This week in the news: Hasselblad announced the Stellar compact digital camera; Google released a new version of the Nexus 7 tablet and the new Chromecast HDMI media-streaming device; Fujifilm updated their roadmap, revealing a new lens; and the SanDisk Connect was announced, which offers up to 32GB of storage for mobile devices.
This is your B&H Photo Pulse News Roundup for July 26, 2013. Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest news as it breaks.
We humans looooove color! All you have to do is walk down the aisle of your local supermarket, and you can see how important color is to us humans. We’re pretty color-conscious—even if we’re not consciously thinking about it. If you’re into “visually communicating,” an eloquent way of saying “taking photographs,” then you need to be tuned into colors. And just for the record, black and white are colors. You shoot in color—but do you think in color? Do you consciously use it, manipulate it, and make it an important element in your photo, like that little thing called light?
This week in the news: Lumix announced the new DMC-FZ70 digital camera; a new Magic Lantern function adds 14 stops of dynamic range to the Canon 5D Mark III and 7D for stills and video; Apple released their long-awaited Logic Pro X music-production software; and over a dozen cameras received software updates.
This is your B&H Photo Pulse News Roundup for July 19, 2013. Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest news as it breaks.
I still remember some of the images that made me want to learn photography. Many of them involved long exposures. They were often taken at dawn or dusk. Those hours typically offer softer and more colorful light than we see when the sun is up. Long exposures during those hours blur unnecessary details in a way that yields a simpler and, to me, more satisfying image.
Editor's Note: This is a guest blog post from Don Peters
This week in the news: JVC announced the new GC-XA2 ADIXXION Action Camera; Panasonic released feature-rich firmware upgrades for the Lumix GH3 and G5; a new "throwable" camera called the Squito was granted a second patent; Nikon worked with a robotics company to help capture Wimbeldon; and Instagram introduced the ability to embed images and videos.
This is your B&H Photo Pulse News Roundup for July 12, 2013. Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest news as it breaks.
I’m a Canon girl, although the first photos I took were on an Olympus D-380 that my parents gave me for the holidays when I was twelve years old. My dad was a photographer, and when I was growing up he had a disposable camera in the glove compartment of his car at all times. We’d be driving down the street, and he’d pull over anytime he saw something he liked. He’d make me get out of the car and stand next to him as he told me how he was composing the shot, and why he was doing it one way or another. Despite that, my old Olympus sat on a shelf for two years, until I hit high school. I started taking photos of all of my new friends, documenting our daily lives, as a way to mask the fact that I felt totally awkward.
"Light makes photography. Embrace light. Admire it. Love it. But above all, know light. Know it for all you are worth, and you will know the key to photography.” George Eastman.
Having been involved in professional photography for over 30 years, I've tested a wide range of equipment and used a variety of camera bodies to achieve the huge library of work that I presently have. I'm happy to share how I got this particular photo, and the story will probably surprise you as much as it did me.
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