Self-Assigned Challenge: Shoot With An iPhone

Shot with an iPhone—the 3GS, from 2009
Apple iPhone X, Apple iPhone 3GS
Today the iPhone X arrives in stores, and we’ve seen a week of leaks, hype and yet another “Shot with an iPhone” campaign. At this point, in the decade-long history of iPhones, if Apple really thinks their iPhone camera is as good as a traditional camera, it’s time to stop showing people the surprisingly good images from their phone. Shot with... Read more

Sony a7R III U.S. Launch Live Blog

To a collection of the press, Sony officially unveils the Sony a7R III
Sony a7R III
This article was written live during the Sony event, 10 am EDT, Wednesday, the 25th of October 2017. Live coverage concluded at 10:49 am EDT A livecast of this announcement can be found here. Sony a7R III Sony’s Mike Fasulo took the stage at a private media event in New York City to officially announce the Sony a7R III, as well as two lens announcements. If... Read more

Canon Live Learning EOS Destination Workshops For 2018

Now in their 10th year, the workshops offer a range of topics, from portraiture to landscapes to street photography, led by top photographers specializing in those areas
photography workshops
Photo by Parish Kohanim Canon has announced its lineup for the 2018 Live Learning EOS Destination Workshops. Now in their 10th year, the workshops offer a range of topics, from portraiture to landscapes to street photography, led by top photographers specializing in those areas. This year’s photographers, shooting in locations from Kentucky and Alaska,... Read more

Cocktails And Cameras: Sony RX0 Hands-On Review In Hollywood

While the tiny box form factor looks like an action cam, the RX0 is much more capable. Intended for 4K multicam immersive experiences, it delivers excellent still images, too
video cameras
Hang 5 on a Hollywood set. Sony RX0 Hands-On Review Flatland BMX is about spinning brakeless tricks and insanely difficult, but also fits into an indoor space quite nicely. You get exciting things to photograph in a small space. In the ’80s, the performances would take up an entire basketball court or a couple courts’ worth of space to entertain... Read more

Photographer Profile: Stephen Allen Schultz

V.I.Photographer Stephen Allen Schultz
Stephen Allen Schultz
“Aura.” Location: Florida Studio. Equipment/Exposure Settings: Canon EOS 5D, ƒ/14 at 1/125 sec., ISO 250 Photographer: Stephen Allen Schultz Studio Name: Earth Bound Part-Time Professional Photographer Photographic Specialties: Landscape Wildlife Portraiture Fashion Commercial / Product Biography Started shooting at a young age of 13 back... Read more

Leica TL2: Buy It For The Experience

You’re buying a user experience with this camera, and it’s a precise German one
Leica cameras
I’ll put the review this way, if you’ve ever been frustrated by a camera’s settings, the Leica is worth the price of admission. It’s a pleasure to use, and that’s the point. You’re buying a user experience, and it’s a precise German one. Where it seems many cameras are released by manufacturers to fill slots in prices and specs, the TL2... Read more

“Lanikai Sunrise” by Frank Silva

“Lanikai Sunrise” is featured in Exit in the Summer 2017 issue of Digital Photo
“Lanikai Sunrise” was featured in Exit in the Summer 2017 issue of Digital Photo. “The photo was taken on Lanikai Beach on Oahu in February 2016,” writes photographer Frank Silva. “The two islands in the distance are known as Na Mokulua (“the two islands,” in Hawaiian), also commonly called The Mokes. Lanikai is one of the most beautiful... Read more

Self-Assigned Challenge: Finding Angles

I was looking at the photos from the editor, and it made me think about finding angles
focal points
Photo by David Schloss Scrolling through a gallery of images taken by my editor from a recent trip abroad, I noticed a couple of interesting photos. I don’t mean “cover of a magazine” interesting or maybe even Instagrammable, but for where the focal point was in a very difficult scene. In this instance, the scene was Kendo practice in a setting... Read more

Shooting The Outdoors Doesn’t Have To Cost You A Fortune

Consider the advantages of purchasing second-hand gear through reputable dealers
second-hand photo gear
Building a kit for nature photography can be very expensive, with the costs of high-end DSLRs, telephoto lenses, durable and weatherproof accessories all adding up. Don’t let this put you off though — there are ways to minimize the cost of expanding and upgrading your setup. Forget New, Go ‘Like New’ Buying new may seem appealing, but it isn’t... Read more

Sony: Lessons On Business And Passion Learned In Japan

On a first-ever trip to Sony’s Japanese image sensor factory and headquarters, much was revealed about Sony’s photographic business
Digital Photo Pro, Digital Photo’s sister publication, was among a select group of U.S. media invited by Sony to make a trip to Japan to visit the company’s Kumamoto sensor factory and its Tokyo-based global headquarters. At the meetings at the locations, Sony revealed quite a bit about its recent sales successes, as well as some of the missteps... Read more

Underwhelming Solar Eclipse Photos

A self-assigned challenge to leave the camera home and enjoy the moment
solar eclipse photos
As I wrote in my weekly Digital Photo blog post, I didn’t try to shoot the Total Solar Eclipse; instead, I was in the moment and enjoyed it immensely. Wired took a similar approach, leaving the solar photography to the astrological pros and NASA. The Guardian asked their readers to share their underwhelming photos, too. Eclipse photography is tricky,... Read more

Doug Menuez Hosts Leica Akademie Workshop

Running September 8-10 in LA, the acclaimed documentary photographer’s class will be held in conjunction with the Leica Gallery exhibition, “Fearless Genius: The Next Generation”
Doug Menuez
Photo by Doug Menuez Photographer Doug Menuez, who we profiled with his long-term documentary project that focused on early Silicon Valley, including Steve Jobs, who gave Menuez unprecedented access—and who recently contributed to our blog post on finding a camera system that’s right for you, is holding an upcoming workshop in Los Angeles, September... Read more