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Capturing the Loire Valley’s Fairy Tale Castles with an Infrared Drop-In Filter

My name is Pierre-Louis Ferrer, and I am a professional French photographer specialized in infrared and ultraviolet photography for ten years now. I spend a large part of my free time experiencing and testing new filters and equipment to see behind the visible. My work is mostly divided between artistic photography, dermatologic photography for cosmetic...

TikTok Will Be Banned in the US on Sunday

The United States government just announced that the video-sharing social app TikTok and the social app WeChat will be banned in the US starting on Sunday “to protect the national security of the United States.” President Donald Trump had signed an executive order in August to force a sale of TikTok to a US-based company. This month, TikTok began working...

Analogue WonderBox is a Subscription Service for 35mm Film

Analogue Wonderland has just announced Analogue WonderBox, a new subscription service that sends a curated set of 35mm films to analog photographers every month. “Every week we get questions from folk getting into film photography – either for the first time or returning after a couple of decades in the digital world – asking for film recommendations...

Here’s How Many DSLRs and Mirrorless Cameras Top Brands Shipped in 2019

There are some new numbers out that give us an idea of how the top brands in the camera industry did in 2019 in terms of DSLR and mirrorless camera shipments. Canon was still the market leader by far, Sony dominated mirrorless cameras, and Nikon was still trying to find traction with its Z series. The Japanese newspaper Nikkei, the world’s largest...

Venus Optics Unveils the Laowa 14mm f/4 ‘Zero Distortion’ Lens for Full-Frame Mirrorless

Venus Optics has announced the new Laowa 14mm f/4 FF RL ZERO-D, a new “zero distortion” ultra-wide-angle lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras. The Laowa 14mm f/4 is an RL (rectilinear) ZERO-D lens, meaning it’s marketed as being able to capture straight features in the scene as straight lines with virtually zero distortion from corner to corner in...

These May Soon Be the Standard Fees for Commercial Photos on Federal Land

In years past, major agencies that managed federal land weren’t consistent in charging fees for commercial photography and filming on those lands. In 2000, a new law directed the government to develop a consistent fee structure for all federal lands, and the government is still working to iron out what those fees will be. The Congressional Research...

MasterClass is Giving College Students a 1-Year Pass Worth $180 for Just $1

Heads up! If you’re a college student, MasterClass is offering to give you a full year of access to its high-quality courses (including in photography) for just $1. The subscription is ordinarily valued at $180 and this deal is only being offered today (Thursday, September 17th). MasterClass features online courses on a wide range of subjects by over...

How to Bake an Ultra-Realistic Camera Cake

YouTube star and food scientist Ann Reardon of How to Cook That films videos for her 4.4+ million subscribers with a Panasonic GH5. At Panasonic’s request, Reardon baked a 3D cake version of the camera, and this 16-minute tutorial shows how you can do it too. To follow along and create exactly what Reardon did, you’ll need to buy the template for the...

Inside the Mind of a Self-Doubting Photographer

Photographer Taylor Jackson made this 7-minute short film titled “Bad Photographer” that may resonate with you if you find yourself often struggling with self-doubt and negative thoughts about your work. The film was shot over 3 days in Iceland and is a look into the mind of a photographer who struggles with putting work out there and fearful of the...

Sony Exiting Brazil: All Camera Sales and Manufacturing to End in 2021

Sony has announced that it is planning to cease all manufacturing and sales of cameras (and other electronics) in Brazil by mid-2021. The change applies to all of the company’s consumer electronics divisions, although technical support will reportedly continue. The official announcement, which was sent to retailers on Monday, contains two dismaying...

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