Photography

First Sigma 50mm Art Lens Review Claims Nikon and Canon Aren’t On the … – PetaPixel

Sunday, April 06, 2014

When Sigma announced their 50m f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens, they included some extremely dramatic statements. Not only did they say that they wanted to beat out Canon and Nikon, they intended to blow them out of the water, stating that they were aiming to make the lens as good, if not better, than the $4,000 Zeiss 55mm f/1.4 Otus Distagon T*. Last month we shared a somewhat shady…

First Sigma 50mm Art Lens Review Claims Nikon and Canon Aren’t On the … – PetaPixel

Sunday, April 06, 2014

When Sigma announced their 50m f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens, they included some extremely dramatic statements. Not only did they say that they wanted to beat out Canon and Nikon, they intended to blow them out of the water, stating that they were aiming to make the lens as good, if not better, than the $4,000 Zeiss 55mm f/1.4 Otus Distagon T*. Last month we shared a somewhat shady…

First Sigma 50mm Art Lens Review Claims Nikon and Canon Aren’t On the … – PetaPixel

Sunday, April 06, 2014

When Sigma announced their 50m f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens, they included some extremely dramatic statements. Not only did they say that they wanted to beat out Canon and Nikon, they intended to blow them out of the water, stating that they were aiming to make the lens as good, if not better, than the $4,000 Zeiss 55mm f/1.4 Otus Distagon T*. Last month we shared a somewhat shady…

First Sigma 50mm Art Lens Review Claims Nikon and Canon Aren’t On the … – PetaPixel

Sunday, April 06, 2014

When Sigma announced their 50m f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens, they included some extremely dramatic statements. Not only did they say that they wanted to beat out Canon and Nikon, they intended to blow them out of the water, stating that they were aiming to make the lens as good, if not better, than the $4,000 Zeiss 55mm f/1.4 Otus Distagon T*. Last month we shared a somewhat shady…

Colleague and Friend Remembers Slain Photographer Anja Niedringhaus – National Geographic

Sunday, April 06, 2014

Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Anja Niedringhaus was killed on April 4, 2014, while covering presidential election preparations in Afghanistan for the Associated Press. Her photographic work spans more than 25 years of major international events and conflicts. Her death shocked the photojournalism community and many have come forward to celebrate Niedringhaus’s life and dedication to covering the hardest news. David Guttenfelder, chief photographer of Asia for the Associated Press…

First Sigma 50mm Art Lens Review Claims Nikon and Canon Aren’t On the … – PetaPixel

Sunday, April 06, 2014

When Sigma announced their 50m f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens, they included some extremely dramatic statements. Not only did they say that they wanted to beat out Canon and Nikon, they intended to blow them out of the water, stating that they were aiming to make the lens as good, if not better, than the $4,000 Zeiss 55mm f/1.4 Otus Distagon T*. Last month we shared a somewhat shady…

Deer UFO? Welcome to trail camera bizarro world – Christian Science Monitor

Saturday, April 05, 2014

Deer UFO: Rainer and Edith Shattles have captured some kind of UFO observing deer in the woods in Jackson, Miss. What else is being photographed deep in the woods? By David Clark Scott, Staff writer / April 5, 2014 UFO watchers (and conspiracy theorists) love a good mystery. Skip to next paragraph Are you scientifically literate? Take our quiz Scientists unravel mysterious ‘earthquake lights’ Decoder Buzz UFO sightings at Area 51:…

Acclaimed Photographer Anja Niedringhaus Dies – ABC News

Saturday, April 05, 2014

Anja Niedringhaus faced down some of the world’s greatest dangers and had one of the world’s loudest and most infectious laughs. She photographed dying and death, and embraced humanity and life. She gave herself to the subjects of her lens, and gave her talents to the world, with images of wars’ unwitting victims in Afghanistan, Iraq, Bosnia and beyond. Shot to death by an Afghan policeman Friday, Niedringhaus leaves behind…

Associated Press photographer killed, reporter wounded in Afghanistan – Washington Post

Friday, April 04, 2014

Anja Niedringhaus, 48, a German photographer, was killed instantly. Kathy Gannon, a Canadian reporter, is in stable condition. Both were veterans with deep experience in the region. (See: The world through the lens of Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus) “Anja and Kathy together have spent years in Afghanistan covering the conflict and the people there. Anja was a vibrant, dynamic journalist well-loved for her insightful photographs, her warm heart and…

Veteran AP photographer killed, reporter wounded in Afghanistan – Fox News

Friday, April 04, 2014

Aug. 27, 2013 -FILE photo of AP photographer Anja Niedringhaus, right, and AP journalist Kathy Gannon during a visit to the photo agency Keystone in Zurich, Switzerland . Niedringhaus, 48, was killed and Kathy Gannon was wounded Friday, when an Afghan policeman opened fire while they were sitting in their car in eastern Afghanistan.AP April 4, 2014 – Bullet holes in the car AP photographer Anja Niedringhaus and AP reporter…

HTC One (M8) Camera Experience: Blurring Out the Competition – androidandme.com

Friday, April 04, 2014

Besides the stunning design of the HTC one (M8), the most talked about feature of HTC’s latest flagship smartphone is its Duo Camera. Today, we’ll be taking a close look at the HTC One (M8)’s unique imaging setup and see if HTC has managed to delivery an improvement over last year’s UltraPixel camera on the original HTC One. The tech The Duo Camera on the back of the HTC one…

Meet the Crazy Camera That Can Make Movies for the Oculus Rift – Gizmodo

Thursday, April 03, 2014

S Gamers love Oculus Rift; the virtual reality system offers a mind-blowingly immersive way to experience digital worlds. Jaunt, a new tech company, brings the platform into live-action, cinematic territory. I saw their stuff. It was incredible. And it’s a Pretty Big Deal for movies and media. So, what is it? Jaunt is an all-inclusive toolkit for directors and videographers to record real-life footage in 360-degree, 3D video and audio,…

Best Of Instagram Food Photography – Forbes

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Sixty million photos, on average, are uploaded to Instagram every day. Most of them suck. But there are plenty of great photographs hidden among the sneaker pics and selfies. In this “Best Of Instagram” series I feature the work of creative Instagram photographers from around the world. Each installment focuses on a specific genre of photography, locale, or theme. Last time we looked at some fantastic portrait photographers. Today we…

Rumor: Nikon Has a D9300 On the Way, Is This the Mythical D300s Successor? – PetaPixel

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Nikon Rumors just reported a big one! Vague, but big. According to the well-connected rumor site, they have received the first ever “reliable” tip about a brand new high-end DX format (read: APS-C size sensor) DSLR from Nikon: The D9300. No, it’s not named the D400, and that is the mythical DSLR that most people — at least according to a recent poll on PetaPixel — don’t believe will…

Canon workhorse camcorders double their zoom – CNET (blog)

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Canon Canon revs up its entry-level pro ENG camcorders, the XF series, with the XF200 and XF205. More steroidal versions of the compact XA20 and XA25, the XF200 and XF205 slide into the product line between the XF100 and XF300 series’ at $3,900 and $4,400, respectively, though they’re destined to replace the lower-end models. Like the XA models they’re built around the slightly-larger-than-1/3-inch (1/2.84-inch) sensor, though they’re effectively 1/3-inch: Canon…

A Roundup of April Fools’ 2014 Jokes in the World of Photography – PetaPixel

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

As we’ve done for the past couple of years, rather than try our hand at comedy and post something tricky on April Fools, we instead round up all the best photography April Fools’ jokes we can find and post them all in one place. Buckle up, enjoy the ride, and try to imagine a world where these ideas were actually real. Google is jumping on board with the selfie….

So THAT’S what Apple’s protruding camera is for: Patent reveals system that … – Daily Mail

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

The patent describes a bayonet mount system for an iPhone It would mean interchangeable lenses could be added to Apple devices Bayonet mounts are smaller and more conspicuous than screw mounts They are also more secure than magnetic connectors, for example Images leaked this week showed an Apple case with a protruding camera – which could be used as a connector for these interchangeable lenses By Victoria Woollaston Published: 06:37…

A life in photography took John Alley around the world – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

As a boy of 9 growing up in a small town in Michigan, John Alley picked up his mother’s Kodak folding camera. It began a long and storied life in making pictures. “This was his awakening into photography,” said Jim Mullaly, a friend of 20 years. “I remember him telling me, ‘The next thing you know, people were becoming interested in my photography.’” Alley never got rid of…

Google to Launch Improved Android Camera App, Report Says – Mashable

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Android users may soon see a series of new features on their devices’ camera app. Google is reportedly working on a major update to Android’s camera app, which will include a new mode for taking portraits, as well as revamped panorama and Portrait Sphere modes. See also: 25 Best Free Android Apps Citing “sources aware of Google’s plans,” Engadget said Google is currently testing the new app, which will be…

A Roundup of April Fools’ 2014 Jokes in the World of Photography – PetaPixel

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

As we’ve done for the past couple of years, rather than try our hand at comedy and post something tricky on April Fools, we instead round up all the best photography April Fools’ jokes we can find and post them all in one place. Buckle up, enjoy the ride, and try to imagine a world where these ideas were actually real. Google is jumping on board with the selfie….