Doug Menuez Hosts Leica Akademie Workshop

Running September 8-10 in LA, the acclaimed documentary photographer’s class will be held in conjunction with the Leica Gallery exhibition, “Fearless Genius: The Next Generation”
Doug Menuez
Photo by Doug Menuez Photographer Doug Menuez, who we profiled with his long-term documentary project that focused early Silicon Valley, including Steve Jobs, who gave Menuez unprecedented access—and who recently contributed to our blog post on finding a camera system that’s right for you, is holding an upcoming workshop in Los Angeles, September... Read more

Manfrotto Debuts 360º Virtual Reality Range

The gear is designed for both professionals and enthusiasts who are creating immersive photos and video content
virtual reality equipment
Manfrotto VR Adjustable Dolly The notion of virtual reality as a novelty is long gone, and photographers, filmmakers and videographers are only becoming more innovative as they create their 360º content. With the debut of its 360o Virtual Reality range, Manfrotto aims to provide high-quality gear that will make VR content creation easier and more effortless... Read more

BB&S Lighting To Introduce One-Foot 4-Bank At IBC 2017

The new compact LED remote phosphor fixture is an ideal solution for small studios and on-location shoots
LED lighting
BB&S Lighting will introduce the 1’ 4-Bank at IBC 2017. Weighing three pounds and measuring 12” long x 8” high x 1.5” deep, the new compact LED remote phosphor fixture is an ideal solution for small studios and on-location shoots. The BB&S Lighting Pipeline series also includes the 2’ 2-Bank, 3’ 4-Bank, 4’ 4-Bank, the Reporter... Read more

Macphun Teases Aurora HDR 2018 Arrival

The new and improved HDR image editor will be available for pre-order beginning September 12, with a release date of September 28
HDR photography
On the heels of introducing Neptune, the free update to Macphun’s award-winning editor Luminar that features cool new Artificial Intelligence technology, the company has announced the release of Aurora HDR 2018. Once a Mac-only imaging solution, Aurora HDR 2018 will be available for Windows, as well. Co-developed with photographer Trey Ratcliff in... Read more

Pelican Products Introduces Three New Sizes In Pelican Air Case Series

The lightweight, durable cases are 45% deeper than the existing cases in the line
hard cases
Pelican Air Case 1637 Pelican Products makes some of our favorite hard cases, and now has introduced three new sizes in the Pelican Air Case series—the 1557, 1607 and 1637—part of the company’s wider Protector Case line. There are now nine models in the Air Case series, which are up to 40% lighter and ruggedly designed to protect valuable gear... Read more

Hensel Announces Porty L 1200 Kit Savings

The company is offering up to $670 off the battery-powered strobe kits, running through November 17, 2017
battery-powered strobes
Hensel has announced instant rebates of up to $670 off the Porty L kits. Providing 1200 Ws of power, the battery-powered strobe is offered in two kits—Original 1 and Original 2—and this current offer represents Hensel’s best pricing on the strobe kits, to date. The promotion ends November 17, 2017, while supplies last. Here’s a look at the kit... Read more

Sony Announces “α TRADE UP” Program

The company is offering up to a $500 bonus toward purchase of select Sony alpha full-frame cameras, lenses and accessories, plus the trade-in value of working DSLRs or mirrorless cameras
Sony cameras
Sony has announced an end-of-summer “α TRADE UP” program. Photographers and other creatives can get up to a $500 bonus toward purchase of Sony alpha full-frame cameras, lenses and accessories, plus the trade-in value of working DSLRs or mirrorless cameras. The special offer runs through September 20, 2017 and coincides with Sony’s current $200... Read more

Leica Announces Oskar Barnack Award 2017 Winner

Norwegian photographer Terje Abusdal was recognized for his “Slash & Burn” project in the Main category
Leica Oskar Barnack Award
Photographer Terje Abusdal is the winner of the Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2017, recognized for his “Slash & Burn” project, which documented the Forest Finns, a Norwegian ethnic minority group. Photo credit: © Terje Abusdal 2016, www.terjeabusdal.com Leica has announced the winner of the prestigious Oskar Barnack Award 2017. Norwegian photographer... Read more

Peak Design’s New Leash And Cuff Straps

The redesigned accessories are ultralight and durable, and more versatile than ever
camera straps
Peak Design has introduced updated versions of its Leash and Cuff straps. The redesigned accessories are ultralight and durable, and more versatile than the originals; the new camera and wrist straps are meant to be adaptable to almost any photo situation, in addition to protecting your camera while you’re shooting. Leash Feature Highlights: New... Read more

Sony Kumamoto Earthquake Footage Released

The company shares footage of the devastating 2016 quake with Digital Photo Pro
Damage from the Kumamoto earthquake in Japan.
In April 2016, a massive 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit Kumamoto, Japan, home to the company’s image sensor production facility. The massive shock, which followed a pre-shock of 6.2, devastated the facility. Because Sony’s imaging sensors are used not only in their own products but in the products of other camera manufacturers, the shock set back... Read more

Rokinon SP 14mm F2.4 Lens Available In Nikon AE Mount

The ultra-wide-angle prime is now compatible with Nikon full-frame and APS-C cameras
Rokinon lens
Rokinon has released the SP 14mm F2.4 for Nikon AE mount, making the ultra-wide-angle prime compatible with Nikon full-frame and APS-C (cropped frame) cameras. Nikon’s exposure control modes are enabled, and EXIF data is registered. The SP (Special Performance) series also includes the SP 85mm F1.2; both lenses are available in Canon EF mounts. Designed... Read more

“Cuba Is” Photography Exhibit

Showcasing work from an eclectic group of photographers, the exhibit takes an inside look at Cuba, September 9, 2017-March 4, 2018 at the Annenberg Space for Photography in LA
Cuba Is photography exhibit
Photo by Tria Giovan The upcoming “Cuba Is” photography exhibit showcases work from an eclectic group of photographers, who provide an inside look at Cuba, from Havana and beyond. The exhibit runs September 9, 2017-March 4, 2018 at the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles. On display will be the work—archival and on assignment—of featured... Read more
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