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Kinda Genius: The LP742 LightSwitch

5 days agoArts / Photography : Strobist

See that? That's the high water mark to date for my dual-purpose creativity with a speedlight case. Being padded, I use it as a thermos for my station-purchased beverage when home-bound from New York City on the train. (Works totally ace, BTW.) But that bar just got seriously upped today by the LumoPro LP742 "LightSwitch" speedlight case. Read more »

Pocket full of tricks: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV review posted

Sony defined a category when it rolled out the enthusiast-focused Cyber-shot DSC-RX100. This shirt pocketable compact's fourth iteration brings a new 20MP 1"-type stacked CMOS sensor to the table, maintaining an F1.8-2.8, 24-70mm equivalent zoom lens from the preceding model. Our full review analyzes its performance in the field and in our studio. Read more

DxOMark Mobile Report: Motorola Moto X Style

DxOMark has put Motorola's brand new Moto X Style to the test. With a 1/2.3" 21MP BSI CMOS sensor, F2.0 lens and dual-LED flash it's no slouch in the camera department. See where it lands in DxOMark's mobile rankings. Read more

Motorola Moto X Style preview and samples

The Moto X Style is Motorola's brand new flagship smartphone and replaces the 2014 edition of the Moto X, using a 1/2.3" 21MP BSI CMOS sensor and F2.0 lens. We've had a chance to try the new model before launch, and we took it out to capture a range of sample shots in varying light conditions. Read more

Crowd Sourced Photo Project Delivers Window Views From Around The World

A window covering manufacturer, Somfy, just released an interesting crowd sourced photo project aptly titled, “A View From Here“. For the project, they tasked 27 photographers from around the globe with a rather simple set of instruction: take two photographs of the view from your window, (one in the morning and one in the evening) [...]Show More Summary

How to Photograph the International Space Station. Every. Single. Time.

Photographing the International Space Station is no easy feat. It takes skill, a fair amount of planning, and a whole lot of patience. After years of planning, Aaron Harris has managed to perfect his method for capturing the ISS in transit. Aaron uses his Canon 7D with a Sigma 150-500mm, and of course his Triggertrap [...]Show More Summary

Adobe Fixes Bugs in First Premiere Pro CC 2015 Update

The 2015 release of Adobe Creative Cloud brought many new features, and for that we were happy.  Now we (or, at least I) am happy once again. Adobe has just rolled out the first official update to Premiere Pro CC 2015.  Along with fixes to audio and workflow problems, the new update promises to correct performance and [...]Show More Summary

This Clever Strobe Case Transforms Into a Reflector

Here is a clever idea. A Strobe case that turns into a reflector. There are many strobe soft reflectors out there, but none that double duties as a strobe case. The LP742 from LumoPro is a transformer of a case that doubles as either a full reflector (think Flash Bender) or a small flag (think [...]Show More Summary

Children Give Unfiltered Opinions On How Models Are Portrayed In Fashion Photography

Interested in photographing fashion and models? You may want to take a moment to watch the entertaining clip below. In the video, filmmaker, Yolanda Dominguez, sits down with a group of 8 year old children and shows them various photographs from recent fashion campaigns. As they describe their initial reactions to the images, you can’t [...]Show More Summary

DaVinci Resolve 12 Beta Is Here – World’s ‘Most Advanced’ Non-Linear Video Editor

Back in May we had shared that the upcoming release of DaVinci Resolve 12 may just be the most awesome editor for budget filmmakers.  The only problem was, it hadn’t been released yet. Today, however, we are happy to announce that version 12 has been released in beta (and I’m currently downloading it)! In addition [...]Show More Summary

55 Retro Advertising Posters of Soviet Cars from the Past

Since the automotive industry in the Soviet Union was developed rather well, lots of advertisement campaigns had been created by car manufacturers. See more »

Amazing Photos of Fearless Fagan in 1951 – The Incredible Lion Who Became a Hollywood Star

Fearless the Lion was owned by Floyd C. Humeston, who raised Fagan from a cub, brushed its teeth, combed its fur and, LIFE claimed, had “evolved an English-German gibberish that Fagan not only understands but answers with growls andShow More Summary

Two young women on beach sharing tanning oil, 1946

Photo by Constance Bannister Corp, Hulton Archive/ Getty Images

40 Funny Yearbook Photos from the 1980s and Early 1990s

Here, we gathered the worst kids haircuts of all time, most of them come directly from the 80?s and early 90?s, cool years for a lot of things but definitely not for hairstyles. See more »

The world’s last commercial sailing ship, The Pamir, rounding Cape Horn for the last time in 1949

The German ship Pamir which, in 1949, became the last commercial sailing ship to round Cape Horn. She capsized and sank in September 1957 in a hurricane off the Azores, with the loss of 80 crew.

8 Factors to Look at Before You Choose a New DSLR or Mirrorless Camera

Not too long ago, the path to choosing your gear was very clear. If you wanted to take professional quality images, the DSLR reigned supreme. Yet, the landscape of available camera gear is constantly evolving, and today there are more options than ever before. Show More Summary

10 Items You Need for Your Night Photography Kit

Louis Pasteur famously said that “chance favors the prepared mind.” This statement definitely applies to photography, as there is always an element of chance, with the odds of success growing with preparation. The quote seems particularly applicable to night photography, which has unique requirements for exposure and stability. Show More Summary

Wandering Tourists Look Like Ants in the Vast Gobi Desert

Bence Bakonyi photographs tourists doing what tourists do best – wandering and gawking. The post Wandering Tourists Look Like Ants in the Vast Gobi Desert appeared first on WIRED.

Mesmerizing Time-Lapse GIFs of Cacti Flowers in Bloom

"I’m pretty sure [my neighbors] think there’s this weird cactus nutcase living in the neighborhood." The post Mesmerizing Time-Lapse GIFs of Cacti Flowers in Bloom appeared first on WIRED.

The Family Franklin: 1920

San Francisco circa 1920. "Franklin auto at Franklin Motor Car Co." Note the Yellowstone Park sticker. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

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