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Jaron Schneider
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Making This Video Portrait Required Lady Gaga to Pose for 6 Hours

Now this is fascinating: Lady Gaga worked with photographer Robert Wilson to produce a stunning video portrait. The portrait was one of a set of others that were on display in the Lourve last year, but are only released to American audiences last Saturday at the Watermill Center in New York. Likely as a marketing initiative, two minutes of those 6 hours have been uploaded to YouTube.

EOSHD Crowns A7S King of Video, Deposes Canon 5D Mark III Magic Lantern

If you want to learn video on DSLRs and the like, there are few better resources than EOSHD. Andrew Reid is extremely knowledgable (it actually frightens me how much he knows) and is excellent as a real pro talking about, often, consumer equipment. He recently did a large test with the A7s against a set of cameras, and he says it's replaced his go-to 5D Mark III with Magic Lantern raw.

500px Launches New Statistics App-"500px Insights"

500px is today launching a new iOS app called "500px Insights," which will give users access to all the valuable statistics on their 500px pages and allow them to better promote their work and strategically engage with their audience. This is a great step to getting more information about what is likely a huge networking tool for many photographers.

Fuji Reveals X-Mount Lens Roadmap Through 2015

Fuji has sent out a updated road map for X-mount interchangeable lenses through th efirst half of 2015. A large-diameter medium telephoto lens (the XF90mmF2.0R) features for the first time and the next available lens will be the XF50-140mm F2.8 R OIS WR. Following on from the XF18-135mm lens, this will be Fujifilm’s second weather resistant lens designed to partner its X-T1 camera.

The Beautiful Story of Battling Cancer with a Smile

Cancer is a vicious and terrible disease that affects everyone around it, even those it does not directly infect. This video, which is beautifully produced by Shannon Palmer, captures the emotions and mental strength of her aunt, Lisa Cook and her 14 year battle with breast cancer.

Freefly Shipping New MoVI Controller

Freefly systems, makers of the game-changing MōVI 3-axis stabilizer, is now shipping their MōVI Controller, designed to enhance and make a true two-person stabilizer setup. The second user can now control the pan, tilt, roll, focus, iris and zoom of a MōVI-mounted camera while the main operator holds the system. It is shipping for the M5, M10 and soon to be releleased M15 systems.

This Short Film Perfectly Captures Everything it Means to Be a Photographer

My friend Mykii Liu shared this video on his Facebook this morning and I really felt like I had to pass it on. This film focuses on a young woman who talks about the simple things she has, why she has them and what they mean to her. Not only is the message great, but the manner in which this is filmed is also fantastic.

New Adobe Camera Raw 8.6 Release Candidate Announced

Adobe has just announced the latest release notes for Camera Raw 8.6 which updates Photoshop CC and CS6. The release candidate adds bug fixes, lens profiles, and support for new cameras including the recently released Nikon D810, Panasonic LUMIX AG-GH4 and the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ1000. The release candidate also includes improvements for batch processing and color matching profiles for the Sony DSC-RX100 III, Sony A7S, and Sony Alpha SLT-A77 II.

DJI's MōVI Competitor, the Ronin, Gets a $1500 Price Slash Ahead of Release

When the MōVI came to market, it changed the video world instantly. It was, quite simply, an unimaginably amazing stabilization rig that looked to defy physics. We all wanted one, but at the asking price of $5000, many thought it was a bit too steep to rationalize. That's why the DJI competitor, the Ronin, had so many excited. Now there is even more to look forward to, as it's set to retail for only $1500 less than originally announced.

Review in Progress: The Sony a7S and the Promise of 4K

The Sony a7S has been the subject of a hotbed of conversation for the past four or five months as a camera with a lot of potential to really shake up the cinema world. This of course was extremely interesting to me as a videographer. I've finally gotten my hands on the camera and after a few days shooting with it on set, I'm not quite ready to write a review, but I do think it is important to address a feature about which I feel lied to: 4K.

Chris Burkard Battles the Arctic to Capture a Perfect Surfing Shot

If you were considering that Lytro contest to go to Iceland with Chris Burkard, this video from SmugMug films might give you a glimpse into what that would be like. "Photographer Chris Burkard has made it his personal goal to experience nature’s brutality in search of the perfect shot. His latest adventure takes him to Norway to capture swells set against a snowy backdrop."

Live Now on CreativeLive: Commercial Photography with Joel Grimes

Joel Grimes is no stranger to commercial photography. For the last 27 years, Joel has worked for top advertising agencies and corporations across the globe, producing work for clients such as AT&T, Comcast, Hewlett Packard, Hyatt, Procter & Gamble, Visa and countless others. Today and tomorrow, Joel will be sharing what he's learned through the years on CreativeLive.

Want to Master Photoshop CC? Enter to Win an Instructional Book!

Fstoppers has partnered with the awesome folks at ViewBug to bring you sweet, sweet contests weekly! This week, master Photoshop with Adobe Photoshop CC for Photographers, 2014 Release by Martin Evening! All you need to do is share your best photos showing human faces. Be creative!