Today, 500px has announced that they got fully acquired by Visual China Group (VCG), also known as the “Getty Images of China.” VCG was 500px’s lead investor in 2015, but as of today, they own 100% of the company’s shares.
Samsung has officially released Galaxy S9, the first smartphone that lets you change the aperture on its camera. While it has several improvements over the previous generation of Samsung phones, it also comes with a couple of new and interesting features regarding the camera capabilities, such as the super-fast 960fps slow-motion.
Laowa has introduced a couple of interesting lenses so far. Now they’re adding two new primes to their family: 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5X Ultra Macro and 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D. Both lenses come in several different mounts and promise high-quality image at a pretty affordable price. Check out the specs and a hands-on review after the jump, and see if there’s something new to add to your gear bag.
When ordering stuff online from huge retailers, mistakes can happen. But a $6,000 mistake is something that might get one really upset, especially if it happens twice. According to YouTuber chaseontwowheels, this is excatly what happened to him.
He allegedly ordered a $6,000 Canon 1DX Mark II from Amazon. In the video he shares, he unpacks the box, and instead of the camera – there is a collection of rocks. To make things worse, the package he received after complaining also didn’t contain the camera, but he says he got a box of bricks instead. What were the odds?
Along with buying camera gear, investing in lighting can cost you a lot of money. If you’re just starting out, it can all be a bit too much for your budget to handle. Jay P. Morgan has some budget DIY solutions for creating 3-point lighting setups. He suggests four setups that you can construct yourself on the cheap. Nothing should cost you more than $150.
Modern and high-end cameras can shoot without significant noise even at very high ISO values. But many of us still don’t own such cameras, so the ISO value where the photos are still usable is pretty limited. Koldunov Brothers share a simple Photoshop technique that will let you shoot In the dark even with a smartphone and reduce noise effectively.
There are people who want to stand out, but also those who feel better when they blend in. But photographer Joseph Ford brings these two together, no matter how strange that may sound. His photography project Knitted Camouflage simply can’t get unnoticed. And yet, the subjects in his photos blend in with the environment.
Joseph’s subjects wear knitted clothes that blend in with the surroundings, creating a fun project that will often make you look twice.
Dustin Dolby from Workphlo is known for his product photography tutorials that give professional results without too much fancy gear. In his latest video, he shows you how to shoot small products using a $10 IKEA Melodi lamp. This time, you won’t need an IKEA lamp as a light source. Instead, it serves as a sort of a light tent for creating soft and even light. Dustin guides you through his setup for this shoot, but also through the post-production process.The entire setup is pretty affordable and gives great results, so take a look.
If you’d like to pair your full-frame Sony mirrorless camera with a 28-75mm f/2 lens from Tamron, you’ll soon have a chance to do it. Tamron has announced that they are developing a fast standard zoom lens: the 28-75mm F/2.8 Di III RXD (Model A036), intended for full frame Sony E-mount cameras. They promise high-quality image, weather sealing and quiet autofocus in a lightweight lens. So let’s see the rest of the specs.