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Willard Batteries: 1947

Nov. 6, 1947. "Brunton's Auto Service, north side of Bush between Polk & Larkin." Your Willard Battery headquarters, as long as you're buying wholesale. 8x10 acetate negative, originally from the Wyland Stanley collection. View full size.

QromaScan uses your smartphone to digitize prints

Though digital photography has been around for quite some time now, most of us still have a few boxes of prints from the pre-digital era lying around. Digitizing them can be expensive if you use a professional service, or time-consuming if you decide to go the DIY way. QromaScan wants to solve this dilemma, by utilizing your smartphone camera and a foldable lightbox. Read more

radioSTROBE is the World’s First Off-Camera Speedlight System

One of the first things photographers hear these days after they buy their first speedlight is to avoid mounting it directly on the camera. Using off-camera flash has become widely popular in recent years, with many accessories designed to adjust the hot-shoe mount device to work better remotely, but that’s exactly what they do – [...]Show More Summary

Protected: Portrait Class Members Discuss the Workshop

There is no excerpt because this is a protected post. Categories: LE News and Info (Read more...)

Big Zoom: Nikon Coolpix P900 real-world samples

Nikon's Coolpix P900 offers a 16MP sensor and a mind-blowing F2.8-6.5 24-2000mm equivalent zoom. It features built-in Wi-Fi with NFC, 7 fps burst shooting, built-in EVF and a fully articulated LCD. The P900 also uses a new Dual Detect optical image stabilization system, claiming up to 5 stops of shake compensation. We've been shooting with it for a few days. See gallery

Ice Light 2 on the way with brighter LEDs and new battery system

Westcott has announced the second incarnation of its Ice Light LED lighting wand. Ice Light 2 promises to be 50% brighter than the previous model and comes equipped with Bluetooth for remote control and an interchangeable, rechargeable lithium ion battery. The light has a color temperature of 5500K, Color Rendering Index of 96 and a beam angle of 72.6 degrees. Read more

Amateur Photographers Facing Unfair Discrimination From Law Enforcement?

Just days after a man was tased in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park for illegally operating a drone, photographer Jason Lanier, has shared his personal experience with park rangers and law enforcement, which he describes as discrimination. On his Youtube channel, Lanier shared a 7-minute long clip of two separate interactions he had with law enforcement [...]Show More Summary

CyPhy's LVL 1 camera drone features six rotors for stability

CyPhy Works, a company helmed by iRobot co-founder Helen Greiner, has introduced a camera drone with a few unique features. Called the CyPhy LVL 1, its six-rotor design promotes better stability over common quadcopters and its camera is integrated into the body of the drone. Read more

Sony’s New FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro Lens Takes On Canon’s 100mm f/2.8 In Lensrentals’ Resolution TEst

We got a pre-release set of Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 G OSS Macro lenses in for preliminary testing last week, and I was kind of excited about this lens for a couple of reasons. First it simply gives me a nice short telephoto prime option that has been lacking in the lineup (although the Zeiss [...]Show More Summary

Rare and Loving Photos of Frida Kahlo from the Last Years of Her Life in Mexico City

In 1950, photographer Gisèle Freund embarked on a two-week trip to Mexico, but she wouldn’t leave until two years later. There she met the legendary couple Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. Welcomed into their home, she immersed herself in their private lives and the cultural and artistic diversity of the country, taking hundreds of photographs. Show More Summary

Photographers You Should Know: Chris von Wangenheim

Gone too soon. Chris was a superstar fashion shooter. C […] Categories: Photographers You Should Know (Read more...)

How to Isolate Your Subject in Lightroom

One of my favourite portrait techniques is to isolate the model by using a short telephoto lens and a wide aperture. The idea is to throw the background out of focus and keep the subject sharp, so there is a clear distinction between the two. Show More Summary

And Now For Something Different: Voigtländer 40mm f/2.8 Heliar samples and impressions

Voigtländer is one of the oldest names in photography, with a long history of making cameras and lenses. Recently, the company has turned its focus from affordable M-mount lenses to lenses with digital cameras in mind. We recently got our hands on the 40mm VM f/2.8 Heliar, made specifically for full-frame and APS-C Sony E-mount cameras. Read more

Tips from a Pro: The Enchanting Wave Photography of Ray Collins

11 hours agoArts / Photography : Pop Photo

I bought my first camera in 2007 due to having a lot of downtime with a knee injury, and I just read and re-read the manual and started playing around with light. I have…

Against Occupation Regulations — Pictures of US Soldiers Dating with Japanese Local Girls in 1946

Japan after the surrender. Anti fraternization laws (as in force in Germany and Japan) forbade that a US soldier approaching a little too close to a girl from a country "enemy." It was surely not to protect these girls from possibleShow More Summary

7 Landscape Photography Mistakes That Could be Ruining Your Photos

If your photos aren’t turning out the way you expect them to, new gear is not necessarily the answer. In fact, chances are you are making one of these seven common mistakes. Don’t be discouraged though; just as a musician needs time to refine their skills, so does a photographer. Show More Summary

Being Part of a Lesbian Family in the Deep South Still Means Living in Limbo

When Carolyn L. Sherer started photographing lesbians and their families in Birmingham, Alabama, in 2011 many chose not to show their faces. They were scared, they said, of losing their jobs or being discriminated against in other ways. Show More Summary

Bustling Banff: 1962

Banff, Alberta, Canada, sometime in the early Sixties. Scanned from a box of Kodachrome slides I found at a flea market. View full size.

New Gear: TomTom Bandit Action Camera Detects the Exciting Parts of Your Videos

14 hours agoArts / Photography : Pop Photo

TomTom's new action camera relies on clever editing and integrated GPS to stand out…

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