According to PetaPixel, some iStock Photo photographers were notified recently that they were paid too much in September and October of 2013. Not surprisingly, Getty wants their money back. Apparently this was discovered in December, 2013 by the iStock Photo accounting department, prompting them to notify a reported 9,000 of the 25,000 contributors, seeking reimbursement.
It hasn’t even been a day since the Nikon D4s was released and we’re already seeing pixel-peeping side-by-side comparisons of it and the D4. First reported on Nikon Rumors, the site ClubSNAP posted a comparison of files from the D4 and its successor at extremely high ISO. Judging by these high ISO images we can expect some really awesome low-light performance out of Nikon’s new flagship model.
Just under a month since Fujifilm announced the X-T1 in January, the highly anticipated mirrorless body is available in limited quantities for $1,299. B&H has likely fulfilled the pre-orders and has some left for those of you who did not. [more]
One does not often associate violent protests and the threat of sniper fire with portrait studios. However, photojournalist Anastasia Taylor-Lind’s recent portraits of protestors and fighters in Kiev, Ukraine make us question this apparent disconnect. Taylor-Lind’s stunning and revealing portraits were taken with a medium-format film camera between outbursts of violence, documenting the men and women fighting for their freedom in Kiev. [more]
Cinetics, originally known for their Kickstarter success story CineSkates, has just put a brand new product on Kickstarter yet again, this time aimed at motion control and time lapse. Called Axis360, it is “a compact, motorized tripod head and slider for dynamic video and time lapse photography.” [more]
On top of the new Nikon D4s annoucement, a new announcement came out about Nikon Capture NX-D RAW Processing Software. The software will allow you to maximize the Nikon camera and lens capabilities and create the “ultimate image quality that Nikon intended.” [more]
Does photography have the power to radically change and improve lives? Brooke Shaden, one of the most successful contemporary fine art photographers around today thinks so. Brooke has a single-minded goal to help others through photography – and she’s only got 23 days left to do make her plan a reality. [more]
The Nikon D4s is FINALLY public! After months of rumors and random sightings of the camera, it has finally hit the market and is available for purchase. Everyone knew it was coming it was just a matter of guessing when it would be announced. Even Adobe leaked the D4s in the recent update to Camera Raw. [more]
Sony seems to be joining in on the Smartphone camera revolution as they introduced the new Xperia Z2 today at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. With a whopping 20.7MP for photo and 4k resolution for video, the little thing seems to pack a punch. Even though there is usually quite the uproar of smartphone hate, this new device is kind of interesting. [more]
I’m a big fan of shows like Photo Plus, Gulf Photo Plus and WPPI Las Vegas, so when my good friend (and amazing photographer in his own right) David Kai-Piper told me about an event he’s helping orchestrate in the United Kingdom this year, I thought you all would be interested to hear about it. Introducing The Photography Show, a new show and home for professional and hobbyists to come together to enjoy all things photographic. [more]
Over the last two days, Kiev, Ukraine has seen its worst violence since the Soviet era, with the death toll now at 75. Fighting between police and protesters escalated when protesters used Molotov cocktails and lit several fires in the city square. This video – shot on a drone – shows the epic devastation from above, and I believe this may mark a very significant turning point in photojournalism. Has the public’s desire for the theatrical become too large a part of journalism? [more]
Adobe Raw users rejoice! We have a list of new release candidates for you to take a look at. With known issues going around with Camera Raw, it is nice to see some updates getting pushed live. Adobe has also updated their software to recognize new cameras, like the Rebel T5, the Nikon D4S (yup, the unreleased camera is indeed on there) and the new Panazonic Lumix DMC-ZS40 among others. [more]
Sharing images on social networks can be great in times, but there are many issues with it as well. Platforms like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter degrade the image quality and size, and makes it hard to control who can see the photos. When you want to share your images with the whole world these platforms are great. But what if you want to share photos of your kids with just your close friends and family? ‘Yoovi‘ is here to solve that! [more]
Tempers flared, rights were infringed, and violence ensued. Videographer Shawn Thomas exchanged heated words with NYPD Officer Efrain Rojas resulting in a unwarranted beatdown and arrest. The 10 minute clip depicts how quickly the controversy escalated over a simple camera phone, which apparently cost Thomas a bloodied lip from the police officer. [more]
Publications allowing individual photographers access to their Instagram accounts is an increasingly common practice, and helps to foster a more intimate look at a photographer’s process. For example, Time Magazine allowed several photographers access to its Instagram account after Hurricane Sandy, enabling the magazine to update its almost 600k followers in real time. [more]