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Blackmagic Finally Announces External 4K Video Monitor/Recorder

04/18/2016 13:44:22 PM

Though we are still evaluating last year’s model that only does 1080p recording (we only just received it), Blackmagic has us looking ahead at the newest Video Assist, the Video Assist 4K, a portable all in one professional monitor and video ...

Sony’s HDC-4800 Can Capture 4K at an Astonishing 480 FPS

04/18/2016 12:45:36 PM

Leave it to Sony to produce yet another monster of a camera. Their latest camera, the HDC-4800, combines 4K resolution with enhanced high frame rate capabilities — 8x at 4K, and up to 16x in full HD. This power is combined with dynamic center ...

LaCie’s New 96 TB Desktop Storage Solution is a Thing of Beauty

04/18/2016 12:29:14 PM

LaCie has always been my go-to for portable storage solutions (like the SD Rugged drive, for example), but it seems like they’re ready to leap ahead and offer one of the most impressive desktop storage solutions we’ve ever seen. Sporting ...

New Company “Craft” Built on Concept of Letting You Customize Your Camera

04/18/2016 12:18:18 PM

Craft seems to have been founded on one simple idea: we as photographers and filmmakers should be able to design our own gear to fit our own specific needs. The company has announced a new camera system called the Craft Camera which seems to ...

12 Simple Rules That Will Help You Stand Out on Instagram and Gain More Followers

04/18/2016 11:41:00 AM

In the last couple of years, photographers have found Instagram to be an effective medium in marketing their brand. A lot of talents are being discovered through this social media tool and that pattern of unearthing individuals with the flair ...

G-Technology Enters NAS Market with New 12-Bay G-RACK 12

04/18/2016 10:19:41 AM

G-Technology is expanding beyond desktop storage with it’s first enterprise-grade NAS, the G-RACK 12. The G-RACK 12 streamlines demanding media and entertainment video workflows, including 4K and above resolution, with a scalable 12-bay server ...

DJI Announces New Ronin-MX and Matrice 600 Hexocopter

04/17/2016 23:57:37 PM

DJI has announced the latest iteration of their latest man-held gimbal, the Ronin-MX. What’s the difference between it and the current Ronin and Ronin-M? Well, the Ronin-MX has been designed for use both in the sky and on the ground and c ...

#ResourceTravel Instagram Photos of the Week

04/17/2016 14:36:27 PM

As we approach 30,000 photos tagged with #ResourceTravel on Instagram, I find myself drifting off into a daydream of travel and adventure when I curate this list every Sunday. Not surprisingly, the impressive quality of those nearly 30,000 photos ...

A Team from California Has Developed an Aerial Gimbal That Straps to a Fighter Jet’s Weapon Pods

04/16/2016 09:47:39 AM

As a San Francisco aerial photographer and aerial videographer, I always have one ear to the ground when it comes to advancements in camera technology designed for flight. I like to think I’m prepared for most innovations, but this one totally ...

Think Tank Releases A Series of New Video Bags Just in Time for NAB

04/16/2016 04:10:02 AM

With NAB starting this upcoming week, brands everywhere are polishing their newest gear to show off at one of the largest trade shows for videographers in the world. Among those brands is Think Tank, with the release of their newest line of ...

500px’s Top 10 Travel Photos of the Week

04/15/2016 12:12:01 PM

Editor’s Note – Klassy Goldberg is the Social Media Editor for the popular photo sharing community 500px, where she runs the rapidly growing 500px ISO blog. With a constantly evolving collection of over 65 million photos by 7+ million p ...

Light from the Skies with Fiilex’s New LED for 3DR Drones

04/15/2016 11:10:06 AM

If you noticed this amazing set of images by Reuben Wu a few weeks ago, you probably got an idea of what was coming. Fiilex has created an LED that you can mount on a 3DR drone and use from the sky. This has ramifications in the film and light ...

Syrp Enables Three Axis Motion Control with their Pan Tilt Bracket for the Genie Mini

04/15/2016 10:55:32 AM

Genie is getting really serious with their motion control, and with the addition of today’s Pan-Tilt bracket, Syrp can now compete in the three-axis control market. The perfect accessory for adding dynamic motion for timelapse and film-making. ...

The Light Painting Project “Signs of Light” by Eric Paré Dares You to Dream

04/15/2016 10:39:04 AM

For artists, true artists, there are sometimes things in the world you see that speak to your soul, that fill you with the desire to make something beautiful. Sometimes it is a sunset, sometimes it is a timelapse of incredible beauty, and sometimes ...

Aputure Announces Wireless Follow Focus & Speedbooster Hybrid

04/15/2016 10:17:08 AM

UPDATE: An Aputure representative has spoken in a popular Facebook group and stated the price will be $589… which is crushingly low, especially when compared to Metabones, their biggest competitor. Aputure last year announced the digital ...

50 Photos That Will Inspire You to Travel to Tanzania Right Now

04/14/2016 19:18:58 PM

When we launched Resource Travel, I talked about how my love for travel wasn’t instilled in me until the age of 27, when I finally obtained a passport and took my first international trip. I was hooked, but being a rookie photographer and ...

SmallHD’s New Field Monitor Can Survive Being Shot with a .40 Cal Hollow Point Bullet

04/14/2016 12:40:01 PM

SmallHD announced new large field monitors (which is ironic given the company name) that will be showcased at this year’s NAB show, but what wasn’t immediately apparent about the monitors was how rugged they are. At first glance, they look ...

Meyer Optik Looks To Revive Another Classic: Trioplan f2.9/50

04/14/2016 11:29:16 AM

Last year Myer-Optik successfully funded a reboot of the legendary Trioplan 100mm F/2.8 through Kickstarter. Now that those lenses have shipped the company has set its sights on reviving another legendary classic, the Trioplan 50mm F/2.9, and ...

Take a Look at the New Zeiss 18mm f/2.8 Batis Lens for Sony E-Mount

04/14/2016 10:42:28 AM

Zeiss has announced a new wide angle lens for Sony E-Mount under the “Batis” line with a 99 degree angle of view, the 18mm f/2.8. The innovative design of this lens features an OLED display that highlights the focus distance and depth of ...

Wedding Photographer Bombs Wedding, Twice

04/14/2016 09:54:23 AM

Paul & Chareen Wheatley hired a wedding photographer for $850 to capture their special day, and they did not get what they paid for. Not a King’s ransom but, at the same time, you’d expect a professional photographer at that price point ...

Facebook Creates 360 Degree 3D Video Camera and Will Give Away the Design for Free

04/14/2016 09:43:56 AM

People who attended the recently held F8 Facebook Developers Conference had a glimpse at the future of social media video, as Facebook unveiled its 360 degree virtual reality camera called Surround 360. But before you start digging money out ...

Win a Free 4TB My Cloud EX2 Storage System From Western Digital!

04/13/2016 14:58:17 PM

Spring cleaning is right around the corner, so we’ve teamed up with Western Digital to help you give your computer a fresh start. Starting today, we are giving away three free My Cloud EX2 storage solutions to three lucky readers (an $899.99 ...

The Wedding School Announces First Live Learning Event

04/13/2016 10:25:14 AM

The Wedding School is hosting their first live stream learning event April 19-21, and it will include some amazing speakers and topics – and it’s all free. Dubbed “The Wedding School Summit”, the three days will cover a variety of ...

Canon Announces 4K-Ready Compact-Servo 18-80mm Zoom Lens

04/13/2016 08:57:44 AM

Canon today announced the new Compact-Servo 18-80mm Zoom Lens (model name CN-E18-80mm T4.4L IS KAS S), a compact and lightweight 4K-ready lens constructed for optimal mobility. A bridge between traditional Canon EF photography lenses and CN-E ...

Adobe Brings Virtual Reality, Character Animation & Sound Innovation to Premiere Pro

04/12/2016 22:59:57 PM

Adobe has announced some sweet new features that will be coming to Premiere Pro later this year (they’re estimating a summer delivery at this time). Those features include an enhanced Lumetri Color panel, proxy workflows for large productions, ...

Video Shows Tourist Nearly Being Killed While Photographing a Landing Airplane

04/12/2016 21:18:41 PM

We have seen some great examples of 360-Degree video, like the time we got to experience a flight with the Blue Angels, or the harrowing moment we were just above an active volcano. But today’s viral video way be the most hair-raising we have ...

Lytro’s New 755MP Cinema Camera is Poised to Change the Filmmaking Industry

04/12/2016 14:03:23 PM

To all of you tuning into Lytro’s rocky journey, the past year has been a roller coaster for them: they coasted in and out of the consumer sphere, into VR and assumedly out of conventional still photography, and is in the midst of developing ...

20 Photographs That Capture the Beauty of China and Its People

04/12/2016 13:37:54 PM

I have a weakness for travelling and documenting the world through my photography. My trips often start with a simple email from a friend asking if I am interested in getting on a plane and going somewhere new and unique to photograph. In the ...

5 Photo Gadgets that will Boost your Creativity

04/12/2016 12:48:53 PM

It’s easy to get yourself into a stylistic rut as a photographer, especially if you make your living by shooting the same types of photos over and over. While there’s always room for a unique touch in every shot, sometimes a total break ...

Meet The I-1, Impossible Project’s First Instant Film Camera

04/11/2016 17:17:35 PM

The company now famous for bringing Polaroid instant film back to the world is now going a step further, and bringing the world a new polaroid film compatible camera. “The Original Instant Camera. Reinvented.” That is how Impossible Project ...

Go Behind The Scenes of RGG EDU As They Prepare For a Documentary in Papua New Guinea

04/11/2016 16:41:05 PM

RGG Edu is known for some of the best photography workshops and tutorial videos around. The production quality and thoroughness have set them a level above most other photography education outfits. This week the team over at RGG Edu will be ...

DJI Phantom 4 First Impressions: Holy Sh*t

04/11/2016 10:00:11 AM

I really like the idea of drones, but until recently I had personally done very little flying myself. I wanted to wait and see where the tech was going, how it was evolving and most importantly, I wanted to see how the government reacted to ...

Jose Fresh is One of New York’s Most Talented Self-Taught Street Photographers

04/08/2016 15:37:34 PM

Jose Gonzalez, AKA Jose Fresh is a New York City based self-taught Street and Portrait photographer. Born in Puerto Rico to Dominican parents, he moved to NYC in 1993 when he was 5 years old with his mother. Growing up in Washington Heights, ...

Bet You Can’t Guess the Most Popular Compact Camera on B&H

04/08/2016 14:34:20 PM

If you’re like me, you’d probably assume the most popular compact camera on B&H is one of the Canon Powershots, or maybe something from Panasonic. Those types of point-and-shoots have dominated the compact camera market for over a decade, ...

Microsoft’s New Holoportation Technology Injects A Little Star Wars Into Real Life

04/08/2016 11:46:20 AM

It’s one of the most recognizable scenes in sci-fi movie history, heck maybe movie history altogether. Luke Skywalker, joined by C3P0 and Obi-Wan Kenobi, watch a hologram being displayed by R2D2. ‘Help Me Obi-Wan Kenobi, You’re My Only ...

Win a Free Download of Capture One Pro 9 from Resource Unbox!

04/07/2016 16:08:58 PM

To celebrate the official launch of Resource Unbox, we’re giving away a free download of perhaps the best raw file processing software available: Capture One Pro 9! To enter, simply choose one or more of the options below and fill in your ...

Why Hasselblad’s New Camera Matters, and the Hidden Messages it Sends to the Industry

04/07/2016 13:19:13 PM

Goodness what an announcement. There is a lot of glitz and glam that catches the eye in this new Hasselblad camera system, the H6D-100c, but there is quite a bit more that this camera means, the statements it is making to the industry, and the ...

Vantage Releases First 4K Footage Shot on Their Snap Drone

04/07/2016 11:45:16 AM

Today Vantage released the first 4K footage shot on their Snap, the tiny and safety-first drone we looked at least year. The footage seen here is not only the first 4K footage we’ve seen out of this camera, it’s the only footage we’ve ...

New Orah 4i from VideoStitch Lets You Live Stream 360° 4K Video!

04/07/2016 11:20:36 AM

360° video is one of those things that has been very popular of late with a lot of capturing devices coming out, devices like Ricoh’s Theta. Today VideoStitch unveiled the Orah 4i, their own 360° camera capable of live streaming 4K video ...

1 Hour Walkthrough with Hasselblad’s New Phocus Software

04/07/2016 10:13:14 AM

Today Hasselblad announced a new camera system, but along with that they also announced a new version of Phocus, their Capture One competitor that both tethers and processes images out of Hasselblad cameras. To launch the new software, Hasselblad ...

Resource Unbox: A Curated Shop For the Smart Photographer

04/07/2016 09:21:35 AM

We here at Resource Magazine are excited to unveil our newest website, ResourceUnbox.com. We created this site for one purpose: to help our readers get the best gear at the best price. Resource Unbox is a continuously updated curation of ...

Hasselblad Gets Serious, Announces a New Camera and 100 Megapixel Back

04/07/2016 09:15:41 AM

We had an idea that this was coming, and we are not unimpressed. Hasselblad today announced a real beast of a camera, the H6D-100c, a 100 megapixel camera capable of 4K video, 16-bit color, 15 stops of dynamic range and ISO performance up to ...

Lomography Releasing Golden “Daguerreotype” Art Lens

04/06/2016 16:15:02 PM

For all you film loving surrealist hipsters out there, this new art lens being released by Lomography is your dream lens for all the stylized blur and bokeh effects you could ever want. The concept behind the Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art ...

SmallHD Has Announced Large HDR Production Monitors in 17, 24 and 32 Inch Sizes

04/06/2016 14:22:42 PM

SmallHD is going against their namesake, unveiling the first-ever line of daylight-viewable large HDR production monitors in 17-inch, 24-inch and 32-inch sizes. Designed to outlast years of abuse, every monitor housing is milled from billet ...

Fujifilm’s X Series May Get All The Attention, But Instax Is Their Cash Cow

04/06/2016 13:21:13 PM

Fujifilm’s latest X-series camera, the X-Pro 2, is getting a ton of attention lately with most of the reviews skewing very positive. But even if the X-Pro 2 has a stellar year and outsells every other X-Series camera currently available it ...

What It’s Like to Chase Storms Through the Great Plains in an Ambulance

04/06/2016 12:21:45 PM

When you think of storm chasing photographers, you imagine a team of hungry artists crisscrossing the great plains of the United States in an ambulance and setting up an ironing board, lawn chair, and toilet as soon as they find the perfect ...

Using Photography to Give a Voice to Ethiopia’s Impoverished Youth

04/06/2016 11:27:23 AM

What if photography could change lives? What if something as simple as a portrait could help bring about real change, and to improve the quality of life for people suffering around the world? For Clay Cook, that’s not a “what if,” but ...

Dual Lens Huawei P9 Released, “Reinventing” Smartphone Photography

04/06/2016 10:46:54 AM

Today, after much anticipation, the Huawei P9 and P9 Plus have been released, a smartphone created in collaboration with Leica. Huawei is coining the tech as “re-inventive” in the photography space, with its dual-lens system… a system ...

Ask an Expert: Kenny Kim Talks Marketing

04/06/2016 10:08:46 AM

In our first installment of “Ask an Expert”, I reached out to Kenny Kim to talk about the world of marketing. Marketing is one of the fundamentally important aspects of running a successful wedding photography business, both when building ...

Field Testing the Sony Cyber-Shot RX100 IV in Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula

04/05/2016 18:50:56 PM

While most camera review outlets are happy with testing new toys on their office rooftops, the team at DPReview takes every opportunity to take test equipment to a unique location to perform their field tests. Last week, they brought us with ...

Fileship.io Looks To Make Getting Paid Easier, But Is It Sending The Right Message?

04/05/2016 17:00:41 PM

We have all been there, having done the work and delivered a project, only to have our client drag their feet during the payment process. It’s an undesirable side effect of working in a creative field, where all too often you are at the mercy ...

Photographer Jason Lanier Reportedly Attacked by a Man in a Pickup Truck, Loses $30,000 in Destroyed Gear

04/05/2016 16:24:03 PM

In a story that is highly unusual, photographer Jason Lanier is scheduled to speak to detectives this Thursday regarding an incident that took place on April 3, 2016. According to Lanier and his team, a man in a large 4×4 pickup truck barged ...

Sony’s Latest Camera is Designed for Business Surveillance, But Has Ramifications in Action Cam Market

04/05/2016 15:08:52 PM

This morning Sony announced the UMC-SC3 video camera, designed specifically for disaster response, wildlife monitoring, landscape mapping or surveying, surveillance, inspections and investigations and even as a live camera or dashboard/p ...

Beating the Law and Shooting with Strobes in Los Angeles

04/05/2016 11:46:58 AM

Back in July, I moved out to Los Angeles to continue my career as a headshot and portrait photographer. For my entire career, I’ve used strobes on location, and largely, have ran into little problems when it comes to shooting on location. ...

Update from Syrp Lets You Control Your Genie and Genie Mini Both Together From the App

04/05/2016 11:43:22 AM

I knew it was coming but I was really excited to hear that it finally arrived: the update to the Syrp Genie App that allows you to control both the Genie and the Genie Mini from your cell phone or tablet, rather than using the tiny LCD on the ...

Panasonic Unleashes the New Lumix GX85

04/05/2016 10:16:02 AM

Panasonic debuted its new mirrorless camera system today, the GX85. It’s the little brother to the GX8, complete with much of the features that users loved in its predecessor, as well as a brand new 16MP sensor and upgraded 5-axis Dual I.S. ...

Music x Technology, New Microsoft Initiative Highlights How Music & Technology Work Together

04/04/2016 19:52:23 PM

Microsoft today announced the launch of their new Music x Technology initiative. The new site will be focusing on how technology, music and art all intersect to the benefit of both artists and consumers. Updated monthly, Music x Technology will ...

#ResourceTravel Instagram Photos of the Week

04/04/2016 18:58:54 PM

Back in January, I made a New Year’s resolution to make sure that we did in fact post our #ResourceTravel Instagram Photos of the Week every Sunday. Well, I made it through almost three months before screwing up and missing not one, but two ...

Lytro is Done with Consumer Cameras, CEO Explains What Happened with the Beleaguered Camera Startup

04/04/2016 16:04:55 PM

This one kind of flew past us last week, thanks to The Verge we were able to read a very in depth story that covered the choices Lytro has made as a business in the last few years and the eventual decision of CEO Jason Rosenthal to ditch consumer ...

Time-Lapse Film Shows the Dramatic Landscapes Of South Dakota And Wyoming

04/04/2016 16:01:54 PM

Randy Halverson has been making time-lapse films around his home state of South Dakota for years for his production company, DakotaLapse. Mostly known primarily for his astro time-lapse films, Halverson’s recent short films have included ...

Social Media: To Deactivate or Not To Deactivate

04/04/2016 13:08:55 PM

A few months ago, I came across a Facebook status update (somewhat ironic given the nature of the information) and then later an article in which a fellow photographer boasted about a decision to deactivate and then permanently delete a personal ...

Essential Gear for Photographing Intimate Urban Weddings

04/04/2016 12:05:35 PM

Shooting weddings typically requires a fair amount of gear, but when photographing intimate urban weddings it’s essential to travel light. Having shot over 200 elopements in New York City in the past four years, the most important less ...

500px’s Top 10 Travel Photos of the Week

04/02/2016 11:52:06 AM

Editor’s Note – Klassy Goldberg is the Social Media Editor for the popular photo sharing community 500px, where she runs the rapidly growing 500px ISO blog. With a constantly evolving collection of over 65 million photos by 7+ million p ...

Watch, Mouth Agape, at Philip Bloom’s Iceland Drone Film “The Wonder List”

04/01/2016 15:42:33 PM

Say what you will about the guy on a personal level, but Philip Bloom undoubtably knows how to make a beautiful production. His latest is a 4K Iceland drone film called “The Wonder List” that is expertly put together with amazing visuals ...

Today’s iMovie is Not the iMovie You May Remember… It’s Way Better

04/01/2016 13:33:38 PM

My first and, before quite recently recently, last experience with iMovie was not pleasant. Five years ago, the software was severely limited, offered only a single timeline each for video and audio, and was overall just an unpleasant experience. ...

Is Sony’s FE System A Bubble Waiting To Pop?

04/01/2016 10:27:13 AM

Ask almost anyone what camera they are considering for their next upgrade, and many would reply with a Sony A7 answer. But is all of this buzz over nothing? Is the Sony FE system a fad, a bubble doomed to pop?

Think Tank Releases Largest Rolling Photography Case Ever

03/31/2016 17:14:26 PM

Think Tank has announced the availability of the Production Manager 50, an enormous bag designed to hold an immense amount of gear, including lighting equipment and large light modifiers. Think Tank says that the large bag will allow one ph ...

Photographing the Character-Filled Faces of Cuba

03/31/2016 16:03:15 PM

As Cuba continues to make appearances on the 24-hour news cycle here in the United States, more and more American tourists and photographers are beginning to plan a trip to the island nation. I get emails, texts and Facebook messages constantly, ...

Go the Extra Mile. And Leave Early for It.

03/31/2016 16:01:02 PM

A sun-drenched engagement session with a dreamy, long(er) drive contained a reminder we could all benefit from, perhaps. I was driving through the outskirts of some North Carolina suburbs recently – borderline rural…into rural farmland ...

How I Built Aerial Photography into My Business

03/31/2016 13:48:15 PM

Even for full time photographers who get to brag that they do what they love every day, there is still a subset of their work that they really consider their “favorite.” These are the kind of jobs that they jump out of bed for, instead of ...

Don’t Miss Tony Roslund’s Scottsdale, AZ Real Estate/Architecture Workshop

03/31/2016 12:22:14 PM

I like to think I associate myself with awesome people, and I most certainly put Tony Roslund in that category. He’s an incredibly talented still life photographer, and his Real Estate/Architecture work is really quite good. He’s putting ...

Review: There is a Lot to Love About the iPhone SE

03/31/2016 11:46:42 AM

Admittedly, I held onto my iPhone 5 longer than anyone in their right mind should have. By the last leg of its journey, it was a complete catastrophe to operate—apps crashed regularly, it frequently dropped calls, and my screen was shattered ...

Adobe Shows You How to Make Any Photo Look Like an Ansel Adams Photo

03/31/2016 11:34:58 AM

Ansel Adams is widely regarded as one of the best photographers ever, and certainly a master of landscape black and white photos. He has spawned thousands of fans and his style has been copied over and over again. So what if you want to make ...

Ricoh’s THETA Developer Contest Returns for a Second Year, Soliciting App Designs for its 360 Camera

03/30/2016 17:57:19 PM

Ricoh Imaging today announced the second annual developers contest soliciting developers to create applications and gadgets that utilize the RICOH THETA camera, which can take 360-degree, fully spherical images and videos. Registration will ...

11 Reasons Why I Moved To Idaho

03/30/2016 12:20:56 PM

At the young age of ten, I became a California Boy. After being born and raised on the East Coast, my father had taken a job in the sunny land of movie stars and beaches and off we went to Los Angeles. I fell in love instantly. Warm tempera ...

First Impressions with Sony’s New $250 50mm f/1.8

03/30/2016 11:17:12 AM

I love a nifty 50, and it’s about time that Sony released one for their E-Mount system. Sure, they already have a great 55mm on the market, but giving photographers an inexpensive option is what makes it so “nifty.” I had a limited amount ...

Jeff Bartlett: The Challenge is My Inspiration

03/29/2016 15:37:03 PM

For the past decade, I’ve introduced myself as an adventure photographer and writer. To me, the most important word in that phrase will always be ‘adventure’. It’s why I crawl out of bed before sunrise and stay up long after dark. I ...

Helpful Infographic Gives All the Legal Information You Need to Know Before Flying a Drone

03/29/2016 15:17:49 PM

There is a lot of information floating around out there regarding the proper “rules” of flying a drone, and they are not only at the Federal level, but also encompass specific rules regarding your state. Because of this, it might feel o ...

Adorama’s ‘Through the Lens’ Puts the Spotlight on Michael O’Neal’s Fashion and Lifestyle Vision

03/29/2016 13:34:50 PM

Any photographer would tell you how difficult it is to penetrate the world of lifestyle and fashion photography. Pitted against tough competition that comprises a huge roster of skilled lens shooters around the world requires hard work and ...

Experiencing Spain’s Semana Santa & The Associated Cultural Differentiation

03/29/2016 12:30:16 PM

To those of us who grew up in America, unless you took an interdisciplinary Spanish class in high school, Semana Santa may or may not have something to do with a fat guy with a white beard. But for those in Spain, and in other culturally Catholic ...

Sony Updates Its RX10 Series, Introduces New RX10 III

03/29/2016 11:20:47 AM

The two new FE mount lenses were not the only big announcements from Sony today. The company also unveiled a successor to the RX10 II (which, by the way, was not even a year old), the new RX10 III. Headlining the improvements over the previous ...

Sony Adds Two New FE Lenses, Including 50mm F/1.8

03/29/2016 10:51:37 AM

Sony continues on their quest to improve and build out their FE lens lineup today with the announcement of two new FE mount lenses; The 70-300mm F/4.5-5.6 G OSS and the 50mm F/1.8. The addition of these two lenses brings the total native FE ...

Thom Pierce Documents the Struggles of Miners in “The Price of Gold”

03/28/2016 15:02:26 PM

Digging and exploring the bottom of the Earth not only puts the lives of miners at risk every second, it also exposes them to acquiring life threatening health conditions, even long after they get out of the mining pits. It is definitely ...

Instagram Takes Steps To Make Itself More Browser Friendly

03/28/2016 13:38:31 PM

Instagram has been a bit of a closed mobile system since its very inception. Sure, you could see profiles and images in any web browser, but the experience was less than ideal. Well, Instagram has recently initiated a series of updates to its ...

Panasonic 12mm Leica Lens Coming Next Week?

03/28/2016 12:37:25 PM

Panasonic’s relationship with Leica appears to be bearing some new fruit in the next week as some new rumors surfaced this morning indicating a new announcement is incoming. According to the new rumor report over on 4/3 Rumors, Panasonic is ...

Review: The 27-inch NEC EA275UHD 4K Monitor is Beautiful

03/28/2016 11:53:17 AM

A few months ago I was given the opportunity to review the 32” NEC 4k Monitor which was nothing short of amazing. To follow up, the team at NEC sent me the 27” EA275UHD to get my opinions on it as well. Thankfully, the 27” “Little Brother” ...

Sony Looking Into Splitting Imaging Business Into Its Own Company

03/26/2016 11:52:03 AM

First, it was the sensor business, then the TV business, and now, Sony’s corporate headquarters is looking into splitting off their imaging business into its own company. This news comes as a footnote in a recent Sony Press release which was ...

Sigma Announces Availability of MC-11 Mount Converter, New Lens Kits

03/26/2016 11:25:54 AM

It has been a while since that February announcement of the new Sigma MC-11 mount converter. The device which promises to adapt Canon EF and Sigma SA mount Sigma lenses to Sony E/FE mount bodies. This week Sigma finally got all of their ducks ...

The Google Nik Collection, Once a $300 Product, is Now Free

03/24/2016 14:31:41 PM

Google today announced that the Nik Collection, a once hugely popular photo editing software suite and was at one point sold for $300, is now free. “Photo enthusiasts all over the world use the Nik Collection to get the best out of their ...

Award-Winning Photojournalist Caught On Live TV Staging Scene From Brussels Memorial

03/24/2016 14:19:02 PM

It is one of the biggest rules in the photojournalism business: no staging scenes, its right up there with no modifying images in Photoshop, etc. But one award-winning photojournalist was just caught on live TV at a memorial for the Brussels ...

New Kodak App Hopes To Help You Share Those Special ‘Moments’

03/24/2016 13:23:53 PM

The chances are that you have heard the term ‘Kodak Moment’ before, it is now an outdated term, a call back to an age where Kodak and their film products reigned supreme over the camera industry. At CES this year, Kodak announced a new ...

Why is it Considered a ‘Bonus’ To Find Out a Photographer is a Nice Person?

03/24/2016 11:48:32 AM

I was having a conversation with a group of friends a few minutes ago (all of us are photographers) and we found ourselves talking about some well-known, basically “celebrity” status photographers in the industry. After discussing how we ...

This Hot-Swap System Lets You Power Your Camera For an Infinite Amount of Time

03/24/2016 08:20:51 AM

There are too many reasons why a photographer would need to continually charge their camera. Perhaps the most obvious is when a shooting wedding, where taking the time to swap your battery can mean missing a once in a lifetime moment. Or if ...

Small Claims Bill Could Soon Fix Copyright Law

03/23/2016 19:08:57 PM

Legally protecting your copyright currently requires deep pockets and free time to sit in federal court for months. Legislative changes are currently on the horizon to provide those with less means a more viable alternative for legal protection. ...

5 Ways to Improve Your Productivity In 5 Minutes

03/23/2016 19:06:53 PM

It’s Friday and we all want to get to the weekend without going crazy, so here are 5 ways to improve your productivity in 5 minutes. Because brunch is important too. Use an app to track your to-do items Everyone has a to-do list, but not everyone ...

Sander Troelstra’s “Children of the Night” Series Depicts the Challenge of Surviving on the Street Alone

03/23/2016 16:19:30 PM

There are parts within our world where children are forced to act like adults and grow up fast to deal with the many difficulties surrounding them. Seeking some answers to these questions through his photography, Photographer Sander Troelstra ...

Confessions of a Gearhead: Equipment I Can No Longer Live Without

03/23/2016 14:54:38 PM

I think it’s ok to be a little gear-centric. Though the attitude of “If I only got[insert piece of gear here], I would be a better photographer” is nearly always 100% false, at a certain point I think it’s not only perfectly n

Video Shows the Difficult Job of Being an ‘Instagram Husband’

03/23/2016 14:17:36 PM

My name is Marky, and I’m an Instagram Husband… Knock on wood! First, I am still single but I know the feeling of the husbands shown on this video. I remember years ago when my then-girlfriend gave me the silent treatment for hours af ...

Apple Unveils New Smaller iPad Pro and New iPhone SE

03/21/2016 16:35:16 PM

Apple, earlier today, announced the release of the 9.7-inch iPad Pro, iPhone SE and open source software targeting the health industry. For those looking for an announcement about the iPhone 7, you unfortunately won’t find that here (sorry). ...

Tamron Announces Their New 85mm f/1.8 Will Cost $749

03/21/2016 15:07:15 PM

Tamron this afternoon revealed the pricing of their highly anticipated 85mm f/1.8 lens that they announced in February. The new lens will be available on March 24 (which is in three days) for $749. That is a really, really good price for not ...