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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 flips for selfies

The GF7 is the newest member of Panasonic's entry-level line of compact mirrorless cameras, this time with a heavy emphasis on social media. It takes many of its design cues from the Panasonic's stylish GM camera bodies, bringing fresh lines for a look that will appeal to photo purists. How does the new design influence the GF user experience? Read our preview to find out.

Panasonic reveals Lumix DMC-GF7 with tilting LCD

Panasonic has taken the wraps off the Lumix DMC-GF7, a retro-styled 16MP mirrorless camera with a 180-degree upward-tilting screen ready for - you guessed it - selfies. Internally, it shares much of the GM1/GM5's components including built-in Wi-Fi with NFC and a sensor it also shares with the Lumix GX7 offering 1080/60p HD video. Read more

Neighbors: 1906

1906. "Birmingham, Alabama -- Jefferson County Courthouse and St. Paul's Church." 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

New York Plumber Turns Old Cameras Into Pieces Of Art

Most people have no use for their old film cameras, and many of them find their way to the trash. Michael Vivona’s camera-art will make you rethink next time you’re about to dispose of the old equipment in your possession. Vivona, who calls himself “something of an artist”, has built pieces for local New York [...]Show More Summary

Riveting Photos Of Retired Subway Cars Being Dropped Into The Ocean

What actually happens to all those old subway cars that are retired from the New York City subway? One might suspect they’re sent off to the salvage yard where they’ll be scrapped for metal and spare parts before they arrive at their final resting place in some landfill outside of town. While some of that assumption [...]Show More Summary

Brownie Moment: 1952

"Brownie at Elden's -- March 16, 1952." The latest episode of Minnesota Koda­chromes takes us out to the farm. Photo by Hubert Tuttle. View full size.

Manfrotto launches Off Road camera gear

Manfrotto has introduced a new lineup of backpacks in its Off Road collection designed for outdoor photographers. The backpacks allow for both personal items and camera gear to be toted around, including the new walking sticks and tripods the company has also launched. Read more

6 New Books I Have Ordered

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4 Things You Must do BEFORE Becoming a Professional Photographer

Are you considering making the leap from being an amateur photographer to a professional? Join the club! There are many pro photographers today making a living off of the craft, but of course there are a fair number of challenges that come with the job. Show More Summary

Beautiful Selfie Proves Israel and Lebanon Can Get Along. And Why They Can’t.

The Israeli and Lebanese contestants met at the Miss Universe contest. What happened next will (not) amaze you. They did what most people would do and took a selfie, together with Miss Japan and Miss Slovenia. Following angry criticism from her homeland, Miss Lebanon claimed she was photobombed by the Israeli. Is this true and [...]Show More Summary

We Are Giving Away Two Sweet Lensbaby Lenses: a Composer Pro w/Sweet 50 and a Special Edition Spark

If you are reading the blog for a while, you know that I am a big Lensbaby fan. A Lensbaby (any lensbaby) is a very powerful creative tool to have in your arsenal. If you are not familiar with Lensbabies, they are a family of creative lenses that provide in-camera focusing effects. If you are not [...]Show More Summary

When love breaks down: Why I sold my mirrorless camera

Many of you will recall that I wrote a blog some months ago entitled ‘5 reasons why your DSLR is obsolete in today’s world’ and that, to say the least got a lot of people talking. It also drew much comment. We saw the hard line DSLR users spitting feathers, others crying ‘clickbait’! Clickbait? Isn’t [...]Show More Summary

4 Tips for Effective Lighting Using Only One Speedlight

If the idea of incorporating flash into your photography work strikes fear in your heart, this is a must read article for you! The ability to use a portable electronic flash can do wonders for your work by giving you more creative options,...Show More Summary

What’s In The Bag? Katy Winn, Fashion Week Photographer, Shares Gold

It’s been a few years since I’ve met with with Katy Winn, and she shared “What’s in Her Bag”. It’s always a good lesson to see what a working photographer uses to get the job done. Not about endorsements, freebies, or the latest gear that gets written up. It’s about what works. And works. and […]

Explore Dubai In An 8-Terapixel 360-Degree Interactive Virtual Tour

We all know Google Earth as a great tool to get a feel for a distant location with its satellite and Street View maps. Now imagine Google Earth after a massive dose of epic combined with state-of-the-art technology, and the result is the most brilliant virtual tour ever created. Dubai 360 is the first virtual [...]Show More Summary

What Are You Willing To Give Up To Be A Better Photographer?

A couple years ago, Eric Veloso was sitting in his car in a parking lot in Vancouver, beating back the feeling of dread as he mentally prepared himself to start work at his day job. Not a bad job, but still a job that Veloso did not want to be at. It wasn’t his passion [...]

Skid Row: 1924

San Francisco circa 1924. "Star touring car with four-wheel brakes." The same venue (and graffitists) as our previous Star sighting. More evidence that smoking is hazardous to your health. 5x7 glass negative. View full size.

Bonaventure Cemetery: 1901

Midafternoon in the Garden of Good and Evil. Circa 1901. "Bonaventure Cemetery, Savannah, Georgia." 8x10 inch glass negative by William Henry Jackson. Detroit Photographic Company. View full size.

How To Shoot The Perfect Perfume Shot Using El Bokeh Wall

I had another article in mind for this week also using perfumes as my subject but I thought about making this article instead because I haven’t been using my El-bokeh wall for a long time now. This is a step by step tutorial on how to create a perfume product shot with bokeh backgrounds using [...]Show More Summary

Camera Firmware updates – The Upgrade Variety

It’s about time. How can you extend the life of your digital camera, and not get stuck in the “computer with lens” upgrade costs? Many companies offer firmware upgrades that will fix problems, and give very minor new features. (Do many of you even do the upgrade?) Fuji released a 27 point firmware upgrade to […]

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