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DigitalRev Speed Shooter: How to Capture High-Speed Photos of Fire and Water

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About a month ago, the folks at DigitalRev TV launched a new series called “Speed Shooter” in which they show you how to take great high-speed shots of various subjects. We didn’t get a chance to cover the first episode when it first came out, and so now that episode two has debuted we thought we’d put them together in one.

Lucky for us, the first two episodes juxtapose well. In the first, Kai will show you how to shoot fire balls, and in the second the subject is water. Read more…

Rumor: Website Publishes Possible GoPro Hero4 Specs, Shoots 4Kp30 and 1080p120

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The GoPro Hero3+ might be the king of action cams by some people’s estimation, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for improvement. To that end, some Hero4 specs as well as a release date (range) have appeared on a small website called DGISE, and the specs at least seem to track with previous rumors. Read more…

external Instagram Reassigned Inactive “Kathleen” Username To An Employee But Will Give It Back —TechCrunch

 
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One Way to Convert Color Images to Black & White in Lightroom and Silver Efex Pro 2

Whether you’re just starting to convert color to black and white or you’ve just never been satisfied with how your previous attempts have turned out, this short tutorial by Hong Kong street photographer Gary Tyson will come in very handy. Read more…

Google’s New Camera App Takes a Stand Against the Scourge that is Vertical Video

The new “Google Camera” app has gotten a lot of attention for its fancy fake-bokeh Lens Blur feature and its 50MP high-res Photo Spheres, but there’s one feature that stands head and shoulders above the rest (okay, maybe we’re exaggerating) and has gotten somewhat overlooked.

You see, Google Camera is also doing its best to help us win the war against that most unforgivable of smartphone video sins: Vertical Video. Read more…

Cinematic Photos Honor First Responders: The Heroes Who Don’t Wear Capes

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Photographer Brandon Cawood‘s images of first responders look like they belong on movie posters, but the people in them are the actual heroes that we have to thank for taking care of us when we get hurt or are in trouble. The series is called “Not All Wear Capes,” and if you have a friend or relative who is a first responder you should definitely send them a link. Read more…

Humor: This Tutorial Video Will Help You Make ‘Sick’ Action/Sports BTS Videos

Need a little pick-me-up this Saturday? Check out this funny tutorial titled “How to Make a Sick Mountain Bike Edit.”

As the title indicates, this is aimed specifically at mountain bike videos, but it could easily be applied to just about just about every extreme sports athlete BTS video you’ll find online. It’s even spot on for BTS videos of action sports photographers. Read more…

external Zeiss To Announce A New Otus 85mm F/1.4 Lens For Photokina —Photo Rumors

 
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The Truth in Advertising Act Seeks to Rein in Excessive Photoshop Use in Ads

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Excessive Photoshopping has gotten a lot of press in recent years, and anti-Photoshop advocates might finally get what they’ve been seeking thanks to a new bill that just hit Congress. Read more…

New Sony RX200 Patent Shows an Exciting 28-100mm Equivalent f/1.8-2.8 Lens

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Sony’s RX100 Mark II doesn’t need much improving, but it doesn’t look like Sony is resting on its laurels where this fantastic point-and-shoot is concerned. According to a new patent unearthed by Egami, Sony is wanting to attach a 28-100mm f/1.8-2.8 lens to the powerful pocket cam’s successor. Read more…