Photography

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…

The first Polaroid instant camera in a decade is adorable – The Verge – The Verge

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Ten years after Polaroid stopped making instant film cameras, and nine years after it stopped making the film those cameras use, the Polaroid instant camera is back. Well, kind of. Announced today, the new $99 Polaroid OneStep 2 is not made by Polaroid, if only because Polaroid largely exists these days as a brand and a nebulous collection of patents and intellectual property. So instead, the new camera is being…

Nikon labelled sexist after asking 32 male photographers to promote its new camera – but no women – The Independent

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Camera manufacturer Nikon has suffered a storm of criticism after identifying 32 “creative individuals” to test and promote its new flagship camera without a single woman among them. The nearly three dozen photographers were drawn from some of the world’s most populous areas by Nikon’s Asia division to promote the new D850 DSLR. They were due to “embark on an experience with the latest FX-format D850 in their respective genres of…

The iPhone X camera tech may go well beyond phones – CNET

Thursday, September 14, 2017

That front-facing camera array on the iPhone X could be a step in many directions. James Martin/CNET After sitting in the Steve Jobs Theater at Apple’s Sept. 12 event and looking at the iPhone X and its new technology for myself, I kept thinking about that front-facing camera array. TrueDepth, it’s called. It’s a bundle of sensors. It can detect faces, or moving muscles. It can see 3D objects. It can enable…

Ring Stick Up Cam review: A companion camera for the Ring Video Doorbell – TechHive

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Ring Video Doorbell users who want to expand the security perimeter around their home have a ready option in the Ring Stick Up Cam (available for $179). This outdoor camera, clearly designed as a companion to the company’s front-door sentinel, comes with customizable motion detection, two-way talk, and an assortment of installation possibilities. The Stick Up Cam adheres pretty closely to the look of Ring’s video doorbells, with similar dimensions…

MaineVoices Live with photographer Peter Ralston – Press Herald

Thursday, September 14, 2017

MaineVoices Live is an event series featuring conversations between Press Herald reporters and notable Maine voices. Join us on Nov. 14 as we welcome photographer Peter Ralston. Ralston has photographed the coast of Maine since 1978. He is especially drawn to the working communities that define coastal Maine’s character. His work has been seen in countless books and magazines, featured on network television and has been exhibited in galleries, collections and…

The first Polaroid instant camera in a decade is adorable – The Verge

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Ten years after Polaroid stopped making instant film cameras, and nine years after it stopped making the film those cameras use, the Polaroid instant camera is back. Well, kind of. Announced today, the new $99 Polaroid OneStep 2 is not made by Polaroid, if only because Polaroid largely exists these days as a brand and a nebulous collection of patents and intellectual property. So instead, the new camera is being…

The most stunning wildlife photos of 2017 – Business Insider

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Ashleigh Scully/Wildlife Photographer of the Year Beneath the Antarctic ice, Weddell seals play in underwater caverns. Resplendent quetzals deliver food to their young in a Costa Rican cloud forest. And an elephant gazes at a photographer as her herd quenches its thirst by the edge of a waterhole. Even as hurricanes and wildfires wreak havoc on much of the globe, the natural world is still full of beauty. The images in the 2017 Wildlife…

This adorable camera is a ridiculously fun way to document your life – Mashable

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Let’s face it: you can never have too many photos of attractive things. From your avocado toast to your Portuguese water dog to your endless parade of fancy parties and backyard BBQs, life is full of Instagram-able moments. But it’s hard to capture them all on camera without looking like a Kardashian. SEE…

How the Nikon D850’s Dynamic Range Stacks Up Against Rival Cameras – PetaPixel (blog)

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

The new Nikon D850 is a beast of a camera by pretty much all accounts, but how does it stack up against other rival cameras and the D810 it replaces? In this image quality comparison by Tony Northrup, see whether the new camera is really a full-stop improvement over the D810 as Nikon claims. Northrup compares the D850 with the Nikon D810, Canon 5DS R, Sony a7R II, and the…

This Camera Is About to Make Your Instagram Photos Way Better – Men’s Health

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

This camera just might make you reconsider using a real camera again. Promising the fastest autofocus out there, the RX10 IV, which Sony announced today, can focus in just 0.03 seconds and take 24 frames per second for up to 249 frames. That means you’ll be much better equipped to get that shot you want, whether you’re hanging out with your dog or watching a football game. “What makes it…

Canon Highlights Picture-Perfect Voyager; Baboyian Announces Retirement – Printing Impressions

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

At a press conference Monday, Eric Hawkinson, Senior Director of Marketing at Canon U.S.A. (Booth 1213), highlighted the variety of digital production, production inkjet, large-format, and workflow solutions being showcased at PRINT 17. Shortly after, Toyo Kuwamura, Executive VP and GM Business Solutions Group, and President and CEO of Canon Solutions America, took the floor to discuss the current state of the company. Not only is Canon positioned as No….

Meet the woman called "the wizard of camera-based VR" – Mashable

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Presented by Coors Light Kate Wurzbacher is Head of Camera at Here Be Dragons — a specialized production company dedicated to bringing the latest and greatest in virtual reality to fruition.  Wurzbacher’s job is to help filmmakers create their vision by building custom rigs that capture interactive content in seemingly impossible situations. Wurzbacher and her team have done it all: Stuck a camera on a car going 200 miles-per-hour, shot…

This Camera Is About to Make Your Instagram Photos Way Better – Men’s Health

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

This camera just might make you reconsider using a real camera again. Promising the fastest autofocus out there, the RX10 IV, which Sony announced today, can focus in just 0.03 seconds and take 24 frames per second for up to 249 frames. That means you’ll be much better equipped to get that shot you want, whether you’re hanging out with your dog or watching a football game. “What makes it…

This Camera Is About to Make Your Instagram Photos Way Better – Men’s Health

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

This camera just might make you reconsider using a real camera again. Promising the fastest autofocus out there, the RX10 IV, which Sony announced today, can focus in just 0.03 seconds and take 24 frames per second for up to 249 frames. That means you’ll be much better equipped to get that shot you want, whether you’re hanging out with your dog or watching a football game. “What makes it…