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Jon Sienkiewicz Posted: Oct 06, 2016 0 comments

The monochrome mode on most digital cameras is a convenience that is best avoided. Conventional wisdom says that it’s far, far better to shoot Raw and convert to monochrome—or at least to start with a color JPEG. But Fujifilm suggests that their ACROS film simulation mode might even top the best Raw converters. Does it? 

Ron Leach Posted: Oct 06, 2016 0 comments

Yousef Al Habshi is an award-winning photographer based in Abu Dabi. He specializes in macro photography, and the spectacular images of insects you see here are part of his Little Monsters project.

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Ron Leach Posted: Oct 06, 2016 0 comments

Sony just dropped the curtain on the RX100 V, a new flagship model in their powerful Cyber-shot RX line of 1-inch sensor compact digital cameras. Sony says their latest model has the fastest AF speed, most AF points, and fastest continuous shooting speed of any compact camera.

Ron Leach Posted: Oct 06, 2016 0 comments

This morning Sony introduced a new flagship mirrorless camera, the a6500, which claims to have the world’s fastest AF speed and the highest number of AF points with in-camera 5-axis image stabilization. The camera features Sony’s acclaimed 4D Focus system, which can acquire focus in a mere 0.05 seconds.

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Ron Leach Posted: Oct 05, 2016 0 comments

Italian photographer Matteo Mescalchin is a location photographer who specializes in aerial and underwater photography. In this dramatic video, you’ll see him stop some high-speed action by freezing flying bullet shells.

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Ron Leach Posted: Oct 05, 2016 0 comments

Google has unveiled their next-generation smartphone, the Google “Pixel,” and early test results indicate the camera on this sophisticated new wonder may be the best smartphone camera ever. According to a comprehensive review by DxOMark Mobile, the Pixel earned a score of 89—three points higher than highly acclaimed Apple iPhone 7 Plus, and the highest DXO rating ever given to a smartphone.

Ron Leach Posted: Oct 05, 2016 0 comments

The annual Red Bull Illume international photo contest showcases some of the most spectacular action and adventure sports images anywhere, and the finalists and winning images for the 2016 competition are amazing as always.

 

Dan Havlik Posted: Oct 04, 2016 0 comments

Here’s another hilarious video from folks at TheCameraStoreTV, which poses the question: If you were lost in the wild, could your photo gear help save your life? 

Blaine Harrington Posted: Oct 04, 2016 0 comments

My flights in helicopters, small planes, and hot-air balloons are often provided by clients as part of my assignments; if I’m shooting for stock, I’ll pick up the hire fee. Aerial tours are widely available to tourists and photo enthusiasts alike, and there’s certainly no limit to spectacular locations you can photograph from above.

Steve Bedell Posted: Oct 04, 2016 0 comments

The first time I met Craig La Mere was at an ice cream shop in Brunswick, Maine, at about 11 p.m. Really. It was the night before the Maine Professional Photographers Association conference was going to kick off. I was there as a print judge, La Mere as a speaker. I recognized him from his Moz (his studio name) logo hat, although he didn’t know who this stranger was who was accosting him.

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