The Royal Observatory Greenwich has revealed the winners of the “Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014” photo contest. The grand prize winner is UK-based photographer James Woodend, who has submitted a spectacular image of Aurora Borealis dancing above Iceland’s Vatnajokull Glacier.
Archives for September 2014
Fujifilm is preparing to become a little more attractive to professional photographers. The talk of the town is suggesting that two new Fujifilm flash guns are reportedly in the works and that they will be unveiled in the near future. One model is said to support high-speed sync and to be announced sometime by the end of 2014.
Zeiss and Sony are rumored to expand their partnership into other areas of the digital imaging industry. According to the rumor mill, a Sony medium format camera is in the works and Zeiss is giving a helping hand. The shooter will be introduced in 2015, when it is said to be joined by a Mamiya medium format rangefinder as well.
The Leica Monochrom is rumored to get a competitor towards the beginning of 2015. It appears that Samsung will modify its NX300M mirrorless camera in order to capture only black-and-white photos. The result will be called Samsung NX Achromatic and will feature a 20.3-megapixel sensor without a Bayer array and anti-aliasing filter.
Canon is not the only company which is working on high-resolution cameras. According to the rumor mill, Sony is also planning to launch such shooters. It is said that a Sony 54-megapixel camera is coming at the beginning of 2015, while a 46-megapixel model could be released around the same timeframe.
A Canon representative has revealed that the company’s fans will hear more news about big-megapixel and mirrorless cameras in the near future. On the other hand, the rumor mill is claiming that the Canon 1D X successor will not be announced by the end of the year, as the DSLR camera will actually be revealed sometime in 2015.
After the recent rumors and speculation, the GoPro Hero4 action cameras have been announced officially. The Black Edition is here with a proper 4K video recording mode, while the Silver Edition comes packed with a touchscreen. The announcement has been topped with an entry-level Hero that will retail for a low price.
GoPro is rumored to announce the new Hero4 action cameras in the near future. However, the company has more plans for its upcoming launch event. Inside sources have leaked the photos and specs of an entry-level GoPro Hero camera, which will not record 4K videos and will not have WiFi, but will be available at a low price.
Sony will allegedly introduce a replacement for the RX10 in mid-October 2014. Ahead of the purported launch event, the rumor mill has managed to leak some of the Sony RX20 specs as well as the price that consumers will have to pay for this bridge camera. One of the biggest improvements will consist of 4K video recording.
Photographer Brian Hodges has traveled to more than 50 countries. He has captured lots of photos during his travels and today we are looking at his series depicting nomads in Mongolia. Brian Hodges has decided to document the lives of people who need to be on the move throughout the year in order to avoid extreme conditions.
John Malkovich is a famous actor who starred in some amazing features. Sandro Miller is one of the most popular contemporary photographers with a keen eye for portraits. The two have teamed up in order to recreate famous portrait photos in the “Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: Homage to photographic masters” project.
GoPro is preparing to announce the successors to the Hero3+ series. The brand new GoPro Hero4 Black and Silver cameras have been leaked on the web. The photos are showing some new details about the shooters, while the rumor mill has managed to leak more specifications as well as the purported date for the launch event.
Want an affordable and easy solution to manage your photo collection? Well, ACD Systems has just launched the ACDSee Pro 8 and ACDSee 18 programs. These tools will allow photographers to sort, adjust, and share their images with ease and at an affordable price. Both are available for purchase right now!
After having announced the EOS 7D Mark II at Photokina 2014, Canon is already working on its next cameras. According to the rumor mill, the list includes the Canon 6D Mark II and the 5D Mark IV. Both of them are said to employ Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology, while the former is also said to feature a tilting display.
Adobe has introduced the latest versions of the Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements programs. Your photos and videos will now look better thanks to Photoshop Elements 13 and Premiere Elements 13, two programs which are providing quick and easy editing tools. Both programs have already been released on the market.