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By Steve Morton | News and reviews from my world of photography

'I was flabbergasted the pictures survived'

<b>A man who found a digital camera in a Scottish river and helped reunite it with its owner has told BBC 5 live that he was "flabbergasted" the photos had survived.</b><p>Charlie Davidson's digital camera was swept into a river in Glencoe in Scotland on New Year’s Day 2017.<p>It was found nearly a year later …

Photography

Hasselblad Announces the H6D-400c MS | 400 Megapixel Images Are Now On The Menu

Hasselblad has been a leader in photography since its inception and shows no sign of slowing down as it embarks on its 70th anniversary. Today the …

Cameras

Panasonic Lumix GH5S vs Lumix GH5 Review

Today, 8th January 2018, Panasonic have announced an exciting addition to their mirrorless camera lineup, introducing the Panasonic Lumix GH5S - a …

Cameras

Ferry across the Mersey captured by photographer Tom Wood

<b>A photographer's collection of images taken during his daily commute on Liverpool's Mersey Ferry has gone on display.</b><p>Tom Wood said the project, which he started in 1978 to pass the time, started out "accidentally".<p>But he ended up shooting thousands of rolls of film, capturing the characters and …

Photography

Reload Your Old 126 Films with Fresh 35mm Film

If you finally got a 126 roll, don’t stop reloading it with your favorite 35 mm film and use it with your Agfamatic or Kodak Instamatic …

35 mm Film

This is What Camera Bag Marketing Hype is Like

It seems like every month there’s an earth-shattering new camera bag that can hold ridiculous amounts of gear in an absurd number of compartments.</i> …

Photography

How to Photograph a Stealth Bomber Over a Stadium… From Above

During the 2018 Rose Bowl college football game between Georgia and Oklahoma this past weekend, photographer Mark Holtzman managed to capture an …

Aerospace

This ‘Broken Digital Camera’ Was Quite a Bargain

I bought this “digital” camera last summer. I saw it on a table at a boot sale (if you’re American, that’s a bit like a yard sale). As I picked it, …

Cameras

Canon EOS 7D Mark III to Have Slight Crop in 4K [CR2]

We’re told that the Canon EOS 7D Mark III, which will be Canon’s first APS-C 4K camera, will have a slight crop when shooting in 4K.<p>As for frame …

Cameras

10 christmas gift ideas for film photographers

The holidays are around the corner. This means peace on earth, joy in heaven, and of course, presents!<p>For that (<b>analog</b>) photographer in your life, …

Yongnuo Copies the Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II With Their Latest Clone

<b>A Professional Lens of Capturing Grand View</b><p><b>YONGNUO Ultra-wide Angle Prime Lens YN14mm F2.8</b><p><b>¨</b> <b>114°</b> <b>Ultra-wide Angle</b><p>The diagonal angle of view is about …

Cameras

Take a look inside Hasselblad's camera factory in Sweden

Hasselblad’s factory is located in Gothenburg – Sweden’s second largest city. The company has operated in Gothenburg since 1841, but it only became a …

Cameras

Why you should own a 135mm F2 lens

<i>Image quality</i>, <i>weight</i> and <i>value for money</i>. We have come to accept that most lenses are strong in only one or two of these three factors, that I …

Carl Zeiss

Canon G1X Mark III preview

Canon's PowerShot G1X Mark III is a high-end compact sporting the same 24 Megapixel APS-C sensor as the EOS 80D. The Mark III also squeezes a 3x / …

Cameras

The Best Mirrorless Camera

After 70 hours of research and testing over two years, we think if you’re looking to buy a mirrorless camera with pro-level performance alongside …

The Best Photo Book Service

After more than 40 hours of research and testing, including time spent making eight photo books and consulting with a master printer on the results, …

Publishing

Best Waterproof Digital Cameras for the Beach

<i>Updated December 2018</i><p>A dream beach vacation has to be remembered so having the best waterproof digital cameras for the beach is as important as where …

My Sad 500px Christmas Story

On December 22nd, I received an email from 500px saying that I sold a photo for $600. Obviously, I was thrilled — it’s nice to get something like …

Christmas

How to scan 35mm film using a mirrorless camera

Ok, here is Robin Schimko´s second video about scanning. This time he is using a Panasonic GH5 and a 30mm macro lens to digitalize his 35mm film.<p>In …

Portrait Photography

5 of the Best Sigma Lenses

Sigma are renowned as makers of some of the finest camera lenses in the world. With a history that dates back to Japan in 1962, Sigma have a wealth …

Cameras

9/11 Tribute in Light, Brooklyn Bridge, One World Trade Center and Manhattan

I spent some time researching the optimal destination for my daytrip to New York City with photographing the 9/11 Tribute in Light as the primary …

World Trade Center

Hasselblad X1D Review | It’s Less Mr. Sulu & More Captain Kirk

Getting to spend time with a new Hasselblad <i>is</i> a pretty good reason to get up in the morning, and I’ve had many such days. However, this isn’t just …

Cameras

What is a Circular Polarizing Filter (CPL) and How to Use it

Not sure what a Circular Polarizing Filter does or how and when to use it? Here are some tips to help you understand how to use a CPL.

Landscape Photography

Canon EOS 7D Mark III announcement before Summer 2018, shipment from July/August [CW4]

Eventually, a rumor from a source we know and trust.<p>The Canon EOS 7D Mark III will most likely be announced before Summer 2018. Shipment should be …

Cameras

Tips for Getting to Know your Subject Before taking their Portrait

From the course: Portrait Photography: Business Portraits on LinkedIn Learning<p>Gear recommended in this article can be found on B&H Photo & Video<p>Lens …

Tips for Getting Started in Product Photography

Product photography might not always be the most glamorous job in the world but could be an incredibly useful and profitable tool to have in your …

Tutorials

The 7 best cameras of 2017

Sony Alpha a9: The day mirrorless took over<p>If one camera stamped its authority on 2017 for us, it's gotta be the new king of the Sony range. The a9 …

Annie Leibovitz is Teaching Her First-Ever Online Photography Class

Want to take a class from one of the world’s best photographers from the comfort of your own home? Renowned portrait photographer Annie Leibovitz is …

Victoria’s Secret Photographer of Over 20 Years Releases Tell-All Book, Including Backstage Pictures

Russell James has quite firmly held the position of official backstage photographer at the Victoria’s Secret shows for 22 years – since the first in …