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Caffeine Priority: Robust Panasonic FZ300 makes a great first impression

 
 

The 12-megapixel Panasonic FZ300 uses the same 1/2.3"-type image sensor and 25-600mm f/2.8 equivalent lens of its predecessor, the FZ200, but it adds a new image processor and brand new camera body. Overall, the...

Lightweight drones may be able to fly freely after all: FAA proposing amended bill

 
 

While it is too late for those who already registered their drones, it's possible that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) might not require all drones to be registered come this spring.

DIY Photography is...

Caffeine Priority: Robust Panasonic FZ300 makes a great first impression

 
 

The 12-megapixel Panasonic FZ300 uses the same 1/2.3"-type image sensor and 25-600mm f/2.8 equivalent lens of its predecessor, the FZ200, but it adds a new image processor and brand new camera body. Overall, the FZ300 is a fun and versatile camera to use and it provides a lot of performance for the price.

While...

Lightweight drones may be able to fly freely after all: FAA proposing amended bill

 
 

While it is too late for those who already registered their drones, it's possible that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) might not require all drones to be registered come this spring.

DIY Photography is reporting that the FAA's funding bill has had a "Micro Drone" amendment added which would allow drones...

Photographer has work stolen, is then harassed for not being okay with it

 
 

Belgian photographer Ezequiel Scagnetti found himself in a difficult situation over the past weekend. Scagnetti was subjected to harassment and people flooding his photography business with negative reviews all because famous pop star Harry Styles stole one of his photos and posted it to his Instagram account.

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Create natural-looking composite images using this light wrapping technique

 
 

Light wraps, or light spills as they're sometimes known, are useful for helping create more natural transitions in composite images. By using a light wrap to create simulated ambient light, you can make a subject that was added to an image appear more natural. Photoshop Training Channel has created a tutorial for...

VSCO moves beyond filters and photos, launches original content covering a variety of art forms

 
 

The popular photography application VSCO has now launched VSCO Originals, fresh original content that is exclusively on VSCO.

VSCO Originals "highlights humanity" and each of the titles aim to offer "a unique perspective that goes beyond traditional editorial coverage." These Originals have been created in...

Caffeine Priority: Fuji X-Pro2 real world gallery images

 
 

Wake up with IR! Here's today's cup of Caffeine Priority...

Some four years in the making, the Fujifilm X-Pro2 offers a fresh blast of firepower for fans of this popular line. With a brand new 24mp X-trans sensor and an all-new processor, the successor to the Fuji X-Pro1 promises serious quality and performance...

This man has photographed every Super Bowl, describes what’s changed over the years

Three men have been spectators at all fifty Super Bowls, but Sports Illustrated photographer John Biever is one of only four people to have photographed them all.

Biever recently spoke with CBS News' John Blackstone about his experiences. At the age of 15, John Biever photographed Super Bowl I (known as the AFL-NFL World Championship Game at...

Tearing down the impressively-engineered Sony E PZ 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 lens

 
 

You may recall an article I wrote last November where we joined Dave Jones as he humorously tore apart a 90s-era Chinon Genesis II camera, educating viewers along the way. Well, he's got another teardown that might interest photographers, and this time it is something much more modern, a Sony E PZ 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6...

100 megapixels and elegance combine in the new $56k Phase One A-series IQ3

Following up on their release a month ago of the 100-megapixel XF camera system, Phase One has now introduced the Phase One A-series IQ3 100MP medium format camera system.

Joining the existing A-series cameras, the A-series IQ3 100MP integrates Phase One's 100-megapixel medium-format camera back with the ALPA 12TC mirrorless camera body....

Sony fans, get your wallets ready, the new A6300 and G Master lenses are available for pre-order

Following up on the immensely popular Sony A6000, the new A6300 is now available for preorder from both Adorama and B&H, along with two of new G Master lenses, the FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM and FE 85mm f/1.4 GM.

Retailing for just under $1000 in a body-only configuration and for around $1150 with a Sony 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Zoom lens, the A6300...

Retaining 25-600mm eq. range and 5-axis OIS, Olympus SH-3 announced in Japan, adds 4K video

Following up on the Olympus SH-2, Olympus has announced its successor, the SH-3, in Japan.

The Olympus Stylus SH-3 utilizes the same 1/2.3" 16-megapixel CMOS sensor found in the SH-2, along with the same 24x optical zoom 25-600mm f/3.0-6.9 equivalent built-in lens. Internally, not much has changed from the SH-2, although the SH-3 can now...

Why is color calibration critical?

Datacolor expert and award-winning photographer David Cardinal is a big proponent of color calibration because he needs to ensure that the colors he sees on his display will be the same colors he sees on his prints. 

According to Cardinal, having a properly-calibrated monitor is critically important. "I don't see how you can properly work on...

Neutral density filters aren’t so neutral after all: Fstoppers reviews five popular ND filters

Neutral density filters are critical for landscape and portrait photographers. Unsurprisingly, considering their necessity for these types of images, there are a massive number of neutral density filters available. How on earth are you supposed to figure out which one is best?

Fstoppers' Patrick Hall tested neutral density filters from five...

Panasonic ZS60 First Shots: Is the move back to higher res a good thing for such a small sensor?

 
 

In early 2015 Panasonic announced something rather bold regarding their latest premium 30x pocket zoom camera, in that with the ZS50 they decided to substantially decrease the resolution from the previous year's model. Where the ZS40 from 2014 sported an 18.1mp chip for its light-gathering medium, the ZS50 moved...

Getting up close and personal: An overview of macro photography

Macro photography provides a distinct view of the world. By getting very close to small subjects, you can provide the viewer a look at the world they might not otherwise notice, or perhaps help them see things in a new way. Karthika Gupta has written an overview of macro photography for Digital Photography School, and Jason Row an article on...

“Goodbye powder flash…meet flash synchronization!” Honoring the man who invented it

Prolific German inventor Artur Fischer has died at the age of 96. His company, Fischerwerke, announced that Artur Fischer passed away on January 27th at his home in the southwestern German town of Waldachtal.

Among his many inventions, Fischer was the creator of the first synchronized camera flash. He patented his synchronized flash...

Quickly and easily preserve film negatives with FilmToaster

If you're a digital photographer looking for a quick and convenient way to digitize old film negatives, then South Carolina-based photographer Cecil Williams has just the invention for you, the FilmToaster.

This $1,699 system, which is the "world's first multi format film duplicator," allows photographers to use their digital camera to...

Should you ever give a client raw files? One portrait photographer says “no!”

If you've ever been asked by a client for raw image files, you perhaps found yourself hesitant. Photographer Jessica Kobeissi has published a video in which she discusses various reasons why photographers should not give out their raw files.

Jessica says that "Asking for raw photos from us [photographers], it's like asking an artist for...

Apple CEO Tim Cook proves that it’s the photographer that makes the photo, not the camera

On the heels of another "Shot on iPhone" campaign, Apple CEO Tim Cook gave the internet something to joke about last night with a blurry photo taken on the field after Super Bowl 50.

In congratulating the Denver Broncos on their Super Bowl victory, Cook tweeted out the image below. It is surprising that Cook opted to share such a blurry...

Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 VC Lens Review: Sacrificing sharpness for stabilization?

 
 

Both Canon and Nikon offer their own 24-70mm f/2.8 full-frame lenses, they have for years, and they are among their most popular lenses. However, there's one thing these two staple lenses do not offer: image stabilization. Tamron has therefore stepped-up to fill this void with their own SP 24-70mm f/2.8 VC lens....