Global Photography News for 11 Sep 2019
Storage company LaCie has introduced three new portable, rugged SSDs that it says are designed specifically for creative, media, and entertainment pros who need ample storage while working remotely.... The company's new lineup consists of the LaCie Rugged SSD, Pro, and BOSS SSD models, each offering high durability alongside features targeted at different user needs. The most notable of the three new models is the LaCie Rugged SSD Pro, a device featuring Thunderbolt 3 and USB 3.1, a Seagate FireCuda NVMe SSD with speeds up to 2800MB/s, and an IP67 resistance rating against dust and water. This device is designed for digital imaging technicians and filmmakers dealing with up to 8K footage. Joining the Pro model is LaCie's new Rugged SSD, an alternative for media professionals who have less...
'Flash duration' isn't a very glamorous topic, but it's certainly something that every single photographer that uses flash should be aware of. When we first learn photography, we are taught that... 'flash freezes motion', and although this is true, it is an extremely relative term. In this article we're going to look at exactly how […]
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Lens manufacturer Irix has launched a new 11mm T4.3 lens for Canon EF, Sony E, MFT and Arri PL camera systems. The lens, which appears to be a cine version of its 11mm F/4 lens, is constructed with a... magnesium housing with various rubber seals for weather resistance. It's comprised of 16 elements including four high-refractive index (HR) elements, three aspherical elements and two low-dispersion (ED) elements. The lens weighs 1.1kg (2.43lbs) and features Irix's Magnetic Mount System, which makes it easy to attach compatible accessories, including the lens hood. Irix has also added its new Multi Start Thread focusing mechanism, which 'allows quiet and precise focusing even under adverse weather conditions such as rain, humidity or extreme temperatures.' Other features include a 95mm...
No fewer than 5 different sources sent us the same article this morning from photographer Jason Weingart, in which the extreme weather photog accuses digital artist Brent Shavnore of willfully... stealing his images, calling him a “thief, poser, coward, and a liar.” Shavnore tells PetaPixel that the entire issue is a misunderstanding, and accuses Weingart […]
Photographer Ted Forbes of The Art of Photography recently published a well-reasoned and logical response to the Mirrorless vs DSLR debate that recently peaked with the announcement of the Nikon D6.... In his video, Forbes offers a much more nuanced take than many of the arguments you’ve probably seen in various corners of the Internet. […]
Free, Raw image developing app RawTherapee has been updated to version 5.7, gaining a Film Negative tool for processing raw images from film negatives, as well as support for viewing XMP/EXIF rating... tags in RawTherapee's own star rating system. New features aside, RawTherappe 5.7 also brings hundreds of bug fixes, according to the software's changelog. RawTherapee is free and open-source for users on Windows, macOS and Linux. The software is non-destructive, offering a variety of advanced editing tools for adjusting lighting, colors and details, including Film Simulation, Haze Removal, Color Toning, Defringe and more.
LaCie’s rugged portable drives are extremely popular among photographers who demand the best combination of performance and durability, and starting today, they have three compelling new solid state... options to choose from. The new LaCie Rugged SSD, Rugged SSD Pro, and Rugged BOSS SSD offer three different price points and levels of performance, but they’re […]
This is a year for monumental anniversaries of events in American history--particularly the WWII 75th anniversaries of the D-Day invasion, Operation Market Garden, and the Battle of the Bulge. With... those in mind, I started a project in April photographing WWII veterans, knowing that the numbers still surviving are dropping rapidly each day. I called […]
Sometimes the world blows you away. It was like that for us when we first started shooting sea fireflies on rock formations back in 2016. The visual power of these creature lighting up the shoreline... was just stunning. It made us want to learn more about these creatures and think about innovative ways of shooting […]
The September 11th attacks will live in the hearts and minds of people for a lifetime. Photography ensures that, when everyone alive that day is gone, the world will never forget. It was around three... in the afternoon in the UK, and I’d just got home from school. As I always did, I put on
COOPH have just launched the all-new Leica Paracord Strap, hand-braided in Austria by expert craftsmen and made from the finest paracord and leather.
FPV Drone pilot and YouTuber Viggo Koch recently teamed up with the folks at the Liseberg amusement park in Gothenburg, Sweden to film something pretty epic. Using his substantial drone racing skills,... he followed the park’s HELIX rollercoaster to capture some dizzying footage that holds its own against any CGI out there. To be clear, […]
On an otherwise quiet and beautiful September morning, my business partner Adam Paseman and I found ourselves speeding down Route 1 in Virginia to take some photos for the Associated Press of the... White House which had mistakenly been reported was on fire. The AP had phoned our photo studio in Falls Church and asked […]
Zoom into the quantum world in this fantastic CG animation by Pedro Machado
The 61MP backside-illuminated CMOS sensor on board the Sony a7R IV is the first new chip in an R camera since 2015. Although it's new to the series, Sony began preparing for its inclusion in a future... camera when it released the a7R III, so the a7R IV is able to use the same front-end LSI and Bionz X processor. Now that it's out in the wild we've been able to begin analyzing its performance - starting with our studio test scene. Check out how the a7R IV's 61 Megapixels perform against its competitors, below.
In a post on Sightron Japan's website, it has announced that the Laowa 4mm F2.8 Fisheye lens for Micro Four Thirds (MFT) camera systems has been postponed. In a very brief notice (translated) on its... information page, Sightron says the lens, which was set to be released this coming Friday, has been delayed. The machine-translated version of the notice reads 'since there is a possibility that a problem individual was mixed, we decided to postpone the release.' Based on that translation, it seems as though a number of lenses had issues, but Laowa couldn't pinpoint down exactly what lenses were affected and are therefore going back through and testing the units that have already been produced. Sightron, says 'details regarding the release date will be announced as soon as they are determined.'...
"They weren't panicking." related photographer Ira Block to me while I sat with him in his NYC loft and examined images from 9/11 with him. "They were instead trying to figure out what was going on."... The image that Ira is talking about is very typical of New York. Though we were all in lots of shock on 9/11, everyone was in a state of confusion throughout the day. Said photo, which is the lead image of this story, was shot by Ira while walking down 7th Ave. The photos Ira took were for himself. Though he's a National Geographic photographer, Ira isn't a news photojournalist--but he started out as one. To that end, he wasn't on an assignment that day; so the images he shot were just for him.
Introduction The a6000-series cameras all look very similar, which can give a confused picture of a lineup that is designed to appeal to photographers from beginners up to enthusiast users The a6000... has been one of the world's best selling cameras but it's only the first rung on a ladder of cameras trying to cater to a range of photographers. If you go online you'll probably end up be confronted with the a6000, a6100, a6300, a6400, a6500 and a6600. We're going to try to make sense of the lineup: which ones are current, how they all compare and which ones are worth a look. We've used all these a6x00 series cameras we're going to talk about here, listened to Sony's explanation of its intent and have been around the block enough times to be able to cut through the, er, let's call it...
When thinking about how to approach the upcoming 9/11 anniversary, I kept finding myself pondering the same question; what made some of our community members pick up a camera, while others chose to... leave the gear at home and take in the traumatic experience? We all face that dilemma of photographing the moment, vs. being 'in' the moment, and inarguably, our view behind the lens can be completely different than one absent of one. I encounter it regularly when it's a beautiful sunset, moments with friends, cute captures of my cats - superfluous, trivial in comparison to the gravity that is the traumatic experience of experiencing 9/11 firsthand. That said, the question remains the same - do I want to document what I'm seeing, or experience what I'm seeing? To explore this concept, while also...
It seems almost inconceivable that the attack on the Twin Towers occurred 18 years ago, given the fact that many of us still remember everything that happened on that fateful Tuesday morning so... vividly as if it had just transpired. When we look back on the World Trade Center attack, we tend to see a lot of images of the Ground Zero itself along with the Twin Towers during and after the incident. If you were to look for images of the periphery and of the people drawn towards the area, there's a chance that the photos were captured by photojournalist Steve Simon. Steve was actually scheduled to fly back to New York on September 11th and wound up returning a week later. His project, titled Empty Sky: The Pilgrimage to Ground Zero, is part of the 9/11 Memorial Museum's permanent collection and...
In his latest project and soon-to-be book, George Georgiou finds anonymity and intimacy along the roadside of American parades
The terrible events that unfolded in New York City on September 11th, 2001, sent shock waves around the globe. The unthinkable had happened, and terror was brought to our doorstep. New York City... streets were filled with citizens who were fleeing the chaos that was unfolding around them. There were a few photographers who were in the area that made it their mission to document the scenes though. The photographers and the cameras of 9/11 captured the terror, chaos, and heroism of New York City on that fateful morning. Without them, the pictorial history of 9/11 would not be as complete as it is today.
We've all been there before. You're on a portrait shoot with a model, a couple, or a family and after you go through your go-to poses you hit a mental wall, and you just can't think of poses that... would suit your subjects. This isn't something that happens only once in a while during portrait shoots, it happens all the time. Don't fear though because this bundle that includes 3,100 posing cards is here to help you through any portrait shoot, and for a limited time you can get it for just $29! That's a discount of 96% off its regular price. Join us after the break for more details.