Retrographic: The world's most iconic black & white images brought to life in color  [LINK]
There's an incredibly talented online community of colorization enthusiasts and professional retouchers who spend their free time bringing iconic black-and-white photography to life in color. You typically find their work on Facebook, Reddit, or occasionally featured on photo blogs, but we've never seen it published in any official printed capacity we'd want to display on a coffee table... until n... [Read More]
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Photography gifts for every budget  [LINK]
Shopping for a photographer? Whether you are one yourself or not, chances are you could use some ideas. From stocking stuffers on up, we've got some photography gift suggestions for every budget. 2017 Holiday Gift Guide: Under $50 2017 Holiday Gift Guide: $50-200 2017 Holiday Gift Guide: Over $200... [Read More]
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Top 10 sample galleries of the year #6: the Sigma 85mm F1.4 Art  [LINK]
We're counting down our top 10 most popular sample galleries of 2017. Our #6 gallery was looked through more than 1.3 million times. So what product attracted this number of eyeballs? Why, the Sigma 85mm F1.4 DH HSM Art lens of course. Oh the portraits you will take! This lens is capable of outstanding image quality – read our full review and find out why we gave it a gold award. Not only th... [Read More]
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Photo story of the week: A spectacular wedding shoot in Norway  [LINK]
The bride and groom, Tim and Kylie, were married two years ago in Long Beach and between all the formalities and rainy weather they were left feeling a little empty handed and did not get the photos they imagined. They wanted to remarry and to be intentional about making their day about everything they could ever imagine. They are both very into fitness and outdoorsy people and love hiking locally... [Read More]
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Behind the scenes: Shooting a cinematic short film with the iPhone X  [LINK]
Photographer Ryan Earl and filmmaker Nick Arcivos of AmnesiArt recently created an extremely impressive cinematic short film. Impressive not only because the shots were gorgeous, well-planned, and well-executed... but also because the entire thing was shot on an iPhone X. The film is called 'Made in Paris', and it's a cinematic portrait of Elise Lepinteur, protégée of world-famous pa... [Read More]
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These are the best smartphone cameras you can buy now  [LINK]
Few would argue that in 2017 the mobile device industry is a major driver of imaging hardware innovation. Long gone are the days when the size of the image sensor and the aperture were the major determining factors for image quality. Instead, phone manufacturers have turned to software and computational imaging methods to achieve better detail, wider dynamic range and lower noise levels, as well a... [Read More]
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Is the future of beginner photography a bright orange camera with no buttons?  [LINK]
Traditional camera manufacturers fail beginner photographers over and over. They'll gladly sell you a camera with a kit lens, but they've struggled to help beginners with any of the challenges that come after taking it out of the box. It's not for lack of trying; every manufacturer has some form of beginner-friendly mode that will tell you how to open the aperture wider for sharp subjects with blu... [Read More]
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Top 10 sample galleries of the year #7: the Olympus Tough TG-5  [LINK]
We're counting down our top 10 most popular sample galleries of 2017. At #7 we have the Olympus Tough TG-5. And here we thought the compact camera market was dead! All joking aside, this is a lovely little camera. Read why we called it 'best rugged compact you can buy right now.' It features a 25-100mm equiv zoom lens and has a hermetically sealed body making it waterproof down to 15m/50ft, drop p... [Read More]
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Ultra-creative NYC 'layer-lapse' plays with night and day... and your mind  [LINK]
Filmmaker Julian Tryba has created a time-lapse that is unlike anything we've ever seen before—and that's saying something when you're talking about one of the most popular (and creative) genres of photography out there. His so-called NYC Layer-Lapse ditches the traditional time-lapse model of watching the world go by, and instead uses post-processing to inject a little bit of night into his... [Read More]
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Canon Japan unveils a few silly gear-themed gifts for Canon lovers  [LINK]
Ahead of the holiday shopping season comes a new catalog of gifts from Canon Japan. The gifts are styled after the camera company's existing gear, including a coffee mug and travel thermos designed to resemble lenses, a pair of miniature USB flash drives that resemble classic Canon cameras, a photo album and thermal bottle with an illustrated history of Canon's camera collection, a lunch bag style... [Read More]
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Hands-On Review: Interfit Honey Badger Strobe  [LINK]
A four-foot-wide, brilliant yellow snow shovel sat for several years in the corner of my studio. Without exception, men who saw it would get a kind of gleam in the eye and immediately start asking where I got it, how it was to use, and on and on, no matter the season. Oddly, in the three years I wielded it to great acclaim, not a single woman took the slightest interest, nor even deigned to notice... [Read More]
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Westcott Solix LED Light Introduced  [LINK]
The lighting pros at Westcott make some of our favorite studio and location tools, and now the Solix LED light joins the Westcott universe. Available as part of three different kits, the new compact, portable lighting solution is built to deliver quality light in an intuitively designed package for both photographers and filmmakers, whether shooting on location or in the studio. Emitting 5600K da... [Read More]
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Polaroid wants Fujifilm to pay millions in royalties for Instax Square format  [LINK]
According to a report by World Intellectual Property Review, Fujifilm has filed a complaint for declaratory judgment, asking a US district court to clear the company of any wrongdoing after it was allegedly threatened with trademark litigation by Polaroid over the borders around its Instax Square images. According to the suit, PRL IP, the brand licensor and marketer of the IP rights for Polaroid i... [Read More]
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Sony a7R III added to studio scene comparison  [LINK]
We've had our hands on the Sony a7R III for about a week now, and the camera has quickly impressed our reviewers both in the studio and on the road. Currently, a couple of our staffers are traipsing around Arizona capturing beautiful photos we'll soon be adding to our a7R III sample gallery, but back in Seattle we wasted no time putting the camera in front of our standard studio test scene. See ho... [Read More]
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Top 10 sample galleries of the year #8: Nikon D7500  [LINK]
We're counting down our top 10 most popular sample galleries of 2017. At the #8 spot we have the Nikon D7500, which launched in the spring of this year. This enthusiast DSLR is very well suited for all forms of still photography – read how it won one of our editors over – thanks to excellent subject tracking, a fast burst rate, deep buffer, good image quality, and solid ergonomics. It ... [Read More]
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B+W releases 3-slot filter holder for 100mm filter system  [LINK]
German filter manufacturer B+W has announced a new filter holder to go with the 2mm thick 100mm square filters it launched this year. The new holder is made from aluminum and offers three slots so users can use multiple filters at the same time. The holder has a light seal on the rear to prevent leaks during long exposures, and the system has adapter rings for lenses with threads of 52mm to 82mm. ... [Read More]
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Blackmagic unveils DeckLink 8K Pro capture card for 'real time 8K workflows'  [LINK]
General opinion seems to be that 8K is a long way off, but it's actually coming much faster than people think, and the industry is gearing up (literally) for it. Case in point: meet the new Blackmagic DeckLink 8K Pro capture card that 'breaks new ground in high quality' by supporting formats ranging from SD, to HD, Ultra HD, 4K, 8K and 8K DCI. Oh, and it can also handle 64 channels of audio, stere... [Read More]
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RAW Power: An iOS raw editor designed by the former Apple Aperture lead  [LINK]
Apple's mobile operating system has been able to shoot RAW images for a while now, but iOS 11 added broad support for raw formats from other cameras, opening up the door for new apps to leverage this ability and let you edit your professional camera's RAW photos on your phone or tablet. Enter RAW Power, an iOS app designed by Nik Bhatt, founder of Gentlemen Coders, who was a lead developer for App... [Read More]
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Hasselblad Rental Program Launches  [LINK]
Hasselblad has launched a new rental program, “Rent A Hasselblad,” looking to give both enthusiast and professional photographers an opportunity to work with the company’s medium-format systems. Photographers can test before they buy or reserve a camera-lens combo for a photo shoot using the new service. Right now, only the 50-megapixel X1D-50c mirrorless medium-format system is ... [Read More]
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Surface Beast: A photographer's review of the Microsoft Surface Book 2  [LINK]
This review was originally published on Blair Bunting's blog, and is being republished in full on DPReview with express permission from the author. Over the last year I have been slowly migrating from Apple to Windows, and to be honest, breaking out of the walled gardens that I lived within (some known, some unknown) has not been easy, but it has been freeing. I have to hand it to Apple, they made... [Read More]
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OnePlus 5T features 18:9 display and updated dual-camera  [LINK]
OnePlus has today launched its latest smartphone, the OnePlus 5T. The 5T carries over most of the internal components, including the Snapdragon 835 chipset, from its predecessor OnePlus 5 but comes with a very obvious change on the exterior: The AMOLED screen now features an 18:9 aspect ratio and covers almost the entire front of the device, as it is en vogue this year. Another important change ca... [Read More]
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OnePlus 5T unveiled: edge-to-edge display and a dual-camera optimized for low light  [LINK]
OnePlus has just launched its latest smartphone, the OnePlus 5T. The 5T carries over most of the internal components, including the Snapdragon 835 chipset, from its predecessor the OnePlus 5, but comes with a very obvious change on the exterior: The AMOLED screen now features an 18:9 aspect ratio and covers almost the entire front of the device, as it is en vogue this year. Another important chang... [Read More]
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Expect twice the resolution and speed from the next Fuji GFX and Hasselblad X1D  [LINK]
It's hard to say much about the next generation mirrorless medium format cameras at this point—even the rumor mill has been quiet—but if you look at Sony's recently updated sensor roadmap, you can confidently assert one thing: the next-gen Fujifilm GFX and Hasselblad X1D models will contain a 100MP backside illuminated sensor with twice the readout speed of the current models. This is ... [Read More]
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Expect twice the resolution and speed from the next Fuji GFX and Hasselblad X1D  [LINK]
It's hard to say much about the next generation mirrorless medium format cameras at this point—even the rumor mill has been quiet—but if you look at Sony's recently updated sensor roadmap, you can confidently assert one thing: the next-gen Fujifilm GFX and Hasselblad X1D models will contain a 100MP backside illuminated sensor with twice the readout speed of the current models. This is ... [Read More]
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