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Photoshop Tutorial: How To Add Sun Beams To Your Photo

Our friend Glyn Dewis has been sharing his straightforward and very helpful post-production tutorials with us for a long time. This time he shares about how to add dramatic sun beams to your photos in post-production. Something I’ve been trying to master for a long time! Read below to learn more about how Glyn created this cool elephant image from a safari park snapshot. [more]

Tokina Releases New Wide-Angle Cinema Zooms

Today Tokina released two new ultra wide zooms into their ATX Cinema line of lenses, a 11-16mm T3.0 and a 12-28mm T3.0 (both are modified versions of their popular 11-16mm f/2.8 and 16-28mm f/2.8). Both lenses have click-less aperture rings as well as 0.8 pitch gears on focus, aperture, and zoom rings. [more]

How To Select A Cloth Background

In past articles, I have shown you what I love about wooden and stone food photography backgrounds. These backgrounds make great sturdy surfaces that you can use anywhere. However, their sturdiness comes with weight and rigidity that can make hauling them around quite the chore. If you are looking for a lightweight background with a wide range styles; cloth is the way to go. Let me show you why.

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Watch Sony’s Impressive Official Test Reel from the New a7S

Sony’s newly announced a7S is shaping up to be a video behemoth. Yes, this video really impressed me. With its light weight and quality sensor, if they hit the right price point Sony could have the camera I would be tempted to leave Canon for. “Features newly developed, wide dynamic range sensor with awe-inspiring sensitivity. [more]

Samsung Jumps Out into the SD / microSD Card Space with Color-Coded Line

For quite some time now Samsung has seemed content to sell their SD card tech unbranded and basically unknown to the public. You might be unaware you’re using a Samsung SD or Micro SD right now, either locked away in your phone or branded under a different name. But starting today, Samsung has decided to change that, offering three new levels from consumer to pro, with the pro 64 GB card showing impressive specs for a first-time seller. [more]

Photographing Star Wars Figures in Action

University of Selangor admin staffer and amateur photographer Zahir Batin spends his down time rocking out fun and creative narratives with some modest gear and Star Wars action figures. I know this isn’t the first time we’ve posted figures photographed in this manner, as can be seen here, here and here. Still, the allure of the Star Wars universe coupled with some good photography know-how is too much to resist. And when done as well as Zahir’s shots, they never fails to make me smile. [more]

Sony Announces the Sony a7S, a Mirrorless Full Frame Video Monster

Sony impressed everyone late last year with the announcement of the Sony A7/A7R, mirrorless full frame cameras packed with plenty of features. Well today, in wake of NAB, Sony gave a press conference to show their update to their mirrorless line with the A7s – a full frame mirrorless camera sporting 4K video and plenty of other features with video in mind. [more]

National Geometric – Helping Others With Print Sales

Introducing a new project cleverly entitled National Geometric that helps bring food, water and other basic life necessities to the children of India using the sales of unique and one of a kind prints of the child in need. Using exchange rates and economic principles to their advantage, National Geometric is able to sell prints at a very affordable rate, that is then able to drastically help those in need. [more]

Marc Jacobs Ditches Model Agency In Favor Of Twitter For Fall 2014 Campaign

In the competitive world of social media experiments it seems companies are coming up with all sorts of tactics to build brand loyalty and interaction. Fashion designer Marc Jacobs is no stranger to the social media game. Earlier this year Marc Jacobs launched a pop-up shop that would trade free gifts in exchange for your tweets, likes, follows, and instagram pictures. Now Marc Jacobs is back with a new proposition. Tag your picture with the handle #CastMeMarc and you could be the new face of Marc by Marc Jacobs. [more]

Intriguing “Sand Creatures” Series Features Bursts of Sand Frozen in Mid-Air

Photographer Claire Droppert’s series “Sand Creatures” features photographs of sand clouds in mid-air as they form eye-catching, animal-like figures. Often titled after the animals they resemble (some more closely than others), the bursts of sand take on beautiful, energetic presences. [more]

In Pursuit of News: Remembering Anja Niedringhaus

Anja Niedringhaus, Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalist, was killed and her colleague Kathy Gannon wounded on April 4th when an Afghan police officer opened fire on their car.The journalists were traveling with election workers in eastern Khost province in a convoy that was protected by Afghan soldiers and police officers, according to the AP. “What the world knows about Iraq, they largely know because of her pictures and the pictures by the photographers she raised and beat into shape,” said AP photographer David Guttenfelder. [more]

IO9′s Best Scientific Images of 2014 (So Far)

Blurring the line between science and art are the images selected for IO9′s Best Scientific Images review. This unique collection of images range from human anatomical images to embryonic zebra fish. Many of which were taken with scanning electron microscopes and then artfully colored in post. [more]

New Phone Case Allows for Sneakier Photos

Have you ever wanted to be invisible? That’s the question Thomas Hurst, creator of COVR Photo, is asking. COVR Photo is an iPhone case with a sliding prism that, when slid into position, allows the photographer to take photos without being obvious. [more]

iPhone Only Photography Book FREE Until April 15th

The brand new book from commercial photographer David Molnar “iPhone Only Photography” is FREE for the next week, so grab your free copy right away! I had an interview with David this week about the launch of his book and I was thrilled to hear his responses! This book is put together so well, and would be a great gift idea as well! [more]

New55 Film Project Seeks Production

A new product is hoping to make its way into the market in the near future, New55 Film. This product has been making waves, and is supported by those who still shoot film. New55 Film was founded by Bob Crowley and is managed by Sam Hiser, project CEO. [more]

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