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Global Photography News for 11 Jan 2019

Our next guest on Inside the Photographer’s Mind is Penumbra Foundation’s Geoffrey Berliner. Continuing with our once a month interview series, our next photographer on Inside the Photographer’s... Mind is Geoffrey Berliner. Geoff is one of the Co-Founders of the Penumbra Foundation, which specializes in keeping all of the super old styles and techniques of
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Indemnis has announced its Nexus parachute system designed for DJI drones is the first to be certified as compliant with the ASTM F3322-18 standard. The system is designed to prevent a faulty DJI... drone from free-falling to the ground by deploying a small parachute, which slows the drone's descent for a safer, more gentle landing. Both the US and UK require drone operators to get permission before operating a small UAV (sUAV) above a crowd, a limitation that intends to protect innocent bystanders from injury in the event of a drone crash. Waivers are offered on a case-by-case basis by both the US's FAA and the UK's CAA, but require operators to show how people below will be protected if the drone experiences a failure mid-flight. The FAA granted its first waiver in October 2017, when it...
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Capturing the Milky Way OverBack in June of 2018, I was fortunate enough to make a 9-day trip to Yosemite National Park, California to capture the Milky Way galaxy over Half Dome. My entire trip revolved around capturing this... image since I had captured nearly this same panorama two years prior during my first ever trip to the park […]
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The Shirk Report - Volume 508

Twisted Sifter - 11 Jan 2019 20:01
The Shirk Report - Volume 508Welcome to the Shirk Report where you will find 20 funny images, 10 interesting articles and 5 entertaining videos from the last 7 days of sifting
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Kodak Unveils New Smile LineThe company C+A Global has announced a new line of Kodak instant cameras and printers called Smile. The new products are designed to help the masses shoot and share Zink instant photos. The Kodak... Smile Classic Instant Print digital camera (shown above) features a Polaroid-style design consisting of a pop-up viewfinder and automatic single strobe […]
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Experiments in Antique USSR Film

PetaPixel - 11 Jan 2019 19:24
Experiments in Antique USSRWant to hear a communist joke? Well, they are only really funny if everyone gets them, but if you still want to hear it, then Soviet: A worker standing in a liquor line says: "I have had enough, save... my place, I am going to shoot Gorbachev." Two hours later he returns to claim his […]
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This Drone Parachute Lets YouThe Alaska-based company Indemnis has announced that its Nexus parachute system for the DJI Inspire 2 drone has been certified as being compliant with a new international standard for drone... parachutes, making it the first system to allow for legal flights over crowds of people. Indemnis partnered with DJI back in 2017 to create a […]
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Western Digital releasesRunning out of digital storage while out on an extended photographic shooting session is never a good thing and Western Digital's latest MyPassport Go SSD, which was formally introduced at CES, looks... like an easy solution for avoiding such situations. The portable SSD features a rugged case that comes in blue or yellow. Rubber bumpers allow for a 2m / 6.5ft drop resistance and Western Digital claims read speeds of up to 400MB/s which according to the manufacturer makes the MyPassport Go SSD 2.5x faster than conventional drives. An integrated USB 3.0 cable is on board for easy connection to your PC computer or Mac. The drive comes with an automatic backup software for Windows and is also compatible with Apple's Time Machine. The new My Passport Go is available now and will set you back $90...
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Fujifilm have found great success in the past with the X-T10 and the X-T20, but with competition heating up in the compact camera race they will have to do something special with their newly... registered X-T30. With news flying around about the Sony A6500 replacement, Fujifilm will have to bring their A game if they want to be able to compete with what their main rivals bring to table. Join us after the break as we we take a look at what the filing says, and what the Fujifilm X-T30 will have to bring in order to be successful.
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Sigma 28mm F1.4 Art lensSigma has officially opened up pre-orders for the 28mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens it first showed off at Photokina in September 2018. The lens, which Sigma said would be available in Canon EF, Nikon F,... Sigma SA and Sony E mounts, is listed as pre-order for $1,399 USD at both Adorama and B&H. However, the Sony E-mount version is notably missing from the pre-order options with no definitive date on when the 28mm F1.4 lens will be available for Sony's full-frame cameras. As a refresher, the 28mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens has a 17-element optical design including two F Low Dispersion (FLD), three Special Low Dispersion (SLD) elements and three aspherical elements. It has a minimum focusing distance of 28cm / 11.02in, a nine-blade aperture diaphragm, maximum magnification of 0.19x and a 77mm filter thread...
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The Move to Mirrorless From DSLRs

PetaPixel - 11 Jan 2019 18:26
The Move to Mirrorless FromBack in May of last year, I finally made the move and got myself an a7 III. I had wanted a Sony body for quite some time but was hesitant to switch. Before getting into my long-term review, I'll first... explain what made me make the switch. When I sold my original Canon 6D, I […]
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Tell a Story to Get GreatWant to learn how to get your portrait subjects to give you the poses and expressions you’re going for? Photographer Miguel Quiles made this helpful 11-minute video in which he shares one of his... best tricks: getting subjects to play a character. Rather than telling the average person exactly what to do with their body […]
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Canon VIXIA HF G50 4K Camcorder

Photography Blog - 11 Jan 2019 16:35
Canon VIXIA HF G50 4KThe Canon VIXIA HF G50 is the first Vixia G-series camcorder to feature 4K recording. Featuring a genuine wide-angle Canon 20x (29.3-601mm) optical zoom lens, the VIXIA HF G50 provides a well-rounded... feature set at an affordable price point. The Canon VIXIA HF G50 4K UHD video camcorder is scheduled to be available in April 2019 for an estimated retail price of $1099.
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Canon VIXIA HF W11 and HF W10 Camcorders

Photography Blog - 11 Jan 2019 16:30
Canon VIXIA HF W11 and HF W10Canon have added two new ruggedly designed additions to the VIXIA family of digital camcorders - the VIXIA HF W11 and HF W10. Both models are waterproof (up to 16.4 ft. / 5m), shockproof and dustproof... and are capable of functioning in temperatures as low as 14 degrees Fahrenheit /-10 degrees Celsius. The VIXIA HF W11 and VIXIA HF W10 camcorders are both scheduled to be available in April 2019 for an estimated retail price of $449.99 and $399.99 respectively
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MOZA Mini-S 3-Axis Smartphone Gimbal

Photography Blog - 11 Jan 2019 16:00
MOZA Mini-S 3-Axis SmartphoneThe MOZA Mini-S is a new 3-axis smartphone gimbal designed to be flexible, compact, user-friendly and packed with features. The Mini-S has a foldable design that can alos be extended into fully... stabilized selfie stick. The price and availability of the MOZA Mini-Shave yet to be announced.
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The Sony FE 24mm F1.4GM goes to Sedona

DP Review - 11 Jan 2019 16:00
The Sony 24mm F1.4 GM is an impressively compact, high quality lens. In fact, it earned our 2018 DPReview annual award for best prime lens, when we described it as follows: "It's uncannily sharp... edge-to-edge wide open with little to no coma, bokeh is smooth, and longitudinal chromatic aberration - that purple and green fringing we loathe on many fast wide primes - is well controlled." Yep, good things do come in small packages. So, when DPReview contributing writer Jose Francisco Salgado had a chance to shoot with it in beautiful Sedona, Arizona, he jumped at the opportunity. Click through to the gallery to see his photos. Want to learn more about this lens? Watch our hands-on shooting experience on DPReview TV:
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Simone Sapienza's alternative view of Vietnam

British Journal of Photography - 11 Jan 2019 15:00
Simone Sapienza's alternativeCharlie surfs on Lotus Flowers, which addresses the control of the one-party Communist government, and United States of Vietnam, which looks at the slow victory of capitalism over communism and its... consequences for Vietnam's economy. Using a combination of a staged, typological form of photography in United States of Vietnam, and a more autonomous, naturalistic style for Charlie surfs on Lotus Flowers, Sapienza intends to leave something for the viewer to work out. "They have to try to put their feet in the author's shoes," he says. "They just need to get the leitmotiv of your project, not the full, descriptive content. In that exchange lives the real core of the project."
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Sigma 28mm F1.4 DG HSM ArtThe official price of the new SIGMA 28mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens is £1,099.99 including VAT. Sigma, Canon EF and Nikon F mounts will be available later this month. The ETA of the Sony E-mount version is... currently TBA.
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Ukrainian youth by Vladyslav Andrievsky

British Journal of Photography - 11 Jan 2019 14:37
Ukrainian youth by Vladyslav"The Soviet Union left a great heritage in various manifestations from architecture to people's thoughts, and some are struggling to understand the new times," says 22-year-old Ukranian photographer... Vladyslav Andrievsky. "Often, because of this, the youth is struggling to find common ground with the elders. "It's obvious that there were many limitations when it came to one's life or freedom. Today, when thinking about the Soviet Union, we are visualising it the way it could have been, not the way it was. Of course the fact that somebody could have been killed for a painting or a thought is shocking and devastating. Still, we are left with an enormous cultural heritage like art, literature, music, films, and we truly value that. "Owing to people like Boris Mikhailov we can try to understand...
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Meet Hakan Kalkan, our Portrait of Humanity People's Choice Winner

British Journal of Photography - 11 Jan 2019 13:48
Meet Hakan Kalkan, ourHakan Kalkan has been featured as one of The Guardian Editor's Picks of the best Portrait of Humanity entries so far, but it took a while for him to discover his aptitude for portraiture. The... Istanbul-based Turkish / British photographer nurtured an amateur interest in photography alongside a career in finance, but he initially focussed on landscapes. Gradually, his interest shifted to portraiture, and he now uses his camera to tell people's stories. The image that our British Journal of Photography followers voted as their favourite of The Guardian Editor's Picks show a young Turkish boy tending to the rams on his family's farm. It's bright and busy, and a perfect example of what Kalkan calls 'capturing the soul of moment'. We spoke to Kalkan about the story behind the picture, and what...
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Meet Fabiana Nunes, our Portrait of Humanity People's Choice Winner

British Journal of Photography - 11 Jan 2019 13:48
Meet Fabiana Nunes, ourFabiana Nunes is a Brazilian photographer based in Zurich, Switzerland. Having worked in the fashion industry for years, she frequently jets off to glamorous locations (including Paris, London, and... New York) to cover industry parties as well as concerts, festivals and nightlife. Her favourite subject, however, is everyday life. The image that The Guardian editors picked as one of their favourite Portrait of Humanity entries shows a mother and child collecting shells on a Tanzanian beach. Though a daily routine for the subjects, it was an unusual scene for Nunes, who spends most of her days in hectic European cities. This encapsulates Portrait of Humanity's motto: what's ordinary to you may be extraordinary to someone else. We spoke to Nunes about the story behind the picture, and what...
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BJP-online Loves

British Journal of Photography - 11 Jan 2019 11:58
BJP-online LovesOur pick of the key stories from the past week, including: World Press Photo Foundation's 6--6 talents from North and Central America; Kensuke Koike and Thomas Sauvin's No More No Less; Graciela... Iturbide's Mexico; JA Mortram's Small Town Inertia; and the Jimei x Arles festival in China
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Read any magazine, or watch any YouTube video and no doubt you'll see that lenses attached to the cameras in the videos and articles are all pricey affairs. This can lead one to believe that in order... to make quality images you must have the most expensive glass available. This couldn't be further from the truth. There are high quality, super sharp, wide angle lenses on the market today that aren't only are fantastic performers, they're also incredibly affordable. After the break we're going to take a look at five wide angle lenses under $600 that are perfect for landscape and cityscape photographers.
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We've found some great photography deals for you in this edition of Cheao Photo. The Canon EOS R can be picked up for $1,999, the Panasonic G7 which comes with a 14-42mm lens, and is capable of... recording in 4k is a steal at just $497.99! That's a discount of $302! The excellent Fujifilm X-T20 with XC 15-45m lens is also a bargain at just $799. There are also great deals on Photoshop overlays too. Add some sparkle to your winter photo shoots with a 2-For-1 Deal where you will get over 300 flare and bokeh overlays for just $19, and check out the Street Photography bundle that's just $39! After the break see all the deals we have found that also include storage, accessories and lenses too.
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