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The Landscape Photography Workshop – Book Review - Thu, 16 Apr 2015

The Landscape Photography Workshop Ross Hoddinott & Mark Bauer Ammonite Press www.ammonitepress.com ISBN 978-1-90770-897-8 $24.95 What novice photographer doesn’t want to take a workshop and learn it all? Who among the veteran photographers reading Luminous Landscape sometimes needs a quick refresher on a topic covered in some only half remembered class taken long ago? What [Read More]

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Precise Digital Exposure - Wed, 15 Apr 2015

The Basis Is Per Ansel Adams ETTR gives a correct exposure for optimum color and tonal densities, and the reason was as explained by Michael Reichmann in the article Expose (to the) Right in 2003. Most of us apply ETTR per that method by applying averaged or matrix metering with exposure compensation. Our departure point [Read More]

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Luminous-Landscape Takes A Road Trip - Sun, 12 Apr 2015

It’s been awhile since Chris, Michael and I have been on the road together.  This week we’ll be heading to Seattle, WA and Oregon for busy days of meetings, videos interviews, product testing and some new video material with Michael and me.  Plus, we’ll be photographing together; there is nothing like being out in the landscape shooting [Read More]

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Turning An Idea Into A Photographic Product – Macro Lighting Tool - Sun, 12 Apr 2015

Publishers Note:  We have recently shared stories on how photographers have used Kickstarter (crowd funding) to raise money for book publishing projects.  Today we share the journey of another individual who is using Kickstarter but this time to develop a unique photographic product.  I saw the press release on this project and thought what a cool idea.  I really [Read More]

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I Shot It With My iPhone - Thu, 09 Apr 2015

I like to challenge myself and break out of the box to try something different. After reading Rad Drew’s recent article “So You’ve Got It, But Do You Use It?” I decided I needed to use it.  I am referring of course to the iPhone 6 Plus that I invested in a few months back. [Read More]

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Four Quick-Take Reviews - Tue, 07 Apr 2015

Whitewall There are any number of companies out there that do printing, both large format and on a variety of substrates. One of the oldest and best, is Whitewall. There are numerous picture framers in cities large and small, but only in the largest metropolitan areas is there likely to be a lab that specializes [Read More]

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The Last Ocean – Book Review - Sun, 05 Apr 2015

The Last Ocean Antarctica’s Ross Sea Project – Saving The Most Pristine Ecosystem On Earth By John Weller Rizzoli  www.rizzoliusa.com ISBN 978-0-8478-4123-3    $50.00 Author John Weller’s dedication sets the tone for this extra large, over two feet wide when open, traditional, hardbound book, “This book is dedicated to all those who work to protect [Read More]

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Why Photoshop is not Ruining Landscape Photography - Thu, 02 Apr 2015

In nearly all matters related to art, what is most important is your opinion, not the opinion of others who, because of the nature of art,  are unlikely to have the same vision as you. Alain Briot 1- Introduction An essay I read recently generated some reflections on the subject of photo manipulation. This is [Read More]

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New Cameras – Firmware Updates – Mirrorless News – New Lenses - Thu, 02 Apr 2015

It’s been a week of firmware updates.  Sony and Fuji have announced updates for the Sony A cameras and Fuji has made firmware announcements for several of their X cameras and lenes. I have both the Sony A7 II as well as 2 Fuji X-T1 bodies.  The Fuji lenses I own that are also being updated [Read More]

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Epson SureColor P600 Review - Wed, 01 Apr 2015

One Small Step For Printerkind If you need a signpost to the fact that the digital imaging revolution is slowing down, look no further than inkjet photo printers. Models from Epson, Canon and HP reached a pinnacle a few years ago and we have seen little progress since. I believe that several factors are at [Read More]

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Hama Traveller Premium Mono 170 - Fri, 17 Apr 2015

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Hama has added the new Traveller Premium Mono 170 monopod to its product range.

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Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II Firmware Update 1.1 - Fri, 17 Apr 2015

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Olympus have issued a firmware update for their OM-D E-M5 Mark II compact system camera.

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Panasonic LUMIX G 42.5mm f/1.7 ASPH. POWER O.I.S. Review - Fri, 17 Apr 2015
The Panasonic LUMIX G 42.5mm f/1.7 ASPH. POWER O.I.S. is a new portrait lens for the Micro Four Thirds system. Offering an 85mm focal length, fast and near-silent focusing, image stabilisation and a bright maximum aperture of f/1.7, this short telephoto lens is perfect for head and shoulder portraits. Read our Panasonic LUMIX G 42.5mm f/1.7 ASPH. POWER O.I.S. review to find out if it's a must-have for all Micro Four Thirds users...

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Panasonic LUMIX G 42.5mm f/1.7 ASPH. POWER O.I.S. Review - Fri, 17 Apr 2015
The Panasonic LUMIX G 42.5mm f/1.7 ASPH. POWER O.I.S. is a new portrait lens for the Micro Four Thirds system. Offering an 85mm focal length, fast and near-silent focusing, image stabilisation and a bright maximum aperture of f/1.7, this short telephoto lens is perfect for head and shoulder portraits. Read our Panasonic LUMIX G 42.5mm f/1.7 ASPH. POWER O.I.S. review to find out if it's a must-have for all Micro Four Thirds users...

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Zhongyi Mitakon Speedmaster 85mm f/1.2 - Thu, 16 Apr 2015

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Zhongyi Optics have announced the full-frame Mitakon Speedmaster 85mm f/1.2, an ultra-bright short telephoto lens ideal for portraiture.

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Nikon 300mm f/4E PF ED VR Service Advisory - Thu, 16 Apr 2015

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Nikon has posted a service advisory concerning the Nikkor 300mm f/4E PF ED VR telephoto lens.

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Macphun Releases Noiseless - Thu, 16 Apr 2015

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Macphun today launched their latest app, Noiseless.

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Canon SELPHY CP1000 - Thu, 16 Apr 2015

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The Canon SELPHY CP1000 is a new compact photo printer that allows you to print lab-quality photos at home and on the move.

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CASE Remote 2.0 - Thu, 16 Apr 2015

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CheeringTech has released Version 2.0 of its CASE Remote iOS app.

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Panasonic LUMIX G MACRO 30mm f/2.8 ASPH. MEGA O.I.S. Review - Thu, 16 Apr 2015
The Panasonic LUMIX G MACRO 30mm f/2.8 ASPH. MEGA O.I.S. is a new macro lens for the Micro Four Thirds system of interchangeable lens cameras. Offering an effective focal range of 60mm in 35mm terms, the Panasonic 35mm lens offers 1:1 magnification and built-in image stabilisation, yet it's small enough to fit in your hand and only weighs 180g. Read our Panasonic LUMIX G MACRO 30mm f/2.8 ASPH. MEGA O.I.S. review to find out if it's worth adding to your lens collection.

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Readers' Showcase: Rodger Kingston - Sat, 18 Apr 2015

Regular DPR readers know that the comment section on a camera review can be, shall we say, a bit heated at times. Recently, something a bit differentcaught our attention in the Fujifilm X30 review's comments. Rodger Kingston, a happy X10 and X20 user demonstratedthat the baby X-series offered everything he needed for a self-published book of photography.See gallery

Sony Semiconductor site gives glimpse of next-generation sensors - Sat, 18 Apr 2015

A 20MP Four Thirds sensor, a high-speed APS-C sensor, and a Stacked CMOS design for enthusiast compacts are likely to be justthreeof the sensors we can expect to see in cameras over the coming months. Sony's semiconductor division has made these products public with the creation of anew website, whichlists some of the chips it offers to potential buyers. Alongside many familiar-sounding sensors are examples we've yet to see in any cameras.Read more

Mitakon Speedmaster 85mm f/1.2 ‘dream’ portrait lens announced - Fri, 17 Apr 2015

Zhong Yi Optics has released information about an 85mm f/1.2 lens it intends to make available in May. The Mitakon Speedmaster 85mm f/1.2, which the company is calling ‘The Dream’, is aimed at still photographers as well as videographers, and has a covering circle suitable for full frame sensors.Click through for more information

NAB 2015 Highlights - Fri, 17 Apr 2015

With over 100,000 attendees, the NAB Show (National Association of Broadcasters) can be a dizzying experience of cutting edge technology mixed with valuable information and practical tools. Though mainly focused on the broadcast and motion picture industries, the emergence of still cameras that shoot high quality video has driven the development of products and tools aimed specifically at DSLR/mirrorless filmmakers and video shooters, many of which were on display.Read more

Opinion: Can an Aperture user be happy with Apple's new 'Photos' software? - Fri, 17 Apr 2015

One of the most talked about subjects for photographers using Macs to process and archive their photos is the loss of Apple Aperture and its replacement, simply known as Photos. This new software strongly resembles the iOS software of the same name and while it still offers some of the features from the enthusiast-grade Aperture, quite a few things are missing.Learn more about Photos - both what it offers and doesn't - in this opinion piece from DPR Editor Jeff Keller.Read more

Apple buys camera-technology company LinX - Thu, 16 Apr 2015

Apple has reportedly acquired camera technology company LinX Computational Imaging Ltd., for approximately $20 million. LinX is a small company based in Israel and specializes in very small camera modules that are suitable for implementation in smartphone cameras. According to LinX, its multi-lens camera modules are capable of a range of special effects such as the ability to refocus an image after it has been captured, measurement of the true dimensions of objects, 3D object modeling and real time background replacement for video calls.Click through for more information

[UPDATED] Nikon announces new firmware for 300mm F4 VR to fix blur at certain shutter speeds - Thu, 16 Apr 2015

Nikon has announced a firmware update for its newAF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR, to fix an issue where at certain shutter speeds on D800-series cameras, images can exhibit 'noticeable blur'. According to Nikon, the problem can occur at around 1/125sec with the lens's VR function enabled in either 'Normal' or 'Sport' modes. Users of affected units are encouraged to return their lenses to Nikon where the update will be applied free of charge.Click through for more details

Canon adds new Selphy CP1000 to its dye-sub mini-printer line-up - Thu, 16 Apr 2015

Canon has announced it will introduce a new dye-sublimation thermal transfer printer to its Selphy range of compact photo printers this summer. The Selphy CP1000 will have features very similar to the current products, but will additionally offer the ability to print twin ID photos on the same sheet of paper using the new Dual ID mode. The new model features a USB socket for printing from USB Flash storage as well as from a computer. The printer will also have memory card slots that will accept CF and SD type memory cards, and mini/micro SD cards via adapters.Read more

Columbia University researchers create self-powered video camera - Thu, 16 Apr 2015

Columbia University researchers have created a self-powered video camera featuring a sensor that both captures images and powers the device. Although it can only record low-resolution 30x40 pixel images at 1fps, the photodiodes on the camera's sensor can switch between being photoconductive, and photovoltaic. In the latter mode - given enough light - the photodiodes supply enough power to a built-in supercapacitor to keep the camera operating indefinitely.Click through for more information

Fujifilm XF 16mm F1.4 moves from roadmap to retailers - Thu, 16 Apr 2015

Another lens from Fujifilm's roadmap is making its way to retailers, and that's the XF 16mm F1.4 R WR wide prime. This lens, equivalent to 24mm, has a nine-blade aperture,flare-reducingNano-GI coating, and a minimum focusing distance of 15cm/6 in. It's also sealed against weather and dust and can function at temperatures as low as -10C/+14F.More details

Pentax DSLRs gain firmware updates to accommodate new lenses - Wed, 15 Apr 2015

Ricoh has released new firmwarefor three of its DSLR cameras in preparation for the arrival of new HD lenses to the K-series. The Pentax K-3, K-S2 and K-S1 will receiveupdates that allow them to get the most out of the forthcoming HD Pentax-D FA 150-450mm f/4.5-5.6ED DC AW and HD Pentax-D FA*70-200mm f/2.8 ED DC AW lenses, while the K-3 and K-S1 alsogain compatibility with the HD Pentax-DA 18-50mm f/4-5.6 DC WR RE standard zoom.Read more

Ricoh's Save The Memory Project restores over 400,000 photos from Tsunami-hit areas of Japan - Wed, 15 Apr 2015

An initiative from Ricoh to salvage, clean, scan and return photographic prints found in the areas devastated by the March2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami has reunited over 90,000 images with their rightful owners since shortly after the disaster struck. The Save The Memory Project has recovered over 400,000 prints from the rubble of affected areas, having cleaned, scanned and posted digitized versions toan online system for owners to claim.Learn more

Garmin VIRB X and VIRB XE action cameras to launch this summer - Wed, 15 Apr 2015

Garmin has introduced two new action cameras, the VIRB X and the VIRB XE. Both cameras feature a new form factor that increases the number of mounting options available.Bothfeature a waterproof design, and the VIRB XE offers support for 1440/30p and1080/60pvideo recording. In addition, the action cameras feature G-Metrix, which leverages integrated sensors and wireless tech to monitor 'action data' like speed, and display the information as animated data overlays.Read more

Video: Tamron SP 15-30mm F2.8 Di VC USD Field Test - Tue, 14 Apr 2015

Tamron claims that its new SP 15-30mm F2.8 Di VC USD offers prime quality across its focal length range, paired with a fast maximum aperture and - uniquely in its class - optical vibration compensation. We've been impressed by how this wideangle zoom performs in our studio, but that's only half the story. Our latest video field test follows DPReview Deputy / Technical Editor Rishi Sanyal as he uses the Tamron 15-30mm to shoot architecture, cityscapes and waterfalls.Watch the video

Pentax K-S2 added to studio scene - Tue, 14 Apr 2015

Historically, Pentax's entry- and mid-range DSLRs have managed tooffera number of features usually reserved for higher-end models, and the K-S2 is no exception. Omitting the blinking lights and unconventional mode dial placement of its K-S1 sibling, the K-S2 provides a 20MP APS-C sensor, fully articulated 3" 921k-dot LCD, 100% coverage optical viewfinder, and built-in Wi-Fi with NFC. Take a look athow it performs against other cameras in its class.Read more