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Weaponized Photographs and Feeling Inadequate as a Photographer

How can a photograph be a weapon? We cover the somber truths on how image making today can be (and often is) used for nefarious purposes. Do you have the lifestyle of a creative, yet are feeling inadequate compared to your peers who do not? You love what you do and you’re happy, but yet, you still have that feeling of envy as they just bought their new Porsche or that nice house while you’re driving a 15 year old clunker...

Hands-On With Tamron’s New Prime Lenses: 35mm f/1.8 VC & 45mm f/1.8 VC

Today Tamron announced something I don’t know if any of us were really expecting: a new series of Superior Performance (SP) prime lenses in the 35mm f/1.8 Di VC USD and the 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD that are new not only in the fact they are primes (seriously! Primes from Tamron!), but also in their completely new design. They also, at least in preliminary tests with this photographer, rock.    It wasn’t long ago...

Photographer of the Day: The Breathtaking Landscape Images of Thierry Bornier’s “Beauty Paddy of China”

A finalist at LensCulture Earth Awards 2015, Thierry Bornier‘s photography series called “Beauty Paddy of China” not only showcases the magnificent rice terraces spread across China, but also serves as a platform for environmental awareness and the history of the area, stemming from its many centuries of existence. “Living in the Chinese province of Yunnan, I have spent the last 3 years to shooting these...

Panasonic GH4 V-Log L Grading & Comparison Sample Video

If you’re curious how the new V-Log L format (which was announced today for the Panasonic GH4) looks straight out of camera, against the other profiles available, and graded, this video will give you a solid picture. Eduardo Angel put together this short video that does a really good job comparing and showing how vastly different the new V-Log profile is from what the camera came with straight out of the box. Eduardo also has an...

Ever Wish for a Universal Quick Release Plate? The “QuickReleaseOne” Aims to Be Exactly That

Going from a square plate for my ballhead, to a short Manfrotto plate for a video tripod, and other specialty plates for other random tripod heads, I’ve long wanted a universal standard that could work between all of these different pieces. From Edelkrone, creators of the popular, innovative sliders that hit the market a few years ago, comes the “QuickReleaseOne.” The video above shows you what it can do, but what I...

Camera Power Rankings Month 4: Sony A7R II Repeats at Number One

For the first time, we have a repeat pick for the #1 spot, and the final vote numbers were even stronger this month than last for the Sony a7R II. It was not picked unanimously as the best camera out there right now, but it did make every voter’s list in some capacity. So what are the Camera Power Rankings? Each month we poll a list of journalists, photographers and experts from around the world on what still cameras they think...

V-Log for Panasonic GH4 Finally Available! But it Costs $99

Well, we asked and Panasonic finally delivered. You can now acquire the Lumix GH4 V-Log L Function firmware upgrade kit for your GH4, but it isn’t the free upgrade we were hoping for. Sadly, you’ll have to dole out $99 to grab it.So what does it do? Well, this:LUMIX GH4 function enhancement for film production/professional videographers Increases dynamic range from 10 stops to 12 stops Makes color grading easier with...

Apparently Location DOES Matter: LA vs NY Creative Pros Have Very Different Habits

Right now it’s pretty easy to say “it doesn’t matter where you live, we’re in the internet age where anyone can work with anyone else.” This is absolutely true, but based on data collected by Adobe, there are significant differences between Los Angeles and New York creative professionals, not only in their habits, but in the kinds of creative projects they find themselves working in. So to really delve...

New Site “Filmsupply” Has Best Shot to Actually Change How We Think of Stock Footage

Working in stock, looking for stock, and buying stock is all pretty terrible. There is, for the most part, nothing really that good about the entire system. Stock has become based on mass, not quality. It’s a matter of how many shots you can get online, and that attitude has overwhelmed stock footage sites with piles of garbage. Anyone in the industry, or anyone who cares for that matter, can immediately tell when stock footage...

Wondergloss Workshop Set to Give You Training by Some of the the Best Educators Around

Wondergloss is a workshop designed for both photographers and makeup artists and designed to give you advanced training by some of the best educators in the industry. Put together by Courtney Dailey, this three day workshop is designed for advanced artist looking to learn the skills needed to bring their work to the next level. The Wondergloss Workshop has the following educators for the photography workshops:Zach Sutton  Zach...

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Camera Power Rankings

#1 - Sony a7R II Sony a7r II Announced
#2 - Nikon D810 Nikon D810
#3 - Canon 5Ds / 5Ds R Canon 5Dsr
#4 - Pentax 645z Pentax 645z
#5 - Fuji XT-1 Fuji XT-1
#6 - Phase One XF Phase One XF Camera with 35mm Lens
#7 - Nikon D750 Nikon D750
#8 - Sony a7 II Sony a7ii
#9 - Sony a7s Sony a7s
#10 - Canon 5D Mark III Canon 5D Mark III

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Panasonic GH4 V-Log L Grading & Comparison Sample Video
Ever Wish for a Universal Quick Release Plate? The “QuickReleaseOne” Aims to Be Exactly That
New Site “Filmsupply” Has Best Shot to Actually Change How We Think of Stock Footage
Witness Iceland’s Midnight Sun Showcased in a 4K Timelapse
ReelSteady, an After Effects Plugin, Looks WAY Better than Warp Stabilizer
Some Photoshop Wizardry Brings a Couple’s Star Wars Wedding Dreams to Life
Instagram Thinks Outside the Square, Adds Landscape & Portrait Orientation
Inspiring Film Follows High School Students Chasing the Perseid Meteor Shower
Creating a Chatroulette-Powered First-Person Shooter Game with Zombies, Nerf Guns & GoPros
Visit Los Angeles in Hyperlapse via This Stellar Short Film
  • Panasonic GH4 V-Log L Grading & Comparison Sample Video

  • Ever Wish for a Universal Quick Release Plate? The “QuickReleaseOne” Aims to Be Exactly That

  • New Site “Filmsupply” Has Best Shot to Actually Change How We Think of Stock Footage

  • Witness Iceland’s Midnight Sun Showcased in a 4K Timelapse

  • ReelSteady, an After Effects Plugin, Looks WAY Better than Warp Stabilizer

  • Some Photoshop Wizardry Brings a Couple’s Star Wars Wedding Dreams to Life

  • Instagram Thinks Outside the Square, Adds Landscape & Portrait Orientation

  • Inspiring Film Follows High School Students Chasing the Perseid Meteor Shower

  • Creating a Chatroulette-Powered First-Person Shooter Game with Zombies, Nerf Guns & GoPros

  • Visit Los Angeles in Hyperlapse via This Stellar Short Film