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Netflix is seeking Instagram users to photograph movie locations

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 1:44pm

Netflix is looking to hire a trio of photographers who will travel the country snapping photos and posting them to the entertainment company's Instagram account. The three Instagram users selected for the roles will travel with expenses paid for two weeks, taking pictures of iconic movie and TV locations. Learn more

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Britain's American Air Museum seeks help identifying US personnel who served in UK

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 5:00am

The American Air Museum, which is part of Britain's Imperial War Museum, has launched a new wiki-style website designed to allow members of the public to help identify the service men and women depicted in the site's online galleries. Based on 15,000 prints from The Roger Freeman Collection documenting the lives of the US Army Air Forces personnel who served in England during the Second World War, the site records the thoughts and memories of the local population who worked and lived alongside them. Learn more

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Wilderness photographers caught up in U.S. Forest Service permit proposal

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 6:45pm

A proposed directive from the U.S. Forest Service that aims to protect federal wilderness from commercial exploitation may end up restraining photographers as well. Under the proposed restrictions, any individual or entity poised to reap commercial gain from photographing or filming federal lands in the U.S. will need a permit. Read more

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Opinion: Why buy a Panasonic LX100 when you could buy a GX7?

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 11:30am

What's so special about the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100? It uses the same sensor as the GX7 but is at a distinct disadvantage not being part of an interchangeable lens system. So why would anyone choose the Lumix LX100 with its expensive body over the flexibility of the only-slightly-bigger Lumix DMC-GX7? Has Panasonic shot itself in the foot? Click through to read more

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Canon Digital Photo Professional software update boosts camera support

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 5:25pm

Canon's Digital Photo Professional software, commonly referred to as DPP, has just received updates to versions 4.0.2 and 3.14.41. Both of these were joined by updates to a roster of the company's other photography-centric software, including the EOS Utility, EOS MOVIE Utility, and Picture Style Editor. Read more

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DynaOptics wants to bring zoom lenses to smartphones

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 3:18pm

Camera modules in smartphones have rapidly improved over the past few years, but on the whole their lack of optical zoom is still a major limitation. Traditional zoom lens designs are generally too bulky for increasingly slim mobile devices, so tech startup DynaOptics is introducing something a bit different. Read more

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Photoshop comes to Chrome OS in limited beta

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 8:01pm

It appears that Google's Chromebook laptops are finally getting Photoshop, at least in limited beta at first - starting with US-based Adobe education customers. According to a blogpost on the Google Chrome blog, Adobe Photoshop is now available in a limited beta release for Chromebook. U.S.-based Adobe education customers with a paid Creative Cloud account can apply for access to the program, which provides a streaming version of Photoshop to Chromebook users. Learn more

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More manual control on iOS with Manual Cam

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 8:00pm

With the release of Apple's latest mobile OS version, developers have been scrambling to take advantage of newly unlocked camera controls. In the wake of this development new apps have emerged, including Manual Cam, one of the best implementations of manual control on the iPhone we've seen so far. Read more

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Ricoh updates Pentax 645Z firmware for IMAGE Transmitter 2 software

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 3:30pm

Ricoh Imaging has released new firmware for its Pentax 645Z medium format camera to make it compatible with the latest version of the company's IMAGE Transmitter software. Firmware version 1.10, which is available to download by users via the Ricoh website, allows Pentax’s second digital medium format camera to be controlled when tethered to a PC via USB cable, so images can be saved directly from the camera into a chosen folder as they are taken. Read more

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Canon EOS 7D Mark II: Real-world samples (beta)

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 1:37pm

The Canon EOS 7D Mark II is the long-awaited replacement to the 7D, which was launched in 2007. It features a 20.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor and dual DIGIC 6 image processors. It has a new 65-point, all cross-type autofocus system as well as an updated version of Canon's Dual Pixel CMOS AF system that provides continuous phase detect focusing during video recording. We've been using a pre-production camera for a couple of days - just long enough to prepare a quick sample gallery. Click through to take a look

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GoPro announces Hero4 lineup

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 1:36pm

GoPro has announced its new lineup of Hero cameras. The Hero4 Black is a new flagship model capable of 4K video at 30 fps, and will allow for extraction of 8.3MP still images from 4K footage. The Hero4 Silver offers a touch sensitive display and records 2.7K at 30 fps, 1080 at 60 fps and 720 at 120 fps. Both models will be available October 5. Learn more

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