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Adobe Releases Lightroom 5.7 with Aperture Importer and Support for the Latest and Greatest Cameras

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Aperture users and G.A.S. sufferers take note: version 5.7 of Adobe’s Lightroom and 8.7 of Camera RAW have officially dropped with the Aperture Importer Tool and support for some of the newest and most exciting DSLRs now built right in. Read more…

Combination of Star Trails and Eroded Stone Make for One Incredible Time-Lapse

Star trail time-lapses can be absolutely beautiful, even mesmerizing. But as incredible as the stars themselves are, the foreground subject matter can really help to set the stage and take your images of the night sky to a whole new level.

WAVELENGTH by Gavin Heffernan and Harun Mehmedinovic is a perfect example of this. The duo used beautiful, eroded stone in Arizona as leading lines and contours that move your eye to the star trails, even as they add their own captivating tone to the entire creation.

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external An Insider’s Look Before They Were Hip-Hop Stars —NYTimes | LENS

With the critical distance of time and experience, she said she was finally able to see the documentary and artistic value of what she had captured.

“A lot of the images I might have negated in the past became some of the strongest,” like the portrait of Snoop; or an under-the-tracks portrait of Isaac Hayes; or Wyclef Jean and Lauryn Hill on an East Harlem rooftop, in-between takes of their “Vocab” video.

 
Nov 19, 2014 · Permalink · Comment

Rumor: Sony May Announce a7II with 5-Axis Stabilization Within the Next Few Days

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We weren’t kidding when we said the Sony rumor mill was roiling. Hours after more details surfaced about Sony’s upcoming ‘pro’ FF E-Mount camera (possibly called the a9), an intriguing list of specs for a Sony a7 replacement appeared online.

And the best part? It’s possible this a7 replacement will arrive officially within the next few days! Read more…

Rumor: Sony a9 Pro Full Frame E-Mount Will Be the First of a New, Higher-End Line

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The Sony rumor mill is roiling today as details and specs surface about new full-frame E-Mount cameras that the electronics company is planning to release. One of the juiciest bits of news is that Sony’s rumored ‘Pro’ FF E-Mount camera won’t be an updated version of the a7, a7r or a7s… but the first of a whole new line. Read more…

Follow Around Justin Borucki as He Captures Wet Plate Collodion Street Photography

Photographer Justin Borucki has spent the better part of a year and a half capturing Chinatown through the age old process of wet plate collodion photography. In this In Focus mini-documentary, American Photo takes a behind-the-scenes look at what a day on the streets with a massive large format camera look like.

The five minute short is full of anecdotal advice and interesting tidbits off the top of Borucki’s head. Check out the final video up top for some serious inspiration, and then follow the link below to visit American Photo and see the final shots.

Justin Borucki’s Wet Plate Street Photography [American Photo]

external Freelance War Photographers: On Their Own in Danger Zones

Photo editors wanted what [Ahmed] Deeb had. But Deeb had to take the risk on his own to get them because news organizations are under increasing pressure to distance themselves from photographers who go in on spec.

 
Nov 18, 2014 · Via · Permalink · Comment

Blocks+ Modular Camera System Lets You Swap Out Parts to Fit Your Photo and Video Needs

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We’ve shared some interesting cameras in the past, but Blocks Camera’s new creation has to be one of the most unusual form factors we’ve ever laid eyes on.

The camera is called the Blocks+, and its modular design lets you to swap in-and-out components, called ‘blocks,’ to allow for an almost endless array of photographic and video options — from 3D to 360º photography.

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Infrared Sports Photographer Walks You Through His IR Photography Workflow

As great as infrared photography can be, for most of us, it’s an enigma that is often difficult to nail down since we’re capturing that which we can’t see with our eyes. However, just because we can’t actually see it, doesn’t mean we can’t teach our brain to visualize what the outcome will be when we snap the shutter.

Here to help us learn how to ‘see’ infrared light is Danish photographer Esben Olesen, who takes a few minutes to walk us through his basic infrared workflow when shooting with his converted DSLR.

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external The Illusion Of Simplicity: Peter Belanger On Shooting For Apple —The Verge

I love figuring out how to photograph something rather than being shown what someone wants.

 
Nov 18, 2014 · Permalink · Comment