Photography

Action Camera Showdown: GoPro vs Smartphones – Lifehacker

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Hitting the slopes is cool, but sharing a first-person view of you catching some sick air is even cooler. While everyone fancies themselves a potential X-Games contestant when they strap a camera to their face, not everyone requires the durability that the sport-friendly action cam provides. For most of us, the answer to catching clips of cool tricks or excursions through nature’s grandeur might be inside your smartphone. So, which…

LOOK: Camera man completely trucksticks Chiefs cheerleader into the ground – CBSSports.com

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Football is an inherently dangerous sport. Cheerleading is not, unless you’re performing at a Chiefs game where a camera man is running across the field at full speed with no regard for human life. At the Chiefs’ home game against the Eagles on Sunday, a Chiefs cheerleader was on the field performing when she got truck sticked by a camera man. It was ugly, eliciting a gasp from the crowd:…

Nikon: If We Go Mirrorless, It Must Be Full Frame – PetaPixel (blog)

Sunday, September 17, 2017

All signs have been pointing in the direction, but Nikon has just seemingly confirmed in a new interview that its upcoming mirrorless camera will contain a full frame sensor. The Chinese website Xitek published an interview with Nikon Imaging Product R&D General Manager Tetsuro Goto, who stated that due to current trends, Nikon must go full frame if it hopes to be competitive in the mirrorless camera market. “Full frame…

Nikon: If We Go Mirrorless, It Must Be Full Frame – PetaPixel – PetaPixel (blog)

Sunday, September 17, 2017

All signs have been pointing in the direction, but Nikon has just seemingly confirmed in a new interview that its upcoming mirrorless camera will contain a full frame sensor. The Chinese website Xitek published an interview with Nikon Imaging Product R&D General Manager Tetsuro Goto, who stated that due to current trends, Nikon must go full frame if it hopes to be competitive in the mirrorless camera market. “Full frame…

Nikon is making a full-frame mirrorless camera – Engadget

Sunday, September 17, 2017

As for the reason why? Goto claims that competitors like Fujifilm, Olympus and Sony don’t really cater to pro photographers with their mirrorless cams, and Nikon could fulfill that role. “There is no professional using their products,” he says. We’d disagree strongly with that statement (the Sony A9 is very clearly aimed at pros), but it’s true that most mirrorless cameras are aimed at enthusiasts and others who don’t depend…

Nikon: If We Go Mirrorless, We Must Think Full Frame – PetaPixel (blog)

Saturday, September 16, 2017

All signs have been pointing in the direction, but Nikon has just seemingly confirmed in a new interview that its upcoming mirrorless camera will contain a full frame sensor. The Chinese website Xitek published an interview with Nikon Imaging Product R&D General Manager Tetsuro Goto, who stated that due to current trends, Nikon must go full frame if it hopes to be competitive in the mirrorless camera market. “Full frame…

Nikon apologizes for women-free event advertising new D850 camera – WDIV Detroit

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Camera maker Nikon received backlash this week when it was pointed out that an event to advertise its new camera featured only men. Thirty-two men tested the D850. Fstoppers.com noticed the lack of women and joked about whether the new camera was only for men. From there, social media exploded with comments about the women-free event. Several Twitter users said that it was because women are all using Canon cameras,…

How photography became the hottest new investment choice – The Guardian

Saturday, September 16, 2017

The Art Institute of Chicago is one of the world’s great galleries. Visitors flock to see Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks and Grant Wood’s American Gothic, two of the most recognisable images in modern American art. But what has stunned art collectors is that a photograph of visitors to the Art Institute, taken in 1990 by Thomas Struth, fetched more at auction than any other photograph last year, selling for $777,088. And…

One PR campaign, 32 photographers, no women. Nikon has an optics problem – The Guardian

Friday, September 15, 2017

Nikon has a serious optics problem. The Japanese camera giant chose 32 professional photographers across Asia and Africa to test-drive and promote its new camera, the D850. Of the 32 photographers chosen, Nikon managed to pick zero women. What is so obvious to me – a professional photographer – as well as colleagues, photography bloggers and social media users, was not obvious to Nikon. Instead, it seemed to have worked…

FrontRow camera review: A body camera for the always-recording millennial – Ars Technica

Friday, September 15, 2017

reader comments 24 It’s all too common to see a sea of smartphones, at-attention and up in the air, at a live event. Whether a concert, or sports game, or protest, many attendees are now using the devices at their fingertips to record the events in front of them for later viewing and sharing. You wouldn’t expect the latest recording and livestreaming technology to come from Ubiquiti Labs, a division of Ubiquiti Networks, which…

Nikon Picked 32 Photographers to Promote a Camera. All 32 Were Men. – New York Times

Friday, September 15, 2017

“We’re here. We’re working. We exist,” Daniella Zalcman, a photojournalist based in London who created a database of female photographers, said in an interview. “The problem is the organization not making the adequate effort to include us.” Seriously, three continents and not one woman could attend? You didn’t try hard enough, @NikonAsia. Disgraceful. How will you make amends? — Laura Elizabeth Pohl (@lauraepohl) Sept. 13, 2017 Hey @NikonUSA feel free…

Police Release Body Camera Footage of Shooting Death in Bronx – New York Times

Friday, September 15, 2017

“Do you want to die?” After about 15 minutes, an officer with a Taser stun gun steps through the doorway to try to use the weapon to shock and subdue Mr. Richards. At that moment, Mr. Richards raises his arm — the one in which the officers had earlier observed what appeared to be a gun. In an instant, the officer with the Taser fires the stun gun as two…

Polaroid reinvented: A new camera brand and a 28-year-old CEO – CNNMoney

Friday, September 15, 2017

Polaroid — whose cameras were famously used by artists like Andy Warhol and Helmut Newton — launched 80 years ago this week. The company was the pioneer of instant photography, but in recent years, it struggled to stay relevant thanks to the convenience of smartphone cameras. Now, it’s banking on a new brand and camera to breathe new life into Polaroid. At an event held in New York City on…

Nikon in spotlight over sexism row – BBC News

Friday, September 15, 2017

Image copyright Getty Images Nikon has acknowledged criticism from the online photography community over the lack of female photographers in its recent advertising. Last week the Japanese company began a campaign featuring a team of 32 professional photographers, all men, as brand ambassadors to promote their latest camera, the D850, in Asia. Asked by social-media users why no women were used as ambassadors, Nikon said female photographers had been invited…

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017 – The Atlantic

Friday, September 15, 2017

The Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, founded in 1965, is an annual international showcase of the best in nature photography. Wildlife Photographer of the Year is developed and produced by the Natural History Museum, London. This year, the contest attracted nearly 50,000 entries from 92 countries. The owners and sponsors have once again been kind enough to share the following 13 finalists from this year’s competition. Their website has…

Polaroid’s OneStep2 Is a Vintage Camera for the Digital Age – WIRED

Thursday, September 14, 2017

When Polaroid released the OneStep camera in 1977, the company described it as the “simplest camera in the world.” It had a fixed-focus lens and automatic roller mechanism that spit out film that developed in minutes. The OneStep was certainly simpler—and cheaper—than the SX-70, a foldable, leather-bound instant film camera that Polaroid released five years prior with a $180 price tag (just over $1,000 in today’s money). The OneStep, which…

Nikon had 32 men and 0 women test its new camera – CNNMoney

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Oh, Nikon. The Japanese camera maker is under fire for hosting an advertising event that featured 32 professional photographers testing its new D850 camera. One problem: All 32 photographers were men. The absence of women was first spotted by photography blog Fstoppers.com, which sarcastically asked whether the camera was designed specifically for men. A fierce backlash followed on social media. “Hey Nikon: are you planning to release a version of…

Polaroid’s OneStep2 Is a Vintage Camera for the Digital Age – WIRED

Thursday, September 14, 2017

When Polaroid released the OneStep camera in 1977, the company described it as the “simplest camera in the world.” It had a fixed focus lens and automatic roller mechanism that spit out film that developed in minutes. The OneStep was certainly simpler—and cheaper—than the SX-70, a foldable, leather-bound instant film camera that Polaroid released five years prior with a $180 price tag (just over $1,000 in today’s money). The OneStep,…

Nikon Slammed for Promoting D850 in Asia with 32 Men and 0 Women – PetaPixel (blog)

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Nikon is being criticized this week for its selection of pro photographers promoting the new D850 DSLR in Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. Take a look at the professional photographers in the lineup, and you’ll see 32 men and zero women. We began receiving tips on this discrepancy from photographers two days ago, and we’ve been reaching out to Nikon for comment. “It’s a nice glaring omission of females…

Learn how to use a DSLR camera with this online course series – Mashable

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Back in 2013, The Guardian pondered the “death of photography” as an art form as smartphone cameras became ubiquitous. A little dramatic? Maybe — but to be fair, those Instagram filters can only get you so far. SEE ALSO: Get all the GoPro gear you’ll ever need—for less than twenty bucks It’s time to dust off…