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Sony enables XAVC S recording to SDHC card with a7R II and a7S II firmware update

Newly released firmware updates for the Sony a7R II and a7S II enable XAVC S format video recording to SDHC memory cards. Previously, XAVC S format video could only be recorded to an SDXC card. Sony makes a couple of notes on the use...Show More Summary

Fenders Fixed: 1920

San Francisco circa 1920. "Day-Elder truck." Latest entry on the Shorpy List of Lapsed Lorries. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

National Gallery’s Use of Prince Portrait Infringes Copyright, Photog Claims

2 days agoArts / Photography : PDNPulse

Photographer Lynn Goldsmith’s studio says the Smithsonian Institution violated copyright of her 1993 portrait of Prince last week by distributing the image to the media without permission. The musician died April 21, and the following...Show More Summary

This is how one photographer uses gelled flashes and modest equipment to produce awesome portraits

Originally from Ghana, photographer DextDee Livingstone had to travel all the way to China to discover his passion for shooting portraits, but we’re sure glad that he did. Now back in Ghana, DIYP got in touch with DextDee to find out more about him, and to get some insight into how one particularly striking portrait [...]Show More Summary

Lean Photography

To me, creativity is all about cross-pollination of ideas in novel ways. Idea sex I don’t believe that there are any truly “original” ideas anymore. Rather, we take different ideas and let them have “idea sex”— which leads to a totally new idea. This idea is a hybrid between the two ideas prior. I’ve been [...] The post Lean Photography appeared first on DIY Photography.

ON1 Photo RAW, the first new RAW processor in a decade

ON1 is a name that seems to be practically a household name these days, and ON1 Photo has become an essential tool in the post processing workflow to many photographers, but one thing it’s lacked is a quality RAW processor. Now that’s set to change with ON1 Photo RAW, which they’re describing as “the first all-new [...]Show More Summary

How to do a Simple Inexpensive Setup for Newborn Photography

When I first started taking on clients, as a new photographer I thought newborns would be my favorite. They seemed so easy, lying around, ready to be molded into any pose I desired, nothing to it. Fast forward five years and hundreds...Show More Summary

Colorized Photos of a Young Queen Elizabeth II from the 1930s and 1940s

When Winston Churchill met a two-year-old princess, the future Queen Elizabeth II, in 1928, he observed in the child a remarkable quality. She had, the future Prime Minister said, an “air of authority and reflectiveness astonishing in...Show More Summary

Cigar-smoking child, Washington DC, 1928

Three year-old Robert Quigley smoking a cigar, Washington DC, 30th August 1928. Quigley apparently started smoking when, as a one year-old on his father's knee, he grabbed his father's pipe and tried smoking it. The boy is also said to drink alcohol and chew tobacco. (Photo by Henry Miller News Picture Service/Archive Photos/Getty Images)

The Canon that can: Canon EOS 80D Review

The Canon EOS 80D is an enthusiast-level DSLR, and the successor to the 70D. It sports a new 24MP APS-C CMOS sensor which, like the 70D, offers Canon's Dual Pixel on-sensor phase-detection autofocus system. The 80D also gains a new 45-point hybrid AF system with all of the points being cross-type. Show More Summary

Chill Tonic: 1940

August 1940. "Port Gibson, Mississippi." Habitues of the Dreamboat Inn, last seen here. Medium format negative by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

What Exactly Is Life After Death if You’re a Cryonicist?

While there’s plenty to debate about life after death, what about life after a deep-freeze at minus 196 Celsius (minus 320 Fahrenheit)? For many people in the cryonics community, this is a very serious and expensive question, one that begins with the definition of death itself. Show More Summary

Heidi Swanson and Eater Honored in 2016 James Beard Foundation Awards

2 days agoArts / Photography : PDNPulse

The James Beard Foundation announced the winners of its annual Books, Broadcast and Journalism awards on April 26. Cookbook author and photographer Heidi Swanson won top honors for the Photography category for her book Near & Far: Recipes...Show More Summary

Getty Files Complaint Against Google In Europe

2 days agoArts / Photography : PDNPulse

Getty Images announced today that it has filed an unfair competition complaint against Google Inc. in Europe, where Google is already under fire. Getty objects to Google’s image search platform, which enables users to easily find and scroll through high resolution, full-screen displays of photographs. Show More Summary

Base Object 005 Aluminum Camera Stand Is Pretty, Probably Superfluous

2 days agoArts / Photography : Pop Photo

Gear Class up your work space with a stand for your camera This $44 aluminum stand keeps your camera off your desk, but looks good doing it…

3 Tips for Photographing Children Without Losing Your Mind

Photographing children is one of my favorite things to do, but at times it can also be one of the most difficult. Sometimes with kiddos, there is a very thin line between capturing memories that will last a lifetime, and capturing tears, tantrums, and meltdowns. Show More Summary

Retracing a 1,300-Mile Escape From a Soviet Gulag in WWII

Photographer Michal Iwanowski's grandfather escaped from a Russian gulag in 1945. Almost 70 years later, his grandson retraced his harrowing trek. The post Retracing a 1,300-Mile Escape From a Soviet Gulag in WWII appeared first on WIRED.

This small hovering drone that follows you around, can be controlled from your phone, shoots 4K video and doesn’t require FAA registration.

Drones have become ridiculously popular in the last few years, of that there is no doubt, but sometimes you don’t need all the power and load capacities of huge drones like the new DJI Matrice 600, or even the relatively modest Phantom 4. Sometimes, you just need a camera that hovers and follows you around, which is [...]Show More Summary

How a personal project became an exhibition of the most beautifully photographed and detailed bugs you ever saw

As a commercial portrait photographer specialising in sports, this project is a little different to the regular subjects that Levon Biss is used to shooting, but keen to make a personal project that he could pursue in his spare time which didn’t take up much space, insects became the perfect answer and that project became Microsculpture. Originally starting [...]Show More Summary

Funny Vintage Photos of Children Riding on Motorbikes

Of course, they can't ride, just for photographing. See more »

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