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What Does the GDPR Mean for Photographers?

In News by Frank Gallagher3 Comments

  You have probably received a few emails from companies about their new privacy policies and compliance with GDPR (the European General Data Privacy Regulation), which went into effect on May 25, 2018.  This regulation harmonizes and strengthens personal data protections across the European Union and European Economic Area.  It also promises to provide greater …

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Photo History: Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima

In News by Andy Perkins1 Comment

The historical importance of a photograph can be measured by how well it is recognized by the average person—neither historian nor photographer. If the “man on the street” sees a photograph and recognizes its context and the significance of its context, that’s an achievement. Few photographs are more widely recognized and have had a greater …

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Sony Unveils the a7r iii, and I’m buying it.

In News by Jim Harmer10 Comments

Sony surprised the industry this morning with the release of the a7r iii full-frame mirrorless camera.  Not only was the timing a surprise (the rumors sites have not been reporting this). The a7riii uses the same 42.4-megapixel sensor, and supercharges it to capture a claimed 15 stops of dynamic range, a slight ISO boost, and crazy …

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Lightroom Changed Today: What you need to know in 5 minutes

In News by Jim Harmer17 Comments

What Happened? Adobe announced that Lightroom, as we know it, will now be known as “Lightroom Classic CC.”  There is a new version called “Lightroom CC” and it’s completely new and cloud-based. If you decide to continue using the regular old Lightroom Classic, then not much will change for you.  The new version has a …

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Avid Releases Impressive Video Editor–And it’s free!

In News by Jim Harmer5 Comments

Most film makers without a Hollywood budget use either Apple’s Final Cut Pro (my personal choice) or Adobe Premiere Pro (for those who enjoy waiting long periods of time) to edit their videos; but what if you had a Hollywood budget?  What do the pros use?  There are a number of solutions, but Avid is …

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Floating Bird: Camera’s Frame Rate Synced to Bird’s Wings

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What happens when a video camera’s frame rate is perfectly in time with the beating of a bird’s wings?  It looks like the bird is levitating in mid-air without beating its wings. Al Brooks from Austin Texas experienced this exact phenomenon recently when his security camera captured a bird up-close. We’ve seen this phenomenon before …

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AF-P NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6E ED VR Preview

In Gear, News by GregNoel1 Comment

  This week Nikon announced a new lens, the AF-P NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6E ED VR.    My initial thought when I saw this announcement was “Doesn’t Nikon already have a 70-300mm VR lens?”  And based on the comments and questions in the online forums and communities I am a member of, many people had the …

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This Timelapse Video Will Be the Best 3 Minutes of Your Day

In News by Jim Harmer8 Comments

Tom Lowe just released an absolutely stunning trailer of timelapse and slow motion video of man’s connection with the world and technology.  It’ll be the best 3 minutes of your day. The video was created over a period of 5 years with filming in more than 30 countries.  If you watch the video and wonder …

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The Lightroom Manifesto: Adobe has lost its way

In News by Jim Harmer38 Comments

I’m not happy with what I’m writing.  I don’t like calling people out and spreading negativity on the web.  However, I feel passionate about Lightroom and I believe it’s being mishandled.  I’ll keep my tone in this piece as positive as I can, and rather than just complaining, I will suggest an easy change Adobe …