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January 27th, 2014

Behind The Shot: ‘Zabriskie Point. Death Valley. July 5, 2011′ by Bill Leigh Brewer – Death Valley National Park, California

Posted By David Alexander Willis
Black and white image of Zabriskie Point from overhead in Death Valley National Park California landscape
This is one of those shots where I almost feel that I don’t deserve credit for the image. After all, Zabriskie Point is one of the most photographed places in the world. In fact, on this day, I almost skipped it in my drive through Death Valley National Park. I had already shot there on … 
January 16th, 2014

Behind The Shot: ‘Blue hill, Catharpin, Virginia, 2012′ by David Kressler

Posted By David Alexander Willis
From a series called Interface from David Kressler on urban and wild areas in contemporary landscape environmental photography
This image is part of a series called Interface that examines the intersection of urban and wild areas in our contemporary landscape. It was taken in an area of Northern Virginia that has seen an incredible amount of development in the last few years, with new housing going up everywhere. I am interested in the … 
January 2nd, 2014

Samsung releases NX30 Mirrorless and GALAXY Camera 2 Compact

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
Samsung NX30 and 16-50mm
Update 2/20/14: The Galaxy NX30 is available today for $999 and the Galaxy Camera 2 will be available mid-March for $449. Samsung has announced the launch of two new cameras – the mirrorless NX30 and GALAXY Camera 2 compact camera. Continually improving upon the NX series, the NX30 includes the DRIMeIV Image Processor, providing Full … 
December 19th, 2013

Sony Announces Software/Firmware updates for QX Lens-Style Cameras

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
Thumbnail View
Sony has announced a Version 4.0 of the PlayMemories Mobile App with improved speed and connectivity as well as a new Quick Viewer for easier navigation between shooting and viewing. Additionally, Sony has made major firmware updates for the QX cameras. With the update, both cameras will now have Full HD Movie Recording functionality. The … 
September 18th, 2013

‘Flying Eagle Point of View’ video captured with GoPro near the Chamonix Valley’s Mer de Glace glacier

Posted By David Alexander Willis
‘Flying Eagle Point of View’ video captured with GoPro near the Chamonix Valley’s Mer de Glace glacier
Remarkable for the tech as much as the POV, YouTube user Srachi has uploaded this short video of an eagle in flight over France with a GoPro action camcorder mounted to its back. The GoPro HERO3 cameras weigh only 2.6 ounces. There are several POV base jumping videos from Srachi on his YouTube channel, including … 
September 9th, 2013

Behind The Shot: ‘The Earth as photographed from the stratosphere with a Holga’ by Dirk Fletcher and students – Earth’s atmosphere

Posted By David Alexander Willis
View of Earth from the Stratosphere with Holga plactic 'toy' camera space hot air balloon
This project and the image specifically was the combined efforts of a small Modern Alternative Practices class that I teach in the summers at Harrington College of Design, where I am the Chairman of the Photography Programs. The class began with the idea of sending something up to the stratosphere to photograph the earth, but … 
June 27th, 2012

The Nikon D800: Nikon’s Medium Format Killer

Posted By Michael Clark
When Nikon first announced the D800, and its genre-busting 36 MP resolution, I think the entire photo industry was surprised—myself included. I didn’t really feel like I needed 36 MP resolution. Before it was announced, I was sure the D800 would be a 24 MP version of the Nikon D700. But it wasn’t, and thank … 
June 9th, 2012

The Nikon D4: Nikon’s New Workhorse

Posted By Michael Clark
While shooting big-wave surfing in Tahiti last year, and in Hawaii earlier this year, I remember longing for more megapixels and a faster framing rate than I was getting with my Nikon D700. In short, I was longing for a D4-like camera. And well, Nikon did not disappoint. Without a doubt the Nikon D4 is … 
April 25th, 2012

Field Testing the Canon 1DX

Posted By Jay Goodrich
Canon1DX by Jay Goodrich
I know everyone out there is waiting in anticipation to see the noise levels on the image files for this camera, but I need to set some ground rules so you understand where this test comes from. I am not a testing lab like DxO Mark. Nor am I going to shoot images of trinkets … 
July 8th, 2011

The Life or Something Like it – Testing a Canon 7D

Posted By Jay Goodrich
The Rainforest Canon 7D Test by Jay Goodrich
I am sitting on a ferry right now. It’s now high noon. Stupid traffic. I was up until 1am, on location on San Juan Island photographing a residence for an architecture client. It wasn’t soon after, what felt like seconds after my mind wandered to rest actually, the my iPhone began singing Seal’s Crazy, in …