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Month: June 2014


Lake District gigapixel

6 more gigapixel photography projects worth seeing

Following the success of our initial article about websites where you can find the best gigapixel panoramas, we have created “part II” of our series. Check out this article in order to find out more about six websites consisting of gigapixel photography projects, as they are worth seeing and will keep you busy for days to come.


4 Ways To Avoid A Disaster If You Edit In Lightroom

If you use Lightroom to edit your photos, you may (or may not) realize that your edits are not applied to your image unless you export them out of Lightroom. Lightroom is essentially a big, huge database of information.  When you edit, whether you use Lightroom presets, make manual adjustments or both, your changes just…

El Pardal - Antoine Bruy

Scrublands: portraits of people who hate modern civilization

Not everybody likes to live in a busy city. A lot of people prefer every bit of quietness they can get. Actually, some people have decided to turn their backs on any kind of modern life, so they are now living in the wilderness. Photographer Antoine Bruy is documenting the lives of these people in the “Scrublands” portrait photo project.

In Extremis

In Extremis: funny photos of people falling awkwardly

It may have been a while since you have laughed. Photographer Sandro Giordano is trying to put a smile on your face using his “In Extremis” photo series that depicts people falling and landing in awkward positions. Be advised that the collection may also serve as a wake up call and force you to set your priorities straight.

Panasonic Lumix GX1

Micro Four Thirds-based Panasonic compact camera coming soon

Panasonic is rumored to have scheduled a major product launch event for July 16. Beside the already-rumored LX8, it seems like another Panasonic compact camera will be unveiled. According to inside sources, the new shooter will come packed with a Micro Four Thirds image sensor and a fixed lens with a very bright aperture.


Editing Newborn Images the Easy Way

Before and After Step-by-Step Edit: MCP Photoshop Action, Newborn Necessities, can make those Newborn session stressers a thing of the past The MCP Show and Tell Site is a place for you to share your images edited with MCP products (our Photoshop actions, Lightroom presets, textures and more).  We’ve always shared before and after Blueprints on…

Kodak PixPro S-1

Kodak S-1 manual and sample photos posted ahead of launch

JK Imaging promised that its first Kodak-branded Micro Four Thirds camera will be released soon. That was a long time ago. Nevertheless, the company has stopped the teasers and the Kodak S-1 manual is available for download. In addition, a photographer has revealed the first sample photos captured with the camera.

Canon image sensor

Revolutionary Canon image sensor features five pixel layers

Canon is rumored to be taking things to the next level when the EOS 7D Mark II DSLR camera becomes official this summer. Ahead of the camera’s launch, a revolutionary Canon image sensor has been patented in Japan. The patent is describing a sensor that consists of five pixel sheets, including two for ultraviolet and infrared light.

Nikon D810 DSLR

Nikon D810 DSLR unveiled as an evolution of the D800/D800E

The big day is finally here for Nikon fans! The Japan-based company has officially introduced the Nikon D810, a DSLR camera that is an evolution of the D800 and D800E. It comes with a new image sensor, that still consists of 36.3 megapixels, as well as multiple enhancements that photographers will certainly love.

Nikon D810 DSLR camera

Nikon D810 showcase: photos, videos, presentations

Nikon has just unveiled a new DSLR with a full frame image sensor. The shooter replaces the D800 / D800E duo and it is said to provide amazing image quality. Here is a complete and detailed Nikon D810 showcase, which consists of numerous sample photos and videos captured with the latest addition to the Nikon DSLR camera series.

Nikon D810 vs D800 and D800E

Nikon D810 vs D800/D800E comparison sheet

The Nikon D810 is the company’s most recent DSLR camera. The shooter will serve as a replacement for both the D800 and D800E, two devices which are roughly two years old. For those of you who are curious to find out everything that has changed, here is a complete Nikon D810 vs D800/D800E comparison sheet!

Sony 135mm f/1.8 ZA Zeiss Sonnar T*

Zeiss 135mm f/1.8 ZA SSM lens release date set for early 2015

The already-rumored Zeiss 135mm f/1.8 ZA SSM lens is now believed to be released on the market in early 2015. The lens has been previously said to be revealed at the Photokina 2014, so it would make sense to become available at the beginning of next year. Moreover, it will be joined by the 85mm f/1.4 SSM soon after that.

MeiKe MK-310 flash master

MeiKe MK-310 is a cheap flash master for Canon/Nikon users

Do you want to control one or more Canon and Nikon Speedlites, while needing an extra flash on your DSLR, but you have a really low budget? Well, here is the MeiKe MK-310! This is an amazing, yet affordable TTL flash master that can control multiple Canon or Nikon Speedlites, while also featuring a built-in flash head.

Panasonic lens line-up

Five new Panasonic prime lenses patented in the US

Digging through patent applications is a good way to a company’s plans for the future. In the case of a Micro Four Thirds camera and lens maker, it seems like the future is pretty clear and exciting. Five new Panasonic prime lenses have been patented in the United States at the USPTO and could be announced in the near future.

Nikon 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5

More Nikon D810 specs and details leaked ahead of launch

In the wake of a new product launch event, inside sources have leaked more More Nikon D810 specs and details. The DSLR camera is replacing the company’s DSLR cameras with the highest megapixel count: D800 and D800E. The replacement of the D800/D800E duo is dropping on June 26, so read on to find out what it will offer!


The Beginner Photographer’s Guide to Understanding Resolution

Learn quickly how to resize your images for print – and what resolution (PPI and DPI) you should use for the best results.

Nikon D800 replacement

Nikon D810 announcement date taking place on June 26

The Nikon D810 announcement date is getting closer and closer. Highly-trusted sources have reiterated the fact that the Japan-based company will unveil the replacement for both the D800 and D800E cameras on June 26. The new DSLR will feature big-megapixel full frame sensor, similar to its predecessors, and many other great specs.


Canon vs Nikon war still waging at major sports events

Are you a Canon or a Nikon fan? These are the most popular companies among photographers. Moreover, professionals love them, too. The Canon vs Nikon war is waging everywhere you look, including at major sports events, such as the Olympics and the World Cup. Which one is more popular? Read on to find out!

Canon EOS 1D X

Canon 1D X Mark II and 5D Mark IV to be launched in early 2015

Canon is rumored to reveal a couple of DSLR cameras with full frame image sensors at the beginning of 2015. The Canon 1D X Mark II and 5D Mark IV will take the place of the 1D X and 5D Mark III with the same new sensor technology which will be added for the first time into the 7D Mark II. Either way, both FF DSLRs are coming in 2015.

Canon 400mm f/4 DO IS USM

Canon 400mm f/4 IS DO lens patented in Japan

A new patent for a Canon lens has been discovered in Japan. The company’s latest patent consists of the Canon 400mm f/4 IS DO lens. This model will replace an existing model, which also comes packed with built-in diffractive optics. The DO designation means that the model is of high-quality, while adding a green ring around the lens.

Canon 7D Mark II release date rumor

Canon 7D Mark II release date scheduled for October 2014

Canon will introduce a successor for the EOS 7D this August. The new DSLR camera is said be the company’s biggest change ever as it will come packed with some amazing new features. Either way, the Canon 7D Mark II release date has been set for October 2014, just a few weeks after Photokina 2014 closes its doors for the public.


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