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Firmware Friday: More Fuji X-series firmware coming; Panasonic updates VariCam HS, LT and 35 video cams


 
 

A couple of weeks ago, we told readers about a raft of new firmware on the way from Fujifilm. It's not here yet, but for this week's Firmware Friday roundup we have news of another ten Fuji X-series cameras...

Shutter Release: Using reflectors, 5 Photoshop tricks, Rembrandt lighting, spot metering & Yashica news

 
 

This weekend, we have four videos to share and more news about Yashica's return. The first video comes from Phlearn and it's about six ways to take better portraits using reflectors. The next video includes five must-know Photoshop retouching tricks. This is followed by a video about low key portraiture using...

Cotton Carrier G3 Harness Review: A great vest-style camera harness for active photographers

 
 

Makers of numerous camera carrying solutions, Cotton, has recently released a new version of their Cotton Carrier Harness, the CCS G3. I have been able to try out the harness (which is essentially an adjustable vest) and it's proven to be a great option for photographers on the move.

Putting on the harness is a...

iZugar releases first 220° fisheye lens for Micro Four Thirds

 
 

Something fishy is in the air for Micro Four Thirds shooters and it's a brand-new circular fisheye lens from iZugar. The 3.25mm f/2.5 fixed aperture lens is a 10mm full circular format fisheye lens and has a 0.6-meter close focus distance.

The lens has 11 lens elements across 10 groups and weighs 160 grams. As...

Shutter Release: Fashion retouching, 3 lenses shoot the same model, abstract macros at home & more

 
 

Happy first day of fall, Imaging Resource readers in the northern hemisphere. We'll kick off autumn with four pieces of interesting photography content for you to enjoy. We start with a video about high-end fashion retouching. We then move to a cool new video from Mathieu Stern, who is always up to something...

Best smartphone camera ever: DxO says iPhone 8 Plus is the best smartphone camera they have tested

 
 

With Apple's newest flagship iPhone, the iPhone X, a little over a month away, the title might not last long. Nonetheless, at least for now, the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus have taken over the top two sports on DxO Mark Mobile's best smartphone camera list.

The new 12-megapixel dual cameras in the iPhone 8 Plus come...

Book Review: “The Edge of the World: A Visual Adventure to the Most Extraordinary Places on Earth”

 
 

As part of their 40th anniversary celebration, Outside Magazine has published a new book, The Edge of the World: A Visual Adventure to the Most Extraordinary Places on Earth.

The book features over 140 of the best adventure images featured in Outside and includes a foreword from photographer Jimmy Chin and an...

Firmware Friday: More Fuji X-series firmware coming; Panasonic updates VariCam HS, LT and 35 video cams


 
 

A couple of weeks ago, we told readers about a raft of new firmware on the way from Fujifilm. It's not here yet, but for this week's Firmware Friday roundup we have news of another ten Fuji X-series cameras which will soon be receiving updates alongside those we previously mentioned. And for good measure, we...

Capture One Pro 10.2 releases with support for Nikon D850, Sony 16-35mm GM & much more

 
 

Earlier this week, we covered the news about Capture One's new Spectrum Styles Pack. The company also released the newest version of their Capture One Pro 10 software, Capture One Pro 10.2.

The primary updates in 10.2 involve new camera and lens support. New cameras supported in the software include the Canon...

Shutter Release: 5 beginner mistakes, editing in LAB color, landscape photo tips and handcrafted books

 
 

We have a lot of videos for you in today's Shutter Release roundup. We will start with a video pointing out five beginner photography mistakes and how to solve them. Next is a video about editing your photos in LAB color in Photoshop and how it might improve your workflow and give your photos an extra punch. The...

Techart releases new Canon EF to Fujifilm GFX smart adapter with autofocus capabilities

 
 

Fujifilm continues to expand their GF lens lineup, but that isn’t slowing down the demand for lens adapters from Fujifilm GFX owners, especially those who moved from a full-frame system and want to continue to use some of their favorite lenses. For Canon system users, Techart has a new Canon EF lens to Fujifilm GFX...

Serge Ramelli offers five tips for improving your editing in Adobe Lightroom

 
 

Photographer Serge Ramelli is a longtime professional photographer and educator and shares many free resources. His latest video is all about Adobe Lightroom, which I'm sure many of our readers use for organizing and editing their images.

In the video below, Ramelli covers "5 Lightroom secrets" including using...

Shutter Release: EyeEm award winners, photographing black dogs, iOS 11 file issues & more

 
 

In today's edition of Shutter Release, we have a rich assortment of content to share with you. We start by pointing you toward the winners of this year's EyeEm Photography Awards, which attracted entries from nearly 90,000 photographers. After that, dog fans will be pleased with a video about a neat photo project...

Love of cars runs through two very different photographers across generations and styles

 
 

For car fanatics, there is something special about the roar of an engine. It's not easy to point to what exactly makes cars special, and perhaps there are as many answers to that question as there are cars on the road. It could be the unique shapes, the incredible engineering or maybe just the flat-out speed of a...

Is 17 the magic number for bokeh? Biotar announces campaign for 17-bladed 58mm f/2 optic

 
 

If you have ever scoffed at a mere 9 or 11 aperture blades, then Oprema Optik's latest Indiegogo campaign is a must-see. The German lens maker, Oprema Jena, is resurrecting the Biotar 58mm f/2 optic, including its unique and "world record" 17-blade aperture design. What's old is new again.

This is Oprema's second...

Capture One Pro 10 Spectrum Styles Pack adds cinema-inspired color grading to the RAW editor

 
 

For fans - like us - of Capture One Pro 10, Phase One shared some interesting news yesterday. The company has released a new series of Styles, which are one of the big features of Capture One Pro 10.1. The first "Grading Styles" Styles Pack is the new "Spectrum" pack.

Each Styles Pack comes with up to 18...

You can now use Adobe Spark with your own custom logos and colors

 
 

Adobe Spark is a web-based platform for blogging and storytelling, and it got an update with "premium features," which lets you create and share branded stories in all three Spark formats: Post (for graphics), Page (for web pages), and Video (for video stories). Now instead of carrying Adobe's branding wherever it...

Profoto enters new territory with the announcement of their first speed light: the Profoto A1

 
 

Announced today by Profoto comes a new product in a market we haven't seen them even show a desire to really enter. Until today, Profoto is most notably known for their pro-level strobes and lighting kits that cost thousands of dollars (but those who use them will say they're worth worth every penny). So what is...

Shutter Release: 3 videos about lighting techniques, dramatic black and white images and more

 
 

In our regular roundup feature, Shutter Release, we share and summarize interesting photography content we see from around the web. It could be video tutorials about Photoshop, an opinion piece about a new camera or really anything that we think our readers would enjoy seeing. We are dedicated to bringing you the...

YI M1 Review: A Micro Four Thirds body with lens and Sony sensor for under $300—so what’s the catch?


 
 

Late last year, Shenzhen, China-based XiaoYi -- known stateside as Yi Technology -- launched the YI M1 to great fanfare. Its first standalone camera (and an interchangeable-lens camera, at that!) the Yi Camera drew plenty of attention for its reserved Leica-like looks, its quality Four Thirds-format Sony...

Shutter Release: Portrait lighting setup, large format portraiture, Photoshop tips, Yashica’s return and more

 
 

We hope you all had a pleasant weekend and for those of you were out taking photos, we hope the conditions were favorable! In today's edition of Shutter Release, our regular roundup feature here at Imaging Resource, we will be looking at six articles and videos covering a wide range of topics. We start with an...