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Imaging Resource News Page
Mar 29, 2015 02:48PM

Mar 29, 2015 10:36AM

How to take photos in the dark

    This may not be the most educational photo tip I’ll do this year, but I’ll be proud of myself if I come up with anything more fun. It’s one part science fair project, one part after-dinner parlor trick, and one part miracle. This is really astounding. I hope all of you do this and I hope you bring a kid along. It’s really unforgettable. You’re going to take a picture in the dark and I do mean dark like you can barely see your hands in front of your face dark. I mean pretty darn dark. So this is going to happen at night. The...
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Mar 28, 2015 12:54PM

Unofficial Instagram app lets you upload photos from your computer

    It might not be an official app, and it may not last long, but Uploader for Instagram is the first app for OSX that allows you to upload your photographs through your computer, rather than your mobile device. Built by Anobot LLC, the app is able to get around Instagram’s API through the clever reverse-engineering of it, which enables the uploads through desktop machines. Of course, this probably isn’t going to go over too well with the Instagram team, but the developer behind the app says it will be difficult for...
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Mar 27, 2015 02:38PM

Sony FE 24-240mm Gallery: We post initial sample images from this 10x full frame vacation long zoom

    The Sony FE lens lineup continues to grow in both prime and zoom categories, now offering 5 primes and 6 zooms total to date. The most recent to arrive at our lab is the FE 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS, a 10x full frame long zoom offering for the Sony A7 series of cameras. Covering everything from the classic 24mm wide angle to a fairly robust 240mm zoom range (and 360mm eq. when strapped onto a crop-sensor Sony like the A6000) this lens is clearly aimed at anyone looking for versatility in an all-around package, or as a convenient...
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Mar 27, 2015 02:01PM

Firmware Friday: Updates land for 7 cameras including Sony A6000 and A7-series, Pentax 645Z

    Firmware Friday returns this week with a raft of camera updates from Nikon, Pentax and Sony, as well as updates for Nikon's UT-1 Communication Unit, two of Canon's professional camcorders, and the software Ricoh bundles with (or sells for) some of its Pentax-branded camera. It's quite the week for updates, in other words! We'll start our roundup with Sony, as the company has far and away the most firmware news this time around. The Sony A6000, Sony A7, Sony A7 II, Sony A7R and Sony A7S updates are all about adding support...
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Articles: Digital Photography Review (
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 07:01:00 Z

Mar 30, 2015 12:01AM

DPReview recommends: Best smartphone cameras

In many users' pockets consumer-level digital compact cameras have been replaced by smartphones. The cameras of the latter don't usually have zoom lenses or xenon flashes but image sensor technology has been rapidly improving, making smartphones important photographic tools for many. We've made a list in no particular order our current favorite smartphone cameras for those who are looking to buy their first smartphone or upgrade their current device. Read more

Mar 28, 2015 05:30AM

Readers' Showcase: Raymond Pang

'Whales made me do it' isn't exactly what we expected to hear when we asked DPR reader Raymond Pang how he got started in photography. Then again, he's not really your typical photographer. When he couldn't find an app to help him plan out shoots in advance, he learned iOS app development and created one. Take a look at some of his images and read more in our Q&A. See gallery

Mar 27, 2015 04:37PM

Lee Filters introduces updates to super-wide SW system to fit more lenses and reduce flare

A new version of the Lee Filters SW150 system holder has been introduced that allows compatibility with a broader range of extreme wide angle lenses, and which has been designed to reduce the impact of reflections from the rear surface of fitted filters. The Lee Filter SW150 Mark ll now allows the existing 150mm-wide filters that were developed for the original SW150 to be fitted to four lenses using model-specific adapter rings - with more on the way. Read more

Mar 27, 2015 11:35AM

Adaptalux introduces portable lighting studio for macro photography

Adaptalux has introduced a new portable lighting studio, likewise called Adaptalux, which is designed specifically for macro photography. The design is modular in nature, allowing photographers to 'rebuild' it in different ways to meet different needs. This is achieved using a core Control Pod into which Lighting Arms are plugged, with each Lighting Arm being customizable in regards to color, beam angle, brightness and diffusion. Read more

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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
Mar 29, 2015 03:48PM

Dec 31, 1969 06:00PM

New Focal Field System Can Alter Focal Length Later From Single Exposure

A new group known as the Focal Length Consortium is set to announce this coming Wednesday the forthcoming availability of the new Focal Field System that combines camera, lens and software to produce multiple images of different focal length from a single exposure....

Dec 31, 1969 06:00PM

Painting Versus Photography

The word "photography" comes from the Greek for "painting with light." A look at the differences between the mediums of painting and photography can help make you a better photographer....

Dec 31, 1969 06:00PM

How Long Do Memory Cards Last?

Nothing lasts forever. And this includes the memory cards you use in your camera to record each precious image. Have I gotten you scared yet? Relax. The truth is a bit more complicated....

Dec 31, 1969 07:00PM

Xume Quick Release Filter Adapters: Yeah, Magnets!

Screwing a filter to the front of your lens can be a frustrating task. If you've ever wished for an easier way, your wish has come true. Xume quick release filter adapters are one of the most ingenious photography gadgets I've come across in some while. And they do it with magnets. Yeah, magnets!....

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.

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Mar 25, 2015 10:59AM

Staging News Photos: Take This Ethics Quiz

Inspired by the uproar over the staged photo included in a series that won a World Press Photo prize (later rescinded, for different reasons), photographer Alex Garcia has posted an ethics quiz for photographers. Garcia describes five situations in which photojournalists can find themselves in ethical gray zones, and asks: What would you do? What […]

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Mar 24, 2015 08:23AM

Heidi Levine Wins First Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award

American photojournalist Heidi Levine has won the first Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism award, the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) has announced. The $20,000 prize was established in memory of Niedringhaus, the Pulitzer Prize-winning Associated Press photographer who was killed while covering the elections in Afghanistan in 2014. Levine, who lives in Jerusalem, has covered […]

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Mar 24, 2015 02:31AM

Obituary: Paul C. Buff, 78

Paul Conrad Buff, founder of the lighting company that bears his name, passed away this week of unspecified causes. He was 78. While he best known in the photo industry for his low-cost lighting solutions, Buff also made his mark in the music industry. According to the Paul C. Buff website, Buff was the owner […]

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Mar 23, 2015 11:17AM

Unique College Program Helps Environmental Orgs See Value of Photography

Conservation photographer Neil Osborne understands how important visual communication can be to environmental and conservation organizations. Photographs, videos and other forms of visual storytelling can help non-profits share their messages and the work they do with wide audiences. Visual storytelling can also serve as an effective fundraising tool. But many nonprofits spend little on photography […]

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Mar 20, 2015 10:10AM

On Showing Both Commercial & Fine-Art Work: Emily Shur?s Advice

Emily Shur recently posted on her Tumblr about two of her images (above) being selected for American Photography 31, each shot for very different purposes. One is a portrait of the comedian Kevin Hart commissioned by Men?s Health; the other, a photograph of a hotel pool in Osaka, Japan, that is part of a long-term […]

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Digital cameras
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 02:20:13 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)