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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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Ron Leach Posted: May 11, 2016 0 comments

Canon today unveiled two products offering photographers enhanced creativity and versatility: The new flagship Speedlite 600EX II-RT Flash and the EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM lens. Both products will be available next month through authorized Canon dealers.

Joe Farace Posted: May 10, 2016 1 comments

When a photographer leaves the studio to go on location, they need to start packing. It doesn’t matter whether you’re slinging gear into a Range Rover or a baggage handler is stuffing it inside an Airbus, you need tough, dependable bags and cases that are up to the job. How do you pick the bags and cases that hold your equipment? Like green bags? Prefer anonymous bags? Want a hard case? What about wheels? The answer to these questions and more are found in this month’s installment of “One Case to Schlep.”

Jack Neubart Posted: May 10, 2016 0 comments

Jim Harmer didn’t start out as a travel and nature photographer. He was in law school when the photography bug bit him, and, before he knew it, he was traveling the world, capturing moments in time with his camera.

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Ron Leach Posted: May 09, 2016 0 comments

Felix Hernandez (AKA Hernandez Dreamphotography) is a photographer who loves playing with toys. This fun video, posted by ISO 1200, illustrates his technique for creating this “Sandtroopers” image—part of the fantastical Troopers Series he considers a passion.

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Ron Leach Posted: May 09, 2016 0 comments

When Yongnuo first introduced a 50mm f/1.8 full-frame lens for Canon users it was an immediate hit with bargain hunters. It was a $40 clone of the Canon 50mm f/1.8 II which sold for about $125 and offered very respectable performance—especially for the price.

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