Self-Assigned Challenge: Miramar Air Show

The Marine Corps Air Station Miramar was the perfect proving ground for the Sony a9
For a self-assigned challenge, I decided to shoot a subject matter I haven’t ever captured, the near-supersonic jets at a military air show. When Sony asked if I wanted to join them for a shoot at the Miramar Air Show in San Diego, I wasn’t sure how it would go. The ideal shot goes by in a millisecond of roaring engines, and since I’ve never shot... Read more

Photokina: Year Of The Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera

Photokina offered many surprises for photographers, filmmakers, industry analysts and others from the world of digital imaging
Photokina is the mammoth international photo and camera trade show that takes place every two years in Cologne, Germany. It started this past Wednesday and will be wrapping up tomorrow. While such trade shows can serve as key venues to unveil new gear, this year the camera manufacturers took things into their own hands: Nikon and Canon announced in... Read more

Sony’s 24mm F1.4 G Master Prime And A New Deal

The 24mm F1.4 GM is the 30th lens in their lineup
As the USS Potomac steamed across the bay into the golden hour and under the Golden Gate Bridge, I considered the technical aspects of Sony’s latest G Master lens. That’s because to truly benefit from the mirrorless technological leap, a lens must be constructed to operate in a much faster manner, like with electromagnets moving on a rail. Compact... Read more

Mission Workshop Integer

Another highly functional camera bag iteration from Mission Workshop
Not content to design and make just one of the most functional, weekender camera backpack I’ve used, Mission Workshop iterated the Rhake into the Integer. The main difference between the two is the Rhake uses an insert for camera gear and the space inside the Integer is dedicated with adjustable compartments and a quick-access side panel to grab... Read more

Discussing The New Canon EOS R System

B&H and four Canon experts discuss the new Canon EOS R System on a live online panel discussion
This afternoon, B&H hosted a live online panel discussion with four Canon experts to discuss some of the details of its new Canon EOS R full-frame mirrorless system, including the new 30.3MP EOS R mirrorless camera, and four new lenses, including the 28-70mm f/2, 50mm f/1.2, 24-105mm f/4, and 35mm f/1.8 macro. The panel comprised two veteran pro... Read more

The Guardian’s Teacher Takeover Project

A series of photo essays about the crisis in America's classrooms
Today, the Guardian US launched a three-day guest-edited series called Teacher Takeover. The series highlights the crisis in America’s classrooms and the activism of teachers. Addressing low teacher pay and underfunded schools, the teacher’s perspective is shared and based on their protest movement. As part of the project, The Guardian features... Read more

DJI Announces Mavic 2 Pro And Mavic 2 Zoom

Calling the release "a new era for camera drones," DJI reveals what they've learned from Hasselblad and it's significantly improved optics with zoom
It turned out to be a double-embargo weekend in Brooklyn. I was there for a Sony event celebrating World Photography Day and got my hands on the Leica M10-P AND the new DJI drones: Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom. I checked out the new drones in a truck driving around Brooklyn. What you need to know about this release from DJI is the partnership with Hasselblad... Read more

Nikon Introduces Z Mount Mirrorless System

Nikon announced development of a new full-frame mirrorless system and lens mount this summer, and now the company has officially introduced the new Z Mount System, comprised of two mirrorless cameras, three new lenses and a lens mount adapter. The Z 6 and Z 7 mirrorless cameras are nearly identical with the main differences being resolution and continuous shooting speed. The Read more…

The 24.5-megapixel Nikon Z 6 shown with the NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S
Nikon announced development of a new full-frame mirrorless system and lens mount this summer, and now the company has officially introduced the new Z Mount System, comprised of two mirrorless cameras, three new lenses and a lens mount adapter. The Z 6 and Z 7 mirrorless cameras are nearly identical with the main differences being resolution and continuous... Read more

Leica Announces M10-P

Exceptionally discreet, the new Leica M10-P allows photographers to see and not be seen
While in Brooklyn for a weekend shoot with Sony on World Photography Day, I got my hands on a Leica M10-P. With the news about the camera under embargo, I had just a few minutes with it and immediately noticed the almost silent shutter and placement of the ISO setting dial on the top plate—similar to the film rewind button on their MA and MP bodies.... Read more

Emerging Pro Contest Now Accepting Submissions

Submissions are now open in our premier photo contest—see the categories and enter now!
If you’re a student or pro photographer looking for your “big break,” placing in a photography competition is an excellent way to get your work noticed—and makes a great addition to your artist’s bio. Our premier photo contest, Emerging Pro 2018 is now accepting submissions in three categories: Fashion & Beauty Photojournalism... Read more

Photographing And Touring India

Hear two professional photographers talk about their experiences traveling and photographing in India, answering viewer questions and sharing their incredible images
India is on the “bucket list” for many travelers, but it’s a “big scary place” for a lot of people! The travel options can be overwhelming. I’m leading a tour/photography workshop through northeast India in the beginning of 2019. To help anyone interested understand just what it’s like there, I invited two good friends and professional... Read more

Yellowstone Macro Photography With The Sigma 70mm F2.8

A true test of a macro lens is in the thermal pools
The best photography advice I was ever given is to note where the photographers are and go somewhere else. I repeated that line to myself as I took up a position on a crowded Yellowstone boardwalk. Lying prone with a Sigma macro lens pointed at a colorful pool of thermal water next to bubbling, blended mud, I pulled focus on a patch of thermophilic... Read more
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