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Awesome Time-Lapse Car Commercial Takes You on a Journey Through Tasmania

Australian car company Holden recently made a wise choice: they gave photographer Nathan Kaso and director Timothy Melville a couple of cars and set them loose on a 1,200-mile trek around Tasmania. What resulted was the fantastic time-lapse above. Read more…

external Sony Boosts Sensor Output To Meet Strong Demand —Imaging Resource

While camera sales have been hard-hit by the rise of smartphones, demand for image sensors is stronger than ever. And that’s especially true of stacked, backside-illuminated image sensors, a popular choice in smartphones where the tradeoff between camera module size and image quality makes them particularly useful.

 
Jul 28, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

No Bokeh? No Problem! These Out of Focus Backgrounds Hold You Over Until You Get that Fast Lens

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Want a blurry background for your portraits on-demand, whether or not you’re using a fast lens? Or maybe you are using a fast portrait lens, but you want to shoot with it stopped down to the sharpest possible aperture without sacrificing that beautiful bokeh you’re going for.

Well now you can now do that without having to put serious distance between your background and subject. Just pop up one of Lastolite‘s new Out of Focus Backgrounds. Read more…

Video: Comprehensive Introduction to Macro Photography

Landscape photographer Tim Cooper is a name we just recently shared with you. Today, we’re sharing his work with you again, this time in the form of a presentation he shared at a B&H event earlier this year. In it, he gives a detailed look at the world of macro photography. Read more…

external What Is Public? It’s So Simple, Right? —Medium

There are a lot of behaviors that are not entirely illegal that are profoundly destructive to an individual’s life, or to society’s fabric. Relying on legalistic definitions of “public” would only make sense if our legal system were thoughtful and current in its definition of the concept.

 
Jul 27, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

Kayakers Raised Out of the Water by Playful Whale, Capture the Incredible Encounter on Camera

A couple of kayakers, believe to be a father and daughter, had an unbelievable encounter with some playful whales in the waters off the coast of Puerto Madryn, Argentina. They captured the entire thing in a GoPro video that has since gone viral, but the footage has sparked serious criticism from authorities and those who capture professional footage and photos of these gentle giants. Read more…

Free iOS App Makes For Considerate Smartphone Photography at Concerts

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A new camera app for iOS is looking to minimize distractions for concertgoers across the globe. It’s called Kimd and its unique set of features ensure that when you or others are snapping up that perfect Instagram moment, you won’t be taking away the quality of the concert for others.

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external New York Daily News Lays Off Nine Photo Staffers —PDN Pulse

Yet another newspaper has taken steps to budget down by laying off newsroom staff including photographer David Handschuh who has been with the Daily News for 27 years.

 
Jul 27, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

Canon 7D Officially Marked ‘Discontinued’ on Amazon

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There are plenty of reliable rumors from trusted sources claiming that the 7D Mark II (if that’s even what it’ll be called) will finally be arriving sometime in early September, but those rumors are now being bolstered by another piece of news. Read more…

The Inspirational Story of How Photography Helped One Man Recover from Paralysis

July 4, 2011 is a day architectural and commercial portrait photographer Kevin Young will never forget. While taking a short break from a plethora of assignments he was working on, he was involved in a swimming accident that broke his C4-C6 vertebre, paralyzing him from the neck down.

In the above video, Young details his recovery, how he used photography as a motivation, and how the entire situation left him with a desires to help others, including the woman who saved his life.

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