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Fabrik – a simple way to create a well-designed, responsive portfolio:

 
 

Meet Fabrik, an online portfolio creator that can get your work up and online on a customized website in a matter of minutes.

There is no shortage of portfolio hosting options for photographers to choose from. If you prefer something robust, it’s best to host/create a site on a platform such as Wordpress. However, if...

The men behind the cameras: Canon gives a rare insight into how your EOS SLR was designed


 
 

Have you ever wondered how your DSLR was designed? As it celebrates the 25th anniversary of its flagship EOS-1 series of film and digital SLRs, Canon has pulled back the curtain and given us a peek into the world of camera design, publishing an interview with two rather influential men in the company's Research and...

Behind the scenes: The design process that led to the creation of the Olympus E-M10

 
 

Shortly after the CP+ show in Yokohama last February, I was able to visit Olympus' R&D headquarters in Hachioji, Japan, where I had the privilege of extensive discussions with the heads of a number of deparments there. One very interesting presentation was by Mr. Setsuya Kataoka, General Manager of the Product...

Sigma Q&A Part I: CEO Kazuto Yamaki explains why so few Pentax-mount lenses, and much more

 
Kazuto Yamaki
Chief Executive Officer,
Sigma Corp.

Imaging Resource publisher and editor-in-chief Dave Etchells recently interviewed a number of industry leaders at the annual CP+ tradeshow, held last February in Yokohama, Japan. Here's a transcript of his interview with Kazuto Yamaki, CEO of Sigma Corporation....

Adobe unveils finalists for “The Cutting Edge Project of the Year”

 
 

Every week, Adobe awards a website the title of "Cutting Edge Project of the Week." These sites push the boundaries of what websites are able to achieve through interactivity, communication with mobile devices and much more. Now Adobe has taken all 52 winners from the last year, and is pitting them head-to-head for the...

Aberrations begone: Nikon’s new OPTIA analyzer should yield better SLR and mirrorless lenses


It's not just our cameras that are high tech these days -- in an increasingly digital world, lens development has come on in leaps and bounds, too. An announcement today from Nikon sees even loftier levels of tech deployed in its development process -- and that should mean better lenses for its customers.

It's only a few decades since lenses...

Product design 101: Nikon video shows how your camera was made


Ever wondered just what went into creating the physical and user interface design for your camera, and how many iterations it went through before the final product emerged? If so, you may find a new video from Nikon to be rather enlightening. In the six-minute clip, Hiroshi Kobayashi, general manager of Nikon's Industrial Design Department,...