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Here’s the First 8K Timelapse Shot with the Nikon D850

Here’s the First 8K Timelapse Shot with the Nikon D850 The new Nikon D850 lets you create 8K timelapses using the 45.7-megapixel sensor and the built-in Interval Timer. If you’ve been wanting to see what 8K shot with the camera looks like, today’s your lucky day: we got our hands on the first 8K timelapse short film shot on the D850. The 2.5-minute video above was captured by photographer and Nikon Ambassador Lucas Gilman in Iceland using a pre-production D850. If you somehow have an 8K-capable screen, be sure to select the 4320p/8K quality option in the video to watch it in its full glory. Here’s an illustration showing...

Fake War Photographer Gets Exposed After Fooling the World

Fake War Photographer Gets Exposed After Fooling the World Right now, a conflict photographer named Eduardo Martins is supposedly driving around in a van somewhere in the Australian outback. And you probably won’t see any new work from him anytime soon: he’s in hiding after pulling off one of the craziest cons in the history of photojournalism. Photos of Martins from his social media accounts. Martins is a blond and handsome 32-year-old documentary photographer from Brazil who’s also an avid surfer in his free time. He won a battle with childhood leukemia while growing up, and eventually landed a mid-level position working for the...

Fujifilm Firmware Updates Coming for X Series: X-Pro2 to Get 4K Video

Fujifilm Firmware Updates Coming for X Series: X-Pro2 to Get 4K Video Fujifilm announced today that a series of firmware updates are coming to X Series mirrorless cameras later this year. As rumors foretold, the X-Pro2 will be getting 4K video recording as part of its update. The new firmware versions will be released for the X-Pro2, X-T2, X100F, and X-T20 to add new features and improve operability. Here’s a breakdown of what’s coming to each camera: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Version 4.0 Addition of 4K video mode using Film Simulation modes (excluding HDMI output for recording). Supports tether shooting via USB or Wi-Fi using compatible software to enable...

News Photographer Shot by Cop Who Mistook Camera and Tripod for Gun

News Photographer Shot by Cop Who Mistook Camera and Tripod for Gun An Ohio newspaper photojournalist was shot by a police officer last night after the cop mistook the camera and tripod the photographer was holding a rifle. The New Carlisle News reports that its photographer Andy Grimm was shot by Clark County deputy Jake Shaw at around 10 p.m. last night while he was trying to shoot some photos of a traffic stop. Grimm had left the office late at night to shoot photos of lightning when he came across the traffic stop. He pulled into a nearby restaurant and pulled his camera and tripod out of his car to shoot some photos when suddenly gunfire rang out....

Logitech’s New Craft Keyboard Has a ‘Smart’ Dial for Photo Editing

Logitech’s New Craft Keyboard Has a ‘Smart’ Dial for Photo Editing Logitech has just announced Craft, a new keyboard with a “creative input dial” that “sets a new standard for computer keyboards.” Targeted at creatives, the smart dial should make editing photos and other tasks a lot more fluid if you’ve been wanting physical controls without going on out. All eyes are on the creative dial with regards to this keyboard; it’s something that can dramatically ease the workflow of photographers and other digital creatives. A touch, tap, or turn of the dial can adjust the brightness of an image, contrast, or saturation in Adobe...

Rotolight’s NEO 2 is an LED Continuous Light That Doubles as a HSS Flash

Rotolight’s NEO 2 is an LED Continuous Light That Doubles as a HSS Flash British LED lighting manufacturer Rotolight has announced an update to its NEO range with the new NEO 2, which is a solution for photographers and videographers looking for both strobe and continuous LED lighting. The lightweight NEO 2 is a “revolutionary” all-in-one continuous light and High Speed Sync flash, offering sync speeds up to 1/8000th sec with zero recycle time. In constant light mode it is 85% brighter than its predecessor, and can be switched to flash mode for 500% more light output. Rotolight has collaborated with Swiss lighting specialist Elinchrom to incorporate the...

How to Add Creative Lighting to Plain Backdrops Using a DIY Cucoloris

How to Add Creative Lighting to Plain Backdrops Using a DIY Cucoloris This short 2-minute video from photographer Svitlana Vronska demonstrates some clever lighting tricks you can use to add some creative flair to your images with an otherwise uninteresting backdrop. The budget setup makes use of lighting gear, some black and white board from a dollar store, and an X-Acto knife to create some interesting shadow patterns. Svitlana mimics light flowing through blinds by cutting strips out of the board and positioning it in front of her lighting setup, allowing shadows to be cast across her model. This type of device is called a cucoloris. Even if you...

Polaroid is Teasing a Huge Return to Its Instant Photo Roots

Polaroid is Teasing a Huge Return to Its Instant Photo Roots Polaroid has a huge announcement scheduled for next week. The company’s website now features a teaser for a September 13th reveal, and it sounds like Polaroid is going to make a splash by going back to its instant photography roots. Here’s a look at some of the messages that are displaying under the countdown timer. It definitely sounds like Polaroid is planning to unveil some next-level Instant film technology. Instant photography fans may see “analog dreams” fulfilled with “the most complex set of man-made chemical reactions ever.” The teaser...

Spekular is a Modular LED Light System That Takes On the Shape You Want

Spekular is a Modular LED Light System That Takes On the Shape You Want Spiffy Gear has just launched a new innovative LED light system called Spekular. Touted as “the Swiss army knife of LED lighting,” the modular kit consists of LED light bars that can be connected and arranged in whatever shape you desire. Spekular is designed to be a single system that replaces things like light strips, soft boxes, and shaped lights in a photo studio. “The system drastically reduces the number of accessories needed to create professional lighting setups,” Spiffy Gear says. “Spekular can be configured as a ring, a square, a strip, a star, a...

A New Camera Just Came Out

A New Camera Just Came Out There was a new camera that was just announced. It’s really good, apparently. It’s got more megapixels. A brighter screen. It can stack lots of images together. It does everything you’ve ever wanted. There will soon be images on websites taken with this camera (resized for the Internet) that folk will pore over and convince themselves that they can see a difference between those taken with the shiny new camera and those taken with their own drab old camera. There might be some really cool photos of the new camera itself, probably taken with the old camera. Or maybe...
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