Month: January 2020

One of the advantages of full-frame when shooting this scene in the Sierras was the ability to use a tilt/shift lens to control the depth of field. Currently, none of the smaller-sensor systems offers perspective control lenses; lens selection remains a key advantage of full-frame systems.The scene was very high contrast, so I bracketed for
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Want to capture someone’s attention? Use the color red. Cultures around the world revere red as either an auspicious omen or a sign of terror. Since it is considered to be one of the most visible colors, it has also been used to signal caution (think fire trucks and red lights). In East Asian stock
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We crossed the 1 trillion frames-per-second barrier a while back, but a group of Caltech scientists just made another leap. Their new camera doesn’t just shoot up to 1 trillion fps, it can do it while capturing transparent objects like neurons and invisible phenomena like shockwaves. The camera does something called phase-sensitive compressed ultrafast photography
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After “announcing” the lens some time ago, Venus Optics has officially released the Laowa 65mm f/2.8 2x Ultra Macro APO: a surprisingly affordable 2X macro lens made specifically for crop-sensor mirrorless cameras made by Fuji, Sony and Canon. This might seem like an odd decision, making a lens specifically for crop-sensor mirrorless cameras, but Venus
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Over 65.2 million people visited New York City in 2019 (according to NYC & Co). This legendary city is heralded as a must-visit destination for tourism photography—whether enjoying a play on Broadway or immersing yourself in the sites of Times Square, photographers have the chance to embrace the arts and culture of the city that
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The National Archives is an independent government agency that’s tasked with preserving and documenting government and historical records. An authority on authenticity, it was just caught doctoring photos containing messages critical of President Trump. The Washington Post reports that the Archives has admitted to making multiple alterations to a photo of the 2017 Women’s March
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