Ep. 124: More Weird and Minor Updates From Canon and Nikon & more!

by Staff November 13, 2016 at 11:03 am

Jack Morris (@doyoutravel) and Lauren Bullen (@gypsea_lust) are both travel photographers and Instagram’s favorite travel power couple! With a collective following of 2 million people, you can imagine they’ve developed quite a great following! Rightfully so, the work on their accounts are beautiful and they travel quite religiously.

President-elect Trump met with President Obama for the first time this week, and the short press conference afterward can be seen in the 3-minute video above. But politics aside, the video has people talking for a different reason: everyone’s pointing out how loud and obnoxious the press photographers’ DSLRs are.

Camera companies often slice cameras and lenses in half to show off the inner workings at trade shows. If you’re wondering how the slicing is done, check out the 3-minute video above that shows a Canon EOS ELAN 7E 35mm SLR getting cut in half by a 60,000 PSI waterjet.

It seems that Leica has a new M10 digital rangefinder up its sleeve. New leaked photos show a camera with that model number and a new physical design.

An anonymous father and son over in China are making headlines in that country and across the Internet after their special photos tradition came to light recently. Ever since the son was born in 1986, he and his father have posed for a picture together every year up through 2013. Together, the photos form a powerful series of images showing this special relationship over nearly three decades of life together.

Last year, journalist Esther Honig published a viral series of images showing how photo retouchers in 27 countries around the world “enhanced” a portrait of her according to their cultural preferences. Inspired by that project, the UK medical website Superdrug Online Doctor just published a similar experiment that explores body image.

The #MannequinChallenge is a new viral obsession that has been taking off over the past couple of weeks. It involves shooting a short video in which everyone in the shot stays perfectly motionless like mannequins, frozen in time as they go about their lives. Above is an example by Julian Restrepo.

If you’re both a photography lover and a Netflix subscriber, there’s some good news for you today: Canon Australia’s Tales By Light TV series is now available through the streaming service.

GoPro announced a total recall of its new Karma drone yesterday, saying that the drone may lose power mid-flight and fall out of the sky. That’s exactly what owner Nicholas Kulick captured a few days ago in the 1-minute video above: his drone lost power and nearly fell on someone’s head.

Oops. The upcoming Hollywood blockbuster “Arrival” starring Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner is getting some unwanted attention this week. Nobody is talking about the plot or the CGI or the actors, instead they’re talking about the big fat Photoshop fail they made in one of their movie posters.

Over at Adobe MAX 2016, Adobe gave a sneak peek of a new technology they’re brewing called SkyReplace. The feature makes it extremely easy to replace the sky and look of a photo with just a few clicks and zero Photoshop knowledge. You can watch it in action in the 5-minute demo above.

The Chicago Cubs finally won the World Series last night after 108-year drought. But what has some photojournalists talking are the cover photos published by two of Chicago’s biggest newspapers, the Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Sun-Times.

One of the most highly regarded Photoshop alternatives is now available on Windows. Affinity Photo today launched its free public beta for Windows users, allowing anyone to download the popular pro photo editing software.

For his project “The Spirit of Iron Man,” photographer Dan Votjech visited the world’s hardest triathlon, the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii, and shot portraits of the competitors using a large format Polaroid camera.

Want to see the state of cameras and photography back in 1948? Check out the 15-minute training film above, created by the US Navy in 1948. It’s titled “Fundamentals of Photography: The Basic Camera.”

My name is Nick Fancher and I’m a portrait and commercial photographer who specializes in lighting, specifically with the use of small flash in unconventional locations.

One of the most difficult things in photography is to stay motivated and inspired. I know that I’ve personally hit “photographer’s block” many times in my career.

Canon has launched a new look for the Rebel T6 entry-level DSLR. The new gray version features a silvery body and a brown grip that are reminiscent of retro metal cameras with leather coverings.

Want to see what kind of work goes into turning a masterful photograph into an iconic print? Pablo Inirio, the master darkroom printer who works at Magnum Photos’ New York headquarters, has personally worked on some of the cooperative’s best-known images. A number of his marked-up darkroom prints have appeared online, revealing the enormous amount of attention Inirio gives photos in the darkroom.

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.

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