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Dec
31

Top Street and Travel Photography Tips of 2016

Filed Under Digital Photography School, Photography Tips and Tutorials

This week we have shared some other popular articles from 2016. Check those out here:

In this last annual round-up, I have gathered some of the top street, and travel photography articles of the year for you, and as a bonus some other miscellaneous topics as well. We will be back to our normal schedule of two articles per day tomorrow.

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Street photography

Ultimate Guide to Street Photography – free PDF download

Remember you can also get the dPS The Ultimate Guide to Street Photography here. Download it as a free PDF to keep with you as a reference when you go out shooting.

Travel photography

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Also available is our SnapnTravel ebook. Get it here.

Other topics

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The post Top Street and Travel Photography Tips of 2016 by Darlene Hildebrandt appeared first on Digital Photography School.

Dec
31

Happy New Year 2017 from the dPS Team

Filed Under Digital Photography School, Photography Tips and Tutorials

The team at dPS including myself, all the writers, management, web guys, customer support, and everyone that makes dPS run – would all like to wish you a Happy New Year!

Jeff Krause

By Jeff Krause

We’re honored to provide you with quality photography articles, tips and tricks and informative review and tutorials each and every day.

Here’s to a new year full of education, inspiration, entertainment and hopefully a little photography! 				<p class=Comments (0)

Dec
31

2016 DPReview Readers’ Best Shots: People

Filed Under News: Digital Photography Review

2016 DPReview Readers' Best Shots: People

Photo by Michal Herrmann

The old man and the sea. Old and hard working, most elderly still need to work to make a living. You can look into his eyes and read his story.

FUJIFILM XT10 with 58MM Helios 44/2 at 58mm, 1/100 sec, ISO 640, F2

Picking your favorite image is never an easy task. Nevertheless, our readers were up to the challenge when we asked them to submit their best shots of 2016. We received a huge number of submissions, and it was no small job picking favorites. We didn't need the reminder, but it underscored just how talented our readership is. Photos were divided into three categories and we settled on a small selection to feature in each.

For this category, 'people,' we looked for photos that tell a story about the human side of this world we inhabit. There were many beautiful and compelling images submitted - be sure to check out all of the submissions here and here.

A huge thanks to everyone that participated and gave us a chance to see your work!

2016 DPReview Readers' Best Shots: People

Photo by Pavel Matousek

From a photo essay on Kenya children AIDS care program.

Nikon D600 with 50mm at 50 mm, 1/250 sec, F4, ISO 200

2016 DPReview Readers' Best Shots: People

Photo by Ahnaf Akeef

The Weary Way Back Home. This was taken on a boat on our way back from a waterfall we went to see in Bandarban, Bangladesh.

Canon 6D with 24-70 2.8L II at 70mm, 1/1250 sec, F2.8, ISO 100

2016 DPReview Readers' Best Shots: People

Photo by Gabriel Jakab

Photo taken in a rainy day or, as I like to say, the Golden Hour for rugby.

Nikon D750 at 200mm, 1/1000 sec, F2.8, ISO 1250

2016 DPReview Readers' Best Shots: People

Photo by Michel Hébert

Here is a candid portrait shot I took in May 2016 during the Lag BaOmer celebration in the Mile-End neighborhood of Montreal, where there is a quite large Hasidic Jewish community. The contrast between the lighting of some faces (provided by the bonfire in the middle of the street) and the darkness of others reminds me of the clair-obscur/Chiaroscuro style of some dutch painters like Rembrandt. What do you think?

Olympus E-M5 Mark 2 with Olympus 75mm F1.8 at 75 mm, 1/10 sec, F2, ISO 1600

2016 DPReview Readers' Best Shots: People

Photo by Richard Caughey

Pat McManus live at the Corn Market Blues event at the Raven in Corby, UK. First time out with my Fuji XT2. 

FUJIFILM X-T2 with 18-55mm F2.8-4 at 46.3mm, 1/250 sec, F4, ISO 4000

2016 DPReview Readers' Best Shots: People

Photo by Myrgjorf

Masai warrior - the lion killer, with a traditional hat from the lions fur. Masai village, Mara North Conservancy.

Canon 7D Mark II with 70-200mm F4 at 150 mm, 1/250 sec, F4, ISO 320

2016 DPReview Readers' Best Shots: People

Photo by Afzal Khan

The best cook.

Sony A99 with Minolta 50mm F1.7 at 50mm, 1/60 sec, F3.5, ISO 1000

2016 DPReview Readers' Best Shots: People

Photo by Al Downie

Storytime for sleepyheads

FUJIFILM X-Pro2 with 35mm F2 at 35mm, 1/125 sec, F2, ISO 400

2016 DPReview Readers' Best Shots: People

Photo by Rick Jacobi

Golden Eagle Festival in Western Mongolia Oct 1st as Kazakhs are entering the parade ground.

Sony A7R-II with 70-300mm at 300mm, 1/250 sec, F10, ISO 200

Dec
30

‘Camera Master’ Gian Luigi Carminati has been repairing cameras for almost 60 years

Filed Under News: Digital Photography Review

A new short video introduces Gian Luigi Carminati, a 76-year-old technician from Milan, Italy, who has been repairing analog cameras for nearly 60 years. While the documentary is only a touch over two minutes long, it introduces viewers to Carminati's analog camera collection and his thoughts on photography.

Carminati, who considers himself a technician rather than a photographer, dabbles in photography himself, describing a particular fondness for old cameras and black-and-white images. The technician has been able to continue running his repair business despite the rise of digital cameras, stating in the video,'When the digital came, it felt like my job was over.' The documentary was directed by David Drills.

Dec
30

Most-Read Post-Processing Articles of 2016

Filed Under Digital Photography School, Post Production Tips

This week we have shared some other popular articles from 2016. Check those out here:

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Now, I’m going to shift gears to talk about post-processing. From 2016 here are some of the most-read articles on post-processing including Lightroom, Photoshop, and other options.

Lightroom

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Have a look at our dPS Lightroom preset packs here.

Photoshop

Both (ACR) or Other

We also had a good discussion about whether or not you should process your photos here: To Process or Not To Process? Let’s Discuss.

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Dec
30

iPhone 7 Plus owners report overheating and black screen camera issues

Filed Under News: Digital Photography Review

Some iPhone 7 Plus owners are reporting camera issues including streaks of color on images, a completely black screen instead of an image preview, and a warning that the iPhone needs to cool down before the camera can be used (despite no signs of overheating). Some affected owners state Apple replaced their iPhone or, in some cases, just the camera module.

Reports of these issues can be found on social media sites and Reddit, where they date back several weeks. The issues appear to be hardware related, as they've persisted despite recent iOS updates. Affected users should take their iPhone to an Apple Store for servicing or replacement. It doesn't appear any official workarounds have been provided.

Via: TechTimes

Dec
30

2016 DPReview Readers’ Best Shots: Places

Filed Under News: Digital Photography Review

2016 DPReview Readers' Best Shots: Places

Photo by Fred Gunnerson

Every Spring people come from all over to view and photograph the orchards in bloom. It only lasts a few weeks so you have to be ready when the rain stops. The bottom half of the photo is Oregon and the top half is Washington. That's Mt. Adams in the background.

Hood River, Oregon, USA

Picking your favorite image is never an easy task. Nevertheless, our readers were up to the challenge when we asked them to submit their best shots of 2016. We received a huge number of submissions, and it was no small job picking favorites. We didn't need the reminder, but it underscored just how talented our readership is. Photos were divided into three categories and we settled on a small selection to feature in each.

The category featured here is 'Places'. We tried to include a variety of our favorite landscapes and cityscapes to feature. A huge thanks to everyone that participated and gave us a chance to see your work! You can find all of the submitted images here, here and here.

2016 DPReview Readers' Best Shots: Places

Photo by Michele Palazzo

New York City’s iconic Flatiron building emerges from the blizzard like the bow of a giant ship plowing through the wind and the snow. Taken during the historic coastal storm “Jonas” on January 23rd, 2016. Shot January 23rd, 2016 in New York City with a Ricoh GR.

New York City, NY, USA

2016 DPReview Readers' Best Shots: Places

Photo by Hans Kruse

Morning sun at the Quiraing on Isle of Skye shot during a photo workshop I was leading on Isle of Skye, Scotland in September 2016.

Isle of Skye, Scotland

2016 DPReview Readers' Best Shots: Places

Photo by George Fowler

This picture was taken a few weeks ago in Shiobara, an area about two and a half hours north of Tokyo in the countryside. The fall colors were at their peak and the footbridge across the small river was absent of any people.

Shiobara, Japan

2016 DPReview Readers' Best Shots: Places

Photo by Mike Sandman

Designed by the architect Frank Gehry, inspired perhaps by an Escher woodcut. Magnetically attractive to the eye, but the roof leaks.

Stata Center, MIT, Cambridge, Mass. USA 

2016 DPReview Readers' Best Shots: Places

Photo by Derek Dammann

An early spring dawn breaks at the Dark Hedges in County Antrim, Northern Ireland.

County Antrim, Northern Ireland

2016 DPReview Readers' Best Shots: Places

Photo by Morten Smedsrud

Sunrise over the Troll Wall from Store Trolltind, the highest peak in the Trolltindene mountain ridge, Romsdal Norway.

Romsdal, Norway

2016 DPReview Readers' Best Shots: Places

Photo by Peter Alessandria

Photo of Harvest Full Moon (Oct 2016) rising behind the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor. This shot was planned weeks in advance to align the trajectory of the moon with Lady Liberty.

Statue of Liberty, New York, NY, USA

2016 DPReview Readers' Best Shots: Places

Photo by Maurice J Byatt

Crater Lake National Park, OR, USA

2016 DPReview Reader's Best Shots: Places

Photo by Damjan Sirca

Taken on 28/10/16 in Yosemite valley - a bad weather forecast is not always bad news.

Yosemite Valley, CA, USA

Dec
29

759 The Colorful Episode

Filed Under Digital Photography Tips

Doug wonders why we use red green and blue for our photography and not something else and Chris goes a bit into trichromacy and how our eyes work similar to the sensor on our cameras. Bill wonders about the colors on his screen vs. the colors on his prints and Chris visited a massive photo exhibition that you can see in the span of about 2 minutes.


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Photo tours with Chris Marquardt:
» Sep 2016: Donegal
» Feb 2017: Lake Baikal, Siberia
» May 2017: Svalbard/Spitzbergen
» Nov 2017: Bhutan
» all photo tours

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Dec
29

GearEye is an RFID-based gear management system

Filed Under News: Digital Photography Review

A new Kickstarter campaign is looking to fund further development and production of the GearEye gear management system. GearEye uses inexpensive, battery-free adhesive RFID tags, which are attached to all your equipment. This enables photographers to make sure that they've got everything that they need in their gear bag when going to a shoot and that they don't leave anything behind when returning home.

The GearEye RFID reader comes in two form-factors, either as a stand-alone device, which you leave in your bag, or a phone-cover that doubles as charger. Once your items have been tagged and the reader is in place everything in your bag can be accounted for via a single tap in the GearEye smartphone app. If something is missing the system also helps you locate it within its range.

Additionally you can organize your equipment into customized lists. This way you can make sure to only bring the equipment you need for a specific type of photo shoot and leave unnecessary items at home, thus minimizing the weight of your bag. For this purpose the app tells you if there is anything in your bag which you won't need. 

GearEye has been created with photographers in mind, but of course would work with any other type of equipment or tools as well. The project has already passed its funding goal, so if all goes well the first units should be delivered in July 2017. You can still secure a GearEye standard pack by pledging $129. This gets you a GearEye dongle or phone case and 20 RFID tags. Larger packages are available for those who need to tag more items. More information is available on the GearEye Kickstarter page and in the video below.

Dec
29

Rokinon 20mm F1.8 and Cine DS 20mm T1.9 Full Frame Super Wide Angle lenses now available

Filed Under News: Digital Photography Review

Rokinon has announced the launch of its new Rokinon Digital Photo 20mm F1.8 and Cine DS 20mm T1.9 Full Frame Super Wide Angle lenses. Both lenses are made from high-strength aluminum alloy and feature a super-wide 94.8-degree view, a non-rotating 77mm filter mount, Rokinon’s Ultra Multi-Coating, and a quiet, smooth focusing control.

These prime lenses, say Rokinon, offer both fast aperture and ‘the full frame perspective of 20mm,’ offering a solution that falls between the maker’s similar 14mm and 24mm models. These 20mm lenses have a 7.9in / 0.20m minimum focusing distance, 13 elements in 12 groups, three extra-low dispersion elements, and a pair of aspherical elements.

In addition to the ‘common’ features shared between the lenses, the Cine DS lens features geared aperture and controls, a de-clicked aperture control ring, and dual right/left side distance and t-stop scales. 

The Digital Photo lens is available for Canon, Nikon AE, Sony E, Micro Four Thirds, Pentax K, and Fuji X mounts (MSRP $599), while the Cine DS lens ($799 on B&H Photo) is available for Canon, Nikon, Sony E, and Micro Four Thirds mounts.