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As a Pro Photographer, Do I Want the iPhone 13?

I’m a pro photographer. Do I want the new iPhone 13 Pro? You better believe it. Based on what Apple presented, this is a big upgrade for us photographers.

Racists ‘Zoombomb’ Discussion Celebrating Black Photographers

On February 26, 2021, Scopio hosted a public panel for Black History Month featuring Black photographers and Black-owned businesses. Halfway through the panel, a group of anonymous users disrupted the event and bombarded the chat and audio feed with a torrent of racist and hate-speech-filled language.

How to Do Remote Photo Shoots Using Zoom

As a photographer, I work from my home base in Istanbul, completing assignments for places like The New York Times. But, just like everywhere else, COVID-19 has put a damper on normal human interactions in Turkey. So, when a photo editor at The New York Times gave me the option of shooting an assignment remotely, I was intrigued.

Using a $10 vs $1,000 Light for Zoom Meetings

The single most important thing that you can do to look better in a Zoom meeting is to add better lighting. This will give you a significant quality improvement on a minimal investment. So... I decided to test out four different lighting options, ranging from a cheap little $10 ring light all the way up to a $1,000 professional studio light.

Panasonic Releases Proper Webcam Software for LUMIX Cameras

In an announcement that flew under the radar a little bit, Panasonic has released some proper webcam software that lets you use your LUMIX camera as a webcam on both Mac and Windows. This replaces the slightly hacky tethering software work-around unveiled back in June.

Nikon Unveils the 50mm f/1.2 and 14-24mm f/2.8 S Lenses for the Z-Mount

Nikon has just announced two of the most anticipated lenses for its full-frame mirrorless Z-series: the NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.2 S and the NIKKOR Z 14-24mm f/2.8 S. The former is the fastest AF lens Nikon has ever produced, while the latter is "the world’s shortest and lightest full-frame f/2.8 zoom lens with a 14mm field of view."

You Can Now Use Fujifilm X and GFX Cameras as Webcams on Mac

Following in Canon's footsteps, Fujifilm has just released a Mac version of its Fujifilm X Webcam software. The original version of the software—which allows you to use various X-Series and GFX cameras as webcams for streaming and video conferencing over USB, without the need for a capture card—was only available for Windows 10.

Model Lets Photographers Control Her DSLR Over ‘Zoom’ for Long-Distance Photo Shoots

I am a traveling model, working in the industry for a little over 20 years. I also work on a drag racing team as a promotional model and videographer. I had two tours planned for the east coast in March & April, but unfortunately these plans have canceled due to COVID-19. With my tours canceled and race scheduled changed, I was out of work for the unseen future. Time to get creative!

This Photographer Shot a Wet Plate Portrait Over Video Chat

Photographers around the world have been getting creative to keep their skills sharp during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and widespread home quarantine. While many photographers are experimenting with doing remote photo shoots over video chat, Shane Balkowitsch took it to a new level by capturing a wet plate portrait.