Can You Mix Long Exposures And High Resolution Mode On The LUMIX G9?

Can long exposure blurred motion photography be combined with high-resolution mode (aka Pixel Shifting Resolution System or Pixel Shift Multi Shooting Mode) on the LUMIX G9? PhotoJoseph answers that question!
We’ve all seen those long exposure photos of moving subjects like waterfalls where the water goes all blurry and pretty. We’ve also been hearing more and more about certain new cameras (like the LUMIX G9) featuring a “high-resolution mode,” where the sensor shifts a tiny bit over a short amount of time, combining photos to create images way... Read more

My Wow Moment: Underwater Photography

Sony Wants to Wow You
My wow moment—finding ones is the reason Sony hosted the Collective, Artisans and journalists for evangelism at Asilomar Hotel and Conference Grounds—was seeing one usable underwater photo in post from the hundreds I took—or thought I did. The featured one on this post is an obligatory sunset photo because we were at the beach. It’s this one... Read more

Exploring Creativity at Sony Kando

Several years ago Sony began to talk about “kando”, a phrase borrowed from Japanese that is difficult to define but refers to the feeling of connection and creativity that comes when fully engaged in your art, the moment when the tools and the processes come together and the result is a magnification of expression. Sony’s Read more…

Several years ago Sony began to talk about “kando”, a phrase borrowed from Japanese that is difficult to define but refers to the feeling of connection and creativity that comes when fully engaged in your art, the moment when the tools and the processes come together and the result is a magnification of expression. Sony’s annual Kando event follows... Read more

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
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