Add Another Dimension to Your Portraits With The Lensbaby Velvet Lens

PhotoJoseph demonstrates how the Lensbaby Velvet Lens makes creamy, soft portraits using a LUMIX, Olympus, Nikon, Canon, or Pentax camera
As a portrait photographer, every edge you can grab helps you to stand out from the competition. In this video, see how the Lensbaby Velvet lens can add a delicious dreamy look to your portraits! We brought in Genevieve, a gorgeous model for this Valentine’s Day special to see exactly how the lens works in realtime! In other videos, learn how... Read more

Leica Q In The Snow

We shot with the Leica Q in the snow, and now the company has made a snow addition of their camera. Winter Olympus is coming.
I just shot with a Leica in the snow, during Sundance in Park City where the 2002 Winter Olympics were hosted. To this day the high jump, sliding center, and slopes are still in use—statues celebrating the games dot the streets too. While the movie business is far different from the games both are fashion-forward and the Leica suited my style of shooting.... Read more

Canon Pro Peter Read Miller Offers Tips On Capturing The Big Day

How to prep and pack for a sporting event
With this weekend’s copyrighted, trademarked, firecely-legally-protected-and thus difficult-to-mention football game on its way, Canon Explorer of Light Peter Read Miller offers some tips for capturing sports. Obviously, the first thing to keep in mind when shooting sports is that you’ll actually have to get to the game, and most photographers... Read more

In The Field With The Stella Pro 8000 And Stella Pro 5000 LED Lights

Waterproof battery-powered LED lights are wonders of compact and sturdy design.
In The Field With The Stella Pro 8000 And Stella Pro 5000 LED Lights
The first impression of Light & Motion’s new Stella Pro portable lights is how small and light they are. They come in a soft padded stewardess case with orange trim and “Stella” tastefully embroidered on the side that would be right at home in a Wes Anderson movie. This combined with their diminutive size lends them an unserious air right... Read more

New DJI Mavic Air Takes To The Skies – Live From NYC Event

New DJI drone combines lightweight body, high resolution, advanced controls into Mavic Air
What do you get when you take the image quality of the DJI Phantom 4 and put it into a body about the same size as a DJI Spark? The answer, revealed by DJI’s Mike Perry at an invite-only media event in New York City today is the Mavic Air, a restyled, revamped, folding drone that looks to be the “gotta have it” tool for photographers... Read more

PhotoJoseph compares the GH5 to the new GH5S In This Review

New video-centric Micro Four Thirds has incredible light performance, but has left some things out
If you do that video thing, then you’ve probably heard that Panasonic announced a new camera, the GH5S, as a companion to the very popular GH5 camera. While many on the interwebs immediately went into panic mode, worried that their beloved GH5 was already out of date — FRET NOT! The GH5S is a complement, not a replacement, for the GH5. With superior... Read more

Sony 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Hands On Exclusive In Hawaii

Versatile APS-C Zoom Lens Is The Perfect Travel Companion
At a media event in Oahu, Hawaii, Sony provided a small selection of media, including myself, a first look at the new E 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens for Sony’s APS-C a6000/a6300/a6500 cameras. We took the lens out to shoot some local food markets to check out the image quality. With 12 groups and 16 elements, including an aspherical element, the $600... Read more

Hasselblad Masters Awards 2018 Winners Announced

One photographer in each of 11 categories in the global professional photography competition was awarded the Hasselblad Master designation, among a record-setting 30,000-plus submissions
Hasselblad Masters Awards
Photo by Jorge de la Torriente, Miami, USA, winner in the Aerial category of the Hasselblad Masters Awards 2018. Hasselblad has announced the Masters Awards 2018 winners. One photographer in each of 11 categories in the global professional photography competition was awarded the Hasselblad Master designation, among a record-setting 30,000-plus submissions. Here’s... Read more

“In The Moment” By Charles Cormier

“In The Moment” was featured in Exit in the Fall 2017 issue of Digital Photo
Charles Cormier
“In The Moment” was featured in Exit in the Fall 2017 issue of Digital Photo. “Morning sun shines on Bickford Brook in the Belknap Mountain Range in New Hampshire,” writes photographer Charles Cormier of this image. “I fell in love with this little scene as soon as I saw it. I used a 10-stop Formatt-Hitech filter, as well as an HGX circular... Read more

Hands On With The Leica Q

A generational camera at an heirloom price
Leica Q camera
I handed a millennial a Leica Q, and you won’t believe what happened next. Hint: She took good and even great photos with it. Prior to me handing Emma Broback the Q, and putting down her avocado toast for a minute, she’d never heard of a Leica. Really…this is like the song Hey Nineteen, but not about May-December romance, and we’re colleagues,... Read more

Inside Canon Professional Service & Support Center

A visit to Canon’s service center in Lyndhurst, New Jersey
Canon
There’s no denying that for the professional photographer, support of gear is nearly as important as the gear itself. Countless photographers have been saved by the repair and loan services of the various professional support programs. When I worked in the media centers of the Beijing and Vancouver Olympics, I watched as a stream of photographers... Read more

Self-Assigned Challenge: Photos In The Attic

Scanning at one photo a second, the Epson FastFoto makes quick work of the albums gathering dust in the attic
Epson FastFoto FF-640
It’s raining in Seattle and will do so until next summer. In April, the rain lets up for a bit, bringing a respite to Seattleites, with bright rays of sunshine. But then Mother Nature abruptly closes that door, and we’re right back to low-hanging ever-gray clouds, a mist I’ve described as the dreep: raindrops so steady and persistent they’re... Read more
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