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Global Photography News for 11 Dec 2018

A Giant Direwolf in theA colossal temporary artwork by 'snowshoe artist' Simon Beck
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How Pablo EscobarIt all started when he smuggled four hippos into his own personal zoo during the 1980's
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VSCO is Discontinuing ItsVSCO exploded onto the photography scene back in 2012 with instantly popular Photoshop and Lightroom presets for accurately simulating various film stocks on RAW photos. But now the company is moving... away from its origins: it just announced that its desktop presets are being discontinued. The announcement was posted to the company’s online store, where […]
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'Camera Kids' Aims to TeachIt's one thing to teach children to take better pictures with whatever camera they have, and another to empower vulnerable children with it. This is exactly the mission of Through the Eyes of Children... (TTEC), a non-profit organization founded in 2000. They soon began conducting the "Camera Kids" photography workshops for children orphaned by the 1994 Rwandan Genocide Against the Tutsi. Now, the organization wants to take their workshops to other vulnerable children around the world, and they need your support to make the next generation of Camera Kids happen.
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Nikon Z6 First Impressions Review

DP Review - 11 Dec 2018 16:00
Nikon Z6 First ImpressionsThe Nikon Z6 is one of two full-frame mirrorless cameras that Nikon introduced in August of 2018. It's very similar to its big brother, the Z7, with the main differences being the sensor (24MP vs... 46MP) and the decrease in resolution that comes along with it. The Z6 also has fewer phase-detect autofocus points (273 vs 493) due to the lower-res sensor. Otherwise, you're getting the same rugged body, the same (mostly) familiar controls and access to a small but soon-to-grow collection of Z-mount lenses. Specs aside, the Z6 is for a very different audience than the Z7. The latter is for those seeking ultra-high resolution and would also be considering cameras like the Sony a7R III and Nikon D850. The Z6, on the other hand, is intended to be be more appealing to those looking to upgrade from...
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Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM for Sony E-Mount Review

Photography Blog - 11 Dec 2018 14:30
Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM forThe Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM for Sony E-Mount is a very fast moderate wide-angle prime lens for full-frame Sony mirrorless cameras. Priced at £649.99 / $899.99, read our Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM for Sony... E-Mount review to find out if it's the best 35mm lens for Sony shooters...
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Claudio Majorana's Head of the Lion

British Journal of Photography - 11 Dec 2018 13:56
Claudio Majorana's Head of theAs a medical student specialising in youth and cognitive neuroscience, Claudio Majorana is not a typical documentary photographer. Having grown up with a mother in fine arts and a father in medicine,... his attraction to the symbiosis between art and science was initiated at a young age, and his interest in photography - an artistic medium rooted in scientific process - came to him naturally. "Throughout my childhood, I spent tiSme painting in my mother's atelier, or helping my father develop X-rays in his radiology darkroom. That's where my interest in images began," he reflects. When Majorana was accepted into medical school at 19, he also began photographing voraciously. In the summer of 2011, he encountered a group of kids in the suburbs of Catania, his hometown in Sicily, and began...
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Form & Function by Chloe Rosser

British Journal of Photography - 11 Dec 2018 13:21
Form & Function by ChloeThe people in Chloe Rosser's anonymous human sculptures are sometimes friends or couples, but mostly, they are strangers. They twist, bend, and stretch, before they eventually lock, morphing into... curious, intimate, and sometimes grotesque figurines. "Photography is the only medium which allows me to sculpt with human flesh," says Rosser, "the human body is the most intimately familiar thing to us. Seeing it in these strange poses affects you deeper than if you were to see a sculpture because it's real, and you can imagine being it, and feeling what it feels."
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The year that this post is written in is 2018; and for some really odd reason, all cameras aren't weather sealed at this point. But it's beyond that; the camera manufacturers I genuinely feel need to... find some way to step their game up across the board. Let's start out with point and shoots--last year Fujifilm unveiled the absolute astonishing Fujifilm X100f. The biggest feature that it's missing: weather sealing. Then this year, Sony gave us the new Sony RX100 Mk VI and is charging nearly the price of the X100f. Again, no weather sealing. Why? It boggles my mind in so many ways.
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Rhiannon Adam takes us inside the fracking debate

British Journal of Photography - 11 Dec 2018 12:01
Rhiannon Adam takes us insideA hairdresser, Vivienne Westwood and an 87-year-old activist: a photographic series that tells the stories of those for and against the controversial practice
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If you're curious about exploring third party lenses, we have just the right stuff for you. The Phoblographer Editor-in-Chief Chris Gampat recently had a chat with Frederick Van Johnson of This Week... in Photo to talk about third party lenses in the latest episode of TWiP Talks. Give this podcast a watch or listen and you may just find out if these non-OEM lenses are worth a go for you!
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Lighting will make or break a photograph. You could have the most interesting subject in the world, but if it isn't lit well then you may as well forget about it. From softboxes to strobe lights;... flashguns to Rotalights, we have come with wonderful ways of ensuring our sensors capture the best images possible. Unlike manufactured light, however, ambient light is much trickier to take control of. With the great work being produced underneath the earth's sun - let's take a look at the modern-day masters of natural light.
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Looking for a more precise editing tool to streamline your workflow on Capture One? Starting today, the customizable and modular Palette Gear is now available for the latest version of the photo... editing software on macOS. This innovative tool boasts of being the first fully modular hardware controller for Capture One, providing users with powerful new features and functionalities especially developed based on feedback from expert users.
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