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The Winning Photos of Nat Geo Nature Photographer of the Year 2017

National Geographic has announced the winning photos of its prestigious 2017 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year contest. The grand prize winner, selected from over 11,000 entries, is the photo above by Jayaprakash Joghee Bojan showing a male orangutan peering from behind a tree while crossing a river in ...

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A Skydiving ‘Studio’ Photo Shoot with Flash Lighting in Midair

Adventure photographer Jesper Gronnemark recently did an impressive skydiving photo shoot using flashes and other studio equipment in midair while free-falling at 125 mph (~200 km/h). Armed with a Profoto B1X flash and Sony a7R II, Gronnemark wanted to “push the boundaries” of outdoor adventure photography by shooting “studio” images during ...

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Trump Just Signed Mandatory Drone Registration Back Into Law

Back in May, a US federal court ruled that personal drones don’t need to be registered as part of the FAA’s mandatory drone registration program. That just changed: President Trump just signed a defense policy bill that restores the requirement that all recreational drone owners register their aircraft with the ...

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NiSi’s Latest Variable ND Filter Avoids the X-Effect Problem

NiSi has announced a new variable ND filter called the Pro Nano 1.5-5-stop Enhance ND-Vario. One of the filter’s features is that it says has no dreaded X-effect. Variable ND filters are made by stacking polarizing filters, which are then turned to produce different intensities. One common weakness is that ...

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Toshiba Unveils the World’s First 14TB Conventional Hard Drive

Source link Toshiba has just announced the world’s first 14TB Conventional Magnetic Recording (CMR) hard drive. The new drive is part of Toshiba’s MG07ACA enterprise series. “We have raised the bar with the new MG07ACA Series 9-disk helium-sealed design,” says Akitoshi Iwata, Vice President of Toshiba’s Storage Products Division. “By utilizing ...

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Google Unveils 3 Experimental Photo Apps For Smartphones

Google has created a trio of apps that utilize experimental technology in a bid to push forward the possibilities of smartphone photography and videography. The apps — Storyboard, Selfissmo!, and Scrubbies — use techniques like smart object recognition and person segmentation algorithms similar to Portrait Mode to enable creative editing ...

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Pushing Canon DSLRs to the Low-Light Limit: Shooting Auroras Live

Source link After photographing the solar eclipse in Idaho, I couldn’t resist continuing my “long-service leave” and returning to Canada’s Yukon Territory for some early season aurora hunting in September 2017. I had just two and half weeks (one New Moon cycle) based with my friends and supporters Andrea and ...

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You Can Now Follow Hashtags on Instagram

A month after the feature was seen being tested in the wild, Instagram has just announced that users can now follow hashtags. “We’re introducing the ability to follow hashtags, giving you new ways to discover photos, videos and people on Instagram,” said Instagram. “Now it’s even easier to stay connected ...

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