The Basics Of Infrared Photography

Infrared photography can be done cheaply using filters (but force very long exposures) or with a converted sensor for more flexibility
Have you ever played with a camera converted for infrared photography? It’s a lot of fun and can create some totally unique images. In this week’s featured video, we explore the basics using a very old converted Canon 10D. Getting white balance right is totally non-intuitive, and to get the most from your images you have to do some Photoshop... Read more

Crop Factor: Understanding Sensor Size vs. Focal Length Relationship

Most of us understand that the focal length (mm) of a lens changes as we switch from full-frame to APSC to micro four thirds sensors, but do we truly understand why?
Every lens has a measurement in millimeters (mm), and most of us have an association with what that means. 50mm is a “standard” lens, and a 24mm is a wide angle, and a 200mm is a telephoto. This relation between a number and the terminology we use is so ingrained, so standardized, that when putting a lens like a 25mm on a camera like a micro... Read more

The Guardian’s Teacher Takeover Project

A series of photo essays about the crisis in America's classrooms
Today, the Guardian US launched a three-day guest-edited series called Teacher Takeover. The series highlights the crisis in America’s classrooms and the activism of teachers. Addressing low teacher pay and underfunded schools, the teacher’s perspective is shared and based on their protest movement. As part of the project, The Guardian features... Read more
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DJI Announces Mavic 2 Pro And Mavic 2 Zoom

Calling the release "a new era for camera drones," DJI reveals what they've learned from Hasselblad and it's significantly improved optics with zoom
It turned out to be a double-embargo weekend in Brooklyn. I was there for a Sony event celebrating World Photography Day and got my hands on the Leica M10-P AND the new DJI drones: Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom. I checked out the new drones in a truck driving around Brooklyn. What you need to know about this release from DJI is the partnership with Hasselblad... Read more

Nikon Introduces Z Mount Mirrorless System

The 24.5-megapixel Nikon Z 6 shown with the NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S Nikon announced development of a new full-frame mirrorless system and lens mount this summer, and now the company has officially introduced the new Z Mount System, comprised of two mirrorless cameras, three new lenses and a lens mount adapter. The Z 6 and Z 7 mirrorless cameras Read more…

The 24.5-megapixel Nikon Z 6 shown with the NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S Nikon announced development of a new full-frame mirrorless system and lens mount this summer, and now the company has officially introduced the new Z Mount System, comprised of two mirrorless cameras, three new lenses and a lens mount adapter. The Z 6 and Z 7 mirrorless cameras... Read more

Leica Announces M10-P

Exceptionally discreet, the new Leica M10-P allows photographers to see and not be seen
While in Brooklyn for a weekend shoot with Sony on World Photography Day, I got my hands on a Leica M10-P. With the news about the camera under embargo, I had just a few minutes with it and immediately noticed the almost silent shutter and placement of the ISO setting dial on the top plate—similar to the film rewind button on their MA and MP bodies.... Read more

Photographing And Touring India

Hear two professional photographers talk about their experiences traveling and photographing in India, answer viewer questions and share their incredible images
India is on the “bucket list” for many travelers, but it’s a “big scary place” for a lot of people! The travel options can be overwhelming. I’m leading a tour/photography workshop through northeast India in the beginning of 2019. To help anyone interested understand just what it’s like there, I invited two good friends and professional... Read more

Yellowstone Macro Photography With The Sigma 70mm F2.8

A true test of a macro lens is in the thermal pools
The best photography advice I was ever given is to note where the photographers are and go somewhere else. I repeated that line to myself as I took up a position on a crowded Yellowstone boardwalk. Lying prone with a Sigma macro lens pointed at a colorful pool of thermal water next to bubbling, blended mud, I pulled focus on a patch of thermophilic... Read more

The Leica Elpro 52

Leica Camera has released a new close-up attachment for M and TL Lenses that enables shallow depth of focus with soft bokeh
Today, Leica announced the Leica Elpro 52—a selected Leica M- and TL-lens attachment for macro photography. According to Leica, “The shallow depth of focus opens up new opportunities for incredibly detailed photography while still giving images a soft effect in the out of focus areas.” The attachment looks compact enough to carry with... Read more

Mission Workshop Rhake+Capsule

A near-perfect, day-trippable weatherproof backpack with camera insert that fits on a hardcase
It would seem, by now, all possible designs of a photographer’s bag have been realized. And, it’s iterations upon those designs from here on out. Well, Mission Workshop went and changed camera bags up by combining the features of a messenger backpack—roll top, waterproof materials—and adding a well-organized capsule insert. There are... Read more

Sony Cyber-Shot RX100 VA

For $200 less than the Mark VI, the VA gets upgraded internals and keeps the 24-70mm f/1.8-2.8 lens
The just-announced Sony RX 100 VA (Five-A) gets the tech upgrades from the RX 100 VI including the improved BIONZ X processor and buffer. It doesn’t have the monster zoom though; instead, it’s still manufactured with the Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 24-70mm equivalent f/1.8-2.8 lens. That lens first shipped with the Sony RX100 Mark III. Check... Read more

Leica Camera Releases Firmware For Five Cameras

The updates affect the M10 rangefinder, the Q compact and the CL, as well as the TL2 and the T/TL
Leica Q camera
Leica has released new firmware for five models, significantly changing existing features and adding some new functions. Leica indicated in the press release that they did so for their loyal customers based on feedback. The updates effect the M10 rangefinder, the Q compact and the new CL, as well as the TL2 and the T/TL. A four-minute exposure time... Read more
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