When I was a photo student at the University of Missouri School of Journalism, we had a parade of photography legends come through and speak. But the god of gods was W. Eugene Smith. He’s considered to have produced several of the greatest photo stories ever published by LIFE magazine.
For us, he was the consummate blend of photo-journalist, fine print maker, and nutty artist. He was loaded with all of the usual problems a mad genius might have and we loved him for it.
And we were dopey twenty-year olds. (The question “why do…
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If you're in the market for a large-sensor enthusiast compact, we have good news for you: Our Panasonic LX100 review continues this week with the second part of our Shooter's Report blog. (We actually brought it live a couple of days ago, as you may have seen in the feature rotator on the front page of the site, but after a busy couple of days we're only just now getting the chance to call attention to the news.)
In my first Panasonic LX100 Shooter's Report, I compared this interesting coat-pocket friendly enthusiast…
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It's Firmware Friday time once more, and this week we're keeping things simple with just one update for you — the Nikon D4S DSLR has just received firmware version C:1.20.
Regular readers may remember that we recently told you of a forthcoming update for several Nikon DSLRs, including the D4S. That firmware, says the company, will add the ability to control an attached HDMI recorder from the camera body, starting and stopping its recording at the same time as the record button is pressed.
Interestingly, though, Nikon D4S…
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Portrait photographer Daniel Norton has shared a helpful little video through Adorama’s YouTube channel. In it, he breaks down high key and low key lighting, two common lighting styles that make for dramatically different results.
Coming in at just shy of three minutes, the video breaks down a few common misconceptions about high key/low key photography and explains a few tips for getting quality results when working with the two styles.
It’s a great refresher for those familiar with lighting styles and a wonderful resource for…
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Chinese gear manufacturer Yongnuo has quite a knack for producing nearly identical clones of more reputable manufacturers’ gear. Their newest announcement is no exception.
Today, Yongnuo extends their lens lineup with a 35mm f/2 lens. You may notice Yongnuo’s latest optics bears a striking resemblance to Canon’s older EF 35mm f/2 lens, which has since been replaced by the newer Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM. This discovery doesn’t come as much of a surprise considering Yongnuo’s 50mm f/1.8 clone it released back in December is…
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When Panasonic announced the GF7 this past January they were quite clear in mentioning to us and to the camera world that the imaging pipeline in this little guys is basically the same as the one found in their highly acclaimed GX7, a camera that won our overall Best Enthusiast Mirrorless Camera in our 2013 COTY awards. That was no small feat, as there were many terrific enthusiast cameras unveiled that year, and it's also no small feat to offer the same basic imager in a smaller, lighter package that costs about half the…
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Sony has released Touchless Shutter, a new app that allows you to trigger your Sony camera without touching it at all.
Rather than pressing the shutter button or using a remote trigger, you simply wave your hand in front of your camera’s eye proximity sensor and the shutter will fire. For those using the functionality in bulb mode for long exposures, you simply place your hand in front of the sensor twice to start and once more when you want the camera shutter to close.
Sony isn’t the first to utilize this method of triggering…
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