The World’s Oldest Webcam Is Finally Being Shut Down After 25 Years – Photography Article

The world’s oldest webcam is finally shutting down after a whopping quarter-century of service, marking the end of an era that began in the infancy of the modern internet we know today. FogCam will be shut down at the end of the month after 25 years. The camera was set up in 1994 by Jeff Schwartz and Dan Wong while they were students at San Francisco State University as a way to show what life was like on the campus.…

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Nature Photographers and Filmmakers Wanted – Photography Article

Calling all nature photographers and filmmakers. A groundbreaking new media platform designed to connect more of us to nature is launching its apps’ first beta iteration this week. The new nature platform, known as Mammalz, was founded last year by wildlife filmmakers Rob Whitehair and Alex Finden, and is essentially a hub for nature photographers and filmmakers around the globe. While most nature photographers are currently spread across different platforms, Mammalz is the first niche platform to attempt to bring the nature community together under one roof.  While Mammalz is similar…

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500px Blog » ‘Life After Likes’: Event Recap – Photography Article

At 500px we’re firm believers that photography is something you should do because you love it and that your success shouldn’t be measured by likes, comments, and algorithms. This vision inspired us to create ‘Life After Likes’. A panel series aimed at discussing how social media has changed today’s photography landscape. Life After Likes: Falling back in love with photography focused on stories, challenges, and inspiration to encourage photographers not to lose sight of what drives them, and focus on…

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The Canon 90D Unveiled Through Leaked Promo Video – Photography Article

After months of rumors and speculation surrounding Canon’s new DSLR offerings, we finally have something certain to report: The specs of the Canon 90D, as indicated by a promotional video leaked from Canon. If you’re a Canon user, you’re going to want to pay attention. Because the Canon 90D is a seriously impressive piece of kit, one that seems to be a combination of the Canon 80D line and the Canon 7D line, and one that will carry on many…

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Influencer Tries to Justify Posting Professional Images of Her Motorcycle Accident, Which Include Suspected Product Placement – Photography Article

A “lifestyle blogger” is trying to explain her actions after facing a backlash online for having a photographer friend document her motorcycle accident. The images drew particular criticism for appearing to have product placement with bottles of branded water placed in shot. Based in Nashville, Tiffany Mitchell has over 211,000 followers on Instagram. She had a photographer friend traveling with her when she fell victim to a motorcycle accident that left her with some scrapes. Despite the incident, the photographer…

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Oregon Police Photoshopped Suspect to Look More Like Bank Robber – Photography Article

Police departments aren’t often accused of unethical Photoshop manipulation, but that’s the controversy that has erupted in Portland, Oregon. The police were discovered to have Photoshopped a suspects mugshot to make his face look more like the perpetrator in a bank robbery. The Oregonian reports that after a series of four bank robberies, the Portland police arrested a man named Tyrone Lamont Allen in connection with the crimes. Problem was, Allen’s face has prominent tattoos on his forehead and right…

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This Guy is Shooting a 30-Year Time-Lapse of New York City – Photography Article

There are countless time-lapses of the New York City skyline, but filmmaker Joseph DiGiovanna is working on a project unlike others you’ll see: he’s been working on a time-lapse that will hopefully span 30 years. Photographer Emeric Le Bars is starting a new documentary series about time-lapse photographers and their stories, and he sat down to interview DiGiovanna for the first episode above. After moving to Weehawken, New Jersey, DiGiovanna became obsessed with his view of the Manhattan skyline from…

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Do NOT Weaponize Your Drone, FAA Warns – Photography Article

The FAA has published a notice and is sending out emails warning drone owners and the general public that weaponizing drones is illegal. The notice, published yesterday and titled “Drones and Weapons, A Dangerous Mix,” warns that it’s not just firearms on drones that will put you on the wrong side of the law — other “dangerous items” will too. “Perhaps you’ve seen online photos and videos of drones with attached guns, bombs, fireworks, flamethrowers, and other dangerous items,” the…

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Google Photos Now Lets You Search for Photos by the Text In Them – Photography Article

Google is rolling out a powerful new feature to its Googles Photos app: you can now search for pictures by the text found within them. The optical recognition feature (OCR) was spotted and Tweeted by investor Hunter Walk, who shared that you can now click the Lens tool to select and copy text in photos to paste it elsewhere: Wow, @googlephotos has OCR to turn screenshots into copy/paste text! A. Open google photos and select screenshotB. Pick “Lens” feature [image…

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Instagram Says Viral Meme About New Content ‘Rule’ is a Hoax – Photography Article

If your Instagram feed has been filling up with text posts about a new “rule” that will soon allow Instagram to use your content in unprecedented and nefarious ways, don’t sweat it: Instagram has confirmed that the viral meme is exactly as fake as it looks. The post started spreading across the social network a few days ago, picking up steam as celebrities with millions of followers fell for the scam. “Don’t forget tomorrow starts the new Instagram rule where…

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People Who Post Selfies are Seen as Insecure & Less Likeable, Study Shows – Photography Article

File this under “well… obviously” news. A new study conducted by Washington State University psychologists and published in the Journal of Research in Personality shows that people who post a lot of selfies are perceived as less likeable, less successful, more insecure and less open to new experiences. Yikes. The study was based exclusively on self-image posts, comparing selfies to posed photos taken by someone else, which the researchers called “posies.” The research proceeded in two phases. During Phase 1,…

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Tamron Teases Four New Lenses for Sony Full-Frame Cameras – Photography Article

Following the success of its 28-75mm f/2.8 and the hype surrounding the recently released 17-28mm f/2.8, Tamron has just given the world a glimpse of four new lenses for Sony full-frame cameras that it has in the pipeline. In line with suspicions, one of the lenses looks like a zoom lens that would fill out the company’s holy trinity of f/2.8 glass. Given Tamron’s willingness to compromise on focal ranges by not having them overlap, a lens that starts at 75mm…

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Nikon is Only Producing 1,000 Copies of the 500mm f/5.6 PF Lens Per Month – Photography Article

If you’re still waiting for the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR lens you ordered weeks or even months ago, we don’t suggest holding your breath. In a statement posted to a German NPS website, it seems Nikon is only able to produce 1,000 of these lenses every month. The fact that Nikon has struggled to keep up with demand for the 500mm PF lens has been widely reported. Nikon Rumors finally learned why when a reader from…

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Tamron Teases Four New Full-Frame Lenses for Sony E-Mount – Photography Article

Tamron is giving Sony full-frame mirrorless shooters a reason to get excited today. In a video published to the brand’s Facebook page and YouTube channel, the company is teasing four new lenses for FE-mount: one zoom lens and three primes. Unfortunately, the teaser doesn’t give much away other than making it pretty obvious that these will be full-frame mirrorless lenses for the Sony system. The teaser opens with a shot of the current Tamron 17-28mm f/2.8 Di III RXD and…

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ON1 Unveils ON1 Photo RAW 2020, ON1 Video 2020, ON1 Sync and More – Photography Article

ON1 let loose a barrage of announcements today as it prepares to release a new suite of software for 2020. In all, they announced two desktop apps, one smartphone app, and one service: ON1 Photo RAW 2020, ON1 Video 2020, ON1 Photo Mobile 2020 and ON1 Sync. Details about each of these apps and services are a bit thin for now, but there’s a lot coming down the pike from ON1 over the next several months. ON1 Photo RAW 2020…

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Moment Launches New 37mm Filters and Filter Mount for Your Smartphone – Photography Article

Moment just launched an exciting new product for smartphone photographers: a line of high-quality 37mm Cine filters and compatible filter mount that you can attach directly to your Moment smartphone case. Previously, you could only use Moment’s filters on the company’s smartphone lenses, making it impossible to use a filter with your phone’s native wide or tele lenses. The new filters and filter mount changes this, allowing you to slap any screw-on 37mm ND or circular polarizing filter directly onto…

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Sony Quietly Raised the Price of the 135mm f/1.8 GM Lens by $200 – Photography Article

This past weekend, Sony quietly increased the price of its exceptionally sharp 135mm f/1.8 G Master lens by $200, raising the price from $1,898 to $2,098 overnight without any explanation. It’s left the industry wondering why, and some speculating that the US/China trade war is to blame. The price increase was originally spotted by Sony Alpha Rumors, who speculated that it may have something to do with the current trade war between the US and China, and the new tariffs…

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Nikon Has Finally Added RAW Image Transfer to the SnapBridge App – Photography Article

Nikon launched version 2.6 of its wireless image transfer app Snapbrige yesterday, and the latest update comes with two long-awaited features: RAW image transfer and wireless camera control for Snapbridge compatible DSLRs and mirrorless cameras. Users of Nikon’s older DSLRs like the D750 could already do some of this with the old Wireless Mobile Utility app, but for all its design and usability advantages, the Snapbridge app was still limited… until now. With the release of version 2.6, Nikon is…

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Fatal Plane Crash Possibly Caused by Passenger Taking Photos Report Claims – Photography Article

Last Updated on August 20, 2019 by Kehl Bayern A tragic story out of Sydney, Australia, as the cause of a plane crash on New Year’s Eve in 2017 that claimed the life of Richard Cousins and four other passengers is alleged to be a passenger that was taking photographs. Rijan Hamidovic from Pexels. This theory is offered up by Sydney Seaplanes partner Jerry Schwartz who told Sky News “The investigation has shown that safety is good and it’s actually…

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Instagram Models Posting Cigarette-Style Health Warnings in Their Selfies – Photography Article

Last Updated on August 20, 2019 by Kehl Bayern You know how cigarette companies were forced by legislation across the world to tell people that smoking kills and that it can lead to lung cancer? For some people, this has always been a feature of the styling of a pack of cigarettes, but for those of us a little bit older, we remember the days before graphics warnings and even pictures depicting what smoking can do to you. Claim Your…

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GoPro with Man’s Last Moments on Earth Retrieved by Diver, Returned to Owner’s Family – Photography Article

Last Updated on August 20, 2019 by Kehl Bayern Every once in a while, we stumble upon a heartwarming story from the world of photography that we just have to share, and this is one of those articles. A diver located a deceased man’s GoPro containing his last moments on Earth at the bottom of a waterfall and the diver was able to return it to the man’s family. Diver Rich Aloha was diving at Foster Falls in the US…

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Fatal Plane Crash May Have Been Caused by Passenger Accidentally Knocking Out Pilot While Taking Photos – Photography Article

A crash of a seaplane off the coast of Sydney, Australia that killed five passengers and the pilot may have been caused by one of the passengers accidentally knocking the pilot out while trying to take photos. On December 31, 2017 at about 3:15 pm local time, a de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver crashed into Jersualem Bay near Sydney Australia, killing all five passengers and the pilot. The flight was taking a group home after dining at a nearby restaurant. …

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‘Best of Weddings’ Award-Winning Photog Sued by Multiple Couples – Photography Article

A multiple-award-winning Florida wedding photographer is being called out by the local news after multiple couples have sued him, claiming he failed to deliver the photos and videos they were owed. Stories of couples suing wedding photographers—rightfully and otherwise—for failing to deliver images and video are not uncommon. What is uncommon is for these photographers to have been praised so thoroughly in the past. According to an expose on local news station Click Orlando, SNi Photography is at the center…

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Canon Leaks Full Product Brochures for the Canon 90D and EOS M6 Mark II – Photography Article

Canon Australia sprung a massive leak last night, when the product pages for the un-released Canon 90D and Canon EOS M6 Mark II both went online by accident. We’ve already shared the promo videos for both cameras that were posted there, but that wasn’t all—Canon leaked its own product brochures, too. There’s very little mystery left about either of these two cameras, which are allegedly scheduled to be announced next week. We don’t know the exact release date, sales start…

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PhotoShelter’s FileFlow App Lets You Deliver Client Photos from Your Phone – Photography Article

PhotoShelter has just unveiled a new photo sharing app that takes the photographer/client relationship mobile. It’s called FileFlow, and it allows you and your clients to search, download and share images instantly through the app—no computer required. As the world goes increasingly mobile, this solution seems tailor-made for 2019… ok, maybe 2018. Most content sharing solutions are not targeted at photographers (dropbox, wetransfer, etc.), and many photography portfolio sites are not optimized for mobile use. FileFlow is a solution to…

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Canon May Produce an Unprecedented 50-80mm f/1.1 Lens – Photography Article

Are you a Canon user? If so, you’ll be happy to know that Canon continues to push the boundaries of camera gear innovation. Because earlier this month, a Canon patent was published, one that detailed plans for a new lens: a 50-80mm f/1.1 zoom. Yes, you read that right. According to the Canon patent, the lens would have a fixed maximum aperture across its entire focal length range, maintaining its f/1.1 maximum aperture from 50mm to 80mm. A fixed-aperture f/1.1…

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Apple and RED Clash Over RAW Patent – Photography Article

Last Updated on August 19, 2019 by Kehl Bayern The race to have the hottest and most cutting-edge optical technology out there is absolutely brutal. And it often winds up in a courtroom. DSMC2 BRAIN from RED. Apple is targeting RED’s REDCODE, a 23fps 4K video codec that maintains the visual integrity of the captured images. As PetaPixel points out, this also happens to be central to RED as a company and ongoing concern. Reports indicate that Apple filed legal…

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Award-Winning Wedding Photographer Has Line of Customers Claiming They Never Got Their Pics – Photography Article

Last Updated on August 19, 2019 by Kehl Bayern One investigative team at a local news station in Orlando has done a pretty eye-opening piece about an award-winning wedding photographer that has apparently yet to deliver photos to multiple clients. The story came to the station’s attention after said clients began complaining about the photographer. Claim Your Free Camera Craft Cheat Sheet Print it out and keep it for when you really need it – when you’re out shooting! FStopper’s…

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32.5MP Sensor, 4K Video, 30fps RAW Burst – Photography Article

In addition to the Canon 90D promo video we just shared, Canon Rumors has also gotten received a seemingly-official promo video for EOS M6 Mark II, showing what Canon has in store for this compact APS-C mirrorless camera. According to the leaked video, the current Canon EOS M6 is getting a serious overhaul, with more resolution, higher speed, better controls, and higher-quality video all on the list. The Canon EOS M6 Mark II maintains the M6’s compact size and lack…

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32.5MP Sensor, 10fps, 4K Video – Photography Article

Canon Rumors has gotten ahold of the official promo video for the upcoming Canon 90D. The video was leaked just minutes ago, and it reveals all of the key specs and design elements for what may be Canon’s new flagship APS-C DSLR. Previous rumors indicated that the EOS 90D would replace both the Canon 80D and the Canon 7D Mark II, making it Canon’s new APS-C flagship DSLR. While it doesn’t seem that the upcoming 90D will totally fill the…

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