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First Hands-On Impressions of the Sony RX10 IV, the All-In-One Bridge Camera With 24 fps Stills Shooting

Last week Sony announced the latest updates to their lineup of RX cameras which utilize a small but powerful one-inch sensor. I had the opportunity to use the new RX10 IV for an afternoon of photographing action and a musical performance. Here are my initial thoughts from the experience.

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Author: Ryan Mense
Posted: September 22, 2017, 12:40 am

New 'Tomb Raider' Film Poster Ridiculed for Photoshop Neck Fail

The first trailer for the latest "Tomb Raider" film has been released along with an official poster, which is drawing all the wrong kinds of attention due to a Photoshop fail.

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Author: Jack Alexander
Posted: September 21, 2017, 9:00 pm

Using Reflectors to Take Better Portraits

There are several different ways to light up your subject for portraits, sometimes we can get caught up in needing more lights for our sets while forgetting there are other tools that can help. Reflectors can very beneficial in bouncing additional light in a cost-effective way. Whether it’s the sun, available light, or your own artificial light, reflectors can help you control the light. Aaron Nace over at Phlearn shows several ways to use a reflector, or a few, on-set to improve your portraits.

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Author: Alex Ventura
Posted: September 21, 2017, 8:00 pm

Top 10 WeeklyFstops: Leading Lines

Well, we did it. We have successfully started the weekly Fstoppers photo theme. It was not only great to see so many submissions, but the response from people hearing about the idea has been excellent. There are so many photographers out there looking to explore new techniques and grow their photography skills we are excited to see all the different ways to portray a theme prompt. Let us take a look at how the entries for leading lines went. Also, make sure you check out the new theme revealed at the bottom of this article.

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Author: Michael B. Stuart
Posted: September 21, 2017, 7:00 pm

Chris Burkard Shares the Story of How a Trip to Norway Changed His Career

Chris Burkard has made an impressive career out of photographing adventure in some of the most beautiful places in the world. With over 2.8 million followers on Instagram, it's safe to say he is one of the most successful outdoor adventure photographers shooting right now. However, this wasn't always the case and like a lot of photographers, Burkard once found himself dissatisfied with where he was in his career. That's when a trip to Norway's Lofoten Islands changed everything.

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Author: Michael DeStefano
Posted: September 21, 2017, 6:00 pm

Tenba Air Gear Cases Handle 400 Pounds of Stacked Weight With Less Burden of Other Plastic Hard Cases

For traveling photographers and videographers, the hard plastic case is an essential piece of kit in order to get equipment from point A to point B safely. Tenba is looking to improve upon this experience with the Air Case Attaché collection.

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Author: Ryan Mense
Posted: September 21, 2017, 5:50 pm
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How to Fix Light Leaks in Film Cameras

 

By: Shawnee Union

Originally published on Apr 30, 2017

If you use vintage cameras at some point you need to change you light seals. I’ll go over over how to easily do it and the tools you’ll need as well.

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Note by Camaras.net:  Other very good tutorial on how to replace light seals here:> (MattsclassicCameras.com)

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Zine – A Way to Publish and Promote Your Photography

 

By: Ted Vieira

Originally published on Apr 24, 2017

Zines are such a great way for photographers to publish and promote their photography that can really help their shots stand out.

If you’d like to download the digital zines that I talk about in the video, you can find those here:
http://minor11.com/emulsion-zine/

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How to Turn Helios Lenses into a DIY 30$ tilt Lens Baby

 

By: Mathieu Stern

Originally published on Mar 1, 2017

Today we will create some Lensbaby tilt shift lenses that cost 30$ and that are actually way better than the original which is ” just” 400$.
Using two soviet vintage Helios lenses and some rubber adapter, you can create some incredibly cool tilt effects for your portraits or landscapes.

Before every one starts to freak out, here are some interesting links for you :

here you can buy the Helios adapter for 10 $, it’s the one i use in the video :
http://www.horaczko.com/product/tilt

also I made a playlist of videos explaining how to create the same result from a tube of rubber.
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list…

you can see the HD photos of the shoot on my blog :
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You can buy the Photoshop Actions i used in this video :
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➜ The Weird Lens Challenge : https://goo.gl/F14AmC

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➜ How To / Tutorials : https://goo.gl/mMZlTk.

Don’t forget to subscribe to my Youtube channel to get the new episodes of the Weird Lens Challenge

Note By Camaras.net: Mathieu Stern’s Youtube Channel is highly recommended, it is entertaining and educational.

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Easy 35 Released: A new 3d Printed Pinhole Camera

Clint O’Connor is back with a new 3d Printed Camera the Easy 35, details follow;

Easy 35 3D Printed Pinhole Camera

Easy 35 3D Printed Pinhole Camera

The Easy 35 pinhole camera has now been published! If you want one and don’t have a 3D printer, you can use 3D Hubs or wait for someone to produce it on eBay or Etsy.

I wanted to create a new 3D printed pinhole camera that anyone with access to a 3D printer can make. The Easy 35 camera satisfies my goals of fast to print, cheap, and easy to make. Such a camera will appeal both to photographers and to educators wanting to teach principles of photography to youths. Based on 35mm film, the Easy 35 can be printed in half the time of a Flyer 6×6 and needs just a pinhole to assemble (at a bare minimum). A rubber band secures the top and black tape is used as the shutter.

The Easy 35 body is printed as one piece, incorporating the film chambers, rails, internal light baffles, and pinhole mount.  Such a camera is only possible with a 3D printer, since it cannot be done in one piece with conventional manufacturing techniques.  

Several copies can be printed at once on any 3D printer in black ABS or PLA.  Pinholes can be purchased or made with a needle and foil, and glued in or retained with an O-ring.

The Easy 35 camera is released in the spirit of open source, using the Creative Commons CC-BY-SA 4.0 license, meaning anyone is free to make them or even sell them, as long as attribution is given to the designer and any remixes or derivations are shared alike.  The Easy 35 camera is or will shortly be available on YouMagine, Pinshape, and Thingiverse.

Details on the Easy 35 camera can be found on www.pinholeprinted.com (in Products).

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DIY WiFi Raspberry Pi Touchscreen Camera

Do you feel inclined to build your own WIFI Raspberry PI Touchscreen Cloud connected Digital Camera?

Then head to this adafruit learning system page that will teach you exactly how to do that for less than U.S. $ 150.00

Here’s the video;

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