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Sony Releases a Line of Blazing Fast, Higher Capacity XQD Cards for the 4K Generation

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Actually announced back in September but now finally attached to release dates and price points, Sony recently debuted a new “G” series of XQD cards that feature lightning fast read/write speeds for all the 4K junkies out there. Read more…

10 No-Nonsense Tips On How to Become a Better Photographer

If you’ve been dreaming of making photography your full-time occupation, photographer Scott Robert Lim has some no-nonsense, sugar-free advice on what it takes to become, not just a better photographer, but a great photographer who can compete in the landscape today. Read more…

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The moon illuminates the snow-covered Concordia in the Karakoram mountain range in PakistanReuters photographer Wolfgang Rattay and son Jan travel to Northern Pakistan’s dangerously majestic K2 mountain range in search of beauty and adventure, leaving with awe, friendship, and swift kick to the ribs by a mule.

 
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You Can Grab a Copy of DxO Optics Pro 8 Completely Free for a Limited Time

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Between now and January 31st of 2015, those interested in switching up your post-processing workflow and experimenting with software outside of the Adobe ecosystem have a great incentive to do so: DxO has partnered with Digital Photographer to offer free, no strings attached licenses of DxO Optics Pro 8 to anybody who wants one. Read more…

Canon 6D and Sony RX1 Listed as Discontinued by Some Online Retailers

Update: According to Amateur Photographer, Canon has clarified that Amazon UK “got it wrong.” The 6D is not discontinued, although Amazon UK plans to stop selling it.


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When a manufacturer officially discontinues a model, it’s like a teaser trailer for what’s to come. You might have no idea what’s going on, but you know that something new is coming. Well, as of today, both the Sony RX1 and the Canon 6D have been marked as discontinued on different online retailers. Read more…

external Leaving The Hot Zone: A First-Hand Account Of Ebola Screening —The Photo Brigade

Reporter and photojournalist Marcus DiPaola shares his account of returning home to the US from Liberia; one of the hardest hit countries of the Ebola outbreak.

 
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Chris Hadfield Explains How Zero Gravity Makes it Possible to Take Sharp, Hand-Held Long Exposures

Have you ever noticed how, in every photo of an astronaut using camera gear in the International Space Station, there’s pretty much never a tripod or monopod or special mount in sight? They’re always just handholding this massive camera with a 400mm lens attached.

So how, then, can they capture incredibly crisp photos of the Earth when they’re flying above it at 4.8 miles per second? In the video above, iconic Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield shares the fascinating answer. Read more…

A Look Back at 100 Years of Leica Cameras

German news broadcaster Deutsche Welle created this short feature on the history of Leica in light of the 100th year anniversary of the brand’s existence. Oskar Barnack created his first functional Leica model back in 1914, and its compact size sparked a revolution in photography.

The video also offers a glimpse into the exhibition in Hamburg titled, “Eyes Wide Open: 100 years of Leica photography” that features 500 works created with Leica gear.

(via Leica Rumors)


P.S. Leica also created its own video in a brilliant ad that recreates 35 of history’s most iconic images. Be sure to check that one out.

This Photographer Has an Interesting Technique for Keeping His Subjects’ Eyes Glued to Him

If you have a hard time making sure everyone’s looking at you when capturing a group photo, perhaps you should take a page out of this photographers book… and go sign up for some dance lessons.

(via Frankie Foto)

Pentax K-S1 Promo Features a Bad Photoshop Job

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Ricoh Imaging added a set of ‘tasty’ new colors to its Pentax K-S1 lineup this past week, but its marketing for the camera appears to be backfiring. Photographers are groaning about a promo for the new camera colors. The ad (shown above) uses a badly Photoshopped stock photo to show off the camera.
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