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Action fans: Olympus TG Tracker films your extreme exploits, gives you the data on how radical you were!


 
 

For years now, Olympus has been one of the key players in the rugged camera market. Now, the company hopes to parlay the great reputation of its solid, dependable Stylus Tough-series cameras into the action...

A look back at Kodak’s awkward first steps into digital photojournalism, the NC2000-series


 
 

TheCameraStoreTV has recently started a brilliant Unsung Cameras of Yesteryear series (you can see their previous Unsung Cameras of Yesteryear video about the Fuji S5 Pro here) and this time they’re taking a...

Caffeine Priority: Photojournalism and the pursuit of truth—can photojournalism be art?


 
 

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Truth is complicated, as evidenced by its lengthy entry in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, which itself only scratches the surface of the concept. But what does truth have to do with photojournalism?

This is a topic which comes up...

Action fans: Olympus TG Tracker films your extreme exploits, gives you the data on how radical you were!


 
 

For years now, Olympus has been one of the key players in the rugged camera market. Now, the company hopes to parlay the great reputation of its solid, dependable Stylus Tough-series cameras into the action camera segment with the launch of the Olympus TG Tracker.

The unusual-looking TG Tracker, which looks...

Tips from a travel photographer: Engage with the culture to capture more creative, distinctive photos


 
 

Your camera is bored, says Boston Globe columnist Christopher Muther. A lot of people take the same “dime-a-dozen” views of landmarks and scenery around the world, he continues. Muther interviewed photographer and travel writer David Noyes to discuss travel photography and what people can do to make their...

A look back at Kodak’s awkward first steps into digital photojournalism, the NC2000-series


 
 

TheCameraStoreTV has recently started a brilliant Unsung Cameras of Yesteryear series (you can see their previous Unsung Cameras of Yesteryear video about the Fuji S5 Pro here) and this time they’re taking a look back at the Kodak NC2000e. They’re covering this interesting digital camera -- which was the...

Take back your EXIF data: What information is photo software discarding?


 
 

You’ve probably seen a lot of information alongside your image files when you’re viewing them in an image editor. The EXIF data -- that stands for Exchangeable Image File Format, if you were wondering -- records a massive amount of information about your photos and how they were captured, including the basics...

Reader Stories: Capturing kite surfing in Crozon peninsula, western France

 
 

By IR reader René Theuillon

Winter has gone and so did the tellin fishermen of the Crozon peninsula.

The deserted beach is beaten by the wind and the rain of spring time. It’s the season when a lot of meteorological depressions cross the Atlantic ocean and hit directly our coasts.

The days following a storm...

Caffeine Priority: Moab’s photo paper makes for powerful prints


 
 

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As part of the Legion Paper family of products, Moab sources fine art papers from around the world. The Moab, Utah based paper company sent me a couple of papers to try along with one of their sample boxes.

I printed on the Entrada Rag Natural...

Aww-inspiring photos: Meet Harry Whittier Frees, the man who shot Caturday photos a hundred years early


 
 

While you may never have heard his name, it's certainly possible you've seen the work of Harry Whittier Frees. The photographer, known for his anthropomorphic portraits of animals, was born in Reading, Pennsylvania in 1879.

His timeless photos evoke a wide variety of emotions and display timeless...

Moving beyond the rule of thirds: Using light and direction to create compelling compositions


 
 

Composition: It's one of the primary pillars of photography and art in general. We are likely all familiar with the rule of thirds and perhaps also the golden ratio, but photographer James Allen Stewart thinks that there are more modern rules of composition that are perhaps more intuitive. Further, he thinks...

Photography world loses an artist, visionary and mentor: Michael Reichmann dies at 71

 
 

It's with a heavy heart that I write this story, as the photography world has lost a friend to many and mentor to even more, in the form of Michael Reichmann, who lost his long battle with cancer and passed away late Wednesday, at the age of 71.

Michael founded the popular Luminous Landscape site (LuLa to those...

Panasonic ZS100 Field Test: A premium travel zoom that offers solid performance

 
 

The Panasonic ZS100 pairs a versatile 10x optical zoom (25-250mm f/2.8-5.9 equivalent) lens with a relatively large 1"-type sensor -- the largest sensor size ever used in Panasonic's ZS series of compact cameras -- putting it squarely in competition with Sony's venerable RX100 series.

During my time field testing...

Firmware Friday: Tethering support for Pentax K-1; Samsung NX1 and NX500 get Bluetooth bugfix


 
 

After a rather quiet Firmware Friday last week, our regular roundup returns today with a raft of news from Fujifilm, Ricoh, Samsung and Sony. Updates this week include new tethering support for the mighty Pentax K-1 full-frame DSLR, new features for one of Sony's pro camcorders, promised updates on the way...

Fuji X-mount gets twice the tele reach with weather-sealed 2x teleconverter, now available for preorder


 
 

Fuji X-mount shooters: Want to bring faraway subjects right up close? The impressive FUJINON XF100-400mmF4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR lens -- for which we recently posted our first impressions and a raft of sample images -- does a great job by itself. And the company's 1.4x teleconverter, which first started shipping...

Canon G7X Mark II First Shots: Round 2 for Canon’s Sony RX100-series competitor

 
 

When it comes to the premium compact market, the first direction many photographers turn is towards Sony and their quadruple selection of RX100-series cameras. Sporting a variety of versatile lenses, high performance features and large 1-inch-type image sensors, they offer a lot of image quality horsepower despite...

Don’t forget your polarizer! Must-have filters for landscape photography


 
 

There are a wide variety of filters out there, some of which are critical for landscape photography, others of which might not be so necessary for the majority of shooting situations. Photographer Josh Cripps has released a video breaking down different types of filters and suggests which ones every landscape...

Fine art, spectacular detail: Google’s gigapixel Art Camera puts the masters under the microscope


 
 

We've mentioned the superb work done by the Google Cultural Institute several times on our news page. Now, courtesy of Google's blog and a related YouTube video (shown below), we're getting an interesting peek at one of the impressive tools the company has designed to help it in its goal of preserving and...

National Portrait Gallery acquires 140-year old album by Oscar Rejlander, the father of art photography

If you're a fan of combining multiple images to create a single artwork in Photoshop or one of its many rivals, you owe a tip of the hat to Oscar Gustave Rejlander, the man often referred to as the father of art photography. And what better way could there be to acknowledge his contribution to composite photography than to see a collection of never-before-exhibited...

Moving photography: Charitable organization’s photo diary documents Ecuadorian quake relief efforts


 
 

On April 16th, the South American nation of Ecuador was devastated by a 7.8-magnitude earthquake which claimed the lives of 660 people and injured over 4,500. In addition to the loss of human life, the country suffered immense physical damage as well with thousands of buildings being completely destroyed.

...

Meet SoloShot3, a new robot assistant that hopes to be your eyes and hands in the field


 
 

Ever feel like two hands just aren't enough to capture the shots you want? Do you want to capture yourself moving throughout a scene, but don't have (or want) someone else to control the camera? That's the need the SoloShot3 is intended to fulfil when it launches this winter.

By attaching your camera to the...

Creating your own sun: Jay P. Morgan lights a Mad Max-inspired portrait session at a scrapyard


 
 

Commercial and portrait photographer Jay P. Morgan has made a really cool behind the scenes video of a Mad Max-inspired outdoor portrait session. This isn't the first time Morgan has given us an inside look at the techniques he uses on a shoot, and just as last time, this new clip is packed with tips and...