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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Nov 18, 2014 0 comments

We've told you about software that converts color images to black-and-whites before, including Tonality Pro, and now here's another monohrome conversion program called SILVER projects professional. Featuring a variety of black-and-white tools including 73 presets, 60 "expert" filters, 37 pro film emulations (with a Grain Engine) and tonal value transformations, SILVER projects professional lets you create interesting results with 16-bit quality.

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Nov 17, 2014 1 comments

The new Lume Cube is a portable, versatile 1,500-lumen external flash and video light made for use with the GoPro Hero (or any digital camera), iPhone and Android smartphones. Featuring a simple mobile interface, the Lume Cube allows you to capture better images in low light situations, allowing for more creative opportunities for photographers of all skill levels.

Steve Meltzer Posted: Nov 14, 2014 0 comments

By any definition, Sebastião Salgado is one the most important photographers working today. Currently he has a large exhibition of his work on display at the International Center for Photography (ICP) in New York City through the very beginning of January 2015. It is will be the last photo show at this location, before ICP’s move next year to a new exhibition space in New York’s Bowery neighborhood.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Nov 13, 2014 0 comments

Technically speaking, the Nikon D750 is the follow-up to the Nikon D700, which was released six years ago. That’s a lifetime between digital camera models, and to say that the D750 is not nearly as groundbreaking as its predecessor from way back in 2008 is not a put-down of this new full-framer from Nikon. It just shows how far imaging technology has come and how much the D700 was ahead of its time.

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Nov 13, 2014 0 comments

Ready for the holidays, Lomography just announced the official release of their Lomo’Instant Camera. It is available at the Lomography online shop, Gallery and Embassy Stores around the world. If you order a Lomo’Instant Black or White model now it will arrive within a few days. The Sanremo model is currently sold out but it can be pre-order with an estimated delivery date of early December. (The Sanremo Edition comes with a free Lomo’Instant camera strap and online orders also get special discounted bundles.)

Dan Havlik Posted: Nov 12, 2014 0 comments

In case you’ve seen some of the afternoon hubbub about how vaunted medium format manufacturer Phase One has gotten into mirrorless camera game with something called the A-Series, take a deep breath.

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Nov 11, 2014 0 comments

Manfrotto recently introduced the new XPRO Fluid Head (MHXPRO-2W) featuring the Manfrotto 200PL quick release plate for easy swapping between photo and video applications.

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Nov 11, 2014 0 comments

The new BirdCage modular rig from LockCircle offers an innovative cage design and mounting system to stabilize the latest mirrorless Lumix GH4 and Sony A7 Series cameras for video shoots.

Cynthia Boylan Posted: Nov 11, 2014 0 comments

The National Wildlife Federation recently announced the winners of their 44th annual National Wildlife photo contest. Operated by National Wildlife Federation's award-winning magazine National Wildlife, the contest celebrates the beauty of nature while raising funds to help the organization protect wildlife and wild places.

Selected from more than 29,000 entries, this year’s winners include a grand prize recipient who spent years perfecting a photographic technique that resulted in a one-of-a-kind image of grey herons and another winner who was able to grab his camera just in time to capture a rare image of praying mantis nymphs hatching on his backyard deck. 

Dan Havlik Posted: Nov 10, 2014 0 comments

If you’re not so sure about DxO Mark’s much-discussed, negative review of the Canon 7D Mark II and you’ve got some free time on your hands (over 34 minutes, to be precise), you’ll want to check out the below video from photographer Tony Northrup. Titled “7D Mark II Image Quality: Is it as bad as DxO Mark Says,” the video breaks down DxO’s numbers and finds that Canon’s newest DSLR might be quite a bit better than that controversial review contends.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Nov 10, 2014 0 comments

The wait is finally over. Tonight, Canon officially took the wraps off the new EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM, a relatively compact super-telephoto zoom lens that has been hotly anticipated and frequently rumoured about for years.

Cynthia Boylan Posted: Nov 10, 2014 0 comments

Switzerland-based photographer John Wilhelm's images are all-in-the family and out-of-this-world. In his whimsical and beautiful work, Wilhelm digitally inserts his three daughters into a series of outlandish scenarios that are fantastical, funny, and sometimes just downright bizarre.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Nov 07, 2014 0 comments

Yesterday we shared a video demonstrating how well the new Canon 7D Mark II’s autofocus tracks plummeting skydivers. Now here’s another clip that shows what the DSLR’s AF does for locking in on dancers.

Dan Havlik Posted: Nov 07, 2014 0 comments

Drone photography is here to stay, whether the government likes it or not. That’s one of the messages from an intriguing roundtable discussion piece titled “Those Daring Photographers and Their Flying Machines” in an upcoming issue of Shutterbug magazine. In the story, written by Lorin Robinson, three experienced imaging drone pilots share their thoughts on this controversial topic, in what amounts to part “state of the drone industry” and part call to arms.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Nov 06, 2014 0 comments

Photographer Olivia Muus has juxtaposed a iPhone in front of Victorian paintings to create her own whimsical photo series called #museumofselfies.

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