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High Speed Lenses Now Available: f/0.85, f/0.95 and f/1.6

B&H now has a great selection of some high speed lenses available for purchase. These pieces of glass will allow for you to take your creativity to an entirely new level and there is one in nearly every price range, from the lows of $599 all the way up to the high end pricing of $2079 with the Handevision IBELUX 40mm f/0.85 Lens, the Mitakon 50mm f/0.95 Lens and the SLR Magic 12mm T1.6 Hyperprime Lens.

Redditors Photoshop Baby Photo For Grieving Parents

Reddit has become a place where people have truly come together to help make a difference in others lives. Recently, a grieving father, Nathen Steffel, posted a simple request to have a picture photoshopped which resulted in a response that was more than what he expected. His daughter, Sophia, passed away Thursday after a long battle in the children's hospital. All he wanted was an image of her without tubes because he never had the chance to take one.

Phlearn Teaches Us How to Remove Acne in Photoshop

Let's be honest, everyone has had a bit of acne when they least wanted it, and a lot of those times happen to be right before a photoshoot. I shoot a lot of senior portraiture which tends to leave me having to deal with the retouching of facial acne redness quite often. This video tutorial by Phlearn really shows a great method of removing those spots on the face to create a realistic, smooth skin.

New TSA Rules Require Electronics To Be Charged Before Flights

Make sure you start putting a fresh set of batteries in your cameras, phones, and other devices prior to going on your next flight. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) put out a release on Sunday that the security screeners at most overseas airports will be asking passengers who are taking flights to the United States to turn on their electronic devices to show that they are not explosives and are truly just regular electronic devices.

Facebook Releases Slingshot, A New Photo App

Facebook has officially released their new app, Slingshot, which was accidentally leaked/teased to the app store early last week and then quickly removed. The concept of this app is to share photos via message with friends, similar to the well known app Snapchat, but Facebook says they put a different approach to this app that will make it stand out and not be the same.

Sony Creates Curved CMOS Sensor

It appears that Sony is getting ready to start implementing a new CMOS curved sensor into their cameras that will be taking the quality of images to an entirely new level. We have seen news of curved televisions, phones, and more, but this is something relatively new to the photography scene and it is sounding like it will be a great upgrade.

Why I Plan On Investing In The GoPro IPO

GoPro is getting ready to release their official IPO (Initial Public Offering) and join the stock market within the next 2 weeks. I received an email from GoPro yesterday asking if I wanted to participate and reserve the power to buy some of their IPO's and I instantly signed up and transferred funds.

Instagram Releases New Photo Editing Features

Instagram has just released some of its most significant photo editing features that we have seen from them since the release of video sharing. Instagram is making it clear that it has no plans of fading out in the near future. By offering some more tools to help edit pictures and reach out to the photography community, I think they will continue leading the way for one of the top social media platforms.

Calumet Photo is Coming Back!

According to ThePhoblographer, Calumet Photo was recently bought out by C&A Marketing and is set to become operational again in the very near future. Currently, C&A is looking in to how they can re-activate the online web services and possibly opening up some of the actual stores. Rentals, repairs, sales, and much more should be making a comeback from Calumet Photo.

Security Guards Take and Damage Photographer's Gear

Two security guards stopped a photographer, Benn Jordan, in Chicago who was trying to take a timelapse video and things went very south very fast. They took his cards away from him and formatted them and also, he claims they damaged some of his gear. The security guards said he was trespassing on the property but the photographer claims in the videos description on Youtube that he was only on the sidewalk. So who is at fault?