Sony believes photographers should expect more from a prosumer model
Sony calls the just-launched a7 III the “basic model” because it’s priced at the entry level of the Alpha Series. Sony believes photographers should expect more from a prosumer model, and the term refers to what they should expect from a $2,000 camera. Having shot with an a7 III and a variety of lens for three days, I think you should expect more...
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!
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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....
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...
Waterproof battery-powered LED lights are wonders of compact and sturdy design.
Chris X Carroll
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...
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...
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...
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...
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
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.
“In The Moment” was featured in Exit in the Fall 2017 issue of Digital Photo
“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...
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,...
A visit to Canon’s service center in Lyndhurst, New Jersey
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...