News entries for August, 2016

Finally: The Canon 5D IV is a ground-up redesign with goodies for photographers and videographers alike


 
 

It's been a while coming, but we have good news, Canon fans: The 5D Mark IV is finally here and it's a ground-up redesign with plenty of improvements to please photographers and videographers alike. If you're as excited as we are for the arrival of the Canon 5D IV, you'll want to stop reading this article now...

Fujifilm announces new selfie-friendly X-A3 camera along with a 35mm-equivalent f/2 lens

 
 

Fuji has announced two new products, an entry-level camera and an X-series lens. You can get all of the details on the new Fujifilm X-A3 camera here and the Fujinon XF 23mm f/2 R WR lens here.

Discussing the camera first, the Fujifilm X-A3 includes a newly-developed 24.2-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor in a compact,...

Canon announces 16-35mm f/2.8L III, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II lenses; 7D II kit with bundled Wi-Fi card

 
 

Alongside the launch of the new Canon 5D Mark IV DSLR, the company has today made several other announcements that will be of interest both to prospective 5D IV buyers, and to those using the company's other DSLRs. Among the new products are updated 16-35mm f/2.8L and 24-105mm f/4L lenses, Canon's first Wi-Fi...

$1 rain protection: How to protect your gear from the elements with a garbage bag and rubber band

 
 

Do you have a camera in need of rain protection? Do you have $1? Great! You're in luck because you have enough money to solve your problem and protect your camera from the elements. Even when I'm using a camera with some built-in weather resistance, if it's raining or snowing particularly hard, I want to further...

From Instagram to a DSLR: Smartphone photography driving DSLR sales in India says Nikon, Canon

 
 

According to the Hindustan Times, smartphone photography might actually be driving DSLR sales rather than cannibalizing them. Kazuo Ninomiya, managing director of Nikon India, says that the company has been using interest in photography generated by smartphones to promote photography and higher-end, dedicated...

Film stills photographer Aidan Monaghan discusses the challenges of capturing a movie in a single frame

 
 

For a recent episode of Adorama TV's "Out of the Darkroom with Ruth Medjber," Medjber spoke with film stills photographer Aidan Monaghan. Monaghan is a self-taught photographer with a background in architecture, and he thinks the two disciplines share very similar core values with one another. In an interesting...

Robotic arm becomes food photographer: Deconstructed burger looks delicious in slow motion

 
 

You might think it's simple to make a great-looking burger shot, but it really isn't. Steve Giralt is not only a talented commercial photographer, but he's also a visual engineer. What this basically means is that he comes up with creative solutions to problems. In this case, the problem was how to make a slow...

Portable lights open up new possibilities: Advantages of flash strobes in automotive photography

 
 

Automotive photography is its own special kind of photography that comes with unique challenges. Unlike a person, it isn't easy to have a car just move around or change its pose. Instead you're often forced to reposition yourself and your lights when you want to change the shot. This is where smaller lights, such...

SmugMug comes to the rescue free of charge when StreamNation’s PictureLife photo site shuts down


 
 

Over the almost two decades we've been reviewing cameras here at IR, we've seen many photo sharing sites come and go; yesterday another unfortunately (but all too predictably) joined that tally. A little over five years after it was founded, Picturelife is no more. The company sold out to Streamnation in...

When Ralph met LORRI: Check out this stunning high-resolution image of Pluto’s Krun Macula

 
 

Sometimes I think it's easy to take for granted that there really are other worlds out there, some here in our own proverbial back yard. Those of us old enough to remember the original images of the lunar surface taken by the Apollo 11 astronauts, or the mesmorizing transmissions beamed back from the Voyager...

Put a splash of just the right color in your creations with 500px Labs’ clever new Splash photo-finding tool


 
 

If you're designing a website, book, magazine or something else where you're reliant on stock photography, choosing just the right images can be quite a chore. Chances are, you already have an image in your mind's eye, but you might have to browse through hundreds of images or more before you find one that's...

Photoshop quick fix: Scott Kelby shows how to correct for a portrait with one eye partly closed


 
 

At some point, it happens to all of us: If you shoot enough portraits, eventually someone is going to squint or start to blink an eye. If you're lucky, you can just shoot the photo again. But what if you've already lost the moment, or you didn't catch the problem until you got home? Do you throw the image...

Neural networks paint China in a new light: Prisma app helps timelapse creator give China a distinct look

 
 

The recently-released Prisma photo app is proving to be quite popular having now been covered by over 300 publications and finding itself high on the Top Charts of both the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. It has even caught the attention of Drew Geraci, owner of District 7 Media. The timelapse material in...

What do Annie Leibovitz and Steve Jobs have in common? A Photography Hall of Fame induction

 
 

To celebrate the International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum's 50th anniversary, the Hall announced eight photographers and "photography industry visionaries" who will be inducted as part of the 2016 class.

The full list of inductees is as follows: Ken Burns, Ernst Haas, Steve Jobs, John Knoll, Thomas Knoll...

35 miles of cable for 16 days of sports photos: How the Associated Press captured the Rio Olympics

 
 

As the sporting world closes the book on the Rio 2016 Olympics, the images captured during the 16 days of the Games of the XXXI Olympiad will live on. How were these images captured? We know that around 70% of photographers captured the Olympics with Canon gear and that zoom lenses were a popular optic of choice....

What do an eagle, a mandrill and a proud mother have in common? They’ve all just won prizes in our contest!

 
 

Of course, it's the photographers who win the prizes, in conjunction with their gear, but we couldn't resist the tongue-in-cheek headline this month. And while we can certainly appreciate when our contest winners showcase photographic variety in certain months, it's also enjoyable to see other months' prize winners...

Caffeine Priority: Don’t let repetition rob you of your ability to find the beauty in your backyard

 
 

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

It's all too easy to forget about the beauty that might exist right in your backyard as you long for a trip to beautiful, faraway exotic lands. After all, you'll make better photos there than at home, right? That's the conventional wisdom, but...

Taking the milky out of the Milky Way: Give your astronomy photos pop in Lightroom with this tutorial

 
 

While the phase of the moon isn't ideal for capturing shots of the Milky Way right now, Rob & Jonas' Filmmaking Tips YouTube channel has an excellent video tutorial for editing Milky Way photos in Lightroom that'll prepare you for giving the photos you capture on the next dark, clear night the post-processing...

Portable pro quality: 4K aerial film shot on iPhone 6s offers amazing look at U.S. cities from above

 
 

Smartphone camera technology continues to improve at a frantic pace. We already know it's possible to take great photos with your mobile device, but it's not often we see professional-quality video shot with an iPhone. Cinematographer Jaron Schneider and his friend Toby Harriman run a creative content agency,...

Seeing the light: Canon adds new Explorers of Light videos from their accomplished professionals

 
 

Canon's Explorers of Light program started in the mid 1990s and has been dedicated to improving photographic education. The Explorers of Light themselves are professional photographers across a diverse range of specialties. What they all share is their use of Canon EOS photographic equipment and a long list of...