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Review: Profoto B1X (Sony TTL Version)

If you're a working photographer that uses studio lighting, then chances are that you've been considering a light like the Profoto B1X since first hearing about it. Profoto lights are already at the top of the game and all the studios use them, and what makes the Profoto B1X so special is the added versatility over the original Profoto B1 monolights.

Minolta Quietly Released a Set of New Digital Cameras

Minolta has quietly released a trio of digital cameras. This is apparently the first camera product releases under the brand name since it went out of business in 2003. Minolta was a Japanese camera manufacturer, famed for creating the first autofocus in a 35mm SLR camera, and seems to be emerging from the shadows once […]

В новом тизере Yashica говорится о беспрецедентной камере, которая должна появиться на Kickstarter в октябре

На прошлой неделе Yashica представила тизер, встреченный одновременно с интересом и большой долей скепсиса - многие заявили, что ролик ничего не говорит о новой камере, а демонстрирует очередной накладной объектив на смартфон.

FAA Trumps Local Govt When It Comes to Drone Laws, Court Rules

A new landmark ruling by a federal court has affirmed that the FAA holds a greater say in drone regulations than local governments across the United States. Newton, Massachusetts, resident Michael Singer filed the lawsuit in January against his city’s government to try to get rid of a number of the rules that failed to […]

11 Dumb Things Camera Companies Are Still Doing

As much as we talk about the lack of true innovation in the camera market, particularly when it comes to integration with the Internet and social media, every day I keep encountering cameras that have the same “hey this is the way it used to be” design philosophies underlying them. I call it “lazy engineering.” […]

Kodak’s New Facebook Chatbot Wants to Sell You Prints of Old Photos

Kodak Moments, the consumer printing arm of Kodak, has launched a new Facebook Messenger chatbot. Its purpose: to try and sell you prints of your old photos. The app, once it has a connection to your Facebook account, will sift through your old photos and use some type of algorithm to pull out the most interesting […]

How to Make Your iPhone Shoot JPEGs Again After iOS 11

After updating your iPhone to iOS 11, you may have noticed that your photos are all . heic files instead of the ubiquitous . jpeg. If you’re rather go back to shooting JPEG for now until you feel more ready to make the switch, it’s actually extremely easy to do.

JOBY and Lowepro Acquired by Vitec Group, Owner of Manfrotto

The popular photography gear brands JOBY and Lowepro have just been acquired by Vitec Group, the parent company behind other popular industry brands such as Manfrotto. Vitec Group purchased Manfrotto brand back in 1989 and has since built up a portfolio of 22 well-known brands used by photographers around the world. Other better-known Vitec brands […]

Блогер выпустит собственный 35-мм премиальный плёночный компакт

Блогер и коллекционер камер Беллами Хант, известный под ником Japan Camera Hunter, уже выпустил собственную фотопленку, а теперь вплотную занимается разработкой собственной пленочной компактной камеры.

Слияние Manfrotto и Lowepro

Итальянский производитель штативов, головок и прочих фотоаксессуаров продолжает наращивать мощность и расширять ассортимент. Ранее компания приобрела известного производителя сумок для фотографов Kata.

Фотовыставка под открытым небом в Измайловском парке «Заповедники России»

26 сентября открывается шестая фотовыставка из цикла «Заповедники России» — Хинганского заповедника в Измайловском парке, автор фотографий — Денис Кочетков, научный сотрудник Хинганского заповедника.

Новые функции Affinity Photo для iPad в iOS11

Одна из полезных функций, добавленных в iPad с обновлением прошивки до 11 версии стала возможность перетаскивания файлов между приложениями аналогично тому как мы это делаем мышкой на компьютере. Популярный редактор фотографий Affinity уже обновил своё приложение для iPad, чтобы воспользоваться этой очень удобной функцией.

How a photojournalist shot the eclipse photo of a lifetime with the Sony a9

A veteran photojournalist, Rick Wilking secured a spot in the path of totality for the August solar eclipse and planned to shoot the event for Reuters. We tagged along on the assignment, and while Wilking's story didn't quite pan out as predicted, an unexpected subject in the sky and a quick reaction made for a once-in-a-lifetime shot.

Новые функции Affinity Photo для iPad в iOS11

Одна из полезных функций, добавленных в iPad с обновлением прошивки до 11 версии стала возможность перетаскивания файлов между приложениями аналогично тому как мы это делаем мышкой на компьютере. Популярный редактор фотографий Affinity уже обновил своё приложение для iPad, чтобы воспользоваться этой очень удобной функцией.

Sony A9 Unintuitive things by Gary Friedman

Long time Sony “Guru” Gary Friedman walks you through the A9 settings: The most advanced camera in the world? Professional photographer Gary Friedman demonstrates the least intuitive parts of the A9’s features, including all of the different exposure and focusing modes.

iPhone 8 Plus имеет лучшую в мире камеру

Новый iPhone 8 Plus имеет лучшую камеру, когда-либо используемую в смартфонах. К такому заключению пришла лаборатория DxOMark после того, как провела тестирование нового устройства Apple. С рекордным счётом 94 iPhone 8 Plus стал безусловным лидером на рынке.

Новые подробности про камеру Yashica

С начала августа культовый японский бренд Yashica начал дразнить пользователей интернета новой камерой. Многие думали, что компания выпустит оптику для смартфонов или ещё что-то незначительное. Теперь стало очевидно, что речь идёт про камеру.

Sonology представила NAS DX3018XS на 6 дисков

Компания Synology анонсировала свой первый NAS, рассчитанный на 6 дисков, Synology DX3018XS. В новую модель можно установить до 6 дисков, поэтому данное решение представляет интерес не просто для частного использования, но для небольших офисов и малого бизнеса.

Анонсирован фишай-объектив iZugar 3.25mm/2,5 под микро-4/3"

Нигде ранее незамеченная китайская компания iZugar анонсировала новый фишай объектив с фокусным расстоянием 3,25 мм под байонет микро 4/3". Данный байонет считается наиболее доступным, на сегодняшний день среди прочих аналогов, именно поэтому под него делают, наверное, даже больше объективов китайские производители, по сравнению со всеми другими беззеркальными решениями.

Одно целое с животными

Флора Борси (Flora Borsi) создала серию фотографий с собой в качестве модели, меняя причёски и макияж для того, чтобы слиться с образами животных, которые становились продолжением её самой благодаря уникальному сочетанию глаз, цвета и освещения.

Новый тизер от Yashica

Средства для производства своей новой камеры Yashica будет собирать на Kickstarter; начало кампании – в октябре. Yashica продолжает выпускать тизеры к своей новинке. На сей раз подробностей чуть больше.

Ep. 214: Why Is Tony Northrup So Stingy With His Settings? – and more

Episode 214 of the PetaPixel Photography Podcast. Download MP3 –  Subscribe via iTunes, Google Play, email or RSS! Featured: Landscape and wilderness photographer, Josh Cripps In This Episode If you subscribe to the PetaPixel Photography Podcast in iTunes, please take a moment to rate and review us and help us move up in the rankings so others interested in photography may find us. Show Opener: Landscape […]

$120 off on the Sony 24-70mm GM lens at Amazon

You save $120 on that 24-70mm GM lens sold by Cardinal on Amazon. Trade-in: Up to $500 trade-in credit for the Sony A9-A7 at Adorama, Bhphoto, FocusCamera and BuyDig. New Camera savings: $200 off and free extras on the A7rII at Adorama, BHphoto and Amazon.

Adobe Lightroom 7 Coming Soon

It looks like a closed beta for Lightroom 7 is happening according to a Photo Rumors source. A current beta tester had this to say (via Photo Rumors): Since two days I am investigating the improvements of the new and still unreleased LR 7 (still beta). Please note that it is a beta and EVERYTHING Read more...

Apple's auto-generated Memories videos are still kind of weird in iOS 11

Starting with iOS 10, Apple has been scanning iPhone users' photo libraries and automatically creating nostalgic videos it calls Memories. They're basically slideshows of what it deems to be meaningful photos and videos from your collection, set to music, and arranged around a theme.

Самостабилизирующаяся камера REMOVU K1

Разработчики и инженеры REMOVU разработали новую самостабилизирующуюся 4K-камеру, которая получила название K1. Она оснащена встроенным карданным стабилизатором, ЖК-дисплеем и аккумулятором, который способен обеспечить до 4 часов записи.

Летающая камера с 4K

Компания Moment Drone запустила проект на Indiegogo, предлагая ультрапортативный складной дрон с 4K-камерой, который поставляется в комплекте с технологией автоматического слежения и стабилизации изображения.

Щупальца Tenikle для камеры и смартфона

Уникальное устройство Tenikle объединило в себе функции штатива и крепления экшн-камер и смартфонов на различные поверхности. Гибкие ноги и силиконовые присоски обеспечивают большую гибкость в выборе поверхности, на которую будет закреплена камера.

Страсть к каллиграфии и фризлайту

Фотограф JZ Aamir из Пакистана своими работами рассказывает о своей любви к калиграфии и фотографии. Невероятно точные движения световой кисти создают в объективе камеры образы, символы и дополняют сюжет. Ещё больше вдохновения: Facebook, Вконтакте и Telegram

Stop Asking for Other Photographers’ Camera Settings

Let’s get the facts straight: You’re not going to learn how to take compelling photographs by asking for other people’s camera settings. Or their EXIF data. Sure, you can get away with it for the first few times when you’re still a complete beginner fiddling with your camera’s controls. But you will never truly learn

New Canon Cameras Up For Certification

More Canon cameras have appeared for certification as uncovered by Nokishita. We reported earlier today that the only remaining camera coming from Canon in 2017 will be the PowerShot G1 X Mark III. We do expect more PowerShot cameras to come ahead of CES in January and DSLRs to come ahead of CP+ in February. Read more...

Mitja Kobal Documents the Japanese Way of the Blade Today

Whether you're a practicing photojournalist or simply interested in real-world photo narratives, today's fascinating set will certainly inspire you. Many centuries after the samurai rose to power in medieval and early-modern Japan, the excellent craftsmanship of their blades still persist to this day.

The iPhone 8 Plus is the best smartphone camera DxOMark has ever tested

Photo: Apple Apple fans who were hopeful the iPhone 8/Plus would represent a big step up in camera quality over the already-respectable iPhone 7/Plus have something to celebrate. DxOMark just released the results of its iPhone 8 and 8 Plus tests, and the new Apple smartphones represents a significant improvement over the previous versions.

This Kodak Moments chatbot digs through your old photos and tries to sell you prints

Kodak has created a new Facebook Messenger chatbot called 'Kodak Moments' that tries to get users to buy physical products by digging through and resurfacing their old photos. The AI algorithm works by searching through the mass of images a user has uploaded to Facebook and suggesting ones that may have been forgotten in hopes the user, when suddenly presented with this fond old memory (or Kodak moment.

How to Get Sharply Focused Photos with a Wide Aperture

Shooting with a wide aperture allows you to drastically isolate your subject from the background and play around with bokeh, making it a neat technique for portrait photography. However, it also comes with a cost: the focus tends to be sharp only towards the center of your frame.

Manfrotto Expands NX and Street Bag Collections

Manfrotto has added five new models to the Manfrotto NX and Street Bag Collections. The new models in the Street selection include the Sling/Waist is billed as the most lightweight solution for carrying a premium or standard CSC, and NX CSC Messenger (), which holds a standard CSC with standard lens attached and two additional lenses.

CameraWorld Open New Store in Stevenage

CameraWorld have announced the opening of a new store in the market town of Stevenage. The shop, located on the Old Town High Street, is stocked with all the major names in photography: Canon, Fujifilm, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, and many more.

Live Show Recap: Environmental Portraits

Hey folks, we’re back! This week you get a quick review of the new D850 and most of you fail to meet the show topic of environmental portraits! It’s ok though, we had fun with it. We start with photo news: -The D850 is here! And we love it.

Yashica to Unleash an ‘Unprecedented Camera’ in October 2017

Starting in early August, the iconic Japanese camera brand Yashica began teasing a big “coming chapter” in its life. While some people dismissed it as hype for a new clip-on smartphone lens, it now appears it’s much more than that: Yashica is now teasing an “unprecedented camera.

Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 Review

The Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2. 8 Di VC USD G2 is a fast standard zoom lens for Nikon and Canon full-frame DSLR shooters. Crucially offering built-in image stabilisation worth up to a claimed 5 stops of shutter speed, the Tamron 24-70mm is also weather-sealed and cheaper than the Big Two.

Лучшее новости

Photog POV: Shooting the Nitro Circus Tour

My name is Daniel Schenkelberg, and I’m a motorsports photographer. In this post, I’ll be sharing a behind-the-scenes view of what it’s like to photograph a Nitro Circus live show.

Обзор Godox AD360II – Накамерная вспышка мощностью 360 Дж

Godox AD360II – это автономная накамерная вспышка, которая выдает примерно в 5 раз больше света, чем топовая Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT, стоит столько же и ее номинальная мощность 360 джоулей. Это больше, чем у некоторых студийных моноблоков.

Pete Turner, Color Photography Icon, Dies at 83

Pete Turner, the American photographer who’s recognized as one of the first masters of color photography, has died. He was 83. The New York Times reports that Turner passed away from cancer at his home on Long Island, New York, on September 18th.

Conquering Your Camera Settings in Landscape Photography

Understanding basic camera settings is important so that you know how to react in different conditions such as varying light, moving subjects, or to achieve maximum depth-of-field. In this 10-minute video, Adam Karnacz from First Man Photography discusses his techniques for working his camera while doing landscape photography. While knowing precisely the camera settings a […]

5 Ways to Change the Color of Anything in Photoshop

Changing the color of an object using Photoshop is a typical use case for the software, and there are many ways to do it. This 20-minute video from Nathaniel Dodson of tutvid that examines 5 separate ways to re-color or add color to objects.

Stop Asking About Camera Settings

Photographer Tony Northrup wants you to stop asking photographers about their camera settings. In this 7-minute video, he explains why the camera settings that were used for an image are relatively unimportant and a distraction from the real work that goes into making a shot.

Специалисты DxOMark объявили камеру iPhone 8 Plus лучшей в истории смартфонов

Компания DxO Labs, владеющая известным сервисом DxOMark, занимающимся профессиональным сравнением камер, присвоила рекордный рейтинг новому iPhone 8 Plus. Он набрал 94 балла из возможных 100 при тестировании, тогда как его "младший брат" iPhone 8 - 92 балла.

Тест и обзор фотоаппарата Canon EOS 6D Mark II

Давно уже пора было Canon EOS 6D Mark II появиться на наших тестах. И не только потому, что предшествующая модель достигла уже более чем зрелого возраста в пять лет. Еще и EF-байонету не хватало пополнения в относительно доступном полноформатном классе для амбициозных непрофессиональных фотографов.

I Search For Beauty In My Own Home

I consider myself basically a portraitist. This series is about my second love in photography: still lifes. I adore searching and discovering the beauty that can offer the ordinary objects that surround us in our homes.

This LEGO Instax Camera is 90 Years Old

Albertino of Instax Magic created a unique camera that blends the old and the new. Half of it is made of LEGO, and half is a 90-year-old Zeiss-Ikon Trona folding plate camera. The Trona was originally purchased from a camera collector in extremely worn but functioning condition.

Фотоаппараты Olympus: на вершине Олимпа фототехники

Фотография – это искусство, и главное в нем – это талант, умение “поймать” кадр, передать какой-то смысл сюжета через объектив. Конечно же, имеет значение не только наличие навыков и способностей в этом деле, но и качество оборудования, его предназначение и технические данные.

How To Choose What Camera To Buy

Buying a camera is a very daunting task; whether you’re upgrading or purchasing for the first time, seeing the never-ending list of makes and models can be quite overwhelming and it’s hard to know where to start.

Report: Blackstone working with Morgan Stanley to sell 45% Leica stake

Photo by Alexander Andrews In early August, Reuters reported that Blackstone was engaging in talks with potential buyers to acquire its 45% stake in Leica. Sources had said at the time that Blackstone was working with an investment bank, though that bank wasn't named, and that it had already discussed the potential business deal with several possible buyers.

Snapseed Gets New Photo Filters and a Facelift

Google today rolled out the latest version of its Snapseed photo-editing application. Version 2.18, available for Android and iOS users, features a fresh new user interface and new presets. Google says that the new version is designed for “faster editing” as well as “more efficient access to your favorite features.” The new version features a […]

Актуальное новости

The 7 Commandments for Great Photo Walks

In the last year, I’ve walked probably more than 2,000 miles with my camera. I love photo walks because they are so meditative. There is also great excitement when you get home to look at the photos, to see if you caught any great ones. It adds a dimension of extra beauty and flow to […]

The 7 Commandments of Great Photo Walks

In the last year, I’ve probably walked over 2,000 miles with my camera. I love photo walks because they are so meditative. There is also great excitement when you get home to look at the photos, to see if you captured anything good.

Intel's 8th generation desktop CPUs can edit 4K 360-degree video 32% faster

Photo: Intel Corporation Intel has just announced their next-gen (8th generation, to be exact) desktop CPUs. And while the new chips aren't quite as exciting as the 8th gen laptop chips the company debuted in August, they still pack a performance punch that photo and video editors may want to pay attention to.

I Took Pictures Of My Negatives With An Iphone And A Clip-On Macro Lens And Got A Pretty Cool Effect

So, I developed my own film in a darkroom, (most of the photographs are just me testing functions and just playing around, this is just leisure for me) and though I know I could have scanned them or taken pictures of the prints I made, I decided to take pictures directly from the negatives over a makeshift Lightbox with just a macro clip-on lens, invert in photoshop and see what happens.

Как легко получить эффект HDR

Представьте себе подход к HDR, который был бы дешевым, использовал ПО, которое вы уже знаете, работал недеструктивно, а также создавал самые...

Craigslist poster raises the bar on terrible car photography

A Craigslist post offering a 1990 Mazda RX-7 for sale is going viral today thanks to the photos of the car. . . and it's not because they're good. For whatever reason, the ad's author decided the best way to photograph his or her car for this ad was to take pictures of the car with their cell phone, and then take pictures of the pictures displayed on their cracked, hazy smartphone screen.

MobileRetouch e20 – Как использовать ТОЧЕЧНУЮ и ВЫБОРОЧНУЮ коррекцию в Snapseed

В рубрике MobileRetouch мы показываем вам как обрабатывать фотографии на мобильных устройствах.  На примере своих снимков, мы покажем, как пользоваться мобильными фоторедакторами и как с их помощью добиваться определенной обработки.