French Mayor is Suing People for Taking Photos of Anti-Burkini Police
So this was the first sunset I captured in 2012. It cost me $6,612 to take this photo.
It’s quite possibly the most anticipated camera announcement of the year, and it finally happened! Canon has revealed the long-awaited 5D Mark IV, with a new sensor, 4K video, and some interesting ‘Dual Pixel RAW’ capabilities.
Nearly every photographer has spent a portion of a session bouncing from tree to tree, placing their subjects in the patches of shade that these saviors provide. After all, it tends to be one of the easiest settings to work in. Your subject’s eyes are relaxed, your camera’s meter is calm, and if you’re lucky you get to cool off too.
I’m going to preface this by saying that this isn’t a lens review article, there are many photographers better suited for this topic, so if you’re after refraction index comparisons and chromatic aberration charts this article probably isn’t for you.
The 5D Mark IV might be the big release of the day, but it’s certainly not the only news from Canon this Thursday. In addition to the fancy new camera, Canon also revealed two new L lenses—the EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM and the EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM—and an interesting SD card-shaped W-E1 WiFi adapter.
Remember that monochrome Leica M camera rumor that we reported on last month? The latest rumor pegs May 10th as the announcement date. The new camera won’t be a successor to the M9 — the M10 …
Photographing the moon can be spectacular—a rising full moon looks very big and is often red. And combining a spectacular moonrise shot with landscapes or objects in close-up can give really great results.
Photographer Taylor Jackson got his hands on one of the first Nikon 105mm f/1.4 ED lenses to hit Canada, and given the amount of hype this “world’s first” lens has gotten, he was anxious to see if the lens could walk that talk.
Photography is a presentation medium. At its most basic, a photograph is simply a means to communicate an idea to an audience. Sometimes the idea is a memory or a moment, other times it‘s an expression of a feeling or intention.
We definitely suggest reading this particular rumor with the mouse in one hand and a salt shaker in the other. It seems Sony is considering adopting a new RAW format to take full advantage of the improved dynamic range and resolution of image sensors coming down the pipe.
As portrait projects go, Dylan Hamm’s series Naked Faces is strange… and creative. He shot two passport-style headshots of 43 different strangers—one with, and one without any clothes on. Can you tell which is which, just by looking at the micro-expressions on his subjects’ faces?
Wedding photographer Jasmine Star is probably still recovering from the first slew of plagiarism accusations leveled against her in 2013; however, it seems the saga is entering Episode II. The folks at Stop Stealing Photos are accusing Jasmine of another transgression.
Fujifilm picked a rough day to make a camera and lens announcement; but have no fear Fuji, we’ve got you! The company today released a new entry-level mirrorless camera, the X-A3, and the fast and weather sealed XF 23mm f/2 R WR lens.
If anybody knows how to mount a weird lens, it’s got to be the creator of “Weird Lens Reviews” Mathieu Stern. And now, he’s sharing one of the super simple tricks he uses to find the working distance of any lens so he can create or buy the right adapter for it.
Edelkrone’s motto, lately, seems to be: “Why not? Let’s give it a shot!” It’s the spirit behind products like their StandPLUS, the “reinvented tripod”, and the strange-but-probably-useful Povie smartphone necklace mount. And it’s the same spirit that, today, brings us the Edelkrone Wing.
The deputy mayor of Nice is receiving a sizable dose of criticism and mockery online today after calling for the prosecution of people who are taking and sharing photos of French police enforcing the city’s controversial “burkini” law.
Unless you have the dough to get a lab scanner, it is a painful process to scan your own film. Luckily one day all the photo labs dumped their Pakon F-135 to the market, and I remember you could get one for ~$250 a pop.
It seems Canon has some big surprises in store for 2017. Not only is the follow-up to the entry-level full-frame EOS 6D in the works, there’s talk of a brand-new EOS DSLR as well.
Mahmoud Raslan’s photograph of “the boy in the ambulance” from Aleppo has struck a chord with viewers in a way that we haven’t seen since Nilüfer Demir’s image of 3-year old refugee Alan Kurdi in 2015. The photo and accompanying video of 5-year old Omran Daqneesh covered in dust and blood and sitting motionless is a stark reminder of a desperate war that started the year he was born.
Recently I got a message from a person who said that they liked my pictures, but unfortunately they don’t have a “photographic eye.” This inspired me to write the following article about basic aesthetics and their relationship to photography.