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Great Reads in Photography: November 29, 2020

Every Sunday, we bring together a collection of easy reading articles from analytical to how-to to photo-features in no particular order that did not make our regular daily coverage. Enjoy! Jupiter and its four moons © Bill Dunford Is this Photo Showing Jupiter and Its Four Moons a Fake? – Snopes A photo of a celestial body surrounded by four moons...

This Guy Watercooled His Canon R5 and Unlocked Unlimited 8K

The Canon R5’s overheating time limit has been the subject of much discussion and controversy. Regardless of how or why the overheating happens, Matthew Perks over at DIY Perks has come up with an unusual mod that actually works to fix it: he watercooled his camera. Using water to remove heat is common in everything from high-end computers to car internals,...

Shooting Portraits Inside a London COVID Hospital

I first came to the hospital back in June, having decided that the stories and experiences of the front line staff shouldn’t be forgotten. We’d all seen inside the Italian hospitals, but when the virus hit the UK, there was nothing coming out of the UK, so I made it my mission to gain access and document the life and death struggles going on behind...

Photokina Shuttered Indefinitely Due to the Crashing Camera Market

After 70 years of holding its leading photographic trade show in Cologne, Germany, Photokina may be no more. The world’s largest photo trade fair has announced that due to a “massive decline in markets for imaging products,” it will be discontinued indefinitely. Photokina was first held in Cologne in 1950, becoming a biennial event in 1966. The show...

Why Canon is Winning Full-Frame Mirrorless

When the mirrorless race began in earnest at the end of 2018, nobody knew who would come out on top. Three years and more than 10 full-frame mirrorless camera bodies later, the answer is obvious: Canon is winning big, and they’ve done it by going “all in” on the RF Mount. To understand how and why Canon has done so well, let’s turn back the clock...

Manufacturer Says ‘Time of Flight’ Sensors to Become Standard in Smartphones

German semiconductor manufacturer Infineon Technologies believes that Time of Flight, or ToF, sensors will become a standard in high-end smartphones. The company believes the technology will overcome low-light focusing issues that currently plague the devices. In an interview with SemiconductorForYou, the Senior Vice President of Sensors at Infineon...

New AI Software Automates ‘Ghost Mannequin’ Images, Promises to Streamline Clothing Photography

Software company autoRetouch has debuted a new software feature that promises to reduce hours of post-production time down to seconds. Automating what is called a “ghost mannequin” photo, the software quickly creates composite images for use in e-commerce. A Ghost Mannequin image is a photo with a sort of “hollow man” look to it. Ghost Mannequins...

Nifty Accessory Turns the Apple Watch into a Selfie Screen for Your iPhone’s Rear Cameras

If you want to use the higher-quality rear cameras on an iPhone for selfies or vlogging, you lose the ability to preview the image. But with this nifty little clip, the Apple watch can be transformed into a solution to that problem. While the front-facing camera on the iPhone is generally good enough, there are some cases where you might want to take...

‘Ultimate Smart Gadget’ Automates Photography via System of Sensors

MIOPS, a camera trigger/accessory company PetaPixel has featured numerous times, has launched its fourth Kickstarter campaign for a new device called the Flex, a camera triggering system that can assist in shooting HDR images, timelapses, high-speed action, and more. The Flex accessory attaches to your camera and gives you control over a number of...

These Photos Document an Incredible 28-Hour, 62-Mile Open-Water Swim

On June 26, 2020, former Malta Olympian Neil Agius completed a 100 kilometer (~62-mile) open-water swim between Sicily and Malta in record-setting time. Photographer Kurt Arrigo accompanied Agius and documented the incredible feat. Agius competed in the 2004 Olympics in the 400-meter freestyle and holds national records for the 400, 800, and 1,500-meter...

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