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Apr 16, 2014 09:56AM

Apr 16, 2014 04:02AM

Tired of that chintzy camera strap? These custom straps combine function and beauty

    All over the web these days, you can find dozens of styles of camera straps. There are straps with "rapid" sliders, carabiners and clamps, straps with polka dots and stripes and cutesy cats, and lots and lots of clunky, cobbled-together, artsy, hipster straps, homemade by someone who has probably never so much as held a camera. This is different. It's just a strap. It's just a subtle, discreet strap made of soft, silky, luscious-smelling cabretta leather. It's just a strap made the exact length I needed, with the exact...
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Apr 15, 2014 01:24PM

Already exhausted your holiday budget? Come travel to Doha, Qatar in this amazing hyperlapse video!

Travelling the world is a dream many of us share, but only few ever see come true. What keeps most of us from simply dropping everything and setting out on a journey across the globe, besides job and family commitments, is the sheer lack of financial resources to do so. But even if our holiday budgets are already exhausted, there's still an easy way to get to see other places. Thanks to the internet and travelers who take their cameras with them, we can catch a glimpse at exotic locations comfortably from our computers – free of charge. One of the most...
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Apr 15, 2014 10:56AM

Cast your votes for winners in 11th annual Smithsonian Photo Contest

      Photo: Eko Adiyanto. Natural World category. What’s not to love about a photo contest where the people get to vote for their favorites? The finalists in the 11th annual Smithsonian Photo Contest were announced last week, and voting is open through May 6, 2014. A total of 60 photos were nominated for awards in six categories, including the natural world, travel, people, Americana, altered images, and a new category, mobile. The finalists were selected from more than 50,000...
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Apr 15, 2014 10:00AM

Flash-photography guru Joe McNally shares lighting tips in Nikon video series

    We’re in an era where cameras can almost see in the dark, and as a result, the art of adding light to a scene is under-appreciated. But when the student is ready to turn down that ISO dial, the teacher will appear. Nikon just posted the second in a series of lighting tutorials with brand ambassador and flash-photography guru Joe McNally. In this installment, McNally offers up some tips on how to make the most of a studio session with limited lighting equipment—just two Speedlights and a diffuser, in this...
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Apr 15, 2014 10:00PM

Fujifilm announces 1.4x teleconverter for X100/X100S


Fujifilm has formally announced the TCL-X100, a 1.4x teleconverter for the X100 and X100S that was first shown at CP+ back in February. The converter brings the focal length up to 33mm (50mm equiv.) and features an HT-EBC coating to reduce flare. Owners of the X100 and X100S will need to update their firmware in order to take advantage of the TCL-X100. The teleconverter will be available this May in your choice of black or silver for a price to be announced later.

Apr 15, 2014 10:09PM

Fuji adds grips, grip strap, and extended eye-cup accessories for X-T1


Fujifilm UK has announced a host of accessories for its X-T1 mirrorless cameras. These include two extra accessory grips for the X-T1, which build on the features offered by the MHG-style grips already available for the X-series cameras. The MHG-XT Small and Large offer a choice grip sizes and include integrated Arca-Swiss compatible flanges, as well as full-time access to the battery port. Other accessories include a deeper viewfinder eye-cup and a handgrip-style strap that's compatible across the X-mount range. Pricing and availability dates have not yet been announced.

Apr 15, 2014 07:00PM

Google applies for contact lens camera patent


If you are the kind of person who gets uncomfortable at the thought of somebody recording you on Google Glass, the search company's latest patent application will probably make you feel even more uneasy. In January Google announced its smart contact lens project and now has filed a patent application for a micro camera module to go with the smart lenses. Learn more

Apr 15, 2014 06:00PM

Sony releases update for QX10 and QX100 lens modules


Sony has released a firmware update for its QX10 and QX100 camera modules that bring a couple of improvements. The shutter button can now be used to pre-focus with a half-press which allows you to focus and recompose with the QX modules just like you would do with any digital camera. Learn more

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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
Apr 13, 2014 02:46PM

Dec 31, 1969 06:00PM

The Strangeness of the Internal Lightroom Color Profile

Photoshop color management is complicated, but color management in Adobe Lightroom just works. So well in fact that most users have never really thought about how it works. Here's the scoop....

Dec 31, 1969 06:00PM

Choosing a Background First

Photographic composition is generally built around the subject of an image, with additional decisions regarding background and other factors being made in support of that subject. But sometimes a better option is to choose the background first, and then find a subject....

Dec 31, 1969 06:00PM

Fingerprints On Purpose

From Lensbaby selective focus lenses to Instagram filters, creative photographic effects are all the rage these days. But there's a new creative craze sweeping the world of photography that takes things even further. No longer are fingerprints on your lens a bad thing. Now, they're a creative tool to use with pride....

Dec 31, 1969 06:00PM

What to Tackle First?

When attempting to rescue an otherwise promising image unfortunately plagued with multiple problems it can sometimes be difficult to know what to tackle first. Recommendations have evolvee over the years in response to changing technology....

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.

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:56:18 +0000

Apr 15, 2014 09:56AM

Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award Announced

The International Women’s Media Foundation has announced the creation of the Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award, honoring the Associated Press photojournalist who was slain April 4 while covering preparations for the recent elections in Afghanistan. IWMF, based in Washington, DC, says the award will be given annually “to a woman photojournalist whose work follows […]

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Apr 14, 2014 05:58PM

New 51MP Pentax 645Z Medium Format Camera with CMOS Sensor Shoots HD Video and Will Sell for $8,500

Pentax became the latest company to introduce a medium format camera with a CMOS sensor tonight but the new model comes with several major twists. For one, the new 51.4-megapixel Pentax 645Z camera can shoot full HD video, which is a first for a medium format camera. The Pentax 645Z is also one of the […]

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Apr 14, 2014 12:17PM

Tyler Hicks, Josh Haner Win 2014 Pulitzer Prizes for Photography

The New York Times has taken both Pulitzer Prizes for photography, prize administrators at Columbia University announced today. See the full story at Related: AP, Javier Manzano Win (2013) Pulitzer Prizes for Photography (subscription required)

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Apr 10, 2014 10:18AM

11 Photographers Among Winners of 2014 Guggenheim Fellowships

The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation announced the recipients of their 2014 fellowships today. Eleven photographers are among the 178 recipients. They are (links direct to their bios and image galleries on the Guggenheim site): Robert Dawson LaToya Frazier Jason Fulford Phyllis Galembo Gregory Halpern Brenda Kenneally Andrew Moore Lori Nix Matthew Pillsbury Mark Ruwedel […]

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Apr 10, 2014 07:47AM

SFMOMA Announces Plan To Open Biggest Photo Center In US

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) has announced that it will open a 15,500-square-foot space dedicated to photography as part of the renovation that has closed the museum until 2016. Dubbed the Pritzker Center after lead donors John and Lisa Pritzker, the new photography facility will include an 11,000-square-foot exhibition space that will […]

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Digital cameras
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 05:25:57 PDT

Mar 18, 2014 07:00AM

Samsung NX Mini

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.