Winners of the 2017 Magnum and LensCulture Photography Awards announced

Winners of the 2017 Magnum and LensCulture Photography Awards announced Earlier today, Magnum and LensCulture officially announced the winners of their 2017 Photography Awards, doling out prizes in six categories: Documentary, Fine Art, Open, Photojournalism, Portrait and Street. Each of the ‘Single Image’ award winners (Magnum and LensCulture also gave out awards for best Series) walks away with $1,500 in prize money and the serious bragging rights that come with having won an award administered by one of the most prestigious names in photography. Additionally, all of the winners, finalists and juror’s pics will be screened at various photo festivals … Continue reading Winners of the 2017 Magnum and LensCulture Photography Awards announced

This is what happens when your camera’s frame rate matches a bird’s wing flap

Here’s a neat trick you might not have realized is possible. If your camera’s frame rate matches the flapping rate of a bird’s wings, you can create a video where it seems like the bird is floating ‘magically’ on frozen wings. The video above is going viral today after YouTuber Ginger Beard shared it on his nascent channel. As he explains on Reddit, the video was captured with a Hikvision DS-2CD2342WD-I security camera set to "max resolution" at 2688×1520 and 20 frames per second. Apparently, the bird’s wings were also set to 20fps, because this ‘magic’ video is what popped … Continue reading This is what happens when your camera’s frame rate matches a bird’s wing flap

1910 Emil Busch Glaukar 3.1 Anastigmat Lens now available in modern version with native MFT mount

A german group of photographers and engineers revamped an old 1910 Emil Busch Glaukar 3.1 lens design. You can have this new modern version in native MFT mount on Kickstarter. Reinventing the Legendary Emil Busch Glaukar 3.1 Lens More than 100 years after the Emil Busch Glaukar 3.1 was introduced as one of the most important lenses of its time, two top German photographers have reinvented this classic as a modern portrait lens that promises to be as innovative as the original. The pair has partnered with well-known optical engineer Wolfdieter Prenzel on this project in which production will mostly … Continue reading 1910 Emil Busch Glaukar 3.1 Anastigmat Lens now available in modern version with native MFT mount

Adobe updates Lightroom Mobile with new features and interface on iOS and Android

Today’s Lightroom Mobile updates include the addition of the selective brush on iOS, and a new interface for Android users. Adobe released a major update to Lightroom Mobile for both iOS and Android users today. Each update is unique, offering different features depending on which operating system you use. Scroll down for a summary of both. Lightroom Mobile for iOS For iOS users, today’s update includes a new selective brush, improved details tab, and an improved interface for iPad users. The new selective brush is a much-requested update, allowing you to paint enhancements onto specific parts of your image. What’s … Continue reading Adobe updates Lightroom Mobile with new features and interface on iOS and Android

New show manager Christoph Menke talks about the future of Photokina

Back in May Photokina, the biennial photo industry trade show in Cologne, Germany, announced that it will become an annual event and include products and technologies beyond its historical focus of cameras and photography. Now the recently appointed new show manager Christoph Menke has provided some background on the decision to change the dates of the future shows and other changes in a Q&A session with the internal PR team of Koelnmesse, the company that is organizing Photokina. What made Koelnmesse decide to change the show cycle from every other year show to a yearly show? Today, professionals and consumers … Continue reading New show manager Christoph Menke talks about the future of Photokina

Japan’s space agency has an adorable ball-shaped camera drone on the ISS

VIDEO The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has a robotic ball-shaped camera drone called Int-Ball floating around the International Space Station, and for the first time ever it has released videos and images captured by the camera. The drone, which measures 15cm in diameter and was delivered to the ISS on June 4th, was created using 3D printing technologies; with it, flight controllers and researchers on Earth can watch video from the ISS in real-time. JAXA hasn’t detailed the type of camera used with Int-Ball, saying only that the robot features ‘existing drone technology.’ According to a report in The … Continue reading Japan’s space agency has an adorable ball-shaped camera drone on the ISS