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Third party glass manufacturers seem to be more prominent now than ever. And looking to get a piece of the pieis Venus Optics, a Chinese lens manufacturer who has recently announced the Laowa STF 105mm f/2. Designed for full-frame camera, the portrait lens features 11 elements in 8 groups, including 3 low-dispersion elements to reduce [...]

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The Winners of the Tamron 16-300mm Di II VC PZD Macro All-In-One Zoom Lens and Tamron 18-200MM F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC All-In-One Zoom Lens are

A HUGE Thank You to everyone who entered our recent contest to win a 16-300mm Di II VC PZD Macro Lens from our friends at Tamron. Again, this was not actually a photography competition, but so many of you shared your beautiful photographs, we encourage you all to... more

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Of all the phenomena you can view in the night sky, the Northern Lights may be the most spectacular. The lights are created by charged particles from the sun, interacting with gaseous particles in our... more

Further confirming the slow, painful demise of Samsung cameras, both Adorama and Best Buy have almost every Samsung NX lens listed at closeout prices, including some third party glass. It all began as a rumor, tossed around in the latter parts of Summer 2015. Since then, the rumors became reality when Samsungannounced it was killing [...]

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In its announcement to investors of Q4 and overall preliminary results for 2015, GoPro said it will be cutting back its workforce by 7% in order to better align resources to key growth initiatives, but Business Insider says the move came as sales are a disaster. Meanwhile the companys shares hit an all-time low. That [...]

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Vogue magazine caused quite a bit of rage among photographers, along with copious amounts of ridicule, when it recently published a list of 10 wedding rules to which it recommends brides-to-be say I dont. The reason for this was the magazines statement that couples shouldnt hire professional wedding photographers, and should rather rely on the [...]

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They say an image is worth a thousand words, but the reality is silence can sometimes be more powerful than words ever are, for better or worse. Its for this reason that Hungarian photographer Miklos Kiss has started a powerful photo series titled Silent Consent. Many women are discriminated and abused because of their gender, [...]

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Creating self-prescribed limitations can oftentimes lead to some of the most creative solutions. Thats exactly what the team behind Shield 5, an up and coming crime drama, is hoping for. Rather than creating and sharing the seven-minute short film on Vimeo or YouTube, as has been the trend for the past few ears, the 28 [...]

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Here is a nice hack for making an overhead camera rig. If you are doing video tutorials, crafts videos or just need an overhead camera for still life, there is always the question of how to mount the camera. A with the standard tripod setup, you have a bit of an angle, and while you [...]

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None of us are perfect and we all make mistakes. While some photographers might be naturally gifted, and just do amazing work from the moment a camera is put into their hands, that is not the case for most of us. Chances are, if you are new to photography, you are going to muck things up. You shouldnt feel bad however, as you can be sure that many newbies have done exactly the same things. Here are a number of very common mistakes that new photographers make. Learn to avoid them, and you... more