This Crazy 250° Fisheye Lens for Micro Four Thirds Can See Behind Itself

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‘Levitation’ photos are a fun, and not overly complicated style of photography. But if you really want to create believable levitation shots, there are some tips and tricks that will really help. Enter photographer Christopher James (@christopher.james).

There are tons of portfolio builders out there for you to choose from, from popular options like Photoshelter and SmugMug to lesser-known options like Cargo Collective and Dunked. So how do you choose the best one?

Back in November of 2015, filmmaker Daniel Riley created what he dubbed “the world’s brightest flashlight”: a 1000W LED panel that pumped out an insane 90000 lumens of light. This week, he took his invention to the skies.

You may not know this, but you can’t buy the GoPro Hero5 or Hero5 Session from Amazon right now, and it’s not because they’re not available to order. The issue is a squabble over pricing that may have cost GoPro as much as $10 million.

The prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest announced its winners today at the Natural History Museum in London. American photographer Tim Laman was named Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2016 for his photo titled “Entwined Lives” (shown above), showing the critically endangered Bornean orangutan above the Indonesian rainforest.

My name is Skyler Adams. I recently wanted to challenge my gear acquisition syndrome, so I decided to shoot with a $1 camera for a month.

For many advanced photographers, the rule of thirds is seen as something of a beginner’s trope or amateur construct, but learning how, why, and when to break it can be a challenge. This short episode of Brain Flick helps deconstruct that question and explain why and when “bad” compositions work.

The popularity of camera drones has been exploding in recent years, but so have drone-related injuries — spinning propeller blades can do serious damage if they come in contact with human flesh. Case in point: a starting baseball pitcher had to exit the biggest game of his baseball career yesterday after his finger started bleeding profusely from a drone-related injury.

Josh Rossi isn’t just a talented commercial photographer, he’s an awesome dad, too. When his 3-year-old Nellee shared her dream of becoming Wonder Woman, he pulled out all the stops, dropping $1,500 on a custom Wonder Woman costume and creating a killer photo shoot.

The lens that Sigma Art lovers have been waiting for is finally here (almost). The new Sigma 85mm f/1.4 Art is a welcome addition to Sigma’s Art lineup, and I’m sure people all over are saying “it’s about time!”

The rules might say to keep your electronics stowed during takeoff and landing, but sometimes, you just can’t help yourself. And even though we certainly don’t condone breaking FAA regulations, the above photograph is a prime example of one of those times when not being able to help yourself pays off.
Taken by photographer James Kastner, the snap beautifully captures the sun glinting off the One World Trade Center just as the glare on the harbor aligned with Liberty Island. It’s no wonder the shot has gone viral.

My name is Shawn Hubbard, and I’m the team photographer of the Baltimore Ravens football team in the NFL. I’ve always loved the challenge of shooting with a camera phone.

Back in 2014, we shared an impressive composite photo by Mike Kelley that combined 8 hours of airplane takeoffs at LAX into a single frame. After the viral success of that photo, Kelley decided to take the idea to major airports around the world. The resulting project is titled, Airportraits.

Hyperfocal distance—commonly defined as “the closest distance at which a lens can be focused while keeping objects at infinity acceptably sharp”—is critical for landscape photographers who want their whole frame in focus. Here’s a trick for nailing hyperfocal distance without resorting to charts or smartphone apps.

On-location backup is critical… and often a pain in the butt. If you’re not carrying your laptop with you, backing up your files is a crap shoot; if you are, it’s cumbersome and time-consuming. That’s where the portable, powerful Flash Porter comes in.

The Nikon faithful have two new lenses to drool over this morning: an all-new ultra-wide PC 19mm f/4E Tilt-Shift that features some fancy engineering, and a redesigned 70-200mm f/2.8E with better stabilization, a new optical design, and an electromagnetic diaphragm.

Macphun just announced a bombshell for the photo editing community. It’s called “Luminar,” and it’s a self-proclaimed “complete photo editing powerhouse” that’s built to adapt to your photo editing preferences and skill level.

Photographer Felix Hernandez was recently commissioned by Audi to create a set of photos of the R8 sports car. Hernandez used his signature technique of creating realistic photos using miniature scale models, clever props, and careful camera angles.

We’re just one day away from the official release of the DJI Mavic Pro and just over a week away from the GoPro Karma release. But if you’re still having trouble deciding between the two foldable drones, this infographic might help.

Chicago-based commercial photographer Nick Ulivieri was shooting aerial photos over his city last Friday when he captured this gorgeous photo of Chicago’s skyline casting a shadow over Lake Michigan.

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