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Flash Photography: two reading suggestions

Some of the most exciting photographs are created in very simple conditions, and with little equipment when it comes to light. That’s something one learns in the two flash books suggested here. Let there be light!
Written by  |  February 11, 2016
When recently I wrote here about the eBook One Flash! Great Photography with Just One Light, from Tilo Gockel, I also wrote that “with flash it becomes even more obvious that recipes are,...
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A digest of last week's photo and video news - Week 06

GoPro quits entry-level segment, Panasonic announces an organic sensor with global shutter, Phase One and Alpa present a medium format mirrorless with a 100MB sensor from Sony and Adobe Stock enters the 4K video market.
Written by  |  February 8, 2016
  A digest of last week's news is a selection of some of the news from week 05 from 2016 related to the worlds of photography and video, covering multiple topics, always rounded up with a reading suggestion.
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A digest of last week's photo and video news - Week 05

Philips goes to Amsterdam with a 5K monitor, while a Yuneec drone takes a Panasonic GH4 up in the air. Olympus updates firmware and Pentax reveals a bit more about their new full frame DSLR, which will, apparently, not have 4K video.
Written by  |  February 2, 2016
A digest of last week's news is a selection of some of the news from week 04 from 2016 related to the worlds of photography and video, covering multiple topics, always rounded up with a reading suggestion.
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Free eBook on Circumstantial Light

Next March Rocky Nook publishes the new book from Roberto Valenzuela, Picture Perfect Lighting. But this month there is a free chapter available, all about the photographer’s circumstantial light method.
Written by  |  January 27, 2016
Picture Perfect Lighting: An Innovative Lighting System for Photographing People! is a 334 page book/eBook by Robert Valenzuela, a popular Beverly Hills wedding photographer also famous for his...
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A digest of last week's photo and video news - Week 04

Panasonic wants to change the mobile cinema acquisition world, Vimeo wants to support female filmmakers and Canon prepares to launch a new DSLR, with 4K video, many expect. These are some of last week’s news.
Written by  |  January 25, 2016
A digest of last week's news is a selection of some of the news from week 03 from 2016 related to the worlds of photography and video, covering multiple topics, always rounded up with a reading suggestion.
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A digest of last week's photo and video news - Week 03

SSD’s reaching 13TB, drives for NAS systems with 8TB, consumer drones able to carry DSLRs and GoPro revealing lower than expected earnings and a workforce reduction, are some of last week’s news.
Written by  |  January 18, 2016
A digest of last week's news is a selection of some of the news from week 02 from 2016 related to the worlds of photography and video, covering multiple topics, always rounded up with a reading suggestion.
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Think Tank Photo wins NPPA’s J. Winton Lemen Award

The National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) named Think Tank Photo as the winner of the 2016 J. Winton Lemon Fellowship Award. Previous winners include Canon, Nikon, Adobe Systems or Photoshelter.
Written by  |  January 15, 2016
The J. Winton Lemon Fellowship Award is given to those rendering continuing outstanding service in the interests of press photography and for outstanding technical achievement in photography (established 1948). J. Winton Lemen was a...
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Ultralight backpacks from MindShift Gear

The UltraLight series of daypacks aims to be the lightest photo – or video - backpack series ever. It is also designed so you can access gear without removing the pack.
Written by  |  January 15, 2016
MindShift Gear started 2016 offering a series of lighter backpacks to photographers. After the FirstLight series of backpacks reaching up to 40L, the company introduces three daypacks conceived for photographers and videographers who want to...
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KEEP CALM: The FAA and sUAVs/Drone Rules (Final UPDATE)

Filtering-out the Facts from Fiction & Paranoia
Written by  |  January 14, 2016

With the publishing of Jack Nicas and Andy Pasztor's speculative and interpretive article in the Wall Street Journal in the fall of 2014, it seems every news agency, media outlet and publication has totally lost their minds in a fit of hysteria liken to Chicken Little proportions; sparking "end of days" tweets and forum discussions throughout the social mediasphere that has brought on an industry-wide panic akin to Orson Wells' War of the Worlds live broadcast radio play. Let's just stop right there and breathe for a moment - turn off the TV, put down that paper and let's look at some facts... (Last UPDATED 1/14/2016 at bottom of article)

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A digest of last week's photo and video news - Week 02

Asus announced a new 4K UHD monitor for video editing, Synology has a new NAS with a budget-price, PhaseOne presented their 100MP medium-format camera and Olympus has a new Micro Four Thirds 300mm lens to compete with Full Frame 600mm lenses.
Written by  |  January 11, 2016
A digest of last week's news is a selection of some of the news from week 01 from 2016 related to the worlds of photography and video, covering multiple topics, always rounded up with a reading suggestion.
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