Almost all photographers know about panoramas and HDRs. Most also know about focus stacking. But how often do you hear photographers talk about a fourth method of blending photos together – image averaging? Although image averaging has picked up a bit more popularity in recent years, it’s still not especially well-known. That’s a shame; depending
This September, Pew Research revealed that more than half (51%) of Americans expect their lives to remain changed in major ways even after the COVID-19 outbreak is over. The virus has transformed the way we socialize, study, work, and connect with others, and many of these changes are likely to carry over into 2021. As
Xiaomi today announced the Mi 11 smartphone which houses an impressive new low light technology. Quality nighttime photo-taking capability has been a thing for some time, but this latest device is the world’s first to implement a Night Mode for video. The Mi 11 is the first smartphone to use Qualcomm’s newly-showcased Snapdragon 888 processor.
Shoten has announced a GTE (Contax G to Sony E mount) adapter that includes an autofocus motor the company promises supports fast, continuous AF modes. The adapter retails for about $412 and is available now. Shoten makes a host of camera accessories and adapters that are available via its online store, the latest of which
This is pretty odd, but also kind of cool. Canon has patented (through no fewer than five separate patents) a strange DJI Osmo-like gimbal with a built-in camera that actually has interchangeable lenses and a hotshoe on top. What makes it odd, though, is that it doesn’t really seem to be quite like any gimbals
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Every Sunday, we bring together a collection of easy reading articles from analytical to how-to to photo-features in no particular order that did not make our regular daily coverage. Enjoy! Whitewashing the Great Depression – The Atlantic Blacks in the lineup for food at mealtime in the camp for flood refugees, Forrest City, Arkansas, Feb.
A drone pilot from Philadelphia recently earned a massive $182,000 fine from the FAA. He allegedly broke multiple regulations over 26 separate flights over the course of only one year. Drone attorney Jonathan Rupprecht has analyzed the case and explains how it is even possible for the FAA to know when and how you’ve broken
Photography is a fun and fascinating process. It’s easier now than ever to get started too. Long gone are the days of needing portable darkrooms or waiting hours to take a single photograph. You can dive in and start snapping away at anything that piques your interest. Since the technical barrier to photography has been
Fujifilm has announced that it has set a new world record by creating a magnetic storage tape that can store a staggering 580 terabytes of data. The breakthrough, developed jointly with IBM Research, uses a new magnetic particle called Strontium Ferrite (SrFe), commonly used as a raw material for making motor magnets. Fujifilm has been
Sometimes it may be necessary to make a set of images darker or lighter, more or less contrasty, or otherwise change their appearance but retain their relative appearance. Lightroom has the ability to make relative adjustments on a selected set of images to facilitate that. Look at the following images, for instance. They convey the
We have seen a few great photos of the “Great Conjunction” between Jupiter and Saturn. There is even one photo with the International Space Station splitting the space right between the two planets. But, this is a first. As you may recall, on December 21st, we have a once in 800 years event when Jupiter
GoPro has unveiled a new Bluetooth remote for controlling your GoPro camera. It’s simply called The Remote. The smart remote is designed to be rugged enough to be a trustworthy companion during your outdoor adventures — it has a durable exterior and is waterproof down to 16 feet. Roughly the size of a smartwatch, it
During the Seattle-Washington NFL game this past weekend, keen-eyed viewers spotted a Sony mirrorless camera being used by the FOX broadcast team for some unusual-looking on-field shots that featured a shallow depth of field and creamy bokeh. After certain plays, a cameraman would run toward the players in the end zone and the broadcast would
Filmmaker Sam Newton first caught our attention with his tongue-in-cheek song Camera Man. But when it comes to his funny videos, it gets even better. He recently called out PeterMcKinnon in another hilarious music video. And guess what happened: Peter saw it, loved it, and even made his own video about it, which brought Sam
Last month we teamed up with 500px Ambassador, Ryan Longnecker to challenge the 500px community to show us breathtaking images of our planet at scale. Photographers were asked to submit their best landscape and nature images that use the subject and background to highlight the scale (small or large) of the scene. The results did
Lightroom version 6.0, officially Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC 2015, was the last major release of Lightroom that was available with a perpetual license (i.e. a one-time purchase). Unfortunately, some users who don’t wish to make the jump to paying a subscription through the Creative Cloud are finding that “perpetual” isn’t as all-encompassing as they thought.
Tokyo-based journalist Albert Siegel has published one of the first hands-on previews of Pentax’s new APS-C flagship DSLR, the K-3 Mark III. His 6-minute video above provides a closer look at a camera that’s set to be officially launched sometime in early 2021. “The body has a stronger build,” Siegel says of the pre-production camera
Darktable has just released its 3.4.0 version. As always, it’s completely free and available for Windows, iOS, and Linux. The open-source alternative to Lightroom has been more and more popular among photographers, and the new version brings a bunch of improvements. Some of them are improved tethering and live histogram, as well as color calibration.
One January night, Mark O’Neill braved -20°C temperatures in search of forgotten places hidden within a frigid, silent landscape in Serbia. Above the mountain plateau was a crystal clear sky. He discovered this airbase (pictured above) by chance, and much of it had been destroyed in the Kosovo War, during the 1999 NATO bombing of