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Sony Alpha a7 Kit Now In Stock at B&H Photo

Perhaps the most anticipated camera this year has shown up as in stock on B&H Photo’s website this afternoon. With a full frame sensor packed into the tiny size of a mirrorless camera body, you can bet that this camera is going to sell out quickly. Along with the Sony Alpha a7 and 28-70mm kit, the Sony 35mm f/1.8 has also shown up as in stock on the B&H Store. [more]

Popular New App Launches For Photographers

Tired of shooting photos of your latest meal for Instagram? Need some new ideas, some challenges, something new and fresh to do with your iPhone camera. Well… ok do this.

Yep you heard that right. Check out OkDoThis.com! [more]

Help a Fellow Photographer Get a New Wheelchair

Jaleel King is a great wedding and fashion photographer from Philadelphia, but other than being very talented, he’s also a very special and strong person. When Jaleel was 8 years old, his neighbor shot him with a shotgun and left him paralyzed from his waist down. Since that incident Jaleel have to use a wheelchair to move around. His current wheelchair is 6 years old and breaking apart, but insurance companies deny any of his requests for a new and safer wheelchair. This is where the photography community comes in – let’s help Jaleel get a new wheelchair today! [more]

Palette Gives You Hands-On Control of Any Software

Engineers Calvin Chu and Ashish Bidadi have created Palette, and it’s something to be genuinely excited about. In fact, it may be the best Kickstarter project I’ve seen in quite a while. Palette is a “freeform hardware interface” that offers a fully customizable set of buttons, knobs and sliders for hands-on control of your software. Yes, please. [more]

Wedding Photographer Gets Photobombed by Celebrity in NY

Wouldn’t it be fun to see one of your photos go viral? We just never quite know when one of our photos hits a thread with the right person, they share it, and the photo is suddenly being talked about by hundreds of thousands. This evening, wedding photographer Sascha Reinking, suspected he might have seen a celebrity, Zach Braff, photobombing a wedding photo he took while on the streets of NYC and tweeted the photo to him not expecting much to happen. About an hour later the photo is being seen by hundreds of thousands of people. [more]

Everyone Now Qualifies for $9.99 Photographer Bundle from Adobe

Well, at least for a couple weeks. Adobe initially launched the Photoshop Photography Program in September to support the needs and workflow of photographers who use CS3 or later. This small stipulation, however, limited quite a few photographers and several of you weren’t too happy about it. But valid from Nov. 20 (9:00 a.m. PST) through Dec. 2, 2013 (11:59 p.m. PST), everyone qualifies, not just those who owned prior Adobe products. [more]

Hunting Show Host Under Fire for Posting Lion Trophy Photo on Facebook

Melissa Bachmann, host of the Minnesota-based hunting show Winchester Deadly Passion managed to get a lot of people upset recently. After a South African expedition she posted several images from the hunt onto Facebook, including images of herself posing with a “beautiful male lion” she killed. Other members of the hunting community were of course [more]

Rode’s New DSLR Video Mic Doesn’t Require a Battery

If you’re like me and shoot a lot of video, you use both an on-camera shotgun as well as lav mics interchangeably, depending on the situation. The shotgun I use is the Rode DSLR video mic, and it rocks except for the need for a 9 volt battery. Seriously, who has those kicking around anymore? It seems Rode is listening to bitter complaints like mine, and their latest microphone, the VideoMic GO, requires no dedicated battery. [more]

Sigma Fixes Issues with Optical Stabilization and Live View AF with its Lenses on the D5300

Sigma reached out this morning to let us know that they have put out a free firmware upgrade for photographers using Nikon mount Sigma lenses on their Nikon D5300 cameras. Sigma had discovered that, when paired with the D5300 camera, its Nikon mount lenses containing internal motors do not properly operate the optical stabilization (OS) and Live View AF functionality. [more]

Newspaper Removes All Images to Show Support for Photographers

French newspaper, Libération, published their November 14th issue without a single photograph. The stark blanket of text is all that is left of the issue. Their reasoning for leaving out the photos? They wanted to show their support of photographers who help bring the paper to life. They decided to publish on the same day as Paris Photo’s opening day, to make a stand for photojournalists who risk everything and receive very little in return. [more]

Hands Down, This Is The Most Successful Commercial Of 2013

I’m calling it. This commercial for Volvo Trucks that came out today is the best commercial of 2013. What makes it – or other commercial shoots – so successful? Beautiful, simple ideas, a great concept, seamless execution, a bit of good old nostalgia and a pinch of the unexpected all mix beautifully to give us 70 seconds of pure brilliance. With four eight twelve twenty four thirty million views and counting, let’s take a look and see why this ad has been so successful.  [more]

The Discontinuation of Fuji 3000b Instant Film by Fujifilm

Currently the only black and white instant film available in the 3×4 size is the Fujifilm 3000b, and it’s being discontinued. Yes, you read that right. One of the single most popular instant films will no longer be around. The photography industry isn’t a stranger to films being discontinued. It happened with Kodak, so it was only time before it trickled to other manufacturers.

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Here’s The Link to Reset Your Adobe Password

We’ve all heard the news already, Adobe was hacked. But surprisingly I have found that a lot of photographers haven’t taken the 30 seconds to go and reset their password. Have you? If the answer is no, I would highly recommend you doing it now. Even if you haven’t yet heard from Adobe. Over 150,000,000 user accounts were in the stolen database, good chance you were one of them. [more]

The Challenge: Change Your Story by Changing Your Lens

In this video Canon Australia challenges singer-songwriter Guy Sebastian and Canon Master photographer Graham Monro to change the story of three different scenes simply by changing between lenses. Specifically the macro Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens, the portrait Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens , the landscape Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM Lens and the sports Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM Lens. [more]

Miles Aldridge Recreates and Interprets Famous Painting

For the opening of the new Tate Britain art gallery, Miles Aldridge set out to reimagine the painting ‘Merry-Go-Round’ by Mark Gertler. The painting was originally created in 1916 while photography was still pretty much in infancy and hardly considered an artistic medium by many. Aldridge’s approach was to take elements of the painting and create a series of photographs that hold the true form of the original while still delivering something definitively Miles Aldridge. [more]

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