Photography News

A video released by local authorities in Carland, Michigan captured the scary moment when a photographer was nearly hit by a passing train she was photographing. Fortunately, the train “only” tore a piece off of her coat, leaving her unscathed… if shaken and (hopefully) wiser. The video was published on the Shiawassee County Sheriff’s Office’s
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The US Government is being sued by two documentary filmmaking organizations over new visa registration rules that require applicants to divulge any and all social media handles–including pseudonyms–that they’ve used over the past 5 years. The lawsuit claims that the new rules constitute “unconstitutional surveillance” and could even put foreign filmmakers in danger. The lawsuit
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In a recent interview with DPReview, Olympus VP of Sales and Marketing Aki Murata laid out the company’s market position quite eloquently, explaining why (and how) Olympus intends to compete in a camera market that is increasingly focused on full-frame. The full interview–which was conducted at Photo Plus Expo in October, is fantastic and well
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Qualcomm has officially unveiled its next generation smartphone chipset–the Snapdragon 865–and if the specs are to be believed, smartphone cameras are going to get a whole lot more powerful next year. The so-called Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Mobile Platform includes several important improvements, but the one we’re focused on is the new Qualcomm Spectra™ 480 Image
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The image sensor industry just lost another big name as Sony continues toward global domination. Panasonic is reportedly tapping out by selling its money-bleeding chipmaking business to a Taiwanese tech company. Nikkei Asian Review reports that Panasonic has agreed to sell its semiconductor business to Taiwan’s Nuvoton Technology, and Reuters is reporting that the deal
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A Christian wedding photographer is suing her home city of Louisville, Kentucky over a government ordinance that she claims infringes on her religious freedom by “forcing” her to photograph and blog about same-sex weddings. The lawsuit—filed on behalf of wedding photographer Chelsey Nelson by the conservative advocacy group Alliance Defending Freedom—alleges that Louisville’s 20-year-old ‘Fairness
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When photographer Jermaine Horton heard about young Marian Scott being denied school pictures because of the red extensions in her hair, he chose to step up and help her get her confidence back by giving her the professional photo shoot she deserved. Scott’s story first made headlines last month, when her elementary school—Paragon Charter Academy
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Meyer Optik Görlitz is coming back from the dead… again. After an embarrassing and very public fall-from grace in 2018, the lens manufacturer, now owned by OPC Optics, is ready to begin re-releasing lenses that it promises are not just re-branded Chinese knockoffs at astronomic markups. The company first announced its planned renaissance in July,
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One of Sigma’s most anticipated lenses for the full-frame Sony E-Mount cameras has an official price tag, and it’s shockingly affordable. The recently announced Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 Art lens—a direct competitor to Sony’s expensive 24-70mm f/2.8 G Master—will begin shipping in early December for just $1,100. The Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG DN Art—which is designed
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AMD has revealed its latest and greatest Threadripper desktop CPUs, promising “unmatched performance with no compromises,” including a huge performance boosts for Adobe users. The new family of high-end desktop processors is made up of two 3rd Gen Ryzen Threadripper CPUs—the 24-core 3960X and the 32-core 3970X—both of which are built on AMD’s 7nm “Zen
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