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Photographer of the Day: Nic Taylor Category: ArchitecturePhotographer: Nic Taylor: Photo: "One World Trade Center" At the site of the original NYC "World Trade Center" towers One and Two, is the Freedom Tower - an architectural echo of the original inhabitants of a building complex so large it had its own zip code.

Announcing #shotoftheyear: a Celebration of Our Members' Favorite Snaps from 2018 2018 has had no shortage of photo-worthy moments. This year we wanted to celebrate our members with something a little different, so we asked them to submit their favorite images from the last 12 months.

Sigma announces pricing and availability of its 70-200mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Sport lens Sigma says its 70-200mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Sport lens is set to hit shelves by the end of December 2018 at a retail price of $1,499.

Egyptian authorities investigate ‘forbidden’ Great Pyramid sex photo Danish photographer’s stunt on top of landmark a ‘violation of public morality’, says minister.

DxO PhotoLab 2.1 update brings file indexing feature to macOS, better search for Windows DxO PhotoLab 2.1 brings a collection of new features to MacOS and Windows users alike.

Gear Review: NstaJam Bluetooth speaker I'm always jealous of those photographers who are also musicians - and there are many of them. Me, I can't carry a tune in a camera bag and I'm practically tone deaf. But the power of music is undeniable and it's a wonderful tool for sculpting the mood while making pictures.

Photos of the Week: State Funeral, Mass Marriage, Krampus Parade A prison beauty contest in Brazil, a 3-D-printed e-motorcycle in Germany, the state funeral of former President George H. Bush, SantaCon in New York City, “yellow vest” protests in Paris, and much more.

A Guide To Surf Photography: Tips and Techniques If you're just getting started in surf photography or you're fairly experienced and just looking to improve your techniques, this article has something for everyone. It contains and range of surf photography tips and techniques which will have you shooting like a pro in no time.

The best lighting kits for home studio or location photography Best flash lighting kits for the home studio or for shooting on location for portrait, fashion, and food photography.

DIY Lighting Performance Boosters The Focusing Tube and Tube Mount from the Para 88 can readily be used for indirect lighting setups, with a number of other modifiers, as long as these modifiers come with a Broncolor speed ring or Broncolor mount. The smooth and well-designed Broncolor focusing system is far superior in my opinion than other similar products out there.

Canon to Unveil 5-Axis In-Body IS in Next EOS R Camera: Report One of the big challenges will be figuring out how to make a new IBIS system play along nicely with Canon's existing IS-capable lenses.

Kipon announces five 'Elegant' F2.4 prime lenses for Canon RF and Nikon Z mounts The new 'Elegant' lens series includes entirely manual F2.4 lenses in 24mm, 35mm, 50mm, 75mm and 90mm focal lengths.

A Shared Place photography project A Shared Place is a new year long inter-generational photography project in Holbeck, facilitated by Skippko Arts Team, in partnership with Holbeck Elderly Aid. Artists will work alongside participants with a focus on learning how to use a digital and 35mm camera as well as sharing ideas and stories and exploring the creative side of photography.

Photography Marketing: 10 client gift ideas to cap off the year This year was the first year I've done client gifts for the holidays. For me, it was a chance to say "thanks" and have them remember me as they head into their holiday season, and most importantly, into the new year. Holiday gifts can be a great marketing tool, no matter what you choose to give.

Kipon Elegant Full-frame Lenses for Nikon Z mount and Canon R Cameras Kipon are the world's first third-party manufacturer to release new lenses for the Nikon Z and Canon R full-frame mirrorless camera systems. The new Kipon Elegant range of lenses will feature 24mm, 35mm, 50mm, 75mm and 90mm f/2.4 optics. Kipon Press Release.

Egypt Furious Over Nude Photo Shoot Atop Great Pyramid Egypt has launched an investigation after a Danish photographer released photos and a video showing himself and a woman climbing the Great Pyramid of Giza and doing a nude photo shoot at the top. Photographer Andreas Hvid released the images December 7th, stating that he and "a friend" climbed the pyramid in November.

AirMap announces real-time geofencing alerts on Android, iOS for DJI drones The new feature alerts pilots visually and/or verbally when their drone is approaching airspace that is unsafe or areas where drone flying is not permitted. AirMap uses data from organizations such as civil aviation authorities, air navigation service providers and local authorities to build its databases and airspace maps.

Off the beaten path: The photography of Craig Thompson From a young age, Craig Thompson, an Ann Arbor, Michigan native, has had an interest in traveling and exploring.

Band of Brothers: The Lives and Deaths of War Photographers Reporter Ted Koppel looks at former New York Times photographer Mike Kamber's efforts to educate youth about photojournalism through his Bronx Documentary Center, the dangers faced by photographers in conflict zones, and the legacies of two war photographers who lost their lives "in the pursuit of the truth amid the chaos of battle".

Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Sports Lens Price Announced Sigma today announced the pricing and availability of the highly anticipated flagship Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Sports telephoto zoom lens. Sigma Corporation of America Press Release. Sigma Ships Its Most Anticipated Global Vision Lens of the Year - Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Sports Lens.

GoPro moving production of U.S.-bound action cameras out of China, cites concerns over tariffs In a press release shared this morning, GoPro stated that while its cameras bound for the international market will continue to be made in China, gear destined for the United States will be moved elsewhere by summer 2019, citing concern over the recent tariffs put in place as a part of the trade war that's been brewing between the U.S.

Pushed to the Limit: Kodak Portra 3 Stops Over Admittedly, this is by no means a scientific test - if I wanted to be more accurate I would need to test Portra 400 and 800, side to side under the same conditions. But this was merely to test the hypothetical 'limit' of pushing, and it seems that it is indeed possible to pull out usable images from films pushed past their theoretical limit.

Light projection on the Bratislava castle A shot of the light projection on the Bratislava is the daily photo today on the blog. Check it out now :).

The Daily Promo - Priscilla Gragg Priscilla Gragg Who printed it? I printed the cover myself using my office’s hp desk jet 3755 printer. The images were printed with Who designed it? I designed it myself and I was inspired by the F…

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