Shooting with Leica And Photography Destinations

Become a better photographer by shooting with a rangefinder
The Napa Valley from the fall of last year. The thing about Leicas, compared to the latest from other camera brands, is they cost a lot and are idiosyncratic. If you’re interested in photography and becoming a better photographer, you should spend some time shooting with a rangefinder, though, because of the immediate experience and feeling of connection... Read more

Self-Assigned Challenge: Shoot with a Medium-Format Camera

See the world entirely different with a Phase One IQ3 Trichromatic
On the grayest of Seattle days, one dripping wet with record-setting rain, I set out to find some color with the Phase One IQ3 100MP Trichromatic digital back ($50,000). Shooting with it was sort of like wearing a technicolor dream coat—well, raincoat—or when the Wizard of Oz switches to color from black and white or putting on a pair of those... Read more

Hands-On: Sigma 100-400mm offers Pro Quality Images At A Budget Price

A lens you'd mistake for costing twice that retails for $700
Shooting on a budget. It’s a tall order, but it isn’t impossible. Take the Sigma 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | C lens. Pair that with Sony’s Alpha series body and you have an instant solution for shooting distant subjects. Take the image below: Fast-moving subjects in low light captured in hand-held panning with a single object selected for the... Read more

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
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