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A Long-Term Review of the iPhone 12 Camera

I use my phone like most people. I scroll through my social media feeds, order from overpriced delivery apps, and even make the occasional phone call. But in 2021, there’s one feature alone that decides how much I’ll spend on a phone: the camera. I take photos. At times, I do it professionally, but most of the time I do it because I absolutely love...

Hannah Yoon’s Subtle, Powerful Photos of the Atlanta Spa Shooting

While overall hate crime dipped in 2020, hate crime against Asians increased dramatically in a number of cities around the country. That trend has unfortunately continued into the early parts of 2021, most visibly manifesting itself with the killing of 8 people (six of whom were Asian) in Atlanta on March 16, 2021. As the 24/7 cable news coverage receded,...

President Biden’s Official Portrait Was Shot with a Sony a9 II

The White House has released the official portraits of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. They were shot by Chief Official White House Photographer Adam Schultz using a Sony a9 II full-frame mirrorless camera. The metadata in the released photos reveals that Schultz’s lens of choice was Sony FE 85mm f/1.4 G Master. Schultz shares...

Camera Gear You Should Never Buy Used

I previously wrote an article on some of the gear that photographers can buy used and how I saved $15,000 doing so. It feels wrong for me to buy any new gear — like I’m burning money when doing so. That said, here are a few photography things that even bargain-hunters like me buy new. If buying used is great, why buy anything new ever again? I agree,...

Sigma Has Fixed 28-70mm Ghosting Issues, Will Replace Affected Units

In late March, Sigma published a service notice for the newly-announced 28-70mm f/2.8 lens where ghosting resistance may deteriorate in some circumstances. The company delayed shipping it in order to address the issue, and today Sigma has announced that the problem has been solved. As reported by The Digital Picture, Sigma has announced that it has...

Jaw-Dropping Video of the Moon Was Shot with Modular Leica DSLR lens

A video showcasing the incredible optical quality of the Leica APO-Telyt-R 400mm f/2.8 lens recently surfaced, and the quality that this lens exhibits (which today retails used for $15,000 used) in 4K video is mind-blowing… especially considering the footage was shot from Earth. Recently shared by Leica Rumors, the video was shot in 2015 and uploaded...

Playboy Enters the NFT Market, Plans to Sell Art and Support Creators

Lifestyle and entertainment giant, Playboy, is entering the non-fungible token (NFT) market with plans to sell its extensive art collection and to support emerging artists. Today, Playboy is a far cry from what the company was during its peak years in the 1960s and 1970s. It ceased its print publication in 2020 and went fully digital, but with 67 years...

Wedding Photography Post-Pandemic: Is It Time To Say Goodbye?

If you’re a wedding photographer who has had a change of heart about your chosen path in this industry as lockdown restrictions and subsequent client cancellations continue, you are not the only one. It’s never too late to make a career change! It would be surprising if being confined to your home for prolonged periods didn’t make you contemplate your...

Canon is Additionally Discontinuing a Large Number of EF Lenses: Report

Reported at the end of March, Canon appears to be rapidly discontinuing popular EF-mount DSLR lenses and according to a new report, that isn’t slowing down. Canon is supposedly ceasing production of ten more lenses with at least four more planned to join the list sometime in 2021. Canon Rumors has reported that a list of ten lenses has joined the...

How Street Photography Changed My Life

Church Street Bus Stop. London 2014 Today marks 10 years since I attended a photography walk that would change the course of my life. If you’d have told me at the time that this would lead me to photograph Arnold Schwarzenegger from just meters away, spend an evening alone drinking cocktails in a bar where the drink chooses you (before then going...

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