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Rugby Superstar Celebrated by Ruining a $94,000 Lens

Getting an autograph from your favorite sportsman will easily become the highlight of the game for you, and if the autograph was given on the day of a memorable event it might even be worth some money. The problem – most autographs aren’t worth $94,000, which is roughly the price of the lens ruined by [...]Show More Summary

This Time Lapse Of Hatching Bees Will Give You Nightmares

We all have this primal fear of bees. And while bees are generally a peaceful bunch, something about the buzz, furry appearance and the notion of a sting just hammers my head when I see one. If that was not enough to keep one sleepless photographer Anand Varma did a 78 seconds time lapse video showing [...]Show More Summary

How Richard Prince Sells Other People’s Instagram Photos for $100,000

If you were to take a screen shot of someone’s Instagram account and try selling it, two things would happen. The first is that you’d be told you’re violating the copyright of the photographer whose photo you’re selling, and secondly you’d be laughed at. Extensively. It turns out, though, that if you’re famous enough you [...]Show More Summary

Ona introduces black version of the Leica M edition Berlin ll bag

US luxury camera bag brand Ona has announced a new black version of its Berlin ll messenger-style bag. Designed especially for the Leica M system, the Berlin was originally a limited edition model created to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Leica, but the Berlin ll went on general release beyond Leica stores. Show More Summary

How to Make Your Photos More Interesting with a Human Element

I believe that when someone asks how to improve their composition, that what they’re really asking is how they can make their photos more interesting. The skill of composition is in arranging the elements of the scene in such a way that...Show More Summary

Olympus highlights the issues faced by 'DSL-Arm' sufferers, and claims to offer a cure

Olympus USA has produced a spoof documentary that claims to highlight the problems faced by those who spend too long carrying heavy DSLR equipment. The hero of the films, Paul, suffers a condition called 'DSL-Arm,' which is characterized by a dramatic lengthening of the right arm as a result of carrying weighty camera bodies and lenses. Read more

Oppo launches R7 and R7 Plus

Chinese manufacturer Oppo has today launched its new duo of flagship phones, the R7 and R7 Plus. The R7 features a 5" 1080p screen, while a 6" screen with the same resolution places the Plus model firmly into phablet territory. In the...Show More Summary

Canon EOS Rebel T6s/T6i added to studio test scene comparison

The Canon EOS Rebel T6s and T6i (760D and 750D) have been in our hands long enough to put together a couple of real-world sample galleries, and now we've added the cameras to our studio test scene comparison tool. The new 24.2MP APS-C...Show More Summary

In A Few Years There Could Be A Famous Photographer On The £20 Banknote

Yesterday, the Bank of England officially opened up the process for the public to nominate a visual artist they’d like to see printed on the new £20 notes. According to the Bank of England, a visual aritst is broadly defined, but includes...Show More Summary

How to Give Your Macro Photography a Fine Art Touch in Post-Processing

Editor’s Note: This is part a series on macro photography this week. Look for a new one each day. The next newsletter will have them all if you miss any! Macro photography is very popular and you will find lots of images, of all sorts of subjects on the internet. Show More Summary

Watch This LED Panel Being Thrown, Punched, Ran Over And Continue To Work

I am not completely sure how to tag this video, but I am sure that it show at least one specific benefit of LED lights over any other type of light: Durability. Filmmaker Nitsan Simantov took an Amaran AL-H160 for a spin and while the review does not cover CRI,  color temperature or brightness, it does prove [...]Show More Summary

This Is Where SmartPhones Stand: Phonography Light Painting

One of the main concerns of the photographic industry is the fact that smarthones are slowly biting into the more advanced camera markets. People who use to carry a camera everywhere are now using a smartphone as their go-to camera, simply because it is always in their pocket. The other market is the more advanced [...]Show More Summary

DIY 7,500 Lumens 100W LED Flashlight That Only Costs About $10 To Build

Ready for the latest installment of a DIY lighting project? Assuming you have a couple 18V Nickel Cadmium power tool batteries laying around, as I suspect many of you DIYers do, you can build this powerful flashlight on the cheap. Plus, aside from being  inexpensive to build and it’s also surprisingly simple to make. You’ll need [...]Show More Summary

Time Lapse Mining Automatically Creates Flawless Videos from Photos Found Online

Time lapse is possibly the best way to show change over time, be it the construction of a skyscraper or an otherwise unnoticeable change that occurs over a long period of time. The problem with this popular technique is that it usually requires careful planning, a single photographer or a dedicated team and a decent [...]Show More Summary

Sigma announces price and release date for its 21mm dp0 Quattro compact camera

Sigma UK has said that the company's latest compact camera from the Quattro line will cost £899.99 and will be available from the end of June. First announced at the CP+ show in February this year, the dp0 Quattro is the fourth of the unusually designed Quattro range and features a 14mm F4 lens. Show More Summary

Olympus Goes After DSLRs Where it Hurts Most in Its Mocumentary DSL-ARM Campaign

DSLR cameras have their fair share of advantages and disadvantages over their smaller rivals, but at the end of a long shooting day there’s one difference than lingers on – the weight. The size and weight of a DSLR might feel right for those who shoot with long lenses or have big hands, but usually [...]Show More Summary

Fujifilm XF 16mm F1.4 R WR real-world sample gallery posted

The Fujifilm XF 16mm f/1.4 R WR is a weather-sealed prime, equivalent to a 24mm field of view on Fujifiilm's X-mount cameras. With a close focus distance of just 0.15m/6in. and a fast F1.4 aperture, this lens is super versatile. In our sample testing we found it to be sharp, and to offer pleasing bokeh. See our sample gallery

Demystifying Shutter Speed

One of the most crucial factors of making any photograph is the selection of the shutter speed. It is not always an easy task to decide what shutter speed you should select, to correspond to the aperture or ISO setting you have chosen. Show More Summary

Just shot my first wedding, here’s what I learned

Editor’s note: Oliver Ruffus used the r/photography Reddit sub as a resource for purchasing gear as well as getting tips for shooting his first wedding. To show his gratitude, he decided to give back by talking about his first experience with a wedding so that first-timers know what to be aware of. Oliver was kind [...]Show More Summary

Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Lens Review

Tamron SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Background While I was at WPPI this past year I got to meet our illustrious managing editor Darlene Hildebrandt. We walked the expo floor for a bit and I was introduced to a number of people by Darlene. We talked...Show More Summary

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