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Godox BT5800 High Capacity Battery Pack Keeps Your Speedlights Going

Godox BT5800, a high capacity replacement battery module compatible with the Godox PB960 high-voltage power pack system for speedlites is now available for less than $100. The Godox PB960 is designed to power Canon, Nikon, Sony and Godox external flash units directly. ...
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Video: Canon EOS-1V HS and Nikon F5 Shutters Slowed Down to 5000 FPS

This super cool video in Youtube shows the legendary professional 35mm film SLR cameras Canon EOS-1V HS and Nikon F5 shooting in high speed burst sequential shooting mode, recorded in slow motion. Both the Canon EOS-1V HS and Nikon F5 were flagsip SLRs and were highly regarded as the best professional 35mm film cameras at their time. ...
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This Kickstarter Aims To Preserve Collotype Fine Art Printing

Wolgang & Holger are exploring an old analog printing technique called the collotype printing and they aim to revive a working print press with improvements to research its printing applications. Traditional methods are always succeeded by newer technology which promises more efficient, convenient, accessible and cheaper alternatives–which has been attributed to the death of the collotype. However, it is also prudent to preserve the roots and present the history of technology to educate our future generations. ...
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Irix 11mm f4 Ultra Wide Angle Lens for Full Frame DSLRs Has Markings That Glow in the Dark

Third party alternatives for lenses have been offering good performance to cost ratio with added unique features that sometimes rival original lens options from camera manufacturers. Irix has recently launched 11mm f4 ultra wide angle lens designed for full frame DSLRs. The Irix 11mm f4 lens comes in two versions; Firefly and Blackstone, both variations carrying different characteristics in chassis construction and weight but have similar optical characteristics. ...
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Modified Versions Of Fujifilm X-100S and X-PRO 1 Feature Monochrome Sensors

The concept of utilizing full monochrome image sensor in a camera was initiated by the Leica M Monochrom, which was popular and highly regarded among black and white photography purists. Maxmax.com, a camera conversion expert is offering modified Fujifilm X-100s and X-Pro 1 cameras featuring true monochrome image sensors....
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Canon CarePAK Plus Accidental Damage Protection Now Includes Data Recovery

After sales service and support have become an integral part of today’s modern imaging products, thus camera manufacturers are offering product warranty and additional professional technical support to add reassurance to their consumers. Canon USA has recently announced that they have added data recovery services into Canon CarePAK Plus, their accidental damage protection plan....
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Isaac Alvarez’s Humorous Portraits Merged Dog Heads with Human Bodies

All images by Isaac Alvarez. Used with permission.  The most interesting portraiture work can include elements of humor, unusual concepts, provocative ideas, and meaningful messages the photographer intends to get across. Isaac Alvarez successfully blended all of these in his series of beautiful portraits featuring different breeds of dogs with their respective owners....
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The Difference Between an F-Stop And a T-Stop

The most popularly known imaging parameter to measure the amount of light coming through the lens is F-Stop, referring to the aperture of the lens. However, not many people know of what T-Stop or the light transmission rate means, and how is that significant in comparison to the F-Stop. We have found this short and simple video by Channel8 explaining the difference between F-Stop and T-Stop, and why that matters....
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Andreas Levers Captures Surreal Dolomites Landscapes

In our previous feature article of Andreas Levers, he showcased a series of surreal conceptual images that looked alien and out of the world. Andreas continues with his surreal theme of images, this time capturing breathtaking mountain landscapes at the Dolomites....
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Rafa Macías Dabbles With Conceptual Photography Looking For The Unreal

Photography walks on a fine line between representing the true reality versus the imagination, idea and concepts as intended by the photographer. The photographer can decide to merely record a scene as is, or choose to add a creative spin by showing his own perspective. Photography manipulation has been a popular medium for artists to express themselves freely. Rafa Macías from Spain playfully uses conceptual photography to showcase beauty while exploring an unreal, dream world. ...
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Photographer Joe Giacomet Parodies Vladimir Tretchikoff’s “Chinese Girl”

To bring portraiture work to another level, often photographer would explore interesting and specific themes to work with, playing with creative ideas and inspirations usually drawn from cultural references. Joe Giacomet has created a stunning series of portraits parodying the Vladimir Tretchikoff ‘s famous painting titled ‘Chinese Girl’. ...
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How ND Filters (Neutral Density) Work And When To Use Them

Neutral Density (ND) filter is an extremely useful tool for both still shooting and video recording purposes. However, many new comers to the photography world may not understand what an ND filter is and how to use it. We have found this extremely easy to digest Youtube video made by Fadzai Saungweme in Perth, Australia explaining what ND filter can do and in what situations do we need to use one. ...
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This Super Cool Animation Shows How a Film SLR Camera Works

Single lens reflex (SLR) system was a game-changer in film photography by allowing the photographer to see exactly what the camera is seeing through the lens. While digital photography has succeeded film, the operational concepts and mechanics of a traditional film SLR remains the same in the modern digital SLR cameras. In the age of photography being easily accessible to anyone, many digital SLR owners may not understand how their cameras function. We found this useful and easy to digest 60 seconds animation on Youtube by Ilford Photo illustrating how a film SLR works. ...
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John Wilhelm Takes Conceptual Photography To The Next Level With Fantastical Worlds

Conceptual photography plays around with distortion of reality in images to creatively present an idea or illustrating an imagination. John Wilhelm has taken conceptual photography to another level in his compilation of work found at his Behance gallery here....
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The Lexar 512GB Professional 3500x CFast 2.0 Card Probably Holds More Data Than Your Hard Drive

Lexar has recently launched a new 512GB 3500x CFast 2.0 memory card which has twice the capacity of its predecessor model. Having high capacity and high speed memory card is especially crucial for recording of high bit-rate 4K and ProRes videos, or shooting stills in massive high resolution RAW images....
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Mika Suutari Captures Breathtaking Finnish Landscapes In Moonlight

While most landscape photographers would swear by the magic of shooting during the golden and blue hours, there are amazing landscape photography taken outside of such narrow windows of opportunity. Mika Suutari braves the cold of the night shooting breathtaking scenery of Finland lit only by the moon, creating uniquely surreal and almost painting like quality images. ...
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Eros Hoagland Believes Photojournalism Does Not Change The World

Photojournalism plays an integral part in conveying truths and stories in the form of images showing timely newsworthy events, connecting to the viewers from everywhere around the world. However, Eros Hoagland, a burned out photojournalist believes photojournalism does not change the world. In this documentary video “We Fear Wolves We Never See Them”, Hoagland shares how photographing the drug war in Mexico has exhausted him and decided to move out of photojournalism....
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Two Brothers Plan To Document Stories From The US And Mexico Border

Photography is a form of documentation which is effective in visually chronicling and telling stories of significant events, topics or real life reportage. The brothers Yonathan and Jordan Moya plans to embark on an adventurous photography documentary project to share the images and stories taken from the US and Mexico border. They have also started a Kickstarter campaign to fund this project. ...
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This Video Of A Vintage Camera Repair Man Will Inspire You To Shoot Film

Since the digital photography revolution, it was an especially challenging period of time for die-hard film lovers to adapt or change. Some have clung on to the art of nostalgic analog photography, and Gian Luigi Carminati carried on this tradition by spending his entire life repairing cameras. We have found this short video made by David Drills documenting the story of Gian Luigi Carminati and his love for film cameras. ...
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Lee Høwell Conveys The Beauty Of Ethnic Tribal Culture In His Breathtaking Composite Images

When it comes to conceptual portraits, a lot of elements such as fashion direction, model poses and background setup need to come together in unison. Lee Høwell collaborated with fashion designer Stacy Jansen in creating a photo series featuring conceptual portraits of models clad in traditional ethnic tribal dress of indigenous tribes from across the globe....
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How To Remove Lens Fungus Quickly

While vintage manual lenses from the film era exudes desirable imaging characteristics even when they are used on modern digital cameras today, one of the biggest concerns using an old lens is the presence of fungus in the optics. This is especially problematic if you live in a tropical country where humidity is always high. We have found this extremely useful Youtube made video by Mathieu Stern demonstrating step by step instructions on how to remove fungus quickly and easily from a vintage lens. ...
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A Camera Adds Ten Pounds To Your Weight, Truth Or Fiction?

It is a popular belief that people appear to be about ten pounds heavier in photographs or videos in comparison to what the normal human vision perceives. One of the latest videos published on Scishow’s Youtube channel explores this myth by taking a closer look at the phenomena from a scientific point of view. ...
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Amr Elshamy Shoots Wildlife Photography In His Room Studio

At some point of time it is every photographer’s dream to travel the world and shoot wildlife a la National Geographic style. Amr Elshamy visualized such adventures and turned his dream into creative photography by using scaled models and imagination. ...
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Lucas Zimmermann Captures Astounding Images Of Traffic Light Beaming Through Mist

Great photography requires the need to go the extra mile and be patient, and usually the extra effort pays off well. As a true testament to that, Lucas Zimmermann went out in late nights to shoot light beams trailing off traffic lights in mist. ...
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RL Handcrafts’ Quickdraw Flash Pouch is a Fancy Leather Flash Holder

When it comes to enjoying photography as a lifestyle, accessorizing and fashion have become an integral part and more manufacturers are coming up with stylish products to match photography gear. While most attention is given to cameras and lenses, there are not many storage accessories available for external flashes. We found this newly launched Quickdraw Flash Pouch by RL Handcrafts to be particularly beautiful in design, yet highly functional at the same time. ...
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Mathew Guido’s Eye Candy Plays With Neon Lights And Stylish Sunglasses

When it comes to conceptual portrait in a fashion shoot, breaking the norm and daring to do something radically different can often result in an unexpected yet unique images. In Mathew Guido’s latest photo series titled “Eye Candy”, instead of shooting in a controlled studio environment with professional lights, he decided to shoot his model wearing sunglasses in dark environments, lit only by the neon and street lights. ...
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Ambrotype Photography Made With a Dallmeyer 3A Lens in 1880

Fascination of the roots of photography and subsequent exploration of the traditional practices from the old days have made a strong resurgence recently. We found this educational and awe-inspiring short video made by Mantas.dk showing the process of imaging with an Ambrotype camera made in 1880. ...
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ONA Launches New Styles for Bond Street Bag, Kyoto Wrist Strap, and Beacon Lens Case

ONA will be launching three new products in the following two weeks: Bond Street camera bag, Kyoto Wrist Strap and Beacon Lens Case. These stylish new products are aimed at everyday photographers using smaller camera systems....
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Luc Kordas Captures The Emotion And Soul Of Dancers

It is no easy task to shoot dance photography with challenges to capture the energy, movements and the soul of the dancer. Luc Kordas, whom we have featured previously here, has delivered an updated on-going powerful series of black and white dance images titled “Nocturnes”. ...
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These Close Up Portraits Of Dementia Patients Are Powerful

Truly inspiring documentary portraiture work separates itself from stereotypical photography practice by daring to explore the varying human living conditions, some which may not be visually pleasing and comfortable to look at. The duo Swedish photographers, Marco Grizelj and Kristian Krän showcased a powerful photo series of close up portraits taken of dementia patients. ...
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This Kickstarter Project Aims To Document Las Vegas Buskers

Some of the best people photography captures the interesting human culture, diverse personalities and interesting characteristics. Brytnie Ann has started a Kickstarter project to document the different styles and many talents of street performers or more popularly known as buskers in Las Vegas....
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Claudius Schulze Documents How Climates, Catastrophes, And Disaster Management Affect Landscapes

The Earth is an ever changing landscape due to natural forces as well as human intervention. Claudius Schulze, a photographer from Germany is publishing a photobook via Kickstarter titled “State of Nature”, documenting climate change, natural catastrophes, and to what extent disaster management became part of our landscape....
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Felix Hernandez Brings The Dukes Of Hazzard To Life

We have featured Felix Hernandez’s wonderful scaled toy car model photography on toy Audi R8 here. Felix continues to push his creativity in photographing scaled models, this time reviving the beloved “The General Lee”, a 1969 Dodge Charger from The Dukes of Hazzard TV series. ...
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A Mother and Child’s Perspective Looks to Tell Stories with Disposable Cameras

Photography has to do with a lot of control by the photographer to achieve the results which have been planned and visualized beforehand. However, the intimate, most beautiful and priceless moments in life often happen at the most unexpected times, usually without the presence of photographers. Therefore, instead of actively shooting, Tailor Moore decided to let mothers and children tell their stories by handing them disposable cameras to document a photo series from their perspective. ...
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Chris Schmid Tells Wonderful Story About South American Cowboys In His New Short Film

While American cowboys have been popularized by the media and entertainment industry, not many know about the gaucho, the South American cowboys. Chris Schmid has undertaken a short film project to document the lesser known stories of gaucho. ...
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Massimo Giachetti Blends Dramatic Graffiti Into Street Photography

One crucial element to pay attention to when it comes to street photography composition is to use interesting backgrounds. Massimo Giachetti has a keen eye for dramatic graffiti on the streets of New York, blending it with street subjects to create a visually stunning results....
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Udee Aims To Create The World’s Most Versatile Backpack

When it comes to choosing camera bags, casual, versatile and travel-friendly eveyday bags are becoming more popular instead of camera equipment dedicated bags, because on day to day basis we carry out a bag with a whole load of other items besides the camera. In a recent Kickstarter project by Udee, they aim to create a backpack with high versatility in mind, packing many useful features into it...
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Want To Improve Your Instagram Photographs? Try These 3 Simple Styling Tips

The fundamentals of good photography applies to all kinds of medium used, whether it is a professional grade DSLR or a smartphone. Composition has always been one of the most important factors in either making or breaking the shot. Professional wedding photographers Daniel Inskeep and Rachel Gulotta (and their dog, Carlton) created an extremely helpful short video on their Youtube channel demonstrating three easy to use tips on how to improve styling for Instagram photos....
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Can the Panasonic GH5 See In The Dark?

Panasonic’s latest released flagship Micro Four Thirds camera, the GH5 has been highly anticipated with curiosity over what improvements this new cinematography-centric camera brings. Nick Driftwood who has worked with Panasonic on the development of the GH5 has posted a sample of an extreme low light video recording on his Youtube Channel. ...
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Marissa Alden’s Beautiful Fashion Portraiture Work

Fashion photography requires abundant flowing of fresh ideas and inspiration to create unique and creative results. Marrisa Alden is a passionate photographer based in Melbourne, Australia who ventured into the world of fashion and portraiture after high school. ...
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Franck Bohbot Tells Stories Of The New Orleans Night Scenes

While many photographers choose to shoot beautiful images bathed in abundance of light in the day or chasing the golden hour, Franck Bohbot chooses to be different in his latest photography project titled “Inside the Night” as he explores and shoots the night life of New Orleans. ...
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This is What a Cheap Reflector Can Do For Your Portraits

While the world is obsessing over newer, higher Megapixel count and more powerful cameras, the most important factor when it comes to photography is light. Therefore having the ability to modify and improve lighting quality can significantly enhance the image output. We have come across this compact Pocket Reflector made by Photojojo that can easily improve the lighting on your subjects even if you are shooting with just a smartphone. ...
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Diego Salas Takes Photo Retouching Of Cute Dogs To A Whole New Level

The art of photo retouching typically transforms and alters an ordinary looking photograph using various techniques to achieve desired results. Diego Salas’ commissioned work for Pedigree took photo retouching to a different level as he composited images of fish and pig into the open mouths of cute dogs....
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Ross den Otter Takes Stunning Portraits with a Camera Obscura

Inspired by the painters during the Renaissance period, Ross den Otter built his own camera obscura which he needed to literally walk into and be inside the camera box to take pictures. He has created a series of stunning portrait photographs with this process. ...
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Maria Svarbova Created Visually Stunning Conceptual Portraits By Removing Water From A Swimming Pool

To create visually interesting photographs, several subjects can be combined to form interactions between different elements within a frame. Maria Svarbova chose to do the opposite by removing a crucial, usual element out of a common location, which is a pool without water. ...
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Robert Cybulski’s Portraits Of Astronauts Are Eerie and Beautiful At The Same Time

Robert Cybulski has created a conceptual portrait photography series depicting the pioneers of space travel, featuring black and white portraits of astronauts in their space suits....
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This Matchbox Pinhole Camera Is So Fun

Pinhole photography is perhaps the most basic and yet creative genre to explore without blowing up a budget, yet being super enjoyable at the same time. We found this tutorial video by Brightside on how to construct a working pinhole camera using a matchbox as the camera body....
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Patrick Temme’s Inspiring Environmental Portraits Of People In Tigray, Ethiopia

Great environmental portrait photography usually shows people in a situation they live in (or sometimes at work and play) that says something about who they are. Patrick Temme’s environmental portrait approach in his documentation work beautifully captured the grace and charisma of the people he encountered in Tigray, Ethiopia in Africa. ...
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Konost Digital Rangefinder Will Have A Custom Image Sensor; Release Q3 and Q4 2017

Following up our recent posting on the development of Konost recently, Konost has revamped their website and provided a latest update on their latest situation. They have missed their originally targeted deadline of taking pre-orders by end of 2016 with delivery in 2017 and the founder Bob Lian has written a long explanation about the delay and challenges they were facing and how they planned to move forward. ...
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David Gleave Channels Robert Capa by Getting Close to Subjects On The Street

To create street photography with impact, one of the proven methods is to go dangerously close to the subjects. David Gleave, a Licentiatesship distinction holder in the prestigious Royal Photographic Society (RPS) adopted the “in your face” approach in his street photography work....
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