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Rumor: Nikon to Release Its First 24mm f/1.8 in Early 2015

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Rumblings around the rumor mill lately indicate that Nikon rumors have some new glass to look forward to. Specifically, it seems the camera giant is working on its first 24mm f/1.8 lens. Read more…

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Anna Alexander, senior photo editor at Wired, wanted to execute an image-based project that would capture the theme of the magazine’s most recent issue guest-edited by Interstellar director Christopher Nolan. The idea was simple: capture a single photograph in every time zone at the exact moment of the fall equinox.

 
Nov 21, 2014 · Permalink · Comment

Mesmerizing Cinemagraphs Capture The Monotony of ‘Routine’

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How do you capture ‘routine’ on camera? That was the question that talented cinemagraph creator Julien Douvier (featured before here and here) was asking himself late last year. The answer, when it struck him, was simple: nothing is perhaps more routine than our early morning walk to work.

So he set about capturing that in the only way he knew how: photography with a touch of motion — or videography with a touch of stillness — in order words, cinemagraphs. Read more…

Video: Does Gear 6x the Price Get You a 6x Better Photo? (Spoiler: No)

Maybe the ‘it’s not the gear, it’s the photographer’ is the proverbial dead horse that’s occasionally given a beating, but it’s a message that we never tire of sharing with a gear-loving, often gear-obsessed, photography world.

To that end, the short tutorial video above by our friends at SLR Lounge puts some numbers to this idea. The question they’re asking: Does taking a picture with 6x more expensive gear, get you a 6x better photo? Read more…

A Mother’s Darkly Humorous Portraits of ‘Domestic Bliss’

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Inspired by a motherhood epiphany and the work of Cindy Sherman, photographer Susan Copich has spent the past four years creating a darkly comedic photo series called Domestic Bliss. In it, she turns the camera on herself and her family, portray a handful of family life scenes that she has meticulously crafted.

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This Small, Portable Flash Cube Can Pump Out 1,500 Lumens of Light for Your GoPro or Smartphone

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One of the biggest weaknesses of mobile cameras is shooting in low-light. The sensor can’t usually handle it very well, and the built-in light sources are usually… well… crap. Here to help with that is Lume Cube, a product currently being funded on Kickstarter that hopes to quite literally light up your smartphone and GoPro imagery. Read more…

Taylor Swift Crashes Young Fan’s Photo Shoot While Out Jogging in Nashville

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Is it really “crashing” a photo shoot when the person doing the crashing is more than welcome to stick around as much as they like? We’re not sure, but that was certainly the case in Nashville about a week ago when photographer Sarah Bailey had a Christmas family shoot hijacked by a very welcome guest.

Pop star Taylor Swift was jogging in Percy Warner park when she spotted the family and decided to drop in. Read more…

external On The Ground In Syria: A Photojournalist’s Perspective —Lens Culture

I’m not just there to take their picture. I’m there to learn about them, and to show their truth in my photos.

 
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Video: How to Properly Fine Tune Autofocus on Your DSLR Through Micro-Adjustments

One pesky issue you may have run into with your DSLR is front-focusing or back-focusing, a problem that, in the past, required that you send your camera into a service center along with any troublesome lenses.

Thankfully, that’s not the case anymore. This problem can now be fixed with the help of microfiches adjustments, which almost all DSLRs have built into them now. And here to show us how to properly do just that is John Greengo in the above CreativeLive tutorial. Read more…

Dubai Photographer Promotes His Photo Course with Wonderful Special Effects

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Dubai-based photographer Muhammad Hassan is coming out with a tutorial series that teaches basic to advanced photography techniques. To promote the course, he has created a very… interesting teaser video that uses special effects to dazzle the eyes and minds of prospective students.
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