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100 Cameras Were Given to the Homeless in London. Here’s What They Captured.

100 Cameras Were Given to the Homeless in London. Here’s What They Captured. Cafe Art is a UK-based initiative that aims to connect the homeless with their wider community through art and photography. The project was founded in 2012, and since then they’ve hung up artwork in more than 20 cafes across London. Back in July, Cafe Art handed out 100 Fujifilm disposable cameras to homeless people in London, connected them to photography training with the Royal Photographic Society, and asked them to shoot photos with the theme “My London.” 80 of the cameras were returned, and over 2,500 photos were developed. 20 photos were then chosen by a selection...

This Talented Street Photographer Spent Two Months at a Swimming Pool in Prague

This Talented Street Photographer Spent Two Months at a Swimming Pool in Prague Earlier this year, Czech Republic-based street photographer Rishabh Kaul was hired to document the Podoli Public Swimming Pool in Prague. Over the course of two months, that single swimming pool became the focus of Kaul’s camera as he applied his keen eye for framing and storytelling. The commissioned project was for an entry in the renowned Prague Quadrennial by ProHelvetia, a leading Swiss Arts Council. “I documented the swimming pool as a social ecosystem where swimming is just one of the many stories being played out,” Kaul tells PetaPixel. “My job was to simply...

Canon 35mm f/1.4L II Photo and Specs Leaked

Canon 35mm f/1.4L II Photo and Specs Leaked A Canon 35mm f/1.4L II lens has been rumored to be nigh since back in 2012, but it appears that the lens may finally be on the cusp of being announced. A leaked photo and list of specs have been published online, giving us a first glimpse into what we can expect from Canon. The photograph above was received by the Japanese camera site digicam-info from its sources. For the sake of comparison, here’s what the original Mark I version of the lens looks like: If the leaked image is authentic, then the design of the lens will be very similar to its predecessor, with some slight styling...

Review: Elinchrom’s Quad ELB 400 Portable Lighting System Delivers on Every Promise

Review: Elinchrom’s Quad ELB 400 Portable Lighting System Delivers on Every Promise As photographers, we capture the light around us to preserve moments in time. Sometimes, however, we not only want to contain the light, but also control it. So, when Elinchrom asked us if we wanted to test their powerful ELB 400 portable battery pack and Quadra Pro flash heads, we, of course, said yes. Now, let’s see what we can do with 424 watts of portable power. Before we continue, I would like to say that I generally do not work with studio lighting. As a street photographer, the sun is almost always my primary source of light. As a result, I will be reviewing this equipment from a...

Grizzly Bear Rolls Down a Hill in Denali National Park

David Pangborn was recently visiting Denali National Park in Alaska when his guide-led group spotted a playful grizzly bear on a nearby hill. As Pangborn pointed his Canon T2i and Tamron 18-270mm lens at it, he captured this unusual video of the bear going down the hill… by rolling. In the 1.5-minute clip above, we hear laughs and camera shutter clicks from other tourists and photographers as the bear does its tumbling. Even the group’s guide is surprised by what he’s witnessing: “You guys are seeing something I’ve never seen before,” he says. [via...

Olympus OM-D E-M10 II Brings 5-Axis Stabilization at a Low Price Point

Olympus OM-D E-M10 II Brings 5-Axis Stabilization at a Low Price Point Olympus today announced the new OM-D E-M10 II, a new entry-level mirrorless camera that succeeds the original E-M10 and sits below the E-M1 and E-M5 lines. It’s a Micro Four Thirds camera that packs a 16.1-megapixel CMOS sensor with an ISO range of 200 to 25600 (expandable to 100 to 25600). One of the main new features in the new camera is the in-body 5-axis image stabilization that’s now found across the entire OM-D lineup. The original E-M10 was launched with a less powerful 3-axis system, but now Olympus is allowing this entry-level camera to catch up with its higher-end...

Glitterbombs of Truth for Photographers

Glitterbombs of Truth for Photographers Here are some glitterbombs of truth about photography and being a photographer… If the photo you are posting to Facebook is the very top of a mountain, and that mountain is stealthy and cunning, it is a “Sneak Peak.” If it’s anything other than that, it’s a “Sneak PEEK.” If you have to buy a pre-made photography workshop kit, you probably shouldn’t be teaching photography to others. The hand that holds the camera will turn into a claw after a wedding. You will have a Lego Person hand. Don’t be alarmed by this. Accepting a RUSH order is a lot like going into labor:...

8 Pieces of Photo Gear I Wish I Hadn’t Purchased

8 Pieces of Photo Gear I Wish I Hadn’t Purchased Since my first DSLR purchase in 2001, I’ve exhibited symptoms of Gear Acquisition Syndrome that have left a sizable dent in my wallet. Here is a list of my most regrettable acquisitions. What are yours? #1: Strip boxes I belong to the Church of the Infinite Watt/Second. In other words, I couldn’t possibly have enough lighting gear. And during a turbulent lighting modifier phase, I was convinced of the necessity to own strip light boxes. Now don’t get me wrong: If shooting in the studio is your thing, then strip lights will absolutely come in handy. But the only times I’ve used them...

12 Gorgeous Engagement Photos

12 Gorgeous Engagement Photos An engagement session is a special opportunity for a couple to celebrate their future life together. Make it a memorable and fun experience for them. Check out the beautiful couples we found: photo by Christopher photo by Gagan Dhiman photo by Jason Corey photo by Sean McGrath photo by Laura Žygė photo by John Hope photo by Tatiana Averina photo by Brett Arthur Donar photo by Hollie Chandler photo by Albert Palmer photo by laura dye photo by Laura Žygė If you’re eager to try it out, your first stop you should be our Engagement Photography Tips. Check it...

Testing the Sony a7R II on a Huge Canon 600mm Lens

Testing the Sony a7R II on a Huge Canon 600mm Lens Last week, we shared a video showing how the Sony a7R II has greatly improved autofocusing with Canon EF lenses using a Metabones adapter. Photographer Yannick Ciancanelli did some similar tests using a Fotodiox adapter and a wide range of Canon lenses, including the massive $ 11,499 Canon 600mm f/4. Ciancanelli’s findings weren’t as positive as what other photographers are reporting. Autofocus didn’t work with some older lenses (e.g. 85mm and 135mm). For others (e.g. 100mm and 70-200mm), autofocus performed decently well. The 600mm f/4 produces sharp photos, but the AF...
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