Articles Written by DL Cade

Pentax ‘Anti-Commercial’ Doesn’t Show the Camera Once, Is Incredibly Compelling

If you’re commissioned to make an ad for a major camera company, might we make a small suggestion? Don’t show any cameras. It might seem like a stupid idea on the surface, but when you consider the effectiveness of the Canon ad we shared a couple of weeks ago and this Pentax ad we’re sharing today, you might just agree with us. Read more…

Video: Sports Illustrated’s ‘Boston Strong’ Cover Shoot with Greg Heisler

Two days ago was the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, and in true Boston spirit, the city came out in force to show that this tragedy had not stolen, but rather strengthened its spirit.

The slogan Boston Strong has been adopted by the city’s residents, and last Saturday Sports Illustrated and photographer Greg Heisler got together with a crowd of over 3,000 Bostonians to capture this slogan on film for this week’s cover of SI. Read more…

DxOMark: The Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Series Lens ‘Comes Seriously Close’ to the Otus

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We have our own Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art lens on the way for full review, but until then it’s interesting to see what some of the big names in gear review are saying about this optical beast and how it compares to the Otus it was meant to compete with.

Today, one of the biggest of those reviewers, DxOMark, released the results of its tests — and news is good if you’re planning to pick one of these beauties up. Read more…

Major UK Newspaper Called Out for Using a Stock Photo to Illustrate a Story on Poverty

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Photojournalistic ethics are serious business. While there are many styles of photography where heavy post-production is not just acceptable, but commonplace, the world of news demands accuracy and truth, and it is accuracy and truth that some are claiming were given a backseat to shock and sensationalism when The Daily Mirror decided to use a stock photograph to illustrate a front page story. Read more…

Eyefi Launches Cloud Service, Makes Your Photos Available Everywhere Instantly

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As built-in WiFi and dedicated apps become standard fare in most cameras, wireless SD card company Eyefi is making sure that its technology stays relevant and ahead of the game with a new subscription cloud sync service called, appropriately enough, Eyefi Cloud. Read more…

Tutorial: A Simple Technique for Matching Tones and Correcting Colors in Photoshop

One of the issues talented photographer and retoucher Michael Woloszynowicz often runs into when he’s taking portraits is mismatched skin tones. Using a light modifier of some sort he’ll get the tone he wants in the face, but the tones or colors in another part of the subject’s skin simply don’t match.

You could correct for this using curves, selective color or hue/saturation, but Woloszynowicz has a better way: using solid fill layers and tonal averaging, he’s able to “take the guesswork” out of it and perfectly match tones every time. Read more…

Google Releases Standalone Camera App, Features Lytro-Like Focus Control

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Google wants to give all Android users (or at least those running Android 4.4 and up) the opportunity to use a camera app designed by the same people who made the operating system, and so the company has decided to release a standalone ‘Google Camera’ app packed with a few features that will make it a very tempting download at the price of “on the house.” Read more…

Big Time Photographers Join Forces to Sell Prints and Raise Money for ‘Saving Eliza’

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By now you’re very familiar with the story of Eliza O’Neill and how the photo community has come together to try and spread the word and help fund her cure. But we’re not done yet! Starting today, some big names in photography are teaming up with SmugMug to sell prints and help make sure this little girl lives on to see many more happy and healthy birthdays. Read more…

Blast from the Past: Photography ‘Holiday Camp’ Video from 1961

This is pretty cool, and might just give you a good laugh at the same time. Go back in time and see what a photography ‘holiday camp’ (read: photography workshop) was like back in 1961, as what look to be a bunch of very amateur photographers try and learn to better compose and set up shots of beautiful women. Read more…

Photographers Take Epic Car Photographs by Lighting Up a Frozen Lake from Below

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These have to qualify as some of the coolest car photographs we’ve ever seen. Yes, we’ve seen some amazing composites and some real live racing photos that are quite epic in their own right, but these images by photographers Dmitry Chistoprudov and Nikolay Rykov have the entire Internet wide-eyed. Read more…