Is There Space for an Underwater Micro Four Thirds Camera?

Something I’ve debated for years in my head has to do with Micro Four Thirds. Of course, there’s been a shift in how things operate with the creation of OM Digital solutions. And hopefully, I think that OM System can do something about this. Considering that they’re targeted so heavily at the outdoors, I’ve always wondered why a Micro Four Thirds underwater camera exists. I mean, if anyone could do it, I’m sure it would be OM System.

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What Do Photographers Want in Cameras? It’s Really Not Difficult

Content creators are wonderful at what they do. But at the same time, so too are photographers. If you’re a photographer and identify as one, you’ll know that we have much different needs from content creators. We care about documenting a moment and freezing it in time; and we’re also probably annoyed by all the videos we scroll past on social media. Manufacturers say that they’re appealing more and more to the content creator market, but they’ve also majorly lost their way when it comes to appealing to photographers. So here’s an idea of what they can look at.

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Is This a New Era for Fujifilm Zoom Lenses?

There are a few announcements today at the Fujifilm X summit. And two of the bigger ones have to do with the new Fujifilm zoom lenses. Today, we’re getting two new zoom lenses from Fujifilm. The company is announcing their 150-600mm f5.6-8 R LM OIS R. There’s also the new 18-120mm f4 LM PZ WR lens. The latter is a powerzoom designed for content creators and journalists that need to shoot while on the move. Overall though, Fujifilm is answering the calls that many photographers have asked for for a while now.

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Artificial Intelligence Is Great, but Should It Affect Photographers Fees?

AI is making our lives easier, but is it starting to muddy the waters we wade in?

Artificial Intelligence, or AI for short, has come into the photography world with a vengeance. Not long ago, AI in cameras was limited to merely tracking an object. Now, AI in our cameras can detect and track the eyes of humans and animals. Some cameras have AI that can tell what animal or object you’re tracking. AI can help you focus stack in-camera. It can help create surreal long exposures and so much more. A photographer’s job has never been easier. We ask you this question. Since we’re doing less work, should we still charge as much for our services? Let’s talk about this after the break.

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Big News! The PPA and Pixsy Have Partnered to Fight Image Theft

Unfortunately, image theft is rampant these days, but this should help a lot of photographers.

Hopefully, you’ve never been a victim of image theft before. It’s a horrible ordeal to go through, and in many cases, it can be hard to win any case you might have. Especially if your images are not copyrighted. Sharing on social media has just made the problem worse because it’s just so easy for others to take your work. However, now that the PPA (The Professional Photographers of America) has joined forces with Pixsy, it’s easier than ever to take the fight back to those who rip us off. Find out all the partnership details and how you can become a part of this after the break.

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Could We See the Return of an Unusual Panasonic Lens?

Panasonic came out with a 3D Lens for Micro Four Thirds years ago; will we see a full-frame version?

Is 3D still kind of a gimmick? I’ve been pondering that for the last few days. So much is possible with technology like LIDAR and depth scanning. But then there’s also the fun stuff. For example, over a decade ago, Panasonic made a 3D lens. The Panasonic 12.5mm f12 was very weird, but at the same time incredibly intriguing. People are yearning for a variety of visual experiences, and this could be something that returns. With Panasonic entering the L mount alliance a few years ago, it’s possible. Of course, I could also just be doing some wishful thinking.

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ASUS Shows Off New Monitors and PCs for Photographers at CES 2021

New ASUS Ryzen, Intel-powered PCs, and a new monitor with a unique feature will be released early in 2021.

We talk a lot about new cameras and lenses, but we seldom discuss the importance of your editing rigs. With cameras becoming more powerful and file sizes becoming bigger, having a pretty beefy PC is important. Having color-accurate monitors is also vital if you want your work to look its best. CES 2021 is virtual this year, but it doesn’t stop us from looking at the new gear that will be arriving. ASUS is looking to continue helping photographers and creators with new PCs. There’s even a new monitor that should help speed up editing as well. Join us after the break for all the details.

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The ASUS ProArt StudioBook One Wants $10,000 From Photographers

The Asus ProArt StudioBook One has been born to handle your 8K video and high-resolution images, but is it worth it?

The photography world is evolving at a blistering pace. It wasn’t too long ago that 24MP camera sensors were considered the cream of the crop, and 1080P video was king, but, in a few short years, we have seen a jump to 61MP and even 100MP sensors in consumer cameras, and video capabilities jumping up to 8K. While this is all well and good, the equipment required to comfortably process images and video at these resolutions has needed to improve too. The new ASUS ProArt StudioBook One will be able to handle everything you throw at it, but it’s $10,000! After the break, we will take a look at what your money will get you, and we will talk about if our desires for more resolution is worth it.

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Stuck in an Instagram Rut? Check Out These Cool Ideas For Fresh Posts

It can be hard to come up with new content for Instagram consistently if you’re unwilling to move outside your comfort zone.

We’ve all been there, one minute we’re living the high life on Instagram, posting new content daily, building a following, and interacting with our followers, and then, it all drys up. You stop posting consistently, your following decreases and you’re soon forgotten about. So what can you do to get yourself out of a rut? After the break, we will share with you some ideas that will hopefully help spark you back into life.

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Shutterstock Total Global Contributor Earnings Surpass $1 Billion

Shutterstock recently announced the total payout for over 1 million contributors across the globe has not only reached, but surpassed $1 billion in 2018.

Members of Shutterstock’s contributor community will be excited about today’s big news. The earnings of over 1 million artists, photographers, videographers, and musicians across the globe since 2004 surpassed a total of $1 billion. This figure is backed by the latest Contributor Earnings Report the company recently dropped.

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Review: Billingham Hadley Pro 2020 (A Content Creator’s Dream Bag)

A Billingham Hadley Pro 2020 will look and feel fantastic strapped around you.

Bags like the Billingham Hadley Pro 2020 and others have just become better for photographers over the years. Though I’m still partial to a backpack instead of a messenger, this update feels just a bit special. Arguably, the Billingham Hadley Pro 2020 is for photographers. But in use, one could say that it’s for content creators and journalists. Messenger bags over the years have evolved a lot, and the Billingham Hadley Pro 2020 shows evidence of that. The internals were updated to give photographers who shoot with mirrorless systems a bit more organization. Further, you can shove a laptop in this bag along with pretty much every tool you’d possibly need. If you’re the type to go for hot shoe flashes, there’s room for that. But if you tote along a Profoto B10 the way I do, you’ll have a bit more trouble. We’ve taken the Billingham Hadley Pro 2020 with us on planes, on trips, on commutes, to meetings, and everywhere. We’re very impressed. However, this is more of a bag for a content creator than a photographer.

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New Shimoda Action X Series: Packed with Features for Content Creators

Content creators who are always on the go from one epic adventure to the next may find a reliable companion in the new Shimoda Action X camera bags.

A couple of years after Shimoda introduced the Explore adventure photography backpacks, the company is back with a freshly launched collection on Kickstarter. The Action X series prides itself on being an ultra-aggressive line of camera bags and accessories especially geared towards content creators and adventure photographers, with a focus on action sports. If you often find yourself in the most challenging locations and unforgiving terrains, this new collection may have just what you need.

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Review: Wacom Intuos Pro Creative Pen Tablet – Small

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The Wacom Intuos Pro Small is a powerful tool perfect for creators and photo editors with limited space. 

Wacom has been synonymous with producing tablets for media creators for a long time now, and there is no doubt that their tablets can make editing photographs much easier in post-production. The company introduced their new Pro line of tablets in 2017, but only recently released the new Wacom Intuos Pro Small model. This tablet offers the main features found in the larger models but in a fun-sized, lower-priced package. After the break, we will share our experience with the tablet and let you know if this small package can deliver significant results. Continue reading…

Kanex Multiport Hubs Will Make Life Easier for Creators Who Use Macs

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These Kanex multiport hubs will enable you to connect all the things to your portless MacBook Air and MacBook Pro.

Windows PC users move along: nothing to see here. You already have all the connectivity you need. MacBook users though, stick around: you’ll be interested in this. In the world of Apple, less is more, and MacBook users have to find ways to get their peripherals and cables connected via external means because Apple cheaped-out on ports themselves. Fortunately, Kanex has come to save the day with their new Kanex multiport hubs that feature blazing-fast USB-C connections, ethernet ports, and card readers. Join us after the break for more details. Continue reading…

4 Easy to Follow Tips on How to Get Yourself Out of a Creative Rut

There’s nothing harder than dealing with a creative rut when you’re a creator.

Being a photographer or a media creator can be challenging at the best of times, but when you find yourself slipping into a creative rut, what was once fun and uplifting can become a burden quite quickly. Like many others, I have been through several creative ruts, with my most recent rut being not too long ago. This time around I didn’t know what I was going to do to get myself out of it. Anita Sadowska, a popular YouTuber, recently posted a new video that deals with this issue. The video offers four very easy to follow tips on how you can break free of your own creative rut. Continue reading…

Loupedeck+ Update Enables Users to Edit Within Photoshop Camera Raw

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The latest update to the Loupedeck+ makes the peripheral even more attractive to photo editors and content creators.

Until today, Loupedeck+ users have been confined to the realms of Lightroom, Adobe Premiere Pro CC, Final Cut Pro, and Adobe Audition if they wanted to use their editing console, but a new update has just enabled the Loupedeck+ to be used in Camera Raw in Photoshop. This will no doubt please those who are more comfortable editing their photos in Camera Raw as opposed to Lightroom, and it means that the Loupedeck+ is even more compatible within the Adobe Ecosystem. Join us after the break for more details. Continue reading…

Replica Surfaces Offer Picture-Perfect Backdrops for Your Product Snaps

Replica Surfaces may be just the tool you need if you shoot a lot of product and food photography — or just want more flattering flatlays on Instagram.

Ever wished you could make your product shots, food photos, and flatlays more appealing with some nice backdrops? Before you reach for pricey backgrounds or cheap options that may not suit your needs, you might want to check out what Replica Surfaces has to offer.

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Are You Now Watching Your Favorite Photographers and Creatives on IGTV?

Now that Instagram has launched IGTV, will it be a more popular platform for everyone to watch their favorite creatives than YouTube channels?

With the recent launch of IGTV, Instagram is gearing itself up to be more than just a platform for sharing and checking out visual content. While IGTV is a separate app that you can watch — as its name suggests — like your usual TV, you can also watch videos from the content creators you follow within the Instagram app. Could this mean that we may all eventually move from YouTube channels to IGTV channels to watch our favorite photographers share their tips and tricks?

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Lowepro Announces New Freeline BP 350 AW Daypack for Content Creators

Lowepro has been in the camera bag business for over 50 years and the Freeline is their latest innovation

Content creators are a unique group of individuals in today’s world. They are a demographic that includes photographers, videographers, writers and a lot of other related fields, but one thing that surely ties them all together is the need to carry around a lot of gear that makes that content creation process possible. Everything from laptops to cameras, to lights, to microphones; content creators love their gear and need it with them virtually everywhere they go. So for that reason, Lowepro has developed their new FreeLine BP 350 AW daypack. Continue reading…

KitSplit Allows Pro Content Creatives to Get Affordable Gear Rental Insurance

If you’re constantly renting pro-level gear or want to try out a new camera. you might be interested in KitSplit’s new insurance program

Here’s some good news for photographers and production teams who frequently rent cameras for their projects. Camera and gear rental startup KitSplit has recently partnered with Heffernan Insurance Group’s InsureMyEquipment.com to bring us a new and affordable gear rental insurance program. Called KitSplit Instant Insurance and supported by OneBeacon Insurance Group, this program offers the lowest rates for gear rental insurance in the industry with the convenience of online purchasing.

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REVIEW: Joby Gorillapod Mobile Rig

Is this the ideal tool for mobile content creators?

Joby and their Gorillapod brand have been around for forever, and these versatile tripods have long been a favorite tool for run and gun photographers and videographers who always needed a tripod they could put anywhere. But in this age of mobile content creation a new breed of content creators, utilizing the incredibly powerful tools at their disposal in smartphones and action cameras, are growing and need tools to support their passions. Enter the Joby Gorillapod Mobile Rig – possibly the ultimate all-in-one tool for these creative content producers. Continue reading…