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This is What 8K Video Looks Like on the Sony Alpha 1 – Photography Article

This is What 8K Video Looks Like on the Sony Alpha 1 Sony has announced its new flagship camera, the Alpha 1, which is capable of 8K video capture. If you’re curious what that looks like, Sony has uploaded a video to allow for close inspection. While it is still subject to YouTube’s compression, the video here should give a good example of what to expect out of Sony’s latest. While the Alpha 1 is capable of 4Kp120 in 4:2:2…

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What Does the Future Hold for Nikon? – Photography Article

What Does the Future Hold for Nikon? There has been a lot said about Nikon’s financial situation and its future in the industry, with a lot of speculation flying back and forth. This great video essay takes a deep dive into the numbers behind Nikon’s current state of affairs, what they mean for the future of the company, and what they will mean for the industry. Coming to you from Matt Irwin Photography, this fantastic video essay discusses Nikon’s current state…

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Low-Budget Tips for Filming Against Blank White Walls – Photography Article

Low-Budget Tips for Filming Against Blank White Walls Explore these few low-budget tips on how to transform a blank, white wall into a dynamic, video-worthy background. So, you’ve arrived at your friend’s house who has politely allowed you to film there, but it looks a little something like this. Image via Alexey V Smirnov.Bare, white walls—a filmmaker’s worst nightmare, ranking just below corrupted media. In the video tutorial below, I run through a few tips on reducing the monotonous nature…

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50MP at up to 30FPS, 8K Video, $6,500 – Photography Article

50MP at up to 30FPS, 8K Video, $6,500 Sony has announced the Alpha 1 mirrorless camera, a camera that combines all of Sony’s top technologies into one body, creating a 50-megapixel camera that can capture stills at up to 30 frames per second, blackout-free, as well as 8K video. The Sony Alpha 1 is a combination/condensation of all of Sony’s most advanced technologies into one body. It features a new 50.1-megapixel full-frame Exmor RS CMOS image sensor in combination with…

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Documenting core cities of the Northern Powerhouse |Time-Lapse Systems – Time Lapse Photography Article

Documenting core cities of the Northern Powerhouse |Time-Lapse Systems As the proposal to boost the economic profile and the ‘levelling up’ of the North of England continues, we have worked extensively in many of the key city regions. From Manchester, Leeds and Liverpool to Hull, Newcastle and Sheffield, our leading time-lapse services have been utilised to capture developments in various sectors. Demolition & construction, road, rail & other infrastructure, City of Culture ventures, student accommodation and brand new venues are…

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Sony’s $2500 Xperia Pro is half 5G phone, half 4K HDR monitor/live-streaming device: Digital Photography Review – Photography Article

Sony’s $2500 Xperia Pro is half 5G phone, half 4K HDR monitor/live-streaming device: Digital Photography Review Sony has announced its latest smart device, the Xperia Pro, a flagship smartphone that doubles as the world’s first external 4K HDR OLED monitor, as well as a 5G (mmWave) live streaming and file transfer solution, for your dedicated camera. To support these new skills, Sony has equipped the device with four 5G antennas, a beefed up chassis and the addition of a Micro…

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Podcast: Brendan Smialowski Unwittingly Strikes Internet Gold with Bernie Memes – Photography Article

Podcast: Brendan Smialowski Unwittingly Strikes Internet Gold with Bernie Memes While covering the inauguration of President Joe Biden, AFP photographer Brendan Smialowski focused his camera onto Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders for two quick frames. Somehow the totally unremarkable photo perfectly captured Bernie’s spirit and a thousand memes were born much to Smialowski’s chagrin.In this episode of PhotoShelter’s Vision Slightly Blurred, hosts Sarah Jacobs and Allen Murabayashi discuss Bernie Memes, Quil Lemons becomes the youngest photographer to get a Vanity Fair…

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10 Places to Find Inspiration When You’re Stuck at Home – Photography Article

10 Places to Find Inspiration When You’re Stuck at Home Heading into the new year, we put together this quick list of resources and ideas to help you stay inspired, even when you’re stuck at home. “Sometimes, inspiration comes in an instant, just like that,” Ukrainian illustrator Irina Trigubova tells us. “But, more often than not, you have to go out looking for it, and that’s just another part of the job. I can spend hours (even days!) gathering inspiration,…

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How to shoot video game content for commercial licensing – Photography Article

How to shoot video game content for commercial licensing Last year, PepsiCo’s Mountain Dew made headlines by spending 40% of their marketing dollars to reach a niche audience: gamers. Since then, video games have skyrocketed in popularity, spurred in part by the stay-at-home orders associated with the COVID-19 crisis; in fact, over the summer, Nielsen found that 82% of global consumers played video games and watched video game content during the height of the lockdowns. As more brands catch onto…

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More Than 250,000 Expats Leave Saudi Job Market in 3 months – Photobook Photography Article

More Than 250,000 Expats Leave Saudi Job Market in 3 months Saudi Arabian Job Market in the 2020 have seen a dip of jobs for Expats and increase of Saudization. More than 250,000 expats left the kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the third quarter of 2020. Earlier the total no of Expats employed in Saudi Arabia was 10.4 Million, which got dropped to 10.2 Million. More Than 250,000 Expats Leave Saudi Job Market in 3 months Due to Saudization in…

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Shutterstock and SumUp Partner to Give Merchants Access to High-Quality Images and Boost Online Performance – Photography Article

Shutterstock and SumUp Partner to Give Merchants Access to High-Quality Images and Boost Online Performance SumUp customers now get direct access to Shutterstock’s vast image library to create beautiful online storefronts and increase potential sales Throughout 2020, brick-and-mortar stores made enormous efforts to keep their businesses open and safe. This meant thinking outside the box and offering customers new options and experiences like curbside pickup, contactless delivery and limiting in-store capacity.  However, with clear restraints around what these in-store merchants…

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From National Currencies to Cryptocurrencies: FREE Currency Clip Arts – Photography Article

From National Currencies to Cryptocurrencies: FREE Currency Clip Arts Invoices, purchase orders, order receipts . . . When it comes to finance-related documents, most people tend to go back to basics to make sure the design looks serious and professional. However, we can make the design more interesting, while still keeping it professional, by adding a touch of uniqueness to one of the elements. And, the one element that’s present in all finance documents is currency. That’s why we’re giving…

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6 Reasons Why Photography Matters – Photography Article

6 Reasons Why Photography Matters Why does photography matter? It’s a question that we all ask at one time or another. After all, why do we keep waking up at 4:00 AM to photograph the sunrise, when we could be warm and comfortable lying in bed? Why do we spend long hours tweaking our compositions and learning about photography fundamentals when we could be watching television or out with friends? And some days, when we have no creativity at all…

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Photography and chill – Scott Kelby’s Photoshop Insider – Photography Article

Photography and chill – Scott Kelby’s Photoshop Insider In this challenging time in life it can also be challenging for us to find inspiration for our photography. By the way, top writing tip: – never use the same adjective twice in one sentence! Anyway, let’s dive into todays post. I’m Dave Williams, this is #TravelTuesday with Dave, and we still can’t travel… I’m not bitter, I’m just saying.Something I’ve found myself doing, and I’m sure many of you are in…

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Filipino nurse dies in KSA after 40 years of service – Photobook Photography Article

Filipino nurse dies in KSA after 40 years of service A Filipino nurse who served in a hospital in KSA for more than forty years died after suffering a stroke. The nurse named Umme Ismail spent more than forty years serving in a hospital in Al Qawareer village of Al Qura governorate, Al Baha region.  The villagers mourned the sudden death of the nurse There was hardly any villager who was unfamiliar with Umme Ismael. She served each and every…

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Saudi Arabia to get AstraZeneca vaccine against Covid-19 within one Week – Photobook Photography Article

Saudi Arabia to get AstraZeneca vaccine against Covid-19 within one Week Saudi Arabia to get AstraZeneca vaccine against Covid-19 within one Week Posted by : Aahil Shaik Tuesday, January 26, 2021 Saudi Arabia to get AstraZeneca vaccine against Covid-19 within one WeekSaudi Arabia to receive 3 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine against the emerging coronavirus within a week. The agency said that Saudi Arabia will obtain the anti-corona vaccine from the Indian Serum Institute within a week, for $…

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How To Achieve a Moody Color Grade in Adobe Premiere Pro – Photography Article

How To Achieve a Moody Color Grade in Adobe Premiere Pro If you want a moody color grade for your next video or some footage you’ve shot, look no further; here’s a guide for Adobe Premiere Pro using the Lumetri Color tool. I’ve been talking a lot about moody and dark looks recently, but quite by coincidence. A couple of weeks ago I offered ten of my favorite moody Instagram street photography accounts, which proved popular, so I know I’m…

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Using a Projector To Create Futuristic Photos – Photography Article

Using a Projector To Create Futuristic Photos There is always more you can do with photography in your own home, and I have some incredible results, but this use of a projector is up there with the best. In the last year, I’ve seen more and more behind the scenes footage of shoots where the background isn’t just a static wall or backdrop. Some months ago I saw a photographer use a large television to great effect, and as technology…

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Man Arrested for Creating Fake Image Depicting the Desecration of a Grave – Photography Article

Man Arrested for Creating Fake Image Depicting the Desecration of a Grave A 28-year-old Tennessee man has been arrested and charged for creating a “disrespectful Photoshopped image.” He is accused of manipulating a photograph of a deceased officer’s grave and posting it on social media. Joshua Andrew Garton was arrested and charged with one count of harassment after he reportedly Photoshopped a fake photo that depicted two people desecrating the grave of deceased officer Sergeant Daniel Baker. Baker was killed…

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Meet the PowerShot PICK, Canon’s Rumored New AI-Powered Camera – Photography Article

Meet the PowerShot PICK, Canon’s Rumored New AI-Powered Camera We brought you news late last week that Canon was pursuing an artificial intelligence-powered camera possibly in the PowerShot line. Photo by Canon PowerShot ZOOM from B&H Photo.If you missed that article, you can read it here. Today we’re getting some more details on this AI device, including when we might expect to see it as well as how Canon plans on bringing it to market. Expected to be unveiled on…

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Instagram Adds ‘Professional Dashboard’ for Creators – Photography Article

Instagram Adds ‘Professional Dashboard’ for Creators Instagram is rolling out a new Professional Dashboard that will act as a central destination to track the performance of posts and access “professional tools.” Instagram says the new Professional Dashboard has three key features. First, it helps creators track performance by providing insights and trends based on an account’s performance. Second, Instagram claims the tools on offer will help creators grow their business. They can easily access tools you used to run their…

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8 Reasons to Never Use Levels Again in Adobe Photoshop – Photography Article

8 Reasons to Never Use Levels Again in Adobe Photoshop Levels is a popular tool in Adobe Photoshop and one many use or at the very least are aware of. But what if it’s not the right choice after all. I am going to be brutally honest about this topic, even if it’s to my detriment. I, like many of us, taught myself Photoshop. I’m not entirely sure when I first installed a version of Photoshop to play around in,…

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This Mirror Lens Filter Lets Models See Their Own Poses – Photography Article

This Mirror Lens Filter Lets Models See Their Own Poses Inexperienced models often struggle in front of the camera because they lack insight into their own appearance. While we all can look our best in front of a mirror, it’s because we can see ourselves. This filter aims to bring that ease of posing to photography. While also valuable to vloggers, the Reflective Filter looks to be especially helpful for anyone who is unsure of themselves in front of the…

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Three Months With the Nikon Z 6II, Part Two of Three: Chasing Birds and Wildlife – Photography Article

Three Months With the Nikon Z 6II, Part Two of Three: Chasing Birds and Wildlife Today, we jump into part two of my three-part series on my experience shooting for the past three months with the new Nikon Z 6II mirrorless camera. In part one, we went over ergonomics and first impressions, while in today’s episode, we will take the camera out into the field to visit the wildlife. If you are up to date on your mid-2000s comedy references, you…

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Why We Shouldn’t View Our Hobby of Photography as a Competition – Photography Article

Why We Shouldn’t View Our Hobby of Photography as a Competition It’s undeniable that life is often seen as a kind of race or competition, but I absolutely despise this idea.For kids, it’s about academic grading (which school they go to), athletic ability (who plays sports better), their looks (who is more popular among girls/boys), etc. As we grow older, we face the harsher realities of life, as the difference of being one or the other for things like salary…

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Filmulator is an Open-Source RAW Editor Based on Film Development – Photography Article

Filmulator is an Open-Source RAW Editor Based on Film Development Filmulator is an open-source RAW photo editor based on the process of developing film, and while far more limited than software like Lightroom or Capture One, its tone mapping algorithm is supposedly designed to be faster and easier to get a good result. In 2017, PetaPixel mentioned Filmulator as part of a long list of editing tools and apps worth considering, but recent discussion and interest around the app makes…

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An Intro to the Rule of Thirds in Photography – Photography Article

An Intro to the Rule of Thirds in Photography Learn photography rules, learn to apply them, learn their advantages and limitations. Finally, learn to bend them, break them and explore beyond them.Rules are prison cell walls for the creative mind so beware of them — don’t let them take over your life. It’s better to consider them as “guidelines” only. With this out of the way, let us begin. If you are reading this, it is likely you own a…

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Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park – Photography Article

Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park Del Norte County, California Text & Photography By Sapna Reddy Published January 25, 2021 The 900 miles along the California Pacific Coast, strewn with dramatic rocky cliffs, sandy beaches, majestic mountains, desert lands and redwood forests, offer enormous opportunity for photography. Coastal redwoods occupy a narrow strip of land approximately 470 miles in length and 5 to 47 miles in width along the Pacific Coast; the most southerly grove is in Monterey County, California, and the…

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Accurate White Balance in Lightroom Every Time – Photography Article

Accurate White Balance in Lightroom Every Time Nail white balance in Lightroom every time with these simple steps and techniques you can use on any photograph. Capturing photographs with an accurate white balance can be quite tricky. A mixture of light conditions, weather, and colors of other surrounding environments all impact how the white balance is perceived in a shot. Short of taking out a gray card or a color swatch every time you head out to shoot, it can be…

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Make It Til You Make It – Photography Article

Make It Til You Make It There is an unavoidable hump along any creative path, a big, steep, muddy hill to climb between the exciting start and the point where you’ve become a proficient creator. You’re going to hit rough patches. There’s no thinking your way over this hump. Once you get to it, the time for planning is at an end. Only action will suffice. Once I’d quit graduate school and started to make decent money as a photographer,…

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