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Downloard Your Very Own Free DIY Printable Lens Hood Template

Start your weekend off the right way by taking advantage of this sweet website that offers printable templates you can use to whip up your own collection of lens hoods. Udi posted about way back in 2006  and the free service is still going strong. In fact, they’ve added new templates and even launced a sister site,, [...]Show More Summary

Who’s Getting in Line for the New Canon EOS 5DS or 5DS-R Cameras?

It’s that time again. Canon has announced their newest in the 5D line-up – the 5DS and the 5DS R. At a whopping 50.6 megapixels and starting prices rumoured around $3699 and $3899 respectively – are you taking the plunge? People were...Show More Summary

International Garden Photographer of the Year 2015 winners announced

Winners of the International Garden Photographer of the Year competition have been announced, the top prize has gone to Magdalena Wasiczek. She won the overall prize in 2012, and has taken the top prize again with a dramatic rendering of a red Hydrangea petiolaris against a heavily defocused background. See winners

The Top 5 Sales Mistakes Costing You Money Right Now

What would you do if you could book more clients and earn more money with your photography? If you’re like me then you’d probably just blow it all on that new lens you’ve been thinking of buying for the past few months. You likely have...Show More Summary

Behind The Scenes On The Set Of The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition Photoshoot

We recently reported that Sports Illustrated let go of it’s six remaining staff photographers. It was a sad day for the photography industry, as we saw yet another major publication give way to budget cuts–seems like the photographers are always first on the chopping block. The company, which is currently undergoing many cost saving measures, [...]Show More Summary

Japan Has Spoken: Canon Dominates, Sony Dethrones Olympus And Nikon Stutters

Market research and analysis firm BCN announced the annual BCN Awards 2015. Winners are determined based on sales volume, calculated from data gathered from thousands of sellers throughout Japan. Canon seems to be doing better than ever, while Nikon is just barely holding its ground. Sony gets its first taste of victory (and a painful [...]Show More Summary

Big Brother Barbie Sets Dangerous Precedent

A new set of talking toys and apps record your child's conversations and store them in the cloud. What could possibly go wrong?

FAA proposes regulations for commercial drone usage

The FAA's plan to regulate drone usage has been a long running cause of concern among enthusiasts and those hoping to use UAVs for commercial purposes. Thus far speculation has pegged the budding regulations as unnecessarily restrictive, but the new officially revealed FAA proposal shows those concerns to largely be unfounded. Read more

Weekly Photography Challenge – Wide Opened

This week’s challenge is all about using a large aperture, shooting wide opened. You can see some examples of this technique using shallow depth of field here. Aperture is one side of the exposure triangle and understanding it, and truly mastering it is so important to taking your photography to the next level. Show More Summary

Galaxy S6 Video Hints at Metal and Glass Design

Samsung seems to be telling us something with its strange new video teasing the next Galaxy S6, and we think glass and metal are involved.

Olympus OM-D E-M5 II First Impressions Review updated with shooting experience

Our first impressions review of the Olympus OM-D E-M5 II covered the cameras updates, physical features and (of course) our first impressions on using it. Now that we've had some more time with the camera, we've put together some more thoughts on shooting with the E-M5 II - from grey Seattle to the bright sunshine of Bermuda. Read more

30 Alluring Images with Shallow DOF

This week we’re going back to the basics and looking at some images that utilize a large aperture to create a narrow or shallow DOF (Depth of Field). Often called bokeh, large apertures can create that magical look of out of focus blobs (highly technical term). Show More Summary

New Flat Lenses Technology Could Offer Smaller Lenses with Zero Chromatic Aberration

A new technology dubbed “achromatic metasurface” from Harvard’s SEAS aims at making Chromatic Aberration (CA), a thing of the past. Moreover, they are planning to do it with a flat lens design. A flat lens prototype was introduced back in 2012, but it could only work with one wavelength creating significant Chromatic Aberration The lenses we know are curved, making [...]Show More Summary

Using Lasers To Shut Down Street Lights And Get Better Space Photos

One of the biggest obstacles of taking good astronomical photos is light pollution, this is why almost every tip article on night photos has a tip about getting away from the city. But what if you want to take photos in your driveway? In that case, street lights will most probably kill each and every one [...]Show More Summary

Canon and Panasonic’s Sponsorship of The Tokyo 2020 Olympics Could Cost As Much As $126 Million; Potentially Earning $10 Billion

Canon and the Tokyo Olympic Games organizers have announced on Tuesday that the Japanese camera manufacturer will be the official still camera and desktop reprographic hardware provider for the event. While the financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, Yahoo Sports reveals the price of being an Olympic sponsor. Sponsors will be divided into [...]Show More Summary

Olympic Gold Snowboarder Shows Off New Trick Integrating A GoPro In The Most Awesome Way

Professional snowboarder, Sage Kotsenburg, is well known for developing new tricks. He won an Olympic gold medal during the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games after pulling off a “1620 Japan Air Mute Grab”, a trick Kotsenburg debuted (and had actually never tried) prior to his Olympic run. For that move, he flipped through the air 4 [...]Show More Summary

New samples from the Sigma 24mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens

We were recently lucky enough to visit Sigma's factory in Aizu, Japan, where Sigma allowed us to shoot with a pre-production sample of the recently-announced 24mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens. The wintry landscape of the Fukushima prefecture...Show More Summary

Super Slo-Mo Show Reel Created Using A High Speed Cinebot and A 1,000 FPS Phantom Flex4K (NSFW)

Slow motion is a very useful technique commonly used these days. In fact, it is used so often that it’s becoming hard to keep one’s attention for more than just a few seconds. However, adding camera movement to slow motion videos creates a dynamic and often mesmerizing look, and using a crazy-fast frame rate doesn’t [...]Show More Summary

Into the woods: a video overview of the Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

We thought we'd try something a bit different for our video overview of the Olympus OM-D E-M5 II. Given that two of the major changes are improvements in its video features and stabilization, we thought we'd use the camera to shoot its own video and see how it behaves handheld. Show More Summary

Sony branches off audio and video business but remains committed to sensor development

Sony has announced that it will be branching off its audio and video departments into a separate subsidiary. Sony previously spun off its VAIO PC business one year ago, and the creation of new departments aims to make the company into a profitable entity. Read more

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