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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...

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...

Don’t have a neutral density filter on hand? Then use your hand!

If you don't own a graduated neutral density (ND) filter or you just happen to be without one in the field, Paul Rutherford has a great tip for you, use your hand!

Rutherford doesn't own a hard-edged graduated ND filter as he's often relied on post-processing to achieve a similar effect, but he found that simply using his hand to cover up...

Firmware Friday: Olympus tweaks E-M1, E-M5 II; Leica T (Typ 701) and Arri Alexa Mini get new features


 
 

If you're shooting with Olympus' E-M1 or E-M5 Mark II compact system cameras, the Leica T (Typ 701), or Arri's Alexa Mini, we have news for you today. The trio of companies have released firmware updates for these products, and we've got all the details in this week's Firmware Friday roundup!

We'll start...

In need of something big from Hero5 and Karma drone, GoPro trims current product lineup

With GoPro's recent struggles leading them to reduce their workforce by 7%, GoPro has decided to also trim down its product lineup.

Starting in April, GoPro's current lineup of six cameras (Hero4 Black, Hero4 Silver, Hero4 Session, Hero+ LCD, Hero+, and Hero) will be reduced to three cameras, with the latter three in the list above being...

Delayed: Nikon D500 launch postponed until late April amid high demand

Nikon Japan has announced that the Nikon D500, which was originally scheduled to ship in mid-March, has now been delayed until late April.

Both the body-only D500 configuration and Nikon 16-80mm VR lens kit version have been delayed, along with the Nikon WT-7 wireless transmitter, MB-D17 multi-power battery pack, CF-DC8 semi-soft case, and...

Megapixels are not everything, but they do matter for achieving critical sharpness in your prints

Professional photographer Tony Northrup asks in a new video, "Megapixels, should you care?" The answer is "yes." But why? In his video, Tony goes over megapixels in great detail and busts a few myths along the way.

Tony firsts discusses the 300 DPI rule. According to Tony, this oft-referenced rule of thumb is "essentially worthless." Looking...

Sony raises the bar: We talk with Sony’s top lens designer about what makes their latest lenses so special

 
Mr. Motoyuki Ohtake

Distinguished Engineer
Opto Design Department, Core Technology Division, Digital Imaging Business Group

Sony's three new FE-series (full-frame E-mount) lenses promise a new level of optical performance, both in terms of sharpness and resolution as well as in producing beautiful bokeh....

Focus on your ground game for Super Bowl 50, FAA bans drones within 32 miles of stadium

"Be a responsible pilot" and leave your drone at home for Super Bowl 50 in Santa Clara, California because Super Bowl 50 is a No Drone Zone this Sunday.

On Super Bowl Sunday (February 7th) from 2 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. local time, all unmanned aircraft operations within 32 miles of Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California are prohibited. In an...

Fuji X-Pro2 First Shots: Flagship Fuji rangefinder-styled body struts highest resolution X-trans sensor

 
 

About 5 years ago Fuji dropped a rather unusual bomb on the digital camera world when they debuted the X100, a camera that literally looked and felt like it walked straight out of the early 1960's. It was quirky to use, had some real operations issues, and took quite a lot of flack for the retro design from some...

Canon G5X Review: Enthusiast-oriented compact improves on G7X’s design, but issues remain

Just over a year after releasing the compact PowerShot G7X, Canon has taken the G7X's internals and put them into the well-designed PowerShot G5X. Utilizing the same 20.2-megapixel backside-illuminated 1"-type sensor and 24-100mm f/1.8-2.8 equivalent lens, the G5X adds numerous features to the camera body itself while maintaining similar...

See the first real-world images from Sony’s new G Master lens series! (UPDATED)

 
 

Update (02/05/16): A handful of sample photos from the 24-70mm f/2.8 GM lens have now been added to the Sony A7R II Gallery.

Sony today announced a whole new brand of lenses with their "G Master" series. This flagship line begins its era with three new full frame FE lenses, the 24-70mm F2.8 standard zoom, an 85mm...

4K video at 60fps! Pro puts new 1DX II’s video capabilities to the test in Norway

Award-winning Australian cinematographer Abraham Joffe recently put the newly-announced Canon EOS-1D X Mark II through its paces in Norway, including testing its 4K capabilities.

Coming out this April, only a few months before this summer's Olympic games in Rio, the 4K-capable Canon 1DX II features high-end specs and a robust...

Live from New York: Sony A6300 mirrorless, high-end G Master lens series debut!


 
 

Today, Sony held a press event in New York to launch a healthy selection of new camera gear. We streamed the event live, taking you straight to the heart of the event for the full story. (The live stream might now be over, but you can give yourself a quick recap courtesy of our video archive.)

New products...

I’m not shooting anyone: Asher Svidensky on photography as a young, universal language

Photographer Asher Svidensky is not only a great photographer, but he's also a compelling story teller, as you can see in his TEDx talk below.

Svidensky opens his talk with a story of he and his team working up in the mountains, cold and tired, photographing Mongolia's first eagle huntress in a thousand years releasing her eagle into the...

Apple enlists photographers once again with “Shot on iPhone 6s” campaign

Following up on last year's Shot on iPhone 6 campaign, Apple is continuing the concept this year with their new Shot on iPhone 6s campaign.

This year's version includes 53 images from 41 photographers, amateur and professional alike, and will be featured in 85 cities across 26 countries. Billboards with some of the new photos should already...

King Canon: New Canon 1D X Mark II brings Dual Pixel AF, 4K 60p video & lower price to flagship DSLR

 
 

It's 2016. A Summer Olympics year. First, Nikon introduced their flagship, professional DSLR back at CES this year, and now it's Canon's turn to debut their top-of-the-line DSLR: The Canon 1D X Mark II. The original 1D X debuted ahead of the 2012 Olympics, and now it's time again for Canon to showcase the latest...

Slow down and capture fewer images, says street photographer John Free

"One of the greatest pieces of advice when I was a marksmanship instructor - I was on the Marine Corps competition rifle team - and do you know what they taught us? Not to aim at the bullseye. You know, that crazy, but it's not crazy. The bullseye is a black round thing, your sights on the end of your rifle are balck and they get lost in the...

Reader Stories: Documenting the tellin fishermen of the Crozon Peninsula of western France

 
 

By IR Reader René Theuillon

I am living in the peninsula of Crozon which is located in Brittany at the western point of France. It is a paradise for photographers, with landscapes opened on a large bay bordered by high rocky cliffs and magnificent beaches.

During winter time, it happens that you can see an odd...

Rumor: iPhone 7 Plus may feature dual-lens, multi-aperture LinX camera and improved performance

Based on the news that Apple acquired Israeli camera technology company LinX Imaging last April for $20 million, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is now suggesting that the iPhone 7 Plus will likely have a dual-lens camera system.

If this rumor proves to be true, and Kuo has been very reliable in the past, the iPhone 7 Plus could have...

Photographer uses drone footage and Photoshop to create surreal curved landscapes

Turkish Photographer Aydin Büyüktaş’ project known as "Flatland" takes meticulously planned drone photos and turns them into surreal, three-dimensional landscapes.

Utilizing 3D software and planning for two months, he was able to figure out how to make his photos have a smooth, curving landscape. Locations were photographed multiple times...

No truth in photography? Photojournalist Ben Lowy on making (not taking) images


Can we ever be truly objective in our photography? Does photography objectify the suffering that it depicts? Check out our interview with award-winning photographer Ben Lowy for answers to these and other tough questions at the heart of photojournalism.