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Pentax 645Z added to studio comparison database

Ricoh's Pentax 645Z offers a level of consumer-friendliness previously unseen in its class. The 50MP CMOS medium format sensor is complemented by a number of features from the K-3 DSLR, including a 27-point AF system with 25 cross-type points. We've added it to our studio scene tool so you can compare its results to the likes of the Nikon D810. Read more

Direction, Cinematography, and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Out of everything I’ve learned when it comes to photography, what strengthened my work the most was watching movies. Much of how I shoot my pictures today came from observing and comparing different directors and cinematographers. It’s why I started writing about film at all here in the first place – We’re not No Film [...]Show More Summary

Peerless and Poised: 1920

San Francisco circa 1920. "Peerless touring car." Along with what could be a demonstration of either aerodynamics or sobriety at the start of Prohibition. 6½ x 8½ inch glass negative by the prolific Christopher Helin. View full size...

UK Landscape Photographer of the Year winners announced

The winners of the UK’s Take a View 2014 competition have been announced. Taking the title Landscape Photographer of the Year and a £10,000 prize, photographer Mark Littlejohn beat around 20,000 entries with his picture of a temporary stream created by heavy rain tumbling down the side of a Glencoe mountain, in Scotland. See gallery

Quick Tip: Quick and Dirty DSLR Battery Strap Case

Where are you storing your batteries? Here is a quick and fun idea from Instructables user hagay1974. Hagay is using two scrap pieces of 2? wide hook and loop strap to make fold on battery case which would probably fit any strap in the world. Being a 4 seconds project, it totally qualifies for our Fastest Hack Ever [...]Show More Summary

Watch the Fords Go By

August 1912. "Campus Martius and Detroit Opera House." With much interesting signage. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

Olympus OM-D E-M5 rumored to be out of production

Rumors have surfaced that the Olympus E-M5 has reached the end of its production. According to 4/3rumors, retailers in US and Europe have received notice from Olympus that it has stopped production of the camera. Olympus hasn't made an official announcement yet. Read more

Beautiful Macro Photos Of Spiders And Flowers Being Reflected In Tiny Drops Of Dew

After browsing through the expansive (and insanely brilliant) portfolio of Italian photographer, Alberto Ghizzi Panizza, you might start to wonder how he always seems to be in the right place at the right time. His macro images are consistent perfectly timed feats of logic. But, as Panizza would explain, it’s not just good timing. After [...]Show More Summary

Music Tooter: 1928

Washington, D.C., 1928. Going out on a low note: "Women with contrabass tuba" is all it says here. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

Phase One to introduce A-Series mirrorless medium format camera system

American professional camera dealer Digital Transitions has announced that it will host a preview event of a new Phase One medium format digital camera system that doesn’t use a reflex mirror system. Although Phase One has yet to comment, it appears that the A-Series will comprise three configurations which use different Phase One backs. Show More Summary

Using Clipping Masks and Drop Shadow to create surreal images

On my last post I talked about my backup workflow, but I am probably more known for my editing style. So this time I decided to break down a photo. A question I get asked a lot when I showing my portfolio is how I make images like the one above (This one is featuring the [...]

Beau Peep: 1900s

Circa 1900 in parts unknown. "Seth & lamb at Will's. f4.5 3.5F Kodak." 6½ x 8½ inch glass negative by Mother Goose, for all we know. View full size.

Prints from first photographed royal tour go on show at Buckingham Palace

A collection of photos taken in 1862 during the Prince of Wales' tour of the Middle East, showing historical figures and sites, has gone on display at Buckingham Palace in London. Taken by Francis Bedford, who was the first photographer...Show More Summary

Cozy Cottage: 1910s

From 1912 or later comes "elderly man in rocking chair," watching the world go by from the vine-covered porch of his cozy cottage (erected "A.D. 1901") at 479 Main Street. 5x7 inch glass negative, photographer unknown. View full siz...

Readers' Showcase: Submit your best portraits!

We're accepting submissions for our latest Readers' Showcase and we want to see your best portraits! Stop by the Portrait & People Photography forum and show us your best shots. Our favorite images will be included in a showcase article on the homepage. Show More Summary

Samsung developing 360 degree panoramic 3D camera for VR headsets

Samsung is showing off a prototype camera that captures 360-degree 3D images in an effort to provide content for its virtually reality headset, the Samsung Gear VR. Using cameras arranged into 8 stereoscopic pairs around the device's perimeter, the prototype (called Project Beyond) can capture 3D still panoramas, with single frames measuring 35MP. Learn more

Laying Pipe: 1923

July 21, 1923. "Water conduit." Part of the Washington, D.C., aqueduct system seen here, along what used to be called Conduit Road. View full size.

10 Famous Landmarks You’re Not Allowed to Photograph for Commercial Use

Having just returned from Paris, I spent some time photographing a few of the world’s most famous landmarks. Some of these photos are just my personal vacation photos and will only be seen by me (and maybe my Facebook friends…DIYP readers…Facebook friends of DIYP readers…).  But, a few of them will end up being sold [...]Show More Summary

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