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Fujifilm Natura 1600 Comes to RNI Films iOS App

If you can’t seem to get your hands on Fujifilm Natura 1600, then RNI Films just released an update that will give you a brief glimpse of what the hard to get film is really like. In today’s RNI Films update, you’ll get Fujifilm Natura 1600 added to one of the Negative Film packs. More specifically, the pack is associated with Fujifilm’s negative emulsions. It’s not going to replace Natura 1600 or the actual experience that shooting film gives you, but it’s going to give you a fair preview.

So what’s so awesome about this film? It’s a low grain 1600 color negative film with very life-life color and that offers very beautiful image quality in the right conditions. We’ve reviewed it, but you should also read the musings of photographer Simon Chetrit.

More image samples are after the jump.

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Polaroid Hotel is Your New Cool Photography App

It’s not often that a new photography app really elicits a cool new interface and features, but the Polaroid Hotel App is totally looking to do that. It’s a free app that was released earlier this month by photographer Patrick Hoelck.

Essentially it boasts a couple of features: a camera, short films, an out of print Polaroid book, and your own curated Polaroid Hotel. The Hotel includes images that you’ve shot, edited and specifically curated from your batches. You’ve got the option of shooting images and applying filters or selecting from your camera roll. As with all Polaroids, your images are going to be Square with the special frame. In a way, it’s kind of like Instagram before Facebook realized that it was cool.

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The next version of Photoshop CC is looking to solve a major problem that many of us have had for a while after the introduction of the Upright feature and just from normal cropping. The problem involves doing a rotational crop to straighten an image but then running into white areas. But soon, Adobe will be introducing Content Aware Crop–which analyzes the areas and rebuilds the image.

The demo is after the jump, and it’s really cool.

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The Phoblographer is a Media Partner for the Dot Art Urban Photo Awards, and now they’ve got a new deadline of June 12th. To enter, you’ve got the option of three different themes: street photography, nature or sports. Entrants have the option for uploading either images or projects of your choice as long as they’re original images.

There’s an entrance fee that in my opinion is fairly minimal. The entrance fee goes towards prizes, promotion, summer exhibitions and the festival.

More details after the jump. Also check out last year’s winners.

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La Noir Image is teaming up with PhotoCrowd to give away two subscriptions to the magazine when it finally becomes a reality.

Check out the contest here. Details are below. These obviously aren’t the results as we’re not done yet

There’s less than a week to go in our Black and White Photography contest on Photocrowd.com, where you can win subscriptions to La Noir Image. We’ve picked out a selection of the stunning photos that have been entered so far – don’t miss your chance to join in this extra special celebration of black and white photography from around the world. If the magazine doesn’t get funded, then the website will go behind a paywall and the winners will receive according prizes.

And please be sure to support our Kickstarter and the new content we’ve been doing!. Also follow us on Instagram and Facebook! Now for iOS and Android!

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Today, Kodak Alaris announced that their Professional Film Photography app is now available for the iPad and Android in addition to the fact that iPhone users are getting new updates to their app.

The app is awesome for the analog shooters amongst us that want to keep supporting the alternative process of taking images compared to the more conventional digital format these days. It includes tech specs on each film, a sample photo, a sun calculator that lets you know when sunset is, a guide to teach you what types of film to use and BW darkroom home development tips and tricks.

More features are after the jump. The Kodak Professional Film app is available for free download right now.

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MacPhun’s Aurora HDR, one of the best HDR programs out there, just got a new update. It now includes support for the RAW files of various new cameras. Additionally, there are various performance improvements to the Photos extension, Alignment, Luminosity histogram, and previews with the tone mapping result set to the default. Plus your presets that you’ve created will be synced in both the standalone program and the extension.

More info is after the jump; but if you’re an HDR lover then you really should check out this program.

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Shutterstock today announced a new feature for their iOS app that will make it easier for photographers to actually have their images be found. Essentially, it’s reverse image search and it takes the desktop version algorithms and applies them to the app.

What someone needs to do is shoot an image or choose an image from their camera roll and then search Shutterstock’s library for a similar photo. If a designer that uses something like Adobe’s mobile design tools is all about your photo, they can license it. It makes a whole loads of sense; but what also works is genuine metadata and keywording knowledge as they always have with stock photography.

Their demo is after the jump.

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It was only a matter of time until Olympus was going to take its excellent TG series of cameras and turn them into a full GoPro competitor–and today is that day with the announcement of the new Olympus TG-Tracker. At its heart is a 1/2.3 8MP CMOS sensor. Just like other action cams, it boasts a really wide angle lens. This one is 13.9mm equivalent and has f2 lens. The body is capable of being used at down to 100 feet of water without a housing. It is also dustproof just in case you happen to sling it into the dirt.

It also has an LED lamp, 5 axis image stabilization, and can shoot from 1/2 sec – 1/24000 sec. Unfortunately there isn’t manual shutter control–but you get sequential shooting abilities which can be quite cool.

More details are after the jump.

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It only makes sense that the successor to one of Canon’s most popular DSLRs will be boasting internal 4K video recording–or at least that’s what Canon Rumors states. Many photographers have been working with their clients to provide both stills and video; although it’s not always so simple to be able to provide both. But when you combine this with the fact that Canon’s autofocus in Live View is spectacularly fast (at least it is in the 80D that I’m currently testing) it may make the next 5D camera quite an attractive option.

Many video teams rely on the 5D series and probably will continue to even if they don’t hack it. But maybe they’ll also include some sort of RAW video recording ability.

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