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by Staff April 11, 2017 at 3:32 pm

AMD’s new highly anticipated Ryzen CPU has shown impressive performance in benchmark tests, propelling the company’s stock price from less than $2 to over $13 in a little over a year. Now a new test has found that a $1,780 PC running AMD Ryzen processors destroys a $5,660 Apple Mac Pro when it comes to Photoshop performance.

Israeli-American director Sigal Avin recently teamed up with actor and director David Schwimmer to create an anti-Sexual Harassment campaign that is guaranteed to make you squirm. Their video titled ‘The Photographer’ hits particularly close to home.

As the saying goes, “you get what you pay for.” But how does that rule flesh out with DSLRs? Why is a $6,000 camera 6 times (and $5,000) better than a $1,000 camera? Photographer and filmmaker Peter McKinnon wants to show you.

You may not realize it, but you probably unconsciously date video footage based on the resolution. The higher the definition, the newer you assume the footage is, which is why this HD video of New York City recorded in 1993 just looks strange.

We have all heard it: “save money by hiring a hobby photographer” or “my uncle got a really great camera and he will take our wedding photos for free.” I will light a candle for all of you who regret, in hindsight, that you didn’t hire a professional photographer for your wedding or special one-day event.

In the world of Instagram, there is a practice known as botting — and I hate it. For the uninitiated, botting is the process of tying your Instagram account to a wide variety of automation software, which charge users small sums of money to juice their profile. At the heart of it, it’s a pay-to-play relationship where you’re paying money to grow your following on Instagram.

Long gone are the days in which being a travel photographer simply meant you shot photography for a certain travel magazine or newspaper. The world isn’t that simple anymore, and the level of competition in the photography world has never been higher. But still, I’m fairly sure there are more “travel photographers” on the planet now than there ever were — just check your Instagram feeds.
So, if travel photography as a traditional career is dying, than how are these people making their money? Well, I wish I could give you the answer to that question, but I can’t. These days, everyone has a different method of money-making. All I can do is tell you my story, and how I manage to keep from sleeping under a bridge every night — though barely.

Two years ago, I published an article that took a lighthearted approach to making fun of the major wedding photograph image processing trends of the day. In today’s post, I will discuss the vintage film look at length.

Here’s an amazing short film titled “The Old New World” by photographer and animator Alexey Zakharov of Moscow, Russia. Zakharov found old photos of US cities from the early 1900s and brought them to life.

A common rule of thumb to figure out your maximum shutter speed for sharp stars at night is to divide 500 by your focal length. Sometimes it’s called the 600 Rule or the 400 Rule or several other numbers that can be used depending on your sensor size. Unfortunately, it’s a a very inaccurate rule today.

Nikon is getting ready to announce a new DSLR. The Japanese camera company is reportedly planning to reveal the D7500 (followup to the D7200) sometime next week, and we’re getting our first peek at a leaked photo and specs ahead of the official reveal.

Photographer Sean Tucker’s latest project is about a lot more than portrait photography. It’s about respecting, honoring, and yes, capturing a culture far outside his own experience and comfort zone. Fortunately for us, he brought us along on this journey.

Here’s a funny short clip from the HBO TV show Veep in which two photography enthusiasts discuss their Canon cameras, and… one of them is a camera snob. Does the guy remind…

Over the past few weeks, the PetaPixel tip line has been flooded by reports of Instagram ‘shadow banning’ accounts. This practice, ostensibly limited to business accounts, is destroying engagement on these photographer’s profiles.

Canon portrait photographers listen up, you’re got some new glass coming your way. In a few months time, we will allegedly see a brand new lens added to the Canon L lineup of high-end glass: the 85mm f/1.4L.

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. But I wonder, what else do “they” say? In order to find out I’ve culled together the best quotes on the subject of photography. I hope they inspire you.

It’s not one of Canon or Nikon’s 800mm behemoths, but Sony’s 500mm f/4G comes close… if not in focal length, then at least in price. At $13,000 it is the most expensive and longest prime Sony makes, and photographer John Sison got his hands on one to review.

Since late 2015, rumors and reports have claimed that Samsung was killing off its digital camera business, and the company subsequently pulled out of camera markets around the world while announcing zero new products. Now a new report is confirming that Samsung has indeed ditched the business, and largely due to the rise of smartphone cameras.

With the recent release of the Leica’s new M10, I noticed an interesting commonality amongst the reviews: almost all of them tested the camera in sunny, dry, or interior environments.

The stock photography search engine Everypixel has launched a new web app called Everypixel Aesthetics that uses a neural network to tell you how awesome any photo is.

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