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Five Features I Wish All Cameras Had – Photography Article

Five Features I Wish All Cameras Had Modern cameras often have a vast array of features, some more useful than others. There are some features that are less common than others that are still highly useful, however, and here are five that I wish would appear in more cameras. 1. Illuminated Buttons and Lens Mount This is one of those little features that you might not even think about, but once you experience it, you wonder why it is not…

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Notorious Lawyer and ‘Copyright Troll’ Fined $103K, Photographers Beware – Photography Article

Notorious Lawyer and ‘Copyright Troll’ Fined $103K, Photographers Beware Richard Liebowitz, one of the most prolific copyright infringement lawyers in the state of New York, was recently slapped with a $103,500 fine for his actions in a recent case before being chastised for being a dishonest “copyright troll.” Photographers should pay close attention. Liebowitz, formerly a photojournalist, only began his legal career in 2015. However, as Judge Jesse Furman of the Souther District of New York put it in a…

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The Bokeh Master: A Review of the Sony 135mm f/1.8 Lens – Photography Article

The Bokeh Master: A Review of the Sony 135mm f/1.8 Lens 135mm is often a popular alternative focal length compared to the more traditional 85mm focal length. Sony’s 135mm f/1.8 lens is part of the company’s G Master series of high-level lenses, and it offers photographers ultra-thin depth of field and lots of bokeh. This awesome video takes a look at the lens and the kind of performance you can expect in practice with it.  Coming to you from Wes…

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Automatic Extension of Iqama for Expats in Saudi Arabia – Photobook Photography Article

Automatic Extension of Iqama for Expats in Saudi Arabia Iqama (Muqeem) By shafprince | July 14, 2020A very Good News for Expatriates living in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was announced by the Royal decree that All residence permits (Iqamas) will be extended automatically by Jawazat in KSA.King Salman has recently approved the extension of expired Iqama (residence permit) , Visas Extension and Free Exit Re-entry visa for expatriates who have left the kingdom and wanted to come back for three months without…

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Photo Usage and License Fees Explained – Photography Article

Photo Usage and License Fees Explained The majority of a commercial photographer’s income does not come from their day rate, but from their license fee and usage. Let’s explore this. When I started out in photography, I had no idea how professional photographers could ever even consider buying exotic glass, digital Hasselblads, and Broncolor lighting. The numbers just didn’t seem to add up. I knew what some of their day rates were, but what I was missing was the license…

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This Adapter Lets You Use Mamiya 7 Leaf Shutter Lenses on Fujifilm GFX Cameras – Photography Article

This Adapter Lets You Use Mamiya 7 Leaf Shutter Lenses on Fujifilm GFX Cameras Accessory maker Fotodiox is known for creating some unique (if occasionally problematic) lens adapters, and they’ve just done it again. Their new MY7 – GFX pro fusion adapter lets you use Mamiya 7 rangefinder lenses on Fuji’s medium format GFX cameras, including electronic control where possible. The adapter works by letting you to unlock the leaf shutter on Mamiya 7 lenses manually before you start shooting,…

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Canon issues ‘media alert’ clarifying overheating concerns of its EOS R5, R6 cameras: Digital Photography Review – Photography Article

Canon issues ‘media alert’ clarifying overheating concerns of its EOS R5, R6 cameras: Digital Photography Review This morning, Canon sent out a ‘media alert’ to press to clarify overheating concerns regarding its new EOS R5 and R6 cameras. In it, Canon reiterates estimated shooting time limits, explains why it opted not to add an internal fan and shares a few tips on how to keep the heat down when shooting 4K and 8K video. Canon starts off the notice laying…

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Testing Canon’s Animal Eye AF on the New EOS R5 – Photography Article

Testing Canon’s Animal Eye AF on the New EOS R5 One of the features that Canon mentioned in passing when it revealed the EOS R5 and R6 was the addition of Animal Eye AF. Combined with the new and improved Dual Pixel CMOS AF II, the feature should work pretty well, but now we have our first real-world tests that actually show it in action. The video clips below, uploaded by YouTube user Marcus C and shared initially by Canon…

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How to Change Eye Color Using Photoshop – Photography Article

How to Change Eye Color Using Photoshop There are lots of reasons why you might want to change the color of someone’s eyes in post-processing. Thankfully, it is not a particularly hard thing to do convincingly, and this excellent video tutorial will show you how to do it using Photoshop.  Coming to you from Jesús Ramirez with the Photoshop Training Channel, this great video tutorial will show you how to realistically change the color of someone’s eyes using Photoshop. Even if you…

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A Guide to Essential Video File Types and Codecs – Photography Article

A Guide to Essential Video File Types and Codecs Need to upload a video on social? Not sure about the video file to use? Check out this guide covering essential video file types and video codecs. Video content is king. Any small business owner or influencer will tell you video content will always garner more engagement than images, and there are plenty of stats to support this. Video content on both Facebook and Instagram will get a higher percentage of…

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Vanity Fair Hires Black Photographer to Shoot the Cover for the First Time Ever – Photography Article

Vanity Fair Hires Black Photographer to Shoot the Cover for the First Time Ever In the midst of the controversy surrounding the recent VOGUE cover featuring shot by Annie Leibovitz, Vanity Fair is tackling the issue head on: the magazine’s latest cover, featuring actress Viola Davis, was shot a black photographer for the first time in the magazine’s 35-year history. The cover and cover story was revealed earlier today, and the entire feature—from the profile of Davis, to the Editor’s…

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Capturing the Gender Spectrum: Trans and Non-Binary Imagery – Photography Article

Capturing the Gender Spectrum: Trans and Non-Binary Imagery As more brands look for ways to explore gender diversity, here’s how photographers can provide respectful, accurate representation of trans and non-binary people. This article has been approved by Prism, a Shutterstock ERG (Employee Resource Group) committed to creating a supportive, diverse, and inclusive company culture for LGBTQ+ people globally. A recent study from GLAAD and Proctor and Gamble underscores the importance of representation in the media, confirming that people who are…

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This Man Is so Obsessed With Photography, He Built a House Shaped Like a Camera – Photography Article

This Man Is so Obsessed With Photography, He Built a House Shaped Like a Camera Think your obsession with cameras runs deep? One man is so infatuated with them, he decided to shape the architecture of his three-story house to resemble a camera body. And if that wasn’t enough, he also named his children Canon, Nikon, and Epson. 49-year-old Ravi Hongal is, perhaps unsurprisingly at this point, a professional photographer by trade, based in the Indian city of Belgaum. The…

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Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 vs Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II – Photography Article

Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 vs Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II The non-photographers might want to skip this article as it is a fairly detailed Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VXD vs Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens review for Sony E-mount cameras.There have been lots of reviews comparing the new Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VXD against the Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS and Sony FE 70-200mm F4 G OSS zoom lenses. These reviews are great, but…

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What is in my timelapse bag – Fstop Dyota 20 – Time Lapse Photography Article

What is in my timelapse bag – Fstop Dyota 20 I have been using the new F-stop Dyota 20 camera bag since September 2019. It’s a great bag, very comfortable to carry, fits a lot of gear and it doesn’t look like a camera bag (which is great to prevent bag snatchers). Watch the video below to see what I carry with me and keep scrolling to find (affiliate) links to all the gear that I mention in the video.…

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Ethical Guidelines for Underwater Photographers :: Wetpixel.com – Underwater Photography Article

Ethical Guidelines for Underwater Photographers :: Wetpixel.com by Adam Hanlon Tuesday, July 14th, 2020 Underwater photography can be a powerful advocate for the oceans, allowing a large audience to view the undersea world and hence seek to protect it. There is also a responsibility to faithfully represent what we see underwater and to do no harm in creating images of it. Wetpixel Live delves into this, with Wetpixel Editor, Adam Hanlon and regular contributor Alex Mustard discussing some practical steps…

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All vehicle owners to Renew Vehicle Insurance – Photobook Photography Article

All vehicle owners to Renew Vehicle Insurance Traffic Laws By shafprince | July 14, 2020Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s General Department of Traffic have announced that there will be penalties if the vehicle insurance is not renewed or for any vehicle insurance violations in the kingdom. The authority said that all vehicle owners to have valid vehicle insurance in Saudi Arabia before it resumes automatic issuance of traffic violations from July 22 2020.All traffic services have been resumed after the life came back to…

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Fstoppers Reviews the Moment Sling Bag – Photography Article

Fstoppers Reviews the Moment Sling Bag Most of us have a camera bag or even several bags that we use depending on the shoot we’ve got to pack for. But it’s not every day a brand makes a bag that makes you think differently about your day out shooting. Moment has released two models of their sling bags, a 10 L sling bag, and one 6 L bag. Why Is This Different Than a Regular Sling? Design It’s designed for camera…

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4 Tips For Archiving Your Digital Images – Photography Article

4 Tips For Archiving Your Digital Images The beautiful old black and white portraits of generations past are a testament to the fact that while we do not live forever, our memories have every chance of outliving us by many decades. The problem is that in this modern throwaway society we live in, photographs can often be seen as disposable, short term memories.  We take pictures on phones, on tablets as well as on cameras. Images are often scattered across…

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Photo Of The Day By Clayton Peoples – Photography Article

Photo Of The Day By Clayton Peoples By Staff Updated July 14, 2020 Photo By Clayton Peoples Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Eastern Sierra Sunrise” by Clayton Peoples. Location: Alabama Hills, California. “The Alabama Hills of California offer surreal scenery in the shadow of the tallest peaks in the Sierra Nevada,” says Peoples. “It also boasts arches through which one can view these peaks. Although Mobius Arch is arguably more famous, Lathe Arch, pictured here, offers an interesting view…

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500px + Collective Arts – Call for Photography Round 2 – Photography Article

500px + Collective Arts – Call for Photography Round 2 Looking for a creative project to take on this summer? 500px and Collective Arts Brewing have joined forces to give photographers around the world a one-of-a-kind canvas—a beer can! This is a unique opportunity to get your PHOTO and NAME front and center on a limited edition beer can that will be in beer and liquor stores around the world and seen by millions. We are currently holding an open…

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Rivets and Rust | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Rivets and Rust | G Dan Mitchell Photography Detail of weathered and distressed steel structure on the Steel Bridge, Portland, Oregon.Rivets and Rust. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Detail of weathered and distressed steel structure on the Steel Bridge, Portland, Oregon.I made this photograph at about the same time as another one that I posted recently — it also featured a close-up view of the weathered structure of an old steel bridge with rivets, colorful stains, and…

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Sony FE 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G OSS sample gallery: Digital Photography Review – Photography Article

Sony FE 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G OSS sample gallery: Digital Photography Review The Sony 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G OSS is a tele-zoom lens for full frame E-mount cameras. It’s a good fit for applications that require a versatile zoom range with a bias toward longer focal lengths, and it’s well-suited for everything from travel use to wildlife photography. It may not compete optically with Sony’s best prime lenses throughout the range, but what it can deliver is a useful range with solid…

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The Boudoir Series of Jean Agélou – Black & White Photography Article

The Boudoir Series of Jean Agélou My first encounter with boudoir photos from the early 20th century was a coincidence. My purchase of a Taxiphote stereoscope included 74 glass stereoviews from Jules Richard’s Atrium collection. I started reading about the history of erotic photography during La Belle Époque and discovered the photographs of Jean Agélou.A boudoir is a woman’s private sitting room or bedroom. Boudoir style photos are sensual or suggestive images of a nude or scantily dressed woman in…

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Bridges to Nowhere by Kirsten Bruening – Black & White Photography Article

Bridges to Nowhere by Kirsten Bruening Kirsten Bruening is an amateur photographer and lives near Cologne. Her passion for photography started in her childhood and she spent many years exploring analogue photography. After a long break of fifteen years, she returned to photography. She loves black and white photography in nature, portraiture, and wildlife. She believes nothing can convey more expression to emotions and beauty than the play of light and shadow. She plans an extra-occupational study in photography and…

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How to Add or Avoid Vignettes in Your Photography – Photography Article

How to Add or Avoid Vignettes in Your Photography Vignettes are a photographic anomaly. They are a technical defect that we sometimes want to embrace creatively. However, it can also be a technical defect that we try to avoid. Confusing isn’t it?  In this article we are going delve a little deeper into the shady corners of vignetting. We will look at what it is, why it happens and more importantly whether you should avoid it or embrace it.  What…

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Panasonic announces minor firmware updates for 6 cameras, release of macOS streaming utility and more: Digital Photography Review – Photography Article

Panasonic announces minor firmware updates for 6 cameras, release of macOS streaming utility and more: Digital Photography Review Panasonic has announced minor firmware updates for half-a-dozen of its G Series mirrorless cameras and announced the upcoming release of new software for Windows and macOS computers that will give its mirrorless cameras the ability to be used as a webcam without the need for a capture card. The firmware updates are for Panasonic’s GH5, GH5S, G9, G95, G85 and GX9 camera…

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Sony Announces Brand-New, Ultra-Wide, 12-24mm f/2.8 Lens – Photography Article

Sony Announces Brand-New, Ultra-Wide, 12-24mm f/2.8 Lens Sony has officially announced its FE 12-24mm f/2.8 GM lens, which is impressively wide, and offers a very fast aperture for such a wide-angle zoom. While Sony did release a 12-24mm zoom back in 2017, it packed an f/4 maximum aperture, which just doesn’t offer the same low-light utility as a wide-angle f/2.8. But now, with the new 12-24mm f/2.8, Sony shooters have the opportunity to work with an ultra-fast wide-angle lens, which…

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7 Things Van Gogh Can Teach Us About Photography – Photography Article

7 Things Van Gogh Can Teach Us About Photography In keeping myself motivated as a photographer, I love to look for inspiration from all across the creative spectrum. Today I want to share some ideas with you from the painter Van Gogh that I hope will bring some exciting new ideas for your photography. I love who I am when I am taking photos. It is one of my favourite things, and I would imagine it’s the same for you. …

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Photographing Today’s Youth: Young People and Protests – Photography Article

Photographing Today’s Youth: Young People and Protests Demonstration organizer Caroline Gleich and photographer Valery Rizzo discuss the roles and responsibilities of a photojournalist shooting youth in protest. In response to the rapid spread of the coronavirus, 17-year-old youth activist Greta Thurnberg tweeted: “Keep your numbers low but your spirits high.” It felt simultaneously ironic and appropriate, considering she launched a worldwide climate movement with her one-woman protest on the steps of Swedish parliament only a few years ago.  In the…

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