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ThinkTank Photo has a new Production Manager that carries your gear

Sure they make our favorite camera bags. From the City walker, which is my daily bag to the Airport International for every travel photo assignment, they just know how to make the best. Why? How about pro shooters own the company and know exactly what we are looking for. High quality, extra features we all […]

Photokina 2014: Olympus stand report

The Olympus booth was relatively quiet compared to the madhouses at Nikon and Canons' stands, which made it easier to get up close and personal with the company's new lenses. We also took a look at some of their recent cameras, and have a few cutaways, as well. Read more.

Photokina 2014 interview: The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

In this video from Photokina, Panasonic's Matt Frazer walks us through the features of the new Lumix DMC-LX100 compact camera. Matt also explains Panasonic's use of a multi-aspect four thirds sensor, discusses lens design and manufacture, and explains the camera's 4K video capabilities. See video

Upgrade Your iPhone With An APS-C Sensor And f2.0 Lens Simply By Sliding It Into This New Case

I have to admit, I love the idea of a smartphone that has Leica glass more than I like the idea of attaching a giant lens to my existing smartphone. While both have their downfalls, it’s still nice to see phone manufacturers really starting to get inventive and pushing the technology that drives our phone’s ever [...]Show More Summary

Photokina 2014: Hands-on with RED's Epic Dragon

How does the idea of capturing 100 19MP Raw files per second sound? That's what RED's latest camera, the RED Dragon can do, courtesy of its 6K video capture mode. Fully modular, the RED Dragon can be adapted to accept a multitude ofShow More Summary

Guillem Valle

Kurds from Srekaniye Syria. 2013 Guillem Valle’s (b.1983, Spain) first interest in documentary photography began when, he traveled to Sarajevo at the age of 14 on an Exchange Student program. He has been based in Bangkok since 2010 covering Southeast Asia for The New York Times, The Guardian and The Wall Street Journal among others. […]

Shooting A Composite Image In Iceland With A $40,000 60MP Phase One 645DF+

Commercial photographer, Lauri Laukkanen, was recently presented with the opportunity to travel to Iceland with a loaner Phase One 645df+ and IQ260 digital back (a $40,000 setup and, as the Finland based photographer refers to it, “a 60 megapixel monster of a camera”) to capture some images for a composite photography project. The project took [...]Show More Summary

Relonch brings APS-C image sensor to the iPhone

The Relonch camera combines an APS-C sensor with an extremely simple UI and attaches to your iPhone, using your phone for display, image processing, storage, and sharing. A bright F2.0 lens ensures low-light performance. At an output resolution of only 1MP, it's a niche product, but the concept is exciting. Click through to learn more.

Trucks Entering Highway: 1931

The San Francisco Bay Area circa 1931. "Earth-moving equipment and trucks." Our second look at this diorama of dirt, and a glimpse of the surrounding terrain. 8.5 x 6.5 inch glass plate by Christopher Helin. View full size.

Interview: Canon's Chuck Westfall Discusses the 7D Mark II

Join us for a video interview with Canon's Chuck Westfall, Technical Advisor at Canon U.S.A.'s Professional Engineering and Solutions Division, in which he talks us through some of the features of the new EOS 7D Mark II DSLR, introduced this week at Photokina.

Size matters: Hands-on with Canon PowerShot G7 X

Canon has been busy - its latest high-end compact, the PowerShot G7 X slots in beneath the G1 X Mark II, and offers a 20MP 1'-type sensor, 24-100mm equivalent F1.8-2.8 zoom lens and a host of other enthusiast-friendly features. We spoke to Canon recently and got access to a pre-production G7 X. Click through for a hands-on tour of the new camera.

The Copyright Office Adopts a Final Rule to Streamline Its Recordation Practices

While the Copyright Office continues to develop its strategy for modernizing and improving recordation services via a comprehensive reengineering, the Office has recognized that there could be immediate benefits if certain process changes were made in the interim. Show More Summary

Volcanic activity

Thousands of people today started to evacuate the area near the Mayon Volcano in the Philippines after scientists warned of an imminent eruption. Compiled here are images from volcanic activity around the globe in the last couple of months. Show More Summary

Hotel Henry: 1908

Perpendicular Pittsburgh circa 1908. "Fifth Avenue from Grant Street." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

How to Avoid and Reduce Noise in Your Images

We have all seen it in our images, that uneven grainy look that makes our images look a little unappealing. In the days of film, noise was called grain and it looked better (even the word grain sounded better) but the digital equivalent of noise can often make a good image look bad. Show More Summary

Canon EOS 7D Mark II beta image samples

We got a chance to shoot with a pre-release beta of Canon's EOS 7D Mark II, so we grabbed it. We have prepared a 23 image gallery from a Canon event running at the Photokina show in Cologne. Although the image quality hasn't been entirely finalized, this should give some first impressions of what that camera can do. Show More Summary

It’s a Numbers Game, Part One

How to Play “The Numbers” Game Part One We have all hea […] Categories: Essays Featured Going Pro LE News and Info (Read more...)

All Aboard: 1919

Circa 1919. "Streetcar in Washington, D.C." With what seems to be a pedestrian-scooper in the "up" position. National Photo glass negative. View full size.

Photokina 2014: Samsung stand report

Samsung's hall is a far cry from the over-the-top extravaganza that is its CES booth. There are big tables for every camera it produces, usually paired with smartphones. In fact, it felt like their stand was as much about mobile devices as it was with cameras. Show More Summary

Creative Live hosts six days of free online photography classes

Creative Live is currently hosting Photo Week - six days of free photography classes. The event is ongoing through September 20th, and the interactive classes will be taught by professionals from various parts of the industry on a range of topics such as light painting, wedding and GoPro photography. Read more

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