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    Clever Supply Unveils its First Adjustable Leather Strap

    Clever Supply has announced its first adjustable leather strap, which joins the full collection of hand-made leather camera straps that the company has been making since its successful Kickstarter 2019. Founded with the idea of “enjoy the carry” at its core, Clever Supply produces made-to-order...
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    The Raven Trigger Can Control Multiple Brands’ Strobes at the Same Time

    FusionTLC has announced its flagship hot-shoe-mounted strobe trigger system called Raven, which boasts simultaneous compatibility with multiple brands such as Profoto, Godox, PocketWizard, and more. Also, it looks wild. As reported by Lighting Rumors, the Raven attaches to a camera’s hot shoe...
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    Researchers Given Rare Chance to Study The World’s First Color Photos

    A group of researchers from EPFL’s Audiovisual Communications Laboratory had a unique opportunity to investigate some of the very first color photographs ever made, which were originally produced by scientist and inventor Gabriel Lippmann. Gabriel Lippmann won the 1908 Nobel Prize in physics...
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    Artist Uses Five Drones to Create Giant Light-Painted Drawing in the Sky

    Artist Frodo Álvarez, who goes by the name Children of Darklight has completed an incredible, complex five-drone collaborative light painted drawing in the sky. The finished product is huge and insanely detailed, and depicts a man about to kick a ball, floating above a soccer field. Álvarez has...
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    Google Earth’s New Timelapse Feature Shows the Effects of Climate Change

    Google has partnered with the CREATE Lab at Carnegie Mellon University to debut the biggest update to the Google Earth platform in years: a timelapse function that shows how much the Earth and its climate have changed between 1984 and 2021. Google Earth launched as a way to look at different...
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    Colorcinch is a Surprisingly Powerful Browser-Based Photo Editor

    Colorcinch brings essential editing tools, effects, and overlays into a beginner-friendly and web-based photo editor that is surprisingly robust. Formerly known as Cartoonize, Colorcinch is an “all-in-one creative platform,” which, as the company claims, is a tool that requires no...
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    How I Learned to Find Joy in the Recent Years of My Photographic Journey

    I am a technical professional who wanted to become an artist in his middle years. I confess that I had no previous art training except for making papier-mâché boxes in high school! I learned that the Internet could not teach me what I needed, except perhaps how to take an average travel photo...
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    ‘Vanishing Asia’ is a Monumental 9,000 Image, 40-Year Photo Project

    “Vanishing Asia” is a documentary book trio by photographer Kevin Kelly that encapsulates 40 years of experiences traveling through 35 countries and featrues decades of cultural changes. Kevin Kelly, co-founder of Wired and writer, photographer, conservationist, and self-described...
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    ZY Optics Releases Four Mitakon Speedmaster T1.0 Cinema Lenses

    ZY Optics releases four new fast Mitakon Speedmaster T1.0 Cinema Lenses – 17mm and 25mm for Micro Four-Thirds mount, 35mm for Canon RF, FUJIFILM X, Sony E, and Micro Four-Thirds mounts, and a 50mm lens for Canon EF and ARRI PL mounts. The Chinese lens manufacturer ZY (ZhongYi) Optics is known...
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    Flanders Scientific introduces the AM211 and BM211 monitors

    If a new monitor is in your plans, take a look at the most recent solutions available from Flanders Scientific: the AM211 and BM211, which are available at the same price as the AM210 and BM210. Flanders Scientific has two new monitors, the AM211, promising color accuracy on a budget, and the...
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    Autodesk’s Flame update boosts creative collaboration

    With the recent update to its Flame software, Autodesk claims the company propels creative finishing workflows into the future. Check what’s new in the most recent version of Flame. Autodesk recently unveiled more than 40 user-driven improvements to Flame that simplify the artist’s day-to-day...
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    NASA Just Flew a Drone on Mars – Here is its First Photo

    NASA’s Ingenuity drone, which was transported to the Martian surface attached to the Perseverance Rover, has successfully taken flight and sent back its first photos while airborne. It is the first successful flight of a controlled, powered aircraft on another planet. “We can now say that human...
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    Be True to Yourself as a Photographer

    I was reading an interview with William Eggleston and he recalled a time when he met Henri Cartier-Bresson, who was his idol, at a party in Lyon. Eggleston described that he was sat with Cartier-Bresson and a few other guests and his idol leaned across to him and said ‘William, color is...
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    A Look Back at the Canon EOS-1, the First Pro EOS Camera

    Announced at a press conference in June 1989 in Bar Harbor, Maine, the Canon EOS-1 was a 35mm SLR meant to be a turning point in professional cameras. Canon did away with traditional controls in favor of a push-button system, utilized ultrasonic motored lenses, and added an LCD display to a...
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    Are Expensive Light Modifiers Worth It?

    There have been thousands of articles written about cheap and expensive lights, cameras, and lenses. To me, the light is not as important as the modifier. In simple terms, the thing that you put on your light determines the results you will get. Do more expensive modifiers really produce better...
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    Selfie Culture: What Your Choice of Camera Angle Says About You

    Over the past decade, selfies have become a mainstay of popular culture. If the #selfie hashtag first appeared in 2004, it was the release of the iPhone 4 in 2010 that saw the pictures go viral. Three years later, the Oxford English Dictionary crowned “selfie” word of the year. We use selfies...
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    Sony A1 Review – “Music, Fire and Me” Mini Documentary and Hands-On Footage

    The Sony A1 is now available for purchase, but our site sponsors tell us, supply is currently limited due to large backorders and high demand. I mean, would I invest in a $6.500 camera, that can shoot 8K videos and high quality stills? Well, to me the answer is rather clear. I would love to hear...
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    Libec NX Tripod System now Available Internationally

    Japanese manufacturer Libec has just released a new tripod system with one set of legs and two tripod heads: the Libec NX. The Libec NH10 and NH30 tripod heads feature a dual base with a flat base and 75mm bowl, with a maximum payload capacity of 4kg and 10kg. The RT20C set of sticks is made out...
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    Hollyland Lark 150 Solo Kit Wireless Microphone System Launched

    Hollyland has just released a new budget option for its wireless audio system: the Hollyland Lark 150 Solo Kit. This Solo Kit is aimed at vloggers or independent content creators with only one transmitter and one receiver, instead of two transmitters for the “regular” version. All the...
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    Adobe Founder Charles Geschke Dies at 81

    Charles “Chuck” Geschke, the co-founder of Adobe who helped with the development of the Portable Document Format, or PDF, died in his home of the San Francisco Bay Area suburb of Los Altos on Saturday, April 17. He was 81. According to the Associated Press, Adobe’s CEO Shantanu Narayen wrote in...
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