top-down photos
    by Amy Davies on 12th December 2017 at 10:09 am

    Amy Davies talks to Sanwal Deen about his top-down images of workspaces that reveal shared human connectionsAmy Davies talks to Sanwal Deen about his top-down images of workspaces that reveal shared human connections […]

  • Reach for the Stars
    by Advertising Feature on 12th December 2017 at 10:00 am

    Stephen Banks specialises in nocturnal landscapes featuring the milky way in exquisite detail – he talks more about his technique and gearIt’s not hard to understand why any landscape photographer would choose to work in Dorset as it is one of …Continue reading » […]

  • Win 1 Of 10 Samsung 32GB Memory Cards!
    on 12th December 2017 at 12:00 am

    Today in the ePHOTOzine Christmas Prize draw, you can win 1 of 10 Samsung 32GB EVO Plus MicroSDHC cards. […]

  • Musician kicks photographer in the face during rock concert, sending her to the ER
    on 11th December 2017 at 9:59 pm

    Queens of the Stone Age leading man Josh Homme did something at a show last night that seems both willful and horrifying. In the middle of a song, with no reason or provocation, he walked over to photographer Chelsea Lauren and kicked her squarely in the camera and face. Lauren, who was shooting the show for Shutterstock, seems to have been simply doing her job from the pit. The whole incident was caught on video as well as in photos, with Lauren taking to Instagram to vent her disbelief and […]

  • Lytro might open source its light-field photo sharing platform
    on 11th December 2017 at 8:11 pm

    Last week, light-field photography pioneer Lytro announced that it would discontinue the platform, which allowed Lytro users to share their refocusable 'living' light-field images with others online and through Facebook. The move, which is a direct result of Lytro changing its focus from consumer products to the professional market, was not received well by existing owners of the original Lytro and the Lytro ILLUM cameras. This more or less made their images unsharable in […]

  • Lumoid gear rental service has been shut down
    on 11th December 2017 at 7:26 pm

    Lumoid, a startup that offered photography gear and other gadgets for rent, has been officially shut down. The process had actually been underway for months, but was only officially revealed to the public late last week. According to company founder Aarthi Ramamurthy, who recently posted about the matter on Facebook, the team had "gradually wound down Lumoid" over the last four months, including selling its IP and assets. The Lumoid website is still live and showing various gadget rental […]

  • Smartphones dominated Flickr's 2017 uploads, but DSLRs are on the rise
    on 11th December 2017 at 6:30 pm

    Photo by Max Delsid The iPhone has dominated Flickr's annual 'top devices' list, representing 54% of the site's top 100 devices in 2017, as well as the majority of the site's 10 top devices list. These figures were published as part of Flickr's end-of-year analysis, in which the platform reveals what cameras are most popular among its users, as well as highlighting the site's top photos of the year. Flickr's 2017 Year in Review report shows that smartphones were once again the device of choice […]

  • NiSi launches variable ND filter without the dreaded X-effect
    on 11th December 2017 at 5:55 pm

    NiSi Filters has announced a new variable ND filter that, at least according to the company, does not produce the dreaded X-effect at its most extreme settings. The NiSi Filters Pro Nano 1.5-5-stop Enhance ND-Vario offers between 1.5 stops and 5 stop of density variation to allow for moderate long exposures for stills photographers, and reduced light intensity for videographers needing to control apertures. The ‘density’ of the filter is controlled by turning one polarizer against […]

  • National Geographic photographer shares heart-wrenching video of starving polar bear
    on 11th December 2017 at 5:35 pm

    Video Screenshot. Credit: Paul Nicklen National Geographic photographer Paul Nicklen's Instagram account typically features breathtakingly beautiful scenes and stories from around the globe. Whales, penguins, and polar bears make up the brunt of his latest posts, all of them the kinds of photos wildlife photographers dream of capturing. One of his latest videos, however, is the exact opposite. Six days ago, Nicklen shared a heart-wrenching video of a starving polar bear scrounging for […]

  • Leica Camera Group announces record 2016/2017 revenue growth
    by Fay Watson on 11th December 2017 at 5:14 pm

    Credit: LeicaThe Leica Camera Group has announced its most recent results, recording a revenue of almost 400 million euros in the …Continue reading » […]

  • Our favorite gear, rewarded: DPReview Awards 2017
    on 11th December 2017 at 2:00 pm

    DPReview Awards 2017 Here at DPReview we handle a lot of gear. This year, plenty of amazing cameras, lenses, accessories and other products came through our doors, and we hope you've enjoyed reading about them as much as we've enjoyed writing about and testing them. We also enjoy arguing about them – about which camera is better than which other camera, and which lens is the best, etc. So we've spent the past few days going through this year's products as a team, and ranking our choices, […]

  • First December Photo Month Winner Announced
    on 11th December 2017 at 12:58 pm

    The first winner of a year's Plus membership in December's Photo Month has been revealed. […]

  • Kodak Release Mini Shot Instant Print Camera
    on 11th December 2017 at 12:45 pm

    Kodak has released a new point-and-shoot camera that also prints photos. […]

  • 2017 Buying Guide: Best cameras for beginners
    on 11th December 2017 at 12:00 pm

    Maybe you want better photos in low light. Maybe you're tired of digital zoom. Whatever the reason, if you're looking for a capable, beginner-friendly camera to grow and learn with, we've got you covered. […]

  • Selection of 2018 Sony World Photography Awards entries released
    by Fay Watson on 11th December 2017 at 11:54 am

    The images were released to mark the last month of the competitionCredit:The World Photography Organisation has released a new selection of entries from the Sony World Photography Awards 2018 to mark the …Continue reading » […]

  • Behind The Lens Line Up Announced for The Photography Show 2018
    on 11th December 2017 at 11:38 am

    The line-up for The Photography Show's 'Behind The Lens Theatre' has been announced. […]

  • Best photography books 2017: How many have you read?
    by Amateur Photographer on 11th December 2017 at 11:22 am

    From personal projects to epic retrospectives, there have been some incredible books launched in the past 12 months. We bring you some of our favourite page-turners from 2017 […]

  • New AI Technology Can Find Celebrity Doppelgangers In Photos & Art
    on 11th December 2017 at 11:08 am

    Pholio is having a bit of fun with new AI that is looking for celebrity lookalikes from history. […]

  • Wintery Black & White Portrait Is Awarded POTW
    on 11th December 2017 at 10:41 am

    A wintery black and white portrait has been awarded the Photo of the Week accolade. […]

  • Spend £20 - Save 20% At Pixum
    on 11th December 2017 at 10:23 am

    Christmas delivery deadlines are approaching, get your orders in with Pixum today and save 20%. […]

  • Win A Ricoh Theta V 360 Camera!
    on 11th December 2017 at 12:00 am

    Today in the ePHOTOzine Christmas Prize Draw you can win a Ricoh Theta V 4K 360 camera! […]

  • Olympus 17mm F1.2 Pro sample gallery
    on 10th December 2017 at 2:00 pm

    The Olympus 17mm F1.2 promises to open up new possibilities for Micro Four Thirds shooters seeking razor-thin depth-of-field and smooth, 'feathered' bokeh. We've had access to one for a little while, and we've been shooting with it both close to home and on the road on an Olympus-organized trip to Charleston, South Carolina. Take a peek at our extensive sample gallery. See our Olympus 17mm F1.2 Pro sample gallery […]

  • 2017 Buying Guide: Best cameras for sports and action
    on 10th December 2017 at 12:00 pm

    Are you a speed freak? Hungry to photograph anything that goes 'zoom'? Or perhaps you just want to get Sports Illustrated-level shots of your child's soccer game. Keep reading to find out which cameras we think are best for sports and action shooting. […]