Dance With Closed Eyes Shows The Power of Those With Perceived Limitations

All images by Tatiana Iliana. Used with permission. 

“Sometimes art can change how people see the world but I want to change how the world sees people.” Those are the powerful words of Tatiana Ilina, a documentary photographer based in New York. Through her imagery, she is passionate about giving a voice to the voiceless – shining a light on those whom society has often placed in darkness. By connecting with communities on the fringes, she educates herself in the process, “I was always interested in creating the stories about incredible people who made me see many things in this world from other side.”

Tatiana’s Dance With Closed Eyes is a photo series that shows, although blind, people refuse to live up to the limitations our world has expected them to have. As a publication that empathizes with the blind community (our EIC is registered as legally blind,) we were more than curious to learn about this moving project.

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Review: Fotopro EGL-65 Carbon Eagle Series Tripod (E-6H Gimbal Head)

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The Fotopro EGL-65 Eagle Series tripod and the E-6H gimbal head are serious pieces of kit that will serve you well, but you’ll pay a pretty penny for them.

When we go to buy cameras and lenses we barely bat an eye when it comes to dropping over four figures on new gear, but when we think about buying accessories such as tripods, the thought of spending that much probably sends shivers down one’s spine. At the end of the day though you have to keep in mind that the new camera and lens setup you purchased for untold thousands of dollars might at some point be supported by a tripod–so getting a good quality one that you can trust is a must. The Fotopro EGL-65 carbon fiber tripod along with the E-6H gimbal head have been designed with the pro photographer in mind. This tripod from Fotopro doesn’t really change anything when it comes tripods and their basic form and functions, but what they have done is elevate, and refine almost everything a tripod can do to heights I’ve not seen before.

But is the Fotopro EGL-65 Eagle Series Carbon Fiber tripod with gimbal head a setup that you should seriously consider investing over $1,000 in?

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Cheap Photo: Movavi DeNoise Can Clean up Your Images Fast! Only $14!

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Movavi Photo DeNoise will help you stop worrying about noise in your images.

Are you tired of your low light photography looking like Swiss cheese? Do you wish you could push your ISO higher than normal so you can shoot in really low light conditions without having to worry about noise in your pictures? If so, Movavi Photo DeNoise could be exactly what you need, and for a limited time, it’s just $14! It is more powerful than the tools in both Lightroom and Photoshop, and incredibly easy to use. Find out more details after the break. Continue reading…

SPINN.DESIGN Approaches Camera Straps in a New Way

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This camera carrying system is aiming to revolutionize the way we carry our cameras.

Camera straps are something we all need, and they are something most of us never really put much thought into. We often grab the first strap that comes into sight, and we then mumble and complain for the rest of the day about how uncomfortable the strap is, or how we wish there could be a better-designed strap. That’s where SPINN DESIGN comes into play. SPINN.DESIGN claims they have designed the most user-friendly, most comfortable camera carrying system, and they have started a campaign on Kickstarter so that they can bring it to the masses. Continue reading…

HyperCube Automatically Backs up Your Smartphone Pics While Charging

HyperCube offers a handy solution to photo backup and media access from your iOS and Android device.

Running out of storage space on our smartphones and tablets is a common problem. Now, there’s now a tiny device designed to address that, and it does so while you charge your device. Called the HyperCube, it’s the latest offering HYPER by Sanho Corporation dropped on Kickstarter following their highly successful, crowdfunded USB-C hubs.

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Attention Photographers: Can You Ace This Quick Color Perception Test?

Here’s a quick color perception test that will let you know if you can really get your colors right.

Being able to render colors accurately is definitely a big deal for photographers, which is why we make it a point to do routine monitor calibrations as part of our workflow. But, have you ever thought about whether you have accurate color perception? This quick test will let you know if you can notice subtle color differences and actually get those colors right.

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YOU Are a Good Photographer and You Should Let Everyone Know It

Modesty in photography needs to become a thing of the past. It’s time to embrace how good you are.

“Oh, I’m not that good.” A common comment that is thrown out when a photographer receives praise for the work they do. “There are many photographers better than me.” Maybe. But who cares? What is the point of being overly modest? Surely it’s a waste of everyone’s time. I suggest we throw it in the bin, instead opting to say “Yes. I am that good,” without worrying how others may react.

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Ingrid Alice Irsigler Creates Stunning Afro Asian Fashion Photography

If you’re into colorful fashion photography, we’re sure you’ll love these unique and vibrant snaps by Ingrid Alice Irsigler.

Looking for some creative inspiration and ideas for your next fashion photography projects? We found just the right stuff for you. Ingrid Alice Irsigler, a photographer and art director based in Cape Town, shot a couple of impressive sets showcasing the beauty and artistry of Afro Asian fashion. This mind-blowing fusion of two cultures resulted in some pretty stunning imagery which is totally different from what we usually see (especially on Instagram) or think about fashion photography.

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Why Photographers Are Switching to a New Photo Editor for PC

There’s a new kid in town – a brand new photo editor for those who love their PC.

There is a lot of editing software to choose from, but PhotoWorks is a photo editor for PC that stands out from the crowd. Professional capabilities combine with an incredibly easy-to-master interface to make this photo editing software the answer for the mass of photographers looking to switch to a less complicated system without compromising quality.

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Stian Klo Captures the Majestic Wildlife of the Kenyan Landscape

All photos by Stian Klo. Used with Creative Commons permission.

We’ve been following the trips of Norweigian adventure photographer Stian Klo for some time. Stian has been to some really picturesque locations, like the Finnish Lapland and Northern Italy. This time, we revisit his 2017 trip to Africa – a dream destination for intrepid travelers, adventure photographers, and wildlife photographers alike. With photos that showcase the fascinating wildlife and the vast landscapes it calls home, we can see that Stian achieved his goal for this adventure: “to embrace the adventure and not force the creative process in terms of photography.”

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Erik Witsoe Uses Rollei Superpan 200 to Shoot Street Photography

It may be quite rare now but if you can grab some Rollei Superpan 200, Erik Witsoe’s punchy street photos prove it will be well worth it.

Looking for a new film to try? If you shoot more street and black and white, like punchy contrast in your snaps, and shoot a lot during bright daylight, you might want to lookout for some Rollei Superpan 200. It’s a pretty rare black and white film these days, but if you can get your hands on some, you might just have a blast with it and end up with great shots like Erik Witsoe did.

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Kevin Lynch Portrays the Humanity Behind Fierce UFC Fighters

Ever wanted to know what life is like inside the competitive world of mixed martial arts? Kevin Lynch is about to show you…

Brutal. Violent. Archaic. These were just a few of the adjectives used to describe the world of mixed martial arts (MMA). At the time of its inception, the bloody battles of the UFC were widely frowned upon. Many wanted it banned. However, 26 years later, it is now one of the biggest and most respected organizations in all sports. In 2002, photographer Kevin Lynch became involved with the UFC. Documenting both the action and the fighters, he would go on to create one of the most influential books in combat sports, Octagon.

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Smart Photo Manager ibi Lets You Share Photos by Invitation Only

Meet ibi, the Smart Photo Manager that lets you save photos of those precious memories in one place and easily share them only with your inner circle.

If you’ve ever been needed to share photos of your private events, trips, and slices of life only to your private network and favorite people, we may have found a great solution for you. And no, it’s not another social media platform (which is good, because we all know how crowded and cluttered that can get). Say hello to ibi, the smart photo manager by Western Digital, designed to bring your photos, videos, and favorite people together.

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Sofia Macarena Prado’s Travel Photos Attempt to Retrace Old Persia

Iran Travel Diary by Sofia Macarena Prado. Used with Creative Commons permission.

If Iran isn’t on your travel bucket list yet, we’ve found a travel series that should inspire you to include it. Not only is it home to one of the oldest civilizations in the world, but also a rich cultural legacy. A testament to this is the beautiful Iran travel diary of Buenos Aires-based photographer and art director Sofia Macarena Prado. There, she takes us around the most stunning sights, highlights some of its vibrant colors and textures, introduces us to the locals, and provides glimpses of their daily life.

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Lomography Berlin Kino Black and White Film Now Available in Medium Format

The wait is over for medium format photographers looking forward to trying the Lomography Berlin Kino black and white film.

Remember the Berlin Kino Film, Lomography’s ISO 400 black and white film that they said was inspired by German cinema? They recently announced that they’ve made its gorgeous grayscale tones available for medium format. So if you’ve been keen on shooting this on your favorite medium format camera, Lomography has opened the pre-order for this dreamy film.

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Six Manual Focus Lenses for Canon and Nikon Worth Mastering

These manual focus lenses can produce some seriously stunning results once you get to know them.

Often, when we go to buy new glass, we are quick to discredit manual focus lenses. That’s a real shame; there are some truly stunning manual focus lenses on the market for both Canon and Nikon cameras. But in a day and age where we expect things to be done for us, these gems often fall by the wayside. Let’s take a look at six manual focus lenses for both Canon and Nikon cameras that are worth spending the money on and mastering. Continue reading…

Photography Tips: Stuff I Wish I Knew Before Becoming a Photographer

For his latest photography tips, J.T. of Run N Gun talks about the ten things he wishes he knew before becoming a photographer.

Being a photographer comes with its own set of challenges and misconceptions, especially when it relates to the topics of gear, making money, and creativity. As you delve further into the craft, you’ll gain your own perspectives and realizations about these things, and perhaps even make your own list of things you wish you knew before diving into photography — just like J.T. of the Run N Gun YouTube Channel has done with some of his latest videos.

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DXOMark: The New Canon RF 50mm F1.2L USM Proves to Be Quite Nifty

The DXOMark labs show that the Canon RF 50mm f1.2L can compete with the rest of the pack.

Canon has always had a knack for making gorgeous 50mm lenses, and perhaps one of their best is the 50mm f1.2L EF Mount lens that has been loved and adored since it was introduced in 2007. Now that Canon has moved into the Mirrorless market, it only made sense for them to release an updated version of this lens with the new RF Mount. The Canon RF 50mm f1.2L has now been tested by the fine people at DXOMark and the results are in. Continue reading…

Using Wondershare Recoverit 8.0 for SD Card Data Recovery

If you own a digital camera, an Android device, an MP3 player, or any other electronic device with extended memory, then you know how important the integrity of your SD card is.

Ideally, SD cards help us extend the memory of a device and transfer data seamlessly across multiple sources. While this is an important function, it also makes them vulnerable to data loss. Chances are that you might end up losing your important files from SD cards out of the blue. Don’t worry – you can still get them back using a reliable SD card data recovery tool. Although there are numerous data recovery tools in the market, only a handful of them actually work. If you are also new to data recovery, then you should know about Recoverit. It is one of the most trusted and accessible tools that is even used by leading experts. Recently, the application has released a new update that offers a wide range of advanced features. Let’s get to know more about the SD card data recovery feature of the tool.

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Cheap Photo: For Just $41 You Can Master the Art of Street Photography

Learn how to master the art of photographing strangers, and take your street photography to new heights!

Approaching and photographing strangers in the street is one of the most daunting, most challenging things street photographers do. It is a skill set that, once mastered, will open up new doors, and thousands, upon thousands of new possibilities when it comes to street photography. If you want to take your images to the next level, and want to be able to approach strangers in the street with confidence and tell their stories, this photography tutorial is for you. For a very limited time, it can be yours for the bargain price of just $41! Continue reading…

DXOMark: Nikon’s Z Mount 35mm F1.8 S Disappoints During Lab Testing

It may be the highest ranked Nikon 35mm lens at DXOMark, but it falls short of the competition.

The Nikon Nikkor Z 35mm f1.8 lens was one of the original lenses launched alongside the new Nikon Z6 and Z7 Mirrorless cameras that the company released last year. While the lens got a decent score in their tests, the lens falls short of the performance displayed by competing lenses that cost about the same. Join us after the break for a more in-depth look at what DXOMark discovered, and to see how the lens stacks up against some of its closest competitors. Continue reading…