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Ron Leach Posted: May 16, 2016 0 comments

New Yorker Chris Gampat calls himself a “Headshot Photographer,” although his 10 years in the business also includes photojournalism, fashion and wedding photography in addition to portraiture. He’s also a creative, funny guy as you can see in these images from his series ‘The Secret Order of the Slice.”

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Ron Leach Posted: May 16, 2016 0 comments

German optical company Meyer-Optik Gorlitz is celebrating the 100th anniversary of their acclaimed Trioplan line by relaunching the legendary 50mm Trioplan “Soap Bubble” lens, so named for its unique bokeh characteristics. The new 50mm f/2.9 Trioplan features premium build quality, modern coatings, and a 1:4 reproduction ratio for macro photography.

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Ron Leach Posted: May 16, 2016 0 comments

Corel is clearly taking a shot at Adobe with the AfterShot Pro 3 photo editor/management suite, which offers a host of new features and claims to be four-times faster than the latest version of Lightroom. This powerful new version of AfterShot Pro comes at wallet-friendly price of $79.99.

Edited by George Schaub Posted: May 13, 2016 0 comments

The Phase One XF 100MP is a medium format camera with extremely high sensor resolution. It is a modular concept comprised of the Phase One XF camera body, which was introduced in the summer of 2015, and the brand-new IQ3 100MP digital back. The body has a 90-degree prism viewfinder and includes a Schneider-Kreuznach 80mm LS f/2.8 lens. As expected, this does not come cheap: the total price for this kit is $48,990 USD, as of this writing, and is the most expensive camera system we’ve ever tested.

Jon Sienkiewicz Posted: May 12, 2016 1 comments

Even photographers who usually shoot in Manual Mode should take a closer look at Program AE Mode. Why? Because in the right hands, the two modes are more similar than they are different. 

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Ron Leach Posted: May 12, 2016 0 comments

Today is the first opportunity to pre-order the affordable, full-featured Vuze 3D Virtual Reality Camera, which offers sophisticated results in a compact, easy-to-use package at a cost of only $800. The promotional kit includes the Vuze 3D 360° camera, Vuse Studio software, and a free tripod and VR headset.

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Ron Leach Posted: May 12, 2016 0 comments

Regardless of one’s political orientation, most of us would agree that the 2016 presidential campaign has been a bit bizarre. Satirical photographer Joel Strong really captured the peculiar nature of the race with this hilarious stop-motion video.

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Ron Leach Posted: May 12, 2016 1 comments

Superimpose is a robust iOS app that quickly performs a variety of tedious Photoshop functions on your iPhone or iPad with a few taps of the screen. It offers a variety of exposure controls and filters, but the real strength of this app is its ability to automatic more complex tasks like blends, masks, blending, blurs and superimposed images.

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Ron Leach Posted: May 11, 2016 0 comments

It may seem improbable, but the long-rumored instant film camera from The Impossible Project is finally a reality, with the introduction of the Impossible I-1, scheduled to begin shipping within the next two weeks. This reimagined camera uses Impossible’s new I-type film as well as standard 600-type film.

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Ron Leach Posted: May 11, 2016 1 comments

Here’s a cautionary tale for you: An 88-year-old historic monument in Florida’s Big Cypress National Preserve has been burned to the ground by a photographer light painting the scene with burning steel wool. The unidentified photographer had climbed to the roof of the wooden Monroe Station, lit some steel wool, and began shooting without realizing he had set the building ablaze.

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