DJI and POND5 Create Stock Drone Footage

The stock footage is captured by licensed pilots using DJI drones and available from POND5
DJI and Pond5 recently announced a program to develop stock drone footage. And, they’re doing so with licensed pilots using DJI’s drones. Pond5 will organize the footage into collections and then denote the footage as Part 107 Remote Pilot Certificate compliant in searches. Part 107 is the FAA rule about small unmanned aircraft systems... Read more

NAB 2018 Live: Apple’s New Raw Video Standard

Minor Final Cut Pro update adds major new format
Tucked into a relatively modest update to Apple’s Final Cut Pro X comes a new video standard, part of the ProRes codec and one that—if the flurry of press releases promising support is any indication—will quickly become as important to the video workflow as ProRes itself. A variety of manufacturers offer a raw video format, notably Blackmagic,... Read more

Lumix GH5 Versus GH5s Stabilization Test

The LUMIX GH5 has excellent IBIS (in body image stabilization), so why did Panasonic remove it from the LUMIX GH5s? 
The Panasonic LUMIX GH5 was heralded for great in body image stabilization (also called IBIS), especially when combined with an OIS (optical image stabilization) lens. But when the GH5s was released—the low light variant of the GH5—IBIS was removed. Why? In this week’s video, we see a direct comparison of the two cameras in the type of environment... Read more

Taking Photos Of A Tuna Cutting With The Nikon D850

The D850 is what you should expect from a flagship camera and is arguably the best DSLR ever made
Have you ever attended a Japanese event and there’s so much going on? There’s a start and an end, with an expected outcome, but the rest seems like improv. That was the tuna cutting. And, it was super fun. If you ever get invited to one, definitely go. It was so fun that I was ready for the floor of the restaurant to open and drop us all into... Read more

Chuck Westfall, Camera Pioneer, Photographer’s Friend, Passes Away

The photography world has lost one of its most beloved, passionate and knowledgeable resources, Chuck Westfall. There is no photographer alive today that has not benefitted from the work of Chuck Westfall because he was part of the team that in 1994 helped develop the first truly-useable professional digital cameras, the Kodak DCS system. Through much Read more…

The photography world has lost one of its most beloved, passionate and knowledgeable resources, Chuck Westfall. There is no photographer alive today that has not benefitted from the work of Chuck Westfall because he was part of the team that in 1994 helped develop the first truly-useable professional digital cameras, the Kodak DCS system. Through much... Read more

12 Tips For Snow Photography

Shooting video or photos in the bright, white and cold snow isn't as straightforward as shooting in regular conditions — get your top tips here on how to make the best of it!
Is it snowing outside? That’s no excuse to stop taking pictures! The super bright conditions that a sunny, snowy day creates can wreak havoc on your camera’s light and white balance meter. The cold can crimp your batteries and the wet can damage your gear. It’s enough to make you want to stay inside! But with these 12 tips, you’ll be ready to... Read more

Enabling Creativity Through Dance, Food And Cityscape

A new brand campaign showcases the dedication and inspiration behind professional photographers who utilize Capture One in their work.
In the video below Dayron Vera, a former ballet dancer describes taking up photography following his career as a dancer as a way to stay connected to the art of dance, and how his passion and dedication enables his creativity as a photographer. The story is from a Capture One series of videos designed to give voice to three individual photographers... Read more

Sony a7 III Hands On With “The Basic Model”

Sony's a7 III, the "plain model" is loaded with features from their more expensive models and priced for those upgraders
In took three years of a relentless release schedule, bringing unprecedented features to market (like silent shooting), and two flagships—a7R III and the a9—for Sony to refocus on making the “basic model.” And, what they mean by that is the entry-level Alpha Series has been upgraded with specs from more expensive models and priced at... Read more

Chrome Niko F-Stop Camera Bag

An updated version of the fan-favorite Niko Pack with a back opening, more pockets, and the same low-profile silhouette.
You know that thing when you get some gear and then notice everyone else that has it too? Well, in my travels I’ve seen many Chrome Nikos. I owned and used a Niko Messenger bag for years, but switched to the Thule Covert when airlines became more restrictive with luggage allowances. The cube shape of the Niko Messenger was perfect for travel. I just... Read more

Add Another Dimension to Your Portraits with the Lensbaby Velvet Lens

PhotoJoseph demonstrates how the Lensbaby Velvet Lens makes creamy, soft portraits using a LUMIX, Olympus, Nikon, Canon, or Pentax camera
As a portrait photographer, every edge you can grab helps you to stand out from the competition. In this video, see how the Lensbaby Velvet lens can add a delicious dreamy look to your portraits! We brought in Genevieve, a gorgeous model for this Valentine’s Day special to see exactly how the lens works in realtime! In other videos, learn how... Read more

New DJI Mavic Air Takes To The Skies – Live From NYC Event

New DJI drone combines lightweight body, high resolution, advanced controls into Mavic Air
What do you get when you take the image quality of the DJI Phantom 4 and put it into a body about the same size as a DJI Spark? The answer, revealed by DJI’s Mike Perry at an invite-only media event in New York City today is the Mavic Air, a restyled, revamped, folding drone that looks to be the “gotta have it” tool for photographers... Read more

PhotoJoseph compares the GH5 to the new GH5S In This Review

New video-centric Micro Four Thirds has incredible light performance, but has left some things out
If you do that video thing, then you’ve probably heard that Panasonic announced a new camera, the GH5S, as a companion to the very popular GH5 camera. While many on the interwebs immediately went into panic mode, worried that their beloved GH5 was already out of date — FRET NOT! The GH5S is a complement, not a replacement, for the GH5. With superior... Read more
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