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A Primer for Effectively Using Leading Lines in Photography

Eric Kim recently posted a great primer on leading lines on his YouTube Channel. If you’re new to photography, this is a perfect video to learn more about the compositional technique; when used properly, leading lines can help guide viewers’ eyes to the subject of your photograph. As an aesthetic tool, leading lines can help add drama or humor to your compositions. In the video below, Kim provides some practical tips on how to effectively use leading lines and how he’s incorporated the technique in his street photography....
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The Vision Comes First: An Interview with Bob Tempera

“Sometimes even with the cheapest camera you can make great photos, if you have the right spirit. My motto is: the vision comes first.” – Bob Tempera...
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Photographer Markus Hofstätter on Getting Into Wet Plate Photography

Markus Hofstätter has been shooting professionally since 2009. His work has graced the covers of magazines where he covered the billiards/pool  newspapers, websites, and a book. His work has allowed him to travel the world but even that wasn’t enough to satiate his creative appetite. Markus has reinvented himself throughout his career, first shooting digital and...
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Pentax 50mm f1.4 and Pentax 85mm f1.4 Lenses Teased at CP+

Ahead of the 2017 Camera & Photo Imaging Show (CP+) set to start February 23rd, some eagle-eyed Pentax fans snagged a “hidden” page on Ricoh’s website showcasing a new reference product that will be unveiled at the show. The site (translated from Japanese) notes a new lens currently in development with a tentative designation: DFA...
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The Dance by Chris Rennison-Rae is an Ode to his Hometown

The city of Newcastle in the North East of England is known for its iconic bridges, architecture as well as it’s countryside and beaches, but according to photographer, Chris Rennison-Rae, beautiful architecture and landscapes are only part of Newcastle’s photogenic appeal. We had a chance to chat with Chris about his lately project that mixes some of Newcastle’s urban and country-side icons with the athletic gracefulness of dancers....
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A Look into the Future – the New Tamron Logo

In keeping with their continued evolution as a lens manufacturer, Tamron revealed their newly redesigned logo, going with a full-caps design of the company name. The new Tamron Logo is a revamp in the brand’s identity that coincides with Tamron’s revamped SP series of camera lenses – it’s a renewal in their appearance as well...
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Cruick Ultra-Premium Straps Promise No Compromise Style and Function

What happens when a professional photographer becomes a professional leatherworker? In the case of Grant Cruick, he’s taken his appreciation of aesthetics and attention to details to build a new line of leather camera straps. The Cruick ultra-premium straps promise photographers the use what he’s saying is the finest leather paired with heavy-duty hardware to create...
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Fotodiox Quietly Announces New Line of GFX Lens Adapters

Today Fotodiox Pro quietly announced five new lens adapters for the forthcoming Fujifilm GFX 50S mirrorless medium format camera. Interestingly enough, the five new Fotodiox adapters for Fujifilm’s GFX camera include three full-frame to G-mount adapters for Nikon’s F-mount, Canon’s EF-mount, and Olympus’s legacy OM-mount (35mm) lenses. Rounding out the current lineup, Fotodiox also announced...
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The mmCalc Crop Factor Calculator Makes Sensor Math a Snap

Sensor Size math isn’t a problem with the mmCalc Crop Factor Calculator. If you haven’t figured it out by now, there’s a lot of math involved in photography. One of the places you’ll often notice where math and photography intersect is in discussions of sensor size. If you’re trying to make apples to apples comparisons of photography gear, you’re usually talking in terms of full-frame equivalents; often this will require some mental math (and sometimes not so mental math) to determine the crop factor. Or you can skip the arithmetic altogether by using this crop factor calculator by mmCalc....
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The Nikon DL Series is Officially Never Coming to Market

Sad news coming out of Japan for fans of high-end Nikon point and shoot cameras. Today, Nikon announced the cancellation of the release of their DL series premium compact cameras. The entire line, Nikon DL18-50 f/1.8-2.8, DL24-85 f/1.8-2.8, and DL24-500 f/2.8-5.6, has officially been canceled after issues with the cameras’ image processor were discovered....
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Fotodiox Announces Two New FlapJack LED Edgelights

The ability to shape light is a necessity for the success of any photographer. For photographers and videographers looking for soft, even light without bulk and the ability to work unplugged, Fotodiox has announced two new FlapJack LED edge lights – the Studio XL and the 1.5×1.5. Each of the edge lights offer manual and DMX control over brightness levels and color temperature. Both the FlapJack Studio XL and the FlapJack 1.5×1.5 offer the same even lighting, ability to work in the studio or on-location, and without sacrificing the slim profile of previous models; now in two new sizes....
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Manfrotto Announces New Lens Filter Suite at WPPI

In hopes of bringing the goods to the WPPI expo floor, Manfrotto announced their new Lens Filter Suite that incorporates their newest lens filters paired with a new magnetic adapter and filter holder system. The newly announced lens filter system uses Manfrotto’s XUME magnetic adapters to make switching and removing filters from your lenses as easy as clipping them on or off....
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ADOX Expands Operations Announces Construction of New Factory for Agfa Film

After Agfa’s consumer imaging line of products folded and went into receivership, ADOX repurchased Agfa’s MCP, MCC, APX and the entire line of Agfa Black & White chemical line saving the film and processing for future photographers. With the purchase of the line of Agfa line of film and chemicals, ADOX was in need of a facility for production and distribution which they purchased in 2006. A little over ten years later, ADOX has started construction on a new factory in Bad Saarow, Germany (near Berlin)....
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Peak Design’s Range Pouch is More Than a Lens Pouch

If you’re a photographer that’s ever used a lens pouch, you already know there’s not much use for it beyond carrying a spare lens or two. The Peak Design Range Pouch was created to carry your lenses and so much more. The Range Pouch was designed with the same kind of versatility you’d expect from Peak Design, including a strong resemblance to their Every Day line of bags....
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Today’s Instagram Daredevils Can Trace Their Roots to the Early 20th Century

These Library of Congress images from the early 20th Century would feel right at home under Instagram’s urban exploration hashtag....
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Michael Cohen’s “Open Minds, Open Doors” Captures the Dignity of Syrian Refugees

The plight of the Syrian Refugee crisis is only part of the story; Michael Cohen’s “Open Minds, Open Doors” helps tell the world a more complete one....
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Luft and Liebe 200 35mm Film Puts Hearts Over Your Images

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching we can’t help but get into the spirit of the month with Kono! Reanimated Films – Luft & Liebe 200 pre-exposed hearts 35mm film. The Luft & Liebe 200 pre-exposed films offer a playful take on film photography, allowing you to share your love of analog photography in a very literal way–that’s because it puts hearts all across your photos....
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Power and Food Brings Powerful Political Figures Back to Earth

In today’s highly divisive political climate it’s easy to see society’s powers-that-be as an “Other;” someone completely beyond being relatable to. Photographer Dan Bannino’s “Power and Food” helps bring some of the world’s most powerful political figures back to earth by giving us an intimate portrait of who they are through the food that they love....
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Black and White Bangkok: The Street Photography of Jordan Stead

Photography has the power to transform the perspective of both viewer and photographer. The images that stick with us can transport you a world away and truly convey the soul of their subjects. The Black and White Street photographs by Jordan Stead inspire wanderlust and while capturing the true soul of the places he’s traveled....
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Irving Penn’s Notebook B3 Details His Experiments With Print Making

Irving Penn is known as one of America’s greatest and most innovating Modernist photographers. Primarily known for his fashion photography, a genre he changed forever by having his subjects photographed on a simple white or gray background, Penn was also a meticulous and brilliant darkroom technician. Recently, the Irving Penn Foundation shared an image of one of Penn’s notes on the printmaking techniques used to create a version of his “Cretan Landscape.” Irving Penn’s Notebook is an amazing look into the mind of a Photography Master....
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The Rokinon 85mm f1.2 and 14mm f2.4 Are Designed for High Res Sensors

For photographers that need high resolving power for their 50-megapixel images, or DSLR videographers that need glass that can handle up to 8k video resolutions, Rokinon announced the first two Special Performance (SP) lenses – the SP 95mm f/1.2 and the SP14mm f/2.4 for Canon EF full-frame and APS-C crop frame cameras....
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The Stroppa Camera Straps Offer a Simple Elegance

Stroppa is a new camera accessories maker based in Poland that strives to deliver what they say are “simple and useable camera accessories.”...
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Japanese Magazine Reports Mirrorless Pentax M-E On the Way

In this month’s issue of CAPA, a Japanese publication covering mirrorless cameras and techniques, eagle-eyed readers were tipped off to reports of a new Pentax Mirrorless Camera – the Pentax M-E. Unfortunately outside of a name drop there isn’t much info on the camera....
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Adobe Creative Cloud is Coming to Chromebooks

Ahead of Bett, Europe’s largest exhibition for technology in education, Adobe is announcing the upcoming release of their updated Creative Cloud suite of apps for Chromebooks–which are highly used in classrooms. To do this, the company modified their existing Android apps to be optimized for use with select Chromebooks. ...
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4V Design ANNA and SIMO Camera Bags Feature Italian Leather

4V Design prides itself on merging their love of contemporary Italian design and high-quality materials with their love of photography and creating highly functional yet stylish products for photographers. In the spirit of their mission, 4V Design’s newest bag collections the ANNA tote and SIMO messenger bags definitely deliver....
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Vanguard’s Expandable ALTA RISE Bags Hold Everything including the Kitchen Sink

In the past 30 years, Vanguard has gone from a niche manufacturer to one of the world’s most recognized brands for high-quality photo-video accessories including tripods, heads, and bags. Recently Vanguard announced their latest series of messengers, sling, and backpacks – the ALTA RISE series of bags....
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SEE THINK DO Photo Cards are Like a Guided Photowalk in Your Pocket

For over 20 years, Eddie Soloway has been teaching landscape photography workshops and has led seminars for National Geographic. During this time he noticed that many of his clients were not looking for technical refinement but more of a creative bootcamp. As Soloway put it, they were “buried” in the technical aspects of photography but hungry...
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ParticleShop Wants to Help Your Composite Images Pop

For retouchers and compositors looking for a set of digital brushes that can transform digital images from great to amazing, Corel Digital Arts’ update to their ParticleShop plugin may be the tool to help them achieve their desired look. The latest update to ParticleShop adds over 100 new ready to use brushes powered by Corel’s Particle Brushes to help transform your images with less effort....
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Siri-Like Intelligent Assistant May Be the Future of Adobe

You find yourself at your desk, hundreds of files have been imported into Lightroom as you start the process of editing your latest shoot. “Crop. 2:3 ratio. Rotate 6-degrees. Clockwise,” and just as quickly as you say your commands, Lightroom responds. No this isn’t some pipe dream; a Siri-like intelligent assistant may be the future...
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“UnPresidented”: A Photo Documentary Book on Trump’s Inauguration

A current Kickstarter campaign called “UnPresidented” hopes to capture the drama and hope as the country converges on the nation’s capital city as they mobilize to at once celebrate and come to terms with what many see as an uncertain future. “UnPresidented” will feature the work of 20 street photographers working in the D.C. area including Albert Ting, Chris Suspect, Victoria Pickering, and Bridget Murray Law – all brining their own style and perspective to the project....
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10 Under 10K: Fantastic Black and White Landscape Photographers on Instagram

For regular readers of La Noir Image, you’re already familiar with what’s becoming a regular column – our 10 under 10K Instagram feature. If you think that Instagram is just for the filter-happy shooter think again; our list includes truly amazing gems hidden among the hashtags. Though most IGers posting landscapes prefer shooting in color by a large margin, this made these Instagrammers that much easier to spot. So if you’ve been looking for a little inspiration to photograph amazing vistas in Black & White this list will be sure to please....
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Using the LOMO’INSTANT Automat with Fujifilm Instax Mini Monochrome (Premium)

Fujifilm Instax Mini Monochrome is capable of deliver images that are very high quality. But the medium needs better cameras and lenses....
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10 Under 10K: Fantastic Black and White Landscape Photographers on Instagram (Premium)

“…if you’ve been looking for a little inspiration to photograph amazing vistas in Black & White this list will be sure to please.”...
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Extended First Look: The Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II

When Olympus announced their latest flagship Micro Four-Thirds camera at Photokina, the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II (EM1 Mk. II), we got a chance to do a quick overview of what the newest flagship had to offer. Overall we were pleased with what the specs promised to both the high-level enthusiasts and to the professional photographer as well, but just how well did it deliver in the real world? After spending four days with the camera, here’s what we found....
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Mask: Exploring the Darkness with Kristina Gentvainyte

“I wanted it to be enigmatically creepy, and also a bit crazy.”...
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