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The Imaging Resource News page is the best way to stay on top of all the latest in the fast-paced world of digital imaging! Up-to-the-minute news as well as coverage of the latest articles and reviews covering digital imaging hardware and software of all

Published: 2017-08-22T16:30:10+00:00


Fujifilm GFX 50S Review: Incredible image quality starts GFX medium format system off on right foot


Click here to read our Fujifilm GFX 50S Review Conclusion The Fujifilm GFX 50S released earlier this year and marked Fujifilm's entry into the world of digital medium format photography. The storied company skipped right over full-frame and went straight to medium format. How is the company's new GFX system looking so far? We have the answer to that question now after performing our wide range of laboratory and real-world testing. The Fujifilm GFX and its 51-megapixel sensor proved to deliver very good image quality across a...
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WhiteWall’s new direct prints on birch wood, offering a truly one of a kind way to display your photographs


If you're looking to give your photos a rustic feel, WhiteWall's newest product is barking up the right tree. WhiteWall has announced that it has added new direct print on wood products. The print is made directly onto 3/4 inch thick birch wood and the wood grain is visible in the print, giving each print its own unique appearance. The wood is taken in a single piece from one tree, regardless of the size of the print (which tops out at around 40 x 36 inches in a custom size) and can be ordered with rounded or cut corners. Every...
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How do you capture a unique photo of a frequently photographed location?


Photographer Andrew Marr produces videos with some of the best landscape shots you'll find. His latest video follows his trip to Iceland, a place particularly famous for its beautiful landscapes. Of course, Iceland is not some unknown place among photographers, which means that there are a lot of amazing images of its most well-known locations. Marr wonders, how can you capture unique images in a place where so many people have already photographed? There's nothing wrong with taking the "standard" shot. After all, you could...
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Shutter Release: Replacing skies in Photoshop and oldest portrait of a U.S. President up for auction


Shutter Release is our regular roundup feature here at Imaging Resource. We aim to bring you the best in original content. With that said, there is a lot of great photography content from around the web worth sharing with you. That content might be a new product release, an interesting editorial or helpful educational content. Today's Shutter Release includes tips for packing for a photography trip, making multi-photo layouts in Lightroom, a video tutorial about how to replace a sky in Photoshop using the multiply blend mode and...
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Elegant and functional: Peak Design launches new Leash and Cuff camera straps


Camera bag and accessory maker Peak Design has released updated versions of their popular leash and cuff camera straps. The new leash attaches easily to the latest third-generation anchor links from Peak Design and the leash itself has seen refinement rather than revolution. It's not about reinventing the wheel, but rather making the product better, stronger and easier to use. The new Peak Design Leash also comes with a solution for mounting an anchor point to the bottom of your camera, something the last version didn't include....
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Shutter Release: Don’t melt your camera during the eclipse and many lighting tips and tricks


We here at Imaging Resource hope you had a nice weekend. Let's get the new week started off well with a variety of interesting photography articles and videos. Shutter Release is a regular roundup article feature in which we find and summarize content we think you would like to see. Today's assortment includes a PSA about how not to shoot the eclipse later today, a video about creating product photography with speedlights, how to improve your food photos at home without buying new gear and shooting backlit portraits in the rain....
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8 great videos from Adobe to help you step up your Lightroom, Photoshop and overall photography game


Adobe has been hard at work creating a lot of interesting video content for photographers. We have regularly featured videos from their "Lightroom Coffee Break" series, but they've also recently started a pair of new series, "Make It" and "3, 2, 1…Photoshop!" This article will serve as a weekend roundup of a variety of videos Adobe has published recently that you might've missed. To see all of the videos from the trio of Adobe video series, click the following links: Lightroom Coffee Break, Make It and 3, 2, 1…Photoshop! Alright,...
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The ghost of the sun: A pre-eclipse photo essay with the Olympus E-M1 II + 12-100mm f/4 Pro


We're just a few days away from the Great American Eclipse, happening midday this Monday, August 21st, across the continental USA. I was in the middle of culling images from a shoot with the Olympus 12-100mm f/4, and the clouds across the Atlantic briefly obscurring the sun reminded me that we are now oh-so-close to that historic occassion. When the sun goes dark The moon is already in many ways a ghost, so for it to be eclipsed by the earth is certainly a novelty. But the sun is a prime force, a giver of life, and one of the...
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Shutter Release: New Voigtlander 40mm f/2 for Nikon, an $11k reason to not check camera gear and more


We hope you're having a good weekend so far. What better way to spend the weekend than by pouring over new photography content? In today's Saturday edition of Shutter Release, we will look at news from Cosina, tips for working with your camera's picture profiles for video, a PSA about checking camera gear, how to remove chromatic aberration in Lightroom and finish with some tips for how to focus in dim lighting conditions. If you're new to Shutter Release, it's an ongoing feature here at Imaging Resource in which we summarize and...
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Firmware Friday: Sigma updates lenses, converters; Android improvements for Nikon KeyMission 360


Our regular Firmware Friday roundup this week is short and sweet, with relatively few updates on which to report after many weeks in a row of massive roundups. This time around, Japanese optics manufacturer Sigma dominates, with updates for two of its lenses, accompanied by new firmware for two mount converters. Nikon also has an update for its KeyMission 360 spherical camera. Without any further ado, let's get right down to it! Nikon KeyMission 360 Nikon is continuing to hone its KeyMission 360 spherical panoramic...
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Expanding the range of your sunrise and sunset images using luminosity masks and exposure blending


Do you want to have a brilliant sunrise or sunset image without needing to use HDR? Luminosity masks might be a great way to cleanly blend exposures and expand the visual dynamic range of your photos. Photographer and educator Jimmy McIntyre has created a new tutorial for blending sunrise or sunset exposures using luminosity masking. You can blend exposures using something like HDR as well, but this can often lead to somewhat unnatural results. If you want to have a more natural-looking image, you need to blend exposures...
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Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM Field Test: Top-notch results from a long-awaited Sony FE lens


Click here to read our Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 GM Field Test Debuting not too long after the FE 24-70mm f/2.8 and FE 70-200mm f/2.8 lenses, Sony's latest 'G Master' lens rounds out their set of f/2.8 zooms with the FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM. Versatility and performance are key when it comes to this so-called "holy trinity" of zoom lenses. The big names in the photo game (Canon and Nikon) have long had this trio of lenses in their lineup, and now, at last, the increasingly popular Sony mirrorless system has its set as well. Though Sony FE shooters have long had f/4...
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Shutter Release: 4 photographers and 1 model, using Nikon’s AF Fine Tune feature and Loupedeck in stock


In today's Shutter Release roundup, watch four photographers all capture shots of the same model, a user guide for Nikon's AF Fine Tune feature, discuss the news that the Loupedeck editing console deck for Lightroom is now in stock and we will look at interesting news about the Leica SL (Typ 601) camera. Shutter Release is an ongoing series here at Imaging Resource wherein we share and summarize interesting photography content and news from around the web. While we're hard at work creating original content for you, we also want...
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Shutter Release: How to use Photoshop’s healing brush, 12 things every filmmaker needs and more


There is a lot of excellent photo-related content out there, including articles, tutorials and other videos. Shutter Release, our regular roundup article, is our way of sharing the interesting work done by our colleagues around the web. While we work hard to bring you great original content, ultimately our primary objective is being a reliable resource for photographers. In today's Shutter Release, we will look at a new app designed to help you select your best images, a tutorial about Photoshop's healing brush, a list of the first...
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Shutter Release: The “camera whisperer,” 30 street portraits and why you shouldn’t shoot video at 24 fps


In today's Shutter Release roundup, we will take a look at three very different stories from around the web. First up is an electronics repairman in the Philippines who performs miracles on cameras that were thought to be dead. Next is a behind-the-scenes look at a photography challenge wherein a photographer captures 30 street portraits in under two hours. We finish with a video about eight scenarios in which you should not record video at 24 frames per second. Shutter Release is an ongoing series here at Imaging Resource. We...
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Shutter Release: Smartphone videos, new filter holder for Sony 12-24mm and many tips for outdoor portraits


Our regular Shutter Release feature is a chance to share with you great photography content from around the web, such as interesting opinion pieces and enlightening tutorials. While we are dedicated to bringing out the best in original content, there are many talented photographers out there producing content we want you to see. In today's Shutter Release roundup, we will look at smartphone video tips, a filter holder for the new Sony FE 12-24mm lens, DIY triangle LED video, a behind the scenes look at outdoor portraits with...
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Samsung’s new SSD T5 is tiny, portable, up to 2 terabytes and boasts 540 MB/s speeds


Samsung has announced the latest version of their incredibly small and lightweight SSDs: the T5. Boasting incredible transfer speeds of up to 540 MB/s and up to 2 TB of storage on a single drive, Samsung's latest is designed to work for traveling photographers and videographers who don't want to waste weight and space on larger, heavier HDDs. Smaller than the average business card (74 x 57.3 x 10.5 millimeters (3.0 x 2.3 x 0.4 inches)), the drive weighs jsut 51 grams and fits in the palm of your hand. Samsung will be offering...
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“Expressive Nature Photography” Review: An excellent book for outdoor photographers


Photographer Brenda Tharp has been a fine art photographer specializing in travel and landscape photography for over 30 years. She has also run many workshops and tours. In addition to her workshops, she also educates through her writing. Her latest book, "Expressive Nature Photography: Design, Composition, and Color in Outdoor Imagery" published through Monacelli Studio is an excellent book for landscape photographers in particular, but covers outdoor photography in general. The publisher sent me a copy of the book to read and...
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Aurora HDR 2018 is coming soon to Mac & PC with new user interface & improved performance


Software developer Macphun has announced the next version of their popular Aurora HDR software, Aurora HDR 2018. Like prior versions, Aurora HDR 2018 has been co-developed with well-known photographer Trey Ratcliff. Aurora HDR originally launched for macOS in November 2015 and has since been downloaded nearly two million times. Per Macphun, 72 percent of Aurora HDR users have made it their primary HDR photo editor. Further, over 100 million HDR images has been edited using Aurora HDR. Of Aurora HDR, Ratcliff said, "Since the...
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Canon 6D II Field Test Part I: We test out the 6D II’s new 26-megapixel sensor, autofocus and much more


Click here to read our Canon 6D II Field Test Part I In our first Field Test for the new full-frame Canon 6D Mark II, we look at the camera body, image quality, autofocus, performance and shooting modes, including the new built-in 4K time lapse feature. Speaking to image quality in particular, the dynamic range of the new 26-megapixel full-frame sensor has been a very popular topic on the internet since the camera's debut. In our Field Test Part I, we discuss the dynamic range in addition to whether the new sensor is ISO...
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