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Global Photography News for 13 Aug 2019

DJI Osmo Mobile 3 Foldable Smartphone Stabiliser

Photography Blog - 13 Aug 2019 16:00
DJI Osmo Mobile 3 FoldableThe DJI Osmo Mobile 3 is a portable, foldable mobile phone stabiliser that makes an ideal lightweight companion for all of life's adventures. Osmo Mobile 3 is available now priced at £99/€109 for... the standard version which includes Osmo Mobile 3, a wrist strap, storage pouch and anti-slip pads or £119/€129 for the Osmo Mobile 3 combo which includes all the components of the standard version along with the Osmo Grip Tripod and the Osmo Carrying Case.
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Simone Biles HistoricThat's three full twists and two full flips in the air..
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The Furmula 1 Squirrel Grand Prix, Because Internet

Twisted Sifter - 13 Aug 2019 22:16
The Furmula 1 Squirrel GrandSteve Barley built this backyard obstacle course for neighbourhood squirrels because why not?
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It's always fascinating to see a different look at the world's most famous cities. One way photographers do it is to capture a glimpse at night, as they often take on a different persona without all... the activity and lit only by the faint glow of street lights. We've seen some excellent examples (like Mark Broyer's After Hours in Hamburg) in the past, and we're adding one more to the pile. From Paris-based Thibaud Poirier comes a series featuring the calm and quiet side of Sleeping Venice, which can be a drastically different visual experience for those of us used to the hustle and bustle of the popular Italian city.
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Commercial food photographer Scott Choucino has published a new video debunking some of the food photography 'hacks' popularized in YouTube videos. Choucino comments on a variety of supposed industry... techniques, including things like using lipstick to make fruit look ripe and spraying hairspray on fruit. 'We don't color in fruit if it's the wrong color, we just buy more fruit,' Choucino explains in the video while shrugging. The photographer shares some techniques that are used by food photography professionals, as well, including using glycerin and water -- not hairspray -- to make fruit look wet. Choucino likewise touches on the topic of making meat look cooked, getting gooey cheese pizza shots, myths about foamy coffee and more.
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Algorithms ReplacedThe rise of social media has had a massive impact on the art we see, consume, and interact with on a daily basis. Some of that impact was positive, some negative, but one of the most radical changes... has also been one of the most detrimental: the demise of the gatekeepers. Gatekeepers were the tastemakers […]
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Two Things: DeepFakes areAn intro to the machine learning ai that's like 'faceswap for video'
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Adobe's August update addsAfter accidentally publishing the announcement yesterday, today Adobe has officially released its August Photography update for Lightroom Classic CC and Adobe Camera Raw, bringing with it a number of... improvements including GPU Accelerated Editing. As explained in a post on the Adobe Blog, GPU Accelerated Editing allows 'Lightroom Classic and Camera Raw take advantage of the more powerful graphics cards (GPUs) while editing, providing a smoother and more responsive experience.' Specifically, Adobe says the acceleration will 'more pronounced with larger resolution monitors (4k and above) as well as with more powerful GPUs.' A screenshot of the new splash screen that will greet you after updating Lightroom Classic CC. This update won't fix all of the complaints lobbed at Lightroom Classic CC,...
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Capturing One of the MostI recently had the chance to photograph one of the most interesting and unique buildings in the world. It’s called the Goetheanum, and I’m betting most people have never seen anything like it.... Most of the pictures we see on a daily basis on Instagram or other social media platforms are very repetitive. The Goetheanum […]
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Instagram removes ad partnerMore than a year after Facebook's Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook-owned Instagram has banned one of its vetted advertising partners, HYP3R, after it was allegedly caught scraping a huge amount... of data on users. The claim comes from Business Insider, which published a report last week alleging that HYP3R was saving Instagram Stories and harvesting posts from public location pages to track users. HYP3R is a location-based marketing platform, according to the firm's website. Business Insider claims it spoke to 'multiple former' HYP3R employees on the company's practices in addition to reviewing public documents and marketing materials. Though the amount of data the company allegedly scraped from Instagram remains unclear, sources told BI that 'more than 90%' of the company's data on...
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This Crazy Camera Rig Spins aSteve Giralt is a photographer and “visual engineer” who uses wild-looking camera rigs to capture eye-popping shots seen in ads. His latest project involved a large, heavy camera rig that spins a... Phantom VEO 4K high-speed camera around a tabletop subject at 150 rotations per minute. The camera reaches linear speeds of 32 miles per […]
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These Useful Charts Help YouDesigner and engineer Jordan Vincent has created a set of data visualizations (read: creative infographics) that landscape photographers might find invaluable. Using visitor data from all of the most... popular US National Parks, he was able to plot attendance by type of lodging, time of year, and average temperature. He created these visualizations for 54 […]
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If you love camera bags as much as we do, then you will be happy to hear that Tenba has just announced a new line of camera bags. The new collection from Tenba has been made in conjunction with Sue... Bryce. The Sue Bryce collection offers four camera bags with simple vintage looks and all the functionality that a modern-day photographer could ever need. Join us after the break to find out more about these new vegan-friendly camera bags.
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Comparing Three of the MostIf you’re just getting started with medium format film photography, NYC-based photographer and YouTuber Willem Verbeeck created a useful comparison video that may help you decide on your first 120... film purchase. In the video, Verbeeck compares three of the most popular 120-format color film options currently on the market: Kodak Portra 400, Fujicolor Pro […]
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Fujifilm FinePix XP140 Sample Images

Photography Blog - 13 Aug 2019 17:00
Fujifilm FinePix XP140 SampleAhead of our full review, here are some sample images taken with the new Fujifilm FinePix XP140 waterproof compact camera. The Fujifilm FinePix XP140 is a water, freeze, shock and dust proof compact... camera with a 5x zoom lens, 16.4 megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor, 4K video recording, and optical image stabilisation.
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Do I Still Need a PhotographyBefore the rise of social media and the ubiquity of apps like Instagram, photographers established and flexed their brands through their personal website and blog. The photographer website supplanted... the printed portfolio, for the most part, offering photographers a way to showcase their work with a remote audience of photo editors, customers, and fans. As […]
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DJI announces cheaper, moreChinese drone, camera and gimbal manufacturer DJI has announced the Osmo Mobile 3, a third-generation gimbal designed to be more capable and compact than ever. Available today for $119, the Osmo... Mobile 3 features a similar design to its predecessors, but folds down into a much smaller package, making it easier to pack away in bags, backpacks and purses. Specifically, the device measures 285 -- 125 -- 103 mm (11.2 x 4.92 x 4.06in) when unfolded, 157 -- 130 -- 46 mm (6.18 x 5.12 x 1.81in) when folded down and weighs 405g (14.29oz). It also features a more streamlined interface so one-handed operation is easier, including the ability to flip the phone's orientation from portrait to landscape (or vice versa) with three taps of the 'mode' button, a much requested feature not found on its...
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Panasonic Lumix DC-G95/G90 Review

DP Review - 13 Aug 2019 16:21
Panasonic Lumix DC-G95/G9083% Overall score Jump to conclusion The Panasonic Lumix DC-G95 (comparable to the G90 and G91 sold outside North America, which use a different type of display) is a mid-range 20MP Micro Four Thirds... mirrorless camera. Panasonic says it's designed to be equally adept at both stills and video, though we don't wholly agree. It offers an extensive degree of direct control, a flip-out touchscreen and in-body stabilization: a combination that's unusual at this point in the market. This is enough to make it an attractive enthusiast stills camera but a significant video crop undermines its video-making credentials. Key Specifications: 20MP Four Thirds CMOS sensor 9 fps shooting with AF-S, 6 fps with AF-C UHD 4K at 30 and 24p (25p for the G90) Unlimited video capture (up to capacity of card)...
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DJI has unveiled the latest version of its Osmo Mobile smartphone stabilizer, taking its experience with high-end gimbals like the Ronin series and using that experience to make the 3-axis smartphone... gimbal smaller, more portable, more user-friendly, and cheaper. The Osmo Mobile 3 was built to be as travel-friendly as possible. With a folding design, […]
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Do NOT Use this 'Hack' toA video has been making the rounds this week that shows a “hack” for locking down the shutter mechanism while changing lenses on Nikon’s full-frame mirrorless Z6 and Z7 cameras. Basically, you... remove the battery while the camera is on, causing an error, and change lenses after that. Do NOT do this. The video was […]
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​Tenba Launches New Sue Bryce Collection

Photography Blog - 13 Aug 2019 15:30
​Tenba Launches New SueTenba has teamed up Sue Bryce for anew collection of camera bags that combine fashionable good looks with a practical design which meets the needs of professional photographers. The bags are priced at... $229.95 for the Tote 15, Backpack 15 and Hat Box Shoulder Bag, and $329.95 for the Hat Box Roller.
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"My main motive is to create dope photographs while allowing people to express their story." It's a goal that's undoubtedly being reached by San Diego based photographer, Krysada Phounsiri - aka, Snap... PIlots. In his moving portrait photography series, Beauty Beyond Scars, he puts the focus on those who may wish to avoid the camera, reminding them of their identity and the love and self-love they deserve. "I want the photos to establish a visual narrative on their own, while providing a space for people to share their story about their scar(s), their pain, and how they gather strength to move forward." Phounsrir is building a beautiful story, filled with heartwarming and motivating narratives. We could not pass on the opportunity to discuss his work, as it's truly inspiring.
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Vegas Post is New High-end Video Post Production Suite

Photography Blog - 13 Aug 2019 15:00
Vegas Post is New High-endVegas Post is a powerful new suite of video editing, VFX, compositing and imaging tools for video professionals, editors and VFX artists. Vegas Post is now available online priced at $999 / € 999 /... £799.
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How to Make Time for Photography While Having a Day Job

The Phoblographer - 13 Aug 2019 12:00
While a lot of photographers out there are shooting to make a living, there's also a big chunk of the population who do it as a hobby. Work can often "get in the way" of doing photography for some,... but Spanish-American photographer Adrian Otero says it's definitely possible to squeeze it into our busy schedule. He gives us some insights on how he was able to do it in one of his recent videos.
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Luca Missoni reveals the Moon

British Journal of Photography - 13 Aug 2019 11:50
Luca Missoni reveals the MoonThe celestial body has fascinated the artist since childhood. A new book presents over two decades of work exploring it
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