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Ron Howard finishes principle photography on Solo: A Star Wars Story Ron Howard has completed principle photography on 'Solo: A Star Wars Story'. The 63-year-old filmmaker took over the director's chair from Phil Lord and Chris Miller - who left the 'Star Wars' spin-off due to creative differences - and now Howard has posted a photo on Instagram revealing the principle photography has been completed.

Night in Feng Huang Japan Photo Walk Events In most of November I’ll be in Japan and I am super duper excited. It’s a great place for photos and I’m a h.

Photobucket’s shock hosting fee is holding web users to ransom It’s asking for £300 a year to release them, having never charged anything for years.

Amazing mini animals – in pictures David Yeo’s photography places naturally small species alongside animals that have been selectively bred to be tiny and cute, opening a troubling ethical debate.

W. Eugene Smith Grant Awarded to Daniel Castro Garcia Daniel Castro Garcia has been awarded the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund's 2017 grant in Humanistic Photography for his project on the European migrant and refugee crisis. Migration has been a constant photographic theme for Mr.

Daniel Castro Garcia Wins $35,000 W. Eugene Smith Grant Eugene Smith Grant for his ongoing project about the refugee crisis in Europe, the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund announced today.

Photographer of the Day: Kin Chye Photographer: Kin Chye "Sunset Glow of Mountain View" Open spaces, rolling hills, changing weather, and the glow of a beautiful sunset combine to create a breathtaking scene. Grateful that our photographer of the day, Kin Chye was there to capture and share it with us all.

Hello Lightroom CC: Embracing the future Who is the new Lightroom CC for then? There's a reason that Director of Product Management is calling this new release a bigger deal than even the inception of Lightroom.

RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model Google could very readily create a better fully free alternative… maybe create a much better open source RAW "DPS" that is more transparent, and faster to convert from any proprietary RAW file, yet contains no loss of image information, make it mobile friendly, such as in Android FIRST, yet compatible with computer systems.

Zeiss Milvus 25mm F1.4 The Zeiss Milvus 1.4/25 is a wide-angle prime lens for full-frame Canon and Nikon bodies. It features 15 elements in 13 groups, a minimum focus distance of 25cm and a magnification of 0.22x. It's a hefty lens, weighing in between 1171 and 1225 grams depending on the mount.

The Role of the Slit-Scan Image in Science and Art The use of slit-scan photography is actually quite old. It is often called line-scan, photo finish, or streak photography. Slit-scan photography has a rich and colorful history rooted in chemical analog photography.

Portrait Tips: Use A Hair or Rim Light Using a hair light or rim light is a great way to help your subjects stand out from their surrounds. It gives a gentle glow that defines the edge of your subjects' outline, and it can be the difference between a bland portrait and one that really pops.

Review: The Yongnuo 40mm f/2.8 Pancake Lens for Nikon is Bad And since we're hoping, maybe Nikon will get the picture and release a solid Nikkor 40mm f/2.8 pancake lens of their own. As it stands, for F-mount autofocus pancake lenses, Yongnuo is the only game in town, but it's a game nobody should play. About the author: Cody Cobb is a photography enthusiast and medical student.

Urbex Photographer Dies After Falling from 20th Floor of Chicago Hotel An urbex photographer was killed after he fell from the 20th floor of a luxury hotel in Chicago.CBS Chicago reports that 44-year-old Eric Paul Janssen died on Monday at around 3:30 p.m. while trespassing at the LondonHouse Chicago luxury riverfront hotel.

Pholio: A Searchable Hard Drive That's Like an Offline Google Photos The difference here is that Pholio keeps your data secure, and searchable while remaining offline and not relying on cloud services. Once plugged into a device, Pholio will automatically search through it and back up all of your photos and videos. You are able to store either a high-resolution copy or a smaller optimized version.

Women's faces captured before, during and after orgasm in photography project to 'break down barriers' around female sexuality A photographer has captured women's faces before, during and after their orgasms to 'break down barriers' around female sexuality. Brazilian snapper Marcos Alberti said 'The O Project' was designed to open up conversations surrounding 'female sexual well-being'.

Godox XPro-N wireless flash trigger for Nikon boasts TTL, HSS and more for just $70 Godox has launched a Nikon version of the XPro-C 2.4GHz wireless flash trigger it announced for Canon last month. The new model-aptly titled the XPro-N-is equipped to control Godox's X1 system, and is currently listed by online retailers as available for pre-order with shipping planned to start on October 31st.

Zeiss Unveils the Milvus 25mm f/1.4 for Canon and Nikon DSLRs The Zeiss Milvus 25mm f/1.4 was developed for Canon and Nikon DSLR users who shoot landscape and architecture, as well as for photojournalists who need a wide lens for photos and videos. "The completely new optical design ensures superior performance across the entire image field," says Zeiss Product Manager Christophe Casenave.

Learn All About the Changes to Lightroom Here We've set up a single page where you can keep track of what's going on with the new Lightroom CC and the rebranded Lightroom Classic CC. Be sure to head on over to see all the stories. We'll be updating this page several times in the coming days, so be sure to book mark it.

Studying the Arctic Wildlife of Russia's Wrangel Island High in the Russian Far East lies Wrangel Island, a harsh landscape that supports a surprisingly diverse ecosystem.

7 Tips for Getting Natural Smiles in Photos Here's a 2-minute video by photographer Mathieu Stern in which he shares 7 techniques for getting your subject to grin from ear to ear in seconds. It is often said that the engaging of the eyes makes a smile natural, but that's not something that can be easily faked.

Sigma expands product warranty to cover hurricane damage from Harvey, Irma and Maria In a move that's being praised by the photo community at large, Sigma has temporarily extended its product warranty to cover repairs for damage caused by the hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. The only catch being that Sigma must receive your damaged product before December 31st of this year.

Detu launches F4 Plus professional grade 360-degree 8K VR cam Chinese manufacturer Detu has launched the F4 Plus: a professional grade 8K panoramic VR camera that can capture 360° stills, videos and broadcast livestream footage at a whopping 8K resolution. In other words, at 7680 x 3840 pixels. Image data is captured using four 200° fisheye lenses coupled to 12MP Sony IMX117 1/2.3" CMOS sensors.

Adobe Photoshop CC Gets Curvature Pen, Brush Upgrades, and More Apple introduced the HEIF image format in iOS 11 and the latest iPhones, and now Photoshop will be able to edit those files, which are more lightweight than JPEGs without an obvious loss in quality. You'll also be able to take advantage of the depth map data from the latest iPhones for a depth of field effect inside Photoshop.

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