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Jul 31, 2014 05:07PM

Jul 31, 2014 01:33PM

The Panasonic FZ1000 CAN output clean HDMI video

    The Panasonic FZ1000 is a still photography and video powerhouse, but there's been a lot of confusion over its ability to output "clean" HMDI. Thanks in great part to the efforts of Panasonic USA's National Training Manager, Mathew Frazer, we can finally set the record straight on all but one aspect of this. Information on the final point should be forthcoming shortly, when I meet with Panasonic execs in Osaka next Tuesday. First, just a bit of background: So-called "clean" HDMI output means a video signal through a...
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Jul 31, 2014 01:10PM

Samsung NX3000 First Shots posted: Time to see just how well this sub-$500 APS-C camera stacks up

    The smallest APS-C ILC camera with a mode dial, lightweight and costing less than $500 with a kit lens, the Samsung NX3000 has drawn some attention with the enthusiast photographer crowd looking for a low-cost but capable back-up or competent travel camera. It's also turning heads with some of the smartphone step-up users looking for better quality in a camera that still feels small and, well, "connected". Not much bigger than the company's diminuitive NX Mini (currently the smallest ILC being sold) the NX3000 has a sensor with...
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Jul 31, 2014 01:07PM

Finally some good news: Sony and Fujifilm report rising revenue from camera sales

For the past couple of years, the digital camera market was on a downward slope in both sales and revenue generated. This could mainly be attributed to the rising use of smartphones and consequent drop in sales of compact cameras, but also partially to a saturation of the market in general. We reported multiple times on this topic, and in 2014 we've seen a partial rise in sales and revenue for the first time in years. The most recent good news came from Olympus, and now it's Fujifilm and Sony who report that in the past fiscal year, both sales and earnings...
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Jul 31, 2014 11:39AM

Learn how to create stunning astrophotography even in light-polluted areas

Photographing the night sky -- also called astrophotography -- is a challenging endeavor. Depending on what exactly it is you want to photograph -- a specific constellation of stars, the milky way, another galaxy etc. -- you first need to find out the best time and location for your photo, which depends on a lot of factors. Then, you need to figure out how to set up your gear for the best results, and finally you'll have to process your images to look good. Astrophotography, when done correctly, can also be highly rewarding, as it can yield some of the most...
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Jul 31, 2014 05:00PM

Lens Rentals Canada halts service citing 'serious issues' with Canada Post

Lens Rentals Canada has announced that it is temporarily not accepting new orders. A brief notice on cites 'serious issues' with Canada Post Corporation, and states that current orders will be shipped using Purolator Courier. An email that a reddit user claims was sent to him by Lens Rentals Canada is more to the point, stating that a Canada Post employee has stolen equipment in transit. No estimated timeframe has been given as to when orders will be accepted again. Read more

Jul 31, 2014 12:16PM

Adobe Camera Raw 8.6 and DNG Converter 8.6 now available

Adobe has made final release versions of Camera Raw 8.6 and DNG Converter 8.6 available. This update adds support for the Nikon D810, Panasonic Lumix AG-GH4 (GH4 with interface unit) and Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000, as well as several bug fixes. Color profiles are added for the Sony Cyber-shot RX100 III, A7S and Alpha SLT-A77 II. Also included are a number of new lens profiles. Learn more

Jul 31, 2014 10:35AM

Canon India teases 'something big' coming soon

Canon India has posted a teaser on its Facebook page showing a 1-series DSLR alongside the words 'Get your camera ready, something BIG is coming'. Being a teaser rather than a leak, the meaning of the post is open to interpretation, although 'get your camera ready' suggests that the new product might be a lens. With Photokina just around the corner, the time is right for new product announcements. Click through for a look at the teaser.

Jul 31, 2014 10:00AM

Sony brings Cyber-shot DSC-WX220 and W810 to the US

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220 and W810, which have been available in certain markets for several months, are making their way onto US shores in August and September. The WX220 features an 18.2MP BSI-CMOS sensor, Bionz X processor, 25-250mm equiv. lens, 1080/60p video, and Wi-Fi with NFC. The W810 offers a 20MP CCD, 26-156mm equiv. lens, and 720p video. The cameras are priced at $200 and $100, respectively. Click through for details.

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Rob Galbraith DPI

May 29, 2013 05:30PM

Web site moving to a new server

This site will be moving to a new server shortly. The move will be accompanied by a slight change in the path to site pages. As before, you'll be able to reach the entrance to the site by surfing to, but any of your bookmarks that end with or include .asp in the path will soon lead to a dead end. Simply substituting html for asp will fix things in most cases.

Go to advertiser website.

Jul 18, 2012 08:00PM

Personal message: a new job means a big change for this website

Earlier this month, I accepted a photojournalism instructor position at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) here in Calgary. SAIT is home to one of Canada's premiere visual journalism programs, and I'm excited that the teaching of future Canadian photojournalists will be my full-time gig starting in a few week's time. My new job has led to an especially difficult decision regarding this website, please see the full story for more.

Jul 17, 2012 01:30PM

Nick Didlick demonstrates video, time-lapse abilities of Nikon 1 V1

Vancouver, Canada-based photographer Nick Didlick has recently posted two short movies showcasing the video and time-lapse capabilities of the Nikon 1 V1 camera. Each is well worth a look, both for what Didlick has captured and for the ethereal effect he has given each video in post-production.

Jul 17, 2012 11:30AM

A few thoughts about the Nikon D4

Since picking up a Nikon D4 in March it has been my go-to camera for low light and high speed photography, supplementing a D800E that's now used for just about everything else. Here are a few observations about D4 image quality, autofocus, wireless networking and more.

Jul 16, 2012 09:00AM

Usability improvements headline ShutterSnitch 2.5

ShutterSnitch, our favourite iOS app for receiving pictures from a wireless-capable camera, is soon to be updated to v2.5. The new version brings with it some of the best usability improvements in the app since v2.0 was released back in 2010.

Earthbound Light Photography Tips
Jul 27, 2014 05:42PM

Dec 31, 1969 06:00PM

Fill Flash Basics for Outdoor Photography

Flash often confuses people. It all happens in the blink of an eye and your eyes simply can't tell what your camera will end up seeing. Many photographers rely on trial and error to get what they want, but if you understand a few basics, there's a better way....

Dec 31, 1969 06:00PM

The Inky Blackness of Space

You may have run into the occasional black background when shooting close-up images with an on-camera flash. You may also have noticed people in large venues with cameras trying to light up the room with a camera flash. You may also have heard people claiming that the Apollo moon landings were faked. Allow me to tie these three concepts together....

Dec 31, 1969 06:00PM

Stopping Time: Why We Take Pictures

With the popularity of camera phones and photo sharing sites, there are a lot of images being taken and shared these days. With so much collective effort being expended on all this, it's worth stopping to consider just why we take so many pictures....

Dec 31, 1969 06:00PM

Having to Explain Your Photos?

They say that art is in the eye of the beholder. So if you have to explain your images, perhaps you should consider why....

Nov 15, 2012 08:38AM

Nov 14, 2012 06:54AM

Mary Cooney, Calvin Hom Promoted At Los Angeles Times

Deputy managing editor Colin Crawford has announced the promotion of Mary Cooney and Calvin Hom to the position of director of photography at the Los Angeles Times. Here's the memo Crawford sent to the staff:


To: The Staff

Nov 14, 2012 06:30AM

Register Now For Friday's NPPA Business Blitz Roadshow in California

This Friday and Saturday in California will be the final stop for NPPA's 2012 Business Blitz Roadshow, and registration for the November 16-17 event is now open.

Nov 13, 2012 08:06PM

Los Angeles Times Wins $266K From Photographer David Strick

By Kevin Roderick

An arbitrator has awarded the Los Angeles Times $266,000 to cover the costs of defending itself against a suit by longtime Hollywood editorial photographer David Strick. He argued that the Times could no longer use the photographs he shot while under contract to the newspaper after his contract ended. The Times disagreed. Strick sued.

Nov 13, 2012 02:02PM

Nikon Photo Day At Washington's Newseum

Professional speakers, Nikon product demonstrations, an "Eyes Of History" gallery talk, a Photo Safari, and a Pulitzer Prize photography presentation are among the events planned for Saturday, November 17, 2012, at the Nikon Photo Day at the Newseum in Washington, DC.

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:43:55 +0000

Jul 31, 2014 04:43AM

Photographer Killed in Israeli Airstrike in Gaza

Rami Rayan, a photographer with the Palestine Network for Press and Media, was killed July 30 in an air strike by the Israeli Defense Forces in the Shuja?iya neighborhood of Gaza, Reporters Without Borders reports. Rayan’s network manager told Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) that the photographer was covering civilians shopping during what they thought […]

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Jul 29, 2014 01:30PM

How Much Do Editorial Clients Pay? ?Wiki? Gives Names and Fees

Editorial clients are reluctant to publicize information about rates for photo assignments. But photographers need to know who pays what, in order to figure out which clients are worth shooting for, and to help them negotiate assignment fees. A Tumblr site called Who Pays Photographers? helps bridge the information gap with a wiki-inspired spreadsheet listing […]

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Jul 29, 2014 10:45AM

On Board with Duggal?PDN attends The Summer Duggal Gatsby Party

As a media partner, PDN was present at The Summer Gatsby Party thrown by Duggal Visual Solutions on June 26, along with staff from our sister publication Rangefinder. Clients, partners and friends of the Duggal brand were treated to four hours aboard a yacht circling New York City. The Great Gatsby-themed soiree asked attendees to […]

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Jul 28, 2014 03:32PM

Photographing Police Is Legal in Texas, Too, Judge Rules in First Amendment Case

A federal court judge in Texas has rejected an argument that the right to photograph or videotape police officers “is not recognized as a constitutional right,” clearing the way for a citizen’s civil rights claim against the City of Austin, its police chief, and various Austin police officers. “The First Amendment protects the right to […]

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Jul 24, 2014 07:48AM

AP Photographer?s Killer Given Death Sentence in Kabul

The Afghan police officer charged with killing Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus and wounding veteran AP correspondent Kathy Gannon last April has been sentenced to death by a panel of judges in Kabul, the Associated Press has reported. Niedringhaus and Gannon were traveling under the protection of Afghan forces with a convoy of election workers […]

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Digital cameras
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:42:59 PDT

Mar 14, 2014 05:36AM

Nikon D3300 (with 18-55mm II lens, Black)

Very good photo quality for its class plus decent performance make the Nikon D3300 A solid choice for a first dSLR.

Mar 14, 2014 05:36AM

Nikon D3300 (with 18-55mm II lens, red)

Very good photo quality for its class plus decent performance make the Nikon D3300 A solid choice for a first dSLR.

Mar 14, 2014 05:36AM

Nikon D3300 (with 18-55mm II lens, gray)

Very good photo quality for its class plus decent performance make the Nikon D3300 A solid choice for a first dSLR.

Mar 14, 2014 04:49AM

Olympus Stylus XZ-2 (Black)

The Olympus Stylus XZ-2 iHS is an excellent bright lens enthusiast compact. At this point, though, you should skip it at its full $600 price.

Mar 12, 2014 09:01AM

Nikon 1 V3 (with 10-30mm Lens)