Active lifestyle cameras are aimed at photographers who don’t want to worry about their equipment during their adventures, but do want to capture images they can be proud of—even under challenging conditions. All seven cameras on this list are virtually indestructible, high-performance compacts that are perfect for skiing, surfing, taking to the beach, boating, hiking or any other activity where an unprotected DSLR or mirrorless camera could be damaged.
Many, many years ago, in a silver halide universe far, far away, amateur photographers were divided into two camps. Their differences were not based on political orientation. And they had nothing to do with the Cold War, nationality, ideology or anything else so trivial. What was the division that separated otherwise rational people? Read on…
BMX rider Daniel Coriz comes in at speed from the right side, launches himself up 10 feet, touches both tires, pulls the handlebars to pop a wheelie off the wall, then turns the bike for a clean exit. He lands a foot in front of adventure sports photographer Michael Clark, who’s been hand-holding his camera, tracking and firing to capture every turn and twist of the trick.
With a design philosophy that less technology means more creative freedom, the eagerly anticipated Leica M–D camera is now a reality. The 24–megapixel camera harkens back to the limited edition M60 we reviewed a couple years ago and is the first full production model in the digital M line without a rear LCD monitor.
Ever since he was young, French photographer Eric Lafforgue has been fascinated with distant lands and indigenous cultures. For the past 10 years he has traveled the world photographing people in tribal makeup, and his images are absolutely stunning.
Macphun has announced an offer you can’t refuse: A free download of their new Filters For Photos app that lets Mac users create striking effects without the complexity of other image-editing programs. The new app can be used as a standalone program or as an extension for the popular Apple Photos application.
Vincent Bourilhonis a Paris-based photographer with a uniquely playful approach to image editing that results in imagery depicting a magical world of fantasy and adventure. He’s a post-processing master par excellence who clearly envisions the world a bit differently than most folks.
Under development for the past few years, ON1 Photo RAW is the first Raw processing software and non-destructive photo editor to be unveiled in over a decade. With support for over 800 cameras and sophisticated editing capabilities, the software utilizes cutting-edge code to make the most of today’s hi-res cameras and high-performance computers.
Levon Bliss is a photographer who thinks big, and his groundbreaking “Microsculpture Macro Photography” show is on display at Oxford University Museum of Natural History from May 27 through October. Bliss creates his stunning work by combining 8–10,000 photos into one high–resolution image.
More complaints are rolling in about the Nikon D750. Several owners of Nikon’s beleaguered, semi-pro full frame DLSR have been posting videos on YouTube showing their cameras experiencing error (ERR) messages when shooting at fast shutter speeds.