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June 21st, 2016

Nature Reaching Back

Posted By Jason Bradley
A silhouette of a giant manta ray at San Benedicto Island, Mexico.
As a photographer I often find myself, with camera in hand, reaching into nature in hopes of finding something compelling, thought provoking, and beautiful. Sometimes I get lucky enough to find myself in a place where nature reaches back, and las Islas Revillagigedo is most definitely such a place. I recently had the privilege to …
 

June 16th, 2016

Panasonic Announces Leica DG Summilux 12mm f/1.4 ASPH Lens

Posted By Kristan Ashworth
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Panasonic has announced a new professional prime lens for Micro Four Thirds that’s perfect for nature photographers. The Leica DG Summilux 12mm f/1.4 ASPH has all-metal construction, making it a rugged splashproof and dustproof lens when used with a weather-sealed camera model. Comprised of 15 glass elements (including two ultra extra-low dispersion and one extra-low …
 
June 8th, 2016

Ricoh Announces New Pentax K-70 DSLR

Posted By Staff
Pentax K-70
Designed with outdoor photographers in mind, the new Pentax K-70 is a 24-megapixel APS-C sensor DSLR featuring dustproof and weather-resistant construction, able to withstand temperatures down to 14 degrees Fahrenheit. Priced at $649, the K-70 includes several features previously restricted to more expensive K-series cameras, such as Pentax Pixel Shift Resolution System and an AA …
 

June 8th, 2016

Think Tank Photo’s Helipak For DJI Inspire Backpack

Posted By Staff
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  If you need a way to easily and safely transport your DJI Inspire and all of its accessories, Think Tank Photo has you covered with its new Helipak for DJI Inspire backpack. Comfort and durability were in the forefront of the designers’ minds, and the pack is completely customizable.  Visit www.thinktankphoto.com to learn more …
 
June 1st, 2016

National Parks At The Eastman Museum

Posted By Staff
Dune At Granite Falls © Philip Hyde
Guest post by David Leland Hyde. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the National Park Service, the George Eastman Museum, the world’s oldest photography museum holding the largest film archive in the U. S., presents “Photography and America’s National Parks”, an exhibition exploring the role of photography in the development of the …
 

May 25th, 2016

Olympus Releases Tough Ultra HD 4K Video Camera

Posted By Staff
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Olympus has designed an action camera that’s so tough, it doesn’t need a protective housing, even on the biggest adventures. The pocket-sized Stylus Tough TG-Tracker is waterproof, crushproof, shockproof, freezeproof and dustproof. It records Ultra HD 4K 30p video, and the lens provides a 204-degree angle of view and a maximum aperture of f/2.0. Shooting …
 
May 20th, 2016

Macphun Announces Aurora HDR Pro Version 1.2.2

Posted By Staff
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Macphun’s latest update of Aurora HDR Pro offers support for RAW files from numerous new cameras and all of the major bugs have been fixed. Learn more about all the updates in the press release below. °°° San Diego, CA May 20th, 2016 – Macphun Software, a leading innovative photography app developer with over 30 …
 
May 18th, 2016

Showcase: May 2016

Posted By Kristan Ashworth
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As seen in the Showcase section of the May 2016 issue. Photographer Jarred Decker shares the stories behind three very different, and very colorful, images taken in Nevada, California and Oregon. “I took this image on the Nevada side of South Lake Tahoe in January 2015. It was my first time there since childhood, and …
 
May 18th, 2016

Last Frame: May 2016

Posted By Kristan Ashworth
Photo by Ken Archer
As seen in the Last Frame section of the May 2016 issue. Ground Control To Pigeon Guillemots! Staked out along the water’s edge on the Hood Canal in western Washington State, where a colony of pigeon guillemots burrow nesting sites in a hillside overlooking a secluded bay, Ken Archer captured a near-collision of two of …
 
May 18th, 2016

Let Wild Things Be Wild

Posted By Melissa Groo
Bison by Melissa Groo
By now, many people have heard the news story about the Yellowstone tourists who put a bison calf in their SUV, worried for its welfare—and the sad outcome: the calf was euthanized “because it was abandoned and causing a dangerous situation by continually approaching people and cars along the roadway,” the National Park Service wrote …